We respect your privacy and we are committed to utmost protection of the personal information you provide to us. We would like to share with you the following principles that govern our privacy practices. Your use of the Service, including the way we treat personal data, is governed by Swiss law, which provides maximum protection for private data stored on Swiss soil. Please note that “Personal Data” or “Personal Information” is any information that identifies an individual user or that could be used to contact or locate an user.
Collection of Your Personal Data
We collect your personal information to provide you the Service and respond to your requests, which may include, for example, registering your account, communicating with you in connection with the Service, registering you for our newsletter or for marketing activities.
We may collect the following personal information from you:
- Directly through your registration at the Platform: your name or alias, your e-mail address and your payment details (credit card, PayPal or bitcoin). Your address may also be collected for billing purposes if a credit card or PayPal account is used;
- Through your PayPal account or any other third party payment processor: your name and your PayPal e-mail, or as per such payment processor’s terms.
We may collect further information from you, only if permitted by you or needed for the performance of a service you have requested. You however own all your personal information.
By using our Service, you agree to your personal data being collected and processed by us, while also ensuring their accuracy and authenticity. You also represent that you have been informed of the type of personal data collected and processed, of the purposes for which they will be used, and your right to access, correct or delete such personal data.
Use of Your Personal Data
We use your Private Data to meet contract obligations, e.g.:
- to be able to process your personal information in order to display it to you and your teammates, to index it so you are able to search it, to make backups to prevent data loss, and so on;
- to allow you access to the Platform so that you can create your account and generally to process your requests;
- to send you our regular newsletter, to communicate with you about the services you asked for, to offer you additional services and events and generally for marketing purposes;
- to provide you with service support.
We may use your information to create aggregated statistical information which is anonymous, as well as to perform statistical analysis.
You can opt out of receiving promotional newsletters at any time by contacting us at the contacts published on http://www.secure.chat/.
Your Use of Third Party Personal Data
You will ensure that your processing and use of any data relating to a another SecureChat user, or any other natural person received via the Service, will comply with all laws regulations regarding privacy and data protection. Please, make sure that any of your personnel that have access to personal data will be suitably trained in the practical requirements of applicable privacy laws.
We use “cookies” to collect certain information from all users, including website visitors who are not registered and do not use any specific services from SecureChat. A cookie is a string of data our system sends to your computer and then uses to identify your computer when you return to SecureChat.
Cookies provide us with usage data we may use to personalize your experience and track user traffic patterns. For instance, when you return to SecureChat, cookies identify you and prompt SecureChat to provide your username (not your password), so you can sign in more quickly. Cookies also allow SecureChat to remind you of your past configuration or preferences. Finally, we use information gained through cookies to compile statistical information about use of the Service, such as the time users spend at the site and the pages they visit most often. Those statistics do not include personal information.
By accepting the Terms and using the Service, you agree to the use of “cookies” and confirm that you have been given the opportunity to refuse the storage of or access to cookie information. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing SecureChator via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to warn you before it accepts cookies or refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser..
Protection of Personal Data
We store and process your personal information on our computers in Switzerland, and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable Swiss federal regulations. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we ensure physical access to the servers is controlled, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities on a “need to know” basis.
Contractor and Other Third Party Access to Personal Data
We may only disclose your personal information to third parties with your explicit consent or where it is necessary for the provision of our services to you.
We may share your information with third party service providers to provide you with the Service or to facilitate your use of the Service; to process any transactions you make through the Website or Service, or to provide technical support. Except as set forth in this Policy, these third party service providers are required not to use your information other than to provide the services requested by us. You agree to the sharing of your information with our contractors and other service providers for the sole purpose of providing services to you.
We may however disclose to third parties where such disclosure is required by law or in case of legal claims, e.g. to attorneys, collection agencies, etc., or law enforcement authorities to address potential violations, or illegal behavior.
The Service offers features and functionality that allow communication between users in the form of chat room channels. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a chat room may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these chat rooms, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit to or through these channels or for any acts or omissions of other users who may access such information.
Links to Third Party Websites
The Service, as well as the third party material displayed on SecureChat, contain links to and may allow you to visit third party websites. The fact that we link to a website through the Service is not an endorsement or authorization of that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security practices.
Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Data
You can review and edit your personal information at any time by logging in to your account from any browser and selecting to edit your “Profile” and “Account”