Privacy Policy

Last updated June 2022

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Hobby Cartel we have a few fundamental principles:

• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)

• We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

• We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

• In our vast array of products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our team.Hobby Cartel LLC., dba (“Hobbyverse.io”), a Delaware company, operates several websites including thehobbycartel.com, hobbyverse.io, and thehobbytoken.com. It is Hobby Cartel’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

SITE USERS

Like most website operators, Hobby Cartel collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Hobby Cartel’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Hobby Cartel’s visitors use its website.

From time to time, Hobby Cartel may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Hobby Cartel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com platform/site/apps. Hobby Cartel only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that platform/site/app commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the platform/site/app where the comment was left.

GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

Certain visitors to Hobby Cartel’s websites choose to interact with Hobby Cartel in ways that require Hobby Cartel to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Hobby Cartel gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter at Hobby Cartel.cc to provide a email address. Those who engage in transactions with Hobby Cartel – by purchasing access to the Hobby Cartel and/or Hobbyverse comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.

In each case, Hobby Cartel collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Hobby Cartel. Hobby Cartel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

AGGREGATED STATISTICS

Hobby Cartel may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Hobby Cartel may monitor the most popular platform/site/apps on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Hobby Cartel and/or Hobbyverse service to help identify spam.

Hobby Cartel may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Hobby Cartel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONAL-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Hobby Cartel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Hobby Cartel’s behalf or to provide services available at Hobby Cartel’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Hobby Cartel’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Hobby Cartel will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Hobby Cartel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Hobby Cartel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Hobby Cartel, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Hobby Cartel website and have supplied your email address, Hobby Cartel may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Hobby Cartel and our products. We primarily use our various product platform/site/apps to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Hobby Cartel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

COOKIES

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Hobby Cartel uses cookies to help Hobby Cartel identify and track visitors, their usage of Hobby Cartel website, and their website access preferences.

Hobby Cartel visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Hobby Cartel’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Hobby Cartel’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

If Hobby Cartel, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Hobby Cartel goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Hobby Cartel may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

ADVERTISMENTS

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer.

This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Hobby Cartel and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

CHAT FUNCTIONS

Comments and other content submitted to our Hobby Cartel and/or Hobbyverse anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Hobby Cartel may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Hobby Cartel’s sole discretion. Hobby Cartel encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

If you have a Hobbyverse.io account, you should also check your platform/site/app’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

(Last Updated: June 15, 2022)