Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose of Policy

Manroulette Gay Roulette Chat ("Manroulette," "us" or "we") is committed to respecting the privacy rights of its members, visitors, and other users (collectively, "members," "you" or "users") of its Services. We have established this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect Personal Information and how we disclose that Personal Information as defined below. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the Terms of Service. Both the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service govern your use of the Services.

1.2 About the Service

This Privacy Policy applies to all products, services and software provided by Manroulette (the "Services"). In its operation of the Services, we collect, use and retain all information, including Personal Information and Non-Personal Information (defined below) that you disclose in your registration to, and use of the Services.

1.3 Notice Concerning Children

PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE NOTE: The Services and any products or services provided therein are limited to audiences eighteen (18) years old or older. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, nor do we direct any content specifically at children under the age of 13. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a user is underage, we will promptly delete any Personal Information in that user's account(s).

2. Information Collection Practices

2.1 Types of Information Collected

We collect the following types of information about users:

(a) Non-Personal Information. When you use the Services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our websites: 1. IP Addresses; 2. domain servers; 3. types of computers accessing the website; and 4. types of web browsers used to access the website (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience with our Services. We also use "cookies" (defined in Section 2.3 below) in order to customize content specific to your interests, to ensure that you do not see the same advertisement repeatedly, to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the site, and to restrict the access of users who have violated our Terms of Service. Additionally our advertisers may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about people who view or interact with their advertisements on our site. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and judge their effectiveness. We do not provide any personal information about you to these third party advertisers.

(b) Personal Information. In order for you to access certain services, you are required to provide certain information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: 1. Contact Data (such as your name, and e-mail address); 2. Demographic Data (such as your gender, age, occupation, location, and marital status); and 3. Profile Data (such as your user name(s), interests, and content uploaded by you, such as photographs, video and audio files, which contain your personal information and likeness). Additionally, if you communicate with us by e-mail, use any of the communication tools such as instant messaging, and video chat, or post messages to any chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information. We also may receive information about you from third parties (such as address information, purchase history and additional demographic information).

2.2 Use and Sharing of Information

(a) Our Use of Personal Information. We use your Personal Information internally in order to promote and operate the Services and to introduce users to new features, areas or content. For example, we may use your Demographic and Profile Data to customize and tailor your experience by displaying advertisements and content that we think you might be interested in, and according to your preferences. In addition, we may use Contact Data to send you information about our Company or our products or services, or family-friendly promotional material from some of our partners and affiliates, or to contact you when necessary.

(b) Sharing of Non-Personal Information with Third Parties. We may share aggregate Traffic Data with third parties who assist us in understanding the needs of our users, and to continually improve the Services for them. We share Demographic Data with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate (i.e., non-personally-identifiable) basis.

(c) Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties. Our PayPerLive service provides users the ability to create their own social network communities. When you register to become a member of a user's social network community, you are providing Personal Information to us as well as to the user who created that community. Some social network communities allow you to sign up with your Manroulette user name and password. If you use your Manroulette user name and password to register with a social network community created by a user, the Personal Information and Non-Personal Information associated with your Manroulette account will be provided to the user who created that social network community. We also share Contact Data with users with whom you have transacted business with (for example, when you purchase tickets to live events or subscriptions to premium content provided by Manroulette users). Contact Data is shared with our contractors who assist us by performing core services (such as hosting, data storage and security) related to our operation of the Services. Those contractors have all agreed to uphold the same standards of security and confidentiality that we have promised to you in this Privacy Policy, and they will only use your Contact Data and other Personal Information as necessary to carry out their specific contractual obligations to us.

(d) E-mail Invitations. Some of the free gay chat Services allow users to invite friends to join a service or a social networking community by sending invitations via an automated invitation system. We store the email addresses that users provide so that the respondents may be added to the users' friend's list. Recipients of invitations from a user may contact us to request the removal of their information from our database.

(e) Other Uses of Traffic Data and Personal Information. We may provide Traffic Data and Personal Information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, and we reserve the right to provide Traffic Data and Personal Information to law enforcement officials without requiring a subpoena or court order in exigent situations.

2.3 Use of Cookies.

When you visit one of our websites, 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. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains 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 help file 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 our Services may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

We also employ Local Shared Objects, commonly known as Flash cookies, in certain situations where we use Flash to provide content such as live-streaming video and recorded video clips. Flash cookies are used to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. You may access your Adobe Flash management tools directly from the Global Storage Settings panel of the online Settings Manager at Adobe's web site located here:

In addition to our use of cookies, our advertisers may set and access cookies to collect information about people who view or interact with their advertisements on our site. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and judge their effectiveness. The use of cookies by these companies is subject to their own privacy policies.

2.4 User Choice Regarding Collection, Use, and Distribution of Personal Information.

You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you will not be able to complete the account registration, or access and use those services that require your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us or from our affiliate companies, you may select the appropriate "opt-out" option. To "opt-out" log in to your account, go to "Settings" and click "no" next to the feature you wish to "opt-out" of.

You may also control who receives Personal Information you post or otherwise disclose. To control who receives your Personal Information, log in to your account, click on "Go Live" and set your Privacy Settings. You may have to change your Privacy Settings each time you go live if you have disabled the ability to use Flash Cookies in the Global Storage Settings panel of the Adobe online Settings Manager as discussed in Section 2.3 above.

3. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information

We will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, or unless such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with a court order or other legal process; (b) protect our rights or property, or the safety, rights or property of our users; or (c) enforce our Terms of Service and other guidelines and/or services. Your Personal Information is stored on secure servers, and we take reasonable measures to protect such information from disclosure to or access by third parties. Please note that we do not guarantee the security of user account information or Personal Information, and there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the internet will be intercepted.

3.1 User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information.

You are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information or other account information you submit. Inaccurate information will affect the services you receive when using our Services as well as our ability to contact you.

We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personal Information remains correct and up-to-date. At any time, you may visit your personal profile in order to: (a) review and update your Personal Information; (b) choose whether or not you wish to receive promotional material from us.

3.2 Lost or Stolen Information

You must promptly notify us if your user name, or password is or you have cause to believe has been lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that user name, and/or password from your account and update our records accordingly.

3.3 Links and Public Information

For your convenience, the Services may contain links directing you to other third-party websites. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you choose to be linked to third-party websites, you should review the Privacy Policy posted on this other website in order to understand how the third-party collects and uses your Personal Information.

Please understand that any information that is disclosed in chat rooms, forums, message boards and other public areas becomes public information. We have no control over the use of such information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information on these areas. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, date or time bombs and other items of a destructive nature.

4. International Users

The Services are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you access the Services from any region or country with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States law, please be advised that through your continued use of the Services, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States, and you consent to that transfer.

5. Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting.