Hodgson Books (HB) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting the privacy of our, and our clients’, website visitors, online community participants, and fan club members. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for websites hosted by HB (the “website”). If you choose not to consent to this Privacy Statement, you may not use these websites. Further, this policy is subject to change at any time with or without notice at the sole discretion of HB, so you should re-read it periodically.
1. How We Use Collected Information
If you send us information voluntarily, such as through personal correspondence, email, or chat rooms, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on our websites, we may collect such information. We use such information, and other information that we obtain from your use of the services, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Acceptable Use Policy, among other things. Please also note that information you volunteer in public areas, such as chat rooms and bulletin boards, is not protected information, and anyone could potentially collect and use such information in ways we cannot control. We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Statement. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances without your consent, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability. However, we will never use your information for marketing purposes outside of the sites you have registered for. We do not sell or rent our list of users past or present to any third party without your consent.
2. Linked Websites
For your convenience, the websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that HB and our client sites are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites, which may differ significantly from our own. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our websites and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our websites.
The websites have procedural security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Only authorized individuals have access to your information. On all pages where user credit card information is entered, we utilize a secure digital server, with a secure certificate from VeriSign. Notwithstanding these efforts, we caution you that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.
4. A Special Note About Children
This website is a general audience site and is not directed to or intended for use by children under the age of 16. To ensure compliance with federal law, this website does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information provided by children under the age of 16. If a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information in violation of the website access restrictions, a parent or guardian of that child must contact us immediately using our contact form so we can promptly remove such information from our records.
5. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this websites, or your dealings with these websites, you may email us by using our contact form.
Copyrights and Trademarks
A. All materials contained on the Web Site are Copyrighted and are protected by U.S. and Foreign Copyright Laws. All rights reserved.
B. No person is authorized to use, copy or distribute any photos or portion the Web Site including related graphics without express written permission of Hodgson Books.
C. Hodgson Books and other trademarks and/or service marks (including logos and designs) found on the Web Site are trademarks/service marks that identify Hodgson Books and the goods and/or services provided by Hodgson Books and Street Smart Incorporated. Such marks may not be used under any circumstances without the prior written authorization of Hodgson Books.
Links to Third-Party Web Site
Hodgson Books may provide hyperlinks to third-party web sites as a convenience to users of the Web Site. Hodgson Books does not control third-party web sites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party web sites or any hyperlink in a linked-to web site. Hodgson Books does not endorse, recommend or approve any third-party web site hyperlinked from the Web Site. Hodgson Books will have no liability to any entity for the content or use of the content available through such hyperlink.
No Representations or Warranties; Limitations on Liability
The information and materials on the Web Site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information contained herein. HODGSON BOOKS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR GRAPHICS ON THE WEB SITE, ALL OF WHICH IS PROVIDED ON A STRICTLY “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR GRAPHICS ON THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE SITE OWNER OR PUBLISHER BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF RECOVERY, AT LAW OR IN EQUITY, FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE OR LOST PROFITS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY MANNER CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF INFORMATION OR SERVICES, OR THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION OR SERVICES, FROM THE WEB SITE.