Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Last Updated: 06.20.19

I like to know how a website is using my personal information so I wanted to let you know how we may use the information you have submitted through the site or we have collected via website technology tools.

For simplicity, we may refer to Military Dating Scams as ‘MDS’, ‘we’, ‘us’, or ‘our’. The following Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and share the information we receive about you or your device when you use our website.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing and using our website, you agree that you have read, understand and are bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein. The Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made a part of our Terms of Use. As part of the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy constitutes a legally binding agreement between you and us. The Terms of Use contain a binding arbitration agreement and class action waiver clause. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY OR OUR TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES. You should review this Privacy Policy periodically as we may update it from time to time.

Personal Information Collected
In general, you can use and visit our Website without submitting any personal information; however, in order to utilize and access certain features, you may need to submit your personal information.

Your personal information refers to any information you provide as you use the website which would enable you to be personally identified. This may include, but not limited to, your name, email address, phone number or address.

We collect your personal information in several scenarios across the website including but not limited to:

  • When You Sign Up For Our Newsletter/Email: Information is provided by you with your consent.
  • When You Comment on Blog Posts or Pages: Information is provided by you with your consent. Please note this information is publicly visible by other visitors to the website.
  • When You Place an Order: Information is provided by you with your consent. Please note we use third-party payment processors and shipping vendors. Information transmitted to these third-party vendors in order to process your order is governed by their Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • When You Reach Out To Us: Information is provided by you with your consent.

Non-Personal Information Collected
In addition to personally identifiable information, MDS also routinely collects statistics from your browser or device on site usage patterns through web logs, web beacons, and third-party service providers. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, device ID and type, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the operating system used by your device, date/time stamp, your mobile device’s geographic location, and/or clickstream data. These statistics are not intended to relate to any particular individual. Instead, they are used internally to judge the effectiveness of website features and content. Some real-time information is occasionally used to automatically suggest a product to a customer based on that customer’s observed preferences.

When you visit or interact with our website, we (or our third-party service providers) may use cookies and other types of web technologies to collect technical and usage information. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We use a persistent cookie to welcome visitors returning to the site and to associate appropriate advertisements for our visitors.

You may interact with content on our website that you’re sharing to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. We do not control the information that these companies collect when you use their social media tools or plug-ins, whether through cookies or otherwise, nor do we control how these companies use any information they collect.

How We Use and Share Information
Our policy is that we will not sell or rent your personal information. We may, however, share the information we collect about you in limited circumstances including:

  • With third-party service providers who help us to process your orders. That information is only shared in order to process your order so you can receive what you ordered.
  • If we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to: prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss to us; prevent or report suspected illegal activity; protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety; or enforce our Terms of Use.
  • With other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity or in connection with a partial or total sale of assets, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process or corporate change.
  • When you otherwise consent or direct us to share your information with third parties.

Contests and Drawings
MDS may sponsor or host contests or drawings. In some cases, we may do this in partnership with a third party, which will always be disclosed to you. It is up to you if you to decide if you would like to enter the contest or drawing and therefore share your information with that third party.

Links to Third-Party Websites
As a service to our visitors, we will sometimes link to third parties we believe will provide value to you. This could include a link to provide more information about the topic or a link to a related product or service offering. These websites are governed by other Privacy Policies and MDS cannot be held responsible for how they handle your information, personally identifiable or not.

Our blog enables you to interact with our writers as well as the community at large through comments. You should recognize all of this information is publicly accessible and may be read by anyone who visits the website.

We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers or visitors on our site in addition to other endorsements. We will only do this with your consent.

Military Dating Scams is committed to doing its best to maintain the security of all information collected on our Website. MDS uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server software to prevent unauthorized access to the information. You can identify the secure connection by looking for a locked padlock icon at the lower portion of your browser window.

We use commercially reasonable methods to prevent the unauthorized use, access, or disclosure of your personal information. While we strive to protect your personal information, no system can ever be 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. By using our Website, you are agreeing to assume this risk and any and all responsibility and liability that may arise.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If we decide to materially change our Privacy Policy, we will post a notice of those changes on the Website and update the ‘Last Updated’ date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of the revised Privacy Policy means that you accept and agree to the changes.