Privacy Policy

Last updated: 6th May 2014

ShotHotspot has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. We also use it to store which hotspots you like, dislike, where you've searched, or the place you've voted a hotspot as. We may then share your searches with other users, although they are not associated with you, or your IP address.

Unique identifiers are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's identity.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.

We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

Your Membership Information

When joining ShotHotspot, we request information from you. We will never share your email address with anyone and we won't SPAM you. We may use your personal information to personalise your experience of ShotHotspot, or present services or Hotspots near to you. We may use your location and personal information to present targeted advertising on ShotHotspot. Your location may therefore be available to third-party advertisers, however it will not be associated with 'you', your email address or your Internet Protocol (IP) address.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We use SHA1 encryption to ensure your privacy.

Third Parties

Information collected on this site is strictly for our use, NO OTHER OUTSIDE PERSONS MAY VIEW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH EMAIL ADDRESS, ETC.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

External Links

Although we strive include quality, safe and relevant links users should always adopt caution before clicking any external links.

We can't guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked websites. ShotHotspot cannot be held liable for any damages caused by visiting any external links on this site.

Advertising and Sponsored Links

ShotHotspot may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served by our advertising partners.

Clicking on any adverts may send you a website through a referral program which could use cookies. Users of ShotHotspot should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk. ShotHotspot cannot be held liable for any damages caused by visiting any external links.


We use cookies to store your map display preferences, and your login session state.

Acceptable Use Policy

Revision date: 23rd February 2013

As a provider of web site hosting and other Internet-related services, ShotHotspot offers its customer (also known as "Subscribers") and their customers and users the means to acquire and disseminate a wealth of public information. ShotHotspot respects that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information. However, when there are competing interests at issue, ShotHotspot reserves the right to take certain preventive or corrective actions. In order to protect these competing interests, ShotHotspot has developed an Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP"), which supplements and explains certain terms of each customer's respective service agreement, and is intended as a guide to the customer's rights and obligations when using ShotHotspot' services. This AUP will be revised from time to time.

One important aspect of the Internet is that no one party owns or controls it. This fact accounts for much of the Internet's openness and value, but it also places a high premium on the judgment and responsibility of those who use it, both in the information they acquire and in the information they disseminate to others. When subscribers obtain information through the Internet, they must keep in mind that ShotHotspot cannot monitor, verify, warrant or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information they acquire. For this reason, the subscriber must exercise his or her best judgment in relying on information obtained from the Internet, and also should be aware that some material posted to the Internet may be sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. Because ShotHotspot cannot monitor or censor the Internet, and will not attempt to do so, ShotHotspot cannot accept any responsibility for injury to its subscribers resulting from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive or illegal Internet communications.

When subscribers disseminate information from the Internet, they must keep in mind that ShotHotspot does not review, edit, censor or take responsibility for any information its subscribers may create. When users place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation and other harmful speech. Also, because the information created is carried over ShotHotspot' network and may reach a large number of people, including both subscribers and non-subscribers of ShotHotspot, subscribers' postings to the Internet may affect other subscribers and may affect ShotHotspot' goodwill, business, reputation or operations. For these reasons, subscribers violate ShotHotspot policy and the Service Agreement when they, their customers, affiliates or subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:


Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial information over the Internet. It is not only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward ShotHotspot, but also because it can overload ShotHotspot' network and disrupt service to ShotHotspot' subscribers. Also, maintaining an open SMTP relay is prohibited. When a complaint is received, ShotHotspot will investigate and shutdown the account that is SPAMing.

Audio/Video Streaming

Audio/Video Streaming is not hosting friendly. As such, ShotHotspot does not allow any streaming of audio or video content. Offending accounts will be suspended without noticed or terminated.

Adult-Oriented Content

ShotHotspot does not allow adult content and will suspend/terminate any offending account.

Large File Policy

ShotHotspot is not for file hosting and distribution - as such, customers may not host any files larger than 50MB in size that are observed to be available for the sole purpose of download. Such files include but are not limited to .ISO, audio/video files, .EXE files. If you are unsure whether your file is against this policy, please e-mail

Obscene Speech or Materials

Using ShotHotspot' network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available child pornography or obscene speech or material is prohibited. ShotHotspot is required by law to notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on or being transmitted through its network.

Defamatory or Abusive Language

Using ShotHotspot' network as a means to transmit or post negative, defamatory, harassing, abusive or threatening language.

Forging of Headers

Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.

Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks

Accessing, illegally or without authorization, computers, accounts or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual's system (often known as "hacking"). Also, any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration (i.e., port scan, stealth scan or other information-gathering activity).

Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses or Other Destructive Activities

Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mail bombing or denial of service attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any connected network, system, service or equipment.

Facilitation a Violation of this AUP

Advertising, transmitting or otherwise making available any software, program, product or service that is designed to violate this AUP, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail bombing, denial of service attacks and piracy of software.

Export Control Violations

Exporting encryption software over the Internet or otherwise, to points outside the United States.

Usenet Groups

ShotHotspot reserves the right not to accept postings from newsgroups where we have actual knowledge that the content of the newsgroup violates the AUP.

Other Illegal Activities

Engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal, including, but not limited to, advertising, transmitting or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards and pirating software.

Other Activities

Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that ShotHotspot determines to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill or customer relations.

As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding harmful activities just described rests primarily with the subscriber. ShotHotspot will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of its subscribers to ensure that the comply with ShotHotspot' policy or applicable law. However, when ShotHotspot becomes aware of harmful activities, it may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including, but not limited to, removal of information, shutting down a web site, implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions, denying access to the Internet, or any other action deemed appropriate by ShotHotspot.

ShotHotspot is also aware that many of its subscribers are themselves providers of Internet services, and that information reaching ShotHotspot' facilities from those subscribers may have originated from a customer of the subscriber or from another third party. ShotHotspot does not require its subscribers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor transmissions or web sites created by customers of its subscribers. ShotHotspot reserves the right to directly take action against a customer of its subscribers. Also, ShotHotspot may take action against the ShotHotspot' subscriber because of activities of a customer of the subscriber, even though the action may affect other customers of the subscriber. Similarly, ShotHotspot anticipates that subscribers who offer Internet services will cooperate with ShotHotspot in any corrective or preventive action that ShotHotspot deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a violation of ShotHotspot policy.

ShotHotspot will not intentionally monitor private electronic mail messages sent or receive by its subscribers, unless required to do so by law, governmental authority or when public safety is at stake. ShotHotspot may, however, monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily. Also, ShotHotspot may disclose information, including, but not limited to, information concerning a subscriber, a transmission made using our network, or a web site, in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, summons, discovery request, warrant, statute, regulation or governmental request. ShotHotspot assumes no obligation to inform the subscriber that subscriber information has been provided and, in some cases, may be prohibited by law from giving such notice. Finally, ShotHotspot may disclose subscriber information or information transmitted over its network where necessary to protect ShotHotspot and others from harm, or where such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system. However, ShotHotspot will never sell information to other services or outside companies.

ShotHotspot expects that its subscribers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of online communications. A subscriber's failure to comply with those laws will violate ShotHotspot policy. Finally, ShotHotspot wishes to emphasize that, in signing the Service Agreement, subscribers indemnify ShotHotspot for any violation of the Service Agreement, law or ShotHotspot policy resulting in loss to ShotHotspot or the bringing of any claim against ShotHotspot by any third party. This means that, if ShotHotspot is sued because of a subscriber's or customer of a subscriber's activity, the subscriber will be responsible for payment of any damages awarded against ShotHotspot, plus costs and reasonable attorney's fees.

We hope this AUP is helpful in clarifying the obligations of Internet users, including ShotHotspot and its subscribers, as responsible members of the Internet. Any complaints about a subscriber's violation of this AUP should be sent to