Privacy Policy

Who we are

At Southwest COBRA Self Defense,, we provide educational information only; meant to help our visitors and clients protect themselves and others. This is not medical, legal, or other professional advice. Read, engage, and use the information on this site at your own risk. If at anytime you feel unsafe, we advise you to call 911. This website nor the owner(s), agents, affiliates, nor staff are not responsible for any injury you may receive by using any of the techniques you learned on these pages or while engaged in a class or after completing one or more classes.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Once published, all comments become the property of


If you upload images to this website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Any attempt to upload any type of spyware, virus, or other invasive program, coding, or malicious data collection software will result in your IP address being blocked and could result in criminal charges.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who choose to register and comment on our website, we store the personal information you provide. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. The username you selected when you registered becomes the property of and can not be changed.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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. This site may use third party advertising and some links may take you to a website which does not control. This website is not responsible for what any other website may have done or may do, in the future, with your information.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.