San Andreas IRC Network Privacy

Privacy Policy

The San Andreas IRC Network (SA-IRC) is a privately owned internet relay chat network. We run on donations and do not make a profit out of running the network.

This privacy policy applies to the services provided by SA-IRC which include the web pages on this site (sa-irc.com) and the IRC client connections available through chat servers in the sa-irc.com domain.

Overall Privacy Statement

We take personal privacy very seriously and do NOT collect or require any personal information about users of our service. This privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.

We VERY STRONGLY suggest that you do not ever provide your real name, address, or other personally identifiable information on the network or in emails. It is not necessary to do so to use our services. IRC is "anonymous" by nature and our intent is to maintain as much of that anonymity as is consistent with our services and user expectations.

1. What information do we collect?

None of the basic services that we offer require you to provide us with personally identifiable information as a condition of use. Basic services include access to the web site or to our IRC network.

If you register your nickname, you will be required to provide an email address for our use in contacting you and making sure you are a legitimate person.

Our servers do collect routine internet connection information such as your IP address, the time of your connection, and information about the SA-IRC network chat rooms and pages on this website that you visit. We also scan your computer for open proxies which could cause harm to the network. However, this type of information cannot be matched with any personally identifiable information about you since we don't collect it in the first place.

2. How does SA-IRC use collected information?

The only significant information we might ask for is your email address. However, that is completely voluntary and ONLY applies if you register your nickname. Your email address will be used only to contact you about your nickname registration.

There is no requirement to register a nickname to use the network.

3. How does SA-IRC share the information?

We don't routinely share it with anyone. Your email address (when provided) is not even shared with all members of the SA-IRC staff, but only those who need the information to conduct SA-IRC business. Your email address, if we have it, will never be provided or sold to third parties for marketing, advertising, or similar purposes.

Your personally identifiable information may be available to others when:
a. You volunteer information in an online IRC conversation in a message or "chat room".
b. When otherwise required by law, such as in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process.

SA-IRC may provide whatever assistance and information we have to third parties if we believe that your actions violate SA-IRC rules or the rules of our partners.

SA-IRC will cooperate with and provide information to official law enforcement agencies in order to assist with the investigation or prosecution of any illegal activities carried out on the network. If we have any reason to suspect that you may be using our network to facilitate child pornography, you are hereby notified that you have NO privacy rights whatsoever.

4. What are my options?

Anyone who would rather not provide an email address requested by our nickname system can still view all of our web site pages and use our chat network (except as a registered nickname).

5. How will I know if the privacy policy is changed?

Any change will be posted here and sent through an announcement on the network.

The policy was last updated on the 5th of January 2016

6. Privacy of children

Since we do not ask for any personal information, we do not know if children under 13 are using our services. We strongly recommend that parents or guardians closely supervise any young children who use chat networks until they are sure that the children understand how to safely and responsibly use our services.

Questions or Comments

Questions or comments regarding this policy should be sent to you10@sa-irc.com or sent in a private message to you10 on the network.