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Hot Wire Classiieds (HWC) Privacy Policy
This privacy policy describes how the HWC website, tools, applications, and services ("Hot Wire Classifieds") handle your personal information. HWC collects, uses, and shares personal information to help HWC work and to keep HWC safe (details below). This policy is effective January 01, 2014.
Collection. Information posted on HWC is obviously publicly available. Our servers are located in the European Union, and elsewhere in the world where HWC has facilities. Therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to HWC's collection, use, disclosure of your personal information and to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers in the European Union and elsewhere in the world where HWC has facilities. HWC collects and stores the following personal information:
  • email address, phone numbers, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information;
  • computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from HWC and ad data (all through cookies - you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);
  • other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.
Use. HWC uses users; personal information to:
  • provide our services
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • encourage safe trading and enforce our policies;
  • customize, measure, and improve user experience and our services, content, and advertising
  • deliver targeted marketing, service updates and promotional offers to you according to your preferences;
  • do other things for users as described when The Hot Wire collects the information.
Disclosure. HWC doesn't sell or rent users; personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without users explicit consent. HWC may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other's rights, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. HWC may also share personal information with:
  • corporate affiliates who help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide joint services. (Our corporate affiliates will market only to users who ask them to).
  • service providers who help with our business operations.
  • third-party websites and publishers so ads (or the content of the ads) published on HWC can also be published on a broader array of venues or information vehicles.
Registration and sharing through third-party services. HWC may offer single sign-on services that allow you to use third party login credentials to sign into HWC, With your permission, HWC may also transfer profile information contained in your third-party profile. HWC may also, for your use, enable you to import information about who you are connected, as well as enable you to share information with those third-party sites (other than listings), at your discretion. If you wish to discontinue you such sharing, you will be able to do so through your preference page.
Communications and email tools. You agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply indicate your preference by following directions provided with the communication. You may not use our site or communication tools to harvest addresses, send spam or otherwise breach our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy. HWC may automatically scan and manually filter email messages sent via our communication tools for malicious activity or prohibited content, but HWC does not permanently store such messages. Your message will be emailed to the poster and not made public. If you use our tools to send content to a friend, HWC doesn't permanently store your friends; addresses or use or disclose them for marketing purposes. To report spam from other users, please contact customer support.
Access, Modification, and Deletion. You can see, modify or erase most of your personal information by reviewing and modifying your posting or account status page, by signing on to “My Hot Wire” or by contacting customer support to review any personal information HWC stores that is not available on HWC. There may be a charge associated with such requests but these will not exceed the amounts permitted by law. HWC deletes personal information when HWC no longer need it for the purposes we described earlier. HWC retains personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad guys from coming back. If you have further questions, you can write to the Data Controller at our customer support This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Security. HWC uses lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but as you probably know, nothing's perfect, so HWC makes no guarantees.
Cookies. HWC or our service providers may use "cookies" (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow; customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. A few important things you should know about cookies are that:
  • HWC offers certain features that are available only through the use of cookies.
  • HWC uses cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status.
  • You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our sites or services. For more information on your choices about accepting cookies, consult your browser help function.
HWC sometimes work with service providers who may place cookies on your computer to serve and measure the effectiveness of ads on our or our advertising partners behalf and collect anonymous information about how you use websites owned by HWC and its affiliates. This information allows them to help us customize our content and advertising. HWC does not allow these companies to collect any personal information about you using these cookies. For more information about why we use cookies, see Cookies, Web Beacons, and Your Privacy.
General. HWC may update this policy at any time, with updates taking effect when you next use the site or after 30 days, whichever is sooner. If HWC or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, HWC may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply. Send questions about this policy to contact customer support.
HWC Domain Google AdWords and Remarketing Privacy Policy
HWC Domain uses all features of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers. That includes obtaining specific visitor cookie data, such as the source, medium and keyword used to visit our website. Google Analytics does not store any visitor specific data and we will not use visitor specific data in any way related to Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Remarketing.
HWC Domain uses remarketing with Google AdWords and analytics to display content specific advertisements to visitors that have previously visited our site when those visitors go to other websites that have the Google Display Network implemented.
HWC Domain and other third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on visitors past visits to our website.
We take our users’ privacy very seriously. We feel that certain personal information should always be kept private, so we’ve developed restrictions around the types of ads where we don’t allow remarketing. When creating remarketing lists, we can’t use any sensitive information about users. This includes information such as their financial status, sexual orientation, and other sensitive categories.
As AdWords advertisers, we are restricted from and will not perform the following actions:
(a) Running ads that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) including, but not limited to, email addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card numbers
(b) Creating a remarketing list or creating ad text that specifically targets users in ways that are outlined as “prohibited” in the categories below
Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers and opt out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Ads Preferences Manager.
You can opt out of the cookie tracking here: http://bit.ly/1uDicB3
You can opt out of Bing cookie tracking by Clicking Here.
You can opt out of Facebook cookie tracking by Clicking Here.
You can opt out of Twitter cookie tracking by Clicking Here.
Definitions “User” means a unique instance of a browser, application or similar technology. “User Cookie” means the User identifier (of which a cookie is one example) associated with a User for remarketing or similar audiences. “Remarketing Lists” means a list of User Cookies created or otherwise obtained by you and used in connection with remarketing or similar audiences. “Similar Audiences Lists” means a list of Users created by Google based on a Remarketing List for use in connection with similar audiences. “Properties” means properties or content on which advertisements are shown.
Creation, Migration and Use of Remarketing Lists. You must have all rights necessary to create or otherwise obtain Remarketing Lists, migrate Remarketing Lists to, and use Remarketing Lists or Similar Audience Lists on the Properties. Google will not allow another advertiser to use your Remarketing Lists or Similar Audiences Lists without your consent.
Data, Selection and Targeting Restrictions. You may not (a) send to Google information or (b) use Remarketing Lists or Similar Audience Lists to select or target advertisements (i) based on past or current activity by Users on adult or gambling sites, government agency sites, or sites directed at children under the age of 13 years or (ii) based on other inferred or actual sensitive information (including without limitation, health or medical history or information, financial status or other detailed information pertaining to a person’s finances, racial or ethnic origins, religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, the commission or alleged commission of any crime, political opinions or beliefs, trade union membership, or sexual behavior or orientation).
Notice Requirement. Your posted privacy policy should include information about Google, the User Cookie, and an appropriate description of your use of remarketing or similar audiences in online advertising. The description must be included in the privacy policies of all sites that include the remarketing tag or otherwise gather this type of information.
PII Restrictions. You may not, for the purpose of serving Ads, transmit personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, email addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card numbers (“PII”) with the User Cookie without robust notice of, and the User’s prior affirmative (i.e., “opt-in”) consent.
Advertising Cookies Policy; Third Party Ad Serving; Conflicts Your use of the User Cookie via Remarketing Lists is subject to this Interest Based Advertising Policy and the Google Advertising Cookies Policy. Google’s use of Remarketing Lists is also subject to this Interest Based Advertising Policy and the Google Advertising Cookies Policy. If you’re using third-party ad serving in order to serve Interest-Based Advertisements, then you need to comply with both the Third-Party Ad Serving Policy and this Interest Based Advertising Policy. To the extent there is any conflict between this Interest Based Advertising Policy and either the Google Advertising Cookies Policy or the Third-Party Ad Serving Policy then you need to comply with the version of the conflicting provision in this Interest Based Advertising Policy.
DoubleClick Remarketing (formerly known as Doubleclick Boomerang) and other Remarketing List Services. You may not use a Remarketing List created via DoubleClick’s Remarketing or other Remarketing List services on the Properties unless the properties from which those User Cookies were compiled (i) properly disclose the data collection and usage contemplated by this Interest Based Advertising Policy and (ii) comply with the privacy and notice requirements of this Interest Based Advertising Policy.
Remarketing List Transparency. You grant to Google the right, should Google elect to do so, to display to any end user that is part of your Remarketing Lists that the User is on at least one of your Remarketing Lists, along with displaying your domain or display name.
In Ads Notice Labeling. Google may also, should Google elect to do so or should Customer request Google to do so, label advertisements served based on Remarketing Lists or Similar Audience Lists with notices or overlays intended to advise Users that the advertisements are based on Remarketing Lists or Similar Audience Lists, and you may not modify or obscure these labels.
Policies applicable to Advertisements based on Google-defined interest categories
In Ads Notice Labeling. Google may also, should Google elect to do so or should Customer request Google to do so, label advertisements served based on Google defined interest-categories with notices or overlays intended to advise Users that the advertisements are based on Google defined interest-categories, and you may not modify or obscure these labels.  
Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA. – The Privacy Policy http://bit.ly/10BBt8W