CHIKARA KARATE LLC (“CHIKARACLUB”, “us”, “we”, “our” or “us/us”), a company incorporated in the USA, EIN 30-1329528, operates the CHIKARACLUB.COM website (including all content and functionality available through the CHIKARACLUB.COM domain name and any region or region-specific domains or subdomains) and the CHIKARACLUB.COM application (collectively referred to as the “Site”).

CHIKARA is committed to ensuring the privacy and protection of information provided to us by users. The following privacy policy governs CHIKARA’s practices for the collection, use, processing, disclosure, transfer and retention on the Site. This policy should be read with any other policies or terms developed by CHIKARA from time to time and posted on the site or elsewhere on the site (including the CHIKARACLUB.COM Terms of Use if you are a subscriber).

This policy may change from time to time and, if it does, the latest version will be made available on our site or our application (and, where appropriate, brought to your attention).

Key points

You can find information about us and how we collect, use and store your personal data in each section of this policy:

Terms used in this privacy policy

In this policy:

“You” means you, the person using our services or visiting the site.

“Group Companies” means CHIKARA KARATE LLC which provides goods and services related to online karate training.

“Services” means the CHIKARACLUB.COM subscription service. The Services may be provided on our desktop site or through our app.

Information we collect about you

We will collect and process the following information about you:
Information about you that you give us when you browse or use the site, correspond with us by phone, SMS, email, social media or otherwise. It includes information you give when:

This information is necessary to provide the Services to you. If you do not provide such information, you may delay or prevent us from providing the Services. 

Information we collect during visits

In connection with each of your visits to our site, we will automatically collect the following information:

How your information will be used

Utilizamos la información que tenemos sobre usted de las siguientes formas.

  1. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we process data for the following purposes based on our legitimate interests:
    • to administer our site and for internal operations, such as troubleshooting, data analysis, security, testing, research, statistics and surveys;
    • provide you with information about other goods and services we offer similar to those you have already purchased or inquired about;
    • provide you with the latest health and fitness related information and offers if you live outside the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), the United Kingdom or Brazil, unless you opt-out (see Marketing Opt-Out);
    • customize your experience on the site;
    • to provide (or allow third parties to provide) targeted advertising through websites you visit about goods or services that may be of interest to you (see more about this below in the “Disclosure of Your Information” section and in our Cookie Policy and Cookie Statement) and to measure or understand the effectiveness of that advertising. Similarly, we may also use your information to exclude you from some targeted advertising groups, e.g., if we already know that you are a CHIKARACLUB.COM subscriber, we may not include you in some advertisements that encourage new members to sign up;
    • to track the progress and number of participants in contests and promotions.
  2. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we will process the data when necessary to fulfill our contract with you:
    We collect, store and use your personal information, including your name, email address, login details and payment information, as well as information about how you use and access the Services, because it is necessary to provide the Services requested by you in accordance with the contract entered into between you and us when you agree to our Terms of Use. This includes:
    • make the Services available to you;
    • provide Services you request and respond to your inquiries;
    • administer the Services and process your payment at the place of purchase of Services (including, without limitation, using third party service providers to process such payment);
    • notify you about changes in our services; and
    • service and account management requirements, such as when we need to contact you for reasons related to the Services (for example, when we need to send you a password reminder, to notify you about updates to the Services or modifications to our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy).
  3. We will process the data for the following purposes based on your consent:
    • participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so. This includes contact forms or any public forum features we provide on our site, such as community forums, comment submissions or chat features.
  4. We will process the data when necessary to comply with all legal requirements.
    • For example: If you have a paid subscription to use the Services and you live in the European Union.
    • If we receive a request for information from a regulator, we may also need to process your personal information to respond to that request.

Disclosure of your information

For some of the purposes for which we use personal data (see above), we will contract with a third party. If such third party needs access to personal data to perform its task, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, we will share the data with the third party, we will ensure that the third party only uses the data in accordance with our instructions. These third parties are data processors acting on our behalf, but we remain responsible for your data.
We will engage organizations that provide services to us (including CHIKARA KARATE LLC Companies) as suppliers, service providers and other partners that support our business worldwide. These third parties provide services such as providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our services are used, measuring the effectiveness of advertisements and services, providing customer support, facilitating payments, or conducting academic research and surveys. These partners are required to comply with strict confidentiality obligations in a manner consistent with this policy and the contracts we enter into with them.

Analysis and advertisers

Where we are entitled to do so under applicable personal data regulations, we will share your personal information with:

Where we store your information and international transfers

Individuals (especially within the EEA or UK) should note that we and other third party recipients of your personal information, such as the CHIKARA KARATE LLC Companies or our service providers will not be located within your jurisdiction or within the EEA or UK, and may transfer your data to such locations.

For example, personal data may be transferred to CHIKARA KARATE LLC Group Companies at 759 SW Federal Highway suite 304. Stuart FL. ZIP 34994 in connection with the purposes stated above. Our video platform provider Vimeo is headquartered at 330 West 34th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001. In the event that we transfer your data to a third party in another country, steps will be taken to protect your personal information in a manner consistent with applicable privacy laws, including (as applicable) EU Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), the GDPR as adopted in UK law and the UK Data Protection Act 2018. These steps may include:

Data Retention

We retain the personal information we collect only if we need it to support justifiable business requirements or when our lawful purposes for using the information require us to retain it. Subject to special circumstances or applicable laws requiring otherwise, after account closure, we will only retain your personal information for a period of 2 years after account closure. When we no longer need the personal information, we or our third party providers will delete or securely archive the information. For more information about where and how long your personal information is stored, and for more information about your rights of deletion and portability, please contact us at

Security of your information

To help protect the privacy of the data and personally identifiable information you transmit through the use of our site and portals, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or on secure servers or secure services controlled by third parties on our behalf (see “Disclosure of Information” above). All payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

We continually update and test our security technology. We limit access to your personal information to those employees who need to know it to provide benefits or services to you. In addition, we train our employees on the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We are committed to taking appropriate disciplinary action to enforce our employees’ privacy responsibilities.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

For more information about the measures we take in these cases to protect your personal information, please contact us at any time by e-mail at

Linked sites

The site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the reliability of the content or privacy practices of such other websites.

Public forums

Podemos brindarle funciones de chat, mensajería instantánea, tablones de mensajes, foros comunitarios o grupos de noticias a través del sitio o de otro modo. Recuerde que cualquier información que divulgue en áreas públicas del sitio se convertirá en información pública y será accesible al público. No pretendemos (pero nos reservamos el derecho de) supervisar, moderar o seleccionar el contenido de las publicaciones de los usuarios. No asumimos responsabilidad alguna por dicho contenido y usted debe ser cauteloso al considerar si divulga su información personal en el sitio a través de foros públicos o privados.


We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 10 (or the applicable age for valid consent in your jurisdiction, if different) and the Site and App are not directed to children under the age of 13 (or the applicable age for valid consent in your jurisdiction, if different). We recommend that parents and guardians play an active role in their children’s online activities and interests.

Please contact us at if you are aware that we may have inadvertently collected personal information from a minor.

Lost or stolen information

You should not share your username or password with anyone and should keep them secure. Notify us immediately at if your username or password is lost, stolen or used by someone without permission. Upon notice, we will cancel that username or password and update our records accordingly. We recommend that different passwords be used for all of your online accounts.

Marketing opt-out option

If you do not live in the UK or EEA, you have the right to decline (or unsubscribe from) our use of your personal information for marketing communications. If you do so, your name will be flagged in our records and you will be excluded from any such future contact unless you subsequently request or agree to future contact. 

If you live in the UK, Brazil or the EEA, you must opt-in to (or consent to) our marketing communications, and you may withdraw that consent in the same way as you may opt-out as set out below, as well as through the method set out in “withdrawal of consent” below.

It can be “excluded”:

Your rights

Depending on your country of residence, you may have specific rights over your personal data.

Right of access

You may have the right to request access to certain personal data that we hold about you, including any information that we have shared with our Group Companies for direct marketing purposes, subject to certain limited conditions and exceptions set out in applicable data privacy laws.
If you wish to do so, please send your request by email to …and, to the extent we are required to do so under applicable law, we will process your request.
We will be as open as we can with you, in connection with your request, but, on occasion, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we may not hold personal information about you or we may need to withhold your personal information. These circumstances may include where the information is not personal information about you, is commercially sensitive, is legally privileged, relates to the personal information of another person, or its disclosure could affect the safety or security of our employees or customers. In these circumstances, we will withhold the information, but we will explain why.

Right of correction

You may request that we correct (rectify) the record of your personal data maintained by us if it is inaccurate or out of date.

Withdrawal of consent

If we rely on your consent to use your personal information in a particular way, but you subsequently change your mind, you can withdraw your consent by contacting us at … and we will stop doing so. However, if you withdraw your consent, this may affect our ability to provide our services to you (for example, we may not be able to provide you with marketing information).

Other rights

Residents of the EEA, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Brazil may also have special additional rights under data protection legislation in the EEA/European Union, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Brazil, respectively, including the right to: 

Contact us

To exercise your unsubscribe privileges, access your user information, obtain more information about this Privacy Policy or inform us about other matters related to your experiences with CHIKARA or the site, please contact us by mail or email

Changes to this policy

We may update or change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by posting an updated policy on our site and (where appropriate) notifying you by postal mail or e-mail. Such a change will be effective immediately upon posting on the site. Where we are required to do so by applicable law, we will request your consent to such changes and give you the opportunity to unsubscribe.


This policy may be translated into other languages. You agree that if there is any inconsistency between the translation and this policy, the Spanish language shall prevail.