Affordable Domains Canada collects and uses personal data only as it might be needed for us to deliver service to our customers to include payments and billing information as well as surveys and contests. Your personal data includes information such as:
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Other data collected that may directly or indirectly identify you.
options we provide for you to access, update or otherwise take control of your
personal data that we process.
If at any time you have questions about our practices or any of your rights described below, you may reach our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) and our dedicated team that supports this office by contacting us at privacy@AffordableDomains.ca. This inbox is actively monitored and managed so that we can deliver an experience that you can trust.
What information do we collect?
We collect information to bill our customer s and ensure they are aware of important notices such as maintenance and special offers. This personal data is collected directly from you when you:
(1) Create an account to purchase any of our Services (example: billing information, including name, address, credit card number, government identification);
(2) Request assistance from our support team (example: providing a name and email address via our Live Chat or telephone number when you call us.);
Complete contact forms or request newsletters or other information from us (ex:
(4) Participate in contests, surveys, apply for a job, or similar promotions.
We also collect additional information while delivering service. These less obvious methods of collection require additional explanation:
Account related information is collected in association with your use of our Services, such as account number, purchases, when products renew or expire, information requests, and customer service requests and notes or details explaining what you asked for and how we responded.
Data about Usage of Services is automatically collected when you use and interact with our Services, including metadata, log files, cookie/device IDs and location information. This information includes specific data about your interactions with the features, content and links (including those of third-parties, such as social media plugins) contained within the Services, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and settings, the date and time the Services were used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data, information about devices accessing the Services, including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data, and some of this data collected might be capable of and be used to approximate your location.
Data may be received about you from other sources, including publicly available
databases or third parties, in which case we may combine this data with
information we already have about you so that we can update, expand and analyze
the accuracy of our records, identify new customers, and provide products and
services that may be of interest to you.
If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.
How we use information.
We minimize the data we collect and limit its use and purpose to only that for which we have been given permission, as necessary to deliver the service(s) you purchase or interact with, or as we might be required or permitted for legal compliance or other lawful purposes. These uses include:
- Delivering, improving, updating and enhancing the Services we provide to you.
- Identifying and Diagnosing problems with security risks, errors, or needed enhancements
- Fraud detection
Often, much of the data collected is aggregated or statistical data about how individuals use our Services, and is not linked to any personal data, but to the extent it is itself personal data, or is linked or linkable to personal data, we treat it accordingly.
Sharing with trusted third parties.
We may share your personal data with trusted affiliated companies, with partnered third parties to allow service integration such as:
Credit Card Processing and similar billing
- Promotional Contests and Surveys
- Service analysis and demographics
- Email Delivery for newsletters and announcements
- Customer relationship management.
We only share your personal data as necessary for third parties to provide the services requested or as needed on our behalf. These third parties and any subcontractors are subject to strict data processing terms and conditions and are prohibited from utilizing, sharing or retaining your personal data for any purpose other than as they have been specifically contracted for or without your consent.
Communicating with you.
may contact you directly or through a third party service providers regarding
services you have signed up, leased, or purchased from us, such as necessary to
deliver transactional or service related communications. We may also contact
you with offers for additional services we think you’ll find valuable if you
give us consent or where allowed based upon legitimate interests. You don’t
need to provide consent as a condition to purchase our goods or services. These
contacts may include:
- Text (SMS) messages
- Telephone calls
- Automated phone calls or text messages.
We will be glad to update your subscription preferences with respect to receiving communications from us at any time via live chat, phone call, support ticket, or email.
Compliance with legal, regulatory and law enforcement requests.
We fully cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (such as subpoena requests), to protect our property and rights or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical. To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties as part of legal process.
How you can access, update or delete your data.
To access, view, update, delete or port your personal data (where available), or to update your subscription preferences, please sign into your client area and visit “Account Settings.” You can update your data at any time. To have your data deleted please request it via a support ticket or telephone call at (888) 338-5261.
If you make a request to delete your personal data and that data is necessary for the products or services you have purchased, the request will be honored only to the extent it is no longer necessary for any Services purchased or required for our legitimate business purposes or legal or contractual record keeping requirements.
you are unable for any reason to access your accounts client area, you may also
contact us by one of the methods described in the “Contact Us” section in the
How we secure, store and retain your data.
We follow generally accepted standards to store and protect the personal data we collect, both during transmission and once received and stored, including utilization of encryption where appropriate. This includes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt the information you enter on our Site in order to protect its security during transmission to and from our Site. When storing information, we protect its security by encryption of critical data. When we process credit card information and payments, the credit card is subject to tokenization and strong security measures.
We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to provide the Services you have requested and thereafter for a variety of legitimate legal or business purposes. These might include retention periods:
Mandated by law, contract or similar obligations applicable to our business
- For preserving, resolving, defending or enforcing our legal/contractual rights; or
- Needed to maintain adequate and accurate business and financial records.
If you have any questions about the security or retention of your personal data, you can contact us at privacy@AffordableDomains.ca.
‘Do Not Track’ notifications.
Some browsers allow you to automatically notify websites you visit not to track you using a “Do Not Track” signal. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
Our Services are available for purchase only for those over the age of 18. Our Services are not targeted to, intended to be consumed by or designed to entice individuals under the age of 18. If you know of or have reason to believe anyone under the age of 18 has provided us with any personal data, please contact us.
and any other places we deem appropriate, so that you are aware of what
information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we
you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page, at least thirty
(30) days prior to the implementation of the changes.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) and believe we maintain your personal data subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may direct questions or complaints to privacy@AffordableDomains.ca. We will respond to all requests, inquiries or concerns within thirty (30) days.
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