Oracle’s Privacy Policy for Internet Performance Tools

Last Modified: February 15, 2018


Oracle America, Inc. (“Oracle,” “Us,” or “We”) recognizes that privacy is important, and we want to be clear with you about our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy describes how Oracle collects, uses and shares information collected from you through your use of Oracle’s Internet Performance Tools (like Oracle’s RUM Beacons, Recursive DNS services, and other websites or services that reference this Privacy Policy for Internet Performance Tools, collectively referred to as the “Internet Performance Tools”). This Privacy Policy is specifically drafted to provide clear information about Oracle’s privacy practices in connection with its Internet Performance Tools. If you are curious about Oracle’s privacy practices for Oracle’s other Dyn Services, please visit:


Oracle’s Internet Performance Tools are services and technologies designed to monitor and improve the way you experience the Internet.  Any time you use or interact with Dyn’s Internet Performance Tools, information is generated.  This information is automatically collected, and contains data about the devices and services you use to access the Internet (for example, your IP address and your Internet Service Provider) as well as your geographic location, information about the properties you visited on the Internet, device configurations, and browser history.

NOTE ON CROSS BORDER TRANSFERS:  Oracle has established a global network presence and may process information on our servers in many countries around the world, including the United States. You agree that we may process information on a server located outside the country where you reside.

NOTE ON CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Oracle does not knowingly collect any personal information (as defined under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) from children under the age of 13.  If we learn that we have collected or received personal from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.  If you believe that we might have such information, please contact us at the contact information provided below.


Oracle’s RUM Beacons are technology that execute a series of small file requests when you connect and interact with the Internet. This technology may be deployed in one of a number of ways. Third parties might deploy the RUM Beacon as a “web beacon” (or “single-pixel” or “clear” GIFs) embedded in their website which is invisible to users. Oracle may also deploy its RUM Beacons as part of your use of Oracle’s other services, like its Updater Client or web browser extensions.

When you interact with the Internet in connection with one of Oracle’s RUM Beacons, the beacon will cause your web browser to request certain test files from a variety of different sources that house content or information. The RUM Beacon helps gather data on how those test files were obtained, including, for example how quickly the files were returned to your browser. This information is then sent to Oracle.


Oracle uses your information for a variety of purposes related to provisioning, maintaining and improving Oracle’s services, as well as for researching and developing new services. You hereby authorize Oracle to process the information for these purposes. Note that Oracle may share anonymized information (for example, just the first 3 octets of your IP address and the town/city level of your geolocation) with third parties as part of Oracle’s service offerings. Oracle may also share non-anonymized information with third parties that already have access to the same information in connection with Oracle’s Internet Performance Tools. For example, a third party that has deployed a RUM Beacon on its website already has your full IP address when you visit that site. For more detailed representative lists of information shared with third parties based on the different Internet Performance Tool, please see below. Lastly, Oracle may also share non-anonymized information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Oracle if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
  • enforce applicable agreements or adherence to terms and conditions, including investigation of potential violations; and
  • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Oracle, our users, third parties or the public as required or permitted by law.

If Oracle is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of your information and give affected users notice before their information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Oracle does not sell or license your information to a third party for that third party’s own direct marketing purposes.


TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES.  You may be able to refuse certain web beacons by adjusting the settings on your browser, DNS updater or email software.  Disabling javascript will disable RUM Beacons integrated into websites. Please refer to your browser or email software instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.  Most browsers will also allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Note that if you disable or refuse cookies, some parts of the Sites may be inaccessible or not function properly.

ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION.  Should you wish to access, amend, correct, or delete any information about you, please contact will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to such requests within thirty days, except where the burden or expense of providing access or requested changes would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy in the case in question. Please note that your ability to use, and Oracle’s ability to provide, various services may depend upon the use of your information. As such, you agree that Oracle will not be liable for any inability to provide all or a portion of the services that may result from Oracle’s compliance with any request to amend, correct or delete any of your personal information.


This Privacy Policy applies to Oracle’s Internet Performance Tools and other sites or services that make specific reference to or contain a link to this Policy. It does not apply to Oracle sites, services and products that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own privacy statements. If you are interested in Oracle’s privacy practices in connection with its general Dyn website and Dyn services please see   


Cross Border Transfers

Dyn has been acquired by Oracle. Oracle is a global corporation with operations in over 80 countries and has developed global data security practices designed to ensure that your personal information is appropriately protected. Please note that personal information may be transferred, accessed and stored globally as necessary in accordance with this Statement.

Oracle complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention when a customer and Oracle have agreed by contract that transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland will be transferred and processed pursuant to the Privacy Shield for the relevant services. When conducting those activities on behalf of its EEA or Swiss customers, Oracle holds and/or processes personal information provided by the EEA or Swiss customer at the direction of the customer. Oracle will then be responsible for ensuring that third parties acting as an agent on our behalf do the same.

Oracle has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Statement and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit

The following entities are covered entities under Oracle’s Privacy Shield self-certification: Delphi Asset Management Corporation; MICROS Fidelio Worldwide LLC; Oracle America, Inc.; Oracle Financial Services Software America, Inc.; Oracle Financial Services Software, Inc.; Oracle International Corporation; Oracle Taiwan LLC; Bronto Software, LLC; Monexa, LLC, NetSuite, Inc.; OrderMotion, Inc.; Dynamic Network Services, Inc. With respect to personal information received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, Oracle is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and commits to cooperate with EU data protection authorities.

Dispute Resolution

If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with this Statement, you should first contact us. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this Statement.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.


Oracle has implemented policies that include administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. While Oracle strives to protect your privacy, due to many reasons, including the inherent security flaws in the Internet, Oracle cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose to us and, as such, you agree that your disclosure of such information is at your own risk.


We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice, which may include sending notice to you by email or posting notice of such changes on Oracle’s public status page for Dyn Services ( or Oracle’s home page for Dyn Services (


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, Oracle may be contacted at:

By email:

By mail:
Oracle America, Inc.
500 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Attn: General Counsel, Legal Department



Oracle’s RUM Beacon

Oracle may share the following information collected via RUM Beacons with third parties:

  • Anonymized IP address
    • Non-anonymized IP address and visited URL may be shared with third parties that have deployed a RUM Beacon and accordingly already have this information
  • Country, State, and City
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Test information related to Internet performance between your computer or device and a number of endpoints and service providers, including the time to resolve DNS, start receiving data, and complete the transmission of the test object. This is defined in the W3C Timing API specification as DNS Time, Time to First Byte, Time to Last Byte, and Total Duration.

Oracle’s Internet Guide Recursive Services

Oracle may share the following information collected via Oracle’s Recursive DNS Services with third parties:

  • Anonymized IP address and port
  • Country, State, and City
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Time and date of query
  • Domain queried
  • Query details (e.g., TTL, query type, DNS flags, DNSSEC info)
  • Query response



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