2MeetOnline.com Privacy & Data Handling Policy
You may withdraw consent at any time by sending a message via the Contact Us form on this site, or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide services including but not limited to, Internet websites, e-mail functions, electronic management tools etc. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online and created this Privacy Statement in order to demonstrate our best intentions in protecting the online privacy of users of our website.
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement should be sent to: The Controller of Data listed in this document.
We reserve the right to change our Policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this Policy regularly to understand how we use your personal data.
In this Privacy Statement we aim to explain the following:
(a) What information does 2MeetOnline.com gather?
(b) How does 2MeetOnline.com gather information?
(c) How does 2MeetOnline.com use the gathered information?
(d) With whom does 2MeetOnline.com share information we gather?
(e) How may you access or update stored information about you?
(f) How does 2MeetOnline.com protect your personal information?
1. What information does 2MeetOnline.com collect?
2MeetOnline.com is an online dating service where members can search for other members and communicate with them.
1.1. To join 2MeetOnline.com, you will have to complete our online registration form, where we ask you to provide us with information about you such as:
- your name and nickname
- your email address
- your gender
- the gender of your preferred matches
- your date of birth
- your location details
- your profile picture
You also have the opportunity to provide other details about yourself, but these are optional. Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing 'My profile' page and 'Email settings' page, which gives you the chance to correct or update your information at any time, except for your gender and date of birth.
1.2. This is the list of additional data we can have on you:
- answers to non-mandatory profile questions
- photo, video, and audio files that you upload to the site or add to your favorites
- your wall posts, both on your own wall, and on the walls of other members
- your comments to wall posts, uploads, news articles, etc.
- events and companion ads you have created
- IDs of objects you have liked (uploads, wall posts, etc.)
- rates you have given other members
- every message that you send on the site (in the mailbox, messenger, etc.)
- cookies (see below)
- your contact information and correspondence if you contact us by e-mail or letter
1.3. Does 2MeetOnline.com collect my personal data if I am not a member and just visit the site?
No. We do not collect any personal data about visitors to our site. If you do visit us without becoming a member, we will place session ID cookies on your computer.
1.4. Can 2MeetOnline.com collect information about me from other sites I use, such as Facebook?
If you have registered on our website or app via a social network (such as Facebook), we will connect your profile in your service with your profile on the social network website for your convenience, to let you use this sign on option further. The information that we request includes basic details such as your name, gender, date of birth, email address. However, we may only collect the information that you have made publicly available on your social network profile, and we will ask you to answer the rest of the mandatory profile questions separately in the case we have not been able to collect it from your social network profile.
In order to revoke access, please visit the application settings on your social network profile and follow the instructions to remove the access permissions.
2. How does 2MeetOnline.com collect information?
2.1. 2MeetOnline.com collects information the users submit on the registration forms, surveys, questionnaires and other forms. The information collected is about the users’ use of the website services during such use. You must understand that you are not anonymous to 2MeetOnline.com.
2.2. 2MeetOnline.com may also gather new information or update information from other sources including, for example, verifying and updating your address using third party services, using various methods to update your credit card expiration date or collecting information from our business partners.
3. How does 2MeetOnline.com use the information and who do they share it with?
3.1. Why does 2MeetOnline.com have to collect all this information?
2MeetOnline.com online dating service is designed to make it easy for you to find, connect and interact with other members by posting information about yourself and seeing what other people have shared about themselves.
All the information that we collect about you is required for our service to properly perform its functions of connecting you with other individuals.
3.2. What should I consider before disclosing personal information about myself?
When using our service, you should assume that anything you post or submit will be publicly viewable and accessible. We recommend and encourage you to think carefully about the information you disclose about yourself. Please be careful about posting sensitive details about yourself on your profile such as your religious denomination and health details. Please remember that photos or video files that you post on 2MeetOnline.com may reveal these kinds of sensitive personal data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive data about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users.
When you post information about yourself or use the messaging services, the amount of personal data you share is at your own risk.
3.3. Does 2MeetOnline.com share my personal information with third parties?
We share your data with the following categories of third-parties:
- information technology companies (hardware and software) which provide services to support our product
- payment processing and telecommunications companies to facilitate payments for our premium services and memberships
2MeetOnline.com may advertise, promote, reference, recommend or provide links to third party sites, services and products. Any third party sites we promote might have their own privacy policies, which may not comply with this Privacy Statement, even if the site, service or product is branded with 2MeetOnline.com logo or name. 2MeetOnline.com IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of any such third parties or links.
We may be required by law to share your data with law enforcement agencies. We will cooperate with law enforcement enquiries from within or outside your country of residence. This may include disclosing your personal data to government or law enforcement agencies, or private parties, when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is required by law or when we, in our discretion, believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, or those of third parties and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
3.4. What are 'cookies' and what 'cookies' does 2MeetOnline.com use?
A cookie is a piece of text stored on your computer or mobile by your web browser. Cookies store information about website visits, recognize you and your preferences each time you visit 2MeetOnline.com and ensure proper site functionality.
- those that are strictly necessary to deliver the services and products you have requested
- cookies related to the performance of 2MeetOnline.com’s site, such as analytics that helps us determine how our site is performing and ensuring a smooth and trouble-free experience for our members and visitors
- cookies related to the functionality of 2MeetOnline.com’s site, such as remembering your preferences at log in or your preferred language or allowing you to chat, add photos and instant message other members
- third party cookies which link to other social networks
- cookies used to improve and target advertising to you based on what's relevant to you, to improve reporting on any advertising campaign and to avoid showing you the ads you have already seen
The cookies and local storage devices make it possible for the site members to enjoy the site features, including multimedia file uploads, chats, instant messaging, and account settings. You may set your browser and your mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access the features that we offer.
We may use an e-mail delivery and marketing company to send you e-mails. Pixel tags and cookies are used in those e-mail messages and at our website to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our site.
4. How does 2MeetOnline.com protect my personal information?
4.1. For how long do you store my personal information?
At the moment, your profile and any files you have uploaded (photos, videos, audio files) are stored indefinitely, unless you request otherwise.
4.2. How can I delete my profile and personal information?
You have two ways to delete your profile and personal information from our site. The first is to send your request using the Contact us form on the site, or by emailing to email@example.com. We will delete your profile within 2 business days, without the option to restore it.
The second is to delete your profile yourself. You can delete your profile by going to Settings > Delete account > and clicking 'Delete profile permanently'. Your profile and personal details will be immediately deleted from the site, without the option to restore them.
After your profile is deleted, we will keep information such as your name, nickname and email address for anti-fraud and anti-spam purposes and as a reference, to prevent any abuse or misuse of our services. Your profile will not be visible anywhere on the site.
Warning: Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, or copied or stored by other users or to the extent such information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor do we accept any liability for this. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your personal data, they may retain such information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies.
Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 30 days to enable restoration, but will not be available to others in the meantime.
4.3. What is my opt-out capability?
If you decide to opt-out, we will no longer be able to offer you the services of 2MeetOnline.com.
4.4. How does 2MeetOnline.com protect the information they store about me?
2MeetOnline.com has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal data. 2MeetOnline.com uses reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal data such as secured servers using firewalls.
While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal data safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use.
We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data while it is being transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data we have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorized access.
We shall inform you within 72 hours in case there has been a data breach, by sending an email to your registration email address and by posting the announcement on our site's news page.
4.5 We also adhere to the following Codes of Conducts.
4.5.1 State of California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance.
We have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute the personal data or information regarding California State Residents to outside parties without your consent.
4.5.2 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance - we are in compliance with the requirements of the USA COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all promoted and directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
4.5.3 CAN-SPAM Compliance - we have taken necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out knowingly misleading information.
Federal Trade Commission Fair
California Online Privacy Protection Act
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act.
UK/ EUEAA GDPR Compliance Policy Statement.
4.6.1. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force across the European Union on 25th May 2018 and brings with it the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. Based on privacy by design and taking a risk-based approach, the GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of the digital age.
4.6.2. The 21st Century brings with it broader use of technology, new definitions of what constitutes personal data, and a vast increase in cross-border processing. The new Regulation aims to standardize data protection laws and processing across the EU; affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.
4.7. Our Commitment to You
We are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We believe we have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognize our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR and the UK/ EU’s Data Protection legislation.
4.7.1. 2MeetOnline.com are dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our remit and in developing a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose and demonstrates an understanding of, and appreciation for the new Regulation. Our preparation and objectives for GDPR compliance have been summarized in this statement and include the development and implementation of new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls and measures to ensure maximum and ongoing compliance.
4.8 How We Are Preparing for the GDPR
4.8.1. We already have a consistent level of data protection and security across our organization, however it is our aim to be fully compliant with the GDPR by 25th May 2018. Our preparation includes:
(a) Information Audit - carrying out a company-wide information audit to identify and assess what personal information we hold, where it comes from, how and why it is processed and if and to whom it is disclosed.
(b) Policies & Procedures - revising/implementing new data protection policies and procedures to meet the requirements and standards of the GDPR and any relevant data protection laws, including:
(c) Data Protection – our main policy and procedure document for data protection has been overhauled to meet the standards and requirements of the GDPR. Accountability and governance measures are in place to ensure that we understand and adequately disseminate and evidence our obligations and responsibilities; with a dedicated focus on privacy by design and the rights of individuals.
(d) Data Retention & Erasure – we have updated our retention policy and schedule to ensure that we meet the ‘data minimization’ and ‘storage limitation’ principles and that personal information is stored, archived and destroyed compliantly and ethically. We have dedicated erasure procedures in place to meet the new ‘Right to Erasure’ obligation and are aware of when this and other data subject’s rights apply; along with any exemptions, response timeframes and notification responsibilities.
(e) Data Breaches – our breach procedures ensure that we have safeguards and measures in place to identify, assess, investigate and report any personal data breach at the earliest possible time. Our procedures are robust and have been disseminated to all employees, making them aware of the reporting lines and steps to follow.
(f) International Data Transfers & Third-Party Disclosures – where 2MeetOnline.com stores or transfers personal information outside the EU, we have robust procedures and safeguarding measures in place to secure, encrypt and maintain the integrity of the data. Our procedures include a continual review of the countries with sufficient adequacy decisions, as well as provisions for binding corporate rules; standard data protection clauses or approved codes of conduct for those countries without. We carry out strict due diligence checks with all recipients of personal data to assess and verify that they have appropriate safeguards in place to protect the information, ensure enforceable data subject rights and have effective legal remedies for data subjects where applicable.
(g) Subject Access Requests (SAR) – You have a right to know what information we hold on you. We have revised our SAR procedures to accommodate the revised 30-day timeframe for providing the requested information and for making this provision free of charge. Our new procedures detail how to verify the data subject, what steps to take for processing an access request, what exemptions apply and a suite of response templates to ensure that communications with data subjects are compliant, consistent and adequate.
(h) Legal Basis for Processing - we are reviewing all processing activities to identify the legal basis for processing and ensuring that each basis is appropriate for the activity it relates to. Where applicable, we also maintain records of our processing activities, ensuring that our obligations under Article 30 of the GDPR and Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Bill are met.
(i) Privacy Notice/Policy – we have revised our Privacy Notice(s) to comply with the GDPR, ensuring that all individuals whose personal information we process have been informed of why we need it, how it is used, what their rights are, who the information is disclosed to and what safeguarding measures are in place to protect their information.
(j) Obtaining Consent - we are revising our consent mechanisms for obtaining personal data, ensuring that individuals understand what they are providing, why and how we use it and giving clear, defined ways to consent to us processing their information. We have developed stringent processes for recording consent, making sure that we can evidence an affirmative opt-in, along with time and date records; and an easy to see and access way to withdraw consent at any time.
(k) Direct Marketing - we are revising the wording and processes for direct marketing, including clear opt-in mechanisms for marketing subscriptions; a clear notice and method for opting out and providing unsubscribe features on all subsequent marketing materials.
(l) Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) – where we process personal information that is considered high risk, involves large scale processing or includes special category/criminal conviction data; we have developed stringent procedures and assessment templates for carrying out impact assessments that comply fully with the GDPR’s Article 35 requirements. We have implemented documentation processes that record each assessment, allow us to rate the risk posed by the processing activity and implement mitigating measures to reduce the risk posed to the data subject(s).
(m) Processor Agreements – where we use any third-party to process personal information on our behalf (i.e. Payroll, Recruitment, Hosting etc.), we have drafted compliant Processor Agreements and due diligence procedures for ensuring that they (as well as we), meet and understand their/our GDPR obligations. These measures include initial and ongoing reviews of the service provided, the necessity of the processing activity, the technical and organizational measures in place and compliance with the GDPR.
(n) Special Categories Data - where we obtain and process any special category information, we do so in complete compliance with the Article 9 requirements and have high-level encryptions and protections on all such data. Special category data is only processed where necessary and is only processed where we have first identified the appropriate Article 9(2) basis or the Data Protection Bill Schedule 1 condition. Where we rely on consent for processing, this is explicit and is verified by a signature, with the right to modify or remove consent being clearly signposted.
4.9. Data Subject Rights
4.9.1. In addition to the policies and procedures mentioned above that ensure individuals can enforce their data protection rights, we provide easy to access information via our website of an individual’s right to access any personal information that 2MeetOnline.com processes about them and to request information about: -
What personal data we hold about them
The purposes of the processing
The categories of personal data concerned
The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
How long we intend to store your personal data for
If we did not collect the data directly from them, information about the source
The right to have incomplete or inaccurate data about them corrected or completed and the process for requesting this
The right to request erasure of personal data (where applicable) or to restrict processing in accordance with data protection laws, as well as to object to any direct marketing from us and to be informed about any automated decision-making that we use
The right to lodge a complaint or seek judicial remedy and who to contact in such instances
4.10. Information Security & Technical and Organizational Measures
4.10.1. 2MeetOnline.com takes the privacy and security of individuals and their personal information very seriously and take every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure the personal data that we process. We have robust information security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures, including; SSL, access controls, password policy, encryptions, pseudonymization, practices, restriction, IT, authentication etc.
4.11. GDPR Roles and Employees
4.11.1. We have designated Marina Bushmareva as our Controller of Data and have appointed a data privacy team to develop and implement our roadmap for complying with the new data protection Regulation. The team are responsible for promoting awareness of the GDPR across the organization, assessing our GDPR readiness, identifying any gap areas and implementing the new policies, procedures and measures.
4.11.2. 2MeetOnline.com understands that continuous employee awareness and understanding is vital to the continued compliance of the GDPR and have involved our employees in our preparation plans. We have implemented an employee awareness program specific to the above, which will be rolled out to all employees prior to May 25th, 2018. This forms an ongoing part of our induction and annual training program.
If there are any questions regarding any other aspect of our services or policies then please contact us as below.
Telephone: Toll Free USA: +1 (888) 730-6268