Privacy & Cookie Policy

WHAT IS THE PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY USED FOR?

This Privacy Policy sets out how EventSingles uses and protects information that you give EventSingles when you use this website.

EventSingles is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  If at any time we ask information about you whereby you can be identified when using this website, you can rest assured it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

EventSingles will never sell any of your personal details and will not pass on any of your details to any third party unless specifically authorised by you or are required to do so by law.  Information shall only be kept for as long as necessary and shall be periodically reviewed.

EventSingles may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.  You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes made.

WEBSITE SECURITY – HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

EventSingles is hosted on a private secure server where data encryption takes place.  You can see this by the green padlock in the browser status bar next to the domain name https://eventsingles.co.uk.

WEBSITE SECURITY – DATA BREACH PROCEDURES WE HAVE IN PLACE

EventSingles is monitored on a daily basis.  If a possible breach has been detected then all security passwords for the website will be updated as well as a clean database backup restored.  Website backups occur every 2 weeks where prior backups will be fully erased.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU FOR YOUR MEMBER PROFILE

Upon registering users will need to provide the following information below in order to obtain a member profile on the EventSingles website.  We need these so that members can fully interact with other members as well as use our multi functional filtering options.

• Name, Birth date, Marital Status, Ethnicity, Sexuality, Gender, Religion, Looking for, Registration Reason, Country, City.

• Contact information including email address and telephone number.

• Demographic information such as address, postcode and IP address.

• Other information relevant to customer personal profiles, such as optional fields to best describe them as a person i.e Eye Color, Hair Color, Body Type etc.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU WHEN PURCHASING YOUR EVENT TICKETS

Once you have become a registered member of the EventSingles website you will have the ability to purchase your event tickets.  When you purchase your tickets you will be asked to provide your personal details in order for us to validate yourself as a real person and safeguard ourselves and you in case of an emergency.

Your personal information will be visible to ‘EventSingles‘ events as well as ‘Member‘ hosted events.

Personal details that we may collect from you are as follows:

• First name, Last name, Company Name (Optional), Country, Street Address, Town/City, County (Optional), Post Code, Phone Number, Email Address, PayPal Email Address (Ticket Sales/Refund Purposes)

We may ask for you to verify yourself when attending an event so that we can make sure you are who you say you are.  This would just be a safety precaution to safe guard our attendees when attending events.  Any other information that may be asked at the event is down to your sole discretion to provide.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

We require this information as active consent to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

• When you register as a member, you are creating a profile which best reflects you as a person and who you are for other members to view.

• When a member tries to contact you, you will receive an email notification through the EventSingles email address.  Please note that both your email and personal address will never be shared with anyone on the website.

• When a member attends an event, the information provided is used as confirmation of proof of identity for our team to verify their account.

• We may use the information to improve our products and services.

• Provide you with website sharing services.

• Analyse demographic and geographical location data via Google Analytics using cookies.

• We may periodically send promotional emails about new events, services and special offers.

• From time to time we may use your information to contact you for market research purposes.

• Internal record keeping.

HOW LONG DO WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION FOR?

For users that register on our website (if any), we would retain your information for as long as you wish to remain a member for.  Within that time, members will be able to fully edit their personal profile (except the ability to change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Comments will be removed quarterly to not only manage the access and speed of the website but to also maintain current, relevant content posted by our members.

If you decide you no longer want to be a member of EventSingles then you have the right to delete your account yourself by going to your Settings > Delete Account.  Alternatively you can contact us direct where you can request a profile deletion request where a member of our team will erase all your content.  This will be completely irrecoverable.

WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE OVER YOUR INFORMATION?

If you have an account with EventSingles, or have left any comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

EMAIL MARKETING

From time to time we may contact you with updates on our up and coming events when you become a registered EventSingles member.

We use MailChimp as a third party institution to perform these services on our behalf who are bound to keep your information private and secure.  By registering with us you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to MailChimp for processing.  Learn more about MailChimp’s privacy practices here.

Should you decide that you no longer like to receive marketing emails on our up and coming events you are able to contact us via our ‘Contact’ pageto request that your personal information be permanently removed and deleted.

USE OF COOKIES

Cookies are small data files that are put onto your computer or handheld device when you visit certain pages of the website.  Cookies cannot harm your computer or device and some are essential and some are not essential, however they are used to enhance the experience of using the website.  Cookies are used to..

• Store information about your preferences.

• Allows for our website to be tailored to your interests and bring you a high quality user experience.

• Improve your experience and to allow the website to remember you when you return.

• Obtain statistical data of audience, size and usage pattern.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

If you would like to learn more about cookies in general please visit www.aboutcookies.org.  This will open a new browser in your window.

CAN I TURN COOKIES OFF?

We use cookies to ensure that we provide the best possible standard of service to our online customers. However, as part of our privacy and security policy, we require your consent to use them.

To withdraw your consent, or if you want to be notified each time a cookie is about to be used, you should amend the settings provided in your web browser to prevent us from storing cookies on your computer’s hard drive. This is the method for the most popular browsers;

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

• Choose the menu “Tools” then “Internet Options

• Click on the “Privacy” tab

• Select the appropriate setting

For Google Chrome:

• Choose the menu “Tools” then “Settings

• Click on the “Advanced” tab

• Click on the “Content Settings” tab

• Select the appropriate setting

For Mozilla Firefox:

• Choose the menu “Tools” then “Options

• Click on the icon “Privacy

• Find the menu “Cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

• Choose the menu “Files”> “Preferences

• Click on the icon “Privacy

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

EventSingles may contain links to other websites of interest. Please note that once you have used these links and leave our site we do not have any control over the other website.  In light of this, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement and policies applicable to the website in question.  EventSingles does not accept any liability or responsibility of these policies.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement and policies applicable to the website in question.  EventSingles does not accept any liability or responsibility of these policies.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

To remove any personal data of an image, on Windows, right-click the image and choose Properties, then click the Details tab and click the Remove Properties and Personal Information.  You will then have the option to remove some or all of the attached EXIF data, and you can create a copy of the image file if you do not wish to mess with the original file.

SHORTENED LINKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses]

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

WHAT IS GOOGLE ANALYTICS INTEGRATION

Google analytics integration allows for us to view our members in real time and their usability of the website.  This will help us see what works best for the site and to improve our services and functionality for our members.  To opt out of this feature please contact us.

Please see the Google Safe Guarding of your data Privacy Policy. for more details.

PURCHASING AN EVENT TICKET OR SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

• Send you information about your account/orders/price plans.

• Respond to your requests, including refunds (EventSingles events only) and complaints.

• Process payments and prevent fraud – Orders will be directed through PayPal.

• Possible account creation from store checkout page.

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

WHO ON OUR TEAM HAS ACCESS?

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Store Managers can access:

• Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent.

• Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

CONTACT FORMS

When submitting a question to the EventSingles team via the contact form on the contact page, you will be required to provide your name, email address and message.  These email messages received from the users/members will be held until the question has been answered successfully in which case be removed permanently after. Please note that we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

YOUR INFORMATION

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy please contact us and we shall provide the relevant information within 30 days.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact is and we shall promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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