Nature PRIVACY POLICY

Nature, Inc. (the “Company”) sets forth this Privacy Policy (this "Policy") with regard to the handling of users’ information, including but not limited to personal information of users of Nature Remo and associated software and services which the Company provides (the "Services"), as follows.

1          USER’S INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED AND METHOD OF COLLECTION
 
For purposes of this Policy, "User’s Information" means the information created or accumulated with respect to the use of the Services by the user (the “User(s)”), and collected by the Company pursuant to this Policy.

In relation to the Services, the Company may collect the following information.

(i)             Information Provided By Users
 
The Users are required by the Company to complete the registration process before starting to use the Services. For the registration, the User is required to enter the basic attributable information such as the nickname the user creates for the Services. When the Company collects the information which identifies each user such as name or e-mail address, such information may be provided by the Users at their discretion.

(ii)           Information Collected By The Company
 
To deliver the Services, the Company may collect anonymous information that does not identify each User including following information:
・   device-related information (Device ID number, other device information, etc.)
・  Frequency of use of services (Users’ actions on the Services, settings, choices, inputs, timings and hours of use, etc.)
・  Nature Remo-related information (Device ID, sensor information etc.)

2          INSTALLATION OF OTHER COMPANIES’ MODULE

For the purpose of the payment to advertising agency of cost for advertisement of the Services published in other media, measurement of the advertising effect or analysis of utilization situation,, the Company may install other companies’ module for the mobile application of the Services.

3          PURPOSE OF USE

The User’s Information may be used for the following purposes:
 
(i)             provision, maintenance, protection, and improvement of the Services, including but not limited to acceptance of registration for the Services and identification of individuals;
(ii)           guidance or response to inquiries relating to the Services, including advertisement delivery and introduction of a new product;
(iii)          addressing a violation of rules or policies of the Company relating to the Services (the "Rules");
(iv)          notice of any modification to the Rules with regard to the Services;
(v)            providing updates and other support services;
(vi)          utilizing for product development;
(vii)         providing corporate services including market analysis and marketing support;
(viii)       improving the contents and the user convenience of the Services; and
(ix)          other purposes of use related and incidental to the foregoing.
 

4          CHANGE THE PURPOSE OF UTILIZATION

The Company may change the purpose of utilization within the scope which is reasonably considered that the purpose of utilization after the change is duly related to the above purpose of utilization. In the event of any change in the purpose of utilization, the Company publicly announces or notifies to the User of such change..

5          PROVISION TO THIRD PARTIES

The Company shall not provide to any third party any Personal Information (as defined under Article 2 of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Act No. 57 of 2003) in Japan (the “Personal Information Protection Act”), contained in the User’s Information without prior consent of the User. However, this provision shall not apply in the following cases:
 
(i)             the Company authorizes a third party to handle the Personal Information in whole or in part to the extent necessary to accomplish the purpose of the use;
(ii)           the Personal Information is provided through a business transfer by way of merger or other similar transactions;
(iii)         the Personal Information is provided to providers of data reporting module  subject to the Article 2 of the Personal Information Protection Act;

(iv)          the Company is required to cooperate with any state agencies or local governments or their commissioned agents to perform their duties pursuant to applicable laws or regulations, and such performance is likely to be precluded if the consent of the User is sought; or
(v)  disclosure of the information is allowed under the Personal Information Protection Act or other applicable laws or regulations.
 
The Company may provide to a third party the information which does not fall under the personal information defined under the Personal Information Protection Act, including the information that does not identify each user such as the statistical information of the Users’ preference and the sensor information.

6          DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Upon the User’s request to disclose his/her Personal Information under the provision of the Personal Information Protection Act, the Company shall disclose to the User such information after confirming that it is the request from said User (or in the case that such Personal Information does not exist, notify the User to that effect). However, that, this shall not apply in the case where the Company has no obligation of disclosure under the provision of the Personal Information Protection Act.


7          AMENDMENT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Upon the User’s request change, add or delete his/her Personal Information under the provision of the Personal Information Protection Act on the ground that personal information is not correct, the Company shall, without delay, investigate within the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use after confirming that it is the request from said User and the Company shall change his/her Personal Information in accordance with the result of such investigation, and notify the User of the change. (In the case of the result of investigation is no need of the change, the Company shall notify the User to that effect.). Provided, however, that, this shall not apply in the case where the Company has no obligation of change under the provision of the Personal Information Protection Act.


8         PROCEDURES FOR NOTICE, PUBLICATION AND OBTAINING PERMISSION; PROCEDURES FOR REQUEST FOR DISCONTINUATION OF USE

Upon the User’s request to discontinue the collection any or all of the Personal Information or upon request to discontinue to provide to a third party on the ground that the Personal Information is provided to such party without the User’s consent, and it is found the request has a reason , the Company shall immediately discontinue the collection and use of such Personal Information and notify the User of the discontinuation, after confirming that it is the request from said User. However, that, this shall not apply in the case where the Company has no obligation of discontinuation of use or discontinuation of offer under the provision of the Personal Information Protection Act.

9          PROCEDURES TO AMEND THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Company shall from time to time review and make its best efforts to continuously improve the operational status of the User’s Information, and may make modifications to this Policy as necessary. Any amendment to this Policy by the Company shall take effect when the Policy is posted on the Company website, and the User shall be deemed to have agreed to such amendment if the User uses the Services after the amended Policy is posted on the Company website.

These terms and conditions of this Policy shall be executed in the Japanese language. This English version is translation of the Japanese version (link) and the Japanese version shall be the governing language in the case of any conflict between the Japanese version and this English version.

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Updated, 2017-03-01