Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This website, operated by Helte co., ltd (hereinafter referred to as the “Company” or “we/us”), is an online communication service which runs on a web browser and smartphone and serves the video chat and conversation with other registered users over the internet (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”). The Company has established the following personal information protection policy (hereinafter referred to as this “Policy”). The Company has created an arrangement for the protection of personal information, and makes sure to strongly enforce our initiative to ensure that all employees understand the importance of protecting personal information. We protect your personal information through the implementation of this Policy. Please make sure to read and agree to this Policy before using the Service

Definition and collection of personal information

“Personal Information” means information through which, by itself or by reference to other information, a person can be identified (name, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth, etc.). The Personal Information may be collected by the Company through direct or indirect interractions between the Company and users, such as user registrations, inquiries, and other usage of the Service and other services developed by the Company (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Comapny’s Services”). We may also obtain the Personal Information by making audio and video recordings of conversations and preserving chat histories, etc.

Personal information management

We will keep the Personal Information accurate and up-to-date. In order to prevent illegal access, loss, damage, falsification, or leakage of the Personal Information, we take necessary measures including maintenance of security systems, establishment of management systems, and implementation of employee education, etc.

Purpose of using personal information

We will not use the Personal Information we collect for any purpose other than the following:

  1. Operation and provision of the Company’s Services
  2. Improvement of the Company’s Services and development of new services
  3. Provision of information and distribution of ads related to the Company’s Services to users
  4. Response to inquiries and consultation from users
  5. Creation of statistical data that cannot identify specific individuals
  6. SMS authentication for identification of users
  7. Various surveys, analysis, and marketing related to the above purposes of use

Contents

The Service may require users to provide following information to run the Service properly and comfortably: email address (encrypted), password (encrypted), phone number, IP address, country, local time-zone, user photo, gender, language speaking level, conversation topics, history of conversation (optional), and conversation schedule (optional). Each content should be appropriate for the purpose of the Service - conversation. Users may not pretend another person or not attempt to harm people. Any improper contents will be deleted or nullified without warning in advance. If you find any improper use of your Personal Information by a third party, please notify us by email described at the very bottom of this Policy.

Disclosure of personal information to third parties; prohibition of provision

We will manage the Personal Information we receive in an appropriate manner and will not disclose it to any third party (except for contractors) unless the user agrees to that effect or the Personal Information Protection Law of Japan and other relevant laws and regulations allow us to do so.

Consignment of personal information

In order to facilitate our operations and provide better services to our customers, we may outsource the handling of the Personal Information to third parties to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes of use listed in “PURPOSE OF USING PERSONAL INFORMATION”

Personal information security measures

We ensure to take appropriate security measures to guarantee the accuracy and security of your Personal Information, including encryption as necessary.

Personal inquiry

In accordance with applicable laws and relevant procedure, Users may request us to disclose, refer, amend, or erase their Personal Information upon our confirmation of their identity.

Use of Stripe

We use a third-party payment processor, Stripe, for a part of payments. The Service does not store credit card details and instead relies on Stripe for this. We use a third-party payment processor to process payments made to us. In connection with the processing of such payments, we do not retain any personally identifiable information or any financial information such as credit card numbers. Rather, all such information is provided directly to our third-party processor, Stripe, whose use of your Personal Information is governed by their privacy policy, which may be viewed at the below link.

Stripe Privacy Policy

Use of Twilio

We use the Twilio API text messaging platform owned by Twilio Inc., 375 Beale Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. Twilio has signed up to be covered by the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Twilio uses your data in an anonymized form to both improve their services and for statistical purposes. However, Twilio will not use your phone number to call you, or share your number with any third party. To learn more detail about Twilio’s privacy policy, visit the below URLs accordingly provided by Twilio Inc.

Twilio’s Privacy Policy

Use of Google Analytics

The Service has integrated the component of Google Analytics to analyze usage situation. Google Analytics is a web analytics service to collect, gather, and analyze data about the behavior of visitors to the Service. It never includes any identifying information in the data, and all those may be owned by Google Inc. To learn more detail about Google Analytics, visit the below URLs accordingly provided by Google Inc.

  1. Google Analytics Terms of Service
  2. Google Analytics Privacy Policy

Use of Sentry

We are constantly improving and developing our Service to provide our users with the best possible customer experience. Therefore, for cases of unexpected errors, we use Sentry, an error tracking tool from Functional Software Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Sentry”). To improve the accessibility and technical stability of our Service, we send minimum data about errors to Functional Software Inc., and Functional Software Inc. turns back us to analyze the errors. To learn more detail about Sentry, visit the below URL accordingly provided by Functional Software Inc.

Sentry Privacy Policy

Use of Zendesk

The inquiry form of the Service uses a chat bot provided by Zendesk, Inc. When a user makes an inquiry, Zendesk’s cookies, web beacons, and other information collection technologies are used to collect the content of the inquiry, user name, and e-mail address along with the user’s access information to Zendesk. Users can also contact the Company through Facebook message or e-mail (addressed to info@helte-corp.com or support@helte-corp.com), all of which are also linked to Zendesk, and Zendesk will collect your inquiry, user name, and e-mail address regardless of which method you use. The Company receive information about users, their inquiries, and responses to them from Zendesk; to learn more detail about Zendesk, visit the below URL accordingly provided by Zendesk, Inc.

Zendesk Privacy Policy

Compliance with laws, ordinances, and standards and revision

To adhere to the laws, regulations and other standards adopted by Japan and other relevant jurisdictions with regard to the protection of the Personal Information, the Company will review the contents of this Policy from time to time and make efforts for improvement. We may revise this Policy, which will become effective when made available on our website.

About service

For contents and information about our Service, please visit our website.

Inquires

For all inquiries concerning the Company’s handling of the Personal Information, please contact us at: support@helte-corp.com


Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy (hereafter referred to as the “policy”) defines the terms and conditions for the Cookies (as defined in “1. What are Cookies?” below) managed and used by Helte Corporation (hereafter referred to as “us”, “we”, “our”). The definitions of the various terms in this policy shall be in line with the Terms and Conditions of Sail and our Privacy Policy, unless otherwise defined or required by the context.

1. What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files saved on your device when you access a web page.

Cookies or cookie include text files saved on your device when you access a web page and all electronic files saved using similar technology (including web beacons). Cookies can be broadly divided into the following types, but are not limited to these types.

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential for enabling browsing between our websites, secure page access, and usage of the features on the website. These cookies are issued by us. Blocking these cookies may cause the website to stop functioning properly.

2. Performance Measurement and Functionality Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our websites—for instance, which pages you go to most and how long. These cookies are issued by us. Additionally, cookies may also be issued by third party partners and used by them to collect and use data. Data collected by these cookies help improve your user experience on this service—for instance, helping you to find the information you need more easily.

2. Cookies Collection

User data recorded in cookies for the usage of this service are collected in the following methods.

  • Collection during the usage and browsing of this service and services provided by our partners or third parties.
  • Indirect collection from our partners or third parties.

3. Data collected through Cookies

When the user utilizes or browses this service or services provided by our partners or third parties, we automatically receive and record the following data (hereafter referred to as “collected data”) collected by the Cookies described in 1.1 to 1.3 of this policy to our server.

  • Data about your device, such as device type, OS, and Advertising Identifiers (1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Cookies)
  • Data regarding your network connection, such as your IP address (1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Cookies)
  • Data about usage statistics such as referrer and browsed pages as well as time stamps that record date and time (1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Cookies)
  • Geolocation data (1.2 and 1.3 Cookies)

4. Purpose of Collected Data Through Cookies

We use the Cookies described in 1.1 to 1.3 of this policy and the data collected by them for the following purposes.

  • For enabling the features on this service and website (1.1 Cookies)
  • For improving the user experience on this service and website (1.2 Cookies)
  • For advertising and promoting our group and third parties (1.3 Cookies)
  • Other purposes in line with the Privacy Policy (1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 Cookies)

5. Usage of Collected Data Through Cookies

1. Personal Information Collected through Cookies Issued by us

We will handle the cookies and the data collected through cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Cookies may be set up on the websites of third-party partners of Helte Corporation.

Information Collected through Cookies Issued by third parties

When you use this service, your activity data may be collected and used through cookies issued by our third-party partners. The details of such third party cookies and the data collected by them will be handled in accordance to the provisions of the corresponding third party's Privacy Policy.

6. Blocking the Use of Cookies

1. Change Cookie Settings

You may block the usage of cookies or change your browser settings to delete the cookies stored on your device. However, blocking the usage of cookies may prevent you from utilizing the full functionalities of this service.