("Hot.co.uk" or "We" or "Us" or the "Company") has created this privacy statement (this "Statement") in order to demonstrate its commitment to customer privacy. Privacy on the Hot.co.uk website (the "Website") is of great importance to Us. Because We and our third party providers ("TPPs") may gather important information via the Website from our visitors (collectively "Customer" or "You" or "Your"), We have established this Statement as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices. We reserve the right to change this Statement at any time and will provide notification of any material change on the Website.
We, or our TPPs, may require Customers to be on our e-mail list, or generally to use our services on the Website (collectively, the "Service" or "Services") to give Us or our TPPs contact and other information, which may include but is not limited to Your name, company name, address, phone number, email address, cookies, IP address (collectively "Personal Information"). You can opt out of providing said information by not entering it when asked or not visiting the Website (or not "socializing" with us on any social networks), although not providing it may hinder Your ability to use the Website or Service. You can opt out of any correspondence from Us by following the applicable opt out procedures listed on any correspondence, but You should be aware that archival or back-up copies of said Personal Information will not cease to exist and your Personal Information may still be included in the aggregate and in the Company history files. Further, We are under no obligation to remove said information or make any edits to your Personal Information and shall not be held liable for failing to do so nor for any of our TPPs failure to do so.
We may use the information that we collect to enhance the Services for You. We or our TPPs may also use the information to contact you to further discuss interest in our company, the Website, or in any way that We, in our sole discretion, deem to be reasonable. Your email address and any Personal Information will not be distributed or shared with third parties unless it is to transact such business as You have contracted us to do, to comply with any legal processes and/or law enforcement requests, or in order to conduct business as We, in our sole discretion, deem reasonable. You can opt out of being contacted by Us, or receiving such information from Us, at any time by sending an email to or by using the applicable opt out process. We may also email information regarding updates to the System, Service or company, and may send a customer newsletter, advertisement, or other correspondence. Any opt-out by You is not deemed valid until processed by Us. It is your obligation to verify that you have been opted-out. The Company shall not be liable for problems with the opt-out procedures.
The Website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. You will need to check the policy statement of these others websites to understand their policies. When you access a linked site you may be disclosing your Personal Information. It is your responsibility to keep such information private and confidential.
Any actual human beings depicted in images or videos appearing on the website located at Hot.co.uk (the “Website”) were at least 18-years old at the time those images or videos were produced.
Exemption: Content Produced by Third Parties
The operator of the Website is not the “producer” of any depictions of actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct that may appear on the Website. The Website’s operator limits its handling of this content and only performs the activities of transmission, storage, retrieval, hosting, or formatting of material that may depict sexually explicit conduct, all which material appears on the Website as the result of actions taken by third-party users of the Website. All parts of the Website that contain user-generated material are under the control of the relevant user, for whom the Website is provided as an online service by the operator. Under 18 U.S.C. § 2257(h)(2)(B)(v) and 47 U.S.C. § 230(c), the Website’s operator may delete materials appearing on the Website as the result of actions taken by the Website’s users, which materials are considered, in the operator’s sole discretion, to be indecent, obscene, defamatory, or inconsistent with the policies and terms of service for the Website.
Exemption: Content Produced by Website Operator
To the extent that any images or videos appear on the Website, for which the Website’s operator may be considered the “producer,” those images and videos are exempt from the requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 2257 and 28 C.F.R. Part 75 for one or more of the following reasons: (1) the produced images or videos do not portray any sexually explicit conduct defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2256(2)(A); (2) the produced images or videos do not portray depictions of the genitals or pubic area created after July 27, 2006; (3) the produced images or videos do not portray simulated sexually explicit activity occurring after the effective date of 18 U.S.C. § 2257A; or (4) the produced images or videos were created before July 3, 1995.
This policy is effective as of February, 4 2020.