18(c) What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs?

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HDFC TLD has adopted the above-mentioned and other policies to ensure fair and equitable access and cost structures to the Internet community, including:
- no new burdens placed on the Internet community to resolve name disputes
- utilization of standard registration practices and policies (as detailed in responses to questions 27, 28, 29)
- protection of trademarks at launch and on-going operations (as detailed in the response to question 29)
- fair and reasonable wholesale prices
- fair and equitable treatment of registrars As per the ICANN Registry Agreement, we will use only ICANN-accredited registrars, and will provide non-discriminatory access to registry services to those registrars.

Pricing Policies and Commitments
Pricing for domain names at General Availability will be $0 per domain year. Applicant reserves the right to change this pricing for promotional purposes in a manner available to all accredited registrars. Registry Operator reserves the right to work with ICANN to initiate an increase in the wholesale price of domains if required. Registry Operator will provide reasonable notice to the registrars of any approved price increase.

Privacy Policy:
In line with the recognized International practice and for the information of customers and others who visit our HDFC and its subsidiaries web sites, we believe it is necessary to post a privacy statement. We understand that our customers and web site visitors are concerned about the privacy of information. We have established policies and procedures concerning the collection, use and security of users’ information that will help protect their privacy. Our privacy policies are designed to help us serve our customers⁄visitors while maintaining strict privacy and security standards. Customer confidentiality and privacy are of utmost concern to HDFC.

HDFC respects the privacy rights and interests of each person and will observe the following principles when processing sensitive personal data:
(i) Data will be processed fairly and lawfully.
(ii) Data will be collected for specified and legitimate purposes and not processed further in ways incompatible with those purposes which have been duly explained, communicated to and consented to by each person concerned.
(iii) Data will be relevant to and not excessive for the purposes for which they are collected and used. For example, data may be rendered anonymous when feasible and appropriate, depending on the nature of the data and the risks associated with the intended uses.
(iv) Data will be kept only as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and processed and in accordance with data storage requirements under various applicable local laws.
(v) Data will be processed in having full regard to each person’s lawful rights (as described in these Standards or as provided by appropriate law).
(vi) All appropriate technical, physical, and organizational measures will be taken to prevent unauthorized access, unlawful processing, and unauthorized or accidental loss, destruction, or damage to data.
(vii) HDFC does not release customer information except as directed by law or as per your mandate.

We use information to:
Comply with all applicable laws and regulations
Help us design or improve our products and services for users benefit.
Understand users’ needs so that we can provide quality products and superior services.
To comply with laws, guidelines and regulations that govern the financial services in the country.
Privacy policy is subject to change periodically.

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