Last updated: 3 November 2023
Consent to collect and store personal information
Collection of personal information
Collecting personal information, including financial and sensitive (medical) data, is critical to running a martial arts club.
MTC Ringwood collects personal information about members and prospective members in several ways, such as through paper or web forms (WordPress and JotForm), email, and in-person at reception or during class. The information allows us to:
- Contact you when needed about:
- News and upcoming events, such as gradings, special programs, and seminars
- Changes to our timetable and schedules within the term
- Emergencies or other critical incidents
- Build individualised plans for your martial arts training
- Conduct our business and operations, including taking payments for fees and purchases
- Improve our services
Accessing and updating personal information
The accuracy of the personal information MTC Ringwood collects and stores is essential to delivering the best services. You have the right to review and request updates to your personal information. To do so, please contact us; we will attempt to make the corrections as soon as possible.
Disclosure of personal information
The personal information we collect is confidential and is never disclosed to third parties without your consent unless this is required or allowed by Australian and Victorian law. We never sell or trade personal data to any third party.
However, we may share personal information with business partners and third-party services as part of our operations. For example, we provide limited personal data (email, name) to MailerLite, which allows us to send newsletters, online surveys or notifications to our members.
Security of personal information
MTC Ringwood takes reasonable steps to protect your data from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
MTC Ringwood uses Google Analytics, a service that provides data about your use of our websites (martialarts.com.au) for statistical purposes. Your browser sends this information to Google’s servers located in the United States, where it is aggregated and anonymised. The statistical data we receive in return includes no personal details.
Cookies and trackers
Cookies are small text files placed on your device by websites to store information such as user credentials, session data, and preferences. Cookies may be saved by us (first-party), or by services we use (including Google Analytics and JotForm). You can review the cookies stored on your device and manage cookie storage in your browser’s settings.