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Cafe24 Privacy Policy

General Provisions

Cafe24 Corp. has established this privacy policy (the "privacy policy") in order to protect the personal information of its users (the "Member(s)"). This privacy policy is posted on Cafe24’s website to ensure that Members are aware of the method by which their personal information is collected, as well as the purpose of its collection, and the relevant precautionary measures taken by Cafe24
Cafe24's privacy policy includes the following:

  1. 1. Categories of personal information collected and methods of collection
  2. 2. Purpose of collecting and use of personal information
  3. 3. Period of retention and use of personal information
  4. 4. Sharing and providing of personal Information
  5. 5. Method and procedure of destruction of personal information
  6. 6. Rights of the Members and method of exercise
  7. 7. Matters related to children
  8. 8. Matters concerning the installation/operation of automatic collection of personal information and details regarding refusal of such collection
  9. 9. Cross-border data transfer
  10. 10. Technical/administrative measures related to personal information protection
  11. 11. Questions and comments
  12. 12. Privacy policy amendments

1. Categories of personal information collected and methods of collection

Cafe24 collects personal information related to its services in various methods.

  1. (1) Categories of personal information collected
    1. ① Cafe24 collects the following personal information for account registration, service application, and customer consultation. Note that the Cafe24 also allows users to register a Cafe24 account by linking an account they created for a social networking platform (e.g., Facebook, Google, etc.). In this case, the e-mail address used for the social media account will be referred to Cafe24, with the users’ consent. While other service providers might announce that additional information, such as the user's public profile, is collected when linking a social media account, Cafe24 does not collect such additional information.
      1. a. When joining as the Member

        Account name, Password, Email address, Country of business

      2. b. When setting up your store

        Online store name, Name of the Business owner, email address for the online store, Phone number, Business address, Mobile phone number

      3. c. When applying for specific services

        Company information (company name, name of the representative’s director and gender, business address / phone number / fax number / email address, website address, online store name, online store URL, business type and business item), manager-related information (manager name, date of birth, gender, address, Email address, phone number, fax number, mobile number), and other items required by the relevant service (e.g., verification details when syncing information via Market Plus, Google Play Developer or Apple Developer account details when creating an app with Plus App, etc.).

      4. d. When inquiring through our chatbot

        Company name, store account name, E-mail address

      5. e. When get a PDF version of the blog sent to your email address

        E-mail address

    2. ② The following information may be generated and collected in the process of using the service or conducting the business.

      Service usage record, access log, cookies, access IP information, payment record, usage discontinue record, a record of misuse

  2. (2) Personal information collection method
    Cafe24 collects personal information by the following methods.
    • - The Members’ submission of their personal information through the website or written form to the Company for creating account.
    • - Customer consultation and service use management through phone, email and/or chatbot conversations
    • - Event (Giveaway) application, delivery request
    • - referral from affiliates
    • - Collection through information collection tool
    • - Text fields filled out by users while using our services

2. Purpose of collecting and use of personal information

Cafe24 uses the collected personal information for the following purposes.

  1. (1) Management of the Members

    Identity verification, personal identification, prevention of unauthorized use, confirmation of subscription, restriction on the number of subscriptions, record keeping for dispute settlement responding to a complaint, and sending a notification.

  2. (2) Enforcement of service contract provisions and calculating fees for service

    Providing services and content, shipping goods or issuing invoices, verifying identity, purchasing and paying bills, collecting fees

  3. (3) New service development, marketing, and advertising

    Development and specialization of new services (products), provision and advertisement of services according to demographic characteristics, calculation of access frequency, statistics on the Members' service use, and delivery of advertising information such as events.

3. Period of retention and use of personal information

As a standard practice, information collected is destroyed without delay after the personal information is used for its purpose. However, the following information shall be retained for the period specified for the reasons detailed below.

  1. (1) Reasons for information retention under Cafe24's internal policy

    Even if the Members deletes his/her account, Cafe24 shall keep the Members’ information for the following reasons for its reliable provision of services and to prevent the fraudulent use of the services.

    1. ① Record of fraudulent/misuse (including personal information of the persons misusing the information)
      • - Reason for retention: Prevention of fraudulent and misuse of the service and prevention of rejoining of fraudulent/misused member
      • - Retention period: 1 year
    2. ② Reasons for retention of information pursuant to relevant laws

      If it is necessary to preserve/retain according to the relevant laws and regulations, Cafe24 shall keep the Members’ information for a certain period of time.

4. Sharing and providing of personal Information

Cafe24 shall use the personal information of the Members within the scope set for the purpose of collection and use, and will not use or share / provide the personal information outside of the scope. However, the following cases are considered exceptions:

  1. (1) If the Member agrees in advance to provide or share with a third party
  2. (2) When there is a request from an investigative agency pursuant to the provisions of the law or for the purpose of investigation, in accordance with the procedures and methods prescribed by the law, such as the Personal Information Protection Act
  3. (3) When cooperation with Cafe24's subsidiaries and other trusted partners is required to facilitate the service, including customer service and handling of complaints

5. Method and procedure of destruction of personal information

Cafe24 shall destroy the information without delay after the information is used for the purpose of collection.
Destruction procedures and methods are as follows:

  1. (1) Destruction and separate storage procedures
    1. ① The information entered by the Members when registering an account is transferred to a separate DB (database) or section (a separate storage space within the database) and is achieved and stored separately (in case of paper, in a separate cabinet). The information is retained and destroyed after a certain period of time depending on the reason for the information retention (see retention and usage period) according to internal policy and other related laws.
    2. ② Personal information transferred to a separate DB or section will not be used for any purpose other than the reason for retention, unless required by the law.
  2. (2) Destruction method
    1. ① Personal information printed on paper is destroyed by shredding or incineration.
    2. ② Personal information stored in the form of an electronic file is deleted using a method that cannot revive the record.
  3. (3) Destruction of personal information of Members not in use

    If there is no service access and login history for more than 180 days, the account may be disabled. Data such as the Member’s information of the user account, usage record of additional services, the Member information of the online store, etc. will be kept separately, and the stored data will be deleted after a certain period of storage according to the internal policy and other related laws.

6. Rights of the Members and method of exercise

  1. (1) Members may view or modify their registered personal information at any time and may also request the deletion of their personal information.
  2. (2) Members may click "Update profile" to directly view or edit personal information and click "Delete account" to delete their personal information. They may also contact Cafe24 in relation to these actions in writing, by phone, or through email, and Cafe24 will process their request without delay.
  3. (3) If the Member requests correction of an error on personal information, the personal information will not be used or provided until the correction is made. In addition, if incorrect personal information has already been provided to a third party, Cafe24 will promptly notify the third party of the correction.

7. Matters related to children

  1. (1) Cafe24 does not provide the services or the platform to a minor (the definition of a minor may vary under the laws of each country).
  2. (2) Cafe24 will not intentionally collect or store personal information of minors on the platform or other services.
  3. (3) The Member confirms and warrants that you are not a minor and understand and agree to the terms of this privacy policy. A minor may only use the platform with the consent of the minor’s legal guardians.

8. Matters concerning the installation/operation of automatic collection of personal information and details regarding refusal of such collection

Cafe24 uses the 'cookies' and frequently store and retrieve the Member's information in order to provide the Members with customized services. The cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by the server used to run Cafe24's website and are stored on your computer's hard disk. The Member’s computer may be identified but not the identity of the Member.

  1. (1) Purpose of using the cookies

    Cafe24 uses the cookies for the following purposes:

    • - Provide convenient internet service by maintaining the service use environment set by the user
    • - Provide optimized service by analyzing users' visit and usage behavior
  2. (2) How to refuse the use of the cookies

    The Members may opt not to use the cookies. Therefore, the Member may change the web browser setting to always allow the use of the cookies, prompt every time when a cookie is saved, or refuse to save any cookies. However, in order to access Cafe24's homepage and use the service, the use of the cookies must be allowed, and a Member refusal to use the cookies may lead to difficulty in using Cafe24's service that requires a login.

    • - Example of changing the setting
      1. ① For Internet Explorer: Tools menu at the top of the web browser > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced
      2. ② For Chrome: Settings menu on the right side of the web browser > Show advanced settings at the bottom of the screen > Privacy and security > Site settings > Cookies and site data
  3. (3) Google Analytics Guide

    Cafe24 uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help websites to analyze how the users use our site. The information generated by cookies in connection with the users' use of the website is transmitted and stored on Google’s U.S. servers. Unless expressly opted out, by using the site, the user consents to the use of Google cookies and all information generated by Google Analytics.
    If you do not want Google to process your information, you can opt-out through the Google site.
    More information about the privacy of Google Analytics can be found in the Analytics Help.

9. Cross-border data transfer

The Members’ personal information may be stored and processed in the country where Cafe24's facilities are located. By using this website, the user consents to the transmission of information outside your country of residence. Cafe24 will take appropriate steps to protect the Members’ privacy in accordance with applicable laws, but data protection and other laws in the countries where the user’s information may be transferred may differ.

10. Technical/administrative measures related to personal information protection

  1. (1) The Member's personal information is primarily protected by the Member's account name and password, and Cafe24 shall ensure that personal information is not disclosed, tampered with or damaged in processing the Member's personal information in order to ensure safety. The following technical and administrative measures are in place.
    1. ① Technical measures
      1. a. The password for the Member account is stored encrypted so the user is the only one who has access to the information. Therefore, the person who is aware of the account name and password may check and correct the personal information that requires an account login.
      2. b. Cafe24 backs up its data from time to time in preparation for the loss of personal information and uses the latest antivirus program to prevent the Members' personal information or data from being leaked or damaged by computer viruses.
      3. c. Cafe24 employs security measures to securely transmit personal information over the network in case of incidences such as making payments.
      4. d. Cafe24 uses intrusion prevention system (firewall) to control unauthorized access from outside to prevent the leakage of information by hacking, etc., and strives to equip all possible technical devices to secure systemic security.
    2. ② Administrative measures
      1. a. When Cafe24 handles personal information for any reasons, such as by requesting the password of the Member, we shall exert our best effort to verify the Member and ensure that the information is processed safely.
      2. b. Cafe24 restricts access to personal information to those who perform personal information management tasks such as personal information protection officers and those who have to process other personal information, and compliance with the privacy policy is always emphasized with frequent education.
  2. (2) In addition to Cafe24's efforts described above, the Member shall use caution not to expose his / her personal information such as his or her account name and password on the Internet or to others. Cafe24 shall not be responsible for any personal information such as account name and password leaked due to the negligence or neglect of the Member.
  3. (3) Therefore, the Member's account name and password should be used only by the user, and it is recommended to change the password frequently, and the password should be a combination of letters and numbers that is difficult for others to predict.
  4. (4) It is also recommended to log out and close the web browser after using the service. In particular, if the computer is shared with others or used it in a public place, this process is necessary for the security of one’s personal information.

11. Questions and comments

You are welcome to contact us for any privacy complaints arising out of your use of Cafe24's services. Cafe24 will promptly and fully respond to the Member's inquiries.

  • - E-mail : global_support@cafe24.com

Contact information for users in the Philippines:

  • - E-mail: support@cafe24.com.ph

Contact information for users in Vietnam:

  • - Phone : 028-3939-0181
  • - E-mail: support@cafe24corp.vn

Contact information for users in India:

  • - E-mail: support@cafe24corp.in

Inquiries related to the global blog

  • - Email: globlog@cafe24corp.com

12. Privacy policy amendments

Cafe24 may update the privacy policy periodically to reflect changes in laws, policies, or security technology. The latest version of the privacy policy will always be posted on Cafe24’s website. If we determine that an amendment is particularly important, we will notify you of the update with a notice.
Members are responsible for reviewing the latest version of the privacy policy. By continuing to use our services, you are accepting the amended privacy policy.

Effective Date: Feb 22, 2023