Terms & Conditions

USE OF SITE Please review these Terms of Service carefully. By accessing or using this Site, you (the "User") signify that you have read, understand and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Service, as they may be amended from time to time, whether or not you have registered as a member of any Company Site. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use this Site. User Restrictions and Privacy Practices In order to access certain Services, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the Service, or as part of your continued use of the Services. You agree that any registration information you give to Company will always be accurate, correct and up to date. Information you submit to Company or that we may collect in the course of your use of this Site is governed by the current Company Privacy Policy. The terms of the Privacy Policy are incorporated into these Terms of Service by this reference. Changes to These Terms of Use We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Service at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Service on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Site after the posting of any revisions to these Terms of Service signifies your acceptance of the revised Terms of Service. Therefore, it is important that you check and review these Terms of Service regularly to determine if there have been changes. General User Conduct You understand that the Services and this Site are available for your personal use only. You further agree not to use the Services or any of the Company Sites to: (a) harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information from other users of the Services or the Site by electronic or other means for the purposes of data harvesting, sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications; (b) use the Services or the Site in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site; (c) use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Services or the Site; (d) access (or attempt to access) the Services by any means other than that is provided by Company, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Company; (e) engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Services); (f) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell any portion of the Services for any purpose, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Company; or (g) directly or indirectly: (i) use the Site to infringe the intellectual property rights of others; (ii) use the Site to or make any attempt to penetrate, modify or manipulate the Site to invade the privacy of any other user of the Site; (iii) attempt to modify, erase or damage any information contained on the Site; (iv) reverse engineer any portion of the Site; (v) restrict or inhibit others from using the Site; (vi) engage in conduct or distribute material that is harmful, obscene, otherwise illegal or objectionable, or gives rise to civil liability; (vii) spoof or otherwise impersonate any individual or entity; or (viii) violate or attempt to violate the security or integrity of the Site or of any associated computer system. Company reserves the right to investigate and to involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities, and to pursue a civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution for any alleged or actual harmful or illegal activities involving any of the Company Sites. REGISTERED USERS Eligibility Registration with the Company Sites is void where prohibited, and is intended solely for Users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) must be approved by the User’s parent or guardian. Use of this Site by anyone under age thirteen (13) is unauthorized and violates these Terms of Service. By using the Services or any Company Site, you represent and warrant that you are age thirteen (13) or older and that you agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service. Passwords and Account Security In consideration of your use of the Company Sites, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Company, to keep it accurate, current, and complete; (c) understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services or this Site; (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account; and (e) notify Company at contact@hobbymentors.com if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or password. User Content You understand that you are solely responsible for your profile (including your name, image, likeness) and all information, including without limitation, data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other images and other content that you upload, post or display on or through the Services or the Site, including from any Third Party Services, or transmit to or share with other users from the Company Sites (collectively the "User Content"). You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on the Services or on the Site that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post, transmit or share. You understand and agree that Company has no obligation to monitor, pre-screen, review, flag, filter or modify the Sites, but reserves the right to edit, refuse to post, delete or remove (without notice) any User Content in its sole discretion, including User Content that in the sole judgment of Company violates these Terms of Service or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of others. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to User Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, accordingly, you agree to use the Services at your own risk. In no event shall Company assume or have any responsibility or liability for any posted User Content, including for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such User Content on the Company Sites. Company reserves the right at all times to disclose any information (including the identity of the persons providing information or User Content on any Company Sites), as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request. When you post User Content to any of the Company Sites, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, represent and warrant that you have the necessary rights to grant to Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. If you choose to remove your User Content from the Site, the license granted above will automatically expire as to such Site; however, you acknowledge that Company may retain archived copies of your User Content. Company does not assert any ownership over your User Content; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any associated intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights; provided that you acknowledge and agree that you are fully responsible for protecting and enforcing such rights and that Company shall have at no obligation to do so on your behalf. Registered User Conduct You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on or through the Services will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material. In addition to any other terms governing your conduct in these Terms of Service, you agree not to use the Services or any of the Company Sites to: (a) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any User Content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity, including to register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself; (c) upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation; (d) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the Site any private or personally identifiable information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers; (e) solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes; (f) upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (g) intimidate or harass others; (h) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law; or (i) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of Company, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose Company or its users to any harm or liability of any type. User Disputes You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users. TERMINATION Company may terminate your account and/or delete your profile and any User Content or information that you have posted on any of the Company Sites at any time with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of these Terms of Service. We also reserve the right, at our sole discretion and at any time, to modify or discontinue the Services (or any part thereof) offered on the Sites, on a temporary or permanent basis, with or without notice. You understand, acknowledge and agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such termination, modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services offered by the Sites. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS IN SITE CONTENT Except for legally posted User Content, you acknowledge and agree that all content on the Company Sites or available through the Services, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement, including any related intellectual property rights, whether registered or not (the "Site Content"), is the proprietary property of Company, its users or its licensors with all rights reserved. No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without Company’s prior written permission. Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with Company, nothing in these Terms of Service gives you a right to use any of Company’s trade names, trade marks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) which may be affixed to or contained within the Services. LIMITED LICENSE Provided that you are an eligible User as solely determined by Company, Company gives you a limited license to access the Company Sites and Services for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services and the Sites as provided by Company in the manner permitted by these Terms of Service, including to download or print a copy of any portion of the Site Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Service shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. Any use of the Company Sites or the Site Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Company, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Company Sites or the Services any materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to Contact@hobbymentor.com Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to be effective the notification must be in writing and include all of the following: (a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. (b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site is covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site. (c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material. (d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted. (e) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. (f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. When we receive proper notification of alleged copyright infringement, we will take such action as is appropriate under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. THIRD PARTY SITES This Site may link to third party websites as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the "Third Party Sites or Content"). Such Third Party Sites or Content is not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites or Content accessed through the Company Sites or posted on, available through or installed from the Site, including the accuracy, reliability, offensiveness, opinions, privacy policies, terms of services or other practices of or found at the Third Party Sites or Content. These links are provided for your convenience, and Company assumes no responsibility for any Third Party Sites or Content. Company may offer you the option to connect your account, including portions of your User Content and activity on the Company Sites, with certain third party services such as Facebook, Foursquare or Twitter ("Third Party Services"). When you consent to publish your User Content or activity on the Company Sites to any Third Party Services, your information will be viewable by the communities on such Third Party Services. In addition, you may opt to publish your content or activity originating from your accounts with any Third Party Services to the Company Sites, and by doing so, you grant Company and others designated by Company permission to use your content on the Company Sites or otherwise. Meetups The Company Sites may offer a platform and/or tools for users to organize or schedule face-to-face meetings with one or more other users in public settings, including restaurants, bars and other venues, in different geographic locations ("Meetups"). However, in no way does Company endorse, sponsor, approve, oversee or otherwise control such Meetups, for which users are solely responsible unless otherwise expressly stated in writing by Company. By organizing or participating in any Meetups originating from the Company Sites, you understand that such activity is voluntary and solely at your own risk and that Company does not bear any responsibility or liability for the actions of any Company user or third party who organize, participate in or are otherwise involved in any Meetups. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, AND THE SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR TITLE. INTERACTIVE ONE DOES NOT WARRANT THE CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. The Company Sites and/or the Services may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Company assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User communications. Company is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to User’s or to any other person’s computer, or other property, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Services. Under no circumstances will Company be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any User Content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Site or the Services, any User Content or Site Content posted on or through the Site or the Services or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between users of the Site, whether online or offline. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY NEITHER INTERACTIVE ONE, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS, OR THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES, EVEN IF INTERACTIVE ONE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. INTERACTIVE ONE CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES AND/OR THE SITE CONTENT. INTERACTIVE ONE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SOFTWARE, CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THE SITES OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITES, THE SERVICES, ITS SERVERS, OR THE SITE CONTENT ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR MATERIALS AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN CONTENT, MATERIAL, DATA OR SOFTWARE FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICES AND THE SITE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR PROPERTY, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER HARM OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT. INDEMNITY You agree to indemnify and hold Company, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees and third-party service providers harmless from and against any claim, demand, damages, cause of action, debt, loss or liability, costs and expenses including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other professional fees, to the extent that such action is based upon, arises out of, or in connection with any User Content you post or share on or through the Sites, any Third Party Sites or Content, any Third Party Services, your use of the Services or any Company Site, your conduct in connection with the Services or the Site or with other users of the Services or the Site, or any violation of these Terms of Service or of any law or the rights of any third party. This indemnity shall survive the termination of these Terms of Service CHOICE OF LAW These Terms of Service, and your relationship with Company under these Terms of Service, shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You and Company agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of New York to resolve any legal matter arising from these Terms of Service. Notwithstanding this, you agree that Company shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction. ENTIRE AGREEMENT These Terms of Service contain the entire understanding and supersede all prior understanding of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, and cannot be changed or terminated orally. Privacy Policy Back to top Last revised November 11, 2011 This website, together with a network of related content and social networking websites (each, a "Site," and collectively, the "Company Sites"), is owned and operated by or on behalf of Hobbymentors.com and other hobbymentor subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively, "Company," "we," "our," or "us"). This Privacy Policy describes the type of information we may collect from you and how we may use and share that information. This Privacy Policy also explains the choices you can make about the ways this information is used by us. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. In addition, please review the Terms of Use provided at each Site, which governs your use of the Company Sites. By accessing and using any of the Company Sites (including, without limitation, any social networking features, communities or other interactive content offered on the Sites), you agree to accept the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use provided on the Site. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use the Site. Please note that certain features or services discussed in this Privacy Policy may not be offered on the Company Sites at any particular time. APPLICABILITY AND USER RESTRICTIONS Unless specifically stated otherwise, this Privacy Policy applies to information collected on the Company Sites, which also may be governed by separate or additional policies and does not apply to information about you collected by our affiliated providers, third party web sites (e.g., ad serving and tracking services), applications or offerings linked to or otherwise accessible from the Company Sites. The information collected or received by such affiliated providers and third parties is subject to their own respective privacy policies, which we encourage you to review. We are not responsible for compliance with other websites’ privacy policies or practices. Although the age of members in member search ranges from 1 to 100, the Company Sites are not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13). The age ranged should be used by parents to setup activities with other children in the same age groups as their own children. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), we use reasonable commercial efforts to adhere to the prohibition on the collection of personal information online from children under the age of thirteen (13) without first obtaining verifiable parental consent. At a minimum, the Company Sites prohibit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under the age of thirteen (13). Company Site use and membership is void where prohibited by law. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT Whether you are a Company Site visitor or a registered member, we take certain steps to protect your information. Collection of information is usually grouped into two categories: Personal Information, which is information that is personally identifiable to a specific member (further defined below), and aggregate information, which is general demographic information that does not identify any individual member. We may use or disclose aggregate information for any purpose. The Company adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (the “Principles”), developed by leading industry associations to apply consumer-friendly standards to online behavioral advertising across the Internet. To learn more about the Principles, please go to www.aboutads.info. User Content Please note that whenever you publicly disclose information about yourself online (e.g., through email, social networking platforms, forums, message boards, chat areas, or similar web pages), such information may be collected, exported and used by people that you do not know. Posting personal information in public places may result in unsolicited communications, including unwanted email messages or other forms of contact. Always be smart about the information you provide online. We bear no responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect any information you may disclose on the Company Sites. Personal Information As used in this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" means personally identifiable information collected online about an individual, such as a first and last name, a physical street address, an e-mail address, a telephone number, a social security number, or any other information that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual. You can browse the Company Sites without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, there are certain features and services (including social networking) that may not be available for your use without providing Personal Information. If you choose to provide us with Personal Information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers. Further, you consent to e-mail or other marketing communications sent by us, unless you unsubscribe from such messages or opt-out, as described below. Registration Certain features and services of the Company Sites may require you to first complete a registration form and create a user name and password. During registration you are required to provide certain Personal Information. We may use this information to contact you about the services on our Site in which you have expressed interest. In addition to Personal Information collected for registration purposes, we may collect and store the following: (a) your responses to the offerings and advertisements presented on the Sites; (b) information about the Sites’ services or features that you use, and how frequently you use them; (c) commercial transaction-related information (such as credit card or other preferred means of payment, billing or shipping information, or a history of products purchased through the Company Sites); (d) your responses to or entries for surveys, sweepstakes, and contests and requests for services, products, newsletters or information; (e) customer service information about you as a user of a Company Site, including any suggestions you submit to us for review; (f) community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through our Sites, and correspondence sent to us; (g) your activity on the Company Sites, including adding a friend, sharing a photo or video, or accessing an application; (h) your activity on certain third party sites or services for which you have consented to connect or share through your account on a Company Site; (i) information from other companies, such as demographic and traffic data; and (j) other information from your interaction with our Sites, services, content and advertising, including computer and/or mobile device connection and location information, browser type, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, ad data, IP address and standard web log information. Profile and Preference Information So that you can make the most of our social networking features, your member name, profile photo and certain other profile information associated with your account with a Company Site or with any third party sites shared by you through a Company Site will not be private. Depending on your privacy settings, you can control other information shared on your member page. If you do not wish to share photos of yourself with other members, then delete them or do not post them. We may combine information that you provide us with other information about you that we may obtain through your use of the Company Sites in order to provide promotions and marketing offers tailored to your preferences and to improve the content of the Company Sites for you. Cookies To enhance your experience with the Company Sites, we may use "cookies." Cookies are small data files that we place in your computer’s browser when you visit the Company Sites. We may use cookies for a number of purposes, such as tracking usage patterns, measuring the effectiveness of advertising, to help serve advertisements, limiting multiple responses and registrations, facilitating your ability to navigate the Company Sites, and as part of a verification or screening process. Cookies automatically identify your web browser whenever you visit the Company Sites, help us determine which areas are popular and further personalize your experience on the Company Sites. If you do not wish to allow for use of cookies, you can generally opt-out of providing this information by setting your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that some areas of the Company Sites may not provide you with an acceptable user experience if you have disabled the use of cookies. Please refer to www.aboutads.info for more information. Web Beacons and Similar Technologies The Company Sites and our e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a web beacon that monitors and collects certain limited information about the viewer of the web page or e-mail message. Web beacons typically are very small (generally 1-by-1 pixel) and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail message, including an advertisement or HTML content, can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons or similar technologies for a number of purposes, including without limitation, to count visitors to our web pages or to monitor how our users navigate the Company Sites, and we may include web beacons or similar technologies in e-mails in order to count how many e-mails (or particular articles, links, etc.) that we send are actually opened. Additionally, our advertising providers may use web beacons or similar technologies to personalize and measure the effectiveness of their advertisements using data gathered over time from users of the Company Sites. If you would like more information about the information collection practices of some of these third party advertising companies and to learn which of these companies allow you to opt out of this type of information collection, please click here. IP Address and Log Files Upon visiting the Company Sites, we may collect and store your browser type and IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Company Sites, to help identify and analyze user trends, to customize content and advertisements offered to you, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES Third Party Content When you are visiting the Company Sites, certain content may be served directly by third parties. This third party content may use cookies, web beacons, Javascript or other technologies. We do not have access to or control the use of such technology by third parties, including the information they collect or how they use such information. Applications and Websites The Company does not own or operate certain applications or websites (e.g., games or tools) accessible through the Company Sites. As a result, when you use these third party applications or websites, we may share your information along with the location of your computer or mobile device to enable your use of such services and for age verification and security purposes, among other purposes. For example, the Company may offer you the option to connect your member profile and activity on the Company Sites with certain third party services such as Facebook, Foursquare or Twitter ("Third Party Services"). When you consent to publish your information or activity on the Company Sites to any Third Party Services, such information will be viewable by the communities on such Third Party Services and may be used by such Third Party Services in accordance with their posted privacy practices. Similarly, if another member in your friend list uses a third party application or website, it may receive your non-private member information so that you may be separately linked with your friend. If the application or website seeks any further information, your consent should be requested. We cannot guarantee that such applications or websites will follow our privacy practices, so we encourage you to always review their information sharing policies and to report any application or website that may be in violation of our privacy practices. Online Shopping Services Company Sites may offer shopping services either directly or through a partner that operates a service under contract with us. If a Site offers shopping or other commercial services, the customer order form will ask you to provide certain Personal Information, including credit card or other payment data. The financial information that you provide will be used by the Company or its partners to bill you for products and services that you request and for any other uses to which you have consented. By giving the Site your payment data and related Personal Information, you are authorizing us to give that information to the merchant and credit card company and/or you are authorizing the Company’s partner directly to confirm and fulfill your order. In addition, the Company and/or its partners will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders and for customer service purposes. The Company will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval. Other Third Parties Our employees, agents and contractors must have a "need-to-know" business reason to obtain access to your Personal Information. We may share your Personal Information with those who help us manage or provide content or other services for the Company Sites (e.g., forum administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. Such outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your Personal Information to provide the Company Sites with a specific service and not for any other purpose. We may also provide your Personal Information to a third party where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires sharing your Personal Information. We also may share your Personal Information with any affiliated companies and partners if we have a business reason to do so. Legal Compliance We may access or disclose your Personal Information without your consent in order to: (i) protect or defend our legal rights or property, including those of our affiliated companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of other users of the Company Sites or members of the public, including responding to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if any Company Site is sold to or merges with another company not owned by or affiliated with Company, we may transfer your Personal Information to any acquiring or merging party as part of that transaction. YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES The following sub-headings apply only to those Company Sites for which user registration is available. Access to Personal Information You have the opportunity to correct, update or remove Personal Information you have provided to us at any time. Upon entering any Company Site, you may sign in using your previously issued login name and password. After signing in, click on "My Page" and you will have the option of either modifying or deleting your member profile settings through the "Edit Profile" or "My Account" links. If you have forgotten your login name or password, click the "Forgot your password?" link, and following verification, your login name and/or password will be sent to your email address. Activity Associated with Your Member Name Your member name is displayed to other members throughout the Company Sites and depending on your activity (e.g., blogging) on any Sites, may also be available to the public. All of your activity on our Sites is traceable to your member name. Therefore, if you associate your name with your member name, the people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your Company Site activities. Opt-Out You may opt-out of receiving e-mail communications from us at any time by either following the instructions to unsubscribe within an email you receive from this Site or by logging in to your account and selecting "Email Alerts" under the "My Account" link. As explained above, if you choose not to provide us with information sought on registration or sign up forms, it is possible that you will not be able to access or use certain features of certain Company Sites. Your Member Profile When you register with certain Company Sites, you may set up your member profile, upload photos, provide additional information, search, add friends, send messages, perform searches and engage in other activities. Information transmitted during such activities is collected so that the Company may provide you with services and personalize certain features. Any content you post on the Company Sites is at your own risk. Certain privacy options exist on the Company Sites that allow you to limit access to your profile. However, such privacy options are not always available or perfect. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Company Site. Furthermore, the Company cannot control the actions of third parties with whom you choose to share your profile or Personal Information. Because of the foregoing, the Company does not guarantee that any content or personal information you post on a Company Site will not be accessible by unauthorized persons. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your user content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your user content. Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on any Company Site is a violation of the Site’s Terms of Use and should be reported to Contact@hobbymentors.com Friend Referrals The Company Sites may allow you invite a friend to view or use certain features or services Company Sites, including online shopping services. To refer a friend, information including your friend’s email address is required. Such information is collected and stored to send this one-time invitation, to allow for your friend’s registration and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at Contact@hobbymentors.com to request that we remove this information from our records. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION The Company employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice to secure information collected through the Company Sites. We also use internal protections to limit access to your Personal Information to only those people who need the information to perform a specific request. However, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (e.g., as a result of unauthorized or otherwise unlawful third party access), and you transmit such information to us at your own risk. Account Protection Your member profile is password-protected so that you and only you have access to this information. Please use a unique combination of numbers, letters and special characters and do not disclose your Company Site password to anyone for greater protection. If you share your computer with other people, or use a publicly accessible computer, sign out of your account and close your browser window when you are done. If you do share your password or your Personal Information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken under your member profile. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your Personal Information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. If your password has been compromised for any reason, we encourage you to change it immediately or notify us to change your password on your behalf. If Abuse Occurs Although we make every effort to ensure that our e-mail list is safe, the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee that our list is invulnerable to attacks. If you believe there has been a breach of our security, please contact us at once at Contact@hobbymentors.com CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s new effective date. We encourage you to refer to visit this Privacy Policy frequently to stay informed regarding our current privacy practices. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your activity on our Company Sites. As the owner of this Site, the Company retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Site. In the event the Company goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. CONTACTING US If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time by email at Contact@hobbymentors.com