Each time you visit Hoffman's Web site, Hoffman collects some information to monitor and improve the overall quality of the Web site and your online experience, which information generally cannot trace back to you specifically (Anonymous Information"). Such Anonymous Information may include your IP address (e.g. whether you logged on from a .com, .gov or .edu domain), referral data (e.g. the address of the last URL you visited prior to clicking through to Hoffman's Web site), your browser and platform type (e.g. a Netscape browser or a Macintosh platform), and aggregate search terms from search services for internal reporting.
At Hoffmanonline.com you may register to use limited-access portions of our site, personalized services and/or email alerts. To use this functionality, Hoffman may request personal information that specifically identifies you ("Personal Information"), such as name, company name, job title, email address, street address, phone number and information about your interests in and uses of various products, programs and services. If you choose not to provide the requested information, the Hoffman Web site may not be able to offer the personalized services that depend on this type of information to function. If you chose not to provide Personal Information, you may use an anonymous name and password:
You have the option to remove your Personal Information from our registration database at any time by submitting the 'Delete User Form'.
Hoffmanonline.com is not intended for children. We do not solicit or encourage the transmission of information from or about children.
How Hoffman Uses Your Information
Hoffman may use Personal Information for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of visitor behavior, for product development, for content improvement, and to customize content and layout of Hoffman's Web site. Personal Information may be added to Hoffman's databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, and status of online orders.
Hoffman will notify you before posting collected Personal Information on its Web site, or sharing, renting, selling, or otherwise disclosing Personal Information to third parties. Any third party to which Hoffman shares, rents, sells, or otherwise discloses Personal Information will be carefully pre-screened by Hoffman, determined by Hoffman to be reputable, and will use the Personal Information for marketing products and services which Hoffman determines, in its sole judgment, that visitors might find of interest.
Hoffman places Internet cookies on your hard drive when you visit the Hoffman Web site. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from the Web site to the hard drive of your computer. Internet cookies save such information as your user name, password, and Bill of Materials. When you revisit Hoffman's Web site, Hoffman will recognize you by the Internet cookie and customize your experience accordingly.
Internet cookies are now an industry standard and are used on most major Web sites. They are stored on your hard drive and are not stored, in any form, by Hoffman. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will describe how you may disable Internet cookies if you choose to do so. However, by disabling Internet cookies, you will be unable to log onto the Hoffman Web site and access the Hoffman on-line catalog and CAD files.
Collection of information by third-party sites
Our site(s) contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
This site sometimes may offer content that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. Hoffman has no control over these third parties' use of this information.
You may contact Hoffman directly via e-mail with any questions or comments you may have by entering the Contact Us section of this Web site. Hoffman may use any information you provide to prioritize its development needs, improve this Web site, and assist you.