We reserve the right to change our Policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this Policy regularly to understand how we use your personal data.
1. What information do we collect?
Haitianpearl is an online dating service where members can search for and communicate with others.
1.1. To join Haitianpearl, you will have to complete our online registration form, where we ask you to provide the following information:
Your name and/or nickname
Your email address
The gender of your preferred matches
Your date of birth
Your location details
Your profile photo.
You also have the opportunity to provide other optional details about yourself. Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing the 'My profile' and 'Email settings' pages that give you the chance to update or correct your information at any time with the exception of your gender and date of birth.
1.2. The following are additional data and information we may have about you:
Answers to non-mandatory profile questions
Photos, videos, and audio files that you upload to the site or add to your favourites
Your wall posts, both on your own wall, and on the walls of other members
Your comments to wall posts, uploads, news articles, etc.
Events and companion ads you have created
IDs of objects you have liked (uploads, wall posts, etc.)
Rates you have given other members
Your answers to polls
Every message that you send on the site (in the mailbox, messenger, etc.)
Cookies (see below)
1.3. Does Haitianpearl collect my personal data if I am not a member and just visit the site?
No. We do not collect any personal data about visitors to our site. If you do visit us without becoming a member, we will place session ID cookies on your computer.
1.4. Does Haitianpearl collect any information about me if I use the mobile app?
Yes. Haitianpearl offers you the opportunity to stay in touch with the contacts you've made no matter where you are.
We may ask you to give us access to your location information including latitude and longitude. This information lets you search for other members in a certain radius from your current location. You can disable the permission by going to your phone Settings > Location > Disable tracking or similar.
1.5. What information is collected from me if I pay for your services?
We do not collect any financial information nor your chosen payment method. Please note that while we do not store any credit card or other payment card details, our payment service providers may do so.
1.6. Can Haitianlpearl collect information about me from other sites I use, such as Facebook?
While it's not a current practice of ours at the moment, If you register on our website or app via a social network (such as Facebook), we MAY connect your service profile with your profile on the social network website for a convenient sign-in option. The information that we request includes basic details such as your name, gender, date-of-birth and email address. However, we may only collect the information that you have made publicly available on your social network profile, and we will ask you to answer the rest of the mandatory profile questions separately if we are not able to collect it from your social network profile.
In order to revoke access, please visit the application settings on your social network profile and follow the instructions to remove access permissions.
2. How do you use the information and who do you share it with?
Use of the information we collect from you is strictly limited to the site. Other members you interact with will be able to see your basic data that is needed in order to match you with them. Haitianpearl will not share information we collect from you without your express consent.
2.1. Why does your Site have to collect all this information?
Haitianpearl online dating service is designed to make it easy for you to find, connect and interact with other members by posting information about yourself and seeing what others have shared about themselves.
All information we collect about you is required for our service to properly perform its functions of connecting you with other members.
2.2. What should I consider before disclosing personal information about myself?
When using our service, you should assume that anything you post or submit will be publicly viewable and accessible. We recommend and encourage you to think carefully about the information you disclose about yourself. Please be careful about posting sensitive details on your profile such as your bank information, other username and passwords, religious denomination and health details. Please remember that photos or video files that you post on Haitianpearl may reveal these types of sensitive data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive data about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making it public to other users.
When you post information about yourself or use the messaging service, the amount of personal data you share is at your own risk.
2.3. Does Haitianpearl share my personal information with third parties?
We share your data with the following categories of third-parties:
Information technology companies (hardware and software) which provide services to support our product
Payment processing and telecommunication companies to facilitate payments for our premium services and memberships.
We may share anonymous data for advertising purposes, but only after we receive your explicit consent.
We may be required by law to share your data with law enforcement agencies. We will cooperate with law enforcement enquiries from within or outside your country of residence. This may include disclosing your personal data to government or law enforcement agencies, or private parties, when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is required by law or when we, in our discretion, believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, or those of third parties and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
2.4. What are 'cookies' and which ones does Haitianpearl use?
Those that are strictly necessary to deliver the services and products you have requested
Cookies related to the performance of Haitianpearl's site, such as analytics that helps us determine how our site is performing and ensuring a smooth and trouble-free experience for our members and visitors
Cookies related to the functionality of Haitianpearl's site, such as remembering your preferences at login or your preferred language or allowing you to chat, add photos and message other members
Third party cookies which link to other social networks
Cookies used to improve and target advertising based on what's relevant to you, to improve reporting on any campaign and to avoid showing you the ads you have already seen
Cookies and local storage devices make it possible for the site members to enjoy features such as file uploads, chats, instant messaging, and account settings. You may set your browser and mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do, you may not be able to access the features that we offer.
3. How Haitianpearl protects my personal information.
3.1. How long do you store my personal information?
At the moment, your profile and any files you have uploaded (photos, videos, audio files) are stored indefinitely, unless you request otherwise.
3.2. How can I delete my profile and personal information?
You have two ways to delete your profile and personal information from our site: The first is to send your request using the "Contact Us" form on the site, or by emailing email@example.com. We will delete your profile within 2 business days and you will not have the option to restore it.
The second is to delete your profile yourself. You can delete your own profile by going to Settings > Delete account > and clicking "Delete profile permanently". Your profile and personal details will be immediately deleted from the site without a restore option.
After your profile is deleted, we will keep information such as your name, nickname and email address for anti-fraud and anti-spam purposes and as a reference, to prevent abuse or misuse of our services. Your profile will not be visible anywhere on the site.
Warning: Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, copied or stored by other users or to the extent such information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor do we accept any liability for it. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your personal data they may retain such information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies.
Removed and deleted information may remain in backup copies for up to 30 days to enable restoration, but will not be available to others in the meantime.
3.3. How do you protect the information you store about me?
Haitianpearl has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal data. We use reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal data such as secured servers using firewalls.
While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal data safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use.
We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data while it is being transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data we have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We shall inform you within 72 hours in case there has been a data breach, by sending an email to your registration email we have on file and by posting the announcement on our site's news page.
3.4. What is my opt-out capability?
If you decide to opt-out, we will no longer be able to offer you our services.