We at ikigai-living.com are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully (together with other documents referred to herein) before using the https://www.ikigai-living.com website. This Policy describes what personal information we collect from you and how we might use any personal information we collect.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Upon your visit to our website www.ikigai-living.com we will collect personal information including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, behavior data, comments, content from surveys and contact forms, and other communication data and the resources that you access. Our collection of this personal information will make your visit to our website www.ikigai-living.com easier in the future as we will be able to suggest content that is relevant to you.

How we use your information

We use the personal information we receive from you as follows:

  • to develop, test, and customize our website to better serve you.
  • to respond to your requests or questions when you contact us.
  • to send to you information such as offers, events, and newsletters that may be of interest to you.
  • to perform studies and statistical and analytical research.
  • to transfer or share data to third parties (see below).

As your personal information may be necessary for our legitimate interests in pursuing the purposes listed above, the use of your information as described is permitted by applicable data protection law, and such interests in each case not being overridden by your privacy interests. In some cases, it may be necessary to meet legal or regulatory responsibilities, including disclosures to authorities and/or regulators or government bodies. It may also be necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. We may necessitate the use of special categories of personal information for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims, or where the processing relates to personal information in the public domain.


When you leave comments on the website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the your 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact and Contact Forms

We will collect any information you submit via contact forms including but not limited to name, phone number, email address, country, occupation, interests, gender. The provision of your personal information via our contact forms is not a statutory or contractual requirement. You are not obliged to provide your personal information to us, however, please note that fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory fields because we need this information to comply with or respond to your request. Other information or personal information you share with us when contacting us or completing our contact forms including attached documents are in your sole discretion. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.


To provide you with the best online experience while visiting www.ikigai-living.com, we use standard third party cookies to obtain data about your online behavior while you are visiting our website including how often you visit the website. 

Please see our Cookie Policy for an explanation on what cookies are, how we use cookies, with what third-party serves we partner that may also use cookies, and what your choices are regarding cookies. By using this site, you consent to the use of cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Ikigai Living has no control over this and does not accept any responsibility or liability for it.

This website may contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to third-party websites please note that such websites have their own privacy and cookie policies, for which we do not accept any responsibility or liability. We recommend that you inquire directly to each third-party website for their privacy policies and information about their cookies and how you can manage them.


We use third party tracking tools such as Google Analytics to improve the performance and features of our Website. These third party tracking tools are designed to collect only non-personal information about your use of our website. These tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.

We might use re-marketing with Google Analytics to advertise on third party sites to you after you visited our website. We and our third party vendors, like Google, use first party cookies and third party cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our website. It is at your discretion to opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page. Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. We may engage or procure companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf and provide your personal information to them for services that support of our relationship with you. The supplier will be subject to contractual and other legal obligations to preserve the confidentiality of your data and to respect your privacy, and will only have access to the data they need to perform their functions. 

We comply with any legal obligation and share your data with government, police, regulators or law enforcement agencies if, at our sole discretion, we consider that we are legally obliged or authorized to do so:

  • required: by subpoena, law, or other legal process
  • necessary: to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies
  • necessary: to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Terms of Service
  • necessary: to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or
  • necessary: to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of Us, our Users, Employees, and Affliates.

We may also process your information to:

  • check visitor comments through an automated spam detection service.
  • promote the security and protection of people, premises, systems and assets.
  • monitor compliance with internal policies and procedures.
  • administer communications and other systems used by the Ikigai Living.
  • investigate or respond to incidents and complaints. 
  • in the case of photos or videos, to report internally, and market internally and externally to third parties.
  • as part of due diligence relating to mergers, acquisition or other business transactions we may need to disclose your data to the prospective seller or buyer.

How long we retain your data

We will retain your information for the longer of the period required in order to meet our legal or regulatory responsibilities for the respective purpose the data is processed and the respective tool such personal information is processed in. The criteria used to determine the applicable retention period are that we will retain the personal information set out in this policy for as long as (i) necessary for the respective purpose, (ii) necessary to carry out our business relationship with you, (iii) you have consented to, and/or (iv) required by applicable statutory retention laws.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

Under applicable data protection laws, you have the following rights:

If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, subject to any legal rights or obligations we may have to retain data. 

To the extent our processing of your personal information is based on your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on your consent before the receipt of such withdrawal. 

You have the right to correct your personal information if you can demonstrate that personal information we hold about you is not correct, you can ask that this information is updated or otherwise corrected.

To exercise your rights, you can contact us at the following address: [email protected]

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy

Our website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 16. We do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability for verifying their age. If you are under the age of 16, please seek the permission of a parent or guardian before using our website. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child is using our website, please contact us to remove your child’s account. We reserve the right to ask you for verification of your relationship to the child before we honor such a request. If we discover that a child has created an account on our website, we will immediately delete the account as soon as we discover it. 

Data Security

We will strive to protect your personal information, however, you should be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the website or any third party. Any transmission is at your own risk. We will use strict operational procedures and adequate, technical and organizational security measures to prevent any unauthorized access, change, deletion or transmission of this personal information.

Marketing communications

We will only send marketing communications to you via email where you have consented that we may do so. You may opt out of receiving any marketing communications by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘opt-out’ function in the email. In addition, you can also exercise your opt-out right at any time by contacting us at [email protected] and providing the following information: your name, your email address, a contact telephone number, and the marketing communications you would like to opt out of receiving.

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time. We shall publish any material changes to this Policy on this website, by email, or by any method we determine. The method we chose is at our sole discretion. We will also change the “Latest Update” date at the beginning of this Policy. Any changes we make to our Policy are effective as of this Latest Update date and replace any prior Policies.

Questions About Our Privacy

If you have any questions comments and requests regarding this Policy, please contact us at [email protected]