Effective on: June 1 2013
To better protect your privacy we provide this notice our comitment to online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. We have included contact details within this notice should you have questions regarding this privacy statement.
Information Collection and Use
This Site (hereafter known as the "site") will not share this information other than defined in this statement. We collect information from our members at several different points on our website such as the registration form, membership purchase and via the members profiles. This information is stored in a secured database within the USA for use only as defined within this statement.
We reserve the right to share or use the information we collect for internal purposes and to specially selected companies. You have the option to opt-out of such information being shared by notifying us via the support section of the site detailed below or by blocking your account within the My Profile section of the web site.
Registration & Profile Creation
In order to use this website and become a member, a user must first complete the registration form and/or login to the website. During registration a user is required to give their contact information such as your name, e-mail address, age, gender, zip code, city state and other information such as and hobbies and interestes in order to complete the membership process and use the site..
This information may be used to contact you about your membership, to send email notifications, or to contact you about services on the site. You have the choice of choosing how receive such messages and to which email address these emails are sent. It is optional for the user to provide further membership information (such as sexual likes ans dislikes), but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.
Members have the option of uploading to the site photographs and/or videos for use in their public profiles. These files are stored and linked to the members profile and form an integral part of the members information you submit and are subject to the same privacy rules as text and other information submitted by the member.
Persons under age
Individuals under the age of 18 should not access this site. If we discover that a minor has joined the site or is viewing the site, we reserve the right to block access to the best of our ability using technology reasonably available.
If purchasing an upgraded membership, a third party also gathers personal information in order to validate the member's account information. That data is gathered by the billing company under secure servers and is not shared by anyone other than the billing company or bank.
Please note that this information is solely used for validation and no mail will be sent to the postal address provided. The billing company will send us a receipt of purchase once the transaction is approved. You may also receive a recipt from the billing company confirming your purchase..
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time.
For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies are placed on the registration and login page. If a user rejects the cookie, the site access may be limited. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our members to enhance the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, monitor fraud and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners, billing companies and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
We will disclose personal information about our members if and when is required by law enforcement or to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served upon us..
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our members to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. By posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. We do not disclose any of our members' personal information to other members or on the public areas of the site.
We take every precaution to protect our members' information. When members submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both on and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks members to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All membership information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage. Please contact support below if you have any other question regarding security issues.
Keeping Personal Information up to date:
If a members personally identifiable information changes (such as their email address), or if a user no longer desires to be member of the site we provide a way to correct, update or deactivate members' personally identifiable information. This can usually be done on the member's profile web page by editing their profile and submitting their request. All data is then updated in our system.
In order to cancel an upgraded membership members should submit a request to the billing company that handled the transaction in the first instance. Alternatively, members should contact support below to request cancellation of their upgraded account, Should a member wish to remove the account entirely, a link is provided on the profile page to do this after confirmation.
Marketing choices & Email Notifications
Our members are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site during registration. If they wish not to receive email or newsletters they can opt-out within the email options web page of the members area and also by notifying support.
You may also opt-out of site notifications such as email and whisper alerts simply by choosing the relevant option within the email options web page of the members area. There is also an unsubscribe link sent in every notification with a direct link to the page that allows you to choose your email notification preferences.
Notification of Changes
We will post changes to this privacy statement, the homepage and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. It will be the members responsibility to check this page from time to time for updates.
Should you wish to contact us about the information in this statement or have any concerns, please contact us via the support link at the bottom fo the site.