Privacy Policy

Chikka Philippines, Inc. and all its affiliates understand your concerns about how your information is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.

This Privacy Policy covers this Chikka Web Site, and your use of the Chikka Text Messenger. This Privacy Policy does not include any other Web Site linked to or from the Web Site or the Chikka Text Messenger. By using the Chikka Web Site, and using Chikka Services including the Chikka Text Messenger, you agree to accept the terms set forth in this privacy policy. Chikka Philippines and all its affiliates may amend this privacy policy from time to time. If the privacy policy is revised, the revised privacy policy will be posted on this Web site, and you will have the opportunity to modify your information on file with Chikka.

Information Collection

You agree that you will not allow unauthorized persons to use your account as identified by your mobile phone number. You agree to indemnify and hold Chikka Philippines, Inc and the Service, its partners, parents, subsidiaries, agents, affiliates and/or licensors, as applicable, harmless for any improper, unauthorized or illegal uses of your account.

In order to use the Chikka Text Messenger, some personally identifiable information is necessary, such as your name, mobile number, user name, password, birthday, sex and country, among others, as specified by the Chikka Web Site. In addition, Chikka and all its affiliates may collect non-personally identifiable usage data and other information on all users.

Customer Service

Chikka Philippines, Inc may provide you with access to some Services without the need for you to register, such as sign-up via SMS. In such a case, your identification will be based on means of identification that we deem fitting, such as your mobile telephone number.

When you contact our customer service, we request for personal information to ensure that we have the necessary information to assist you with your inquiries. We communicate with users via email on a regular basis to provide requested services and assistance on issues relating to their account.

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of data that are deposited on a user's hard drive. These cookies allow easier communication and interaction with the Web Site. The Chikka Web Site utilizes cookies and IP addresses for certain functions. We also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, among other purposes. You may choose to decline the cookies any time through your web browser, although certain functions of the Web Site may be disallowed. The Chikka Web Site will never use cookies to retrieve information from a computer that is unrelated to the Web Site or your interaction with the Web Site. Our advertisers and business partners may also use cookis through our Web Site. We have no access to or control over these cookies once we have given permission to set cookies on our Web Site to the said advertisers or business partners.

IP Addresses

IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser, and stored in our databases each time you use the Chikka Web Site. Chikka compiles and stores IP addresses of visitors for the following purposes: to enforce our Terms of Service; to diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users; to protect or troubleshoot the Web Site; and to estimate total number of users visiting the Chikka Web Site from specific geographical regions.

Log Files

Chikka uses log files including internet protocol (IP) addresses, Internet service provider (ISP), platform type, browser type, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the Web Site, track users' movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Such information is not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing of Information

Chikka may share information with other parties when necessary, such as in the following cases:

Third Party

Chikka and all its affiliates, share personally identifiable information when necessary, with partners that provide us with content and technology, and our agents, representatives, contractors, and service providers in order to enable the normal course of functionality of the Chikka Web Site. By using the Chikka Web Site or the Chikka Text Messenger, you consent to our sharing your personally identifiable information with third parties in connection with providing services, including without limitation, our messaging and billing service providers and your wireless service provider. If the Chikka Web Site or the Chikka Text Messenger goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, Chikka and all its affiliates will inform users before users' personal information is transferred and become subject to a different privacy policy.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on the Web Site or its owners. Chikka Philippines, Inc. may also disclose personally identifiable information in order to respond to a subpoena, court order or other similar requests. Chikka may also provide such personally identifiable information in order to comply with law or in response to a law enforcement agency's request, to enforce our privacy policy, terms of service, and to protect the rights, property or safety of Chikka Web Site users.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

The non-personally identifiable information we may gather includes the type of browser that you use, your gender, age, and IP address, the content that you access and the duration of your visit to the Chikka Web Site or the Chikka Text Messenger. We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information. We also use this information, to enhance the operation of our services, analyze interest in the areas of the Chikka Web Site and to tailor advertising and content display to users and to inform our advertisers about the number of users that have viewed their advertising. We also retain aggregated log files of requested content in order to report overall product usage and to evaluate user trends.

Third Party Intermediaries

By using our services, you consent to sharing necessary information/account to and/or with third parties in connection with delivering the services offered by the Chikka Web Site such as participating mobile communications service providers, in order to bill users for its services.

Children

The Chikka Web Site does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. We request that children under the age of 13 not to use our services nor submit any personal information to us. Since we do not collect information from children under the age of 13, we do not knowingly use or distribute personal information regarding children under the age of 13. If Chikka and all its affiliates obtain actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Chikka and all its affiliates believe that parents should supervise their children's online activities and use a parental control tool to prevent children from disclosing personal information without parental consent. If a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information without the consent of a parent or guardian, please contact us. After verification of the information, we will immediately delete the information from our records.

Communication

The Chikka Web Site and Chikka Text Messenger will send you certain communication relating to the general operation of the service, such as service announcements and administrative messages.

Notification of Changes

We may update or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any such updates, modifications or revisions, shall be effective immediately upon posting on our sites. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so you may always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. Please refer back to this page often for the latest information.

Links

The Chikka Text Messenger contains banner and text advertising that are linked to other Web Sites. Chikka and all its affiliates are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Web Sites. We persuade our users to be aware when they leave our Web Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web Site that collects personally identifiable information. The use of personal information will be governed by such third party's own privacy policy. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web Site and the Chikka Text Messenger.

Your Acceptance of this Policy

By visiting the Web Site, or using the Chikka Text Messenger you signify your assent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Use of this web site or the Chikka Text Messenger signifies your acceptance of the Chikka Text Messenger end-user license agreement and this privacy policy. Each time you use the Chikka Web Site, or the Chikka Text Messenger you signify that you have read and agree to be bound by the End-User License Agreement and the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Web Site or the Chikka Text Messenger. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of the Web Site or the Chikka Text Messenger following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept these changes.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please email us at mailus@chikka.com.