The Pleasure of Fine Japanese Tea

Privacy Policy

Charaku Fine Japanese Tea / Wasabidou Antiques & Folk Crafts
Updated: December 7, 2008

We at are especially sensitive and committed to the privacy and security of our customers' information. To better protect your privacy the following notice explains the information we collect, how it is used, how it is safeguarded, and how to contact us if you have any concerns.

Charaku Fine Japanese Tea and WaSabiDou Antiques & Folk Crafts are a single commercial entity under sole proprietorship. Like you, we are not fond of spam or excessive junk e-mail. From time to time we may send you information on sales, special event, or inventory notices regarding one or both of these business entities, however you are welcome to opt out and will be removed permanently if you choose to do so.

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. This includes, but is not limited to: the names, addresses, credit card numbers, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers. Your personal data is important to us and we do not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information collected on the site to others. The information collected by our site is used to process orders, to keep you informed about your order status, to notify you of products or special offers that may be of interest to you, and for statistical purposes for improving our site. We will disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties for order tracking purposes, to charge your credit card (or process your check or money order, as appropriate), fill your order, improve the functionality of our site, perform statistical and data analyses, deliver your order and deliver promotional emails to you from us. For example, we must release your credit card number to confirm payment; and release your mailing address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered. Moreover, uses Yahoo! to process and accept orders and payments. We use the latest SSL encryption technology to secure your order and personal information. We are hosted by Yahoo Stores and therefore offer the most advanced security precautions for ordering online. Credit card information is only transmitted securely to our secure servers and is not stored on our servers. Please review Yahoo!’s policy if you have questions or concerns regarding Yahoo!’s privacy policy.

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies and banks) who may provide such services as credit and payment processing may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them. is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third party's privacy policies before providing any data to them. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Please be aware that our site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. The information practices of those Web sites linked to our site is not covered by this Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies or clear GIFs to users, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

The goal of the Charaku website is to provide information and education on aspects of tea and Japanese culture in order for our visitors to gain further enjoyment from their tea experience. It is not intended nor should it be construed as providing professional medical advice. This information contained on our site is not a replacement for obtaining professional medical care or professional medical advice. You should consult a trained medical professional for consultation, diagnosis and treatment of any illness or any topic covered on

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This site is hosted by Yahoo! Store. Yahoo! hosts the store pages, ordering system, and order data. Yahoo! automatically collects order information but may only use this information in the aggregate. If you accessed this store through Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! also automatically collects information about your shopping experience. Please see the Yahoo! Privacy Policy for more information about how Yahoo! uses this information.