Managing Your Information Preferences
Information We Collect
We collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, address, location via the global positioning system (GPS) contained in your device (where applicable), phone number, mobile phone number, e-mail, age, and other personally identifiable information, which you may choose to provide us with or that you may choose to include in your profile (“Personal Information”). You may be asked to provide us with Personal Information when you register with the Site or use any of our Services, and at other times. We may also receive Personal Information and other information, including your photographs, age, interests, educational background, list of friends, and your friends’ lists of friends from social media websites and services if you choose to connect another social media account to your profile on the Site or Services. Through this and other refer-a-friend services that we offer, we may receive information about you from your friends on and off of social media.
Usage Data and Site Activity
We automatically collect information regarding the actions you take on the Site (“Usage Data”). For example, each time you use the Site we may automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Site. We use this information to help us understand how people use the Site and Services, and to enhance the services we offer.
Cookies and Anonymous Identifiers
We use Google Analytics on the Site and Services to collect Usage Data, to analyze how users use the Site and Services. For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
How We Use Information and When We May Share and Disclose Information Generally
Information You Make Available to Others
By using the Site or the Services you may make certain of your Personal Information available to others, including your GPS location. The information you choose to share by engaging with the Site or Services and with other users through your profile will be made available to other users of the Site and Services in order to allow you to connect and interact with other users and to match with other users. You can control and edit the information you include in your profile and that you make public to other users. When you ask us to invite a friend to join the Site and Services, we will send them messages on your behalf using your name and other Personal Information you wish to disclose.
From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing and promotions. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than as specified by us.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of our company or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.
Be Careful When You Share Information with Others
Please be aware that whenever you share information through your profile and on any public area of the Site or Services, that information may be accessed by others, including without limitation, your GPS location. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site or Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or Services, and you do so at your own risk.
The Site and Services are intended for users who are 13 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. California users under the age of 18 may request the removal of their content or information publicly posted on the Site or Services by e-mailing us at email@example.com. Please note that most of the user content that appears on our Site or Services is stored and controlled by Service Providers; thus, complete and comprehensive removal of the content may not be possible.
Processing in the United States
The Site and Services are primarily intended for residents of the United States. Please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using the Site or Services, you are agreeing to the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.