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Last Updated : December 5, 2009

This website is operated by or on behalf of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., whose principal place of business is at 416 Maetan-3dong,Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si,Gyeonggi-do,443-742 Korea. This policy applies to information about you that is collected by us (Samsung Electronics), by any company within the Samsung Electronics group of companies, or by any other company under the Samsung brand ("Samsung Group Companies"). A full list of Samsung Group Companies is available upon request.
This policy sets out how we use and protect any information about you that you give to us through your use of the Website. If you have any questions or comments in relation to this policy, contact our customer services department at svc.bada@samsung.com, before using the Website.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You are advised to check it from time to time in order to ensure that you are aware of any changes and that they are acceptable to you.

What information do we collect about you?

In general, you can view parts of the Website without giving us any information. On certain pages, we request information about you, for example, the registration pages. We are able to provide you with our full Website environment only if you have completed and submitted the information required for the registration process, and this information is accepted by us in accordance with our Website terms and conditions.
Some of the information that we collect is ‘Personal Data’. This means data that is related to you and identifies you. In this policy, we use the terms ‘Personal Data’, ‘information about you’, and ‘your information’ interchangeably.

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What do we do with your information?

We may use information about you for any of the following purposes:

  • To register you on our Website, to administer our Website services (including processing any searches or requests for information about our products or services), and to allow you to use those services.
  • To access and analyze our market, customers, products and services (including asking you for your opinions on our products and services and carrying out customer surveys)
  • To enable us to monitor, review and improve the products and services that we offer
  • To keep internal records
  • To carry out marketing activities (subject to the direct marketing section below)
  • To conduct free prize draws, prize competitions, or promotions
  • To consider employing you if you have provided information pursuant to an application for a position with us

All of the above apply equally to the use of information about you for such purposes by a Samsung Group Company.

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How do we collect the information?

We collect information about you using various methods, including:

  • When you submit it through the Website.
  • When you telephone or email us, or correspond with us by means other than through this Website.

We may combine information that we collect about you through this Website with information that you provide to us by other means, or that is provided to us by third parties. We may store that information together in a combined database or in separate databases.

We will not retain information about you for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was intended, or as required under any contract or by law (and we usually delete data once a user tells us that that he or she will no longer be using a service). We will not collect an excessive amount of information from you nor information that is not relevant to the purposes for which it collected .

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What about anonymous information?

We may automatically collect non-personally identifying technical information from you when you connect to this Website. An example is the domain name of another website from which you linked to this Website. We collect this information to help us identify people’s browsing preferences. The information is used for internal purposes only so that we can carry out research on your demographics, behavior and interests. Anonymous or generic information from which you cannot be personally identified is not Personal Data and is therefore outside the scope of this policy.

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To whom do we disclose your information?

We do not disclose to any third parties Personal Data that relates to you without your consent, except:

  • To a Samsung Group Company
  • Where it is necessary to enable any of our staff, employees, agents, contractors, suppliers or commercial partners to provide a service to us or to perform a function on your behalf (including providing marketing assistance, market research or customer services; and administering your membership, supplying products or services that we provide to you now or in the future, or any free prize draws, prize competitions or promotions)
  • To our professional advisers
  • To the purchaser or potential purchaser of our rights and obligations relating to this Website
  • Where it is necessary in order to pursue our legitimate interests or if we are required to or are permitted to do so by law

You acknowledge that any information that you submit into any environment that is visible to others (such as My Application, Blog and Support) results in such information being published in a like manner. You must take common sense precautions with the information you provide in such environments and acknowledge that your information is published in such a way for others to see.

For any disclosure of your Personal Data by us to a carefully selected third party or to any third party on the above list, we will comply with data protection law by ensuring that there are arrangements in place to ensure that the third party does not use your Personal Data for any purpose other than purposes that we specify and in accordance with the purposes outlined in this policy, and keep it secure.

We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that our staff and employees who have access to information about you have received adequate training to ensure that they process that information only in accordance with this policy and with our obligations under data protection law. We may take disciplinary action against our staff and employees in the event of non-compliance, should we consider this to be appropriate.

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Direct Marketing: Samsung bada Developers Mailing Service

We may use your Personal Data to provide you with information about products, promotions, and other such information which we believe may be of interest to you, if you select to receive such information by email or post when you complete the registration process.

You can change your mind about your preferences regarding direct marketing by using the unsubscribe information in every such mailing or by updating your user profile. You can do this at any time. If you do so, we do not remove your Personal Data from our databases but we do note your changed preferences as soon as reasonably possible.

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Accessing your information

Under certain data protection laws, you may have the right to request details of Personal Data that we hold about you. If we are permitted by law, we may charge you a small fee. If you would like to make any such request, write to our Data Protection Compliance Officer by emailing svc.bada@samsung.com (Website webmaster).

You can help us to ensure that the information about you that we hold is accurate and up to date. If you think that any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, write to our Data Protection Compliance Officer. We will correct or update any information about you as soon as reasonably possible.

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What do we do to keep your information secure?

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to do so, we have put in place reasonable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect through the website. This has been done with a view to preventing unauthorized or unlawful processing of your Personal Data and accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your Personal Data. Whilst we have done all of this, we cannot guarantee that your information is secure when submitted or otherwise communicated through insecure means.

We protect the security of your information by:

  • sing encryption where appropriate.
  • Using password protection where appropriate.
  • Limiting access to your information (for example, only our staff or employees who need access to it for the purposes described above have access to it).

You must also take appropriate steps to keep your information secure by not using an obvious login name and password, by changing your password regularly, and by ensuring that you do not divulge your password to any other person.

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Linking

This Website may link to other websites that are outside our control. Whilst we try to ensure that we link only to websites that share our privacy and security standards, once you have left this Website we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide to other websites. You should exercise caution, and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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Cookies and web beacons

We use cookies for certain areas of our Website. Cookies are files that store information on your hard drive or browser. They enable this Website to recognize that you have visited it before. Cookies help us to understand which sections of this Website are the most popular because they allow us to see which pages visitors are accessing and how much time they are spending on them. By studying these, we are better able to adapt this Website to suit your demands and provide you with a more customized user experience. For example, cookies allow us to ensure that the information displayed on your next visit to this website will match up with your user preferences.

You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. For example, on Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can disable or delete cookies by selecting “Tools > Internet Options” and reviewing your privacy settings or selecting “delete cookies”. Note, however, that this Website is designed to work using cookies and disabling them may affect your usage of this Website and prevent you from taking full advantage of it. We do not exchange cookies with any third party websites or external data suppliers, except with third parties working with us to provide services to you.

This Website and the communications generated from using or registering on this Website, such as promotional emails, may contain electronic images known as "web beacons". Web beacons generally work in conjunction with cookies, and we may use them in the same way we use cookies (see above).

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