By searching with a Guide your query is sent to a real person who is skilled at finding information on the internet and knowledgable on the subject at hand so that you get the few exact results you want, not the millions of results you don't.
ChaCha only provides quality, human approved results.
When your query is submitted it is sent to a Guide who is knowledgable in the topic you're searching.
When your query is submitted, an alert is sent to all appropriate Guides who are currently signed in to the system. Because the Guides can see the question you submit, you can submit your question in natural language, just like you'd ask any person a question.
It also means that if you submit a question filled with non-specifics (like "foot") nonsensicals (like "asdfjlakjf"), you will most likely not get connected to a Guide because no one will accept it. Same goes for any profanity.
If you are at all profane or offensive during the chat session, your Guide will press a "Report Abuse" button, your IP address and the chat session will be logged, and you can prevented from using ChaCha in the future.
Once connected to a Guide you can chat with him/her to clarify your question. Discussing your question will get more precise results than any other search engine can deliver.
The more you use ChaCha, the smarter and faster ChaCha becomes! Because ChaCha indexes all the questions that are asked and associates them with the search engines and resources used by Guides, and the links visited by the users, ChaCha knows where to look and what the best human-approved resources are for each question or topic.
The primary reason is that we pay them and their pay is directly related to their performance. At the end of every session, you can select between one and five stars to rate their performance. While we expect you to be honest when rating a Guide, ChaCha can also detect any needlessly malicious ratings.
» version - posted on 2007-01-01
EULA - End User License Agreement
ChaCha Toolbar End User License Agreement (EULA)
If you download, install or use this software ("ChaCha Toolbar") you agree to be bound by this EULA. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not download, install or use the ChaCha Toolbar.
License for Personal Non-Commercial Use
The ChaCha Toolbar is licensed to you for your own personal non-commercial use only.
You may make one back up copy of the ChaCha Toolbar in its installable form.
You may not distribute or resell the ChaCha Toolbar, but you should feel free to encourage your friends and family to download their own copies from ChaCha.com.
The follow restrictions apply to your use of the ChaCha Toolbar:
* You may not use the ChaCha Toolbar to damage, crash, or overload ChaChas system or services.
* You may not reverse engineer the ChaCha Toolbar.
At ChaCha, we welcome your comments and suggestions (Feedback) which you can send to chacha.com/info/feedback. You agree that Feedback becomes ChaChas property and that ChaCha can use Feedback as it deems fit.
The ChaCha Toolbar belongs to ChaCha and its suppliers. This EULA grants license rights only. You are not permitted to alter the ChaCha Toolbar or to disable or remove any proprietary legends of ChaCha or others.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE CHACHA TOOLBAR IS PROVIDED "AS IS". CHACHA AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
YOU DOWNLOAD, INSTALL AND USE THE CHACHA TOOLBAR AT YOUR OWN RISK. CHACHA AND ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS THAT MAY RESULT.
SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CHACHA AND ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE ON ACCOUNT OF THE CHACHA TOOLBAR.
CHACHA AND ITS SUPPLIERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This EULA is governed by the substantive laws of the State of Indiana and applicable US federal law. You agree to comply with US laws on export control. You and ChaCha agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Indianapolis Indiana USA with regard to any case or dispute arising from this Agreement or its subject matter.
No waiver of provision of this EULA will be effective unless in writing and signed by ChaCha.
This EULA is the entire agreement between the parties.