Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the and Shoshin Ryu Association, Inc. (hereafter “Shoshin Ryu”), and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Shoshin Ryu includes, The Shoshin Ryu website is a Full Service Martial Arts Training site.

By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.You provide us with personal data each time you sign up for access to videos on the website, participate in our national events, make a product purchase, and as part of your annual registration with Shoshin Ryu.

Shoshin Ryu is responsible for handling your personal data - if you wish to contact us about your personal data, please do so using the the available contact information below.    

Collection of your Personal Information

Shoshin Ryu may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and mailing address. Shoshin Ryu may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Shoshin Ryu. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Shoshin Ryu website.

Shoshin Ryu encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Shoshin Ryu so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Shoshin Ryu is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Shoshin Ryu website.

Use of your Personal Information 

Shoshin Ryu collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.Shoshin Ryu may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Shoshin Ryu and its affiliates. Shoshin Ryu may also contact you via email to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.Shoshin Ryu does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.Shoshin Ryu may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Shoshin Ryu, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Shoshin Ryu may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Shoshin Ryu, in order to determine what Shoshin Ryu services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Shoshin Ryu to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Shoshin Ryu will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Shoshin Ryu or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Shoshin Ryu; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Shoshin Ryu, or the public.

Photos and videos at events

When Shoshin Ryu hosts events, either as a national event or one of the affiliate dojos, we often take photos or videos of our students and instructors. We may publish this visual content on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter). This marketing activity is meant to provide our followers with inspiration of our activities, as well as promoting future events and participation for the public. 

Use of Cookies

The Shoshin Ryu website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Shoshin Ryu pages, or register with Shoshin Ryu site or services, a cookie helps Shoshin Ryu to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on.

When you return to the same Shoshin Ryu website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Shoshin Ryu features that you customized.You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Shoshin Ryu services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

To secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, Shoshin Ryu uses SSL and other methods to protect privacy, personal and financial information.

Children Under Thirteen

Shoshin Ryu does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Shoshin Ryu by contacting us here:

Changes to this Statement

Shoshin Ryu will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Shoshin Ryu encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Shoshin Ryu is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Shoshin Ryu welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Shoshin Ryu has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Shoshin Ryu at