DNSChecker is a free service providing users with fast and reliable DNS services, email related lookups, and IP related services for more than ten years.
DNSChecker uses information we collect to operate, maintain and provide you the features and functionality of the Service, to analyze how the Service is used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, personalize content, aggregate and monitor relevant metrics, including but not necessarily limited to the total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and to track Content and users as necessary to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) and other applicable laws.
Information you provide: The table at Annex I sets out the categories of personal information you provide to us and that we receive from other sources and how we use that information.
If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.
You also provide us information to be published or displayed ("Content") on public areas of the Service. DNSChecker can, but has no obligation, to monitor any Content as posted on or uploaded to the Service. Any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. This includes information posted on our public social media accounts. We can remove any information you post or upload for any reason or no reason.WARNING: Information, Content or other data that you delete from the Service is permanently deleted, and is no longer accessible to either you or us, and cannot be recovered by or for you after its removal.
Information, Content or other data may be encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) system(s), and is secure in the process of transmission to the Service. Once your Information, Content or other data is on the Service, it is used only to process the Content securely and responding back with the output in encrypted form using SSL.
Information from Other Sources: We may receive personal information about you from individuals or corporate entities which are subscribers to Service where you are to be designated a user of the Service. We may receive personal information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide from time to time. We also work closely with third parties (including, for example, subcontractors in technical, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers) and may receive information about you from them, subject to your agreements with them.
Information We Collect Through Automated Data Collection Technologies: As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including details of your visits to our sites, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use through the Services, and information about your computer and Internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.
When you use the Service, we may send one or more "cookies" – a small data file – to your computer to uniquely identify your browser and let DNSChecker help you enhance your navigation through the site and to keep your session active for safe usage of the Service. A cookie may convey to us information about how you browse the Service, and we may use such information to address targeted advertising such as banner ads (but not spam email messages) to you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
When you use the Service, our servers automatically record certain information sent by your web browser. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, mobile carrier, and other such information.
Clear Gifs Information: When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting and make DNSChecker better for our users.
Geo-Location Information: When you use the Service by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store "location data," which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse the Service. Though location data does not collect or share any personally identifiable information about you, it may be used in conjunction with personally identifiable information from other sources. Some features of the Service, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.
Device Identifiers: When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more "device identifiers." Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device and are used to enhance the Service. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent by us to the device. A device identifier may convey to us information about how you use the Service. Though a device identifier does not collect or share any personally identifiable information about you, it may be used in conjunction with personally identifiable information obtained from other sources. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Service. Some features of the Service may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers are impaired or disabled. DNSChecker may access, collect and/or store device identifiers upon enabling DNSChecker's Services.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement: DNSChecker may disclose your public information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal process; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect DNSChecker's rights or property. We may in our sole discretion elect in good faith to cooperate with any law enforcement agency requesting assistance with an official investigation by disclosing and/or sharing with such agency any and all information, data and/or Content connected with you and/or the Service. We may also, but need not, in our sole discretion, initiate a report to any law enforcement agency where it is reasonably suspected that unlawful activity may occur, or may have occurred, including but not limited to disclosing and/or sharing information, data and/or Content connected with you and/or the Service.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymous usage data, platform types, etc., with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain DNSChecker Services.
Due Diligence: We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymous usage data, etc., with interested third parties conducting due diligence in connection with potential investment in our business or businesses.
We are committed to compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for EU users and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) for California users.
We partner with Freestar, an advertising company, to deliver advertisements that are relevant to our users. Freestar uses third-party cookies and data tracking technologies to collect information about our users' browsing behavior and use that information to show advertisements that are more likely to be of interest to them.
We respect our users' privacy and provide an opt-out link as described in the NAI Consumer Opt-Out. To opt out of having your information used for advertising purposes, please follow the link: NAI Opt-Out Link.