Please read the following privacy statement to
understand how we will treat your personal information when you use
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
(2) protect and defend the rights or
property of our company; or
(3) to protect the personal
safety of our members or the public.
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
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.