Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
Things You Do and Information You Provide to Us
We may collect and store information that identifies you (“Personal Information”) and is voluntarily provided to us through our Website, application forms, surveys, initial consultations, meetings, or other communications. This may include your first name, last name, e-mail address, gender, date of birth, city of residence, telephone number, occupation/industry, education, height, weight, hobbies, relationship history, religious beliefs, and photographs. We use this information to get to know you, understand your relationship goals and criteria, determine whether you qualify for a membership package, recruit matches, screen prospective clients, and customize your matches.
We also may use this information to send you information that we think may be of interest to you, such as our newsletter, a contest, or promotion. If you do not wish to receive marketing materials or advertisements, please send us an e-mail or write to us at the address listed below
By submitting an application to Minnesota Singles, you understand and acknowledge that we will send your full or partial profile to a potential match and/or discuss your potential pairing with a match without your prior approval. This information will be sent to selected matches for the purpose of determining the matches’ interest in you. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THE MATCHMAKING TEAM AND PROSPECTIVE MATCHES, DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE.
Information About Payments
If you transact business with us, such as by applying for a membership program, we collect information about the transaction. This includes your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number, card type, expiration date, billing information, shipping information, and other related information. We may use financial information to process payment for any purchases made on our Website, when you submit an application or choose to participate in a membership program, and for other business purposes.
If you contact via telephone, e-mail, fax, the postal service, our web form, or in any other way, we may retain the correspondence and the information it contains. This information may be used to respond to your inquiry, notify you of Minnesota Singles-related opportunities, and for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to receive notifications about Minnesota Singles-related opportunities, or otherwise want to restrict the use of information you provide to us, please send us an e-mail or write to us at the address listed below.
Information from Other Sources
We may maintain information about you from other sources, such as vendors, service providers, business partners, and other third partners. For example, sometimes a third party with whom we jointly offer services will provide us with information about your experiences or interactions with them. This information may be used to provide you with information that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these notifications, please send us an e-mail or write to us at the address listed below.
Information About Others
We may collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us, such as their name and e-mail address. For example, our application form allows applicants to refer friends to Minnesota Singles. We may store this information to help us recruit additional members or see whether the referred individual is interested in being matched with an existing member.
URL and IP Address
We collect information about users’ IP addresses when they submit a form on our Website. We may use information about your IP address to administer our Website, analyze trends, change the content of our Website based on your needs, gather information about visitor movements, and improve the effectiveness of our Website. We also may use your IP address to enhance our security and help diagnose potential problems with our server.
We may assign your device one or more cookies to facilitate access to our Website and to personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our Website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. These cookies may be delivered by us or third parties.
To perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content;
To perform ad tracking and Website analytics;
To better understand and analyze user growth, general demographic information about users of our Website, and which markets yield successful matches with our candidates; and
To help us to make better matches.
Do Not Track
We honor do not track signals and do not track plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties
Security Measures to Protect Information
We are committed to taking reasonable efforts to secure the information that you choose to provide to us, and we use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect against unauthorized access to or alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. All credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We restrict access to Personal Information to certain individuals and organizations that need to know the information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services. We are committed to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees’ privacy responsibilities.
California Privacy Rights
If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an e-mail or write to us at the address listed below, and indicate in the subject line that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry.
The Website is not intended for use by or targeted at children under 18, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 18. We may provide links to third-party websites that allow children under the age of 18 to register for use of the website, or are targeted at children under 18. In such instances, the third-parties are responsible for ensuring that their websites comply with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.
Visiting our Website from Outside the United States
Inapplicability of Privacy Policies of Any Linked Websites or Other Third Parties
We retain Personal Information as long as we consider it potentially useful for business purposes. We also keep the information as otherwise required by law.
How You Can Access and Change Your Information
You can update or correct your Personal Information, or remove it from our system by making a request to us at the contact information provided below. If for some reason access is denied, we will provide an explanation of why access has been denied.
Conditions of Use
Dispute Resolution Including Binding Arbitration The services provided by Minnesota Singles are personal and private. To protect the private nature of these services, you agree that any dispute related in any way to use of this Website will be governed by the laws of California.
You also agree to: 1) Abide by any limitation of damages contained in any agreement we may have with you; 2) Resolve all disputes, except those specified in 3) below, through binding arbitration in California under the American Arbitration Association Rules in effect at the time when arbitration is sought. 3) Resolve through litigation disputes arising from an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or breach of confidentiality for which the injured party may suffer irreparable harm and may seek a restraining order, preliminary injunctive relief, an injunction, specific performance, or other equitable relief and/or legal remedies, and actions to enforce the decisions of arbitrators, which may be taken in any court of competent jurisdiction in California and to which you hereby consent to waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum nonconvenient.
Last updated December 19, 2020