Data Collected from the "Share location information with LINE" Setting
Your location information helps us provide you with useful information and new services
We use your location information to send you the most relevant information we can for assisting you in daily life. For example, we can deliver the weather alerts of the location you are around, or notify you marketing information such as the offers from the coffee shops near your office.
How we collect and manage your location information
You can delete your collected location information by going to Settings > Privacy > "Provide usage data" > "Delete data."
LINE will not collect any location information if you've blocked LINE from accessing your location in your device's location settings, even if the in-app share location setting is turned on.
If the in-app share location setting is turned off, you can still use services that require your location, as long as you grant LINE access to it in your device's location settings. Services will only collect location information when needed and only after specific user actions.
How your location information is used to send you ads
By agreeing to share your location information, we may occasionally provide you with ads that use your location information and cater to your specific needs and interests. This also includes third parties' ads.
As a rule, we never share your actual location information with advertisers. Instead, we assign your account with non-identifiable demographic tags based on your location information, such as your general region (for example: Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan) or whether you are traveling or not, to provide you with relevant ads.
We only send ads based on users’ visits to specific points of interest or events when large numbers of users also visit these locations. We never use your visit history to determine or estimate any personal details about you, such as your religious, sexual, or medical details. Learn more about demographic optimization for ads (LINK)
This setting has no effect on locations estimated from the data that you provide yourself by using the service, such as your country of residence, language settings, IP address, and network connection details.
Data on visits to specific points of interest or events may also be acquired via LINE Beacon and is not affected by this setting. Learn more about how LINE Beacon handles (LINK)