DC Hotspot Friend-Link does not send Spam or sell email
DC Hotspot Friend-Link and the Information We Collect
DC Hotspot Friend-Link is an online social networking community that connects
people through networks of friends for dating or making new friends.
To accomplish this, our users create their own profiles which are
shown to the people in their personal network. A personal network
consists of a user?s friends as well as the extended group of people
that a user is connected to via chains of mutual friends. To fulfill
the purpose of this site, some personal information we ask for is
displayed to people within these personal networks.
by DC Hotspot Friend-Link
Information submitted to DC Hotspot Friend-Link
DC Hotspot Friend-Link collects user-submitted
account information such as name and email address to identify users
and send notifications related to the use of the service.
DC Hotspot Friend-Link
also collects user-submitted profile information such as gender,
age, occupation, location, etc.
Information not Directly Submitted
by Users to DC Hotspot Friend-Link
This is information we collect
that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP
address. This information is gathered for all users to the site.
Use of Information Obtained
by DC Hotspot Friend-Link
Information users submit to
DC Hotspot Friend-Link
Profile information as well
as first name and photos are displayed to people in a user's personal
network, to support the function of the site as social networking
community where users can meet new people through their friends.
Email address and full name are used when a user invites a friend
via email to join the service, when a user requests to add another
user to their friend list, and when we send notifications to a user
related to their use of the service. Except when inviting or adding
friends, a user's email address is not shared or displayed with
people within a user's personal network. Users within a personal
network communicate on DC Hotspot Friend-Link with each other through the
DC Hotspot Friend-Link service, without disclosing email addresses. We may
also use a user's email address to send weekly updates or news regarding
our site, but the user may choose not to receive email of this type
by accessing their Account Info.
Information that users do not
submit to us
We use your server, IP address,
and browser-type related information in the general administration
of our website.
Sharing of the Information
this Site Gathers/Tracks
Except where you are expressly
informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away
any of your personal information unless required by law or for the
protection of your membership.
This site may contain links
to other websites. Please be aware that DC Hotspot Friend-Link is not responsible
for the privacy practices of other Web sites. We encourage our users
to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements
of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable
information. This privacy statement applies solely to information
collected by this Web site.
A cookie is a piece of data
stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session
ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.
A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard
drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be
removed by following Internet browser help file directions. Cookies
are used to manage sessions on our site. Users must enable cookies
to use our site. Also, users may optionally use a cookie to remember
their password in order to automatically log in to our site. We
any user which they did not intentionally submit to us.
Correcting/Updating or Removing
DC Hotspot Friend-Link users may modify
or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging
into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and
we will post those changes on our web site so our users are always
aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what
circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we are going to use users'
personally identifiable information in a manner different from that
stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email.
Invite a Friend
If a user elects to use our
Invite feature to invite a friend to our site, we ask them for the
friend's email address. DC Hotspot Friend-Link will automatically send the
friend an email inviting them to join the site. DC Hotspot
this email address for the purpose of automatically adding the respondant
to the friends list of the user sending the invitation, and also
to send reminders of the invitation. DC Hotspot Friend-Link does not sell
these email addresses or use them to send any other communication
besides invitations and invitation reminders. The friend may contact
DC Hotspot Friend-Link to request the removal of this information from our
Chat Rooms, Message Boards,
and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever
you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example
on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information
can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal
information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive
unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Your DC Hotspot Friend-Link account is
password-protected. This web site takes every precaution to protect
our users' information. We use industry standard measures to protect
your information that is stored within our database. We limit the
access to your information to those employees who need access to
perform their job function such as our customer service personnel.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, please
Users who no longer wish to
receive our weekly updates or news may opt-out of receiving these
communications by following the instructions contained in the email
or by logging-in and changing their settings in the Account Info
section of the site.
Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web
site are delivered to users by our Web advertising partners. Our
Web advertising partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the
ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an
online advertisement. In this way, 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 an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they
believe will be of most interest to you. DC Hotspot Friend-Link does not have
access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party
ad servers or ad networksThis privacy statement covers the use of
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions
about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your
dealings with this Web site, please contact us.