To set up your HotOnlineDeals membership, you will need to provide certain contact information. The requested information may include any combination of data such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, username, and/or password, amongst other contact information requirements. This basic information is required if you wish to enroll on the website. The registration form information requests may change from time to time. We may append additional data we obtain from our other owned websites or third parties to your enrollment information for analysis and marketing purposes. This information will also allow us to provide better, more relevant offers to you.
When you select an advertising offer on the website or purchase a subscription or merchandise through the HotOnlineDeals service from one of our Clients, we will collect certain personal information as well as possibly financial information (such as your credit card number) to permit you to complete your action. This Client-requested information will only be provided to the specific sponsor of that offer, and only if you choose to share your information for that offer. If you have consented to receive emails from us and/or independent third party marketers, we also collect information relating to your email response data to enable the provision of more timely, relevant offers and products.
When you become a HotOnlineDeals Member, we use your enrollment information and activity data to manage your account. We will not rent, sell or share any personal information we gather from you to third parties except as indicated below or to provide information regarding the products or services you have requested (for example, with your consent we may disclose your personally identifiable information, such as, without limitation, your name and address, to specified third parties that may then send you incentive offers and other promotional materials through the mail or via email). The following describes the ways that your information may be used by us, or may be disclosed in the normal course of business to provide our services.
If you are interested in an offer from a Client, we provide you with the opportunity to share some of your contact information with them. The information you submit to Clients is subject to their own terms and privacy policies. For example, you may wish to receive more information directly from a Client via email or postal service, and you can use reply forms at various points on the website to communicate that information to a Client. It is strictly your decision to pass such information to any Client. In addition, some offers or services will require us, by their terms, to forward your personal information (such as mailing address for delivery of orders) to a Client so that they can provide the service directly to you. Otherwise, your information is shared with Clients only on an aggregate (non-personally identifiable) basis.
We may use your information to inform you of other products or services available from HotOnlineDeals by making opportunities available to you on our various websites, by postal mail and, unless you opt out of receiving them. We may also send you offers tailored to your interests, as well as information about us, about our products and services, and about special offers such as sweepstakes or other promotions. Sometimes, we send offers via email to selected groups of members on behalf of our participating merchants. When we do this, we do not give the participating merchants your name and address. If you do not want to receive emails we send on behalf of our participating merchants, you may opt out of receiving them as detailed herein.
We may obtain information about you from our partner companies and other third parties in order to provide you with opportunities tailored to your interests. We may also use information obtained from our partner companies and other third parties in conjunction with member account and enrollment information for analytical and audit purposes.
We and/or independent third party service/providers within our network may use the personal information that you supply to us to bring selected retail opportunities to our members via direct mail or email.
From time to time, we may provide your information and other relevant data to independent third party marketers who may mail/email direct marketing material on behalf of us and also use this information and other data to market to you on their own behalf.
We will release or disclose your personal information, including to local, state, or federal law enforcement officials, when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or when required to do so by order of a court or authorized administrative agency.
We and/or independent participating third-party product / service providers in our network may also use your personal information to show you advertising for products and services in which you have expressed an interest. As such, we and/or independent participating third-party service providers may target advertising to you by using e-mail messages to provide promotional offers. We may use technology information to match your personal information to make and improve profiles of you, to track your online browsing habits on the Internet, and/or to determine which areas of the Web Site are most frequently visited. This information helps us to better understand the online habits of individuals so that we can target advertising and promotions to them.
The personal information You submit to Us remains Your property, but by submitting that personal information to Us, You grant Us the right, subject to applicable state and federal law, to use that personal information for marketing purposes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, As set forth above, we reserve the right to share the personal information we collect email with carefully selected marketing partners who can offer You products and services that may be of interest to You. You agree to receive email marketing from HotOnlineDeals and its network of independent third party providers. Email You receive from Us may be sent by Our mailing partner, All Inbox, LLC
With your consent, we will send you email offers available to Members. You may opt-out of receiving marketing email messages from the website either when you register with the website or at a later date. To opt-out of receiving email after registration, you may either:
If you are not a registered member of HotOnlineDeals, please use the "contact us" page with the subject line stating "Unsubscribe" to be removed. Please note that it may take up to 72 hours for us to process an opt-out request and that any email communications within the queue prior to your decision to opt-out will still be sent to you. You may still continue to receive email messages from other third party providers, even if you opt-out of receiving marketing messages from the HotOnlineDeals program.
If you wish to opt-out of receiving emails from third party product / service providers, you need to contact the applicable third party product / service provider from which you are requesting to opt-out.
You may stop participating in the HotOnlineDeals program at any time and / or delete your personal information from our database so as not to receive future communications from the website. In order to deactivate and / or delete your information from the website’s database, please use the "contact us" page with the words "Cancel My Membership" as the subject line. It may take up to 72 hours for us to process your request and any email communications within the queue prior to your decision to deactivate will still be sent to you. We also reserve the right to deactivate a Member at our sole discretion if we believe that a Member has used the website or email in a way that is fraudulent or damaging to us, our Clients, or any other third party.
In order to be deleted from third party databases and to stop receiving direct mail marketing from them, you must delete your HotOnlineDeals account and cease participation in the HotOnlineDeals program.
We use a secure, encrypted connection (called an SSL connection) on all pages where you transmit sensitive data such as a credit card number, social security number or driver’s license number. Additionally, we have implemented procedural measures to safeguard your information. For example, only a very limited number of our employees have access to your personal information. Despite these security measures, we cannot guarantee that a third party might not unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or that users might not abuse or misuse your personal information that they may illegally collect from the website. Therefore, although we believe that our practices exceed industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
We use "cookies" to personalize the HotOnlineDeals program to your interests, to ensure that only you can access your account, to facilitate the automatic log-in process and for web beacons (as described below in the "Web Beacons" section). The primary purpose of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, we use them to store your Automatic Log-in ID so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit HotOnlineDeals. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of HotOnlineDeals or the other websites you visit. We also review "log-file" data to monitor site performance and analyze traffic patterns and usage of our website. Each time you visit the website, our server automatically recognizes the following:
This information, sometimes called log-file, is used to monitor website performance and ensure that the HotOnlineDeals services function properly. It may also be appended to your personal profile so that we may further tailor the HotOnlineDeals program to your interests. If this data is appended to your personal file and you choose to share your personal information with a Client, the Client may also have access to this data.
The website’s pages and / or HTML emails may contain electronic images (called "web beacons", "single-pixel GIFs", or "action tags") that allow us to count users who have visited a certain web page or opened an email, conduct research on partner and Client websites for auditing purposes, or to access your HotOnlineDeals "cookie" to identify you when on third party websites. Using web beacons allows us to personalize your experience by tailoring advertisements, updates, and other offers to your particular interests, and measuring the marketing effectiveness of our email communications. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. Information recorded through these web beacons may be used to report aggregate demographic or usage information about Members to our Clients, or user-level usage information to third party processors. The website’s web pages may also contain web beacons placed there by third parties to help determine the effectiveness of our joint promotional or advertising campaigns. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with a Client or third party processors except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Statement.
We may serve advertisements within our website either ourselves or by allowing other companies, called third party ad servers or ad networks, to do so. In addition, some of our advertisers may use the services of third party ad networks. Some of these third party ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the third party ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, third party ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows a third party ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. We do not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party ad servers or third-party ad networks. Those third party ad networks that use persistent cookies may offer you a way to opt-out of ad targeting. To receive more information on HotOnlineDeals’s ad server please visit www.appnexus.com.
Notwithstanding anything else herein, we may associate with third party advertisers who may (themselves or through their partners) place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. These cookies enable more customized ads, content or services to be provided to you. To trigger these cookies, we may pass an encrypted or “hashed” (non-human readable) identifier corresponding to your email address to a web advertising partner, who may place a cookie on your computer. No personally identifiable information is on, or is connected to, these cookies. To opt-out of these cookies, please go to http://www.privacychoice.org/choose.
The website will automatically block enrollment of any person once they indicate they are under the age of 13. If we later learn that a user is under the age of 18, we will terminate the account and delete the user's information. Inherent in the HotOnlineDeals program is the responsibility of parents and / or guardians to ensure that their children's privacy is protected. Because we do not collect such information from anyone under the age of 18, we have no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. We have designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
We disclaim and you agree that we will not be liable to you for any damages caused by acts or events beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God, fires, floods, acts of terrorism, wars, civil disturbances, sabotage, accidents, labor disputes, governmental actions, and failures or delays of transportation that result in our disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
For timely service and efficiency, we ask that you open a support ticket using our support ticket system found in the members area. We do not accept telephone calls from users for any reason. You may also contact us via mail at 35 West 36th Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10018