Who we are

Our website address is: https://enthusiastsdirect.com.

This Web site is owned and operated by Hedges Management, Inc., offered to the User conditioned on acceptance by the User without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Use of the content, services, and/or products presented in any and all areas of this site constitutes the User’s agreement to abide by the following terms and conditions and those posted in specific areas of the site.

All contents of this Web site are: Copyright © 2004-2021 Hedges Management, Inc., unless specifically referred to as copyrighted material from another party. All rights reserved. Trademarks/logos are the property of their respective owners. This Web site is for the User’s personal, noncommercial use. If you download any material, copyright and other notices must be kept intact. The right to use it is not transferable to any other person or entity. User is responsible for all use (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of this Web site complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. User may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, or other content, software, products or services obtained from this Web site without permission. In addition, the information may not be taken out of context or presented in an unfair, misleading or discriminatory manner.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

We have contacts forms for visitors to contact us. We ask for personally identifiable information such as name, address, phone number and email address. Submitting this information is voluntary and strictly up to the website User. We respect the privacy of the readers and shall not disclose, distribute or rent the E-mail subscriber newsletter list to any third party, nor shall it permit anyone else to do so.


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.

THIS SITE UTILIZES COOKIES AND GATHERS INFORMATION ON BROWSING TIME, PAGE VIEWS, AND OTHER SIMILAR METRICS AS TRACKED WITH GOOGLE ANALYTICS. THIS INFORMATION IS ANALYZED IN AGGREGATE TO MEASURE SITE PERFORMANCE AND TO IMPROVE THE USER EXPERIENCE. This site may use cookies from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, DoubleClick or other advertising platforms to implement a remarketing campaign but personally identifiable information is not collected. These cookies are used to serve ads based on your past visits to this site. Third-party vendors may show our ads on sites across the Internet as part of this remarketing campaign. You may opt-out of Twitter’s use of cookies by visiting Twitter’s Help Center. You may opt-out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings. Alternatively you can opt out of third-party cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page or you can opt out of DoubleClick’s remarketing pixels by visiting the DoubleClick opt-out page.

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.


We use Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

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.

Where we send your data

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

Additional information


HEDGES MANAGEMENT, INC. shareholders, directors and employees shall have the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time without notice. Changes shall be effective immediately. You agree to review this agreement periodically since subsequent use by you of this site shall constitute your acceptance of any changes. HEDGES MANAGEMENT, INC. shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect of the web site, including, but not limited to, community areas, content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access to use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and any subsequent use by you after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.


This agreement is effective until terminated by HEDGES MANAGEMENT, INC., or its shareholders, directors, at any time without notice.

Indemnity/Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall HEDGES MANAGEMENT, INC., or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, these materials. You specifically acknowledge and agree that employees shareholders and directors of HEDGES MANAGEMENT, INC., are not liable for any conduct of any User. As a condition of use of this Web site, the User agrees to indemnify employees, shareholders and directors of HEDGES MANAGEMENT, INC., against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys’ fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from User’s use of this Web site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions. If you are dissatisfied with any material on this site, or with any of these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Web site.

Applicable Laws

This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with Ohio law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the Federal or state courts located in the State of Ohio. If any provision is deemed to be unlawful or unenforceable, that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.


HEDGES MANAGEMENT, INC., reserves the right to make any and all changes to this Web site at his sole discretion without notice to the User. HEDGES MANAGEMENT, INC., reserves the right to deny access to this Web site to anyone at any time. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers, and other terms contained in this Web site; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control.