COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is operated by EroticSexChat.com. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At EroticSexChat.com, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION EroticSexChat.com GATHERS AND TRACKS
EroticSexChat.com gathers two types of information about users:
* Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards, forums, chat rooms, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:
* Information EroticSexChat.com gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites, search terms used to find our site, referring url, browser type, and similar information. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because EroticSexChat.com derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under most circumstances EroticSexChat.com does not divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Like most website operators, this Global Adult Media associated website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the what kind of web browser you’re using, language preference, referring website, search terms entered, and the date and time of each visitor request. This Global Adult Media associated website’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how this Global Adult Media associated website’s visitors use its website. From time to time, this Global Adult Media associated website may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
This Global Adult Media associated web site also passively collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This web site does not use such information to identify its visitors in most cases, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Certain visitors to this Global Adult Media associated websites choose to interact with this site in ways that require this website to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that this website gathers depends on the nature of the user’s interactions. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, this web site collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with this website. This Global Adult Media associated web site does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
This website may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, this website may reveal how many views a particular page got. However, this website does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
This web site discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, volunteer moderator, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on this website’s behalf or to provide services available at this website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of our employees, volunteer moderators, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using this website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
This web site will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations. Aside from as described above, this website discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when the administrators of this website believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the safety or property or rights of a Global Adult Media associated website, third parties, the public at large, or individual users.
EroticSexChat.com Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information Added by users, and Passive information passed along by your web browser.
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
Profiles and social networking sections
When signing up or signing in to use these services, you will be required to provide a valid email address. Any other information you enter or post is up to you. We strongly suggest that you do not post ANY personally identifiable information in the forums, on the boards, in the chat rooms, blog comments, or anywhere else on this site. We also strongly suggest you do not give out any personal information in private chats or private messages.
1. Message boards/forums policy
Our site offers several forums options. Use of these forums for browsing and reading may require cookies or sessions ids to make it easier for the system to show you which forum messages you have already read. If you decide to post in the forums or create an account within the forums section, then you will need to use valid email address. The other information you choose to enter is totally up to you, you can fake your name, location, or anything else if you like. I do not suggest putting your real name into the registration info boxes. Putting your real location, or at least city and state perhaps may make it easier for people to find you if you will be using the forums to find other people who are looking to hook up in your city, town, or state. Your entered birth date will also be viewable by the general public if they click to view your profile. Your “about me information, along with friends you have accepted will also be viewable.
Some of the profile information you enter will be visible to other members of the forums, and some of the info that you enter will be visible to the general public. User names for example are published next to each forum post, along with some other information like avatars in order for people to follow the conversations. Other info such as the Location you entered and your join date will also be viewable by the general public. I suggest you familiarize yourself with the way things work as far as viewing posts and people’s profiles before you add too much information that you may or may not want to share.
Other registered members will be able to view your created profile on the forums system as well, and may see more information than is viewable by the non-registered or non-logged into public. Information that you send to other members as a private message will not viewable by the general public, but the site administrators, and our third party moderators may be able to view those messages, I am not sure about that at this time. Also realize that people you send messages to, pictures, or other information will be able to copy and republish that information. So please be careful with what you post, or what you send, even in private messages.
The forums system may send you email messages automatically, and the site administrators may occasionally use the forums system to send messages to users or all the users. Common functions like this include a happy birthday message, or a notification email if you have been sent a private message through he board. You may also get messages sent to your email if you have “subscribed to a form thread” - basically asking the forum system to message you when an update is posted on a certain topic. You have control over this functionality through your user control panel, or User CP. You can change your preferences for getting emails from the board.
2. Chat rooms policy
The chat rooms are not set up to keep a permanent log of the chat activities. There may be occasions when we copy and save a portion of a chat in order to verify that a user has broken one of our rules, or to have discussions with our moderators about changes that need to be made to the site, or rules, or moderating procedures. 99.9% of the time there is no logging of chat room activities.
When you use our chat rooms, your IP address is viewable to the site administrators and our third party volunteer moderators. We do not moderate the chat room 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but we try to have moderators on and available in at least one of the rooms most of the 24 hours a day. Moderators will be able to see your IP address, and we may make a note of your IP if you are suspected of breaking the terms of service or etiquette rules.
If you do something against the rules and get banned, your IP address will be recorded by our web server, and may have information associated with it, including the reason for your ban.
Third party moderators and the site administrators may access private, user created private chat rooms, and other password protected areas of the site. This has only happened when looking for a user that was breaking one the most firm rules. If someone is suspected of spamming commercial products, services or web sites, or if a user is suspected of being or acting underage, then a site administrator or moderator may enter a private chat room to investigate.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. EroticSexChat.com may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This information could be combined with other information saved by the site software.
EroticSexChat.com may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Children, those who are under the age of eighteen (18), are not permitted to use this website. This website has adult content and is rated as an adult site. All popular internet filtering and parental control software will keep this site from being accessed by children, if the computers they are permitted to use employ filtering software.
Adults pretending to be under the age of 18 are not permitted to use this web site, or any part of it.
EroticSexChat.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users in most cases. EroticSexChat.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
EroticSexChat.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
USE OF INFORMATION
EroticSexChat.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to enable users to participate in chat room conversations, polls, surveys, message boards, and forums, blogs and other portions of the site.
We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users.
EroticSexChat.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
EroticSexChat.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety, or comfort of our users, or the public. Individual user's IP address will be available to the site administrators, employees and our volunteer / third party moderators in our chat rooms and forums. This helps us keep spammers out, if you do no want your IP address to be visible to third party moderators, and other users of the chat rooms, blogs, and forums, then do not use the chat rooms, forums, or blog and commenting features of this site.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
* Opting not to register to receive our electronic notifications.
* Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, including chat rooms, forums, and blogs which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the sex chat material available here and made available through the websites and web pages to which we link to, and that link to EroticSexChat.com. This site does not have any control over those non-EroticSexChat websites and web pages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-EroticSexChat website or web page, we do not represent or imply that it endorses such website or web page product or service. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Sex chat sex chat disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of these websites and web pages.
Privacy – More Information
We value privacy, and you should too.
You never know who is really on the other side of the computer screen.
Verified photos, web cams, professional background checks, and other safety precautions are highly recommended. We do not verify any information that is posted on this site, we do not vouch for anyone being a good person, or really who they say they are. We assume no liability for your safety, physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. You use this service at your own risk. You realize that people can copy what you say and do, and they could repost it. Other bad things could happen if you post your phone number, email address, hometown, or other personally identifiable information. We assume no liability if you lose your job, your spouse, your partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, lover, your sanity, your virginity, or anything else by using this site. Of course if you find your sanity, or a new lover, if you find a new job, and people you enjoy here, then we’d like to take a little credit for that.
If you are a registered user of a this website and have supplied your email address, this website may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with this website and our products and services. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you register in our forums section or for our registered chat rooms, then you may get an automated “Happy Birthday” message from our system, you have control to change your user account settings to receive email notifications about updates, or private messages, or forums announcements and more. If you sign up to receive notifications of blog comments, or sign up for a profile via another section of our site, you may have settings automatically set to receive an email notification when another registered user sends you an on site email, or other private message. You can also subscribe or unsubscribe to receive email notifications about new forums posts, and other content. You can change each of these settings to receive email or not based on the various conditions you desire.
However, we do reserve the right to email members if there is some sort of emergency notification regardless of your chosen preferred settings. We suggest you add our website to your trusted list and un-spam or un-junk mail from your spam/junk folders so that you can receive important messages from our site for your benefits. We rarely send out any emails, and do not send junk spam – we hate spam, and we do not have time for such emails. If you send us a request (for example, via a support email or via one of our other feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in part or in whole in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. This Global Adult Media associated website takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
We highly recommend you familiarize your self with internet safety and privacy issues. We suggest you read up and understand internet privacy concerns at these web sites:
Once you have a clear understanding of what’s really going on with the web, then you can really start to see that privacy is a big issue. There are also plenty of news stories to check out where you can see that many places that have posted these little privacy badges in fact are not secure and often violate their own agreements. You will also find that even large institutions that do a lot to protect privacy are sometimes breached by hackers and even governments.
Privacy should begin at home, on your own computer with serious virus protection and spyware protection like malware bytes and kapersky internet security. You should also use encryption and strong passwords one your own system. You can learn about these precautions from Cnet.com
Privacy with this web site:
Well if you learned enough from the above links, then you are not worried about privacy here. Essentially, our web site collects the same info that most sites collect with statistics programs and such. We got records of your IP address and other identifying information when you visit this site. Just about all web sites do.
We do not sell or rent out any of this info, but if we were served with a court order to provide to someone, then we would have to abide by that. If we decided to sell our web site, then some of the information in our statistics and user accounts would probably go along with it. We have no intention to ever sell out, but hey you never know, even Yahoo might be bought if offered the right price. If we did sell the site, we would give notice and give the option for people to delete their accounts, and would delete any information possible that would not interfere with any type of future billing if a billing option was chosen.
If you decide to sign up for an account, provide ratings, or enter in any other info, then we may collect more info about you. Pretty much all the info you enter, even clicking a rating will store some information into our database, and may add some cookies onto your system so we can track things that make the end user experience better - things like keeping someone from rating the same video multiple times, and keeping spammers at bay.
Realize that any time you enter info into an online form, or interact with a web site / program that collects information like clicks, or email addresses and such - that information is stored in a database, and usually on some web server in some other state, and that that server (along with pretty much everybody else’s servers) are maintained by people who have access to it, and people that webmasters often do not even know. Any time you enter data into an online form that data is at risk of being hacked or seized and used by third parties around the world.
We try to keep things secure here by doing any software updates that are made available by our software vendor. We host our sites with a reputable company. We may offer web advertising that could store tracking cookies and items of the sort. When we do, we can’t be responsible for what they do with the passive information they collect, or active information that you add there. Large companies like Google and Doubleclick use types of browser cookies, and I think Amazon does too. Some people believe that marketing agencies, and places like Facebook , and insurance companies do evil things with these cookies.
I myself am not a big fan of what Facebook (and other big web sites) have been doing with all of everyone’s public and private information, so I do not use many of them, and I am careful what I enter into any web site forms. You can also setup settings in your web browser that will crush cookies and delete cookies and stuff like that. Personally I like the way amazon.com handles cookies and viewing history - I think it’s helpful (although sometimes creepy) and I know that having cookies allows for affiliates to get paid for sending customers - so it’s a good thing to allow cookies and let people get paid so we can all continue to provide cool services for free or at low costs.
With that said, not all companies play well with collected information, and some are out there profiling people and user groups in ways that are down right freaky. We don’t get involved in selling your information to insurance companies and crap like that.
Web beacons, third party ads and scripts
This website may employ some third party scripts that display advertisements, or other content. When a website uses third party scripts to display ads or other content, that third party code on the site will allow that third party to collect information about you. This is generally the case with services like Google adwords, and other third party advertising scripts. Scripts that show the current live cam girls, or people in your local area who are online, these and many other advertising scripts are served from other computers controlled by other people. Just visiting one web site often exposes your information to several other companies when that site uses third party scripts. This information is stored by the third party and sometimes shared with other companies. It varies from one publisher to another and some companies use shady tactics combined with this, even using small pixels as “web beacons”. Some companies keep this to themselves, and others sell or rent, or combine this information with other info about you or your computer to profile users.
These are serious issues, and most places on the internet are taking advantage of your ignorance, lack of caring, or both.
As much as we value user’s privacy, it’s obvious that most users just don’t care, and prefer to enjoy the benefits of ad supported content, so we do employ some things such as the “add this / bookmark share script” - this script is really helpful to some people, but something I learned recently is that every time you visit a page with this script, not only do they get a record of you visiting this page, but they can transfer, sell, rent, and compile this information with other services. Now they do have a little link to their privacy info when you hover over it (http://www.addthis.com/privacy ) - and they do offer a way to opt out of the extra marketing baggage that comes with it’s use. And come to find out, from this opt out service, you can opt out of all much info tracking from a dozen different and very large internet data thieves. I was quite surprised when I looked at the list of places I could opt of tracking, it had listed and checked off about 10 places that already had tracking cookies on my computer. You should look into this for yourself.
How to opt out of the “Add this” information sharing - http://www.addthis.com/advertising-choices
Opt out of the top 20 most cookie watching advertising networks by clicking here:
You may be surprised how many on the list there already show that they have information stored about you, and on your computer none the less! (They also have much more information about you stored on their computers as well)
There are many more services that many web sites use, that we feel are going a little too far in the information collection game. I highly recommend that you go back to the top of this page and go to the sites listed and learn some more.
We do not currently use chartbeat - but many of the web sites you view every day do. It doesn’t hurt you to stop it. So how do you block the chartbeat tracking? One person wrote in this info:
The easiest way to block it is to add a line to your hosts file to route ping.chartbeat.net to your local machine.
The hosts file is located in /etc/hosts on OSX and *NIX, and in c:\windows\system32\drivers\hosts on Windows systems.
Simply add the line
And now whenever any program on your computer tries to access ping.chartbeat.net, it will simply be redirected to your local machine, resulting in a “page not found” error. - keeping “them” from tracking you that way.
There are other bad tracking things out there, again there are some great links at the top of the page to learn more. Another thing you should seriously look into is blocking the google analytics scripts from tracking and recording your web site visits all over the web. Overall analytics is not evil, it helps webmasters. But all of that stored information is kept by google forever and combined with all the other sites you surf that have the analytics script running. So I highly suggest finding one of the easy ways to block the google analytics from recording and storing info about all the porn sites, and all the other sites that you visit, or other people visit using your computer.
Our terms of service states that confidentiality is not guaranteed - and we suggest you find other ways to surf anonymously if it’s an issue for you.
We are not in the business of putting people’s real names or email addresses out for the world to see, but you can keep a lid on all that by not using your real name, or not rating videos, or simply not using many of the services on the web. You could also sign up for a throw away email and use that when you sign up at porn sites - just make sure that you are using a proxy connection when you sign up for it, or when you check it.
Sharing Information with Advertisers or Other Third Parties
We may disclose anonymous information about user habits, characteristics and user patterns, based on aggregate user statistics to advertisers on our site.
Sharing Information with the Government or As Otherwise Required by Law
Law and Harm: We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect EroticSexChat.com's rights or property.
Private information requires a subpoena or court order
We may be required by law or government agency to disclose both Active and Passive Information you have provided to us. Our site retains different types of information for different time periods. Given our site’s real-time nature, some information may only be stored for a very brief period of time.
Will this site Notify Users of Requests for Account Information?
This site’s policy is to notify users of requests for their information prior to disclosure (by email or other means if we have further contact information), unless we are prohibited from doing so by statute or court order.
How Do We Secure Active Information and Passive Information?
We secure your personal information submitted by you by using reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of Active Information and Passive Information. Your postings on this site and other communications you may have with us via email or snailmail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.
If you have any questions about privacy here, contact us so that we can provide answers if possible.
Portions of this terms agreement were adapted from the wordpress.com and twitter.com terms of service.