Commitment to privacy
Information we collect
Any information that you submit will be used only to process orders and improve our products and services. Under no circumstance will we rent, sell, or share any information provided by you to any third party without your permission. The Dating Muse™ collects information in several ways from different parts of our Web Site. Some information is gathered when you register to open an account with us. During registration, The Dating Muse™ asks for some personal information. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better able we are to customize your experience. In addition to registration, we may ask you for information at other times, for example in connection with a sweepstakes, contest or promotion sponsored by The Dating Muse™, or to process an online purchase transaction. We collect contact information and financial information. Contact information from the order forms is used to get in touch with you when necessary. Financial information is used to bill the user for products and services.
“Cookies” are small text files that are used to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are not used to run programs and do not deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to decline all cookies. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. If you choose to decline cookies, your web browser will be directed to a message suggesting that you upgrade your browser to a recommended version. You will not be able to view information on our Web Site properly if you decline cookies.
- Remind us who you are during your online session.
- Process the items in your shopping cart.
- Track your entries, submissions, and status in some of our sweepstakes, contests and promotions.
- Collect IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information.
How Information is used
Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with personalized services, interactive communications and online shopping convenience. The Dating Muse™ does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances: (a) to protect the security of our Web Site and our rights as set forth in our Terms and Conditions, (b) in response to legal process or proceedings, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims (c) when we believe in good faith that the law requires such action, (d) to a trusted partner who works with or on behalf of The Dating Muse™, or (e) in connection with a sale of our business or company.
Our Web Site may contain links to other, third-party web sites. Even if a relationship may exist between such a third-party and The Dating Muse™, The Dating Muse™ exercises no authority over, and does not control linked sites, so that if you click on one of these links, you will be leaving our Web Site and entering another web site. These linked web sites will maintain independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures, and The Dating Muse™ assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent web sites or their particular policies and procedures. These links are provided for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk. The Dating Muse™ recommends that you carefully review the privacy and data collection policies and procedures of any linked site that you may visit, because those policies and procedures may be very different from our own.
Maintaining your Privacy and managing your Information
You have choices about how the information you have provided us may be used by us. You can direct us to have your name and address removed from our mailing list. Should you choose this option, you will not receive any future communications from The Dating Muse™. You may opt out of receiving such future communications by sending an email to email@example.com, stating your request to be removed from our mailing lists.
You may access and update your The Dating Muse™ Account Information at any time by using your The Dating Muse™ ID and password. You may have your account removed from The Dating Muse™ web site by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security & safeguarding your Information
We are committed to safeguarding your information. We make every effort to utilize the best security technology available, and we continually assess new technology for protecting your information. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. When you place an order online at The Dating Muse™, your credit card information is protected through the use of encryption technology, generally known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. SSL makes it difficult for your credit card information to be intercepted or stolen during transmission.