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Privacy Policy

The following statement describes what we do with your personal information.

Total Self Defence is committed to protecting the privacy of its students. The following statement has been prepared to inform our students of what information we collect and this is treated in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (GDPR). If you have any queries about the privacy policy statement, please email us.

What information do we collect?

When you complete our membership form (electronic or hard copy) the following information is collected:

  • Personal information such as name, email and postal addresses, date of birth, telephone number, and next of kin;
  • Your preferences and use on email updates are recorded by emails we send you. This is applicable only if you have chosen to receive email updates on classes, products, and offers.

How is the information used?

The information you have provided will be used for the purposes of administering your membership as well as for administration purposes and providing you with services or information that you have requested. In order to carry this out your information may need to be shared with associated agents and/or organisations. We do not store credit or debit card information.

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Total Self Defence website uses cookies to enable you to properly interact with our server. The cookie is used to identify you when you visit our website. Cookies do not give us further access to your computer.

You are able to restrict the use of cookies on your computer by following your internet browser’s instructions, however, disabling cookies on the website may restrict your access to certain services and/or facilities on our website.

Protecting your information

We take seriously our requirements to protect your personal information. We use a secure server and ensure that the personal information you provide to us is kept secure and up to date. We only retain this information for as long as is necessary for the purpose it is used.

Disclosing your information to other parties

As stated above, we may disclose your information with associated agents and organisations and our service providers. If the law requires us, we will need to disclose your information.

We do not pass your information to other organisations without your consent.

Consent

In providing us with your personal details, including the completion of the health questionnaire, you have consented to the collection and distribution of the information as set out within the privacy policy statement.

Access Rights

You have a right to ask for a copy of any personal information, which we hold about you. Please email us to obtain a copy of the information we hold about you.

We will charge a fee of £10 to cover the administration cost of such a request.

Updating Privacy Information

We reserve the right to update the Privacy Policy Statement. If amendments are made the updated Privacy Policy Statements will be published on our website with a notice of the change and you will have been deemed to have accepted the changes. When your personal details change please keep us informed by contacting us by email

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