Usman Online Services is a leader in online privacy rights. We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to you, our customer, through transparent, easy-to-understand information regarding our data practices. You will understand what we collect, why we collect it and what we do with it. This policy applies to all Usman Online Services brands, websites, apps, products, services or technologies (we will collectively refer to these as “Services”). Additional privacy practices for certain Services can be found in Details for Specific Products and Services.
At an Account Level, we collect and use information necessary to enable you to purchase and manage Services, provide you with support for those Services and to curate your experience with us. Some information is collected and used based on contractual consent and other is based on informed consent, which may be changed at any time.
Basic Account Information.
Information Collected. Our site uses forms in which you give us contact information (such as your name, address, phone number, fax number, billing information, IP address and email address) so you can create an account, place orders, register domains, request information, and request support help. As you use your account, we may also collect support requests and other related types of information that is specific to the management of your account and Services with us.
Legal Requirement. This type of information is legally and/or contractually required to be able to purchase and use Services. For example, we are required to be able to verify this type of information upon request by our payment processor. It is also required to be able to serve legal notices to you and is mandated by certain Services we offer. In addition, some Services, such as domains, require this information for you to purchase them. If you are purchasing a domain from us, we are required by law to collect and retain this information. We are further required to verify that the information provided is accurate and serve legally required notices regarding your domain(s). Consent for the collection, use and retention of this information for these purposes is considered to be contractually given for the duration of your use of such Service and any legally required retention period.
How We Use This Information.
Sending Emails. Legally Required. As noted above, we use emails to communicate with you, to confirm your placed orders, to send information that you have requested and to serve legally or contractually required communications. Legally required emails cover ICANN mandated verification emails, renewal notices and any other policy or procedure created by ICANN which governs the purchase of domains. Additionally, we may be required by law to serve notices to you such as DMCA Takedown Notices, UDRP notices, etc. Or, we may deem a change to one of our policies to be material and, therefore, determine a duty (though not a legal requirement) to inform you of this change. These types of communications do not fall under any of our opt-out procedures.
Sending Emails: Service Communications & Promotional Communications. We also may use this information when it is important for us to contact you regarding functionality changes to Services you have purchased and/or our website and provide customer service (“Service Communications”.) By creating an account with us and/or purchasing our Services, you agree to receive these types of communication and acknowledge that they are not optional. We also use this information to share details about new services and special offers we think you'll find valuable (“Promotional Communications”.) You are able to opt-out of receiving Promotional Communications (or opt-into, depending on your country of residence) through preferences in your account panel or the unsubscribe instructions contained in the email communication.
Legally Required Disclosure. We will never share your information without your permission or in ways other than as outlined in this policy. The only exceptions to this are when we are required by law, in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with the law, or when we must comply with a legal process. Examples of these types of exceptions are court orders, subpoenas, and UDRP/URS processes. In each of these situations, we will carefully review the documentation provided and only comply if such documentation meets requisite legal standards.
Changes in Our Practices. If we change our information-handling practices or other privacy aspects, we will post those changes on this privacy statement. If we make any material changes we will notify you by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective, and we may also try to notify you through email of the privacy changes, if necessary.
Retention & Deletion of Account Information.
Personal Information Following Termination of Account. When your Usman Online Services account is cancelled (either voluntarily or involuntarily) all of your personally identifiable information is placed in "deactivated" status within our corresponding databases. However, you should know that deactivation of your account does not mean your personally identifiable information has been deleted from our database entirely. We will retain and use your personally identifiable information, if necessary, in order to resolve disputes, enforce our agreements and/or as required by laws or regulations. Thus, it may not be immediately deleted upon request and is an approved exception to GDPR and CCPA deletion rights. By creating an account with us, using our support services and/or purchasing Services, you acknowledge and agree to these terms of retention. Information on how to close your account can be found here.
Device Information. We collect information from your devices (computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc.), such as IP address, cookie information, so that we may recognize your devices to provide you with legal notices (if required by your country of residence), support services (when you contact our support staff) and personalized experiences on our site and emails. Certain types of collection and use may be optional and controlled via our cookie tools.
Information from Others. We are dedicated to continually improving your experience on our website. Like many companies, we use third-parties to help us track browsing, identify technical issues and provide ways to enhance your overall experience. Several of the tools that we use and what they do are:
Log Files: We use information gathered about you from our site statistics via log files provided by third-party tracking partners (for example, your IP address) to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We also gather broad demographic information from this data to help us improve our site and make your browsing and purchasing experiences more enjoyable. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your internet browser’s “help” file.
Gifs: Our third-party tracking utility company employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs) that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with unique identifiers, similar in function to cookies; they are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Our tracking utility company does not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
Contests: From time to time we request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and the user, therefore, has a choice whether or not to respond and disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, email and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site and/or any other purpose that we explicitly disclose in the contest rules.
Testimonials: We post customer testimonials on our website which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email, prior to posting the testimonial, to post their name along with their testimonial. If you would like to request the removal of your testimonial from the site contact us .
Public Blog: Our website offers a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in this area may be read, collected and used by others who access it. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at support@Usman Online Services. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information. If this occurs, we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Third-Party Product Offerings & Websites: Our site also contains links to other third-party websites, especially where we offer their products or services. Usman Online Services (Usman Online Services) is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.
With Your Consent. We will share information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Usman Online Services when we have your consent. This includes third party providers who offer products or services through our marketplace. These providers will each have their own privacy policies and will be identified in our Details for Specific Products and Services section.
Within Usman Online Services. Information may also be shared within Usman Online Services to provide support and delivery of Services you purchase.
With Partners. We may share your information with nonaffiliated companies who are:
Advertising, Analytics and Business Partners (Limited to Non-Personally Identifiable Information). We may share aggregated or pseudonymous information (including demographic information) with partners, such as measurement analytics, apps, or other companies. We do not, however, share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information such as name or email address.) When you use third-party apps, websites or other products integrated with our Services, they may collect information about your activities subject to their own terms and privacy policies.
For Legal and Other Purposes. We may access, preserve and disclose information to investigate, prevent, or take action in connection with: (i) legal process and legal requests; (ii) enforcement of our Universal Terms of Service; (iii) claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; (iv) requests for customer service; (v) technical issues; (vi) protecting the rights, property or personal safety of Usman Online Services, its users or the public; (vii) establishing or exercising our legal rights or defending against legal claims; or (viii) as otherwise required by law. This may include responding to lawful governmental requests. Learn more about how we evaluate and respond to these requests here.
New Ownership. If the ownership or control of all or part of Usman Online Services or a specific Service changes as a result of a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
Additional privacy practices for certain Usman Online Services Services are included here.
If you are a resident of a GDPR governed country, more information regarding your GDPR rights may be found here.
Pursuant to Article 27 of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Usman Online Services Inc. has appointed European Data Protection Office (EDPO) as its GDPR representative in the EU. You can contact EDPO regarding matters pertaining to the GDPR by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, using EDPO’s online request form, or writing to EDPO at Avenue Huart Hamoir 71, 1030 Brussels, Belgium.
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit the CCPA Privacy Notice.
Nevada Residents Pursuant to Nevada law, you may direct a business that operates an internet website not to sell certain Personal Information a business has collected or will collect about you. Usman Online Services does not sell your Personal Information pursuant to Nevada law. For more information about how we handle and share your Personal Information, or your rights under Nevada law, contact us .
Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use 128-bit SSL security to encrypt any transmissions when you provide credit card information, personal data, etc. No method of electronic storage or transmission over the internet is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our Services are for a general audience. We do not knowingly collect, use, or share information that could reasonably be used to identify children under age 18 without prior parental consent or consistent with applicable law.
If you have questions, suggestions or wish to make a complaint, please complete a feedback form or you can contact us .
We have prepared this Refund Policy to explain when you can request a refund with respect to products and services acquired from Usman Online Services or through us from our partners and/or affiliates (collectively “Services”).
General terms apply to all refund eligible Services. In addition, there may be special term(s) that apply to a specific product and/or service and those are outlined below.
In no event is the same Service eligible for more than one refund.
Service(s) must be cancelled before we can issue a refund.
No refund will be made if your Service(s) are suspended or terminated for cause.
If purchased Service(s) include free domain name registration as part of a promotion or sale of the Service(s), and you cancel the purchased Service(s), the standard price for the domain name will be deducted from the refund amount. If the refund amount is less than the standard price for the domain, you must either elect to pay the difference or forfeit the domain, in which case, ownership of the domain will revert back to Usman Online Services.
All refunds are processed in U.S. dollars: you, the customer, bear sole responsibility for any fluctuations in the exchange rate(s) between the time of payment and the time of refund.
Unless you request otherwise, refunds will be credited to your Usman Online Services account balance. Purchases made using Usman Online Services account funds can only be refunded as account credit. Purchases made by credit card and PayPal may be refundable to the original source of payment. Bitcoin may be refundable to the original source of payment, if allowed by the payment processor. Usman Online Services is not responsible for any additional charges imposed by your credit card company, PayPal or bitcoin payment processor in the case of refund.
Any processing fee(s) will be deducted from a refund.
Additional refund requirements may apply based on specific terms and conditions notified to you when purchasing any Service(s).
Domain Name Registration
Unless this Refund Policy specifically provides for a refund, all fees for domain name registrations and related domain name Service(s) are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if your domain name registration is suspended, cancelled or transferred prior to the end of your then current registration term.
New domain name registrations may be refundable, at the sole discretion of Usman Online Services, if you, the registrant, cancel the domain name registration for a valid reason and the cancellation is processed within 3 days (72 hours) after registration. Please note that, in some cases, cancellation and refund are not available for new domain registrations due to restrictions imposed by the applicable registry or registry operating company.
No refunds are available for fees paid for After Market Domain Names unless your After Market Domain Name registration is rejected or cancelled by Usman Online Services, the registry or the third party seller.
No refunds are available for fees paid for Premium Domain(s).
No refunds are available for fees paid for any of the following:
Additional fees paid for Pre-Orders, Sunrise or Landrush periods or participation in an Early Access Program; or
Fees paid for related Service(s) such as a PremiumDNS service for the domain in question.
In the case of an unsuccessful attempt to transfer a domain name to Usman Online Services, we will automatically refund any fees paid as an account credit.
Unless this Refund Policy specifically provides for a refund, all fees for Web Hosting and related Service(s) are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if your Web Hosting Service(s) are suspended or terminated prior to the end of your then current contract term.
Package fees for Shared Hosting, Stellar, Stellar Plus, Stellar Business, Reseller Hosting, Nebula, Galaxy Expert, Universe Pro, VPS hosting, VPS Pulsar and VPS Quasar may be refundable, at the sole discretion of Usman Online Services, if you, the account holder, cancel within thirty (30) days after purchase. Only first-time Shared Hosting, Stellar, Stellar Plus, Stellar Business, Reseller Hosting, Nebula, Galaxy Expert, Universe Pro, VPS hosting, VPS Pulsar and VPS Quasar accounts are eligible for the 30-day money-back guarantee.
No refunds are available for the following:
Any additional features, services or upgrades added to your Web Hosting package and purchased at additional fee;
Any fees related to domain name registrations associated with your Web Hosting package;
Any renewals of Web Hosting and related Service(s).
Private Email Hosting
Unless this Refund Policy specifically provides for a refund, all fees for private email hosting and related Service(s) are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if your private email hosting Service(s) are suspended or terminated prior to the end of your then current contract term.
If you purchase Private Email Hosting Services for a domain name not registered with Usman Online Services, you must confirm your ownership of the associated domain name. If you fail to provide satisfactory proof of ownership (or domain access rights) within forty-eight (48) hours from purchase, the purchased Service(s) will be cancelled and any fees paid will be automatically refunded as an account credit.
Unless this Refund Policy specifically provides for a refund, all fees for SSL Certificates are non-refundable, in whole or in part.
If a refund is available, fees for SSL Certificates will be refunded in the form of an account credit.
In order to qualify for a refund you must do one of the following within ninety (90) days after purchase: that is, you must 1) obtain issuance and thereafter make a written request for a refund within fifteen (15) days of that date; 2) attempt at issuance and be unsuccessful, in which case the refund will be credited to your account automatically; or 3) make no attempt at issuance but make a written refund request to Usman Online Services.
Unless this Refund Policy specifically provides for a refund, all fees for PremiumDNS and related Service(s) are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if your PremiumDNS Service(s) are suspended, cancelled or transferred prior to the end of your then current contract term.
Fees for the Services may be refundable, at the sole discretion of Usman Online Services, if you cancel the Services within five (5) days after purchase.
In most cases, Apps purchased or renewed through our Apps Marketplace may be refundable, at the sole discretion of Usman Online Services, if you request cancellation and refund within twenty-four (24) hours after purchase/renewal.
No refunds are available for Apps which provide an immediate, one-time service and/or incur fees directly related to the product provided: such as, but not limited to, Usman Online Services Legal and Business Card Maker.
If you purchase an App that provides for a trial period, you must cancel within the trial period to be eligible for any available refunds. That is, if you participate in a free trial period and thereafter continue to access or use the App after the trial period has passed, no refund is available.
All other Services are non-refundable, including but not limited to:
G Suite upgrades and downgrades;
Transfers or renewals of domain name registrations;
Fees for recovery or reactivation of domain names;
Dedicated IP Addresses;
Any Services purchased or acquired at a reduced fee or on promotion; or
Any fees paid by you to Usman Online Services for providing non-service related support.
If you think you are eligible for a refund, you can submit a helpdesk ticket here. You must include the following information in your request:
Why you are asking for a refund;
Transaction identifying information (e.g. account username, support pin, transaction number, domain name, date of purchase); and
Any additional information the Customer Service team asks for in order to process your refund request.
Domain Whois Contact Information: We are required by ICANN and the Registries who issue domains to collect, process and retain certain personally identifiable information. This information is required to be kept current and may be accessible for you to review and update through your customer Account Panel. Customers are required to provide this information and agree to keep it current and allow it to be retained for a predefined period of time. This information may be shared with ICANN, registries, registry operators and/or data escrow agents.
ICANN requires that registrars must collect and retain the mandated Whois information, whether or not protected by a privacy service, for two (2) years after the domain expires and/or you are no longer the registrant. (Please note that other ccTLD registries may have a longer required retention period. You will need to confirm their retention policies.) These guidelines are considered contractually required and approved upon purchasing a domain.
Domains not governed by ICANN, such as ccTLDs, have individual data collection guidelines explained in their domain agreements. These may include the collection and retention of IP addresses and notices sent to you, among other things. Usman Online Services requires, when purchasing domains from us, that Whois standards as set by ICANN be collected for all domains. Thus, even for ccTLDs, you will be asked to provide the standardized Whois information. Collection of the unique registry information and the standardized Whois information is considered contractually required by you from the individual registries and/or Usman Online Services. Also note that certain ccTLDs mandate the public disclosure of registrant data. If you are an EEA resident and eligible to register such a domain, by registering the domain, you explicitly agree to the publication of your personal information. We recommend that you review ccTLD agreements purchasing one of these domains to review their contractual guidelines on data collected, processed, publicized and retained.
Changes due to GDPR. Due to the GDPR, ICANN has implemented a Temporary Specification that limits the information made available to the public, at least in the EEA. However, the model also proposes broader access to groups of individuals that may or may not have to substantiate a legal basis for each request. This means that a privacy service such as WhoisGuard is both relevant and still very necessary to protect you from unwanted and/or unknown disclosure.
Usman Online Services strongly believes in privacy, security, freedom and the equal treatment for all internet users. And we believe that your information should be protected both now and under the new model being considered. This is why we are providing all our customers with free privacy protection for life. Usman Online Services customers will be able to benefit from free WhoisGuard protection for all domains (unless specifically precluded by the registry.) You can find more details on this program by visiting the WhoisGuard product page.
WhoisGuard. WhoisGuard is a privacy service that allows you to protect your identity. When you use this service, you permit WhoisGuard to have access to your full Whois details and provide anonymization services to protect it.
DNS. No personally identifiable information is collected or shared with our DNS third party provider for any of our DNS products.
Hosting. When you host with Usman Online Services, we interact with your data in two ways. First, we obtain certain data in order to allow you to use our hosting services and to provide ongoing support. This data includes things like your password, DNS zones and account activity so that we can help you with any issues related to your site. Due to the nature of hosting, log files may also collect IPs of those who visit your site without additional identifying information. Second, we store information related to your website, such as website content, SSL files, your email logs (if you have email integrated into your site), related databases, full account backups and anything else that you host on your site.
In both cases, you operate as the Controller and we operate as the Processor and our relationship is governed by our Data Processing Addendum. Where your site is collecting personally identifiable information, such as customer information or contact lists, it is your responsibility to ensure you are compliant with privacy laws such as GDPR and that you are obtaining required permissions.
Third Party Hosting Products. We offer several third party hosting products to help you manage your website. They include Cloudflare products, CodeGuard, Attracta and Softaculous. We only share data with these companies when you initiate a specific request with us.
Usman Online Services is proud to offer our customers the following excellent Services through our Apps Marketplace. Below you will find data and privacy details on Services that are globally available. Services that are North American based only are not listed.