Privacy Policy

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At Hautspot, LLC (“we”, “us” or “Hautspot”), we value your privacy. The purpose of this policy is to tell you the types of information Hautspot obtains about visitors to our Web site and users of our Service (“you” or “user”), how such information is obtained, how it is used and how you can restrict its use or disclosure by Hautspot.

Terms of Service

Use of this Web site and our Service are subject to, and governed by, the provisions contained in the Terms of Acceptable Use. Your use, or access, of the Web site and our Service constitutes your agreement to be bound by these provisions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVICE. This privacy policy is incorporated into the Terms of Service.

Personal Information

The only personal information Hautspot collects about you is information voluntarily supplied by you to Hautspot. This means that you can visit our Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, to register and use our Wi-Fi access service, you will be required to provide some personal information such as your first name, last name and email address. We may retain your personal information so that you may access the Service in more than one hotspot without re-registering for the Service.

Aggregate Information

To gauge the effectiveness of our Service, we may collect some aggregate information about you. Aggregate information means that the information is aggregated with similar information from other users and is not permanently linked to your own personal information. For instance, we may collect information about the hotspot from which you access our Service, the times and duration of such access and clickstream data.

As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each web site you visit. This information is sometimes referred to as "clickstream data" and can be collected and stored by a web site's server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use, the Internet pages you have viewed, how much time users spend on a page and other browsing and usage data.

We aggregate this information and use it for business purposes such as evaluating and improving our Service or to share with our business partners.

Use of Personal Information

We use personal information to provide you with Wi-Fi access and other services that you have requested from Hautspot. In that capacity, we may share your personal information with our subcontractors, such as technical support and maintenance providers, solely as necessary to provide the Service to you.

We may share your personal information with the HotSpot Provider. We do not have any control over how the HotSpot Provider will use or share your information thereafter. If you have questions about how such information will be used, you should contact the HotSpot Provider directly.
We may also share your personal information with LI WireFree, an organization that promotes the online wireless community.
Please note that we reserve the right to transfer your personal information and other information to our successors in business and purchasers of any part of the Service or associated assets.

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service, we do not sell, rent, or share personal information obtained from you.

Communications and Opt-out

By providing your email address to Hautspot, you expressly consent to receiving emails from us. We may use email to communicate with our users and to send information that a user has requested or that we believe will be of interest to users.

If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can simply reply and ask not to receive future emails. Hautspot also gives you the option to remove your personal information from our list of active users completely. All unsubscribe or opt-out requests should be sent to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. Hautspot is not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has been provided your information in accordance with this policy, such as a HotSpot Provider.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. However, if at any time in the future we plan to use personal information in a way that differs from this policy, we will post such changes here and provide you the opportunity to opt-out of such differing uses. Your continued use of our Service following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes.

Cookies

Hautspot's Service may use "cookies" to improve our level of service to our users. Cookies are lines of text that are transmitted to your computer when you access an online service. Your computer stores the information on your hard drive and when you return to that service later, the cookie is transmitted back to the server that originally sent it to you. Cookies provide a way for a server to recall a previous request or previous registration, or to keep track of a transaction as it progresses, so that information does not have to be repeated. To be notified when you are about to receive a cookie, you can configure your browser to alert you when a web site is attempting to send you a cookie and at that time you will have the option of refusing the cookie.

Security Procedures

The security of your personal information is very important to us. We attempt to provide for the secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers by utilizing encryption software. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees and contractors who need access to your personal information in order to perform their duties are allowed access to your personal information. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet and wireless transmissions, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and Hautspot, and/or Hautspot and you, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers, and your use of the Service demonstrates your assumption of this risk.

Protection for Children

We have no intention of collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. When we become aware that personal information from a child under 13 has been collected without such child’s parent or guardian’s consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

Other Web Sites

Our Web site and Service may contain links to other web sites not maintained by Hautspot. Other web sites may also reference or link to our Web site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Web site or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site you visit. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites.

You should be aware that personal information which you voluntarily include and transmit online may be viewed and used by others. In addition, personal information you post to chat rooms, message boards, blogs, or other publicly accessible forums may be viewed and used by anyone with access to such forums. Hautspot is unable to control such uses of your personal information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.

Your Consent

Our Web site and Service are maintained in Dix Hills, New York U.S.A. By using the Web site or Service, you authorize the export of personal information to the U.S.A. and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


revision 1.3b - 2011-01-24