ondate.com is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers. Because we operate from offices around the world, we have taken steps to ensure that high standards of data protection are adhered to globally. This statement outlines our privacy and data protection policy.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect personal information about you whenever you engage in transactions on ondate.com, create or update account information, or communicate with us. The personal information we collect and store about you may include without limitation your first and last name, email address, credit or debit card number, billing and shipping information, order history, and other non-public information about you.
We may use the information we collect to:
manage your registration preferences
send you renewal notifications and/or service notifications, contact you regarding your posts, replies, and/or account information;
personalize web content and advertising based on your personal characteristics or preferences, using this to enhance ondate.com
ensure, as far as is practical, that our websites and applications are compatible with the browsers and operating systems used by most of our visitors
conduct customer satisfaction surveys
We may also:
tell you about additional products and services
invite you to participate in market research and surveys
use your information for in-house research and analysis. This helps us to:
improve our understanding of customer needs
create marketing profiles
support strategic development
You authorize ondate.com to transmit email to you to respond to your communications and administer Activities.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
During the course of normal business, ondate.com does not disclose your personal information to any third parties.
Disclosure In Unusual Circumstances
Please note that if you post any of your personal information on ondate.com, such information may be collected and used by others over whom ondate.com has no control. ondate.com is not responsible for the use by third parties of information you post or otherwise make public.
Children under 13
ondate.com does not intentionally collect any personal information from individuals under the age of 13. When necessary, underage users will be told not to submit any personal details and we will make every effort to delete any details of such users where a parent or guardian has informed us that these details have been collected.
Communication from ondate.com
From time to time, ondate.com may send you information with announcements and updates about ondate.com and your account. You may elect to opt out of ongoing e-mail communication from us, such as newsletters, account information, promotional materials, etc. by using a simple opt-out procedure. You need only click on the bottom Unsubscribe link in the email, and you will be removed from the relevant mailing list.
Correction/Update of Personal Information
If your personal information changes, you may review/correct/update your personal information previously provided at any time by updating your information in the my account section of ondate.com. If you wish your personal data to be deleted from ondate.com, you may email us at [email protected] and we will do so. Note that requesting we delete your personal data from ondate.com will result in the de-activation of your account and subsequent loss of access to ondate.com.
Links to Other sites
ondate.com provides links and pointers to websites maintained by other organizations. ondate.com provides these links as a convenience to users, but it does not operate, control or endorse such sites. ondate.com also disclaims any responsibility for the information on those sites and any products or services offered there, and cannot vouch for the privacy policies of such sites. ondate.com does not make any warranties or representations that any linked sites (or even this Site) will function without error or interruption, that defects will be corrected, or that ondate.com and their servers are free of viruses and other problems that can harm your computer.
ondate.com does its utmost to protect your privacy and ensure your personal details are not misused, accidentally destroyed, lost or altered within ondate.com. We use best practices in the design of our technical infrastructure to ensure the safety and secure of your personal data with us.
Due to the nature of the Internet and our reliance on third party vendors, we absolutely cannot guarantee ondate.com’s uptime or the security of your data.
Policy Changes and Acceptance
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We've included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies we use.
Yes, with the primary purpose to make our website work more effectively.
What kinds of cookies does ondate.com use and why?
We use different kinds of cookies for various reasons:
These are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. We use session cookies to grant access to content and enable commenting (things you have to log in to do).
These usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. We use persistent cookies for functionalities like the "Stay logged in" tickbox, which makes it possible for registered users to return to the site without having to log in. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our customers. This information is anonymised - when we look at the data, in other words, we look at patterns, but we do not see individuals' personally identified information (PII).
What other cookies might I encounter on ondate.com?
There are also limited third-party cookies on the site. These cookies could be session or persistent and are set by entities other than ondate.com. To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of ondate.com. For example, we currently allow:
Social sharing and login
When you register or log in to ondate.com with credentials from social networks like Facebook or Twitter, you authorise them to store a persistent cookie that will remember you and grant you access to our site every time you visit until it expires. You can delete that cookie (and revoke the access it grants) by updating your preferences with each respective social network. So if you no longer want to be able to log in through Facebook, you'll need to update your settings at Facebook.
Audience measurement and validation
We use services such as Omniture, Chartbeat, and Google Analytics to understand how many people come and what is popular, which helps us improve the website. Additionally, we use tools like Quantcast and Comscore to validate our understanding of that information for advertising. No personally identifiable information (PII) is stored and site usage is always looked at on an aggregate (and anonymous) level.
What kinds of cookies does ondate.com not use?
We do not use re-targeting cookies and do not use flash cookies (sometimes known as local shared objects or LSOs). We do not allow third-party advertising networks to drop cookies on our site to behaviourally target advertising to our users, either.
Does ondate.com use any so-called "intrusive" cookies?
No. We don't use re-targeting cookies or flash cookies or any other kind of cookie that can capture personally identifiable information (PII).
How can I delete or disable cookies?
If you want to delete or disable cookies, see: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
Will the site work if I disable cookies?
You can browse ondate.com with cookies disabled, though some interactions may not work. For example, ticking the "Stay logged in" box at login will not actually keep you logged in to the site unless you have enabled cookies. You may not login to your account, nor may you post an ad without having cookies enabled.
Why does the message explaining cookies keep appearing?
If you close the banner and it reappears the next time you visit us, you most likely have cookies disabled. We use a persistent cookie to remember that you closed the banner, but this only works when cookies on our site are enabled.
What is the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)?
The European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) is the single authoritative voice on advertising self-regulation issues. It promotes high ethical standards in commercial communications by means of effective self-regulation, while being mindful of national differences of culture, legal and commercial practice. For more information on cookies, see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org. For more information on EASA, see http://www.easa-alliance.org