Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for Joy Fujii English located in Osaka Sayama-shi, Japan, and also doing business online.

Actually, we have not started manually collecting the information of visitors as of this writing, March 19, 2019. The newsletter sign up function is not working. We do not look at visitor statistics.

HOWEVER, in the event that we begin collecting data, we will comply as follows:

We collect certain personal information about visitors and users of our site.
The most common types of information we collect include things like:
user-names, member names, names and personal data for application, feedback and contact forms, email addresses, IP addresses, payment information, support requests, blog comments, feedback, and web analytics data.

We collect personal information when you provide it to us.
Personal information we collect about you from others

We collect information from third party sources/ and or partners, such as demographic data or fraud detection information.

We use your personal information:

To deliver content, to fulfill the terms of various contract agreements; to contact you if necessary; to announce programs, services, and campaigns.

We use your personal information for purposes which are in our, or third
parties, legitimate interests. These interests include:

operating our site;
verifying your identity when you sign in to our site;
responding to your inquiries;
notifying you about changes to our sites, website disruptions or
security updates;
carrying out technical analysis to determine how to improve the site
and services we provide;
monitoring activity on the sites, e.g. to identify potential
fraudulent activity and to ensure compliance with the user terms that
apply to the Sites;
responding to your comments or queries submitted to us on the site or asking for your feedback or whether you want to participate in a survey;
managing our legal and operational affairs
training our team about how to best serve our user community;
improving our products and services.
providing general administrative and performance functions and activities;
and processing applications.

If you would like to delete your account and erase all your personal data from this website, please send an email to

Where you give us consent:
we provide you with marketing information about products and services
which we feel may interest you; and
customizing our services and websites, like advertising that appears on
the site – where this involves the use of cookies or similar
technologies to provide a more personalized experience.

For purposes which are required by law.
For the purpose of responding to requests by government, a court of
law, or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

We will disclose personal information to the following recipients:

authors of any items or services made available to you through our
sites, so they can facilitate support and product delivery.
subcontractors and service providers who assist us.
Our subcontractors and services
providers may transfer and access such information from
countries in which they have operations.
our professional advisers (for example, lawyers, accountants, financial advisers etc.)
regulators and government authorities in connection with our
compliance procedures and obligations;
a purchaser or prospective purchaser of all or part of our assets or
our business, and their professional advisers, in connection with a
a third party to respond to requests relating to a criminal
investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity;
a third party, in order to enforce or defend our rights, or to address
financial or reputational risks;
a rights holder in relation to an allegation of intellectual property
infringement or any other infringement; and
other recipients where we are authorized or required by law to do so.

Where we transfer and/or store your personal information

We are based in Japan. Our host and email service providers are based in the US. In order to protect your information, we take care where
possible to work with subcontractors and service providers who we
believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance.

We store personal information on secure servers, hard copy files, and cloud services. Personal information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, including username and password authentication.

You also have the right to make a request to access personal information we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that data. You can also close the account you have with us. To make an access or correction request, contact our support team at

Where we have your consent to do so (e.g. if you have subscribed to our newsletter(s) / communications; or have indicated that you are interested in
receiving offers or information from us), we send you marketing
communications, usually by email, about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. You can opt-out of such communications by using the “unsubscribe” function provided in the communication itself. If any issues with unsubscribing, contact

Cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies,
to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you
choose to reject cookies, some parts of our site may not work properly
in your case.

For more information about cookies, web beacons and similar
technologies see
When you visit our site, some generally anonymous information is recorded. It generally does not reveal your
identity. If you’re logged into your account some of this information
could be associated with your account. For example:

your IP address or proxy server IP address’;
the domain name you requested;
the name of your internet service provider is sometimes captured
depending on the configuration of your ISP connection;
the date and time of your visit to the website;
the length of your session;
the pages which you have accessed;
the number of times you access our site within any month;
the file URL you look at and information relating to it;
the website which referred you to our Sites; and
the operating system which your computer uses.

Occasionally, we will use third party advertising companies to serve
ads based on prior visits to our site. For example, if you visit our
site, you may later see an ad for our products and services when you
visit a different site.

Information about children

Our site is not suitable for children under the age of 16 years. If you are under 16 we ask that you do not use our site or give us
your personal information. If you are from 16 to 19 years, you can browse the site but you’ll need the supervision of a parent or guardian to become a registered user. It’s the responsibility of parents or guardians to monitor their children’s use of our site.

If you make your personal information available to other people, we
can’t control or accept responsibility for the way they will use or
manage that data. For example, if you post a public
message on a forum thread, share information via social media, or make
contact with another user (such as a third party author) whether via
our site or directly via email. Before making your information
publicly available or giving your information to anyone else, think
carefully. If giving information to another user via our site, ask
them how they will handle your information. If you’re sharing
information via another website, check the privacy policy for that
site to understand its information management practices as this
privacy policy will not apply.

We retain your personal information indefinitely. If you no longer want us to use your personal information or to provide you with our services, you can request that we erase your personal information and close your account. Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information we will retain information from deleted accounts as necessary for our legitimate
business interests, to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect
fees, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with
investigations, enforce the terms of service and take other actions
permitted by law. The information we retain will be handled in
accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We will need to change this policy from time to time in order to make
sure it stays up to date with the latest legal requirements and any
changes to our privacy management practices.

When we do change the policy, we’ll add a “revised (date)” note to the policy. A copy of the latest version of this policy is available on this page.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or the way in
which we have been managing your personal information, please contact
us at

Subscriptions and requests for information
By contacting Joy Fujii English, you agree that we may process your
information in accordance with the terms outlined in this privacy policy statement.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By subscribing,
you acknowledge that the information you provide will be
transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their
Privacy Policy and Terms.

We sometimes use various mail tracking services. For information on specific services, contact

If you’re a user or visitor in the European Economic Area these rights
also apply to you:

For the purposes of applicable EU data protection law (including the
General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), we are a
‘data controller’ of your personal information.

How you can access your personal information

You are entitled to ask us to port your personal information
(i.e. to transfer in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable
format, to you), to erase it, or restrict its processing. You also
have rights to object to some processing that is based on our
legitimate interests, such as profiling that we perform for the
purposes of direct marketing, and, where we have asked for your
consent to process your data, to withdraw this consent as more fully
described below.

These rights are limited in some situations, for example, for legal reasons. In some instances, this means that we may retain some
data even if you withdraw your consent.

Where we require your personal information to comply with legal or
contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if
such data is not provided, then we will not be able to manage our
contractual relationship with you, or to meet obligations placed on
us. In all other cases, provision of requested personal information is

If you have unresolved concerns you have the right to complain to
data protection authorities. The relevant data protection authority
will be the data protection authority of the country: (i) of your
habitual residence; (ii) of your place of work; or (iii) in which you
consider the alleged infringement has occurred.

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Privacy Notice for Visitors to Our Users’ Sites
This Privacy Notice explains how we, at Automattic, process
information about the visitors of our users’ websites in connection
with the services we provide through, Jetpack (including
WooCommerce Services), IntenseDebate,, and Akismet. Read

Who’s Who and What This Privacy Notice Covers
Let’s talk first about who we are at Automattic, what we do, and what
this Privacy Notice covers.

We are the folks behind a variety of products and services designed to
allow anyone–from bloggers, to small business owners, and
enterprises–to create, publish, and manage their own websites: offers the design, features, and support to bring a
website to life.
With Jetpack, website owners that host their websites elsewhere can
connect those websites to features and tools available through and WooCommerce Services.

Polldaddy helps site owners create quizzes, surveys, and polls that
fit their brand and vision.

Intense Debate gives site owners tools to manage comments on their websites.
Akismet helps keep spam under control by filtering out spam
comments–hundreds of millions, every day!

To keep things simple, in this Privacy Notice we’ll refer to the users
of the services we provide through these products and services–such as
a website’s administrator, contributor, author, or editor–as our
“Users,” and we’ll refer to our Users’ websites as “Sites.” Visitors
to those Sites can read published content and interact with the Sites
through features such as comments, “likes,” poll/survey responses, and

We put together this Privacy Notice to help our Users understand the
information we collect about their Site visitors (a/k/a our Users’
users), and how that happens on their Sites. Our Users are responsible
for publishing a privacy policy on their Sites that explains to their
visitors how data is collected via the Sites and how that information
is used and disclosed.

This Privacy Notice does not apply to the information we collect about
Users and those who visit Automattic’s websites (like,,, or–that’s covered in our
Privacy Policy.

Alright, with those introductions out of the way, let’s turn to how we
collect, use, and share information about visitors to our Users’

Information We Collect About Visitors to Our Users’ Sites
We collect information about visitors to our Users’ Sites in a few
different ways–we collect certain information that the visitors
provide to the Site, we collect some information automatically, and we
collect any information that our Users provide to us about their

Information a Visitor Provides to a Site
We’ll start with information that visitors provide directly to a Site,
which primarily happens when visitors type into a text field on a
Site, like a comment field or a sign-up form. Our Users may also
implement other ways to allow Site visitors to provide information
directly through their Sites.

Here are the most common ways in which a visitor directly provides
information to a Site:

Follower and Subscriber Information: When a visitor signs up to follow
or subscribe to a Site using Jetpack or, we collect the
sign-up information requested by the Site, which typically includes an
email address.

Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on a Site, we collect
that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along
with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address.
PollDaddy Survey Responses: When a visitor completes a poll, quiz, or
other type of survey prepared by a User via, we collect
the visitor’s responses to those surveys, and other information that
the survey owner requires for a poll/quiz/survey response, like an
e-mail address.

Order and Shipment Information: If a visitor orders something
(hooray!) from a Site using our store and ecommerce features available
through or Jetpack (including WooCommerce Services), we
may collect information to process that order, such as credit card and
billing information, and an address for shipping the package along to
the recipient and calculating applicable taxes. We may also use this
information for other purposes on behalf of our Users–for example, to
send marketing and other communications from our Users to their
customers, and to provide our User with analytics information about
their ecommerce site (e.g., the number of orders from particular
geographic areas).

Other Information Entered on the Site: We may also collect other
information that a visitor enters on the Site–such as a contact form
submission, a search query, or Site registration.
Information We Automatically Collect from the Site
We also automatically collect some information about visitors to a
Site. The information we automatically collect depends on which of our
services the Site uses. We’ve listed examples below:

Technical Data from a Visitor’s Computer and Etcetera: We collect the
information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically
make available about visitors to a Site, such as the IP address,
browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference,
referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and
mobile network information.

Visitor Interactions: We collect information about a visitor’s
interactions with a Site, including the “likes” and “ratings” left by
visitors to a Site using or Jetpack.
Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of a
visitor’s device from the IP address. We collect and use this
information to, for example, tally for our Users how many people visit
their Sites from certain geographic regions. If you’d like, you can
read more about our Site Stats feature for sites and
Jetpack sites.

Akismet Commenter Information: We collect information about visitors
who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The
information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the
Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent,
referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided
by the commenter such as their name, username, email address…oh, and
the comment itself, of course).

Polldaddy Response Information: We collect information about visitors
who respond to a Polldaddy survey. The information that we collect
typically includes IP address, browser type, operating system, user
agent, and the web page last visited.

Intense Debate Commenter Information: We collect information about
visitors who comment on Sites that use our Intense Debate service. The
information that we collect depends on how the User sets up Intense
Debate for the Site, but typically includes the IP address and account
information on the Site, along with the comment.

Information from Cookies and Other Technologies: A cookie is a string
of information that a Site stores on a visitor’s computer, and that
the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor
returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code
placed on Sites. Automattic uses cookies and other technologies like
pixel tags to help identify and track visitors and Site usage, and to
deliver targeted ads when ads are enabled for free sites
or when ads are enabled on a Site through WordAds or Jetpack Ads (see
the “Other Tools” section below for more details). For more
information about our use of cookies and other technologies for
tracking, including how visitors can control the use of cookies,
please see our Cookie Policy.

Other Information Provided by Our Users
We also collect any other information that our Users provide to us
about visitors to their Sites. For example, a User may upload a
directory or other information about Site visitors and customers to
the “backend” administrative platform for managing the Site.

How We Use Visitor Information
We use information about Site visitors in order to provide our
Services to our Users and their Sites. Our users may use our Services
to, for example, create and manage their Site, sell products and
services on their Site, flag and fight comments from spammers, and
collect information through polls, quizzes and other surveys.

In addition to the above, we use some information about Site visitors
who are also our Users as described in our Privacy Policy.

We may also use and share information that has been aggregated or
reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably
be used to identify any individual. For instance, we may publish
aggregate statistics about the use of our services.

How We Share Visitor Information
We may share information collected about Site visitors in the limited
circumstances spelled out below:

Subsidiaries, Employees, and Independent Contractors: We may disclose
Site visitor information to our subsidiaries, our employees, and
individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the
information in order to help us provide our services to our Users and
their Sites, or to process the information on our behalf. We require
our subsidiaries, employees, and independent contractors to follow
this Privacy Notice for information about visitors that we share with

Third Party Vendors: We may share Site visitor information with third
party vendors who need to know this information in order to provide
their services to us. This group includes vendors that help us provide
our services to our Users and their Sites. We require vendors to agree
to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.
Legal Requests: We may disclose Site visitor information in response
to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request. For more
information on how we respond to requests for information, please see
our Legal Guidelines.

To Protect Rights, Property, and Others: We may disclose Site visitor
information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is
reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Automattic,
our Users, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we
have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or
serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the
emergency without delay.

Business Transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company
assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another
company, or in the unlikely event that Automattic goes out of business
or enters bankruptcy, Site visitor information would likely be one of
the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of
these events were to happen, this Privacy Notice would continue to
apply to Site visitor information and the party receiving this
information may continue to use this information, but only consistent
with this Privacy Notice.

Information Shared Publicly: Information that visitors choose to make
public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly. That means, of course,
that information like visitor comments and “likes” are all available
to others, including information about the visitor that is displayed
in connection with a comment or “like” (such as a visitor’s username and Gravatar). We provide a “firehose” stream
of public data (including comments) from Sites to provide that data to
firehose subscribers, who may view and analyze the content, but do not
have rights to re-publish it publicly. Public information may also be
indexed by search engines or used by third parties.
Other Tools

Our Users’ Sites may contain ads from third party ad networks and
advertisers, and our Users may integrate other tools and services on
their Sites (such as Google Analytics and third party plugins). Please
note that this Privacy Notice only covers the collection of
information by Automattic, and does not cover the collection by any
third party.

Ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies
(like cookies) to collect information about visitors’ use of a Site
and across other websites and online services, such as a visitor’s IP
address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time
spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This
information may be used by those companies to, among other things,
analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content,
and deliver advertisements that may be more targeted to visitor
interests. For more information about how to manage and delete
cookies, visit, and for more information on
interest-based ads, including information about how visitors may be
able to opt out of having their web browsing information used for
behavioral advertising purposes, please visit
(US based) and (EU based).

Other Resources
You can read more about how our products and services operate on the
links at the top of this notice.

And we’d love it if you follow us on for more information
about privacy and transparency at Automattic.

WordPress Privacy Policy

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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 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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

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


This policy is written in English with a reference translation in another language (if necessary). In the event of any conflict in interpreting or construing the terms of this policy, the English version shall prevail.

Both personal information and personal data have the same meaning in
the context of this Privacy Policy.

If any questions, please send to

Joy Fujii English, March 19, 2019