Privacy Policy - Toonit


EFFECTIVE DATE: JANUARY 21, 2022

TOONIT PRIVACY POLICY HIGHLIGHTS

TOONIT INC. (“OUR,” “US,” “WE” or “TOONIT”) respects your concerns about privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to the personal information (“Personal Data”) we collect through any of our web properties (collectively, the “Sites”) or our software applications or products (collectively, the “Services”). If you are in the European Union (“EU”), please pay particular attention to the information for EU users in Section 5 below.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICES. We will post any modifications or changes to the Privacy Policy on our website. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review it frequently. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by means of a notice on our website or via push notifications within our mobile applications prior to the changes taking effect, in accordance with any applicable legal obligations. Your continued use of the Services signifies your acceptance of our modified Privacy Policy. We regularly update our software applications (including our mobile and desktop applications) to make improvements, including improvements that better serve your privacy rights. To ensure that this Privacy Policy accurately reflects your use of the Services you will need to ensure that you are using the most recent release of the TOONIT’s software applications or products.

1. The Data We Process; Purposes of Processing

Depending on how you interact with us, we process different kinds of data and in different ways. Some data is automatically processed if you visit our Sites or use our Services. Other data is only processed if you actively submit it to us (like using our web forms to get in touch with us or uploading content to our Sites).


Data we process if you visit our websites:

Even if you are only a visitor on one of our Sites, your computer or device automatically sends technical information to our web servers that we store in log files, including the following “Website Usage Data”:

  • Date and time of the visit and the duration of use of the Site;

  • The IP address of your device as well as your internet service provider (ISP);

  • The referral/exit URL;

  • The visited subsites of the Site;

  • Clickstream data; and

  • Information about your device (type of device, browser type and version, as well as settings, installed plug-ins, operating system).

We process Website Usage Data to allow you to surf the Site and to ensure its functionality. We also process Website Usage Data to perform analyses on the performance of the Site, to continuously improve the Site and correct errors, to ensure IT security and operation of our systems, as well as to prevent or uncover abuse. We further process this data in aggregated or pseudonymized form to analyze trends, administer the Sites, track users’ movements around the Site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole or to improve marketing (including serving you personalized, interest-based ads) as well as the user experience on our Site and guaranteeing the safety of our IT systems. To process Website Usage Data, we use cookies and similar technologies.


Data we process if you use our Services:

TOONIT processes Personal Data when you install and register one of our Services. Some of this information will be processed automatically when installing our Services. This includes the following “Product Installation Data”:

  • Your browser type;

  • Operating system;

  • Device hardware;

  • Other software on your system;

  • IP address;

  • Product version;

  • Hardware or machine ID; and

  • For TOONIT’s registered user only, profile ID.

We may request the certain following “Product Registration Data” during registration of our Services:

  • Your name;

  • Your nickname;

  • Your profile picture;

  • Postal address, including country;

  • PayPal ID;

  • Contact number;

  • E-mail address and/or license key/serial number (necessary to validate your purchase).

  • Your date of birth

We use Product Installation Data and Product Registration Data to keep a record of your Services license (that is, authenticating and periodically verifying your licensing rights in the product for anti-piracy purposes) and to enable the provision of maintenance or support services to you. We will also use this information to provide in-product messaging with information about products, features, or services offered by TOONIT.


We collect information about the way you use our Services after you have installed and registered them. We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g., how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.


In addition, certain of our Services may allow you to store, send, receive, edit, sync, share, or otherwise organize or manage files and folders (including any information or data stored in those folders) (“User Files”). We will record and store information regarding the size and name of all User Files that you make available via the Services.


Data we process only if you submit it to us:

When you interact with us on our Sites or using our Services, you can submit Personal Data to us in various situations, including:

  • Account Data: On some of our Sites (“Interactive Sites”), you can register for an account with your e-mail address and a password you create. If you register one of our Services, you will automatically create an account you can use to manage your licensed Services and communication settings, including making updates to your Personal Data. On Interactive Sites, you can create a profile, which may include your Personal Data. We will store your account data for you to be able to communicate with others on our interactive Sites. Some of our Interactive Sites offer publicly accessible blogs or forums. Any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them with a registered account as well as anyone surfing the community pages as an unregistered user.

  • Transaction Data: In relation to purchases you may make online, we will process your contact and billing information, such as your name, address, and credit card information. You can view the exact information required in the form provided at point of purchase. We will only use this data to complete your order, for billing purposes, and for internal accounting.

  • Customer Support Data: You can communicate with us through the different web-forms and chat functionalities on our Sites. For example, you can use the contact forms to request technical assistance, request information on the status of your order including any online purchase, or otherwise reach out to our customer support team. In order to respond to your request, we will process your IP address and contact data as well as the contents of your request. We will delete this data as soon as we have complied with your request.

  • Survey Data: From time to time, we may conduct surveys in respect of our Services. Participation in our surveys is optional. However, if you respond to one of our surveys, you may provide us with personal information about you. Unless you otherwise consent, we will only use this information to determine the types of Services that may be of interest to you and to operate and improve our service offerings.

  • E-mail/Direct Mail Campaign Data: From time to time, we may contact our customers directly by mail, e-mail, or telephone to inform you about upgrades, new services, promotions, or special offers that you told us you were interested in receiving (including our newsletters). However, we will not contact you with any commercial communications that are unrelated to the Services that you have purchased from us unless you have given us your prior explicit consent to receiving such information. Please note that, where you have given us your consent to receive marketing communications, you are free to withdraw your consent to receiving such communications at any point in time. When responding to one of these campaigns, you may have the option to provide us with personal information, which we will use for the purpose indicated.

  • Applicant Data: If you would like to apply for employment with TOONIT, you can apply online at our careers page on our Sites. We will process your application data solely for the purpose of responding to your application. Your data will be deleted within two (2) years after finalizing your application, and in either case we may retain it indefinitely if you give us your explicit consent to keep your application on file to contact you with further job offers in the future.

  • Business Contact or Sales Prospect Data: If you are a business contact or sales prospect that has provided us your Personal Data, we will store your data in our database so that we can follow up on previous business conversations we’ve had with you, provide you additional information about our Services, or assist you in purchasing our Services. We may also share your Personal Data with sales representatives employed with our local affiliates or resellers so that they can work with you to complete any requested purchase of our Services.

2. Sharing Personal Data with Third Parties

We treat your Personal Data with care and confidentially and will only pass it on to third parties to the extent described below and not beyond. We do not share, sell, rent, or trade Personal Data with third parties for any promotional purposes. Where our affiliates, resellers, or service providers process Personal Data, they will do so solely on our instructions and have undertaken to comply with strict contractual requirements for the security of your data (including, but not limited to, complying with this Privacy Policy).

  • Service Providers: TOONIT transmits data to service providers that enable us to provide our Sites and market, sell, and deliver our Services. This includes the parties providing our third-party cookies and tracking tools, as well as parties providing us with services to assist us in processing transactions, including credit card transactions, processing of orders, providing customer support, managing customer relationships (like Saleforce.com), hosting the Sites (like Amazon Web Services), collecting, storing, or removing your information, or performing statistical analysis of our Sites (such as Google). We occasionally also share Personal Data with independent auditors acting on our behalf, for anti-piracy or revenue accounting purposes in connection with the internal operations of our business. We sometimes need to share your information with these companies in order for them to provide the applicable services.

  • Document/File Hosting Providers: For user-initiated file and file link sharing and storage using e-mail, social media, instant messaging and cloud services, login information is requested. For user-initiated file sharing via e-mail, social media, and instant messaging, optional contact information can be requested and saved so that it can be accessed for future use by the customer. This data is not shared with third parties for any purpose. This information is only stored locally, on your PC or other computing device.

  • Business Transactions: In the event TOONIT goes through a business transaction such as a merger, an acquisition by another company, or a sale of all or a portion of its assets to which this Privacy Policy relates, your information will likely be among the assets transferred and, in such case, you will be notified in advance via e-mail and/or a prominent notice on our Sites of such change in ownership or a change in the use of your Personal Data, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Data (including, if applicable, your right to object to such transfer).

  • Public Authorities: Although we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, such as when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or litigation or other legal process or action (whether or not initiated by TOONIT) to protect TOONIT’s, our users’ or third parties’ rights, property or safety. We will transmit data to public authorities such as law enforcement or tax authorities only in the case of a legal obligation to do so based on a request for information from the respective authority.

  • Promotional Offers: As a registered TOONIT user, you have the opportunity to receive news and special offers from TOONIT regarding our Services or the services of third parties who we think may offer services that would be of interest to you.

3. Timeframe for Keeping Data

We process and store your Personal Data as long as necessary for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. Thus, we store the data as long as our contractual relationship with you as our customer obliges us to do so. After termination of our contractual relationship, if your Personal Data is no longer required for the fulfillment of our legal obligations, it will be regularly deleted, unless its further processing is necessary for the preservation of evidence or the prevention of legal claims from becoming time-barred.


4. Reviewing and Requesting Changes to Your Information

EU users: please refer to Section 5 below for your statutory rights under the GDPR

Customers may update, delete, access, or change their account information by editing their user records. To update a user profile, login to your account at www.TOONIT.com and click on “My Info,” where users can change their information including, but not limited to, personal information, billing information, subscription status, account status, and etc.

If you have signed up to receive marketing e-mails from TOONIT, you can opt-out of receiving future marketing emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” option located at the bottom of the marketing e-mail you wish to opt out of. If you prefer to be removed from all TOONIT marketing lists, you can follow the foregoing process. Customers cannot opt-out of receiving all transactional emails related to their TOONIT account, but may change their account settings to reduce the frequency or eliminate certain TOONIT notification emails.



5. Information for EU Residents

You are not legally required to provide TOONIT with the Personal Data described in this Privacy Policy. Further, the contractual relationship that you might have entered into with us by purchasing our Services does not imply any obligation to provide your Personal Data. However, you might not be able to use our Services to the full extent, or in some cases you may not be able to use our Services at all, if you do not provide us with certain data or object to the use of this data.


Our Legal Basis for Processing:

When processing your Personal Data, we rely on the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), an EU-wide legal framework for the standardization of data protection. TOONIT primarily processes data as a controller, for the purposes explained above under Sections 1 and 2 of this Privacy Policy. These purposes represent our legitimate interests for the purposes of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. At the same time, some of the Personal Data we process is necessary for us to perform a contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. For example, if you express your interest in purchasing one of our Services, such as by filling out a webform, we will process the Personal Data submitted to comply with your request. This may include sharing your Personal Data with one of our authorized resellers, who will then use your Personal Data to complete the purchase transaction. In addition, we are legally obliged to provide certain information to criminal prosecution or tax authorities in individual cases upon request. In these cases, the legal basis for the processing is either legal requirements (Article 6(1)(c) GDPR) or reasons of public interest (Article 6(1)(e) GDPR). Where we process your Personal Data with your explicit consent, pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, this declaration of consent will be the legal basis for processing your Personal Data.


Transferring your Data outside the EU or the EEA:

TOONIT’s principal place of business is in Republic of Korea, which is a “Third Country” under the GDPR. Third Countries are generally not considered to afford the same level of protection that you enjoy in the EU, but TOONIT still provides an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data - EU Commission states that Republic of Korea is deemed to provide an adequate level of data protection regarding commercial organizations such as TOONIT. We have ensured that our service providers and affiliates have been subjected to strict contractual provisions in their contract with us to guarantee that an adequate level of data protection for your data is guaranteed.


User Profiles:

We use your data for “Profiling.” This means that we use your data to make tailored offers based on your previous behavior as well as to serve you personalized ads. However, we will never process and analyze your Personal Data in the context of Profiling in a way that would lead to an automated decision that has a legal effect on you or significantly impairs you in a similar way.


Your rights regarding the processing of your Personal Data:

As a natural person, you have certain rights as “Data Subject.” You can assert the following rights against us under the GDPR:

  • Your right to information and access under Article 15 GDPR;

  • Your right to rectification under Article 16 GDPR;

  • Your right to erasure under Article 17 GDPR;

  • Your right to restriction of processing under Article 18 GDPR; and

  • Your right to data portability under Article 20 GDPR.

In addition, you have a right of objection to the competent data protection supervisory authority under Article 77 of GDPR, but only with respect to the data processing we conduct on our own behalf, as a controller. In the event TOONIT acts as a processor of your data for a third party, you must refer to the entity acting as controller to assert this right. Please note that, where you have granted us your consent to process certain Personal Data, you are free to withdraw this declaration of consent with future effect at any point in time. This also applies to the withdrawal of declarations of consent issued to us prior to the validity of the GDPR.


Information about your Right of Objection under Article 21 of GDPR:

(a) Right of objection in individual cases

In addition to the rights aforementioned, you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of Personal Data relating to you, which is processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) of GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6(1)(f) of GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Article 4(4) of GDPR. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your Personal Data unless we can prove compelling grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims. Please also note that, if we terminate the processing due to your objection, the Sites or Services may no longer be available to you or only to a limited extent.


(b) The right to object to the processing of data for advertising purposes

You also have the right to object at any time to the processing of your Personal Data for the purpose of direct marketing, including any subscription to our newsletters or personalized ads; this also applies to Profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object, we will no longer process your Personal Data in the future.


6. Information for California Residents

TOONIT does not sell consumer personal information for monetary or other valuable consideration.

Under the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), California residents are granted five consumer rights that TOONIT will uphold:

  • The right to know which personal information is being collected;

  • The right to know if personal data is being sold or shared, and to whom;

  • The right to object to the sale of personal data;

  • The right to access one's own personal information; and

  • The right to equal service and price, even for consumers who exercise their privacy rights.

Any Customer wishing to exercise a right to access personal information held by TOONIT must submit a verifiable consumer request to TOONIT by either:

Please note that only an individual who is a resident of California (or the legal guardian of such individual in the case of a minor child) may make a request under the CCPA.


7. Collecting Information from Children

TOONIT’s Sites are not intended for use by children under the age of 16 and we do not intentionally collect any information from users under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided TOONIT with Personal Data or that we have otherwise inadvertently collected this information, contact us at admin@toonit.kr, so that we may delete the information from our servers.


8. Contact Information

To exercise your rights regarding Personal Data (as described above in this Privacy Policy), or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at admin@toonit.kr. You can also contact us in writing at:


TOONIT Inc.

Suite 623, 123 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 06133


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