AZC, Inc. and its network of sites have a very simple
information is exactly that: private. Your personal
information should not be shared with any other party if at
all possible. We strongly believe that you and you alone are
the owner of your private information.
That means that we do not sell, share, or make available
in any other way your contact or billing information to any
third parties. We consider customer records to be part of our
trade secrets. We do not share it with partners or
affiliates. The information that we collect from you is the
absolute minimum that is necessary for us to be able to
provide you with the service(s) you ordered.
There are a number of pieces of information that we need
to collect in order to be able to provide our services to
- We collect your name and contact information in order
to be able to establish you as the party having sole
authority over the account and to be able to contact you.
AZC will not send you any unsolicited information,
including email, except as mentioned below. New users will
receive a AZC welcome letter explaining the features
provided by the service. We contact our customers during
the course of normal business operations, such as to send
order confirmations, account setup instructions, renewal
notices, invoices, payment confirmations, overdue notices,
and notices regarding the status of your account, like our
newsletter that contains service enhancement notifications
and service alerts. Customers are not able to unsubscribe
from such notifications. AZC will not send you unsolicited
email regarding any commercial offers or advertisements at
We collect your name and contact information in order to
enable us to reserve your desired domain name. In order
to be able to register a domain, ICANN* (Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and the
Registries it has authorized require full and complete
and current contact information for the Registrant (i.e.
the party who will be licensed to use the domain name).
At a minimum this must include:
These pieces of information will be part of the PUBLIC
record associated with that domain and will be PUBLICLY
accessible at WhoIS type services on the Internet. We
must collect this information on behalf of the domain
licensing authorities, and by registering a domain, you
give your implied consent that such information will be
made publicly available. This is not as per our policy,
but as per the domain granting authorities.
- Contact Person Name
- Company Name (if no company name, then the name of
the organization in whose name the domain will be
- Full Registrant Address
- Registrant Phone Number
- Registrant Fax Number (Optional)
- Registrant contact email address
- Note that ICANN and the Registries that it has
authorized may have different privacy policies. AZC and its
network of sites are not responsible for the privacy
practices or the lack thereof and/or the content of such
- We collect billing and credit card information in order
to process payment for the services you contract for.
Financial information that is collected is used to bill the
customer for products and services and never for any other
- Note that banks, credit card networks such as Visa,
Master card, American Express, and other financial
institutions are likely to track your purchasing habits for
their own marketing purposes each time you use your credit
card anywhere. They may even sell this information to
others. If you do not wish your purchasing behavior to be
tracked by financial institutions, do not use a credit
card. Pay by cash. All AZC owned network sites provide you
with alternative payment modes other than credit
- For your security and privacy, your personal
information and credit card information are kept separate.
However, because of this heightened security protocol, if
you need to update credit card records, you may have to do
this for each individual account if you maintain multiple
domains and hosting accounts with us.
- As a company with international customers, we strive to
adhere to the privacy laws of our customer's home
countries. As a result, our privacy policies tend to be
much stricter than those in the US and may be stricter than
what you are accustomed to in your home country. Though we
are not required to do so, our privacy policies conform
greatly to the stringent privacy policies set forth by the
- Many US privacy certifications organizations such as
TRUSTe allow ownership of the information collected on
a site to reside with the site owner. AZC and its network
of sites maintain a far more stricter policy. We assert
that the ownership of this data remains with the customer.
We claim no ownership rights to any data collected on our
site. Note that ICANN and the Domain Registries have
different privacy policies and may claim ownership to the
data elements they have collected. Though AZC does not
necessarily agree, we do not assume any responsibility for
the privacy practices of these organizations and their web
- In conformance with European Union rules, all our
customers have the ability to review and modify their own
customer data records online. Customers can do so by
logging in our database using a SSL secure connection at
https://secure.azc.com/database using their unique ID and
of cookies is an industry standard, and many major Web
sites use them to provide useful features for their
customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally
identify users, although they do identify a user's
computer. Most browsers are initially set up to accept
you from having to repeatedly reenter the same information.
Though they may be placed on your drive, the cookies expire
immediately at the end of your order session and cannot be
used afterwards. You can remove these cookies from your
drive as you see fit.
- We will cooperate with law enforcement agencies and
make available any such data as requested, but only if
proper subpoena have been served, and only for data covered
by such subpoena.
Our sites have links to other sites. Many of these sites
may use devices such as cookies, Active X controls, or other
devices to track your progress through the site. We are not
responsible not responsible for the privacy practices or the
content of such Web sites.
Unlike many other Internet companies, we do not gather
anonymous information for the usage of marketing purposes. We
do monitor usage patterns for each individual account for
billing purposes or for system administration and maintenance
We do not have access to your email passwords. All email
passwords are immediately encrypted and are accessible and
retrievable only by the end user. If you loose your email
password, our support engineers will not be able to recover
it. So, the privacy of your email communications is entirely
dependent on your ability to safeguard your own password.
those changes this page and notify our customers of the
If you have any questions about this privacy statement,
the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web
site, you can contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use all commercially reasonable
efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.
* The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to
assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation,
protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management,
and root server system management functions previously
performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA, InterNIC
and other entities.