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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important, so we’d like to explain what information we collect when you visit Ircforex (http://www.ircforex.com, http://www.ircforex.co, http://www.ircforex.net, http://www.ircforex.org, and all *.ircforex.com, *.ircforex.co, *.ircforex.net, or *.ircforex.org IRC servers), why we collect it and how it is used. We’d also like to explain your options to access and control your information, our data security practices and other matters.

Special Note about Children

Ircforex is not intended for children, especially kids under 13. Children may use Ircforex only with the direct supervision of their parent.

We do not seek to collect personal information about children under 13 years of age through Ircforex. If we discover such information, we will delete it. Thus, we typically retain no information about children. However, if a parent requests a review of information we may have on their child and in the unlikely event we still retain such information and haven’t deleted it, then we will honor that request. In order to request a review or deletion of personal information that Ircforex may have collected about your child, please join #help.

When you communicate with Ircforex, we make every effort to ensure your privacy and safety. As an added precaution, however, we still encourage parents to monitor their child’s use of the Internet, and to help us protect their privacy by reminding them never to exchange personal information with this or any other web site without the assistance or express written permission of a parent or other responsible adult.

What Information Do We Collect From You? Why?

We May Profile You Individually

We may build a profile of your online habits, interests and activities when you use Ircforex. This profile is linked to your personal identity. We compile individual profiles from “real world” contact information (e.g., street address, phone/fax), email addresses, data relating to a specific purchase, information about user PCs (e.g., IP address or browser type), data showing usage of interactive features (e.g., search engine queries), demographic information (e.g., gender, marital status, age, income, job), the personal preferences of users (i.e., favorite color, music, books), user content (e.g., chat postings), and we use these profiles for the purposes described below (please scroll down to each topic for details).

We May Collect Information Needed to Contact You Later:

If we collect personal contact information (as described below), you may later have us modify or remove it from our system, but you may not access the information yourself.

We May Collect Your Name, Address and Phone Number

When you use Ircforex, we may request your name, street address, telephone number or other “real world” contact information. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run Ircforex, customize and personalize content to your request, improve Ircforex for everyone, telemarket goods and services to you, market things to you in the future (other than by telemarketing), tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Your Email Address

We may request your email address or other information needed to contact you online. This information may reveal who you are or be linked to you personally. We use it to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run Ircforex, customize and personalize content to your request, improve Ircforex for everyone, telemarket goods and services to you, market things to you in the future (other than by telemarketing), tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Other Kinds of Information from You:

When you use Ircforex, we may collect personal information about you described below. You may later have us modify or remove the information, but you may not access the information yourself.

We May Collect Purchase Information

We may collect information resulting from a specific purchase you make, such as payment method and credit card numbers, associated with your personal identity. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run Ircforex, customize and personalize content to your request, improve Ircforex for everyone, telemarket goods and services to you, market things to you in the future (other than by telemarketing), tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Information about Your Computer

When you visit Ircforex, we may automatically collect information about your computer and network configuration including, but not limited to, your browser type, irc client, irc scripts, operating system, IP address(es), and ISP. We may also preform automated scans to determine if allowing your computer to connect to our servers is as security risk. This includes, but is not limited to, scanning for insecure or open proxies, malicious or undesirable software or scripts, computer viruses and other malware. In some cases, this information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run Ircforex, customize and personalize content to your request, improve Ircforex for everyone, tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates who are contracted to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to Ircforex confidential.

YOUR ISP MAY BE DISCLOSED TO OTHER USERS WHILE USING IRCFOREX.

We May Collect Interactive Data

You may decide to input data while using certain interactive features at Ircforex, such as queries submitted to a search engine, bids placed at auction, purchases initiated at Ircforex and so forth. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run Ircforex, customize and personalize content to your request, improve Ircforex for everyone, telemarket goods and services to you, market things to you in the future (other than by telemarketing), tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates.

We May Collect Demographic Data about You

We may collect information about your demographic or social characteristics, such as gender, age and income level. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run Ircforex, customize and personalize content to your request, improve Ircforex for everyone, telemarket goods and services to you, market things to you in the future (other than by telemarketing), tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates.

We May Keep Note of Your Personal Preferences

We may gather information concerning your personal likes and dislikes, such as your favorite color, taste in music, books or other Ircforex content. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run Ircforex, customize and personalize content to your request, improve Ircforex for everyone, telemarket goods and services to you, market things to you in the future (other than by telemarketing), tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates.

We May Collect Your Online Postings and Content

Certain features of Ircforex may allow you to contribute content, such as instant messages, chat room postings, email messages and the like. By its nature, this information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run Ircforex, customize and personalize content to your request, improve Ircforex for everyone, telemarket goods and services to you, market things to you in the future (other than by telemarketing), tailor an instant offer to you during your visit, build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, comply with laws requiring preservation of social histories, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff, immediate agents, and to our partners and affiliates.

Outside Sources and Web Sites

Ircforex contains hyperlinks to other sites. Ircforex is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites and companies.

Ircforex may have entered into partnership and affiliation agreements with other sites and companies. We may share aggregate information with our partners and affiliates as disclosed above. We may also transfer visitors to these sites to provide certain features. Ircforex is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these partners and affiliates sites.

Beware that some of these partners and affiliates may utilize a design that incorporates and utilizes a virtually identical copy of Ircforex’s graphics and layout so it may appear that you are still on the Ircforex web site if you didn’t notice the different domain name in the browser’s address bar. These partners and affiliates may collect information from you. Before collecting personally identifying information from you our partners and affiliates’ sites that utilize this design will disclose that you are no longer on Ircforex and that Ircforex is not subject to Ircforex’s privacy policy.

We may use outside companies to display advertisements on Ircforex. These ads may contain cookies. Some of these ads maybe loaded off of these companies’ servers. While we use cookies in other parts of Ircforex, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad companies, and we do not have access to this information.

Third-party Advertising Disclosures

Ircforex uses third-party advertising companies to serve some ads when you visit Ircforex. These companies may use information about your visits to Ircforex and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Additionally, Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve some ads on Ircforex. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Ircforex users based on their visit to Ircforex and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Certain Exceptional Disclosures

We may disclose your information if necessary to protect our legal rights or if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct or in cases of abuse of our services or Terms of Service violations. Disclosure may be required by law or if we receive legal process.

IN SOME RARE INSTANCES WE MAY DISCLOSE YOUR IP ADDRESS(ES) AND ALL OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTED.

If we determine it is necessary to ban and/or blacklist your IP Address(es) we may disclose your IP address(es) in administrating the ban and/or blacklist and/or in other rare circumstances where we determine it’s not practical to keep the IP Address encrypted.

If we determine or suspect your computer is insecure or running malicious software, or if you abuse our services or violate our Terms of Service, we may disclose any information collected with our staff, agents, our partners and affiliates and administrators and staff of other IRC Networks and security and IRC admin mailing lists. Additionally, we may submit and disclose your information to public and/or private proxy and/or abuse blacklists. We may also report abuse and disclose all information collected to your ISP and appropriate government authorities.

What Are Cookies? Why Do We Use Them?

Cookies are small files stored by your browser in your computer when you visit Ircforex. We use cookies to improve Ircforex and make it easier to use. Cookies permit us to recognize users and avoid repetitive requests for the same information. We mostly use “session cookies” that are automatically deleted after each visit. Cookies from Ircforex can’t be read by other sites. Most browsers will accept cookies until you change browser settings to refuse them.

How Do We Protect Information We Collect?

We offer secure web pages to collect certain kinds of user information and we store certain kinds of data in encrypted form. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by Ircforex reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

How Long Do We Keep User Information?

We generally keep user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it. In addition, information posted in a public forum could stay in the public domain indefinitely.

Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within our direct control. Note: we have greater control over recently collected data than for archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, our general data retention policy applies.

Legal Disclaimer

Ircforex operates AS-IS and AS-AVAILABLE, without liability of any kind. We are not responsible for events beyond our direct control. This Policy is governed by New York law, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions against us must be commenced in New York within one year after the claim arose, or be barred.

Your Consent To This Policy

By using Ircforex, you agree to this Privacy Policy, as well as our Conditions of Use and Terms of Service. Our Terms of Service and Conditions of Use take precedence over any conflicting Privacy Policy provision.

If You Have a Privacy Question

If you have a privacy question about Ircforex, please join #forex and ask for an administrator or moderator. Or email: dracozny aT ircforex.com

Your Consent To This Policy

By using this service you confirm that you have read, understood, and agree to our Conditions of Use, Copyright Policy, Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Trading Advisory.

Our Terms of Service may take precedence over any conflicting provision in this policy.