Privacy Policy

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Who I am

This is a personal website of Yuko Nagai and the website address is

What personal data I collect and why

Cookies and User Data

If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Furthermore, some of external services on this site (i.e. analytics, forms, embeds) may use cookies / collect user data. They have their own policies, and they are listed in following sections.

I do not sell your personal data or use them for purposes other than clearly intended – more on that below.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Anti Spam Software

The service used to detect spammy comments on this site is called AntiSpam Bee.
Quoting from their page:
“The plugin does not save private user data and is 100% compliant with GDPR.”

Contact form

To better serve you, your name and email address I receive through your contact form submissions will be kept for a few months after our correspondence is through.
(If you checked the subscribe box when using the form, please refer to the following section on news letter subscription.)

I do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

The contact form on this site does not use user cookies and user details such as your IP address, browser / OS information are not collected.

News Letter Subscription

Your Name and e address will be kept and used solely for my e-newsletters. They are kept at an external newsletter distribution service called Mail Chimp.

A link to their privacy policy is the following.
(Scroll down to 3. Privacy for Contacts – that would be you!)

(To unsubscribe by the way, check the unsubscribe box on newsletters or alternately, you can just drop me a line. Your personal data will be deleted.)


This site uses analytics service called Statcounter.

Here is their privacy policy….

and their cookie policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

As of October 2018, embedded contents on this site are only from and here is their privacy policy
and their cookie policy.


E-mail exchanges ( with contact e-mail address ) are hosted at a service called TutaNota and their about page states:

“Tutanota is based on the data privacy principles “data minimization” and “privacy by design”.
“Due to the encryption, we can not scan your emails. We do not track you. We do not send targeted advertisements to your mailbox.”

Their Privacy Policy is”

There is also an option to password protect our communication.

Payment Processing / Shopping Cart

Very soon, for now though,
Transaction relating to digital downloads is hosted at Gumroad.

Last Modified

July 30, 2020