Privacy Policy

Hobby Zone is very sensitive to the issues of online privacy and electronic security. As we establish and maintain an online relationship with you, we want you to know we will always do whatever possible to ensure a secure and private environment to maintain your unquestioned trust.
The following paragraphs describe our privacy policies regarding the personal information you provide us as well as information we collect about how our visitors use our site.
For those who choose to receive our emails, rest assured we do not share, rent, or sell your email address to anyone. Period.


What personally identifiable information is collected and how is it used?

Hobby Zone offers two shopping options that allow you to choose how much information you wish to share with us for your shopping convenience.
1. Shop Anonymously - None of your personal information is stored. Each time you procede through our check out you will be asked to provide your shipping and billing information.
2. Create An Account - We store your billing and shipping information so it can be pre-filled in the appropriate areas in our Checkout procedure.
The information you provide for the Create An Account option is protected by the personal password you select, along with your User ID, so that only you have access to your account information.


How do we use your email address?

We believe that your email address is private information and you have our assurance that we do not rent or sell your email address to anyone. We use your email address to send you order-related emails, like shipping confirmations, as well as informational/sale newsletters.
You may opt out at any time from any or ALL newsletters in the series, either online or by using the links provided in every newsletter issue.


How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.


What navigational information is collected and how is it used?

HobbyZone.com logs the user's Internet Protocol Address (IP). An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your PC every time you browse the Internet. Information from IP addresses is used for system administration, to examine overall traffic trends, troubleshooting, etc. This information is used only in the aggregate form.


Cookies, what are they and how are they used?

To improve your online shopping experience, HOBBY ZONE partners with third party vendors to evaluate how HobbyZone.com is used and to make improvements based on those evaluations. Most website's, including HobbyZone.com, use "cookies" for a variety of purposes to improve your experience with their website's. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the hard drive on your computer for record–keeping purposes. The "cookie" itself does not tell us who you are, your e-mail address or anything else personal. For example, we use cookies to understand which web pages are visited, how often they are visited, and to provide you with a more customized user experience on HobbyZone.com. We also use cookies and third party vendors including Google to display ads based on your visits to HobbyZone.com.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept these cookies. You may decide to reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. However, if you decide to refuse all cookies please be aware that some website features may be unavailable or may not function properly. To order by phone, please call 888-953-9663 to reach one of our customer service associates. Our Call Center is open from 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
You can use Google’s Ads Settings to opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and to customize Google Display Network ads. If you would like to opt out of these programs, please visit Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web.
To opt-out of third party advertising, you may manage your online profile and your opt-out choices by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance or the Network Advertising Initiative.
For more information about targeted advertising and cookies, please visit www.aboutads.info and www.lab.net/privacymatters.


Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices, please contact us!