VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS – IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Below you will find all the necessary documentation you will need to accompany your paper copy of your joining instructions. Please ensure you read and understand these documents BEFORE you sign the paper copy, and before you take part in any of our Kickboxing Bristol Classes (Not Including Your Free Trial).

Below are the documents you are required to read and understand before commencing any training. Please take your time to read them fully and should you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.


ASSUMPTION OF RISK

DRESS CODE

CLUB CHARTER

CLUB RULES

POLICIES


ASSUMPTION OF RISK


Martial arts, as with all sports, carry an inherent risk of injury or harm and it is essential that you are fully aware of these dangers before taking part in our class. Please read carefully the following document and sign if happy to proceed.

Martial Arts carry inherent risks. Whilst your instructor will always do what is possible to minimise these risks and mitigate the possibility of harm occurring, there are certain dangers that are unavoidable.

Because of the nature of martial arts, and unarmed combat training, combined with martial arts based fitness training, you will be exposed to many potential risks throughout your training with VORTEX.

These include, but are not limited to, slips, trips, sprains, falls, cuts, abrasions, contusions, swelling and in some more uncommon cases, breaks and other injuries.

Whilst TEAM VORTEX have an exemplary safety record, its important to us that you understand the nature of what you are about to participate in, and that you are happy to assume all risks having been made aware in advance of what these might be.

We train in the unarmed combat discipline – Kickboxing. We also combine fitness drills into all of our training, with some key martial arts based fitness and martial arts based conditioning.

You always have the right to stop training at any point should you not feel comfortable performing any set of techniques or exercises, and you are under no pressure to complete any drill, technique or exercise if you do not wish to.

If you do continue with this class and any subsequent classes, we ask that you take a moment to consider the nature of an intense combat class and what that might entail, including the above possible risks as identified, and any other potential injuries, such as contact during sparring, concussion and others. These are very uncommon, but they can occur.

Please ensure you are happy to assume the inherent risks that come with training in martial arts. You are welcome and encouraged to speak to your instructor if you are not completely at ease with the risks being assumed, or not completely confident about what our classes entail.

Thank you.


DRESS CODE


Whilst we appreciate everyones right to express themselves in what they wear, the dojo is not a fashion parade.

ALL BELTS MUST BE WORN WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

VORTEX T-shirts are to be worn at all times in the dojo, these are provided free with either a FULL or SILVER membership. Additional VORTEX T-shirts may be purchased at an additional price.

We ask that you wear plain black training/comfy trousers/shorts. They will need to not restrict any movement due to the nature of kickboxing. We ask that you do not wear trousers/shorts with logos or offensive messages on them. We do however understand that a small logo may be unavoidable. We do supply kickboxing trousers at an additional cost.

Due to the nature of the training facility, trainers are to be worn. They need to be, comfy and tightly fittedPlease ensure any logos are kept to a minimum.

No hats, baseball caps, sombrero’s or other head wear to be worn unless strictly for religious purposes.

No jewellery to be warn when training, it is your responsibility to ensure any removed jewellery is kept safe.

Whilst we understand and respect that some students may wear makeup, please ensure this is kept to a minimum. Remember, you are training in a highly disciplined martial art, not going on a night out.

If you have any questions on our dress code, please feel free to ask.


CLUB CHARTER


To create a legacy of martial arts proficiency within the local community that will enable people to feel safe, be confident and improve their fitness levels.

To work with the local community to create a club that is fully inclusive and representative of those within the community it supports.

To offer support and guidance to students on all matters self-protection to enable more people to make sensible and smart decisions on staying safe.

To create a culture of care, discipline and respect that will enable the club’s members to enjoy the benefits martial arts bring, in and out of the dojo.

To work hard as a club to continue monitoring and improving our internal standards to continue offering the very best levels of care and training for our students.


CLUB RULES


FOR STUDENTS

Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity, respect and consideration. Any person found not to be doing so will be asked to leave.

Safety is our number one concern. If you have any concerns over your safety or the safety of any other person in the class, you should alert your instructor immediately.

Never attempt to do any exercise, technique or movement that you are not confident and comfortable completing.

You should only train at your own pace and if you find the class is moving too fast, or if you should not understand the technique being demonstrated and/or you find yourself becoming exhausted, please let an instructor know straight away.

The techniques taught in our club must only be used in the defence of life and personal safety.

It is your responsibility to ensure you turn up to class fit and ready to take part, with a suitable amount of time prior to the lessons scheduled start time.

If you have any injury or medical condition you should let the instructor know ahead of the class.

If you develop any injury during class, you should let the instructor know so they may complete an injury record and administer first aid accordingly.

Swearing, smoking, drinking alcohol or any other form of abusive or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

The instructor(s) has the ultimate say as to whether they feel you are fit to train or whether a rule has been broken.


FOR PARENTS

Please ensure noise is kept to a minimum during class times.

Do not enter the training area. If there is a safety concern, please alert the instructor(s) immediately.

Do not shout to your child whilst they are on the training area. If you feel there is an issue that needs to be addressed, please get the attention of one of the instructors and they will ensure that any issue is dealt with professionally and quickly.

Please ensure that any children, including those who are not in the dojo to train, are kept under strict control at all times. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Do not enter the training area at any time if you are not in the dojo to train.
  • If you are in the dojo to train, do not enter the training area unless you are invited to do so by the instructor(s).
  • No running around in the viewing area
  • Noise levels must be kept to a minimum
  • Keep all walkways, entrances and exits, clear at all times

The above conditions are set to ensure the highest level of safety for anyone using the training facilities, and to ensure the best possible instruction can be delivered to those who are training.

The instructor(s) have the ultimate say as to whether they feel any rule has been broken, and strictly reserve the right to refuse service and ask you to leave the premises should they believe it necessary.


POLICIES


SAFEGUARDING POLICY AND STATEMENT

LOCAL AREA DESIGNATED OFFICER

SAFE PRACTICE POLICY

RISK ASSESSMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

PAYMENTS POLICY

CLUB COMPLAINTS POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY


SAFEGUARDING POLICY AND STATEMENT

OUR SAFEGUARDING POLICY

This safeguarding policy applies to all instructors, coaches, officials, referees, trustees, secretaries, students, parents, volunteers and other members or associated members of VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY IS TO:

Protect children, young people and vulnerable adults, who receive instruction, classes or martial arts lessons through VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS.

To provide our instructors and other members of the club’s support team with the principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection.


VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS BELIEVES THAT A CHILD, YOUNG PERSON OR ADULT AT RISK, SHOULD NEVER EXPERIENCE ABUSE OF ANY KIND. WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROMOTE THE WELFARE OF ALL CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, AND ADULTS AT RISK, AND TO KEEP THEM SAFE. WE ARE COMMITTED TO TEACHING AND PROMOTING MARTIAL ARTS IN A WAY THAT PROTECTS THEM.


VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS recognise that:

The welfare of a child is paramount, as enshrined by the Children Act 1989.

All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of abuse.

Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.

Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies, is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.


VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS seek to keep children, young people, and adults at risk, safe by:

Valuing, listening to and respecting them.

Appointing a designated safeguarding officer (DSO) for children, young people and adults at risk.

Adopting child protection and safeguarding practices through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers.

Developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures.

Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures.

Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.

Recording and storing information, professionally, securely and sharing information about safeguarding and good practices with children, their families, staff and volunteers via leaflets, posters and one-to-one discussions.

Using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately.

Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that may arise.

Ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place.

Ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, adults at risk, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO):

NAME: Zak Stennard

PHONE: 07889848447

CLUB CONTACT DETAILS: info@vortexmartialarts.co.uk

CLUB’S ASSOCIATION: British Martial Arts and Boxing Association

VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

This policy was last reviewed on: 10/02/2023

Version: 0.04

Here is a FULL VERSION of our Safe Guarding Children Policies And Procedures.


LOCAL AREA DESIGNATED OFFICER

Local authorities should have designated a particular officer, or team of officers (either as part of local multi – agency arrangements or otherwise), to be involved in the management and oversight of allegations against people who work with children.

The LADO is responsible for:

Providing advice, information and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations around allegations

Ensuring investigations are carried out in a fair, timely and transparent way

Ensuring the child’s voice is heard and that they are safeguarded.

Chairing LADO strategy meetings

Monitoring the progress of cases to conclusion ensuring they are dealt with in line with agreed timescales

LOCAL AREA DESIGNATED OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION.

NAME: Nicola Laird

CONTACT No: 0117 9037795

WEB: https://bristolsafeguarding.org/


SAFE PRACTICE POLICY

Safe practices are paramount in any activity involving martial arts and martial arts conditioning. VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS have created this policy in order to aid in the prevention of injury during any training session. Due to the developing nature of a child (or adult at risk), training methods and the teaching approach will need to be modified as outlined below.

WARM UPS

Due to the nature of kickboxing, a thorough and detailed warm up will always be included, as per our risk assessment. In order to prevent injury, the warm up will be designed around the muscle groups being used in the class that day.

A professionally planned stretching routine will follow all warm-ups in order to aid the prevention of injury during the class that day.

KICKBOXING SPECIFIC INJURIES

Kickboxing is a martial art, and with all martial arts there is an inherent risk of injury associated. These are covered in our risk assessment and also, detailed below.

Risks include, but are not limited to:

Concussions, or other injuries to the brain, from heavy blows to the head.

Damage to internal organs from heavy blows to the body.

Injury to joints from heavy contact around any joint area, inappropriate stretching or over extension during any other exercise.

Due to the above, but not limited to, we have adopted the below safe practices that all instructors, volunteers, students and any other participant in training, must follow at all times.

ANY student under the age of 16 will be limited to “Touch control” on any head strikes.

The following strikes are not permitted in any instance.

  1. Spinning back fist
  2. ALL elbow strikes
  3. ALL knee strikes

The instructor reserves the right to add any strike to the not permitted list of strikes at ANY time.

Any student with an intermediate or advanced belt can adopt a safe percentage of power when sparring. This percentage MUST NOT EXCEED 60% unless the instructor and both participants have agreed, and with the CLEAR UNDERSTANDING that, if at any point should either of the participants or instructor deem it safe to reduce power, this should happen instantly and without question.

AT NO POINT WILL 100% POWER BE USED.

ALL students must wear full PPE when sparring, which includes, as a minimum:

  1. Head guard
  2. Mouth guard (gum shield)
  3. Sparring gloves
  4. Groin protection (or relevant female equivalent)
  5. Shin guards or insteps
  6. Heel padding. (Where no heel padding is worn, heel kicks will be added to the not permitted list).

There are no restrictions on height, gender or weight when pairing up students for sparring. This has been carefully considered and has been recognised as a very important part of martial arts.

With the above in mind, ALL students have to right to request a change in partner at any time.

ALL sparring will be fully supervised by the lead instructor, who must hold an up to date first aid qualification, at all times. Where possible, other volunteers or instructors will be brought in to help supervise any sparring.

Should ANY head injury occur during sparring, the lead instructor will ensure the necessary first aid is administered, and where the lead instructor has deemed it necessary, an ambulance will be called.

Should the injured party refuse an ambulance being called, a waiver will be signed and the injured party will be advised to attend their GP at the soonest possible time.

All injuries will be recorded in an accident book and kept for 3 years.

This document will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Last review: 10/02/2023

Version: 0.04


RISK ASSESSMENT


PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

Parents and young people generally welcome opportunities to celebrate or publicise their involvement and achievements when taking part in sport by photographing children during their training.

Sports organisations may also want to promote their activities to encourage participation.

The CPSU does not advocate the banning of photography or the use of images and videos of children.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

CHILDREN MAY BE IDENTIFIED, CONTACTED, OR GROOMED.

Including the child’s personal information (full name, address) alongside their image can make them identifiable and therefore vulnerable to individuals looking to locate, contact or ‘groom’ children for abuse.

Even if personal details are kept confidential, other details identifying the sports organisation, school or club, or their favourite sportsperson or team, can also be used to groom the child.

There’s increased risk of identification of, and contact with, a child:

By someone in circumstances where there are legal restrictions – such as if the child is in local-authority care or placed with an adoptive family

Where it’s potentially dangerous to reveal the child’s whereabouts to an estranged parent due to previous concerns about domestic violence

Someone might make inappropriate or illegal images of children

Photo or video content may itself be inappropriate, or images may be used inappropriately or out of context:

Some individuals deliberately target sports activities and set out to take inappropriate photos in ways that are potentially illegal and harmful, such as:

Using a camera at ground level to photograph up girls’ skirts

Images that appear ambiguous can be used inappropriately and out of context by others (for example, images from some angles of gymnasts doing the splits)

Images can easily be copied and edited, perhaps to create child-abuse images

Images shared privately online can be re-shared, possibly entering the public domain on websites or social media.

MINIMISING THE RISKS

VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS recognise that parents would like to document their child’s progress with the use of photographs and videos.

With this in mind, it is ESSENTIAL that you follow the below policy to ensure the safety of all students.

Permission is sought from the Lead Instructor BEFORE any use of photography.

Should permission be granted, it is with the implication that NO OTHER student, except those you are the parent or legal carer for, will be included.

Should images be found on social media to contain other students, other than the ones you are the parent or legal carer for, they will be reported and your photography rights will be removed.


PAYMENTS POLICY

All payments are strictly final and non refundable.

Any payments for missed gradings will be able to be transferred to another date, but will not be refundable.

All monthly fees must be made in advance of the months training.

Should any payments for monthly fees be missed, the instructor/instructors have a right to refuse training.

VORTEX will be closed on bank holidays. Your monthly fees will not be amended in any way, as the monthly fees have been priced to take these closures into account.

Any questions or queries in relation to fees must be discussed with your instructor/instructors at the nearest possible opportunity


CLUB COMPLAINTS POLICY

At VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS, we aim to provide the best levels of customer service and professionalism at all times, but we do accept that from time to time the service you receive may fall below the high expectations we would expect.

In such a scenario we always welcome feedback to help us improve, and guarantee that your complaint will be taken seriously in line with our complaints procedure.

HOW TO MAKE AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT.

Whilst we’re happy to deal with any issue verbally, if you wish to lodge an official complaint, please do so using any of the following methods.

IN PERSON

Please discuss any complaints you might have with the lead instructor, Zak Stennard, at the earliest opportunity. Zak Will take down the information relating to your complaint, and then action it using our complaints procedure, detailed below.

BY EMAIL

Please email: info@vortexmartialarts.co.uk, with as much detail as possible concerning your complaint. We will endeavour to acknowledge your email within 5 working days and will then deal with your complaint as per our policy.

HOW YOUR COMPLAINT WILL BE DEALT WITH.

When you make a complaint, we aim to deal with it;

In a timely fashion

Accurately

Openly and transparently

We agree to remain committed to resolving any issues you may have, and will continue to work to the complaints procedure to ensure there is a clear process for us to follow when doing so.

We will keep proper written records of any complaints, communication and conclusions and will endeavour to learn from any failings in our service or training.

When we receive your complaint, depending on how you raised it, we will endeavour to respond within 5 days to acknowledge receipt. Once received, we will investigate your complaint and speak to any necessary members of staff/persons, aiming to conclude and revert back to you within 5 days with our findings.

You will always have an opportunity to revert back to us on any conclusions or findings should you not find our answer satisfactory. We would ask that you do this within 5 days from receiving our report.

We always aim to leave our customers satisfied and will do all possible to resolve your issue in a timely and professional fashion. Furthermore, where we make mistakes, we will acknowledge those failings and learn from them in the future.

IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH OUR RESPONSE.

 If you are not happy with our response, having allowed us 5 days from receipt of your complaint to acknowledge, and 5 days to conduct a thorough investigation into your complaint and officially respond, we welcome you the opportunity to escalate any dispute.

Where we do not provide a satisfactory response, we would first ask that, where possible, you inform us of this in writing, or by email so that we may have a final opportunity to fix any issues, or rectify any mistakes.

If you are not satisfied and wish to escalate your complaint, you may report it to our governing body. Although they have no legal jurisdiction over our club or its operation, the do promote best practice and we are affiliated to them for our professional licencing and affiliations.

The governing body cannot guarantee any arbitration service or conclusion, and will not be liable to rectify any failings, however, they will be able to record any instances of complaints and will work to mediate between yourself and VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS.  

COMPLAINING TO OUR ASSOCIATION

To make a complaint to our association, please use the following details;

Once the above outlined complaints procedure has been exhausted without the dispute reaching a reasonable conclusion, please email:

info@bmaba.org

Detailing your complaint in full, along with the instructors and/or club name. Please ensure, that when escalating the complaint to our governing body, that you include all conversations between yourself and VORTEX MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS, this will ensure that our governing body receive all information and are able to help in the quickest and most effective possible way.

Last modified: 28/06/2024 by Lead Instructor, Zak Stennard


Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 28, 2024

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection,
use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You
about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the
Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with
this Privacy Policy.

Interpretation and Definitions

Interpretation

The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined
under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same
meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

Definitions  
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For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  * Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or
    parts of our Service.

  * Affiliate means an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under
    common control with a party, where "control" means ownership of 50% or
    more of the shares, equity interest or other securities entitled to vote
    for election of directors or other managing authority.

  * Company (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this
    Agreement) refers to VORTEX Martial Arts, Headley Park Community Centre,
    Headley Park, Bristol, BS13 7NW.

  * Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or
    any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing
    history on that website among its many uses.

  * Country refers to: United Kingdom

  * Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a
    cellphone or a digital tablet.

  * Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or
    identifiable individual.

  * Service refers to the Website.

  * Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data
    on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or
    individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide
    the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the
    Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.

  * Third-party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social
    network website through which a User can log in or create an account to
    use the Service.

  * Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the
    use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example,
    the duration of a page visit).

  * Website refers to VORTEX Martial Arts, accessible from
    <https://vortexmartialarts.co.uk/>

  * You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company,
    or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or
    using the Service, as applicable.


Collecting and Using Your Personal Data  
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Types of Data Collected  

PERSONAL DATA

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally
identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You.
Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol
address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our
Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on
those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect
certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of
mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your
mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet
browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our
Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.


Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

The Company allows You to create an account and log in to use the Service
through the following Third-party Social Media Services:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

If You decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-
Party Social Media Service, We may collect Personal data that is already
associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as Your
name, Your email address, Your activities or Your contact list associated with
that account.

You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the
Company through Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account. If You choose
to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or
otherwise, You are giving the Company permission to use, share, and store it
in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.


Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our
Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons,
tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze
Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your
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    and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the
    popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server
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Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on
Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session
Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

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For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding
cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy
Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  * To provide and maintain our Service , including to monitor the usage of
    our Service.

  * To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the
    Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different
    functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered
    user.

  * For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and
    undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services
    You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.

  * To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other
    equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile
    application's push notifications regarding updates or informative
    communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted
    services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for
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  * To provide You with news, special offers and general information about
    other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those
    that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted
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  * To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

  * For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct
    a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or
    other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going
    concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in
    which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets
    transferred.

  * For other purposes : We may use Your information for other purposes, such
    as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness
    of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service,
    products, services, marketing and your experience.


We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  * With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with
    Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to
    contact You.
  * For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information
    in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company
    assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to
    another company.
  * With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in
    which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.
    Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint
    venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under
    common control with Us.
  * With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business
    partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
  * With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise
    interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be
    viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You
    interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media
    Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see
    Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly,
    other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity,
    communicate with You and view Your profile.
  * With Your consent : We may disclose Your personal information for any
    other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data  

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The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary
for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your
Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations
(for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable
laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage
Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data
is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our
Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time
periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company's
operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the
processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to —
and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country
or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ
than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such
information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data
is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer
of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless
there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and
other personal information.

Delete Your Personal Data  
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You have the right to delete or request that We assist in deleting the
Personal Data that We have collected about You.

Our Service may give You the ability to delete certain information about You
from within the Service.

You may update, amend, or delete Your information at any time by signing in to
Your Account, if you have one, and visiting the account settings section that
allows you to manage Your personal information. You may also contact Us to
request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that You have
provided to Us.

Please note, however, that We may need to retain certain information when we
have a legal obligation or lawful basis to do so.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data  

Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your
Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal
Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.


Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your
Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by
public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).


Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such
action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data
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The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no
method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is
100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect
Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly
collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.
If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided
Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have
collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification
of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our
servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information
and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s
consent before We collect and use that information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us.
If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s
site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You
visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy
policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any
changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior
to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top
of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.
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, You can contact us:

  • By email: vortexmartialartsandfitness@gmail.com