Last modified: October 17, 2021
There are many different ways that you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people, or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Hobby Link International Account, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people, or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear about how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
What information do we collect and why do we collect it.
How we use that information.
The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms, such as cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags, and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to Hobby Link International, so whether you are new to Hobby Link International or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions, contact us.
We collect information in the following ways:
The information you give us.
For example, many of our services require you to sign up for a Hobby Link International Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number, or credit card to store with your account. If you want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible Hobby Link International Profile, which may include your name and photo.
Information we get from your use of our services. We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them. This information includes:
We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). Hobby Link International may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Hobby Link International Account.
When you use our services or view content provided by Hobby Link International, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:
details of how you used our service, such as your search queries.
Internet protocol address.
cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Hobby Link International Account.
When you use Hobby Link International services, we may collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide Hobby Link International with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points, and mobile towers.
Unique application numbers
Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to Hobby Link International when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
Cookies and similar technologies
We and our partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a Hobby Link International service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as advertising services or Hobby Link International features that may appear on other sites. Hobby Link International uses Google Analytics which helps businesses and site owners analyze the traffic to their websites and apps. When used in conjunction with our advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, Google Analytics information is linked, by the Google Analytics customer or by Google, using Google technology, with information about visits to multiple sites.
Information we collect when you are signed in to the Hobby Link International, in addition to the information we obtain about you from partners, may be associated with your Hobby Link International Account. When information is associated with your Hobby Link International Account, we treat it as personal information.
How we use the information that we collect
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Hobby Link International and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads.
We may use the name that you provide for your Hobby Link International Profile across all of the services we offer that require a Hobby Link International Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your Hobby Link International Account, so that you are represented consistently across all our services. If other users already have your email or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible Hobby Link International Profile information, such as your name and photo.
If you have a Hobby Link International Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile photo, and actions you take on Hobby Link International or on third-party applications connected to your Hobby Link International Account (such as reviews you write and comments you post) in our services, including displaying in ads and other commercial contexts. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your Hobby Link International Account.
When you contact Hobby Link International, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. For example, by saving your language preferences, we’ll be able to have our services appear in the language you prefer. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate an identifier from cookies or similar technologies with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or health.
Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you with personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Hobby Link International services – for example, to make it easier to share things with people you know. We will not combine DoubleClick cookie information with personally identifiable information unless we have your opt-in consent.
Hobby Link International processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
Transparency and choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can:
Review and update your Hobby Link International activity controls to decide what types of data, such as videos you’ve watched or past searches, you would like saved with your account when you use Hobby Link International services.
Review and control certain types of information tied to your Hobby Link International Account.
View and edit your preferences about the Hobby Link International ads shown to you on the Hobby Link International and across the web, such as which categories might interest you.
Adjust how the Profile associated with your Hobby Link International Account appears to others.
Control who you share information with through your Hobby Link International Account.
Take information associated with your Hobby Link International Account out of many of our services.
Choose whether your Profile name and Profile photo appear in shared endorsements that appear in ads.
You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences.
Information that you share
Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Hobby Link International. Our services provide you with different options for sharing and removing your content.
Accessing and updating your personal information
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so free of charge, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
Information that we share
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations, and individuals outside of Hobby Link International unless one of the following circumstances applies:
With your consent
We will share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Hobby Link International when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
With domain administrators
If your Hobby Link International account is managed for you by a domain administrator then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organization will have access to your Hobby Link International Account information (including your emails and other data).
Your domain administrator may be able to:
view statistics regarding your account, such as statistics regarding applications that you install.
change your account password.
suspend or terminate your account access.
access or retain information stored as part of your account.
receive your account information in order to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request.
restrict your ability to delete or edit information or privacy settings.
For external processing
For legal reasons
We will share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Hobby Link International if we have a belief in good faith that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request.
enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of SciFiantasy, our users, or the public, as required or permitted by law.
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers, or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We work hard to protect Hobby Link International and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information that we hold. In particular:
We encrypt many of our services using SSL.
We offer you two-step verification when you access your Hobby Link International Account and a Safe Browsing feature in.
We review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
We restrict access to personal information to the Hobby Link International employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations. They may be disciplined or their contract terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities