Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Japan Story Telling operates a website at It is Japan Story Telling’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Japan Story Telling 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 Story Telling’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Japan Story Telling’s visitors use its website.
Japan Story Telling also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Japan Story Telling does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Japan Story Telling’s website choose to interact with Japan Story Telling in ways that require Japan Story Telling to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Japan Story Telling gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who add a comment in the blog section, subscribe to the newsletter, or fill out a contact form to provide a username and email address.

Those who engage in transactions with Japan Story Telling – by booking an accommodation or hospitality service – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Japan Story Telling collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Japan Story Telling. Japan Story Telling does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Opting-out of tracking

Aggregated Statistics

Japan Story Telling may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Japan Story Telling does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Japan Story Telling discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Japan Story Telling’s behalf or to provide services available at Japan Story Telling’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Japan Story Telling’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Japan Story Telling will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Japan Story Telling discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Japan Story Telling believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Japan Story Telling, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a subscriber to Japan Story Telling website and have supplied your email address, Japan Story Telling may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Japan Story Telling and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

Japan Story Telling takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Japan Story Telling uses cookies to accelerate the loading of pages previously visited. Japan Story Telling does not use cookies to identify or track individual visitors. Japan Story Telling visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Japan Story Telling’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Japan Story Telling’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Japan Story Telling, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Japan Story Telling goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Japan Story Telling may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Japan Story Telling may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Japan Story Telling’s sole discretion. Japan Story Telling encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Reusing this Privacy Policy

This “Privacy Policy” is based on the “Creative Commons” licensed policy by Automattic. You are welcome to reuse and be inspired by this Privacy Policy after making sure it complies with the way your website tracks, uses and discloses users information.

Change log

30 October 2015 – first issue.