About FriendScene and the Information We Collect
FriendScene is an online social networking community that connects people through networks of friends for dating or making new friends. To accomplish this, our users create their own profiles which are shown to the people in their personal network. A personal network consists of a user's friends as well as the extended group of people that a user is connected to via chains of mutual friends. To fulfill the purpose of this site, some personal information we ask for is displayed to people within these personal networks.
Information Collected/Tracked by FriendScene
Information submitted to FriendScene
FriendScene collects user-submitted account information such as name and email address to identify users and send notifications related to the use of the service. FriendScene also collects user-submitted profile information such as gender, age, occupation, location, etc.
Information not Directly Submitted by Users to FriendScene
This is information we collect that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all users to the site.
Use of Information Obtained by FriendScene
Information users submit to FriendScene
Profile information as well as first name and photos are displayed to people in a user's personal network, to support the function of the site as social networking community where users can meet new people through their friends. Email address and full name are used when a user invites a friend via email to join the service, when a user requests to add another user to their friend list, and when we send notifications to a user related to their use of the service. Except when inviting or adding friends, a user's email address is not shared or displayed with people within a user's personal network. Users within a personal network communicate on FriendScene with each other through the FriendScene service, without disclosing email addresses. We may also use a user's email address to send weekly updates or news regarding our site, but the user may choose not to receive email of this type by accessing their Account Info.
Information that users do not submit to us
We use your server, IP address, and browser-type related information in the general administration of our website.
Sharing of the Information this Site Gathers/Tracks
As a matter of policy, except where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information unless required by law or for the protection of your membership. However, FriendScene may share profile information and aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties in order to present to members more targeted advertising, products and services. In such situations we will never disclose information that will be used to personally identify you.
This site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that FriendScene is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
FriendScene users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.
Invite a Friend
If a user elects to use our Invite feature to invite a friend to our site, we ask them for the friend's email address. FriendScene will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to join the site. FriendScene stores this email address for the purpose of automatically adding the respondent to the friends list of the user sending the invitation, and also to send reminders of the invitation. FriendScene does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. The friend may contact FriendScene to request the removal of this information from our database.
Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Your FriendScene account is password-protected. This web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. We use industry standard measures to protect your information that is stored within our database. We limit the access to your information to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.
Users who no longer wish to receive our weekly updates or news may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the email or by logging-in and changing their settings in the Account Info section of the site.
Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. FriendScene does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us.