If you have any questions or suggestions about how we use your personal data, please contact us or our data protection officer.
Our contact details are as follows:
Safer Date Ltd, 61 Bridge Street, Kington, HR5 3DJ
You can reach our data protection officer at:
[email protected] (e-mail)
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (e.g., name, address, phone number, date of birth or e-mail address).
When we say that we process personal data, this means that we collect, store, use, transfer to others or delete such data.
Safer Date collects and processes your personal data exclusively in the following cases:
Once you have signed up for a Safer Date account and have passed our verification procedures, we will provide you with access to an online database over which you will be able to get know other Safer Date-registered customers (also known as members). In order to provide you with the Safer Date service as described in the General Terms and Conditions (the “Safer Date Service” or “Service”), we need to use your personal data. If you do not want us to use your personal data, we will not be able to provide you with the Service. You will also need to provide us with special categories of personal data (i.e. sensitive personal data), such as information about your sexual orientation). Please see below for further information about the types of personal data Safer Date collects when you use our Service.
In order to register for the Safer Date Service, you will need to provide us with the personal data described below. In addition, in order to provide you with our Services (as more fully described in the General Terms and Conditions), we need to process this personal data.
In order to register for the Safer Date service, you will need to provide us with personal data without which the registration cannot be completed. This data includes:
Our Service works by providing your profile information (“profile”) and your compatibility scores to other Safer Date users. In order to get the full benefit of our Service and to set up your Safer Date profile, we will ask you to provide us with personal data about you. This may include information about your personal values and preferences, your appearance, and any other characteristics that are relevant for us to personality profile and to recommend potential partners (“matches”) to you. When designing your profile, you will also need to provide us with information about yourself, including text and photos.
When we ask you to provide us with information about you during the registration process, we make it clear when such information will be kept private and will not be made available to other users. Additionally, the information you voluntarily provide for hobbies and interests will be visible to your matches in your profile, but you may update or delete this information at any time. All other information you provide us with for or as part of your Safer Date profile will be publicly visible to other members on our website, such as information that you voluntarily choose to include in your profile, especially place of residence /postal code, and your interests.
We will not be able to suggest matches for you if you do not provide us with the requested information relating to your sexual preferences (i.e. both preferred sex and gender). If you do not want to provide us with this information, you will not be able to use our Service.
Generally, the types of data that we will collect during the registration are as follows:
In addition, you may choose to provide us with sensitive information such as:
By giving us this information, you agree that we store and use this information for matching purposes. This information allows us to further refine the match preferences and search criteria available to you when searching for a partner on our platform. This information will be disclosed in your profile, and therefore, visible to matches who visit your profile. However, please note that you do not have to provide us with all of this information in order to use the Safer Date Service, and you may change your answers at any time in your profile.
You may also upload photos of yourself in your profile, whereby other members may see, next to your first name, your photos clearly (i.e. unblurred version) in your profile or in a blurred version via email. Please note that you do not have to upload any photos in order to use the Safer Date Service. You may upload photos to your profile at any time, even after you completed your registration or already used the Service for a period of time.
You do not have to provide us with your mobile phone number in order to use the Safer Date Service. However, if you want to, you can provide it to us for an additional security measure (known as “SMS verification”). This functionality is available to all our members but only after logging in to our Safer Date Service. This will allow us to carry out a further identification check to make sure that you are the right person to be using your profile – please see more on this below.
When you sign up for a Safer Date membership, we will collect your payment data during your order. However, please note that your credit card data is not stored by us, but is instead stored by a third-party payment provider.
If you correspond with other Safer Date members through the Safer Date platform, or with Safer Date customer care, we will collect and store this information.
If you contact our customer care, please note the following: if you communicate with our customer care:
If you would prefer not to contact our customer care by email (for example, because you are concerned that your email provider does not support TLS encryption or the content of our email is not encrypted), please contact Safer Date by post instead.
When you subscribe for our membership, you must enter your email address on the welcome page. Unless you opt out in the registration process, we will use this email address to send you promotional emails about Safer Date’s products and special offers.
In your profile under “Notification options,” you can also choose to receive personalised matches and guidance during your Safer Date membership, to help you to get the most out of the Safer Date Service.
As long as your email provider supports “Transport Layer Security” (TLS) transport encryption, these promotional emails (including our personalised guidance) are protected in transit via TLS transfer encryption.
You can object to our use of your email address for promotional purposes or personal advices, upon registration and or later at any time, either by: (i) clicking on the link in our emails to adjust your email notification settings, (ii) adjusting your settings in your profile under “Notification options”, or (iii) contacting us using the information in the Contact section. You may re-subscribe to receive such promotional emails in your profile under “Notification options” at any time.
Every time you access the Safer Date website, we will collect your usage data. This means that, even if you have not signed up to be a Safer Date member, we will collect and use this information about you. This data is sent to us by your Internet browser and is stored in log files. This data includes:
We also collect the following usage data each time a Safer Date member logs in to our network (“login records”):
If a Safer Date Member turns on the “radius search” option, we also collect location data about their device (such as GPS, possibly WLAN information, and device ID) to determine their location. This information will be used to allow the Member to set a suitable search radius to look for other members.
Part of our Service is providing you with potential partners (“matches”). These matches are presented to you in your profile and via notifications (e.g. emails), with information including: first name, age, place of residence or postal code, a photo, compatibility score and a link to their profile. Please note that we may present you at any time as a match to other members. As such, your first name, age, place of residence or postal code, photo, compatibility score and a link to your profile will be provided to these members.
In your profile, under “Notification options”, you may choose to receive notifications from us (e.g., emails or push messages) to alert you when there has been activity in your account (e.g. you have received a new message or we have new matches for you). Please note that if you do not choose this notification option, your matches who have requested notifications may still receive notifications related to you (e.g., when you send them a new message or we send your profile as a suggested new match). As such, and as mentioned above, your first name, place of residence or postal code, photo, age, compatibility score and a link to your profile may appear in such notifications.
You may also request to be informed about: (1) which matches visited your profile (“visitors of my profile”) and/or (2) if your matches are currently online (green circle if they are online, or grey circle if they are not). Please note that if you do so, the same information regarding your activity will be available to your matches who have also selected these notification options. As such, and subject to a match’s notification settings, (1) a match whose profile you visited may be informed of your visit, and (2) your matches may be notified when you are online or offline.
In addition, you are able to see the last time a match was online (“last time online”), and your matches are also able to see when you last logged in. This feature is set up automatically and, for technical reasons cannot be deactivated.
Safer Date processes the personal data of its users for the following purposes:
In addition, we may disclose your personal data to third parties where we are obliged to do so by law, a regulator or a court order.
Safer Date may use service providers when collecting or processing your personal data. Safer Date will ensure that any service provider only receives that portion of your personal data that the service provider needs for their specific activity.
Generally, the service providers that we appoint are engaged as our processor and may only use the personal data of our members in accordance with our instructions.
Safer Date uses a variety of security measures to protect the security, integrity and availability of our customers’ and users’ personal data. In particular, these measures include the following: