How does iBilling collect information from you?
iBilling collects information from you when you send it to us directly by filling out forms on the Website (including any application you may make for Services or the Software), corresponding with us by e-mail, writing to us by post, or speaking to us by telephone. We also collect information from you when you browse the Website and use the Software, as set out in detail below. Some of the methods we use to collect data are automated and will take effect automatically as you navigate the Website and/or use the Software.
What information does iBilling collect?
iBilling may collect information from you which may be personally identifiable such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, credit card number (in the case of direct customers) and, if applicable, company names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, credit card numbers or tax ID numbers as well as similar information concerning technical contacts, marketing contacts, and executive contacts within your company or organization (collectively, in formation of this nature shall be “Personal Information”).
iBilling may collect non-personally identifiable information from you such as the type of browser you use, your operating system, the screen resolution of your browser, your ISP, your IP address, which pages you view on the Site and the time and duration of your visits to the Site (collectively, “Non-Personal Information”). iBilling associates Non-Personal Information with Personal Information if you register with the Site.
If you communicate with us, we may collect information relating to that communication whether it takes the form of email, fax, letter, forum posting, testimonials or any other form of communication between you and iBilling or Submitted by you to the Site (collectively, “User Communications”).
Your usage details such as time, frequency, duration and pattern of use, features used and the amount of storage used will be recorded by us in order to enhance your experience of the Zoho Services and to help us provide you the best possible service.
Contents of your User Account
We use the Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, referring URL, files accessed, errors generated, time zone, operating system and other visitor details collected in our log files to analyze the trends, administer the website, track visitor’s movements and to improve our website. We link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
If you use one of our software products such as our proprietary Web Hosting, Billing and Automation Solution, we may collect certain information concerning such software and concerning the server upon which the software operates. This information includes without limitation: (a) the licensed or unlicensed status of the software; (b) the source from which the license for the software was obtained (i.e., iBilling or a iBilling affiliate); or (c) information about the server upon which the software is installed including (i) the public IP address, (ii) the operating system and (iii) the use of any virtualization technologies on such server ((a) through (c) collectively, “Server Information”). Additionally, “Server Information” may also include (x) information collected by iBilling from time to time concerning which features of the software are most often used in order to improve and make adjustments to the software; and (y) information collected from you by iBilling in the event that you request technical support services including without limitation, IP addresses, usernames and passwords necessary to login to SSH, the root directory of the server upon which you installed the iBilling software and any affected accounts including email accounts, MySQL accounts and other accounts.
How does iBilling use and store the information it collects?
As a general matter, iBilling may use the information you disclose to us to improve and provide the Site, the Services and our other products and services, and for the specific purpose that you gave us the information. More specific details on how we use your information follow below.
We may use Personal Information to create and authenticate your account, to process transactions you request such as software license purchases, to provide you with the newsletters and mailing lists that you sign up for, to provide you with customer and technical support and to communicate with you about your account and our products and services. We may also use Personal Information to offer, market or advertise to you iBilling products and services. While such iBilling products and services may reference, incorporate or include third-party products and services, iBilling will not use your Personal Information to independently offer, market or advertise third-party products and services unless we first obtain your consent to do so. You may update your Personal Information with us, but we may maintain records of Personal Information you disclose to us indefinitely.
We may use User Communications in the same ways we use Personal Information. If you communicate with us for a particular purpose, we may use your User Communications for that purpose. For example, if you contact us for technical support, we may use your communications to provide technical support to you. We may maintain records of User Communications you transmit to us indefinitely.
iBilling may use Non-Personal Information to maintain, evaluate, improve and provide our Site, the Services and any other iBilling products and services. We may retain Non-Personal Information indefinitely.
We may use Server Information to provide you with technical support services and to maintain, evaluate, improve and provide iBilling products and services. We may also use such information to investigate unlicensed (and therefore unauthorized) uses of our software. iBilling may maintain Server Information indefinitely.
Where is your data stored?
Currently your data is stored in the US however, it may be transferred to different location and by accepting our terms of services and/or a software EULA, you are explicitly consenting to this transfer and storage taking place.
How does iBilling disclose the information it collects?
iBilling cannot be responsible for protecting your information if you share such information in publicly available sections of the Site such as the user forums or testimonials section. You should use your own judgment in disclosing this information on the Site.
We may share your information with third parties as permitted or required by Applicable Law, by a court order or by another judicial or governmental request. We may also disclose your information if we determine that such disclosure us necessary to protect iBilling’s rights and remedies or is necessary for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance. Such disclosures could take place in the context of an investigation or to prevent or take action against illegal activity, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of iBilling’s Terms of Service, applicable EULAs or other iBilling agreements, or as otherwise required by Applicable Law.
iBilling may disclose your information to affiliated third parties that assist us in providing maintaining, evaluating, improving and providing the Site, the Services and any other iBilling products and services. iBilling may disclose your information to affiliated third parties for the purposes of offering, marketing or advertising iBilling products and services to you (such iBilling products and services may reference, incorporate or include third-party products and services). In such an event, iBilling will take reasonable measures to prevent such affiliated third parties from using your information for other purposes.
Yes, iBilling uses temporary and permanent cookies to keep you logged in after you log in to the Site. Otherwise, you would have to log in again for each page of the Site that you visit.
Cookies are also used in Google Analytics tracking and for the tracking of referrals (if applicable).
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by iBilling. They may be associated with your Personal Information by iBilling, but they do not contain your Personal Information. iBilling does not use web beacons.
We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
Is iBilling responsible for the use or misuse of your information provided by you in the external links, contained in iBilling website?
How does iBilling protect Personal Information and other information about you?
You can log in to our site using federated authentication providers such as Facebook Connect. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain Personal Information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form.
Investigation of Illegal Activity
Blogs and Forums
We provide the capacity for users to post information in blogs and forums for sharing information in a public space on the website. This information is publicly available to all users of these forums and visitors to our website. We require registration to publish information, but given the public nature of both platforms, any Personal Information disclosed within these forums may be used to contact users with unsolicited messages. We encourage users to be cautious in disclosure of Personal Information in public forums, as iBilling is not responsible for the Personal Information users elect to disclose.
Your Choice in Information Use
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info[at] iBilling.com.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of $20 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.