Privacy Policy

Who I am

My (Hot Springer Ken's) website address is


When you leave comments on the site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam 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.


If you leave a comment on my 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, and so on). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have 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.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Where I send your data

Your comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Google AdSense

This site uses cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to this and other websites by third-party delivery providers, such as Google. Google's use of advertising cookies enables Google and its partners to display relevant advertisements to users based on information about your visits to this and other sites. You can disable personalized ads in the Ad personalization.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics for the access analysis. Cookies are used for access analysis and your information (IP address, mobile device identification, and so on) will be automatically sent to Google. Please see the Google Private Policy & Terms page for more information.


I am not responsible for any information, services, and so on provided on other websites to which you link from this site. I do not guarantee the accuracy or safety of the contents and information on this site, and are not responsible for any damages resulting from them.

Copyrights and Portrait Rights

This site is not intended to infringe any copyrights or portrait rights. Unauthorized reproduction of any text, images, and so on posted on this site is prohibited. You are free to quote text, images, and so on\ as long as you observe the following conditions:

  • The quoted material must be clearly identifiable.
  • The quoted material should not be the primary content.
  • Indicate the source (HOT SPRINGERS) and the website address


This site is link-free, and no permission is required to link to it. The use of inline frames and direct links to images are prohibited.

  • Writer

Hot Springer Ken

A hot spring enthusiast based in Japan. Toured over 300 North American hot springs while working in Texas from 2016 to 2022. For updates, visit X or Instagram!