Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.tgmjapan.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

When visitors use the contact form on the site, we collect the data shown in the contact form, and may also collect also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. This data is kept for one month or until the message from the contact form has been responded to. We do not keep the data from the contact form for any purpose other than responding to messages.

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Other cookies may be used for analytics purposes.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to provide data on user interaction for the purpose of improving this website. Google Analytics uses cookies and anonymized IP addresses to track user interactions. This data is held for the minimum amount of time possible on the Google Analytics platform. More information about Google Analytics can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Google provides an opt-out option here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Who we share your data with

Usage data may be shared with third-parties such as Google Analytics and embedded media sources through the above methods for the purpose of providing a better user experience and improving the website.

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, or have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Please use the contact form to contact us.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect the data that you provide through SSL encryption and available two-factor authentication. We provide the most secure platform available within our limited resources.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We do our best to protect the data you give us. In the case of a data breach, we will analyze logs to determine, limit, and resolve the data breach. However, as we do not collect any personally identifiable information to users without accounts, we cannot be held liable should your data be released by another party for these users. For users with accounts, we will do our best to ensure your data is not breached and will take action as possible to remedy any possible breach.