Information collected about you
We collect information that may identify you, such as your name and email address (“personal information”) and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, it may be transferred to servers located in different countries around the world.
Information you provide. We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website or otherwise provide to us. This information includes personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number and, if you do business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, card type, expiration date or other financial information). We also ask for information about your interests and occupation, your gender and age, and other demographic information such as hometown or last name. Information may also be collected when you correspond with us (via email or chat, for example), when you report an error in the Service or on our Site, when you sign up for one of our Services, search for a Service, or share data through any features social networks on our Website.
Information about other people
Information collected automatically
We automatically collect your browser information when you visit our site. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, location and time of access, the contents of any unremoved cookies your browser previously collected from our site (see "Cookies" section below), and the site address , from which you came.
Cookies and use of cookie data
We may use standard Internet technologies, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track how you use our site. We may also include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether those messages have been opened and read. The information we obtain in this way allows us to customize the services we offer to users of our site, create targeted advertising, and measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, code, and other activities.
Information collected by third parties
We may allow third parties, including our authorized service providers, advertising companies and 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 site does not provide any personal information to such third parties. This information allows them to create targeted advertising and measure its effectiveness.
How we use the information we collect
We may use the information we collect about you to:
- offer products and services that you have requested;
- manage your account and provide you with technical support;
- conduct research and analysis about your usage patterns or interests in our products, services or content, or products, services or content offered by others;
- Contact you by email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you, offered by us or third parties;
- develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites;
- verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with competitions and sweepstakes;
- comply with or exercise any rights under our terms and conditions;
- manage our business;
- provide you with our advertisements when you visit other sites;
- perform the functions described to you at the time of collection.
What information does meet-people.ru collect about my friends and contacts?
You can invite your friends to join Love in club so that they too can meet new people. You can also find your friends who are already registered on meet-people.ru using the e-mail search. If you want to invite your friends and acquaintances to join meet-people.ru, we can send them an invitation on your behalf via email or SMS (if you use the Android or iPhone application). If someone you invite does not register within a few days of the invitation, we may send them a reminder of your invitation. After entering the data (login/password) from your mail account, you give us permission to send invitations to all your contacts on your behalf. The invitation will include your name, photo and invitation text to meet-people.ru.
When you import your contacts, we store your name and email address or mobile number so we can automatically link you and your contact. meet-people.ru does not sell these email addresses or mobile numbers and does not use them to send any messages other than invitations. Your friend can contact meet-people.ru and request that their information be removed from our database by visiting the feedback page. We do not sell or transfer personal information about you to third parties. meet-people.ru discloses aggregated non-personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. This means that we do not disclose information that could be used to identify a user.
We may use financial or payment method information to process payments for any purchases made on our site, to provide you with discounts, discounts, and to enroll you in other programs in which you may choose to participate, to protect or detect possible fraudulent transactions, or for other transactions necessary to operate our business.
Who may we disclose your information to?
We do not disclose your personal information to others except as described below or when we inform you and give you the opportunity to opt-out of disclosure of your personal information. We may disclose personal information to: Service Providers: We may disclose your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including your email address), to third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. Such services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, conducting business and sales analysis, selecting participants, maintaining the functionality of our site, and administering contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other events offered through our site. We may also disclose your name, contact information and credit card information to our authorized service providers who process credit card payments. These service providers may have access to personal information necessary to perform their functions, but are prohibited from disclosing or using such information for any other purpose.
Business Partners: When you register or make purchases on our site or click on our advertisements presented on third-party sites, we may share your personal information with companies with whom we partner to offer you relevant products, services or any promotional offers. When you elect to participate in a particular merchant's offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to such merchant.
Other situations. We may also disclose your information, including personal information:
In response to a subpoena or similar request for information, or a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or government agency; in order to comply with or exercise your legal rights; for the purpose of defense against claims; or for other purposes required by law. In such cases, we may waive any legal objection or right we have.
If we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud, or other illegal activity; to protect and enforce the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees or others; to comply with applicable laws or cooperate with law enforcement authorities; or to comply with our site terms or other agreements or policies.
In connection with any significant corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, disinvestment, merger, consolidation or sale of assets, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Aggregated or Non-Personal Information
We may disclose non-personal information we collect in any of the circumstances described above. We may combine non-personal information collected by us with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We may also disclose aggregated non-personal information, or personal information in encrypted, non-human readable form, to third parties, including consultants, advertisers, investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis or other business activities.
Third Party Sites
How you can access your information
Your Choices Regarding the Collection and Use of Your Information
You can control the information collected through cookies. For more information on how to reject or delete cookies, see the “Cookies” section below.
How we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security precautions (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help secure your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We want you to feel confident using our site. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take measures to protect your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches and other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care of how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information via unsecured email.
Information you provide about yourself when using our service
We provide areas on our sites where you can post information about yourself and others, and communicate with other members or upload content, such as photos. Such communications are governed by the user agreement. In addition, such messages may appear on other websites or in search results for queries related to your message. Also, if you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly accessible web pages, that information becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may begin to receive unwanted messages. We cannot control who reads your messages or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we ask you to be careful with your personal information.
Although our site is a general audience site, we limit the use of our service to users under 18 years of age.
No rights of third parties
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can be session or persistent. A session cookie lasts until you close your browser and is used to make the site easier to navigate. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for a long time. Cookies on our website are not associated with or intended to store your personal information.
For example, when you register on our site, we record your user or member ID and the name associated with that ID in a cookie on your computer. We may also record your password in a cookie if you have indicated that you want your password to be saved for automatic login. For security purposes, we encrypt any usernames, passwords and other data associated with user or member accounts that we store in such cookies. In cases where sites or services do not use a user or member ID, cookies contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers to receive cookies through our site, which will enable them to assist us with various activities, such as conducting analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content or advertising.
You can remove or reject cookies by changing your browser settings. (Instructions can be found by clicking “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers.) If you do this, some features and services of our site may not function properly.
We may allow third parties, advertising companies and advertising 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 site does not provide any personal information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you or others using your computer saw and/or clicked on advertisements provided by them (for example, click stream information, type browser, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, etc.), and possibly associate such information with your subsequent visits to advertised sites. They may also combine such information with personal information collected about you to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. The collection and use of such information is subject to the privacy policies of the third parties. This information allows them to create targeted advertising and measure its effectiveness.
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags, or web bugs) are tiny graphic elements with unique identifiers, similar in function to cookies, that are used to track the online movements of web users or to access to cookies. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages (or in email messages) 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 may also receive anonymous identification numbers if you come to our site through an online advertisement displayed on a third-party site. Third parties may use anonymous information about your visits to our site and other sites to improve their products and services and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.