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Privacy Policy and Consent (Sydney)

Last updated: 2 August 2023

About this Privacy Policy

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (ABN 42 268 873 941) (hereinafter "JBIC") recognises the importance of your personal information and privacy, and believes that it is our duty to properly manage and protect your personal information.

With a view to protecting your personal information, JBIC will conduct its operations in Australia in a manner whereby JBIC complies with the Australian Privacy Principles (“APPs”) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the “Privacy Act”), by which JBIC is bound.

The purpose of this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is to inform you about the way in which JBIC collects, uses, holds and discloses your personal information in Australia when JBIC conducts its operations, as well as when you interact with JBIC. It also sets out your rights and what you can do to control your personal information and protect your privacy in Australia.

About JBIC

JBIC is a policy-based financial institution incorporated in Japan under the Japan Bank for International Cooperation Act 2011 (with Corporate Number 0100-01-145977 and ARBN 643 848 524) and is wholly owned by the Government of Japan. 

JBIC’s registered office address is 4-1, Ohtemachi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8144, Japan and its representative office address in Australia is Suite 4102, Level 41, Gateway Tower, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. 

Your Consent

You consent to your personal information being used in accordance with this Privacy Policy if you undertake any one or more of the following activities in Australia:

What personal information does JBIC collect about you?

Personal information

“Personal information” as this term is defined in the Privacy Act, means any information or opinion, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an identified individual or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. Any time the term “personal information” is used in this Privacy Policy, JBIC is referring to this legal definition of the term. Personal information includes information that could identify you either directly (e.g. your name) or indirectly (e.g. your IP address). 

The personal information JBIC collects in Australia depends upon your dealings with JBIC and the particular purpose that is being fulfilled. JBIC’s collection of personal information in Australia is limited to what is relevant and reasonably necessary for us to perform one or more of our functions or activities.

Depending on the personal information you provide or share with JBIC in Australia, the personal information JBIC collects about you may include:

Sensitive information

Under certain circumstances, JBIC may need to collect “sensitive information” about you. Sensitive information is a subset of personal information, and is generally afforded a higher level of privacy protection under the Privacy Act. Sensitive information might include any information or opinion about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, sexual preferences, criminal record, or health information.

If JBIC collects your sensitive information, for example health information included in your job application during any recruitment process, JBIC will do so only with your consent, or where JBIC is otherwise required or authorised by law. JBIC will take appropriate measures to protect the security of this information.

Other, indirect information we may collect about you:

The types of indirect personal information JBIC may collect about you include:

We may also collect some information that is not personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else. For example, we may collect anonymous answers to feedback surveys or aggregated information about how our Website is used.

How does JBIC collect your personal information?

JBIC will collect your personal information in Australia through proper and lawful means. When JBIC collects your personal information (including sensitive information), JBIC will notify you of the purposes for the collection, use, and / or disclosure that are within the necessary scope of JBIC's operations, and obtain your consent to collect, use and / or disclose your personal information.

Information JBIC collects from you

Generally, the main way JBIC collects personal information about you is when you directly give it to JBIC. As part of JBIC’s relationship and dealings with you, JBIC will collect your personal information through the following touchpoints:

Where certain personal information is essential to JBIC to perform its services, this will be indicated at the time this personal information is collected (for example, indicated by an asterisk in an information collection form). If you do not provide this essential information, this may affect the services that JBIC can provide to you. Other personal information requested may be optional and allows JBIC to get to know you better and to improve JBIC’s communications and services to you.

Information JBIC collects from other sources

JBIC may also collect your personal information from other sources including publicly available sources or from third parties, such as:

Unsolicited information

From time to time, we may receive personal information that is additional to information that we have solicited or information that we have not taken active steps to collect. This is known as ‘unsolicited personal information’ and can include:

If we receive unsolicited personal information and we decide that we are not permitted to collect it in accordance with the APPs, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify the information as soon as practicable, unless it is unlawful or unreasonable to do so.

Anonymity and pseudonymity

Where practical and possible (and in accordance with relevant laws), we will allow you to interact with us anonymously or by using a pseudonym. However, we note that your interaction with JBIC and most of JBIC’s services will require your personal information.

For what purposes does JBIC collect, use and / or disclose your personal information?

For personal information which JBIC collects from you in Australia, please note that such personal information collected may be used for the following purposes, and will be used within the scope that is necessary to achieve such purposes:

(together, the "Purposes").

Direct Marketing

JBIC may from time to time, communicate with you directly to promote opportunities or events. We may send you messages or advertisements about these communications via our Website, your email, SMS, phone or mail, in compliance with applicable marketing laws (including the Spam Act 2003 (Cth)).  

On each communication, JBIC will advise how you may unsubscribe or opt out of receiving such communications. You may, at any time, request not to receive direct marketing communications from JBIC and JBIC will comply with that request. 

Disclosure of your personal information to third parties and overseas recipients

In order to enhance JBIC’s operations and advance the abovementioned Purposes, JBIC may disclose your personal information to other members of the JBIC group as well as to the following third-party service providers or agents (some of which may be situated outside of Australia), including:

When disclosing your personal information to third parties, JBIC will select a trustworthy subcontractor, enter into a suitable contractual agreement with the subcontractor which requires the subcontractor to only use or disclose the information for the purposes of the contract, provide adequate supervision over the handling and administering of the personal information, and provide adequate forms of protection over such personal information.

As JBIC operates its business primarily in Japan and has representative offices in many countries across the world, your personal information may be accessible outside of Australia, including by overseas recipients in Japan, Singapore, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil in connection with the Purposes.

If you consent to disclosure of your personal information as described above, JBIC is not required to take reasonable steps to ensure that such organisations do not breach the APPs in relation to the disclosed information, JBIC will not be liable under the Privacy Act, and you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act. The overseas organisation may not be subject to any privacy obligations in their own country that are similar to the APPs, you may not be able to seek redress in the overseas jurisdiction, and the overseas recipient could be subject to foreign laws that compel disclosure to third-parties, such as overseas authorities. 

Having been informed of the possibility that such disclosures may occur, you consent to that disclosure by undertaking the type of activities specified above which indicate your consent.

How JBIC holds and protects your personal information

JBIC will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information that JBIC holds about you (both electronically and physically) is kept confidential and secure, including by:

JBIC will constantly educate its employees about the protection and proper management of your personal information to ensure that its employees properly handle such personal information in their daily operations.

JBIC will periodically audit and inspect whether the measures taken to ensure the protection and proper management of personal information are sufficient.

JBIC will only keep personal information for as long as it is needed for any purpose for which it was collected. JBIC will destroy or anonymise all personal information within JBIC’s possession or under JBIC’s control in a secure manner as soon as it is reasonable to assume that:

Continuous Improvement

JBIC will continuously improve how JBIC manages your personal information as necessary.

How to access and correct your personal information

JBIC will endeavour to keep your personal information accurate, complete and up to date.

If you wish to make a request to access and / or correct the personal information JBIC holds about you, you should make a request in writing and JBIC will deal with such a request by following the procedure outlined below:


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JBIC uses cookies to improve your experience of the website. If you do not wish to use the cookies, you can amend the settings on your internet browser so it removes or blocks cookies (other than those essential for the operation of the website). This will not prevent you from accessing or using the Website. However, please note that removing or blocking the cookies can affect your browsing experience and the Website’s functionality.

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Links to other websites

The Website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties.  JBIC makes no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third-party provider or website. JBIC is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any third-party provider or website, or for any practices on linked websites that might breach your privacy.

Inquiries and complaints

For inquiries or complaints about how JBIC handles, processes or manages your personal information, please contact JBIC's Data Protection Officer (Chief Representative, Representative Office in Australia) in writing. Note JBIC may require proof of your identity and full details of your request before JBIC can process your inquiry or complaint.

Please allow up to 30 days for JBIC to respond to your complaint

It will not always be possible to resolve a compliant to everyone's satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with JBIC's response to a complaint, you have the right to contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (at to lodge a complaint.

Data Protection Officer contact details

If you wish to contact JBIC's Data Protection Officer (Chief Representative, Representative Office in Australia), please use the following contact details:

By email:
By phone: +61-2-9293-7980
By mail: Suite 4102, Level 41, Gateway Tower, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Updates to the Privacy Policy

JBIC reserves the right to periodically change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Updated versions of this Privacy Policy will be posted on our Website. Please ensure that you review our Website regularly to be advised of updates.

If at any point we decide to use personal information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify individuals by email or via a prominent notice on our website, and where necessary we will seek the prior consent of individuals.

This Policy was last updated on: 2 August 2023