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The Astellas’ business philosophy is to contribute toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. In order to obtain the trust from society and conduct competitive business, the protection of confidential information is essential.
Astellas personnel and selected individuals who act on behalf of Astellas work with confidential information on a daily basis. This policy sets forth global rules and guidelines about how to best protect and prevent the loss of this vital Company asset.
Confidential information includes information about Astellas medicines and business, that Astellas has not made available to the general public. It has many types and is stored in various ways. It also includes information lawfully in Astellas’ possession that belongs to third parties.
All Astellas employees have a responsibility to take the appropriate steps to safeguard confidential information. This includes securely maintaining electronic and hard copy information, putting proper safeguards in place to transfer information to partners in the course of business, ensuring secure disposal where appropriate, appropriately exchanging information between Astellas entities, and preventing against inadvertent disclosures.
Astellas also respects confidential information belonging to third parties by not accepting such information unless authorized to do so, and, when authorized, by handling it in accordance with the written agreement governing the information.