Privacy Policy

Weathernews, Inc. (“Weathernews”) respects the privacy of Supporters of our application “sunnycomb” (the "App") and the services with which we provide in the App (the “Services”). The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform registrant or user using the App (each, a “Supporter”) about the types of information we gather about you when you visit or use the App, how we may use that information, and whether and how we disclose it to anyone. By visiting the App and using our Services, you are consenting to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Weathernews reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location. Therefore, you are responsible for periodically checking the Privacy Policy for changes.

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our App, and not to other companies’ or organizations’ applications to which we link or to companies to which we may refer you, as an example, to companies who may provide services to you.

Information Collection and Use

Personal Information
In order to use the App, you must provide us with your supporter name (ID), password, and valid email address. These information may fall under personal information by which a specific individual can be identified. We collect such information as above for the purpose of providing with the Services by the App set forth in the Terms of Use.

Non-Personal Information
In some cases, when you use the App, we may collect information that is non-personally identifiable information or information that, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you use, demographic information (profession, zip code, etc.), the date and time you used the App, the pages you accessed, the name of the webpage from which you linked to the App, location information, and other anonymous data involving your use of the App. We use this information to analyze trends and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide personally identifiable information to third parties without your prior consent except as set forth herein, where required by law, or where it is necessary to provide the Services to you (e.g. to process payment information). We will use the information you provide to contact you, if necessary, to provide the Services or for other administrative purposes. We may also access and use your information to resolve disputes, to troubleshoot problems, to enforce our Terms of Use or for marketing purposes.

Data Retention
We will retain your information to provide you the Services, but we shall not be obliged to continue to retain those information.

Weathernews may use “cookie” technology to track or record information about your use of the App. Our use of this technology will help us enhance your web experience. Supporters of our App who disable their web browser’s ability to accept cookies may not be able to successfully use our Services.

Your obligations

You must, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the then-current Weathernews sunnycomb Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

You must not provide to us any information that you consider is incorrect or which may be injurious to rights or interests of Weathernews or another person.

You must keep your Supportername and password confidential and not share it with others.


The App has security measures in place to protect Supporters’ information against loss, misuse and alteration of the information. Weathernews safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and other procedures. However, as it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information you disclose online, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. A Supporter should never share his or her password with anyone. Supporters should select passwords that are difficult to guess and change them frequently. We are not responsible for non-compliance with recommended security practices.

Agents and Service Providers

Weathernews may use third parties to provide certain services, including credit card processing services, if applicable. These third parties do not share, store or use your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than the purpose for which their services have been retained. If you sign up for a Weathernews service provided by a third party under contract with Weathernews, Weathernews will share only the minimum information necessary for the third party to provide these services.

In case Weathernews provide personal information of Supporters to third parties for other purposes than the services that are reasonably expected in order to provide the Services, we will provide you with related information, including their names, their services, the information we will share with them, and the purposes of the share.

Parties to Whom We Disclose Information

Weathernews does not disclose your personal information to anyone without your prior consent except in the following situations:

  1. To comply with a subpoena or summons, a court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority.
  2. To investigate network abuse or a violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines.
  3. As a part of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against us.
  4. If you engage in (or are reasonably suspected of engaging in) any illegal activities.
  5. To provide information to affiliates and nonaffiliated third parties who perform services or functions for us in conjunction with any requests or inquiries made by you.
We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution.

Links to Non-Weathernews Apps

The App contains links to other applications. Those applications may collect information about you. Weathernews does not control any applications that are operated by others and is not responsible for the information practices of those applications. This Privacy Policy does not address the information practices of those applications or operators thereof.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave the App and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at:


If you request us to disclose your personal information under the Personal Information Protection Act of Japan, Weathernews shall, without delay, disclose to you such information after confirming your identity (or notify you of the non-existence of such personal information), to the extent required to do so pursuant to the Act above and other applicable laws and regulations. Please note that you may have to pay a processing fee Weathernews will identify.

Correction and suspension of Use of Personal Information

If Weathernews is required under the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act of Japan by a Supporter to (i) correct the personal information it holds because it is not true, or (ii) suspend use of the personal information because such information is being handled beyond the scope of the purpose of the use previously made public, or has been collected in a fraudulent or otherwise illicit manner, then Weathernews shall, without delay, conduct an appropriate investigation after confirming the requiring Supporter’s identity, and based on the results, correct the information or suspend the use, and notify the Supporter to that effect. If we decide not to correct the information or suspend the use based on a reasonable reason, we will notice the Supporter.

In the event Weathernews is required by a Supporter to delete its personal information and has determined that it is necessary to accept such request, Weathernews shall delete such information after confirming the requesting Supporter’s identity and shall notify the Supporter to that effect.

Should Weathernews not be obliged to correct, suspend use of, or delete such personal information under the Personal Information Protection Act of Japan and other applicable laws and regulations, the preceding paragraphs shall not apply.


In the event that Weathernews, or substantially all of its assets are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, our databases containing contact information of Supporters may be one of the transferred assets. In using our Services, you consent to such transfer.

Last Updated:December 3rd, 2013
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