Kakao collects, uses, and provides personal information on user consent and actively protects users' informational autonomy. Check Kakao's personal data processing procedures. For secured service use, Kakao is committed to protecting privacy at every stage of handling personal information.
Privacy data processing procedures are composed of Collection > Use/Provision > Destruction.
Kakao collects personal information
required for subscription by user consent.
Kakao additionally collects personal information to provide optional services and customized content for user convenience.
User consent shall also be obtained in this case.
Kakao collects cookie information selectively utilized for convenient service use, as well as access history automatically generated in the process of service use. Cookies are used to remember access to service or user settings. Users may deny storing cookies by setting up web browsers.
Minimum information required to provide basic functions in the service, such as name, password, and contacts (email/phone number).
Additional personal information collected to provide specialized services. Even with a refusal to consent, users can still use essential functions in the service.
Any information automatically generated in the process of using services, such as IP Address, cookies, visit date, and usage history.
Personal information is used to identify users within the service, provide services, handle user inquires or complaints, and guide services.
Personal information is used to provide paid services, utilize marketing/advertisement, develop/improve better services, and provide customized content.
Kakao entrusts part of necessary works to external vendors to enhance efficiency in service provision. (ex. Customer inquiry support, product delivery, etc.)
This is the case where the collected personal information is provided to the related third-party services, provided, however, that Kakao must provide such information only after obtaining a user's consent.
Kakao destroys, without delay, personal information after fulfilling the purpose of collection.
It shall also be destroyed without delay when requested by the user (i.e. deleting one's account). However, it shall be separately retained, if necessary to be maintained for the protection of user rights during a specific period under the relevant laws and regulations, such as refund. It shall not be used for purposes other than storage and shall be destroyed without delay after the expiration date.
Electronic files are deleted by technical methods making it unrestorable and unrecoverable.
Printed copies are shredded or incinerated for deletion.