The privacy of our members is very important to us and we want to be clear about how we handle privacy so that you can feel comfortable using and sharing information about yourself on Oh My Japan.

This Privacy Policy describes Oh My Japan, Inc.'s policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information. Oh My Japan, Inc. receives your information through our website, applications, services and third-parties ("Services"). For example, you send us information when you use the Oh My Japan website. When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by Oh My Japan, Inc. in the United States or any other country where Oh My Japan, Inc. operates.

This Policy and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be are governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of Delaware, U.S.A. In the event there is a discrepancy between this English language version and any translated versions of this Privacy Policy, the English version shall prevail.


Questions or Concerns?

Please contact us.

Your Privacy Responsibilities

To help protect your privacy:

  • Never share your password with anyone;
  • Log off the Oh My Japan website when you are finished using it, especially when accessing the website from a device used by people other than yourself; and
  • Protect yourself from viruses and malware by securing your computer.

Information Collection and Use

We collect and use your information to provide and measure use of our Services and improve them over time.

Information Collected Upon Registration: When you register an Oh My Japan account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, password, and email address. Of this information, in principle everything except your e-mail address, birthday, and password is visible to other members of the site on your profile page and in search results.

Additional Information: You may provide us with additional information to make available to other users, such as a short biography, your location, or a picture. To send messages to other users, you must also add additional information such as your location to complete your profiles. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may unsubscribe from these messages by following the instructions contained within the messages or the instructions on our website. If you e-mail us, we may keep your message, e-mail address and contact information to respond to your request. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional.

Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with our website, applications and advertisements, may also be included in Log Data.

Links: Oh My Japan, Inc. may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services including third party services and clients by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, including advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. Oh My Japan, Inc. may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

Third Party Services: Oh My Japan, Inc. uses a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide our Services, such as hosting, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP request. For more information on how Google uses the information we collect, please see Google's Privacy Policy.

Further, we use Mollom to help prevent spam from being sent to or by our members. For more information on how Mollom handles data collected on our site, please refer to Mollom's Privacy Policy.

Payment Information

If you purchase a paid account, PayPal, a third-party credit card processing service, will handle the transaction. PayPal's privacy policy can be accessed from the PayPal website.

Information from People Under 18 Years of Age

To join Oh My Japan, you must be age 18 or greater or the age of majority in the country in which you reside if that is greater than 18. Oh My Japan does not knowingly collect any information about anyone under the age of majority, nor do we knowingly market to anyone under the age of 18. If you are less than 18 years old, do not submit your personal information to us. If we become aware that anyone under the age of 18 has registered with us and provided us with personal information, we will take steps to terminate that person’s registration and delete their profile information. If we do delete a profile because of such a violation, we may retain the e-mail and IP address of the person who registered that account in order to help ensure that the person is not able to create a new account.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not disclose your private information except in the limited circumstances described here.

Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as when you use a third party web client or application to access your Oh My Japan account.

Service Providers: We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to obligations mirroring the protections of this Privacy Policy.

Law and Harm: We may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Oh My Japan, Inc.'s rights or property.

Business Transfers: In the event that Oh My Japan, Inc. is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Non-private or Non-personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).

Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.

Upon logging in to Oh My Japan, you may view and edit your personal information. If you wish to remove all of this information, you may close your account. Closed accounts are not immediately deleted for security reasons but all of your information will be hidden from other members of the site.

Steps We Take to Protect Personal Information

We Encrypt All Passwords

We encrypt all member passwords so that even if our database security is compromised, your password will be reasonably safe.

We Follow Drupal Best Practices for Patching

Oh My Japan is based on the Drupal content management system. We regularly monitor Drupal security advisories and apply security patches as quickly as possible.

Reporting Violations

Please contact us to report any privacy or security violations.

Changes to This Policy

We may from time to time revise this Privacy Policy. The current version of this Policy wil always govern our use of your personal information and will always be available at By continuing to access or use Oh My Japan after changes to this Policy become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective: July 7, 2012

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