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This Site does not knowingly seek or collect any personal information or data from persons under the age of majority (18).
of website by the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber (s) constitutes the paying or non-paying member’s express consent to the Use of Personal Information Collected by Site.
Please review “Your choices about collection and use of your information” below.
WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our web site or while using our services.
This Site does not knowingly seek or collect any personal information or data from persons under the age of majority.
In general we may collect personal information that can identify Paying Subscriber and Non-Paying Subscribers.
When any adult consumer signs on as a paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber of this Site, that consumer is not necessarily limited to, the paying subscriber or non-paying subscribers, We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. This includes identifying information, such as your name, birthdate, gender, address, e-mail address, and telephone number, marital status, occupation, education, username and password, and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information). If you chose a different payment processing provider that means This site does not at any time collect credit card numbers and expiration dates. That information is collected by your credit card processor only. We also may request information about your special interests and activities, affiliations and other demographic information such as your hometown (your city of residence), business partners, contractors and other third parties and add it to our account information or other information we have collected. Examples of information that we may receive include: updated address information, purchase history, We may share some of this information for our own research purposes with our professional advisors or consultants and third party partners, however the information shared will be limited to non-personally identifying demographic information shared under cover of a confidentiality agreement. If you choose to become a Full Member. This Site collects any and all such information and includes it in its customer database and we will only use this information in the course of providing our service to you.
Information from other sources. Hearts-Connected which as of the date may collect information with many other companies and websites. We may periodically obtain information about other people that you provide to us, both personal and non-personal information about you from other businesses, business partners, contractors and other third parties and add it to our account information or other information we have collected such as their name, address and email address. If you use our website to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) a product as a gift, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of each such recipient in order to process those requests or facilitate future activities.
We will store your personal information for so long as you are a registered user. After you cease to be a registered user we will keep your personal information on our records for a period of one year to enable us to respond to any queries or complaints that you may have. After this time we may continue to store your personal information, however such personal information shall only be processed where necessary for legal reasons (for example we will need to keep your billing information for 7 years in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency rules) or we have reason to believe that the processing may assist with the detection and/or prevention of crime; and/or protect your safety or that of a third party.
Third-Party Social Networking Sites. When you have enabled the use of our Services through a third-party social networking or similar site or mobile or other application (a “Social Networking Site”), such as Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, you permit Hearts-Connected.com to access certain information about you that is made available to Hearts-Connected through or from that Social Networking Site. The information obtained by Hearts-Connected varies by Social Networking Site and may be affected by the privacy settings you establish at that Social Networking Site, but can include information such as your name, profile picture, network, gender, username, user ID, age range or birthday, language, location, country, interests, contacts list, friends lists or followers and other information. By accessing or using our Services through a Social Networking Site, you are authorizing Hearts-Connected to collect, store, retain and use, in accordance with this Policy, any and all of your information that Hearts-Connected has obtained from the Social Networking Site, including to create a Hearts-Connected profile page and account for you. Depending on the Social Networking Site and your privacy settings, Hearts-Connected may also post information to your Social Networking Site. Your agreement to the foregoing takes place when you “accept” or “allow” or “go to” (or other similar terms) our application on a Social Networking Site or the transfer of information to Hearts-Connected from such site. If there is information about your “friends” or people you are associated with in your Social Networking Site account, the information we obtain about those persons may also depend on the privacy settings such people have with the applicable Social Networking Site. You acknowledge and agree that Hearts-Connected is not responsible for, and has no control over, any applicable privacy settings on any Social Networking Sites (including any settings related to any messages or advertisements about Hearts-Connected that the Social Networking Site may send to you or your friends). You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on Social Networking Sites before getting or using applications such as ours or linking or connecting your Social Networking Site account to the Services. You may also unlink your Social Networking Site account from the Services by adjusting your settings on the Social Networking Site.
Geographical or GPS location-based services: to provide features of the Services that may be relevant to you and your geographical location or GPS information, such as Services provided through our mobile apps that may allow users to see more information about each other, for example, common restaurants or points of interest visited or seen; you should always check the location-based settings on both your device and on the Services to manage such services; Location Data. When you have enabled geographical location-based or GPS services on your device in relation to a Hearts-Connected mobile app or any Hearts-Connected features or services that use geographical location-based or GPS information, we will collect information about your geographical location or GPS position based on the location of the device you are using to access our Services.
Once you have registered, you will be given the option of creating a pseudonymous profile (nickname and personal description) within any of our communities where your gender is applicable. Depending on which community you choose, you will be asked for some personal but non-identifying information to complete your profile (i.e. whether you have dependents, height, body type, race, religion, whether you smoke, etc.). This information is not linked in any way to your personally identifiable information, for other members to see. Obviously, if you provide us with a photograph or video some of your information may become personally identifiable information.
How you can access your information
If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging in and clicking on your “My Account”.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Cookies on our website do not link to or store your personal information.
For example, when you sign in to our website, we will record your user or member ID and the name associated with your user or member ID in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. For security purposes, we will encrypt any usernames, passwords, and other user or member account- related data that we store in such cookies. In the case of sites and services that do not use a user or member ID, the cookie will contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers to serve cookies from our website to allow them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content and advertising.
You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. (Click “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, some of the features and services of our website may not function properly.
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 receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.
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 receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website. Third parties may use anonymous information about your visits to our site and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Opting-Out of Advertising Cookies You may opt out of our data collection for use by third party ad companies to provide targeted Hearts-Connected advertising to you when you visit other sites. Cookies are unique to each computer. Therefore, you must opt out separately on all computers you use. If you delete all of your cookies (specifically, the “Out-Out” cookie), you will have to go through the opt-out process again to reactivate your opted-out status.
Use of Personal Paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber Information gathered automatically from visitor.
All paying subscribers or non-paying subscribers should consider any information provided to or collected by the Site as non-confidential, and consequently the Site assumes no liability or responsibility if any information relating to any paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber is intercepted and/or used by an unintended recipient. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located outside your country, in the United States and other countries around the world.
By the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber’s use of the Site, the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber expressly agrees to receive offers and emails from Hearts-Connected.com
Please note that personal information about a paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber may be collected by a third-party web service provider that has an advertising banner or link on the Site.
The Site is not responsible or liable for the use of any information that a paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber may provide, or that is gathered by third-party websites that have banner ads or links on the Site. This Site does not control, monitor or endorse the information gathering practices or Privacy Policies of any of those third-party websites.
If the Site features or conducts any special promotions or offers, contests or polls, a paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber of the Site may be asked to provide information in order to participate. If the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber voluntarily provides that information, all such information may be collected by the Site and included in its customer database.
When a paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber of this Site requests webpages from the Site’s server or clicks on banners or other hypertext links, the Site will automatically collect some information or data about the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber, including the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber’s IP address, the information that is collected may also indicate any special preferences or requests of the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber; all that information and data will be collected by the Site and included in its customer database.
Use of Personal Information
In the event that any fraudulent claims are made on any of your personal transactions, be advised that we reserve the right to add to your account return fees as administered by the processor and collection costs when applicable. Additionally, we reserve the right to refer uncollected balances to third party collection agencies to investigate any returned bank/bankcard transactions.
Other Situations. We also may disclose your information, including personal information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Aggregated and non-personal information. We may share non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with IAC companies and third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites and on websites of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis.
With whom we share your information
Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information as mentioned in the above.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use SSL encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information. We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email. For U.S Subscribers, Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ABOUT YOURSELF WHILE USING OUR SERVICE
TRANSFER AND SECURITY OF INFORMATION
The personal information we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored in the United States of America and other countries. The countries your personal information is transferred to may not provide the same level of protection as the country you are resident in. Hearts-Connected.com will take reasonable measures to help protect your information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction and to treat it in accordance with this Policy. No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We urge you to keep your personal information safe (including your account password). Please see the United States Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
Although our website is a general audience site, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
“OPT-IN” and “OPT-OUT” Provisions
There may be occasions when a paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber will be presented with special offers either from the operators of the Site or from third-party service or content providers, which may include consent to receive e-mail solicitations, communications, newsletters, commercial advertising, or other promotional or special event materials (collectively referred to as “Offers”).
“OPT-IN” — Some Offers may be presented to the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber with the option to express the subscriber’s preference by either clicking or entering “accept”(alternatively” yes”) or “decline” (alternatively “no”). By selecting or clicking the “accept” or “yes” the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber indicates that the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber “OPTS-IN” to that Offer and thereby agrees and assents that the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber’s personal information and data may be disclosed to third-parties.
“OPT-OUT” — Other Offers may be presented with a pre-selected preference or choice. If the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber does not deselect the pre-selected preference of choice (i.e. “OPT-OUT” of the Offer) then the Site may transfer the paying subscriber or non-paying subscriber’s personal profile information to the third-party service or content provider making the Offer. If the paying or non-paying member deselects the pre-selected preference then no personal information about the paying or non-paying member may be disclosed to any third-party service or content provider.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIPS.
Each paying or non-paying member should carefully read each of the terms and conditions of Membership of this Site. By accepting membership to this Site you are unconditionally accepting all of those terms and conditions. Some of those terms and conditions may also affect the right of this Site to use information that it has gathered from paying or non-paying members.
NO RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
LANGUAGE OF THE POLICY
The language of this Policy is English. Where Hearts-Connected has provided a Google translation of the English version of this Policy, you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language version of this Policy will govern your relationship with Hearts-Connected. If there is any contradiction between what the English language version of this Policy says and what a translation says, then the English language version will take precedence.
UPDATES TO THIS POLICY
We reserve the right to modify this Policy from time to time. If we make changes to this Policy, we will change the “Last Revision” date below and will post the updated Policy on this page. We may not provide any other methods of notice or request your consent depending on the circumstances.
Last Updated: October 28, 2016
This privacy statement covers the Website Hearts-Connected.com. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our Privacy Officer at privacy@ hearts-c.com
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