FreeText.com (the “Website”) is a website owned by Innovation HQ, Inc., a corporation incorporated pursuant to the laws of Antigua, with a postal address of P.O. Box 990 Lower Factory Road, St. Johns, Antigua (the “Provider”, “We”, or “Us”).
How We Gather Information
We gather Personal Information through the Website in several different ways:
a) Through our Website sign-up/registration process;
c) Through providing support to our registered account holders; and
d) Through your payment to third-party payment processors such as Paypal.
We also gather other information (“Other Information”), which cannot identify you unless it is used in conjunction with actual Personal Information. For example, we may collect your Public IPv6 address, your public IPv4 address, your local IP address, your location, and your Internet Service Provider’s identity, but without knowing your Personal Information, such Other Information cannot generally be used by us to identify you, and as such is not considered Personal Information.
The purpose of us collecting Personal Information and Other Information, is to enable you to use our services available on or via our Website (the “Services”). Even when visiting the Website, Other Information may be automatically obtained, however this will not disclose your Personal Information unless you are logged in to your account with Us.
We may receive and store certain information whenever you visit the Website. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website, and to help identify you. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information, and for other purposes. Any information you voluntarily provide to us is used for such purposes as customizing your Website experience, allowing us to respond to your requests and comments, and improving the Website.
We reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Website and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. We will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties.
Additionally, users should be aware that although we take standard precautions to safeguard your Personal Information, when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., name, e-mail address, telephone number, etc. on our Website which does not encrypt or otherwise secure that information other than by standard web server technology, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, this Personal Information may be subject to unauthorized collection by third parties and that unauthorized activity is beyond our control.
We also may employ agents to fulfill functions on our behalf, such as providing marketing assistance, analyzing data, preparing and maintaining site content, processing credit card payments and providing customer service. These agents have access to user and customer information as required in order to help them perform their functions on our behalf, but they are not allowed to use that information for any other purpose.
Users Must be Age of Majority
Persons under the age of majority in their jurisdiction must ask their parents or legal guardians for permission before sending any information about themselves to us, or via the Website or to PayPal or another third party payment processor.
Use of Personal Information
We may use your email address to send you news about or updates about the Website, our services, or information related to our domain name inventory and the sale thereof, and to respond to customer service issues or comments and questions received from you. Upon request, We will allow any user to “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time. If you do not wish to receive notification of special offers or news and/or updates to our site(s), please contact us.
Transfer of Customer Information
Customer information is a valuable business asset. If for any reason We transfer or divest ourselves of our business assets, our customer information may be transferred as one of these business assets.
Release of Information When Required
We will release customer information to the appropriate authorities if we are required to do so by law. We may also release such information if we feel it is necessary in order to protect our rights or the rights of our customers, affiliates, partners, or any other party, and for purposes of protection from fraud and credit risk.
If you have registered for use of Our API and in the course of using same with or for third parties, you may be collecting and processing Personal Information, and as such you must comply with any applicable laws or regulations concerning your collection and use of such Personal Information.
Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are an individual resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you may have the following data protection rights:
• If you wish to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting FreeText.com.
• In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us.
• You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" link in marketing emails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing, please contact us.
• Similarly, if we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
• You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. You may be required to identify yourself as a person to which the GDPR is applicable in order for us to extend GDPR-mandated privacy requirements to you, and we reserve our right to deny provision of our services to you if we in our sole discretion determine that we want to provide the services only to persons resident outside the European Economic Area (“EAA”). If you are a resident of the EEA and believe we maintain your personal data subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may find out more information, including about the complaint procedure, here; https://edps.europa.eu/data-protection/our-role-supervisor/complaints_en.
How to Contact Us
The foregoing policies are effective as of May 15, 2018. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.