We have made and taken into account every and any use of information
stored / used and retrieved by users and third parties using this
website to the best of our ability. We cannot and will not take responsibility
for any situation which may arise from information stored / used and
retrieved by users and third parties which we have failed to omit
www.hostcompanies.com ) as operated by Ascendancy Media Limited.
to the privacy of the users of this website. The purpose of the
the information of companies listed on our database and website.
the way information if stored / used and distributed by the organization
storing / collecting the information or by how that information
is used and or distributed to third parties
What information do we collected from users?
1) The servers which host our website will collect various
information about the user when visiting our website.When visiting
www.hostcompanies.com our server will attempt to make a record of
your ip address, isp, country of origin, your operating system and
browser and the referring url which was used to enter the site.
Our server may also attempt to make a record of the page which you
entered the website and the page which was used to exit the website.
The server will attempt to make a record of the number of unique
visits / page views generated by our user base. A cookie may be
placed on the users computer when visiting the website.
2) Companies which sign up for a listing in our database
will have various information stored about them. The database this
website uses is a mysql database and will make a record of and store
ALL the information that a company will enter when signing up as
a member and all hosting packages / design packages or any other
data the user wishes to enter into our forms. The ip address is
of the user is recorded and stored in our database when signing
up as a member.
3) Information entered when a user signs up as a member
for your forum system is stored in a separate mysql database ( separate
from a company listing ).Any information/date send by a user on
the forum including but not limited to posts / threads /private
messages / signatures are stored in a mysql database. This information
can be accessed by third parties using the forum and threads/posts
may be scanned by Internet search engines /directories and included
in their databases / search results. There is also the possibility
of third parties viewing the forum or search engine listings from
the forum, of using the data acquired. When a user creates a thread
/ post the ip address used is recorded and stored in our database.
4) When purchasing a domain name from this website or becoming
an affiliate to sell domain names from this website various information
will be collected and stored. Information entered when selling/
buying domain names will be stored on a secure server for the purpose
of credit card processing.
How is the information collected used?
1) The purpose of collecting information from users visiting
the website is to improve our general marketing abilities. For example,
knowing the amount of users using the Netscape operating system
allows for our efforts to insure our website operates normally for
Netscape. Another example would be the amount of users coming from
another country - this gives us the option of translating the entire
website into that country's language. We may also use the amount
of unique visitors to show other websites when attempting to set
up partnerships and link exchanges. Cookies are small files placed
on your computer that contain only a unique number and a generally
used to make a users website experience more fulfilling. Cookies
are used for various functions, for example a cookie may be used
to keep a record of the last companies a user had searched for.
Cookies may be used by third parties advertising on the site to
track / learn or keep a record of traffic flowing from the website
or any other usage they may wish to use. An example of a cookie
being used would be to enable the website to remember your log in
details from the last time you visited the website.
2) Company listings are used to to display to users searching
our database. This may consist of ratings of the company / comparing
the company with others in the database / generating graphs , charts
of the companies services and any other usage which may arise out
of users using the database on our website. Emails will be collected
and can be used by users to contact companies listed on the database,
with the limit being only 1 e-mail sent to any 4 companies at one
time by the user. Unfortunately will can guarantee that search engine
spiders/ robots or any other device scanning the database will pick
up and store the emails due to the ever changing types of technologies
created by third parties Occasionally we may e-mail the companies
in the database to inform them of changes in our website or with
offers which may be of interest to them. An example of this would
be to offer them a banner advertisement at a cheaper rate than normal.
3) Information stored and collected in the forum will be
available to users of the forum. The information is stored and displayed
in order that all members / users of the forum can view / write
or exchange information of their creation. IP addresses of members
of the forum are stored with each thread / post created by the user,
the purpose of this is to be able to trace users which may post
anything which may relate to or as of a result of may arise criminal
activities and law suits. An example of this would be a user attempting
to harm the reputation of a third party through posts/ threads created
on the forum. In the result of criminal activities or law suits
which may arise from posts / threads created in the forum we may
be required by law to provide the ip addresses used by the user
to third parties
4) Information stored when selling / buying domain names
are stored in order that users may log in and make changes to their
domain settings. An example of this would be to change the dns of
a domain name purchased. Credit card information may be used to
check the authenticity of the credit card. An example of this would
be to establish if their are sufficient funds in the account of
the card before a purchase of a domain name is made. Any and all
information is stored in order so that the user may operate the
domain name services, which may consist of buying / selling / changing
information regarding domain names and all other activity that the
user may require to perform. Another example of this would be setting
up a redirect for a domain name in which the users username and
password that was entered to perfect the redirect would be checked
and verified against the username and password in the database for
that user before allowing the changes to be made..
Does this website sell information stored
on this website to third parties?
The short answer is no. We have no desire to sell / share or rent
information stored on this website to any third parties and will
NOT do so, however if in some time in the future we wish to sell
the website - all information in the website, including e-mail addresses,
database listings would become the responsibility of the new owner
of the site.
Will third parties be able to acquire information
stored on this website?
Yes. Search engine spiders /robots use the information on this
website to display in search engines and directory's. There is no
way to guarantee that a third party will not see and use information
stored on this website, this may include but is not limited to magazine
articles, television programs, market researchers and any other
form of usage or media coverage. Obviously with the ever changing
forms of technology's being created by third parties it is impossible
for us to guarantee that your e-mail addresses will not be acquired
by a third party although they will have absolutely no help from
the owner of this website or staff in this matter. We try to minimize
to the best of our ability so that search engine robots cannot pick
up on e-mail addresses listed in our database. All credit card information
is stored on a secure server and meets with industry standards.
No credit card system is completely secure as has been proved by
hackers around the world.
What are the policies of linked sites and
other third parties?
of information we collect from you. Although you may interact with
third parties when using this site, we take no responsible for the
privacy practices of third parties or the content of linked sites.
This website is not responsible or will take responsibility for
the privacy practices of third parties, this includes but is not
limited to, websites linked to this website, companies listed or
information about other companies on our database / website and
any other alien entity arising from the use of this website.
How will I know about changes in the Privacy
time to time and without any notice to the user. It is the users
responsibility to visit this page periodically so that you will
be informed of any changes.
Do you adhere to the Data Protection Act
Yes. Notification is made each year to the Data Protection Register.
Data Controller Name : Ascendancy Media Limited
Registration Number : Z7139935
Who do i contact if i have concerns / questions
we can be contacted by sending mail to the following location,
Ascendancy Media Limited
2 Kipling Place