We at AffectionateFriends.com ("we" or "AffectionateFriends") have created this privacy
policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your personal information
July 11th 2006. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information,
Our Pledge to You
AffectionateFriends pledges that any and all personal information you provide will be kept
confidential and will never be sold, rented, leased, or intentionally disclosed
to any third party, including email addresses. The only exception would be when
required to do so by any applicable law.
Personal information means real name, email address, exact date of birth, ethnicity, weight,
marital status and preferred partner gender. Other information entered into your profile may be
publicly disclosed as part of the site's search engine optimisation program.
AffectionateFriends uses Search engine optimisation (SEO) and tracking (TR) practices to
enhance its commercial effectiveness and make your use of AffectionateFriends easier. These
practices will include (amongst others) the recording of the website that you
are common amongst all type of web sites and do not in any constitute an abnormal
use of data collection.
Information We Collect and What We Do with It:
Apart form the above described SEO and tracking practices, we collect only
information you voluntarily give us, and we don't do anything with it other
than help you connect with potential friends. All information provided
by you as part of your profile and preference will be accessible to members
and site guests alike. We do not however display your personal contact information.
If you wish to provide this information to another member they will need to
be a fully subscribed member and you may do so via our various communication
If you use AffectionateFriends without registering, only SEO and TR information is collected.
Your experience with the site will be greatly enhanced, however, if you register.
When you register, we collect and store in our database only information that
you voluntarily provide when you fill out our registration form and complete
your profile and preferences. You can review and edit this information at any
time by logging in and clicking on the Profile button on the index page. If
you have forgotten your password you can use the site Password reminder facility
located on the login page of the site. If you have forgotten your user name
please use the contact us page to advise accordingly and we will usually respond
within 6-48 hours.
If you choose to become a full member of AffectionateFriends by purchasing a subscription,
you will be transfer to our payment gateway "Paypal". Paypal is
a major payment processing facility that securely manages AffectionateFriends's payments.
All payment information provided in the payment process will be recorded by
paypal and not Affectionatefriends. We feel that this provides you with more security that
we could do so directly.
This site is not hosted on a secure server which is customary only for sites
that directly take your payment information. As stated above, this site does
not collect payment information.
Monitoring of the site
Affectionatefriends reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor all services
used on Affectionatefriends. This includes but is not limited to the materials posted in
the public areas of the site as well as the contents of communications transmitted
while engaging in use of the personal message board and other internal messaging
services provided. Affectionatefriends shall have the right to remove any material that
violates, or is alleged to violate, the law or this agreement. Affectionatefriends shall
have the right to disclose information transmitted while using the Service for
any reason if Affectionatefriends believes that it is reasonable to do so, including to:
satisfy laws, regulations, or governmental or legal requests; operate the Service
properly; or protect itself and it Members.
Email from Us
When you first register at Affectionatefriends, we send you an automatic email that contains
a welcome message with general instructions about the site and a reminder of
your username and password. We also send automatic emails notifying you when
new communications are waiting for you at the site. This action can be disabled
after logging in.
Other than the above, you will get no regular emails from us, but you might
get an occasional email under the following circumstances:
- If you haven't submitted a photo within a few days of registering, we usually
will send you 1 email reminder about this.
- If you haven't written a substantial Bio within a few days of registering,
we usually will send you 1 email reminder about this.
- If we receive a question or complaint about you, we might email you about
- On rare occasions we have a major change in the site that requires we communicate
with all members.
- On rare occasions we have to go offline for planned maintenance and will
notify members in advance by email if possible.
- Notifications of new members that match your broad requirements