MooChat Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 27, 2015

MooChat is the easiest app to setup group chat. You no longer need to ask everyone for phone numbers or add them on social networks. All you need is to choose a 4-digit passcode and announce it to nearby friends. Anyone within 300 feet from your location can use the passcode to join the group conversation. Users can chat with text, emoji and photos.

This privacy policy describes how we (MooChat, Inc.) collect, use, and share your information whenever you use our Services. Those Services include every way you might interact with us: through our websites, mobile applications, and any of our other online products and services that link to this privacy policy. Your use of our services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Servie, which is available at http://moochat.com/terms.html.

What information do we collect?

Account Information. When you download and use our mobile app, we assign you a random user id. We do not collect your email address, phone number, or any other social network's account. If you want the ability to recover your account on another device, you can optionally provide a username and a password.

Geolocation Data. We ask you to share you location information from your mobile device. If you choose not to, the Services will not function. Location information is used to form a chat group for you and people near you.

Your Content and Usage. We collect the content you submit to the Services, including display names, avatar images, group topic and chat messages, as well as information about when you submitted the content, when it was viewed, and other activities.

Your report of offensive users including blocking and banning another user.

Information We Collect Automatically.We may automatically collect the following information about your use Services: access time, device ID, application ID or other unique identifier; domain name, IP address, screen views; geo-location data (with your permission); language information; device name and model; operating system information; your activities within the Services; and the length of time that you are logged in. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you.

How do we use the information we collect?

In general, we use the information we collect about you to provide and operate the Services, respond to your requests, and to provide customer service and technical support. We may also use your information:

How do we share your information?

All your information submitted in a group is shared with all other users in the group. The information includes your display name, avatar image, group settings, chat messages, and block/ban activities. We do not identify you by name or contact information to other MooChat users. However, we cannot prevent others from determining your identify from the content you posts or how you share content through third party sites.

The information we collect about you, including personally identifiable information, may be shared as follows:

What choices do you have about your information?

You cannot delete groups you created. But you can change group topic and other settings at any time if you are still in the group.

You can change your display name and avatar image in a group at any time if you are still in the group.

You cannot delete messages you have sent to other users devices. A message is stored in our servers for up to 30 days before it is deleted. Messages are stored temporarily so that a group member's device can fetch the missed messages when it comes back online.

Push Notifications/Alerts

We may send push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your device or by changing global settings and/or group settings in your MooChat application.

Third Party Analytics

We may use automated devices and applications, included those offered by third parties to evaluate usage of our Services. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. We do not share your personal information with these third parties.

Our policy on children’s information

MooChat is not directed to children under 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.

Contact us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at privacy@moochat.com

Changes to this Policy

We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use MooChat after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent as required by law.