Information Collection & Use
In order to use some areas of this Web site, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give contact information such as name and email address. We use this information to verify that you are a real person interested in using such site features for their designed purpose.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and their email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Chat Online does not store this information.
Communications from the Site
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and a password. We will also communicate with you in response to inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email in accordance with your wishes.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and also with our advertisers. This information does not identify any individual users.
We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information
We DO NOT Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties.
We use other third parties to provide chat rooms and forums on our site. When you use such services, we will share information as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by any law and also when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with judicial proceedings, court orders, or legal process served on our Web site.
As is true of most Web sites, we may gather certain information automatically and store it inside log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, the browser type, internet service providers (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating systems, date/time stamps, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which doesn't identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track user movements around the site and to gather demographic information on our user base as a whole.
We do not link this automatically-collected data to any personally identifiable information.
We use persistent cookies. A persistent cookie may remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided by your Internet browser's "help" file.
If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site will be limited.
Third Party Advertisers
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Google AdSense and PayPopUp.com, our advertising partners. We are required to share Web site usage information about users with a reputable third-party for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements to users on this site.
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains many links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Chat Online. Please be aware that we, Chat Online, are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you are leaving our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every other Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, which are the main features of this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of those forums and chat rooms, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit on those forums and chat rooms.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information in our registration forms, we encrypt such information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted, both during transmission & once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable ways to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolutly secure.
In the event Chat Online happens to go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another organisation, or sale of all or some of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets that are transferred.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it relativly frequently. If we make any changes to this policy, we will notify you here.