Shinya Moriyama's Praivacy Policy was updated on 13 April, 2020.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Shinya Moriyama. Shinya Moriyama may combine it with other information to provide and improve my products, services, content, and advertising. You are not required to provide the personal information that I have requested, but, if you chose not to do so, in many cases I will not be able to provide you with my products or services or respond to any queries you may have.

How I use your personal information

I may process your personal information: for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, with your consent, for compliance with a legal obligation to which Shinya Moriyama is subject, for the performance of a contract to which you are party, in order to protect your vital interests, or when I have assessed it is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Shinya Moriyama or a third party to whom it may be necessary to disclose information.

  • The personal information I collect allows me to keep you posted on my latest product announcements, software updates, and upcoming events. If you don’t want to be on my mailing list, you can opt-out anytime.
  • I also use personal information to help my create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve my products, services, content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes. I may also use your personal information for account and network security purposes, including in order to protect my services for the benefit of all my users, and pre-screening or scanning uploaded content for potentially illegal content, including child sexual exploitation material. Where I use your information for anti-fraud purposes it arises from the conduct of an online transaction with me. I limit my uses of data for anti-fraud purposes to those which are strictly necessary and within my assessed legitimate interests to protect my customers and my services. For certain online transactions I may also validate the information provided by you with publicly accessible sources.
  • I may use your personal information, including date of birth, to verify identity, assist with identification of users, and to determine appropriate services.
  • From time to time, I may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to my terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Shinya Moriyama, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
  • I may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Shinya Moriyama’s products, services, and customer communications.
  • If you enter into a sweepstake, contest, or similar promotion I may use the information you provide to administer those programs.

Source of your personal information where they are not collected from you

I may have received your personal information from other persons if that person has shared their content with you using Shinya Moriyama's products, sent gift certificates and products, or invited you to participate in Shinya Moriyama's services or forums. I may also validate the information provided by you when creating an ID with a third party for security and fraud prevention purposes.

For research and development purposes, I may use datasets such as those that contain images, voices or other data that could be associated with an identifiable person. When acquiring such datasets, I do so in accordance with applicable law in the jurisdiction in which the dataset is hosted. When using such datasets for research and development, I do not attempt to re-identify individuals who may appear therein.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

I also collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. I may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that I collect and how I may use it:

  • I may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, referrer URL, location, and the time zone where a Shinya Moriyama product is used so that I can better understand customer behavior and improve my products, services, and advertising.
  • I may collect information regarding customer activities on my website and from my other products and services. This information is aggregated and used to help me provide more useful information to my customers and to understand which parts of my website, products, and services are of most interest. Aggregated data is considered non‑personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.
  • I may collect and store details of how you use my services, including search queries. This information may be used to improve the relevancy of results provided by my services. Except in limited instances to ensure quality of my services over the Internet, such information will not be associated with your IP address.
  • With your explicit consent, I may collect data about how you use your device and applications in order to help app developers improve their apps.

If I do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.


Cookies and Other Technologies

Shinya Moriyama’s websites, online services, interactive applications, email messages, and advertisements may use cookies and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help me better understand user behavior, tell me which parts of my websites people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. I treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non‑personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, I also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, I treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Shinya Moriyama may use cookies and other technologies to remember personal information when you use my website, online services, and applications. My goal in these cases is to make your experience with Shinya Moriyama more convenient and personal.

As is true of most internet services, I gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. I use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, to improve my product and services, and to gather demographic information about my user base as a whole. Shinya Moriyama may use this information in my marketing and advertising services.

Disclosure to Third Parties

At times Shinya Moriyama may provide third parties with certain personal information to provide or improve my products and services, including to deliver products at your request, or to help my market to consumers. When I do, I require those third parties to handle it in accordance with relevant laws. Shinya Moriyama does not sell personal information, and personal information will never be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Service Providers

Shinya Moriyama shares personal information with companies or individuals who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in my products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies or individuals are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Shinya Moriyama's operates.


It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Shinya Moriyama to disclose your personal information. I may also disclose information about you if I determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. I may also disclose information about you, but only where there is a lawful basis for doing so, if I determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce my terms and conditions or protect my operations or users.  This could include providing information to public or governmental authorities. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale I may transfer any and all personal information I collect to the relevant third party.

The Existence of Automated Decision-Making, Including Profiling

Shinya Moriyama does not take any decisions involving the use of algorithms or profiling that significantly affect you.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

Shinya Moriyama makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. I will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and my service specific privacy summaries. When assessing these periods I carefully examine my need to collect personal information at all and if I establish a relevant need I only retain it for the shortest possible period to realize the purpose of collection unless a longer retention period is required by law.


Your Privacy Rights

You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date. For other personal information I hold, I will provide you with access (including a copy) for any purpose including to request that I correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Shinya Moriyama is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes.

I may decline to process requests that are frivolous/vexatious, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. I may also decline aspects of deletion or access requests if I believe doing so would undermine my legitimate use of data for anti-fraud and security purposes as described earlier.

Location-Based Services

To provide location-based services on Shinya Moriyama's products, Shinya Moriyama and my partners and licensees, such as maps data providers, may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or device. Where available, location-based services may use GPS, Bluetooth, and your IP Address, along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations, and other technologies to determine your devices’ approximate location. Unless you provide consent, this location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by Shinya Moriyama and my partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, your device may share its geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.