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ZaZaChat knows that internet users care how information about them is used and shared.
At ZaZaChat, we have created this privacy policy because we are concerned about protecting the privacy of the users of our hosted Help Desk Software service. The success of our service depends on our ability to maintain the trust of these users. Please read on for more information about our privacy policy.
 
You can find out more about how your personal information is protected in our Privacy Notice.
 
What does ZaZaChat do?

ZaZaChat is a leading provider of technology that facilitates a state-of-the-art hosted help desk and customer service for companies doing business on the Internet. We are an Application Service Provider, or ASP, and we offer our proprietary real-time interaction technology as an outsourced/hosted service to our customers. As an ASP, we collect information on behalf of our customers. We also collect information on our own website. Our methods for collection and use of information depend on whether the user logs directly onto our website (a "ZaZaChat User") or accesses our service on one of our customer's sites (an "ASP User").
 
ZaZaChat Users

What information do we collect from ZaZaChat Users?
When the online customer service chat first begins, ZaZaChat Users are asked to enter their names in whatever format or detail they prefer. During the chat, ZaZaChat Users enter into a live question and answer session with an operator. We maintain dialogue transcripts of these chats.  ZaZaChat Users in need of technical support are required to complete a form for purposes of defining and clarifying their technical support requests. When submitting a technical support request, ZaZaChat Users are asked to provide the following identifiable information: email address, URL of their site and a description of the issue. Emails sent to support are kept only for problem solving purposes and this information is not shared with or disclosed to any outside third parties.
We log browser information (e.g., Internet Protocol addresses and browser types) to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information and administer our site.
We also collect data through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site.
We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age.
 
How does ZaZaChat use information it collects from ZaZaChat Users and will ZaZaChat disclose such information to outside parties?
 
We access the information we collect for certain purposes (for example, to aggregate the information, to monitor the use of the service during certain chats and for other lawful purposes). A ZaZaChat User's information, including personally identifiable information, will not be shared with anyone. We do not sell, trade or rent the personal information that ZaZaChat Users provide.
 
ASP Users

What information do we collect from ASP Users?
 
When the online customer service chat first begins, ASP Users are asked to enter their names in whatever format or detail they prefer. During the chat, ASP Users enter into a live question and answer session with an operator. We maintain dialogue transcripts of these chats.
We log browser information (e.g., Internet Protocol addresses and browser types) to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information and administer our site.
We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age.
 
How does ZaZaChat use information it collects from ASP Users and will ZaZaChat disclose such information to outside parties?
We access the information we collect for certain purposes including, but not limited to, the following: to provide maintenance, support or professional services to our customers, to aggregate the information, to monitor the use of the service during certain chats and for other lawful purposes.
An ASP User's information contained in the dialogue transcripts may be shared with our customer on whose website the ASP User accessed our service (the "ASP Customer"). Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information related to an ASP Customer or ASP User (supplied voluntarily during the chat) will not be shared with parties other than the ASP Customer, except as required by law. We actively encourage the ASP Customers to post a privacy policy on their site and to ensure that their use of the information will comply with their privacy policy.
We do not sell, trade or rent the personally identifiable information that ASP Users provide.
 
Information Relevant to Both ZaZaChat Users and ASP Users

How does ZaZaChat protect user information?
 
Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We offer secure sessions for chats at our clients' option so that data passed between users and operators cannot be decrypted. To achieve this level of security, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption that encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet between the user and the operator. All chats and user data are encrypted with AES encryption, maintained and archived on secure servers. Access to stored data is password protected and passwords are account specific. Therefore, no customer can view data for another customer. We also use appropriate firewall technology within our facility to prevent unauthorized access. For another level of protection, all data is backed up daily, and archives are stored off-site in a secure location.
 
What about "cookies"
 
Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving passwords, lists of potential purchases, personal preferences regarding the use of the particular website and to make sure the user does not see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Our site uses cookies to enhance the user's experience by allowing us to recognize a user's return visit to our own service.
Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if users would prefer not to receive cookies, they may alter the configuration of their browser to refuse cookies. If they choose to have their browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users.
 
Opt-Out Policy
 
ZaZaChat gives users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include opting not to engage in chat sessions and opting not to provide identifiable information during chat sessions.
 
In summary
 
We are committed to protecting the privacy of the users of our service. We use the information we collect to provide a better experience for future use of our service and to provide our customers with valuable feedback on their websites and businesses.
 
Correcting and Updating Personal Information
If any of the personal information that you provided to us changes or is incorrect, please email us with your new, correct information.
 
Business Transfers
 
In the event that someone buys or acquires us or substantially all of our assets, our information about you and your use of our services will likely be one of the acquired assets.
 
Tell us what you think

ZaZaChat welcomes your feedback on our privacy policy. Send your comments here.
 
We recommend that you review this policy periodically, as we may update it from time to time.
 
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