To understand how we treat the information you give us as you use Hobbymates-Club.com©, you should read this policy.
- Non-Account Activity. You can watch content on Hobbymates-Club.com© without having a Hobbymates-Club.com© Account. You can also contact us about a particular item of content (projects, photo and video materials) without having a Hobbymates-Club.com© Account.
- Account-Related Activity. Certain other activities on Hobbymates-Club.com© - like posting projects, posting comments, rating projects - require you to have a Hobbymates-Club.com© Account. We ask for some personal information when you create a Hobbymates-Club.com© Account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access.
- Usage Information. We may record information about your usage, such as when you use Hobbymates-Club.com©, favorites you subscribe to, the contacts you communicate with, the projects you watch, and the frequency and size of data transfers, as well as information you display or click on in Hobbymates-Club.com© . If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your account. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. "Web Beacons") in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
- Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or photo and video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on posts, in messages and comments, within profile pages, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.
- If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site, we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the general and personalized features and functionality of the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site, and to process any flagging activity or correspondence you send to us.
- Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload videos or send messages through the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site and other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public. If you have enabled Active Sharing, other users may see that you, as identified by your account name (not your email address), are watching the same video.
- We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Hobbymates-Club.com© Site changes or for customer service purposes).
- We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, analyzing, and processing user preferences and trends, as well as user activity and communications.
Information That is Publicly Available
- When you create an account on the site, some information about your account and your account activity will be provided to other Users of the site. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, your age (if you choose to make it public), the country and the number of your activities (posted projects, comments, ratings etc.).
- Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you engage in certain activities on the site, such as posting projects, leave comments or sending messages through the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site. Other Users can contact you through messages and comments.
- You may also choose to add personal information that will visible to other Users on your profile page (which is the public-facing page for your account on the site). This may include a profile picture, you name, gender, relationship status, or other details.
- If you choose to add certain features to your profile page, then these features and your activity associated with these features will be displayed to other Users and may be aggregated and shared with your confirmed friends or other Users. Such shared activity may include which hobbies you favorite, which projects you rated and which projects and comments you have posted.
- Any materials that you submit to the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
- You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site, in which case you can still explore the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site, but Hobbymates-Club.com© may not be able to provide certain services to you.
- You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page.
- You may control the information that is available to other Users and your confirmed friends at any time by editing your account and the features that are included on your profile page.
Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Site
Hobbymates-Club.com© does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Hobbymates-Club.com© to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain hobbies) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Hobbymates-Club.com© Site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.
Hobbymates-Club.com© adheres to the US Safe Harbor privacy principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework or our registration, see the Department of Commerce's web site.
For questions concerning the product or your account, please check out the Hobbymates-Club.com© Help page.