We collect personal and activity data, which may be linked.
We use technologies like cookies (small files stored on your browser), web beacons, or unique device identifiers to identify your computer or device so we can deliver a better experience. Our systems also log information like your browser, operating system and IP address.
We keep personal data for a limited period.
Our systems are designed to retain log data for up to 90 days after it is collected. We remove personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email or phone number) and other preferences associated with your account promptly after you delete your account.
We take detailed steps to protect personal information.
We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to safeguard and protect your information from unauthorized access or disclosure. This includes utilizing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the personal information you input, and storing your information in encrypted form behind a firewall designed to block access from outside our network. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.
No ad companies collect data through our service.
We do not allow advertising companies to collect data through our service for ad targeting.
Domain Services collects information in several manners. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. When registering for Domain Services’s services, the registration form requires you to give us contact information, such as your name, address, e-mail address,unique identifiers, and demographic information. In the course of using our site, we automatically track additional information, such as the URL that you just came from, which URL you go to next, and what browser you were using. Information of this sort is typically collected automatically by many sites.
If you choose to place an offer or to sell a Domain Name on our Web site, we will collect information about your purchasing and selling behavior. We may also collect comments provided by other users in our feedback area.
If you elect to use additional services provided by Domain Services, such as our escrow services, additional financial and personal information will be collected, such as your billing address and other specific financial information, collected directly or from transaction documents used in the process to establish the financial resources necessary to conclude the transaction. Additional information may be obtained from many different sources, such as personal correspondence or e-mails that you send to us or that we may receive from third parties, other communications,or activities posted to our site.
Special situations may require disclosure of your data.
To operate the service, we also may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, (3) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect our rights or property, or (4) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but we will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law to do so.
In order to defer some of the costs of doing business, and thus, to be able to charge the user lower fees, Domain Services generates additional revenue by way of delivering targeted advertisements. When delivering such advertisements, Domain Services serves as the middleman, delivering the advertisement according to certain criteria requested by the advertisers, such as particular demographics. Domain Services will then display the advertisement to users who meet that this criteria. In During this process, the third-party advertiser does not have access to your individual account information.