Privacy Policy

SpotHot Privacy Policy

This version of this Privacy Policy is effective as of 1st October 2014.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when SpotHot Company (also referred to as “we” or “us”) collects, uses and shares Your personal information and content when You use our website, available at www.spothot.com and the SpotHot application (collectively referred to as the “SpotHot Services”), and how third party users can do the same.

Any content You provide or distribute by way of the SpotHot Services may be instantly viewed by other users of these services. You expressly acknowledge and accept that any content You are distributing through the SpotHot Services will contain a link to or association with Your (account) name.

Becoming a Registered User of the SpotHot Services

When creating or reconfiguring an account for using any of the SpotHot Services, You will be required to provide some personal information that You are using in connection with other services or service providers, such as Facebook. Some of this information, and in particular Your name, will be publicly referenced in relation to any use You are making of any of the SpotHot Services, such as but not limited to content You are posting, disseminating or sharing with other users of the SpotHot Services.

Changes

If You are a registered user of the SpotHot Services, You will be able to adjust, update or modify Your personal information You provided to us in connection with Your account and user profile through the Account Settings tools.

Sharing and Disclosing Personal Information through the SpotHot Services

We collect information You provide directly to us when using the SpotHot Services. This personal information includes, but is not limited to, Your name, pictures and email address. We also may collect other personal data that has been stored on systems or in relation to third party services that are directly connected to or being used by the SpotHot Services.

You recognize, acknowledge and accept that the disclosure and sharing of personal information to other users of the SpotHot Services is the actual objective of such SpotHot Services. In particular, You expressly acknowledge and accept that we may use Your contact information to help others find You by using the SpotHot Services.

You acknowledge and accept that, by using the SpotHot Services, SpotHot Company may disclose and/or share Your information at Your direction in connection with Your use of the SpotHot Services, including if we notify You through the SpotHot Services that certain information You provide will be shared in a particular manner and You provide this information.

We use Your personal information to provide, maintain and improve the SpotHot Services. Furthermore, SpotHot Company may use Your personal information to send You information about the SpotHot Services, such as but not limited to technical notices and administrative messages about SpotHot Services, responses to Your comments or questions, news and information we think will be of interest to You and other promotional communications. If You would no longer be interested in receiving or using certain promotional information, You can adjust Your account settings accordingly or otherwise following the instructions in those communications. We may still send You non-promotional communications, such as messages about Your account or our ongoing business relations.

Furthermore, although the SpotHot Services are being offered by SpotHot Company, we are also relying on various third party service providers in various countries in view of providing, maintaining and improving the SpotHot Services and the use that is made thereof. These companies include hosting and telecommunications companies with whom SpotHot Company may or may not have direct contractual relationships, but who may perform essential functions in order for the SpotHot Services to be rendered. In order to achieve this objective, You acknowledge and accept that SpotHot Company may provide Your private personal information to such service providers. We may combine or link Your personal information with information we get from others in connection with the SpotHot Services, including our services providers and third party social media providers.

We may share Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of our assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. We also may share Your personal information in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation, or if we believe Your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of us or others.

Non-Personal Information

You expressly authorize us to share or disclose Your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, with any third party, even for commercial use.

Logs

Although the automatic deletion of any information You have provided in connection with Your use of the SpotHot Services following the closing of the timeframe within which the SpotHot Services are active, based on Your location, is a key feature of the SpotHot Services, You expressly acknowledge and accept that we automatically record information created, shared or published by and in accordance with Your use of the SpotHot Services (“Logs”). By way of such Logs, we keep track of personal and non-personal information such as but not limited to Your IP address, operating system, other users to or with whom You have provided or exchanged information, location, Your mobile carrier(s), device and application IDs, etc.

SpotHot uses these Logs to provide the SpotHot Services and to measure, customize, and improve them, as well in order to respond to requests from law enforcement bodies, upon their request. In this respect, You expressly agree and accept that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, SpotHot Company may preserve or disclose Your information in order to comply with a law, regulation or official request from a government body, such as law enforcement officials or courts, to protect the integrity of a person, to prevent or react on security or technical issues, fraudulent behavior, or the integrity of the SpotHot Company and/or the SpotHot Services.

Cookies

We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to Your device. Cookies are small data files stored in device memory that help us to improve the SpotHot Services and Your experience, see which areas and features of the SpotHot Services are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in the SpotHot Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. Please note that if You choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the SpotHot Services.

Analytics

We may use information about You to personalize and improve the SpotHot Services and provide content or features that match user profiles or interests and to monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with the SpotHot Services. We also may allow others to provide analytics services in connection with the SpotHot Services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about Your use of the SpotHot Services and other websites, including Your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. We and others may use this information to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, personalize the user experience, and better understand Your activity.

Security

We take reasonable measures to help protect information about You from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Changes to this Policy

SpotHot Company shall be entitled to revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify You by revising the effective date of this Privacy Policy. In some cases, we may provide You with additional notice, such as sending You a notification through the SpotHot Services. We encourage You to review the Privacy Policy whenever You access the SpotHot Services to stay informed about our information practices and the ways You can help protect Your privacy.