Please read the
following privacy statement to understand how Loveandfriends will
treat your personal information when you use this site.
changes this policy (which it may do from time to time),
Loveandfriends will make this clear in its home page, and accordingly,
you will be permitted the opportunity not to accept such changes.
This may mean however, that Loveandfriends cannot
provide the Service to you and so you need to remove your profile from our database.
A "Network" of High Quality Dating Sites run off a single database
Loveandfriends operates a number of separate websites running off a shared database. This is explained in detail to members on our Help page - Databases and Sites
Terms and Conditions specifically describe this arrangement and the use of our service generally requires members to appear on all sites of our "Dating network". However, members may choose to restrict themselves to the single site they joined by pressing a button on our "Settings" page.
Loveandfriends is a member of the ABIA and complies with the ABIA Code of Conduct for Online Dating Agencies. In addition we comply with the ABIA Standard for Shared and Linked Databases. This means specifically that all our Partner sites on our network must comply with these requirements as well.
Members can see which site a fellow member originates from on the "Provenance" field of the profile and in accordance with ABIA Guidelines we publish our entire list of Linked Sites on the Help page - Databases and Sites so that members can be assured of the nature and quality of all website locations where their profile may appear.
What information does
In order to provide the Service
to you, Loveandfriends needs to collect certain personal information
about you (e.g. your e-mail address, name, etc,). When you register
with Loveandfriends, you will be required to submit information about
yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (such information
being the “Registration Data”). Loveandfriends will store this
information on its UK based computers together with any information you
may provide to Loveandfriends from time to time.
It is necessary for us
to use this personal information to provide our service.
When you use the Site or Service,
Loveandfriends will automatically track certain information about you
for purpose of internal administration and research. This information
includes things like your domain name and IP address, your browser and
operating system, the URL you came from, the pages you visit within the
site and the URL you go to when you leave the Site.
Loveandfriends will use your
personal data to operate an active member directory through which other
Members can contact you. If you do not wish to be included in this member
directory, you may at any time contact loveandfriends to “opt out”.
You can choose to either suspend your membership or have your details
If you are a member of one of the partner sites in the
"Loveandfriends Network" and not the original Loveandfriends.com website itself you should
check the top of your Terms and Conditions page to see what specific rights our partner has to your data.
Different partners have negotiated different rights. Examples include:
- no rights to any of your data
- a copy of your email address for marketing purposes.
- full admin rights on our site to view/administer profiles and messages
Our site itself may also
include links to other web sites. Except as expressly set out herein,
Loveandfriends shall not share personally identifiable information
with the providers of such linked web sites, but may provide aggregate
information regarding users to such operators - (e.g. "Dear Himalaya
Trekking Co., our statistics show that 57% of loveandfriends members are
interested in adventure holidays so maybe you would like to place a link
on our site") . Loveandfriends is not responsible for the privacy
practices or content of such linked sites and hereby expressly disclaims
all responsibility and liability which may arise therefrom.
Loveandfriends discloses your
personal information to third parties for the purposes of associated
administration and obtaining professional advise (e.g. on the basis of
research) only. Loveandfriends does not sell, rent or trade your
personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your
We may send your information
internationally (which may include countries outside the European Economic
Area). Such other countries offer differing levels of protection of
personal information, not all of which may be as high as in the UK.
promotional activities are important.
Loveandfriends uses personal
information to provide you with periodic marketing and promotional
notices. This forms part of Loveandfriends’ personalised service
offering and Loveandfriends sees this as being a significant benefit
to users. However, if you do not wish to receive these services, you may
at any time contact Loveandfriends to “opt out” and Loveandfriends
would then not provide these services to you.
Cookies are small files, which
are sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard disk.
Loveandfriends uses these cookies on a limited basis (e.g. to store
your unique personal identification details given to you on registration).
Loveandfriends believes that using cookies in this way is beneficial
to the efficient operation of the love and friends website.
Cookie technology also helps
Loveandfriends to determine which features and service are important
to which audiences so that it may know where to invest its ongoing
development and creative efforts. Other than this, Loveandfriends does
not store personal information in the cookie or use it for any other
complies with data protection requirements.
Loveandfriends complies with
and is registered in accordance with data protection legislation in the
UK. To allow Loveandfriends to do this, you agree to the collection,
storage and processing of your personal information by Loveandfriends
Loveandfriends will not
disclose personal information nor edit, or disclose the contents of a
user's private communications or personal information except as expressly
set out herein or if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief
that such action is necessary to:
(1) conform or comply with
(2) protect and defend the rights
or property of Loveandfriends; or
(3) to protect the personal
safety of our members or the public.
While Loveandfriends strives
to protect its users personal information and privacy, we do not guarantee
the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your
own risk. You acknowledge that you are aware of security and privacy
limitations inherent to the internet environment.
Do you have questions?
If you have questions or concerns
Loveandfriends holds about you, if you wish to alter or update such
information or would like to “opt out” of (or resume) receiving marketing
or promotional notices or being included in the members directory, you
should e-mail us at email@example.com