What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you place an order for an Stormy Hosting product, respond to a survey, fill out a form for pre/post sales assistance, open a support ticket, or your use of social media. Stormy Hosting is a web hosting service provider, we provide platforms for you to use such as email, web hosting and secure ecommerce. To fulfil requests for domain names, digital certificates or other products or services, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, physical address, phone number, credit card information and/or organisational details or other personal information.
How do we use your information?
To process transactions for Stormy Hosting products and services
Your information is used to provide our products and services and order processing as well as to conduct business transactions such as billing.
To improve customer service
Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your pre/post sales requests and provide technical support.
To send renewal notices
The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you renewal notices for your services.
To send periodic emails
In addition, we may send you periodic newsletters, new service updates, security updates, related product or service information, and status updates on maintenance windows or service availability. These are on an ‘Opt-In’ basis.
To tell you about our products and services
We may send you information about our products and services that may be of interest to you based on your use of other Stormy Hosting products and services. These are on an ‘Opt-In’ basis.
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Data and Consent
We will process your data for the purpose of performance of our contract with you or the legitimate interest of our business. In other cases, we will request your consent for the processing of the personal data you may submit. Your refusal to provide personal data to us for certain products and services may hinder us from fulfilling your order for those products or services. Also, if you deny or withdraw your consent to use personal data or opt out of receiving information about Stormy Hosting products and services this may result in you not being made aware of sales promotions, renewal notices, periodic company newsletters, new service updates, security updates, related product or service information, and status updates on maintenance windows or service availability.
How long do we store your information for?
The personal information we collect is retained for no longer than necessary to fulfil the stated purposes in section ‘When do we collect information?’ or for a period specifically required by law or regulation that Stormy Hosting is obligated to follow.
Personal data used to fulfil verification of certain types of products such as SSL certificates and Domain names, and this data will be retained for a minimum of 10 years depending on the class of product or service and may be retained in either a physical or electronic format.
Once a user no longer has any active products or services, their personal data will be retained for not more than 3 months. Once this time is up, all information on stored will be erased.
Even if you request deletion or erasure of your data, we may retain your personal data to the extent necessary and for so long as necessary for our legitimate business interests or performance of contractual obligations.
After the retention period is over, Stormy Hosting securely disposes or anonymises your personal information in order to prevent loss, theft, misuse, or unauthorised access.
Withdrawing Consent and Right to be Forgotten
You can, at any time, withdraw your consent for Stormy Hosting to retain your personal information. Doing so may affect your services on Stormy Hosting.
You can request that all personal information be removed, however this will only proceed once the user has no active products or services, or if the user cancels any remaining active products or services.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Stormy Hosting will not disclose to outside parties any personally identifiable information obtained from the registration for or use of Stormy Hosting’s services without the consent of the customer (except as required by subpoena or other legal process, cases where Stormy Hosting suspects fraud, or in the case of imminent physical harm to customers or others). When Stormy Hosting uses agents, contractors or other companies to perform services on its behalf, Stormy Hosting will require that they protect your personally identifiable information consistent with this Policy.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
Within 1 business day
We will notify the users via in-site notification
Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at support@Stormy Hostinghosting.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Compliance with GDPR
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 you have the following rights established by law:
You have the right to review your personal data that Stormy Hosting holds and check it for accuracy.
You have the right to correct data in the case that errors may be found in our records.
You have the right to request that any of your personal data be erased. i.e. right to be forgotten.
You have the right to obtain and reuse use your personal data for your own purposes.
You have the right to request that Stormy Hosting restrict the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances.
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data.
Last Edited on 10-Jul-2019