Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by 509Host DotCom, a Ghana limited liability company

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At 509Host DotCom, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture, use, and sharing of that information, and the choices you can make as a user of this website. We gather general information such as aggregated data about groups of website visitors (“Non-Personal Information”), and information that identifies individual users by name, email, or other personally identifying data (“Personal Information”, and collectively with Non-Personal Information, “Information”). This Privacy Policy explains what Information we gather and how we use it.


509Host DotCom gathers Personal Information about its users as follows:


509Host DotCom offers the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. 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.
  2. “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.
  3. Polling
    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.
  4. Surveys
    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


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.



We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information, although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information supplied by the user. A cookie cannot read data from the user’s hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. 509Host DotCom uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to improve tracking of advertisement impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning the cookie function off in your browser. If your browser is set to provide a warning before the cookie is accepted, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use 509Host DotCom’s site. However, you will need to enable/accept cookies if you wish to actively participate in our message boards, forums, polling and surveys.



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.




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.



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.

Data Location

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.



By using this site and confirming personal data collection and cookie use, you consent to the collection and use of this Information by 509Host DotCom. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to access and receive information about the Personal Information we maintain about you, receive copies of that Personal Information, update and correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information, and have the Personal Information blocked, anonymized or deleted as appropriate.  The right to access Personal Information may be limited in some circumstances by local law requirements.  For further information, and to exercise these rights, please contact us.  Please allow up to ten (10) business days for changes to take effect.


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.

Contact us.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact 509Host DotCom at You can also write to us at the following address:

509Host DotCom
P.O. Box WY878
23321, Ghana
Tel: +233-54-202-5430