Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in connection with your use of TeaDate ("TeaDate") services and websites (websites is defined to include web, mobile, and otherwise. By registering on or using TeaDate services or websites, you agree and consent to TeaDate's collection and processing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended in the future.

What information about me is collected?

Depending on your use of TeaDate services and/or websites (referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as the "Service"), TeaDate collects two types of information: personally-identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information.

Personally-identifiable information

Personally-identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. Such information may include your name, address, email address, mobile telephone number, and birth date (primarily for eligibility purposes).

Non-personally-identifiable information

Non-personally-identifiable information is information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (like age, profession, or gender). Non-personally-identifiable information may also include user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Service.

Where and when is information collected?

When you provide information to us

We collect information that you provide to us. This may include information that you provide upon registration (e.g. name, email address, password, and mobile phone number) and information that you provide in the course of using the Service (e.g. your requests and responses). We use this information to provide and customize our services for you and to improve our services. We also retain your email or other communications to us. We use this information to provide the Service to you and to improve the Service.

When you use the Service

When you access the Service from a web browser, we may record cookies. Cookies are small files that contain identifying information about you and your preferences. We use this information to customize the Service for you. You may set your browser to accept or decline cookies, and you may clear cookies from your browser at any time. If you do not accept cookies, then we may not be able to provide some services to you.

When you access the Service from a mobile phone, we record your mobile phone number and carrier. We use this information to provide and customize the Service for you.

When you access the Service from a mobile phone, we may record "session variables." Session variables for our mobile services are similar to cookies on the web in that they contain identifying information about you and your preferences. We use this information to customize the Service for you.

Our servers automatically record log information. When you access the Service from a mobile phone, these logs include your mobile phone number, date and time of your request, your request, and our response to your request. When you access the Service from a web browser, these logs include your IP address, date and time of your request, your request, and our response to your request.

We may sometimes send you links that allow us to uniquely identify you. We use this information to customize the Service for you.

Finally, you should be aware that advertisers and other third parties may also use their own cookies or action tags when you click on their advertisement or link to their websites or services on or from the Service. This Privacy Policy does not govern the use by such third-party websites or services or providers of third-party advertising.

Does TeaDate collect information from children under 18 years of age?

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Service is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally-identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 18.

What does TeaDate do with the information it collects?

In general, we use the information collected on the Service to provide the Service to you, to process your transactions, to help us understand who uses the Service, to improve the Service, and to contact you for customer service purposes.

We may use your information to send you a welcoming email that may confirm your user name and password. If you "opt-in," we may send you electronic newsletters, contact you about TeaDate products, services, information, and news that may be of interest to you, and provide you with targeted feedback. If you no longer desire to receive these communications, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences. In addition, if you identify yourself to us by sending us an email or text message with questions or comments, we may use your information (including personally-identifiable information) to respond to your questions or comments, and we may file your questions or comments for future reference. We may also use the information collected to send you important service announcements and updates regarding the Service. You will not be able to unsubscribe from these service announcements and updates as they contain important information relevant to your use of the Service.

We may also use the information gathered on the Service to perform statistical analysis of user behavior or to evaluate and improve our Services. We may link some of this information to personally-identifiable information for internal purposes only or to improve your experience with the Service.

When does TeaDate disclose information to third parties?

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as specifically authorized by you, we will not disclose any information we gather from you on the Service.

Mobile Phone Carriers

Your mobile phone requests are sent to your mobile phone carrier, which in turn sends them to TeaDate. Similarly our responses to your mobile phone requests are sent to your mobile phone carrier. You should check with your carrier to learn how they treat your information.

Third parties generally

We may provide to third parties other information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of the Service. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit the Service, the demographic breakdown of users of the Service, or the content accessed using the Service. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising products or services (including vendors and website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers, and other similar parties.

Advertisers

We do not provide targeting information to advertisers. Rather, advertisers provide requested targeting information to us. Although we do not provide targeting information about you to advertisers, we do allow advertisers to reach people who fit general profiles. If you respond to such an advertisement, the advertiser could assume that you fit the description of the targeting.

Outside Service Providers and Contractors

We may also employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as "Outside Contractors") to provide specific services and products related to the Service, such as hosting and maintaining the Service and developing applications for the Service. In the course of providing products or services to us, these Outside Contractors will have access to information collected on the Service, including your personally-identifiable information. We require that these contractors (1) protect the privacy of your personally-identifiable information consistent with this Privacy Policy, and (2) not use or disclose your personally-identifiable information for any purpose other than providing us with the products or services for which we contracted.

Sale of business

We reserve the right to transfer information (including personally-identifiable information) about you to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, or other transfer of all or substantially all of our assets, provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Affiliates

We may disclose information (including personally-identifiable information) about you to our Affiliates. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "Affiliates" means any person or entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with us, whether by ownership or otherwise. Any information relating to you that we provide to our Affiliates will be treated by those Affiliates in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Laws and legal rights

We may disclose your information (including personally-identifiable information) if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other valid legal process. We may disclose personally-identifiable information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Service for the Service, or to protect the safety and/or security of our users, us, or the general public.

Does this privacy policy apply when I link to other web sites?

Our website may contain links to other websites not owned or operated by TeaDate (for example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement, you will likely be taken off the Service). However, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. We encourage you to be aware when the Service links to other websites and to read the privacy policies or statements of each and every website. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Service.

Is the information collected on TeaDate secure?

We want your information (including personally-identifiable information) to remain as secure as possible. We strive to provide secure transmission of your information from your mobile phone or computer to our servers through industry-standard techniques. Only employees and contractors who need access to your information to perform a specific task or function are granted access to such information. Any employee who violates user privacy is subject to disciplinary action, including termination.

Not withstanding the above commitments to protect your information (including personally-identifiable information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet or via wireless networks. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

What choices do I have regarding the collection, disclosure, and distribution of personally-identifiable information?

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we will only use personally-identifiable information for the purposes described above or as otherwise disclosed at the time we request such information from you. You must "opt-in" and give us permission to use your personally-identifiable information for any other purpose. For example, we may have an "opt-in" mechanism so that those who become registered users of the Service must give us permission to send them marketing materials and our electronic newsletter. You may also change your preference and "opt-out" of receiving such communications by changing that option in the profile feature of the Service, following the directions provided in association with the communication, or by contacting us as described below. You may choose whether or not to provide any information that we request. If you decline to provide some information, then we may not be able to provide some or all of the Service.

Can I update or correct my personally-identifiable information?

You have the right to request the restriction of certain uses and disclosures of personally-identifiable information as follows. You can contact us in order to (1) update or correct your personally-identifiable information, (2) change your preferences with respect to communications and other information you receive from us, or (3) delete the personally-identifiable information maintained about you on our systems (subject to the following paragraph), by accessing the profile feature or contacting us as described below. Such updates, corrections, changes, and deletions will not have an effect on other information that we maintain, or information that we have provided to third-parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy prior to such update, correction, change, or deletion.

You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your personally-identifiable information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all personally-identifiable information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed, or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.

How will I know if there are any changes to this Privacy Policy?

You should be aware that we may revise this Privacy Policy at any time and that such revisions may result in additional uses or disclosures of your personally-identifiable information. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the Service so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We may also make non-significant changes to this Privacy Policy that generally will not affect our use of your personally-identifiable information. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective when posted by us. By continuing to use the Service after the posting of the Changes, you are demonstrating your acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to the changes, you may not continue to use the Service.

Whom do I contact if I have any privacy questions?

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy or feel that we are not abiding by the terms of our posted Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Agent at support@teadateapp.com with subject “Privacy Policy”.