Thank you for visiting The first thing you need to know is I will never sell your information. I will make every effort to ensure that your information remains secure as you visit and interact with my site and with me through my website, newsletter, and blog, contests, books, and social media. However, please read my privacy policy carefully so that you will understand how I collect, use, and protect your information in accordance with my website policy.

Who we are

My website address is:

The use of, Jeanne Takenaka/Jeanne Takenaka’s Writings, I, we, us, me, Jeanne in this document refers to author Jeanne Takenaka.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any personal information in the comments that you expect to keep private.


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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Who I share your data with

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, I do not use or disclose your personal information. Although, as disclosed, I may provide your personal information to third party service providers, in no event will I sell or rent your personal information as part of a customer list or similar transaction without your express permission.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, but again, your data will not be sold.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Social Media

On you have the ability to register, log into, “like” or interact with third party social media services, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and other social media services. These features may enable integration and/or access to your social media accounts. I do not control these social media services or your profiles on these services, and I do not establish privacy settings or rules for how your personal information on these services will be used. If you choose to log on to or submit information through any of these social media services, your personal information will be subject to the applicable social media service’s terms and conditions and your current privacy settings on such social media service. By accessing any social media service, you will be assuming the risk that the personal information you provide on that service may be viewed and/or used by third parties for any purpose. You agree that I am not responsible for any acts or omissions by these social media service providers.

In addition, by choosing to log in to my website using your credentials from a social media service, you are asking that service to send me certain information from your account with the service, and you authorize me to collect, store and use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog, website, or app:

I collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the: (1) personal information, which is any information that individually identifies you (e.g., your name, email address, telephone number, postal address, credit card information) and (2) non-personal information, which is information that does not personally identify you but may include information about your interests, demographics (e.g., age, gender, 5-digit zip code). I collect this information in the following ways:

Information You Provide Directly To Me:

 I may ask you to provide your personal information, demographic information or information about your preferences or interests when you:

    • Register for an account on

    • Sign up to receive email newsletters from me

    • Make a purchase on the website

    • Enter a contest or sweepstakes

    • Participate in surveys or special promotions

    • Participate on social media accounts with me

    • Participate in communities or forums on the website

    • Submit user-generated content on any part of the website

    • Knowingly volunteer information on any other part of the website

    • In order to communicate with you about changes to our policies

    • In order to send you newsletters, offers and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events by email or another medium

Information Collected Using Technology:

 In addition to any information you provide directly to me, my third party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect certain non-personal information when you interact with the Sites or emails sent to you, including the following:

Device Information

 I may collect certain information about your computer or other devices that you use to access the Sites, including IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.


If you leave a comment on my website 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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day. uses cookies to understand and remember your preferences for future visits. This website also compiles data about site traffic and site interactions to be able to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Trusted third-party services may track this information on my behalf.

If users disable cookies in their browser then some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not work properly.

Third Party Disclosure

Occasionally, I may include or offer third-party products or services on this website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of this website and welcome any feedback about these sites. does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Service Providers

I have third party service providers that perform functions on my behalf, such as hosting, billing, marketing, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their functions and they are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. They are obligated not to use, sell, distribute or alter this information in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Site.

Third Parties With Whom We Do Business

I may share your personal information with certain third parties with whom we do business, such as other authors or promotional co-sponsors, so that they can provide you with special offers, promotional materials, and similar materials that may be of interest to you. Although my treatment of your personal information is governed by this Privacy Policy, the third party’s treatment of your personal information will be governed by its privacy policy. You may withdraw your consent to the sharing of your personal information with such third parties at any time by sending me an email.

Third-Party Content and Links to Third-Party Websites: may contain content hosted or served by third parties or link to websites operated by affiliates of Jeanne Takenaka or third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy for Jeanne Takenaka do not apply to information gathered by these third parties. I am not responsible for the actions and privacy policies employed by any third party, and our hosting of third-party content or linking to third-party websites does not constitute an endorsement of the content or business practices of those third parties. Some third-party websites that you may find links to include: YouTube video widget, Google Fonts, and Gravatar.

Security of Your Personal Information: takes reasonable steps to help protect and secure your personal information. However, please remember that no data storage or data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, I cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to me. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit your personal information to at your own risk.

Governing Law: is published in the United States. We attempt to protect the personal information of all users of our Sites and we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they may apply, but we are located and targeted to United States citizens and our policies are directed at compliance with those laws. If you are uncertain whether this Privacy Policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to

Notice to Non-US Users:

If you are located outside the United States of America, you should be aware that your information will be transferred to the United States of America, the laws of which may be deemed by your country to have inadequate data protection. If you are located in a country outside the United States of America and voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us on the site, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States of America.

Changes to This Privacy Policy:

As continues to grow, I may add new services and features. In the event that these additions affect our Privacy Policy, or if other changes in our privacy practices or applicable laws necessitate changes to the Privacy Policy, this document will be updated accordingly. If I make a material change in the way that I use your personal information, I will provide notice of the change here on this page. I will not, however, change my policy and practices to make them less protective of personal information I have previously collected from you without your express consent.

How To Opt-Out or Correct Your Information:

You may always opt-out of receiving future commercial emails and newsletters from Jeanne Takenaka. I provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications from me by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link within the email you receive. You may also opt out of receiving further communications from me or correct your information by sending me a message at

Your request not to receive unsolicited commercial emails from me will not apply to messages that you request or that are not commercial in nature. For example, I may contact you concerning any purchases you have made with us, even if you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial messages.

How To Contact Author Jeanne Takenaka:

 If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact me here:

 Mailing Address:

Jeanne Takenaka’s Writings

PO Box 63652

Colorado Springs CO 80962