Privacy Policies

The following Privacy Policies are tailored for the different ways Personal data is collected from individuals who visit Our web and mobile sites and/or who use any of Our services or otherwise interact with Us.

Website Privacy Policy is for those who visit Kii’s corporate website.

Kii Cloud Privacy Policy is for those who develop applications / IoT devices using Kii Cloud.


Website Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 04-23-18

We collect information from the visitor (hereinafter called “Visitor”) of our website. “We”, “us” or “our” refer to Kii Corporation, including its affiliate, Kii, Inc. and other affiliates. In addition, we collect personal data at the time of inquiry and user registration. Regarding the handling of these information and data, we establish a privacy policy regarding the browsing of our website (hereinafter called “Website Privacy Policy”) as follows.

1. Information We Collect

1.1 Contents

1) Usage information, information on the country or area of residence

When you visit our website, we collect usage information. The usage information are the information of the service you used, the page and the advertisement you viewed, the keywords you searched, the date and time of use, the user environment, the software you used, the language setting, your IP address, the cookie Information, location information, individual identification information of the device, the address of the website of the linking source when linking to our website from other website, etc.

In addition, from the information such as IP address, We may collect information on the country or area of residence.

2) Personal data such as name, email address, company name, department, phone number, address, date of birth, time zone

When you make an inquiry, information request, user registration, etc., we may ask your personal data such as name, email address, company name, department, phone number, address, date of birth, time zone.

1.2 How We Use Information

We may use the information we collect for range of reasons as shown below.

1) Usage information, information on the country or area of residence

We will use this information only for statistical purposes that will help us to design, manage and improve our website. We will not identify individual Visitor with this information.

2) Personal data such as name, email address, company name, department, phone number, address, date of birth, time zone.

  • To inform or contact you by email, phone, etc.
  • In order to estimate the language suitable for use to make contact

1.3 How We Share Information

We may use the information collected from you within our company and disclose the information to third parties, such as outsourcing partners, service providers, etc. who will jointly function for us We will provide the necessary information to these third parties in order to implement the services requested from you. Any third party that receives personal data from us as shown below required to carry out and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to protect personal data from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

We use following third party sub-processors to process part of personal data.

Company name Purpose of use Country of residence
SendGrid Email service U.S.A.
Google Access analysis U.S.A.
Heroku Database service U.S.A.

Disclosure by law: We may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, judicial or administrative proceedings, court orders, subpoenas or other legal process. We also may disclose your information to protect our rights and property (including for violations of our Terms and Conditions and this Website Privacy Policy); to prevent against fraud and abuse; to investigate, prevent, or take action with regard to illegal activities, and with regard to potential threats to the safety, rights or property of any person or party (including other Visitors of our website). We also may disclose your information as otherwise permitted by law.

Business Transfer: We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

2. Access, Correction and Deletion

When you use our Services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal data either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual Visitors to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical , or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.

3. Our Use of Cookies

When you visit our website or log in to the operation / configuration console of the cloud function (referred to as “Developer Portal”) provided for customers (referred to as “Customer” ), we may send a cookie to your computer.

Cookie is used for the purpose of keeping the login state to the Developer Portal and analyzing the use situation of the website without identifying individual for improving our website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Website Visitors who disable their web browsers’ ability to accept cookies will be able to browse our website although some aspects of the site will not work properly.

In addition, We may employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs) to help us better manage content on our website. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Visitors. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages.

4. Your California Privacy Rights

Under California law, a resident who has provided personal data to a business with whom he or she has established a business relationship is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed his or her personal data to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes in the previous calendar year. We do not have an established business relationship with any user of an application hosted on our servers ( referred to as “User”)  and we do not distribute personal data to outside parties without your explicit consent.

We require all Customers to comply with the California Shine the Light Privacy law. If you are a California resident and an User, you may request a list of certain third parties to which the Customer has disclosed personally identifiable information about you for direct marketing purposes in the previous calendar year. You may request this information in writing by contacting the Customer directly.

5. Children’s Privacy

Our website and Services are not intended for use by children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. We also require all Customers to comply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act or any other applicable laws relating to protection of children’s online privacy by not collecting personal data from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal data from a child under the age of 13, whether that child is a Visitor,Customer, User, or other user of the Service, upon receipt of notice from the child or a parent or guardian we will delete that child’s personal data from our systems.

6. Change of privacy policy

Website Privacy Policy may change at any time due to changes in laws and ordinances. When we change this privacy policy, we will announce it on our website.

7. Information desk

If you have further questions or concerns regarding the Website Privacy Policy, please send an email to privacy@kii.com.

Kii Inc.
1900 S Norfolk Street, Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
United States

Kii Cloud Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 04-23-18

We provide the service through the software (hereinafter called “Service”) to customer (hereinafter called “Customer”). “We”, “us” or “our” refer to Kii Corporation, including its affiliate, Kii, Inc. and other affiliates. By using Service, personal data of user of the application hosted on our server (hereinafter called “User”) may be saved in our server, and as to the handling of these information, we establish a privacy policy on the use of Kii Cloud (hereinafter called “Kii Cloud Privacy Policy”).

1. Content information that Customer stores while using Service

1.1 Contents

Service is intended for Customers. We do not collect information directly from User. However, User’s personal data collected by Customer may be stored on our server by using Service and may be used through the system. The data includes the following items.

  • Email address of User
  • Phone number of User

In addition, when User accesses our server through applications or IoT devices developed by Customers, information that identifies what the device is (hereinafter called “device identification information”) may be saved.

1.2 How We Use Information

As to the data above mentioned, purpose of use is as follows.

Email address of User

  • To send email to respond to password reset request by User
  • To send email for authenticating the email address registered by User

In addition, we use following third party sub-processors to process email address.

Company name Purpose of use Country of residence
SendGrid Email service U.S.A.

Phone number of User

  • To send an SMS to respond to password reset request by User
  • To send an SMS to authenticate the phone number registered by User

In addition, we use following third party sub-processors to process phone number.

Company name Purpose of use Country of residence
Twilio Communication service including telephone U.S.A.

Device identification information

  • To improve our software by grasping collective information such as the type of the terminal side device, the version of the OS, etc.

1.3 How We Share Information

In addition, we use following third party sub-processors to process content information that customer stores at Service.

Company name Purpose of use Country of residence
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data hosting U.S.A., Japan, Ireland, Singapore, Germany, India

2. Privacy policy that Customer should disclose to User

Customer has a responsibility to disclose the appropriate privacy policy to User (including disclosure that Customer collects personal data from User, Customer may share that information with us, Customer collects and uses the personal data of User and may share this personal data with third party and any other disclosure required by the law).

Information stored on our server

If Customer uses Service and the API, the personal data of User will be stored on our server.

Customer needs to specifies what information of User will be collected, how the information will be used, and whether the information will be shared with us or a third party, by establishing a privacy policy. In addition, according to laws and regulations, Customer needs to obtain consent from User appropriately.

For example,  if Customer is collecting User’s name and email address through a mobile application etc., the Customer should disclose it in their privacy policy.

3. Storing Information

Service is operated on the Internet through a network of servers installed in several countries. Our data will be stored on servers located in the country Customer has selected (Japan, the United States, the EU member states, Singapore, or China).

Personal data collected through Service should be handled appropriately according to the laws of the country where the server is located, and where User is. For example, if User is in the European Economic Area (EEA), the handling of the personal data is subject to the EU General Data Protection Rule (GDPR).

4. Your California Privacy Rights

Under California law, a resident who has provided personal data to a business with whom he or she has established a business relationship is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed his or her personal data to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes in the previous calendar year. We do not have an established business relationship with any User and we do not distribute personal data to outside parties without your explicit consent.

We require all Customers to comply with the California Shine the Light Privacy law. If you are a California resident and an User, you may request a list of certain third parties to which Customer has disclosed personally identifiable information about you for direct marketing purposes in the previous calendar year. You may request this information in writing by contacting Customer directly.

5. Children’s Privacy

Our website and Services are not intended for use by children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. We also require all Customers to comply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act or any other applicable laws relating to protection of children’s online privacy by not collecting personal data from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal data from a child under the age of 13, whether that child is a Visitor, Customer, User, or other user of the Service, upon receipt of notice from the child or a parent or guardian we will delete that child’s personal data from our systems.

6. Change of privacy policy

Kii Cloud privacy policy may change from time to time as laws and ordinances change. When we change this privacy policy, we will notify Customer by email or announce it on this site.

7. Information desk

If you have further questions or concerns regarding the Kii Cloud Privacy Policy please send an email to privacy@kii.com.

Kii Inc.
1900 S Norfolk Street, Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
United States