Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes the personal information (“Information”) collected about users of the online dating service accessible via the Website located at www.datingfound.com and related URLs (the “Service”) and how such information may be used or disclosed by datingfound.com, Inc.™ (“datingfound”). This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through our Site and not to information collected offline.

So we are clear on the terminology we use, "Personal Information" means contact information (e.g., your name, address, email address, and/or telephone number) and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual, and any other non-public information that is associated with that information. "Anonymous Information" means information that is not used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual.

Overview

As part of the operation of the Service We collect and may disclose information about You. By accepting the datingfound.com Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, You consent to Our use and disclosure of Your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the datingfound.com Terms of Use.

A Special Note About Children

The Service is not intended for users under the age of 18, nor do We knowingly collect or retain Information in connection with the Service from children under the age of 13.

Information We Collect

In connection with the Service, We may collect Information in the following ways:

The following types of Information about a user are among those that may be collected by Us in connection with the Service:

If you participate in a contest or giveaway with us, we may ask you for your e-mail address and/or home number (to notify you if you win or not). We may also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses to verify your identity. In some situations we may need additional information as a part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice. These contests are voluntary. We recommend that you read the rules for each contest that you enter.

You have the option of registering with us through a third party social networking website ("SNS"), such as Facebook, using your existing account and log-in credentials on such site. When you click on "Connect with us," or a similar connection on the Services, you will be prompted to enter your SNS credentials for the SNS. By proceeding, you are granting us and our Services access to your information and you are agreeing to the Facebook or other SNS's Terms of Use in your use of the Services. In this case, we receive information from Facebook or another SNS to make it easier for you to create an Account with us. Any information that we collect from your Facebook or other SNS account may depend on the privacy settings you have with that SNS, so please consult the SNS's privacy and data practices. You have the option to disable Facebook Connect at any time by logging into your Account or reviewing the appropriate settings from within your account settings on the applicable SNS.

Anonymous Information and cookies

We use data collection tools, such as “cookies”, on certain pages of the Service. These tools are small files placed on Your hard drive that assist Us in providing customized services and provide us information collected from your device. Certain features of the Service are only available with the use of a “cookie.” We use this information to determine Our members’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve You and other members, as well as for other business purposes. This information may include the URL of the website that You visited prior to the Service (whether this URL is on the Service or not), the URL of the website You next go to (whether this URL is on the Service or not), what browser You are using and Your Internet Protocol address. Most cookies are “session cookies” meaning that they are automatically deleted from Your hard drive at the end of a session but we may also use persistent cookies that remain on your hard drive until you delete them. You are always free not to accept cookies if Your browser permits. We may also collect Information such as your name, contact information, date of birth, and credit card information at places within the Service where we request such information (e.g., during registration, when you pay for premium features, when you populate your profile).

Disclosure – Third Party Cookies

We use third party services such as Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. These services use Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from these service providers to improve our Site and Services. They generally collect only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site or Services, rather than your name or other personally identifying information. We do not combine this information with your Personal Information. The service provider's ability to use and share information it collects is restricted by its applicable terms and privacy policy.

Our Use and Sharing of Information

Personal Information

We will use your Personal Information to:

We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.

We will communicate with you primarily in the form of emails. You can manage the frequency and/or opt out of receiving these communications by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or opt-out, we may still send you Site and Services related communications (e.g., emails related to your usage of the Site).

In order to do the foregoing, We may provide the Information to third parties, including but not limited to selected marketers and social networks as well as third party contractors providing services to Us such as the operation of the Service, financial verification and payment services, communication services and fulfillment of orders, and information verification.

Although we use reasonable efforts to protect the Information We collect via the Service, we cannot guarantee that this information will not be accessed by the government or third parties in certain circumstances. We may be required by law to disclose information to the government, law enforcement agencies or third parties. You authorize us to report consumer transaction data to third parties for fraud prevention services. In addition, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications and members may abuse or misuse Your information that they collect from the Service. Accordingly, You should not expect that Your Information or private communications will remain private in all circumstances. We use information in the data files We maintain about You, and the other information We obtain from Your current and past activities on the Service to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce Our Terms of Use. We may review the data of multiple members to identify problems or resolve disputes. We may use Information, data files and other information about You including but not limited to images, video recordings, and audio recordings to improve Our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze usage of the Service, improve Our content and product offerings, and customize the Service content, layout, and features. We may require that you submit certain financial information, including Your credit card billing information. We will use this information to bill You for use of Our Services and products. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information on the Service, You consent to Our providing Your financial information to Our service providers and to such third parties as We determine necessary to support and process Your transactions. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support Your transactions. By purchasing, or registering for, or making reservations for products or services of third parties offered on the Service, or by participating in programs offered on the Service that are administered by third parties and that require You to submit financial information in order to use them, You consent to Our providing Your financial information to those third parties. These third parties will be authorized to use Your financial information in accordance with Our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which We have no control, and You agree that We are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions.

It is possible that We could merge with or be acquired by another business entity. Should such merger or acquisition occur, We would share some or all of Your Information with the merger partner or acquiring party. The acquiring entity or newly combined entity will follow the practices disclosed in this Privacy Policy with respect to such information. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, if you post information, including Information, on portions of the Service that are made available to other users or to the public (including to your public profile), the restrictions on the use and disclosure of such information contained in this privacy policy will not apply to that information and We may use and disclose such information as permitted in the section of the Terms of Use titled “MemberSubmitted Content.” We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries and with third parties to enforce laws. You authorize Us to disclose any information about You to law enforcement and other government officials as We in Our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with any investigation of fraud or other activity that is illegal or may expose Us or You to liability.

Email Policies

By default, we will send you periodic updates of various site information, a variety of transactional emails such as when users send you a message and the occasional site announcement. You can manage the frequency and/or opt out of receiving these communications by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or optout, we may still send you Site and Services related communications (e.g., emails related to your usage of the Site).

Inviting Friends

Inviting friends to Datingfound.com is always completely optional. When you choose to invite friends, we will send an email to the addresses you enter indicating that it is a message from you. We will share your name and email address with anyone you invite so that they know who the invitation is coming from. If a friend does not respond to the initial invitation after a little while, we will send up to two reminder messages on your behalf. Your friends may contact us to request that we remove their information from our database.

For your convenience, Datingfound.com offers the ability to import email addresses from common address books such as Hotmail/Yahoo/Gmail/AOL. If you choose to use this feature, we will access your address book using the login details that you provide. We access your address book only once to retrieve your friends’ information so that you may select whom to invite. We do not store your login details nor do we use them for any other purpose than to retrieve your contacts. We never send invitations to contacts you do not leave preselected or explicitly select, and your invitations are the only email we will ever send to your friends unless they register to join the site. If you have accidentally sent invitations you did not intend - please contact us and we can cancel the reminder message.

Wireless Policy

Pursuant to the above, We may use Information to provide the services requested by You, including utilizing a provided cell phone number for voice communication with You and services that display customized content and advertising via SMS messages sent to such provided cell phone number. In addition to any fee of which You are notified, Your provider’s standard messaging rates apply to Our confirmation and all subsequent SMS correspondence. All standard messaging charges are billed by and payable to Your mobile service provider. We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages, as delivery is subject to effective transmission from Your network operator. SMS message services are provided on an AS IS basis.

Your Use of Other Members’ Information

Our services may include access to instant messaging and chat rooms. As a member You have access to members’ identification numbers or user names and You might gain access to other contact information of other members through the use of the Service. You may not use such information in any manner that is not authorized by us and the applicable member. In all cases, You must give members an opportunity to remove their information from Your information databases, including email lists. Under no circumstances may You disclose Information about another member to any third party without Our consent and the consent of such other member. You may not add a member to an mail list (email or physical mail) without that member’s express consent.

Accessing, Reviewing, and Changing Your Profile

After registration You can review and change the information You submitted during registration. For instructions on how to do so visit the “Help” section of the Service. Upon Your request We will remove Your membership data from Our active databases as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with Our policy and applicable law. To learn how to hide or remove Your profile so that others cannot view it visit the “Help” section of the Service. We may retain in Our files information You have requested be removed from Our active databases to the extent required by law and for certain other purposes, such as to resolve disputes or as required by litigation we are a party to, to respond to request from law enforcement, troubleshoot problems and enforce the Terms of Use. Moreover, such prior information may never be completely removed from Our databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored 'back up’ systems. You should not expect that all of Your Information will be completely removed from Our databases in response to Your request.

Control of Your Password

You are responsible for all actions taken with Your login information and password, including any fees or charges incurred based on such use. If You choose to share this information with a third party, You are responsible for all actions taken with Your login information and password by such third party. If You believe your password has been disclosed to third parties or otherwise compromised in any way You should immediately change Your password.

Third Party Use of Information

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information We collect from You. If You disclose Your Information to other parties, whether via the Service or on other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information You disclose to them. We do not control the privacy policies of any third parties so You should investigate their policies before You disclose Your Information to them.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to revise and update this Privacy Policy at any time. Any such revisions will be effective on the date of posting to the Service, and will apply to all information collected by Us both prior to and following the effective date. Your use of the Service following any such revisions will be deemed your acceptance of such revisions. You should periodically visit this page to review the current policies with regard to Information

Revised: May 11, 2015