Privacy Policy
Google AdSense
Fair Information Practices
COPPA
CalOPPA
CAN-SPAM
Our Contact Information
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website or app.
What personal information do we collect from the people use the app or visit our website?
aTalk is an XMPP client that connects to an XMPP server. aTalk will never upload data to the developer. The only exception to this rule is data collected after a crash. This data will be send via the developer email account, but never without your explicit consent.
aTalk or its developers don’t have control over the data you send through the app. However the following data might get uploaded to your XMPP provider:

Data uploaded to your XMPP provider
  • Messages. This includes text messages, images and other files
  • Your avatar / profile picture
  • Your public keys for the OMEMO encryption
What does not get uploaded
  • Your contacts. aTalk only asks permissions to read your contact to show the profile pictures and names of the corresponding XMPP contacts. Your contacts are never published anywhere. If you opt-out of this permission aTalk will work just fine.
aTalk website access:
  • aTalk website provides aTalk's features detailed descriptions, and online help on the use of aTalk app.
    We do not collect information from visitors to our site; or any other personal details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you provide and enter information on our site, or send via email.
  • Provide us with feedback on our products or services
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we received from you via email; or collect from you when you register, respond to a survey or surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • The information is used strictly for the purpose of analysing and solving issues, that users are experiencing.
  • We do not keep records of your name or email address, or any files containing those information.
  • We will never use the information for marketing purpose or provide your information to third parties.
How do we protect your information?
  • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
  • We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers.
  • We use regular Malware Scanning.
  • The site uses SSL certificate for secure communications.
Do we use 'cookies'?
We do not use cookies for tracking purposes
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
Third-party links
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website or in app.
Google
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. See Google AdSense
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. Read more at CalOPPA"
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
  • On our Privacy Policy Page
  • Upon update the installed app
Can change your personal information:
  • By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you:
  • via email within 7 business days
  • immediately upon update of the installed app
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.