by David on Oct 03, 2012
Effective: May 4th, 2012
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect certain information you provide to us when using Lovendar, such as when you create an account and profile, send us an email or post information or other content to Lovendar. We collect certain personal information, like your name, picture, email address, as well as certain non-identifying information, like your gender, birthday and zip code. We will also collect the contact information of your partner, if you choose to connect your partner.
We also automatically collect certain information when you use Lovendar, such as your location/GPS coordinates (if you enable this feature), a device identifier (but not the UDID), 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 Lovendar. You can enable or disable location services when you use Lovendar at anytime, through your mobile device settings. This information is not treated as personal information unless we combine it with or link it to any of the personally identifiable information mentioned above.
We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies”. These are small files that your browser places on your computer. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our services, and to improve our services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
We use the information collected through Lovendar for the purposes described below: - to provide our services or information you request, and to process and complete any transactions; - to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, requests, and complaints and provide customer service; - to monitor and analyze usage and trends, and to personalize and improve Lovendar and your experiences when you use Lovendar, such as providing content or features that match your profile or interests (including ads), and to increase the functionality and user friendliness of our services; - to send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our services; - to allow you to add your location to your posts; - to find and connect with your partner (when instructed by you); - to let your partner know about your moments on Lovendar - to let your partner know it’s your birthday (if you don’t disable this alert); and - for any other purpose for which the information was collected.
What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
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What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information Online?
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
Accessing and Modifying Your Information
If you have an account, you can access and modify the personal information you provided us that is associated with your account. You may "opt out" of receiving marketing or promotional emails from us by changing your account preferences or by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out of these messages, you will still receive emails from us, about your account, our services and other pertinent information related to our services. These communications are considered part of the service and your account, which you cannot opt-out from receiving.
You can disconnect your account from your partner by selecting the “disconnect from partner” link. Disconnecting your account from your partner’s lets you remove your shared data without permanently deleting it. When you disconnecting your account, your partner will no longer see your share information. If you want to delete your information and your account, please contact us with a request that we delete your account and information. We will take steps to delete your information as soon as is practicable, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records and as otherwise required by law.
Our Policy Toward Children
Our service is not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.