The What & How of Information We Collect
We collect certain personal information that you voluntarily provide to us. For example, we collect your name, email address, user name, social network information and other information you provide us when you register, set up an account, contact us by e-mail or use our services. We may also obtain information from other companies and combine that with information we collect on the ASUKA Service; for example, when you link your account with Facebook, we might have access to your name.
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect some information. For example, it is standard for your Web browser to automatically send information to every Web site you visit, including ours. Such information includes your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, access times, browser type and language, and referring Web site addresses. We also collect information about your computer's operating system and information about your usage and activity on the Site.
With your permission (on download or in the app), we may access and store your device's contact list to find your friends on the ASUKA Service, to invite them, or to share your Content with them. We may also collect information about others if you use the ASUKA Service to upload, share and/or distribute Content that contains information about them, including their name, image and online contact information.
Content and Metadata - Images may be accompanied by additional Content such as a hashtag (e.g., to mark keywords), comments, or may include metadata like a geotag. This makes your User Content more searchable by others and more interactive. If you geotag your photo or tag your photo using others' APIs then your latitude and longitude will be stored with the photo and may be searchable (e.g., through a location or map feature) if your photo is made public by you in accordance with your privacy settings.
Storage of Information & Transfer of Data
Most of the information we collect is retained by us on our servers. If you are using the ASUKA Service from a country other than the country in which our Web servers are located (currently Taiwan) the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use personal information collected through the ASUKA Service:
I. to communicate with you or third parties;
II. to process your requests and transactions;
III. to improve the ASUKA Service;
IV. to customize the services and/or products we provide to you;
V. to assist with our product and service development;
VI. to perform marketing activities;
VII. to provide relevant advertising; and
VIII. for other purposes related to our business.
With Whom We Share Your Personal Information
Personal information (and non-personal information) collected through the ASUKA Service may be shared with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf (for example, companies that provide data management or other support services to us such as data storage and Web hosting services). We may share your personal information (and non-personal information) with third parties to serve you relevant advertising and market our products, but we won't sell your personal information.
Also, we may disclose the personal information we collect through the ASUKA Service when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to:
I. comply with applicable law (e.g., in response to a valid court order or subpoena);
II. prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft;
III. enforce the Terms of ASUKA Service or other agreements that govern your use of the ASUKA Service and/or our services;
IV. to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others; or
V. to protect your vital interests.
Modifying Your Information - Opt-Out / Opt-In
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. You may update or modify your information or change your privacy preferences at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, in some instances, via the ASUKA Service. You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us, including, but not limited to, promotional emails, by emailing us at email@example.com. Transactional service communications (such as messages about your registration) are not subject to the foregoing opt-out procedures. Requests to disable your account or reset your password should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. for faster processing.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We take reasonable security measures to protect your personal information (including preventing the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of your personal information). However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. If you use a password on the ASUKA Service, you are responsible for keeping it confidential. Do not share it with any other person. If you believe your password has been misused or your account compromised, please advise us immediately.
THE ASUKA SERVICES ARE NOT MEANT FOR PEOPLE UNDER 13. We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target the ASUKA Service to children under 13.