Privacy

Updated 6/24/2020

When using certain services provided by me and accessing my website, along with any other website hosted, managed, or written by me, I always ensure privacy is one of my top priorities. I am a strong advocate for data privacy, transparency, and control and I only collect the information required to make my services work. Unnecessary data collection is harmful and should have no place on the internet.

Prelude - Governing Law

Database.red is operated under the legal jurisdiction of the United States. Servers and instances are hosted in varying parts of this region. Locations include Dallas, TX, Mountain View, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Miami, FL. By using my services you agree to be held responsible for the respective laws in the States of Texas, California, Georgia, Florida, and any other jurisdiction these servers may be hosted in the future.

I. Data Collected

When you access or use any service operated by Database.red, my servers automatically collect certain information to complete the query and mitigate abusive activities.

The following information is collected on all Database.red services:

All data except account data is wiped every 12-24 hours, unless retainment is required to mitigate abuse or comply with legal requests.

ProxyNet

ProxyNet is a proxy/VPN lookup service. In order for ProxyNet to work, website and application operators need to submit client IP addresses to ProxyNet for analysis. Security and privacy of this data is taken with extreme care and I have implemented measures to ensure that data such as client/server IP addresses and lookup data is not accessible among a certain period of time. When a request is made to the ProxyNet systems, the client IP address along with it's proxy/no proxy result is stored in a volatile temporary cache to avoid repeated lookups and system load. This cache is wiped every 1 hour, and the whole ProxyNet instance is refreshed every 24 hours. This means that even if cached data were to persist anywhere, it cannot be accessed by me or anyone else.

The server IP address, timestamp, and a count of lookups is stored in a central database to mitigate abuse. The lookup count is rolling and expires every 30 days. If there is no activity from the IP address in 14 days it is automatically purged from the database. Actual lookups are not stored centrally and are used for caching purposes only as mentioned above.

Cloudflare

All Database.red services use Cloudflare, a global content delivery and website proxy service to prevent against attacks such as DDoS or automated requests. By using Database.red and its services, you also agree to Cloudflare's privacy policy.

II. Data Shared

I will never sell or market your data to third-parties, period. Data is shared in a transparent and open matter.

Limited or anonymized information may be shared to my partners for research and to understand how to better use my services. My partners or companies where sharing of data is required to complete a request include Discommunications LLC, IPInfo, IPQualityScore LLC, Ivan Sousa, MaxMind Inc, and NorthBaits.

Data may also need to be shared about a user for legal matters, such as reporting serious events to law enforcement or to comply with a legal request. If legal and appropriate, I will notify the user in question (if such data exists) that a data request or a report has been made. Almost all of the time however, no data will be provided since such data does not exist or even if a request is received.

III. Data Control

Account data as described in Section I can be accessed and deleted at any time. Log into the service provided by me and follow the instructions to request your data and/or delete your account. Any other data is wiped automatically, so manual request of deletion is not necessary.

While I follow standards set by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set in the European Union, because Database.red and its services are hosted in the United States I am not obliged to comply with any GDPR request that may be sent.

IV. Changes to Policy

By using Database.red and its services, you agree to this privacy policy. I reserve the right to modify this policy at any time. By continuing to use Database.red and its services you signify your acceptance to the revised privacy policy and terms of service regardless if you reviewed them.