Jikiden Reiki UK Association
Code of Ethics and Conduct for the Practice and Teaching of Jikiden Reiki


1.     To detail the high standards of conduct Jikiden Reiki practitioners and teachers who are members of the JRUKA Association agree to abide by.

2.     To inform and protect members of the public receiving and using Reiki as well as members of the JRUKA.

All members of the Jikiden Reiki UK Association have agreed to uphold these codes of ethics and conduct. It is the responsibility of each individual member to read and understand this document, and to stay informed of any current legislation and local by-laws.

Throughout this document, the term practitioner refers to any individual working with people or animals. The term client refers to people or animals and the person responsible for the animal in question. Medical care refers to either human medical care or professional veterinary treatment.


Jikiden Reiki UK Association holds these ethical principles in high esteem. All members agree to uphold them to the best of their ability.

1.     Respect for all

2.     To work with honesty and integrity

3.     Confidentiality

4.     Honour of those who came before us

5.     Endeavour to live according to Gokai

Expectations of Members within JRUKA 

  1. All members are to be respectful in all communications and interactions with the JRUKA committee, management team, helpers, guests, speakers and other members, be that online or in-person. 
  2. The JRUKA is a membership organisation for those who practice Jikiden Reiki and as such, all members are expected to be respectful towards Jikiden Reiki. 
  3. All members agree to abide by the Jikiden Reiki Institute guidelines. 



Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall

1.     give Reiki to clients with respect for their dignity and individual needs without judgement or discrimination concerning race, colour, creed, disabilities, gender and sexual orientation

2.     provide clear comprehensible information to allow clients (client’s representative in the case of animals) to make informed choices relating to the use of Reiki as an aspect of their care

3.     agree to respect medical and veterinary professionals’ opinions and acknowledge and respect other practitioners and disciplines

4.     respect the client’s right to choose their own path of healing and refrain from any attempts at persuasion or coercion

5.     act honestly and maintain professional integrity

6.     practice within the boundaries of their competence and qualifications

7.     endeavour to gain and maintain the trust of clients and their representatives (in the case of animals) and the general public, through honesty and integrity

8.     agree to keep all client’s information, obtained in writing and verbally, confidential -unless required to disclose it by law

9.     be empathetic, supportive and positive when engaging with clients, while allowing them to make their own choices regarding health and lifestyle

10.  respond promptly to concerns, criticisms and complaints, answering to the best of their ability, with integrity and honesty

11.  when working with animals, respect an animal’s choice to accept Reiki, allowing them to lead the session and move away if they prefer

12.  when working with animals, agree to acknowledge that the owner’s emotions and behaviours may be relevant to the animal’s issue. When deemed necessary, the practitioner will discuss this with the animal’s owner as they may also require Reiki to ensure the issue is fully addressed

13.  agree to comply with relevant legislation


Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall

1.     have a valid insurance policy for professional Jikiden Reiki treatments stating provision for public liability, professional indemnity and where relevant including employee liability

2.     ensure, if practicing from home, they are adequately insured for their clients

3.     consult with the insurance company regarding cover for animal treatments if treating them on a paid basis beyond treatments for family and friend’s animals


Jikiden Reiki Practitioners must

1.     display or have readily available their certification from the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai head office in Kyoto

2.     provide full and clear explanations, in writing or verbally, regarding the nature of the treatment, treatment procedure, length of treatment, charges, any records kept and confidentiality. Any revisions, for example, to charges or length of treatment shall be agreed by both parties in advance of the change.

3.     gain written consent from the client, a parent, guardian, carer, medical/veterinary practitioner as appropriate. The wishes of the recipient regarding the provision of Reiki must override any consent of a third party

4.     inform the client or client’s representative before a session if they are going to use any treatment or therapy in addition to Reiki

5.     have the same consideration and obligation to the client whether being paid or giving a treatment voluntarily

6.     not claim or imply to have a ‘cure’ for any medical conditions

7.     recognise the client’s right to refuse Reiki and ensure they or their representative are able to make informed choices regarding their healthcare

8.     In accordance with GDPR regulations, only use digital images, video, audio recording, or any written account, for example a testimonial from a client with clear, written consent from the client regarding the exact use of the material (evidence of consent can be gained and stored in a hardcopy format or electronically). You also honor the clients legal right to withdraw their consent for its use at any time in the future.

9.     maintain the right to stop, refuse or postpone treatment, provided the reason is made clear to the client, if

  • the client is under the influence of alcohol or any mind-altering substances
  • the client behaves in any way that leads the practitioner to feel unsafe, disrespected or abused
  • the client is intimidating or offensive in a physical, sexual or verbal manner
  • the client is late for the agreed treatment time
  • symptoms are evident of a disease that requires notification
  • matters are evident that must be legally reported

Client Assessment

Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall

1.     not persuade the client that Reiki should take the place of conventional medical treatment

2.     assess the information the client is willing to give regarding their health prior to treatment then discuss any appropriate aftercare and recommended further treatment at the end of the session

3.     ask clients or their representatives what medical or veterinary diagnoses and advice they have received. It is the client or representative’s choice how much or little to disclose. Where appropriate, they should be advised to consult a GP or Veterinarian. It is legal to refuse medical treatment so no client can be forced to consult a doctor

4.     not advise clients to discontinue prescribed medication but where appropriate, advise them to consult their doctor about any possible changes

5.     advise clients only within their professional expertise

Client Records

Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall

1.     maintain accurate, factual client records including any relevant personal information from the client or client’s representative, any relevant medical or veterinary information and details of all treatments, byosen levels and key areas, and any suggestions given to the client.

2.     Keep client records in safe custody for no less than seven years from the date of the last consultation

3.     Appoint an appropriate person to dispose of all records in the event of any serious incapacity or the death of the Reiki practitioner 


Jikiden Reiki Practitioners must

1.     keep all information regarding clients’ personal information, their attendance and treatment information entirely confidential. No disclosure shall be made to a third party without the clients or client’s representative’s consent unless the practitioner is required to do so by law. Clients have rights of access to their own health records in accordance with the requirements of the law.

2.     adhere to the current Data Protection Act and current relevant legislation regarding the storage of data.

3.     Inform all their clients when selling or transferring their practice to another practitioner. No client records or information may be passed on to another practitioner without the client or client’s representative’s consent


Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall

1.     ensure that their working conditions and the facilities for members of the public are suitable and comply with all legislation at any premises they work from. This includes those working from their own homes who should check any local authority by-laws. This applies equally when working with human clients and animal clients.

2.     pay attention to insurance requirements and cover, local government regulations and the terms of their lease or title deeds when working from home. This applies when working with humans and animals

3.     comply with national and local regulations, and have adequate insurance cover regarding the safety of any staff employed on the premises

4.     be aware of current Health and Safety legislation and their responsibilities therein whether employer, employee or self-employed


Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall

1.     conduct a relationship with the client, their dependants and other healthcare professionals, of the highest professional standard demonstrating conscientiousness, care and integrity at all times.

2.     not exploit their clients financially, sexually, emotionally or in any other way

3.     agree not to begin a new sexual relationship of any kind with a client currently in their care

4.     Ensure the client knows that Reiki does not require removal of clothing other than footwear and coats.

5.     Respect the client’s choices and refrain from undermining a client’s faith, beliefs or religion

6.     be without judgement concerning race, colour, creed, gender or sexual orientation according to the values above

7.     reserve the right to refuse or stop treatments if the client behaves in an inappropriate fashion in accordance with the Contracts (i) section above

8.     never attempt to diagnose a medical condition as part of the practice of Reiki

9.     not prescribe or sell remedies and health products as part of the practice of Reiki

10.  refer clients back to their doctor or veterinarian if medical advice is sought. They shall not revoke prescriptions or override instructions given by medical professionals

11.  work only within their own scope of practice, referring clients elsewhere when deemed necessary

12.  never lead a client to continue treatments purely for their own personal gain

13.  when appropriate, suggest the client or a family member learn Reiki to continue treatments at home

Soliciting of Clients

Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall not actively encourage clients away from from other professional colleagues 

Responsibility to self and others

Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall

1.     recognise the value of self-treatment and receiving Reiki from others as part of their continuing self-development

2.     endeavour to follow the practice of the gokai as part of their commitment to themselves and to Reiki

3.     understand that their continued development as a Jikiden Reiki practitioner includes a commitment to self-development and a deepening of connection with the natural world

4.     continue to study and practice feeling byosen until they feel fully confident in using it to guide treatments

5.     continue to receive reiju as and when they can

6.     be aware of their own physical, mental and emotional health and take steps to resolve any problems that may interfere with their ability to practice competently

7.     encourage accurate understanding of Reiki in all fields and modalities within the healthcare sector

8.     seek a good relationship and work co-operatively with other healthcare professionals

JR Institute Japan – regulations

Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall

1.     agree to abide by the Jikiden Reiki Institute Head Office regulations they signed when learning Jikiden Reiki:

·       The shirushi, Jumon and any contents of the manual or seminar shall not be revealed to those who have not attended the Jikiden Reiki Training

·       Any publications, photos or seminar content shall not be revealed, loaned to any third party or made available on the internet

·       Jikiden Reiki shall not be taught mixed with other kinds of Reiki or taught by anyone other than Shihankaku and Shihan approved by the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Japan


All of the above code of conduct for Practitioners applies to Teachers when giving Reiki and when teaching Reiki. In addition:


Jikiden Reiki Teachers shall

1.     respect fellow Jikiden Reiki teachers and see them as co-workers in a non-competitive manner

2.     teach students with respect for their dignity and individual needs without judgement or discrimination concerning race, colour, creed, disabilities, gender and sexual orientation

3.     be encouraging, supportive and positive when teaching students, giving them information while allowing them to make their own choices regarding health and lifestyle

4.     Teach with integrity and honesty, acknowledging and honouring the original teachers of Reiki


Jikiden Reiki Teachers must ensure they are adequately insured to teach Reiki as well as practice Reiki

Jikiden Reiki Regulations

Jikiden Reiki Teachers shall

1.     agree to abide by the Jikiden Reiki Institute Head Office regulations they signed when taking the Practitioner levels, Shihan Kaku and Shihan Training.

2.     teach Jikiden Reiki according to the curriculum given by the Japanese Head Office in order to ensure the original content taught in Jikiden Reiki remains complete the world over

3.     not add new content to the Jikiden Reiki Training or mix it with other kinds of Reiki

4.     honour the confidential information taught regarding Reiju and not reveal the contents to anyone who has not taken the Jikiden Reiki Shihankaku Training

5.     not allow students to use video or audio recording of the training for any purpose

6.     remind students during the training of the Jikiden Reiki Head Office regulations regarding photographing the scroll and the official photographs

Responsibility to self and students

Jikiden Reiki Teachers shall

1.     maintain the highest professional standards of teaching, through continued study, regular practice and comprehensive knowledge of Jikiden Reiki

2.     honour their responsibility to their students

3.     be available following training courses to offer a reasonable level of support to answer students’ questions to the best of their ability

4.     refer a student to another Jikiden Reiki teacher should there be a breakdown in communication

5.     hold Jikiden Reiki shares and Reiju kai for their students or direct them to other Jikiden Reiki teachers’ events.

6.     acknowledge and respect other teachers and disciplines

7.     keep all student information confidential unless required by law to do otherwise

8.     comply with the current Data Protection Act and relevant legislation regarding the storage and use of student information

9.     inform students of the Accredited Practitioner course and status

10.  encourage students to study basic anatomy and have an understanding of the physiology of the human body

11.  retain the right to refuse a student access to the training provided a clear explanation is given if

  • the student is under the influence of alcohol or any mind-altering substances
  • the student behaves in any way that leads the teacher or other students to feel unsafe, disrespected or abused
  • the student is intimidating or offensive in a physical, sexual or verbal manner
  • the student is extremely late in arriving
  • the student has not completed the previous level in Jikiden Reiki Training
  • the student has broken one of the regulations they signed at the beginning of the course

Soliciting of students

Jikiden Reiki Teachers shall not actively encourage students away from other teachers

Continued Learning

Jikiden Reiki Teachers are expected to

1.     remain up to date with Institute requirements regarding continued training

2.     stay in connection with the JRUKA to remain up to date with the latest information

3.     use Reiki regularly with clients and themselves in addition to teaching Jikiden Reiki to ensure they are practicing what they teach

4.     continue deepening their relationship with and practice of the gokai

5.     endeavour to have some understanding of Japanese culture that deepens their connection to and understanding of Reiki


Reiki in Formal Care settings

1.     The care setting is responsible for the client, Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall comply with the rules of the establishment when giving Reiki

2.     Jikiden Reiki Practitioners may only give Reiki in care settings with permission from the client or those authorised to make decisions on their behalf

3.     Jikiden Reiki Practitioners shall not give the impression they are a staff member of the facility. Practitioners should have some form of identification on them

4.     If a prospective client in a care setting has an undiagnosed medical condition or health issue, the client should be referred to a medical professional for examination and diagnosis. Reiki can be offered as first aid and for comfort whilst waiting for the diagnosis or for emergency care

5.     Reiki shall be conducted with minimal interruption to other patients, residents and staff

6.     If other patients/residents in the facility request treatment, the permission of the nursing officer/doctor or person in charge must be obtained before treatment is given



1.     It is illegal to offer treatments and cures for cancer – Reiki can be given but practitioners cannot claim to specifically treat cancer or give advice to those with a cancer diagnosis

1.     It is an offence to publish any advertisement that refers to any article calculated to lead to the use of Reiki in the treatment of cancer

2.     Advertising should not claim to diagnose or cure any disease or make any claims that could be considered medicinal claims. See the Advertising Standards Agency Code of Advertising Practice for further guidance

3.     Advertising shall not aim to mislead, deceive or make unrealistic claims. It shall be factual and although may point to special interests, cannot claim superiority or discredit professional colleagues in any discipline

4.     Content of advertisements and their distribution should not put pressure on prospective clients in any way

5.     Jikiden Reiki Practitioners and Teachers may only use the Jikiden Reiki UK Association logo to advertise Jikiden Reiki services. They may not use the Jikiden Reiki UK Association registration status to advertise any other product, remedy or service

6.     Unless a veterinary surgeon, it is illegal for Reiki Practitioners to perform any of the following:

  • The diagnosis of diseases and injuries in animals including tests performed on them for diagnostic purposes
  • The giving of advice based on such diagnosis
  • The medical or surgical treatment of animals
  • The performance of surgical operations on animals

Animals suspected of having a physical or mental condition or other health related issue should first be seen by a veterinary surgeon for diagnosis. Reiki Practitioners should comply with the Animal Welfare Act 2006 when offering Reiki to animals

Last updated and apply from 13/09/21



The terms “we,” “us,” “our” and “JRUKA” refer to the Jikiden Reiki UK Association, its committee team, or those performing a task on behalf of the Jikiden Reiki UK Association.

The term the “Site” refers to www.jikidenreikiuk.com. The terms “user,” “you,”, “your” and “member” refer to site visitors, members and any other users of the site.  The term “Service” refers to “the membership”, “events”, “other services”, or “products” we may provide.

The service

The Service is a paid for membership service. Features of membership can be found on our website www.jikidenreikiuk.com We may also offer additional events, services, products, or information from ourselves, or provide you with details of additional events, services, products or information from selected third party organisations that are similar and supportive to the main membership service we provide, that we feel might be of interest to you. We reserve the right to amend the service offering at any time.

Age Restriction

Users of any services from our site must be 18 years old, to be able to enter into a contract.

Personal Information and Privacy

In order to use the Service, you will be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address, and other personal information to register and create a membership account. You agree that any registration information you give to us will always be accurate, correct, and up to date. You agree not impersonate someone else or provide account information or an email address other than your own. Your account must not be used for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in the UK or the jurisdiction of the area you are working in if abroad. Registration and other information provided by you is subject to our Privacy Policy and shall only be used in accordance with it. For more information, please go to our Privacy Policy  https://www.jikidenreikiuk.com/privacy


Part of the service we provide may include activities such as group webinars, online training, or in person group events. These activities may be recorded as part of our service in providing content for our membership or for marketing purposes. By deciding to become a member you consent to recordings being made of group calls or webinars provided as part of the Service, or photographs at group events. You consent to your name, words, voice, and likeness being recorded within such events for us to deliver the service or use for marketing purposes. Methods exist within webinar settings to limit video, audio and information displayed for members who this is a concern for. In addition, we will make reasonable efforts to make members aware when we might for example use a group photo for marketing purposes in advance.

Membership Requirements

Membership requires agreement to abide by our Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy and these Terms. The JRUKA committee reserve the right to delay or decline membership or renewal, if the requirements or the code of conduct or membership have not been met.
Our code of conduct can be viewed at https://www.jikidenreikiuk.com/resources/#Code_of_Conduct

Our Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://www.jikidenreikiuk.com/privacy


We reserve the right to amend membership pricing at any time however any changes in pricing would only apply at the date of your next membership renewal, when you will be invited to continue your membership with the updated pricing, this will then be your choice if you wish to continue your membership.

Payment Terms

Payments made to JRUKA for membership are non- refundable, non- transferable and cannot be place on hold or paused for any reason. Your membership runs from the date of payment for a period of 12 consecutive months, your date of purchase is your renewal date 12 months later. To keep membership active renewal payments must be made prior to the renewal date to ensure the membership would not lapse. Payments are made via our secure third-party digital payment provider. We will email you to confirm your membership subscription or the placement of any order you place for goods or services. If for any reason you do not receive confirmation, it is your responsibility to inform us as soon as possible, so let us know and we will aim to resolve any issue as quick as possible.

Right to cancel

You have a legal right as a consumer to change your mind and cancel the contract you made with JRUKA for the service you ordered via our website. You have a 14-day cooling off period, which starts from the day after you joined (submitted your joining application and made the joining payment for membership).

Should you wish to exercise this right you must email JRUKA at info@jikidenreikiuk.com with your request. We will process your request and refund you your membership within 14 days from receiving your email request.

Membership Renewal

As a member membership is due to renew, they will receive an invite to renew their membership for another 12 months. It is then the members choice if they wish to do so. Details of renewal will be sent to the member at the time of renewal.

Termination of Membership- By Member

The member can cancel their membership at any time. If this is done after the 14-day cooling off period no payment would be refunded to the member.

Termination of Membership- By Jikiden Reiki UK Association

The JRUKA committee reserve the right to cancel a membership at any time if the requirements of the code of conduct are not being adhered to, or the member is acting in a way that is damaging to the reputation of the Jikiden Reiki UK Association, or Jikiden Reiki. In such an event the member would be contacted by the JRUKA committee to aim to resolve any concerns. If any concerns are unable to be resolved any membership payment would be forfeited by the member.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Site and Service contain intellectual property owned by us, including trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, and other intellectual property. Our copyrighted and original materials are provided to you as part of the Service for your individual use only and a single-user license. All intellectual property, including JRUKA copyrighted materials shall remain the sole property of the JRUKA. No license to sell or distribute our materials is granted or implied.

Members may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever any of the site or service content or intellectual property, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. This includes but is not limited to sharing material with others, posting excerpts of material on any social media, blogging about the material, or in any other way that would reasonably appear to share the site or service’s information with a non-member.


We reserve the right to update any portion of our Site and Service, including these Terms and Conditions, at any time. We will post the most recent versions to the Site and list the effective dates on the pages of our Terms and Conditions. Any use of the Site or Service by you after being notified means you accept these amendments.

Third Party Services and Links

The Site and the Service may contain links to third party websites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of third-party websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with the JRUKA. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources. The optional JRUKA public directory uses a third party resource, as such we have no control over that resource, nor do we have any control over the information you place in the public domain through that third party resource. By using this part of the Service, you acknowledge and agree that JRUKA is not responsible or liable for any part of that resource, or the information you place in the public domain.

Service Disruption

If there happens to be a disruption in service, please contact us at info@jikidenreikiuk.com as soon as possible and give us a reasonable opportunity to resolve the problem. We will make every effort to aim to resolve any issues within 14 days. If we are unable to deliver the service due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, we shall inform the user as soon as reasonably possible. We will not be liable to the user or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of our obligations in relation to the Service, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control including without limitation lock-outs, strikes, or other industrial action by third parties, riots, civil commotion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, invasion, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, explosion, fire, flood, storm, subsidence, epidemic, earthquake, or other natural disaster, or failure of private or public telecommunications networks.

Warranties and Liability

JRUKA warrants to the user that the Service will be provided using reasonable care and skill. We shall have no liability to the Client for any loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims for compensation arising from any instructions supplied by the user which are incomplete, incorrect, inaccurate, illegible or arising from their late arrival or non-arrival, or any other fault of the user. Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the JRUKA’s negligence, or as expressly provided in these Terms, the JRUKA shall not be liable to the user by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent), or any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law, or under the express terms of the Contract, for any loss of profit or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims which arise out of or in connection with the provision of the Service, and the entire liability of the JRUKA under or in connection with the Contract shall not exceed the amount of the JRUKA charges for the provision of the Service. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and the JRUKA pertaining to the Site and Service and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings between us. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement by the JRUKA shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the JRUKA.


If any term, provision, covenant, or condition of this Agreement is held by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated.


All notices, requests, demands, and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and properly addressed as follows: Jikiden Reiki UK Association info@jikidenreikiuk.com


English law governs these Terms and contract between you and us. English courts will have jurisdiction on any dispute that may arise out of this Terms or contract between you and us. Nothing in these Terms will affect these legal rights.

Last updated and apply from 13/09/21


This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your interactions with Jikiden Reiki UK Association (JRUKA) the use of our services and our site  www.jikidenreikiuk.com.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age

Jikiden Reiki UK Association is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “JRUKA”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer who is in charge of privacy related matters for us. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, please contact the Data Protection Officer using the details set out below.

Contact Details

Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity: Jikiden Reiki UK Association

Our nominated Data Protection Officer is Jonathan Stuart- Co-Vice Chair of the Jikiden Reiki Association

Email address: info@jikidenreikiuk.com

Postal address: International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, Londo, EC1H 2BN

It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at info@jikidenreikiuk.com


Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.

We may process the following categories of personal data about you:

  • Communication Data that includes any communication that you send to us whether that be through the contact form on our website, through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defence of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, to keep records and to establish, pursue or defend legal claims.
  • Customer Data that includes data relating to any purchases of goods and/or services such as your name, title, billing address, delivery address email address, phone number, contact details, purchase details and your card details. We process this data to supply the goods and/or services you have purchased and to keep records of such transactions. Our lawful ground for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps at your request to enter into such a contract.
  • User Data that includes data about how you use our website and any online services together with any data that you post for publication on our website or through other online services. We process this data to operate our website and ensure relevant content is provided to you, to ensure the security of our website, to maintain back- ups of our website and/or databases and to enable publication and administration of our website, other online services and business. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business.
  • Technical Data that includes data about your use of our website and online services such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system. We process this data to analyse your use of our website and other online services, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business and to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.
  • Marketing Data that includes data about your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences. We process this data to enable you to partake in our promotions such as competitions, prize draws and free give-aways, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of this advertising. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.

We may collect data about you by you providing the data directly to us (for example by filling in forms on our site or by sending us emails). We may automatically collect certain data from you as you use our website by using cookies and similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy below for more details about this.

We may receive data from third parties such as analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU, advertising networks such as Facebook based outside the EU, such as search information providers such as Google based outside the EU, providers of technical, payment and delivery services, such as data brokers or aggregators.


Our lawful ground of processing your personal data to send you marketing communications is our legitimate interests (namely to grow the association).

Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we may send you marketing communications from us if you made a purchase or asked for information from us about our goods or services and you have not opted out of receiving such communications since. you can still opt out of receiving marketing emails from us at any time.

Before we share your personal data with any third party for their own marketing purposes we will get your express consent. You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or for our messages by emailing us at info@jikidenreikiuk.com  at any time. If you opt out of receiving marketing communications this opt-out does not apply to personal data provided as a result of other transactions, such as purchases, warranty registrations etc.


We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

  • The Jikiden Reiki Institute – to confirm your Jikiden Reiki training status.
  • Mail Chimp – to deliver the service emails to you

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


We share your personal data within our group of companies which involves transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

We are subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations that protect your personal data. Where we transfer your data to third parties outside of the EEA, we will ensure that certain safeguards are in place to ensure a similar degree of security for your personal data. As such:

  • We may transfer your personal data to countries that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data by; or
  • If we use US-based providers that are part of EU-US Privacy Shield, we may transfer data to them, as they have equivalent safeguards in place; or
  • Where we use certain service providers who are established outside of the EEA, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.

If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.


We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.


We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

The law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.


Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.

You can see more about these rights at:


If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at info@jikidenreikiuk.com

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.


This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see our cookie policy below.

Information Provided Automatically

  • Automated Information: Your web browser or mobile device automatically provides information when you visit the Site, including, but not limited to, your Internet Protocol (IP) address or unique device identifier.
  • Cookies: Cookies are pieces of stored information on a user’s computer or device that are tied to information about the user and used to provide smoother navigation throughout the Site, such as to store a saved password; to identify user trends, such as page views; and for other internal purposes, such as to assess the effectiveness of the Site. You have the option of setting your computer to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used. If you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that portions of the Site may not function properly.
  • Log Files: Log files store information such as a user’s IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. Like most websites, the Site uses log files to analyze trends, administer the Site, and track users’ movement on the Site.

Children’s Information

  • The Site and our services and products are not directed toward children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect information from children. If we become aware that a child has provided us with information without parental consent, that information will be deleted from our records.

Information Use

The Association uses the information collected to provide our services and products and to operate our organisation. We may use and store such information for legitimate and lawful purposes, for example, in order to:

  • provide a service or product you requested;
  • secure your membership status;
  • fulfill your membership benefits;
  • analyze and evaluate member and prospective member needs and interests, and improve the member and prospective member experience;
  • notify you of Association Forum official business, news, activities, programs, events, meetings, conferences, services, products, and benefits;
  • send occasional email communications on behalf of vendors;
  • track event, meeting, and conference attendance;
  • track education related activities;
  • prepare invoices and process payments;
  • respond to communications and inquiries that you send to us;
  • respond to a notice of alleged copyright infringement;
  • promote the function, safety, and security of our services; and
  • for other legitimate and lawful business purposes.

For individuals located in the European Economic Area, we rely on multiple legal bases to collect, use, share, or otherwise process your personal data (however this sit is for UK nationals only), including that:

  • you have given consent, which you may withdraw at any time;
  • it is necessary for us to perform a contract with you;
  • it is necessary for us to comply with legal obligations;
  • it is necessary for our or a third party’s legitimate interests;
  • it is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest or for our official functions; and/or
  • it is necessary to protect someone’s life.

To the extent we rely on our legitimate interests as a legal basis to collect, use, share, or otherwise process your personal data, those interests include: providing a product or service you requested; securing your membership status; fulfilling your membership benefits; analyzing and evaluating member and prospective member needs and interests, and improving the member and prospective member experience; notifying you of Association  official organisation, news, activities, programs, events, meetings, conferences, services, products, and benefits; sending occasional email communications on behalf of vendors; tracking event, meeting, and conference attendance; tracking education related activities; preparing invoices and process payments; responding to communications and inquiries that you send to us; responding to a notice of alleged copyright infringement; and promoting the function, safety, and security of our services.

Information Sharing

Personal information may be given to a third party in order to complete a specific business transaction on behalf of you and The Association . Such transactions may include the following:

  • Your name and contact information, as provided to The Association , may be shared with Association  members to provide a service, satisfy a question, or develop a prospective working relationship. We are not responsible for members’ use or misuse of your personal information.
  • Your name and contact information, as provided to The Association, may appear on registration or attendee lists distributed at The Association  programs, events, meetings, and conferences to other attendees, including members, and other third parties, including, but not limited to, exhibitors or sponsors. We are not responsible for use or misuse of your personal information by exhibitors, sponsors, or the like.
  • We may share your personal information with third-parties that provide services to Association  including, but not limited to, administration/operation support; marketing, promotions, and communications; program, event, meeting, or conference enrollment, registration, planning, hosting, or management; website hosting; database management; payment card processing; or other data processing.
  • We also may disclose personal information if we become subject to a subpoena, court order, or law enforcement or other government agency inquiry or investigation or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We also may use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.

Data Security

We employ reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to safeguard your personal information and to help protect against unauthorized access and disclosure. Online registration information, such as payment card information, will be secured using a commercially accepted method of encryption. However, please be aware that no method of electronic transmission is completely infallible, and we cannot guarantee its absolute safety. We encourage you to use reasonable care in how you handle and disclose your personal information, user name(s), and password(s). If you become aware of any breach of Site security, please contact us immediately.

Access to and Control of Information

The Association  takes your privacy and the protection of your personal information seriously, and we will provide you with reasonable access to and control of the personal information that you have provided to us. You may request to update your personal information or to opt in to or opt out of any service offerings at any time.

For individuals located in the European Economic Area, you may have additional rights concerning your personal data, such as to access, obtain a copy of, correct, or delete that information or to withdraw your consent or object to the collection, use, sharing, or other processing of that information. To make any request with respect to your personal information, please contact The Association  as set forth below in the “Association  Contact Information” section. However we are set up for UK participation only.

Data Retention

The Association  retains your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected as set forth in this privacy policy, after which we will securely destroy or delete such personal information from our records unless otherwise required by law. We will retain and use information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce agreements, and as otherwise set forth in this privacy policy.

Data Transfer

If you are visiting the Site from outside the UK, please be aware that you are sending information, including personal data, to the UK where our servers are set up for UK nationals only. That information may then be transferred within the UK or to other countries outside the UK other than your country of residence. Countries other than your country of residence, including the United States, may have data privacy and protection laws that differ from, and potentially provide less protection than, the applicable laws in your country of residence.

To the extent that The Association  may be deemed to have transferred personal data outside of the European Economic Area, we rely on multiple legal bases for doing so. For individuals located in the European Economic Area: (i) you consent to our use of your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy, including the transfer of your information across international boundaries to jurisdictions anywhere in the world as permitted by applicable law, when you provide your personal information; (ii) we will use the standard contractual data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission, which provide safeguards for the transfer of such data, in connection with the provision of certain services that involve such transfers; and (iii) we may obtain separate consent in connection with the provision of certain services that involve the transfer of personal data.

Our collection, use, sharing, and other processing of your personal information will at all times be governed by this privacy policy.


Any external links to other websites throughout the Site. Please note that The Association  is not responsible for the privacy policies of those other websites and hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility in connection with such linked websites.

Privacy Policy Updates

Should any changes be made to this privacy policy, we will post them on this page with an appropriate explanation.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms

Using this site indicates your acceptance of our privacy policy. Your continued visits to the Association  Site after changes are posted to this policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

Association Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or how we process personal information, or if you would like to exercise any of the legal rights set forth in this policy, please contact us at: info@jikidenreikiuk.com

Cookie Consent

The Association (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on Our Website (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

How We uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

– Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can your find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

Last updated and apply from 13/09/21


This section (and the documents it refers to) tells you the terms of use on which you may use our website www.jikidenreikiuk.com whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you accept these terms of use and agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use our site.


www.jikidenreikiuk.com is operated by the Jikiden Reiki UK Association (“we” or “us”). Our address is International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1H 2BN and our email address is info@jikidenreikiuk.com


We allow access to our site on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw, restrict or change our site at any time and without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or if the content is changed or out of date. You must treat as confidential any user identification code, password or other security feature in relation to our site. If, in our opinion, you aren’t complying with these terms of use, we have the right to disable any such code, password or feature at any time. You must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy when using our site. It is your responsibility that anyone who accesses our site through your internet connection is aware of these terms and complies with them.


We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page or by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.


We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without a licence from us or our licensors. You may not reproduce in any format (including on another website) any part of our site (including content, images, designs, look and feel) without our prior written consent. If, in our opinion, you are in breach of these provisions, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must either return or destroy (as required by us) any copies of the materials you have made.


The contents of our site (including links to other sites and resources provided by third parties) are for information only, and we shall not be liable for any use of, or reliance on, such materials. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.


We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.


You may link to our home page only if you have first obtained our written consent and provided that you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with our Acceptable Use Policy and must be owned by you. You must not link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request via info@jikidenreikiuk.com


When you upload material to our site, or make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy. If you upload material in breach of our Acceptable Use Policy and we suffer loss as a result, you will reimburse us for such loss. Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose it to third parties. If any third party claims that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site violates their intellectual property rights, or their right to privacy, we have the right to disclose your identity to them. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.


You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing any material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By failing to comply with this provision, you would commit a criminal offence and your right to use our site will cease immediately and we will report your actions to the relevant authorities.


The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it (whether by us or a third party), including, without limitation any liability for:- loss of income or revenue;
    – loss of business;
    – loss of profits or contracts;
    – loss of anticipated savings;
    – loss of data;
    – loss of goodwill;
    – wasted management or office time; and

for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. This does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.


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The Jikiden Reiki UK Association is a Member Organisation of the UK Reiki Council.