Like most website operators, 123Net collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. 123Net’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how 123Net’s visitors use its website. From time to time, 123Net may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
123Net also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments in public comment areas. 123Net only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to 123Net’s websites choose to interact with 123Net in ways that require 123Net to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that 123Net gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with 123Net are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, 123.Net collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with 123Net. 123Net does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website or business-related activities.
123Net may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. 123Net may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, 123Net does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
123Net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on 123Net’s behalf or to provide services available at 123Net’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using 123Net’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. 123Net will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, 123Net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when 123Net believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of 123Net, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an 123Net website and have supplied your email address, 123Net may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with 123Net and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. 123Net takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.