BigScoots.com (“BigScoots”) has developed this privacy statement to validate our commitment to confidentiality to all our customers and users who use BigScoots’ online services (“Services”). These services consist of domain purchase, transfer and management, shared web hosting, reseller web hosting, managed wordpress hosting, virtual private servers, hybrid servers, data backups, dedicated servers and colocation.
1. Our Commitment to Privacy
BigScoots is committed to crafting long lasting relationships based on trust and transparency. All of us at BigScoots always has and always will do anything reasonably within our power to ensure your right to privacy is preserved. Our services are not directed at anyone under the age of thirteen.
2. Data We Collect
On occasion BigScoots requests and gathers personal information from our clients in a variety of ways. These consist of online data entry forms for ordering products and services, communicating with the BigScoots staff, as well as other instances where users can volunteer their own private information.
The data we gather is undeniably personal and can be used to identify you, which is exactly why we take privacy so seriously and also why it is a necessary evil. Personal information plays a commanding role when conducting business online in a secure manner.
Some of the data gathered can consist but is not limited to: Complete address and location Personal and company web addresses Given name and surname E-mail addresses Telephone numbers Credit card information Other billing information
3. What Exactly Are Cookies
A cookie can be fundamentally defined as a piece of data that is stored on a clients computer which identifies information about that specific client. BigScoots on occasion can make use of both session identifier cookies as well as persistent cookies. With session identifier cookies once the browser is closed or logged out of, the cookie is automatically erased. A persistent cookie on the other hand is a minor text file that is stored on your hard drive for a prolonged period of time.
4. Log Files
Similar to most websites out there, BigScoots uses log files for both security and to streamline our services. This is a form of data gathering which may include information such as internet protocol addresses, internet service providers, browser type and versions, referring and exit pages, platforms, date and time stamps, number of clicks for trend analysing as well as gathering very broad demographic information. Similar to the cookie scenario none of the information stored in these log files contain individually distinguishable data.
5. How Does BigScoots Use This Information?
BigScoots may use any of the individually distinguishable data gathered by BigScoots to contact our clients concerning services offered by BigScoots, and to the extent the client has agreed, by trusted business partners, affiliates or independent contractors.
BigScoots may also use any of the gathered data for analysis on the success of our services and advertising efforts. Under no condition other than legal action or our client specifically authorizing such disclosures will BigScoots ever share this information with a third party.
6. Disclosure of Data
Although unlikely and not in the foreseeable future, BigScoots does reserve the right to disclose completely anonymous data to investors and/or possible partners. In this case purely basic information will be disclosed and individually distinguishable data will remain completely private. In the case of BigScoots being sold, the information collected from our clients may be transferred to the new owner(s) under the condition that all individually distinguishable data will remain private.
BigScoots may on occasion interact with a third party consultant, advisor, marketing team or IT professional where it may become necessary to disclose private data. Everything disclosed under these terms will require the third party to treat all data, especially individually distinguishable data with the same concern and respect that BigScoots does. All third parties are prohibited from disclosing such data to any other person or party.
Further, individuals will always have access to their own personal data unless those same individuals have previously requested their data to be removed.
In the context of an onward transfer, BigScoots has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. BigScoots shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless BigScoots proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
7. Newsletters, Special Offers And Service Updates
On occasion and on no particular schedule our clients may receive details on special offers, general newsletters as well as service updates providing they have agreed to receive this type of communication.
8. Legal Disclaimer
Although BigScoots takes every precaution to maintain your confidentiality, on occasion a need may arise where we can and should disclose personally identifiable information if required by law. These disclosures will only occur if BigScoots has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary or BigScoots is required to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served to BigScoots.
9. Data Upkeep
The majority of the data gathered by BigScoots is saved indefinitely and for security and data preservation reasons may be saved on more than one database that may be directly or indirectly supported by BigScoots.
Though impossible to absolutely guarantee that misuse, abuse, adjustment or loss to the data will not occur over time, BigScoots makes every possible effort within reason to avert such incidences.
10. Your Responsibility
As with any personal account information you alongside the rest of our clientele are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the login information you are given. This information can consist of but is not limited to user-names and passwords that give access to personal and private information. A valuable life lesson many of us learn far too late; keep your login information safe and never share it with others. Under no circumstance will BigScoots or any of its employees ask for your login credentials.
It is your personal responsibly while maintaining your data security here at BigScoots to educate yourself on mischievous software and potential scams. Key loggers, viruses and a collection of other scams can seize your information from where you access your BigScoots services. For this reason it is necessary to understand your own risks from personal devices and maintain a high level of security awareness. Additionally, when accessing BigScoots services from foreign devices you should take further precautions and always remember to log out when you are done.
11. Questions, Concerns And Comments
As with any of our policies and services we offer here at BigScoots we are always looking for ways to improve. If there are any questions, concerns or comments please feel free to contact us and let us know what we can do to make your BigScoots experience even better.
12. Privacy Shield
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BigScoots has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, a panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs).
Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through any of the above channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.
If your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, you should contact the state or national data protection or labor authority in the jurisdiction where you work. BigScoots agrees to cooperate with the relevant national DPAs and to comply with the decisions of the DPA Panel.
BigScoots’s Privacy Shield compliance is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Under the Privacy Shield Principles, individuals have the right to opt out of (i) disclosures of their personal information to third parties; or (ii) uses of their personal information