Terms of use

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HotTopics is committed to providing a positive and secure user experience. Our Terms of Use outline the rules and guidelines for using our website and community. Learn more about our commitment to user safety with HotTopics.


Company information:

Hot Topics Ltd, registered in England and Wales under registration number 08943709. Registered office address is First Floor, National House, 60-66 Wardour Street, London, England, W1F 0TA, United Kingdom.  We are registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. Our Data Protection Registration Number is ZA390305.

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Terms of Use



  • Explanation of Keywords Use in Privacy Policy and this Terms of Use
  • Services
  • Subscription options
  • Intellectual Property
  • Governing Law
  • Third Party Content & Disclaimer
  • No Warranties or Representations
  • Limitations and Exclusions of Liability
  • Members between 13 and 17 years of age
  • Deletion of User account, either upon User’s request or by suspension
  •  Changes and Variation
  • Contact


Explanation of Keywords Use in Privacy Policy and this Terms of Use

  • Affiliate means a company or corporation:
    • (i) that is, directly or indirectly, controlled by Hot Topics Ltd (e.g.  a Hot Topics Ltd subsidiary);
    • (ii) that, directly or indirectly, controls Hot Topics Ltd (e.g. Hot Topics Ltd’s parent company); or
    • (iii) that is, directly or indirectly, controlled by a company or corporation that also, directly or indirectly, controls Hot Topics Ltd (e.g. Hot Topics Ltd’s sister company).

For the purposes of this definition, “control” means having the right to exercise or cause the exercise of the vote of more than 50% of all of the voting shares of such company or corporation.

  • Claims means claims, liens, judgments, penalties, awards, remedies, debts, liabilities, damages, demands, costs, losses, expenses (including without limitation legal costs and expenses) or causes of action, of whatever nature including, without limitation, those made or enjoyed by dependants, heirs, claimants, executors, administrators, successors, survivors or assigns.
  • Hot Topics Ltd means [Hot Topics Ltd and for the purpose of this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, by referring to Hot Topics Ltd means to include its valid representative.
  • Hot Topics Ltd Personnel means Hot Topics Ltd’s employees, director(s)  and any person who has entered into a valid employment agreement with Hot Topics Ltd pursuant to the Employment Rights Act 1996.
  • Members or Users (these two terms shall be used interchangeably herein and throughout our Privacy Policy) mean viewers/users of our Website, of at least 13 years of age (with supervision) and of at least 18 years of age (without supervision).
  • Services means the services provided by Hot Topics Ltd on the Website. These include:
    • regular features;
    • premium features; and
    • any products and services as provided in collaboration with our partners, as could be accessed via and as advertised on our website, of which are clearly marked on our website as third parties’ products/services and/or clearly named with their businesses’ logo.
  • Third Party means any person or entity which is NOT:
    • Hot Topics Ltd Personnel, or its and their Affiliates; and
    • Users.
  • Website means https://www.hottopics.ht

The index and any headings used in this Terms of Use are inserted for convenient reference only and shall be ignored in construing the meaning of any of the provisions herein.

Where the sense requires, words denoting the singular only shall also include the plural and vice versa.  References to persons or entity shall include any company, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, body corporate or individual.  

Reference to any gender shall include a reference to all other genders.

References to statutory provisions shall be construed as references to those provisions in effect at the time when this Terms of Use becomes legally binding on the Parties (“Effective Date”), as respectively amended or re-enacted or as their application is modified by other provisions (whether before or after the Effective Date) from time to time and shall include references to any provisions to which there are re-enactments (whether with or without modification).

  • Services
  • The Services we offer may expand further, of which we shall inform our Users and revise the terms herein accordingly.
  • We continuously improve our Services, therefore we shall from time to time launch new features, which may mean that the older features and version(s) thereof shall no longer be supported on our Website. We shall inform you of the steps you could take to enjoy our new features.
  • You will receive all communications via the email address you have provided to us upon subscription to our newsletter or request for a an alert to a video broadcast.
  • Subscription Options
  • Hot Topics Ltd is free to use, the majority of content is available for all subscribed and unsubscribed users.
  • Intellectual Property
  • Hot Topics Ltd, Website, infrastructure, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) logo, visuals, design, layout, look, appearance, graphics, videos, written content, podcasts, and any ancillary products thereof are Hot Topics Ltd’s property and are protected by the prevailing intellectual property laws;
  • Our Website and Social Channels (e.g. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts) may also contain materials that are licensed to Hot Topics Ltd;
  • Reproduction of Hot Topics Ltd property and/or any of the materials licensed to Hot Topics Ltd is prohibited.
  • All materials that are not owned by or licensed to Hot Topics Ltd are acknowledged on our Website.
  • Governing Law
  • Hot Topics Ltd Terms of Use and its Privacy Policy shall be construed, governed and take effect in accordance with English law. Subject to any method of resolution of disputes as agreed by Hot Topics Ltd and its contracted parties from time to time, the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with this Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy.
  •  Third Party Content & Disclaimer
  • From time to time, our Website may also include links to other website(s). These links are provided for your convenience only and for the third parties’ marketing purposes. Posting these links does not signify our endorsement(s). Hot Topics Ltd shall not be held liable to or responsible for any third party website(s) and their contents that are hyperlinked on our Website and App;
  • It shall be User’s own responsibility to read any third party website’s own terms and conditions or privacy policies and to ensure that any third parties’ products or services meet User’s requirements;
  • No Warranties or Representations
  • The use of our Services and any information or any materials on our Website and is entirely at Users’ own risk, for which Hot Topics Ltd shall not be liable.
  • Neither Hot Topics Ltd, its Personnel or any of its Affiliates provides any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, fitness, completeness or suitability of the information and the materials found or offered on our Website for any particular purpose. Although, Hot Topics Ltd shall at all times endeavor to provide the best services, Hot Topics Ltd or any of its Affiliates does NOT warrant or represent: (i) the completeness or accuracies of the information published on our Website; (ii) that, the material or information on our Website is up to date; (iii) that, our Website, information or any services thereof shall remain available, or (iv) that the Services will be error free or unavailable due to maintenance. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 9 – Limitations and Exclusions of Liability herein, Hot Topics Ltd excludes all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of this disclaimer, Website, and the use of our Website.
  • Limitations and Exclusions of Liability
  • You agree that your use of the Website is at your own risk, and it is your responsibility to maintain such health, liability, hazard, personal injury, medical, life, and other insurance policies as you deem reasonably necessary for any injuries that you may incur while using the Services.
  • You expressly agree to release Hot Topics Ltd, its Affiliates, Personnel, partners and licensors (the “released parties”) from any and all liability connected with your use of the Services, and promise not to sue the released parties for any Claims, actions, injuries, damages, or losses associated with your activities. You shall indemnify the released parties from Claims arising from your use of the Services.
  • All Claims in respect of injury to or sickness, disease or death of any Third Party or loss of or damage to any property of any Third Party arising out of or in connection with the performance of Services or the use of our Website, as between Hot Topics Ltd, and its Content Owner User, be borne in proportion to what their respective liabilities (if any) in the law of negligence are or would be in respect of the incident in question;
  • Nothing contained herein shall limit or exclude any liability for: (i) death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or, (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • Hot Topics Ltd shall not be liable for or in respect of: (i) any losses arising out of any event or events beyond its reasonable control; (ii) any losses, business or otherwise, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities, or goodwill; (iii) corruption of any data, database or software; (iv) any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage
  • You agree and acknowledge that Hot Topics Ltd is a limited liability company and that Hot Topics Ltd has an interest in limiting the personal liability of Hot Topics Ltd’s Personnel and officers, and having regard to that interest, you agree that you shall not bring Claims personally against Hot Topics Ltd’s Personnel and officers in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with our Website, any use thereof, or this disclaimer. Notwithstanding to the aforementioned, anything contained herein shall not limit or restrict or in any way exclude the liability of the limited liability itself for the acts and omissions of Hot Topics Ltd’s Personnel and officers in performing their duties for and on behalf of Hot Topics Ltd.
  • Members between 13 and 17 years of age
  • Please seek for supervision, from your trusted adult(s), in accessing and using our Services, Website;
  • Deletion of User account, either upon User’s request or by suspension
  • Suspension. Hot Topics Ltd shall reserve the right to suspend any User email subscription, either temporarily or permanently, either on its own initiatives or upon report of potential infringement. Hot Topics Ltd shall notify the affected User of the suspension;
  • Deletion. Any User who has a newsletter subscription with us can request the deletion/termination of your newsletter subscription by sending an email to us at contact@hottopics.ht. An email subscription deletion shall be subject to any prevailing legal requirements to retain information. A notification email will be sent to the relevant User notifying the email subscription deletion.
  •  Changes and Variation

Hot Topics Ltd may vary the Terms of Use from time to time. Any changes to the Terms of Use shall apply to the use of our Website from the time of publication of the revised Terms of Use on our Website.

  • Contact
    Email contact@hottopics.ht for any queries.