Privacy

Privacy Policy

Please read our privacy policy and if you do not agree with it, please do not use this site or any of the services on it.

Since we want to ensure the privacy of our visitors and supporters, Black Belt Wiki will not sell or rent any information provided to us.

Black Belt Wiki is a US-based website focused on US visitors. This website is bound by US laws and regulations. International visitors are also bound by these US laws and regulations. If you disagree with these policies, please exit this website.

How we use your information: Black Belt Wiki may use your information in order to respond to inquiries and/or to improve our website.

Website information collection: In addition to the information you knowingly provide (i.e. email submissions), Black Belt Wiki collects site usage statistics such as page requests, website loading speed, etc. This data is not personally identifiable to Black Belt Wiki and is used to more efficiently operate our website.

See the cookies section below for the privacy & cookie policies of our third party vendors.

Advertising/affiliate programs: Black Belt Wiki displays advertising and offers products via affiliate links. Our website contains some affiliate marketing links, which means we get paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships.

The revenue generated by these sources is used to pay for the maintenance of the Black Belt Wiki website and improve our services. Black Belt Wiki is not responsible for information and/or privacy on the websites of our advertisers and/or affiliate partners. We are also not responsible for our advertising and affiliate partners’ actions, products, services, etc. If you have a problem with an advertising or affiliate partners’s actions, products and/or services, please contact the seller directly.

Please visit our advertising and affiliate partners’ websites in order to read their privacy policies, cookie policies and operating statements.

Black Belt Wiki is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Adthrive Advertising: This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us via our Contact Page and contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)

Links: Black Belt Wiki has links to other sites and is not responsible for information and/or privacy on those websites.

Email: This privacy policy applies to information that you may send to Black Belt Wiki by email or other means of communication. We may retain your emails or other communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

We also send out a monthly email newsletter to subscribers. This service uses a double opt-in registration system in order to prove that subscribers have requested this newsletter. Subscribers will receive a confirmation email and they must click on a link in order to verify their email address & newsletter subscription.

Cookies: Black Belt Wiki is a US-based website focused on US visitors. This website is bound by US laws and regulations governing cookies. International visitors are also bound by these US laws and regulations. If you disagree with these policies, please exit this website.

Some of our third party vendors may use cookies (i.e. for personalized ads). For example, this site uses the advertising and/or affiliate services of Adsense and Amazon. We also use Google Analytics for tracking our website’s traffic volume, etc. These companies may use cookies as part of their online services. Please visit their websites in order to read their cookie policies. We do not have control over these cookies. In addition, our Google Analytics package is not linked to any advertising service (i.e. Google’s Adwords or Adsense).

In addition, in your browser’s settings, there should be an option to clear & remove cookies.

Listed below are the privacy and/or cookie sections for our third party vendors. They also provide visitors with options on opting out of these third party vendor cookies.