1. Information We Collect
We may collect the following types of information from users of our website, https://affordablevpn.co/, and the Service:
• Email Address: We collect email addresses when users sign up for our VPN service.
2. How We Use Your Information
We use the collected email addresses for the following purposes:
• Providing Services: We use email addresses to create and manage user accounts, send service-related communications, and provide access to our VPN services.
3. Sharing Your Information
We do not sell, rent, or trade your email address to third parties. However, we may share your information as follows:
• Service Providers: We may share your email address with third-party service providers who assist us in operating our Website and providing VPN services. These providers are obligated to protect your data and use it solely for the purposes for which it was shared.
• Legal Requirements: We may disclose your email address if required by law, legal process, or government request.
4. Data Security
We take reasonable measures to protect your email address from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Our security measures include encryption, regular security assessments, and access controls. However, please be aware that no method of data transmission over the internet is entirely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.
5. GDPR and CCPA Compliance
• GDPR Compliance: If you are located in the European Union, you have specific rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These rights include the right to access, rectify, erase, or port your personal data. We are committed to complying with GDPR requirements in our data processing practices.
• CCPA Compliance: If you are a California resident, you have certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). These rights include the right to know what personal information we collect and how it is used, the right to delete your personal information, and the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. We are committed to complying with CCPA requirements.
7. Cross-Border Data Transfer (CBDT)
8. Data Minimization
We follow the principle of data minimization, which means we only collect and process the minimum amount of personal data necessary for specific purposes.
9. Data Subject Rights
If you are a data subject under applicable data protection laws, you have certain rights, including the right to access, rectify, erase, or port your personal data.
10. Additional Regulations
• HIPAA Compliance: We understand the importance of securing personal health information. While we do not collect such information, we comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) if we come into contact with any protected health information.
• COPPA Compliance: We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
11. Privacy Shield
We acknowledge the importance of data protection in cross-border data transfers and previously adhered to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework when applicable. We have ceased reliance on the Privacy Shield framework since its invalidation.