User Provided Information: For visitors to our website and registered users, we log standard technical information, such as your IP address. If you choose to register with us, Hotlist requires you to provide your email address, real name, and birth date. In addition, Hotlist may optionally ask you to provide your physical address and other demographic information, such as gender or interests. All of these requirements are intended to optimize your site experience.
Log File Information: When you use Hotlist, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, content play information, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. Again, this information helps us to better understand how you - our users - are using the site so that we can make adjustments that will best suit you.
The information we collect about you in the course of our relationship is used to provide our services to you and optimize your experience. For example, even as we endeavor to protect your privacy, we may use your demographic information to create a database of user profiles, and select advertisements based on your information and for marketing analysis. Again, user specific information is not sold to anyone, and the collected information is all running by an automated computer process in order to better your experience. In addition, we look at technical information to diagnose problems with our server, to administer Hotlist.com site, to enhance our products and to provide our service to you.
All search results in Hotlist are personally generated for you based not only on what is popular, but also on the interests that you indicated in your profile, groups you connect to, and what your friends connect to. Data about searches and search results may be maintained by Hotlist to help in continually improving the service.
If you invite another person to join Hotlist, we will ask for that person's name and email. We store this information and use it to contact and inform that person that he or she has been invited to join Hotlist.com.
Hotlist's computers store user account information, and may cache user profile information for backup and optimization purposes. Hotlist employs the following industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control:
Hotlist may provide links to third party websites or allow other companies, called third-party ad servers, to display advertisements to users. Ad server companies can write and read their own cookies on your computer, just as if you had requested a web page from their website. Hotlist is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited.
Please note that information stored or cached on other users' computers is subject to those users security practices, which are beyond Hotlist's control. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected or stored by Hotlist in a secure manner, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information held by Hotlist will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our site's needs.
Your user profile contains information about you that you may want to share with friends. Protecting the privacy of your profile is your responsibility. We caution you not to share sensitive information (such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, or driver's license numbers) with other users whom you do not know or place such information in your profile.
To maintain privacy it is also important not to share your password with anyone. Selecting a longer password with a mix of letters, numbers and symbols makes it more difficult for others to guess your password. It is also helpful to change passwords on a regular basis.
Identity theft is a serious concern to all of us. To help protect yourself against identity theft, please remember that Hotlist will NEVER ask for your password in either a non-secure or unsolicited email communication.
It is your responsibility to select the desired privacy settings on our site. You may choose to correct or update the information you have submitted to us by editing your profile or account information.