Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website and served by South East Freestyle Karatedo (SEF Karate) and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

If you have questions about any of the below policy or GDPR in general please email

The Website

This website and it’s owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website comply’s to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). use HostPresto to host our website. HostPresto collect on our behalf, information for analytical purposes only. This information includes number of visits, what countries visitors are from, how visitors found, bandwidth and IP information. Personal information (e.g. visitor’s name or address) is not collected. is created and published via Joomla and certain cookies are an essential requirement of using the Joomla platform. The Joomla Privacy Policy is available online:

SEF Karate website also uses Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk in order to remember who you are. Cookies interact with your computer and our website faster and easier by remembering the registration details and preferences from previous visits. Typically, a cookie will contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie and a value. The use of cookies does not give us access to the rest of your computer and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

South East Freestyle Karatedo (SEF Karate) will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. The cookies used do not track your Internet usage after leaving our website and do not store your personal information. They will not be used in connection with any other information to identify you in any way.

By continuing to use this site you consent to the relevant cookies being set on your device.

Can I opt out of cookies?

Yes you can restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, and you can do so by accessing your Internet browser settings. The ’Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit: or

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit. For information on how to manage cookies on a mobile phone, games console or internet-enabled television, you should refer to the operations manual specific to each device. To opt out of any third-parties using cookies where data about your interaction with our website is collected, please refer to their website for this information.

Club Information

Club Owner & Senior Instructor: Michael Hardwood is the club ‘Data Controller’. Michael Harwood will be responsible for all data and ensuring it is kept securely.

Email address:

How long do we hold members information?
Documents and records for ex members will be kept for no longer than 3 years from the date of leaving, this is for insurance reasons. All documents and data will be kept securely.

Cobra Martial Arts Association
South East Freestyle Karatedo (SEF Karate) are members of Cobra Martial Arts Association. Cobra Martial Arts Association store member’s details for insurance purposes. More information can be found at: online account
Members are free to create an online account at to access additional training information, grading sheets and videos. When you register for an online account we collect your full name, email address, and account log-in credentials. All information stored on is encrypted and stored safely.


If you would like us to delete data we hold on you, transfer the data we hold on you to you or a third party, want to rectify any incorrect data we hold on you, stop us from using your data for marketing purposes, keep your data but stop processing it, request to check the data we hold about you, for us to make changes to data we hold about you please email We will not except requests from anyone other than the person they concern and via the form we provide.

Policy Review

This Privacy Policy is effective as of (May 24th 2018) and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide