In the spirit of tenkara, let's keep this simple.
We collect the information you give us. If you fill out a "contact us" form, you give us a first name and an email address. We use that information to send you a note to thank you for your comment or suggestion. If you use the form to ask a question, we use the information you give us to know where to send the answer. We don't know and don't try to find out if the name you give us is your real name.
If you ask to be added to the mailing list for TenBum's Timely Tips, we collect your name and email address so that we know where to send the Tips.
Please respect other people's privacy and make sure that the email address you give us is correct. Otherwise, someone who didn't fill out the form might get a "thank you" note by mistake. Unwanted email is spam and we don't want to send any unwanted email.
If you submit a page for the Your Tenkara Stories, Your Gear Reviews, etc., we will collect and publish the name and location you give us. We don't know and don't try to find out if it is your real name or if you were actually where you said you were.
The software that does the form and "thank you" response collects the IP address of the computer you used to fill out the "contact us" form, and places a cookie (which expires in a few hours) on that computer. We don't know and don't try to find out if it is actually your computer.
We save the comments, suggestions and questions you submit on the "contact us" form. We use them to try to make TenkaraBum more valuable to visitors. We may use your question to build a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
If you send us email, we may keep the email so that we can answer your questions or use your comments and suggestions to improve our website.
We have entered into marketing affiliate relationships with a number of on-line retailers. Clicking on a link to one of their sites will place a tracking cookie on your computer. The cookie is used to show that you were referred to their site by TenkaraBum.com. The cookies expire after 60 to 120 days depending on the retailer.
We use Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use the site. It uses a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data
We use a cookie to track first time and repeat visits. It tracks what link you clicked to get to TenkaraBum.com. It also tracks if you click a link on TenkaraBum.com that takes you to another site (Click-In and Click Through data). It is stored on your computer, but it does not collect your identity or any personal information.
If you request an ad on the Used Rods Page, we will give your first name and email address to people who write in to buy your rod or to sell you the rod you have asked for.
If you send a comment or a photo, we may use the comment and/or the photo on the TenkaraBum site. We may edit the comment or the photo.
If we ever collect additional information (new forms, visitor-submitted comments or photos, etc.) we will update this page to disclose that.
We may contact you to ask if you would be interested in joining a tenkara club in your area. If you are interested, we will pass along your name and email address to the person starting the club. If you are not interested, we will not share your information.
Without your specific permission, we don't share the information we collect with anybody for any reason. If required BY LAW, we may have to share it with the cops, the Feds or the courts. We obey the law and we expect that you do too, so that should never be a problem.
EU and UK Visitors
Visitors from countries other than EU/UK
Websites that use Google Analytics, which this site does, are required by Google to have an "opt in" button, visible to EU and UK visitors.
So that you don't feel left out or any less important, I have created a "Yeah, whatever." button for you as well.