Privacy Policy

    1. Host Monitor is committed to safeguarding the privacy of users of the Site, whilst ensuring that you receive a high quality service. Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how Host Monitor uses and protects the information that you provide.
    2. If you have any queries or concerns regarding these practices, please email
    3. Please note that by visiting and using the Site you are agreeing to the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.
    1. Host Monitor collects personal information from you when you:
      • Register to use the Site. If you register to use the Site, Host Monitor collects personal information such as your name, company name, username and e-mail address.
      • Place an order. If you place an order, Host Monitor will also collect further information, including your telephone number and your address.
      • Sign up to an e-alert. If you sign up to an e-alert service, Host Monitor collects personal information such as your name, company name, country of residence and the topics in which you are interested.
      • Contact Host Monitor. If you contact Host Monitor via the Site, for example to request a speaker or for any other reason, Host Monitor collects personal information such as your name, company name and contact details as well as any other personal information you disclose in your message to us.
    2. Host Monitor uses the personal information it collects:
      • to personalize the service you receive so that the Site recognizes you on subsequent visits and to send you marketing information on new products, research and special promotional offers;
      • to process your order;
      • to respond to your queries.
    Host Monitor does not sell or rent your personal information. Host Monitor may, however, give information about you to the following, for the express purposes set out below:
    1. If you register to use the Site:
      To Host Monitor employees and agents (who may be operating outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) for them to administer any accounts or services provided to you through the Site
    2. If you place an order:
      Host Monitor and if you pay by credit card, to Datacash Limited in order for them to authorise and approve your card and to Barclays Merchant Services for them to process the card transaction;
    3. Transfer of business
      if ownership or operational control of all or part of the Site were transferred, whether as part of the sale of the Host Monitor business or otherwise, Host Monitor may disclose your personal information to the transferee. If that happens, Host Monitor would require them to use your information in a way that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If Host Monitor does give your information to the third parties set out above, Host Monitor will always require they adhere to the same security procedures that Host Monitor follows itself.
    1. Host Monitor may need to disclose personal information to protect Host Monitor and Host Monitor licensors’ rights and property or to comply with any applicable law or valid legal process.
    1. Host Monitor has offices worldwide. As such, your information may be transferred to, stored at, or processed at a destination outside the EEA within the Host Monitor group of companies.
    2. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Host Monitor will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
    1. Host Monitor may share non-personal aggregated statistics data about visitors to the Site and sales and traffic patterns with our partners and other third parties. Just to be clear, this information does not identify users in any personal capacity; it just gives generalised information about the users of the Site.
    1. While on the Site, certain information is automatically logged about how you are using the Site. This information may include the URL of the website which linked you to the Site, your IP address and the pages you visit while on the Site. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet. IP addresses are not used to track your session and are not linked to anything personally identifiable.
    2. A feature known as a cookie is also used. A cookie is a small data file that resides on your computer which allows Host Monitor to recognise you as a user when you return to the Site using the same computer and web browser. The cookies and other automatically tracked information are used:
      • to identify repeat visitors;
      • to personalise your experience on the Site;
      • to help Host Monitor better understand how users use the Site so that it can administer, support and improve the Site and the services that Host Monitor offers
      • to contact you for the purpose of confirming your registration details in the event that you forget your password.
    3. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you have received one. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions by clicking "Help" in your browser menu. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at If you reject cookies though, the Site will not recognise you and so will not retain any information you have input (for example, in your
  8. LINKS
    1. The Site contains links to third party websites that are not subject to this Privacy Policy. Host Monitor strongly recommends that you read the privacy policy of any such websites that you visit.
    1. As required by UK Data Protection law, Host Monitor follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to Host Monitor, to prevent unauthorised access. In particular, Host Monitor uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encode your personal information. SSL encrypts your contact details and your password as it travels through the Internet. Encryption creates billions of code combinations to protect each transaction made on the Site, so your details cannot be viewed by anyone else using the internet.
    2. Despite using this technology, Host Monitor cannot guarantee the security of the information that you disclose to Host Monitor. You accept the inherent risks of providing information and dealing on-line and will not hold Host Monitor responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to Host Monitor negligence or wilful default.
    3. If you have any concerns about security, please email Host Monitor at
    1. If you want to update or change your registration information, please e-mail Host Monitor at and we will update your account details.
    1. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to see the personal information that Host Monitor holds about you, whether collected through your use of the Site or through any communications that you have had with Host Monitor. You will need to provide Host Monitor with a detailed written request and pay a small fee. If you have any queries about your right or wish to make such a request, please contact Host Monitor by e-mail at or by post addressed to the Privacy Officer, Host Monitor Management Limited, 79 Gloucester Place, London, NW1 6DX, UK.
    1. Host Monitor may change this Privacy Policy at any time by sending you an e-mail with the Host Monitor Privacy Policy or by posting a copy of them on the Site. Any changes will take effect seven (7) days after the date of our e-mail or the date on which Host Monitor posts the modified Privacy Policy on the Site, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of the Site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.
    Internet user privacy is of paramount importance to Host Monitor and our customers. We support the protection of client and consumers’ privacy rights as a fundamental element of our business. Since personal privacy integrity is at the very core of our business, our success depends on our ability to maintain the trust of the people viewing our products. To this end, we have two overriding policies:
    1. Examples of Spam
      • Any e-mail message that is sent to a recipient who had previously signed up to receive newsletters, product information or any other type of bulk email but later opted-out by indicating to the sender that they did not want to receive additional email, then that email is spam.
      • Any e-mail message that is sent to recipients that have had no prior association with the organization or did not agree to be e-mailed by the organization is spam.
      • Any e-mail message that is sent to a recipient without a way for a person to opt-out or request that future mailings not be sent to them, is spam.
      • Any email message that does not have a valid email address in the From Line is spam.
      • Any email message that contains any false or misleading information in the header, subject line or message itself is spam.
      • Any email message that promotes an adult web site is spam, unless the recipient has specifically requested information from that web site.
      • Any message that is sent to e-mail addresses that have been harvested off of web sites, newsgroups, or other areas of the Internet is spam.
    2. Definition of Spam
      Spam is unsolicited email sent in bulk. Any promotion, information or solicitation that is sent to a person via e-mail without their prior consent, where there is no pre-existing relationship between the sender and the recipient, is spam.
    3. You can unsubscribe at any time.
      We require that each e-mail message sent out from includes an easy way for subscribers to remove themselves via an unsubscribe link. If you receive a newsletter or email and decide you don’t like it, simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. If you feel you’ve been sent unsolicited email and would like to register a complaint, please email our abuse department (
    4. Your email address is safe with us.
      We never sell or share your email addresses with other companies.
    5. Policy against advertising our website using unsolicited email messages
      We require that all e-mails promoting or its products are sent only to clients who have agreed to receive such messages. We prohibit any advertising of our brand and Web site using unsolicited email messages. Not complying with this policy will cause partnership termination and/or affiliate account termination.
      If you feel you’ve been sent unsolicited emails promoting our brand or website and would like to register a complaint, please email our abuse department ( We will immediately investigate all allegations made related to unsolicited messages.
    6. Message Recipient Policy.
      Before clients can receive Host Monitor’s messages, advertising or promotions, client must have agreed to receive such messages. Any recipient may request at any time to be removed from our list, and we will comply with that request. In addition, we will thoroughly investigate any allegations made by recipients relating to unsolicited messages.