Privacy Policy

This document serves as a guide to Savvy Tokyo users regarding their privacy when using the service.
Effective March 24, 2008

Your privacy is important to us. This notice explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This notice is available on our homepage.

Registration information

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Savvy Tokyo websites during registration and when ordering services. The types of personal information we collect includes basic information such as name, address. We also collect credit card and purchase details where necessary.

Currently, we keep registration information for different parts of the site in different databases. To allow users a single login for all Japan Today sites we will unify these databases in the near future.

Server log information

Like all sites, Japan Today keeps detailed logs of site usage. Statistics tracked include country of origin, your browser type, IP address and the pages you request. This information is used to find out which parts of a site are most popular and to provide aggregate marketing information to clients. Detail information about your browsing habits is not disclosed to third-parties.

Use of information

We do not sell your personal information to third-parties, however we may occasionally send mails to users on behalf of third-parties. Users may opt-out of these mailings.

We only accept third-party mailings that we feel are of genuine interest to our users. We will not send mails for Viagra, casinos, work-at-home programs, pornography or other generic spam.

We send all registered users regular email updates on the Savvy Tokyo system. Users may opt-out of these mailings.

We send all registered users email when new Savvy Tokyo services are launched. Users may opt-out of these mailings.

We do not keep email addresses entered in the send-article-to-a-friend system.

Savvy Tokyo email newsletter

We use emails from this system to send system messages, to introduce new products, and to send mails on behalf of third-parties. Users may opt out of these mailings.


To register for Savvy Tokyo discussions you are required to provide a valid email address.

We track the IP address of every posting on Savvy Tokyo discussions. We remove personally identifiable postings where necessary.

Savvy Tokyo News Poll

No personal information is collected for this poll.

Cookies and Third Parties

We use the following third parties to handle de-identified information about users.

Google Analytics v4
We send to Google Analytics through the default implementation the  de-identified information such as number of users, session statistics, approximate geolocation, browser and device information for measuring performance and carrying out internal marketing research.

include user IP addresses or any measurement identifiers associated with a particular individual. Other than data in standard HTTP request logs, all of which is deleted within 14 days of being received, and diagnostics data noted above, Google Tag Manager does not collect, retain, or share any information about visitors to our customers’ properties, including page URLs visited.

Google reCAPTCHA
We provide functions to ensure the security of our websites and applications, as well as to detect unauthorized use and take appropriate action. We may send the following information: IP address; URL of the website or screen name of the application that was viewed; date and time of browsing (used to calculate time spent on the site, etc.); type and version of web browser and device.

Google Tag Manager
In order to monitor and provide diagnostics about system stability, performance, and installation quality, we use Google Tag Manager. This may collect some aggregated data about tag firing. This data does not

Data security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All online credit card transactions are performed only on secure servers through a secure SSL connection. Credit Card information for recurring payments is not stored on our public servers.

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information

Legal disclosure

Savvy Tokyo reserves the right to reveal registration information pursuant to a valid subpoena or court order.

We reserve the right to use or share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Savvy Tokyo Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

Changes to this policy

Savvy Tokyo may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the email address specified in your Savvy Tokyo account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.

We will transfer information about you if Savvy Tokyo is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, we will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Accessing or correcting Your information

At any time, you may review or update your personal information by logging in to Savvy Tokyo or by contacting us at: To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.


Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy.