Imprint / Privacy Policy

Kowa Europe GmbH

Immermannstr. 43B

40210 Düsseldorf


Phone: +49- 211 - 179354 - 0

Fax:: +49- 211 - 161952


Managing Director: Takeshi Kikuchi

Register Court: Handelsregister Düsseldorf

Register Number: B 21425

VAT number: DE 121301051

Kowa Europe GmbH operates this Site to provide online access to information about Kowa and the products, services, and opportunities we provide (the »Service«). By accessing and using this Site, you agree to each of the terms and conditions set forth herein (»Terms of Use«). Additional terms and conditions applicable to specific areas of this Site or to particular content or transactions are also posted in particular areas of the Site and, together with these Terms of Use, govern your use of those areas, content or transactions. These Terms of Use, together with applicable additional terms and conditions, are referred to as this »Agreement«. Kowa Europe GmbH reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time without giving you prior notice. Your use of the Site following any such modification constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Agreement as modified. The last date these Terms of Use were revised is set forth below.

1. Use of Site You may use the Service, the Site, and the information, writings, images and/or other works that you see, hear or otherwise experience on the Site (singly or collectively, the »Content«) solely for your non-commercial, personal purposes and/or to learn about Kowa Europe GmbH products and services. No right, title or interest in any Content is transferred to you, whether as a result of downloading such Content or otherwise. Kowa Europe GmbH reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights in all Content. Except as expressly authorized by this Agreement, you may not use, alter, copy, distribute, transmit, or derive another work from any Content obtained from the Site or the Service, except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Use.

2. Copyright The Site and the Content are protected by German and/or foreign copyright laws, and belong to Kowa Europe GmbH or its partners, affiliates, contributors or third parties. The copyrights in the Content are owned by Kowa Europe GmbH or other copyright owners who have authorized their use on the Site. You may download and reprint Content for non-commercial, non-public, personal use only. (If you are browsing this Site as an employee or member of any business or organization, you may download and reprint Content only for educational or other non-commercial purposes within your business or organization, except as otherwise permitted by Kowa Europe GmbH, for example in certain password-restricted areas of the Site. You may not manipulate or alter in any way images or other Content on the Site without specific permission from Kowa Europe GmbH or the copyright owner.

3. Trademarks You are prohibited from using any of the marks or logos appearing throughout the Site without permission from the trademark owner, except as permitted by applicable law.

4. Links to Third-Party Web Sites Links on the Site to third party web sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Kowa Europe GmbH of the third party, the third-party web site, or the information contained therein. Kowa Europe GmbH is not responsible for the availability of any such web sites. Kowa Europe GmbH is not responsible or liable for any such web site or the content thereon. If you use the links to the web sites of Kowa Europe GmbH affiliates or service providers, you will leave the Site, and will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policy applicable to those web sites.

5. Linking to this Site If you would like to link to the Site, you must request permission in writing to Kowa Europe GmbH. Unless specifically authorized by Kowa Europe GmbH, you may not connect »deep links« to the Site, i.e, create links to this site that bypass the home page or other parts of the Site. You may not mirror or frame the home page or any other pages of this Site on any other web site or web page.

6. Downloading Files Kowa Europe GmbH cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection by software viruses or other harmful computer code, files or programs.

7. Software Any software available for download via the Site is the copyrighted work of Kowa Europe GmbH and/or its licensors. Use of such software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement that accompanies or is included with the software. Downloading, installing, and/or using any such software indicates your acceptance of the terms of the end user license agreement.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties Kowa Europe GmbH makes no express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with respect to the site, the service or the content. Kowa Europe GmbH expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, with regard to the site, the service, the content, and any product or service furnished or to be furnished via the site.

9. Limitation of Liability In no event will Kowa Europe GmbH be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to any direct, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary or other indirect damages arising out of (i) the use of or inability to use the site, the service, or the content, (ii) any transaction conducted through or facilitated by the site; (iii) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in the site, the service and/or the content, (iv) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, or (v) any other matter relating to the site, the service, or the content, even if Kowa Europe GmbH has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If you are dissatisfied with the site, the service, the content, or with the terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. In such states, Kowa Europe GmbH's liability is limited and warranties are excluded to the greatest extent permitted by law, but shall, in no event, exceed $50.00.

10. Indemnification You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the Site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kowa Europe GmbH, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, joint ventures, business partners, licensors, employees, agents, and any third-party information providers to the Service from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the Site, the Service, or the Content, or any violation by you of this Agreement.

11. User Conduct You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes. You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the Site, render the Site inaccessible to others or otherwise cause damage to the Site or the Content. You agree not to add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify the Content, or to attempt to access any Content that is not intended for you. You agree not to use the Site in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties.

12. User Supplied Information Kowa Europe GmbH does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you via the Site. You agree that any material, information, or data you transmit to us or post to the Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. If you supply or post any information or material to the Site, you guarantee to us that you have the legal right to post such material and that it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity. By posting material on the Site, you give Kowa Europe GmbH the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use, distribute, display and create derivative works from this material, in any and all media, in any manner, in whole or in part, without any restriction or responsibilities to you.

13. General Provisions a. Entire Agreement/No Waiver. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver by Kowa Europe GmbH of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. b. Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies. The Content may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Kowa Europe GmbH therefore reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the Content at any time without prior notice. Kowa Europe GmbH does not, however, guarantee that any errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected. c. Enforcement/ Choice of Law/ Choice of Forum. If any part of this Agreement is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not impact any other provision of this Agreement, all of which will remain in full force and effect. Any and all disputes relating to this Agreement, Kowa Europe GmbH's Privacy Policy, your use of the Site, any other Kowa Europe GmbH web site, the Service, or the Content are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of F. R. Germany, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions

Kowa Europe GmbH (the ‘Company’) Privacy Notice

This notice explains how information about you is used.
The Company will be the data controller and can be contacted as follows:
By post: Data Protection Contact, Kowa Europe GmbH, Immermannstr.43B, 40210 Düsseldorf.
By e-mail:
By phone: +49 211 179354 0

The information we gather

The Company gathers certain information about you. Information about you is also used by our affiliated entities and group companies, including KCL, etc (our ‘group companies’). When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union and we are responsible for that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
In this notice, references to ‘we’ or ‘us’ means the Company and our group companies.
Information that we gather about you may include without limitation your name and contact details
The provision of information by you is entirely voluntary.
We may also obtain information about you from third parties, such as our group companies, service providers and agents.
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

The legal basis for processing

Processing will normally take place based on our legitimate interests. This is where we are carrying on or may carry on business with your employer. There is a limited privacy impact on you, and we think that you will expect that we will process your data in this way.

Information about third parties

Information we process as described in this notice may also include information about third parties whose details you supply to us.

Systems used to process data

We gather information directly from you and also via our websites and other technical systems. These may include, for example, our:

  • computer networks and connections
  • communications systems
  • email and instant messaging systems
  • intranet and Internet facilities
  • telephones, voicemail, mobile phone records


No cookies are used on the website

Reasons for processing

We process information about you for the following reasons:

  • to provide our services and work
  • compliance with legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations and good practice
  • gathering information as part of investigations by regulatory bodies or in connection with legal proceedings or requests
  • ensuring business policies are adhered to
  • operational reasons, such as recording transactions, training and quality control
  • ensuring the confidentiality of commercially sensitive information
  • security vetting, investigating claims, complaints and allegations of criminal offences
  • statistical analysis
  • preventing unauthorised access and modifications to systems
  • marketing our business and those of our group
  • analysing purchasing preferences and improving services
  • providing customer services

Disclosures and exchange of information and transfers outside the EEA

We may disclose and exchange information with our group companies, credit reference agencies, service providers, representatives and agents, as well as with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies for the above reasons.
Information may be held at our offices and those of our group companies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above. Information may be transferred internationally to Japan and other countries around the world, including those without data protection laws equivalent to those in the European Economic Area, for the reasons described above. We have security measures in place to seek to ensure that there is appropriate security for information we hold including those measures detailed in our information security and data protection policies, which are available on request. International data transfers outside the European Economic Area are protected by Standard Contractual Clauses.
If you would like further information please contact our Data Protection Officer (see above). We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the EEA or to any organisation (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.

Retention periods

Your data will be held in accordance with the Company’s retention policy, which is available on request. There are a wide range of retention periods that may be relevant to you, but we will not retain data that is not accurate, relevant, up to date and actively useful to us.

Further enquiries

Please contact the Data Protection Officer if you would like to correct or request (in accordance with applicable law) information that we hold relating to you or if you have any questions in relation to the above.

Your rights

You have a number of important rights, which can be exercised free of charge. You have the right to request:

  • access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
  • require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
  • require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
  • receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
  • object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
  • object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
  • otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Where you have given consent to any data processing, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. We will not do anything with your data not outlined in this notice.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Administration Manager in writing (see above), providing enough information to identify you and let us know which information to which your request relates.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time, when we do we will inform you via our website.