Our Core Principles. We do not sell or rent any information collected on this site to anyone for any purpose. We are a martial arts organization; not an e-commerce site. The limited selection of products we sell are made
available as a convenience and service to our members and visitors, and are only incidental to our primary purpose of
keeping our members and prospective members informed
about the activities of the Seishin-Kan and the
organizations with which are are affiliated (the
Jikishin-Kai, etc.). We do not maintain mailing lists of visitors
or purchasers for purposes of solicitation, nor do we
make unsolicited contacts with our visitors or
purchasers. We only call, write, or e-mail those who have specifically requested that we do so, or
who have purchased or requested a service requiring that we do so. Similarly, we post in public areas of this site only that information
that the visitor, purchaser, or member has specifically authorized us in writing to post
-- such as discussion posts, news events, etc.
We do maintain a mailing list of our members, and we
periodically communicate news, events, and special
offers to those members, but these are communications
they have expressly authorized by applying for
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Special Note About Children. While we encourage children to visit our site for the purpose of learning about traditional Japanese martial arts, we do not want minors (under the age of 18) applying for membership or making purchases without the
specific knowledge and consent of their parents or legal
guardians. We specifically ask that minors not submit
ANY personal information to us, such as contact addresses or phone numbers, when posting in our message boards and discussion forums. We urge minors to exercise extreme caution when posting information in this or any other Internet site.
If you are a minor, please obtain the prior approval of your parents or guardians
for all activities you undertake on this site --
which is nothing more than the courtesy and respect that
is befitting a martial artist. Parent, please understand
that we do not have the means to determine if your
children have obtained your permission to use our
website or to make purchases with your credit cards, so
we cannot be held responsible for minors who use their parents credit cards
make postings on our website without without their
parents' knowledge or consent.
Unregistered Guests. Although access to the Learning Center and
discussion boards is limited to "members only", you must
bear in mind that people do not always protect their
login and password information as they should.
Furthermore, hackers have proven themselves capable of
accessing even highly secure government websites, let
alone our website which maintains only moderate levels
This means that it is impossible to prevent all unwanted access to the members'
area of this site -- especially by those who might visit with
criminal intent. We therefore advise all users to exercise caution when posting personal information.
Think of it this way: do not post any information on this
or any other web site that you would not want a burglar or child molester to know. For your own protection, you should assume that criminals will visit this and any other publicly accessible web site for the purpose of gathering information
about potential victims. We therefore
urge you strongly not to post information about your address, vacation schedule, daily habits, or other information a criminal could use to victimize you.