Effective Date: May 25, 2018
You should know that all information submitted on our Dating Site might be publicly accessible. Important and private information should be protected by you. We are not responsible for protecting, nor are we liable for failing to protect, the privacy of electronic mail or other information transferred through the internet or any other network you may utilize.
We may collect information that can identify you (“personal information”) such as your name and email address. We may collect information that does not identify you. By providing your personal information through AfricanLoving Dating, you agree that we may store the information on our servers in countries around the world. We may collect and store any personal information you provide through our Dating Site, including but not limited to your name, address, email address, telephone number. You may provide us with information about your activities, opinions, gender, age, interests, hometown and username. Unlike the majority of the dating platforms, we do not ask you to provide us with information about your sexual orientation to use our Dating Site. However, you may provide us with your “who you are looking for” settings other users may see. You may change these data at any time. For our own long-term best interest, we do not collect data we do not need for providing you and our members with a quality service.
To stop fraudulent activities, and to provide the best user experience, we may collect information about you by using social networks such as Google+, Facebook, other dating sites and publicly available information. We may use the available technologies (Google image search, Bayes algorithm, IP location services) to protect you and the rest of our users from fraud.
You may provide us with information about others (friends, colleges, family members) such as their name or email address. If you send gifts or invitations using our Dating Site, we may process those information and store them for further usage.
We use, store and process cookies, browser and device information, your IP address, your activity (access time of AfricanLoving Dating), location services. We also store and process information, provided by you or collected by our Dating Site, in cookies. We use other (industry standard) technologies to customize the service, to target advertisements, to analyze and to improve our marketing strategy and our Dating Site.
When you decide to enjoy the benefits of a paid Subscription of ours, you may provide us with financial information such your payment method(s). We carry on business with a world class and trusted Payment Service Provider (PSP). Your payment details will be sent directly to our PSP. Industry-standard technologies such as “iframe” prevent us and others from accessing your payment method’s details. These technologies allow you to enter the details on AfricanLoving Dating, without being redirected to a third party website. We neither store nor have access to the authorization details of your payment methods. We have no access to your full credit card number, security details such as CVV or passwords, not even temporarily. For your security, and for our own best interest, we have no intention at all to access these data. If you provide our PSP with your payment method, we will have access to a limited selection of the details of your payment method, including but not limited to the last 4 digits of the card number. This is needed to establish a data-link between your account on AfricanLoving Dating and your chosen Subscription, in order to provide you with the benefits of the Subscription. The data-link is also used to allow you to modify or delete your payment method(s). The information we gain limited access to will not be sufficient to authorize either us or anyone else to use your payment method on other website or service than ours. Depending on your specific payment method and your bank, we may or may not have access to your real name, address, nationality and email address. While we encourage the honesty on our platform, and we request you sign up with valid data (see Terms and Conditions), we do not modify your age, birthdate, gender or location on your profile using the data we may or may not access through the payment method. We may use the provided information to stop fraudulent activities though. We may provide our PSP with limited amount of information about your account on AfricanLoving Dating, to manage your Subscription. This may include your email address, your “username”, you country (based on location services), and your payment currency. We do not send our PSP any kind of information about your messaging, browsing habits or interests. We do not send any kind of marketing data or any data not necessary for the technical and human administration of your Subscription. Our PSP may contact you to help you in solving issues.
We analyze and use the data we collect, by our own anti-spam and anti-fraud system. We do not use third party tools for analyzing your messages, your personal information or your activities on our Dating Site. We do not send third parties information related to your messages or profile data, not even in a statistical or anonymized form. We may use the results of our internal analysis to prevent suspicious activities from happening on our Dating Site. We may use the result of the analysis to protect you and all of our legitimate members. Our automated anti-fraud system recognizes certain activities. It does not recognize human intentions. It may mistakenly block members exhibiting activities similar to sending spam. You accept this.
We do not sell or rent out your personal information to third parties without your explicit consent. We do not send you emails about third party offers. We may send you emails regarding our own, non-third party offers, such us discounts. We may send you notification emails about your messages, matches, visitors, or similar data or events of our Dating Site. You may disable or enable these notifications. If you disable all kinds of notification, we may still send you emails containing essential information. If you delete your account, we will not send you further emails.
Your profile and your pictures may be visible for visitors did not sign up to AfricanLoving Dating. You can opt-out of this on the Settings page. Please be aware that modern search engines may be able to “see” your profile on AfricanLoving Dating as it is seen by the signed in members. Anyone who knows the email address you used to sign up to our Dating Site, might send you password recovery emails from us by typing your email address into the “Forgot your password?” field. This can be used to tell whether the given email address has a user account on AfricanLoving Dating. If this concerns you, we recommend you using a private, secondary email address for accessing our Dating Site. You may change your email address at any time. Signing out. Signing in by clicking on a link in our email AfricanLoving Dating do not sign you out automatically in all cases. If you signed in using a shared or a public computer, it is your responsibility to sign out at the end of the session. Links in emails we send you may sign you in to our Dating Site without asking you, or the person who clicked on the link, to provide us with your password. This is secure, unless you forward someone our emails. Please never forward our emails to anyone. If you do so, the recipient may sign in to our Dating Site as they were you, and read, change or delete your data. It is your responsibility to never forward emails we send you. If another person has access to your email account, it makes no difference whether the links in our emails sign you in or not. This person may reset your password, not only for AfricanLoving Dating, but for any website you signed up to. This remains true if, in the future, we allow you to turn off the “auto sign in from our emails” on the Settings page. We highly recommend that you do not sign up or sign in to any dating service using a shared email account, an email account with a weak password or a shared computer
If you give us permission, we can collect your precise geolocation (latitude and longitude) through various means (most especially via our mobile applications), also depending on the service and device you’re using, including GPS, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections. The collection of your geolocation may occur in the background even when you aren’t using the services if the permission you gave us expressly permits such collection. If you decline permission for us to collect your geolocation, we will not collect it. Similarly, if you consent, we may collect your photos and videos (for instance, if you want to publish a photo, video or streaming on the services).
You may edit, alter or delete the personal data you provided to us. Your username may not be edited by you. If you delete your profile, we will store your username for your own interest to prevent others from signing up using your username and confuse our members. No one (including you) will be able to sign up again using the username of a profile you have deleted. When you change or remove your public data, the changes take effect on AfricanLoving Dating as soon as possible. However, it takes more time until the data is changed or removed from our safety system. Cloud services may store copies of your pictures for long periods in their cache systems. Any ongoing legal procedure may delay the removal of your data, or prevent it from happening. This does not affect how other members will see you. If you update your data, your public profile will be updated as soon as possible.
Our services and products are not intended for children under the age of 18 years old. We do not permit users under the age of 18 on our platform and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you suspect that a user is under the age of 18, please use the reporting mechanism available through the service.