Information We Collect And Use
When you open a user account to use any of the Services and Applications, HME may collect some or all of the following data about you: your name, Facebook account name and profile information, Twitter account name and profile information. For some of our Services and Applications, HME may ask for additional personally identifiable information such as your sex, sexual orientation and date of birth. This information may be published to your profile and shared with others. Services and Applications may collect location information, because you include it in your profile, because you enable us to access location based information transmitted from your mobile device, or because you provide us with location based information such as your zip code. By sharing location information, you are consenting to the display of your location on your profile. Before we access location based information transmitted from your mobile device we will request your consent to access such information. You are free to revoke your location consent or edit or delete any location information saved to your profile at any time. We may also collect other optional profile data including, but not limited to, images, video, audio and other personal information that you choose to share. When you invite new users into your network or send messages through any of the Services and Applications, we collect and maintain the information associated with those messages, including e-mail addresses and content. From time to time, HME or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on HME. Users may be asked to provide personally identifiable information including name, e-mail address or mobile device phone number or to answer questions in order to participate. We may also collect any personally identifiable information that you submit to us when you choose to contact us or submit your resume for a job posting. By using any of the Services and Applications, you consent to our retaining all the above-described information for as long as HME deems reasonably appropriate for the purpose for which the information was collected.
In order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations to you, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Services and Applications, including information about users accessing the Services and Applications such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time .
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How We Use Your Information
HME uses your personally identifiable information to deliver the Services and Applications to you. We may use your location information for the purposes of showing you nearby people, allowing people to find you, and/or enabling you to access other location-based features. If you access HME Premium Services, we use your other personally identifiable information to deliver to you and bill you, and communicate with you concerning your account and customer service issues. This may include: verifying authorization of mobile provider, PayPal, debit or credit card usage before any purchase of Premium Services; asking you to participate in surveys about Premium Services; offering you Premium Services upgrades; and, providing you with Premium Services instructions, and a more personalized experience based on personal information, such as zip code, location and any other information you provide. We use public information collected in user generated content to determine the kinds of Services and Applications that you would like to view or receive and to assist any advertisers in targeting their advertising.
We also use your user name and other information on HME to notify you of new Services and Applications releases, service notifications, and to solicit your feedback and input. Those e-mails will contain an ‘unsubscribe’ link should you ever decide you do not want to receive further e-mails. SMS messages will contain STOP information should you decide to unsubscribe from SMS notifications. HME may maintain copies of your user generated content indefinitely, or delete certain user generated content, in whole or in part, if HME determines, in its sole discretion, that such and user generated content constitutes an infringing or prohibited posting, as defined in our Terms, or for any or no reason. We also use non-personally identifiable information and certain technical information about your computer, mobile device and your access of the Services and Applications (including your internet protocol address) in order to operate, maintain and manage the Services and Applications.
You can modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. For more information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them please see AboutCookies.org. However, you may not be able to use more sophisticated services which rely on cookies, e.g. tailoring content to your interests as expressed by your browsing behavior.
Age Restricted Services
Some of our Services and Applications may be age restricted based on the nature of the Services and Applications or the jurisdiction in which you use the Services and Applications. In these instances, registration will only be allowed for users who meet the age restrictions for the particular Service and Application. HME does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age specified in the particular Service and Application or knowingly allow such persons to register on the applicable Service and Application. No part of the Services and Applications are directed to persons under the specified age for such Services and Applications. If you are under the specified age for a particular Service and Application, please do not attempt to use such Service and Application at any time or register for HME or send any information about yourself to us, including your personally identifiable information. No one under the specified age for the particular Service and Application may provide any personally identifiable information to HME or on the Service and Application. In the event that we learn that we have collected any personally identifiable information from a person under the specified age for the particular Service and Application we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under the specified age for the particular Service and Application please contact us at email@example.com.
Controlling Your Personal Information
Be advised that information which you choose to make public on our Services and Applications is public information that may be collected, shared and used by others without our control. This includes, but is not limited to, users of our application programming interface (API), and search engines which may index members’ profiles. You can terminate your account at any time which will remove your profile and other personally identifiable information from view. HME, however, may (but is not obligated to) keep information about you that is on its system following your termination.
Transfer Of Information
We may transfer personally identifiable information to certain partners that you have expressly consented to receive information from. We reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information in the event of a transfer of ownership of HME or the acquisition of substantially all the assets of HME related to the business which collected such information, such as acquisition by or merger with another company. You understand and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose any information we may have about you and the contents of your account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, court order, or government investigation or to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public. HME is not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that HME receives.
You may decide to provide us with another person’s e-mail address or mobile device number so that person may be invited to join to use the Services and Applications or so that we may facilitate your communication with other people through the Services and Applications (such as when you upload an address book). We may use this information to contact and remind that person that he or she has been invited to join. We may store this information in order to create associations on the Services and Applications between the invited person and the user who sent the invitation. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
Third-Party Advertising Companies
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our Services and Applications. Our system and the third-party advertising technology uses information derived from content entered into profiles, personally identifiable information, activity information, HME’s cookies on your hard drive and/or mobile device server and your visits to our Services and Applications, to target advertising within our Services and Applications. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on our Services and Applications and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your computer and/or mobile device. Similarly, third-party advertising companies may provide us with pixel tags (also called ‘clear gifs’ or ‘beacons’) to help manage and optimize our online advertising.
Beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits any of the Services and Applications on which the beacon is located, and to learn which banner ads bring users to a given site. HME does not provide any personally identifiable information to third-party advertising companies. Note, however, that if an advertiser asks HME to show an advertisement to users with certain characteristics (for example, men ages 18-24) or a segment of that group (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the third-party advertising company may conclude that you have the characteristics of the audience they are trying to reach.
HME takes appropriate precautions that are reasonably designed to protect users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (e.g. credit card number), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). As e-mail and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by e-mail or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of any of the Services and Applications, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are located within the European Economic Area (EEA) you acknowledge and agree that some of our service providers or agents are based outside the EEA and you consent to your personally identifiable information being transferred to such service providers or agents. If we do have a need to make a transfer to our service providers or agents then we will put a contract in place to ensure that your information is adequately protected and your privacy respected.