Last modified: December 2018.

 

1. General Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

Purpose:
The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe how Star Micronics Co., Ltd. (“Star Micronics”, “we” or “us”) collects, uses, processes and shares information about you and your company through our online interfaces (e.g., websites and mobile applications) owned and controlled by us, including www.starmicronicscloud.com (collectively referred to herein as the “Site”). If we collect your personal data through other methods or channels, we’ll give you timely and appropriate notice describing what personal data we’re collecting, how we’ll use it, and the types of third parties with whom we may share it. We will collect only as much personal data as we need for specific, identified purposes, and we won’t use it for other purposes without obtaining your consent. We will take appropriate steps to make sure the personal data in our records is accurate. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do. If you do not understand any aspects of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to Contact Us or as described at the end of this Policy.

Our General Privacy Policy explains:
1-1. Information We Collect and Why We Collect It
1-2. How We Use and Share Your Information
1-3. Access to your Information and Choices
1-4. Security of Your Information
1-5. Consent to Data Processing in United States
1-6. Changes to Our Privacy Policy
1-7. Questions and How Contact Us

Scope; Third Party Sites.
This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect at and through the Site. Our Site also contains links to third party sites that are not owned or controlled by Star Micronics. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal data.

Terms of Use.
Please note that your use of our Site is also subject to our Terms and Conditions of Use.

1-1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
Information About You
Our service allows shoppers to gather and store receipts digitally from various retail stores (retailers). We collect and process information about you and your company, including name, address, telephone number, email address, hours of operation, names of staff, type of business, and website/social networking service address, etc. In this regard we also collect and process information about shoppers’ activities and transactions with your company.
If you opt-in and provide your consent, we will share the information we have about you with certain third parties that can provide services to you, such as reports about how you are performing compared to this time last month (or last year), how you are performing compared to other retailers similar to you and how your sales have increased or decreased over a particular period of time. We will only share your information with these third parties if you opt-in through our online dashboard of third party service providers.

Information Collected Through Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect certain information relating to your use of the Site. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Site analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity for Site operators and providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Site. By using this Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information regarding Google Analytics please visit Google’s website, and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Information Collected Through Cookies and Similar Technologies
We and our service providers use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Site through your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the Site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Site features or services may not function properly without cookies.

No Information from Children Under Age 13
If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to register with us at this Site or provide any personal data about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 13, please Contact us or call us at +81 54-263-7114

1-2. HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

To Provide Products, Services, and Information. As described above, we collect and process your information from you so that we can provide the services available at our Site. We may also send you information about our products and services, and new offerings. We may provide information to third party service providers that help us provide the Site and our services to you.
We use third party service providers (including subsidiaries of Star Micronics Co., Ltd.) to provide our products and services, including to provide technical support, host our Site, send out email updates about the Site, provide marketing and advertising services for us, remove repetitive information from our user lists, and process payments. We license and distribute the Shopper mobile app and we provide printer drivers, some Shopper data is stored and managed by us. When we use service providers, they may have access to your information in order to provide these services, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.

Your Consent
In addition to the sharing described elsewhere in this policy, we will share information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Star Micronics when we have your consent to do so.

Legal Proceedings
We will share your information with third party companies, organizations or individuals outside of Star Micronics if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • Enforce applicable Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Star Micronics, our users, customers or the public as required or permitted by law.

Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control
If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the Site to a third party, such as by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer or sell your information to the new owner. In such a case, unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, your information would remain subject to the promises made in the applicable privacy policy unless you agree differently.

1-3. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CHOICES
If you have any questions about what information we collect and how we use it, please Contact Us or call us at +81 54-263-7111. Where applicable or legally required, we will give you choices about the ways we use and share your personal data, and we’ll respect the choices you make.

1-4. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your information. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. We will keep your personal data only as long as we need it for the purposes for which we collected it, or as permitted by law.

1-5. CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING IN UNITED STATES
In order to provide our products and services to you, we may be transferred and stored your personal data (also commonly referred to as personal data) outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including to the United States. Accordingly, your personal data may be transferred outside of the country where you reside or are located, including to countries that may not or do not provide the same level of protection for your personal data. We are also committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal data when it is transferred. Where such transfers occur, we take appropriate steps to provide the same level of protection for the processing carried out in any such countries as within the EEA to the extent feasible under applicable law. By using and accessing our Site, users who reside or are located in countries outside of the United States agree and consent to the transfer to and processing of personal data on servers located outside of the country where they reside, and that the protection of such information may be different than required under the laws of their residence or location.

1-6. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
Our privacy policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this privacy policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this privacy policy in an archive for your review.

1-7. QUESTIONS AND HOW CONTACT US
If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our general privacy policy or otherwise need to contact us, please Contact Us, email us at info@starmicronicscloud.com, call us at +81 54-263-7111, or contact us by US postal mail at the following address:
Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
20-10 Nakayoshida, Suruga-ku,
Shizuoka, Japan 422-8654

 

2. Additional Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

Purpose:
In accordance with this Section 2 in addition to Section 1 (General Privacy Policy), Star Micronics Co., Ltd. (“Star Micronics”, “we” or “us”) may have occasion to collect and process personal data (as defined below). This Additional Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) applies to the processing of personal data concerning data subjects in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

Our Additinal Privacy Policy explains:
2-1. Personal data
2-2. Use of Personal data
2-3. Disclosure to Third Parties
2-4. Cross-Border Transfer
2-5. Retention of Personal data
2-6. Rights of Data Subjects
2-7. Right to Lodge Complaint with Data Protection Authority
2-8. Questions and How Contact Us

2-1. PERSONAL DATA
In this Policy, Personal data means any data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Personal data”). Star Micronics may collect and process personal data, including name, address, telephone number, email address and website/social networking service address of a natural person in the EEA.

2-2. USE OF PERSONAL DATA
Star Micronics collect and processes personal data for the following purposes:

  • Providing services to relevant clients and users;
  • Managing customer relationships;
  • Legitimate business interests, such as undertaking business research and analysis or managing the operation of the business
  • Public relations, such as responding to inquiries
  • Engaging in marketing and business development activities in relation to the services. This may include sending client newsletters, marketing communications and other information that may be of interest to them;
  • Defense of certain rights or interests; and
  • Compliance with legal and regulatory obligations that we have to discharge.

 

Star Micronics relies on the following legal grounds to process personal data:

  • The data subject’s consent expressly given to process his/her personal data in such manner. The data subject may withdraw his/her consent to this processing at any time; however, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before withdrawal of the consent;
  • Entering into a contract with a data subject or performing obligations under a contract with a data subject;
  • Legitimate interests, some examples of which are given above; and
  • Compliance with applicable laws or regulations

2-3. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
Star Micronics may supply or disclose personal data, without the data subjects’ prior consent, to Star Micronics’ service assignees. We may also supply or disclose personal data to third party service providers (including subsidiaries of Star Micronics Co., Ltd.) when it is necessary for some other justifiable reason permitted by the laws and regulations.

2-4. CLOSS-BORDER TRANSFER
Personal data may be transferred to entities in countries or jurisdictions outside the EEA, such as United State and Japan, if required for the purposes as described above. Please note that such countries or jurisdictions may not have the same data protection laws as the EEA and will not afford many of the rights conferred upon data subjects in the EEA. Star Micronics will ensure that any such international transfers are made subject to appropriate and suitable safeguards as required by the GDPR or other relevant laws. When doing so, we will comply with applicable data protection requirements and take appropriate safeguards to ensure the security and integrity of personal data.

2-5. RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA
Star Micronics will retain personal data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

2-6. RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECTS
Data subjects have the right to access, request correction of, request deletion of, request the limitation of processing of, object to the processing of, and request the data portability of their personal data retained by us. When we receive a request based on the right specified above, we shall conduct any necessary investigation without delay and provide data subjects or nominated third parties with personal data or respond to such rights without delay.

While there will not generally be any detrimental effects for the data subjects if they fail to provide their personal data, we may need to collect personal data to process data subjects’ instructions or perform contracts with them. In such case, we may have to cancel the engagement or contract such data subjects have with us, and will notify them thereof at that time.

2-7. RIGHT TO LODGE COMPLAINT WITH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY
Data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with the local data protection authority if they have a complaint with regard to Star Micronics’s processing of their personal data.

2-8. QUESTIONS AND HOW CONTACT US

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our additional privacy policy, Star Micronics’s privacy practices, your rights described in “Section 2-6. Rights of Data Subjects”, please Contact Us, email us at info@starmicronicscloud.com, call us at +81 54-263-7111, or contact us by US postal mail at the following address:
Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
20-10 Nakayoshida, Suruga-ku,
Shizuoka, Japan 422-8654