This Privacy Policy describes how Visit Ishigaki (“we” or “us”) manages your privacy, including ways in which we may contact you and the use of cookies.
The site is operated by Visit Ishigaki and our website address is: visitishigaki.com

By visiting our website or using our services in any manner, you fully agree to the use of your data and personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is updated regularly and changes to this Privacy Policy are effective immediately as of July 7, 2020. We recommend that you review this Privacy Policy for any changes from time to time.

If you have questions regarding the Privacy policy, please email us at info@visitishigaki.com

1. What we collect and how we use it

We collect several types of data and personal information to improve on our website and services.

1.1 Personal information

Any information that you choose to submit to us that identifies you as a person is “Personal information”. This includes your full name, email address and any other information that you choose to provide us. It also includes information publicly available on websites such as Facebook and Instagram.

We use this information to improve our services to you, including sending you relevant information. If you do not wish to receive any emails from us in the future, just contact us and ask to have your email address removed.

1.2 Navigation data

We collect navigation data. This refers to data about your computer, device, visits to the website, your IP address, browser type, referral source, length of visits, pages viewed and other diagnostic data. It may also include location data (your geographical location) depending on the settings of your device. Most devices allow you to enable or disable location services in the settings.

We use this data to improve on our website and services. Due to the type of data that is collected, it is possible that navigation data may contain personal information.

1.3 Cookies

We use Cookies on the website. Cookies are small files which are stored on your device. They hold a small amount of data specific to a particular client and website and are generally used to “remember” your preferences for the next visit. We use cookies to improve your user experience on the website.

It is possible to set your browser to refuse all cookies but by doing so some parts of this website might not load properly.

Here are some of the cookies we use:
Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies enables our website to perform various basic functions.
Functionality cookies – These cookies store preferences and settings such as language.
Security cookies – These cookies helps us keep the site safe.
For third party cookies, see 2 and 3 below.

2. Embedded content from other websites

The website may contain links and embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.) to other websites run by third parties. 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. Visit Ishigaki has no control over nor assume any responsibility for the content or practices of other websites.

3. Who we share your data with and why

The website uses integrated third-party providers. We may share some of your data with these service providers in order for them to provide their services. Visit Ishigaki seeks to only use third party services that keep your personal information secure. However, we cannot assume any responsibility for the content or practices of these service providers.

3.1 Service providers

Automattic
Automattic tracks website usage through cookies. You can read about how Automattic stores and processes analytics in their privacy policy here: https://automattic.com/privacy/
You can find their Cookie Policy here: https://automattic.com/cookies/
The Jetpack plugin and other services from Automattic are used on the website to provide functions such as website security and faster loading times.

Google Analytics and Google Ads
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. The service can be integrated with Google Ads which is an online advertising platform developed by Google. Google uses the collected data to track your use of our service. The data is shared with other Google services and may be used to personalize ads on Google’s network.
You can find Google’s Privacy Policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
We use Google’s services for analytics to provide better customer service and marketing.

Booking.com
Visit Ishigaki participate in Booking.com’s affiliate program to earn commission. Booking.com use cookies to track visits in order to assign commission on their sales. Any interaction between you and Booking.com is subject to their policies, we recommend that you read them before interacting with their affiliate links on this website.
Privacy policy and cookie statement: https://www.booking.com/content/privacy
Terms and Conditions: https://www.booking.com/content/terms

3.3 Ways to manage your data and cookies

To find out how to manage and delete cookies you can go to: https://aboutcookies.org
It is possible to opt-out from Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on. On a mobile device, you may also be able to adjust the device’s settings to limit tracking.

4. How long we retain your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request tVisit Ishigaki will retain any data (including personal information) that you provide us for as long as we deem necessary for the purposes set in this Privacy Policy. After that your data will be deleted securely. You can also request to have your data deleted at any time with the exception of data that we are required to keep to comply with our legal obligations.

5. What rights you have over your personal information (GDPR)

If you provide us with your personal information, you have certain data protection rights with respect to that information:

  • The right to review the personal information we have on you.
  • The right to request correction of any errors or change of outdated or incomplete information that we have on you.
  • The right to request that we do not use your personal information to contact you.
  • The right to object to our processing of your personal information and data if you believe that it impacts your fundamental rights and freedoms.
  • The right to request that your personal information be deleted from our records. This does not include any information we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Visit Ishigaki aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to access, delete, or modify your personal information upon request. To exercise your rights email us at info@visitishigaki.com

6. Where we send your data

Visit Ishigaki’s web-servers are hosted in Japan, be aware that data protection laws might differ from the local jurisdiction in your country, state, or other governmental jurisdiction. Due to the nature of how this website is built and backed up, your data might be transferred, accessed, or stored in other places in the world.
This Privacy Policy applies no matter where your data and personal information are located. We will take reasonably necessary steps to ensure that your personal information and data is stored, transferred and accessed securely in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

7. How we protect your data

7.1 Security

Visit Ishigaki has security measures in place to protect from loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control.

7.2 Disclosure of personal information

Visit Ishigaki may be required to disclose your personal information if we reasonably determine that this is necessary to comply with the law, court order, legal process; or to protect Visit Ishigaki’s rights, operations, property, or users.

8. Minors privacy

This website is not targeted towards anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you believe that we have collected personal information from minors without verification of parental consent, please contact us so that we can delete this information.

9. Contact

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please email us at info@visitishigaki.com

Terms of use

Visit Ishigaki is a privately owned page. While we try to provide accurate information, some pages might not be updated. We encourage visitors to think for themselves and rely on user feedback to correct inaccurate information. Visit Ishigaki (nor its author) shall under no circumstances be liable for any damage, loss, liability or expense incurred or suffered which is claimed to have resulted from use of this website.