Chimein is a free service that enables online communities, commenting, rating and discussions on any public web site. We fully support freedom of speech. We give you the options to identify yourself in public online communities, in whatever format you're comfortable with. The ChimeIn browser interface DOES NOT COLLECT any browsing information other than the ectivity within the ChimeIn user interface, ie. ChimeIn does not store browsing history or any other identifiable informaiton up until the user clicks the ChimeIn button thus invoking the ChimeIn user interface.
Personally Identifiable Information
To use the Chimein service, an email address, username and password are required. We use personally identifiable information to deliver the Service, to comply with reasonable requests of law enforcement and recommend additional content to you.
Chimein propagates constructive commenting. We may remove comments based on community feedback, in case the comment is in any way or form: agressive, intolerant, racist, harmful, illegal or sexist.
Information Collection on the Site
Personally Identifiable Information: We collect information that can be used to identify you as an individual ("Personally Identifiable Information") only when you provide such information directly to us in connection with the Service. We ask for Personally Identifiable Information such as your e-mail address when you register a Chimein account with the Service, or if you correspond with us (in which case we will also retain our responses). We may also retain any messages you send through the Service, and may collect information you provide in User Content you post to the Service. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information about you from third parties, including, for example, information about your transactions, purchase history, or relationships with various product and service providers, and your use of certain applications. For example, if you access our website or Service through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by "following", "liking", linking your account to the Chimein service, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Chimein. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account, any information you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to Chimein's website or Service.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We also collect and use information about your interactions with the Service in a manner and format that does not identify you as an individual ("Non-Personally Identifiable Information"). We may collect, use, and disclose Non-Personally Identifiable Information as set forth below.
Cookies Information: Like many websites, when you visit the Service, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Chimein help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us to track your usage of the Service over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Information Collection on Partner Sites
We may receive and collect information from users of third party sites which use the Chimein service ("Partner Sites") about you and your usage of the Chimein Service on their sites. Unless you have allowed the Partner Site to share Personally Identifiable Information, such information will not include Personally Identifiable Information, but may include Non-Personally Identifiable Information and/or report anonymous information about your usage of the Partner Site and the Chimein Service on that site.
How We Use and Share Personally Identifiable Information
We use Personally Identifiable Information for the following purposes: (i) internally, for purposes such as analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems or maintaining security, (ii) to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, (iii) to fulfil requests you may make to us, (iv) to personalize your experience and (v) to provide you with information and offers that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on services and products offered by us or third parties. Following termination or deactivation of your Chimein account, Chimein may retain your profile information and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, Chimein may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including User Content) contained in your communications to other Users or posted to public or semi-public areas of the Service after termination or deactivation of your Chimein account. Chimein reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the User Content you post on the Service. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or our Terms of Service, or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Chimein also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
Sharing: We will not rent or sell your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties outside Chimein and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent, except as noted below:
Who you may choose to share your User Content with: Any Personally Identifiable Information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings. To change your privacy settings on the Service, please change your profile setting. If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other Users have copied or saved that information.
What happens in the event of a change of control: We may buy or sell/divest the company, or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Personally Identifiable Information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Service will likely be among the items transferred in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions or similar transactions or proceedings.
Instances where we are required to share your Personally Identifiable Information: Chimein will disclose Personally Identifiable Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Chimein, our Users or others.
Chimein recognizes the following guiding principles for any required sharing of information to third parties: a) freedom of expression and identity choice are core to the Chimein platform and should be respected as such, b) law enforcement requests must comply with all laws, particularly those protecting user information, and must clearly establish the legal need for disclosure, c) law enforcement requests must be related to specific investigations and specific accounts implicated in those investigations, d) whenever legally permitted, and barring exceptional circumstances where safety or other factors are deemed a reasonable counteracting concern, Users should receive notice that their specific information is being requested with opportunity to inquire further or contest such requests.
Submitting law enforcement requests: Ximein Inc. is located in Wilmington, Delaware and will only respond to valid legal process in compliance with United States law. When requesting user information, official law enforcement authorities should submit the following information by mail to Ximein Inc., General Counsel, 2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400, Wilmington, 19808 Delaware.
How We Use and Share Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Use: We may use and disclose non-personally identifiable information for any number of reasons and with any number of third parties, including in order to monitor and analyze use of the Site and our services and for the Site's technical administration, to diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our Users or engineers that are associated with certain IP addresses, to increase our Site's functionality and user-friendliness, to better tailor it to your needs, to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and website use behavior of our users, to verify that visitors to the Site meet the criteria required to process their requests, and to automatically update the Chimein application on your system and related devices.
Sharing: We may share Non-Personally Identifiable Information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) in any manner permitted for Personally Identifiable Information; (ii) with our third-party business partners for use in anonymous advertising targeting; (iii) for the purposes described in the section above. We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.
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Information posted in Public Forums
The Service provides a commenting platform and you should be aware that any information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others. We are unable to control such uses of your information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.
Changing or Deleting Your Information & Targeting Opt-Out
All registered users may review, update or correct the Personally Identifiable Information provided in their registration or account profile by changing their "user preferences" in their account. If you choose to opt out entirely, then your account may become deactivated and you will need to re-register should you decide to opt-in again. However, you understand and agree that we are not able to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from the records of any third party who has been provided with your information in compliance with the use and sharing policy outlined above.
Chimein is very concerned with safeguarding your information. Chimein uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Chimein, at all times. Notwithstanding the foregoing measures, Chimein cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Chimein or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of Chimein' distributors, such as social networks. Chimein is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Policy Toward Children
This Site is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for an account. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Chimein. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@Chimein.com.
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Effective April 30, 2015.