18.2.5 Will Your Proposed gTLD Impose any Measures for Protecting the Privacy or Confidential Information of Registrants or Users? If So, Please Describe any Such Measures.
visit websites operated by HTC Corporation (“Registry Websites”);
apply for HTC Corporation Customer Identification Number; or
register for .htc Domain Names.
Information Registrants or Users Provided on Registry Websites
HTC Corporation collects Personal Information that registrants or users directly provide on any Registry Websites, for example, when registrants or users submit a question or comment, request to receive updates from HTC, or submit information regarding registrants or users’ interest in an .htc name. HTC also collects information that registrants or users post on public forums or in chat rooms on Registry Websites.
Information Collected Automatically on Registry Websites
When registrants or users visit Registry Websites, HTC Corporation servers automatically log certain information including without limitation: the type of browser registrants or users are using, IP address, other information about registrants or users’ geographic location, and the domain name of registrants or users’ Internet service provider.
HTC Corporation’s servers also log information about registrants or users’ activity on Registry Websites, including without limitation the time and date of their visits, the pages they view on any Registry Website, registrants or users’ responses to offerings and advertisements (if any) presented on the Registry Websites, and the searches you perform, including without limitation any WHOIS searches.
Unless HTC Corporation has provided Personal Information directly, for example by registering for updates, HTC cannot and does not attempt to use log data to identify registrants or users personally.
Use of Personal Information Collected on Registry Websites
HTC Corporation uses Personal Information collected on all Registry Websites to operate and improve those Registry Websites, to fulfill registrants or users’ requests and respond to their inquiries, to understand how registrants or users use the Registry Websites, and to personalize the content and advertisements registrants or users see on those Registry Websites.
Collection, Use, & Disclosure of Personal Information from Domain Name Registrants
HTC Corporation collects Personal Information when registrants or users apply for HTC Corporation ID number for services as well as when they apply to register a .htc domain name through any of our approved registrars.
Information Collected in Connection with Domain Name Registration
HTC Corporation collects registrants or users’ personal information with regard to Customer ID Number application, trademark rights Information, registration Information, and monitoring Information.
Use of Information Collected for Domain Name Registrations
HTC Registry uses registrants or users’ personal information with regard to Customer ID Number application, trademark rights Information, registration Information and monitoring Information to process registrants or users’ application for Customer ID Number. HTC also uses this information to operate its business in the ordinary course, improve HTCʹs products and services, develop new products and services, and, if registrants or users are a member, to inform registrants or users about products and services that may be of interest to them.
Disclosure of Personal Information
HTC Corporation discloses Registration Information to the public in the form of Whois records, as required by ICANN. HTC does not disclose registrants or users’ age related information, credit card information, or other supplemental information used to validate registrants or users’ ID number for products or services to the public in the form of Whois records. HTC may disclose other Personal Information or Trademark Rights Information to fulfill registrants or users’ requests for products and services, to respond to registrants or users’ inquiries, to third parties as necessary to deliver services associated with operating a website in the .htc gTLD.
HTC Corporation does not share registrants or users’ sensitive information, Personal Information, ID number for products or services, Trademark Rights Information, or Registration Information with third parties without registrants or users’ affirmative consent unless it is required otherwise.
HTC Corporation may use agents and contractors in order to help operate the Registry Websites, provide HTCʹs product and service offerings, and to operate HTCʹs business. registrants or users expressly consent to the sharing of their Personal Information with HTC’s agents, contractors and service providers under the premise that, if HTC’s agents and contractors have access to registrants or users’ Personal Information, they are contractually required to safeguard that information and prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.