Last Updated: April 13, 2021
Consistent with the assurances described in the Fourth Amendment and the principles built into the RightForge Community Policies, RightForge is committed to robust privacy for those who use its services. RightForge is committed to providing its services in a manner that comports with the fundamental interests that form the basis for RightForge’s very existence.
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
Information that You Provide Directly
We collect the following types of information that you provide directly when you establish an account, use our Services, for promotional purposes, and in connection with certain online surveys or sweepstakes that we sponsor: name, email address, billing and/or mailing address, telephone number, zip code, date of birth, and other, similar types of data. This information will be used to keep you updated about our Services and any of the RightForge agreements which are applicable to the products or services you have purchased or to which you have subscribed, and to keep you informed about special offers, sales or new features of the Services that we think may be of interest to you.
In the event that you are purchasing extensions, such as domain names, we may require additional supporting documentation, including driver’s license number, passport number, and similar. We do not store or otherwise use this information except in connection with the same.
Information the We Collect Automatically
We automatically collect site usage information which includes, without limitation, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address(es), browser information, other characteristics of your device and software, domain names of your Internet Service Provider, your approximate geographic location, the time of your usage and certain aggregated use data. This information is used to analyze the use of, and to improve our Services (including to help diagnose and prevent problems with our servers or our products or services), to administer RightForge and more generally to provide our customers with the best possible user experience.
We also use analytics providers, including but not limited to Google Analytics, to collect certain information about our users and the use of our sites more generally. Google provides additional privacy options regarding Analytics cookies, and you can learn more about those options by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Information that Third Parties Provide About You
We may also receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are on another website that provides information about service providers like RightForge and you request to receive information from RightForge, that website will forward your contact and other information to us so that we may contact you as requested. Third parties may also provide information about you in connection with a marketing arrangement we may have with those third parties.
Do Not Track
Please note that RightForge does not support “Do Not Track” browser settings and we do not currently participate in any “Do Not Track” frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal or non-personal identifying information.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use your Personal Data and other information as necessary to provide our Services, including to make ongoing improvements. We may also use your Personal Data for internal business purposes including, without limitation, to help us improve the content and functionality of the Services, to better understand our users and the ways in which they use the sites and Services to protect against, identify or address fraudulent activities, to manage your account, and to provide you with customer service and to generally manage the Services and our business. Finally, we may use your Personal Data to contact you for certain marketing and advertising purposes, including, without limitation, to inform you about our offers, contests or surveys which may be of interest to you and to display content and advertising on or off the sites regarding our Services which may be of relevance to you.
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
- With Service Providers: We, like many businesses, sometimes engage other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf so that we can focus on our core business. Examples of these services include, but are not limited to, payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, order fulfillment and shipping, marketing and promotional material distribution, website evaluation, social media management, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. In connection with services those partners provide for us, we may provide or otherwise give them access to certain Personal Data, but their access to and use of this information is strictly limited to the purposes of providing these specific services to RightForge.
- Legal Requirements: We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law (including, without limitation responding to a subpoena or request from law enforcement, court or government agency or other public authorities) or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary (i) to comply with a legal obligation, (ii) to protect or defend our rights, interests or property or that of other customers or users, (iii) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) to protect against legal liability or potential fraud, as determined in our sole discretion.
- With Your Consent: If we intend to use any Personal Data in any manner that is not specified herein, we will inform you of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected or we will obtain your consent subsequent to such collection but prior to such use. In short, we will honor the choices you make regarding your Personal Data and will inform you about any other intended uses of such information.
CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION; UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
For information and Personal Data that we have collected on your behalf, we will grant you reasonable access to the same as required by applicable law.
If you have established a RightForge Account, we rely on you to keep the information on record updated and accurate. Our Services allow you to modify or delete your Account information at your discretion. If any of our Services do not permit you to update or modify your information, please contact us as set forth herein below to request assistance with the same. Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Our sites may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us (“Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures set forth herein do not apply to any Third Party Sites. The owners and operators of all Third Party Sites are responsible for all Personal Data and non-Personal Data provided, collected, maintained, stored or otherwise disclosed on those sites, if any. If there are any links on our sites to any Third Party Sites, such links are provided for convenience only and the presence of the same does not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the Third Party Sites, including their privacy policies, if any. We strongly encourage contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.
If you use a social media platform or your mobile device (or other method of communication) to interact with RightForge, that platform or application may have a specific privacy statement that governs the use of Personal Data related to it. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of your mobile device, please refer to instructions from your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings. We do not control the data collection or privacy practices of any outside platform through which you access the RightForge or by which you contact us.
RightForge has implemented commercially reasonable information security measures, including administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard Personal Data. Even though we have taken and will continue to implement measures to protect the data which we are entrusted with, you acknowledge that no such measures can fully eliminate all information security risks.
Though we take commercially reasonable steps to protect the security and confidentiality of all data and Personal Data provided via the Services from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration and/or destruction, no online transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data via the Internet or by email.
We do not and will not, at any time, ask you to provide your Personal Data or other personal information in a non-secure or unsolicited email or telephone communication. If you receive such an email, please contact us to bring it to our attention. For more information about unsolicited requests for identifying information or other sensitive details, commonly known as “phishing,” you can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s informational page at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing.
INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
RightForge is based in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using RightForge, or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may be different than those in the country where you reside or are a citizen.
California residents have additional rights regarding the privacy and disclosure of Personal Data, including, but not limited to a right to request that we not sell their Personal Data, as well as a right to be informed about our other uses and disclosures of their Personal Data.
California Do Not Track Notice
California law requires websites to disclose whether they and/or any third party(s) collect Personal Data about their users’ online activities over time and across different sites. California law also requires that we disclose how we respond to “do not track” signals and similar mechanisms.
We do not currently participate in any “Do Not Track” frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal or non-personal identifying information. If you would like to learn more about browser tracking signals and “do not track” generally, please visit https://allaboutdnt.org.
If you are a Nevada resident, you may ask us to add you to our opt-out list for possible future sales of certain information that we have collected or will collect about you. To submit such a request, please contact us as indicated below.
EUROPEAN UNION RESIDENT PRIVACY
RightForge complies with the provisions of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) as to any information in its possession regarding EU-based persons (“data subjects”). Accordingly, RightForge only processes Personal Data on data subjects where it has a lawful basis to do so, which may include the consent of each person (especially in the case of website visitors who provide their information) or compliance with a legal obligation. RightForge provides notice to all data subjects as required by GDPR Article 13 or 14, as appropriate, and honors the rights of data subjects provided in Articles 12-23, including the right to be forgotten. For more information about RightForge and the GDPR, please see our GDPR Notice.