Privacy Policy

Hot Papers values the privacy of the users, subscribers, publishers, members, and others who visit and use the Hot Papers Platform (collectively or individually, "You" or "Users").

By using the Hot Papers Platform, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this notice.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the Hot Papers Platform Terms of Use. Your use of the Hot Papers Platform and any personal information you provide through the Hot Papers Platform are subject at all time to this Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use. Terms for "Hot Papers" and the "Hot Papers Platform" apply to any site or mobile application owned and operated by Hot Papers.

  1. The Information Hot Papers Collects
  2. The Way Hot Papers Uses Information
  3. When Hot Papers Discloses Information
  4. Your Choices
  5. Third-Party Advertisers
  6. Data Security
  7. Children's Privacy
  8. International Visitors
  9. In the Event of Merger or Sale
  10. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice
  11. Hot Papers Contact Information

1. The Information Hot Papers Collects

2. The Way Hot Papers Uses Information

3. When Hot Papers Discloses Information

4. Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Hot Papers, in which case Hot Papers will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Hot Papers Platform. You may update, correct, or delete your user information and preferences at any time here.

You may also choose to opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising from many of our advertising partners and others by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.

5. Third-Party Advertisers

Hot Papers adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, available at http://www.aboutads.info. Our advertising partners, such as RapLeaf, Bizo and BlueKai, may use technology to provide the advertisements that appear on the Hot Papers Platform and to use data collected through the Hot Papers Platform, as described above and in this section, to better target ads shown on Hot Papers and other websites. For a list of many of the advertisers that may work with Hot Papers please visit http://www.aboutads.info/participating.

Our advertising partners may also use cookies or pixel tags to enable the serving of customized advertisements and content to you both on Hot Papers and on other websites and services based on your visits to, and use of Hot Papers, as well as based on your visits to third-party sites and services on the Internet. These cookies or pixel tags may contain non-personally identifiable demographic or other data. You may opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising from many of our advertising partners by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

6. OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

HOT PAPERS USES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE PHYSICAL, MANAGERIAL, AND TECHNICAL SAFEGUARDS TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO HOT PAPERS, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION, HOT PAPERS MAKES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SYSTEMS.HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS.

IF HOT PAPERS LEARNS OF A SECURITY SYSTEMS BREACH, THEN WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE STEPS. HOT PAPERS MAY POST A NOTICE ON THE HOT PAPERS PLATFORM IF A SECURITY BREACH OCCURS. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU MAY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH IN WRITING. TO RECEIVE A FREE WRITTEN NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH YOU SHOULD NOTIFY US AT PRIVACY@HOT PAPERS.

7. OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE HOT PAPERS PLATFORM AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.

PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF YOUNG CHILDREN IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT. FOR THAT REASON, HOT PAPERS DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT OR MAINTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM PERSONS UNDER 13 YEARS-OF-AGE. IF HOT PAPERS LEARNS THAT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF PERSONS LESS THAN 13-YEARS-OF-AGE HAS BEEN COLLECTED ON OR THROUGH THE HOT PAPERS PLATFORM, THEN HOT PAPERS WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO DELETE THIS INFORMATION.

IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER 13 WHO HAS BECOME HOT PAPERS PLATFORM MEMBER, THEN PLEASE CONTACT HOT PAPERS AT PRIVACY@HOT PAPERS TO HAVE THAT CHILD'S ACCOUNT TERMINATED AND INFORMATION DELETED.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS IN MONITORING AND LIMITING YOUR CHILDRENS' ACCESS TO CERTAIN TYPES OF MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET. WHILE HOT PAPERS DOES NOT ENDORSE THESE PRODUCTS, WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

8. INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

FOR USERS VISITING THE HOT PAPERS PLATFORM FROM THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR OTHER NON-U.S. TERRITORIES, PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY DATA YOU ENTER INTO THE HOT PAPERS PLATFORM WILL BE TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR SUCH OTHER NON-U.S. TERRITORY FOR USE BY HOT PAPERS AND ITS AFFILIATES FOR ANY OF THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED HEREIN.IN ADDITION, BECAUSE HOT PAPERS OPERATES GLOBALLY, WE MAY MAKE INFORMATION WE GATHER AVAILABLE TO WORLDWIDE BUSINESS UNITS AND AFFILIATES. BY PROVIDING ANY DATA ON THE HOT PAPERS PLATFORM, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO SUCH TRANSFERS OF YOUR DATA TO THE UNITED STATES OR OTHER COUNTRIES.

9. IN THE EVENT OF MERGER OR SALE

IN THE EVENT THAT HOT PAPERS IS ACQUIRED BY OR MERGED WITH A THIRD-PARTY ENTITY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN ANY OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, TO TRANSFER OR ASSIGN THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FROM USERS AS PART OF THAT MERGER, ACQUISITION, SALE, OR OTHER CHANGE OF CONTROL.

10. CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

THIS PRIVACY NOTICE MAY BE REVISED PERIODICALLY WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU AND THIS WILL BE REFLECTED BY A "LAST MODIFIED" DATE BELOW. PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE TO STAY AWARE OF ANY CHANGES. IN GENERAL, WE ONLY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED IN THE PRIVACY NOTICE IN EFFECT WHEN WE RECEIVED THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION.YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE HOT PAPERS PLATFORM CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE AND ANY FUTURE REVISIONS.

FOR REVISIONS TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE THAT MAY BE MATERIALLY LESS RESTRICTIVE ON OUR USE OR DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED TO US, WE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO NOTIFY YOU AND OBTAIN YOUR CONSENT BEFORE IMPLEMENTING REVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH INFORMATION.

11. HOT PAPERS CONTACT INFORMATION

PLEASE CONTACT HOT PAPERS WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS PRIVACY NOTICE, YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND OUR THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE PRACTICES OR YOUR CONSENT CHOICES AT: HOT PAPERS. WE WILL RESPOND TO YOUR INQUIRY WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ITS RECEIPT.