(effective January 1, 2000)
Privacy Statement for www.marklin.com
Marklin Trains, Inc. has created this statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for these web sites: www.marklin.com and www.trixtrains.com.
Use of IP Addresses
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site.
Marklin.com and trixtrains.com web sites also log IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are logged to track a user's session. This gives Marklin Trains, Inc. an idea of which parts of our sites users are visiting and helps us to improve our sites to better serve our customers. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a users session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.
We do not store passwords or any personal information about you. We use this ID to identify you anonymously in our database and to track the pages you visit on our site.
How We Use Your Personal Information
Our sites use order forms for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like their email address) only when they are provided to us. We use your contact information to communicate with you if and when necessary in connection with your use of our web sites, to respond to your questions, or to send you material and information you request. We may also use this information to notify you of changes to our web site or new services we think you may wish to know about.
Disclosing Your Personal Information to Others
We do not sell, rent, license, trade or otherwise disclose the personal information of our web site visitors to unaffiliated third parties. We may share such information among our affiliates as necessary to provide you with the information and services you request. We may disclose information about you if and when we believe it is necessary to comply with any law, rule, or court order, or subpoena, or to enforce our legal rights or rules of this web site, or to protect our business, property and operations. We may prepare and keep statistical records and other data about you and other users of our site, but we do that in a way that does not identify you or any other user personally.
Links to Other Web Sites
We may create links to other web sites that we think may be of interest to you. We do not endorse any other web sites. You should exercise care when visiting any other web site. Marklin Trains, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
We store all information we collect on servers that we believe are secure from unauthorized access. We use a variety of technologies to minimize the likelihood of the loss, alteration or misuse of the information we collect. Part of the reason we do not provide much detail about our security measures in this Privacy Statement is that we do not want to make it easier for hackers to enter our systems.
All information on our web site is protected by United States copyright laws. You may not copy information from our web site without first receiving our written permission.