Last updated April 5, 2013
The information we collect
We may collect personal information that can identify you such as your name and email address and other information that does not identify you. When you
provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
Information you provide.
We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. This includes identifying information,
such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method
(valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information). We also request information about your interests and activities, your
gender and age, and other demographic information such as your hometown or your username.
Information from other sources.
DateHookup.com is a part of the IAC family of businesses (please see www.iac.com), which as of the date of this policy
includes Match.com, Ask.com, Citysearch, ServiceMagic, Pronto, Shoebuy, College Humor, and many others companies and websites. We may periodically obtain
both personal and non-personal information about you from other IAC businesses, business partners, contractors and other third parties and add it to our
account information or other information we have collected.
Information about others.
We may collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us, such as their name, address and email address. If you use our
website to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) a product as a gift, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of
each such recipient in order to process those requests or facilitate future activities.
We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site.
Information collected automatically.
We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and
language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see "Cookies" below), and the referring website
Cookies and Use of Cookie Data.
When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your
online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages
you visit, the time and date of your visits, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but
you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to
sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our website. Other cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to the
registration data you have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, in hashed, non-human readable form. No personally identifiable information is
contained in these cookies. To opt-out of these cookies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may
include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this
manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of
our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
Information collected by third-parties.
We may allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, IAC companies, advertising companies and ad networks, to display advertisements on
our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with
their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted
advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network
Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies ( www.networkadvertising.org).
How we use the information we collect
We may use information that we collect about you to:
deliver the products and services that you have requested.
manage your account and provide you with customer support.
perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by
communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us,
other IAC companies or other third parties.
develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests.
verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes.
enforce or exercise any rights in our terms and conditions.
manage our business.
perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
register you with and display your profile on other online dating and other social websites owned by IAC, such as match.com and websites operated by People Media.
We may use financial information or payment method information to process payment for any purchases made on our website, enroll you in the discount,
rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to
manage our business.
If your personal information is submitted through our website when applying for a position with our company, the information will be used solely in
connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your personal information for a period of time, but only for the purpose of
considering your application for current or future available positions. This information, which may include your name and contact information, prior
education and experience, and other information you provided to us, may be shared with other IAC companies for the purpose of evaluating your
qualifications for the particular position or other available positions, as well as with third-party service providers retained by us to collect, maintain
and analyze candidate submissions for job postings.
Please review Your choices about collection and use of your information below.
With whom we share your information
We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your
personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address), with third parties that perform
certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and
sales analysis, member screenings, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through
our website. We may also share your name, contact information and credit card information with our authorized service providers who process credit card
payments. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such
information for any other purposes.
Other IAC businesses.
We are part of the IAC family of businesses (go to www.iac.com for a listing of these businesses). IAC’s businesses include the online dating websitesmatch.com, chemistry.com, OkCupid.com,SpeedDate.com and the websites operated by People Media (ourtime.com, seniorpeoplemeet.com, blackpeoplemeet.com and other sites
listed onpeoplemedia.com). We may share information we collect, including your profile and personal information
such as your name and contact information, photos, interests, activities and transactions on our website, with the IAC companies. As part of our online
service, your profile may be registered on and/or appear in search results or other areas of other online dating websites owned by IAC. All IAC companies
comply with the IAC Consumer Privacy statement.
When you make purchases on our website, we may share personal information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you the applicable products,
services or advertisements. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant's offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other
information to that merchant.
We also may disclose your information, including personal information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency;
to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal
objection or right available to us.
When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected
fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with
applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the
unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Anonymized and non-personally-identifiable information.
We may share non-personally-identifiable information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with IAC companies and third
parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our website and on websites of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We
may combine non-personally-identifiable information we collect with additional non-personally-identifiable information collected from other sources. We
also may share anonymized, non-personally-identifiable information with third parties, including advisors, writers, researchers, partners, advertisers and
investors. This data may be used for commercial and research purposes and analysis, including for studies, articles, and essays, as well as media and
example, if you click on an advertisement on our website, you may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party websites may
independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your
activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the "privacy" link
typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
How you can access your information
If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging into your account and clicking
on Settings. More information about how to contact us is provided below. If you have an online account with us, you also may delete or disable your account
at any time by visiting the "Settings" page for your account. If you delete or disable your account, we may still retain certain information associated
with your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our terms and
conditions, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our website or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In
subject to those third parties' policies.
Your choices about collection and use of your information
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our website because such
information may be required in order for you to register as a member; purchase products or services; participate in a contest, promotion, survey, or
sweepstakes; ask a question; or initiate other transactions on our website.
You may be given the opportunity, in any commercial email that we send to you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. We request a reasonable
time to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship email communications, such as service announcements,
administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please note that changing information in your
account, or otherwise opting out of receipt of promotional email communications, will only affect future activities or communications from us. If we have
already provided your information to a third party (such as a service provider) before you have changed your preferences or updated your information, you
may have to change you preferences directly with that third party.
You can also control information collected by cookies. See Cookies below for information about declining or deleting cookies.
How we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from
unauthorized access and disclosure. We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure.
Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or
other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid
sending personal information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website for
information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
Information you provide about yourself while using our service
We provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others or upload content such as
such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal
information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post
your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you
voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information.
Although our website is a general audience site, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly collect personal
information from children under the age of 13.
Visiting our websites from outside the United States
outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are
located and our central database is operated. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those
No Rights of Third Parties
How to contact us
of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us by email or postal mail as follows:
8300 Douglas Avenue, Suite 800
Dallas, Texas 75225
© IAC/InterActiveCorp. All rights reserved.
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A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A persistent cookie remains on your
hard drive for an extended period of time. Cookies on our website do not link to or store your personal information.
For example, when you sign in to our website, we will record your user or member ID and the name associated with your user or member ID in the cookie file
on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. For
security purposes, we will encrypt any usernames, passwords, and other user or member account-related data that we store in such cookies. In the case of
sites and services that do not use a user or member ID, the cookie will contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers to serve
cookies from our website to allow them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content
You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. Click "Help" in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions. If you do so, some of
the features and services of our website may not function properly.
We may allow third-parties, including IAC companies, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use
tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any
personal information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on
the advertisements they deliver (such as click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, etc.),
and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may combine this information with personal
information they collect from you to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. The collection and use of
effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to
track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded
invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may
receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website. Third parties may use
anonymous information about your visits to our site and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods
and services of interest to you.