This Privacy Statement governs the manner in which BeTheHost ("BeTheHost" or "we") collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from customers in connection with BeTheHost web services including web hosting, secure certificates, E-Commerce Solutions, and other internet services. BeTheHost reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement and its policies prospectively at any time, subject to applicable laws and regulations, by posting notice of such changes on its web sites.
The Personal Information We Collect:
BeTheHost may collect personally identifiable information from customers in a variety of ways, including online and offline subscription and order forms, paper or telephone submissions, and other instances where customers are invited to volunteer such information. Additionally, contact information may be collected during any correspondence relating to customer support, as well as in connection with products and services offered on BeTheHost sites. We collect your name, business name and type, address, phone number, email address, billing information including credit card number and expiration date. We only use your name, address, billing information/credit card information to process your order. The addresses are used for customer support, required notifications, product and policy updates and marketing releases. Under no circumstances will we use this information for anything else not described in this privacy notice.
Whenever customers apply for web hosting services or sign up for any other product or service through BeTheHost, we require financial information such as a credit card number and billing address before we will process that application. We will not sell, share or rent any financial information collected except as disclosed in this policy or as necessary to fulfill orders.
Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses:
IP addresses are collected from all visitors to the BeTheHost Site. IP addresses are used to administer the daily operations of our site, to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to help prevent fraud.
We make diligent efforts to maintain accurate information on our customers. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, BeTheHost has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
BeTheHost has put stringent security procedures in place to protect information collected about our customers. We constantly monitor our systems, which are protected using industry-standard security measures. Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") connections are used to communicate to our system to protect Customer financial information as well as encrypting vital information that customers input through BeTheHost web sites. However, BeTheHost cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on, or transmitted from our systems will be completely secure.
Customers may access all personal identifiable information that we collect and maintain by contacting customer service or online using the customer billing system. To protect Customer privacy and security, BeTheHost reserves the right to take reasonable steps to verify Customer identity prior to granting access or processing changes or corrections.
BeTheHost uses "cookie" technology in order to enhance our Clients’ online experience and for authentication purposes, associating them with your personally identifiable information. They are also used for measuring certain traffic patterns, and to preclude you from having to re-enter your password during multiple visits to the site. Additionally, cookies can track your progress in online promotions so you receive coupons that may be available to you.. Web browsers may be set to disable cookies, but please note that certain BeTheHost services may not function correctly if cookies are not enabled.
How Information is Used:
BeTheHost may contact customers regarding products and services offered by BeTheHost and its trusted affiliates and business partners. We may also use information collected through our Web site for research regarding the effectiveness of the Web site and related marketing, advertising and sales efforts. Information will only be made publicly available where mandated by governing agencies or as disclosed in the terms and conditions of our agreements with customers. We will not post any testimonials or comments made by our clients without their explicit permission.
Electronic communications may be sent by BeTheHost using customers’ personal contact information to inform them of important industry news or about general services and upgrades provided by BeTheHost. If customers do not wish to receive these industry notices, they can contact customer service. However, in order to fulfill our service obligations, BeTheHost will continue to send emails regarding Customers’ account administration or service interruptions for system maintenance.
Certain additional non-personal types of information are collected and stored whenever customers interact with us. This information is collected to better develop and offer those products and services which are most desired within our industry. For example, our servers track the page to which customers link from BeTheHost and the type of Web browser used. No personally identifiable information will be linked to this aggregated information, which may be shared with partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis.
Protection of BeTheHost and Others:
Account and other personal information may be released when we are required to do so by law, court order, law enforcement authority or regulatory agency.
Sites Other Than BeTheHost:
We strongly recommend that Customers review the privacy statement and policies of any online service prior to submitting personal information. BeTheHost has no control over and is not responsible for the gathering practices of other Web sites, including those to which we may link and those which may link to us.
To better protect customer privacy we closely monitor our privacy practices and privacy statements through in-house automated and manual procedures. For further protection there are independent recourse mechanisms available to investigate and resolve complaints, such as those provided by BBB Online.
Conditions of Use, Concerns:
By choosing to visit and interact with BeTheHost web sites, customers agree that their visit and any dispute regarding the protection of their privacy during such visit is subject to this Privacy Statement including, but not limited to, the provisions regarding limitations on damages and the application of the law of the state of Maryland. Please note that if customers enter into other contractual agreements with BeTheHost, privacy terms and conditions of such other agreements may supplement or supersede this policy. Questions and concerns about privacy at BeTheHost should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revisions or Changes:
Regardless of later updates or changes to our privacy notice, we will never use the information you submit under our current privacy notice in a new way without first providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use.
How to Contact Us:
Attention: Compliance Manager
62 North Main Street
Florida, NY 10921