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Child Safe Policy for JKA Adelaide Child Safe Environments

Child Safe Policy for JKA Adelaide 
Child Safe Environments 
Sourced from the South Australian Department of Human Services  
Gloria Lancione 
 

Document Owner: JKA Adelaide
Issue Date: August 2021
Last Saved Date: August 2021 

Purpose, Scope and Commitment to Young People. 
 
The purpose of this document is to outline JKA Adelaide’s commitment to creating a child safe environment, and the processes we go through to demonstrate our adherence to policy and the 10 National Principals for Child Safe Organisations, as dictated by the Australian Human Rights Commission. A document created, as a result of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified in Australian law in 1990. This makes JKA Adelaide compliant under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017. 
JKA Adelaide Feels strongly that the best kind of self-defence is prevention and education. We hope to create an environment of safety, in an attempt to reduce the likelihood of harm to children and young people. Children and young people are valued, respected, and encouraged to participate at JKA Adelaide. The safety and protection of children and young people is always our first priority. Specifically creating equity for children and young people different race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes and religious beliefs.  
This policy applies to all staff, volunteers, parents, instructors, and students of JKA Adelaide. Their affiliated clubs and associations and any 3rd parties who use the premise or work with JKA Adelaide on any format. We take child safety seriously and expect our affiliates to do likewise. Regardless, if they have signed a code-of-conduct agreement with JKA Adelaide.


Children and Young People Involvement 
 
Children and young people are encouraged to participate in the development of child safety within JKA Adelaide.  
Children and young people are encouraged to raise their concerns or ideas with an instructor or staff member whom they feel safe.  
We have a complaints mechanism that is simplified and anonymous with an online component added to our website.  
We were conscience of peoples limited ability for literacy and used mixed components of visual (stars and numbers) and written aspects. We also have the form in several different languages online, as many of our students have English as a second language. 
Our policies are on our website and are included in the Syllabus Folder.  
This policy makes us compliant with the Young People (Safety) Act 2017 
 

Code of Conduct 
 
The code of conduct that we expect from our Staff, Instructors, Volunteers and Students regardless of signing the code of conduct document, should be above reproach. We have a full commitment to adherence to the law and will have no restraint on calling out unacceptable behaviour.  
Drawing inspiration from the Australian Karate Federation, Japan Karate Association Karate-Do Australia, and the Australian Sports Commission’s Code of Conduct  
Integrity and fairness, not showing bias based on sex, age, ability, culture, race, sexuality, class, religious and spiritual beliefs. 
Objectivity and equity. No one receives an unfair advantage but also making sure that those who are disadvantaged receive the right attention to help them continuously develop.  
Sportsmanlike, community courteous behaviour, showing respect. Distancing ourselves from disreputable persons and behaviours. 
Ensure that to the best of our ability that environments are safe, and wellness orientated. Focusing of positive mental environments and hazard free spaces. 
Physical contact with a person should be appropriate to the situation and the skill and ability of the person involved and necessary to their educational development. 
 
 
Recruitment practices for staff & volunteers 
 
A majority of our Instructors and Assistants are volunteers from within our own community. 
As a part of the Karate education program, higher graded students are expected to help teach and communicate instructions to lower grade students. This is done in a class atmosphere as peers, and is over seen by the head Instructor and Assistant. Often this leads to students gaining an interest in teaching or assisting classes.  
Officially, within the Japan Karate Association, only Second Dan (Nidan) graded black belts can teach after completing instructor examinations. Additional requirements include above the age of 21, have a first aid certificate and a ‘child police clearance’. As the organisation is national and international, the equivalent compliance for our state is a ‘working with children’s check’. However, as many of our students have special needs, within our school, we also require a venerable persons check as well.  
Staff require First Aid Certificate compliant with an educational setting HLTAID004. This is updated every 3 years. They are also expected to make themselves familiar with different cultures. Currently we are using cultural diversity study guides provided by SBS Cultural Competency Program.  
 
 
Supervision, training, development and support provided for staff/volunteers 
 
This is an optimum opportunity to refresh instructions regarding karate, correct technique, safe sport practice, new research on fitness and stretching, discussing childhood development and keep our instructors abreast of cultural developments and new standards of practice.  
This works in conjunction with our business plans to be an effective karate school and community participants. We want to grow community leadership and compassion in our students.   
We use classes and special training days to educate our instructors and assistants, and then use Seminars and Event days to practice the new methods under the eye of the head instructor and CEO/Director.  
Various feedback methods are used to show effectiveness. Generally, face to face meetings to discuss the training, events and outcomes are the preferred method, however, group chat and email is also used. We are looking to implement anonymous online feedback forms.  
Revision of our methods is done before the next event, as a way of constantly being on top of the situation.

 

Reporting and responding to a reasonable belief that a child or young person is or may be at risk of harm 
 
We educate on the dangers to children during our training events. We expect all concerns are brought to management even if it is just suspicions or concerns.   
The mandatory reporters are David Rigby the CEO/Director and Head instructor and Gloria Lancione the Administrator.  
 
Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) on 13 14 78. Or 000 in an Emergency  
The details needed to give the hotline:  
child's name,  
age,  
date of birth,  
address (if on record), 
parent or caregiver's name, 
address (if on record),  
phone number, 
cultural background and considerations (if known),  
Detailed description of (suspected) injury, abuse, or neglect, 
Including timeframes,  
Impact on the child, and  
Context of the alleged incident or concerns 
The child's current situation, the current location of the child, parent, or caregiver, 
The alleged perpetrator's name, age, address, phone number, relationship to the child and current whereabouts (if known), 
When and how did you find out about the injury, abuse, or neglect, 
Your name, contact details and relationship with the child and family.  
 
DO NOT REPORT  
Criminal behaviour of parents or caregivers where children are not aware, affected or involved. This is to be reported to police 131 444. 
Recreational drug or alcohol use by parents or caregivers where children are not aware, affected or involved. This is to be reported to police 131 444. 
Sibling rivalry or violence 
Occasional or non-suspicious injuries that are not matched with a change in the child's behaviour. 
 
Our direction to our instructors is to help them navigate this and provide support. We also communicate what will be done with the information they provide to the hotline and what will happen from that point.  
To add to a report, call Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) again 13 14 78 
The Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) social worker decides whether there are legal grounds for Department for Child Protection intervention 
Whether Department for Child Protection intervention is required 
The type of response that is warranted. 
Non-investigative alternative response approach to an assessment or investigation. Provide assistance with connecting families with services and supports. An alternative response may also involve discussions with services already involved with the family to strengthen supports and enhance parenting ability. 
The social workers will gather information and make observations in order to assess whether the child is safe, and their needs are being met. The social workers speak with the children; the Department for Child Protection can legally do this without parental permission if necessary. Social workers will speak with teachers, doctors, childcare workers, extended family members and other people who are connected to the child or responsible for their welfare 
All actions will be in child's best interests. If there is no evidence of abuse or neglect to the child and they are assessed as being in a safe environment, the case will be closed. 
Official records are maintained by the Department for Child Protection. Families can access records of their information through Freedom of Information, but the reporter’s identification Children's Protection Act 1993 protects the notifier's identity. Social workers will not be able to disclose the name of the person who made the report.


Reporting and responding to complaints about a person involved in your organisation, and how you manage feedback about your organisation 
 
Children and young people will know: 
Whom can they raise their concerns and feedback with. 
How they can raise concerns and feedback. 
That their concerns will always be taken seriously.  
We will listen to the complaint/ feedback and recognise children communicate in different ways. 
We will prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children first. 
We will investigate the complaint/ feedback. 
Clearly document and make a record of it 
Securely store investigations and decisions 
Actions taken in response to complaints and feedback 
Make sure that procedural fairness is followed at all times. 
 
The procedure following feedback or a complaint.

 
 
 
 

Risk Management 
   
We regularly check and identify risk factors in our school and seek to address them.  
We identify the following risk areas and alternative options that minimise risks.

  • We have communal change room that can be a concern area. We have mitigated this risk by having alternative individual changing facilities in the toilets. We also have cameras watching the entrance of the change rooms that can monitor people entry and exit. Likewise, we encourage children to come dressed in their uniform.
  • Contact with children is frequent because of the nature of our instruction. We minimise this close contact by using pool noodles, Escrima sticks, Kendo Shinai sword or Bo Stick.  
    We recognise that children often need help with their uniform. We encourage children to do it their selves, go to their parent or guardian, if available or ask an accredited instructor for help. All our instructors have had police checks.
  • Children are not left alone at the school. We have a viewing are that looks onto classes; parents and caregivers are welcomed and encouraged to stay and watch classes. Parents and caregivers are expected to stay with students when they are having Private Training.
  • We don’t have a digital platform in which children under the age of 18 can access. We have Facebook groups, Facebook and Instagram pages. We assume that students are 18 if interacting on those platforms as it is the required minimum age of sign-up to those sites. 
    We have locked filing cabinets and offices as well as locked computer stations. Access to the computers is restricted to 2 staff members.
  • Any Instructor who is currently being investigated is to be on leave, until the accusation is resolved. Any Student who is being investigated will not be allowed to train in group classes or come on to the premises while other students are around. Private training can continue, payments will be altered to reflect this change in training.
  • We are not in the position to check whether other students have criminal records. We have included as part of the membership sign-up guidelines that they are of good character.  
     
    Procedural mechanism to address risks at JKA Adelaide:


Identify – JKA Adelaide identifies risks on an ongoing basis, through day-to-day activities and workshops in the instructors training.  
Assess – JKA Adelaide assesses the identified risk and attempt to assess the likelihood of the issue occurring and the impact the issue will have on the school, staff, and individual Students. 
Respond – In the likelihood of the risk happening, JKA Adelaide attempts to identify the possible actions that can be taken to avoid or reduce the impact of an incident. 
Monitor – JKA Adelaide plan to monitor and reassess the development of risk management strategies with frequent meting and collaboration with our instructors and students. 
 
 
Communication 
 
We have many forms of communication we use to send important messages to our student and instructors. 
Our main form of communication is verbal discussion and instruction. We do this before, during and after classes. We do this as an instruction to the class or individual discussion with students and their families. Instructions are often given Verbally and shown through movement. 
We also frequently use digital media to communicate with our community. We send quarterly email newsletters, giving overall news about our school.  
We also send individual email letters to communicate with our students. 
The website is the most accessible place to find our policies.  We have a website with a digital contact form that communicates directly to our email system, which is monitored daily. People can also email us directly.  
Linked to our email system is a digital calendar that is public for all students to be aware of timing and events at our school.   
We have accessibility activated on the tablets and iPad at the school so students can speak instruction if they have visual problems or learning difficulties.  
 
  
Related Policy and Procedures  
   
 Policies that have been included in this manual is 
Code of Conduct  
https://adelaidemartialarts-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/davidrigby_adelaidemartialartsacademy_com_au/Ec_x9yKdY7tMuj_u-D-6UrkBTikQc1plpzGoFNDGfCjQ-Q?e=ejOmc7 
 
Risk Management 
https://adelaidemartialarts-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/davidrigby_adelaidemartialartsacademy_com_au/EW1bsXlQMqRDrVI_mdcKhzABhgLAtS9Yp0SuYFxoL5YHRQ?e=DAaW4G 
 
Complaint mechanism 
https://adelaidemartialarts-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/davidrigby_adelaidemartialartsacademy_com_au/EWyQD88ewZVIuxEMlIrpU0ABLroelhj4kHDMSb7tTNZ6uQ?e=pgAb0y 
 
 
Policy Review  
 
We address potential changes to all our policies in August every year. We discuss the previous year’s events and issues and brainstorm different ways of thinking about our situation and circumstances in our school. Then we hold a similar brainstorming session with our instructors to gain more feedback before presenting the changes to our school community. We encourage feedback via our feedback form or contact form on our website or through discussion with our instructors in school.  
This is the first iteration of this policy and accompanying policies, in relation to children. All previous, policies were non age specific. 
 
Version [1.0] Issue Date 30 Aug 2021 
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JKA Risk Management

JKA Risk Management Adapted from ©2008-2080 T Morphy. Stakeholdermap.com. https://www.stakeholdermap.com/project-templates/riskmanagement-plan.html#template We regularly check and identify risk factors in our school and seek to address them.

We identify the following risk are as and alternative options that minimise risks.

• We have a communal change room that can be a concern area. We have mitigated this risk by having alternative individual changing facilities in the toilets. We also have cameras watching the entrance of the change rooms that can monitor people entry and exit. Likewise, we encourage children to come dressed in their uni form.

• Contact with children is frequent because of the nature of our instruction. We minimise this close contact by using pool noodles, Escrima sticks, Kendo Shinai sword or Bo Stick.

• We recognise that children often need help with their uniform. We encourage children to do it their selves, go to their parent or guardian, if available, or ask an accredited instructor for help. All our instructors have had police checks.

• Children are not left alone at the school. We have a viewing are that looks onto classes; parents and caregivers are welcomed and encouraged to stay and watch classes. Parents and caregivers are expected to stay with students when they are having Private Training.

• We don’t have a digital platform in which children under the age of 18 can access. We have Facebook groups, Facebook and Instagram pages. We assume that students are 18 if interacting on those platforms, as it is the required minimum age of sign-up to those sites.

• We have locked filing cabinets and offices, as well as locked computer stations. Access to the computers is restricted to 2 staff members.

• Any Instructor who is currently being investigated is to be on leave, until the accusation is resolved. Any Student who is being investigated will not be allowed to train in group classes or come onto the premises while other students are around. Private training can continue, payments will be altered to reflect this change in training.

• We are not in the position to check whether other students have criminal records. We have included as part of the membership sign-up guidelines that they are of good character.

Procedural mechanism to address risks at JKA Adelaide:

Identify – JKA Adelaide identifies risks on an ongoing basis, through day-to-day activities and workshops in the instructors, training.

Assess – JKA Adelaide assesses the identified risk and attempt to assess the likelihood of the issue occurring and the impact the issue will have on the school, staff, and individual Students.

Respond – In the likelihood of the risk happening, JKA Adelaide attempts to identify the possible actions that can be taken to avoid or reduce the impact of an incident.

Monitor – JKA Adelaide plan to monitor and reassess the development of risk management strategies with frequent meting and collaboration with our instructors and students.

JKA Adelaide Complaints Mechanism

JKA Complaints Mechanism 
Adapted from the New South Wales Ombudsman template 
https://www.ombo.nsw.gov.au/

Process of complaints.

If you feel comfortable; you might want to confront the individual and discussing your issue with them

Discussing concerns with Sensei before or after class.

Anonymously, filling a paper or online feedback form.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Z-S5wXPP702uUA18-NHhLIerVARQeXpFuARaAr4JFSlUM09HQzk0NVM3MzA2MDRUT1pYWlpXVDZMUy4u

Booking a time to speak with Sensei, one on one, privately, if it is a personal matter.

If you can not resolve the issue within the dojo;

Head of Japan Karate Association Karate-Do Australia, Sensei Jim Wood Shihan.  
After that it would be the Japan Karate Association in Japan.

Karate SA and if not receiving adequate satisfaction,  
then the Australian Karate Federation.

JKA Adelaide Code-Of-Conduct

A code of conduct provides the minimum expected behaviour of all personnel within JKA Adelaide. Strategies to support your code of conduct should include: 

Caring for children and young people brings additional responsibilities for employees and volunteers of JKA Adelaide. All employees and volunteers are responsible for promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people by: 

  • sticking to JKA Adelaide’s child safe policy at all times and taking all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and protection of children and young people 
  • treating everyone with respect and honesty (this includes staff, volunteers, students, children, young people and parents) 
  • being a positive role model to children and young people in all your conduct with them 
  • setting clear boundaries about appropriate behaviour between yourself and the children and young people – boundaries help everyone to understand their roles 
  • listening and responding appropriately to the views and concerns of children and young people 
  • ensuring another adult is always present or in sight when conducting one to one coaching, instruction or other activity 
  • being alert to children and young people who are, or may be at risk of harm, and reporting this quickly to the Child Abuse Report Line (13 14 78) 
  • responding quickly, fairly and transparently to any serious complaints made by a child, young person or their parent/guardian 
  • encouraging children and young people to ‘have a say’ on issues that are important to them. 

Employees and volunteers must not: 

  • develop any ‘special’ relationships with children and young people that could be seen as favouritism such as the offering of gifts or special treatment 
  • do things of a personal nature that a child or young person can do for themselves, such as toileting or changing clothes 
  • discriminate against any child or young person because of age, gender, cultural background, religion, vulnerability or sexuality. 
  • all personnel must acknowledge and sign the code of conduct 

I agree to abide by this code of conduct  

Name:  

Signature:  Date: ……/……/…… 

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  14. Termination. AAKS may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your AdelaideMartialArtsAcademy.com.au account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a paid services account, such account can only be terminated by AAKS if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from AAKS's notice to you thereof; provided that, AAKS can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
  15. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided "as is". AAKS and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither AAKS nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
  16. Limitation of Liability. In no event will AAKS, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to AAKS under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. AAKS shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
  17. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the AAKS Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  18. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless AAKS, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
  19. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between AAKS and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of AAKS, or by the posting by AAKS of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the South Australia, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Adelaide, South Australia. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. ("JAMS") by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Adelaide, South Australia, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; AAKS may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Existing Policies

Privacy Policy:

Adelaide Academy of Karate-Do Australia ("AAKS") operates AdelaideMartialArtsAcademy.com.au and may operate other websites. It is AAKS's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, AAKS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. AAKS's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how AAKS's visitors use its website. From time to time, AAKS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

AAKS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on AdelaideMartialArtsAcademy.com.au blogs/sites. AAKS only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to AAKS's websites choose to interact with AAKS in ways that require AAKS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that AAKS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at AdelaideMartialArtsAcademy.com.au to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with AAKS are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, AAKS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with AAKS. AAKS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

AAKS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. AAKS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, AAKS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

AAKS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on AAKS's behalf or to provide services available at AAKS's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using AAKS's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. AAKS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, AAKS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when AAKS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of AAKS, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an AAKS website and have supplied your email address, AAKS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with AAKS and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. AAKS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. AAKS uses cookies to help AAKS identify and track visitors, their usage of AAKS website, and their website access preferences. AAKS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using AAKS's websites, with the drawback that certain features of AAKS's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If AAKS, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that AAKS goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of AAKS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by AAKS and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, AAKS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in AAKS's sole discretion. AAKS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a AdelaideMartialArtsAcademy.com.au account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.