Privacy Policy Privacy Policy

The following section titles in this Privacy Policy are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect:

This Privacy Policy details the information collected by stoicmatchmaker.com, operated on behalf of the Website owner StoicMatchmaker, LLC (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, ‘StoicMatchmaker’), how that information may be used, with whom the information may be shared, the choices available to you about such uses or disclosures, our use of cookies and how we protect your information. Please ensure that you read this Privacy Policy carefully when viewing or using our Website and/or Services (collectively, the “Services”).

This Privacy Policy incorporates our Cookie Policy.
Detailed information regarding our Cookie Policy can be found at the end of this document.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy:

BY CLICKING THE ‘REGISTER’ OR SIMILARLY WORDED BUTTON ON THE REGISTRATION FORM OF THIS WEBSITE HOMEPAGE, YOU CONFIRM YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

Your use of the Services, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this privacy policy and the applicable Terms & Conditions of Service. BY USING OUR SERVICES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES SET OUT IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy page and any other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, or by other means, such as e-mail, at our discretion.

Your continued use of any portion of our Services following posting of the updated privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of the changes.

Information Collected:

By using StoicMatchmaker’s services, you consent to StoicMatchmaker’s and/or its agents use of cookies or mobile identifiers “where legally required”. This includes our use of cookies and “mobile identifiers” to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.

StoicMatchmaker may collect and store information that you enter onto the Services or mobile version of the Services, or provide to us in another way. This includes personally identifiable information (PII), such as your name, address, email, and telephone / mobile number. You may also provide us with other information about you such as your interests, gender, age and other demographic information such as your town or city.

In addition, the Services may automatically collect anonymous information about users such as their Internet Protocol address, as well as statistics about how users navigate and use the Services. Like many other Websites we may also collect information obtained via ‘cookies’. Cookies are small pieces of removable data stored by your web browser on your computer, mobile or other device, which are used to customize and improve your Services’ experience. By continuing to use the Services, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Information NOT Required:

Users are NOT required to provide a Social Security Number or a Social Insurance Number to access StoicMatchmaker’s Services.

How Information Used:

Subject to the terms set out in the Terms & Conditions, StoicMatchmaker and/or its agents, in general, will use the information supplied by you (including without limitation information of a personal and sensitive nature) for the purposes of:

  1. delivering the Services and managing our business;
  2. managing your member account and providing you with customer support and associated administrative functions;
  3. providing you via email and mobile communications with service-related information, promotions, special offers, plus other marketing information, related products or Services we believe may be of interest to you;
  4. performing Services, mobile and ad tracking analytics;
  5. undertaking research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, the Services or content offered by StoicMatchmaker or others; and
  6. implementing or enforcing any rights in our Terms & Conditions.

StoicMatchmaker may undertake these data functions itself or use a third-party supplier on our behalf, who is obligated to use your personal information only to perform the services for us. Google is a third-party supplier to StoicMatchmaker. Google’s policy regarding use of your information can be found at the following address: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

Mobile Device Use:

If you use a mobile device to access our Services or download any of our applications, StoicMatchmaker may collect device information (such as your mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system and version information, and IP address.

StoicMatchmaker does not ask you for, access or track any location-based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our Mobile Apps or Services.

StoicMatchmaker may send you notifications if you choose to receive them for notifying you when someone has sent you a message, for notifying you when a new storytelling blog is present, or for other service-related matters. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications you may turn them off at the device level.

Information Sharing:

Your personal information may be shared and processed by StoicMatchmaker and its associated agents in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms & Conditions.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Privacy Policy or the Terms & Conditions, we reserve the right, but have no obligation, to disclose any information that you submit to the Services, if in our sole opinion, we suspect or have reason to suspect, that the information involves a party who may be the victim of abuse in any form. Abuse may include, without limitation, elder abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. Information may be disclosed to authorities that we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate to handle such disclosure. Appropriate authorities may include, without limitation, law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies, or court officials. You hereby acknowledge and agree that we are permitted to make such disclosure.

Information Transferred as a Result of Sale of Business:

As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets and, depending on the transaction, your PII may be one of the transferred assets. In the event that we are acquired by another entity, your PII may be part of the assets transferred to the acquiring party. If this occurs, you will be notified if there are any material changes to the way your PII is collected or used.

Information Storage/Processing:

The personal information collected from the use of our Services may be stored in the United States or any other country in which StoicMatchmaker or its associated agents maintains storage facilities. You acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be transferred outside of the United States and in providing such personal information you give your legal consent to any such transfer.

Information Provided by You about Yourself:

This privacy policy only affects the use and disclosure of personal and other information we collect from you. In using the Services, you may decide to post information about yourself and others and communicate with others or upload content which may include PII, such as photographs or comments. Such user postings are governed by the StoicMatchmaker’s Terms & Conditions. StoicMatchmaker may use automated decision making in regard to your personal data for some services and products and your user posting may appear on other Websites, associated to our platform, or when searches are made on the subject of your posting. By disclosing personal information on publicly viewable Websites, such information becomes publicly visible and can be collected and used by others. StoicMatchmaker cannot control who reads your posting nor what other users may do with any information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution over any personal information you decide to post.

Protecting Your Information:

StoicMatchmaker has implemented measures to protect the personal data that it has under its control from unauthorized access, improper use, disclosure, unauthorized destruction or accidental loss. Unfortunately, no system can be completely secure and although we take steps to secure your personal information, we do not promise nor should you expect that your personal information, searches or other communications will always remain secure. Consequently, we encourage you to take caution when disclosing your personal information.

Accessing Your Information:

If you have created a member account on StoicMatchmaker.com, you can amend your personal information by accessing the “Edit Profile” option on your profile page. You may also delete your account by accessing the “Delete Account” option under “Account Settings” from your profile page. Even if you delete, terminate, or disable your account, we may still retain certain information associated to your account for recordkeeping integrity requirements as well as to prevent fraud, enforce our Terms & Conditions, protect the interests of other Website users or to take other actions as permitted by law.

Age Restriction Policy:

Our Website and/or Services are restricted to individuals who are over the age of 18 (or the age of majority in those jurisdictions where 18 is not the age of majority). Legislation also imposes restrictions on commercial Websites, including ours. In compliance with these, we do not target our Website and/or Services to any persons under the age of 18 and any information we may receive from users we suspect to be under the age of 18 will be removed from our database.

Email Permissions and Opting Out:

When you register with the Services, you consent to receive email messages from StoicMatchmaker. At any time, you can choose to opt out from receiving messages for some of our features.  When receiving a particular message, click on “unsubscribe from this list” located at the bottom of the message.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy may be amended by StoicMatchmaker from time to time at our sole discretion. These modifications become effective once posted by StoicMatchmaker as indicated by the ‘Revision Date’ at the end of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Services after any such modification constitutes your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any modifications made in the new Privacy Policy then you must cease to use the Services.

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COOKIE POLICY

The StoicMatchmaker website uses cookies. This Cookie Policy details the use of cookies by stoicmatchmaker.com, operated on behalf of the Website owner StoicMatchmaker, LLC (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, ‘StoicMatchmaker’).

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, your choices regarding cookies, how third parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, and social cookies.

The following section titles in this Cookie Policy are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect:

What are Cookies:

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent”, “session” or “essential”.
A persistent cookie, also called a permanent cookie is a data file capable of providing websites with user preferences, settings and information for future visits.
A session cookie, also called a temporary cookie, is a data file stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed.
An essential cookie is a website’s basic form of memory used to store the preferences selected by a user on a given site. It is essential to a website’s functionality and cannot be disabled by users.

How StoicMatchmaker Uses Cookies:

When you use and access our Service, we may place a number of cookie files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use session, persistent, and essential cookies.
Session and persistent cookies are used to run the Service.
Essential cookies may be used to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

What Are Your Choices Regarding Cookies:

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you do not wish to allow the use of cookies and still wish to browse the website, you can turn off cookies within your browser settings. For information on how to control or delete cookies set by our website, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You may also want to visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note that if you do opt to reject cookies, any personalized functionality of this website will not operate correctly.

Third Party Cookies: 

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so forth.

Currently, we use Google® to better understand our users’ needs. This enables us to optimize the service we offer you and improve your experience. Google uses cookies and other technologies to collect data about user behavior and the device used to visit our websites.

The following data is typically collected: a device’s IP address, browser information, geographic location, preferred language used to display our website, how much time you spend on which pages, which links you choose to click, the completion of forms, what our users do and do not like and judging their overall experience on the site.

Google stores this information; your personal data is anonymous to us.  StoicMatchmaker will never use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Google’s policy regarding use of your information at the following address: https://policies.google.com/
technologies/partner-sites.

We have tried to cover all cookies in the table below that we or our technology partners use.
Please be aware that there may sometimes be a delay in updating this list. If you do notice any discrepancies, please be sure to let us know.

Cookie Description
ak_bmsc This cookie is used to distinguish between
humans and bots. This is beneficial for the
website, in order to make valid reports on
the use of the website.
rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between
humans and bots.
_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT This cookie is set when the user subscribes
to an email service from MailChimp.
bm_sv This cookie is used in context with
Mastercard’s Masterpass allowing the
visitor to pay with a virtual wallet,
facilitating a quicker checkout procedure.
collect This cookie is used to send data to Google
Analytics about the visitor’s device and
behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices
and marketing channels.
r/collect This cookie is used to send data to Google
Analytics about the visitor’s device and
behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices
and marketing channels.
_abck This cookie (to our understanding) is
related to an anti-bot library to help us
protect the site against malicious users.
bm_sz This cookie (to our understanding) is
related to an anti-bot library to help us
protect the site against malicious users.
PHPSESSID This cookie is native to PHP applications.
The cookie is used to store and identify
a users’ unique session ID for the
purpose of managing user session on the
website. The cookie is a session cookie
and is deleted when all the browser
windows are closed.
_ga This cookie is installed by Google
Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate
visitor, session, campaign data and keep
track of site usage for the site’s analytics
report. The cookies store information
anonymously and assigns a randomly
generated number to identify unique
visitors.
_gid This cookie is installed by Google
Analytics. The cookie is used to store
information of how visitors use a
website and helps in creating an
analytics report of how the website
is doing. The data collected including
the number visitors, the source where
they have come from, and the pages
visited in an anonymous form.
_gat This cookie is installed by Google
Universal Analytics to throttle the
request rate to limit the collection
of data on high traffic sites.
_gat_gtag_UA_145655830_1 Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.

 


Social Cookies:

Our website is also integrated with the following social platforms which independently may set cookies on your computer:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

 

Please know that we do not have any control over how the information in these cookies is used nor do we have access to it. Please refer to the cookie policies of the relevant provider for more information.

Contacting Us:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or Cookie Policy, you can contact:

StoicMatchmaker, LLC
P.O. Box 1702;
10821 Red Run Blvd;
Attn: Steve Blackwell,
Privacy Officer
Owings Mills, MD 21117 USA

Revision Date.

This Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy) was last revised on December 10, 2019.

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