Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to the Global Martial Arts University (a division of Hodgy LLC), also referred to as: GMAU. This privacy policy sets out how Global Martial Arts University uses and protects any information that you give Global Martial Arts University when you use this website.

Global Martial Arts University is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Global Martial Arts University may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from January 1st, 2021.

What We Collect

  • When you create an GMAU student account or purchase products from the GMAU Online Store, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, DOB, email address, contact preferences, interests, and payment information.
  • When you share GMAU content with friends, family, or colleagues using certain GMAU applications, we may collect the information you provide about those people such as name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.

What We Do with the Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax, or mail.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • We may provide your information to our third-party partners for marketing or promotional purposes.
  • We will never sell your information.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How We Use Your Personal Information

  • The personal information we collect allows us to keep you in the loop about GMAU’s courses, services, content, and website. We are better able to communicate with you.
  • We also use personal information to help us develop, publish, and enhance our products.
  • At times, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as receipts, changes to our terms and conditions, privacy policy, services, pricing, or other necessary communications. You may not opt out of these important communications.
  • If you enter into a contest or special promotion we may use the information you provide to administer any prizes or communications related to the programs.
  • We may list your location and chosen public student name for the Student Locator, for other GMAU students, and prospective students to find. You are in control if you wish to be found or contactable through the Student Locator and similar network applications.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us –

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.