Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us.

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our site, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
  • We respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website visitors

Like most website operators, the Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose for collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website.

Because our site is built using WordPress, we may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blog and comment pages. Logged in user and commenter IP addresses will only be disclosed under the same circumstances that the site uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of personally-identifying information

Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who comment on our blog need to provide a username and email address. Visitors who wish to contact us via email will share their email address with us.

In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, though this may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated statistics

We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to our website. For instance we may monitor our most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of certain personally-identifying information

We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to the website administrators from the Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancing team and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers website you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to our site administrators and affiliated organisations, as described above, we disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers, third parties or the public at large.

If you have emailed us and requested that we keep you updated about the Handsworth Sword Dancers team, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about events, request your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the team. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of the Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Where possible we will no show ads on our website. Ads appearing on any of our pages may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.