We at OutPersonals understand that your privacy
is very important to you. That's why we've developed this
policy to ensure that your privacy is protected while using
Table of Contents
A Special Note About Children
About Information FFN Collects
Your Use of FFN Websites' Members' Information
Our Disclosure of Your Information
Your Use of Other Users' Information
Control of Your Password
Reviewing, Changing or Removing Your Personally Identifiable Information
Third Party Collections of Information; Ad Tracking
1. A Special Note About Children
Children under eighteen years of age are not eligible to
use our services. We ask that children not submit
information to us.
2. About Information FFN Collects
OutPersonals is an online network which provides you
useful tools and communities to build relationships online.
OutPersonals basic service is FREE to all qualified members.
In our online registration form, we ask you to provide us with certain
information such as your birth date and the type of relationship you are
looking for. In addition, we collect address, credit card, and bank
information only from those who wish to acquire Gold and Silver member
At your own discretion, you may choose to post additional facts about
yourself on your profile, such as your occupation, level of education,
religious denomination, marital status, etc. While some members freely elect
to include their names in their profile, it is not requested or required,
and the OutPersonals Terms of Service forbids posting personal
contact information for any reason.
In addition to standard business contact information, American individuals
and companies signing up for OutPersonals's Affiliate Program
must provide URL information for their website(s) and a social security or
Tax I.D. number. None of this information can be accessed or used by
individuals not under the direct employ of Various, Inc.
In the course of using our site, we automatically track certain information
such as your IP addresses and email addresses. Many sites collect this sort
of information. We may tie your IP address to your personally identifiable
information. If you choose to post messages in our Advice Columns, chat
rooms or other message areas, we will only display such information about
you as you choose to reveal. If you use a bulletin board or chat room on
this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information
you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these
forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Once posted,
you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our chat rooms or
other message areas. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable
information you choose to submit in these forums. We reserve the right to
terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if
other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities
or postings on the site, we may collect such information into a file which
is only accessed by authorized personnel. We may also collect other users'
comments about you in our complaints department.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site,
we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We may
automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to
visit the site. FriendFinder stores this information for the sole purpose
of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral
program. Your friend may contact us at
Customer Service to request that we remove
this information from our database.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information
about the user. We use session ID cookies. A session ID cookie simply
terminates once a user closes the browser. Some of our business partners
access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for
them to set cookies for advertising.
3. Your Use of FFN Websites' Members' Information
We internally use personally identifiable information of our users
to improve our marketing efforts, to statistically analyze site usage,
to process member payment and monetary transactions, to comply with
applicable law, to improve our content and product offerings as well as
to customize our site's content and layout. We believe these uses allow
us to improve our site and better tailor your online experience to meet
your needs. We use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes,
troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement.
We may also use personally identifiable information about you to
deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to
your interests, such as targeted banners and promotions.
We send periodic informational updates to our members via email. We send
e-mail advertisements to those who opted in to receive such advertisements
or otherwise in compliance with the Can-Spam Statute.
Users who no longer wish to receive our updates and communications may
opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe"
link in the email or email us at
Customer Service. We also
offer an opt-out mechanism on the
Personal Preferences Page
or you may contact us at Various, Inc.
, Att: Customer Service,
220 Humboldt Ct,
Sunnyvale, CA 94089 to opt-out.
4. Our Disclosure of Your Information
We DO NOT sell or rent any personally identifiable information
about you to any third party without your permission.
We do disclose information in aggregate to advertisers and
for other marketing and promotional purposes. However, in
these situations, we DO NOT disclose to these entities any
information that could be used to personally identify you.
Certain information, such as your password, credit card number,
and bank account number, are not disclosed in aggregate at all.
In order to maintain a healthy community, OutPersonals
cooperates with all law enforcement inquiries and with all
third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information
as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to
protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order,
or legal process served on our Web site. We use a credit card processing
company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain,
share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other
5. Your Use of Other Users' Information
6. Control of Your Password
You may not disclose your password to any third parties or
share it with any third parties. If, despite the foregoing,
you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial
control over your personally identifiable information and may
be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf.
Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason,
you should immediately change your password.
7. Reviewing, Changing or Removing Your Personally Identifiable Information
Once you register, you will be able to review and change
much of your personally identifiable information at OutPersonals
Your email address
Your city, state, zip code, country
Please promptly update your information if it changes by logging in to your
account and following the screen prompts. We strongly urge you to periodically
change your password to help reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your
Upon your request, we will remove your credit card number and credit card
expiration date from our main databases. To make this request, email us at
We will retain in our files information, including credit card information, you
have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes,
troubleshoot problems, comply with Credit Card Merchant Banking and Association
Agreements, enhance security, reduce fraud, comply with Federal and State Law,
8. Third Party Collections of Information; Ad Tracking
Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information
we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information
to other parties on our system or other sites throughout the Internet,
different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal
information you disclose to them. While OutPersonals is working
closely with our partners to ensure the highest privacy to you, we
encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal
information to others.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf.
These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel
gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. If you would like
more information about this practice and your choices, click
OutPersonals has security measures in place to protect and
prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information
under our control. OutPersonals uses industry standard
efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable
information such as firewalls. While "perfect security" does not
exist on the Internet, our technical experts at OutPersonals
work hard to ensure your secure use of our services.
OutPersonals Members have the following choices to modify or delete their information from our database:
- Send an email to Customer Service;
- Log in with your password and modify/delete your profile;
- Send a snail mail to OutPersonals, Att: Customer Service, 220 Humboldt Ct, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, United States;
- Call us at (408)702-1040
to join our free,
safe, and exciting community now.
Effective on: (12/22/05)