Last Updated: April 29, 2015.
1.2 OFC is committed to the privacy and protection of information provided to us by our users. This includes any information provided to us through our Service, including any information submitted to us through various forms and through other mechanisms. By using our Service you are accepting the privacy practices contained in this Policy.
2.1 Information Collected: there are various types of information that OFC collects about you when you register with, interact with, or otherwise use our Service. Some of this information is provided voluntarily by you and other information is provided through automated processes under OFC’ control.
2.2 Information Provided By You: in addition to personally identifiable information (“PII”) provided during the OFC registration process (e.g. name, address, birthday, gender, etc.), you may also provide us PII during the following non-exhaustive list of representative classes of interactions on our Service:
2.3 Information Provided By Others: your friends on our Service may also provide information about you that we collect, such as:
2.5 Non-PII Reservation of Rights: OFC reserves the right to adopt alternative methods for collecting non-PII consistent with the provisions of this Policy and without providing further notification to you, other than what is contained herein.
3.1 Consent Regarding Data Storage and Transfer: your use of our Service implies your consent to have your PII and non-PII (“Data”) (i.e. any Data provided by you to OFC via our Service or through other mechanisms) stored, transferred and processed within the United States, or in any other country in which OFC or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. By providing us with your Data and using our Service you consent to any such transfer of Data outside of your country of origin, in OFC’ sole discretion.
3.2 Control and Access to Data: OFC respects both the need for you to control your Data and our users’ need for sharing it with us. OFC is diligent in ensuring that it has implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to prevent the unauthorized or unlawful use of your Data, and to prevent any accidental loss, destruction, or damage to such information.
3.3 OFC will use its best technical efforts to strip all geo-location meta data embedded in pictures you may upload to our Service prior to posting them to the general public. However, OFC makes no guarantee as to the accuracy of this process.
3.4 OFC will allow collection of information about your general location only if you choose to make that information available via an opt-in option provided by our service
3.5 Use of Data Collected: OFC is the sole owner of the Data (i.e. as represented by the aggregate content and arrangement of the information collected about you on our Service) and will not sell, rent or share the information collected in a manner that differs from what is disclosed in this Policy. OFC collects this information in order to:
3.5 Sharing of Data in General: PII provided by you will not be shared with third parties, without your permission, for any purpose other than those enumerated below. OFC, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to share with third parties aggregated non-PII for the purpose of compiling information that is relevant to our business interests. OFC, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disclose any information that it obtains through our Service to appropriate governmental or regulatory authorities or governmental agencies, if required by law. OFC, in its sole discretion, may share any information collected, stored and processed, if it has a good faith belief that to do so is reasonably necessary to:
3.6 Sharing of Payment Data: OFC may share transaction information with our third party payment processor (“Payment Processor”) when you make purchases on our Service. The information shared with our Payment Processor is limited to the information required by our Payment Processor to complete the payment transaction. OFC does not capture or store the financial information provided by you to our Payment Processor. OFC only stores the results of said transactions as provided via notifications from our Payment Processor to us upon the completion of a payment transaction.
3.7 Sharing of Data with Other Third Parties: in addition to disclosing information to our Payment Processor, OFC may disclose your personal information to other third-party service providers (“Providers”) who perform services on our behalf. Examples of such Providers may include, but are not limited to, data storage and web hosting companies, as well as consultants we may engage for various reasons. OFC requires Providers to use and protect your personal information consistent with the provisions of this Policy.
3.8 Information You Choose to Share: through our “Privacy Settings” option you have granular control over the kinds of information that you elect to share within our Service or with the public at large. By default, your profile information is shared openly with your Friends within our Service and with the public. Our Service provides you the option to share information within your profile narrowly or widely, depending exclusively on the sharing options that you choose.
3.9 Information Others Choose to Share: other users on our Service are free to share information in a manner consistent with their own preferences. You have no control over the manner in which others choose to share information. Therefore, information that you post, update, or otherwise contribute to our Service may be shared with others on our Service, or with the public at large, depending on the privacy options selected by other users. By using our Service you expressly acknowledge and consent that information about you may be shared in this manner.
4.1 Any information sent by you to OFC through Internet e-mail or through our Service may not be secure and is therefore done on a non-confidential basis and at your own risk. Once such information is received, OFC takes appropriate security safeguards to prevent its unauthorized use, alteration, disclosure or destruction. These safeguards include periodic review of our internal processes, and benchmarking of same with industry best practices.
4.2 Access to PII is restricted to OFC employees, contractors, and agents on a need to know basis. Such individuals are generally bound by confidentiality agreements and may be subject to termination and criminal prosecution should they fail to comply as required by said agreements and/or with the contents of this Policy.
5.1 OFC processes PII only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with the provisions in this Policy. Reasonable steps are taken to ensure the quality of the PII that OFC collects, processes, and stores. OFC depends on its users to keep their PII current and accurate. OFC conducts periodic reviews to ensure that only the PII required by our Service is captured and used consistent with the provisions of this Policy. The maintenance of data integrity is a joint collaborative effort between OFC and our users.
5.2 OFC may delete data, from time to time, upon the request of an individual user. OFC requires that a user present proper credentials for authentication before honoring all such requests. Good faith attempts are made to work with individual users regarding data related issues. OFC reserves the right to refuse such requests when they prove unduly burdensome and/or are impractical. OFC will not delete data required to be kept by applicable law or data otherwise required by OFC for legitimate business reasons.
6.2 You always have the option of contacting OFC should you have questions regarding your PII. Please contact OFC using the contact information provided above.
7.1 OFC restricts the use of our Service to individuals of legal age eighteen (18) years old and older. OFC does not knowingly collect or solicit PII from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent of a child under the age of 18 and you suspect that your child has registered on our Service, then you can request that any information provided be immediately deleted from OFC’ database(s) by sending an email to: info@OnlineFreeChat.com, or by contacting OFC via the contact information provided above. OFC will promptly respond to any such notification, and upon verification, immediately delete the information in question.
7.2 No one under the age of 18 should attempt to register on our Service, or otherwise provide OFC any PII including name, email address, phone number, physical address or any similar information. The protection of children on the Internet is an important public policy concern—one that OFC is committed to supporting.
Because we are committed to protecting our users’ PII, OFC conducts periodic reviews of our internal processes to ensure that we remain in compliance with this Policy. We will cooperate with the appropriate authorities to resolve any user complaints regarding the transfer of PII. OFC will initially try to resolve the complaint with the individual user. Formal complaints should be sent to OFC using the contact information provided above.