Privacy Policy

Who we are

New Hobby Box is owned and operated by Mockbee Ventures, LLC.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Automattic Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google Tag Manager

We use Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Google Tag Manager to collect user data on this website, to understand how our website is functioning for the user experience, as well as tracking numerous other site user behaviors. All in accordance with Google standards, see Google’s privacy policy here.

Affiliate programs; including Amazon Associates, Shareasale, and other

This website is partly monetized by affiliate marketing, meaning for certain links, this website is compensated for a commission of purchases made when a user clicks a link on and makes a transaction on that next domain or entity.

You can find this disclaimer across We are partners with Amazon Associates, Shareasale, and other affiliate advertising programs, and want to make sure that our readers are aware that affiliate programs are part of our monetization of this website.

When a user clicks an affiliate link and makes a transaction, this unique URL is an identifier to a Mockbee Ventures, LLC account with our affiliate partner. The information carried through is a cookie that identifies source of the link. No private data about the consumer is shared back with Mockbee Ventures, LLC or New Hobby Box – all transactional data is held and maintained by the affiliate partner.

Paid advertising partners, including Google Adsense, and Ezoic

Another method of monetization on this site is through paid ads, where based on how a reader sees ads on the site and interacts with them, Mockbee Ventures, LLC, by way of New Hobby Box, will be compensated for this.

Via cookies, paid advertising platforms are able to track the effectiveness of their programs, and the cookies measure specific behaviors of those readers.

To see Google AdSense’ privacy policy, click here.

To see Ezoic’s privacy policy, click here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.