So we are clear on the terminology we use, “Personal Information” means contact information (e.g., your name, address, email address, and/or telephone number) and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual, and any other non-public information that is associated with that information. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual.
The Site and Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. We do not collect Personal Information from people we actually know are under 18 years of age. If we later learn that a user is under 18 years of age, we will take steps to prevent the user from utilizing the Site and the Services.
You are not required to provide any Personal Information to use our Site or Services. We only collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily. For example, if you communicate with us through our Site or by sending us an email, we may collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us. In general, the Personal Information we gather enables us to provide services to you.
To create an “Account” with a user name, we require that you provide certain Personal Information, including your name and email address. You are not required to have an Account to use our Site or Services.
When you register for our events and/or purchase tickets through the Services, we will collect all information necessary to process the transaction (though some of this information may go directly to our payment provider, event sponsor or venue host).
If you participate in a contest or giveaway with us, we may ask you for your e-mail address and/or home number (to notify you if you win or not). We may also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses to verify your identity. In some situations we may need additional information as a part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice. These contests are voluntary. We recommend that you read the rules for each contest that you enter.
We collect the following types of Anonymous Information:
Information Collected by Our Servers. Our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, clickstream data, and a date/time stamp for your visit.
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Use of Information
Personal Information We will use your Personal Information to:
- Administer your Account
- Provide you with services and customer support
- Market to you our products and services (and those of third parties) that we believe may interest you
- Respond to your requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems
- Improve the quality of the Site and the Services
- Communicate with you about the Site and the Services
We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.
We will communicate with you primarily in the form of emails. You can manage the frequency and/or opt out of receiving these communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or opt-out, we may still send you Site and Services related communications (e.g., emails related to your usage of the Site).
Disclosure of Information
As you know, the purpose of our Services is to connect you with other people. By submitting Personal Information, you authorize us to share your Personal Information with other MC users as part of our matchmaking services.
In addition, we may disclose certain Personal Information:
- To third party vendors who help us provide the Services or the Site
- If you register for a MC event, to any host or venue of an event we sponsor
- To third parties to whom you ask us to send Personal Information, including as set forth above
We may disclose Anonymous Information without restriction.
Accessing and Controlling your Information.
Information Disclosed to Third Parties
The Site or Services may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Site or Services and go to another site. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you.
LAST UPDATED: April 13, 2015