A data use information page is available to all resellers and registrants. Here we have an exhaustive list of the TLDs and services offered through Tucows, including important data-use information about each, such as asynchronous/synchronous status.

Can I disable this process and the communications?

No, there is no option to disable GDPR. 

As a data processor and controller, Tucows is legally obligated to collect consent from our registrants and provide them with a straightforward, accessible means of revoking consent. The data sharing preferences page is our solution for fulfilling these obligations and is an essential part of our domain and service registration process.

Basic pieces of information, such as the registrant name, organization, email address and country, are still required. We need this data for our contractual use. We must identify the owner of the domain, and our Domain Registrant Agreement requires the registrant to provide complete and accurate information. The list of contractually required data elements may be longer for a particular TLD or service, depending on Tucows’ contract with the registry or service provider.  

When placing orders, you can choose to substitute placeholder data for any data elements that we process using consent as a legal basis. These data fields cannot be left empty.
Note: We recommend not using substitute placeholder data.

Placing an order for an asynchronous service using placeholder data is possible. This data will likely not be accepted at the registry level, so the pending order may not be fulfilled by the registry or service provider. For synchronous services, although the consent-based data could be withheld and placeholders used instead, if the client does want to consent to the data being used, they may be confused to discover that even after they have consented, the data is not listed on their domain registration record.

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