JCCH Confidentiality & Security Privacy Policy 

Japanese Cultural of Hawai‘i is committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding your information online. The following statement describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of our web site. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

The Japanese Cultural of Hawai‘i (JCCH) collects and receives information for the sole purpose of providing information, products and services to the requestors. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. This information will not be sold or given to other organizations.

JCCH collects personal information when you register your name for programs, events or requests for information, including registering for our email newsletter. We use this information for providing you with the information or service you request.

When you register for specific programs or services, we may ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, company, and personal interests. JCCH uses this information in order to fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, and to conduct research. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i does not sell or trade names or other personal data that we collect on our website nor do we maintain any credit card information. Credit card donations and payments through our website are processed exclusively by PayPal. PayPal is committed to providing safe, secure and private online transactions. For further details about their privacy practices, please consult their privacy and security policy.

When you make a donation or membership payment to us on our web site, PayPal shares your contact information (name, address, and email address) with us. We maintain this information in our database of supporters in order to keep you abreast of our future work and related issues that may be of interest to you. You may also receive our newsletter. If you do not want to receive materials from us, you can call (808) 945-7633 or email us at info@jcch.com.

Online registration for our quarterly email newsletter is handled through MailChimp. This service enables us to create fully opt-in subscriptions and enforces a strict policy for allowing subscribers the option to unsubscribe from our newsletter list at any time. MailChimp is a professional services company, fiercely committed to a strict anti-spam policy, that enables organizations to communicate more effectively with their constituencies.

JCCH respects the privacy and security of your personal information. JCCH will not sell, rent, loan or invite external access to JCCH's newsletter distribution list (including membership data) to any outside firms. Furthermore, JCCH supports ONLY permission-based marketing practices. The terms and conditions restrict email campaigns to people who have agreed to receive them. Our spam early warning system uses sophisticated algorithms to assess the probability that a list is not opt-in. Any list that fails the early warning system is held and reviewed with the customer.