Updated March 15, 2018
privacy is very important to Afternic. As part of the normal operation
of our business services, we collect and, in some cases, disclose
information that we collect about you and what may happen to that
information. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and
correction of your personal information. This Policy applies to
www.afternic.com (hereafter, our "Site")owned and operated by Go Daddy
Operating Company LLC.
As described below, some of your personally
identifiable information is disclosed to third parties and used by us
and third parties. By accepting the Membership Agreement, you expressly
consent to our use and disclosure of your personally identifiable
information. This Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms
of the AFTERNIC Membership Agreement.
EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield
parent company, Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC (and our related
entities, including GoDaddy.com, LLC, Wild West Domains, LLC, Blue Razor
Domains, LLC, Starfield Technologies, LLC, Domains by Proxy, LLC,
Outright, Inc., Locu, Inc., Media Temple, Inc. and Mad Mimi, Inc.)
participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. and
the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. We are committed to subjecting
all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and
Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield
Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about
the Privacy Shield Frameworks, and to view our certifications, visit
the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List.
Daddy Operating Company, LLC is committed to subjecting all personal
data received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on
the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles.
To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S.
Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List.
is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under
each Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third
party acting as an agent on its behalf. Afternic complies with the
Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from
the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability
With respect to personal data received or transferred
pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, Afternic is subject to the
regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In
certain situations, Afternic may be required to disclose personal data
in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet
national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you have an
unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed
satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute
resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.1. Information we collect.
If you are merely visiting our Site, we collect and store only the following information about you:
- The IP address of the terminal from which you access the Internet
- The IP address of the website from which you linked directly to our Site
- The date and time you access our Site
- The browser you used to access our Site
- The operating system you used to access our Site
store the aforementioned information in log files. We use this
information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections
of our Site, and to help us make our Site more useful to visitors.
will not obtain any other personally identifying information about you
when you visit our Site, unless you choose to provide such information
As a Standard Member, Buyer Member or AfternicDLS Member,
we collect and store additional information about you. To fully use our
services, you will need to register using our online form. You will be
required to provide us with your contact information and other personal
information such as User ID, email address, and billing address. In
addition, as a Buyer Member or AfternicDLS Member, you will be required
to provide your credit card number and its expiration date. We use this
credit card information to verify your name, address, and other
personally identifying information as well as to process your
We use Google Analytics, a third-party tracking
information about our visitors to our Site in the aggregate to capture
usage and volume statistics. Some of our business partners (e.g., Google
They are used on certain
pages of our Site. We offer certain features that are only available
through the use of a cookie. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not
on our Site. If your browser permits, you are always free to decline our
cookies, but you may not be able to use certain site features and will
have to enter your personally identifying information manually more
often. If you choose to buy, bid, sell, or appraise on our site, we
collect information about these behaviors.
When you successfully
buy or sell a domain name, we collect some additional information
including name servers, administrative contacts, business
identification, special registrar requirements, billing address, bank
account number, and tracking information from checks and money orders.
Bank account information is deleted when your transaction closes.
addition to cookies, we and our partners use similar technologies to
analyze trends, administer the website, tracking users’ movements around
our Site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a
level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of
certain features or functions on our website or service.
receive information about you from other sources, including publicly
available databases or third parties from whom we have purchased data,
and combine this data with information we already have about you. This
helps us to update, expand and analyze our records, identify new
customers, and provide products and services that may be of interest to
you. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others
give us your information, we will only use that information for the
specific reason for which it was provided to us. Examples of the types
of personal information that may be obtained from public sources or
purchased from third parties and combined with information we already
have about you, may include:
- Address information
about you from third party sources, such as the U.S. Postal Service, to
verify your address so we can properly ship your order to you and to
- Purchased marketing data about our customers from
third parties that is combined with information we already have about
you, to create more tailored advertising and products.
2. How we use your information.
use the information we collect from you to transmit administrative
notices, buy/sell information and support, billing information, to send
you specific information that you have requested, to process your credit
card purchases, and to complete the paperwork necessary to transfer a
domain name registration. We may also use it to send you information
that is targeted to your interests, such as upcoming auctions and
promotions. By accepting the Membership Agreement, receiving our
newsletter is required as part of the service that we offer. If you wish
to no longer receive our newsletters and promotional communications,
you may opt-out of receiving them by either deactivating your account,
by following the instructions included in each newsletter or
communication, or by emailing us at email@example.com. We will respond within a reasonable timeframe. We offer an opportunity to opt-out
of certain communications through an opt-out link provided through our
marketing emails, or you may contact us at (781) 839-2800, or Afternic,
Attn: Customer Service, 1 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 to opt-out.
on appropriate portions of our Site, we may display or archive your
user name and system- and user-generated feedback, including the
comments you submit and that others submit about you.
If you send
us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if third
parties such as other users send us correspondence about your activities
or postings on our Site, we may collect such information into a file
with information specific to you. We use this information to support
your customer inquiries, settle disputes, enforce our Membership
Agreement, maintain our customer ranking system, troubleshoot problems,
and to identify you as eligible for special user campaigns. On rare
occasions, we may look across multiple users to identify problems,
resolve disputes, and evaluate you for multiple usernames.
general, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information
about you to any third party. If you choose to use the optional services
available on our Site, we will, by necessity, provide some of your
personally identifiable information to these service providers. However,
you can avoid these disclosures by choosing to not use these services.
Because we do not control the privacy practices of these third parties,
you should evaluate their practices before deciding to use their
To enhance the effectiveness of our exchange, Afternic
has formed strategic partnerships with select organizations, mostly
registrars. Upon request by such Partners, we disclose some of your
personally identifiable information to the Partners for the Partners''
marketing purposes. To each Partner, we only disclose information for
the members that were referred to Afternic from the Partner''s website.
(Members can determine the Partner that referred them to Afternic by
clicking "My Account" on our home page.) All Partners have agreed to
post a privacy agreement on their own websites and protect your
information accordingly. If you do not want us to share your personal
information with these companies, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
may provide your personal information to companies that provide
services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your
order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to
use your personal information only as necessary to provide these
services to us.
Unfortunately, due to the existing regulatory
environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications
and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in
ways not otherwise described in this Policy. As an example, without
limiting the foregoing, Afternic will provide personal data records if
required by the order of any court of competent jurisdiction. We may
disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other
government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or
appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual
property infringements, or other activity that is illegal and may
expose us to legal liability. Therefore, although we use industry
standard practices to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee, and you
should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or
private communications will remain private.
We may also disclose your personal information
- as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our
rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud,
or respond to a government request,
- • if Afternic is involved in
a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you
will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any
change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any
choices you may have regarding your personal information,
- to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.
3. Special note about children.
do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from
anyone under the age of 13. If it is discovered that we have collected
PII from someone under 13, we will delete that information immediately.
4. Your use of other users' information.
order to facilitate community, our service allows you to access other
users' personal information, such as (but not limited to) user name and
listed auctions. Further, as a successful buyer or seller, you will be
sent the other data subject's name, address, email address, phone
number, fax number, title, DNS information, and registrar identity
By entering into our User Agreement, you agree that,
with respect to other user's personally identifiable information, you
obtain through our Site or through an Afternic -related communication or
Afternic -facilitated transaction, Afternic hereby grants you license
to use such information only for:
- Afternic -related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages, and
- Any use that such user expressly opts into after adequate disclosure of the purpose(s).
under no circumstances, except those defined in this section, can you
disclose personally identifiable information about another user to any
third party without our consent and the consent of such other user after
adequate disclosure. Note that law enforcement personnel and other
rights holders are given different information access rights.
and its users will not tolerate any spam. Without limiting the
foregoing, you are not licensed to add any Afternic user, even one with
whom you have transacted, to your mail (email or physical) or phone list
without their express consent after adequate disclosure.
5. Control of your password.
as specifically permitted by this section, you may not disclose your
Afternic password to any third parties nor share it with any third
parties. If you lose control of your password, you will lose substantial
control over your personally identifiable information and may be
subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if
your password has been compromised for any reason, you should
immediately change your password.
The Afternic staff will never
ask you for your password. If you receive a request from anyone claiming
to represent us, do not reveal this information.
Instead, please contact AFTERNIC.
6. Reviewing and changing your information.
registration, you can review and/or request access to the information
you submitted via your personal AFTERNIC account and/or process on
behalf of a third party, including your username and encoded credit card
information, by contacting us at email@example.com. We will respond to these requests within a reasonable timeframe.
Additionally, you can use your Afternic account to review, delete and
modify other fields, including first and last name, address information,
email address, and password. If you choose to change your email
address, we will cross-match your new address in our database for
relationship to any other data set. We will only allow unique email
addresses to be used for registration.
At your discretion, you
may review and change all fields in your personal domain name profile
records at any time except username and legal name. With your consent we
may post your testimonial along with your name. If you want your
testimonial removed please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request in a reasonable timeframe.
7. Information security.
security of your personal information is important to us. When you
enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order
forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure
socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted
standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both
during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission
over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure,
however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you
have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at email@example.com.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active
or as needed to provide you services. Please contact us if you wish to
cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to
provide you services. We will retain and use your information as
necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and
enforce our agreements.
8. Privacy protection.
data required by Afternic to activate your membership is used solely
for the account you maintain with us. All real data you provide to
Afternic is kept strictly confidential and will not be sold or released.
Your username on Afternic can be any name of your own choosing, and
identifies you as Standard Member or AfternicDLS Member. Prospective
counterparties will be able to view your member profile, post comments
about you, and view the auctions you are involved in, but in no way will
have access to your true identity or your email address.
Site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be
aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read,
collected, and used by others who access them. You can request the removal of your personally identifiable information from our blog or community forum, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally
identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are
unable to do so and why.
9. Links to Other Sites
Site includes links to other web sites whose privacy practices may
differ from those of Afternic. If you submit personal information to any
of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies.
10. "Do Not Track" Signals
that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a "Do
Not Track" signal to websites and online services you visit. There is
no consensus among industry participants as to what "Do Not Track" means
in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently
do not alter our practices when we receive a "Do Not Track" signal from a
visitor's browser. To find out more about "Do Not Track," you may wish
to visit (www.allaboutdnt.com).
may update this Policy to reflect changes to our information practices.
If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to
the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on
this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to
periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy
12. Contacting the Site
If you have any questions about this Policy or privacy practices on the Site, please contact us at the information listed below:
Attn: Customer Service
1 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Fax: +1 480-393-4544