Last revised May 26, 2015
PURPOSE OF THE POLICY: This Policy describes how Hinge Inc. (“Us,” “We” or “Hinge”) collects, uses and discloses personal information from you when you visit and use the Hinge website and Hinge application on Facebook (collectively referred to as the “Site”). This Policy is only applicable to the Site, and not to any other websites that you may be able to access from the Site, each of which may have data collection and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Policy.
NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN: We require users to be at least 18 years of age. We do not intend for anyone under the age of 18 to use any of the features or services We offer from the Site, and We certainly do not direct any of our content specifically at children less than 18 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online.
information collection practices
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE: In operating the Site, Hinge will collect personal information that you provide to Us. For example, that may include registration, online surveys, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, email addresses, other contact information, optional demographic information, listing love interests, recommending possible love interests for others, feedback, rating and voting.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY: When you visit or make use of the Site we may collect some information about you automatically. For example, our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). The Site may also gather “traffic data” that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services We offer. For mobile devices, We also collect device-specific information such device type, operating system, universally unique identifiers (‘UUID’) and device tokens that allow Us to diagnose issues and send device-specific notifications. You may also elect to share other information automatically such as geolocation.
COOKIES: We may use “cookies” (a small piece of data stored on your computer’s hard drive). Cookies help Us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience on the Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.
SOCIAL NETWORKS: Our Site allows you to register using social networking platforms and to interact with and through those social networks. We may collect information you choose to allow Us to access, using those social networking platforms through which you have registered with Us. We may track your check-ins and activities on and across our Sites, and on third party sites that use our services and compare them to others in the community. We may use this information to process and display your rankings, rewards, recognitions, virtual items and gifts and to perform analytics, as well as to sort and filter information to tailor user experience.
use and sharing information
ACTIVITY WITHIN THE SITE: We use your information to analyze our Site traffic, to diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
SOCIAL NETWORK SHARING: Some of the features of the Site are social by design and allow you to publicly share information about yourself and your activities such as your level of activity and participation with the Site; activities performed or rankings, rewards, recognition and virtual items earned or received as a gift from other Site users; and comments, posts and invitations to people within your social network. By use of our Site, you agree and authorise Hinge to share some of your information with social networks you are a member of, or on which the Site is hosted on and We are not responsible for their use of your information. You should review the applicable privacy policies for these third-party social network providers.
SALE OF INFORMATION: In order to accommodate changes in our business, We may sell or buy portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Site. If Hinge or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
Hinge takes reasonable measures in an effort to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that We obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse or alteration, and we will have no liability to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse or alteration. Hinge may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries .
WEBSITE AREA BEYOND HINGE'S CONTROL
PUBLIC FORUMS: The Site may include interactive forums such as messaging channels, message boards and chat rooms. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES: The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
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