Terms of Use, Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability

By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of this website. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to this website.

The JKA Europe W/F may change these terms from time to time and so you should check them regularly. Your continued use this website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website.

The JKA Europe W/F does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. Whilst we try to ensure that all content provided by the JKA Europe W/F is correct at the time of publication, the content is naturally subject to change, without notice, and no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the JKA Europe W/F for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website. In no event will the JKA Europe W/F be held liable for any direct, indirect, special incidental or consequential damages arising out of the information held on this website.

The JKA Europe W/F reserves the right to withdraw, amend or restructure any course or event from time to time without notice.

The JKA Europe W/F is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites and the JKA Europe W/F has not taken any steps to confirm he accuracy or reliability of any information contained in such third parties websites.

Any links to third party websites from this website do not amount to any endorsement of that site by the JKA Europe W/F and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

The JKA Europe W/F is not responsible for any content posted by members of the public on this website or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through this website.

The JKA Europe W/F does not warrant that functions available on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or this or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output. The JKA Europe W/F can accept no responsibility for damages resulting from virus infection or other computer or Information Technology related issues or problems (such as hacking, spam, spyware etc) and we encourage you to have appropriate and up to date anti-virus software.

Nothing in these terms limits or excludes the JKA Europe W/F’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Subject to the previous sentence, the JKA Europe W/F shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):

If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.

All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else's email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.

The JKA Europe W/F reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple JKA Europe W/F accounts, or if a non UK user pretends to be a UK user, or disrupts any of our services in any way.

By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with the JKA Europe W/F you agree to grant to the JKA Europe W/F, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for JKA Europe W/F services in any media worldwide (including on the JKA Europe W/F's site accessed by international users). In certain circumstance the JKA Europe W/F may also share your contribution with trusted third parties.

The JKA Europe W/F reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any JKA Europe W/F account or login, at any time, for any reason.

Training Disclaimer

While we have taken every effort to ensure all content on this website is correct, the Japan Karate Association England (JKA Europe W/F) cannot accept any responsibility for accident or injury caused through misinterpretation of its contents.

Karate is physically demanding and can be dangerous if done improperly. As a martial art and semi-contact sport, minor injuries (such as bruising or blisters) are inevitable and participants may expect to receive them from time to time in the course of normal training. As with any programme of strenuous exercise, it is recommended that a person with any existing injury/illness, or in any doubt as to the risks, should consult their physician/doctor for advice before commencing training.

The JKA Europe W/F is committed to maintaining an extremely high level of training and to looking after the welfare of its members; however the responsibility falls on the individual member to know their own limitations and to practice Karate responsibly.

Members are obliged to report any existing/new injuries and illnesses to their instructor or event administrator prior to training. Whilst the JKA Europe W/F and its instructors will ensure that all reasonable precautions to minimise the potential for injury are taken, they cannot be held liable for personal injury sustained by any member during training or competition.

You are urged to use this website for information purposes only and to seek regular training with a qualified instructor.

We cannot also accept responsibility for any valuables that are lost or stolen at any of the events organised by the JKA Europe W/F. Please keep any valuable items at home.

Image Capture

The policy of the JKA Europe W/F is that the rights of individuals and groups should not be jeopardised by any JKA Europe W/F activity or event. The JKA Europe W/F further recognises its responsibilities towards children and young people.

Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by the JKA Europe W/F using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used on the JKA Europe W/F Website, brochures, other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters) and may be provided to the media for publication in local or national newspapers or educational or sporting magazines.

The JKA Europe W/F acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means under the provisions of the following legislation such as The Children and Young Persons Act 1963; The Protection of Children Act 1978; The Human Rights Act 1998; and The Data Protection Act 1998.

In this context the JKA Europe W/F informs all persons taking part in JKA Europe W/F activities and events that they may be photographed, filmed, videoed or otherwise captured in image form.

Where possible and practical to do so, the JKA Europe W/F seeks written consent to image capture. Where this is not possible for practical reasons, unless express objections are received, individuals attending a JKA Europe W/F event are deemed to have given their consent by attending or remaining at the event.

Any queries or complaints should be raised with the event host in the first instance.