Last Updated: 2022-01-25
At Cozy Date™, we strive to create a culture of respecting our customers and one another. Your privacy is important to us. The personal data you share with Cozy Date is primarily used to provide you with the highest quality service and improve your Cozy Date experience whenever and wherever possible. To the best of our ability, we strive to keep your data safe and private, and we do not share individualized personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. Details outlined below.
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT:
Information collected automatically: When you use Cozy Date, we automatically collect and store certain information about your computer or mobile device and your activities. This information includes:
- Geographic Location. Your mobile device’s geographic location when you go to a meeting and tap the “I’m here” button.
- Device Information/Specifications. Technical information about your computer or mobile device (e.g., type of device, web browser or operating system, IP address) to analyze trends, administer the site, prevent fraud, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information.
- Length and Extent of Usage. How long and in what manner you used Cozy Date and which services and features you used.
2. INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE:
Information You Provide Directly to Us. In addition, when you register with Cozy Date, you must provide certain information, including your phone number, geographic location, and gender. We will also ask you to upload photos for your profile and may collect any information (including location metadata and inferred characterizations or data) contained in these files. You may provide additional information about yourself (such as your school, occupation, current city, etc.) in order to build your Cozy Date profile. You may also provide “special categories of personal data” under applicable law, such as your race, ethnicity, religion, philosophical or political views, and information relating to your sex life or sexual orientation. By affirmatively providing Cozy Date with this information, you explicitly consent to our use of it for the purpose of fine tuning your match criteria with other users. Any information that you provide in your profile will be viewable by other Cozy Date users.
Text Messages: In order to use the Cozy Date app, we require you to have a U.S. mobile telephone number. We may send text messages to your mobile phone for purposes of communicating with you about Cozy Date. By providing your telephone number to Cozy Date, you consent to Cozy Date sending you text messages via an automatic telephone dialing system.
Online Survey Data: We may periodically conduct voluntary member surveys. We encourage our members to participate in such surveys because they provide us with important information regarding the improvement of Cozy Date. In order to improve the application and create a better experience for our users, survey responses will be linked to your name and phone number so we may follow up to possibly get clarification and collect feedback.
How we use the information:
- facilitate matches with other Cozy Date users;
- respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
- to tailor and provide communications to you about Cozy Date and related offers, promotions, advertising, news, upcoming events, and other information we think will be of interest to you;
- monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities;
- investigate and prevent fraud and other illegal activities;
- provide, maintain, and improve Cozy Date and our overall business;
- where we otherwise have a legitimate interest in doing so, for example, direct marketing, research (including marketing research), network and information security, fraud prevention, and enforcing or defending against legal claims; and
- where you otherwise consent to such use.
Use for Research. In addition to the uses outlined above, by using Cozy Date, you agree to allow us to anonymously use the information from you and your experiences to continue our research into successful relationships, including how to create and foster these relationships, so that we may continue to improve the Cozy Date experience. This research may be published in our blogs or interviews. However, all of your responses will be kept anonymous, and we assure you that no personally identifiable information will be published.
3. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
The information we collect is used to provide and improve the content and the quality of Cozy Date, and without your consent we will not otherwise share your personal information to/with any other parties for commercial purposes, except: (a) to provide Cozy Date, (b) when we have your permission, or (c) or under the following instances:
Service Providers. We may share your information with our third-party service providers that support various aspects of our business operations (e.g., marketing and analytics providers and security and technology providers).
Legal Disclosures and Business Transfers. We may disclose any information without notice or consent from you: (a) in response to a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or government demand; (b) to investigate or report illegal activity; or (c) to enforce our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer your information to another company in connection with a merger, financing due diligence, corporate restructuring, sale of any or all of our assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.
Aggregate Data. We may combine non-PII we collect with additional non-PII collected from other sources for our blog. We also may share aggregated, non-PII with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis.
4. REFERRING YOUR FRIENDS
We encourage you to refer your friends to Cozy Date by sending us your friends’ phone numbers. We will keep this information in our database, and enable you to send these friends a one- time text message from your device containing your name and inviting them to visit our site. This text message will also include instructions on how to opt out and unsubscribe from our phone list. You agree that you will not abuse this feature by entering the phone numbers of those individuals who would not be interested in Cozy Date.
5. UPDATING OR REMOVING ACCOUNT INFORMATION
You may review or edit your profile as you wish, by logging into your Cozy Date account using the information supplied during the registration process. If you would like to have us delete your account information, you may do so by deactivating your account first and then permanently deleting your account. Where you have consented to our use of your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may continue to contact you for the purpose of communicating information relating to your request for Cozy Date services, or to respond to any inquiry or request made by you, as applicable. To opt out of receiving messages concerning Cozy Date, you must cease requesting and/or utilizing services from Cozy Date, and cease submitting inquiries to Cozy Date, as applicable.
6. THIRD PARTY SITES
Cozy Date may contain links to other websites and services. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website or service. The fact that we link to a website or service is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites or services. These third parties may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites and services you visit.
7. RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA
If you are a California resident, you can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal data about you that we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. Note that we do not currently share any information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To request this notice, please submit your request to the contact information set out below. Please allow 30 days for a response. For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer such a request.
8. AGE RESTRICTION
We do not target or allow persons under 18 years of age to use Cozy Date, and we do not knowingly collect information from persons under the age of 16. If you are a parent or legal guardian who discovers that your child has provided us with information without your consent, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will promptly delete such information from our files.
9. DATA RETENTION
10. SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
By providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of Cozy Date. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Site or sending a text message to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing.
12. HOW TO CONTACT US