The Sushi FAQ Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy And How Your Personal Information Is Treated

Who We Are

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What Information Do We Collect?

Google, as a third party vendor, at times, may use cookies to serve ads on our site which we use to serve ads to those who allow it.

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. 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 malfeasance 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. We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).


Upon submitting a comment on our platform, we gather the essential information presented in the form. For the purposes of robust spam detection, we also register your IP address and the specific browser information.

Users leveraging the Gravatar service should be informed: an encrypted version of your email may be forwarded to Gravatar to verify usage. Following the verification and approval of your comment, your Gravatar profile image becomes publicly linked with your comment. For clarity on Gravatar’s privacy stance, you may consult their policy found in the link above.


We urge users to exercise caution when uploading images. It is prudent to remove any embedded location details (EXIF GPS) prior to upload to prevent unwanted location data extraction by subsequent site visitors. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website that contain this data, hence removing it offers identity and location protection.


Should you leave a comment, there exists an option to retain your name, email, and website using cookies. This is intended for your convenience, eliminating the need to re-enter details for future comments. Such cookies have a lifespan of one year.

Visiting our login page initiates a temporary cookie to ascertain your browser’s compatibility with cookies. This is devoid of personal data and is discarded post session closure. Upon successful login, multiple cookies are activated, retaining your login and display preferences. Depending on your choices, these can remain for two days to a year. Selecting “Remember Me” ensures a two-week retention. However, logging out will duly erase the login cookies.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Be aware, our articles may feature embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Such content from third-party websites behaves identically to direct visitation of said third-party sites. These external sites may  gather data about you, employ cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, particularly if you have an account and are active on their platform. That said, we have no control over what those third-party websites collect and do with the data.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

With Whom Who We Share Your Data

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe 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.

How Long We Retain Your Data

Comments and their associated metadata are retained indefinitely, facilitating swift recognition and approval of subsequent comments without relegation to a moderation queue. Registered users should note that personal information provided during registration is stored in their user profile. Access and modification rights over this information are provided to the users, with the sole exception being username alteration. Website administrators retain oversight and editing capabilities over this information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

Registered users and commenters possess the right to request an export of the personal data we maintain about them, inclusive of any data directly provided. Furthermore, we entertain requests for personal data erasure. However, data retention mandates for administrative, legal, or security reasons remain unaffected.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Comments may undergo automated spam detection procedures. Data collection is exclusively facilitated via Google Analytics, aimed at refining our understanding of site structure, content orientation, and user engagement.

Publishing Principles

Our editorial principles are set to the highest standards, and our content is focused predominantly on sushi and related facets of Japanese culinary and cultural traditions. Through dedicated consultations with experts in sushi and Japanese traditions, we strive to maintain content accuracy and relevancy for our diverse audience.

Ownership / Funding Info

We are purely and information platform, created and maintained by an individual with a profound appreciation for sushi. While we utilize Google Adsense and select affiliate links to defray server costs, our operations are costly and we do not make a profit with our ads and affiliate links, they merely aid in offsetting some of the high cost of hosting this website. The inherent costs of running this platform are borne out of sheer passion and dedication to curating the premier online guide to sushi.

Actionable Feedback Policy

We have a strong commitment to transparency. We neither commercialize nor gratuitously distribute any user data, and do not personally share any visitor information other than what is collected by Google Analytics. Any personal information is offered only with explicit user consent (i.e. opt-in) in contexts such as ads, comments, or other forms of data contribution. For data removal requests or concerns, users are encouraged to reach out to We feel strongly about the sanctity of personal data and will honor any requests for removal.

Corrections Policy

Our dedication to accuracy is paramount and any corrections are researched and made to content as we are made aware of it. Upon becoming aware of discrepancies, we institute immediate changes to maintain accuracy. All modifications are time-stamped internally, and a repository of past article versions is maintained for transparency. We ardently welcome and appreciate feedback aimed at bolstering content precision.

Ethics Policy

We uphold ourselves to the highest standards of behavior and expect nothing less of anyone who contributes content to the website in any manner. This extends not only to our content contributors but also to our personal lives. We deeply value the virtues of respect and dignity and take swift action against any breaches. It’s our firm belief that an uncompromising adherence to moral, ethical, and legal standards is indispensable. Any deviation is an injustice to our readers, ourselves, and the broader community.

Diversity Policy

We recognize and celebrate the potency of diversity. Discrimination, in any manifestation, is antithetical to our principles. Our content mirrors this ethos, promoting a tapestry of diverse insights and experiences. In our eyes, diversity is not just a virtue but an imperative for mutual understanding and harmony. With diversity comes new perspectives, knowledge, help, and understanding, so all of our content, not simply guest posts or other forms of articles reflects our sense of equality and equity.

Diversity Staffing Report

This website predominantly features contributions from a sole individual, although and we have occasionally hosted content written by others. While we currently don’t employ or staff other individuals (and any technical assistance that the owner cannot make is done by the company that hosts the server), our doors are always open to diverse perspectives and insights. Should we evolve in terms of staffing, our commitment to non-discrimination and appreciation for diverse inputs remains unwavering.

Marketing Communications

We do not have a newsletter or any other type of marketing emails, nor do we collect email addresses for this purpose.

GDPR Compliance

While we do not process any data in a commercial sense as we are an informational website, we still comply with all the GDPR laws, including GDPR Article 28, even though we collect no data that would fall under this privacy law. We have also ensured that our Google Insights and AdSense settings are in compliance with all GDPR laws.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

The California Consumer Privacy Act And The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

For your protection, we adhere to both of these acts, and while we do not disseminate any personal information of our readers, this include but is not limited to their race, religion, sexual orientation, health data, or government ID.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website’s privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
44 Walmsley Road
Darien, CT 06820

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