Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit Hot Brands Cool Places (the “Site”) and accounts on Twitter® and Instagram® (the “Sites).

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We do not collect personally-identifiable information from users of the Site. When you visit the Site, some information about your computer hardware and software is inherently automatically collected, such as your IP address, domain name, browser type, access time and referring website addresses. We do not use this information for any purpose, but an example of when we may use this information is in implementing improvements and analyzing the Sites and for troubleshooting purposes. We also utilize this information to monitor and improve services and to ensure that your use of the Site is in compliance with our Terms of Use. Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit the Site without telling us who you are. However, some services, such as email opt-ins may require you to provide us with Personal Data. In such a case, you may choose to without any Personal Data requested by us, but it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site or content. We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

We also collect information from the following :

• You register with or subscribe to Hot Brands Cool Places

• You interact with us online via social media

• You ask for information, provide a testimonial or feedback, comment on articles and publications that are represented by Hot Brands Cool Places

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

‘Your Personal Information’ enables us to provide the following;

• For Marketing purposes such as competitions, promotions, or marketing events, etc.

In the event you do not wish for us to use ‘Your Personal Information’ for marketing purposes, please either:

• Click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the emails we have sent you (if any).

• Contact us via editorial@hotbrandscoolplaces.com and request to removed from our marketing database.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We also use your information when sending marketing emails through our third-party service, MailChimp who is compliant with the GDPR. You may opt out any time through our emails, by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of the email or contacting us at editorial@hotbrandscoolplaces.com and we will remove your information.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a summons, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by:
GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
MAILCHIMP – visit our newsletter and click ‘opt out’ at the bottom.

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

You have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

DATA RETENTION
When you subscribe to our newsletter or contact us directly, we will maintain your information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

CHANGES
We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

CONTACT US
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions please contact us by e-mail at editorial@hotbrandscoolplaces.com or by mail using the details provided below:

Hot Brands Cool Place, Halyards, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0JU