Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of BilingualNews Website
STEGA GK

Bilingual News: Transcripts

09.01.20

Data Collected

Personal data may be provided by the user or automatically collected during use of the application, as is necessitated to provide its services. Other data collected may be described in later sections of this policy document or by dedicated text with the data collection. Use of tracking tools by this application or by third party services used by this application, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify users and customize user experience as required to provide requested services. Personal data may be freely provided by the user, or collected automatically when using this application. Failure to provide certain personal data may make it impossible for this application to provide its services.

The Personal Data collected are used to provide the User with services, improve the services provided or to sell goods, including payment and possible delivery. The Personal Data collected to complete the payment may include the credit card, the bank account used for the transfer, or any other means of payment envisaged. The kind of Data collected by bilingualnews.jp depends on the payment system used.

• Identity Data, which may include your first name, last name, title.
• Contact Data, which may include your delivery/service address, email address and telephone numbers.
• Technical Data, which includes your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, and operating system and platform.
• Usage Data, which includes information about how you use our website.
• Marketing and Communications Data, which includes your preferences in receiving marketing
and non-marketing communications from us.


Processing of Data

Methods of processing

Appropriate security measures will be taken by the data controller to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of personal data. Processing of the personal data will utilize computers and IT enabled tools for the purposes indicated. The data may be accessible to certain parties involved with the operation (administration, IT companies, communications agencies, hosting providers, technical services providers, etc) as appointed necessarily by the owner to process data. The data controller may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.

We have set out below a description of the purposes for which we may use personal information. For each purpose, we identify the groups of personal information we use for that purpose (please refer to section above).

To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data):
Identity, Contact, Technical

To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences:
Technical, Usage

To comply with legal obligations that apply to us, monitor and ensure compliance with our terms, and defend our legal interests in the event of a potential dispute:
Identity, Contact, Transaction, Technical, Profile, Usage, Marketing and Communications

Retention time

The data is retained for the period necessary to provide services requested by the user, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document. The user can request that the data controller suspend or remove user data.

Third party services with which data may be shared for purposes of providing services to the User:
Wordpress.com, AWS, Google Analytics, WordPress Stats, Google Tag Manager, Paypal, Stripe, Apple Pay

Cookie Policy

This document informs Users about the technologies that help bilingualnews.jp to achieve the purposes described below. Such technologies allow the Owner to access and store information (for example by using a Cookie) or use resources (for example by running a script) on a User’s device as they interact with bilingualnews.jp. For simplicity, all such technologies are defined as “Trackers” within this document – unless there is a reason to differentiate. For example, while Cookies can be used on both web and mobile browsers, it would be inaccurate to talk about Cookies in the context of mobile apps as they are a browser-based Tracker. For this reason, within this document, the term Cookies is only used where it is specifically meant to indicate that particular type of Tracker. Some of the purposes for which Trackers are used may also require the User’s consent. Whenever consent is given, it can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document. Bilingualnews.jp uses Trackers managed directly by the Owner (so-called “first-party” Trackers) and Trackers that enable services provided by a third-party (so-called “third-party” Trackers). Unless otherwise specified within this document, third-party providers may access the Trackers managed by them. The validity and expiration periods of Cookies and other similar Trackers may vary depending on the lifetime set by the Owner or the relevant provider. Some of them expire upon termination of the User’s browsing session. In addition to what’s specified in the descriptions within each of the categories below, Users may find more precise and updated information regarding lifetime specification as well as any other relevant information – such as the presence of other Trackers – in the linked privacy policies of the respective third-party providers or by contacting the Owner.

Activities strictly necessary for the operation of bilingualnews.jp and delivery of the Service

Bilingualnews.jp uses so-called “technical” Cookies and other similar Trackers to carry out activities that are strictly necessary for the operation or delivery of the Service.
Other activities involving the use of Trackers

Measurement
Bilingualnews.jp uses Trackers to measure traffic and analyze User behavior with the goal of improving the Service.

Analytics
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google LLC)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of bilingualnews.jp, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.)
Wordpress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

How to manage preferences and provide or withdraw consent

There are various ways to manage Tracker related preferences and to provide and withdraw consent, where relevant:
Users can manage preferences related to Trackers from directly within their own device settings, for example, by preventing the use or storage of Trackers. Additionally, whenever the use of Trackers is based on consent, Users can provide or withdraw such consent by setting their preferences within the cookie notice or by updating such preferences accordingly via the relevant consent-preferences widget, if available. It is also possible, via relevant browser or device features, to delete previously stored Trackers, including those used to remember the User’s initial consent. Other Trackers in the browser’s local memory may be cleared by deleting the browsing history. With regard to any third-party Trackers, Users can manage their preferences and withdraw their consent via the related opt-out link (where provided), by using the means indicated in the third party’s privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Locating Tracker Settings

Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses:
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Brave
Opera
Users may also manage certain categories of Trackers used on mobile apps by opting out through relevant device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile devices, or tracking settings in general (Users may open the device settings, view and look for the relevant setting).

Advertising industry specific opt-outs

Notwithstanding the above, Users may follow the instructions provided by YourOnlineChoices (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document. The Digital Advertising Alliance offers an application called AppChoices that helps Users to control interest-based advertising on mobile apps.


Additional information

Legal action

The user’s personal data may be used for legal purposes by the data controller, in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this application or the related services. The user declares to be aware that the data controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this application and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this application such as system logs or use for this purpose other personal data, such as IP addresses.
Information not contained in this policy
More details concerning the collection or processing of personal data may be requested from the data controller at any time.

Changes to this privacy policy

The data controller reserves the right to update this privacy policy at any time and give notice to its users on this page. It is recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the top. If a user objects to any of the changes to the policy, the user must discontinue using the application. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all personal data the data controller has about users.

Owner and Data Controller

STEGA GK
23-17 Sakuragaokacho, City Court Sakuragaoka 408
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
150-0031
Owner contact email: bilingualnewsjp@gmail.com