Information We Automatically Collect
We automatically collect certain information to help us understand how our users use the Services of our sites.
Each time you visit the Services we may automatically collect your Usage Data, IP address, browser and computer type, access time, the Web page you came from, the URL you go to next, and the Web page(s) that you access during your visit.
Personal Information generally means information which might reasonably be used to specifically identify you and may include information such as your name, address, age, email and phone number.
You can visit the Services without telling us who you are or revealing any information by which someone could personally identify you. However, to access certain services or pages of our site (which are provided now or may be provided in future) we will require to collect your personal information when you provide it to us, such as when you:
- Purchase apps or a product
- Sign up for email newsletters
- Enter a contest/sweepstakes
- Enter to Be a Hotcore Girl
- Participate in surveys
- Blogs and forums
- Otherwise communicate with us.
Please note that Hotcore is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in the discussions in our forums, blogs, comments, or other publicly accessible interaction, or information that you choose to make public in areas that allow users to upload or post content. We discourage users from posting personally identifiable information in this fashion, and any personally identifiable information you post to these areas is not covered by this Policy.
How we use your Information
Your information is used for purposes that include:
- to operate and improve the Services available through Hotcore;
- to personalize the content and advertisements provided to you (including to present offers to you on behalf of business partners and advertisers);
- to fulfil your requests for products, programs, and services;
- to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries;
- to conduct research about your use of Hotcore; and
- to help offer you other products, programs, or services that may be of interest.
Cookies & Log Files
This website utilizes industry standard analytics packages which gather limited information on visitors to our website automatically, and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, the operating system used and date/time stamps. This information does not identify individual users; it is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.
Additionally, cookies may be used to provide easier and faster access to website features such as logins and/or repeat visits. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you have submitted while on our site.
You need not have cookies turned on to visit all of our sites, though cookies may be required in order for you to participate in certain areas.
Web Beacons are electronic files that allow a web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. When you receive email messages or newsletters from us, we may use web beacons, customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
Pixel tags: We may also use “pixel tags,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of the Services. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time (and length of time) the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer. We may use pixel tags, either provided by us or by our third-party advertisers and ad networks, to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our sites and Services and use them in combination with our cookies to provide offers and information of interest to you.
Scripts: A script is a short segment of computer code included in a web page or other content that can be used to set and access a cookie on your computer’s hard drive and to record your activity on a website. Hotcore may use scripts on the Hotcore Services, on third-party websites, or in our emails and newsletters.
We also may allow certain analytic services and providers of applications used on the Services (e.g., sharing buttons, comments) to collect Non-Personally Identifiable information by placing cookies on the Services that will track certain performance of our Services, such as, web traffic, click-throughs, etc., in order to assist us and our service providers in better understanding the interests of our users and to better serve those interests
We have no access to or administration abilities over any cookies that are used by any advertisers on our site.
Contests/Giveaway Data collected during the registration for contests and sweepstakes is used by us and may be shared with sponsors. Please read the contest rules carefully before you submit your data.
Hotcore hosts product listings and offers informational downloads for a variety of third-party vendors. When registration is required in order to receive or view the download, some or all data collected during product registration and/or Hotcore website registration may be shared with the vendor (and other third parties).
Be a Hotcore Girl
Any personally identifiable information provided while applying to“Be a Hotcore Girl” like; name, number, email and images and videos will not be shared with any third party agency, unless specified or unspecified.
Third Party Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when you visit this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Third Party Use of Technologies
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Hotcore and its related websites are not structured to attract children under 13 years of age. Hotcore prohibits the use of our websites or services by anyone under 13 years of age. Hotcore does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for any of the Hotcore Services. If you are under 13, please do not access the Hotcore website and its services or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
Links to Other Websites
Some mobile phone carriers are required to operate a system that pinpoints the physical location of devices that use their service. Depending on the carrier, we may automatically receive this information. We may from time to time offer certain location or pinpoint based services with our applications (such as GPS assisted navigation instruction, wireless tower location, triangulation or other available location technologies). If you elect to use such location-based services, we must periodically receive your location in order to provide such location-based services to you. By using the applications’ location-based services, you authorize us to: locate your hardware, record, compile and display your location and publish your location to third parties designated by you by means of location publication controls available within the applications (e.g., settings, user preferences).
Hotcore may retain your information and user content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, Hotcore may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of the website.
We follow accepted industry standards to protect any personal information you have provided to us. We have implemented reasonable measures to help protect your User Information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed safe. Please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% safe and secure. Therefore as is the case with any organization – we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.