Web Server Logs
When you visit the site, our web server may record the subsequent data in its server log:
Web server logs are maintained on a temporary basis, throughout which time their content is accessible to site administrators, and then deleted completely from our systems. Unless required by legal process, we do not link IP addresses to any personally recognizable information. This means that user sessions will be tracked by IP address, but a user’s identity will stay anonymous.
In addition, we normally do not disclose to third parties Site usage by individual IP addresses, but we may do so in very restricted circumstances when obliging with law or legal process, working with consultants helping us with fixing or improving the site, or observing and raising the security of our network.
IAS Hotspot has adopted a user registration option for visitors who want to post content to the website or have access to registration-only pages. To get a user registration, you must submit your first name, last name, and email address to IAS Hotspot, along with a username and password that you create for user authentication purposes. The website will publish your first and last name alongside any content that you post.
IAS Hotspot uses Google Analytics software package to perform website usage analytics. Google Analytics collects anonymous data from users to assist IAS Hotspot track website usage and referrals from different websites. These data are used primarily to optimize the website experience for our visitors, however we may use the data as well to help us in developing marketing plans for the site.
Information collected and processed by Google Analytics includes the user’s IP address, network location, and geographic location. Google Analytics acquires all its data directly from the user, by installing a cookie (see below) on the user’s computer. The website does not share any data it collects with Google, and Google Analytics does not collect any personally distinctive data such as names, contact information, social security numbers or monetary data. Consequently, we tend not to use any information acquired by Google Analytics to contact you directly.
Cookies are distinctive bits of computer data that many websites will transfer to your computer the first time that you visit. Cookies are stored on your hard drive and may be later accessed by the website to trace prior usage. As noted above, Google Analytics will install a cookie on the hard drives of website visitors
We will only record your email address if you send us a message or submit it to us as part of the process of user registration. We use your email address only for the purpose for which you have provided it — i.e., to respond to a message from you or to communicate with you regarding your user account.
When you submit your email address to the Site during registration, IAS Hotspot will ask you whether you want to receive announcements from the site by email in specified time intervals. Accepting emailed announcements is completely in your hands and not a condition of registration, and you may change your email settings at any time to subscribe or “unsubscribe” to these mailings.
Any feedback sent to us through email using our “Contact Us” button will be used for site performance evaluation only.
Disclosure to Third Parties
This website may contain links to other web resources, including websites of organizations other than IAS Hotspot and third-party vendors that conduct sales transactions on behalf of IAS Hotspot. The websites of our advertisers, vendors, and other websites to which the website links may also collect user-identifying information directly from you once you proceed to browse those sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of our advertisers, sponsors, vendors or other sites or businesses to which we provide hyperlinks or have access to. Please visit the relevant websites to review their privacy policies.