Last Updated: as of March 9, 2021
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In addition, when you register with DateSpot as a Member, your personal information is password-protected. Your password and password reminder answers are kept encrypted at all times. However, to avoid unauthorized use of your account by others, you should take steps to maintain protection of your password, including changing your password each year, including a mix of capital and lower case letters, and including both letters, numbers and symbols. Further, this site may contain, and, in the course of services delivered through this Site we may provide you, with various links to other Web sites. DateSpot is not responsible for the privacy practices of those linked sites. In particular, DateSpot is not responsible for the privacy practices of Partner Matchmakers or non-matchmaking companies we recommend. You should not assume that other sites and Partner Matchmakers take similar steps in securing your information and should evaluate their privacy and security practices before using their systems or services.
MEMBERS. When you initially register with DateSpot as a Member, we require that you provide your name and email address, and your phone number is optional. By registering, you consent to our contacting you by email, initially to invite you to complete your DateSpot Profile if applicable. Your DateSpot Profile consists of select personal information which matchmakers, including our Partner Matchmakers, find useful to screen persons for those who may be a compatible with one their paying clients. While our Site template suggests certain standard information, it is up to you what information you provide in your DateSpot Profile.
While your DateSpot Profile will be accessible to our Partner Matchmakers (see Use of Collected Information) it is not accessible to others outside of DateSpot, and is not accessible to other Members. Your DateSpot Profile also does not include your home address. Partner Matchmakers can not view your last name, email address or phone number without asking to connect with you as one of their “connections” in their plan. As discussed below at Use of Collected Information, you determine if and when your contact information may be released to a particular Partner Matchmaker by responding to our contact request emails.
At any time, you may access and add to, remove, or change the personal information in your DateSpot Profile.
If you do not want to be contacted in the future, you may either deactivate or cancel your account. Deactivating a DateSpot Profile removes its visibility to Partner Matchmakers so they may not contact you, but we retain the information. You may ask that it be re-activated or cancelled at any time. Deactivating your account is a helpful choice if you enter into a non-married relationship or otherwise may want to re-join the Site or reference your Profile. You may completely cancel and thus delete your DateSpot Profile through your Account Settings page. Once deleted, we will not retain a copy, and it is not retrievable. If you cancel your account, we may alert the Matchmakers you connected with through our Site, but we cannot control their response and the information which you agree to provide to a Partner Matchmaker. Accordingly, you may wish to retain a list of those Partner Matchmakers whom, in response to a request, you have authorized a connection with to request that they delete your information as well (see Use of Collected Information).
PARTNER MATCHMAKERS. When you, as a professional matchmaker, apply to join our Site as a Partner Matchmaker, you will be asked to provide your full name, firm name, firm address, telephone number, business email address, and business website URL. You will not be able to subscribe to the Site until we reply by email with a confirmation. We will only reply with a confirmation email if, in our sole discretion, we are satisfied that you are in fact in business as a reputable matchmaker. In the course of your use of our Site, we may request additional information, for example, whether your services focus on a particular demographic, your experience, and relevant background. We do not presently sell Partner Matchmaker information with third parties, and only share it with one or more Members when you ask that we reach out to a particular Member on your behalf (see Use of Collected Information.)
We rely on the services of a third party billing processor to process credit and debit card payments from subscribing Partner Matchmakers. We do not receive or retain your card information. To process your payment, you will need to accept the third party card processor’s payment and processing terms and conditions. We do not have control over, nor are we responsible for, those terms and conditions or the payment processor’s privacy practices.
ALL SITE USERS AND VISTORS. As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files when you access our Site. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, and/or Site functionality.
In addition to any uses described above, we collect information through our Site primarily to permit Partner Matchmakers to screen our database of DateSpot Profiles for possible compatibility with any of their clients. For privacy and security, one’s DateSpot Profile initially does not display contact information or the Member’s last name, until the Partner Matchmaker requests a connection with that Member. In the event a Partner Matchmaker is interested in learning more about you, he or she contacts us, and we email to you the name of the matchmaker, the name and website URL of his or her company, and ask that you reply whether or not you authorize our releasing your contact information to the interested matchmaker. Only if you reply affirmatively, will we forward your contact information to the inquiring matchmaker.
The interested Partner Matchmaker may ask to speak with you directly over the phone, over video call or in person, as their services are personal and often in person matchmaking. How you connectand whatever information you wish to provide is entirely up to you. We do not necessarily receive that information, nor do we have any control over it once you provide it to a Partner Matchmaker. We do proactively request impressions about you from the matchmaker and their client(s) and what happened with a particular match for our records and to assist with matching you appropriately in the future.
Partner Matchmakers pay us a monthly subscription fee to access and search our database of DateSpot Profiles. We would also share your information to any recommended business mentioned on our Site only when you express interest in that particular business or use our referral code when signing up for the service. We do not otherwise, however, share or sell any of your personal information to any third parties.
If one is a subscribed Partner Matchmaker, we do not presently sell, disclose, or share your business or personal information with third parties, unless, and until you ask that we share your name and business information with a specific Member identified by their DateSpot Profile.
We may use the information we collect to notify you about the status of your account, important functionality changes to our Site, new DateSpot services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable. We may also contact you to verify your information or ask you about your experiences with our Site and services.
To opt out of non-required communications, check the appropriate boxes when you register or at any time by logging into the Site and modifying your account, or as applicable, DateSpot Profile page. Users may also opt out of receiving non-required communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon request, DateSpot will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information.
When it is necessary to contact you, we use your email address and, in some situations, your mailing address or phone number. Note: DateSpot will not ask you for your password if we contact you. Do not disclose your password if asked by a caller claiming to represent DateSpot.
DateSpot may develop business partnerships with other companies, as part of our service to users. These special business partnerships may include acquisitions by or mergers with other companies or special joint ventures that integrate our Site and services. In this event, you will be notified via email and a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.