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Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy outlines how Shotokan Shitoryu Karate Association New Zealand (“we”, “us”, or “our”) collects, uses, and protects the personal information of visitors and members who access our website (“Site”).

Information Collection and Use
We may collect personal information such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and payment information when you register as a member or fill out a contact form on our Site. We use this information to provide you with our services, communicate with you, and process payments for membership and classes.
We may also collect non-personal information such as your IP address, browser type, and device type to help us improve our Site and services. We may use cookies or other tracking technologies to collect this information.

Information Storage and Protection
We use reasonable security measures such as firewalls, encryption, and password protection to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.

Third-Party Sharing
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties. However, we may share your personal information with third-party service providers who help us operate our Site and provide our services. These service providers are bound by confidentiality agreements and are prohibited from using your personal information for any other purpose.

For example, we may use a payment processing service to process payments for membership and classes. In such cases, we will share your payment information with the payment processing service to complete the transaction. The payment processing service is responsible for protecting your payment information in accordance with its own privacy policy.

We may also share your personal information with law enforcement or other government authorities when required by law or to protect our rights, property, or safety.

Opt-Out Policy
You may opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time by contacting us at +64 027 9363636. You may also unsubscribe from our newsletters or marketing emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email.
You may request that we delete your personal information by contacting us at +64 027 9363636. We will promptly delete your personal information from our records, except for the information that we are required to retain by law.

Children’s Privacy
Our Site and services are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us immediately at +64 027 9363636.

New Zealand Privacy Laws
We comply with the Privacy Act 2020 and the applicable privacy principles set out in that Act when collecting, using, and storing your personal information. Under the Privacy Act 2020, you have the right to access and request correction of the personal information that we hold. You also have the right to complain to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner if you believe that we have breached the Privacy Act 2020.

Changes to Privacy Policy
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a new version on our Site. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy by email or by posting a notice on our Site. Your continued use of our Site and services after such changes have been made will constitute your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at +64 027 9363636. We will do our best to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

More information

For more information about privacy in general, you can visit the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner’s website at

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