Privacy policy

1.Introduction

We, STH TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS (“Tennis Note,” “we,” “us,” or “our), believe your privacy is very important.
To fulfill our commitment to respecting and protecting your privacy, we will adhere to our basic principles as explained in detail below, and crafted this Privacy Policy in accordance with these basic principles:
1.We inform you of the personal information that will be collected, and seek your consent to collect, use, or disclose your personal information.
2.We identify the purposes of use for collecting your personal information.
3.We collect only information that is necessary to carry out the identified purposes of use.
4.We use or disclose your personal information only for the purposes for which it is collected, except with your consent or as required or permitted by law, and we will keep your information only as long as necessary to fulfill those purposes.
5.We endeavor to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
6.We protect your personal information by appropriate security safeguards.
7.We make our policies and practices for the handling of your personal information as transparent as possible.
8.You will have access to your personal information and will be able to correct your personal information as appropriate.
9.We will be accountable to you. We are always interested in hearing your opinion regarding our compliance with these principles, this Privacy Policy, and applicable law.


2.What This Privacy Policy Applies To

a.What Is This Privacy Policy?

This Privacy Policy explains how Tennis Note will handle and safeguard your personal information, and the choices you have to access and control your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to: personal information you provide us when you use the Tennis Note inbox (“Tennis Note App”), optional services made available within the Tennis Note App, and other apps that integrate with or work in conjunction with the Tennis Note App (collectively “Apps”); personal information you provide us when you visit websites maintained by us relating to our Apps (“Websites”) (Apps and Websites are collectively referred to as the “Service”); and personal information about you provided by users of the Service. This Privacy Policy applies if you are using the Service from anywhere outside of Japan. If you are using the Service in Japan, please refer to our Japan Privacy Policy. The current version of this Privacy Policy is accessible at our website: https://terms.Tennis Note.com/Tennis Note_rules/?lang=en ★追加


3.Types of Information We Collect

a.What Information Does Tennis Note Collect?

To provide you the Service, Tennis Note collects and uses the following types of information:

i.Information for Account Creation and Registration
When you register with us and create a Tennis Note account to use the Tennis Note App, Tennis Note will ask you to provide your telephone number. This information is necessary because we send text message via SMS to phone number provided as part of our ongoing efforts to detect and deter unauthorized or fraudulent use of or abuse of the Service. We may also use your registered phone number to provide you important information about the Service. Alternatively, you may choose to create a Tennis Note account using your Facebook account when, for example, you wish not to provide your telephone number. In such a case, it is optional to provide your telephone number. Please note that, we do not collect your Facebook password. If you choose to enable “Allow Others to Add” feature, your telephone number is used to let other users who have your telephone number in their address books add you as a Tennis Note Friend, and to allow other users who know your telephone number to find you. Please note that you can at any time choose to enable or disable this “Allow Others to Add” feature in “Settings” > “Friends”

ii.Device Information and Access Logs When You Use Our Service
When you use the Service or visit our Website, we may obtain and maintain certain electronic identification or log data from your mobile device or personal computer such as: OS type, IP address, browser information including type and language settings, device identifier, advertising identifier or mobile application identifier. This information is necessary as part of our ongoing efforts to detect and deter unauthorized or fraudulent use of or abuse of the Service, as well as to provide you and optimize the Service for your environment. Also, please note that, an advertising identifier may be associated with our internal identifier.

b.What Other Information Might Tennis Note Collect?

To improve your experience when using the Service, we provide additional functionalities, including the ability to access your Tennis Note account from multiple devices, help you find your friends, or help you enjoy the Service more. If you choose to use such functionalities or your Tennis Note account on multiple devices, we may ask you to provide following types of information:

i.Email Address [OPTIONAL]
You may want to access your Tennis Note account from multiple devices (“Multiple Device Login”) or to transfer your Tennis Note account from one device to another (“Account Transfer”). If you wish to enable the Multiple Devices Login or to transfer your Tennis Note account to a different device, you will need to provide your email address and a password and/or PIN code, so that we may associate these devices with your Tennis Note account. We may use your registered e-mail address to provide you important information about the Service. Please note that, if you change your mind later and decide you no longer wish to provide your email address, you can at any time remove it in “Settings” > “Accounts” menu in the Tennis Note App.

ii.Tennis Note ID [OPTIONAL]
You may want to make it easier for your Tennis Note friends to find you. If you so choose, you can assign a Tennis Note ID to your Tennis Note account, and allow your friends to find you through your Tennis Note ID. Alternatively, you may choose not to allow other Tennis Note users to contact you using your Tennis Note ID. Please note that, your Tennis Note ID is not visible to other Tennis Note users, and it may be a pseudonym.

iii.Contact Telephone Numbers in Your Address Book [OPTIONAL]
You may wish to make it easier for you to find your friends so that you can communicate using Tennis Note App. If you wish to ask us to help you find your friends, you may want to consider enabling “Auto Add Friends” feature. If you choose to enable “Auto Add Friends” feature, we will collect the telephone numbers (and e-mail addresses if issued by Japanese telecom companies) in your mobile device’s address book, and enable you add friends in the Tennis Note App who have consented to being found by their telephone number or e-mail address (“Account Matching Service”). Once you have added a friend in the Tennis Note App, you can call them or send them messages over the Tennis Note App. We will collect information from only the telephone number (and e-mail addresses if issued by Japanese telecom companies) fields in your mobile device’s address book; we do not collect contact names or any information from other data fields. You can at any time change your mind and disable Account Matching Service by turning off this feature under “Settings” -> “Friends” If you do so, the information you provided by this feature will be deleted. If you would like to invite individual friends or contacts to connect with you on the Tennis Note App, you may send them invitations directly via SMS or e-mail directly from your mobile device using the address book in your mobile phone. When you use the invitation function in the Tennis Note App, we will access your address book to identify your friends. After your friend(s) have been identified, you can send invitations directly to individual friends and contact via SMS or e-mail on your mobile device telephone.

iv.Location Information [OPTIONAL]
To use Tennis Note App, you are not required to provide your location information (“geolocation”). However, we provide features that utilize geolocation for your convenience and to improve your user experience. You can start the process by choosing the feature under “Add Friends” menu. Once the process is initiated, we will ask you to access your geolocation so that we can match you with the nearby Tennis Note user(s). Please note that, you can only find users who also initiated the process.

v.Contact Information for Customer Support [OPTIONAL]
There may be occasions where you wish to contact us to seek customer support service. If you contact us via our Contact Form or by other means, we may obtain and maintain any information you choose to provide, including your name, contact info such as your email address, phone number, as well as information about your mobile device or personal commuter such as device type, and OS type. We will use this information to address and investigate the issues you have forwarded to us, to provide you support, and to improve our customer support service.

vi.Contact Information for Promotional Events and Customer Surveys [OPTIONAL]
If you choose to participate in promotional events or surveys that Tennis Note offers from time to time, we might ask your contact details (e.g., name, mailing address, phone number, email address, gender and date of birth) to administer the event, such as to confirm participation eligibility for the event, to enable you to fill out a questionnaire, to conduct to deliver the prizes to you.

vii.Payment Information [OPTIONAL]
If you choose to purchase or use a fee-based service and pay for such service by means other than in-app purchases via iTunes or Google Play, we may collect your credit card information. We will use your credit card information only to process your purchase or use our fee-based service. Please note that, we will not retain your credit card information because your credit-card settlement will be handled by appropriate payment agencies.

c.What About Information I Create About Myself and Share With Others?

i.User-Generated Content [OPTIONAL]
In addition to the information describe above, you may choose to create “user-generated content,” such as your profile information (i.e., “display name,” profile picture, and the phrase you choose to show under your “WHAT’S UP?” status), text and audio messages, photos, videos, geolocation information, or the contact information of your Tennis Note friends, and share your user-generated content with other users. You may choose how much or little of your user-generated content you would like to share and with whom you share it when you create messages by selecting the recipients of your user-generated contents and/or by the settings in the Tennis Note App. Please remember that the user-generated content you share with others can be copied, stored, or disseminated by the recipients and accessed by unintended recipients due to the nature of digital data. We encourage you to pay close attention when you generate and share your information or contents.

4.How We Use and Handle Your Information

a.How Does Tennis Note Use My Information?

To provide the Service, Tennis Note, as a data controller or joint data controller, uses your information for the following purposes:
  • to provide you the Service via your mobile phone or personal computer and to allow you to transmit your user-generated content to other Tennis Note users;
  • to verify your identity;
  • to allow you to use your Tennis Note account on multiple devices and transfer your Tennis Note account to another device;
  • to help you find people you know that already are Tennis Note users so that you can connect using Tennis Note; and, upon your request, to allow other Tennis Note users to connect with you;
  • to detect and deter unauthorized or fraudulent use of or abuse of the Service;
  • to improve and/or optimize the Service;
  • to enable us to provide customer support, and to respond effectively to your inquiries and claims;
  • to conduct user surveys;
  • to provide you with information regarding the Service;
  • to measure the effectiveness of advertisements that we place on the Internet or in other media;
  • to notify users of any other important information regarding the Service, if necessary;
  • to identify winners of promotional contests, to send gifts to those winners, and to deliver purchased products and the like;
  • to aggregate anonymized statistical data regarding the Service.
  • to comply with applicable laws or legal obligations.
If, however, we provide you with more specific purpose(s) of use either at the time we ask you to provide your personal information or through another means, then such notice will take precedence over the general purposes of use stated in Section 4.a of this Privacy Policy.

b.Where Is My Information Transmitted and Stored?

To provide the Service in a reliable and responsible manner, Tennis Note processes and stores your information on secure servers which may be physically located in different countries around the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area. By continuing to use the Service, you agree that your information may be internationally transferred and that Tennis Note can process and store your information in a country other than where you submitted.

c.How Long Does Tennis Note Keep My Information?

Tennis Note retains your personal information you provide while: your account is in existence; for the length of time needed to fulfill any of the applicable purposes of use described in this Privacy Policy; or to comply with applicable laws and regulations. We may retain your personal information even after your account is closed if retention is reasonably necessary:
  • to comply with applicable laws, regulations or legal obligations;
  • to provide and complete customer support service;
  • to resolve disputes between or with Tennis Note users;
  • to detect and deter unauthorized or fraudulent use of or abuse of the Service.

d.Does Tennis Note Use Outside Service Providers or Agents?

To facilitate and provide you with the Service, it sometimes is necessary for Tennis Note to request third party partner service providers or agents to help us process and/or store your personal information. We strictly evaluate the partner service providers and agents, and we make every effort to ensure that they have established appropriate and secure information administration and organizational control systems, and we strictly require that they comply with applicable laws and regulations. We also require that they access your personal information only the extent necessary to perform tasks on our behalf.

e.Does Tennis Note Give My Information to Third Parties?

Other than as described in this Privacy Policy and, where relevant, other applicable privacy policies or addendums, Tennis Note will never provide your information to any third parties without your consent, unless we believe in good faith that we are required or permitted to do so under applicable laws or to protect and defend Tennis Note’s rights and/or property.

f.Does Tennis Note Use Cookies or Other Similar Technologies?

We use cookies and similar technologies, including local storage:
  • to help us maintain your session when you use the Service;
  • to enhance security;
  • to remember information about your browser and your preferences;
  • to help us understand how people use the Services and improve the Service.
For example, we may use Google Analytics to assist us with this.
By continuing to user the Service, you are agreeing to our use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Most browsers allow you to control whether or not to accept cookies. If you, however, deactivate cookies or limit the ability to set cookies, you may not be able to use certain parts or all functions, or limit your overall user experience.

g.Does Tennis Note Use Third-Party Modules?

Tennis Note uses third party advertising agencies to place advertisements on the Internet or in other media. To measure the effectiveness of the advertisements to determine how much to pay to the advertising agencies, we install third-party modules within the Apps. We may also install third-party modules within the Apps in order to help us understand how the Service is used. Details regarding the Apps in which such third-party modules will be installed can be viewed here .

5.Your Choices, Your Rights

It is possible that Tennis Note obtains personal information relating to individuals who are currently not users of the Service. Please note that, regardless of whether or not you are a user of the Service, you have the choices and rights under this section if we hold your personal information.

a.How Do I Control My Information?

Tennis Note has tried to make it as easy as possible for you to have control over your personal information. You can confirm and revise most of your personal information directly within the Tennis Note App at any time. For example:
  • under your “Profile” in Settings, you can confirm your device phone number, you can confirm and revise your display name and profile picture;
  • under “Accounts” in Settings, you can confirm and/or revise your registered e-mail address. You can also delete your registered e-mail address or delink your Facebook account.
In addition to your ability to check, correct, block, or delete your information directly through the Tennis Note App, if we hold your personal information, you can always send us a written request at any time to confirm, correct, block, or delete any other personal information that we hold which cannot be confirmed directly on the Tennis Note App. Upon verification of your identity, we will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time and in accordance with relevant law. To check, correct, block, or delete your information, please contact us via this Contact Form . If you would like to send us a written request, please refer to Section 6.b for our mailing address. If you no longer wish to use the Service or if you no longer wish to consent to Tennis Note’s collection and use of your personal information, you may choose to delete your entire account directly through the Tennis Note App. We will take reasonable measures to delete your information in accordance with Section 4.d.

b.What If I Change My Mind?

Tennis Note has worked hard to make sure that you can have as much control over your personal information as possible. If you change your mind regarding how much information you wish to continue to share or disclose on the Service going forward, you always can change the settings in the Tennis Note App relating to, among other examples:
  • your profile information such as your profile picture, your display name, or a personal phrase showing under the “WHAT’S UP?” caption;
  • whether to allow other Tennis Note users to contact you using your Tennis Note ID;
  • whether to register your e-mail address;
  • whether to link your account with Facebook;
  • whether to block or unblock certain Tennis Note users;
  • whether to add contacts automatically using the address book in your mobile phone;
  • whether to allow other Tennis Note users, who already have your telephone number in their address book, to reach you via Tennis Note;
  • whether and with whom to share or not share your posts on your TimeTennis Note.

6.Other Important Information for You

a.A Special Note about Children in the United States of America

The Tennis Note App service is intended for a general audience and is not directed to or intended be used by children under the age of 13 (“Children”). We understand the special necessity to protect children's onTennis Note privacy, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from Children. If, however, you believe we have collected any personal information from Children, then please let us know via this Contact Form . If you would like to send us a written request, please refer to Section 6.b for our mailing address. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from Children, we will deactivate the relevant account(s) and will take reasonable measures to promptly delete such personal information from our records.

b.I have Questions/Comments/Concerns

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our other privacy policies or practices, please contact us via Contact Form or by writing to:
STH TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
Attn: Privacy Policy
23-17 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
150-0031 Japan

c.Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may modify our Privacy Policy from time to time for various reasons including to improve our privacy practices, to reflect changes to our Service, and to comply with relevant law. When we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you on our Service, or by other reasonable means. We encourage you to review changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, then please continue to use our Service. If you, however, do not agree to any of the changes and you no longer wish to use our Service, you may choose to close your account. Continuing to use our Service after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on our Service constitutes your acceptance of changes and consent to the modified Privacy Policy.