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Privacy Policy

This statement applies to the http://www.hobbyman.com.au/ website that is owned by The Hobbyman Pty Ltd ("the Owner")

The Hobbyman is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you and your children.

The Hobbyman is concerned about protecting the safety and privacy of young people using our services. We encourage you to participate in your child's online experience.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information. Our policy allows you to choose what kind and how much information you provide to us and to control how we use whatever information you give us. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This policy applies only to The Hobbyman and not to other companies' or organizations' websites to which The Hobbyman is linked.

Collection of information

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or information about what you like and do not like. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.

The Hobbyman collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five thousand people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth - they are 'anonymous' to us. Another example of The Hobbyman collecting anonymous information is when Hobbyman audiences are invited to respond to surveys on the Hobbyman website. The surveys may ask you for demographic information such as your age, gender and postcode. This information is collected for research purposes, is used in the aggregate (where possible), and remains anonymous. Many of the individuals who access our services are anonymous to us.

The second type of information that The Hobbyman collects is personal information. The Hobbyman will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, The Hobbyman can provide a variety of personalized and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.

Sometimes, we may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service. Certain information may be required, such as your name, email address or screen name, postal address, credit card number, in order to provide that service or product to you. This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services which may interest you.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to The Hobbyman is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us.

Use of anonymous information

The Hobbyman automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of The Hobbyman like the numbers and frequency of visitors to The Hobbyman and its areas, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve The Hobbyman to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible.

Use of personal information

The Hobbyman will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. The Hobbyman will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Disclosure

There will be occasions where it will be necessary for the Hobbyman to disclose your personal information to third parties. The Hobbyman may be required by law to disclose the information, or the Hobbyman may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested, for example, if you purchase products online from The Hobbyman, the Hobbyman will need to disclose your personal information to third parties in order to bill and deliver your products. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fore fill the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside the Hobbyman unless you have authorized us to do so.

No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will The Hobbyman sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

Interacting with Hobbyman Online

There are many interactive features on The Hobbyman that you can contribute to. These include: Guestbook's, Forums, Event Diaries, Reviews, Recipes, Online Voting, Community, Mailing Lists and Email.

When interacting with Hobbyman, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.

Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in an Hobbyman forum, guest book or chat area, your name will appear on the message board. The Hobbyman recommends that applicants registering online do not use their real names, but a pen name or pseudonym. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.

Access and correction: personal data

If The Hobbyman holds your personal information the Hobbyman will where possible provide you with access to the information. The Hobbyman will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

Security

The Hobbyman operates secure data networks that are designed to protect your privacy and security.

Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify The Hobbyman Online. While the Hobbyman accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.

Cookies

The storing of cookies on your machine is necessary to identify a buyer during a session on this website. These cookies currently expire within 30 minutes, so if no activity (i.e. page loads) occurs within that limit, the cookie is destroyed and a new one created identifying a new session. Previous information is not retained for that new session.

Credit Card

Credit Card transactions are processed in Australian Dollars using:

  • payment pages which complies with the Industry standard and use TSL 1.0 (SSL 3.0)
  • a 128-bit SSL encryption
  • secure SSL tunnel to connect to the payment gateway

The Hobbyman does not have the ability to store, retrieve or analyse credit card information from our secure online payment gateway.

Privacy Policy

Personal information collected for our online payments includes your credit card details and account information. This information is required to process your bill payments and may be shared by us for these purposes between Secure Pay (Our payment gateway provider), banks and financial institutions.

If you wish to request access to any personal information we have collected about you for the purposes of accepting an online payment, please contact us.

Security Policy

Our website uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption where your payment details are collected. This protects the confidentiality of your credit card information while it's transmitted over the internet.

We don't store your credit card number. To protect your credit card details we ask that you re-enter your credit card number for each transaction.