Last Updated on Thursday, 1 May 2014 14:59
Blankchat.com is a .
Blankchat owns and operates www.blankchat.com.
Information Collection and Use by Blankchat
Blankchat collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Blankchat service. Blankchat also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal pages, gender, age, mobile number and location in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.
Blankchat also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
User Profile information including members’ pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the Blankchat social networking and media community. Email addresses and mobile numbers are used for the purposes of sharing contact details between approved parties, inviting new friends to join Blankchat, to add users to members contact networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of contact address books, ask and give requests, inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user’s email address and mobile number is not shared or displayed to people within a user’s personal network.
Should you decide to display your mobile phone number to your contact list, Blankchat is in no way legally liable or responsible for any misuse or abuse of your displayed mobile phone number. You always have the choice to make your mobile number visible or invisible from the privacy settings offered with your account.
Users within a personal network communicate on Blankchat with each other through Blankchat.com, without disclosing their personal email addresses. Upon registration each member is allocated a personal Blankchat domain URL (http://blankchat.com/’yourname’). Users’ full names are never directly revealed to other members unless full names are added in their personal details section. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, Blankchat allows users to search for other members using their Blankchat Feed ID, first and last name, and email address.
Upon sign up, a users first two pages are already shown (your location and profile photo). A variety of other System Pages are provided to help users archive and organize their social content and streams of real-time communication.
We may also use a user’s email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their notification setting to not receive notification emails or messages in the user SETTINGS (Notify and Verify) section.
From time to time, Blankchat or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on Blankchat web properties. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
Blankchat members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. Blankchat stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the contacts list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations. Blankchat does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders (up to three per email address). Recipients of invitations from Blankchat may contact Blankchat to request the removal of their information from our database.
Chat Rooms, Journals and WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Journals, WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds or any other Public Forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
Blankchat users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account settings.
Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting to not receive notification emails or alerts in the ACCOUNT PROFILE section. Users who do not wish to receive Blankchat newsletters or blog updates may choose not to by selecting to not receive Blankchat information by clicking on the ‘remove’ link from the relevant email. All notification emails, messages and Blankchat newsletters and blog updates also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
Third Party Advertising
Blankchat member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. Blankchat takes precautions to ensure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on blankchat, please contact us at [email protected]
Sharing and Disclosure of Information Blankchat.com Collects
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: [email protected]