Your right to privacy is of the utmost importance to us.
We understand that you are providing us with your personal information and that it is vital for us to earn your trust to provide our services to you effectively.
We believe it is our responsibility to protect your personal information. The services we provide are based on preserving your anonymity until you choose to disclose further personal details.
We will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties.
Collection and use of your information
FindSomeone collects personal information about you through your use of the Services and the Website. FindSomeone may use this personal information to help us provide the Services to you, to verify your identity, to enforce or apply our terms and conditions, to protect the rights, property, or safety of FindSomeone, our users, or others, for internal research purposes, for promoting and marketing other FindSomeone products and Services to you, and for any other use that you authorise.
There are various kinds of information we collect about you:
We will not disclose your email address to other members of FindSomeone. In the event that you are sent a message from another member we may (depending on your settings) notify you that you have a message waiting. When sending a message to another member through FindSomeone, your registered email address will not be made available to the message recipient.
We use your email address to allow us to operate our services. This includes sending you emails relating to our services, notifications of messages from other members and other related communication.
We have a policy of enabling you to control the emails you receive and to opt-out of particular types of messages at any time. You can also change your notification settings through the Options page.
Control of your password
FindSomeone will never ask you for your address or password by email.
FindSomeone uses "session" cookies to temporarily store information to help you use the site. This information is used to deliver the right content to you as you use the site and avoids unnecessarily asking you to log in. Session cookies expire immediately when you close your web browser or are deleted after a period of no activity on FindSomeone.
FindSomeone also uses "persistent" cookies to personalise the user experience, to help protect our members and to provide us with research information (such as how often members visit FindSomeone each month). Persistent cookies allow us to identify users and assist us in identifying any abuse of the FindSomeone service. A persistent auto-login cookie is also stored when Members select the "remember me" option when logging in. The auto-login cookie is removed when the Member logs out.
Advertising and third party links
Some FindSomeone advertisers may request information directly from users, or link to sites that do so. FindSomeone has no control over its advertisers' privacy policies, and encourages users to review such policies prior to submitting any personal information to them.
FindSomeone contains non-advertising links to a variety of third party sites to enhance the member experience. FindSomeone has no control of either the content or privacy policies of such sites, nor should such links be considered an endorsement of these sites except where otherwise noted.
FindSomeone also uses the services of SAS to deliver display advertisements intended to be relevant to your interests, based on the information you have provided to us through the use of any of our Services.
Nielsen Online - NZ internet statistics
FindSomeone, like most large New Zealand websites, uses the Nielsen Online counting system to collect information such as the number of visitors per day or the number of pages requested per day. To do this, FindSomeone has a small piece of code on each page which counts these statistics. This enables us to see where we are in the 'top 10' list of New Zealand websites.
Trade Me uses Google Analytics and Mixpanel to better understand the behaviour of Findsomeone members using our website and mobile platforms, and to improve our service. For example, it helps us to identify how many members visit a particular page, and what those users do on that page.
Updates to our information practices