Special Note to Non-U.S. Visitors
What types of information do we collect?
If demographic information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, we may combine the demographic information with your personal information. Combining data allows us to customize the notices we send you and the content we provide you according to your interests and preferences. For more on how we use your information, please read the section on use.
How do we use the information we collect?
From time to time, we are approached by reputable third party companies and organizations that provide products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. To extend these products or services to you, we may use your personal information (e.g., email address) to send out notices by email on their behalf. We see this as a value-added service helping you find useful products or services. Our goal is to limit the notices and communications to those that we think you would appreciate receiving. Please note that all such mailings come strictly from CelebHotSpots.com and your personal information is not shared with these other companies.
We may also use your personal and/or demographic information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve, personalize, and customize the products and services we provide you and to better meet your needs.
What happens if you refuse to provide your personal information?
If you choose not to submit any personal information when requested, you may not be able to participate in certain activities and personalized features on our Websites and may limit the services and special offers we can provide you. For example, if you refuse to share your email address when registering, you will not be able to upload and vote on content
We may keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to (among other things): (i) troubleshoot technical concerns, (ii) maintain website safety and security, (iii) restrict access to our Sites to certain users, and, (iv) better understand how CelebHotSpots.com is utilized. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.
We (or a vendor on our behalf) may collect information in the form of log-files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users’ browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help us gather (among other things) (i) a user’s browser type and operating system, (ii) information about a user’s session (such as the URL they came from, the date and time they visited CelebHotSpots.com, and which pages they’ve viewed on our site and for how long), and, (iii) other similar navigational or click-stream data. We also use information captured in log file for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve and customize the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user.
We may use web beacons (or clear GIFs) on our Websites or include them in the e-mail messages we send you. Web beacons (also known as “web bugs”) are small strings of code that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data back to us. The information collected via web beacons may include some of the information described in the IP Address section directly above. We use web beacon information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to, site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising and email auditing and reporting, and personalization.
Who is collecting your personal information and is it shared with anyone?
The information that you disclose on CelebHotSpots.com is collected by CelebHotSpots.com or by a vendor acting on its behalf, and is used in accordance with the practices set fort above. The following provides more specific information about how and to whom we may disclose your information.
Agents and Contractors
We may use outside companies, agents, or contractors (“vendors”) to provide support for the internal operations of CelebHotSpots.com. In the course of doing so, these vendors may come into contact with your personal information. However, we only give them access to (or allow them to collect on our behalf) the information they need in order to perform the specific tasks they’ve been hired to do. They have also agreed to protect the confidentiality and security of this information.
Partners and Joint Promotions
From time to time, we may run a joint or co-sponsored program or promotion with another company, organization, or other reputable third party; and, as part of this event, collect and process personal information. If your personal information is being collected by (or is shared with) a company other than CelebHotSpots.com as part of such promotion, we will let you know this at the time your information is collected. Periodically, we may run a promotion on our Site that features the products or services of another company and will give you the opportunity to opt in to receive information directly from that third party company. If any of these promotions is made available to children under 13, we will first obtain verifiable consent from the parent before sharing the child’s information.
Your California Privacy Rights
What safeguards do we use to protect your personal information?
CelebHotSpots.com takes commercially reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality and security of the personal information collected from our Website visitors. These efforts include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: Storing your personal information in secure operating environments that are not available to the public and that are only accessible to authorized CelebHotSpots.com employees, and our agents and contractors; and verifying the identities of registered Website users before they can access the personal information we maintain about them.
How can you access, modify, or make other choices regarding the use of your information?
The following outlines the choices you have with respect to the collection and use of your personal information by CelebHotSpots.com.
- You always have the option not to share any of your personal information with CelebHotSpots.com. However, if you choose this option, you will be limited in the activities and features we can provide you.
- If you do not want to receive newsletters, announcements, or other communications and/or services from CelebHotSpots.com, please opt-out from these communications or services at the time of registration or when the information is collected. If you have opted in and, at a later time, wish to opt out, please visit the appropriate “My Profile” section on our Website and amend your preferences.
- Along with every e-mail marketing communication sent to you, CelebHotSpots.com provides you the opportunity to discontinue receiving future marketing communications (i.e., unsubscribe). Simply follow the unsubscribe process or directions provided in the email.
- You can always review or update any personal information that we may have collected about you for our general website registration. To do this, please visit the appropriate “My Profile” section on our Website.
- If any of the mechanisms set forth above is not available or you wish to make a different request, please contact us using the information provided.
Please note that regardless of your opt-out selections, we reserve the right to continue sending you Administrative Communications if you have previously provided your information in connection with any one of our online features, activities, or services.
In addition, please note that if you participated in a promotion or program that involved a third party company and, as part of that promotion, you agreed to receive future communications directly from that third party, you will need to contact the third party (not CelebHotSpots.com) to opt-out from such communications.
How can you ask a question or file a complaint? (Contact Information)
CelebHotSpots.com’s Children’s Policy
CelebHotSpots.com does not collect any children’s information and requires all registrants and those who casually surf the Website to be at least 18 (eighteen) years old.