Your privacy is important to us. It is Special Matrimony’s policy to respect your privacy and comply with any applicable law and regulation regarding any personal information we may collect about you, including via our app, Special Matrimony, and its associated services.
Personal information is any information about you which can be used to identify you. This includes information about you as a person (such as name, address, and date of birth), your devices, payment details, and even information about how you use an app or online service.
This policy is effective as of 19 February 2021.
Last updated: 19 February 2021.
Information We Collect
Information we collect falls into one of two categories: 'voluntarily provided' information and 'automatically collected' information.
'Voluntarily provided' information refers to any information you knowingly and actively provide us when using our app and its associated services.
'Automatically collected' information refers to any information automatically sent by your device in the course of accessing our app and its associated services.
When you access our servers via our app, we may automatically log the standard data provided by your device. It may include your device's Internet Protocol (IP) address, your device type and version, your activity within the app, time and date, and other details about your usage.
Additionally, when you encounter certain errors while using the app, we automatically collect data about the error and the circumstances surrounding its occurrence. This data may include technical details about your device, what you were trying to do when the error happened, and other technical information relating to the problem. You may or may not receive notice of such errors, even in the moment they occur, that they have occurred, or what the nature of the error is.
Please be aware that while this information may not be personally identifying by itself, it may be possible to combine it with other data to personally identify individual persons.
Our app may access and collect data via your device's in-built tools, such as:
- Your identity
- Location data
- Storage, photos and/or media
- Mobile data
When you install the app or use your device’s tools within the app, we request permission to access this information. The specific data we collect can depend on the individual settings of your device and the permissions you grant when you install and use the app.
We may ask for personal information — for example, when you subscribe to our newsletter or when you contact us — which may include one or more of the following:
'Sensitive information' or 'special categories of data' is a subset of personal information that is given a higher level of protection. Examples of sensitive information include information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, trade union or other professional associations or memberships, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, sexual practices or sex life, criminal records, health information, or biometric information.
The types of sensitive information that we may collect about you include:
- Racial or ethnic origin
- Sexual orientation
We will not collect sensitive information about you without first obtaining your consent, and we will only use or disclose your sensitive information as permitted, required, or authorized by law.
Legitimate Reasons for Processing Your Personal Information
We only collect and use your personal information when we have a legitimate reason for doing so. In which instance we only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary to provide our services to you.
Collection and Use of Information
We may collect personal information from you when you do any of the following on our website:
- Sign up to receive updates from us via email or social media channels.
- Use a mobile device or web browser to access our content.
- Contact us via email, social media, or on any similar technologies.
- When you mention us on social media.
We may collect, hold, use and disclose information for the following purposes, and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes:
- to provide you with our app and platform’s core features and services
- to contact and communicate with you
- for analytics, market research, and business development, including operating and improve our app, associated applications, and associated social media platforms.
- for technical assessment, including operating and improve our app, associated applications, and associated social media platforms.
We may combine voluntarily provided and automatically collected personal information with general information or research data we receive from other trusted sources. For example, if you consent to us accessing your social media profiles, we may combine information sourced from those profiles with information received from you directly to provide you with an enhanced experience of our app and services.
Security of Your Personal Information
When we collect and process personal information, and while we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
Although we will do our best to protect the personal information you provide to us, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure and no one can guarantee absolute data security.
You are responsible for selecting any password and its overall security strength, ensuring the security of your own information within the bounds of our services. For example, ensuring you do not make your personal information publicly available via our platform.
How Long We Keep Your Personal Information
However, if necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal, accounting, or reporting obligation or for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific, or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.
Any term of these Terms of Service which is wholly or partially void or unenforceable is severed to the extent that it is void or unenforceable. The validity of the remainder of these Terms of Service is not affected.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
We may disclose personal information to:
- a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of our company
- third-party service providers for the purpose of enabling them to provide their services including (without limitation) IT service providers, data storage, hosting and server providers, ad networks, analytics, error loggers.
- courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities, and law enforcement officers, as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights.
- third parties, including agents or sub-contractors who assist us in providing information, products, services, or direct marketing to you.
- third parties to collect and process data.
- an entity that buys, or to which we transfer all or substantially all our assets and business.
Third parties we currently use include:
- Google Analytics
- Mail Chimp
- Google AdSense