At Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Data Controller) (“Samsung”), we know how important privacy is to our customers. Samsung is the data controller for Samsung Mobile Security Rewards Program (“Rewards Program”). We created this Privacy Notice to make sure you understand how we collect and use your personal information.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Through the Rewards Program, Samsung obtains and maintains information about you in various ways.
Information You Provide Directly
The Rewards Program may collect information from you directly. For example:
Samsung Account Information: We may collect information associated with the Samsung account used to access the Samsung Mobile Security Rewards Program, such as your Samsung account ID, and identifiers such as globally unique identifier (GUID) and country or region of residence.
Rewards Program Interactions: We may collect information you submit through the Rewards Program such as when you submit a security report, name for acknowledgement, contact email, affected firmware version and device, vulnerability details including any files you attach to the security report, and any communications you send to us.
Rewards Information: In order to process your rewards, we may additionally collect nationality, country or region of residence (for tax purposes), residence address including postal code, phone number and information concerning any amounts paid to you (including the Paypal address where any amounts payable is sent).
Information About Your Use of the Rewards Program
In addition to the information you provide, we will collect information about your use of our Rewards Program through software on your devices and by other means. We will collect:
Device Informatio: We collect your IP address.
Log Information: Diagnostic, technical and error information.
We also may collect other information about you, your devices and apps, and your use of Rewards Program in ways that we describe to you at the time of collection or otherwise with your consent.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We use the information collected for the following purposes:
To provide you with the Rewards Program, such as to responding to your submissions, requests, questions and responses made through the Rewards Program, as well as, if applicable, provide you with rewards;
To identify and authenticate you so you may use the Rewards Program;
To operate, evaluate and improve our business (including enhancing and improving our products and the Rewards Program; managing our communications; analyzing your submissions, our products, customer base, and the Rewards Program; conducting market research; performing data analytics; and performing other internal functions);
To protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities; and
If you are eligible for a reward, we use third-party payment processors to provide you with rewards. These third-party processors will only use your information to provide you with rewards, and are subject to contractual obligations to ensure that your information is processed safely and as you would expect.
Samsung processes personal information for the purposes described above. We will obtain your consent for data processing in accordance with applicable law unless we have another legal basis to process your information without consent, as applicable, such as to comply with the law, regulatory obligations and legal processes, or to perform a contract that you have engaged with us. The legal basis may vary from one country to another, but we will rely on the appropriate legal basis provided in data protection and other laws of your country.
WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?
We will disclose your information internally within our business and to the following entities, but only for the purposes described above.
Affiliates: other Samsung Electronics Group companies which we control or own;
Business partners: partners who we work together with to provide you with Rewards Program, such as third-party payment processors. These business partners control and manage your personal information;
Service providers: carefully selected companies that provide services for or on behalf of us, such as for the management, development, operation and monitoring of the Rewards Program. These providers are also committed to protecting your information;
Other parties when required by law or as necessary to protect Rewards Program: for example, it may be necessary by law, legal process, or court order from governmental authorities to disclose your information. They may also seek your information from us for the purposes of law enforcement, national security, anti-terrorism, or other issues that are related to public security;
Other parties in connection with corporate transactions: we may disclose your information to a third party as part of a merger or transfer, acquisition or sale, or in the event of bankruptcy; and
Other parties with your consent or at your direction: in addition to the disclosures described in this Privacy Notice, we may share information about you with third parties when you separately consent to or request such sharing.
HOW LONG DO WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION?
How long your data will be retained depends on the legal basis relied upon to process your data. For example, data we process to perform our contract with you requires us to keep the data throughout the time you use Rewards Program. As long as you are an active user of Rewards Program, we will retain and process this data. Data such as your account information and device information and identifiers fall into this category.
Data we process to promote our business interests, such as your usage of Rewards Program, is only kept for as long as needed for the purposes for which it was collected. For example, this data may be collected to perform analytics so we can develop improvements to Rewards Program, or we may process data to keep a record of inquiries you made through or about Rewards Program to improve your customer service experience. Please note, although we aim to retain your data for the time period described above, your data may be processed longer pursuant to applicable law. For example, if a specific statute mandates we require a certain piece of data, we will comply and retain that data until the required retention period expires.
As long as your data is retained by us your data will always be subject to appropriate safeguards.
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER
Your use of Rewards Program will involve the transfer, storage, and processing of your personal information to other countries; such countries include, without limitation, the Republic of Korea and United States of America, which may not provide the same level of protection on personal data of your country. All international data transfers are subject to legal requirements to ensure that your personal information is processed safely and as you would expect.
UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
This Privacy Notice may be updated to let you know about changes in how we collect and process your information in Rewards Program or changes in related laws. The date when the document was last updated is shown at the top of this Privacy Notice.
We provide you with certain rights and choices in connection with the personal information we obtain about you in Rewards Program in compliance with applicable law. To exercise your rights and manage your choices, please contact us as indicated in the CONTACT US section of this Privacy Notice.
You can contact us to update your preferences, submit a request, or ask us questions. The easiest way to contact us is through the Contact Us section of: https://www.samsung.com/. For requests concerning your personal data, contact us at the Privacy section of: https://www.samsung.com/.
You can also contact us here:
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 129, Samsung-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 16677, Republic of Korea