A. Types and Collection of Information
Our primary goal in collecting the information described below is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our Service and to deliver better service, products, and more relevant content to our customers, prospective customers, and visitors.
1. Types of Information We Collect
“Personal Information” means information that identifies (whether directly or indirectly) a particular individual, such as the individual’s first and last name, home or other physical address, email address, telephone number. Personal Information also includes identifiers, such as cookies, IP addresses and Mobile and/or Stationary Device IDs that recognize individuals over time and across different websites or online services, where those identifiers can be reasonably linked to an identifiable individual.
“Anonymous Information” means information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify, an individual person. When Anonymous Information is directly or indirectly associated with or combined with any Personal Information, such Anonymous Information will also be treated as Personal Information.
“Aggregated Information” means information about groups or categories of persons, which does not identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual person.
2. How We Collect Your Information
Information Collected Directly From You
When you use the Service, we collect information (including Personal Information) you provide to us directly as described below:
Registration Information. When you register with us (including directly through a Site or your Mobile and/or Stationary Device, or indirectly through an SNS authentication or other similar option) to create an account or profile within the Service, you may be asked to provide: (i) your age or birthday; (ii) your first and last name; (iii) your e-mail and mailing address; (iv) username, nickname, or password; (v) language preferences and (vi) such other information (including Personal Information) that may be necessary to complete the registration process.
Information Through Mobile and/or Stationary Devices. When you access the Service (during the registration process or otherwise) through your PC, tablet, console, smart TV, headset, smartphone, mobile telephone or other mobile and/or stationary devices (collectively, “Mobile and/or Stationary Device”), we may collect: (i) Mobile and/or Stationary Device type and manufacturer; (ii) mobile carrier; (iii) Mobile and/or Stationary Device identifiers or advertising identifiers (“Device ID”); (iv) telephone number; (v) Internet Protocol address; (vi) geographic location/country/zip code; (vii) platform version; (viii) installation, navigation, access, interaction, impression and engagement information; (ix) network connection type (3G, 4G, WiFi, etc.); (x) browser type; (xi) Mac address; (xii) iOS advertiser ID; (xiii) user ID and (xiv) such other information you voluntarily provide to us. In addition, we collect information you provide when you sign up to have Short Message Service notifications sent directly to your Mobile and/or Stationary Device. We use your Device ID to verify, audit and analyze your use of the Services. Please note that the Device ID alone does not constitute Personal Information.
Customer Service and Technical Support. When you communicate with us in connection with customer service and technical support, we will collect and store your contact information (including, without limitation, name, telephone number and email address), information about your use of the Service, your user ID and such other information you voluntarily provide to us in connection with such inquiry.
Profile Information. We provide areas on our Service where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others or upload content such as photographs. Such postings are governed by our applicable Terms of Service. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or services, or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose Personal Information on publicly-viewable areas, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your Personal Information.
Employment Opportunities. Parts of our Service may relate to employment opportunities. They usually will be captioned “Career,” “Job Opening” or other similar labels or captions clearly indicating the employment opportunity subject matter (the “Career Pages”). We will collect employment-related information that you submit to us, including through Careers Pages.
Other Sources. We may collect your information from other sources, including, without limitation, other users of the Service and third party information providers and partners. For example, we collect information you provide to us or third party partners when you enter any promotions, sweepstakes and loyalty program. Such information may be used to supplement your account information and/or profile and may be combined with other information we collect from you.
Information Collected by Automated Technologies
When you interact with the Service, we collect Anonymous Information through automated technologies as described below:
You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the option to reject all cookies or limit the type of cookies you allow. Flash cookies operate differently from browser cookies and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about and manage flash cookies please go to the following: Rejecting or limiting the type of cookies may, however, in limited instances prevent you from accessing certain features on our Service.
Log Files. Like most Internet services, we may also use log files on the server side to collect information from you. Your information held in log files includes your computer’s or Mobile and/or Stationary Device’s IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, browser language, e-mail application, Internet service provider, referring/exit Web pages, computer platform type, date/time stamp, and user activity. The software enabling our Services has associated log and temporary files that are stored on our servers. These files store your account information, preference settings, system notifications as well as other data necessary to enable you to use our Service. Your information may also be collected in connection with regularly performed server backups.
Tracking Technologies. We use a variety of tracking methods to collect information from you, including, without limitation web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites to analyze the traffic patterns, such as the frequency users visit various areas of our Services. Pixel tags may allow us to advertise more efficiently by excluding our current users from certain promotional messages or identifying the source of a new installation. These methods may involve collecting information directly from you or through another entity authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We also use these methods in HTML e-mails that we send our guests to determine whether the recipients have opened those e-mails or clicked on links in those e-mails. The information that we collect through tracking technologies is Anonymous Information.
Click Through URLs. Some of our Services, including email messages, use “click-through URLs” linked to other content on our Services. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in topics and use of the Services.
B. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
1. Use by Company
We use your Personal Information for any one or more of the following purposes:
*Any promotional emails we send will identify us as the sender and will include our contact details. Moreover, such emails will provide for an unsubscribe option. In addition, your consent to receiving promotional emails will remain current for two years or until you advise us otherwise in writing.
2. Disclosure to Third Parties
Third Party Service Providers. We may disclose your Personal Information to third party service vendors and partners (including carriers and content providers) in connection with our provision of the Services. Such third party service vendors and partners may be located in countries other than your country of residence and provide such services as payment processing, data analysis, e-mail delivery, hosting, order fulfillment, infrastructure and network storage, customer service, technical support, auditing, content licensing and promotional services.
Advertising of Third Party Products and Services. We may share (i) Aggregated Information; (ii) Anonymous Information; and (iii) certain technical information with third party advertisers for their direct marketing purposes, including, without limitation, to develop and deliver targeted advertising in the Service and on the websites of third parties.
Ownership Change. In the event Company combines with another company in the future through a corporate merger, sale, acquisition, liquidation or other similar process, your Personal Information may be transferred with the business or a part of it, or may be sold as an asset of the business, to the successor organization in such transaction. If material changes to the Company’s privacy practices will occur as a result of such transaction, you will be notified via prominent notice in our Service of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
3. Safety, Security and Legally Required Disclosures
Your Personal Information, and communications you make within the Service, may be accessed and disclosed if we believe that our Service is being used in the commission of a crime, when we believe in good faith that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person and when necessary either to protect our rights or property including to enforce our Terms of Service, or for us to render the service you have requested.
We may also disclose Personal Information when required by law, regulation, court order, or in response to a subpoena or litigation discovery request, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on us. In addition, we will make any legally required disclosures to government authorities and provide notice to you of any breach of security, confidentiality or unauthorized release of personal or private data in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
C. Storage of Information and Security
We employ reasonable measures (both online and offline) to protect the security of information we collect from you. Such information is housed in secure databases, equipment and servers located in Japan and/or in other countries. The databases, equipment and servers we utilize may be owned by third party providers. To prevent unauthorized access, loss, or misuse, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we maintain. We use industry-standard technology, such as firewalls, in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information. Moreover, in addition to password protection offered in connection with your Service account, we encrypt your transmission of sensitive information to us (e.g., account passwords and payment-related identifiable information) via SSL (secured socket layer) protocol in the interest of heightened privacy protection and information integrity.
Although we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our Service, databases, equipment or servers, and records, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other security breaches and factors beyond our control will never take place and result in disclosure of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we disclaim any guarantees, warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of any Personal Information collected from you. We strongly urge you to take reasonable measures at all times (online and offline) to protect your Personal Information, including your password and other sensitive information.
In addition, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you should know that information sent over the Internet, whether by e-mail or by using one of our on-line forms, is not necessarily secure against interception. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for such interception and cannot guarantee the security of such information.
Subject to your rights under Section D.2 (Review, Update, Correct or Delete Personal Information), we reserve the right to preserve your Personal Information for record and/or legal compliance purposes for a reasonable period of time and will delete your Personal Information in accordance with our document retention policy and applicable laws.
Additionally, we reserve the right to preserve and use Anonymous Information and Aggregated Information for statistical purposes without any restriction.
1. Opt-Out Provision
You may opt out of having your Personal Information used for the following purposes at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your user ID or registered email address so that we can confirm your identity. We will use our commercially reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
(a) Receiving Marketing Communications from the Company. You may opt out of receiving marketing communications from us relating to our Services, including, without limitation, announcements, newsletters and promotional materials or offers to participate in surveys, campaigns, contests or sweepstakes, by choosing not to opt in when we ask for your prior consent to receive commercial electronic messages, including text and email messages, and direct social media messages.
(b) Disclosing Personal Information to Affiliates. You may opt out of us disclosing your Personal Information to our Affiliates for marketing purposes by choosing not to opt in if we ask for your consent in advance or emailing us.
(c) Disclosing Personal Information to Third Party Service Providers. You may opt out of us disclosing your Personal Information to authorized third party service providers for marketing purposes by choosing not to opt in if we ask for your consent in advance or emailing us.
2. Access, Review, Update, Correct, or Delete Personal Information
Generally, you may access, review, update, correct or delete your Personal Information collected by or through our Service by logging into your account. You may also correct factual inaccuracies. Certain types of Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility, such as birth date or age, cannot be deleted for active accounts, but may be modified with sufficient verification of the new information. Note that we reserve the right to terminate or delete any registration or promotional entry if we believe the Personal Information submitted was knowingly false or fraudulent. To delete your Personal Information, you may also contact us by email at email@example.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request.
To have access to your Personal Information, you must provide proof of identification such as full name, street address, city/state and zip/postal code, user ID, and/or information about your recent activity on our Service. We reserve the right to deny access to any user if we believe there is a question about your identity. In certain situations, we may be unable to provide you with access to all of the Personal Information that we hold about you. Exceptions may include information that is prohibitively costly to provide, information that contains references to other individuals, information that cannot be disclosed for legal, security or commercial proprietary reasons, and information that is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege. Moreover, we may still retain an archived copy of your Personal Information in our files as required by law or for legitimate business purposes, including, resolving disputes, enforcing the Terms of Service, and for other technical and legal requirements and constraints related to our Service.
To manage the information we receive about you from an SNS where you access our Service, you will need to follow the instructions at that SNS for updating your information and changing your privacy settings.
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, customers, prospective customers, and visitors of our Service who are residents of the State of California have the right to request certain information regarding its disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Canadian federal and provincial laws provide a similar right of access. If you are a resident of California or Canada and wish to request such information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “California/Canada Privacy Rights” in the subject line.
4. Links to Third Party Websites, Services and Offers
Our Service may contain links to other websites, services and/or offers from third parties. We are not responsible for, nor will it be liable to you or any third party for, your interaction with such third parties or the information requests initiated by such third parties or the subsequent use, treatment or dissemination of the information (including any Personal Information) you voluntarily chose to provide to them. You should review the applicable privacy policies and information practices of such third parties carefully before providing Personal Information to them. Moreover, if you have any questions or concerns, you should contact the third party directly.
5. Protection of Children’s Privacy
If you reside in the United States, the following applies: Company is committed to providing special protection for the privacy of children who may use our Service. The Service is not intended for nor directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect, use or retain Personal Information from such children. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from children under the age of 13, we will take all reasonable measures to delete any records of such Personal Information that come to our attention.
6. Special Note to Parents
If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please notify us so that we may delete such information from our records and discontinue any related features or services (see Opt-Out Provision above). We also urge parents to instruct their children never to give out their real names, addresses or phone numbers without parental permission when using the Internet. We appreciate your cooperation in assisting us to provide a safe and enjoyable online experience for your children.
7. Users Outside Japan
Users in certain jurisdictions may have a right to access his/her Personal Information held by the Company, its Affiliates or authorized third-party service providers. Your right of access to such Personal Information can be exercised in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Please submit any requests for such access by email at email@example.com.
9. Do Not Track
We do not respond to DNT (Do Not Track) signals.
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