Original statement is https://osdn.net/docs-ja/Privacy_Policy (Japanese).
This document describes our policies of the following OSDN Sites (individually "Site" and collectively "Sites") on the collection, use, and disclosure of users' personal information, and describes the choices available to users regarding how to update and correct their personal information.
We are committed to good privacy practices regarding personal data, and we aim to give the users of our Sites as much rights as possible to control their own personal information including registration information. Under strict control, we safely accumulate and store personal information that we collect or submitted to us, and take appropriate preventive and corrective actions against improper access to, loss, destruction, falsification, and leaking of personal information.
We gather the following types of personal information.
Information given to us by users:
In certain areas of the Sites, we may request a user to provide us with certain personal information. For example, it applies to information such as username, social media services, email address, and self introduction provided in order to complete the profile on the registered account. However, for most of the information, beside username, it is left to the user's discretion to register.
We may request the users to provide us with personal information when they post contents (such as source code, release files, articles, journal, photos, comments, or reviews), create a new account, subscribe to any of our mailing lists, or participate in certain services. That could include personal information such as phone number, name, zip code, age, or profession.
Information we collect about users:
When a user uses the Sites, we may automatically collect technical information about the user’s visit including pages the user visited, the order in which they were visited, page interaction information, the type of device the user is using, IP address, operating system, header information and browser software.
Information we receive from other sources:
We may receive information about our users from various business partners including advertising networks. We may work with third parties to collect information that allows us to associate our users with their accounts they have on social media or other websites.
We may aggregate the data we collect from our users (including IP addresses, operating system, and browser software types). In the course of aggregating the data, we anonymize and de-identify it so each piece of data cannot be associated with the user. We may disclose Aggregated Data to advertisers to inform them the number of people who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements.
How we use Aggregated Data:
We use Aggregated Data to build higher quality, more useful sites by performing statistical analysis of collective characteristics and behaviors of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests. We may use statistical information based on this data for commercial purposes, such as to sell, rent, or lease to advertisers and other business partners.
How we use personal data:
We may use personal data a user submits for the following purposes.
When we send certain communications such as a news letter to subscribers, we always include a link to the webpage where they can click to "unsubscribe".
User names, email addresses, and information posted by other users may be publicly available on a Site when a user voluntarily and publicly discloses personal data, such as when a user posts personal data in conjunction with content subject to an open source license, uses features to send a message to another user, or as part of a message posted to a public forum. We are not responsible for any consequences which may occur from the use of personal data that a user chooses to submit to public pages.
We may share your personal data in the following ways:
On OSDN Sites, there are pages that use technology called "web beacons". It is a technology also known as clear GIF, in which small graphic files are used to track the accesses to certain pages. With this technology, it is possible to track a specific individual, but on our Sites, we do not use it for such purpose to obtain personal data, except that we may use it as a part of the mechanism to make sure that the downloading of contents occurs at a server that is geographically close to the user.
Certain browsers have a "Do Not Track" feature that allows you to tell websites or applications that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. Please note that at this time our Sites generally do not respond to browser "Do Not Track" signals.
We may also participate in advertising networks that use interest-based advertising methods relying on cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies. This means that a user may see advertising on our Sites tailored to the user’s browsing behavior, or the user may see our advertising on other websites based on their behavior on our Sites.
Some internet browsers, websites, and mobile devices offer opt-outs for interest-based advertising. For additional information, please refer to the website that you are visiting, your browser and/or your device settings, and our "Policy and Procedures Regarding Advertisement Agents". From the document, you can opt-out of receiving interest-based ads individually from external service providers.
You can also opt-out of interest-based ads from the the links below.
NAI website http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
DAA website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
DDAI (For Japanese users) http://www.ddai.info/optout
Your Online Choice (For EEA users) http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
On our Sites, in order to conduct a research on the users’ trends or to deliver the most relevant advertising, we acquire statistical information regarding Site usage by using third party access analysis service. Like the aforementioned interest-based advertising, this access analysis service uses technologies such as cookies. With this access analysis tool, data obtained by advertising network may be statistically processed in conjunction with the user attribute data obtained by advertising networks, and this information does not identify any specific individual and will be treated in a form of anonymous data. It will not be used for any other purposes.
Third party website links & subdomains:
With respect to OSDN.net, we deliver the following services via subdomains (except language subdomains or country subdomains).
Any personal data a user provides through the use of any third party web contents, software, and services is subject to that third party’s policies governing privacy and security.
On our Sites, we encrypt most of the transmission of information, including when users enter personal information on our web forms. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us.
However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. It is users' responsibility to protect the security of their login information, and we advise that users do not make any confidential information publicly available through our Sites.
Occasionally, we may conduct sweepstakes, contests, and polls on our Sites in order to better deliver advertisements and contents and to better understand the users' needs.
This section describes the rights granted to users regarding their access to personal data they submit, and the choices available to them for updating, correcting, and deleting their personal data.
Access to data:
Upon request, OSDN will provide a user with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of the user’s personal information. To request this information, contact us at the contact information provided at the end of the document. If the a user's personal data changes, the user may correct, update, or delete the personal data by making the change on the user information page or by contacting us at the contact information provided at the end of the document.
We retain user’s personal data for as long as the user's account is active or as needed to provide the user OSDN Site Services, or as otherwise required by applicable law or related legal purposes. If a user wishes to cancel his/her account or request that we no longer use his/her identifiable personal data, the user can contact us at the contact information provided at the end of the document.
Journals, blogs, forums, mailing lists:
The Sites may offer publicly accessible blogs, journals, community forums, and mailing lists. Users should be aware that any information they provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of one’s personal data from these areas, users can contact us at the contact information provided at the end of the document. However, in some cases, we may not be able to completely remove the user’s personal data. This might be the case where the user have added comments to a project discussion or made a contribution to a mailing list, where removing his/her personal data could disrupt the function of the underlying system. In these cases, we may comply with the request by anonymizing the data so that it can not be associated with a specific user.
Emails for marketing purposes:
At any time, users can opt-out of receiving email notifications for promotional or marketing purposes. Please note that opting out of these emails will not end our transmission of important information as long as the user’s account exists.
Minors under 18 years of age require the consent from their parent or other legal guardian. Their proceeding to use the OSDN Services shall be deemed that they are given the parental consent. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors. If you have reason to believe that a minor has provided Personal Information to our Sites, please contact us. Upon confirming that we possess the minor’s personally identifiable information, we may delete that information from our databases.
We do not intentionally collect any personal data that is considered "special" or "sensitive" under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), including racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, biometric, or health data, or data concerning anything to do with a person's sexuality.
We provide our Sites and related services from Japan and USA. We may outsource the handling of your personal information to a third party service provider located outside of the user’s residential country, and we may share the information. Since it is not possible for users to use our Sites and services without these data transfers, we require their consent to the transfer of their personal data to Japan or countries where the third party service providers are located.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which is effective as of January 1, 2020, regulates how we handle personal information of California residents and gives California residents certain rights with respect to their personal information.
When we act as a service provider (for example, by providing our services to another company that you interact with), we follow the instructions of the business that engaged us with respect to how we process your personal information. If you would like more information about how your personal information is processed by other companies, including companies that engage us as a service provider, please contact those companies directly.
Information We May Collect:
We may collect the following categories of information:
For each category of information, we collect the information from a variety of sources, including directly from you, from your devices, from your social media profiles, and/or from third party providers. We collect the information to provide you with services, protect our customers and ourselves (including the services), and to improve the services. We do not share personal information with Third Parties as the term is defined under the CCPA.
We do not sell personal information of any individual, including personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
We have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose in the 12 months prior to this Policy’s last update.
We have not disclosed any personal information for valuable consideration in the 12 months prior to this Policy’s last update.
You may have certain rights with respect to your personal information, including:
To exercise these rights, please submit a request by emailing email@example.com. Please be as specific as possible in relation to the personal information you wish to access. Once we receive your request, we will review it, determine whether we can verify your identity, and process the request accordingly. If we need additional information to verify your identity, we will let you know. We will respond to your request within 45 days of receipt, or notify you if we require additional time.
If you would prefer, you may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf.
Personal information inquiry and consultation desk
TEL: +81-3-6690-9870 Mon - Fri, 10:00 - 17:00 JST
last update: 2020/11/27