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The Site provides search results of registered BluesMatch members. BluesMatch has no control over the information submitted by BluesMatch members, and you acknowledge and agree that BluesMatch is not responsible for the content or information contained therein. BluesMatch cannot and does not guarantee, represent, or warrant that the content or information supplied by BluesMatch members is accurate, legal and/or inoffensive.
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You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your account or password, including the content of your transmissions through the Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to:
use the Service in connection with chain letters, junk messages, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise); harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; transmit through the Service unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature; transmit any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other harmful or deleterious programs; interfere with or disrupt networks connected to the Service or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service, through password mining or any other means; or interfere with another member's use and enjoyment of the Service or another entity's use and enjoyment of similar services.
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The data controller for our site and our apps is Blues Match Limited, 82 Lupus Street, London SW1V 3EL, UK. This means that we are responsible for deciding how and why we hold and use your personal data.
We collect personal data about you when you sign up for our services and when you browse our site or when you use our apps. This information is used to provide our services and analyse how visitors use our site or apps.
We collect personal data when you:
When you register to become a member we collect the information you enter on the sign-up form. This includes:
When you complete your profile we may ask you further details about yourself, such as your gender, sexuality, political opinions, religion. We do this to help match you with other members on our services. These fields are optional and can be left blank if you prefer not to provide this information.
The apps use information on the content you have viewed and the actions you have taken. The pictures that you have viewed are temporarily cached in the local storage on your mobile device.
Information on what you have viewed in the apps, actions you have taken and information on bugs and crashes is also sent to us. You can choose to receive notifications on your mobile device via the apps. You can manage these notification in the settings of the apps.
If you choose to add profile pictures they will be displayed to anyone who views your profile page. Your profile pictures may be included in email communications to members if we consider you to be a good match. You have the option to show your pictures only to the people you have added to your Favourites list. This can be done on the Settings page.
Your username will be made public on the services and this will be the identity by which you are known on the services.
Your name, email address and password will not be shared with any other member. The other information you have put in your profile will be displayed to other members.
You may access and update your personal data by logging into your account and going to the My Profile page. You must make sure that you update your information as soon as possible with all relevant changes. In the Settings page you may also update your communications preferences.
We collect additional information about you when you use our site or our apps. This includes the following:
We use the personal data collected through our sites and apps for a number of purposes, including the following:
When you use the apps, we will also ask for the following permissions to access particular functions of your mobile device:
We will only use your personal data where we have a legal ground to do so. We determine the legal grounds based on the purposes for which we have collected and used your personal data. In every case, the legal ground will be one of the following:
The services are not intended for, and should not be used by, anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect information about anyone under the age of 18.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational controls to protect your personal data against unauthorised processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. You are responsible for choosing a secure password when we ask you to set up a password to access parts of our site or apps. You should keep this password confidential and you should choose a password that you do not use on any other site. You should not share your password with anyone else, including anyone who works for us.
Unfortunately, sending information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data once with us, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data sent to our site while still in transit and so you provide it at your own risk.
We will never share your email address with another member.
We do not share your personal data with other people or companies that are not directly linked to us except under the following circumstances:
We will not share your personal data with anyone else for their own marketing purposes unless we have your permission to do this.
We keep your data for only as long as we need to. How long we need your personal data depends on what we are using it for. For example, we may need it to use it to answer your queries about our services or where required by law. If you decide to take a break from the services and “hide” your profile, we will not show your profile on the services and you will not appear in anyone's search results or emails of suggested matches.
We recommend you hide your profile if you are not using the services any more. If you change your mind in the future, you can contact us to “unhide” your profile without losing any of your information.
If you do not return to your profile within three years or if there is a lack of activity on your profile within those three years, we may decide to delete your personal data or make it anonymous by removing all your details. You can also delete your account at any time through the My Profile page.
If we have asked for your permission to process your personal data and we have no other lawful grounds to continue with that processing, and you withdraw your permission, we will delete your personal data. However, when you unsubscribe from marketing communications, we will keep your email address to ensure that we do not send you any marketing communications in future.
From time to time we may send you service emails, for example, telling you that your subscription is coming to an end or sending you a payment confirmation.
The service includes update emails, including information on your matches, hellos and messages. You can edit your email preferences on the Settings page when signed in to your account.
If we have your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you, for example, new offers and updates on the services. You can edit your email preferences on the Settings page when signed in to your account.
When you visit our site, we may also collect information from you automatically by using cookies or similar technologies (“cookies”). A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we may set on your device and that transfers information to your device.
Other organisations may also set their own cookies on our site. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our site.
Cookies are used for the smooth operation of our site. This includes cookies that we use so that you can stay logged into your account. If you set your browser to block these cookies, some parts of our site will not work.
You can manage how cookies are used. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser. - Cookie settings in Internet Explorer - Cookie settings in Firefox - Cookie settings in Chrome - Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
You can switch some cookies off through the Your Online Choices site. You may need to do this again each time you use a different IP address or device.
You can contact us with regard to the following rights in relation to your personal data:
If you want to make any of these requests, please write to us using the Contact Us page.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity.
If you have any questions about how we use your personal data or if you have a concern about how your personal data is used, please write to us using the Contact Us page.
Complaints will be dealt with by the Data Protection Manager, and will be responded to within 30 days.
If you are not satisfied with the way your concern has been handled, you can refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
If you have a question about anything else, please write to us using the Contact Us page.