Privacy

Privacy Statement for URCHAT Network Web Site

Your privacy is important, so we’d like to explain what information we collect when you visit URCHAT Network sites: (http://URChat.net), (http://URChat.co), why we collect it and how it is used. We’d also like to explain your options to access and control your information, our data security practices and other matters. This Policy is governed by our Conditions of Use.

Special Note About Children
This Web Site is not intended for children, especially kids under 13. Children may use this Web Site only with the direct supervision of their parent.

We do not seek to collect personal information about children under 13 years of age through this web site. If we discover such information, we will delete it. Thus, we typically retain no information about children. However, if a parent requests a review of information we may have on their child and in the unlikely event we still retain such information and haven’t deleted it, then we will honor that request. In order to request a review or deletion of personal information that URCHAT Network may have collected about your child, please join #help or Contact US.

When you communicate with URCHAT Network, we make every effort to ensure your privacy and safety. As an added precaution, however, we still encourage parents to monitor their child’s use of the Internet, and to help us protect their privacy by reminding them never to exchange personal information with this or any other web site without the assistance or express written permission of a parent or other responsible adult.

What Information Do We Collect From You? Why?

We May Profile You Individually.
We may build a profile of your online habits, interests and activities when you use our Web Site. This profile is linked to your personal identity. We compile individual profiles from “real world” contact information (e.g., street address, phone/fax), email addresses, data relating to a specific purchase, information about user PCs (e.g., IP address or browser type), data showing usage of interactive features (e.g., search engine queries), demographic information (e.g., gender, marital status, age, income, job), the personal preferences of users (i.e., favorite color, music, books), user content (e.g., message board postings), and we use these profiles for the purposes described below (please scroll down to each topic for details).

We May Collect Information Needed to Contact You Later:
If we collect personal contact information (as described below), you may later have us modify or remove it from our system, but you may not access the information yourself.

We May Collect Your Name, Address and Phone Number.
When you use our Web Site, we may request your name, street address, telephone number or other “real world” contact information. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Web Site, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Web Site for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to URCHAT Network confidential.

We May Collect Your Email Address.
We may request your email address or other information needed to contact you online. This information may reveal who you are or be linked to you personally. We use it to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Web Site, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Web Site for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to URCHAT Network confidential.

We May Collect Other Kinds of Information from You:
When you use our Web Site, we may collect personal information about you described below. You may later have us modify or remove the information, but you may not access the information yourself.

We May Collect Purchase Information.
We may collect information resulting from a specific purchase you make, such as payment method, associated with your personal identity. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Web Site, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Web Site for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to URCHAT Network confidential.

We May Collect Information About Your Computer.
When you visit our Web Site, we may automatically collect information about your computer configuration, such as your browser type, operating system, IP address or ISP domain name. In some cases, this information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Web Site, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Web Site for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to URCHAT Network confidential.

We May Collect Interactive Data.
You may decide to input data while using certain interactive features at our Web Site, such as queries submitted to a search engine, bids placed at auction, purchases initiated at the Web Site and so forth. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Web Site, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Web Site for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to URCHAT Network confidential.

We May Collect Demographic Data About You.
We may collect information about your demographic or social characteristics, such as gender, age and income level. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Web Site, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Web Site for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to URCHAT Network confidential.

We May Keep Note of Your Personal Preferences.
We may gather information concerning your personal likes and dislikes, such as your favorite color, taste in music, books or other Web Site content. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Web Site, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Web Site for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to URCHAT Network confidential.

We May Collect Your Online Postings and Content.
Certain features of our Web Site may allow you to contribute content, such as message board postings, email messages, and the like. By its nature, this information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Web Site, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Web Site for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to URCHAT Network confidential.

We do not monitor or gather information from queries (private messages) or private/secret channels on the IRC Network. We may monitor public channels for content but we do not collect or gather information about our users. We will not install or use modules or modify our IRCd or Services to allow our staff to spy on queries (private messages) or private/secret channels. In addition our staff will not enter channels secretly to view or log any private communications.

Facebook Connect and Data
We make Facebook Connect available to new and existing urchat network members so they can login to urchat network via Facebook and interact with urchat services and their Facebook friends.

What information is stored about Facebook users?
We don’t collect or store any private information. We store your Facebook UID (user ID), a proxy email address, and your IP address. Emails sent to our Facebook users are sent only to users that provide permission through their account settings on urchat network, and the Facebook website. If you give urchat network permission to update your status, We may post messages directly to your Facebook wall on behalf of you, This includes: when you create a web chat (so your Facebook friends can see and interact with your chat), and when you click on “update my status” near a webchat. You may remove Facebook permissions given to urchat network at any time, by visiting the Facebook website, and following these links: Settings > Application Settings > URChat Network > Edit Settings > Additional Permissions, or by clicking here to go there now. We may display other relevant information to you, that is provided by Facebook, that will only be visible to you and will not be stored by urchat network.

URChat Newsletter Subscription
When you register to our site your account will be set to receive our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking the Unsubscribe link in the newsletter that you receive, or by accessing your Account settings in the member’s area.

Outside Sources and Web Sites
URCHAT Network contains hyperlinks to other websites. URCHAT Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and companies.

URCHAT Network may have entered into partnership and affiliation agreements with other websites and companies. We may share anonymous aggregate information with our partners and affiliates as disclosed above. We may also transfer visitors to these websites to provide certain features. URCHAT Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these partners and affiliates websites.

We use Google AdSense for content ads as a third party vendor to display advertisements on our website. These advertisements contain DoubleClick DART cookie. (The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher’s websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web). (Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.) . While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad companies, and we do not have access to this information.

Certain Exceptional Disclosures and Compelled Disclosure
We may disclose your information if necessary to protect our legal rights or if we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

What Are Cookies? Why Do We Use Them?
Cookies are small files stored by your browser in your computer when you visit our Web Site. We use cookies to improve our Web Site and make it easier to use and only for logging-in, and for analyzing and reporting anonymous statistics. Cookies permit us to recognize users and avoid repetitive requests for the same information. We mostly use “session cookies” that are automatically deleted after each visit; Unless you click on the remember me button while you are logging-in to a page on this Netowrk, a cookie is stored on your computer so you can be recognize and login without a password. Cookies from our Web Site can’t be read by other web sites. Most browsers will accept cookies until you change browser settings to refuse or delete them.

How Do We Protect Information We Collect?
We offer secure web pages to collect certain kinds of user information and we store certain kinds of data in encrypted form. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our Web Site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

How Long Do We Keep User Information?
We generally keep user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it. In addition, information posted in a public forum could stay in the public domain indefinitely.

Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within our direct control. Note: we have greater control over recently collected data than for archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, our general data retention policy applies.

Your Consent To This Policy
By using our Web Site, you agree to this Policy. This is our entire and exclusive Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version. Our Terms of Service take precedence over any conflicting Policy provision. We may change our Policy by posting a new version on our Web Site.

Legal Disclaimer
This Web Site operates AS-IS and AS-AVAILABLE, without liability of any kind. We are not responsible for events beyond our direct control.

If You Have A Privacy Question
If you have a privacy question about our Web Site, please join #help or Contact US.

Conditions of Use for URCHAT Network

Access and Availability of Service and Links
URCHAT Network contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources and sponsors of URCHAT Network. Since URCHAT Network is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, User should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its web site administrator or Webmaster.

Interactive Areas
User shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish through the web site any Content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise violates any law.

Our interactive areas which include but are not limited to IRC Channels, Hosted Web Chats, Guestbooks, Message Boards, Chatrooms, Surveys, and Polls shall be used only in a noncommercial manner and are additionally subject to the URCHAT Network Terms Of Service. User shall not, without the express approval of URCHAT Network, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.

Although URCHAT Network does not and cannot review every message posted in the interactive areas, and is not responsible for any content of these messages, URCHAT Network reserves the right to delete, move or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws or otherwise unacceptable. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.

User acknowledges that any submissions may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted and displayed by URCHAT Network. In addition User warrants that all moral rights in any uploaded materials have been waived.

USE OF THE URCHAT Network SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE URCHAT Network TERMS OF SERVICE.

Representations and Warranties
Neither URCHAT Network or it’s affiliates, represents or endorses the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the service by any User, information provider or any other person or entity. User acknowledges that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum or information shall be at User’s sole risk. URCHAT Network reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the web site. The web site and all downloadable software are distributed on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. User hereby acknowledges that use of the web site is at User’s sole risk.

Disclaimer
The material in this web site could include technical inaccuracies or other errors. Your use and browsing of the web site is at your risk. Neither URCHAT Network nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the web site shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the web site. URCHAT Network does not warrant the functional aspects of the web site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that this web site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. URCHAT Network reserves the right to make changes to this web site at any time without notice.

Copyright Notification

URChat IRC Network Content
The contents of the URCHAT Network are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of its Users. All materials published on URCHAT Network (including, but not limited to, feature articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as “The Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by URChat Network or the party credited as the provider of the content, software or other materials. User shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the web site.

URCHAT Network is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the Content, software, materials or Service in whole or in part.

User may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on this website for personal use only, provided that User maintains all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. User shall not store any significant portion of any Content owned by or licensed to URCHAT Network in any form. Copying or storing any Content for other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission from URChat NETWORK or the copyright holder identified in the individual Content’s copyright notice.

If you are an owner of intellectual property who believes their intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via this website, please Contact Us

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