Privacy Policy

Last Modified: April 16, 2020

Focus IP, Inc. dba Appdetex (“Appdetex”) provides products and services related to domain name registration and digital brand protection services. You share information with us, for example, by logging into and accessing our online products and services. As a domain name registrar, Appdetex registers domain names in compliance with rules and regulations adopted by domain name regulatory entities. As you use our services, we want you to understand how we are using the information that you provide to us and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Appdetex values privacy rights. This Privacy Policy is therefore adopted with a commitment to safeguarding your privacy rights. Your privacy matters to Appdetex so whether you are new to Appdetex or already a customer, please take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions please contact us at

This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected through the web site or its system and services (collectively, “Web Site”). It does not apply to information collected by Appdetex in any other way, including information that is collected offline. Our Web Site and services are not directed at children under the age of 13 (See Children below).

Appdetex reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Revisions to our Privacy Policy will be posted on the Web Site and will become effective immediately. You are advised to regularly check for updates and revisions. Your continued use of the services provided by Appdetex following revision or update of the Privacy Policy shall constitute your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy.

  1. No Sharing of Information. All information gathered through this Web Site is used by Appdetex and Appdetex staff and providers only for the benefit of its customers and users. Appdetex does not sell or rent user information to anyone. Appdetex does not share any personal information with third parties other than in two (2) exceptional cases: (1) when Appdetex is legally compelled to do so; or (2) where disclosure is made at your request with your written consent. Therefore, unless required to do so as set forth above, we shall not provide personal information in response to any inquiry from any third party unless we receive your written consent. If an inquiry for personal information is received without our having your advanced written consent to provide such information, we shall obtain your consent prior to providing any personal information. If Appdetex is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and work to give affected users notice before personal information is transferred to another organization or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

    We make no representations with respect to the creation of profiles or the use of cookies by external web sites which may have links to or from our site or that may read and use information obtained from our site. We may also contract with various third parties who help us provide and maintain our search engine and Web Site technology. We may also use a third party to process payments and may subcontract out production, fulfillment, or other operations. In these cases, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from accessing or disclosing your personal information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question.

    When we transfer your information to any third-party companies (e.g. analytics or web hosting vendors), we will require that they maintain the same level of security as Appdetex and only use any personal information in compliance with the relevant contractual requirements.
  2. Gathering of Information/Log Files. We do collect personally identifiable information about individuals, such as their name, email address, phone number, and location, when such individuals voluntarily provide such information to us by registering with us or using our website. Once you become a user, you may provide additional information in the My Account section. We use that information to contact you or send you information regarding maintenance or updates when necessary. In addition, our IP address log is used to gather broad demographic information. Our site receives feedback from subscribers primarily through email. This information is not shared with any third party except as set forth above or unless you authorize us to do so.

    Appdetex does not collect personally identifiable information to send out marketing materials. If you receive any such materials, however, you can Opt-Out of receiving marketing materials by emailing us at the following address:

    Financial information that may be collected via secure means is used only for billing purposes. Our site uses state-of-the-art security technology to keep any personal information, including your billing and account information, as secure as possible. Additionally, every Appdetex employee must abide by our Privacy Policy. Employees who violate our Privacy Policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination.
  3. Use of Cookies. As part of its personalized services, Appdetex may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Any information obtained from the cookies will be used solely to improve our products and services to you. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Rejecting all cookies may limit your ability to access all areas and functionalities of the Web Site.
  4. Data Collection For Domain Name Registration. When Appdetex customers place an order for the registration of a domain name and/or when customers correct or update registration information, customers are required to provide information such as the following: first name, last name, postal address, fax number (where available), e-mail address and telephone number. All such information is required in order to provide the service requested unless otherwise stated at the time. Customers will also be required to provide the name, postal address, fax number (where available), e-mail address and telephone number of the technical, administrative and billing contacts associated with the domain name. Once the domain name has been registered, the registration agreement requires customers to correct and promptly update this information to maintain accuracy. Although such information is provided to Appdetex by its corporate customers, it may contain personal data.

    Such provision of personal data is mandatory under the rules adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) and/or local domain name registries, notably for publication in the applicable domain name WHOIS (a service offered by each domain name registry and registrar that allows public users to check domain name registration details). In compliance with Appdetex’s obligations as a domain name registrar, Appdetex is also required to collect further mandatory data in relation to domain names including (1) the domain name (2) original creation date (3) expiration date and (4) the names of the primary and secondary nameservers for the domain together with IP addresses.

    Appdetex will also log other identifying details necessary for the provision of domain registration services and to ensure Appdetex only acts on your instructions, such as written communications, confirmations, modifications and any other related correspondence, payment source information, log files, billing records, other communications information such as source IP address, HTTP headers and any other records concerning domain registration such as dates, times, zones and sessions.

    The information which customers provide when registering a domain name is required to allow Appdetex to properly handle the customer’s domain name registration, administer the customer’s account (including notifying the customer about matters related to the domain name, such as renewal or updates) and to provide other services that the customer has ordered from Appdetex.

    In providing Appdetex with personal data about other individuals (such as someone in whose name customer is registering or the domain name’s technical or billing contacts) customer represents that customer has notified each of such individuals of the following: (1) the purposes for which the personal data will be used; (2) the recipients of the individual’s personal data; and (3) how the individual can access and correct the personal data. Customer further represents and acknowledges that customer has obtained all necessary consents from any such individuals in connection with providing their personal data to Appdetex.
  5. Disclosure Of Data For Domain Name Registration Purposes. In accordance with the requirements imposed on Appdetex as a domain name registrar, Appdetex is required to disclose your domain name registration information, which may include personal data, in the following instances: (1) WHOIS data is made available to the public for free query-based access; (2) domain related data, including communications between Appdetex and Customer, is made available to ICANN and domain name registries pursuant to their applicable rules and regulations; (3) Appdetex must escrow domain related data as often as is required to reputable third parties appointed by ICANN or domain registries; and (4) third parties are able to access WHOIS data in bulk provided such third parties agree, in pertinent part, not to use such data improperly, such as for the transmission of spam or unsolicited email. If a domain name customer orders additional products and services, that order may require disclosure of personal data to additional third parties. Customers will be notified at the time of the order about the nature and scope of any such disclosure of personal data and the applicable third parties receiving such data.
  6. Links. For your convenience, we may provide links to certain third-party websites or referrals to certain third parties’ products or services. If you choose to visit a third party’s web site or use its products or services, please be aware that the third party’s privacy policy, and not the Appdetex Privacy Policy, will govern your activities and any information disclosed by you while interacting with the third party. Additionally, please be aware that our Privacy Policy does not apply to: services or products offered by other companies, including but not limited to products or services that may be displayed to you in any search results; companies that may be included in Appdetex services; or other companies linked with our Web Site, products or services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover any such information or practices by any such companies or organizations regardless of the technologies used to link to our Web Site, products or services.
  7. Security. We have state-of-the-art security systems that are protecting your user account. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we do our utmost to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and all information which you transmit to Appdetex is done at your own risk. We recommend that you do not divulge your user identification or password to anyone and that you do not provide access to your account to any third party. Also remember to sign out of your account, close the browser window and delete any cookies when you have completed your work.
  8. Compromise of Personal Information. In the event that any personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Appdetex will promptly notify, by email or as otherwise required by applicable law, those persons whose personal information has been compromised.
  9. Delete/Deactivate. Our Web Site gives you the option of changing your personal information. You may modify your account information at any time by clicking on the “My Account” link in your account page. You may also modify your account information at any time by sending an email to Additionally, you may cancel your access to the Web Site pursuant to the Domain Name Registration Service Agreement. Once your access is cancelled or you are no longer a user or customer, your information is deleted within twelve (12) months or as earlier required by any applicable law.
  10. Children. Appdetex does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 years. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under the age of 13 years, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
  11. International Users And Uses. Appdetex is based in the United States. If you are coming to this Web Site from the EU, from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), or from any other country with laws governing data collection and use which differ from United States law, please note that your transfer of your personal data to the United States will not have the same data protections as would be available in the EU, the EEA or other applicable regions. Accordingly, by providing your personal data you agree to the use of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    In addition, with respect to domain name registration, the disclosure of personal data to ICANN and domain name registries necessarily involves the transfer of personal data to entities located outside the EU and/or the EEA in order to perform the services. Other involved third parties may be located outside the EEA.

    The technical safety measures and data protection regulations in certain non-EU or non-EEA countries may not equal or comply with the safety measures and data protection regulations within the EU or the EEA and so the security or confidentiality of personal data cannot be guaranteed as equivalent to data handling protections within the EU or EEA. When passing on personal data for purposes stated in this Privacy Policy, it might not be possible to ensure an adequate level of data protection within the meaning of Article 49 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

    By using the Appdetex services, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy and explicitly consent to the transfer of personal data to such non-EU or non-EEA countries with the understanding that the level of data protection in such countries may be insufficient compared to the level mandated by the EU or EEA. If Customer refuses such data transfer, Appdetex must be notified of such refusal in writing and Appdetex will not be able to provide Customer with the services that were ordered.

  12. YouTube API Services. If you are using an Appdetex website product or service or any other Appdetex product or service, you are hereby notified of the following:

    1. Certain Appdetex products and/or services utilize or require the use of the YouTube API Services (terms available at in order to access the information required to provide the applicable Appdetex product or service;
    2. Such YouTube API Services use is subject to YouTube’s Terms of Service ( in order to access the YouTube API Services;
    3. You are further referred to the Google Privacy Policy at, which also forms a part of the YouTube API Services and their Terms of Service, and the Terms for providing the Appdetex product or service (Appdetex website;
    4. Appdetex, through its products and services, collects YouTube API data to determine online uses of customer data, including infringing uses of customer intellectual property, confidential information, proprietary information, libel, slander, or other illegal or potentially illegal activity related to the customers, the API Client accesses, collects, stores and otherwise uses;
    5. Appdetex uses, processes, and shares the YouTube API data information with its customer making data requests through the applicable product or service and the information is processed internally at Appdetex in order to present and share the acquired YouTube API data with the customer, and/or any external authorized representatives of customer including its attorneys;
    6. Appdetex use of the YouTube API does not permit third parties to serve content to customers that are using the applicable Appdetex products or services and no advertisements or third parties materials, other than the YouTube API data is provided through the YouTube API Services;
    7. Appdetex stores, accesses or collects information directly from customers’ browsers, including by placing, accessing or recognizing cookies or similar technology on users’ browsers, for purposes of providing the Appdetex products or services to customer, in accordance with Appdetex cookies policy set forth separately herein;
    8. Appdetex accesses or uses customer’s API data that a customer expressly authorizes Appdetex to access or otherwise use via the Appdetex products or services provided to customer and that, in addition to Appdetex’s normal procedure for deleting stored data, customers, at any time, can elect to revoke Appdetex’s access to their customer data via the Google security settings page at and/or pursuant to the contact information listed in this Privacy Policy and/or the Appdetex website or by email at Attn: Krissa Wrigley, Director of Operations at:
    9. If customer has any other questions, concerns, or complaints regarding use of its YouTube API data, customer can contact Appdetex with its questions, concerns, or complaints about Appdetex privacy practices at Attn: Krissa Wrigley at:
  13. Google Analytics. Appdetex uses Google Analytics, Google Advt or AdRoll to conduct our business. These are tools/services used by many companies. You are hereby notified of the following:

    1. That Appdetex uses Google Analytics to track user behavior;
    2. That Appdetex user data is collected and processed for improving products and services and, from time to time, Appdetex may wish to contact you, with your prior consent, about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you;
    3. Appdetex may also utilize user data for purposes of retargeting services, including AdRoll or Google Ad;
    4. Appdetex uses cookies to deliver its products and services and for targeting the marketing of its products and services and for online behavioral tracking;
    5. Appdetex and/or its third-party vendors, including AdRoll, may place cookies on users’ devices to collect data;
    6. Appdetex may utilize various types of user data to delivering targeted ads;
    7. That from time to time, Appdetex utilizes the services of third parties for the purposes of delivering targeted ads based on analyzing user activity;
    8. Users will be able to opt out of targeted marketing, which is provided pursuant to the user’s prior consent, through Appdetex’s Cookies Policy, Privacy Policy, or the unsubscribe function embedded in any marketing email.
  14. California Privacy Policy. Your California Privacy Rights: Notice to California

    Customers California’s “Shine the Light” law

    California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses’ practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. (Note: Our site does not recognize the “do not track signals” that some browsers may employ.) As discussed above, if you wish to opt-out of our sharing of your information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes offline, please contact us as described in the “Contact Us” section below. secondary nameservers for the domain together with IP addresses.

    California Do Not Track Disclosures

    “Do Not Track” is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on a Do Not Track signal in their browser, the browser sends a message to websites requesting that they do not track the user. For information about Do Not Track, please visit At this time, we do not respond to Do Not Track browser settings or signals. In addition, we use other technology that is standard to the internet, such as pixel tags, web beacons, and other similar technologies, to track visitors to the website. Those tools may be used by us and by third parties to collect information about you and your internet activity, even if you have turned on the Do Not Track signal. For information on how to opt out from tracking technologies used on our website, see our Cookies Policy.
  15. Contact. We make every effort to maximize your privacy rights while you use this Web Site and our products and services. You are able to access, update and correct your personal data at any time if it is or has become erroneous or out-of-date by contacting Appdetex in writing, at the below address, and Appdetex will promptly act upon your instructions. You also have the right to oppose the collection of your personal data and request for the deletion of your personal data, in accordance with applicable rules and regulations, by contacting Appdetex in writing at the below address. If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or any other aspect of our Web Site, products or services, please contact us at:

    Focus IP, Inc. dba Appdetex
    508 S. 8th St.
    Boise, Idaho 83702
    Attn: Krissa Wrigley, Director of Operations

    or email us at:

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