You can browse our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States.
We may collect and store the following personal information:
a) Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, which helps us track users' movements around our site and understand trends.
b) We may also collect email address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers;
c) We may assign your computer one or more cookies which may collect information to facilitate access to our website and to personalize your online experience.
d) We may use standard Internet tools, such as web beacons, which collect information that tracks your use of our website and enables us to customize our services and advertisements.
e) Information from other companies, such as demographic and navigation data; and
f) Other supplemental information from third parties (for example, if you incur a debt to Date My Ride, we will generally conduct a credit check by obtaining additional information about you from a credit bureau, as permitted by law).
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-customization programs, simply indicate your preference when registering or by following the directions provided with the communication or advertisement.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to:
a) Fulfill your requests for products and services;
b) Offer products and services that may be of interest to you;
c) Customize the advertising and content that you see on our website;
d) Facilitate use of our website;
e) Manage your account and your preferences;
f) Analyze use of and improve our website, products and services;
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
We may also share your personal information with:
a) Service providers, such as credit-card payment processors, performing services on our behalf;
b) Other Date My Ride businesses;
c) Other businesses with which we partner or which we carefully select to offer you products, services, and promotions through our website or offline; and requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our users.
d) Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such events, we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, User ID history, IP address and fraud complaints.
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.
Information You Share on Date My Ride
Your User ID is displayed throughout Date My Ride (and so available to the public), and is connected to all of your Date My Ride activity. Notices sent to other community members about suspicious activity and policy violations on our sites refer to User IDs and specific items. So if you associate your name with your User ID, the people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your Date My Ride activities.
If you access our site from a shared computer or a computer in an internet café, certain information about you, such as your User ID, activity or reminders from Date My Ride, may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you.
Using Information from Date My Ride You may choose:
a) Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain services or use certain features of our website;
b) To stop receiving promotional emails from us by sending an email to the contact address at the bottom of this policy or by visiting the Profile Settings page associated with your account;
c) To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features or services of our website may not function properly;
d) To review and update your personal information by contacting us at the email address below or, if you have an online account on our website, by logging into that account.
We use "cookies" (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow; customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety.
A few important things you should know about cookies are that:
c) Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session.
d) You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our sites or services.
e) You may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of the sites that we do not control. (For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page.)
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 include web beacons in promotional (or other) e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.
No spam, Spyware or Spoofing
Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your Date My Ride password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify Date My Ride and change your password.
Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information
Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.