Who we are
Our website address is: https://japanathand.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it.
Like most website operators, Japan at Hand collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Japan at Hand’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Japan at Hand’s visitors use the website.
Japan at Hand also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Japan at Hand only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the Japan at Hand website may choose to interact with us in ways that require Japan at Hand to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Japan at Hand gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our contact forms for a first name, last name and an email address. In this case, Japan at Hand collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Japan at Hand. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Subscribing and Mailchimp
We use Mailchimp as our third-party marketing platform. When you subscribe to the Japan at Hand newsletter, we will send the given email address to Mailchimp who manages all our email subscribers. This allows us in return to provide the requested service and send out emails to those subscribed to our email list.
You may opt out of any and all communications from Japan at Hand by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ link within our emails or by contacting us directly at email@example.com.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Where we send your data
- Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
- We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. When you sign up to become a subscriber of our newsletter we will send your email address to Mailchimp who manages all our email subscribers. This allows us in return to send out emails to everyone on our email list.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, have left comments, or have become a subscriber, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you need to contact us regarding any of the example given above; please contact: