Information Collected/Tracked by this site
This site gathers two types of information: information users submit to us and information not directly submitted by users.
Information submitted to this site:
There are two types of user-submitted information we collect: Public and Private. We define Public information as personal information that may be displayed on the site, such as gender, age and height, but cannot be linked to a particular user. Private information is defined as any information that allows others to contact a user other than through this site or allows the collection of information about the user other than what is displayed on the site.
Public: To accomplish our goal of bringing compatible people together, we must gather personal information, which may or may not include: customer-specified site username, gender, age, ethnic background, appearance, religion, income range, occupation, preference/lifestyle information and general geographic location. Much of this information is optional, and meant to be seen by members and visitors to the site but cannot be used to identify a specific member by name, address, etc.
Private: This information is gathered from members and guests who apply for the various services our site offers. This information includes, but is not limited to: address, first name, last name, birthdate, credit card number or checking account information for payment submitted to our associated processors, a user-specified password, address, zip code and telephone number.
Forums, Surveys, and Contests:
The discussion forums are for topic group discussion, picture posts, and poll voting, for all of which participation is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose any information. From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is also completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.
The Affiliate Partner program is a vehicle for other sites to link to the this site. No personal member information is exchanged with the Affiliate Partner.
Information not Directly Submitted by Users to this site:
Aggregate: This is information we collect that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all users to the site.
Use of Information Obtained by this site
Information users submit to this site:
Public: Public information supplied by the user is intended to be viewed by visitors to the site. This information is used by visitors for searching and matching purposes. Public information cannot be used to identify a specific member by name, address, etc.
Private: We primarily use Email addresses submitted by members to verify enrollment. We may also use a user's email address to send news regarding our site, but the user may choose not to receive email of this type by contacting us. Email addresses may also be used in private correspondence with the user for customer service issues. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. All other private information submitted by the user is confidential and will not be disclosed except as required by law or to protect members of this site. All private information can be updated or deleted by the user at any time.
Forums, Surveys, and Contests:
Forum information is posted on the site. Contact and other information collected for contests will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information collected will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Information submitted by the Affiliate Partner is used for establishing and maintaining a business relationship. No personal or business information is shared outside the relationship between this site and the Affiliate Partner. Affiliate Partners may not view or access private information on this site's subscribers.
Information that users do not submit to us:
Aggregate: We use your server, IP address, and browser-type related information in the general administration of our website.
Sharing of the Information this Site Gathers/Tracks
Except where you are expressly informed otherwise or as described immediately below, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information except to the financial institution that processes your credit card or check transaction unless required by law or for the protection of your membership.
This site contains links to other websites. Please be aware that this site is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites. We encourage our users 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.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
This site gives users several options for modifying or removing their information from our database please visit the My Account page.
This site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order process asks users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' 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 a billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having information used for purposes not directly related to our
site at the point where we ask for the information.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the email or by logging-in and changing their email options in the My Account section of the site.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site,
please contact us.