Sony Honda Mobility Inc. (“we” or “us”) is the joint venture company
established by Sony Group Corporation (”Sony”) and Honda Motor Co.,
Ltd. (“Honda”) to engage in the sale of high-value-added electric
vehicles (EVs) and provide services for mobility. Sony Honda Mobility
Inc. is based in Japan.
Information that you provide us
1. What information is collected?
We collect information from you directly, automatically when you visit
or use the Properties, and sometimes from third parties. Some of this
information may be considered “personal information” under various
applicable laws. We consider information that identifies you as a
specific, identifiable individual to be personal information (such as
your name, phone number, e-mail address), and we treat additional
information, including IP addresses and cookie identifiers, as
“personal information” where required by applicable law.
(a) Information that you provide us
When you contact us in connection with an inquiry or request for information about us, we may collect contact information (including, but not limited to, your first and last name, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address) along with inquiries, requests, and comments addressed by you.
(b) Information collected automatically
In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us,
whenever you visit or interact with the Properties or our content, we,
as well as our third-party analytics and advertising providers or
other service providers, may use a variety of technologies that
automatically or passively collect information about how the
Properties are accessed and used ("Usage Information"). Usage
Information may include, without limitation, browser type, operating
system, the page served, time spent on the Properties, the pages you
have viewed, and location information.
We may also automatically collect your IP address, or other unique device identifiers ("Device Identifiers") for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device ("Device") you use to access the Properties. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access the Properties or our servers, so that our systems can identify your Device. We may also collect an Advertising ID (such as the Android AAID), which is assigned by the platform operator for applicable Devices.
Third parties may also use technologies that automatically or passively collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you visit or use our Properties or other online websites and services. For example, some third parties' embedded content or plugins on the Properties, such as social media sharing tools, allow them to learn that you or your Device have visited or interacted with our Properties, and they may combine this information with other identifiable information they have collected about your visits to other websites or online services. These third parties may handle this information, and other information they directly collect through their content and plugins, pursuant to their own privacy policies.
The technologies used on the Properties to collect Usage Information, including Device Identifiers, may include:
Cookies: A “cookie” is a small text file that a website asks
your browser to store on your device to remember information about
you, such as your language preference. Cookies that are set by us are
called first-party cookies. The Properties may also use third-party
cookies, which are cookies set by an organization other than us, and
these are typically used to support our advertising and marketing
efforts. We cannot control the storage or access to these cookies. You
should review the privacy and cookie policies of these services to
data is stored and processed. For more information about cookies,
including how you can control their use, please review
Web Beacons. A “web beacon” (also known as image tag, pixel tag, clear GIF or web bug) is a small piece of code used to collect advertising data, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for various purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Properties and to monitor how users navigate the Properties.
Embedded Scripts. An “embedded script” is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Properties, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Properties, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
2. How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect in order to reach out to you and respond appropriately to the inquiries, requests and other communications addressed by you, and conduct future business negotiations and related communications with you.
3. Who has access to your information?
In general, we do not sell, rent or otherwise disclose information
about you to third parties without your consent.
However, there are exceptions. Your personal information that is communicated to and stored by us may be made available to other Group Companies and to third-party contractors as described in this section.
Group Companies and third-party contractors
Your personal information may be shared with other Group Companies and/or third-party contractors for the purposes of pursuing the activities outlined in section 1 (What information is collected?) and section 2 (How do we use your information?) on our behalf, acting as processors for us.
Our service providers
If we sell or transfer a portion of or all our business, your personal information may be transferred by us to the purchasing or acquiring entity as part of the transaction. If we sell or transfer your personal information to a purchasing or acquiring entity, you will be duly informed.
We may retain, use and/or disclose any of your personal information as required or permitted by law, regulation or order, including to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, to investigate complaints made by or against you, prevent fraud, comply with the law, meet a reasonable request from such bodies or protect or defend ourselves, or others, against illegal, criminal or harmful activities.
4. Security; Retention and Monitoring
Unless otherwise required by law, we are not responsible for
monitoring or recording any activity on the Properties, although we
reserve the right to do so.
We seek to maintain reasonable security measures designed to help protect the information we collect against unauthorized or accidental disclosure, access, misuse, loss, or alteration. There is no such thing as perfect security. Although we strive to protect the information we collect, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
5. Personal Information Processing and Transfer
7. Contact information
Latest Update: January 4, 2023