Privacy Policy for QCP


W. E. Hardy respects and takes very seriously the privacy of all its customers and friends. We are committed to protecting your rights to privacy when visiting our web sites. At W. E. Hardy, we recognize that when you share your personal information with us, you expect us and we have a duty to treat that information in a serious and responsible manner. This privacy statement is provided to help you learn about our privacy policy and to help you understand what limited information we may gather and what we do with that information.

What Information We Collect

In connection with your use of any web sites owned and operated by W. E. Hardy, special designed banners from W. E. Hardy may be posted throughout our web sites for customers to enter their email  address to enhance your internet browsing experience. Registering your email address with W. E. Hardy allows us to notify customers to take advantage of special promotions and other services that may be provided by certain merchants, and you  may choose not to receive these offers at any time.

As a company, we are interested in knowing who from time to time stops by to visit our web site. Therefore, we do collect personal information within our company's "guest book", but the information you share with us is strictly voluntary. We may reply in a personal letter from the owner or W. E. Hardy will reply by way of email. We do not share or sell information collected on customers. As a company, we have nothing to gain from the practice of sharing or selling your information to others. Therefore, it is prohibited.

Your Online Purchases

W. E. Hardy currently owns and operates four (4) web sites.  Click here to view the names and location of our web sites. Please note that the Country web site has been designed to operate as an online shipping mall. Under this concept, W. E. Hardy has been qualified and approved by various merchants. We post links from all of our web sites using "text" and "banner" codes to allow a customers to purchase goods and services directly from the merchants web site. These online merchants have provided us with a tracking code to allow us to earn a percentage of your purchase for the use of our web site to drive customers.

Once you have clicked through to a merchant's web site, W. E. Hardy shall not be held responsible or liable for any purchases, information, either wholly or in part, based on the information the customer provided to any online merchant. Please read the privacy policy of ALL MERCHANTS AND ADHERE TO THE MERCHANT'S POLICY STATEMENT.

When you purchase goods and services from merchants through any of W. E. Hardy's web sites, W. E. Hardy is not given access to any information you may provide to the merchants. Merchants do not share information with W. E. Hardy that they collect on you. W. E. Hardy doesn't ask for nor purchase any information from merchants or any other such services that may offer such information from time to time.

Sharing information within W. E. Hardy's Family of Companies and Divisions

We may share all the collected information about you within the W. E. Hardy's family of companies. However, we only do so to the extent and in the manner permitted by federal and state law and according to prudent security procedures. Our employees do not have access to information about you. Your information is only available to the owner and co-owner of W. E. Hardy.

W. E. Hardy will not voluntarily share or sell any information about you to any third party source outside of W. E. Hardy's family of companies for any reason.


W. E. Hardy's web sites do not have security encryption. Since you will not be purchasing any goods and services directly from our web sites with the use of a credit card, not security has been made available. However, when you click through to one of our merchants' web sites to purchase a product, most sites are security protected with encryption. It is your responsibility to verity that…before you purchase any products from one of our merchants, check to verity that the site can give you some security protection while using your credit card. We ask you to be a prudent shopper when shopping within any online store.


W. E. Hardy does not use "cookies". Some web sites affiliated with W. E. Hardy may place a feature on your browser called a "cookie" in order to assign each member a unique number. This will allow the merchants you are shopping with to track the items in your shipping cart and save past purchase information. This will enhance you experience by saving your shopping information for use the next time you visit their site. Cookies do not allow web sites to collect any additional information other than the information that was provided by the customer at the time of registration.  For more information about cookies, you may want to contact your Internet provider.


All of W. E. Hardy's owned and operated web sites contains links to our merchants' web sites as well as other sites that we are not affiliated with. Please be aware that W. E. Hardy is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Again, we encourage our users to be prudent and aware when they leave our sites and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by W. E. Hardy's  owned and operated web sites.

Throughout our web sites, surveys, or other services may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by online merchants, survey incentive vendors, and other third parties. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party site. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those third-party sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such sites. Your use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each site, and we are not responsible therefor. PLEASE READ ALL THIRD PARTIES PRIVACY STATEMENT.

Notification of Changes

If W. E. Hardy decide to change our privacy policy, we will post a notice regarding those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  We will direct you to the location within our web site. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email.  Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected from the customer.

Children's Guidelines

W. E. Hardy's sites are general audience web sites that comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Further, W. E. Hardy's sites are not geared towards children, W. E. Hardy nonetheless attempts to protect children. W. E. Hardy must, however, rely on the information provided to us by visitors to our sites. As a result, it is impossible for us to guarantee with absolute certainty that the information collected and utilized by W. E. Hardy is not derived from a child. The following sets forth W. E. Hardy's policy with respect to the collection and/or use of children's information:

  • We do not collect children's contact information. However, if your child clicks through to another site, W. E. Hardy is not responsible. Parents should take responsibility and know where their children are browsing throughout the Internet.
  • We do not collect children's personally identifiable offline contact information.
  • We do not distribute children's personal information to any third party.
  • We do not provide the ability to publicly post or otherwise transmit information that could be used to identify a child.
  • We do not entice children by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge information about themselves.

The best protection for children using the Internet…is not the web site owner or the webmasters…it's the parents. Computers are in the child's home and I encourage parents to do what any concern parent will do and that is to monitor your child usage of the computer within your home.

Terms & Conditions of Sale & Return Policies

All damaged merchandise, manufactures defects, return merchandise policies and shipping charges are to be handled with the merchants you purchased the product from. W. E. Hardy is not responsible for any of the items listed above nor any other items not mentioned in this privacy statement on goods you purchase from merchants.

Copyright and Trademark Information 

All content included or available on this site, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is © 1999-2002 W. E. Hardy, with all rights reserved, or is the property of,,,, our Web Image Division or Mortgage-Voice Division and/or third parties protected by intellectual property rights. Permission is granted to individual consumers to electronically copy and to print hard copy portions of this Web site for the sole purpose of using this site as a shopping resource. Any other use of materials on this Web site, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or republication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of W. E. Hardy is strictly prohibited. Users agree that they will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of W. E. Hardy.

Established service and trademarks of W. E. Hardy may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by W. E. Hardy in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits W. E. Hardy. All other trademarks displayed on W. E. Hardy's Web sites are the trademarks of their respective owners, and are not intended to imply any endorsement or affiliation between W. E. Hardy and these companies.

W. E. Hardy disclaims any responsibility for the content of any third party materials provided through or on our web sites or other services. We do desire to respect all copyrights and to respond accordingly when notified of the infringement of those rights. Therefore, and in compliance with 17 U.S.C. § 512, if you believe that any such third party materials infringe your intellectual property rights, please contact our office personally to discuss any unknowingly alleged infringement:

W. E. Hardy Co.

Fax (310) 412-0622