Genome & Company (the ”Company”) regards the protection of personal information of our users very important, and complies with relevant laws, including the Personal Information Protection Act and the Act on Expansion of Dissemination and Promotion of Utilization of Information System. The Company hereby informs the purpose and method of using the personal information provided by our users through the Company’s website, and what measures are taken to protect the personal information. If the Company revises any of this Private Policy, it will be notified through the notices on the Company’s website (or individually notified).
1. Items of Personal Information Collected and the Collection Method
The Company collects the following personal information to operate its Contact Service via the Company’s website (whereby the users can make general inquires, inquiry for business development, IR inquiry, media inquiry, etc.).
- Essential Information: name, e-mail address, phone number, organization, content of inquiry
- Collection method: The Company collects the personal information through the inquiries submitted via the Contact Bulletin Board on the Company’s website.
You have the right to refuse the ‘collection of essential information’ as well as the ‘collection of optional information’. If you refuse the collection of essential information, however, you may be restricted for using the Contact Service.
The following information may be automatically generated and collected in the process of using the website.
- IP Address, cookie, date and time of visit, records of service use
2. Purpose of Collecting Personal Information
The Company uses the collected personal information for the following purposes.
- Personal verification, personal identification, delivery of inquiries and notification of results (answers and responses), etc. related to the use of Contact Service
3. Processing of Personal Information and Retention Period
In principle, the collected personal information is destroyed without any delay after achieving the purpose of collecting and using personal information. However, the Company may keep users’ information for a certain period of time as required by relevant laws.
- Retained information: personal information submitted with the inquiry, content of the inquiry, and ensuing responses
- Relevant Law: Act on the Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce, etc.
- Retention Period: three years (records related to resolution of consumer complaints or disputes)
4. Destruction of Personal Informatio
In principle, the information is destroyed without any delay after achieving the purpose of collecting and using personal information. The procedure and method of destruction are as follows.
The personal information submitted is transferred to a separate database (in case of paper, separate cabinet) after achieving the purpose and kept for a certain period of time according to the internal policy and other relevant laws, before it is destroyed. The personal information transferred to separate database shall not be used any other purposes other than for keeping in accordance with laws.
2) Destruction Method
Personal information saved in the form of electronic file shall be deleted by using technical method that cannot reproduce the records. Personal information printed in the paper shall be destroyed by shredding with a shredder or incinerating it.
5. Consignment of Personal Information Processing
6. Rights of Users and Their Legal Representatives
In case users request the correction of any errors in personal information, we shall not use or provide the personal information until such correction is made. In addition, in case incorrect personal information is already provided to a third party, we will notify the third party the result of correction without delay.
The Company processes and destroys personal information at the request of users or their legal representatives in accordance with Section ‘3. Processing of Personal Information and Retention Period’ and Section ‘4. Destruction of Personal Information’, and such information shall not be opened or used for any other purposes.
7. Information on Data Protection Officer and Manager
The Company designates data protection officer and manager for managing personal information as follows to protect users’ personal information related to inquiries.
Data Protection Officer
Name: Seo Yeong-jin
Department: Business management
Data Protection Manager
Name: Seol Su-gi
Department: PR team
Position: Team Lead
You can submit to the personnel above any inquiries related to your personal information submitted to the Company while using our web service. The Company will quickly provide sufficient responses to your inquiries.
Please contact the below agencies if you need report or counseling for any infringement of personal data privacy.
- Personal Information Infringement Report Center (privacy.kisa.or.kr / 118 without area code)
- Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee (kopico.go.kr / 1833-6972)
- Cyber Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (www.spo.go.kr / 1301 without area code)
- Cyber Bureau of the National Police Agency (http://cyberbureau.police.go.kr / 182 without area code)
9. Other Websites