Privacy Policy


OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

At Sitabus, your privacy is a top priority. Your privacy is at the core of the way we design and build the services and products you know and love, so that you can fully trust them and focus on building meaningful connections.

We appreciate that you put your trust in us when you provide us with your information and we do not take this lightly.

We do not compromise with your privacy. We design all of our products and services with your privacy in mind. We involve experts from various fields, including legal, security, engineering, product design and others to make sure that no decision is taken without respect for your privacy.

We strive to be transparent in the way we process your data. Because we use many of the same online services you do, we know that insufficient information and overly complicated language are common issues in privacy policies. We take the exact opposite approach: we have written our Privacy Policy and related documents in plain language. We actually want you to read our policies and understand our privacy practices!

We work hard to keep your information secure. We have teams dedicated to keeping your data safe and secure. We constantly update our security practices and invest in our security efforts to enhance the safety of your information.

PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to Sitabus’s Privacy Policy. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

We appreciate that you trust us with your information and we intend to always keep that trust. This starts with making sure you understand the information we collect, why we collect it, how it is used and your choices regarding your information. This Policy describes our privacy practices in plain language, keeping legal and technical jargon to a minimum.

This Privacy Policy applies beginning Dec 13, 2018.

  1. WHO WE ARE
  2. WHERE THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES
  3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
  4. COOKIES AND OTHER SIMILAR DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES
  5. HOW WE USE INFORMATION
  6. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
  7. CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS
  8. YOUR RIGHTS
  9. RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA
  10. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
  11. HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION
  12. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
  13. PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES
  14. HOW TO CONTACT US

1. WHO WE ARE

If you live in the European Union, the company that is responsible for your information under this Privacy Policy (the “data controller”) is:

Roobix
8 Harcourt Road
Dublin 2, D02 FW64
Ireland

If you live outside the European Union, the company responsible for your information is:

Primaya Linea OOO
Zvinegaroskaya Ul. 34 190587
Russian Federation

2. WHERE THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES

This Privacy Policy applies to websites, apps, events and other services operated by Primaya Linea OOO . For simplicity, we refer to all of these as our “services” in this Privacy Policy. To make it extra clear, we’ve added links to this Privacy Policy on all applicable services.

Some services may require their own unique privacy policy. If a particular service has its own privacy policy, then that policy — not this Privacy Policy — applies.

3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

It goes without saying, we can’t help you develop meaningful connections without some information about you, such as basic profile details and the types of people you’d like to meet. We also collect information generated as you use our services, for example access logs, as well as information from third parties, like when you access our services through a social media account. If you want additional info, we go into more detail below.

Information you give us

You choose to give us certain information when using our services. This includes:

  • When you create an account, you provide us with at least your login credentials, as well as some basic details necessary for the service to work, such as your gender and date of birth.
  • When you complete your profile, you can share with us additional information, such as details on your personality, lifestyle, interests and other details about you, as well as content such as photos and videos. To add certain content, like pictures or videos, you may allow us to access your camera or photo album. Some of the information you choose to provide us may be considered “special” or “sensitive” in certain jurisdictions, for example your racial or ethnic origins, sexual orientation and religious beliefs. By choosing to provide this information, you consent to our processing of that information.
  • When you subscribe to a paid service or make a purchase directly from us (rather than through a platform such as iOS or Android), you provide us or our payment service provider with information, such as your debit or credit card number or other financial information.
  • When you participate in surveys or focus groups, you give us your insights into our products and services, responses to our questions and testimonials.
  • When you choose to participate in our promotions, events or contests, we collect the information that you use to register or enter.
  • If you contact our customer care team, we collect the information you give us during the interaction. Sometimes, we monitor or record these interactions for training purposes and to ensure a high quality of service.
  • If you ask us to communicate with or otherwise process information of other people (for example, if you ask us to send an email on your behalf to one of your friends), we collect the information about others that you give us in order to complete your request.
  • Of course, we also process your chats with other users as well as the content you publish, as part of the operation of the services.

Information we receive from others

In addition to the information you provide us directly, we receive information about you from others, including:

  • Other Users
    Other users may provide information about you as they use our services. For instance, we may collect information about you from other users if they contact us about you.
  • Social Media
    You may be able to use your social media login (such as Facebook Login) to create and log into your Sitabus account. This saves you from having to remember yet another user name and password and allows you to share some information from your social media account with us.
  • Other Partners
    We may receive info about you from our partners, for instance when Sitabus accounts can be created through a partner’s websites (in which case they pass along registration information to us) or where Sitabus ads are published on a partner’s websites and platforms (in which case they may pass along details on a campaign’s success).

Information collected when you use our services

When you use our services, we collect information about which features you’ve used, how you’ve used them and the devices you use to access our services. See below for more details:

  • Usage Information
    We collect information about your activity on our services, for instance how you use them (e.g., date and time you logged in, features you’ve been using, searches, clicks and pages which have been shown to you, referring webpage address, advertising that you click on) and how you interact with other users (e.g., users you connect and interact with, time and date of your exchanges, number of messages you send and receive).
  • Device information
    We collect information from and about the device(s) you use to access our services, including:
    • hardware and software information such as IP address, device ID and type, device-specific and apps settings and characteristics, app crashes, advertising IDs (such as Google’s AAID and Apple’s IDFA, both of which are randomly generated numbers that you can reset by going into your device’ settings), browser type, version and language, operating system, time zones, identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser (e.g., IMEI/UDID and MAC address);
    • information on your wireless and mobile network connection, like your service provider and signal strength;
    • information on device sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses.
  • Other information with your consent
    If you give us permission, we can collect your precise geolocation (latitude and longitude) through various means, depending on the service and device you’re using, including GPS, Bluetooth or WiFi connections. The collection of your geolocation may occur in the background even when you aren’t using the services if the permission you gave us expressly permits such collection. If you decline permission for us to collect your geolocation, we will not collect it.

    Similarly, if you consent, we may collect your photos and videos (for instance, if you want to publish a photo, video or streaming on the services).

4. COOKIES AND OTHER SIMILAR DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES

We use and may allow others to use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixels) to recognize you and/or your device(s). You may read our Cookie Policy for more information on why we use them (such as authenticating you, remembering your preferences and settings, analyzing site traffic and trends, delivering and measuring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, allowing you to use social features) and how you can better control their use, through your browser settings and other tools.

Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) have a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) feature that tells a website that a user does not want to have his or her online activity tracked. If a website that responds to a DNT signal receives a DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about the browser’s user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, many businesses, including Sitabus, do not currently respond to DNT signals.

5. HOW WE USE INFORMATION

The main reason we use your information is to deliver and improve our services. Additionally, we use your info to help keep you safe and to provide you with advertising that may be of interest to you. Read on for a more detailed explanation of the various reasons we use your information, together with practical examples.

To administer your account and provide our services to you

  • Create and manage your account
  • Provide you with customer support and respond to your requests
  • Complete your transactions
  • Communicate with you about our services, including order management and billing

To help you connect with other users

  • Analyze your profile and that of other users to recommend meaningful connections
  • Show users’ profiles to one another

To ensure a consistent experience across your devices

  • Link the various devices you use so that you can enjoy a consistent experience of our services on all of them. We do this by linking devices and browser data, such as when you log into your account on different devices or by using partial or full IP address, browser version and similar data about your devices to help identify and link them.

To serve you relevant offers and ads

  • Administer sweepstakes, contests, discounts or other offers
  • Develop, display and track content and advertising tailored to your interests on our services and other sites
  • Communicate with you by email, phone, social media or mobile device about products or services that we think may interest you

To improve our services and develop new ones

  • Administer focus groups and surveys
  • Conduct research and analysis of users’ behavior to improve our services and content (for instance, we may decide to change the look and feel or even substantially modify a given feature based on users’ behavior)
  • Develop new features and services (for example, we may decide to build a new interests-based feature further to requests received from users).

To prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities

  • Address ongoing or alleged misbehavior on and off-platform
  • Perform data analysis to better understand and design countermeasures against these activities
  • Retain data related to fraudulent activities to prevent against recurrences

To ensure legal compliance

  • Comply with legal requirements
  • Assist law enforcement
  • Enforce or exercise our rights, for example our Terms

To process your information as described above, we rely on the following legal bases:

  • Provide our service to you: Most of the time, the reason we process your information is to perform the contract that you have with us. For instance, as you go about using our service to build meaningful connections, we use your information to maintain your account and your profile, to make it viewable to other users and recommend other users to you.
  • Legitimate interests: We may use your information where we have legitimate interests to do so. For instance, we analyze users’ behavior on our services to continuously improve our offerings, we suggest offers we think might interest you, and we process information for administrative, fraud detection and other legal purposes.
  • Consent: From time to time, we may ask for your consent to use your information for certain specific reasons. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at the address provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

6. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

Since our goal is to help you make meaningful connections, the main sharing of users’ information is, of course, with other users. We also share some users’ information with service providers and partners who assist us in operating the services, with other Match Group companies and, in some cases, legal authorities. Read on for more details about how your information is shared with others.

  • With other users
    You share information with other users when you voluntarily disclose information on the service (including your public profile). Please be careful with your information and make sure that the content you share is stuff that you’re comfortable being publically viewable since neither you nor we can control what others do with your information once you share it.

    If you choose to limit the audience for all or part of your profile or for certain content or information about you, then it will be visible according to your settings.
  • With our service providers and partners
    We use third parties to help us operate and improve our services. These third parties assist us with various tasks, including data hosting and maintenance, analytics, customer care, marketing, advertising, payment processing and security operations.

    We may also share information with partners who distribute and assist us in advertising our services. For instance, we may share limited information on you in hashed, non-human readable form to advertising partners.

    We follow a strict vetting process prior to engaging any service provider or working with any partner. All of our service providers and partners must agree to strict confidentiality obligations.
  • When required by law
    We may disclose your information if reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government / law enforcement investigation or other legal requirements; (ii) to assist in the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law); or (iii) to protect the safety of any person.
  • To enforce legal rights
    We may also share information: (i) if disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights and legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties; (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing.
  • With your consent or at your request
    We may ask for your consent to share your information with third parties. In any such case, we will make it clear why we want to share the information.

We may use and share non-personal information (meaning information that, by itself, does not identify who you are such as device information, general demographics, general behavioral data, geolocation in deidentified form), as well as personal information in hashed, non-human readable form, under any of the above circumstances. We may also share this information with other Match Group companies and third parties (notably advertisers) to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our services and on websites or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine this information with additional non-personal information or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form collected from other sources. More information on our use of cookies and similar technologies can be found in our Cookie Policy.

7. CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS

Sharing of information laid out in Section 6 sometimes involves cross-border data transfers, for instance to the United States of America and other jurisdictions. As an example, where the service allows for users to be located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), their personal information is transferred to countries outside of the EEA. We use standard contract clauses approved by the European Commission or other suitable safeguard to permit data transfers from the EEA to other countries. Standard contractual clauses are commitments between companies transferring personal data, binding them to protect the privacy and security of your data.

8. YOUR RIGHTS

We want you to be in control of your information, so we have provided you with the following tools:

  • Access / Update tools in the service. Tools and account settings that help you to access, rectify or delete information that you provided to us and that’s associated with your account directly within the service. If you have any question on those tools and settings, please contact our customer care team for help here.
  • Device permissions. Mobile platforms have permission systems for specific types of device data and notifications, such as phone book and location services as well as push notifications. You can change your settings on your device to either consent or oppose the collection of the corresponding information or the display of the corresponding notifications. Of course, if you do that, certain services may lose full functionality.
  • Deletion. You can delete your account by using the corresponding functionality directly on the service.

We want you to be aware of your privacy rights. Here are a few key points to remember:

  • Reviewing your information. Applicable privacy laws may give you the right to review the personal information we keep about you (depending on the jurisdiction, this may be called right of access, right of portability or variations of those terms). You can request a copy of your personal information by putting in such a request here.
  • Updating your information. If you believe that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or that we are no longer entitled to use it and want to request its rectification, deletion or object to its processing, please contact us here.

For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer the above requests.

Keep in mind, we may reject requests for certain reasons, including if the request is unlawful or if it may infringe on trade secrets or intellectual property or the privacy of another user. If you wish to receive information relating to another user, such as a copy of any messages you received from him or her through our service, the other user will have to contact our Privacy Officer to provide their written consent before the information is released.

Also, we may not be able to accommodate certain requests to object to the processing of personal information, notably where such requests would not allow us to provide our service to you anymore. For instance, we cannot provide our service if we do not have your date of birth.

  • Uninstall. You can stop all information collection by an app by uninstalling it using the standard uninstall process for your device. If you uninstall the app from your mobile device, the unique identifier associated with your device will continue to be stored. If you re-install the application on the same mobile device, we will be able to re-associate this identifier to your previous transactions and activities.
  • Accountability. In certain countries, including in the European Union, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your personal information. The data protection authority you can lodge a complaint with notably may be that of your habitual residence, where you work or where we are established.

9. RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA

If you are a California resident, you can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information about you that we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. To request this notice, please submit your request here. Please allow 30 days for a response. For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer such a request.

10. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We work hard to protect you from unauthorized access to or alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. As with all technology companies, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information will always remain secure. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and regularly review our information collection, storage and processing practices to update our physical, technical and organizational security measures.

We may suspend your use of all or part of the services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security. If you believe that your account or information is no longer secure, please notify us immediately here.

11. HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION

We keep your personal information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes (as laid out in Section 5 and as permitted by applicable law).

In practice, we delete or anonymize your information upon deletion of your account or after two years of continuous inactivity, unless:

  1. we must keep it to comply with applicable law;
  2. we must keep it to evidence our compliance with applicable law;
  3. there is an outstanding issue, claim or dispute requiring us to keep the relevant information until it is resolved; or
  4. the information must be kept for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud prevention and enhancing users’ safety and security. For example, information may need to be kept to prevent a user who was banned for unsafe behavior or security incidents from opening a new account.

Keep in mind that even though our systems are designed to carry out data deletion processes according to the above guidelines, we cannot promise that all data will be deleted within a specific timeframe due to technical constraints

12. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our services are restricted to users who are 18 years of age or older. We do not permit users under the age of 18 on our platform and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you suspect that a user is under the age of 18, please use the reporting mechanism available through the service.

13. PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Because we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to help you build meaningful connections, this policy may change over time. We will notify you before any material changes take effect so that you have time to review the changes.

14. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, here’s how you can reach us: Here

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OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

At Sitabus, your
privacy is a top priority. Your privacy is at the core of the way we design and
build the services and products you know and love, so that you can fully trust
them and focus on building meaningful connections.

We appreciate that you
put your trust in us when you provide us with your information and we do not
take this lightly.

We
do not compromise with your privacy
. We design all of our products and services with your privacy
in mind. We involve experts from various fields, including legal, security,
engineering, product design and others to make sure that no decision is taken
without respect for your privacy.

We
strive to be transparent in the way we process your data
. Because we use many of the same online
services you do, we know that insufficient information and overly complicated
language are common issues in privacy policies. We take the exact opposite
approach: we have written our Privacy Policy and related documents in plain
language. We actually want you to read our policies and understand our privacy
practices!

We
work hard to keep your information secure
. We have teams dedicated to keeping your data safe and secure.
We constantly update our security practices and invest in our security efforts
to enhance the safety of your information.

PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to Sitabus’s
Privacy Policy. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

We appreciate that you
trust us with your information and we intend to always keep that trust. This
starts with making sure you understand the information we collect, why we
collect it, how it is used and your choices regarding your information. This
Policy describes our privacy practices in plain language, keeping legal and
technical jargon to a minimum.

This Privacy Policy applies beginning Dec 13, 2018.

  1. WHO
    WE ARE
  2. WHERE
    THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES
  3. INFORMATION
    WE COLLECT
  4. COOKIES
    AND OTHER SIMILAR DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES
  5. HOW
    WE USE INFORMATION
  6. HOW
    WE SHARE INFORMATION
  7. CROSS-BORDER
    DATA TRANSFERS
  8. YOUR
    RIGHTS
  9. RESIDENTS
    OF CALIFORNIA
  10. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
  11. HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION
  12. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
  13. PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES
  14. HOW TO CONTACT US

1. WHO WE ARE

If you live in the
European Union, the company that is responsible for your information under this
Privacy Policy (the “data controller”) is:

Roobix
8 Harcourt Road
Dublin 2, D02 FW64
Ireland

If you live outside
the European Union, the company responsible for your information is:

Primaya Linea OOO
Zvinegaroskaya Ul. 34 190587
Russian Federation

2. WHERE THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES

This Privacy Policy
applies to websites, apps, events and other services operated by Primaya Linea
OOO . For simplicity, we refer to all of these as our “services” in
this Privacy Policy. To make it extra clear, we’ve added links to this Privacy
Policy on all applicable services.

Some services may
require their own unique privacy policy. If a particular service has its own
privacy policy, then that policy — not this Privacy Policy — applies.

3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

It goes without
saying, we can’t help you develop meaningful connections without some
information about you, such as basic profile details and the types of people
you’d like to meet. We also collect information generated as you use our
services, for example access logs, as well as information from third parties,
like when you access our services through a social media account. If you want
additional info, we go into more detail below.

Information
you give us

You choose to give us
certain information when using our services. This includes:

  • When you create an
    account, you provide us with at least your login credentials, as well as some
    basic details necessary for the service to work, such as your gender and date
    of birth.
  • When you complete your
    profile, you can share with us additional information, such as details on your
    personality, lifestyle, interests and other details about you, as well as
    content such as photos and videos. To add certain content, like pictures or
    videos, you may allow us to access your camera or photo album. Some of the
    information you choose to provide us may be considered “special” or
    “sensitive” in certain jurisdictions, for example your racial or
    ethnic origins, sexual orientation and religious beliefs. By choosing to
    provide this information, you consent to our processing of that information.
  • When you subscribe to
    a paid service or make a purchase directly from us (rather than through a
    platform such as iOS or Android), you provide us or our payment service
    provider with information, such as your debit or credit card number or other
    financial information.
  • When you participate
    in surveys or focus groups, you give us your insights into our products and
    services, responses to our questions and testimonials.
  • When you choose to
    participate in our promotions, events or contests, we collect the information
    that you use to register or enter.
  • If you contact our
    customer care team, we collect the information you give us during the
    interaction. Sometimes, we monitor or record these interactions for training
    purposes and to ensure a high quality of service.
  • If you ask us to
    communicate with or otherwise process information of other people (for example,
    if you ask us to send an email on your behalf to one of your friends), we
    collect the information about others that you give us in order to complete your
    request.
  • Of course, we also
    process your chats with other users as well as the content you publish, as part
    of the operation of the services.

Information
we receive from others

In addition to the
information you provide us directly, we receive information about you from
others, including:

  • Other
    Users

    Other users may provide information about you as they use our services. For
    instance, we may collect information about you from other users if they contact
    us about you.
  • Social
    Media

    You may be able to use your social media login (such as Facebook Login) to
    create and log into your Sitabus account. This saves you from having to
    remember yet another user name and password and allows you to share some information
    from your social media account with us.
  • Other
    Partners

    We may receive info about you from our partners, for instance when Sitabus
    accounts can be created through a partner’s websites (in which case they pass
    along registration information to us) or where Sitabus ads are published on a
    partner’s websites and platforms (in which case they may pass along details on
    a campaign’s success).

Information
collected when you use our services

When you use our
services, we collect information about which features you’ve used, how you’ve
used them and the devices you use to access our services. See below for more
details:

  • Usage
    Information

    We collect information about your activity on our services, for instance how
    you use them (e.g., date and time you logged in, features you’ve been using,
    searches, clicks and pages which have been shown to you, referring webpage
    address, advertising that you click on) and how you interact with other users
    (e.g., users you connect and interact with, time and date of your exchanges,
    number of messages you send and receive).
  • Device
    information

    We collect information from and about the device(s) you use to access our
    services, including:

    • hardware and software
      information such as IP address, device ID and type, device-specific and apps
      settings and characteristics, app crashes, advertising IDs (such as Google’s
      AAID and Apple’s IDFA, both of which are randomly generated numbers that you
      can reset by going into your device’ settings), browser type, version and
      language, operating system, time zones, identifiers associated with cookies or
      other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser (e.g.,
      IMEI/UDID and MAC address);
    • information on your
      wireless and mobile network connection, like your service provider and signal
      strength;
    • information on device
      sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses.
  • Other
    information with your consent

    If you give us permission, we can collect your precise geolocation (latitude
    and longitude) through various means, depending on the service and device
    you’re using, including GPS, Bluetooth or WiFi connections. The collection of
    your geolocation may occur in the background even when you aren’t using the
    services if the permission you gave us expressly permits such collection. If
    you decline permission for us to collect your geolocation, we will not collect
    it.

    Similarly, if you consent, we may collect your photos and videos (for instance,
    if you want to publish a photo, video or streaming on the services).

4. COOKIES AND OTHER SIMILAR DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES

We use and may allow others to use cookies and similar
technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixels) to recognize you and/or your
device(s). You may read our Cookie Policy for more information on why we use
them (such as authenticating you, remembering your preferences and settings,
analyzing site traffic and trends, delivering and measuring the effectiveness
of advertising campaigns, allowing you to use social features) and how you can
better control their use, through your browser settings and other tools.

Some web browsers
(including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) have a “Do Not
Track” (“DNT”) feature that tells a website that a user does not
want to have his or her online activity tracked. If a website that responds to
a DNT signal receives a DNT signal, the browser can block that website from
collecting certain information about the browser’s user. Not all browsers offer
a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, many
businesses, including Sitabus, do not currently respond to DNT signals.

5. HOW WE USE INFORMATION

The main reason we use
your information is to deliver and improve our services. Additionally, we use
your info to help keep you safe and to provide you with advertising that may be
of interest to you. Read on for a more detailed explanation of the various
reasons we use your information, together with practical examples.

To
administer your account and provide our services to you

  • Create and manage your
    account
  • Provide you with customer
    support and respond to your requests
  • Complete your
    transactions
  • Communicate with you
    about our services, including order management and billing

To
help you connect with other users

  • Analyze your profile
    and that of other users to recommend meaningful connections
  • Show users’ profiles
    to one another

To
ensure a consistent experience across your devices

  • Link the various
    devices you use so that you can enjoy a consistent experience of our services
    on all of them. We do this by linking devices and browser data, such as when
    you log into your account on different devices or by using partial or full IP
    address, browser version and similar data about your devices to help identify
    and link them.

To
serve you relevant offers and ads

  • Administer
    sweepstakes, contests, discounts or other offers
  • Develop, display and
    track content and advertising tailored to your interests on our services and
    other sites
  • Communicate with you
    by email, phone, social media or mobile device about products or services that
    we think may interest you

To
improve our services and develop new ones

  • Administer focus
    groups and surveys
  • Conduct research and
    analysis of users’ behavior to improve our services and content (for instance,
    we may decide to change the look and feel or even substantially modify a given
    feature based on users’ behavior)
  • Develop new features
    and services (for example, we may decide to build a new interests-based feature
    further to requests received from users).

To
prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities

  • Address ongoing or
    alleged misbehavior on and off-platform
  • Perform data analysis
    to better understand and design countermeasures against these activities
  • Retain data related to
    fraudulent activities to prevent against recurrences

To
ensure legal compliance

  • Comply with legal
    requirements
  • Assist law enforcement
  • Enforce or exercise
    our rights, for example our Terms

To process your
information as described above, we rely on the following legal bases:

  • Provide
    our service to you:
     Most of the
    time, the reason we process your information is to perform the contract that
    you have with us. For instance, as you go about using our service to build
    meaningful connections, we use your information to maintain your account and
    your profile, to make it viewable to other users and recommend other users to
    you.
  • Legitimate
    interests:
     We may use your
    information where we have legitimate interests to do so. For instance, we
    analyze users’ behavior on our services to continuously improve our offerings,
    we suggest offers we think might interest you, and we process information for administrative,
    fraud detection and other legal purposes.
  • Consent: From time to time, we may ask for your
    consent to use your information for certain specific reasons. You may withdraw
    your consent at any time by contacting us at the address provided at the end of
    this Privacy Policy.

6. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

Since our goal is to
help you make meaningful connections, the main sharing of users’ information
is, of course, with other users. We also share some users’ information with
service providers and partners who assist us in operating the services, with
other Match Group companies and, in some cases, legal authorities. Read on for
more details about how your information is shared with others.

  • With
    other users

    You share information with other users when you voluntarily disclose
    information on the service (including your public profile). Please be careful
    with your information and make sure that the content you share is stuff that
    you’re comfortable being publically viewable since neither you nor we can
    control what others do with your information once you share it.

    If you choose to limit the audience for all or part of your profile or for
    certain content or information about you, then it will be visible according to
    your settings.

  • With
    our service providers and partners

    We use third parties to help us operate and improve our services. These third
    parties assist us with various tasks, including data hosting and maintenance,
    analytics, customer care, marketing, advertising, payment processing and
    security operations.

    We may also share information with partners who distribute and assist us in
    advertising our services. For instance, we may share limited information on you
    in hashed, non-human readable form to advertising partners.

    We follow a strict vetting process prior to engaging any service provider or
    working with any partner. All of our service providers and partners must agree
    to strict confidentiality obligations.

  • When
    required by law

    We may disclose your information if reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with a
    legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government /
    law enforcement investigation or other legal requirements; (ii) to assist in
    the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law);
    or (iii) to protect the safety of any person.
  • To
    enforce legal rights

    We may also share information: (i) if disclosure would mitigate our liability
    in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights
    and legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties;
    (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or
    take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other
    wrongdoing.
  • With
    your consent or at your request

    We may ask for your consent to share your information with third parties. In
    any such case, we will make it clear why we want to share the information.

We may use and share non-personal information (meaning information that, by itself, does not identify who you are such as device information, general demographics, general behavioral data, geolocation in deidentified form), as well as personal information in hashed, non-human readable form, under any of the above circumstances. We may also share this information with other Match Group companies and third parties (notably advertisers) to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our services and on websites or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine this information with additional non-personal information or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form collected from other sources. More information on our use of cookies and similar technologies can be found in our Cookie Policy.

7. CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS

Sharing of information laid out in Section 6 sometimes involves cross-border data transfers, for instance to the United States of America and other jurisdictions. As an example, where the service allows for users to be located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), their personal information is transferred to countries outside of the EEA. We use standard contract clauses approved by the European Commission or other suitable safeguard to permit data transfers from the EEA to other countries. Standard contractual clauses are commitments between companies transferring personal data, binding them to protect the privacy and security of your data.

8. YOUR RIGHTS

We want you to be in
control of your information, so we have provided you with the following tools:

  • Access / Update tools in the service. Tools and account settings that help you to access, rectify or delete information that you provided to us and that’s associated with your account directly within the service. If you have any question on those tools and settings, please contact our customer care team for help here.
  • Device permissions. Mobile platforms have permission systems for specific types of device data and notifications, such as phone book and location services as well as push notifications. You can change your settings on your device to either consent or oppose the collection of the corresponding information or the display of the corresponding notifications. Of course, if you do that, certain services may lose full functionality.
  • Deletion. You can delete your account by using the corresponding functionality directly on the service.

We want you to be
aware of your privacy rights. Here are a few key points to remember:

  • Reviewing your information. Applicable privacy laws may give you the right to review the personal information we keep about you (depending on the jurisdiction, this may be called right of access, right of portability or variations of those terms). You can request a copy of your personal information by putting in such a request here.
  • Updating your information. If you believe that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or that we are no longer entitled to use it and want to request its rectification, deletion or object to its processing, please contact us here.

For your protection
and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of
identity before we can answer the above requests.

Keep in mind, we may
reject requests for certain reasons, including if the request is unlawful or if
it may infringe on trade secrets or intellectual property or the privacy of
another user. If you wish to receive information relating to another user, such
as a copy of any messages you received from him or her through our service, the
other user will have to contact our Privacy Officer to provide their written
consent before the information is released.

Also, we may not be
able to accommodate certain requests to object to the processing of personal
information, notably where such requests would not allow us to provide our
service to you anymore. For instance, we cannot provide our service if we do
not have your date of birth.

  • Uninstall. You can stop all information collection
    by an app by uninstalling it using the standard uninstall process for your
    device. If you uninstall the app from your mobile device, the unique identifier
    associated with your device will continue to be stored. If you re-install the
    application on the same mobile device, we will be able to re-associate this
    identifier to your previous transactions and activities.
  • Accountability. In certain countries, including in the
    European Union, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data
    protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your personal
    information. The data protection authority you can lodge a complaint with
    notably may be that of your habitual residence, where you work or where we are
    established.

9. RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA

If you are a California resident, you can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information about you that we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. To request this notice, please submit your request here. Please allow 30 days for a response. For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer such a request.

10. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We work hard to
protect you from unauthorized access to or alteration, disclosure or
destruction of your personal information. As with all technology companies,
although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you
should not expect, that your personal information will always remain secure. We
regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and
regularly review our information collection, storage and processing practices to
update our physical, technical and organizational security measures.

We may suspend your use of all or part of the services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security. If you believe that your account or information is no longer secure, please notify us immediately here.

11. HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION

We keep your personal information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes (as laid out in Section 5 and as permitted by applicable law).

In practice, we delete
or anonymize your information upon deletion of your account or after two years
of continuous inactivity, unless:

  1. we must keep it to
    comply with applicable law;
  2. we must keep it to
    evidence our compliance with applicable law;
  3. there is an
    outstanding issue, claim or dispute requiring us to keep the relevant
    information until it is resolved; or
  4. the information must
    be kept for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud prevention and
    enhancing users’ safety and security. For example, information may need to be
    kept to prevent a user who was banned for unsafe behavior or security incidents
    from opening a new account.

Keep in mind that even
though our systems are designed to carry out data deletion processes according
to the above guidelines, we cannot promise that all data will be deleted within
a specific timeframe due to technical constraints

12. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our services are
restricted to users who are 18 years of age or older. We do not permit users
under the age of 18 on our platform and we do not knowingly collect personal
information from anyone under the age of 18. If you suspect that a user is
under the age of 18, please use the reporting mechanism available through the
service.

13. PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Because we’re always
looking for new and innovative ways to help you build meaningful connections,
this policy may change over time. We will notify you before any material
changes take effect so that you have time to review the changes.

14. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, here’s how you can reach us: Here

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