Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s 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 upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact form data will be handled by the site administration team to help facilitate communications with current as well as potential students and other third-parties.

The data provided by the forms will be kept confidential to the administration team.


If you leave a comment on our 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 (or until you clear your browser’s cookies).

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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


We use analytic information to help understand who is visiting the site so we can fine-tune content delivery. The analytic information won’t be used by us to track you personally, although no such promises about what the services we use to gather analytics will do with the data can be made.

Who we share your data with

The data submitted to the site won’t be shared with anyone aside from web crawlers from search engines.

If someone comes to the site with the intention of copying data that has been submitted such as comments, there isn’t a lot that can be done about it – especially if the party in question lives outside the United States.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Any mailing lists are “opt-in” meaning they must be actively signed up for.

Your contact information

We won’t share your contact information with anyone outside of the site administration team.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We follow security best practices within reason for a local martial arts school these practices include:

  • Patching the Operating System of the server
  • Patching WordPress and related plugins
  • Maintaining strong password policies, especially for privileged users
  • Keeping the host firewall configured with a minimal amount of allowances
  • Using other hardening procedures to prevent WordPress from being compromised
  • Removing “spam” from the comments sections to prevent site users from possible security threats

What data breach procedures we have in place

Unfortunately actively monitoring for data breaches it outside of the capabilities of our school – it’s very time and resource intensive process and our tuition prices would have to be increased as a result.

If we are made aware of a breach, we will notify the affected site-users of the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

To be determined, most likely parties such as Google, Facebook, and WordPress.

This list will be updated as needed.