Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain limited types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

INFORMATION JUDOINFO.COM GATHERS AND TRACKS gathers two types of information about users:

  1. Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to help us keep information on the website up to date, by submitting different information. 
  2. gathers server tracking information, derived mainly by tallying page views throughout the site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs. Information is not maintained on an individual basis and under no circumstances does divulge any information about an individual user to any third party unless required by law.

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Discussion forums

Users of the site's discussion boards at may register for this service (free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn't register to view the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.

2. Polling/Guestbook

We offer interactive polls and a guestbook to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user.

3. Online Listing of Judo Clubs and Contacts

Users who specifically request inclusion by completing the form available may be listed in the online directory.

4. Link Submissions

Users who specifically request inclusion of links may complete the form available to be included in the online directory.

Usage tracking may track user traffic patterns. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. may track the search terms that users enter in the Search function, but this tracking is not associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of the site users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.


We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information, although it will enable us to help you use this site with information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. The only part of the site that uses cookies is the discussion forum.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you may need cookies to utilize all the features available to active participants in the discussion forum.

In addition, we use a third-party advertising company (Google) to serve ads when you visit our website. This company may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Users may opt out of the use of this cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. More information is available about this practice and your choices about not having this information used by advertising companies.

USE OF INFORMATION uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. does not sell any information, or otherwise share any information about our site visitors with third parties, other than listing the clubs and individuals who request to be listed on the directory of links and Judo contacts around the world.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to enable users to participate in polls and discussion forums.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Consistent with the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

SECURITY operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided.


We give users the option not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.


By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by and associated advertisers. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.