Privacy Policy

(English Translation Only)

The translation below is provided for your convenience only. If there is any discrepancy between the translation in English and the original Japanese text (including due to the delay in translation), the original Japanese text takes precedence.

LINE WORKS Privacy Policy

WORKS MOBILE Japan Corp. (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) prioritizes protecting the personal information of users who access services provided by the Company (hereinafter referred to as “Users”) and users who provide personal information to the Company (hereinafter referred to as “Stakeholders”).

As our Company recognizes the importance of protecting personal information, we will do our best to thoroughly and carefully protect and handle the personal information of our Stakeholders.

Our Company deems your trust as the most important evaluation standard and shall collect personal information only to the necessary extent upon the agreement of the Stakeholder. We shall not disclose personal information to third parties without the consent of the Stakeholder.

Our Company prioritizes your trust in our services and will continue putting in our utmost efforts into protecting the personal information of our Stakeholders.

1. Scope of Application

The scope of the Privacy Policy is applicable to Stakeholders providing personal information and the Company, in the case when the Company collects personal information via LINE WORKS-related websites or other services provided by the Company (hereinafter referred to as “Services”). If processing User information is stipulated individually in the Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions of each service (hereinafter referred to as the “Individual Terms and Conditions”), the Individual Terms and Conditions shall also be applied accordingly. In the event of any inconsistency occurring between this Privacy Policy and the Individual Terms and Conditions, the Individual Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

2. Scope and Method of the Collection of Stakeholders’ Information

   (1) Information Provided to the Company

 

Information Collected by Promotions

Information including your name, company name, department name, position, phone number, email address, LINE WORKS ID, etc., may be collected during surveys or for promotional lotteries and to send the prizes.

Contact for Inquiries

Information including your name, company name, department name, position, phone number, email address, LINE WORKS ID, etc., may be collected upon inquiry.

Exchange of Business Cards

If the Company exchanges business cards with Stakeholders, including existing and new clients and other parties concerned, information including your name, company name, department name, position, phone number, and email address indicated on your business card may be collected.

When Submitting Application/Information for Participation or Holding Events & Seminars Hosted by the Company or Other Companies

If the Stakeholder applies for or hosts events or seminars hosted by the Company or other companies, information including your name, company name, department name, position, phone number, or email address may be collected. Events and seminars may be held not only offline but also online.

Personal Information of the Company’s Personnel and Job Applicants

The Company’s personnel or job applicants’ information including the name, age, address, company name, department name, position, phone number, email address, work experience, etc. may be collected through hiring agents or other related business operators.

Media Alliance

In the case of a media alliance to display advertorials, information such as the name, company name, department name, position, phone number, email address, etc., of the individual who requested media data from the media operator or applicant of a seminar or event may be collected.

 

 

   (2) Service Use Information

 

Subscription Information for Service Use

The Company will collect the User’s name, company name, department name, position, phone number, email address, LINE WORKS ID, etc. when the User subscribes to use the Services provided by the Company or when the User utilizes the provided Services.

Payment Information

In some cases, the Services may require you to enter payment information such as your credit card information. However, as the payment agency is responsible for charges, the Company does not store credit card information. The payment information collected by the Company includes the amount paid by the User, date of payment, payment method, and other payment-related information.

Cookies

Cookies are applied to enhance usability for the User by saving settings or other factors to strengthen security including session maintenance and protection, measure the impact of advertisements, or provide more interesting information to the User. We analyze the number of visits and usage patterns of the User as well as the number of Stakeholders through cookies to provide more qualified services to our customers. In some cases, the Company uses Google Analytics for Services. The User may turn off cookies, but this may result in the restriction of certain login required services.

Access Log

When the User accesses the Services, information including the User’s IP address, browser type, browser language, and timestamp will be automatically generated and stored.

Location Information

The location information transmitted by mobile devices are applied in some Services. However, the location information will not be transmitted when the User did not permit the transmission of location information on the mobile device settings.

Devices and Other Information

The Company may collect the device information of Users (OS, unique identification number of mobile device, computer name, advertisement ID, language settings, and log information available on other software, etc.). Some cases may concern the Company connecting the collected advertisement ID with the internal identifier for the User.

Collection of Personal Information upon the Consent of Other Stakeholders

3. Purpose of Using Stakeholders’ Information

The Company shall use the collected information of Stakeholders for the following purposes:

 

① Purpose of Using of Users’ Personal Information

• To provide services or functions
• To register Users for the Services or confirm identification for customer management
• To operate services, such as delivering essential information, surveys, delivery of goods, etc. to Users
• To evaluate and analyze the market, customer, product, or services (access to users’ feedback about the Company’s products and services, customer surveys, etc.)
• To understand how Users utilize the Services to develop new and improved products and Services
• To respond to Users’ inquiries
• To secure and prevent abuse of Services
• To implement promotions, such as free prize lotteries, providing gifts, and others
• To create, use, disclose, and provide statistical data on the Services to the extent that the individual cannot be specified
• To collect, use, and provide improvements, enhancements, and marketing materials for the Services after processing data so that the individual cannot be specified
• Other methods agreed to by Users

 

② Purpose of Using of Stakeholders’ Personal Information
• To make inquiries or contact
• To select clients, provide sales information, sign contracts, manage transactions, file claims, and other corresponding tasks
• To provide information on events and seminars of the Company and the Services
• To create, use, disclose, and provide statistical data on the Services to the extent that the individual cannot be specified
• To collect, use, and provide improvements, enhancements, and marketing materials for the Services after processing data so that the individual cannot be specified
• Other methods agreed by Stakeholders for related transactions

 

③ Purpose of Using of the Company’s Personnel or Job Applicants’ Personal Information
• To make inquiries or contact personnel (including retired personnel) and job applicants for personnel management of retired employees and other general office tasks
• Other methods agreed by the Company’s personnel or the job applicant

4. Provision of Stakeholders’ Information to Third Parties

The Company shall not provide personal information to any third party unless otherwise agreed to in advance by the Stakeholder or a party with due rights to represent the Stakeholder.


① If the User utilizes services associated with a third party, minimal personal information will be provided to the affiliated party for User identification
② If personal information is required to protect the person’s life, body, or property, but difficulties arise in obtaining the consent of the party involved
③ If collaboration is required for a state-run institution, local public entities, or the consignor to execute tasks stipulated by law, and if obtaining the consent of the party involved may interfere with the implementation of office duties
④ If the Company’s business, including personal information, is transferred to a third party due to a merger, the division of the Company, transfer of business, or other reasons
⑤ If the act is permitted by the Personal Information Protection Act or other regulations

 

In addition, foreign corporations may be included as third parties to whom information is provided.

5. Consignment of Stakeholders’ Information

To the extent required for the purpose of use, the Company may entrust some or all of the collected information of the Stakeholder to its consignor. Upon consignment, the Company shall thoroughly review the qualifications of the corresponding consignor, and it shall simultaneously establish an eligible information management system by stipulating confidentiality obligations when signing the contract. In addition, entrusting to foreign consignors occur after taking appropriate protective measures (e.g. contractual measures) to ensure that personal information is protected based on the PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT, etc.

6. Joint Use of Stakeholders’ Information

To the extent required for the purpose of use, the Company may jointly use the Stakeholders’ information with the Company’s affiliated corporations (including companies in foreign countries in accordance with the definitions of Article 8: Ordinance on the Terminology, Forms, and Preparation Methods of Financial Statements, etc. ).


Stakeholders information for joint use is identical to articles stipulated in the “Scope and Method of Collection of Stakeholders’ Information.”
The objective of such joint use is identical to the purpose of use indicated in “Purpose of Using Stakeholders’ Information.” (However, terminologies shall be changed from “Company” to “Affiliated Company” and the “Services” to “Services Provided by the Group of the Affiliated Company.”)
The Company shall be in charge of managing the joint use of information. Please contact the Privacy Center for inquiries.


If required by a business partner, the Company may share the User’s personal information with the corresponding business partner as well as its affiliates mentioned above for joint duties. In such cases, the Company shall disclose the purpose of use, business partner’s name, type of information, and the Administrator’s name to the User in advance before jointly using the User’s personal information.

7. Security Measures for Stakeholder Information

The Company implements reasonable physical or technical security measures regarding the Services, or the information collected by the Company. However, even if reasonable security measures are implemented for Shareholder information by the Company, please keep in mind that perfect security may not always be the case on websites, transmission on the Internet, computer systems, and wireless connections.

8. Consent to International Transmission of Data

Upon accessing or participating in Services or providing personal information to the Company, the Stakeholder will be deemed to have consented to the collection, transmission, storage, and processing of the Stakeholder’s personal information in countries other than their country of residence. Please keep in mind that laws including the Data Protection Act of the foreign country receiving the data may not be as comprehensive as those of the Stakeholder’s country of residence.

9. Rights Related to Stakeholders’ Personal Information

The Stakeholder may request that the Company to disclose, correct, add, delete, suspend utilization of, or discontinue provision of personal information to third parties. Please contact us through “Inquiries” if such requests are necessary. The Company will respond promptly in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act upon request. However, the following cases may result in the restriction of the disclosure of personal information, and extra disclosure fees stipulated by the Company may be charged upon the filing of a claim. Additionally, the Company may decline making measures if fraudulent claims are repeated, for requests requiring excessive technical skills or that infringe upon the privacy of another party, when fulfillment is almost impossible, or if the request is not applicable to obligations under local laws and regulations.

 

① If the disclosure of personal information may violate the life, body, property, other rights and interests of the involved party or a third party
② If the request for the disclosure of personal information may significantly disrupt the Company’s affairs
③ If the disclosure of personal information infringes upon laws and regulations
④ If it is unverifiable that the party involved requested the disclosure of personal information

10. Use of Analysis Tools

Google Analytics, services provided by Google LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Google”), are applied in services and websites operated by the Company to understand the current status of Services accessed by the User for quality improvement. The Company uses the collected and analyzed information on the current status of Services accessed by the User (such as the frequency of website visit and history of accessed web pages) solely for the purpose of improving the quality of Services and Company-operated websites. Personally identifiable information, such as the User’s name, is not collected by Google Analytics. Cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information on the current status of Services accessed by the User. Only Google LLC may access cookies issued by Google Analytics. The information collected by Google is managed in accordance with the terms and conditions of Google Analytics and the privacy policy of Google Analytics. To deactivate the cookies of Google Analytics, additional functions of Google Analytics must be installed to block the browser accessed by the User.

It will be deemed that the User has approved the collection and processing of data by Google and the Company via the above methods for the above purposes by using the Services and accessing Company-operated websites.

 

Google Analytics Terms of Service

 http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/jp.html

Google Privacy Policy

 http://www.google.com/intl/ja/policies/privacy/

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

 https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=ja

 

To enhance quality and provide advertisements fit for the User, Adjust GmbH services are also applied in the Services and Company-operated websites to collect information on the current status of Services accessed by the User. This service collects information about the User’s IP address, device ID, application version, country and language, and OS version. It will be deemed that the User has approved the collection and processing of data by Adjust GmbH and the Company in the Services and Company-operated websites via the above methods for the above purposes. The tracking for the corresponding Service may be turned off by the User. Please check the webpage below to turn off tracking.

 https://www.adjust.com/forget-device

 

Please refer to the webpage below for Adjust GmbH’s Privacy Policy.

Adjust GmbH Privacy Policy

 https://www.adjust.com/terms/privacy-policy

11. Revision of Privacy Policy

If modifications are made to the Privacy Policy, the date of revision and the revision itself will be posted on the Company’s website.

12. Access to Stakeholders’ Information

The Company shall take reasonable steps to ensure that the collected personal information of the Stakeholder shall be stored only during the required period of time pursuant to the purpose of collection or stipulated by corresponding laws and regulations.

13. Contact for Inquiries

Please contact us via the contact information mentioned below for any comments, questions, or complaints related to this Privacy Policy, inquiries regarding the Company’s Private Policy, or matters that are unclear.

 

WORKS MOBILE Japan Corp.
11F, Jingumae Tower Building, 1-5-8, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Privacy Center privacy_wm@worksmobile.com

Addendum

Revised on March 1, 2021

Revised on March 9, 2020

Revised on February 26, 2019

Revised on September 11, 2018

Revised on February 02, 2017

Revised on November 21, 2016

Enacted on September 7, 2015

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