Tucows, one of the world's leading registries, has submitted its request statistics for the disclosure of Whois data. Since last May, the company has hidden the contacts and personal data of its registrants in the Whois database in accordance with the GDPR requirements. The GDPR is is still debatable. In particular, access to law enforcement agencies and cyber security researchers is widely discussed in order to combat the illegal use of domain names. Statistics from Tucows provide a clear picture of who is most interested in registrant data.
Since May 2018, Tucows has received 2,100 requests for the disclosure of data, with only 1 percent from cyber security researchers and 2 percent from law enforcement agencies, while 92 percent are from "commercial interests." Of this 92 percent, 76 percent were sent by Facebook. This means that Facebook and its proxy AppDetex make up 65 percent of all requests for the disclosure of Tucows ' personal data which is requested to it. AppDetex has developed a special tool that enables it or its customers to send Whois requests semi-automatically to registrars whose domain names may be similar to Facebook trademarks. At least 9,000 such automatic requests were sent between June and October, according to Domain Incite.
Tucows is one of the opposing companies. Its representatives believe (and reasonably so) that this makes it more difficult for registries to work, since most of these automatic requests are groundless. It is also ironic that Facebook shows so much interest in other people's personal data, while it has been found it handles the data of its users loosely.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your requests.
• To send periodic emails regarding our services.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
We use Google Analytics on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor and do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. GGRG does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Website. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information.
Fair Information Practices
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
• Within 5 business day
We will notify the users via in site notification
• Within 5 business day
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at email@example.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Our contact details
Our Office Address:
1-7-1051, IDA, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
For any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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