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Privacy Policy   terms of use has established this privacy policy to explain to you how your information is protected, collected and used, which may be updated by from time to time. will provide notice of materially significant changes to this privacy policy by posting notice on the site.

1. Protecting your privacy

  • We don't run banner ads, pop ups, pop unders within the Hot Glass message boards.
  • We do share only aggregated information with third parties for marketing purposes.
  • We do engage in cross-marketing or link-referral programs with other sites.
  • We don't employ tracking devices for marketing purposes ("cookies" (however cookie files are very important for various tracking mechanisms within the message boards, such as remembering which messages you've already read, etc.), "web beacons," single-pixel gifs).
  • We don't send you unsolicited communications for marketing purposes.
  • Account information is password-protected. Keep your password safe.
  • Forums use basic webserver authentication. Close your browser to log out.
  • does not knowingly collect any information from persons under the age of 13. If learns that a posting is by a person under the age of 13, will remove that post.
  •, or people who post on, may provide links to third party websites, which may have different privacy practices. We are not responsible for, nor have any control over, the privacy policies of those third party websites, and encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited.

2. Data we collect

  • We sometimes collect your email address, for purposes such as sending self-publishing and confirmation emails, authenticating user accounts, providing subscription email services, registering for forums, etc.
  • We may collect personal information if you provide it in feedback or comments, post it on our classifieds or interactive forums, or if you contact us directly. Please do not post any personal information on's forums or classifieds that you expect to keep private.
  • Our web logs collect standard web log entries for each page served, including your IP address, page URL, and timestamp. Web logs help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the site, and to otherwise provide our service to you.

3. Data we store

  • All classified and forum postings are stored in our database, even after "deletion," and may be archived elsewhere.
  • Our web logs and other records are stored indefinitely.
  • Subscribers can manage their subscriptions through the User Control Panel button within the message boards.
  • Although we make good faith efforts to store the information in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security.

4. Archiving and display of postings by search engines and other sites

Search engines and other sites not affiliated with - including,, and - archive or otherwise make available postings.

5. Circumstances in which may release information

  • may disclose information about its users if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process.
  • may also disclose information about its users to law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: enforce our Terms of Use; respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of, its users or the general public.

6. International Users

By visiting our web site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that due to the international dimension of we may use the data collected in the course of our relationship for the purposes identified in this policy or in our other communications with you, including the transmission of information outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, please understand that such data may be stored on servers located in the United States. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.

7. Google Opt-Out

Google now uses the Doubleclick Cookie to display "interest-based" ads, which means they are following you around and recording any site you visit that is on the Google network (any site that displays Google ads). You can opt-out of this practice by visiting this url: