privacy policy

This policy outlines how Kizuku inc. (“we,” “us,” or “our”) handles personal information and the information of users of our smartphone applications (“you,” “your,” or “user”). As a company engaging in big-data business, we are acutely aware of the importance of personal information and user information. We believe that our highest responsibility is to provide commercially reasonable protection for all such information, and have therefore developed the following privacy policy and are committed to ensuring that all employees who have access to your personal information are informed of this policy, for the purpose of achieving the appropriate management of such information.
1, Basic Policy of Personal information Protection
We will comply with all applicable laws, state-specified policies, and other rules regarding the protection of personal information.
We will clearly specify the purpose for which we use the personal information, and will obtain, use, and provide the personal information in an appropriate manner. Unless otherwise specified by law, we will only use the personal information we collect for the specified purpose, and will also take and maintain necessary measures to prevent the use of such information for other purposes.
Unless otherwise specified by law or provided in this Privacy Policy, the personal information we collect from you will not be provided to any third party without your consent.
In order to prevent leakage, loss or damage of the personal information, we will employ appropriate organizational, physical, personal, and technical countermeasures and implement security management measures.
We will give notification of the purpose for which we use personal information as required by law, and will handle any complaints, comments or enquiries in an appropriate manner.
Personally identifiable information may be collected from Users in the United States and elsewhere outside of Japan and transmitted to Japan for storage and for use consistent with this policy.
2, Privacy Policy regarding User Information
(1) Information We Collect and Manage
Once you download our applications and give your consent to the terms of use for the applications on the consent confirmation screen (including consent to this privacy policy referred to in such terms of use), we may collect the following information (the information we collect is hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Collected Data”) and transmit such information to our servers. Such Collected Data may continuously be collected/transmitted regardless of whether or not our applications are being used. Provided, however, that we will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to use our services/applications or to provide his/her personal information to us. Persons under 18 are encouraged to obtain parental consent.
Information on our applications downloaded
(Names of applications; version information; application-specific IDs (i.e., IDs issued at the time of installing the applications, which are uniquely assigned to each device and each application))
Advertising Identifier (IDFA)
(An ID for advertising distribution which is issued to each device, etc., in an environment where Cookies are not available (such as mobile applications),including obtaining such information in the background for the purpose of providing O2O services)
Information on telecommunications carriers.
(Telecommunications carriers connected to by your mobile device)
Device information
(Information on carriers; type and version of operating system; and device model information)
Location data
(Location data of your mobile device which is automatically collected by our applications)
Information on mobile networks or services, and information on usage environment
(Connection status, including connection availability; and network type)
Search information entered when you use our application, as well as your browsing history
(Search words entered; and times and dates of browsing)
If you permit our services to link to other services, such other services may obtain the information listed above and transmit it to our servers.
(2) Use of Information We Collect
We may aggregate, analyze and otherwise use the Collected Data for various purposes. The purposes for which we use the Collected Data are included in those set forth below:
Provision of services of the relevant application;
Our business operations, including operation of or improvement of functions of our applications;
Usage analysis
For improvement of functions and performance of applications;
Research on service demands
For enabling applications to provide valuable information more easily;
Research on business demands
For reflecting such information into our products or services or to use such information in marketing research, in a form that does not contain any personal information;
Distribution of advertising
For delivery and display of advertisements regarding our or other companies’ products or services, etc.;
Big-data analysis services
For sale or disclosure of integrated and analyzed information (including disclosure by persons to whom the Company have sold such information) to other companies in a form that does not contain any personal information;
Prevention of unauthorized use;
Confirmation of your compliance with the terms of use; and
For fulfillment of our disclosure obligations which are imposed by law, contract, or otherwise
(3) Provision of Collected Data to Third Parties
We may provide or disclose information which integrates the Collected Data (including disclosure by third parties to whom we have provided such information), to other business enterprises or public institutions, in a form that does not contain users’ personally identifiable information as below;. Upon provision, Agoop strictly prohibits the third parties to which information is provided from connecting such information to personal information, etc.
to communication carriers as reference information for improvement of the communication environment (in such case, advertisement identifiers are excluded);
to third parties as various commercial products and services provided by Agoop (including disclosure by the third party to which the information is sold); and
to any third party for the purpose of the previous section 2 (2), in addition to the purposes provided for in the previous two (2) items.
In addition, we may provide the Collected Data to third parties, including investigative authorities or in response to discovery requests, subpoenas, warrants or court orders, if it is deemed appropriate for:
Confirming your compliance with the terms of use;
Protecting our assets, services, and legal rights;
Protecting the life, limb or property of an individual;
Preventing wrongful acts against us or any third party;
Supporting auditing, compliance or corporate governance functions;
Complying with orders or requests by public institutions including investigative authorities, regulatory authorities, or courts; or
Complying with applicable laws.
(4) Suspension of Provision of Location Data by Users
If you disable location-based services on your mobile device, your location data will not be transmitted to our server. The disabling process may differ depending on the model of the device; so please refer to the operation manual of your mobile device.
Some of the main functions of our applications may not be available if you disable the location-based services.
(5) Third Party Advertisements
Third parties, including advertisers who place advertisements on our applications, may be collecting information which potentially identifies individual attributes. Collection of information by third parties is not within the scope of this policy; so, please see such third party’s privacy policy, etc., to confirm how they collect and use user information. You may be able to refuse to provide your personal information to such third party via advertisements or mobile devices.
3, Third Party Data Collection.
Third parties are not permitted to collect personally identifiable Collected Data about Users’ online activities over time or across different websites or online services.
4, Amendment of Privacy Policy
We may modify our Privacy Policy from time to time for various reasons including to improve our privacy practices, to reflect changes to our Service, and to comply with relevant laws.