Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice informs you of the privacy practices of HotTakePolitics (“Website”). It sets forth our privacy practices pertaining to information we collect, store, use and share about you derived from your use of our Website. By accessing and using our Website, you agree that our collection, storage and use your personal information is governed by this Privacy Policy and the posted Terms of Use. If you disagree with the way we collect and process personal information, please do not use our Website.

Types of information we collect when you visit and use our Website, sign up for a newsletter, participate in surveys, or contact us for any reason:

Personal Information. We collect information from you that identifies you personally. This includes your name, address, telephone number(s), mobile numbers and email address, employment status or other unique information you provide to us during the registration process.

Demographic Information. We collect information from you that does not identify you personally but places you in a category of other persons with similar demographic traits. This includes your zip code, mobile phone carrier, age, gender, salary range, education, marital status, occupation, military service, industry of employment, personal and online interests. If you can be personally identified through this information, it is Personal Information.

Website Use Information. We track and record the pages, articles, and ads you visit on our Website, what services or products you access or order, information about your computer hardware and software, including your IP address, general geographic location of the computer or device you are using, browser preference, operating system other websites you visit. When we can identify you personally, through the use of this information, it is Personal Information.

Information From Third-parties. We may collect personal and non-personal information about you from a third-party which may include personal, demographic, and technology information. This includes, information found in cookies or persistent identifiers, and email opt-in records. We may not have access or control over these cookies and other tracking devices as they are owned and used by unaffiliated parties including advertisers, networks, ISPs, analytics consultants, or social media networks. We have no responsibility or liability for the policies and practices of these parties.

Information Derived From Our Technology. Our technology automatically collects you IP address, browser type, internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data from cookies, web beacons or other technology when you visit our Website.
Behavioral Information. Is information which is automatically collected when you use our Website through technology on our website. This includes the areas of our Website that you visit, what services or products you access or order, information about your computer hardware and software, including your IP address, geographic location, browser preference, operating system type, domain names, times that you access the internet, and other websites you have visited. When we can identify you personally, through the use of this information, it becomes Personal Information.

Third-Party Information. Is information about you that we acquire from a third-party which may include personal, demographic, and behavioral information. This includes, but not limited to, first party cookies, third-party cookies, anonymous cookies, persistent identifiers, email opt-in records and search engine keywords. We may or may not have access or control over these cookies and other tracking devices as some are used by third-parties including advertisers and networks, internet service providers, data analytics providers or social networks and platforms. We have no responsibility or liability for the policies and practices of third-parties. When we can identify you personally, through the use of this information, it becomes Personal Information.

No Information Collected from Children. We will never knowingly collect any Personal Information from anyone under the age of 16. If we accidently do collect such information, we delete the same upon notice.

Retention of Personal Information. We retain Personal Information as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, as required by an applicable law, rule, regulation, or contractual provision. We will retain your Personal Information for the purposes of commercial marketing to you until you request, we cease further efforts to provide you such offers or in the event you request deletion of your Personal Information. To determine the appropriate duration of the retention of Personal Information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of Personal Information, and if we can attain our objectives by other means, as well as our legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, and other applicable obligations.

We, our vendors, networks, ISP(s) and supporting advertisers use technologies such as cookies, web beacons, gifs, and java scripts to collect information about you. Using these technologies, we collect your IP addresses, browser type, ISP, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We use this to analyze trends, monitor and update our Website, ease of movements through our Website and gather demographic information about our user base, as a whole, to attract advertising on our Website. We may create reports or logs based on these technologies on an individual or aggregated basis. California residents should be advised we do not respond to do not track signals or cookies.

Our Cookies. If enabled, cookies store small amounts of information on your computer about actions you take on our Website. This helps us track which of our features you visit most often, and what content you view and keep track of the number of return visits. We accumulate and aggregate statistical information generally pertaining to our Website, to market our website and deliver specific content to you based on your past viewing history. You can modify or disable cookies, but our Website may not function properly for you. You may read more about cookies at

Third-Party Cookies. We use various ad services provided by Google that connects the activity on our Website with their advertising network and they may use cookies that collects information regarding certain patterns in your browsing history. To opt-out of this tracking, please see We also participate in all of Google’s Analytics Advertising. This includes: (i) Remarketing with Google Analytics; (ii) Google Display Network Impression Reporting; (iii) Google controlled Campaign Manager integration; and (iv) Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Google uses cookies to track activity performed by Google Analytics and its AdWords or DoubleClick cookie. To opt-out please see We also use Google Analytics which is an analysis service. Google utilizes the data collected through its cookies to track and examine the use of this site, to prepare reports on its activities, and to share them with other Google services. You may opt-out of the Google Analytics service using Google’s Browser Add-on here

Web Beacons. We use web beacons or gifs to collect information about your visit to our Website, measure and improve the effectiveness of advertisements and track delivery of advertising. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time, and date of page view, as well as a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. We may also use Web beacons in email messages sent to you. This allows us to determine if you opened or acted upon the email message. Because web beacons are the same as any other content request, you cannot opt-out or refuse them. However, they can be rendered ineffective by either opting-out of cookies or changing the cookie setup in your browser.

JavaScript. We may also use JavaScript. JavaScript is a computer language that enhances the functionality of websites, particularly with respect to pictures. We use it to analyze and improve our Website’s functions. You may deactivate JavaScript through your browser settings or activate it the same way. If you disable JavaScript, you will not be able to use some of the functions of our Website.

Provision of Services. We use the information we gather on our Website to provide you with the services and or products you have requested. This may include passing your information on to a third-party to provide such services or products. We do not control the privacy practices of third-parties. If you have any questions or wish to remove your information from the third-party databases, you will need to contact that party directly.

Improving Our Website. We use the information we gather to respond to any inquiries you make, to operate and improve the functionality of our Website, and deliver the products and services advertised on our Website. We use the same for testing, research, analysis and product or marketing development. Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising, relating to your experience and interests. This includes maintaining and improving the safety, security and integrity of our Website, databases and technology assets.

Response to Inquiries. We use your information to respond to any questions you have, operate, and improve the functionality of our Website, and deliver the products and services. We use the information for testing, research, analysis and product or marketing development. Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising, relating to your experience and interests. This includes maintaining and improving the safety, security and integrity of our Website, databases, and technology assets.
Promotion of Campaigns. We use the information to provide other promoted campaigns, products, and services to you that might be of interest to you. Other parties will use the information we share to provide you with their services and products. We also use the information to respond to your questions concerns or requests.
Creating a Profile. We or those we share, disclose or sell your information to may use the information to create a profile of your likes, dislikes, what ads, products or services interest you. When you open our or their ads or promotions. We and they create these so that we can be of better service to you and provide information and ads that are of interest to you.

Generally. All information, including the personal information, may be used, shared, disclosed and sold to third parties for marketing purposes. We may disclose, share, license or sell your Personal and non-personal Information to affiliates, partners, vendors, advertisers, licensees and third-parties. You agree that when you disclose personal information (name, email address, zip code) on or in connection with your use of our Website, Survey’s or promotions, such information can be monitored, collected used and shared by us or others and may result in unsolicited messages from other users or third-parties.

Website Functionality. We share all categories of information set out in this policy with third-party Service Providers we employ to perform technical or analytical functions on our behalf. Examples include third-parties who host our Website, analyze our data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer service.

Third-Party Products and Services. We share and sell all categories of information set out in this Privacy Notice with third-parties including affiliated entities, service providers, and data aggregators with your information with third-parties who will provide you with their opportunities, products, or services.

Anonymized information. We share aggregated anonymous information about you, combined with Service Providers and other third-party vendors and clients for their analysis, promotion, and marketing. This includes demographic information and behavioral information.

Legal Process. We disclose your information, if legally required to do so, or at our discretion, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights, property, or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

Acquisition or Merger. We may disclose and transfer your information to a third-party who acquires any or all of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In the event we become the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our liquidator, administrator, receiver, or administrative receiver may sell, license, or otherwise dispose of, such information in a transaction approved by the court.

Advertisers. Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place ads on our Website, may use their own technology, to collect information about you. We do not control the use of such technology and have no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you. We also do not control how such information is used or shared. Please be sure to read their Privacy Notice and practices.
Third-party Links. For your convenience, our Website and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to websites owned by third-parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We do not operate or control any information, software, products, or services, available on these third-party websites. The inclusion of a link on our Website does not imply any endorsement of the services, products or website, or its sponsoring organization.

Analytics Vendors. As described above, we use Service Providers to monitor, analyze and report on the traffic to, from and within our Website and email messages.
Disclaimer of Third-Party Collection and Use. Our Website offers links to other websites, including links embedded in advertisements and links to various news sources not under our control. These other websites may have information policies and practices different from ours. In addition, certain companies associated with our Website have their own privacy policies. We do not own or control such companies and websites and are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of websites.

We use reasonable industry-accepted technology and controls to protect your information and data from disclosure to unauthorized third-parties. Although mostly effective to prevent disclosure, no guarantee can be given that all information you provide to us will not be accessed by unauthorized persons. Thus, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Any transmission of data to use or through our Website is at your own risk.

We have the right to make material changes to this Privacy Notice. We will post those changes through a prominent notice on the website with no further notice to you. Please review this policy often so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and with whom we disclose, share, and sell it.

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information or newsletters from us, simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email or write us at 1A Media Group
4240 Portsmouth Blvd #411
Chesapeake, VA 23321.

Effective Date: January 1, 2023
This Privacy Notice for California Residents supplements the information contained in our primary privacy policy and applies solely to all visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California (“consumers” or “you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and as amended and effective January 1, 2023, the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). Any terms defined in the CCPA and CPRA have the same meaning when used in this Notice. The CCPA and CPRA are collectively referred to as the “CCPA” for purposes of this Notice.

Under the CCPA, California residents have certain rights to their information listed below. However, the right to access or delete are not absolute and may be subject to certain exceptions. For example, we cannot disclose specific pieces of personal information if the disclosure would create a substantial, articulable, and unreasonable risk to the security of the personal information or of our business systems network.

(a) Right to Know About Personal Information Collected, Disclosed, or Sold and the Right to Correct Personal Information. California residents have the right to request that we disclose to them: (i) the categories of personal information we have collected about them; (ii) the categories of sources from which personal information is collected; (iii) the business or commercial purpose for the information collection; (iv) the categories of third-parties with whom we have shared personal information; and (v) the specifics of personal information we hold about an individual. They also have the right to correct any information.
(b) Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information. California residents have a right to request the deletion of their Personal Information if we have collected or maintained it in the past twelve (12) months, unless the personal information is necessary for us or our service providers to complete a transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer; detect security incidents; protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity (or prosecute those responsible); debug to identify and repair functionality errors; exercise or ensure the right of another to exercise free speech or another legal right; comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), which compels the production of or access to electronic communication information or electronic device information with a search warrant; engage in research in the public interest where the consumer has provided informed consent; comply with a legal obligation; or otherwise use the information internally in a lawful manner compatible with the context in which the consumer provided it.
(c) Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information. You have the right to opt-out of any sale of your Personal Information by us. If you are requesting a product or service, this is an exemption from this right, and we will process your request. However, you have the right to cease all further sale of your Personal Information.
(d) Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy Rights. You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of these privacy rights conferred by the CCPA. As such, we will not deny you goods or services, charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, or deny you discounts or other benefits; nor will we provide you a different level or quality of goods or services or recommend a different level or quality of goods or services.
(e) Opt-Out Preference Signal (Global Privacy Control). You may use an Opt-Out Preference Signal, such as the Global Privacy Control (“GPC”), to opt-out of the sale/sharing of your personal information. However, this technology and our use of it is not fully developed by the market. Our database containing your information may not be linked to your browser identification and because your request to opt-out of sale/sharing will be linked to your browser identifier only and not linked to any account or database information as the connection between your browser and our database is not known to us, we may not be able to fulfill this request. If you would like us to make the connection between your browser and your account within our database, please email us or submit the requested form through our website portal below.

6.3. Contact us. To make your request or contact us with any questions, please use our California Consumer Portal or by email at
6.4. Response Time and Response Format. We will cease sharing your information within 10 days of your request and make every effort to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons why we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. We will provide our response in a manner that is readily usable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance to you.