Last updated October 24, 2016
When you visit any website, you are providing a range of personal information to the owners of the website about your visit, depending on what actions you take. This is also the case on dating.com. You should always understand the privacy policies on any website when supplying information during your use of the website. You should always ask if the site does not make the necessary information available to you.
We will only use the information you send to us during your visit for the purposes of internal tracking. This includes the activities of making dating.com effective for you to use and making appropriate responses to your requests for information and other features or services. Unless specifically mentioned, we do not use your personal information for any other reason. We will never sell your information to a third party, and we will never give a third party access to your information.
We use cookie technology on dating.com as part of the statistical reporting on our website. A cookie is a small piece of information delivered by a website that is saved to your hard disk by the browser on your computer. It contains information used by a website to make your experience more personal (e.g. rotating profiles on the dating.com home page) and to gather statistical data, such as which pages are visited, what is downloaded during your experience, the domain name and country of the internet provider that you have come from (e.g. ‘aol.com’, or ‘umich.edu’), and addresses of those websites you have visited just before, and after, coming to dating.com. Nevertheless, we do not associate any of this information with you as an individual. Only an aggregate measure is taken. Cookie information allows us to follow your “click stream” activity (i.e., how visitors navigate our site as they move from page to page). It is important to note that cookies never capture your individual email address or any of your private information.
We also operate standard Web server log files to assist in counting visitor numbers and analyzing our website’s technical capability. This information is used to establish how many people visit dating.com, enable us to organize the pages for the best usability, make the website suitable for your browser, and ensure that our pages are working at their full potential. Although we collect information on site traffic we do not record information on particular visitors to our site, which means that no information about you as an individual is retained or used.You are able to browse the website without cookies by configuring your browser to reject all cookies, or to give you warning when a cookie is set. However, because every browser is different you should refer to the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
The information you provide to us is used in several ways:
When you send an email to us for any reason, your email address is used to acknowledge your comment and/or reply to your enquiry. For this reason, we store both your communication and our response in case we need to communicate with you further.dating.com may also send you a mix of other daily email communication including newsletters, profile update information, and special offers aimed at your interests.
Service providers: We may share the information you provide to us with external companies who assist us in delivering the products and services we offer. For example, we may cooperate with an external company to: (a) Oversee a customer information database; (b) help us in sending out emails; (c) help us with direct marketing and collection of data; (d) assist us with storage and data analysis; (d) prevent fraudulent activity; and (e) deliver other services aimed at making the most of our business potential. It is our stipulation that these external companies must agree to keep all information confidential and use information we share only to carry out their duties according to agreements between us.
Business partners: We may provide information to specially selected external companies when we consider their services or products to be of interest to you.
Changes in business: We may transfer or share a copy of your personal information in cases where dating.com or one of its properties, affiliates, or subsidiaries is part of a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling part of its assets.
Compliance with the law: When legally required we may give access to your personal information in order to meet the requirements of any police investigation or other legal activity, to protect against the contravention or unauthorized use of our website, to limit the legal liability of our company, and to defend our rights or protect the rights, security, or property of visitors to our website or the wider public.
You can decide which correspondence to receive from us in accordance with our policy on freedom of choice and opting out. dating.com may regularly send emails to you that give information on updates, new features, and special offers connected with our website. You can decide to stop getting these emails whenever you wish. To stop receiving these emails you can click the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of each email you receive or alternatively email us at email@example.com.
If you have a member account on our website, you can use the following instructions to change the use of your personal information.
To change or delete your personal information, please carry out these instructions:
You may also send a request to our Customer Support Team and they can make the changes.
We are dedicated to protecting the personal information we collect from you and ensure all security measures are taken to make this happen. dating.com operates firewalls and has implemented all necessary security measures at its physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or modification of information that you have provided to us by using our website.
dating.com has secure certificates from VeriSign and McAfee that show the website is approved, fully tested, and certified by these two expert security systems. This means that you are safe from any viruses, identity theft, spyware, fraudulent credit card activity, spam, and internet scams on our website.
Please be advised that whenever you send any information to us relating to any dating.com services, you agree to dating.com’s processing of this information in the United States/Russia in order to provide the services you are using.