Samsung Developers Privacy policy (EU)

Effective: 25/05/2018

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited (Data Controller for EU), and our affiliates (“Samsung”, “we”, “us”, “our”) know how important privacy is to its customers and their employees and partners, and we strive to be clear about how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your information. This Privacy Policy provides an overview of our information practices with respect to personal information collected through Samsung Developers website with commercial customers or other services that link or refer to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the "Business Services").

It is important that you check back often for updates to the Privacy Policy. If we update the Privacy Policy we will let you know about changes we consider to be material by placing a notice on this website or related online services and/or by email. You can check the “effective date” posted at the top to see when the Privacy Policy was last updated.

Information We Collect

  • We will collect various types of personal information in connection with the Business Services, including: Personal information that you provide, such as your name, country, address, e-mail address, Samsung Account ID and contact number, job title and position, company, registration details, and any communications you send or deliver to us;

  • Data about your use of the Business Services, including the time and duration of your use; information stored in cookies that we have set on your device; and information about your device settings;

  • Personal information about you from your employer or service provider or from publicly and commercially available sources (as permitted by law), which we may combine with other information we receive from or about you (as permitted by law, or otherwise with your separate consent).

  • Information about your company name, company address, company phone number and website, service name, service description.

Use and Sharing of Information

We will use information we collect for the following purposes:

  • to provide products and services that you (or your employer) requested and to register or authenticate you or your device;

  • to respond to your questions or requests for information;

  • subject to your separate consent where required by applicable law, to inform you about new products and services;

  • for assessment and analysis of our market, customers, products, and services (including asking you for your opinions on our products and services and carrying out customer surveys);

  • to understand the way companies use the Business Services so that we can improve them and develop new products and services;

  • to provide maintenance services and to maintain a sufficient level of security on the Business Services;

  • to protect the rights, property, or safety of Samsung, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, employees or customers, for example, in legal proceedings, internal investigations and investigations by competent authorities;

  • otherwise with your separate consent where required by applicable law or as described to at the time your information is collected.

  • For statistical records, only your visit records are collected through Google Analytics.

Samsung processes personal data for the purposes described above. Samsung’s legal basis to process personal data includes processing that is: necessary for the performance of the contract between you and Samsung (for example, to provide you with the Business Services and to identify and authenticate you so you may use certain Business Services); necessary for Samsung’s legitimate interests (for example, to manage our relationship with you and to improve the Business Services); and based on obtaining your separate consent (for example, to communicate with you about our products and services and provide you with marketing information), which may subsequently be withdrawn at any time by contacting us as specified in the How to Contact Us section of this Privacy Policy without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Sharing your information

We may disclose your information internally within our business to the relevant teams, such as, without limitation the customer services team, the legal team, and where you have chosen to receive marketing messages, to the marketing teams.

We may also disclose your information to the following entities, only to the extent that this will be necessary to perform the Services:

  • Samsung affiliates; Your information may be shared among Samsung affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. The term ‘affiliates’ refers to companies related to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. by common ownership or control. Our affiliates include companies with the Samsung Electronics name. Affiliates may also include other companies related by common ownership or control, such as Samsung Data Systems.

  • Service Providers. We also may disclose your information to carefully selected companies that provide services for or on behalf of us, such as usage data analytics companies that help us to improve the Business Services or that send emails on our behalf. These entities are limited by contractual provisions in their ability to use your information for purposes other than providing services for us.

  • other parties: (i) to comply with the law or respond to compulsory legal process (such as a search warrant or other court order); (ii) to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Business Services; (iii) to protect the rights, property, or safety of Samsung, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, or customers; (iv) as part of a merger or transfer, or in the event of a bankruptcy;

Submissions that you make to public areas of a website, mobile application, or other online service, such as bulletin boards may be viewable to other users of the Business Services. We do not control, and are not responsible for, how other users of the Business Services may use this information. For example, personal information that you submit in public areas could be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages or for other purposes.

Keeping your information secure

We take protection of your data seriously, and have put in place appropriate physical and technical measures to safeguard the information we collect in connection with the Business Services. However, please note that although we take appropriate steps to protect your information, no website, Internet transmission, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure.

International Transfer of data

Your use or participation in the Business Services may involve transfer, storage and processing of your information outside of your country of residence, to Republic of Korea consistent with this policy. Please note that the data protection and other laws of countries to which your information may be transferred might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. We will take appropriate measures, in compliance with applicable law, to ensure that your personal information remains protected. Such measures include the use of Standard Contractual Clauses to safeguard the transfer of data outside of the EEA. Such measures include the use of Standard Contractual Clauses to safeguard the transfer of data outside of the EEA. For more information on the safeguards we take to ensure the lawful transfer of your data to countries outside of the EU, or to obtain a copy of the contractual agreements in place, please contact us at dataprotection@samsung.com.

Your Right

You may have the right to request details about the information we collect about you, to request us to correct inaccuracies in that information, to request access to your information, to object to or request the restriction of processing, to request the erasure or portability of your information. Under the laws of some jurisdictions, we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. If you would like to make a request to access your information, please contact our customer service department at dataprotection@samsung.com.

If you request deletion of personal information, you acknowledge that you may not be able to access or use the Business Services and that residual personal information may continue to reside in Samsung's records and archives for some time in compliance with applicable law, but Samsung will not use that information for commercial purposes. You understand that, despite your request for deletion, Samsung reserves the right to keep your personal information, or a relevant part of it, in line with our data retention policy and applicable laws, if Samsung has suspended, limited, or terminated your access to the website for violating the Samsung Terms of Use, when necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Samsung, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, employees or customers.

Data Retention

We will not keep your personal data for longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected. This means that data will be destroyed or erased from our systems when it is no longer required. We take appropriate steps to ensure that we retain information about you based on the following logic:

  • at least the duration for which the information is used to provide you with a service;

  • as required under law, a contract or with regard to our statutory obligations;

  • only for so long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected,

Third-Party Links and Products on Our Services

Our Business Services may link to third-party websites and services that are outside our control. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by websites or other services. You should exercise caution, and review the privacy statements applicable to the third-party websites and services you use. We also make available to you certain products or Business Services developed by third parties. Samsung is not responsible for these third-party products or services. Third Parties that Provide Content, Advertising or Functionality on Our Services. Some of the content, advertising, and functionality on our Business Services may be provided by third parties that are not affiliated with us. In such circumstances, we have entered into contractual agreements with such third parties.

Cookies, Beacons and Similar Technologies

We, as well as certain third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on our Business Services, may use cookies, beacons, and other technologies in certain areas of our Business Services.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that store information on your device. They enable the entity that put the cookie on your device to recognize you across different websites, services, devices, and/or browsing sessions. Cookies serve many useful purposes. For example:

  • Cookies can remember your sign-in credentials so you don’t have to enter those credentials each time you log on to a service.
    Cookies help us and third parties understand which parts of our Business Services are the most popular because they help us to see which pages and features visitors are accessing and how much time they are spending on the pages. By studying this kind of information, we are better able to adapt the Business Services and provide you with a better experience.

  • Cookies help us and third parties understand which ads you have seen so that you don’t receive the same ad each time you access the MSS Service.

  • Cookies help us and third parties provide you with relevant content and advertising by collecting information about your use of our Business Services and other websites and apps.

When you use a web browser to access the Business Services, you can 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. The operating system of your device may contain additional controls for cookies.

Please note, however, that some Business Services may be designed to work using cookies and that disabling cookies may affect your ability to use those Business Services, or certain parts of them.

Other Local Storage

We, along with certain third parties, may use other kinds of local storage technologies, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, in connection with our Business Services. These technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these technologies may make use of different parts of your device from standard cookies, and so you might not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings. For information about disabling or deleting information contained in Flash cookies, please click here.

Beacons

We, along with certain third parties, also may use technologies called beacons (or “pixels”) that communicate information from your device to a server. Beacons can be embedded in online content, videos, and emails, and can allow a server to read certain types of information from your device, know when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message, determine the time and date on which you viewed the beacon, and the IP address of your device. We and certain third parties use beacons for a variety of purposes, including to analyze the use of our Business Services and (in conjunction with cookies) to provide content and ads that are more relevant to you.

Contact Us

If you have any specific questions, please contact us at:

Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited

Samsung House, 1000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PS

If you would like to exercise your right to access, rectification, deletion/erasure, object, restrict processing or portability, please get in touch with us via our email at dataprotection@samsung.com

You may lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority if you consider that our processing of your personal data infringes applicable law. Contact details for all EU Supervisory Authorities can be found here