Hotstagram is website located at hotstagram.com.
Hotstagram reserves the right to change our Policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this Policy regularly to understand how we use your information.
Hotstagram is a meeting place for adults, and we provide that service by operating a social network site offering users the opportunity to connect to our global community of users.
To join the Hotstagram network you will have to complete our online registration form, where we ask you to provide us with information about you such as your name, your email address, your gender, your date of birth, your location details. You also have the opportunity to provide other details about yourself, but these are optional. Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing your "Profile" page, which gives you the chance to correct or update (other than gender and email address) your information at any time by just logging in to Hotstagram.
Once you have created a Profile, we will automatically track certain information such as your IP and email addresses.
You can only become a member of Hotstagram if your aged 18 or over or the age of majority in the country in which you reside if that happens to be greater than 18. That means Hotstagram does not knowingly collect any information about children, minors or anyone under the age of majority. Nor do we knowingly market to children, minors or anyone under the age of 18. If you are less than 18 years old, we request that you do not submit information to us. If we become aware that a child, minor or anyone under the age of 18 has registered with us and provided us with personal information, we will take steps to terminate that person's registration and delete their Profile information from Hotstagram. If we do delete a Profile because you violated our no children rules, we may retain your email and IP address to ensure that you do not try to get around our rules by creating a new Profile.
No. We don't collect any personal information about visitors to our site. If you do visit us without becoming a member, we will place session ID cookies on your computer. For more information about cookies generally, look at the answer to "How does Hotstagram collect information about me?" below.
Hotstagram is designed to make it easy for you to find, connect and interact with other members of Hotstagram by posting information about yourself. You can also use our electronic messaging system, which allows you to communicate with other users. We recommend and encourage you (and all our members) to think carefully about the information they disclose about themselves. We also do not recommend that you put email addresses, URLs, instant messaging details, phone numbers, full names or addresses, credit card details, national identity numbers, drivers' licence details and other sensitive information in your Profile which is open to abuse and misuse.
Please be careful about posting sensitive details about yourself on you Profile such as your religious denomination and health details. While you may voluntarily provide this information to us when you create your Profile, including your sexual preferences and ethnic background, there is no requirement to do so. Please remember that photographs or any video clips that you post on Hotstagram may reveal these kinds of sensitive personal data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive information about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users.
When you post information about yourself or use the messaging, the amount of personal information you share is at your own risk. If you post anything that is inconsistent with our Terms and Conditions of Use, we reserve the right to terminate your account.
Hotstagram offers you the opportunity to stay in touch with the friends and contacts you've made no matter where you are. You can do this by using your mobile phone or by downloading an application to your desktop that allows you to share your location with other users.
When you use your mobile or the desktop application, we will collect information about WiFi access points as well as other location information about your longitude and latitude. That information helps us identify your physical location so that it can be displayed and shared with other members choosing to view "nearby" posts.
If you do not want your location to be known, then please do not download the desktop application or use your mobile device when you are on Hotstagram. If you have enabled location services, but wish to turn it off, you can do so by the following methods:
When you take advantage of Hotstagram's premium features, we collect financial information necessary to process your payments as per your chosen payment method. Please note that we do not store any credit card or other payment card details. However, our payment service providers do (and are approved to do so by all applicable regulatory bodies).
When you access Hotstagram or play our games we collect certain technical information about your computer system or mobile device and statistical data about how you play our games. We use this information to improve our site and our games, so that you can increase your fun.
If you have registered on one of our partner websites, such as Facebook, your Profile will be available to all users of the Hotstagram social network whether via our site or our partners' websites.
Remember that when you register with a Hotstagram partner, you are also giving them personal information, so we recommend that you read their privacy policies as Hotstagram does not control how they use their information.
If you contact our Customer Support team via Feedback page, we will receive your email address, and may track your IP address as well as the information you send to us to help resolve your query. We will keep records of our communications with you, including any complaints that we receive from you about other users (and from other users about you).
On your "Settings" page Hotstagram offers you the opportunity to receive emails from us about new message notifications or other purposes related to the use of the website.
We may use material that you post on the open access areas of Hotstagram in advertising and promotional materials on our partner sites and partner products. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor your online experience to meet your needs.
We use your personal information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use.
We collect information by placing cookies on your computer or mobile. A cookie is a piece of text stored on your computer or mobile by your web browser. They are basically a tool that stores information about website visits, recognises you and your preferences each time you visit Hotstagram, and ensures site functionality and enables us to provide the services our members request.
When you visit the publicly available sections of Hotstagram, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you're visiting. We also place persistent cookies (also known an local storage devices) on members' computers, so that Hotstagram remembers them and makes their login experience faster and easier. You may set your browser to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access the features that Hotstagram offers.
Hotstagram's uses of cookies and local shared devices so that we know who you are, what interests you and so that you can do the things online that you want to do, like chat with new people, share your content and buy Super Powers knowing that your data will be secure. Below is a table to explain Hotstagram's cookie functions and why they're used.
|Cookie Functions||Cookie Purposes|
|Authentication||These cookies help us to identify our members so that when you're logged in, you can enjoy Hotstagram's offerings, experiences and various features, such as uploading photographs, chatting and can localise your experience, such as when you've requested to view Hotstagram's site in your local language or when you've asked Hotstagram to ‘remember me'. These cookies also help to remember who invited you to join Hotstagram.|
|Site features and services||
In some cases, the site feature you choose may allow a third party to place cookies or local storage devices on your computer. The third party who places cookies on your device is responsible for how they process their data and Hotstagram recommends that you read their privacy policies. Third parties who place cookies on your device when you use Hotstagram include, and we have included a link to their privacy policies:
Twitter, https://twitter.com/privacy Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#socialplugin YouTube, http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/ AddThis, http://www.addthis.com/privacy
|Performance||We need to use certain cookies and local storage devices to ensure our members have the best possible experience, such assisting with your navigation of our site, ensuring pages load up quickly and respond faster to your requests for Hotstagram services.|
If you would like to know more about cookies, including flash cookies/local storage devices, the following websites provide useful information:
For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
To ensure you get to meet as many people as possible on Hotstagram, other members get to see your user name and any information you post on your Profile, including photos if you select the 'Any users' access setting. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other Hotstagram members to know about you. You can also choose to limit the information that other users see by adjusting your privacy settings in the "Settings" page.
Use it to meet new friends and make new contacts! Beware that you may not use other users' information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. Hotstagram reserves the right to terminate the accounts of those who misuse other users' information or who otherwise violate the Terms and Conditions of Use.
You can choose to invite your friends to join Hotstagram to make sure that they also get the benefits of meeting new people. To make it easier to search and find friends and acquaintances on Hotstagram, users may search for other members using first and last name, email address and location. If you want to invite your friends and contacts to become a Hotstagram member, we will send an email or an SMS, if you've used our Android or iPhone app, invitation from Hotstagram in your name to your friends and contacts encouraging them to sign up to Hotstagram. If any of the individuals you have invited do not register within a few days, Hotstagram may occasionally send reminder emails or SMS on your behalf to those individuals. You can choose to invite all your friends or only a select few by simply unticking the names of those friends you do not wish to invite, but please remember you must not invite any children to join. You are responsible for ensuring that your friend has agreed to receiving a Hotstagram invite.
When we send an email or sms invite to your friend or contact, we store their name and email address or their mobile number, if we've sent an SMS on your behalf so that we can automatically connect you and your friend. Hotstagram does not sell these email addresses or mobile numbers or use them to send any other communication besides invitations. The friend may contact Hotstagram to request the removal of their information from our database by visiting Feedback page. Any such request will only apply to addresses or mobile numbers we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses that the member/user provides to us later.
Not at all. We do not sell or rent out any personal information about you to any third party. Hotstagram discloses aggregated non-personal data for marketing and promotional purposes. That means we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you.
We may share aggregated information that includes your personal information (but which doesn't identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
In particular, in relation to targeted advertising, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit this page.
Hotstagram also wishes to maintain a healthy community, and we will cooperate with all law enforcement inquiries and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. We may also disclose your personal information to government or law enforcement agencies, or private parties, as required by law when/or, in our sole discretion, we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, or those of third parties and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.
In the event that Hotstagram or any of its affiliates undergoes a business transition or change of ownership, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, re-organisation, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, or in the event of insolvency or administration, we may be required to disclose your personal information.
Hotstagram is a global website operating through servers located in a number of countries around the world, including the United States. If you live in a country with data protection laws, the storage of your personal data may not provide you with the same protections as you enjoy in your country of residence. By submitting your personal information, or by choosing to upgrade the services you use, or by making use of the applications available on Hotstagram, you agree to the transfer of your personal information to, and storage and processing of your personal information in, any such countries and destinations.
Hotstagram has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal information. Hotstagram uses reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information such as secured servers using firewalls. Our technical experts at Hotstagram work hard to ensure your secure use of our site.
While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records no website or Internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use.
We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data while it is being transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If you lose your password or give it out, your personal information may be compromised. If that happens, please report it to Support via Feedback page. You must change your password immediately via your "Settings" page. Hotstagram cannot be held responsible for your failure to keep your password secure and failure to do so may violate our Terms and Conditions of Use.
Users of the Hotstagram network have the following choices to delete their profile from our database:
To prevent abuse and/or misuse of Hotstagram by a user following termination or deletion of a profile/account we shall retain such information as we deem in our sole discretion may be necessary to ensure that user does not open a new account and profile in breach of our Terms and Conditions of Use and to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.
Warning: Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, or copied or stored by other users or to the extent such information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor do we accept any liability for this. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your personal information they may retain such information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies.
Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 30 days to enable restoration, but will not be available to others in the meantime.
If you have not signed in to Hotstagram for three months, we may remove your Profile as part of our data cleansing process.
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