6.7 Whistle blower and Confidentiality Protection

  1. In order to protect rights of a whistle-blower or a person giving information who acts in good faith, the Company shall keep confidential the name, address, or any information indicative of the whistle-blower or the person giving information. The information provided by the whistle-blower or the person giving information shall also be confidential. Access to the information shall be limited to only those responsible for investigating whistle-blowing.
  2. In order to prevent problems, dangers, or injustices arising from whistle-blowing, complaints, witnessing, or information sharing, the Audit Committee shall have a duty to use discretion in giving orders as deemed appropriate to protect a whistle-blower or a complainant, a witness, and individual who provides information for investigating the truth. The Audit Committee could authorize Chief Executive Officer or any executives as the representative to use discretion in giving orders to protect the whistle-blower or the complainant, the witness, and individual who provide information. The authorized executive shall not be involved in the matter of whistle-blowing or the complaints either directly or indirectly, for instance, the accused shall not be a direct subordinate of the authorized executive
  3. If the complaint is related to Chief Executive Officer or executives, the Audit Committee shall have a duty to protect the whistle-blower or the complainant, the witness, and individual who provide information from any problems, dangers, or injustices arising from whistle-blowing, complaints, witnessing, or information sharing. The whistle-blower shall be asked to send the complaint to the Audit Committee directly.
  4. All personnel receiving the information due to their performing of duties relevant to a whistle-blower shall treat the information, the whistle-blower, and the documentary evidence of the whistle-blower and a person giving the information as confidential. Disclosure of the information to any irrelevant persons is definitely prohibited except for the case where disclosure is required by law.