Privacy Policy

Who we are

Nara to Norwich (website address: is a research project run by The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC). We recognise that personal privacy is an important issue and our website practices are in compliance with all relevant UK legislation.

This privacy policy explains what information we gather when you visit the Nara to Norwich website and explains how that information is used. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. You should check this page from time to time to check for any changes to this policy.

Currently users are not required to register or provide any personal information in order to use the main web. No personal data is stored by or captured through the site without users’ prior knowledge and consent.

Where personal information is captured (e.g. through web forms for feedback, requests, etc.), the user will be informed as to what information is being captured. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used only for the purpose stated at the time we request it. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others. We do not provide your personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations.


If you leave a comment on our site 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.

We use analytics code to understand our audiences behaviour, but this is anonymized, so your personal information will not be taken or stored.

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.

The content on Nara to Norwich has been embedded from two external websites. When interacting with this content, you will be subject to their privacy policies. These websites are:

How long we retain your data

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

If you 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.

Data protection

Data collected on this website will be subject to the Data Protection Act. The information you provide will be held by SISJAC to provide you with the information you have requested. It may also be used to contact you with further information about our Institute and for reporting purposes. If you no longer wish to receive information about SISJAC, then you may contact us to ask to be removed from our mailing lists.

SISJAC adheres to the University of East Anglia’s Data Protection rules. For more details on Data Protection at UEA, please visit their website.

Last updated 29.07.2022