Webmasters note: HotSpringsFinder's privacy policy is a balancing act between:

  1. Building user trust.
  2. Promoting community among hot springs enthusiasts.

It is not cast in stone, so if there is something that makes you uncomfortable please let us know and we'll try to address it.

Privacy Policy

The following is a detailed breakdown of the privacy policy for HotSpringsFinder.com, owned by the Outsource Cafe, Inc. All information collected on this website is owned solely by Outsource Cafe, Inc., and is handled pursuant to this policy.

How We Gather Information

HotSpringsFinder.com Registration: To access certain areas of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to provide an e-mail address. E-mail addresses are used during the initial setup of your account, in the delivery of service messages, requested information, and on rare occasions - some events and products. Additionally, if a user requests their password, it is delivered in plain text to the address on file. We send all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, and special deals. E-mail addresses are never made publicly visible or shared with partners.

Tracking Traffic: We currently use Google Analytics to manage our traffic statistics. We use the services to help us measure how visitors use our site. To do this, we use Web beacons and cookies provided by Google Analytics on this site. The type of information we collect includes unique visitors, page views, entry and exit points, and a variety of other aggregated data. By supplementing our records, this information helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see. Although Google Analytics logs the information coming from our site on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used.

How We Use This Information

Sharing: We use outside companies to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. Periodically we share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers.

Publishing: Any comments posted to articles or blogs will immediately appear online, along with the username, website and picture that the author has chosen to make public. HotSpringsFinder.com will remove illegal and inappropriate comments.

How Third-Party Vendors, Sites, and Sponsors Use This Information

HotSpringsFinder.com will disclose information about individual users to governmental or judicial authorities or law enforcement agencies, or to other individuals or entities in response to subpoena, court order, or other legal process. In matters involving a danger to personal or public safety, HotSpringsFinder.com may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.

Site and Service Updates: We send our users site and service announcements via email. Members are automatically subscribed to these service announcements, which contain important information about the site, user registration, or a subscribed service.

Child Privacy

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), passed by Congress in October 1998, requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue and enforce rules concerning children's online privacy. The FTC issued the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule in November 1999; it has been in effect since April 21, 2000. The Rule's primary goal: to place parents in control over what information is collected from their children online.

While HotSpringsFinder doesn't fall under the guidelines for sites that must adhere to COPPA, if parents inform us that their children have provided the company with personal information, the company will delete those files in a reasonable amount of time.

Commitment to Security

We take every precaution to protect our users' information. When a user submits sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and offline.

All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

Reminder Alerts

You may choose to allow the Licensed Application to provide reminder alerts. Should you allow the Licensed Application to provide reminder alerts, you understand and agree that this service may be provided using services operated outside of the Licensed Application, including, but not limited to, systems such as Apple's Push Notification. You understand and agree that pertinent data needed for such alerts, including, but not limited to, the task name and due time, will be transmitted and temporarily be stored on services operated by Outsource Cafe, and that at the appropriate time, this alert data will be transmitted via corresponding services, e.g., Apple's Push Notification Service, for delivery to your device or chosen delivery endpoints. At no time is the Personal Information you provide transmitted via the third-party delivery service unless as required by the nature of the delivery mechanism (electronic mail, for example, requires your name and email address for delivery). Should you disagree with the mechanism of this service, you agree to disable and not use reminder alerts as provided in the Licensed Application.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user, such as an ID for site access. If a user rejects the cookie, they will be unable to log in to our site to access premium content. We do not use cookies to store sensitive information.

Log Files

We use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement on our site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.


This website contains links to other sites. HotSpringsFinder.com, is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

HotSpringsFinder.com reserves the right to change its privacy policy. If we decide to change our policy, though, we will post any changes prominently, so users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by e-mail.

How to Contact Us

Send Questions about the policy to support(AT)HotSpringsFinder.com.

Privacy Policy last updated October 3, 2019.