Last updated: 21 May 2018
Each section details important information regarding the use and disclosure of your Personal Information in conjunction with the Service you have chosen to use, as well as options we make available to you to update, access, or otherwise take control of the Personal Information you provide to Dot Global.
We collect information you provide to Dot Global when choosing to participate in various activities on the Website. Such information may include Personal Information.
When you visit the Website we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.
We use the following types of cookies:
Log File Information:
When you use the Website, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Analytics: We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to assist us in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website.
If you submit Personal Information to us through the Website, then we may use it to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Website, including, when applicable, sending you information.
Personal Information or other content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas) may become publicly available and can be collected and used by others, including Dot Global, without any additional permission. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with third parties to assist us in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website. We may disclose Personal Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant. Dot Global reserves the right to disclose Personal Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Dot Global believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our Website, to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Dot Global, our users or others, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Dot Global, our users or others.
We may use both your Personal Information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, click stream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and Services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. We may use and disclose to trusted third parties cookies and log file information to: (a) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; and (b) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.
Should you, as a Website user, believe the data provided through the Website, and held by us, is inaccurate and requires rectification, Dot Global shall, when notified, make all necessary and timely attempts to update and correct such an identified inaccuracy.
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.
Dot Global is required to collect data relating to the registration of domain names in .GLOBAL from our registrar partners (“Registration Data”) as required by the .GLOBAL Registry Agreement with ICANN to effect the proper registration of your domain name. Dot Global does not collect Registration Data from you, rather it is disclosed to us by your registrar of choice.
We use the Registration Data disclosed to us by your registrar for the following purposes:
First and foremost, Dot Global uses your Registration Data to carry out the registration and supported functionality of your domain(s) at your registrar’s request. Additionally, Dot Global may use Registrant Data to (i) improve our Services, promotions and functionality, (ii) develop and collect aggregate statistics (ensuring appropriate anonymization) regarding our systems and Services, and (iii) communicate with you regarding your registration or related Services.
Dot Global collects and processes your Registrant Data to carry out the registration of your domain, to ensure that your registration functions as expected, and that registrations do not affect the security of our registry. In order to enter your chosen domain name into our registry system, we are required to process your data in a manner obligated in our contracts with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”). In this respect, it is our understanding under applicable law that each of our TLD registries acts as a joint data controller of your data, working in conjunction with your registrar and ICANN, as herein described.
The registry’s joint controllership and our responsibility for your data is limited to only that data and the use of such data, which is necessary for the registration of domains within one of our TLDs.
With specific reference to the registration of a domain name, your registrar is responsible for:
CHOICE OF REGISTRAR:
ICANN is the private-sector body responsible for coordinating the global Internet’s systems of unique identifiers. The mission of ICANN is to coordinate the stable operation of the Internet’s unique identifier systems. More information about ICANN can be found here: www.icann.org. ICANN is responsible for identifying and requiring, by contract, both registry operators and registrars to provide to them registration data. Registrant Data we collect and process is data which ICANN deems necessary to ensure the ongoing security and stability of the DNS.
There are instances where Dot Global may have to disclose your Personal Information. At all times however, such disclosure shall be limited and subject to the required safeguards.
All non-Personal Information, as required by our contracts with ICANN, will be made available to the public via an interactive webpage (http://go.global/), via a “port 43” WHOIS service or http://whois.nic.global.
Dot Global also maintains a non-public WHOIS database that contains all Registration Data – including Personal Information – as received from your registrar. Personal Information contained in the non-public WHOIS database may be disclosed to third parties pursuant to the Exceptions to Disclosure Limitations section below.
Dot Global is required by ICANN to provide a copy of all Registration Data to a secure third party who shall hold such data securely in escrow (“Escrow Provider”). Dot Global utilizes the services of ´NCC Group’, a UK Corporation, with servers in the United Kingdom, as its Escrow Provider. Data held by the Escrow Provider can be used to restore a registry in the event of a catastrophic event, or a failure of the registry’s systems. In this case, the data may be securely transferred to another registry to ensure the ongoing security and stability of the DNS and to prevent any interruption to the proper functioning of registered domains.
Dot Global uses third party services to track reports, and actions relating to abusive use of our domains. Your data may be stored on each of these vendor’s servers, subject to industry standard encryption and security protections.
Dot Global uses the third party services of Google Inc.’s G-Suite for both email and associated cloud services. Your data may be stored on Google’s servers, subject to industry standard encryption and security protections.
Dot Global uses third party services to ensure the proper management of our client and customer service queries. Your data may be stored on each of these vendor’s servers, however, subject to industry standard encryption and security protections.
Dot Global uses third party services to ensure the proper management of communication with you. You may, at any time, remove your details from this service by clicking on the Unsubscribe link in any email.Your data may be stored on each of these vendor’s servers, however, subject to industry standard encryption and security protections.
In order to provide the third party listing Service on https://domains.global/, Dot Global collects the following personal information:
When you register on https://domains.global/, your contact and other personal information (including your name and email address) is added to a secure database located in the (Ireland). Access to our secure database is limited to authorized persons. By registering on or using the Website you consent to the transfer of your contact and other personal information in accordance with what is stated below.
We may use your contact and other personal information for any number of reasons including the following:
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
For the purposes of the third party listing Service, Dot Global is the data controller.
Dot Global has physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard, prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use your Personal and non‑personal information. To that extent, we employ security measures that are deemed commensurate to the quality of data held, with due regard to the state of the art and cost of the available security measures, and the risk to the privacy rights of you, as data subject. We do not, nor can we, guarantee security. Neither people nor security systems are foolproof, including encryption systems.
Where a breach occurs, Dot Global shall, upon discovering such a breach, ensure that our obligations are met under applicable data privacy requirements, and with specific acknowledgement of Articles 33 and 34 of the GDPR, where applicable.
Dot Global does not retain any Personal Information for longer than is necessary.
A Contact ID is a file that contains the registration data of a particular registration, or multiple registrations, within our registry system. This data is retained for the duration of the life of any registrations associated with that Contact ID.
Orphaned Contact IDs (Contact IDs that have no registrations associated with them) shall be periodically identified and purged within a period of no more than ninety (90) days.
Where the registry is investigating or has taken action relating to a specific domain or domains, which have been flagged or confirmed as engaged in abusive behaviors (as per Dot Global´s Acceptable Use Policy) we will ordinarily retain such data until such a time that such data is no longer necessary to defend against current or possible future suit(s). This period depends on limitation periods applicable, however should ordinarily be no longer than six (6) years.
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“Sensitive Personal Information” refers to personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying sex life of the individual.
Dot Global does not ordinarily or knowingly require or collect Sensitive Personal information. As such shall not use or disclose such information with third parties without your explicit consent.
Please note that we do not knowingly permit or solicit information from individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. In addition, we do not knowingly market our products or services to individuals under eighteen (18) years of age.
Where applicable, you have the right to obtain from us a confirmation as to whether or not Personal Information concerning you is processed by us. In addition, where such processing is confirmed, and you request it, we will arrange access to the Personal Information along with the following information:
Where your Personal Information is transferred to a third country, you also have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards we have put in place pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR relating to the transfer.
Dot Global may provide, where requested, a copy of that data, relating to you, which are being processed, subject to the restrictions as noted in Article 23 of the GDPR.
All Personal Information held by us, is as disclosed to us by the relevant registrar upon registration and any update to the registrar system of your Registration Data will be automatically reflected in the registry system. Should you believe we hold incorrect or inaccurate data relating to you, your registration, or related service, please first contact your registrar to update that relevant data. If you are unable or unwilling to contact the relevant registrar, Dot Global will, upon notification of any inaccurate data held, without undue delay and after reasonable verification of the identity, with the reasonable co-operation of our joint controllers, make the necessary updates to your data, where appropriate to do so.
Where you, as the data subject, wish the erasure of your Personal Information, Dot Global will fulfill your request should one of the following grounds apply:
Where Dot Global has publicly disclosed your data and where you have made a valid request to erase your Personal Information, Dot Global will, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform any controllers which are processing that personal data, of your request for erasure.
Dot Global is the sole registry operator for .GLOBAL for which a Registry Agreement has been signed. As such, in the ordinary course of business, no other registry is permitted or capable of providing the specific TLD and associated services that Dot Global provides. That being stated, registrations within the .GLOBAL registries, and the associated registration data, are in the format as specified by ICANN (compatible with the relevant technical standards as stated in the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) Request for Comments (RFCs).
Should our registry be unable to act as registry operator in any circumstances, the entire registry, including all Personal Information as contained in Registration Data, may be transferred to another registry operator, to ensure continuity of the DNS.
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If you are a resident of the EEA and believe we maintain your personal data subject to the General Data Protection Regulation, you may direct questions or complaints to our lead supervisory authority, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, as noted below:
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.
Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland.
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