Like most website operators, Host NIT., Inc collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Host NIT., Inc's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Host NIT., Inc's visitors use its website. From time to time, Host NIT., Inc may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate. e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Host NIT., Inc's website choose to interact with Host NIT., Inc in ways that require Host NIT., Inc to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Host NIT., Inc gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who choose to signup for our newsletter for their name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Host NIT., Inc, usually by purchasing web hosting services or registering a domain name, for example, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Host NIT., Inc collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Host NIT., Inc. Host NIT., Inc does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, including from becoming a customer of Host NIT., Inc.
In some cases, Host NIT., Inc will ask website visitors wishing to become customers of Host NIT., Inc to provide additional information beyond what was requested in the signup form. This information is requested to verify the customer's identity and to reduce the likelihood of fraud, which is common in the web hosting industry in which Host NIT., Inc operates. Customers not wishing to provide such information as requested may not be permitted to become customers of Host NIT., Inc.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Host NIT., Inc will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Host NIT., Inc discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request.
If you are a customer of Host NIT., Inc and have supplied your email address, Host NIT., Inc may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new products or services, solicit your feedback, inform you of an outage or interruption in service, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Host NIT., Inc and our products and services. We primarily use our blog, forums, Twitter account, and similar presences to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or through our billing system), we reserve the right to publish it (with personally identifiable information removed as necessary) in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other customers. Host NIT., Inc takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.