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.
1. The information we gather
We gather the following types of personal information.
Information given to us by users:
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:
Information we receive from other sources:
2. How we use the information we gather
How we use Aggregated Data:
How we use personal data:
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.
3. How we share information we gather
We may share your personal data in the following ways:
4. Cookies, web beacons and similar tracking Technologies
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.
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/
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.
6. Polls & Sweepstakes
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.
7. Social Media
8. Users' Rights
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:
Journals, blogs, forums, mailing lists:
Emails for marketing purposes:
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.
10. Special types of personal data:
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.
11. Applicable law
12. Data transfers to third countries
We provide our Sites and related services from Japan. 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.
14. Contact information
Personal information inquiry and consultation desk
last update: 2020/2/1