Hostsuperstore.com considers customer privacy paramount and to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy, the following agreement has been created to explain our policies and procedures in relation to all data collected.
Types of Data Collected
Hostsuperstore.com collects data related to our users through the following methods:
* Automated means such as communication protocols and cookies
* Online registration and online signup forms
* Sales inquiries and transactions
* Online Customer communications
* Offline communications and interactions
* Third party sources of information
Depending upon the method of collection and use, the data collected may include information about the user from forms, registrations and transactions (such as name, title, address, company, phone number and e-mail address), financial/transaction information (such as credit card, cvv, and payment information), information about use of Hostsuperstore.com web sites (such as electronic communications protocols, web pages visited, and cookies) and user preferences and privileges.
Electronic Communications Protocols and Cookies
Hostsuperstore.com may receive data from you as part of the communication connection itself through the standard electronic greeting between your computer and our servers. This information often consists of network routing (where you came from), equipment information (browser type), internet protocol address, date and time. At this time our server will also query your computer to see if there are â€œcookiesâ€ previously set by Hostsuperstore.com.com to facilitate log in or other site navigation procedures. A â€œcookieâ€ is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store in a web browser so it can later be read back from that browser.
Cookies on the site may collect the following information: a unique identifier, user preferences and profile information used to personalize the content that is shown, and user information to access Hostsuperstore.comâ€™s user forums. Some cookies used by hostsuperstore.com may remain on the userâ€™s computer after they leave the web site, but the majority is set to expire within 30 â€“ 365 days. There may be some cookies on certain tools that are of longer duration. Cookies may also be of benefit to you by creating a more streamlined login process, keeping track of shopping cart additions and preserving order information between sessions. In the future, as we enable further customization of the site, cookies will help in assuring that information provided to you will be the most relevant to your needs.
While we do not offer an opt-out on the site for cookies, browsers provide you with information and control over cookies. You can set your web browser to alert you when a cookie is being used. You can also get information on the duration of the cookie and what server your data is being returned to. You then have the opportunity to accept or reject the cookie. Additionally, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers. Users can generally disable the cookie feature on their browser without affecting their ability to use the site, except in some cases where cookies are used as an essential security feature necessary for transaction completion.
The Data We Collect and How We Use It
Hostsuperstore.com collects data from users for the following purposes:
* To engage in transactions for service. Name, address, email, purchase details, and
credit card/payment information may be collected and stored as part of the transaction
history. The majority of the data collected under this category is contact information.
Hostsuperstore.com may need to share some of this data (address, payment) with credit card
clearing houses, banking institutions, and other similarly situated third parties that
are required to accomplish the transaction.
* To provide future service and support. Information collected for this purpose is both
contact data and information related to products and service/support requested. This
information is also used to provide service, product update, and similar notices.
* To select content. Data may be collected to help create web site content and navigation
that is most relevant and user friendly. This includes data collected as a result of site
navigation as well as data provided in forms.
* To respond to user inquiries and requests for information. This data includes
registrations for online newsletters, opt-in mailing lists and specific requests for further
* To provide various Hostsuperstore.com communities, such as resellers, with relevant product
alerts and updates. These updates are related to product releases, prices, terms,
special offers and associated campaigns. This data is sent out as part of the program
member signing up for the relevant program or online account.
* To better tailor marketing to user needs. We may use information from purchases
and requirements to provide you with timely and pertinent notices of product releases
and service developments that address your needs and requirements.
* To better respond to requests for service or quotes for product and equipment
purchase. Hostsuperstore.com will pass contact information to the appropriate Hostsuperstore.com sales
person, or reseller for follow-up related to Hostsuperstore.com products or services.
* From referral â€œtell a friendâ€ function. If a user elects to use our referral service
for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendâ€™s name and email
address. Hostsuperstore.com will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to
visit the site. Hostsuperstore.com uses this data for the sole purpose of sending this one-time
email and tracking the success of our referral program.
* Hostsuperstore.com will not use data for any other purposes than listed herein.
As a result of your participation in interactive discussions and public forums. There are parts of the web site that permit you to participate in interactive discussions. Some of these are moderated; all are subject to access for technical reasons. Hostsuperstore.com does not control the content that users post and some may serve as public discussion forums. As in any interactive forum open to many users, you should carefully consider whether you wish to submit data and should tailor any other content submitted appropriately.
Customer Help desk, Customer Customization, Preferences and Opt-Out
New Customers are requested to register at the help desk system. The customer help desk is used to provide customer assistance to the customer.
Please note that some email communications are not subject to general opt-out. These include communications related to downloads; communications about sales transactions; information about software updates, patches and fixes; disclosures to comply with legal requirements; and network upgrades or other related service maintenance.
Hostsuperstore.com is concerned with the security of the data we have collected and has placed commercially reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to that information. These measures include policies, procedures, employee training, physical access and technical elements relating to data access controls. In addition, Hostsuperstore.com uses standard security protocols and mechanisms to exchange the transmission of sensitive data such as credit card details. This includes, but is not limited to the encryption of sensitive information as well as the use of SSL certificates.
In the event that individual personal data is acquired, or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person and applicable law requires notification, Hostsuperstore.com will notify the affected individual of the breach by email or fax or, if Hostsuperstore.com is unable to contact the individual by email or fax, then by U.S. mail. Notice will be given promptly, consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement and any measures necessary for Hostsuperstore.com or law enforcement to determine the scope of the breach and to assure or restore the integrity of the data system. Hostsuperstore.com may delay notification if Hostsuperstore.com or a law enforcement agency determines that the notification will impede a criminal investigation, unless and until Hostsuperstore.com or the agency determines that notification will not compromise the investigation.
If we are going to use your data in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you via email. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user data already stored in our database, we will notify you by email or post a prominent notice on this web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
We may update this policy from time to time to describe how new site features affect our use of your data and to let you know of new control and preference features that we provide you.