1. Application of this Privacy Policy

  • For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the proprietor of the website  (“the Site”) and the dating and networking service provided therein (the “Service”) are operated by LoveThing Limited, a company registered under the laws of England and Wales, whose company number is 08763788 and whose registered office is 3 Chapel Row, Unit 9, Bath, BA1 1HN (“us”, “we”, “LoveThing”).

  • LoveThing can be contacted via the contact section on this website or by writing to us at our registered company address.

  • LoveThing respects the privacy of its users and is committed to protecting their privacy. To use the Site, in general, it is necessary for you to provide login information and identify yourself on each visit. LoveThing ensures that any personal information provided by you will be processed in accordance with the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and this Privacy Policy.

  • LoveThing is registered with the Information Commissioner in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

  • We will post any changes to our Privacy Policy on this page and where appropriate, we may notify you by email. Your continued use of the Site shall indicate your acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Policy.

2. Submission and processing of data

  • When you sign up for membership to the Site, we may ask you for certain information and, subject to the Terms, in your use of the Site you may submit or communicate through the Site, personal data of any kind, such as:

    • your name, phone number, postal address, contact and bank / credit card details;

    • if you contact us, a record of that correspondence;

    • your answers to any surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;

    • details of your visits to the Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, your IP address, weblogs, data on your browsing device and operating system, and other communication data, whether this is required for you own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

  • We may also record which services you are interested in as well as user traffic patterns and site use.

  • This information will be kept securely in accordance with an internal security policy and may be used to:

    • process your communications and to enable your use of the Site and the services;

    • provide you with an up to date, efficient and reliable service;

    • help fraud prevention;

    • open and run your account;

    • administer prize draws;

    • generally run the Site;

    • tailor and personalise the content of your use of the Site and communications sent to you by the Site in a way that is designed to be relevant to you;

    • moderate the Site and in this respect all of your information reasonably necessary for this purpose including your IP address may be transferred to a reputable third party for this purpose; or

    • permanently bar a user from using the Site at our the sole discretion where that user has breached these Terms.

    • we will only sell, rent or transfer your personal data to any third party if you have consented to this;

    • we may use your personal data, or permit selected third parties to use your personal data, to provide you with information about services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with such information;

    • where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this;

    • we may use the data we collect about you in order to request third party ads which may be of interest to you. No personally identifiable information will be passed to any third party in order to perform this.

  • By registering to the Site and submitting your data you agree to this use.

  • LoveThing will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent.

3. Marketing communications

  • If you have used the Site before it is possible that we have this information already and it is being used to contact you about offers, events, items or related activities that you may find useful. If you are an existing user the Site will continue to keep you informed unless you tell us not to.

  • If you are a new user the Site will give you the choice (for example once you have signed up) whether or not you want us or other reputable companies to contact you about future offers, events and new services or related activities that you may find useful.

  • When you sign up to the Site you understand that we will send you emails to the email address you provide in your registration. Some of these emails may be necessary for your ongoing use of the site, including (but not limited to) emails confirming your login details, notifications of interest in you expressed by other members, notifications of communications sent to you by other members, and other essential information about accessing the Site. We would also like to keep you informed of activity and developments on the Site that we believe may be of interest to you but we will not bombard you with emails and you may opt out of any marketing messages at any time.

  • We will not send you any marketing emails or pass your information on to third parties unless you give your consent or you have given it already.

4. Cookies

  • In order to improve your use of the Site, we may use a device known as a 'cookie'. Cookies are a means by which information relating to your internet activity (such as whether you have visited the Site before, or whether you have an existing account) is recorded on your hard drive and used by us to improve the Site and the services and services available to you.

  • Cookies are an industry standard method of websites communicating with browsers and other devices and do not compromise your safety or the privacy of your personal data. However, if you do not wish for us to use cookies when you use the Site please adjust your internet browser settings to not accept cookies. Please consult your browser help system for further information on how to do this. PLEASE NOTE: This may affect your ability to use the Site.

  • Unless you disable cookies the Site will ask for and store details including your name and address and may automatically insert certain information onto forms within the Site, so that you can use the Site with the minimum amount of form-filling. In addition, if you breach these Terms, we reserve the right to use cookies for the purpose of preventing you from using the Site.

  • We may use third-party advertising companies to display ads on our website. These third-party advertising companies may separately place or recognise a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to the Site. We cannot see the information collected or stored in third party cookies, nor can they see the information collected or stored in cookies set by the Site. We do not provide personal data about you to these third party advertisers.

5. Associate websites

  • To improve your chances of finding an appropriate partner, the Service is offered through and accessible through a number of participating websites other than the Site.

  • By registering with the Site you acknowledge and accept that your profile, photos, messages and any other Content you submit to the Site may be searchable and available to users of the Service who access this Content via websites other than the Site.

  • You further acknowledge and accept that other users you interact with on the Site may have registered for the Service via a different website other than the Site.

  • We apply various classifications to all the websites that provide access to the Service in order to improve search results and ensure that members of the Service are visible to people we deem to be of interest to them. By registering with the Site you acknowledge and accept that we may apply certain classifications to your profile due to your accessing the Service via the Site and we may use such classifications to restrict:

    • the availability of communications between you and other members of the Service;

    • the availability of the details of other members of the Service to yourself;

    • the availability of your details to other members of the Service.

6. Security of personal data

  • Transmission of data and information via the Site is not a secure or encrypted transmission method for sending your personal data, unless otherwise indicated on the Site. Accordingly, you are reminded that any information and personal data carried over the internet is not secure. Information and personal data may be intercepted, lost, redirected, corrupted, changed and accessed by other parties.

  • We maintain strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data once we have received it and we use industry-standard security software and working procedures to ensure the security of your personal data. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain accuracy, and ensure proper use of personal data, we have employed physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.

7. Disclosure and transfer of your personal data

  • We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

  • We may disclose your personal information to third parties under the following circumstances:

    • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

    • If LoveThing or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;

    • For the purpose of asking that third party to carry out data analysis, cleansing and/or market research on our behalf;

    • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of LoveThing, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

8. Your access rights to your personal data

  • Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have to provide you with a readable copy of all personal data which we may hold about you, within 40 days of receiving your written request for us to provide it. The Data Protection Act 1998 allows us to charge an administrative fee of £10 pounds for this data. In order for us to provide this information, you will be required to provide proof of identity, for example, a copy of your passport, driver’s licence or current bills.

  • It is in our interest and yours to store and process accurate personal data. If the data we hold about you is inaccurate in any way, then where appropriate, you may request that we complete, amend or erase your data.

  • We reserve the right to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data based on the exemptions set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 but if we do refuse, we will give full reasons for our refusal and you will be allowed to challenge our decision.