Collection of your Personal InformationGirlfriend Social may collect Personal Information, such as your e-mail address, name, or city. Girlfriend Social may also collect demographic information, such as your zip/postal code, city, country, age, gender, preferences and interests. If you choose to sign up for certain set of our services, we may collect additional Personal Information, including your credit card number and billing address, in order to create a billing account.
You can choose to create a public profile, containing information about yourself, such as your hobbies, expertise, associations and interests. Any information you choose to enter in your public profile will be visible to other users of the network you are a member of and when you interact with other users (for example through events, forums, and chat rooms), a link to your public profile will be displayed in the member directory. To edit your personal information, log into your Girlfriend Social community, and click "Edit Profile". This will take you to your profile details pages. Click on the links and add/edit your personal information.
Please keep in mind, when considering whether to provide Personal Information to Girlfriend Social, that any information you provide may be collected and used by others (for example Google search engine). Although there is much technology put in place to not allow your information to be accessed by outside non registered members. Girlfriend Social may collect information about your visit to a specific site, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken within Girlfriend Social. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring web site addresses.
Certain Girlfriend Social services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Girlfriend Social and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
Use of your Personal InformationGirlfriend Social uses your Personal Information to operate Girlfriend Social and deliver our services. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information Girlfriend Social has collected. Girlfriend Social may use your Personal Information to inform you of other products or services available and may use your Personal Information to send you surveys regarding current services or new services that it is considering offering.
Disclosure/Transfer of Your Personal InformationGirlfriend Social does not sell, rent or lease its user lists to third parties. Girlfriend Social may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of a third party about a particular offering or materials that we believe may be of interest to you. In those cases, your Personal Information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. We occasionally hire other companies ("Service Providers") to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analyses of our services (collectively, the "Services").
We will only permit Service Providers access to Personal Information to the extent that it is required to deliver the Services and will require them, through contractual means, to maintain the confidentiality of your information and respect your privacy. Specifically, we will require Service Providers to establish and maintain appropriate safeguards for Personal Information and prohibit them from using Personal Information we transfer to them, except for the purpose of providing the Services, and from disclosing such Personal Information.
Girlfriend Social may access and/or disclose your Personal Information if required or permitted to do so by law. Girlfriend Social may also access and/or disclose your Personal Information under the following circumstances:
(a) to comply with a legal requirement including but not limited to one imposed by a warrant, subpoena, court order or like instrument served on Girlfriend Social;
(b) where Girlfriend Social has reasonable grounds to believe that such access or disclosure is necessary to prevent or investigate any breach of an agreement or contravention of a law; or
(c) in urgent circumstances to protect the life, health or security of any person.
Girlfriend Social may also disclose your Personal Information to its successor or any assignee of Girlfriend Social.
Control of your Personal InformationIn certain instances, Girlfriend Social offers its members an opportunity to limit the collection, use and sharing of their Personal Information. For example, you may choose not to receive marketing materials from Girlfriend Social, on its own behalf or that of third parties, and may stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail and Newsletters. When providing Personal Information to Girlfriend Social or responding to a communication from Girlfriend Social, look for a button, box, a question asking whether or not you want to provide or share your Personal Information, or an unsubscribe option.
There is some information which Girlfriend Social must collect to provide you with services and some communications that you will not be able to unsubscribe from, as they are considered a part of the service you have chosen.
Security of your Personal InformationGirlfriend Social is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the Personal Information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card numbers) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption technologies, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Aggregated StatisticsGirlfriend Social may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Girlfriend Social may monitor the most popular accounts/users on the Girlfriend Social.com site. Girlfriend Social may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Girlfriend Social does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying InformationGirlfriend Social discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Girlfriend Social's behalf or to provide services available at Girlfriend Social's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Girlfriend Social's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Girlfriend Social will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Girlfriend Social discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Girlfriend Social believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Girlfriend Social, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Girlfriend Social website and have supplied your email address, Girlfriend Social may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Girlfriend Social and our products. We primarily use our various blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Girlfriend Social takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize Girlfriend Social pages, or register with Girlfriend Social or subscribe to services, a cookie helps to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your Personal Information, such as billing address, preferred e-mail address, and so on. When you return to Girlfriend Social, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Girlfriend Social features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please note that if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Girlfriend Social services.