Yuujou.it is a free-to-use social network whose aims are to promote friendly cultural and language exchanges between Italy and Japan; reserved exclusively for adults. The services offered allow you to search for other members based on a variety of parameters, in order to establish friendly contacts. Interactions between users take place in various ways and with the utmost mutual respect. By joining Yuujou.it, you enter a legal agreement with us and we process your data in order to provide your service under the terms of that agreement. You can only become a member of Yuujou.it or use its features if you’re aged 18 or over or the age of majority in the country in which you reside if that happens to be greater than 18.
To join the Yuujou.it network you will have to complete our short online registration form, where we may ask you to provide us with information about you such as your name, your email address, your gender, your date of birth, your location details. You also have the opportunity to provide other details about yourself, but these are optional. Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing your "Profile" page, which gives you the chance to correct or update your information at any time by just logging in to Yuujou.it. You can contact Yuujou.it's Customer Support Team to change the gender on your profile and/or email address.
Please be careful about posting sensitive details about yourself on your Profile such as your religious denomination and health details. While you may voluntarily provide this information to us when you create your Profile, including your sexual preferences and ethnic background, there is no requirement to do so. Please remember that photographs or any video clips that you post on Yuujou.it may reveal these kinds of sensitive personal data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive data about yourself (thus making them public domain), you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information
For safety and security and to ensure you have the best possible user experience, we require users to verify their accounts (we want to make sure you are not a robot!). We also want to avoid fake Yuujou.it accounts being created which can be used for malicious activities and cyber crime – they threaten the Yuujou.it network and spoil things for everyone
It is your responsibility to ensure that your account details are kept up to date.
To prevent abuse of the app/site, Yuujou.it uses automated decisions and moderators to block accounts as part of its moderation procedures. In order to do this, we check accounts and messages for content that indicates breaches of our Terms and Conditions of Use. This is done through a combination of automated systems and our team of moderators. If an account or message meets certain criteria that demonstrate that the Terms and Conditions of Use are likely to have been breached, the relevant account will automatically be blocked. All users of accounts that have been blocked will be notified that their account has been blocked and affected users can contact Yuujou.it to contest the decision.
Yuujou.it offers you the opportunity to stay in touch with the friends and contacts you’ve made no matter where you are. You can do this by using your mobile phone or by downloading an application to your desktop that allows you to share your location with other users.
When you use your cell phone or the desktop application, we will collect information about WiFi access points as well as other location information about your longitude and latitude. That information helps us identify your physical location so that it can be displayed and shared with other members nearby.
If you have enabled location services, but wish to turn it off, you can do so by the following methods:
iPhone app — settings, privacy, location services, Yuujou.it
Android — settings, location, Yuujou.it, permissions, location
If you log into or access Yuujou.it through your Facebook profile, we may collect data including your email address, name and profile picture, date of birth, a list of your friends who also use the app, pages you have liked, location and photos in order to create and update your Yuujou.it profile. You may also appear on your friends’ Facebook apps as a Yuujou.it user.
If you log into or access Yuujou.it through your Facebook profile, remember to log off Facebook when you leave a device in order to prevent other users from accessing your account.
For users who are California residents, the data we may collect falls within the following categories of "personal information," as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA):
A. Identifiers, such as name and location;
B. Personal information, as defined in the California customer records law, such as contact; including email
C. Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (if you choose to provide them), such as age, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, and medical conditions;
D. Commercial information, such as transaction information and purchase history;
E. Biometric information, such as faceprint;
F. Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our websites and apps;
G. Geolocation data, such as mobile device location;
H. Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as photos and videos;
I. Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer;
J. Non-public education information;
K. Inferences drawn from any of the personal information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.
|Purpose for which data is used||Data||Source||Legal basis|
|To provide you with the Yuujou.it social networking service||Name, email address, date of birth, location (CCPA Categories A and B)||You provide your name, email address and date of birth to us. We obtain location data from the device that you use to access the service||Contractual necessity|
|To facilitate networking opportunities on the Yuujou.it site||Optional information that you choose to provide in your profile, which may include information about your sexual preferences, non-binary gender, religion, ethnic background, photos etc. (CCPA Categories C, H, I, J)||You provide this information to us||Consent|
|To verify your identity and prevent fraud and to ensure the safety and security of users||Phone number (CCPA Category B)||You provide this information to us||Legitimate interests – it is in our legitimate interests to ensure that accounts are not set up fraudulently and to safeguard users of the site|
|To contact you in order to run surveys for research purposes and to obtain feedback||Email address and cell phone number (CCPA Category B)||You provide this information to us||Legitimate interests – it is in our legitimate interests to carry out research so that we can further develop the app and improve the service|
|To enable users to create their Yuujou.it profile and log into the app via Facebook||We obtain this information from Facebook||Legitimate interests – it is in our legitimate interests to promote our products and services|
|To show “nearby” location information to you and other users of the site/app||Wifi access points and location data when you use the mobile app (CCPA Category G)||We obtain this information from the device that you use to access the service||Legitimate interests – it is in our legitimate interests to provide this functionality as part of the services|
|To carry out analysis to help us improve the app||Log and usage data, including IP address, browser type, referring domain, pages accessed, mobile carrier and search terms (CCPA Category F)||We obtain this information from your interaction with our service||Legitimate interests – it is in our interests to analyze the way in which users are accessing and using our services so that we can further develop the app and improve the service|
|To respond to correspondence and queries that you submit to us, including social media querie||Email address, IP address, social media name, phone number (CCPA Categories B and F)||You provide your email address, social media name and phone number to us when you contact us and we obtain your IP address from the device that you use to contact us||Legitimate interests – it is in our legitimate interests to respond to your queries to ensure that we provide a good service to users and troubleshoot problems|
|To block accounts as part of our anti-spam procedures||Email address, phone number, IP address and IP session information, social network ID, username, faceprint, user agent string (CCPA Categories B and F)||You provide your email address, phone number and username to us. We obtain the other information from the device that you use to access the service||Legitimate interests – it is in our legitimate interests to prevent unauthorized behaviour and to maintain the safety and security of our services|
We keep your personal information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes (as set out above) and as permitted by applicable law.
In practice, we delete or anonymize your information upon deletion of your account (following the safety retention window), unless:
we must keep it to comply with applicable law (for instance, some “traffic data” is kept for one year to comply with statutory data retention obligations);
there is an outstanding issue, claim or dispute requiring us to keep the relevant information until it is resolved; or
the information must be kept for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud prevention and enhancing users' safety and security. For example, information may need to be kept to prevent a user who was banned for unsafe behavior or security incidents from opening a new account.
Where Yuujou.it uses machine learning, for example, to help us detect and prevent fraudulent card transactions, and to detect and prevent spam communications on the App, and to provide a more personalized service (as explained above), we may need to keep personal information for a longer period than the retention periods explained above, to enable the machine learning to work properly. Where this is the case, we always seek to minimize the amount of personal information that is used and we ensure that it is ring-fenced and kept securely from other user personal information. We regularly review the period for which personal information is required for machine learning purposes and delete any identifiable information when it is no longer required.
Yuujou.it does not knowingly collect any information about or market to children, minors or anyone under the age of majority. If we become aware that a child, minor or anyone under the age of 18 has registered with us and provided us with personal data, we will take steps to terminate that person’s registration and delete their Profile information from Yuujou.it. If we do delete a Profile because you violated our no children rules, we may retain your email and IP address to ensure that you do not try to get around our rules by creating a new Profile.
We may share aggregated information with such parties as Foursquare that includes your personal data (but which doesn’t identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
We share your data with the following categories of third-parties:
|Third party||Disclosed data|
|Information technology companies (hardware and software) which provide services to support our products and help us with information security matters||This could include all data, including all CCPA Categories listed above|
|Moderators to monitor activity on the site/apps and approve content||Name and user registration details, profile information, content of messages and photographs (CCPA Categories A, B, C, E, and H)|
|Law enforcement agencies, where we are required to by law or to protect the vital interests of a person||This could include any personal data that Yuujou.it holds about you, depending on the nature of the request or the issue that we are dealing with, including all CCPA Categories listed above|
We ensure these parties must adhere to strict data protection and confidentiality provisions that are consistent with this Policy. Measures are taken to ensure that the data shared is non-attributable to the greatest extent possible.
Yuujou.it does not sell your data and has not sold your personal data in the previous 12 months.
You have a number of rights under European Data Protection law as detailed below. These rights apply to all of our users.
Right to be informed: what personal data an organization is processing and why (this notice).
Right of access: you can request a copy of your data.
Right of rectification: if the data held is inaccurate, you have the right to have it corrected.
Right to erasure: you have the right to have your data deleted in certain circumstances.
Right to restrict processing: in limited circumstances, you have the right to request that processing is stopped but the data retained.
Right to data portability: you can request a copy of your data in a machine-readable form that can be transferred to another provider.
Right to object: in certain circumstances (including where data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests or for the purposes of marketing) you may object to that processing.
Rights related to automated decision making including profiling: there are several rights in this area where processing carried out on a solely automated basis results in a decision which has legal or significant effects for the individual. In these circumstances your rights include the right to ensure that there is human intervention in the decision-making process.
Yuujou.it has implemented appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal data. Our technical experts at Yuujou.it work hard to ensure your secure use of our site.
While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records no website or internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal data safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use. If you lose your password or give it out, or another service provider that you use suffers a data breach and you have used the same credentials with that service provider as you have with Yuujou.it, your personal data may be compromised. If that happens, please report it to Support via Feedback page.
We want you to be able to access Yuujou.it wherever you happen to be in the world. To enable us to provide that service, we operate a global network of servers. As for the hardware part, the servers are managed by Aziende Italia S.r.l and are located in the Rome Datacenter. We ensure that the data is adequately protected by ensuring that valid, legal mechanisms are in place such as: EU approved model clauses (which can be found here), and implementing robust contractual standards.
If you contact our Customer Support team via our Feedback page, we will receive your email address, and may track your IP address as well as the information you send to us to help resolve your query. We will keep records of our communications with you, including any complaints that we receive from you about other users (and from other users about you) for 6 years after deletion of your account.
From time to time we may run surveys for research purposes and we may contact you to find out if you would like to take part. We may also contact you to find out if you would like to take part in marketing campaigns. Such surveys and marketing campaigns are optional and more information will be provided at the point of contact. We may also contact you for feedback purposes. If you do not wish to be contacted to take part in a survey or a marketing campaign, please contact our Customer Support Team at Feedback Page.
We use your personal data to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use.
We collect information by placing cookies on your computer or cell phone. A cookie is a piece of text stored on your computer or cell phone by your web browser. They are basically a tool that stores information about website visits, recognizes you and your preferences each time you visit Yuujou.it, and ensures site functionality and enables us to provide the services our members request.
When you visit the publicly available sections of Yuujou.it, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you’re visiting. We also place persistent cookies (also known as local storage devices) on members’ computers, so that Yuujou.it remembers them and makes their login experience faster and easier. We may use persistent tracking cookies on your mobile device, mainly for security protection purposes, such as to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorized login attempts, and to help you access your hacked account. We do not use any information whilst you are logged off.
You may set your browser and your cell phone settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access the features that Yuujou.it offers.
those that are strictly necessary to deliver the services and products you have requested
cookies related to the performance of Yuujou.it’s site, such as analytics that help us determine how our site is performing and ensuring a smooth and trouble free experience for our members and visitors;
cookies related to the functionality of Yuujou.it’s site, such as remembering your preferences at log in or your preferred language or allowing you to chat, add photos and instant message Yuujou.it members;
third party cookies which link to other social networks and which you request via social plugins.
|Cookie Functions||Cookie Purposes|
|Authentication||These cookies help us to identify our members so that when you’re logged in, you can enjoy Yuujou.it’s offerings, experiences and various features, such as uploading photographs, chatting and can localize your experience, such as when you’ve requested to view Yuujou.it’s site in your local language or when you’ve asked Yuujou.it to 'remember me'.|
|Performance||We need to use certain cookies and local storage devices to ensure our members have the best possible experience, such as assisting with your navigation of our site, ensuring pages load up quickly and respond faster to your requests for Yuujou.it services|