The Arts of Japan
The Arts of Japan

Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to respecting it. In principle, you can visit the Arts of Japan website without telling us who you are and without revealing personal information about yourself. We aim to process as little personal information as possible when you use our website and services.


This privacy policy guides the way we collect and use your information. This privacy policy applies to the Arts of Japan website, accessible from

The Arts of Japan is published and operated by Studio Yanku, a sole proprietorship company based in Switzerland, and is the “data controller” for the information we collect when you visit our websites or interact with us.

We encourage you read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

If you provide us with personal data of other persons (e.g. family members, data of work colleagues), please make sure that these persons are aware of this privacy policy and only share their personal data with us if you are allowed to do so and if this personal data is correct.

This Privacy Policy is designed to follow the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) and the revised Swiss New Federal Act on Data Protection (nFADP). However, whether and to what extent these laws are applicable depends on the individual case.

If you have concerns about this privacy policy, any of these purposes, or how we communicate with you, please contact us at [email protected].

We may update this policy at any time.


For the purposes of this privacy policy:

Information we collect

Voluntarily provided information

When you use specific features on our website, such as contact forms or newsletter signup forms, you may be asked to provide additional information, such as your name or email address, which may be required to contact you or subscribe you to updates. In such cases, we intend to use the information you provide only to fulfill the request(s) you make of us and to contact you if there are any problems with your request. We will not share, exchange, or sell your email address or any other personal information you provide to third parties.

Automatically collected information

(No) Cookies

A cookie is a short identifier stored on your computer that may contain site-specific settings or identify you to a site when you make a return visit. The Arts of Japan does not use cookies. All features of our website are designed to work without cookies. If you turn off cookies in your browser, you can still fully experience The Arts of Japan.

Website Analytics

The Arts of Japan website uses Simple Analytics for website analytics. Simple Analytics collects and processes anonymous metrics and provides us with privacy-friendly usage data to help us understand how visitors interact with our website, where our traffic comes from, and how we can improve our website and services. Simple Analytics does not set any cookies and does not collect or store IP addresses. Visit their site to learn more which metrics Simple Analytics does and doesnt collect from your visitors.

Basis for processing

We only collect and process your personal information with your permission, when we have a legitimate interest in doing so, or to fulfill any contractual obligations we have with you.

If you have concerns about this privacy statement, any of these purposes, or how we communicate with you, please contact us at [email protected]. We will always respect your request to stop processing your personal information (subject to our legal obligations).

How your information is stored and secured

The Arts of Japan uses risk-assessed administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect your personal information. There are reasonable security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

Whom we share your personal data with

We may employ professional services from companies and individuals we trust to help us operate our website and the services we offer efficiently and securely. We may transfer personal data collected from you for all the purposes set out in this privacy policy to those third-party service providers.

All professional service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your data in line with our policies. We do not allow them to use your data for their own purposes. We permit them to process your data only for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

We favor service providers with headquarters or server infrastructure in Switzerland or the European Union. Sometimes it is not possible or reasonable. In some cases, your personal data will be transferred to a third country outside Switzerland or the European Union that may not have data protection legislation comparable to that in Switzerland or the European Union. By using our websites and services, you agree to this transfer.

Where your data is shared with third parties, we will seek to share the minimum amount necessary.

Third-party service providers

Backend Data Servers

Personal data collected through our website is stored on AWS (Amazon Web Services) servers located in Europe via services provided by Supabase. For more information on the privacy practices of Supabase, please visit their privacy policy page:

Frontend Web Servers and CDN

Our website is hosted, distributed and protected by Cloudflare. For more information on the privacy practices of Cloudflare, please visit their privacy policy page:


We use Simple Analytics for website analytics. For more information on the privacy practices of Simple Analytics, please visit their privacy policy page:

Transactional Emails and Newsletters

We use Postmark to deliver transactional emails and newsletters. For more information on the privacy practices of Postmark, please visit their privacy policy page: and

Disclosing your data

We may share your personal data with third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our site terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our site, our users, and others.

Where your data is shared with third parties, we will seek to share the minimum amount necessary.

Retaining your data

We will only retain your data for as long as we need it to fulfill our purposes, including any relating to legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

External websites

The Arts of Japan may contain links to and from various third party websites not operated by us. If you follow a link to any of these external sites, please note that these sites have their own privacy policies and might collect personal information about you accordingly. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these third party sites.

Social Media

The Arts of Japan maintains accounts on various social media platforms. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these social media platforms. We encourage you to review their privacy statements and policies, before you before you interact with us on these social media platforms. We will not share any personal information you have provided us directly or through our website with social media platforms. However we may obtain information about you when you interact with us on social media platforms and will treat them according to our standards.

Your Rights

You have the right in certain circumstances to (1) access your personal information; (2) correct or erase information; (3) restrict processing; and (4) object to communications, direct marketing, or profiling. To the extent applicable, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation provides further information about your rights. You also have the right to lodge complaints with your national or regional data protection authority.

If you are inclined to exercise these rights, we request an opportunity to discuss with you any concerns you may have. Please contact us by email at [email protected].

To protect the personal information we hold, we may also request further information to verify your identify when exercising these rights. Upon a request to erase information, we will maintain a core set of personal data to ensure we do not contact you inadvertently in the future, as well as any information necessary for our archival purposes. We may also need to retain some financial information for legal purposes. In the event of an actual or threatened legal claim, we may retain your information for purposes of establishing, defending against, or exercising our rights with respect to such claim.

Also, if you're unhappy about how we process your data, you have a right to complain to a national data authority. The relevant data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner ( We hope, however, that you will contact us first so that we can try to resolve the matter for you in a satisfactory way.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about how we handle your data or want to exercise one of your rights. You are entitled to a reply within 30 days.

Changes to this policy

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly. However, please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


If you wish to raise any queries or concerns about this privacy policy, please send a written request to: Studio Yanku, Grundstrasse 5, 8134 Adliswil, Switzerland.

Or send an email to: [email protected]

You can contact us in English or German.