itsachat.com Privacy Statement

We may collect personal information (email, hobbies, birthday, etc.) from our users in the regular course of web interactivity. This answers some of your most frequently asked questions, and lets you know exactly how we're protecting the information in which you entrust to us.

What personal information do you collect about me?

We collect the following information about you:

*Phone numbers are collected only when you want to receive your wall messages via sms. Furthermore, all phone numbers are encrypted and stored electronically.

When you visit our web site, we also collect:

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We collect user emails for notifications originating from new wall messages, pokes, comments, etc. & will be forwarded to your email address, which must be verified, valid email.
  • We may promote your hobbies, profile, blogs. When a user's blog permissions are open for feed sharing, we may promote your links to your blog on other sites (reddit, twitter, blog-rolls)
  • We may periodically send email notifications about new badges, pokes, or updates on your wall.
  • Blogs are exempt from profile permissions. Given the nature of links on the interweb, blogs and links will be open to the public regardless of other profile permissions. This rule will go into effect Jan 1, 2015. Blogs that have been open to the public will remain public. Blogs that have been closed to the public will remain closed. All new user accounts created after Jan 1, 2015, blog will remain open to the public. Blog permissions (Privacy Settings) can be adjusted to exclude your blog link from our blog roll feeds and other blog link distribution methods.

    Security

    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures including encryption to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

    All wall posts, comments, Blog posts, phone numbers are encrypted before they are sent to itsachat servers. When you make posts to itsachat, the data sent to our servers is encrypted and non readable during transport.

    How we use cookies

    A cookie is a small file which is stored in your browser from our website. We use this file(cookie) to keep you logged in the site. It stores your login session info, and enables you to move around the site remaining logged in. Our cookie data includes:

  • time of login
  • username
  • login expiry
  • Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties

    We do not share your private email, name, or any identifying information with any third parties. We may promote blog links on other services across the web only, if user has set permissions to include their blog links to feeds, within full public domain.

    We will not sell, distribute or lease your private personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


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