Privacy Policy

(1) Email addresses
When you leave a comment on this blog, you also leave your email address. This is stored forever in the blog’s database. We are very unlikely to use that email address other than in the following circumstances:

  • If we want to respond to the comment which you have left (or contact form that you have completed) by way of email rather than by responding to your comment on the blog itself (this might be the case if our response contains personal information which it would be inappropriate to post in a public forum).
  • If we are unable to respond to your comment ourselves, we might forward your email address to a reputable third party who might be able to help you on our behalf.
  • If we think in the future you might be interested in receiving information related to the subject matter of the comment that you left.

We will not forward your email address to any third party other than as noted above except with your express consent.

Similar principles apply to the email address you leave when you complete this site’s contact form.

(2) Mailing lists

We do not set out to maintain a list of email addresses for mailshots. We did once, but it was too much effort. So if you want to receive periodic information about Korea-related events in London or elsewhere in the UK, please join the LKL Facebook Group.

(3) Cookies

We use a third-party advertising company (Google) to serve ads when you visit our website. Google may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. The buzz-phrase for this is “interest-based advertising”. Interest-based advertising allows advertisers to show ads based on a your previous interactions with them, such as visits to advertiser website and also to reach users based on their interests (e.g. “sports enthusiast”). To develop interest categories, Google will recognize the types of web pages you visit throughout the Google content network. As an example, if you visit a number of sports pages, Google will add you to the “sports enthusiast” interest category.

The data they use is gleaned from cookies – the DoubleClick DART cookie. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having Google use this information, click here.


While in general we respect your right to express your views freely and openly, we will not allow offensive or impolite material to be published on this site. Your comments may therefore be edited or completely deleted at our sole discretion.

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