The privacy of our visitors to HotTipsCentral.com is important to us. As part of the PryorMedia Group, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit our website (HotTipsCentral.com), and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. It should be noted that your experience on the site will be, and will always remain, unaffected by your browser of choice, and PryorMedia will never exploit any information retained from your navigation on the site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums. This is also the main feature that allows you to always be logged in when you visit, even if you navigate away, or close your browser completely.

We also use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing location based ads to somebody half a mile down the road from the business, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing site about iPhone, you may see iPhone related advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about cricket). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Email Addresses

When you make a comment or contact us using the contact page your email id is required. Please be assured that your email address will only be used for responding to your email or comment and will never be made publicly available. We will never sell your email address to any third parties, ever… period.

Comments Policy

The author does not assume responsibility over comments he did not make on this site, and will not be held directly responsible for them. While comments are welcome from anybody, we reserve the right to remove any comment that is not deemed suitable for publication. This could include but is not limited to objectionable and abusive comments. Hate, racist comments, or any other form of prejudice will be removed immediately. This includes advertising type comments that can be interpreted as spam, including the use of your actual “name” in the comment field as the advertisement. Spammers and Solicitors are not welcomed here. Repeated offenders will be deleted and the poster will be banned forever (no acceptions, and no take-backs).

Comments made for sole purpose of getting back links or advertising your/any product will not be accepted. Links to third party websites will require moderation and we reserve the rights to edit/delete such links (and we will only accept them if they actually can help somebody answer a question. Again… if this is YOUR website you are advertising, don’t even bother).

Last Updated February 8, 2012 | 12:13pm EST