Privacy Policy

Who We Are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: (opens in a new window). After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

This site uses contact forms to help users submit questions about the coaching services provided by Tim Svidnytskiy. We collect personal data such as: first and last names, email addresses, phone numbers as a means to identify the person submitting the form, and to contact that person with a response. Some forms, such as course registration forms may ask for more sensitive information such as: date of birth, and home address. This information is used solely for the purposes of course administration and no identifying information is shared with any other third party for the purposes of marketing.

All of our forms utilize recaptcha. This is a Google anti-spam tool that we use to ensure that only legitimate users are submitting contact forms. Visit Google Recaptcha (opens in a new window) to learn more.

It is good practice to avoid submitting highly sensitive content through website contact forms. Please provide only the information required to describe your feedback, or question, to get a helpful response.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use also cookies to analyze user activity via Google Analytics in order to improve the website. For example, using cookies, we can look at aggregate patterns like: what types of browsers people are using, if most of our users are first-time, or repeat visitors, or which pages are the most popular. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and experience of the website.

If you want to opt out, you can download and install the Google Analytics opt-out add-on. This add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. In order to function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on. (opens in a new window)

Who we share your data with

Your personal information is used for the purposes of replying to inquiries submitted through one of our webforms, or for course administration solely through the Toronto Fencing Club, or Canadian Fencing Academy. No personal information is shared or given to any other third-party company.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Emails transaction created through use of our website contact forms or administration system may be logged. This helps us locate and fix bugs that may occur with the email system.

Your contact information

Course registration information is stored separately from the user profile/account data and can be removed at anytime, upon request. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We place great importance on the security of your personal data. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal data we have about you against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

You should bear in mind that submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via the site while it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk. It is advisable to close your browser when you have finished your user session to help ensure others do not access your personal data if you use a shared computer or a computer in a public place.

We also recommend that users with active accounts use very strong passwords, and update them frequently.