Privacy Policy

Updated: February 11, 2007

Our Commitment to You

Welcome to The founders and employees of take your privacy very seriously. To make it easier for you to read and understand our privacy policy, we did the unconventional thing - we wrote this in plain English and tried to keep it to a reasonably short length.

  • Your privacy remains strictly under your control
  • You can end your membership at any time
  • We will never disclose your personally-identifiable information to any third party for marketing purposes unless you expressly tell us to.
  • does not spam

    Information Collected by

    When you register to become a member of, you submit information such as your name and email address. As part of your personal profile, you may choose to submit additional information such as age, hobbies, and interests and other content, such as photos.

    We also collect other non-personally identifiable data, which may include your IP address and what browser you are using.

    Use of Information

    We will display your personal information on your profile according to the preferences you set in your account. We will use your name so that we can personalize your experience. We will use your email address to contact you from time to time and we will use your email address for security reasons to confirm that you are who you say you are. You can control the types and frequencies of certain emails you receive.

    We may use the non-personally identifiable information, like your IP address, to statistically analyzer site usage and to customize our site's content, layout and services. The resulting information will allow us to improve our site and better understand and serve our users.

    We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or to protect the rights and property of, its affiliates or the public. We may also cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any official investigation and we may disclose your personally identifiable information to the relevant agency in doing so.

    Internet Awareness

    Whenever you voluntarily post personal information in public areas, like journals, web Logs, message boards, and forums, you should be aware that this information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by others to send you unsolicited communications. Please exercise discretion in deciding what information you disclose.


    Children under the age of thirteen (13) are not eligible to use our message board service and must not submit any personal information to us unless instructed.

    Effective Date

    This Privacy Policy statement is effective as of June 15, 2007.

    Use of Cookies

    Cookies are a standard Internet technology, and many major web sites use them to provide useful features for their members. Cookies allow us to store and retrieve login information on a user's system. They provide us with data that we can use to improve the quality of our service and make it easier to use. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our web site if you do so.


    The security of your personal information depends on your protection of your account password. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people. HB Karate uses industry standard technology designed to help keep your personal information safe. If you have any other questions about the security of our website, please contact us.

    Changes in Privacy Policy

    From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy and will post a notice of any significant changes on our website. You should visit this page periodically to review any such changes to the privacy policy. Your continued use of this website or our service and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.


    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website or your dealings with this website, you can contact us via the Contact Us page.