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Membership Agreement

Sony Group Common: Membership Agreement

Important Remarks: This English version of Membership Agreement is provided for a reference purpose only. Only Japanese version of Membership Agreement applies to your use of this site and entry for internship and/or application for job. In case of discrepancies between Japanese version and this English version, the Japanese version shall prevail.

Article 1. Purpose

The terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement ("the Agreement") governs your use, as Member (as defined below), of the My Page Site ("the Site") provided by the companies belonging to the Sony Group identified below in connection with internships and application for a job.

Article 2. Definitions

Definitions of the terms used in the Agreement are as follows.

(1) "Member" means an individual who (i) resides in Japan, (ii) is currently enrolled in a professional training college ("senmon gakko"), junior college, four-year university or graduate school (hereinafter collectively referred to as "universities, etc."), (iii) is currently seeking employment and (iv) is applying for an internship or employee selection procedures through the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing (ii), individuals who have already graduated from universities, etc., may apply at the discretion of the Company (as defined below).

(2) "Company" means any of the following entities belonging to the Sony Group.

Sony Group Corporation
Sony Corporation
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Sony LSI Design Inc.
Sony Engineering Corporation
Sony Global Solutions Inc.
Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation
Sony Storage Media Solutions Corporation
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
Sony/Taiyo Corporation
Sony Digital Network Applications, Inc.
Sony Network Communications Inc.
Sony PCL Corporation
Sony Marketing Inc.

Article 3 Compliance with the Agreement and Other Terms, Rules, etc.

1. Member may use the Site after understanding the Agreement and agreeing to all its terms, and shall comply with the Agreement in connection with the use of the Site.

2. In the case where rules, guidelines, further terms or other directions to Member are separately provided by the Company, Member shall also agree to comply with such rules, guidelines, terms or directions.

3. In the event that any terms and conditions in the Agreement conflict with the terms, conditions and notices contained in the Site, then such terms, conditions and notices shall prevail.

4. The Company may amend the Agreement if such amendment is compatible with the general interests of Member or is otherwise reasonable. In such cases, the Company shall notify the revised Agreement and its effective date in advance by displaying notices on the Site.

Article 4 Conditions for Use of the Site

1. Use of the Site is free of charge. However, Member is responsible for preparing the relevant hardware and software equipment and paying all telephone or other network charges necessary for using the Site.

2. To use the Site, Member is required to provide the Company with information specified by the Company (including personal information as listed in Article 11 paragraph 3 item 1). Please note in advance that it is not possible to proceed with hiring procedures unless Member provides the required information. Unless otherwise specified, the terms used in the Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information.

Article 5 Registering to Use the Site, and Acquiring ID

1. You must register to use the Site. Member shall complete the registration procedures in accordance with the registration method specified by the Company. The Company shall issue registered Member with the Member ID required for use of the Site by providing notification thereof to the e-mail address registered by Member.

2. Member may use the Site by using the Member ID and password registered by Member.

3. Member shall use and manage the Member ID and password with the due care of a prudent manager, and shall not disclose them to, or allow them to be used by, third parties.

Article 6 Availability of the Site

The Site shall be available from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022 (scheduled). Member's use of the Site shall terminate when this period ends.

Article 7 Prohibited Acts

1. Members must not engage in any of the following acts in connection with use of the Site.

  • (1) Violations of the Agreement
  • (2) Registrations for use or applications based on false information
  • (3) Making use of information provided by the Company for purposes other than entry and/or applications
  • (4) Impersonating a third party
  • (5) Infringement of the copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, or the honor, privacy, property and other legally protected rights and interests of the Company, other Members, or third parties
  • (6) Acts that lead, or threaten to lead, to crimes, acts that offend against public order and morality, and other acts that violate laws
  • (7) Use of harmful programs, such as computer viruses, on the Site or acts to infect others
  • (8) Use of the Site or information obtained through the Site for Memberfs own business purposes
  • (9) Acts whereby Member or a third party engages in copying, duplication, reproduction, quoting, distributing (including uploading to a server connected to a network), editing, adapting, alterations, falsification, translation, etc., pertaining to the Site, by any means whatsoever
  • (10) Creating, or having a third party create, something identical or similar to the Site
  • (11) Issuing, or having a third party issue, publications, etc. concerning the Site
  • (12) Actions that obstruct, or threaten to obstruct, the operation of the Site
  • (13) Inciting or assisting others to commit any of the acts stipulated in the preceding items
  • (14) Any other acts that the Company deems inappropriate

2. If the Company judges that Member has violated the Agreement, it may immediately terminate Member's registration without prior notice. The Company shall not be liable for any losses or damages incurred by Member as a result of termination of the registration.

3. In the event that Member causes losses or damages to the Company or a third party by violating the Agreement, Member shall compensate the Company or a third party for any losses or damages, whether direct or indirect.

Article 8 Cancellation of Member Registrations

Member may cancel the registration at any time in accordance with the procedures stipulated by the Company.

Article 9 Resolution of Member Disputes

If a dispute arises between Member and other Members or third parties in connection with use of the Site, Member in question shall process and resolve the dispute on his/her own responsibility and expense, and shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless against any such dispute.

Article 10 Site Availability and Limitations

1. The Company makes no representations and warranties with respect to the completeness, perfection, infallibility, etc., of the Site. Furthermore, registration and application do not guarantee employment.

2. The Company shall not be liable to Member (or any other parties) for any losses or damages incurred by Member (or any other parties) for the following reasons.

  • (1) Memberfs negligence or inadequate management in connection with the use of Member ID and password
  • (2) Errors and deficiencies in application information
  • (3) Any other reasons attributable to Member
  • (4) Communication failures or malfunctions (regardless of the cause), power failures (including power failures due to statutory inspections)
  • (5) Earthquakes, fires, natural disasters, and other force majeure
  • (6) Unlawful entry, attacks, or virus infections that exceed normal security precautions
  • (7) Any other reasons equivalent to the preceding items

3. If Member suffers damages arising from use of the Site, the Company shall compensate for such damages so long as they are based on the Company's fault or negligence; provided, however, that under no circumstances shall the Company liable for any special or indirect damages, loss of profits, or opportunity loss. Further, it is confirmed between the parties that the Company shall not be liable for any losses or damages that arises from the event for which the Company is not responsible, including but not limited to, the items listed in the preceding Section 2 (1) through (7).

4. The Company may alter or add to the contents of the Site without giving Member a prior notice. In such cases, the Company may announce the contents of such alterations or additions on the Site as necessary.

Article 11 Handling of Personal Information

1. The following shall be responsible for the appropriate management of personal information provided by Members.
Corporate Human Resources Division, Sony Group Corporation
19F, Konan 1-7-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan

2. Personal information provided by Members shall be used for the following purposes.

  • (1) Information, notifications, and communications for Members (e.g., information on Company briefings, notifications concerning employee recruitment details and procedures, provision of information on internships and recruitment, and communications regarding internships, etc., program selection, and hiring and selection processes)
  • (2) Internships, etc., and hiring activities
  • (3) Information on internship, etc., programs, improvements of internship, etc., activities, and data analyses, etc., for improving future hiring activities
  • (4) Questionnaire surveys, etc. for improving Site services and operations
  • (5) Company entry procedures and post-entry employment management after the hiring decision is made

3. Shared use
Personal information provided by Members shall be shared for use as follows.

  • (1) Personal data items subject to shared use
    Name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, academic record (name of school, major, etc.), employment history (occupation, place of work, etc.), qualifications and licenses, skills and achievements, reasons for applying, and other information obtained incidentally to hiring activities
  • (2) Scope of users sharing information
    The companies described in Article 2 item 2 of the Agreement
  • (3) Purpose of use by users sharing information
    As per Article 11 paragraph 2 above
  • (4) Party responsible for managing personal data for shared use
    Sony Group Corporation

4. Confirmation, correction, update, or deletion of personal information, and withdrawal of partial or total consent for use or disclosure
In the event of a request for disclosure, etc. of personal information, the Company shall, after confirming the identity of the person providing the information, promptly respond to requests to withdraw consent, either partially or totally, in connection with confirming, correcting, updating, deleting, using, or disclosing the content of the personal information in accordance with laws and ordinances.

5. Safety control measures
The Company shall endeavor to keep the personal information provided by Members accurate and up to date within the scope of the purposes of use stipulated in this Article, and take appropriate safety control measures to protect it from unauthorized access, falsification, leakage, etc. The Company will not disclose or provide any personal information furnished by Members to any third party without the consent of the Members themselves, excluding cases where this is permitted as an exception by laws and ordinances or as stipulated in the Agreement.

6. The Company may disclose or furnish personal information provided by Members to third parties in Japan and overseas (including but not limited to cloud service providers) within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use as stipulated in paragraph 2 of this Article. In such cases, the Company shall take the necessary and appropriate safety control measures in accordance with the stipulations of laws and ordinances.

7. Please refer to Cookie Policies for more information on the Company's use of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies.

8. Article 4 Handling of Other Personal Information
Please refer to the Sony Group Privacy Policy for details of how the Company handles personal information.

9. Please contact the following for inquiries, disclosures, corrections, complaints, and consultations regarding personal information.
Contact: PIM Promotion Office, Sony Group Corporation
19F, Konan 1-7-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan
Mail form: Contact for inquiries about personal information protection
https://www.sony.com/ja/SonyInfo/Jobs/contact/privacy_index.html

10. Provision of personal information by Members is optional. However, there are cases where you may not be able to use the Site or proceed with the employee selection procedures or Company entry process if you do not provide sufficient information.

11. The Company may use personal information as material for analysis after it has been statistically processed to ensure that individuals cannot be identified or specified.

12. Members may view their own Membership information in a manner stipulated by the Company and may alter it at any time if necessary.

Article 12 Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with laws of Japan. The Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the first instance over all dispute arising out of or in connection with the Agreement and use of the Site.

< Supplementary Provisions >
The Agreement shall come into effect on April 1, 2020.

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