HWDOT Privacy Policy Statement

Please read this statement regarding your use of HWDOT services (website, blog, software, mobile app, mobile game, etc). If you have questions please ask us via our contact form.

Message Boards

HWDOT does not actively monitor any comments and the information on them is for entertainment purposes only. If we are alerted to something we deem inappropriate in any way, we may delete it at our discretion. We use email validation on most of our message boards in order to reduce “comment spam.” These email addresses will not be shared with any third party.


HWDOT assigns cookies to our readers in order to save their preferences. This data is not shared with any third party. Accessing our websites is not dependent on accepting cookies and all major browsers allow you to disable cookies if you wish.

Third Party Cookies

HWDOT uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website or use our other services via our software/mobile application/mobile game. 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. HWDOT does not have access to this data.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site and our software/mobile app/mobile game. Google uses DoubleClick DART cookie that enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

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Traffic Reports

Our industry-standard traffic reporting records IP addresses, Internet service provider information, referrer strings, browser types and the date and time pages are loaded. We use this information in the aggregate only to provide traffic statistics to advertisers and to figure out which features and editorials are most popular.

Legal proceedings

We will make every effort to preserve user privacy but HWDOT may need to disclose information when required by law.


HWDOT websites frequently link to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or business practices of these websites. When you leave our websites we encourage you to read the destination site’s privacy policy. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by HWDOT.

Mention of third-party websites and products is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. There are risks inherent in the use of any information or products found on the Internet, and assumes no responsibility in this regard.

Notification of Changes

When HWDOT makes changes to this privacy policy we will post those changes here.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.