Commitment. The HostMonster commitment to our Subscribers' privacy is set forth in
this section. Except as required by law or as otherwise provided herein, HostMonster will take
commercially reasonable steps to ensure your right to privacy. HostMonster is committed to developing
long lasting relationships that are built on trust and will never intentionally violate that trust.
Encryption. When Subscriber orders from HostMonster, Personal Data Transmissions
are encrypted. When Subscriber orders from HostMonster, all of Subscriber's personal information is
protected. HostMonster uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the industry standard, for encrypting all
personal information, including name, address and credit card numbers.
Confidentiality.With the exception of trusted business affiliates and/or associates who
work on behalf of or in connection with HostMonster, subject to specific confidentiality agreements,
HostMonster will not provide or sell to any third party your personal information and will keep all
Subscriber information confidential, subject to the following:
Upon registration, certain Subscriber information is transferred to WHOIS (domain registration
information), to our affiliated third-party registrar, FastDomain, to Postini (email addresses), and to
Comodo (SSL cert. creation).
HostMonster will respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, and will
utilize Subscriber information as necessary to establish or exercise HostMonster's legal
rights or defend against legal claims.
HostMonster will share information to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding
illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety
of any person, violations or suspected violations of these Terms, or as otherwise required by
When we are threatened with suit by a third party, or any other legal action brought to our
attention involving us based on the anonymity of the domain, we may seek assurance from you the
customer concerning your promise to indemnify us and written notice that you have contacted the
plaintiff or representative for the complainant and made your contact information available to them.
Failure to provide those assurances may be considered by us to be a breach of your Agreement and may
result in deactivation of your domain name and forfeit the right to privacy on a domain. A pro-rated
refund will be issued to the payment method on file for the remaining unused service.
General Purposes. HostMonster understands that many of its Subscribers are
concerned about "cookies", which are electronic collections of information stored on the local computer of a
person using the worldwide web and which are used chiefly by websites to keep track of visitors and
registered users and to relate one computer transaction to a later one. HostMonster provides this
most importantly, to provide HostMonster's existing Subscribers with the opportunity for continued
savings and increased convenience.
HostMonster of a repeat visit. The cookie does not tell HostMonster who a visitor is, the
visitor's name, email address, or Passwords.
Cookies for Banner Rewards Program. To offer HostMonster Subscribers
HostMonster banners and logo buttons displayed on HostMonster Subscribers' websites.
Cookies for Subscriber Account Management. For HostMonster Subscribers,
HostMonster web hosting package, HostMonster offers password-protected, web-based
management tools. By storing a Subscriber's username in a cookie, the Webmaster will not have to fill
out form fields each time he or she manages the account. (The cookie does not store Passwords.)
HostMonster is dedicated to using the newest technologies in order to simplify our Subscribers'
This file was last modified: October 04, 2013.