Privacy Policy

Definitions

The term “personal information” and “personal data” are interchangeable and mean information about an identifiable individual, including name, address, email address, signature, and other information relating to an individual.

Data Protection Principles

 

We promise to follow the following data protection principles:

  • Processing is lawful, fair, transparent. Our Processing activities have lawful grounds. We always consider your rights before Processing Personal Data. We will provide you information regarding Processing upon request.
  • Processing is limited to the purpose. Our Processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered.
  • Processing is done with minimal data. We only gather and Process the minimal amount of Personal Data required for any purpose.
  • Processing is limited with a time period. We will not store your personal data for longer than needed.
  • We will do our best to ensure the accuracy of data.
  • We will do our best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.

 

Data Subject’s Rights

 

The Data Subject has the following rights:

  • Right to information – meaning you have to right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
  • Right to access – meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
  • Right to rectification – meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to erasure – meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restrict processing – meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
  • Right to object to processing – meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated Processing – meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
  • Right to data portability – you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
  • Right to lodge a complaint – in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
  • Right for the help of supervisory authority – meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
  • Right to withdraw consent – you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.

1. Collection and Use of Information

 

We may collect personal information when you:

  • Visit or register an account on our Websites;
  • Sign-up to receive promotional communications; or
  • Contact us with a comment, question or complaint.

 

A. Account Information: You do not need to register to visit and browse certain features of the Websites. However, to access certain services, including activating a .eco domain and an associated .eco registry profile (an “Eco Profile”), you may be required to register for an account. During the registration process, you may be asked to provide us with your full name, email address, billing address, city, country, phone number, shipping address, company name, and company website URL. You may also be asked to choose a username and password. This information is used to create your account and otherwise provide and administer any other service you have requested.

B. Marketing and Promotional Communications: We may offer you the ability to sign-up to receive marketing and promotional communications through our Websites or on third party websites (including through social media sites). If you sign-up, we collect certain personal information (such as first and last name, email address or mobile phone number) which we use to send you emails and other communications containing Big Room’s updates, tips, and other content that may be of interest to you. You can opt-out of receiving promotional messages from us by following the opt-out or “unsubscribe” instructions provided in your email or by contacting us as set out below. Please note that you may continue to receive transactional and account-related electronic messages from us.

C. Customer Service: When you contact us with a comment, question or complaint, you may be asked for information that identifies you (such as your name, email address, mailing address, postal code, and telephone number) along with additional information we need to help us promptly answer your question or respond to your comment or complaint. We may also retain this information to assist you in the future and to improve our customer service, product and service offerings, and events and promotions.

2. Disclosure of Information

We may transfer or disclose information as follows:

 

A. Service Provider Arrangements: Your information may be disclosed, stored, or transferred (or otherwise made available) to our affiliates and other third parties who provide services on our behalf. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and are not authorized to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.

Your information may be stored and processed by us, our affiliates and other third party service providers in the United States or other foreign jurisdictions. In the event that personal information is transferred to the United States or other foreign jurisdiction, it will be subject to the laws of that jurisdiction and may be disclosed to or accessed by the courts, law enforcement and governmental authorities in accordance with those laws.

B. Partners: From time to time, we may partner with third parties to provide benefits to registered members of the Websites. With your consent, we may exchange certain personal information with these third parties. We may also share aggregated, non-identifiable profile, and usage data with third parties for marketing and analytics purposes.

C. Share Function: You may have the ability to share information on the Websites with your friends through email or social media. By sharing information from the Websites through social media, you are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media service provider, other users, and your network of contacts on the social media service, and you understand that the social media service’s use of the shared information will be governed by the social media service’s privacy policy and terms of use.

If you choose to share information from the Websites through email, we will collect your name and email address, as well as the name and email address of the recipient. We do not use the names or email addresses submitted in these circumstances for any other purpose without the consent of you or the email recipient to do so. Please ensure that you only submit email addresses of individuals with whom you have a personal or family relationship and who would want to receive the message from you.

D. Legal and Compliance: We and our service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to another organization for the purposes of investigating a breach of an agreement or contravention of law or detecting, suppressing or preventing fraud, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, US or other law or legal process. Your personal information may also be disclosed where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and to investigate or prevent actual or suspected loss or harm to persons or property.

E. Sale of Business: Personal information may be provided to third parties in connection with a business transaction, including a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of Big Room or as part of a corporate reorganization, or stock or asset sale, or other change in corporate control, including for the purpose of determining whether to proceed or continue with such transaction or business relationship.

F. Aggregated Data: Big Room may share or sell aggregated data that does not identify you with third parties and the public in a variety of ways. When we provide this information, we take technical measures to ensure that the data does not identify you and cannot be associated back to you.

3. Safeguarding and Retention of Personal Information

We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures in an effort to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control against theft, loss and unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure. We restrict access to your personal information on a need-to-know basis to employees and authorized service providers who require access to fulfill their job requirements.

We have personal information retention processes designed to retain personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above or to otherwise meet legal requirements.

4. Access to Personal Information

You have the right to access, update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in other personal information we have in our custody or control by emailing or writing to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.

5. Cookies and Additional Information about our Website

A. Visiting our Websites: In general, you can visit our Websites without telling us who you are or submitting any personal information. However, we collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our Websites and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system, and average time spent on our Websites. We use this information to help us understand activity on our Websites and to monitor and improve our Websites.

B. Cookies: Our Websites use a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a tiny element of data that our Websites can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. We use cookies on the pages on our Websites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable. If you have registered with our Websites, these cookies (1) may let us know who you are, (2) may be necessary to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to provide personalized services, (3) may be necessary to access or display certain content from external platforms such as Google Maps, Intercom, Vimeo, YouTube and Instagram, and (4) will provide us and our service providers with information that we will use to personalize our Websites in accordance with your preferences and interests. We and our service providers (such as Google Analytics and Intercom) also use cookies to help us understand our website activity, to improve our Websites and provide better customer service. For more information about Google Analytics, see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners and Intercom, see www.intercom.com/privacy. You may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our Websites, you may not be able to take advantage of all of the features of our Websites.

C. Tracer Tags & Web Beacons: Our Websites may also use a technology called “tracer tags” or “Web Beacons”. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our Websites. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our Websites for you and other future visitors to our Websites.

6. Online Ads and Interest-Based Advertising

We may use third parties such as ad networks and other advertising companies to serve advertisements on our Website and on other websites (including social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter). These companies may use cookies, tracer tags, or web beacons to report certain information about your visits to our Website and other websites (such as web pages you visit and your response to ads) in order to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and to deliver ads that are more relevant to you, both on and off our Website (including on social media sites). For example, you may see advertisements for .eco on third party sites after you have visited the Websites. To learn more and to opt-out of having your information used by participating companies for online behavioural advertising purposes, please visit www.youradchoices.ca/choices. You can also opt-out of receiving interest-based ads on Facebook by changing your ads preferences in the Settings tab, and on Twitter by changing your advertising preferences in your Account Settings. We may also use services provided by third-party social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to serve targeted ads on such platforms.

7. Third Party Websites

Our Websites may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our service and go to another site. We recommend you review the privacy policies of such third parties to understand how they collect, use and disclose personal information.

8. Social Media

We may offer you the opportunity to engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications. When you engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account (e.g., name, username, email address, profile picture, gender) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the Website, plug-in or application. For example, if you chose to sign-in to the Website through Facebook, you may authorize us to collect certain information from your Facebook profile. When you provide information from your social media account, we may use this information to personalize your experience on the Website and on the third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, and to provide you with other products or services you may request.

9. Updates to the Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our privacy practices. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

10. Contact Us

Please contact us if:

  • you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy,
  • you wish to access, update, and/or correct inaccuracies in your personal information, or
  • you otherwise have a question or complaint about the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information.

You can contact us with privacy related concerns or questions as follows:

Email: 

Telephone: +1-604-682-6673

Mail:

.eco Registry c/o Big Room Inc.
#332 – 237 Keefer Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6A 1X6
 

You can also visit our Privacy Centre online.

 


11. Supervisory Authority

 

Germany

Die Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Husarenstraße 30
53117 Bonn
Tel. +49 228 997799 0; +49 228 81995 0
Fax +49 228 997799 550; +49 228 81995 550
e-mail: poststelle@bfdi.bund.de
Website: http://www.bfdi.bund.de/

The competence for complaints is split among different data protection supervisory authorities in Germany.
Competent authorities can be identified according to the list provided under
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/bfdi_wiki/index.php/Aufsichtsbeh%C3%B6rden_und_Landesdatenschutzbeauftragte

Art 29 WP Member: Ms Andrea VOSSHOFF, Federal Commissioner for Freedom of Information
Curriculum vitaepdf(170 kB)

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