Last Updated: March 10, 2018
Welcome to Hobby Link International!
Privacy & Security
Information security is important to HLI. We have established appropriate physical, electronic and managerial safeguards to protect the information that we collect from or about our users. HLI does, however, reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as HLI deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
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Intellectual Property Rights
The Sites contain valuable trademarks and service marks owned and used by HLI, including but not limited to, HLI, the HLI design logo, and the tagline “Serving The World Of Modelers” (collectively, the “HLI Marks”). Any use of the HLI Marks without the prior written permission of HLI is strictly prohibited. The arrangement and layout of the Sites, including but not limited to, the HLI Marks, images, text, graphics, buttons, screenshots, music, digitally downloadable files, and other content or material (collectively, the “Site Content”), are the sole and exclusive property of HLI.
UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFYING, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, MAKING DERIVATIVE WORKS OF OR DUPLICATING ALL OR ANY PART OF THE SITES IS PROHIBITED.
HLI uses a network of independent product and content suppliers, distributors and other such third parties to supply some of the products and content advertised on the Sites. All other trademarks, service marks, product names, package designs and company names or logos associated with these product and content suppliers, distributors and other such third parties that are not owned by us but appear on the Sites are the property of their respective owners.
For claims of copyright infringement, please see our Copyright Policy.
From time to time, the Sites permit the submission of content, such as comments, blogs and product reviews, generated by you and others users (“User Content”).
You are solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. Any User Content or other material, information or ideas that you submit to or post or publish on the Sites is non-confidential and non-proprietary.
By submitting User Content, you represent and warrant to HLI that: (i) your User Content does not violate any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property right, any right of privacy or publicity of any third party or any applicable law, rule or regulation, (ii) you own or have the legal right to use and authorize HLI to use your User Content, including written consent to use of any product or the name, voice, likeness or any other applicable personal rights of each identifiable person featured or referenced in your User Content and (iii) your User Content does not violate HLI’s Acceptable Use Policy set forth below.
BY USING #HOBBYLINKINTERNATIONAL, EACH USER AGREES TO PROVIDE HLI WITH AN UNRESTRICTED, IRREVOCABLE, ROYALTY-FREE, PERPETUAL, FULLY PAID-UP, TRANSFERABLE, WORLDWIDE LICENSE TO USE THE UPLOADED IMAGE(S) IN ANY AND ALL MARKETING MATERIALS, ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITES, AND THROUGH ALL SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS. EACH USER REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT UPLOADED IMAGES DO NOT INFRINGE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARK RIGHTS.
Acceptable Use Policy
By submitting User Content and otherwise using the Sites, you agree not to: (i) submit any User Content that is protected by or otherwise subject to any third party intellectual property or proprietary rights (including any privacy and publicity rights) unless you own or have permission from the rightful owner of such rights to post such User Content and to grant HLI all of the rights granted herein; (ii) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (iii) use the Sites to harm any person or entity, including HLI; (iv) impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, a representative of HLI, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (v) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted to or through the Sites; (vi) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail or any other form of solicitation; (vii) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that contains computer viruses or other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Sites or any other computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (viii) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international laws, rules or regulations, including but not limited to those promulgated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; (ix) collect, store or use personal information about other users of the Sites without their consent; (x) use the Sites (including through submission of User Content) to disparage or make unsubstantiated claims about any person, third party or its/their products or services; (y) use any of the Sites in any manner that could overburden or impair any of the Sites or the networks or systems connected to the Sites; and/or (z) use any device, software or instrumentality to interfere with the proper working of the Sites or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Sites.
You also agree that you will not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Sites. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. HLI reserves the right to investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who have participated in such violations.
The receipt of an order number or an email order confirmation does not constitute the acceptance of an order or a confirmation of an offer to sell. HLI reserves the right, without prior notification, to limit the order quantity on any item and/or to refuse service to any customer. Verification of information may be required prior to the acceptance of an order. Prices and availability of products on the Sites are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected when discovered and HLI reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any error, inaccuracy, or omission (including after an order has been submitted). Certain orders constitute improper use of the Sites and the HLI Rewards Program described below. HLI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. Your account may also be restricted or terminated for any reason, at HLI’s sole discretion. Items purchased pursuant to a quantity discount may be re-priced upon cancellation.
About Our Prices
Where a product listing on our Site references a higher price, typically denoted by a strikethrough (e.g. “$549”), such higher price represents the retail price suggested by the manufacturer or supplier. In the absence of a price suggested by the manufacturer or supplier, this price represents the highest price at which we offered or sold the product at some point in the past. The “Sale” tag on a product listing on our Site signifies that we are selling the product at a discount from a price in the previous 90 days.
HLI Rewards Program
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Mobile Devices and Mobile Applications
By opting in, you agree to receive promotional SMS text messages on your mobile device. Your consent is not required as a condition of purchasing any goods or services from HLI. By agreeing to receive SMS messages from HLI, you certify that you are over 18 years of age and (a) you are the mobile account holder or (b) you have the account holder’s permission to enroll the designated mobile phone number and can incur any mobile message or data charges. You agree that you are solely responsible for all message and data charges that apply to use of your mobile device to access the Sites or use of a mobile application. All such charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Please contact your participating mobile service provider for pricing plans, participation status, and details. You understand that wireless through Wi-Fi or a participating mobile service provider may not be available in all areas at all times and may be affected by product, software, coverage or other service changes made by your mobile service provider or otherwise. Additional terms and conditions may apply to your use of a mobile application, based on the type of mobile device on which you install and use the mobile application.
Notice to California Residents
California Proposition 65 requires that special warnings be provided when products contain chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm if the use of those products may cause exposure to those chemicals above specified limits.
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, HLI provides users of the Sites with the following notice: You may report complaints to the Consumer Information Division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at 800-952-5210.
Notice to Louisiana Residents
HLI does not collect Louisiana sales or use tax. Your purchase is subject to Louisiana use tax unless it is specifically exempt, and there is no exemption specifically based on the fact that a purchase is made over the internet, by catalog, or by other remote means. Louisiana law requires that use tax liability be paid annually on the Louisiana individual income tax return, or through other means as may be required by the Louisiana Secretary of Revenue.
Notice to Oklahoma Residents
HLI is not required to collect and does not collect Oklahoma sales or use tax. Your purchase is subject to Oklahoma use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Your purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the internet, by catalog, or by other remote means. The State of Oklahoma requires Oklahoma purchasers to report all purchases that were not taxed and pay tax on those purchases. The tax may be reported and paid on the Oklahoma individual income tax return [Form 511] or by filing a consumer use tax return [Form 21-1]. The referenced forms and corresponding instructions are available on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website, www.tax.ok.gov.
Notice to South Dakota Residents
HLI is not required to collect and does not collect South Dakota sales or use tax. Your purchase is subject to state use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Your purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the internet, by catalog, or by other remote means. The state requires each South Dakota purchaser to report any purchase that was not taxed and pay tax on the purchase. The tax may be reported and paid on the South Dakota use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the South Dakota Department of Revenue website.
Notice to Vermont Residents
HLI is not required to collect and does not collect Vermont sales or use tax. Your purchase is subject to Vermont use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Your purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the internet, by catalog, or by other remote means. The state requires each Vermont purchaser to report any purchase that was not taxed and pay tax on the purchase. The tax may be reported and paid on the Vermont use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the Vermont Department of Taxes website.
Communications with HLI
For all communications made to or with HLI, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like: (i) you will have no right to confidentiality in your communications and HLI will have no obligation to protect your communications from disclosure; (ii) HLI will be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute your communications to others without limitation; and (iii) HLI will be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, content or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, the development, production, and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.
YOU AND HLI AGREE TO GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT, SUCH AS ACCESS TO DISCOVERY, ALSO MAY BE UNAVAILABLE OR LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.
You may terminate your account by sending a letter stating your intention to Hobby Link International Inc. 16 Marne Avenue Staten Island, New York 10312 Att: Service or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Termination Request”.
Right to Access
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST AGE 13 TO USE THE SITES. By using the Sites, you affirm that you are over age 13. If you are under age 13, you may not access or use the Sites.
IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN THAT PROVIDES CONSENT TO YOUR TEENAGER’S REGISTRATION WITH AND USE OF THE SITES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS IN RESPECT OF SUCH TEENAGER’S USE OF THE SITES.
HLI periodically schedules system downtime for the Sites for maintenance and other purposes. Unplanned system outages also may occur. You agree that HLI has no responsibility and is not liable for: (a) the unavailability of any of the Sites; (b) any loss of data, information or materials caused by such system outages; (c) the resultant delay, misdelivery or non-delivery of data, information or materials caused by such system outages; or (d) any outages caused by any third parties, including without limitation any companies or servers hosting any of the Sites, any Internet service providers or otherwise.
The Sites are operated by HLI from its offices in Staten Island, New York, USA. The Sites are intended for users who reside in the United States of America. HLI makes no representations or warranties that the Sites or any materials contained in them are valid, appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If you access and use the Sites outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. HLI reserves the right to limit the availability of the Sites and/or the provision of any service, program or other product described thereon to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion. Any software on the Sites is subject to United States export controls and may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods or which is subject to other applicable U.S. trade sanctions; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using any software from the Sites, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
If you have questions, comments or complaints about these Terms or the Sites, please contact us here. (please reference “Questions about the Sites”).