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What Is Covered
Data Privacy Overview & Our Obligations
The Vaghasia Group acknowledges that EU and Swiss individuals have the right to access the personal information that we maintain about them. An EU or Swiss individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct their query to [email protected]. We will respond within a reasonable timeframe. For more information, see section 9. You may also access certain information through your Control Panel, as described below.
Accuwebhosting has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Data Privacy Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU Data Privacy, operated by BBB National Programs. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://bbbprograms.org/privacy-shield-complaints/ for more information and to file a complaint. This service is provided free of charge to you.
As a last resort and under certain conditions, you may have the right to invoke binding arbitration before a Data Privacy panel for complaints regarding Data Privacy not resolved by any of the other Data Privacy mechanisms.
Information Collected & Information Handling Practices
1. Customer Information
- When you sign up for Services, we collect information from you that includes your name, email-address, billing address, payment information, address information, and secondary contact information. This is referred to as the "Customer Record."
- You may access your Customer Record, and make changes, through your Control Panel.
- We use the Customer Record to communicate with you, collect payment and to establish ownership of the Services.
- When you contact us for support for your services you will be asked to match certain information that is in your Customer Record. This information will be used to identify you personally. In the course of providing support to you, we may annotate the Customer Record with information disclosed while providing support.
Please note that, in some cases, we may require you to verify your identity by providing a copy of a government-issued ID, to support our legitimate business interest in guarding against fraud and malicious activity on our systems and services. This information is used only for the purpose of verifying your identity and for no other purpose, and we suggest you place a watermark on your document when sending a copy, such as "for Accuwebhosting order verification only."
How We Use and Share Information
- Customer Record information will be used to facilitate our performance of our obligations under our contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into such a contract. For that purpose, Iinformation in the Customer Record will be provided to third-party business partners whose products are incorporated into the Services, including providers of software, SEO services, storage services, support services, payment processors, and domain registrars. It may also be provided to our marketing and advertising partners unless you opt out as described below. To improve the overall user experience, we may also send you email reminders of your incomplete or abandoned orders.
- Unless you opt out as described below, your email address may be shared with third parties who may use it to market to you.
- The Customer Record may be provided in response to a lawful request of law enforcement officials or other public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, to, civil litigants, and as otherwise required by law, or as is necessary to protect our business.
To limit the use and disclosure of your personal information (i.e., to opt out), please submit a written request to [email protected].
2. Log Information
- Each time you, your customer, or an entity accessing the Services through you, accesses the Services, we collect the IP address, the browser type, the length of time the Services were accessed, the resources used during the time accessed, and where you go on the site (Log Information).
- Log Information is used to bill you, to understand how our Services are used, and to optimize our network.
- Log Information in the aggregate (de-identified) may be used by third parties to help us market our services, and to market services to our customers in general.
- Log Information may be used to display advertising on our site.
- The Log Information may be provided to law enforcement officials, civil litigants and as otherwise required by law, or as is necessary to protect our business.
- Cookies are used to keep you logged into the site, track where you have been, and in some cases display advertising to you.
- Cookie information is transmitted to third parties and may be used for advertising.
- You may disable cookies on your browser, but certain aspects of our site will not display properly without them.
4. WHOIS Information
"WHOIS" is a query and response protocol that is widely used for, among other things, checking information about ownership of a domain name.
- The contact information that you provide to us to register your domain name is available for public viewing in many places. We are required to provide this information to domain name registrars.
- We do offer, through a third party, WHOIS privacy. WHOIS privacy services use a proxy identity in lieu of yours. However, this proxy does not mean that your information is private. Only that it will not be displayed pursuant to a WHOIS query.
- You can hide your domain contact information by purchasing WHOIS privacy for your domain. It is an add-on service and cannot be activated automatically with domain registration / renewal.
- We are required to disclose WHOIS information, including WHOIS information that is subject to WHOIS privacy, pursuant to ICANN requirements and the law.
5. Identification Tools
We may use automated identification tools like Google Analytics (Information Tools). Each of these Identification Tools work differently, however, they all collect information related to the website you came to us from, your operating system, browser type, where you go on our website, length of time on our website, and where a you go after visiting our website. In addition, Identification Tools may keep you logged into our system. From time to time, we may use Identification Tools that will be used to serve advertising and other information to you after they visit our website. Because the technologies underlying Identification Tools differ, you may, or may not, be able to choose not to provide information to them.
6. Support Information; AQ and Forum Information
We offer you the ability to exchange information about our services, and your experiences with these services (Forum Information). Forum Information is publically accessible and may be indexed by search engines and other tools. You are not required to disclose information that will identify you personally in order to participate in these tools. All Forum Information may be accessed and used by third parties for purposes known and unknown to us.
7. Security Monitoring
We take the security of our network very seriously. To ensure network security, data integrity and privacy, we use programs that monitor network traffic and access to its network. These programs collect information regarding your use of our services, website and network (Traffic Information). Traffic Information may be disclosed to security monitoring firms, as required by law, and to our vendors who believe the security of either their network, or our network, has been compromised. This information may contain personally identifiable information.
8. Data Storage and Retention
We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements; to enforce our agreements; or to comply with our legal obligations). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing, until deletion is possible.
9. Your Rights with Respect to Your Personal Data
If applicable, you have the right to:
- information about the processing of your personal data;
- obtain access to the personal data we hold;
- ask for correction of incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete personal data;
- request that certain personal data be erased;
- object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes and under certain circumstances;
- in certain cases, request the restriction of processing of your personal data; and
- data portability, by requesting a .json file so that you can send it to another controller; and
- lodge a complaint with an EU Data Protection Authority.
Where applicable, you also have the right to withdraw consent to processing your personal data at any time; provided that, in such case, you will be unable to continue as our customer and, if you represent an entity that is using our services, that entity will be required to provide substitute information to continue as our customer.
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