Privacy Policy

The Japan History Council and the Japanese American Association of New York, Inc. (“we” or “us” or “our”), are committed to protecting the privacy of our website user’s personal information. This statement applies with respect to the information that we collect from our website, located at (the “Web Site”).


By using the Web Site, you consent and agree to the provisions of this privacy policy, including our collection, processing, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information consistent with the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Web Site. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so we encourage you to review our Privacy Policy periodically for updates. Your continued use of the Web Site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.

Privacy of Minors

We neither direct nor target the Web Site to children under the age of 18. If we learn that a registered user of the Web Site is under the age of 18, we reserve the right to delete the information in that person’s account and immediately terminate the account. In such instances, we may also destroy any of the personal information provided by that person within our possession or control.

Information Collected

We collect and store information that you voluntarily provide to us as well as data related to your Web Site visit and usage. We collect personally identifiable information (including, but not limited to, name, address and phone number) that is voluntarily provided to us by you. For example, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information when you send us an email, use certain features of the Web Site such as inquiring through our Web Site or participate in a survey.
In addition, during your visit we automatically collect certain aggregate information related to your Web Site visit. Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable or anonymous information about you, including the date and time of your visit, your IP address, your computer browser information, the Internet address that you visited prior to and after reaching the Web Site, the name of the domain and host you used to access the Internet, and the features of our Web Site which you accessed.
We may ask you for personal information at other times. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We may also occasionally ask users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. Wherever we collect personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.
Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites to which you may have linked to through the Web Site.Use of Information

We use collected information to: respond to inquiries or service requests and monitor such responses; provide information about services; resolve problems; and manage the Web Site and assess its usage.

Use of IP Addresses

We use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. We also use your IP Address to identify you when re-entering the SC Web Site, as described below with respect to our use of cookies. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.

Use of Cookies

When you view our Web Site we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a Web Site more easily.


Our site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps to insure the safety of your personal information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

Links and Affiliates

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Web Site. It does not apply to any other Web site linked to or from the Web Site. We cannot control or be responsible for the actions of such other Web site operators and the existence of an affiliation with, or a link from, the Web Site does not mean the affiliated or linked Web site has a privacy policy similar to this Privacy Policy. You should read the privacy policy of any Web site linked to or from the Web Site.

Contacting us:

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at