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We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy at any given time. Such changes will be notified to you through our website (https://audiostock.net/). If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. If at any point in time Audiostock Inc. decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email or notification posted in an easily viewable location on our website.
This Policy applies to Audiostock Inc., and it governs any and all data collection and usage by us. Through the use of https://audiostock.net/, you are therefore consenting to the data collection procedures expressed in this Policy.
Specifically, this Policy will inform you of the following
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through our website;
- Why we collect personally identifiable information and the legal basis for such collection;
- How we use the collected information and with whom it may be shared;
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; and
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
Information We Collect
It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user or provide you with any products or services. This website collects various types of information, such as:
|A. Identifiers||Name, address, email address, phone number|
|B. Customer record information||Billing and/or credit card information, billing address|
|C. Commercial information||Records of services purchased or considered, or other purchasing histories and tendencies|
|D. Internet or other similar network activities||Browsing history, search history, and information regarding user’s interaction with our websites|
We collect your personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
- Directly from you. For example, we collect your personal information when you register for our service or when you make an inquiry to us by email or telephone.
- Automatically from your devices when you visit our websites.
- From third-party business partners, including tech vendors who support our websites and other business systems, operational companies such as delivery couriers, and payment service providers who help us process your payments.
Why We Collect Information and For How Long
We are collecting your data for several reasons:
- To better understand your needs and provide you with the services you have requested;
- To fulfill our legitimate interest in improving our services and products;
- To send you promotional emails containing information we think you may like when we have your consent to do so;
- To contact you to fill out surveys or participate in other types of market research, when we have your consent to do so;
- To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
The data we collect from you will be stored for no longer than necessary. The length of time we retain said information will be determined based upon the following criteria: the length of time your personal information remains relevant; the length of time it is reasonable to keep records to demonstrate that we have fulfilled our duties and obligations; any limitation periods within which claims might be made; any retention periods prescribed by law or recommended by regulators, professional bodies or associations; the type of contract we have with you, the existence of your consent, and our legitimate interest in keeping such information as stated in this Policy.
Use of Information Collected
Audiostock Inc. does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of its customer lists and/or names to any third parties.
Audiostock Inc. may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from https://audiostock.net/
Audiostock Inc. may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.
Audiostock Inc. may feel it necessary, from time to time, to contact you on behalf of our other external business partners with regards to a potential new offer which may be of interest to you. If you consent or show interest in presented offers, then, at that time, specific identifiable information, such as name, email address and/or telephone number, may be shared with the third party.
Audiostock Inc. may find it beneficial to all our customers to share specific data with our trusted partners in an effort to conduct statistical analysis, provide you with email and/or postal mail, deliver support and/or arrange for deliveries to be made. Those third parties shall be strictly prohibited from making use of your personal information, other than to deliver those services which you requested, and as such they are required, in accordance with this agreement, to maintain the strictest of confidentiality with regards to all your information.
Audiostock Inc. uses various third-party social media features including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, Podcast Channel and other interactive programs. These may collect your IP address and require cookies to work properly. These services are governed by the privacy policies of the providers and are not within Audiostock Inc.'s control.
Disclosure of Information
Audiostock Inc. may not use or disclose the information provided by you except under the following circumstances:
- as necessary to provide services or products you have ordered;
- in other ways described in this Policy or to which you have otherwise consented;
- in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot reasonably be determined;
- as required by law, or in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
- to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
- as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
- as necessary to maintain, safeguard and preserve all the rights and property of Audiostock Inc.
Audiostock Inc. respects your privacy. We do maintain and reserve the right to contact you if needed for non-marketing purposes (such as bug alerts, security breaches, account issues, and/or changes in Audiostock Inc. products and services). In certain circumstances, we may use our website, newspapers, or other public means to post a notice.
Children under the age of 13
Audiostock Inc.'s website is not directed to, and does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from, children under the age of thirteen (13). If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system's database, or in the alternative, that verifiable parental consent is obtained for the use and storage of such information. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian’s permission to use this website.
Unsubscribe or Opt-Out
All users and visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communications from us by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe from our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to email@example.com. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe or opt-out. Audiostock Inc. will continue to adhere to this Policy with respect to any personal information previously collected.
Links to Other Websites
Notice to European Union Users
Audiostock Inc.'s operations are located primarily in Japan. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) and sent to Japan. (The adequacy decision on the EU-Japan Privacy became operational on January 23, 2019. This framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to Japan for commercial purposes. It allows the free transfer of data to companies that are certified in Japan.) By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described in this Policy.
Audiostock Inc. takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (e.g. credit card information), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the webpage.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. This is all done to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user's personal information under our control.
The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications to build users' trust and confidence in the internet and website’s use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information.
Do Not Track
Some web browsers have a "Do Not Track" feature. This feature lets you tell websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Our websites are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
You have the following rights.
The right to know about personal information collected, disclosed, or sold.
You have the right to request that we disclose the following information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months.
- Categories of personal information we collect about you;
- Categories of sources of collection;
- Business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling personal information;
- Categories of third parties to which we share personal information;
- Specific personal information we collect about you; and
- Categories of personal information sold or disclosed by us and category of recipients.
The right to request correction or/and deletion of personal information.
You have the right to request that we correct or/and delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you. Please note that such right is subject to certain exceptions under the applicable law. When we determine to maintain your personal information after your request, we will inform you of the exception applied to your case.
The right to opt-out of the sale of personal information.
We currently do not sell your personal information, but if we decide to do so in the future, we will inform you that your personal information will be sold and that you have the right to opt-out of that sale.
The right to non-discrimination for the exercise of your right.
We do not discriminate against you due to the exercise of any of your rights under the applicable law.
Procedures for Request to Exercise Your Rights
If you wish to request to exercise the above rights, please send your request to the contact information provided further below in this Policy. However, please note that when we process your request, we will need information from you to verify your identity. If you decide to submit a request through an authorized agent, you are required to provide us with a power of attorney directly or via the agent.
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How to Contact Us
- Telephone Number:
- +81 86 250 8981
- Mailing Address:
2F, 1-6-10, Tonda-Cho, Kita-ku,
Okayama-Shi, Okayama, Japan