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Last modified June 1, 2023 to update our Privacy Notice for use by GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION and all subsidiaries, including GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION.
This Privacy Notice describes how GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION and our subsidiaries (“we,” “us” or “GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION’”) protects personal information of our customers, job applicants and visitors who use our websites, mobile applications, products or services (collectively, our “users”). This Privacy Notice provides details about how your personal information is collected, disclosed and used by us, as well as an explanation of the data rights you may have in that personal information. To learn more about the GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION corporate family covered by this Privacy Notice, visit: https://gnhmc.com. this Privacy Notice applies to all GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION websites, emails, job application services, platforms, brands, products, services and mobile applications (collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Notice does not cover how our users may use or disclose data that they collect while using our Services.
In some areas you have data subject rights afforded by the laws in that jurisdiction, to find out if the rights apply to you and exercise your rights, go to the DSAR portal here.
Residents of the European Economic Area and Switzerland may find more information about how your personal information is processed here.
Residents of the United Kingdom may find more information about how your personal information is processed here.
Residents of California may find more information about your rights available here.
Users located in Brazil may find more information about your rights available here.
CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
In the course of your use of the Services, we obtain information about you as described below.
INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE TO US
We collect the following information from you when you provide it to us:
INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOUR USAGE AND DEVICES
We collect data relating to your online activity on our websites, including the following:
INFORMATION WE ACQUIRE FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
INFORMATION WE ACQUIRE FROM OTHER SOURCES
We also collect the following information from other sources:
We may collect and store demographic information (such as your zip code, gender, date of birth, and/or age), and use this data to tailor your experience on our websites, ensure you are at least 18 years of age to make purchases, provide content that we think you might be interested in, perform general improvements to the websites, and display the content according to your preferences. Such demographic information may be provided to partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate and non-personally identifiable basis. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such aggregated demographic information that is provided to third parties.
We also collect information that you may provide during your telephone conversations with us, which we may monitor or record.
We may combine any information we collect about you with other information we have about you to help us 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.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information we collect, both on its own and combined with any other information we collect about you, for the following business and commercial purposes:
We also use the information we receive to produce reports on trends and statistics, such as mobile search trends, email open rates by industry, campaign best practices or the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, our websites or evaluated or purchased our products or Services.
Payment information that you provide to us, including credit card data, will only be used to facilitate payment for the Services.
We also use recorded telephone conversations for quality control purposes, to train our employees and for our own protection.
COMMUNICATING WITH PARTNERS
When we provide your personal information with certain third-party partners, including marketing and advertising partners, that information includes your name, email address and other information enabling partners to:
If you are located in a jurisdiction where such disclosing requires your permission, we will only do so with your consent. Please note that if you access our Services through a tool that hides your location, such as through a virtual private network, you may not receive our request for permission because we were not able to identify you as being located in a jurisdiction where your permission is required.
Further, our partners are prohibited from using your contact information for any purpose beyond those set forth above without your consent. We will not provide our partners with your credit card information. Further information about certain partners we communicate personal information is available here.
In the event we collect information from you in connection with an offer that is jointly presented by us and a partner, we will let you know who is collecting the information and whose Privacy Notice applies, as well as any options you may have regarding use of your information.
COMMUNICATING WITH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS AND VENDORS
Occasionally, we enter into contracts with carefully selected third parties to assist us in servicing you (for example, providing you with customer service, fraud detection and deterrence, job recruitment or access to advertising assets and providing us with information technology and storage services) or to assist us in our own marketing and advertising activities (including providing us with analytic information and search engine optimization services). We disclose information to certain third-party service providers listed here. Our contracts with such third parties prohibit them from using any of your personal information for any purpose beyond the purpose for which it was disclosed.
If you purchase a product or service from a third party through one of our brands, we will pass your personal information to such third party in order for them to fulfill your order.
By providing your personal information and other confidential information to artificial intelligence (AI) services which include features provided by third parties you are disclosing your personal information to obtain the AI services.
We offer features that allow you to better target who you contact through our Services. These features allow you to optimize your campaigns, segment your lists, and better customize your offerings to your customers. In order to do this, we partner with third parties who can provide you with information about your contacts. If both you and your contacts are located outside of the United Kingdom and the European Union, this may include demographic information and geographic location. We require that these third parties are contractually or legally permitted to receive this information.
In order to provide you with these features, we may send third parties certain pseudonymized personal data about your contacts. These third parties are prohibited from using this personal data for any purpose beyond that for which it was disclosed.
We also use non-personal information with certain third parties, including the media, industry observers, marketing and advertising partners, vendors, customers, potential customers or partners. For example, we disclose mobile search trends, email open rates by industry, campaign best practices or the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, our websites or evaluated or purchased our Services.
For Directory Listings. If you provide your information in order to be included in our free directories you are consenting to (1) individuals contacting you to solicit your products and services and (2) businesses contacting you to market services you may find useful. Due to the nature of a directory, your information will be published publicly and you may be contacted by phone or email depending on the information you provide. You will never be added to our directories unless you request to be included and you may remove your listing at any time by accessing your account dashboard, emailing us at email@example.com
For Promotional Offers and Sweepstakes. When you provide your name for a promotional offer or to enter a sweepstakes or contest, your participation in the contest constitutes the consent for the for the use of your name, likeness, prize, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes and to demonstrate the transparency of a competition, in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. We may request the contest winner provide consent to such use in writing. We will file your name with state agencies if required by law.
COMMUNICATING WITH RESELLERS AND PRIVATE LABEL PARTNERS
As it relates to GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION’s trusted resellers and private label partners (collectively, “Resellers”), GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION may process customer Personal Data on behalf of Reseller. In such cases, Reseller is the data controller and GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION is the data processor and each party’s obligations will be outlined in the Reseller Agreement between the parties. In the event of a data subject access request sent by a third party to a Reseller, Reseller will make a similar request to GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION by visiting our DSAR portal here, and submitting the appropriate form. All data collected through this relationship will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, a sale of all or a substantial portion of our assets, or other similar sale transaction, your information will be transferred as part of that transaction. We will notify you by email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any such transfer and any choices you may have regarding your information.
All users authorized by you to have access to your account can view personal information stored in the account. A primary account holder can view personal information saved in subaccounts to which they have authorized access. We use information about authorized users only for legitimate purposes consistent with this Privacy Notice, including servicing your account and marketing products and services to you.
If legally required to do so, or if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary, we may disclose your personal information to courts of law, public authorities (including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements) and other relevant third parties, such as internet service providers, to conduct an investigation, respond to a third party or law enforcement subpoena or court order, to bring legal action, prevent harm to others or pursue other relief when you or a third party are or may be:
To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties in connection with a subpoena, as required by law, court order or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency (including ICANN) in order to enforce or apply our Services Agreement or other agreements. For more information on ICANN see the Addendum for users who purchased Domain Registration services here.
The transmission of information via the internet, email or text message is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through websites or over email; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized use, access or modification.
When we collect financial account information, such as credit card numbers, we protect its transmission through the use of encryption such as the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol
TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES AND ONLINE ADVERTISING
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS FROM US
We will need to contact you directly or through a third party service provider as necessary to deliver transactional or service related communications regarding products or Services you have signed up or purchased from us. We will also contact you with offers for additional services if you have given us consent to do so or we are allowed based on legitimate interests. You do not need to provide consent to receipt of marketing communications in order to receive our Services.
You always have the opportunity to opt out of our marketing communications or change your preferences by following the link in the footer of all non-transactional email messages from us or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some communications from us are considered transactional or service communications (for example, important account notifications and billing information). You agree to receive these transactional and service communications as a condition of the Services that we provide to you. You must cancel your accounts for all Services, if you do not wish to receive any transactional or service communications from us. To cancel your account, please follow the instructions found in the terms of service for the applicable Service. You may still receive marketing communications from us even after you cancel your account unless you also opt out of our marketing communications as described above.
PHONE, TEXT (SMS) MESSAGES AND POSTAL MARKETING
If you have given your consent to send you email, phone or text (SMS) marketing, or if you have provided us with your postal address, we will use the personal data you give to us to contact you from time to time. If you register on our site, you can choose to provide your consent to receive marketing communications by e-mail, phone and/or cell number (including use of automated dialing equipment and/or pre-recorded calls), text (SMS) message, social networks or any other means of communication that your device may be capable of receiving. If you do not want to receive postal or electronic communications, you may withdraw your consent at any time, by clicking the link in a communication, or emailing us using the address provided below. You don’t need to provide consent as a condition to purchase our products or services. If you want to withdraw your consent to receive marketing calls by phone, you may contact customer support at the brand from which you purchased your Services and indicate your preference to us. Contact information for specific brands can be found on the homepage of each brand
For information about how to manage and opt out from cookies, please visit our Cookie Notice.
INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES
To manage the information we receive about you from a social networking site or other third party (if applicable), you will need to follow the instructions from that party for updating your information and changing your privacy settings, where available. The information we collect is covered by this Privacy Notice and the information a third party collects is subject to the privacy practices and notice of that third party. Privacy choices you have made on any third party site will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through our Services.
If an account or profile was created without your knowledge or authorization, please contact customer support at the brand on which the account or profile is located to request removal of the account or profile.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We retain your personal information to provide Services to you and as otherwise necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We will retain your personal information for no more than seven years following the later of (i) the date on which you terminate your use of the Services or (ii) May 25, 2018, unless we are otherwise required by law or regulation to retain your personal information for longer. For example, where you have a contract with us, we will retain your data for the length of the contract, and will further retain that information for a time period consistent with our legal or regulatory responsibilities after the termination or expiration of your Services with us in order to allow us to resolve disputes, enforce our relevant Service Agreement, and to adhere to the technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of the websites. Job candidate information will be retained for as long as there is a business need or as required by law or regulation. If you have any questions about how long we will keep your specific data, please contact email@example.com
YOUR RIGHT TO CONTROL HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED
You have the right to make requests regarding your personal information. You can:
You can view or change the personal information you have provided us by submitting a request through our DSAR portal here or logging into your online account manager, if applicable. To exercise any of your rights, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit our Privacy Center.
Please note that some rights only apply in certain circumstances or to certain information and some exceptions may apply. In some areas you have data subject rights afforded by the laws in that jurisdiction, to find out if the rights apply to you and exercise your rights, go to the DSAR portal here.
More information about your rights as a user located in Brazil is available here.
THIRD PARTY LINKS AND INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE BY OUR USERS
Some of our Services provide links to other websites. Because we do not control the information policies or practices of these third party sites, you should review their privacy policies to learn about how they collect and use personal information and direct any concerns to the site administrator of that website.
You may also log in to some of our Services using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you with the option to disclose certain personal information to us, such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. For example, if you take advantage of certain of our social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and widgets, such as the “Share This” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site, the applicable social networking sites may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our websites, and may set a cookie to enable it to function properly.
Our Services are not directed to persons under 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian of such a child and become aware that your child has provided personal information to us, please contact us as described in this Privacy Notice and we will take reasonable steps immediately to remove any such information.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time, so please review it frequently. If we decide to change this Privacy Notice in any material way, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on https://GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION.com or the website of the GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION product or service you use prior to the change becoming effective. In all cases, your continued use of any Services constitutes acceptance to any such changes.
CONTACT US AND COMPLAINTS
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or our data handling practices, or you wish to make a complaint, you may contact our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com or by regular mail at:
GREAT NORTHERN HOSTING CORPORATION
.1781 Capital Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Attn: Chief Data Protection Officer
Attn: Data Protection Officer