1.1 For the purposes of this Policy, "User Information" means personal information ("personal information" means information about a living individual which can identify the specific individual by name, date of birth or other description contained in such information, including such information which allows easy reference to other information and thereby enables the identification of the specific individual) that makes a user identifiable whether directly or indirectly, history of user activities associated with communication services, and other information created or accumulated in relation to users or users’ devices, which shall be collected by the Company pursuant to this Policy.
2 Collecting Information
2.1 The Services become available to users once the installation of QMR Shoppping Calculator and its related software (the "App") is completed. Users shall provide e-mail addresses and registration information requested by the Company within the Services.
2.2 User Information which may be collected by the Company regarding user access and usage of the Services includes the following:
- (i) device information;
- (ii) access log information;
- (iii) e-mail addresses;
- (iv) sensor information associated with users’ communication equipment;
- (v) information that users transmit while using each service
- (vi) users’ usage history regarding each service; and
- (vii) other information entered by users into such forms as specified by the Company.
3 Purposes of Use
3.1 The Company will not use User Information of a user without obtaining the prior consent of the user, unless it is necessary for the accomplishment of any of the following purposes of use:
- (i) providing, maintaining, protecting or improving the Services;
- (ii) collecting outstanding payments and delinquency charges from users;
- (iii) customizing information and advertisements regarding the Services to suit to users;
- (iv) conducting marketing activities by delivering notices to users regarding the Services;
- (v) notifying of any outage, discontinuance or termination of the Services;
- (vi) addressing any violation of rules or policies relating to the Services;
- (viii) handling conflicts and litigations;
- (ix) providing guidance or responding to inquiries relating to the Services;
- (x) creating statistical data relating to the Services in a form that is not personally identifiable; and
- (xi) any other purposes incidental to the foregoing.
3.2 The Company, its affiliate partners and third parties may mutually provide to each other User Information including Personal Information to the extent necessary for achieving the purposes set forth in the preceding paragraph after obtaining prior consent from users.
4 Modifying Purposes of Use
4.1 The Company may modify the purposes of use for Personal Information in the preceding Article to the extent that the modified purpose remains duly relevant to that before the modification, upon which event the Company will notify users of or publicly make an announcement regarding such modification in a manner separately specified by the Company.
5 Collection Method
5.1 The Company shall collect User Information in a proper manner without relying on any wrongful or fictitious means.
5.2 The Company shall notify of or announce the purposes of use in advance by a method separately determined by the Company when collecting User Information in a manner other than through users’ use of the Services.
6 Information Management Systems
6.1 The Company shall take all necessary and/or proper security measures in preventing any leakage or loss of, or damage to User Information.
6.2 Should the Company entrust an individual and/or a business operator ("Agents") with the handling and/or processing of User Information in whole or in part, it shall conclude a confidentiality agreement in advance with terms consistent with this Policy and exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over the Agents in order to ensure the security of User Information.
7 Handling of E-mail Addresses
7.1 The Company shall comply with laws, regulations and other standards pertaining to the protection of Personal Information and make every effort to protect such Personal Information to prevent it from any loss, theft, destruction, alteration, leakage and unauthorized access from outside.
7.2 The Company restricts access to e-mail addresses only to those authorized employees in order to protect users’ e-mail addresses.
7.3 The Company delivers to all users “important notices” and other notifications that need to be communicated to users.
8.2 A "cookie" is an industry-standard technology which enables web servers to identify each user’s computer. Cookies can identify users’ computers but not the individual users. Users can choose to disable cookies, although their use of all or part of the Services on the webpages may be restricted as a result.
9 External Services and Links
9.1 The Company may provide the Services in cooperation with external services such as Dropbox and Evernote ("External Services"). The Company may provide User Information to the providers of External Services if and when it provides the Services in cooperation with External Services upon request by a user.
10 Disclosure of Personal Information
10.1 The Company shall not disclose or share Personal Information without users’ consent except in the event of disclosures permitted on the basis of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information or other relevant laws or regulations; provided, however that this shall not apply in the following cases:
- (i) a case in which the Company completely or partially delegates the handling of users’ Personal Information to a third party to the extent necessary for the achievement of the purposes of use;
- (ii) a case in which the Company provides users’ Personal Information to banks, payment system providers, and credit companies for billing purposes;
- (iii) a case in which the Company provides Personal Information to External Services providers in accordance with the provisions of the preceding Article;
- (iv) a case in which the Company provides Personal Information as a result of a succession of business in a merger or otherwise;
- (v) a case in which a disclosure is required by an official body such as the court or police based on relevant laws and/or regulations;
- (vi) a case in which the Company collects and/or analyzes individual pieces of Personal Information and processes such information into a form that is not personally identifiable for the purpose of providing statistical information;
- (viii) a case in which the Company takes necessary measures including legal actions against a user who has caused serious injury to others or acted in violation of public order and morality or has attempted to do the same; and
- (ix) a case in which disclosure is necessary in an emergency situation involving an immediate threat to life or property.
11 Access to or Correction of Personal Information
11.1 Users who wish to access, correct, add to and/or delete their Personal Information shall submit a written request by mail to the below address using the application form specified by the Company with personal identification document(s) (in the case of an application by an agent, include document(s) to prove proper representation). 2,000 yen (tax inclusive) per application will be charged as a fee for a written disclosure of Personal Information or a written notification of the purposes of use, which shall be enclosed with the application in the form of postage stamps.
Smart Idea, Inc.
Personal Information Inquiry Contact
Kayabacho 1chome Heiwa Bldg 8F, Nihonbashi Kayabacho 1-8-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 103-0025
11.2 The Company may disclose information to the extent reasonable in accordance with a disclosure request from a user in the manner set forth in the preceding paragraph and upon verifying the identity of the applicant; provided, however that this may not apply if the Company is not obligated to disclose such information on the basis of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and/or other relevant laws.
12.1 Any suggestions, questions, complaints, and/or other inquiries in relation to the processing of User Information must be submitted to:
Company Name : Smart Idea, Inc.
E-mail Address : email@example.com
※Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
13.1 The Company shall appoint a legal department representative to be the Personal Information Manager responsible for appropriate management and continuous improvement with respect to Personal Information.
14.1 Any external websites that are accessible via links on the websites of the Company are not under the Company’s control. The Company shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for any leakage, loss and/or damage of information resulting from the users’ own use of such external websites.
15.1 The Company shall, from time to time, conduct a review of how User Information is being managed and use its best efforts to continuously improve such management. The Company may amend this Policy as necessary without obtaining prior consent from users. Any amendments to this Policy shall be effective upon its release on the Company’s website except as separately specified by the Company; provided, however that in the case of any amendments requiring consent from users on the basis of any applicable laws and/or regulations, such consent shall be obtained through a procedure separately established by the Company.
16.1 The Services may include links to External Services other than those managed and operated by the Company. The Company shall not be responsible for the contents of such External Services or the protection of Personal Information in connection therewith.
Effective as from August 1, 2014.