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
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
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
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 friendís 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
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
5. Your use of Other Users' Information
You may not use other userís 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 userís information or who otherwise violate
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
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.
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.
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.