We understand that privacy is important to users of our website located at bluechat.com (the "Site"), the BlueChat Software ("BlueChat App"), and/or the BlueChat Service.
If you do not agree to our practices, please do not use the BlueChat Site, BlueChat Software, or BlueChat Service.
By visiting this Site, using BlueChat Software or using the Service, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Policy, as such Policy may be amended from time to time. Each time you visit the Site, use the Software, or use the Service, you agree and expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide as described in this Policy.
"Personally Identifiable Information"
refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
Collection of Information
When you install the BlueChat App, you will be asked to provide us with your phone number and to allow us access to your mobile device's address book.
A copy of the phone numbers, names, emails, and addresses in your address book (but not notes or any other Personal Information in your address book) will be stored on our servers and will only be used to:
- indicate which of your contacts is already a BlueChat user,
- notify you when your contacts come online on BlueChat,
- correctly display the name of each contact as it appears in your address book.
Your phone number will be used for identification purposes as your BlueChath user ID.
User Provided Information
Name and Photo(s): Should you provide your name and/or photo(s) it will be visible to other BlueChat users as long as:
- Such users have your phone number, or
- You all participate in the same Group, or
- You have submitted public messages or created public groups
Online Status and Seen Status: Other users will see your connection status (whether you are online or not) as well as whether you saw messages they sent to you in 1-on-1 chats and/or group chats.
Cookies Information, Log File Information, and Other Automatically Collected Data BlueChat may use one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - for record-keeping purposes. Cookies may be used to analyze the Site usage, improve content, customize the Site's content and layout and for other customer service purposes. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Site to other information about you, including your Personal Information. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Site, our Software, and our Service.
When you use the BlueChat Site or App our servers automatically record certain information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, your phone number, phone number you are requesting the status of, your mobile device platform, your mobile device os version, your mobile device general information, and various status information. When you use the BlueChat Service, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, or if you update or request any status information, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent from and to.
We will not link any Personal Information, including e-mail addresses, with aggregate data of our users.
Any or all of these activities with regard to Site, App, or Service usage information may be performed on our behalf by our service providers, including, for example, our analytics vendor(s) and our e-mail management partner(s).
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information (such as mobile phone number) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the BlueChat Service. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the BlueChat Site. We may collect and release Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law), international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual’s physical safety may be at risk or threatened. BlueChat also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that BlueChat believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the BlueChat Site or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of BlueChat, our users or others.
In summary, we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe such action is necessary to:
- comply with the law, or legal process served on us, or
- protect and defend our rights or property (including the enforcement of our agreements), or
- act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our Service or members of the public.
The BlueChat Site, Software, and Service are not intended for or designed to attract anyone under the age of 13 and we do not intentionally or knowingly collect Personal Information on our sites from anyone under the age of 13 (or older in some jurisdictions). We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children to ensure that no information is collected from a child without parental permission.
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.