Privacy Policy

At Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi, weʻre committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that youʻre happy with any changes. By using our website, youʻre agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to info@naleialoha.org or by writing to Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi 1953 S Beretania St, Ste 4C Honolulu, HI, 96826, United States.

Who are we?

Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii is an annual lantern floating event that is hosted by Shinnyo-en and Na Lei Aloha Foundation.

Na Lei Aloha Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the United States and is the secular, community-building arm of the Shinnyo-en Buddhist community in Hawaiʻi. Shinnyo-en is an international Buddhist community founded by the Shinnyo Masters Shinjo and Tomoji Ito. Its headquarters is located in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you visit our website, make a submission, register for an event, program, or initiative for Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi, or contact us through the website or email.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, which events you have attended, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • process a reservation that you have made
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into you by us

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfill our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors, and other associated organizations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf. However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

We may transfer your information if weʻre under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our supporters and participants. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that itʻs treated securely. Any sensitive information is encrypted and protected. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address, etc.) are transmitted normally over the internet, and this can never ben guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security in our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Use of Cookies

Like many other websites, the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi website uses cookies. “Cookies” are small pieces of information sent by an organization to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognize you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better, more personalized service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organizations. This privacy policy applies only to our website, so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardianʻs permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Review of this Policy

We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated in April 2021.