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Privacy Policy and Terms


Who we are

Our website address is:

The business entity running this website is The Walking Circle LLC.

We may periodically change the terms, so please check them occasionally as you continue use of our materials.

Unless indicated otherwise, all content is Copyright © Troy Williams 2007 – present.

I may present some content under the Creative Commons License. See the links provided in that content for more information. Only content so marked is available under the Creative Commons License.

I may present some content under the Open Gaming License. See the links provided in that content for more information. Only content so marked is available under the Open Gaming License.

Please direct any questions regarding The Walking Circle LLC trademarks to The Walking Circle LLC.

The Walking Circle LLC, The Walking Circle LLC logo, Dapper Genius, the Dapper Genius logo,, and are copyrighted and trademarked property of The Walking Circle LLC.

Focus: Taijiquan is a copyright and trademark of Troy Williams and The Walking Circle LLC. 

The phrase: Walking, Martial Arts, and Self-Evolution is a copyright and trademark of Troy Williams and The Walking Circle LLC

The phrase: Fiction, Martial Arts, and Self-Evolution is a trademark of Troy Williams and The Walking Circle LLC.

Earth Dragon Canon in reference to a self-development and physical exercise regime is a copyright and trademark of The Walking Circle LLC.

The phrase: When you Focus, it is Easy to Excel is a copyright and trademark of Troy Williams.

The Fundamentals and The Fundamentals Universe are copyrighted and trademarks of Troy Williams.

Explorer Corporation and the EC logo in relation to a fictional organization exploring the solar system, galaxy, or universe through space folding and other technological or mystical means is copyright and trademark of Troy Williams.

Explorer Bridge as a space folding, or worm hole creation device is a copyright and trademark Troy Williams.

Space Multiple Atmosphere Craft (SMAC) as ship designed to operate in various atmospheres including air, water, and vacuum is copyright and trademark Troy Williams.

All Rights Reserved


The authors and publishers of this material are not responsible in any manner for any injury which may occur through following the instructions in this material. The activities, physical or otherwise, described in this material may be too strenuous or dangerous for some people, and viewers should consult a physician before engaging in them.

For your safe participation in any exercise program, if you are pregnant, or if you have any pre-existing conditions which may be affected by exercise, you must consult with your physician to get written authorization and approval prior to participation. If you have any concerns about your health status and starting an exercise program, please see your physician and ask for a signed letter of authorization clearly stating any known limitations or restrictions, as well as approval to engage in any exercise program.

Site Content

The information provided through The Walking Circle LLC websites is provided for information, entertainment, and shopping purposes. The Walking Circle LLC attempts to provide meaningful information, but the information provided may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

No Warranty

The Walking Circle LLC disclaims all warranties regarding the information, books, videos, podcasts, other publications, merchandise and software provided via this website or any other distribution mechanism, including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose or non-infringement. In no event shall The Walking Circle LLC or Troy Williams be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from the loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence, or tort, arising out of or in connection with the performance or use of the information, books, videos, other publications, merchandise or software provided via this website or any other distribution mechanisms.

No Notice of Change

The Walking Circle LLC reserves the right to change our publications without notice or obligation.

Not Responsible for External Links

For your convenience, The Walking Circle LLC provides links on its websites to sites not in its control. The Walking Circle LLC is not responsible for the content on the Internet or the World Wide Web pages outside its control and makes no representation about the quality, suitability, functionality, or legality of any sites to which links are provided. A link does not imply endorsement by The Walking Circle LLC of these sites.

No Guarantee of Service

The Walking Circle LLC makes no guarantee as to the functions of the website, that it will be uninterrupted, error-free, or that the website or its server will be virus free or free of other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected by The Walking Circle LLC.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Walking Circle LLC for any and all authorized or unauthorized uses you may make of any material on our websites or provided through other distribution mechanisms. You acknowledge that the unauthorized use of the contents could cause irreparable harm to The Walking Circle LLC and that in the event of an unauthorized use, The Walking Circle LLC shall be entitled to an injunction in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.

Use By Children

The Walking Circle LLC cannot prohibit minors from visiting our websites or viewing our material through other channels. The Walking Circle LLC must rely on parents, guardians, and those responsible for supervising children under 18 to decide which materials are appropriate for such children to view or purchase.

When you purchase products from The Walking Circle LLC or its retail partners, you are representing to The Walking Circle LLC that you are an individual equal to or older than the suggested rating age or a minor under 18 who is purchasing with the permission from their parents or guardians.

The Walking Circle LLC owns and operates this website.

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:

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the 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.

Contact Forms

The Walking Circle LLC use MailPoet for our newsletter and promotional service. If you subscribe to our newsletter, or participate in one of our surveys, your email address will be used for future mailings until such a time you opt-out of that service.


If you leave a comment on the 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.


The Walking Circle LLC uses outside services to track your interaction with our websites. These services may store a cookie related to your activities on this site.

With whom we share your data

The Walking Circle LLC does not share your data with any service that is not explicitly mentioned in this Privacy Policy.

We use the following outside services on this site:

  • Google Fonts
  • MailPoet Email and Promotional Service
  •, WooCommerce, and Automatic, for Memberships, Shopping, and Analytics
  • Stripe for Payment Processing
  • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and sometimes LinkedIn for Social Sharing
  • Vimeo for Video Hosting

How long we keep 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 that register on the website, 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, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments, mail list subscriptions, and payments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You may contact The Walking Circle LLC through the Contact Me page on this site.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not sell your data or share your email address with any organizations other than The Walking Circle LLC.

What data breach procedures we have in place

When we suspect that your data may have been compromised, we will notify you with an email through our email service MailPoet. If you have not opted-in to that service, you will not be notified.

What third parties we receive data from

Site, Email Campaign Analytics, and some information about payment processing are the only data we receive from third parties.

Donations, Memberships, and Products

The Walking Circle LLC and use Automatic’s, WooCommerce, and Stripe to enable your donations, memberships, or product purchases on this site. When you donate, become a member, or purchase a product on this site through one of those functions, Stripe collects the payments. Stripe ensures that the credit card data is encrypted.
A receipt is automatically sent for all purchases.
For recurring subscriptions, Stripe Automatically bills your subscription at the end of the renewal period.
You can cancel the subscription at any time, but no refunds will be given for active subscriptions or memberships, or donations.