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WeBuzz Privacy Policy

Last updated: Nov 19, 2009

WeBuzz, Inc. ("WeBuzz") owns and runs various websites, including but not limited to webuzz.im, java2script.org, izuz.net and uziz.net (the "Websites"), through which it offers various services and software (the Websites, services and software are referred to as the "Services"). WeBuzz also offers Services, such WeBrowse and WeMail, through partner websites and through websites that have embedded our Services.

A link to this privacy policy is included on the homepage of each of the Websites. WeBuzz respects the privacy of its users. This document explains how WeBuzz will use the information that you provide to us via the Services. WeBuzz may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If WeBuzz does so, the revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the Websites.

1. Information Collected. You are not required to provide personally identifiable information to visit the Websites. However, in order to take advantage of certain features you may need to provide some personally identifiable information.

2. Storage, Disclosure and Use of Your Communications. You can use WeBuzz to chat in private IM sessions. Never disclose personal information about yourself in a public area. Don't share personal information in a private chat unless it's someone you know well in the real world.

If you are logged onto WeBuzz, your IM history will be stored on WeBuzz's servers. You can view or delete your IM history by clicking on the IM history icon in your chat window. You can turn off the IM history feature in your WeBuzz account preferences. Keep in mind that even if you elect not to store your IM history, the person that you're chatting with may be storing your conversation, either on WeBuzz, on their IM network.s severs or on their own computers. By using WeBuzz, you consent to the storage of your IM history on WeBuzz as the default option and to the storing of your IM history by other users with whom you are chatting or by the Third Party IM Service that you or your friend is using.

WeBuzz may disclose saved IM history in legal proceedings or investigations in the same manner as other personally identifiable information as described in Section 5(f) and (g).

WeBuzz may customize the advertising shown to users based on software analysis of chat conversations.

3. Cookies. WeBuzz may use cookies when you use the Services. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by our servers to identify your computer to our servers. Except as provided in Section 5, below, no personally identifiable information stored in the WeBuzz cookies will be shared with outside companies for any purpose without your permission. You can also disable cookies or otherwise manage them through tools provided with your browser software and with third-party software packages, or not use the features that require cookies.

We and our advertisers may use third-party companies to serve ads when you use the Services. These third-party ad-serving companies may also place cookies on your computer. Sometimes these cookies may be used to provide customized advertising to you on the Websites or on other sites. These advertising companies may also use Web beacons to help manage and optimize our online advertising.

4. IP Addresses. WeBuzz compiles logs of IP addresses of of users of the Services for administrative and analytical purposes. WeBuzz does not routinely collect any personally identifiable information through its compilation of IP addresses or the location of computers on the Internet. However, in cases of suspected abuse or service problems, WeBuzz may use an IP address in conjunction with other personally identifiable information to enforce our Terms of Use and/or to protect or troubleshoot the Services, its users or others who may be affected. Except as provided in Section 5 below, WeBuzz will not share personally identifiable information associated with IP addresses with third parties.

WeBuzz may share data about aggregate IP addresses, but such data does not include personally identifiable information.

5. Usage and Sharing of Information.

Usage of Information. WeBuzz may use the information it collects, including your personal information, aggregated data, and Anonymized Data, for the following purposes:

Sharing of Information. WeBuzz may share personally identifiable information with third parties in the following cases:

  1. To enable the normal course of functionality of the Services (for example, your user name(s) and password(s) and IP address will be shared with the Third Party IM Services where you have an account in order to permit you to log onto and utilize that service through WeBuzz);
  2. With partner websites who offer WeBuzz Services, when you use those Services on our partner websites;
  3. With trusted third party service providers who help us in the operation of the WeBuzz service and who have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of the data;
  4. To the Developers who provide Platform Applications that you have elected to use, as described above;
  5. As part of WeBuzz's social features, as described above;
  6. In cases of abusive behavior or suspected violations of the terms of use of the Services, of any Third Party IM Service, or of any third party website where Services are offered, we may share personal information, including IP address, with that Third Party IM Service, partner website or other person assisting any of us in order to investigate the violation and to take appropriate action;
  7. Where we have a good faith belief that it is required in order to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, to prevent fraud or imminent harm, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

In the event that WeBuzz is acquired by or merged with another company or transfers substantially all of its assets to another company, WeBuzz will transfer all of its user information and data, including information about you, to that other company.

6. Notification of Changes and Other Events. Any changes to this policy will be posted on the Websites in this location.

WeBuzz reserves the right to send you communications relating to your account, the Services, and the Terms and Conditions.

You consent to receiving all notifications from WeBuzz through display on the Websites or through email, including any notifications that WeBuzz is required by law to send to you.

7. Other Sites. The Services contain links to, and media and other content from, other sites. Such third-party media and content may also contain external links. Because of the dynamic media capabilities of the Services, it may not be clear to you which links are embedded in the Services and which are embedded in third-party media and/or content. In addition, WeBuzz Services may be available on third party websites, whether through embedding or partnership arrangements. WeBuzz cannot and does not guarantee the privacy policies and practices of any third party, including the Developers who provide the Platform Applications or any third party website through which WeBuzz Services are available. WeBuzz does not control, operate or endorse any information, products or services of any third-party websites or services that may be reached through links from the Services, of any Platform Application or of any third party website on which WeBuzz Services are available. The use of any personal information provided to such a third party will be governed by that party's privacy policy.

8. Acceptance. This privacy policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms and conditions of WeBuzz's Terms of Use, available on the Websites. Use of the Services is subject to your compliance with the Terms of Use, which constitutes a legal agreement between you and WeBuzz. Each time you use the Services you signify that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use, which incorporates the privacy policy, and the applicable posted guidelines. USE OF THE SERVICES SIGNIFIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF USE AND THE PRIVACY POLICY. If you do not agree with the terms of either of these documents, please do not provide WeBuzz with any information and do not use the Services. Your continued use of the Services in light of changes to this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, or to the relevant principles thereof will signify your acceptance of the changes.

9. Editing and Deleting Your Account Information and Preferences. You can edit certain personal information that you have provided or request that your account be deleted by contact us at supports@webuzz.im. Deleting your WeBuzz account does not currently remove your personal information from the WeBuzz servers. However, if you delete your account, we will use your personal information only as described in Sections 5(f) and (g).

10. Children. WeBuzz does not knowingly permit children under 13 to use WeBuzz services. In addition, WeBuzz does not store any personal information of users who access their Third Party IM Service accounts and indicate to us that they are under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information. If you are a parent of a child under 13 and you believe that your child using our WeBuzz services in violation of our policy, please contact us at supports@webuzz.im.

11. Comments and Questions. If you have any comments or questions you may address them to our customer service department at supports@webuzz.im.