Pmda - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Basic premise

At the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (hereinafter referred to as “PMDA”), we are collecting information from everyone using the Official Website of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency(, hereinafter referred to as "the Site") in areas necessary to the smooth operation of the services provided by the Site. Information acquired will be handled appropriately within the scope of the purposes of use.

Scope of information acquisition

  1. We automatically collect and store Internet domain names, IP addresses, web search queries and other information about access to the Site. Use of cookies (information transmitted from the server to the user's browser and stored on the user's computer in order for the server to identify users) is limited to the purpose of improving the usability of the Site. Any personal information is not covered by the cookies. Users can choose to allow or block the cookies in all the usual browsers. But blocking cookies might prevent some pages from displaying correctly.
  2. In the “Contact Form” of the Site, we ask users to fill in the user's name, email address, occupation, country name and ”Subject” and “Content” section.
  3. In case of conducting a public comment procedure and other public offerings of opinions, as well as handling various inquiries, we might request users to register their name, address, phone number and other information, if necessary. In addition, email addresses of the senders will be displayed on the recipient's email screen.

Purposes of use

  1. The information acquired in 2. 1 will be used as a reference for the smooth operation of the service provided by the Site.
  2. Comments and inquiries acquired through the “Contact Form” in 2. 2, including information registered on a voluntary basis, will be used for reference for formulating our policies.
  3. Comments and opinions acquired in 2. 3, including information registered on a voluntary basis, will be used for reference for formulating our policies.

Limitations on use and provision

At PMDA, except in cases of legal disclosure requests, cases of illegal access, threats and other unlawful acts or other special reasons, the information acquired will not be used by ourselves for any purposes other than those described in 3., nor will it be provided to any third party. However, statistical information regarding access to the Site or information on user attributes (address, user occupation and other information) may be made public.

Measures to ensure security

PMDA is taking measures necessary to manage the acquired information gleaned appropriately to prevent the leakage, loss or destruction of acquired information.

Disclosure of personal information

Except for the information acquired in 2. 2, we do not collect names, birth dates and other information able to identify individuals on the Site.

Scope of application

This privacy policy applies only to the Site. Responsibility for the handling of the information of other ministries and agencies lies with the respective organizations.