Global Domains International, Inc., a California corporation ("GDI" or "we" or "us"), provides registration services for the ".WS" upper level domain name in addition to services through www.WebSite.ws ("our site" or "the site") and is committed to implementing measures designed to protect the privacy of those using its services.
The information we gather and how we use it
We gather two types of information about the users of our site: non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information. When visitors come to our site, we may collect and aggregate non-personally identifiable information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were clicked. Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each visitor to the site. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from the IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
The non-personally identifiable information we collect helps us, among other things, to monitor our internal operations, improve our services, identify the most popular areas of our site and determine the effectiveness of our services and promotional activities. It also helps us make available quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of the users of our site, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our site. We provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers, affiliates, and other current and potential promotional partners.
We do not collect any information that personally identifies you unless you knowingly and willingly provide it. We explicitly ask for information that personally identifies you. For example, when registering for a personal account, we require that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information ranging from basic contact information to payment information to the technical coordinates of your host servers. Also, you have the option to complete a survey about yourself, your interests and other information about yourself that will help us, our promotional partners and advertisers offer you value-added products and services which we believe will be of interest to you.
Although you may not "opt out" of the registration process if you wish to become a Member or an independent Affiliate, you may choose to "opt out" of receiving promotional materials not directly related to services provided by us and our affiliates, advertisers, or other business partners. If you do not "opt out" of receiving such promotional materials, we reserve the right to share any personally identifiable registration information regarding you to third parties who provide goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you, whether from outside vendors and/or our own offerings. If you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving such promotional information, please contact said third parties directly, or contact us at and we will advise said third parties that you wish to discontinue receiving their promotional information. Note, however, that we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from GDI or independently.
We use personally identifiable information to operate this site, and we may occasionally inform you of new features, services, promotions and products available on this site offered by us and our promotional partners. We limit our own e-mail solicitations to those registered users (Affiliates, or Members) who have not "opted out" of receiving such communications. Our solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the customer with a method of "opting out" of receiving future communications of a similar nature. If you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving information from us about new features, services, promotions and products, please contact us at .
Changing personal information
You have the ability to change or correct certain information in our records, such as your contact information by signing in at http://www.website.ws/login.html and going to "My Account". You may change this information at any time. If you have any questions about correcting or changing your information, please contact us at .