Privacy Policy

Hooking Up Smart guarantees that we will never, under any circumstances, sell, trade or make public your personal information. All personal information you provide will remain confidential. Emails requesting advice may be published on the site, but names and details will be changed. If you prefer not to have your question published, even anonymously, please indicate this at the time of writing.

When you visit Hooking Up Smart, our systems use cookies to collect basic information about your computer, including: IP address (your computer’s unique signature), general location and Internet Service Provider. We also collect information about what you view on the site. This information is used to help us better understand the preferences of Hooking Up Smart’s readers. You can turn off cookies at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings.


We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site.

RSS Feeds and Sharing Feature

After signing up online, users will receive posts via RSS to the reader of their choice. We do not share addresses with other companies or partners.

Hooking Up Smart offers a sharing feature, which allows our users to inform others about an article they might be interested in. If a user wishes to email an article, we ask for email addresses from the sender and for the recipient. We do not store or save these addresses and you will not receive any communication from Hooking Up Smart as a result of having used this feature.


Hooking Up Smart encourages comments from readers. Please remember any information disclosed in this area becomes publicly available, and therefore you should exercise caution when disclosing personal information.

Linking to Other Sites

Hooking Up Smart contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. In addition, we are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without our permission.

Children’s Guidelines

We do not collect or maintain any information from individuals we know to be under 13 years old, and no part of Hooking Up Smart is intended to attract anyone under 13.

Other Disclosure of Personal Information

Hooking Up Smart will not use or disclose your personal information without your consent, except (i) as described in this privacy policy or (ii) as required by law, court order or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority. This policy does not protect information you post to the Comments area.

Hooking Up Smart reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time without notice, and only the current Privacy Statement may be deemed effective.