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Privacy Statement
 
Privacy Policy
 
Please read the following privacy statement to understand how we will treat your personal information when you use this site.

If we change this policy (which we may do from time to time), we will make this clear in its home page, and accordingly, you will be permitted the opportunity not to accept such changes. This may mean however, that we cannot provide the Service to you and so you need to remove your profile from our database.

 

A "Network" of High Quality Dating Sites run off a single database

Loveandfriends operates a number of separate websites running off a shared database. This is explained in detail to members on our Help page - Databases and Sites

Our Terms and Conditions specifically describe this arrangement and the use of our service generally requires members to appear on all sites of our "Dating network". However, members may choose to restrict themselves to the single site they joined by pressing a button on our "Settings" page.

This Privacy Policy applies to all sites on the "Loveandfriends Network" - not just the original Loveandfriends.com website itself. Where you see "Loveandfriends" mentioned in this Privacy Policy this requirement applies in the exact same way to whichever of our Partner Sites you use.

Members can see which site a fellow member originates from on the "Provenance" field of the profile - so that members can be assured of the nature and quality of all website locations where their profile may appear.

 

What information do we collect?

In order to provide the Service to you, we needs to collect certain personal information about you (e.g. your e-mail address, name, etc,). When you register with us, you will be required to submit information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”). We will store this information on its UK based computers together with any information you may provide us from time to time.

 

It is necessary for us to use this personal information.

When you use the Site or Service, we will automatically track certain information about you for purpose of internal administration and research. This information includes things like your domain name and IP address, your browser and operating system, the URL you came from, the pages you visit within the site and the URL you go to when you leave the Site.

We will use your personal data to operate an active member directory through which other Members can contact you. If you do not wish to be included in this member directory, you may at any time contact us to “opt out”. You can choose to either suspend your membership or have your details permanently deleted.

If you are a member of one of the partner sites in the "Loveandfriends Network" and not the original Loveandfriends.com website itself you should check the top of your Terms and Conditions page to see what specific rights our partner has to your data. Different partners have negotiated different rights. Examples include:
- no rights to any of your data
- a copy of your email address for marketing purposes.
- full admin rights on our site to view/administer profiles and messages

Our site itself may also include links to other web sites. Except as expressly set out herein, we shall not share personally identifiable information with the providers of such linked web sites, but may provide aggregate information regarding users to such operators - (e.g. "Dear Himalaya Trekking Co., our statistics show that 57% of ourmembers are interested in adventure holidays so maybe you would like to place a link on our site") . We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such linked sites and hereby expressly disclaims all responsibility and liability which may arise therefrom.

 

We are anti-spam!

We disclose your personal information to third parties for the purposes of associated administration and obtaining professional advise (e.g. on the basis of research) only. We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your express consent.

We may send your information internationally (which may include countries outside the European Economic Area). Such other countries offer differing levels of protection of personal information, not all of which may be as high as in the UK.

 

Marketing and promotional activities are important.

We use personal information to provide you with periodic marketing and promotional notices. This forms part of our personalised service offering and we see this as being a significant benefit to users. However, if you do not wish to receive these services, you may at any time contact us to “opt out” and we will then not provide these services to you.

 

We usescookies.

Cookies are small files, which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard disk. We use these cookies on a limited basis (e.g. to store your unique personal identification details given to you on registration). We believe that using cookies in this way is beneficial to the efficient operation of the love and friends website.

Cookie technology also helps us to determine which features and service are important to which audiences so that it may know where to invest its ongoing development and creative efforts. Other than this, we do not store personal information in the cookie or use it for any other purpose.

 

We comply with data protection requirements.

We comply with and areregistered in accordance with data protection legislation in the UK. To allow us to do this, you agree to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by us in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

We will not disclose personal information nor edit, or disclose the contents of a user's private communications or personal information except as expressly set out herein or if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

(1) conform or comply with applicable law;

(2) protect and defend the rights or property of our company; or

(3) to protect the personal safety of our members or the public.

 

Security

While we strive to protect its users personal information and privacy, we do not guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk. You acknowledge that you are aware of security and privacy limitations inherent to the internet environment.

 

Do you have questions?

If you have questions or concerns about the content of this Privacy Policy or any personal information we hold about you, if you wish to alter or update such information or would like to “opt out” of (or resume) receiving marketing or promotional notices or being included in the members directory, you should e-mail. Email addresses are on our Contact Us page.