1. A Note About Minors. The Grindr Service is intended for users 18 years and older only (twenty-one (21) years in places where eighteen (18) years is not the age of majority). We do not intentionally gather Personal Data about visitors who are under the age of 18.
2. A Note To Users Outside Of The United States. Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
3. Types Of Data We Collect. “Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. “Anonymous Data” means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data as described below.
3.1 Data You Provide to Us.
We may collect Personal Data from you, such as your photo, display name, status, relationship, looking for, ethnicity, age, height, weight, social network link, “Favorites”, “Blocks” and any other information you voluntarily add to your profile on the Grindr App or is generated by your use of the Grindr Service (“
(b) Instant Message.
When you send an instant message (which may include photos or location) to other users of the Grindr Service, we will retain the messages (“Instant Messages”) as required by the operation of the Grindr Service.
If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail (e.g., for support), we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply. If you contact us for support, we may also collect and retain certain technical diagnostic data, e.g., your phone model.
(d) Mailing List.
If you provide us your email address for inclusion in our mailing lists, we will collect your email address.
to better understand their practices.
(f) Message Boards.
When you post messages on the message boards of the Grindr Site, when and if we add such capability, the information contained in your posting will be stored on our servers and other users will be able to see it.
If you purchase a subscription service from us, we (or our third party service provider) will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information, billing information, address, telephone number, and email address. If we use a third party service provider, the service provider may provide certain information back to us (e.g., your name, phone number, and email address). We currently use Buck for purchases on Android and Blackberry devices and Apple for purchases on Apple devices. Please review their privacy policies athttp://www.gobuck.com/privacy-policy
, respectively, to better understand their practices.
to better understand their practices.
(h) Invite a Friend.
If you use the invite a friend feature on the Grindr Site, we will pre-populate your email with our invite information, but we do not collect any Personal Data from you or your friend.
(i) Partner Promotion.
We may collect information you voluntarily provide when you enter into a Partner Promotion, as described below.
We may also collect Personal Data at other points in the Grindr Service that state that Personal Data is being collected. Grindr will retain Profile Information and Instant Messages in the Grindr App or on the servers for the Grindr Service, for as long as needed to provide the Grindr Service and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
3.2 Data Collected via Technology.
(a) Device Information. We will collect an ID that is unique to the mobile device on which you install the Grindr App (“Device ID” and “Device”, respectively). For example, if you installed the Grindr App on an Apple Device, we store your UDID. We may create a hashed version of your Device ID and use your hashed Device ID to log you into the Grindr Service. We may store your Device ID and/or your hashed Device ID with other information we collect about you, including your Profile Information and your instant message information. We will collect certain software and hardware information about your Device.
(b) Distance Information. When you use the Grindr App, we will collect your location to determine your distance from other users (“Distance Information”) through the GPS, Wi-Fi, and/or cellular technology in your Device (e.g., iPhone, BlackBerry, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device). Your last known location is stored on our servers for the purpose of calculating Distance Information between you and other users.
(d) Third Parties. Our advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies used by advertisers and partners and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them. Additionally, be aware that advertisers and partners may also use their own clear gifs and we do not control use of these by advertisers and partners and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.
(e) MAC Addressees. Grindr or its Agents may collected device MAC addresses or other device hardware identifiers for the purposes of managing server-side data associations with specific users. No personally identifiable information is delivered with these hardware device identifiers.
4. Use of Your Data
4.1 General Use of Your Data.
4.2 Creation of Anonymous Data.
We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the Grindr Service. Grindr reserves the right to use Anonymous data for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in its sole discretion.
5. Disclosure Of Your Personal Data.
5.1 IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PROFILE INFORMATION. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU USE THE GRINDR APP, AS A DEFAULT, YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION (DEFINED ABOVE) IS PUBLIC AND OTHER USERS OF THE GRINDR APP CAN SEE YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION. DO NOT INCLUDE INFORMATION IN YOUR PROFILE THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP PRIVATE.
Grindr App users can use the search feature in the Grindr App to search for other users by different profile criteria, like age. Your Profile Information will be used for these searches. The Grindr App user interface may include a feature to make certain items of Profile Information non-public, in which case we will respect your selection. However, even if you choose to make non-public certain items of your Profile Information if and as permitted by the user interface, sophisticated users who use the Grindr App in an unauthorized manner may nevertheless be able to obtain this information. The Grindr App may include a feature that allows you to designate certain users as “Favorites” or “Blocked”. Generally, this designation is only viewable by you; however, sophisticated users who use the Grindr App in an unauthorized manner may be able to determine which users you have designated as Favorites or Blocked.
YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
5.2 IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT DISTANCE INFORMATION. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU USE THE GRINDR APP, AS A DEFAULT, YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION IS PUBLIC AND OTHER USERS OF THE GRINDR APP CAN SEE YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION WITHIN YOUR PROFILE.
Grindr App users can use the search feature in the Grindr App to search for other users by distance. Your Distance Information will be used for these searches. Your Distance Information is public, but the Grindr App may include a feature to hide or change the accuracy of your Distance Information, in which case we will respect your selection. However, even if you choose to hide the display of your Distance Information, sophisticated users who use the Grindr App in an unauthorized manner may nevertheless be able to determine your location.
YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
5.3 Third Parties.
5.4 Third Party Service Providers.
5.5 Partner Promotion.
We may disclose information you voluntarily provide when you enter into a Partner Promotion, as described below.
5.6 Affiliates and Acquisitions.
5.7 Other Disclosures.
Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), Grindr may disclose Personal Data in response to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or in connection with any legal process, or to comply with relevant laws; to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law.
6. Partner Promotions.
We may offer contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions with our third party partners from time to time (“
”). If additional or different privacy practices govern a Partner Promotion, then we will present you the additional or different terms prior to your entering the Partner Promotion, and such terms will apply to how we collect, use and disclose the information you provide through the Partner Promotion.
7. Third Party Websites.
8. Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Data; Changing Your Personal Data
8.1 Our Promotional Emails.
We may periodically send you free newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to Grindr and/or the Grindr Service (“
If you are using the Grindr App on an Apple iOS4 device, Apple Inc.’s iAd network states that users may opt out of behavioral targeting by visitinghttp://oo.apple.com
from your iOS4 device.
8.3 Changes to your Personal Data.
You may change certain fields of your Profile Information by editing your profile in the Grindr App. You may request deletion of your Personal Data by us, but please note that we may be legally required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may keep your Device ID, hashed Device ID, and your usage history (which includes a history of text or photos that have been censored, bans, as well as a history of profile photos uploaded) for administrative purposes.
9. Security Of Your Personal Data.
Grindr is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, while Grindr uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, Grindr cannot guarantee its absolute security.
10. Contact Information.
6725 W Sunset Blvd, Ste 430
Los Angeles CA 90028