Updated April 17th 2017

Privacy Policy

At Charleston Road Registry d/b/a Google Registry (“Google Registry”) we understand the trust users place in us and our responsibility to protect the privacy of user information. We want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

Information we collect

We collect information in two ways:

How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect from Google Registry’s services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new services, and to protect Google Registry and our users.

When you contact Google Registry, we may keep a record of your communication. We may use your email address to inform you about our services and to send you administrative messages.

Google Registry may process personal information on servers in many countries around the world. We may process, transfer and/or store your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.

Accessing and updating your personal information

Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).

Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

Information we share

When you provide data or personal information to Google Registry, we may store it and share it with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Google Registry in the following circumstances and in compliance with our Privacy Policy, our obligations to the Internet Committee for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures:

We may share aggregated, anonymized information with ICANN, publicly, and with our partners. For example, we may share information publicly to show statistical trends about the general use of our services.

In the event that Google Registry is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

Information security

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Application

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partners. Please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Self-Regulatory Frameworks

As described in Google’s Privacy Shield certification, we comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Google, including Google Inc. and its wholly-owned US subsidiaries, including Google Registry, has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. Google remains responsible for any of your personal information that is shared under the Onward Transfer Principle with third parties for external processing on our behalf, as described in the “Information we share” section. To learn more about the EU-US Privacy Shield program and Swiss-US Privacy Shield program, and to view Google’s certification, please visit the Privacy Shield website.

If you have an inquiry regarding our privacy practices in relation to our Privacy Shield certification, we encourage you to contact us. Google is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You may also refer a complaint to your local data protection authority and we will work with them to resolve your concern. In certain circumstances, the Privacy Shield Framework provides the right to invoke binding arbitration to resolve complaints not resolved by other means, as described in Annex I to the Privacy Shield Principles.

Changes

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to update personal information submitted to Google Registry, please feel free to contact us here.