DatingInGroups is not directed to people under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from people under the age of 18. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a person under the age of 18, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
I. INFORMATION WE STORE
DatingInGroups gathers information provided directly by End User that is reasonably necessary to operate the DatingInGroups Site and otherwise conduct business. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name, picture(s), email address, phone number, gender, birthday, zip code, and information inputted when End User creates a date on the Site.
DatingInGroups also automatically collects certain information when you use the Site, including MAC address, Internet Protocol (IP) address (if using a browser), operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring site and your activity on the Site.
1. Payment System
The DatingInGroups payment system requires End User to pay with a credit card or debit card. Consequently, in order to process payment you would be required to submit is a valid credit card number and name as it appears on the credit card. DatingInGroups will use this information to bill End User directly, or for use by third parties as necessary to complete the billing operation.
2. Automatically Gathered Information and Messaging
By agreeing to DatingInGroups’ Terms and Conditions and using our Site and any affiliated services, you are thereby acknowledging that certain information, including Personal and Anonymous Information, as defined below, will be automatically stored and in certain circumstances, viewable by other users and the public.
Additionally, except for direct messages, as denoted within the Site, End User acknowledges that all discussion for created dates, sponsored dates, ratings, comments, bulletin board service, chat rooms and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively “Communities”) are public and not private communications, and that, therefore, others may read End User’s communications without End User’s knowledge. DatingInGroups does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Community, and, therefore, DatingInGroups specifically disclaims any liability concerning the Communities and any actions resulting from End User’s participation in any Community, including any objectionable content. Generally, any communication that End User posts to DatingInGroups (whether in chat rooms, discussion groups, message boards or otherwise similar forum) is considered to be non-confidential. By posting comments, messages or other information on the Site or any Microsite, End User grants DatingInGroups the right to use such comments, messages or information for promotions, advertising, market research or any other lawful purpose without territorial, time or other limitation.
DatingInGroups uses the standard cookies and tracking technology of major browser applications to enable End User to specify unique preferences that get stored on End User’s computer. These features automatically collect data such as IP addresses, browser types and browser software versions to tailor the presentation of the Site to each End User and to maintain a record of activity, trends and patterns on the Site. End User always has the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. If you disable cookies on your browser, please note that some parts of our Site may not function as effectively or may be considerably slower.
DatingInGroups strives to make certain that our servers and connections incorporate the latest encryption and security devices. We use commercially reasonable methods to keep all of your information securely in our files and system, and to insure that our collection of such relevant information does not interfere with the operation or security of your system. Notwithstanding the foregoing, please note that while we are doing our best to reasonably protect your information, with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet.
II. OUR USE & DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
DatingInGroups reserves the right to reasonably use and disclose your information, whether automatically gathered or otherwise, in our discretion and always within applicable law. Notwithstanding the following, DatingInGroups reserves the right to capture, store, monetize and share with third parties Personal and Anonymous information shared on the site for any reasonable, business purpose. Additionally, we may supplement our information with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes.
1. Personal Information
DatingInGroups uses End User’s Personal Information for a variety of internal purposes, including, but not limited to, contacting you via email to inform you about updates to the DatingInGroups Site and providing you with information relating to our services and the Site. By agreeing to DatingInGroups’ Terms and Conditions and using our Site and any affiliated services, you are thereby allowing DatingInGroups to reasonably use your Personal Information to better your experience with DatingInGroups and any affiliated services.
DatingInGroups reserves the right to disclose Personal Information 1) as required by law; 2) to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or 3) when investigating fraud that has already taken place.
2. Anonymous Information
DatingInGroups uses End User’s Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the DatingInGroups Site. DatingInGroups cannot identify all reasonable and necessary uses of Anonymous information now; thus, by agreeing to DatingInGroups’ Terms and Conditions and using our Site and any affiliated services, you are thereby allowing DatingInGroups to reasonably use your Anonymous Information as we reasonably see fit.
3. Links to Other Sites; Access Beyond DatingInGroups’ Control
“Personal Information” means information about an End User that is personally identifiable to him/her, like End User’s name, address, email address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.
“Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons. DatingInGroups may create Anonymous Information from a) automatically gathering information, or b) Personal Information, by excluding information (such as names) that makes the information personally identifiable to End User.