DDNS Privacy Policy

DDNS (Discount Domain Name Services) Has Created This Privacy Statement In Order To Demonstrate Our Firm Commitment To Protecting Your Privacy.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for our web site.

When you visit the DDNS web site, you can expect to be notified of:

  • information this site gathers / tracks about you
  • which organisation is collecting the information
  • what this site does with the information it gathers / tracks
  • with whom this site shares the information it gathers / tracks
  • what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
  • this site's policy on correcting and updating personally identifiable information
  • this site's policy on deleting or deactivating your name from our database systems
  • security procedures to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control
  • links to other sites not under our control

We suggest that you practice reasonable discretion with any site when providing site operators / owners with personal information. It should also be noted that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the Internet. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas.

You should feel free to contact any site that requests personal information from you if you have any questions regarding its policies. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this web site, contact DDNS.

What Information Does DDNS Collect?
At different times, DDNS may collect three types of information about you.

First, we use a feature of your browser called a "cookie" to assign identification to your computer. The cookie automatically identifies your computer - but not you - to our servers every time you visit our site. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. Unless you specifically tell us, we will never know who you are, even though we assign your computer a cookie. You can turn the cookie's feature off by using your browser preference options - although you may not be able to utilise some services properly.

Second, we keep track of your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to gather a broad demographic information about you, such as your location and your Internet Service Provider. DDNS may also collect aggregate information on how our users are utilising the site. This might include information regarding traffic patterns through the site and search queries.

Third, at specific times we may ask you to provide us with personal information in order for you to register for a service (e.g. DDNS E-mail, Web Hosting) or to enter a competition. You may choose not to provide us with this information; however, this may limit our ability to provide you with a specific service or offer you personalised content. For example, DDNS Product and / or Service Registration Form requests that you provide contact information (such as an e-mail address) and demographic information (such as post / zip code, your age and income level), as well as information regarding your interests.

You may "opt-out" of receiving mailings from us (see the delete/deactivate section below). Web Hosting registrations require similar contact information, demographic information and, if purchasing a service, credit card details. All transactions are protected through encryption and are never disclosed to a third party not directly involved in the transaction. Users may "opt-out" of receiving future mailings (see the delete/deactivate section below).

What Organisation Is Collecting The Information?
DDNS usually collects the requested information, however, we have chosen select partners in order to provide you with a full-service web site. DDNS partners provide users with services such as secure payment services. In order to use these services, it may be necessary to enter information which then goes to our partner and is not kept by DDNS.

DDNS attempts to ensure that all of our partners adopt privacy policies similar to ours. However, we suggest that, if you have questions regarding where information is being sent or about the privacy policy for a particular content provider, please contact us.

What Does DDNS Do With The Data It Collects?
Whenever DDNS collects data, it is intended to tailor or improve the experience of visitors to our site. From the data collected we can offer content based on the users preferences. We analyse what our users prefer in order to improve DDNS. We may use information from a "cookie" (a feature of your browser used to assign identification to your computer) to control the frequency of individual advertisements to individual computers, as well as to target advertisements to broad demographic segments as collected in other parts of our Web site. For example, if an advertiser wants to target males between the ages of 25-40, we may limit ad presentation to this group. We may also use information about your interests to display banner advertisements.

On occasion, we will send e-mail communications to provide you with information which we think you will find useful, including information about new products and services from DDNS. We might also contact you to see if you are interested in participating in market research regarding DDNS. It is our policy to send e-mail only to customers who give us permission to do so. In every such e-mail, we will also have instructions on how to unsubscribe and avoid receiving any future e-mails from us. Please see our "Opt-Out Policy" section below.

With Whom Does DDNS Share Data?
DDNS will not disclose any of your personal information to a third party without your consent, unless we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it or that the rights or property of DDNS need to be protected.


What Choices Are Available Regarding Collection, Use And Distribution Of The Information (Opt-Out Policy)?
Our site provides you with the opportunity to "opt-out" of receiving communications from us and our partners at the time we ask you for this information. In addition, whenever we contact you via e-mail, we will also have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails from us if you so choose.

As previously noted, you may choose to not provide us with any of the information we request, however, this may limit our ability to provide you with a specific service or limit our ability to offer personalised content. For example, DDNS E-mail Registration Form requests your contact information (such as your e-mail address), demographic information (such as your post/zip code, age and income level), as well as information regarding your interests.

Deletion / Deactivation
The following avenues are provided for deletion from DDNS records in order to stop receiving communications and/or to no longer receive our services.

  1. You can send an email to info@ddns.com.au
  2. You can send mail to the following postal address:

    PO Box 887
    Hawthorn VIC

Procedures Designed To Protect The Loss, Misuse Or Alteration Of Information Under DDNS Control
See AUDA's WHOIS policy here

DDNS has taken measures to ensure that information is accessible only to the user who has initially entered the information. Only select individuals at DDNS have access to this information. In both situations, the information is accessible only after a password has been entered.

Links To Other Sites
DDNS contains links to other sites not affiliated with DDNS. These sites have their own policies and practices with respect to online privacy, and DDNS cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these unaffiliated Web sites.

In addition, in certain instances a DDNS advertiser may ask you for personal information. DDNS cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of its advertisers; however, DDNS encourages our partners and advertisers to adopt privacy policies similar to our own.