i. How Sony collects, uses and/or stores information related to your use of this Website.
ii. How you can contact us.
1. What information is obtained and how does SONY use such information?
(a) Sony’s account identifier
In order to use the Website, you agree to provide information to Sony such as your email address, name, and that you consent to the collection of persistent identifiers (such as a customer number held in a cookie) which is associated with individually identifiable information. This will enable you to among other things, participate in chat rooms, on bulletin boards, to obtain product or service support, to subscribe to Developer World news, to fill out a registration, or to download tools or technical information for development such as SDKs or APIs.
(b) information collected automatically
2. How does Sony use your information?
(i) To provide you service
Sony may collect and/or analyze the information referred to in Section 1 in order to:
- administer your account and provide you access to the Website;
- Enable any premium services you have purchased, process transactions and send you billing invoices;
- Respond to your customer service requests, questions and concerns;
- Provide you with service notices and product announcements;
- Send you requested updates and newsletters about the Website or other services;
- Enable you to communicate, collaborate and share your content with other Website users you designate.
(ii) To improve and develop products and services
Sony may collect and/or analyze the information referred to in Section 1 in order to generally improve our sites, products and services and to develop new ones for example, by helping us understand the way you use them, so that we can generally provide improved user experiences currently and/or in the future.
(iii) To protect Sony and its users
Sony may collect and/or analyze the information referred to in Section 1 in order to identify potential security threats and to protect Sony, its users and Sony Group Companies.
3. Who else has access to your information?
Your information that is communicated to and stored by Sony may be made available to other Sony Group Companies and to third party contractors as follows:
Sony Group Companies and third party contractors
Your information may be shared with other Sony group companies and/or third party contractors for the purposes of pursuing the activities outlined in Sections 1 and 2 above on Sony’s behalf, acting as processors of Sony. This includes
In the event that we sell or transfer a portion or all of our business, your information may be transferred by us to the purchasing or acquiring entity as part of the transaction. In the event we sell or transfer your information to a purchasing or acquiring entity you will be duly informed.
Compliance and enforcement
We may retain, use and/or disclose any of your information as required or permitted by law, regulation or order, including to the police or other appropriate authorities, to investigate complaints made by or against you, or to protect or defend ourselves, or others, against illegal, criminal or harmful activities.
4. Data Retention, Managing Your Information
We will retain the information described in Section 1 for 6 months after your last access to this Website. If you would like to delete the information collected via this Website or if you would like to withdraw your consent, but you do not know how, please contact us at the address as indicated below and we will respond in a reasonable time and manner. Please note that we may be required to retain certain information by law.
In some jurisdictions (e.g. if you reside in the EU), you have a right to request from us access to your information, rectification of inaccurate information, or erasure of your information in certain circumstances. In addition, where provided for under applicable local law, you may also have a right to restrict the processing of your information, a right to object to the processing of your information, as well as a right to lodge a complaint with the local data protection supervisory authority.
5. Transfer of your information internationally
Your information will be processed, stored and transferred for the purposes outlined in Sections 1 and 2 to various countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or your country of residence, including Japan and the United States. Your information will be processed by staff operating outside the EEA and/or your country of residence who work for us or for one of our service providers and may be seen by such staff in those countries. In particular, you are hereby informed and consent that your information may be transferred to Sony Electronics Inc. established in the United States, which is a country that is not regarded as providing an adequate level of protection, and you are informed that Sony has implemented appropriate safeguards to ensure these data transfers are made in compliance with applicable local laws.
Sony undertakes reasonable security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information. Although we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us through this Website or that we store on our systems or that is stored on our third party contractors' systems.
7. Our Policy Regarding Children
Sony is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the collection, storage and use of personal information concerning children, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act in the United States and applicable local legislation in other countries. If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you should contact us at the address as indicated below.
8. Privacy Rights (including California Privacy Rights)
In some countries, including countries in the EEA, you have certain rights with respect to the personal information Sony holds about you. These may include the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and/or you may request that we correct, amend, delete or block such personal information if it is inaccurate. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at the address as indicated below.
As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (the "Code") permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information within the preceding calendar year to third parties which is used for their direct marketing purposes. This Website does not currently collect personal information as defined by the Code. If you have questions regarding the information collected or shared with third parties, please contact our Personal Information Management Office at this email: Privacy@am.sony.com
10. Contact Information
Americas other than the US: http://www.sony-latin.com/locale-selector
Africa, Middle East and Asia & Oceania: http://www.sony-asia.com/countryselector.html
Europe: http://www.sony-europe.com (You can also contact the Sony Europe data privacy team by emailing: SEUprivacyoffice@sony.com.)
Last Updated and Effective Date: 28-11-2017