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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures for the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use the Website and tells you about your privacy rights.
We use your Personal Data to provide and improve the Website.  By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  The terms “we,” “our” and the “Company” refer to HOTW, the owner of  The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the Website, or the company or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Website, as applicable.

1. Data we collect

We collect the following personal data:
Category 1:  without registration and login on the Website:  your IP address and cookies based on Google Analytics
Category 2:  your name, e-mail address, and any other personal data that you have provided in our contact form on the website or in your e-mail which is sent directly to us
Category 3:  your name and e-mail address if you sign up for a newsletter on the Website
Category 4:  your name  and email address if you register and log in on the Website.
We do not collect individually identifiable information about pages visited or searches conducted on the Website.

2. How we collect data

HOTW may collect your personal data through the use of cookies (see below); when you provide your personal data to use the Website; and when you provide personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party.

3. Contact forms; log in; cookies

When visitors leave comments on the Website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.  If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies, which are small files that are placed on your computer or other device, containing the details of your browsing history on the Website. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

4. Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Legal grounds for processing personal information

We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:

  • our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;
  • explicit consent that you have given;
  • legal obligations.

5. How and why we use your data

Your data is mainly use to deliver services to you and to improve the delivery of such services, for example by enhancing the range of services, improving your experience on our website, communicating with you, managing our activities, preventing fraud, enhancing the security of the website and conducting statistical analyses of our customers. 
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.  Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
The Company will not sell your Personal Data, rent it out, share it or make it commercially available to third parties except as follows or with your consent:  In the event of a total or partial reorganization or transfer of the activities of the Company, your data may be transferred to new entities or to third parties through which the operating activities of the Company are carried out in whole or in part.  In addition, our company may be required to share your Personal Data by law or by the order or decision of a court of law.

6. What rights you have over your data

When you first visit our Website, we will ask you to accept or refuse cookies.  You can refuse the installation of these cookies by selecting “Refuse cookies” when using the website for the first time on the pop-up screen provided for this purpose. You can also refuse or block cookies by modifying the configuration parameters of your navigation system.  Disabling cookies may mean that you will not be able to use certain features of the website.

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy

You will find the date of the last modification of the Privacy Policy at the end of this page.  This Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time without prior notice to you.  We therefore recommend that you consult this policy regularly.

Privacy Policy last modified June 2022