Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol” IP address. When a visitor requests a page from any Web site within the Hobart Electronics Network, our Web servers automatically recognizes that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from where you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in the aggregate and to investigate misuse of the Hobart Electronics Network, or to cooperate with law enforcement. See also: Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties? We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors.
Hobart Electronics and its advertisers may use single-pixel gif images, sometimes referred to as web bugs or web beacons, to count Web page accesses and gather some general statistical information. Hobart Electronics does not gather personal information through the use of these images. Our advertisers may use single-pixel gifs that can track personal information from cookies that may have been previously placed on a user’s computer by an advertiser.
Hobart Electronics offers access to some services that are free but that may require registration. We may use your registration contact information to send notification of Hobart Electronics products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. We also may share that information with our affiliates. Our affiliates may send you promotional material that is related to the topic of the service for which you registered unless you have chosen not to receive it. We may also use your IP address internally and share it with law enforcement in the event of misuse or criminal activity. See: Will you disclose the information that you collect to outside third parties?
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services such as: subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about services you may be interested in. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict “No-Spam” policy that means that we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party without your consent. We will send an e-mail announcing new Hobart Electronics products and services and special offers of ours or our affiliates. Except as stated above, Hobart Electronics will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. If you choose to supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive mailings from other third party companies. When you enter a contest or other promotion, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners.
Hobart Electronics will disclose personal information and/or an IP address when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: 1) Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Hobart Electronics, LLC, 2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the Hobart Electronics network of sites and related properties, or visitors to the Hobart Electronics network of sites and related properties, or 3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the Hobart Electronics legal notice and Web site User Agreement, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the Hobart Electronics Network or its related properties, 4) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities. Hobart Electronics uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. Hobart Electronics reserves the right to transfer all such information in connection with the sale of all or part of Hobart Electronics, LLC’s capital stock or assets. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. We are not responsible for such third party privacy policies or how they treat information about their users.