When you interact with us through the Services, Melon may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:Personal Data That You Provide Through the Services:
If you choose to provide such information, you are giving Melon permission to use and store that information consistent with this policy. If you provide Personal Data to the Services, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Melon and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.
Location Information: Our Service may collect and use your location information (for example, by using the IP address on your computer or the GPS on your mobile device) to provide certain functionality of our Service. If you choose to enable our location features, your location information may be publicly displayed within the Service. Please keep in mind that other users can see this information about you, and they may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities outside of our control and without your knowledge. Your location information may be subject to abuse, misuse, and monitoring by others, so please be careful if you choose to enable location functionality. We may also use your location information in an aggregate way, as described above in the “Aggregated Data” section.
Chat Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, Melon often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Melon may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Melon may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Aggregated Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, Melon often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Melon may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Melon may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Melon through the Services, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information such as Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), a unique user ID, the content and pages that you access on Melon and the dates and times that you visit the Site. In addition, if you come to the Site via a link from another site, we may also track the source of that link. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Melon may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Melon affiliates, agents or service providers. The Services may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.
We may collect information about you from other sources, including from partners, and from commercially available sources (such as data aggregators and public databases). The following are examples of information we may collect from other sources:
Data you authorize us to access through your use of Facebook Connect. In general, the types and amount of Personal Data we collect vary depending on the activity. Melon endeavors to limit the collection of Personal Data to information we believe is minimally necessary to achieve our stated collection purposes.3. Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information
Special Note about Profile Information: Melon is all about pairing individuals together, enabling people to chat online, and building friendships. To that end, before starting to chat, you can optionally provide Personal Data and other information, such as your screen name, age, gender, and location (as discussed above). By doing so, you understand and acknowledge that this information may be shared with other users on the Service.
Special Note about Chats: When you engage with other another user of the Service through a chat conversation, any information or content you choose to provide in that chat conversation will be provided to such other user. Please note that chat conversations on the site are screened by an automated system for spam and select messages may be read by a human being in order to improve Melon' anti-spam software or for other quality control purposes.5. Your Choices
You can visit the Site (CΗΑΤΟUS, Chatοus, Chatομs, Çhatous, Chаtous, Ꮯhatous, ᴄhatous) without providing any Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain Services.6. Exclusions
Melon takes reasonable measures to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. However, no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot, therefore, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Melon, and you do so at your own risk. Please know that although we make our best efforts to keep your information secure, this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.9. International Visitors
Except as expressly provided otherwise, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information that Melon collects from you or that you disclose to us. If you disclose your information to others besides Melon different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Melon does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.11. Other Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Service at www.chatous.com/terms12. Updates to this Policy
This policy was last revised on October 9, 2013.