What information do we collect?
Information you give us. We collect and store all the information you provide to us on web forms you fill out and submit on the site. We also collect your name, email address and other information you may provide by email, over the telephone or by any other means.
Information we collect about all visitors.
Everybody who visits our site is telling their browser to ask us to send them our information. That’s how the World Wide Web works. Typing in our address or clicking a link to our site starts your request. That request tells us the numerical IP address of the computer or network that asked for the information and what information is being requested. Your request may also tell us information about your computer, operating system and web browser. We may also learn what web page brought you to us, what pages you visit and what link you clicked to leave our site.
What do we do with the information we collect?
We do the things you ask. The purpose of this site is to describe the franchising opportunities at HobbyTown, and to give you an opportunity to describe your qualifications to us. If you make an inquiry through this site, we will use the information you give us to evaluate and respond to your request. We try to improve our business. We look at “analytics,” which are reports about how the website is being used. An outside company that helps us with our website may assist us. We do not identify individual visitors in this process. Instead, we look at statistics about where visitors are located, how they are using the site, what pages they are viewing and how long they stay on a page. We use this information to make our web site more attractive to visitors.
We may communicate with you about our company or our franchise opportunities. We may use the information you provide us to contact you with information about our company or opportunities to franchise that we think may interest you. We don’t want to waste your time or bother you, so if you tell us you don’t want to receive such information, we will do everything we reasonably can to stop further efforts to reach you. You may contact us at privacy@HobbyTown.com and we will process your request. Please give us a few days to make sure we take care of all the details.
We turn over information when we are legally required to do so. If a law, a judge or a government body requires us to provide information we have collected, and we determine we are obligated to provide it, we will turn the information over. In unusual cases, we may provide information to others if we reasonably expect to help prevent fraud or harm by doing so.
A note about “cookies” and related files.
Our site uses “cookies.” A cookie is a small computer file our website sends to your computer. That file connects your computer with information we have stored about your interaction with us. For example, your preferences about viewing our website, the contents of your shopping cart, or your login information may be identified by the cookie stored on your computer. A “flash cookie” is a similar file stored by the Flash program on your computer. It may store information related to multimedia playback, such as the volume you prefer when watching videos. You can tell your browser not to accept cookies, or to notify you when you get cookies. Please understand that doing so may prevent certain features of our website from operating as we intended.
Do we give or sell your information to others?
We do not sell or rent your information to other parties. We do not share it with other companies that are going to try to sell you stuff. The people and companies who help us with our website may have access to information we collect, but we ask them not to provide that information or access it for any purpose other than making our website work.
Do we protect your information?
We use industry-standard technology to protect your information from unauthorized disclosure. We ask our employees and the people and companies who help us to do the same.
What does the “do not track” setting in my browser do on your site?
“Do not track” is a new feature of some browsers. The authorities that run the World Wide Web have not yet agreed on what that feature should do. Currently our site does not respond to the “do not track” setting in your browser. We do not, however, track your activities on websites other than hobbytownfranchise.com.
Policy respecting children under 13 years old.
We do not intend to collect, nor do we knowingly keep, personally identifying information for children under 13 years of age. If we learn a child under 13 years of age has given us personally identifying information, we will do everything we reasonably can to delete such information, and we will not use that information for any purpose. If you believe a child under 13 has provided us personally identifiable information, contact us at privacy@HobbyTown.com so we may delete the information.
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