Personal information that may be collected
The consequences, if any, resulting from your refusal to provide personal information
Who has access to your personal information
How this information may be used, including, with whom, if anyone, it might be shared
Choices you have regarding the use of your personal information
How the Kodenkan Yudanshakai safeguards your information
How you can access and, if necessary, change your personal information
Generally, information is requested when you contact us to receive more information or subscribe to our e-mail newsletters. Contact information collected by our site is generally limited to your name and e-mail address. Other information may need to be collected when we need to respond to your requests. Our site also collects information about pages visited within the site.
By allowing you to send e-mail to us, we are not attempting to collect any personal information about you. We will only use information contained in your e-mail to respond to your specific inquiry or comments in the e-mail. Since e-mail is a form of business communication, we may retain your information for a period of time and archive such information per the Kodenkan Yudanshakai’s retention requirements.
Your e-mail address may be used to:
Respond to your specific inquiry or comments
Providing you with our e-mail newsletter
Inform you about upcoming events engagements
Other forms of business correspondence
If you do not want the Kodenkan Yudanshakai to send you e-mail or regular mail about our services, you may opt-out of receiving future communications. If you receive an e-mail and want to opt-out, simply reply back to the e-mail requesting your address be removed from future communications.
Use of Information
The Kodenkan Yudanshakai collects, stores, and processes information provided to us. We may use the information you submit to us to send you information about new services and other events of interest.
We may also use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the services we provide you and can better meet your needs. The demographic information (e.g., location, type of martial arts, etc.) you provide us is collected by Kodenkan Yudanshakai and is not disclosed to third parties. This demographic information cannot be used to personally identify you or your computer. We may merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content.
Specifically, we use your contact information for the following purposes:
To ensure our site is relevant to your needs
To deliver services such as newsletters, events, etc., that you request
To help us create and publish content most relevant to you
To alert you to special offers and updated information, if you so request
To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate
The Kodenkan Yudanshakai may disclose your contact information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Kodenkan Yudanshakai or the web site
Protect and defend the rights or property of Kodenkan Yudanshakai and its web site
Investigations of fraud, intellectual property right infringements, or other activity that is illegal
Act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Kodenkan Yudanshakai Members, users of Kodenkan Yudanshakai products or services, or members of the public
Sharing of Information
The Kodenkan Yudanshakai may share your personal information with outside entities hired to assist with internal web site support operations (e.g., web site development, e-mail, technical support, etc.). These entities will not use your personal information for any other purpose, and have agreed to maintain confidentiality, security, and integrity of information they obtain from Kodenkan Yudanshakai.
The Kodenkan Yudanshakai does not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose personal information collected from and about its web site visitors to third parties. However, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, your information may be transferred to Kodenkan Yudanshakai's successor or assign, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
Clear GIFs, Cookies and IP Addresses
Clear GIFs, sometimes called "web bugs" or “pixel tags,” are file objects, usually a graphic image such as a transparent one pixel-by-one pixel GIF (Graphics Interchange Format, one of the two most common file formats for images on the Web), that are placed on a Web page or in an e-mail message to monitor user behavior. The GIF tells us the IP address of the computer that fetched our page, the URL of the page the GIF is on, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and it can also identify a previously set cookie value. This anonymous information is returned by the clear GIF to the Kodenkan Yudanshakai and we may use this information to accurately count visitors across our web sites and understand how they navigate and use our network of web sites. The Kodenkan Yudanshakai does not combine information gathered through clear GIFs with your personal information.
The Kodenkan Yudanshakai reserves the right to use "cookies" to enhance your experience at our web site. Cookies are pieces of information that we place on your computer to help us accurately understand how many visitors are viewing a particular site, how often they visit that site, and the content viewed. For example, a cookie will allow us to remember certain things based on your Internet Protocol or "IP" address (an IP address is the string of numbers that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent across the Internet), such as the time and duration of your visit, how you navigated through our content, and where you exited a particular site.
The Kodenkan Yudanshakai reserves the right to collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, troubleshooting, and to audit the use of our web site. When visitors request pages on our web site, our servers may log the visitor's IP address. We do not link the IP address to your personally identifiable information. This ensures that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us.
Other information passively collected by the Kodenkan Yudanshakai is in the form of logs -- files that record web site activity and gather statistics about web user browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help the Kodenkan Yudanshakai determine, among other things, how many and how often users have visited our web site, the pages visited, and other similar data. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the on-line services we provide you.
The Kodenkan Yudanshakai only collects information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes. In addition, we will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information you provide to us. Any information provided to us is stored in an access controlled data center. Your information is protected by security protection mechanisms that may include firewalls, intrusion detection, anti-virus, and passwords.
Update and Removal of Information
Once registered with us, you may at any time review and/or update the contact information we have for you or inform us that you want us to remove your information from our database. Simply contact us to change, update, or have us remove your information. If your request is sent via e-mail, please include in your message the service or communication you received.
Civil codes may permit residents to request information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. At this time we do not share your information with unaffiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
The Kodenkan Yudanshakai provides business to consumer services. However, all areas of this site are available to the general public, including those under the age of 13. Those under the age of 13 should seek your parent or guardian's consent before you provide any personal information such as name or e-mail address to us.