Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

HOT DISH ADVERTISING – WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated: February 6, 2020

 

Hot Dish Advertising (“Hot Dish,” “we,” or “us”) understands the importance of your privacy and we take our responsibility to protect your information seriously.  This privacy policy (the “Policy”) describes the types of information that we may collect from you through our website (www.hotdishad.com) and when you communicate with, how we use and share that information, and certain choices you may have regarding your information. 

Please read this Policy carefully before using our website.  By using our website, you agree to the terms of this Policy and our collection, use, and disclosure of information as described below.  If you do not agree with the practices described in this Policy, you may choose not to use the website or provide us with requested information.  Your use of our website is also subject to any applicable Terms and Conditions or other agreements we may have with you.

 

Personal Information We May Collect About You

For the purposes of this Policy, “personal information” is any information that identifies you or can be used to contact you.  Hot Dish is a business-to-business advertising company and, as such, the personal information we collect from website users is typically limited to the types of information reflected on a business card—name, address, email address, phone number, employer, and position.  Specifically, the types of personal information we may collect can be grouped as follows:

  • Contact information – name, email address, address, telephone number, and (in certain circumstances) company name.
  • Employment information – name of your employer and position/title at your employer.
  • Marketing information – details regarding informational and promotional materials you have requested or received from us, your subscription to receive promotional communications from us, and information on your marketing or communication preferences.
  • Inquiry information – copies of communications and inquiries you have submitted to us, including through email, calls, and features available on our website.
  • Website usage information – details regarding how and when you use our website, including the device used to connect to our website, your IP address, the frequency and duration of your visits, and information about your interaction with our website.
  • Job applicant information – If you apply for a job using our website, contact information, information regarding your qualifications and background, educational information, and any other information you provide as part of your application.

We collect this information from you when you fill out forms on our website, subscribe to receive promotional communications from us, download information from our website, communicate with us (including by email, phone, and otherwise), apply for a job, or otherwise provide information to us through our website.

 

Other Information We Collect From You

Like most websites, we use various technologies to automatically collect information about you, including the following:   

  • IP Address or Device Identifier. When you visit our website, we collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which identifies the computer or service provider that you use to access our website or, if you connect through a mobile device, your mobile device identifier.  We may use these identifiers to collect information about the length of time spent on our website or the specific areas visited.
  • Cookies. Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.  Our website uses different types of cookies to, among other things, automatically recognize you when you return to our website, store information regarding your preferences, personalize content for you, provide social media functionality, and analyze our website traffic.   For further information about cookies, including how to refuse cookies, please visit allaboutcookies.org.  Likewise, to learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website.  Please note that if cookies are disabled, you may not be able to enjoy certain features of our website.
  • Web beacons and other technologies. Our website may use other tracking tools, including web beacons, which are small electronic images embedded in web content and email messages that are not ordinarily visible to users.  Web beacons allow us to track pages and content accessed and viewed by users, as well as to monitor email readership.  We may also use pixels to track visitors.  You can opt out of pixels by adjusting your browser’s cookie settings or adjusting cookie consent options on our website to not accept marketing cookies.
  • Our website may also use third party analytics vendors such as Google Analytics.  Please click here for more information about how data is collected and processed in connection with the Google Analytics service:  https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners.  We use analytics data for a variety of purposes, including to analyze use of our website and improve its design and content.

The information collected through these technologies may be combined with personal information or aggregated with other information on website visits.  We may share information about your use of our website with our advertising and analytics partners, who may combine it with other information that you previously provided to them. 

 

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information we collect from you for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with you and provide you with information you have requested;
  • To register you to receive promotional and informational communications from us, provide you with such communications, track your marketing preferences, and for our internal marketing purposes;
  • To respond to inquiries from you regarding our business or services;
  • To optimize your experience on our website and ensure that our content is presented to you in the most effective manner;
  • To notify you about changes to our website, including material changes to this Policy;
  • To perform other functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection or that you otherwise consent to.

For more information about your options relating to your personal information and your communication preferences, see “Your Choices Regarding Your Information” below.

 

Disclosure Of Your Information

When the information we collect about you is aggregated, anonymized, or otherwise does not identify you, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

In addition, we may share your information with the following entities:

  • Service providers and third-party vendors that we use to support our business, including companies that perform work necessary for us to provide services to you, or that assist us in improving our business operations and services.
  • Our media partners that may assist us with services we provide or co-marketing to potential clients.
  • Website analytics vendors in order to understand our website traffic and usage patterns, optimize our website, and identify potential new clients.
  • For job applicants, third-party vendors necessary for us to evaluate your application, verify your credentials and representations, and assess your suitability for employment with us.
  • Buyers or other successors prior to or in the event of a merger, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as a part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, where the information is among the assets being transferred.
  • Other parties for any purpose we disclose at the time you provide the information.

We reserve the right to disclose your information as necessary to comply with a subpoena or investigative demand, court order, request for cooperation from law enforcement or other governmental agency, to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law.

 

Your Choices About Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding your personal information.  When using our website, you may choose whether you want to receive promotional information from us.  To the extent we ever send you promotional emails, you can stop receiving those emails by clicking the “unsubscribe link” in the email.  We endeavor to promptly process any unsubscribe requests.  You can also choose not to provide us with information requested through our website, which may result in you being unable to use certain features of our website or receive certain information about our business and services.

 

Links To Third-Party Websites

Our website may contain links to third-party websites.  These websites have separate privacy policies that you should review.  While we make efforts to choose the links on our website carefully, we cannot take responsibility for the content of linked websites or those companies’ data-handling practices.

 

Protection Of Your Information

We understand the importance of safeguarding your information and take appropriate administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect your personal information from loss, theft, and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification.  Please be aware, however, that no security measures or data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.  While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warranty the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

 

Non-U.S. Visitors

Hot Dish is located in the United States.  Our website is intended for use by individuals in United States.  We do not seek personal information about individuals outside of the United States.  Accordingly, our collection of personal information and other data through our website and subsequent use and disclosure of that data is subject only to the laws of the United States, as applicable.

 

Children’s Privacy

Our website is a general audience site and is not directed at, or intended for use by, children under the age of 13 years.  Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13.

 

Do-Not-Track Disclosure

Please note that Hot Dish does not honor “Do Not Track” signals and such signals will not impact the operation of our website.

 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

Please note that we may change this Policy from time to time.  We will post changes here and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this document. Continued use of this website after any changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.  We encourage you to check the Policy periodically for updates.

 

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy or our information-handling practices, please contact us at:

Hot Dish Advertising

800 Washington Ave. N
Suite 205
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tel. 612.341.3100
Fax. 612.341.0555
info@hotdishad.com