Hitch Design Studio is concerned about the privacy of its users and is committed to providing a secure environment for the free flow of ideas.

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

No software or hardware techniques are employed to capture a visitor’s e-mail address without their knowledge. Visitors need not register or give any personal identification to read the basic sections of this site.

How We Handle The Data We Collect

Where visitors choose to provide Hitch Design Studio with their contact information in order to receive print magazines, e-mail newsletters, or other premium content, we may use the information for marketing and promotional purposes by Hitch Design Studio and companies we believe may be of interest to you. You may manage your e-mail newsletter subscriptions at any time, including removing yourself from our e-mail lists. Please note that if you are a subscriber to one of our print magazines and you do NOT want to receive magazine renewal notices via e-mail, you will need to e-mail our circulation director, directly. You may remove yourself from our “snail mail” list by sending a request to

We do collect e-mail addresses submitted in our Forums, but we will not publish your e-mail if you elect to keep it hidden from other users. We do not currently use e-mail addresses collected in the Forums for any type of corporate mailings. We do not collect or in any way use the e-mail addresses involved in our “E-mail this article to a friend” feature.

How We Use Cookies

“Cookies” are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. We do not use cookies to track how non-registered members use our site. We employ a simple count system that tells us how many visits the site receives in a given period, but no identities or individually identifiable information is gathered by this process.

There is an exception to this policy:

For your convenience and protection, Hitch Design Studio can utilize cookies for premium areas of its Web sites. Registered users can choose to accept the cookie, or they can decline it. Without the cookie, registered users must sign in every time they access premium content. Sessions expire after 20 minutes of inactivity and another sign in is required to access the premium content.

No personal information is ever recorded in the cookie itself. Instead, an encrypted key is used to identify the user. All user information is maintained in our highly secure data storage facility.

Non-premium sections — those that do not require registration — do not deposit any cookies.

Policy Regarding Changes To Previously Published News Items and Articles

Hitch Design Studio is not responsible for changing information that was correct at the time of publication. If you are interested in making a change to a Web address, contact information, or something else contained in a previously published piece, we will charge a fee of $25 for each change. Pleasee-mail us for additional information.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the privacy practices of Hitch Design Studio, please contact us.