• Privacy Policy (DNSChecker.Org)

    Last Updated: 8 November 2019

    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 has adopted the following Privacy Policy which applies to and governs your access to the use of the services available in the domain and sub-domains of DNSChecker.org ("DNSChecker", "we" and/or "our"), which includes DNSChecker and all its other branded websites, software, platforms, applications (collectively, the "Software"), and/or services (the Software and/or services are collectively referred to herein as the "Service"). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given such terms in the Terms and Conditions of Service of DNSChecker, which may be found here: Terms and Conditions

    We care about the privacy of our users, and therefore, we adopted this Privacy Policy. You can browse our website without letting us know who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. In case of any change in this Privacy Policy in a material way, we will update the Last-Modified date as mentioned at the start of this document. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are updated on this page. If you do not agree to our Privacy Policy, it is on your choice to discontinue the use of our Service.

    Our Privacy Policy, which describes our policies and procedures on the collection, processing, transfer, storage, sharing, use and disclosure of your information and/or Content (as defined below) when you use the Service, and applies to information we collect by other means (including offline), or from other sources.

    Information We Collect and Use

    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.

    Content:

    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.

    Cookies:

    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.

    Log Files:

    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.

    Third Party Tools: DNSChecker uses third party analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to help understand use of the Service. Many of these tools collect the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. These analytics tools also receive this information and their use of it is governed by their privacy policy. Similarly, we reference lists and databases compiled and/or maintained by third parties for the monitoring and management of alleged spam and other abusive activities. Please note that DNSChecker does not create, maintain, or in any way control these lists; on the contrary, we simply monitor them so that we can put you on notice when third parties list you or your server on such lists. For more information, please see the Third Parties section of this Privacy Policy.

    How We Use Your Information

    We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

    • To present and conduct our Services.
    • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
    • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
    • To notify you about changes to our Services or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
    • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Service
    • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
    • For any other purpose with your consent.

    How We Share Your Information

    Service Providers, Business Partners, and Others: DNSChecker may share the information you provide us with other third parties, such as vendors, suppliers, subcontractors, analytics and search engine providers, for the purpose of providing the Service to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be subject to our Privacy Policy.

    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.

    Third Party Services: We may share your information with a third party application with your consent, for example when you choose to access our Services through such an application. We are not responsible for what those parties do with your information, so you should make sure you trust the application and that it has a privacy policy that is acceptable to you, which is conclusively presumed for purposes of these Terms and our Privacy Policy.

    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.

    Third Party Websites:

    Links to Other Web Sites: We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Service, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies for which we do not accept any responsibility or liability.

    Changes to Our Privacy Policy: If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted.

    Use of Advertising and Remarketing We may use various third party ad networks to both run ads on our site and across the Internet. For example, you may see ads on our site for other websites you have visited. You may also see ads across the Internet for our website, based on the fact that you visited our website. These third party vendors use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to websites. You can opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Ads Preferences Manager. Alternatively, you can point your visitors to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. You can opt out of DoubleClick's use of cookies by visiting theDoubleClick opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.