Privacy Policy

At ShoutMix, your privacy is important to us. This document describes the type of personal information we collect and how we use them.

Personal Information

We ask for some personal details when you sign up for a shoutbox account at ShoutMix, which include:

  1. Name: This is used to identify you when we contact you.
  2. E-mail: This is used as a contact for general and administrative purposes.
  3. Password: This is used to safeguard your account against unauthorized access.

The information stated above is only stored as a mean to provide an efficient service. These information will not be sold nor disclosed to third parties unless required by law. You may edit and change the above information at any time via the user control panel.

Cookies

ShoutMix requires cookies to be enabled in your browser for the purpose of storing log-in information and enable the system to function properly. Cookies are also used to store posting information when you post a message at any shoutboxes. This is for your convenience as your name and website/e-mail will be automatically remembered the next time you use the shoutbox.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to ShoutMix.

Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to ShoutMix and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on ShoutMix send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

ShoutMix has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. ShoutMix's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Messages

ShoutMix stores all the messages posted on your shoutbox in order to provide the service.

If you choose to delete your shoutbox, it will be removed from public view immediately. However, due to the way we maintain our service, copies of your shoutbox account data may remain in our back-up systems for an indefinite period.

Name

If you choose to register your name in a shoutbox, it will appear on the online user list during your visit to the shoutbox. This will only display the name you chose upon registration.

Should you disagree to the above policy, you may choose not to register your name.

IP Address

Your IP address will be logged and kept on record whenever you visit or post a message into any shoutboxes. Your IP address will only be used to identify the source of the message, to determine your online status and for other administrative purposes. Your IP address does not contain any private or personal information.