SHIMASU INC (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates shimasu.co
and the Shimasu Chrome application (the “Services”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of
personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the
collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined
Terms and Conditions.
Your privacy is really important to us and we take it very seriously. Therefore, we ask you
information about, among others:
About Your Consent
What Information we Collect About You
About Cookie Files
How Long We Keep Your Information
How We Share Your Information, including Categories of Recipients of Personal Data
Where your Personal Data is Processed
Our Use of Google Analytics and Google Adwords Tools
About Marketing and "Opting-Out"
About Your Rights
Whom You Can File a Complaint Towards
About COPPA Compliance
How to Contact Us
By visiting this Website or by using the Services, you accept the rules and conditions described in
this Policy, which may be changed at any time. You will be informed in advance of this, if it should happen.
Every time you visit the Website or use the Services, you express your direct consent
to us collecting, using and disclosing information provided by you in accordance with the
procedures described in this Policy.
Before we can process your personal data, we will ask you to give your consent for certain
processing activities. Please note that if you have earlier expressed your consent you may
freely withdraw such consent at any time by emailing us. If you withdraw your consent,
and if we do not have any other legal grounds for processing your information, then we will cease handling your
personal data. Please be advised that if you do not agree with our use of your personal data,
you may not use the Services.
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and
improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally
identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”).
Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
First name and last name
Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
Cookies and Usage Data
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional
materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of
receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link
or instructions provided in all emails we send or by contacting us.
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service
or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device (“Usage Data”).
This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol
address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that
you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device
identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include
information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device's unique ID, the
IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile
Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Information from Third Parties
We may work with certain third parties (for example, business partners, sub-contractors,
payment service providers, analytics providers) and we also may receive some information
about you from them. We do not browse or save your payment card information. Third-party
service providers process your payment card information when you use a payment card to
place an Order on our Website. So, we advise you to thoroughly examine the privacy
policy of the corresponding payment service provider. However, they may provide us with
certain details of your personal data, which may include:
your payment cardholder name;
email registered, and
We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so
(“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service, to improve and
customize our Service.
You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time
through your device settings.
Why we collect and process your personal data
We are extremely serious about your privacy and will release your personal information
only for legal reasons and in compliance with personal data protection law, for
purposes such as:
to ensure that our Website content is presented on your device in the most
to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you
and SHIMASU INC;
to manage your account;
to keep our Website safe and secure;
to notify you about changes in our Services;
to respond to, and handle any comments, queries or complaints addressed by you
regarding the Website and our Services, and any similar comments, queries or
complaints from other customers;
to conduct research, statistical and behavioral analysis;
to contact you for marketing purposes, where applicable;
to manage our website and for domestic operations, including diagnostic,
analysis of data, testing, investigation, survey purposes, and statistical use.
to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other customers of our site
about services that may interest you or them.
To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other
goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you
have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive
Legal Reasons for Handling of Your Information
We may only handle your personal data by having a certain legal ground to that end (i.e.
"legal basis" in terms of the GDPR). For the purposes of this Policy, our legal basis for
processing for your personal data is:
your consent which is necessary for certain types of processing (for direct
marketing, for example);
because the handling is required for the fulfillment of a contract between you
and SHIMASU INC or for us to take any necessary prior steps before entering into
such a contract, on condition that we do this exceptionally per your request;
our legitimate interest in:
protecting SHIMASU INC and our customers from attempts to engage in fraudulent
transactions (for our fraud detection processes);
protecting the security of your account;
providing quality customer support;
compliance with legal obligations.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), SHIMASU INC's legal basis for collecting
Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.
SHIMASU INC may process your Personal Data because:
We need to perform a contract with you;
You have given us permission to do so;
The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your
For payment processing purposes;
To comply with relative laws.
RETENTION OF DATA
SHIMASU INC will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the
the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are
required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and
enforce our legal agreements and policies.
SHIMASU INC will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is
generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to
strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are
legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION (INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF RECIPIENTS OF PERSONAL DATA)
Your personal data can be shared with other third parties as follows:
Any of the third parties accomplish some specific actions on our behalf which
include the processing of the personal data provided by you. We give those third
parties an availability of the personal data of yours only when it is required so.
Your personal data can be rendered to the external organizations and agencies,
which allows to avoid and notice any fraud actions (including but not limited to the
fraudulent transactions) or illegal actions.
Your personal data may be transferred to any third parties in case we have an
obligation to reveal and give your personal data for the purpose of observing any
juridical responsibility (according to the court order).
Your personal data can be rendered to the third parties in case you give us your
prior affirmative consent. You can provide us with it in the written form or online
by means of "click-through" agreements; by accepting the terms related to the
disclosure of some specific Services; in oral form while communicating with the
Customer Support Representatives of our Website.
We may disclose your personal data to third-party contractors, service providers
and partners who complete transactions or provide us with certain services (for
example, payment card processing, billing, customer service, auditing, and
marketing). We will ensure they have appropriate measures in place to protect your
TRANSFER OF DATA
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on —
computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental
jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your
If you are located outside (country) and choose to provide information to us, please
note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to (country) and process it
represents your agreement to that transfer.
SHIMASU INC will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated
Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls
in place including the security of your data and other personal information.
DISCLOSURE OF DATA
If SHIMASU INC is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data
may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, SHIMASU INC may be required to disclose your Personal Data
if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g.
a court or a government agency).
SHIMASU INC may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is
To comply with a legal obligation;
To protect and defend the rights or property of SHIMASU INC;
To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service;
To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public;
To protect against legal liability.
SECURITY OF DATA
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of
transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we
strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot
guarantee its absolute security.
“DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your
web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of
your web browser.
Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data
protection rights. SHIMASU INC aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct,
amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be
removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your
Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable
to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information
rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the
processing of your personal information.
The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy
of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your
consent at any time where SHIMASU INC relied on your consent to process your
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and
use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data
protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
MARKETING AND OPTING-OUT
If you previously gave us your consent, we may contact you through electronic messaging
services including emails, text messages and similar services about our Services,
promotions and special offers which may be interested to you.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO ASK US TO STOP PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION FOR DIRECT
If you wish to exercise this right, you should contact us by sending an email
or through the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our marketing emails.
You can always contact us at (your email) to have your SHIMASU INC account removed,
along with all data you have produced while on SHIMASU INC, including permanent removal
of photos, comments, saved boards, workplace history, and subscription and billing info,
booking history, your account information, and settings. These removals will take effect
almost immediately (within minutes) on our platforms from the time we run the deletion
process. We will initiate the deletion process as soon as possible, at most within 1
business week, but typically immediately after receiving your request.
There might be cached data available for a short time (24 hours) after the completion of
We do keep snapshots and backups of our data in case of data loss from network or server
breakdowns, and those backups might be brought back online in case of emergency,
possibly restoring some user data to the system.
For this scenario, we keep a list of IDs of deleted users and make sure to ‘re-delete’
them in case we need to use old data restored from backup. The deleted IDs are not
applicable to any other user after the user has been deleted.
After at most 4 weeks, any user data is also permanently gone from all backups.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service
Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services
or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our
behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Occasionally, we may link to third-party content, applications, or websites on our
does not describe how these third parties collect and use data.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports
website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our
Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected
data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy
& Terms web page: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy
SHIMASU INC uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after
and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.
Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google
Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page:
Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on -
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout - for your web browser. Google Analytics
Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from
being collected and used by Google Analytics.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy
Terms web page:
We offer a payment system that allows Users to pay with a credit card (the "Payment
System"). If you make use of the Payment System, we will collect your credit card number
and/or other entered financial institution information and will use that information to
bill your membership fee and/or to perform the billing operation on behalf of the
Technician, including but not limited to the use and disclosure of such credit card
number and information to third parties as necessary to complete such billing operation.
That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of
adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council,
which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.
The payment processors we work with are:
Apple Store In-App Payments.
Google Play In-App Payments.
PayPal or Braintree.
Children’s Privacy, COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of
13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in
control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency,
enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services
must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
Our Website and our Services are not aimed for children below 13 years of age. No person
who is below 13 years of age has a right to share with us any personal data. We do not
deliberately or purposely gather personal data from children below 13 years of age. In
case you are below 13 years of age, you shall not use this Website or leave any
information on it or through our Services, purchase anything on it, or provide us with
any information, which may include your name, address, phone number, your email,
nickname or username. In case we find out that we have gathered any personal data from
any child below 13, such information will be deleted. In case you assume there’s any
data we store from or about a child below 13, please get in touch with us at (email).
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United
States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development
of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice
Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various
privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following
responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have
the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors
who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have
enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts
or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes
requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped
from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
SHIMASU INC may update or revise this Policy from time to time. You agree that you will
review this Policy periodically. If we make any changes to this Policy, we will change
the “Last Updated” date above.
You are free to decide whether or not to accept a modified version of this Policy, but
accepting this Policy, as modified, is required for you to continue using our Sites. If
you do not agree to the terms of this Policy or any modified version of this Policy,
your sole recourse is to terminate your use of our service.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org