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Privacy Policy

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1. A Special Note About Children

Children under eighteen years of age are not eligible to use our services. We ask that children not submit information to us.

2. About Marafiki.com/DarChat.com and Information We Collect

Marafiki.com/DarChat.com is an online network which provides you useful tools and communities to build relationships online. Marafiki.com/DarChat.com service is FREE to all members.

In our online registration form, we ask you to provide us with certain information such as your birth date and the type of relationship you are looking for.

At your own discretion, you may choose to post additional facts about yourself on your profile, such as your occupation, level of education, religious denomination, marital status, etc. While some members freely elect to include their names in their profile, it is not requested or required, and the Marafiki.com/DarChat.com Terms of Service forbids posting personal contact information for any reason.

In the course of using our site, we automatically track certain information such as your IP addresses and email addresses. Many sites collect this sort of information. We may tie your IP address to your personally identifiable information. If you choose to post messages in our Advice Columns, chat rooms or other message areas, we will only display such information about you as you choose to reveal. If you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our chat rooms or other message areas. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. We reserve the right to terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner inconsistent with our Terms of Use.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the site, we may collect such information into a file which is only accessed by authorized personnel. We may also collect other users' comments about you in our complaints department.

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We may automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Marafiki.com/DarChat.com stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at Customer Service to request that we remove this information from our database.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies. A session ID cookie simply terminates once a user closes the browser. Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.

3. Our Use of Your Information

We internally use personally identifiable information of our users to improve our marketing efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to process member payment and monetary transactions, to comply with applicable law, to improve our content and product offerings as well as to customize our site's content and layout. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor your online experience to meet your needs. We use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement.

We may also use personally identifiable information about you to deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as targeted banners and promotions.

We send periodic informational updates to our members via email. We send e-mail advertisements to those who opted in to receive such advertisements or otherwise in compliance with the Can-Spam Statute.

If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will post a notice prominently on our site. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

4. Our Disclosure of Your Information

We DO NOT sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party without your permission. We do disclose information in aggregate to advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we DO NOT disclose to these entities any information that could be used to personally identify you.

In order to maintain a healthy community, Marafiki.com/DarChat.com cooperates with all law enforcement inquiries and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site. We use a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

5. Your use of Other Users' Information

You may not use other user’s information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. Marafiki.com/DarChat.com reserves the right to terminate those who misuse other user’s information or who otherwise violate the Marafiki.com/DarChat.com Terms of Use.

6. Control of Your Password

You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If, despite the foregoing, you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

7. Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable Information

Once you register, you will be able to review and change much of your personally identifiable information at Marafiki.com/DarChat.com including:

Your email address

Your city, state, country

Your password

Your profile

Please promptly update your information if it changes by logging in to your account and following the screen prompts. We strongly urge you to periodically change your password to help reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your account information.

8. Third Party Collections of Information

Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties on our system or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. While Marafiki.com/DarChat.com is working closely with our partners to ensure the highest privacy to you, we encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness.

9. Security

Marafiki.com/DarChat.com has security measures in place to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Marafiki.com/DarChat.com uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information such as firewalls. While "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, our technical experts at Marafiki.com/DarChat.com work hard to ensure your secure use of our services.

10. Update/Delete

Marafiki.com/DarChat.com Members have the following choices to modify or delete their information from our database:

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Marafiki.com/DarChat.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

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