Effective January 1st 2010
OpenWiFiSpots is an online application that helps people find free wifi hotspots. To accomplish this, people write
comments and reviews about locations that are posted to OpenWiFiSpots. These
comments and reviews can then be accessed and read by anyone visiting this site.
For the purposes of this Privacy notice, a "user" is defined as someone using the
By using OpenWiFiSpots, you permit the collection and use of your personal information,
although extremely limited in nature as outlined below in our Privacy notice. You
should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy notice.
Information We Collect
In order for OpenWiFiSpots to work properly we log your browser-type related
information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp.
How We Use Your Information
Information such as your full name and any personally identifiable information you
have included in your comments and reviews may be shown to other users in conjunction
with comments and reviews you have contributed.
Browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and
timestamp data help us diagnose problems with our server, administer OpenWiFiSpots,
and otherwise provide the highest possible level of service to you. In addition,
we use this information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics
in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to
inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have
been exposed to, or clicked on, their advertising links.
Transfer of Information
We do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information.
OpenWiFiSpots will disclose information about individual users to governmental
or judicial authorities or law enforcement agencies, or to other individuals or
entities in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes. Further,
OpenWiFiSpots may share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take
action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud, or to enforce or apply the
terms and conditions of this Privacy notice.
We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer
of ownership of OpenWiFiSpots, such as an acquisition by or merger with another
company. In such an event, OpenWiFiSpots will notify you before information about
you is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy notice.
OpenWiFiSpots will notify you when information about you may be provided to third
parties in ways other than explained above, and you will have the option to prevent
such information sharing.
Our Website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation.
OpenWiFiSpots does not share your personal information with those Websites and
is not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy
polices on these third party Websites.
Like most Websites, OpenWiFiSpots requires cookies to function properly. Cookies
are small text files that reside on a user's computer and identify you as a unique
in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature; however,
you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you certain features available
on the OpenWiFiSpots site.
Controlling Your Personal Information
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information
(e.g., user name, e-mail address) via comments and reviews, messages, forums, postings,
or in other areas of the OpenWiFiSpots site, that information, along with any
substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated
and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters
or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of OpenWiFiSpots. Please
do not post any personal information on the OpenWiFiSpots site or in other areas
that you expect to keep private.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information
(not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to
provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
OpenWiFiSpots tries very hard to protect our users' information. We use industry
standard measures to protect your information that is stored within our database.
We limit the access to your information to those employees who need access to perform
their job function. If you have any questions about the security at our Website,
please contact us. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized
disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information
that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this
You hereby acknowledge that OpenWiFiSpots is not responsible for any intercepted
information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims
arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized
This Website is not directed to children, and OpenWiFiSpots does not knowingly
solicit information from any child under the age of 13. Should a child whom we know
to be under 13 send personal information to us, we will use that information only
to respond directly to that child (or a parent or guardian) to inform him or her
that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information.
Terms and Modifications to this Privacy Statement
By using the Website, you signify your agreement to the terms of our Privacy notice.
If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use the site. OpenWiFiSpots
may modify this Privacy notice at any time. If a material change is made to this
Privacy notice and/or the way we use our users’ personally identifiable information,
then we will post a prominent notice of the nature of such change on the first page
of this Privacy notice and also on our home page. You are responsible for reviewing
this Privacy notice periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to
it. Your continued use of the site indicates your assent to any changes to this
If you have any questions about this Privacy notice, the privacy practices of this
Website, or if you want to exercise any of the rights that you are given under this
Privacy notice, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org