Privacy Policy

At Hostbot.co ("Site"), we acknowledge that as users of the Site, your personal information is important to you. As such, this privacy policy ("Policy") is designed to inform you of the terms and conditions surrounding the collection, use and disclosure of information, if any, collected through the Site from our users.


WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

When you access our Site, you may provide us with the following types of information:

Voluntary information

This includes information that our visitors knowingly disclose that may be collected on an individual basis. This may include the names, e-mail addresses and other relevant contact information of our users.


Registration Information

This includes voluntary personal information provided directly by you in order to receive optional access to certain services or Site areas, for example subscription to our recurrent newsletters. These may include a user's name and e-mail address to which such newsletters may be sent.

E-mail Information

We may retain the content of your e-mail messages and any other relevant information in relation to it if you choose to correspond with us through this medium.


WEBSITE USE INFORMATION

In operating the Site, we may obtain IP addresses and session information from our users through a standard technology called "cookies". The Information gathered through cookies and attendant web server logs may include :


i. the date and time of visits;


ii. the number and types of pages viewed by users;


iii. time spent at the Site in general and/or on specific webpages within our Site; and


iv. websites from which users use to come to the Site and websites that they exit to from the Site.


The use of cookies will not however allow us to connect the IP addresses with the personal identites of the users of the Site in any way.


WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a very small text document that includes an anonymous unique identifier which is sent by a website to your browser after obtaining the necessary permission from your computer to do so.


You can configure your browser's preferences to accept or reject all cookies, as well as to notify you when a cookie is set. Cookies allow us to more precisely calculate the number of visitors to the Site and determine which parts of the Site are popular with users for site-optimization purposes.


Cookies do not however allow us to gather any personal information from the users of the Site and we also do not store any personal information in them. Additionally, your browser will only permit a website to access the cookies that it has sent to your browser but not any other cookies received from other websites.


HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US?

We do not and will never share your personal information with any third parties without your consent except under the limited exceptions disclosed in this Policy.


We use the information gathered from the Site for traffic pattern analysis including estimation of the Site's audience size, geographical dispersion of the Site's users and related website optimization purposes. Occasionally, we may also notify you about important changes to the Site, new services and special offers or promotions that we think you may be interested in our newsletters.


SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

We do not share or sell any information collected through the Site to third parties for commercial purposes. As stated above, we only use collected information to improve the performance and user experience of our Site. However, your information could be shared under the following circumstances :


We may disclose personal information to the relevant legal authorities If it becomes necessary to share such information in order to investigate, prevent or take action pursuant to illegal activities, suspected fraud and/or other situations involving potential or actual threats to the physical safety of any members of the public or users of the Site.


We may also do so if we are required by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (i) conform to the law or comply with any legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (ii) protect and defend our rights and property, the Site, the users of the Site and/or our affiliated parties, if any, and (iii) act under circumstances to protect the safety of the Site's users, us or third parties.


As the Site grows, we may be involved in corporate transactions including the buying or selling of assets that relate to the Site. If such assets are acquired by a third party in a substantial form, user information gathered through the Site including but not limited to e-mail and other visitor information may be some of the transferred business assets to the acquiring third party.


SECURITY

We employ various security measures to prevent the misuse and loss of any information provided to us by users of the Site. However, we cannot make any assurances to the absolute security of any data transmission made by any user to in the course of using the Site.


SITE AREAS THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL

Please note that the following areas of our Site are not subject to our absolute control.

Third Party Websites

Our Site contains links to other websites that are provided solely as reference resources on topics that we may consider to be helpful to the Site's users. Please note that we cannot account for the privacy policies of these websites or the content contained in them.


Consequently, our Privacy Policy will no longer be in effect when you use one of these links from the Site to visit the designated external website(s). Please remember that it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies of these websites to ensure that you understand and agree with their policies before you proceed.

Public Comments

The Site may include areas where users can post comments and feedback in relation to the topics or subject matter on the Site. Please remember that due to the public nature of such interaction, we are unable to continually monitor the content of all comments posted. We will however endeavor to remove all comments that we consider, indecent, offensive or may provide a negative user experience to users of the Site.


You should also be aware that any personal information disclosed in such comments becomes public information and as such, some prudence and discretion should be exercised before you post any personal information publicly in these areas.


POLICY UPDATES

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update or modify this Policy without prior notice to users of the Site. Any such change, update or modification will be posted here and will supercede the preceding Policy with immediate effect. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms before proceeding.


YOUR CONSENT AND POLICY UPDATES

By using the Site, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.


Last updated: 20 September 2014.


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