Privacy Policy

June 9, 2016
This Privacy Policy describes SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information. SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) receives your information through our various web sites, SMS, APIs, and other services (“Services”). When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) in the United States or any other country where SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) operates.

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Information Collection & Use

We collect and use your information to provide our Services and improve them over time.

Information Collected Upon Registration or Login: When you create or reconfigure a SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) account, you provide some personal information, we may collect information such as your name, username, email address, location and contacts info through connecting to your MDRS account (with your consent) This information is not displayed with the public nor is it ever shared without your explicit consent. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or alert you to important events. If you contact us via email or other electronic communication, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request.

Text Messages: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information privately with whom you choose. None of the information is ever made public, unless you explicitly opt-in for that.

Log Data: Our servers automatically record information (“Log Data”) created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, phone type, the referring domain, pages visited. Other actions, such as interactions with advertisements, may also be included in Log Data.

Links: SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) may keep track of how you interact with links in Updates by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, including advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, and to authenticate users. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk. SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

Third Party Services: SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) uses a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide our Services and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics, CleverTap. These services may collect information sent by your browser or your phone, such as cookies, your email, IP Address or location.

Information Sharing & Disclosure

We do not disclose your private information except in the limited circumstances described here.

Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as when you use a third party web client to access your SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) account.

Service Providers: We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to obligations mirroring the protections of this privacy policy.

Law and Harm: We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect SMS for Apple Messages (iChat)’s rights or property.

Business Transfers: In the event that SMS for Apple Messages (iChat) is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage patterns or link click statistics

Information Sharing & Disclosure

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.

Information Sharing & Disclosure

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.