What Personal Information Does NameKing.com Gather?
Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our site or give us in any other way. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, providing our services, and communicating with you.
Domain Name Registration Information: You are required to provide information (a) to register a domain name, (b) to update information about a domain name previously registered, or (c) to submit questions about our service. To register a domain name, you are required to provide the name you are registering; your name and postal address (or those of the person for whom you are registering the name); technical information about the computer with which the domain name will be associated; and the name, postal address, e-mail address, and voice and (where available) fax telephone numbers for the technical, administrative, billing, and zone contacts for the domain name. Once the domain name has been registered, your registration agreement requires you to correct and update this data promptly. If you submit a question about our services, you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address.
Why you must provide the information. The information you provide when registering a domain name (or correcting or updating registration information) is required to allow the Internet to associate the domain name with your computer, to allow us to properly handle your account (including notifying you at renewal time), and to permit others operating or using the Internet to easily contact you to resolve issues that arise in connection with the domain name. It will also be stored under a data escrow program to keep the domain name operating in the event we leave the domain name registration business. When you submit a question to our site, contact information is needed so that we can respond.
Who will receive the information. We will provide information you submit in registering a domain name or updating related information to our own employees and consultants, to the administrator of the registry for the top-level domain in which you are registering, to operators and users of the Internet making WHOIS queries concerning your domain-name registration, to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), and to escrow agents, auditors, WHOIS service providers, and replacement registrars that ICANN may designate. In addition, unless you instruct us otherwise, we may periodically provide your registration information to other companies for inclusion in value-added Internet database and search services. Information you provide in asking questions about our service may be given to our employees and consultants and, upon its request, to ICANN.
Accessing, correcting, and updating information. You are required to correct any erroneous or out-of-date contact information concerning your registration. You may access the information you provide, correct it, and update it by visiting our site.
Information you provide about others. In providing personal information about other individuals (such as someone in whose name you are registering or the domain name's technical or billing contacts), you represent that you have notified them of the purposes for which the information will be used, the recipients of the information, and how they can access and correct the information, and that you have obtained their consent.
Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our site. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) click stream to, through, and from our site, including date and time. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. Besides using the information as described above, NameKing.com utilizes cookies to control the flow of the ordering processes by maintaining the state of your online transactions.
Does NameKing.com Share the Information It Receives?
Yes, we do share information; but only as previously mentioned above and described below. Otherwise we will not provide your personal information without your consent.
WHOIS: We are required by ICANN to collect information about you during the domain name registration process. This information is then required by ICANN to be made available to the public via an interactive web page and a "port 43" WHOIS service. Please note that we are not able to control how members of the public use the WHOIS information.
Advertisers: We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
Partners: We may partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we may share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.
Agents: We may engage other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include processing credit card payments, providing marketing assistance, providing customer services, sending postal mail and email to you, removing repetitive information from customer lists, and analyzing data. These persons have access to personal information needed to perform their functions. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information that you provide to NameKing.com for any secondary purposes.
Service Providers: We may engage other companies and individuals to perform enhanced services on our behalf. Our service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Business Transfer: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or their assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, if NameKing.com, or all or substantially all of its assets, were ever to be acquired, customer information will most likely be one of the transferred assets.
Compliance: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply our agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of NameKing.com, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input and the information we may send to our agents.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
What Information Can I Access?
NameKing.com gives you access to certain information about you for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. When you update information, we may keep a copy of the prior version for our records.
Sites provided by NameKing.com may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This Policy applies solely to information collected by NameKing.com sites.
NameKing.com does not sell services for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may use our services only with involvement of a parent or guardian.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit NameKing.com sites, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy. If you have any concern about privacy at NameKing.com, please send us a thorough description to [email protected], and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly. This Policy may change also, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Policy in effect at the time of use. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our site frequently to see recent changes.