Privacy Policy

The following Privacy Policy applies to your use of the ICQ Services (as defined below). The ICQ Services improves your online experience by offering you access to a variety of features, offerings and content including, the ICQchat IRC Chat Rely Server Web Client and mobile also IRC chat softwares, the ICQ Web site, provided by ICQchat (collectively the “ICQchat Services” or “Services”). Your ongoing use of the ICQchat Services signifies your consent to the information practices disclosed in this Privacy Policy. If you object to any provision of this Privacy Policy please do not proceed with registration and please do not use the ICQchat Services.

Collection of your ICQchat Services Information

ICQchat may collect certain information about you when you interact with the ICQchat Services. Depending on how you use the ICQchat Services, your “ICQchat Services Information” may include:

• Registration-related information (such as name, home or work addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, birth date or gender); • Information made available by you in Public Areas (as defined below); • Information about your visits to the various ICQ Services, and your responses to the offerings and advertisements presented on these ICQchat Services; • Information about the searches you perform through the ICQchat Services and how you use the results of those searches; • Information about the ICQchat Services, offerings and features that you use, including, without limitation, how frequently you use them • Transaction-related information; • Customer service information about you as an ICQchat Services user or subscriber; • Data regarding your location for the purpose of enabling location based services • Information about mobile devices used to access ICQchat including UDID (Unique Device Identifier) • Certain technical information gathered or received when you use the ICQchat Services, including, without limitation, browser type, operating system, connectivity, IP address, geographic location, and ISP • If you are using ICQchat Mobile ICQchat may collect and store the address book (names and phone numbers only) on your mobile phone. ICQchat will use such address book solely for the following purposes: • To identify if anyone on your address book is using ICQchat and to inform you of such use by such user • To inform you when someone in your address book registers to ICQchat • To integrate such users into your ICQchat contact list and enable you to communicate with those contacts in your address book that have registered to ICQchat.

In addition, many software versions provided by ICQchat (“Software”) are configured to automatically report back information relating to computer errors arising in connection with use of the Software, without notice to you. Information on your Software configuration settings may be included. This data is sent to ICQchat to help us diagnose performance issues with, and improve, the Software.

Your ICQchat Services Information may be supplemented with additional information from other companies.

How Your ICQchat Services Information is Used

Your ICQ Services Information is used to: • Operate and improve the Web sites, services and offerings available through the ICQchat Services; • Provide to you personalized content, services and advertisements; • Fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services; • Communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; • Conduct research about your use of the ICQchat Services; and • Send you materials regarding ICQchat rooms infomation, programs, or services that may be of interest to you, including any new services, products or value added services.

ICQchat Nickname and Password

The holder of an ICQchat nickname and password has the ability and discretion to edit the user details provided in the user profile for such account. For this reason and other reasons it is very important to choose a difficult password, to keep your password in a safe place and to use updated anti-virus software. It is your responsibility to keep your password and username secure.

Our Commitment to Security

ICQchat has established safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of your ICQchat Services Information, but cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable law or the policies of the ICQchat Services and its affiliated providers).

General Internet Hazards

You should be aware that receiving files from third parties, via any application (e.g. ICQchat, email, etc.) may be harmful. Before receiving any files from any user, and even if the account from which the file transfer notice is sent looks familiar to you, it is strongly recommended that you verify that the person sending you these files is indeed the person you think he is, for example by asking him for some kind of information known only to the two of you. Please make sure not to receive files from users you do not trust, from users you are not sure they are whom they say they are or whenever you are not sure you want to receive the files.

You should be aware that communications over the Internet are not secure unless they have been encrypted. ICQchat does not encrypt your communications. In addition, your communications may be routed through different countries – that is the nature of the Internet. ICQchat cannot accept any responsibility for any unauthorized access or loss of Data.

Special Note for Parents or Legal Guardians

Parents and guardians who would like to permit their children to use the ICQchat Services should assist them in setting up their ICQchat nicknames and supervise their use of the ICQchat Services. The ICQchat Services may contain certain content that is not appropriate for children. As parents and guardians it is your responsibility to supervise your children’s use of the ICQchat Services and restrict any use of ICQchat Services which may not be appropriate for your child.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the ICQchat Services Privacy Policy or its implementation, you may contact us at this email address: contact@icqchat.net

Changes to this Privacy Policy and Additional Information

ICQchat may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, therefore you should review this Policy periodically. If there are significant changes to the ICQchats information practices, you will be provided with appropriate online notice, such as notification on the ICQchat Web site. You may be provided other privacy-related information in connection with your use of offerings from the ICQchat Services, as well as for special features and services not described in this Privacy Policy that may be introduced in the future.