This website is owned and operated by 509Host DotCom, a Ghana limited liability company
- PERSONAL INFORMATION
509Host DotCom gathers Personal Information about its users as follows:
OPTIONAL VOLUNTARY INFORMATION SUBMISSION
509Host DotCom offers the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
- Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)
509Host DotCom offers a free electronic newsletter to users. 509Host DotCom gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe to this service. At any time, users are free to remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter pointing the user to the subscription management page.
- “E-mail this to a friend” Service
509Host DotCom users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking on “e-mail this to a friend”. In order to do so, the user must provide his email address, as well as the email address of the intended recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know the identity of the sender. The information collected is not used for any other purpose.
509Host DotCom occasionally offers interactive polls to users in order to enable the users to share their experience with other users as well as to improve 509Host DotCom’s services. The collected information, including user opinions, testimony and other submitted information is aggregated. This information is not identifiable to any particular user. However, 509Host DotCom may employ action “tags” (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to tag users after they have voted, in order to prevent the same user from voting multiple times on the same issue. This “tag” is not correlated with the subject user’s individual Personal Information.
509Host DotCom may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. However, in doing so, we will never share specific Personal Information with any third party.
This website is not intended for, or directed at, children under 13. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without first requesting verifiable parental consent. If you believe we might have information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
Inform 509Host DotCom gathers Non-Personal Information through aggregated tracking derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because 509Host DotCom derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users.
509Host DotCom tracks user traffic patterns throughout its various sites. However, we do not correlate this information with specific Personal Information about individual users. 509Host DotCom does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (“MIME”) type by gathering such information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
509Host DotCom sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms entered by users in our Search function. However, this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to improve our services for our users.
Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to improve tracking of advertisement impressions and click rates.
MANAGING “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
Some browsers have a Do Not Track (“DNT”) feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want your online activities tracked. When you choose to turn on the DNT setting in your browser, your browser sends a special signal to websites, ad networks, plug-in providers, and other web services you encounter while browsing to stop tracking your activity via cookies or other tracking technologies. Our website does not respond to DNT signals at this time.
USE OF INFORMATION
509Host DotCom uses Information voluntarily submitted by our users to enhance the user experience in our network of sites, whether by providing interactive or personalized elements on the sites or by improving future content in response to the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regularly set schedule corresponding with the frequency of the particular publication, and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing.
We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
509Host DotCom creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This enables our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are tailored to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know which particular user clicked their advertisement.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
509Host DotCom uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand its audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping our select services free.
Notwithstanding any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on our website, we reserve our right to disclose any Information in our possession if we are required to do so by law, as requested by regulatory agencies, in connection with the sale of all or a portion of our businesses, or if we believe, in good faith, that such a disclosure is necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
509Host DotCom operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
Our sites contain links to other sites. 509Host DotCom is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of other websites you visit before submitting information to them, as their policies may be different than ours.
509Host DotCom operates two datacenters in the United States. Datacenter in Chicago, IL is used in the Data Processor role, Datacenter in Buffalo, NY is used in both the Data Processor and the Data Controller role. Chicago, IL facility is Type II AT-101 SOC 2 audited yearly, Buffalo, NY facility is SSAE 16 certified.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- The option to not register to receive our electronic newsletters;
- The option not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely obviates our need to gather any Personally Information from our users.
Please note that even if you unsubscribe from commercial or unsolicited e-mail messages, we may still email or text you (with your prior permission) regarding your account and your transactions. Please allow up to ten (10) business days for us to process an unsubscribe request.
PERSONAL INFORMATION FOLLOWING TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT
When your 509Host DotCom account is cancelled (either voluntarily or involuntarily) all of your Personal Information is placed in “deactivated” status within our corresponding databases. However, you should know that deactivation of your account does not mean your Personal Information has been deleted from our database entirely. We will retain and use your Personal Information if necessary in order to resolve disputes or enforce our agreements.
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