Privacy Policy

About

We are committed to our users’ rights to privacy. We promise to share transparently all aspects of how the Dojo Update website works in regards to privacy, terms, and personal data, and we are in full support of efforts to ensure your protection online.

The following is a collection of information and resources to help answer any questions you have about your experience with DojoUpdate.com. We’re grateful for your interest and proud to have you as a part of our dojo family!

GDPR compliance

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) take effect May 25, and we are fully behind the spirit of these regulations for a safe and secure Internet. We aspire to embrace privacy by design and, whenever possible, to not collect and store personally-identifiable information.

Our Privacy Policy contains mentions of the few instances where personally-identifiable information is required. Typically this will include an email address and/or phone number you provide through an information request form as a way for us to contact you.

Overall, we aim for privacy by default: if data collection is not integral to the way our product works, then we won’t collect it. This approach has felt very much in line with the spirit of GDPR.

At any time, you may request your information to be exported and sent to you for review, and we promptly honor any requests by you to have your information deleted and forgotten.

Here is our progress so far on GDPR compliance ahead of the May 25, 2018, deadline:

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.dojoupdate.com.

Personal data we may collect and why we collect it

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. We obtain Personal Information relating to you from various sources described below.
Where applicable, we indicate whether and why you must provide us with your Personal Information, as well as the consequences of failing to do so. If you do not provide Personal Information when requested, you may not be able to benefit from DojoUpdate.com if that information is necessary to provide you with the service or if we are legally required to collect it.

Contact forms. If you desire to have access to certain restricted sections of DojoUpdate.com, request to receive information about any of of programs or events, or request to receive marketing materials, you may be required to submit the following types of Personal Information to DojoUpdate.com: your name, email address, and phone number. We keep contact form submissions for up to three years for customer service purposes, but do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Comments. When visitors leave comments on DojoUpdate.com 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media. 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.

Cookies and Similar Technologies.
Like many websites, we also use “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve DojoUpdate.com. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk. A session cookie enables certain features of DojoUpdate.com and our service and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave DojoUpdate.com. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to DojoUpdate.com. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. DojoUpdate.com may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with DojoUpdate.com, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on DojoUpdate.com, and to improve DojoUpdate.com.

We may also automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons.” This automatically collected information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you use DojoUpdate.com, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on the Service, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use DojoUpdate.com. We also may use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with email messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message, to the extent permitted under applicable law.

You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from DojoUpdate.com, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Service to their fullest potential.

Third Party Web Beacons and Third Party Buttons. We may display third-party content on DojoUpdate.com, including third-party advertising. Third-party content may use cookies, web beacons, or other mechanisms for obtaining data in connection with your viewing of the third party content on the Service. Additionally, we may implement third party buttons, such as Facebook “share” buttons, that may function as web beacons even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through third-party web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties, not DojoUpdate.com. Please consult such third party’s data collection, use, and disclosure policies for more information.

Links to Other Websites
DojoUpdate.com contains links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personal Information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Personal Information you submit to them. We are not responsible for the content, privacy and security practices, and policies of third-party sites or services to which links or access are provided through DojoUpdate.com. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics. Third Party Analytics Services: DojoUpdate.com uses third party analytics services. See here for how Google uses data when you use our Service and how you may opt out (www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).

Social Network and Platform Integration. DojoUpdate.com may be integrated with social media networks and other platforms (e.g., Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn) whereby information may be shared between us and those platforms. For instance, if you interact with DojoUpdate.com through a social media feature such as a plug-in, then you may be granting us on-going access to certain information from that social media account. If you do not want a social media platform to collect or share information about you, please review the privacy policy and privacy settings of the applicable social media property before using such features on DojoUpdate.com.

How we may use your personal information

We may use the Personal Information we obtain about you to:

  • manage account authentication such as two-factor authentication
  • customer service, or system maintenance, including by periodically emailing you service-related announcements;
  • tailor DojoUpdate.com (e.g., we may use cookies and similar technologies to remember your preferences);
  • publish your content, comments or messages on social media platforms;
  • provide tailored advertising, for DojoUpdate.com, via Google AdWords;
  • aggregate your Personal Information for analytical purposes;
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  • provide customer support;
  • operate, evaluate and improve our business (including by developing new products and services; managing our communications; determining the effectiveness of our advertising; analyzing how DojoUpdate.com is being accessed and used; tracking performance of DojoUpdate.com; debugging DojoUpdate.com; facilitating the use of DojoUpdate.com);
  • send you marketing communications about products, services, offers, programs and promotions of DojoUpdate.com, and affiliated companies;
  • ensure the security of DojoUpdate.com;
  • manage our customer, service provider and partner relationships;
  • enforce our agreements related to DojoUpdate.com and our other legal rights; and
  • comply with applicable legal requirements, industry standards and our policies.

If you are located in the European Economic Area, we may process your Personal Information for the above purposes when:

  • you have consented to the use of your Personal Information, For example, we may seek to obtain your consent for our uses of cookies or similar technologies, or to send you marketing communications.
  • we need your Personal Information to provide you with services and products requested by you, or to respond to your inquiries,
  • we have a legal obligation to use your Personal Information, or
  • we have a legitimate interest in using your Personal Information. In particular, we have a legitimate interest in using your Personal Information to ensure and improve the safety, security, and performance of our Service, to anonymize Personal Information and carry out data analyses.

How we share your data

We may disclose the Personal Information we collect about you as described below or otherwise disclosed to you at the time the data is collected, including with:

Personal Information. We will not rent or sell your Personal Information to others. We may share your Personal Information with third parties (such as hosting providers, payment processors, database providers, customer support providers) for the purpose of providing the Service to you. If we do this, such third parties’ will be contractually bound to safeguard your Personal Information. We may store Personal Information in locations outside of our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers) on the basis of an agreement to safeguard your information.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose Personal Information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to:

    (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities;

    (b) to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our Site; and

    (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of DojoUpdate.com, our Users or others.

Service Providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including hosting and maintenance, error monitoring, debugging, performance monitoring, billing, customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We may share your Personal Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services. We also require these third parties to maintain the privacy and security of the Personal Information they process on our behalf.

Other Third Parties. We may share Personal Information with our headquarters and affiliates, and business partners to whom it is reasonably necessary or desirable for us to disclose your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We may also make certain non-Personal Information available to third parties for various purposes, including for business or marketing purposes or to assist third parties in understanding our users’ interest, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and functionality available through DojoUpdate.com.

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.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Members. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any Personal Information to or on DojoUpdate.com. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update its Privacy Policy from time to time, and so you should review this Policy periodically. When we change the policy in a material way, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at privacy@dojoupdate.com, or send mail to:

David Deaton Karate Studios
1249 N. Mt. Juliet Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

This Privacy Policy was last modified and published on May 24, 2018 and will take effect on May 25, 2018.

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