Privacy and Confidentiality
Information and Data We Collect
Customers are asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for Internet Ministries services, including their name, street address, city, state/province, country, email address, telephone number, and billing information (such as a credit card number). In addition, to register a domain name, customers are asked to provide this information for the registrant, administrative contact, technical contact, and billing contact of the domain name for submission to the appropriate domain registry or registration database. This is also known as the WHOIS database.
Internet Ministries makes use of technologies like cookies to keep track of visitors and registered customers and to relate one computer transaction to a later one. You may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or change the settings on your web browser to clear or disable cookies. If you decide to disable cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features of Internet Ministries’ website. Please be aware that if you visit third party websites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies. Cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your personally identifiable information. However, advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. Internet Ministries does not control the use of these cookies and is not responsible for information collected through them. By becoming a customer, you expressly consent to the collection of the aforementioned information.
Use Of Information
Internet Ministries has designed its websites so that individuals may visit us on the Web without revealing personally identifiable information. Internet Ministries uses information it collects to provide and collect payment for its web hosting solutions and other related services. Passively collected information, such as information collected from or about your device including through the placement or reading of cookies or other tracking technologies is used to provide a customized experience as you use Internet Ministries services.
A) Customer Contact and Account Information
The information collected from customers is used to manage each customer’s account (e.g., billing details and client area management) and to promote other products or services that Internet Ministries believe may be of interest to its customers. Internet Ministries may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from information that customers provide during registration. Internet Ministries may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to promote advertisements that appear on Internet Ministries’ website and in connection with its services. All such aggregated and non-identifying information that Internet Ministries collects, as well as any analysis of such information that Internet Ministries produces, is proprietary information of Internet Ministries.
B) Analytics and Statistics
Internet Ministries uses information gathered from its website analytics (e.g., user IP addresses) to help diagnose problems with Internet Ministries’ servers, and to administer and optimize the Internet Ministries website. Internet Ministries may also collect broad demographic information from this data to help improve its website and services collectively. Any statistics gathered by Internet Ministries are proprietary property of Internet Ministries.
C) Support and Email Communication
When customers send email inquiries and/or support ticket requests to Internet Ministries, the return email address (and other personal information provided in the inquiry/request) is used to answer the email inquiry/request received.
Except for trusted business partners who work with or on behalf of Internet Ministries, and are subject to specific confidentiality agreements, Internet Ministries will not provide or sell to any third party your personal information and will keep all customer information confidential, subject to the following:
a. Internet Ministries does not share personally identifiable information about individual users with advertisers. Internet Ministries may display online advertisements and share aggregated and non-identifying information about customers collected through the registration process or through promotions with certain advertisers. This aggregated and non-identifying information may be used to deliver tailored advertisements across the Web or on the Internet Ministries website.
b. Internet Ministries may access, preserve, and share customer information with companies, organizations, governmental entities, or individuals outside of Internet Ministries if we believe, in good faith and in our sole discretion, that the law requires us to do so. This may include, but is not limited to, responding to subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes. Internet Ministries may access, preserve, and share customer information as necessary to: establish or exercise Internet Ministries’ legal rights or defend against any claim including threatened claims; investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected fraud or other illegal activities; prevent death or serious physical harm to any person; or investigate violations of Internet Ministries’ Terms of Service.
c. In certain jurisdictions or pursuant to the rules of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) or certain registries, domain name registration information must be made available and accessible to the public through a “WHOIS” search. The WHOIS is a publicly accessible database that lists the domain name registration information for a particular domain name, the name server(s) to which the domain name points, and the domain name’s creation and expiration date. Internet Ministries may deposit your domain registration information with a third-party escrow provider to comply with ICANN requirements. At times, customers may receive solicitations that result from searches of the publicly available databases by other companies or individuals. Any such solicitations or SPAM do not come from Internet Ministries and Internet Ministries does not control the use of WHOIS information by third parties.
Data Security Measures
Internet Ministries uses multiple security measures to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Your data is protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, the industry standard. This encrypts order data and is designed to aid in ensuring the accuracy and security of that customer information. In the unlikely event of a data breach, Internet Ministries will notify the appropriate regulatory and/or legal authorities, as well as affected customers/individuals, within seventy-two (72) hours.
• Public Forums
Be advised that any information you may disclose or post in forums or other public areas of the Internet Ministries website or the Internet, becomes public information. You should always exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these public areas. To request removal of your personal information from Internet Ministries testimonials, contact Internet Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, Internet Ministries may be unable to remove your personal information, in which case Internet Ministries will let you know why it is unable to do so.
When you become a customer of Internet Ministries, you are automatically subscribed to receive transactional notices and updates about your account, email newsletters and news of special promotions offered through Internet Ministries and/or in conjunction with Internet Ministries’ partners. To unsubscribe from Internet Ministries’ newsletters and promotional mailings, customers may update their preferences in the Client Area. Customers may also unsubscribe through the links provided in promotional email messages sent by Internet Ministries or on Internet Ministries’ behalf. If at any time you wish to opt-out and are unable to do so please contact Internet Ministries at email@example.com
• Accessing & Modifying Your Information
Internet Ministries allows customers to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in their personal information in Internet Ministries’ custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. Internet Ministries also allows individuals and customers to delete their personal information, which is in Internet Ministries’ custody and control, by requesting erasure of the same. Customers and individuals may request access, updating/corrections of inaccuracies, and erasure of personal information Internet Ministries has in its custody or control by accessing the Client Area or by contacting support via email, phone, or online chat. Internet Ministries may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access or erasure of individual/customer records.
To ensure customers receive the information they need to manage their account and protect their privacy, Internet Ministries asks that customers keep their contact and billing information up to date at all times. Customers can update all account-related information directly through the Client Area. Alternatively, customers can contact Internet Ministries Support for further assistance.
Children Under 18 and/or Minors
Internet Ministries does not sell products or services for purchase by children. Customers must be at least 18 years of age. Any individual under the age of 18 ("Minor") must have a parent or guardian to accept the Terms of Service in order for the Minor to become a Customer. If you are under 18, we strongly encourage you to use our website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, you should contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.