Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies to the website you are currently viewing and informs you what information is collected and used on this website. By visiting or using Hobie Cat Australasia Pty Ltd's (“Hobie Cat”) website, you consent to the data collection and use practices described in this policy.

1. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

A. Purpose. Users can access limited features of this website without disclosing personal information. In order to access the entire website, users must register for an account, which will provide the registrant with full access to the website, including access to the website's forums, message boards and chat rooms.

B. Information Sought During Registration. During the account registration process, you will be asked to submit personal information, including your proper name and at least one active e-mail address. At this time, you will also have the opportunity to subscribe to any and all website newsletters regarding Hobie Cat's product news, services and special offers or events. Registrants can also unsubscribe to these newsletters at any time by updating registration account information online.

C. Information Sought During Website Sweepstakes or Contests. When the website offers sweepstakes or contests, personal information is collected with the sole purpose of notifying you if you win the sweepstakes or contest.

D. Automatically Collected Information. Information concerning your computer hardware and software is automatically collected and may be shared with other Hobie Cat websites. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. Hobie Cat uses this information to maintain the quality of its service and to provide general statistics about website visitors.

E. Storage and Transfer of Personally Identifiable Information. Hobie Cat may store and process in the United States or any other country in which Hobie Cat or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities. By using Hobie Cat's websites, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

2. USE OF AND SHARING OF INFORMATION


Hobie Cat collects and uses your personal information in order to operate the web sites and to provide its online and electronic services. The collection of your e-mail address, name and address and phone number during account registration enables Hobie Cat to send you any requested newsletter(s) or to send you any requested mailings or offers. Information concerning your geographical location is used to determine if Hobie Cat should provide regionalized information to its customers. When you complete an online warranty registration, we request your name, email address, mailing address and phone number in order to contact you in case of a product issue. When you voluntarily enter a sweepstakes or contest, we request your e-mail address and other contact information in order to be able to contact you in the event you are a winner of the sweepstakes or contest. Except as otherwise stated below, the personal information you provide on this site will not be shared with any third-parties, although Hobie Cat reserves the right to share such information with its affiliates and subsidiaries without your permission.

Hobie Cat sometimes hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as sending newsletters, providing customer service, and performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies with the information that they need to provide us with such services, and we prohibit them from using that information for any other purpose.

Hobie Cat's websites reserve the right to disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Hobie Cat or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Hobie Cat or one of Hobie Cat's websites; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Hobie Cat, its websites, or the public.

Hobie Cat provides links to send e-mail messages to this website for your convenience and your e-mail address is used so that this website may reply to your inquiry. Hobie Cat tracks the pages on this website that our customers visit in order to determine which areas of the site are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

3. INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES

We sometimes supplement the information that we receive that has been outlined in this Policy with information from other sources and companies. Such outside information includes updated delivery and address information from carriers or third parties, which enables us to correct our records and deliver your next purchase from this website or future communications more easily; account information, purchase or redemption information, and page-view information from some merchants with which we operate co-branded businesses or for which we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising, or other services; search term and search result information from some searches conducted through the Web search features; search results and links, including paid listings (such as Sponsored Links from Google); and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some customers.

4. INFORMATION SECURITY

Hobie Cat's sites secure the e-mail address you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. If you choose to create a profile on Hobie Cat's websites or if you choose to register for an account, you will be required to select a password. This password can be changed at any time after you first log into the service by using your current password. You must keep your password confidential and you must not share this information with anyone. If you share a computer with anyone, you should always log out of the website before leaving it to prevent access to your information from subsequent users of that computer.

5. COMMUNITIES AND FORUMS OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE

Any personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data that you disclose through the Communities, Forums, Message Boards, Chat Rooms, or other public online forums hosted on this website, may be collected and used by others. We recommend caution when giving out personal information to others in these public online forums. Hobie Cat encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to visit via hyper-links posted on this website so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Hobie Cat is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on third-party websites accessed through Hobie Cat's website.

6. USER ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OF INFORMATION

You may access some of the information that we collect and process about you. For example, you may have access to information regarding recent orders from the website; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences, address book); payment settings (including credit card information and gift certificates); e-mail notification settings; and prior order history.

With respect to your communications preferences, you can unsubscribe from newsletters by following the instructions included in the newsletter you receive. If your e-mail address has changed and you would like to continue to receive newsletters, you will need to access your account and update your e-mail address information in your account and sign-up again for the newsletter. Occasionally, Hobie Cat will send out e-mails concerning website disruptions, new products and other news about Hobie Cat's products and services. These e-mails are sent to all account holders and are not subscription-based. Such e-mails are considered a part of Hobie Cat's service to the users of its website.

7. CHILDREN

If you are under 18, you may use this website only through your parent or guardian and you are unable to purchase products from this website, unless such purchase is made through an adult.


8. CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES, AND REVISIONS

By visiting this website, you accept that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of the law of the state of California. If you have any concern about privacy issues, please contact us as directed in this Policy.
This Privacy Policy applies only to Hobie Cat's websites and not to any third-parties that may be accessed through hyper-links on this website. Hobie Cat reserves the right to occasionally update this Privacy Policy. At such time, Hobie Cat will also revise the last updated date at the end of the Privacy Policy. For material changes to this Policy, Hobie Cat will notify you by placing prominent notice on the website. We recommend that you periodically review this Privacy Policy.

9. CONTACT INFORMATION

Hobie Cat welcomes feedback regarding this Privacy Policy. If at any time you believe that this website has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact Hobie Cat and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem. E-mail should be sent to sfields@hobiecat.com.au