KDDI America is aware that the growth of online services, including Internet services, has created additional privacy concerns, particularly for consumers. Online privacy concerns focus primarily on the protection of "customer identifiable" information which an individual reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, "customer identifiable" information is information that, when referenced to an individual identifies that individual, such as, a customer's name, address, and e-mail address.
Some Internet users also want to know who can learn about what they do on the Internet, even though their online behavior is not directly linked to any information that identifies an individual. For example, advertisers may observe whether visitors to a website take any kind of action in reply to online advertising without knowing who those visitors are.
Collection and Use: KDDI America will collect and use customer identifiable information for billing purposes, to provide and change services, to anticipate and resolve problems with your services, or to create and inform you of products and services that better meet your personal and/or business needs. This means that KDDI America may use your customer identifiable information, in conjunction with information available from other sources, to market new services to you that we think will be of interest to you, but we will not disclose your customer identifiable information to third parties who want to market products to you.
When you access the Internet, the computers that host the websites you visit (web servers) automatically receive and transmit some anonymous information. This usage of data may include a record of which pages a web browser has visited amongst other things. KDDI America servers also receive usage data when customers visit KDDI America's Websites. KDDI America may use usage data to provide advertising about standard goods and services that may be of interest to KDDI America's customers, or to provide customized goods and services.
KDDI America will not use information about your activities on the Internet in conjunction with any information that identifies you without first obtaining your consent. KDDI America and its advertisers may use various kinds of software devices to collect information about individual's Internet usage. Small files called "cookies" are normally attached to your web browser. These files identify your browser and save certain information so that web sites can recognize you. You can set your browser to disable the cookies, but some KDDI America Websites (and many other web sites) may not work properly if you did so.
KDDI America sometimes uses advertising companies to deliver ads on some of KDDI America's Websites. The advertising companies may also receive some anonymous information about ad viewing by Internet users on KDDI America Websites and other Internet sites. This information may be associated with a customer's web browser, but cannot be associated with a name or e-mail address without the customer's permission. (Basically this allows advertising companies to know where your computer goes on the Internet, but they can't tell who you are unless you tell them.)
KDDI America does not supply customer identifiable information to advertisers or other third parties. Please note that if you go to some other web site, including an advertiser's web site and request information or enter a drawing or contest, be aware that you may be authorizing some other company, including an advertising company, to use the information you supply. Find out more about the advertising companies that deliver ads on KDDI America Websites, read their privacy policies, and choose whether to let them collect information about what you do on the Internet.
Disclosure: KDDI America will not sell, trade, or disclose to third parties any customer identifiable information derived from the registration for or use of a KDDI America online service -- including customer names and addresses -- without the consent of the customer (except as required by subpoena, search warrant, or some other legal process or a case of imminent physical harm to a customer or others). When KDDI America uses other agents, contractors or companies to perform services on its behalf, KDDI America will ensure that the company protects your customer identifiable information consistent with this Policy, if applicable. KDDI America may include your name and any other customer identifiable information in a directory that KDDI America creates from information we receive as an online service provider, the company will give you the opportunity to correct your information, by contacting us as stated below. These directories may contain information obtained from other sources as well.
Marketing Practice: From time to time a customer may receive direct marketing communications from KDDI America in connection with KDDI America services. KDDI America(a) may contact the customer directly with marketing messages about KDDI America services, and (b) may use customer identifiable information obtained from that customer's registration for or use of an online and/or any other services to contact that customer with marketing messages about any other KDDI America products or services. A customer may receive such messages by e-mail, by mail, or by telephone. Customer-identifiable information which a visitor volunteers at one of the KDDI America WebSites to order any KDDI America services will be protected just as if the information had been provided under more traditional ways of ordering that service.
Security: KDDI America has implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your customer identifiable information from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.
E-mail Contents: KDDI America will not read or disclose to third parties private e-mail communications that are transmitted using KDDI America services except as required to operate the service or as otherwise authorized by law.
Improper Conduct: KDDI America may also use customer identifiable information to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens KDDI America's network or otherwise violates the customer agreement for that service.
Account Information: KDDI America shall honor requests from customers to review all customer identifiable information maintained, which currently consists of your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and/or billing information, and will pursuant to the customer's request correct any such information which may be inaccurate.
Customer Concerns: If you have submitted personally identifiable information through a KDDI America Website or via other means, and would like that information updated and/or deleted from our records or require additional assistance, please contact us at our email address email@example.com or you may contact us at 1-888-533-2477. We will use reasonable efforts to update and/or delete this information from our existing files and to assist you in any other manner.
Changes in Practices: KDDI America will use reasonable efforts to keep this Policy current. The company will inform you of any changes that we make via our Websites.
KDDI America recognizes that children, including young teens, may not be able to make informed choices about personal information requested online. Accordingly, KDDI America does not target children or teenagers (younger than eighteen years of age) for collection of information online. KDDI America does not solicit or collect customer identifiable information targeted at children and teenagers under eighteen and does not allow anyone else to do so on an KDDI America Website.
If a child has provided us with personally-identifiable information without the consent of a parent or guardian, a parent or guardian of that child should contact us immediately. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our existing files.
Finally, KDDI America complies with all Federal laws and regulations, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), which requires the consent of a parent or guardian for the collection of personally identifiable information from children under 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian. You may learn more about COPPA by visiting http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm.