Data Policy

How We Collect Your Information

How we collect, process and store information depends in part on how you use the Services. You may register to use the Services (“Registered User”). You can use some of the Services without creating an account (“Guest User”) or providing any information other than information that is automatically collected as explained below. The different categories of information we collect from you are described below.

Information We Collect From You

We may collect information from you during your use of our Services such as your username, name, email, password, mobile phone number, date of birth and other information that you provide to our Service or allow us to access them.

We may also collect your activity log such as friends lists, interests lists, preferences or any other information that you make available while using our Services and consent to the collection and processing of that information.

Automatically-Collected Information

We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices) you use to access the Services, and about your use of the Services, even if you use the Services as a Guest User.

Device/Usage Information. We may collect information such as (a) IP addresses, unique device identifiers (e.g. IDFA or other device IDs on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s) browser types, browser language, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed the Services; and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as: referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist us in understanding how our Services are used. Such tools may collect and use your data, after we have depersonalized it, with other Finda users’ data.

Location Information. We may collect general location information (e.g. IP address, zip code), and may use that information to customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, and features. By accessing and using the Services, you consent to this collection and processing of location information.

Information from Third Parties

We may collect, process and store your user ID associated with any social media account (such as your Facebook account) that you use to sign in to the Services or connect with or use with the Services. When you sign in to your account or mobile application with your social media account information, or otherwise connect to your social media account with the Services, you consent to our collection, storage, and use, in accordance with this Privacy Policy, of the information that you choose to make available to us through the social media interface. This could include, without limitation, any information that you have made public in connection with your social media account, information that the social media service shares with us, or information that is disclosed as being shared during the sign-in process. Please see your social media provider’s privacy policy for more information about how they share information when you choose to connect your account.

We may obtain additional information about you from affiliates and may combine that information with information, which we collect from or about you, and information derived from any other product or service we or our affiliates provide.

Anonymous or De-Identified Data

We may anonymize and/or de-identify information collected through the Services or via other means, including via the use of third-party web analytic tools so that the information no longer relates to you. Where we have appropriately anonymized and/or de-identified information it no longer constitutes your personal information (also known as personal data). As a result, our use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not subject to this Privacy Policy, and may be disclosed to others on such basis.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we receive from and about you for the following purposes:

Sharing Your Information

Your Profile Information

If you are a Registered User, anyone who uses the Services is able to see your user name and any information posted on your profile.

You should not share personal information that might allow others to contact or locate you or other users and you should think before you post, as once posted the information becomes public.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We don't sell or share any personal information about you with third parties, except as provided in this Privacy Policy. We may share your information in the following circumstances:

Online Analytics and Tailored Advertising

Online Analytics

Leaving Finda

Should you choose to leave Finda, you may do so by contacting us. Once your request is received, we will process it to leave as soon as practicable. Once processed, your profile data will be removed from the Services and your activity such as interests etc will be converted to anonymous. You will be able to reactivate your account by logging back in for a period of 30 days after your request to leave Finda is processed. At the end of that period your account will be deleted. We will delete your data as soon as reasonably practicable, but in certain cases limited types of data, including log files and backups, may take up to 90 days to be fully deleted.

In order to enforce our Terms of Use and to prevent abuse of the Services, we may retain basic account information reasonably necessary to ensure a former user whose account has been terminated for breach of the Terms of Use does not open a new account and profile in further breach of our Terms of Use. We may also retain additional information where we reasonably believe that we are legally obligated to do so (such as where such information may be relevant for a law enforcement investigation).

Warning:  Please also note that even after you remove information from your profile or deactivate your account, copies of such content may still be visible and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, or to the extent such information has been shared with, indexed by or cached by search engines.  Similarly, if you have given third party applications or websites (e.g. other social networks) access to your personal information they may keep that information.  We cannot control this, nor do we accept any responsibility or liability for this.

Your EU Data Protection Rights

Changing Your Profile

Because you control your profile, you can see the personal information you've provided to us by accessing your “Profile” page, which gives you the option to correct or update your information at any time by just logging into the Services. Once you register, you will be able to change most of your personal information, including: your name; your country; your contact email address; your profile picture; and your password. You will not be able to change your birth date.

You have a right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. Such a request must be in writing. We will contact you to let you know what else we need from you before we send you a copy of your personal information. We reserve the right to charge the statutory fee (currently €6.35) to process such a request.

Children

The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect (or knowingly allow any third party to collect) personal information from persons under the age of 13. If we become aware that personal information has been collected from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this information and terminate the person’s account as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have personal information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us using the contact information below

Third Party Links and Services

The Services may contain links to third-party websites, including other social media services. Your use of these features may result in the collection, processing or sharing of information about you by a third party, depending on the feature. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites or services which may be linked on the Services. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites or services. The personal information you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We strongly encourage you to read such third parties’ privacy statements.

California Privacy Rights

California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in writing.

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, the features of our Services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy here and notify our Registered Users by email or by means of a notice on the Services. Save for urgent changes (such as those required by law) we will post such a notice on our website prior to the changes becoming effective. Please review the changes carefully. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you consent to and accept those changes. If you do not consent to such changes you can delete your account by following the process described in the “De-activating Your Profile” and “Leaving Finda” sections of this Privacy Policy.