This document is here to inform you about the privacy practices of the Meepe.com chat service ("Meepe.com", provided by Meepe.com.com LLC), which are designed to protect your privacy to the maximum reasonable extent. By making use of Meepe.com, you accept these practices. This document may be updated from time to time. When changes are made, the effective date at the top will be changed. This date is also noted on Meepe.com's home page.
Web Camera use
Nudity, and explicit materials are strictly prohibited in this website. You must only show your FACE during the use of this service. Any user who are unable to show their face will be automatically get banned from the website.
Chat messages are screened by an automated system for spam. In general, messages are not stored, but messages which are flagged by a as suspicious may be stored indefinitely, and select messages may be read by a human being to improve Meepe.com's anti-spam software, or for other quality control purposes.
At the beginning of every chat, a record is made of the fact that a chat occurred between you and your chat partner. This record includes a timestamp, as well as IP address, ID cookie, and similar information for you and your chat partner. These records may be used for the purpose of tracking spammers, hackers, and others who pose harm to the site; and may also be used for law enforcement purposes; or analyzed in aggregate to produce statistical data (e.g., average number of chats started at different times of day). These records are typically stored for approximately 120 days.
Webcam images may be captured from Meepe.com video chats, uploaded to Meepe.com's servers, and monitored for misbehavior as part of Meepe.com's moderation process. Captured images may also be stored and used to improve Meepe.com's moderation process.
Meepe.com provides an unmoderated video chat mode. In this mode, the snapshotting and monitoring mentioned in the previous paragraph does not occur. However, the text portion of chat will still be scanned for spam, and other policies mentioned on this page still apply.
At the end of an Meepe.com chat, users are given an option to save the chat's log and share the link. Understand that strangers can potentially tell other people anything you tell them—whether by sharing the log, or just by repeating what you said—and be careful what information you reveal to them. It is also possible for other users to take screenshots of video chats, or to use third-party software to record them.
When you save an Meepe.com log, the chat's text is sent from the user's computer to Meepe.com's server, where it is converted to an image, lovingly given a one-of-a-kind arborial background, and saved indefinitely under a unique, randomly-assigned ID. The IP addresses, ID cookies, and similar information related to the parties in the chat will be stored alongside the chatlog. The IP address of anyone who views the log may also be saved for the purpose of maintaining a unique view counter.
The records Meepe.com keeps may be shared with third parties for the purpose of law enforcement, to monitor and enforce compliance with Meepe.com's rules, or to improve Meepe.com's monitoring and enforcement processes.
Information made available to other chat users
In an Meepe.com text chat, only the following information is made available to other chat users:
- The list of interests (potentially including Facebook likes, if opted in) shared in common by you and the stranger, if applicable.
- Anything you say in the chat.
- A notification that you and the stranger speak the same language (other than English), if that is the case.
- A notification that you are using Meepe.com's mobile Web site, if that is the case.
- The name of your college, if you and your chat partner are each using college student mode.
Meepe.com video chat requires a direct connection to be made between your computer and the other user's computer. To do this, it is necessary to make your IP address available to the other user's computer, although it is not shown to the other user by Meepe.com's interface. This is a necessary part of how any P2P video chat system functions. If you are not comfortable with this, use text mode (or spy mode) instead.
Third-party software exists which acts as a virtual webcam. Meepe.com may inform your chat partners if you are using this type of software.
Meepe.com uses Google Analytics to track non-personally-identifying statistical information about site usage. Google provides a browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics.
Parental control softwareParental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. If you are interested in learning more about these protections, information is available at http://kids.getnetwise.org/tools/ as well as a number of other Internet sites that provide information on this form of protection.
Effective date: 2022-01-11