This page explains how we protect your privacy.
The LCTKD website is an on-line resource managed from the LCTKD office. We use it as to provide information, offer free resources to help our students and others learn, sell products and services including courses, and as the central point of registration and subscription for our regular students.
Our main website and any connected with it use technology including including cookies to collect visitor behaviour data, and to help make your use of our websites a better and more convenient experience. This data is collected anonymously and we can’t access anything about your personal data from it.
When you use our website as a customer, we ask you to provide us with basic information that we need to work with you. This is your e-mail address, your phone number, and your home address. We also record information about what you buy, so that if you ask us about an order back in the past, we can find it easily.
As a customer, or if you send us an enquiry, we will add you to our e-mail lists relevant to your interests so that you can keep up to date on relevant news and information, as well as interesting tips and offers. All of our e-mails say that we don’t want you send you the e-mail if you don’t want to receive it, and give you a link to unsubscribe.
As a customer, we do not keep your data anywhere else, and do not share your data outside of LCTKD. In fact, we do not even share your data outside of the LCTKD office except in two specific instances: where you have bought something that you want to be delivered, so we must give the person delivering your details to enable that; or where you have booked on to a course, workshop or event, in which case we will give relevant details to the person running the it, only for the purposes of that particular course, workshop or event, and to no-one else. In these instances, these people will destroy any copies of information about you as soon as their job is done, and only keep it if a follow up is necessary - for example, if you attend a course and ask them to send you some more information.
(Note that we are also obliged by law to provide your information for example to the police should legal proceedings require it.)
Students and Staff
If you sign on to a course with us, or take up a subscription, we require you to be a registered (or “licensed”) student. This is a basic requirement of our insurance, and is standard practice with martial arts schools, but it is also important in making sure that your course or classes run safely and well.
After that, the process of checking and amending your data is just the same as being a customer in our shop, in that you can ask to see your information, amend and delete it at any time.
We share this information inside LCTKD only with those who need to have it - your class Instructor, for instance. We share only necessary information outside of LCTKD if this is required for attendance at an event or course with one of our partners such as the Institute for Advanced Integrated Martial Arts (which handles our teacher training), or Mugai Ryu Europe (the governing body for our sword arts), and then we only share what is required for that purpose. We also provide name and contact details of sword students to Mugai Ryu Europe for the purposes of your Mugai Ryu Europe membership.
For you to be our student requires us to hold more data about you than for a general customer, and to use it carefully to manage your progress and to make sure you are safe and well, and our courses, classes and events run safely and well. You can find a full explanation of how we handle student and staff data, including photographs and videos, in our our document LCTKD's Approach to Welcoming and Safeguarding, which you can ask us for, or just contact us for more information.