Effective September 1, 2018
We take Your privacy and the security of Your data seriously and take reasonable measures to protect information about You from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
We collect the following types of information from You and about Your use of the Services:
Your email address and an optional phone number. Your email address will be used to contact You regarding Your account, send You verification information or notifications about activity on Far or Near and update You about new features and news related to Far or Near. Your phone number, if provided, may be used to contact You regarding Your account or send You verification information or SMS notifications about activity on Far or Near.
We use Your birthday to make sure You have the right experience for Your age. It is necessary for Us to store Your birthday, so We can calculate Your current age as You use the Services. This information allows Us to determine the content and areas of the Services You have access to and which advertisements are most relevant and appropriate for You.
When You subscribe to certain communities, such as the dating community, You may be asked to provide Your gender. We use this information to allow users to filter people by gender.
Based on a location You enter, Your IP address or the GPS coordinates of Your device. We use this information to determine which people, groups, events, places and posts are most relevant to You based on location.
We may attempt to determine Your timezone based on Your location or information from Your browser. We may also provide the ability to manually adjust Your timezone.
Information that may allow Us to detect unauthorized use of Your account or detect malicious uses of the Services, including Your IP address, user agent string, and the date and time of each login request. We also store the last time You checked Your messages or viewed a conversation; We use this information to determine whether or not to notify You of new messages and to calculate how many new messages You have.
We collect non-identifiable information about how users interact with the Services, the pages they view, the types of devices and software they use and the geographic areas We serve. This information is not tied to user accounts and may contain an anonymized version of Your IP address and the addresses of web sites and pages that referred You. You can opt-out by setting Your browser to send Do Not Track requests.
The Services allow You to subscribe to communities, people, events, groups and places. We use this information to determine which content should appear in Your home feed and which advertisements are most relevant to Your interests. By default, We display the communities, groups, places and events You subscribe to on Your profile. You can choose to hide an individual group, place or event from appearing on Your profile. Subscription information is also used to allow filtering of people by the communities they subscribe to.
We collect information and content You choose to post through the Services, including posts, comments, messages, photos, videos, links and other content, including information related to events, groups and places.
The preferences, such as privacy settings, You select through the Services.
Information related to any payment You make related to the Services, which may include contact, billing and sales information. Credit card information is provided securely to a third-party payment provider and is not stored or processed directly by Far or Near. We receive a token which provides Us with certain information, such as Your email address and other contact details, and allows Us to charge Your card for payments You authorize.
When You make a donation or other payment related to the Services, Your payment is processed by Stripe Inc. ("Stripe"), which collects certain data necessary to process and verify the transactions. You can learn more about the information Stripe collects by visiting https://stripe.com/us/privacy.
Your display name is the name You will go by on the Services. It can be Your real name or a nickname. You can request an optional username that will also be used to create a vanity URL for Your profile.
We use Your information to:
Far or Near may be required to disclose personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Far or Near only processes data where We have a lawful basis, which means when:
You have many choices concerning Your data and use of the Services.
Most web browsers and devices accept cookies by default. You can set Your web browser to remove or reject cookies, but doing so may prevent the Services from working properly. If You access the Services and choose to allow cookies in Your web browser settings, then You consent to the creation of cookies on Your device.
Many web browsers have a feature that can be enabled to alerts websites if a user does not wish to be tracked. You can opt-out of the collection of non-identifiable analytics information. We may still collect usage information necessary to provide the Services, such as when You last checked Your messages.
You may opt-out of receiving non-transactional messages, such as marketing emails. Doing so will not affect Your ability to receive transactional messages.
The Services has numerous privacy options that affect where Your information and content appears on the Services and who has access to it.
Removing the message history from a conversation will affect the other users in the conversation. Once removed, messages may continue to exist in backups and other company records.
You have the right to rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data. You can update most of Your personal data through the Services. If You need additional changes, please contact us.
Far or Near will respond to requests We receive from individuals wishing to excerise their rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Depending on Your location, You may have the following additional rights by law:
Far or Near's servers and operations are located within the United States. If You are located outside of the United States, You understand and agree that Your information and content will be transferred to, stored and processed within the United States and possibly other countries, where under local laws You may have fewer legal rights.
Far or Near is not targeted toward children and does not knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 16. If You have reason to believe that a person under that age of 16 has provided personal data to Far or Near through the Services, please contact Us at so that We can remove their information.
Last Updated: 9/1/2018