Dating Options Limited, together with its subsidiary and associated companies, understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our customers and websites visitors and we collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Dating Options Limited is a company operating with a group of subsidiary and associated companies which together, all offer matchmaking and dating services. The subsidiary and associated companies to Dating Options Limited are: Attractive Partners Limited, Avenues Dating Limited, Ultimate Attraction Limited, Matchmakers Dating Limited, Gay Relationships Limited, Searchmate Limited, The Professional Matchmaker Limited and Elect Club Limited.
The registered address for Dating Options Limited is 8 Arrow Court, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 6PU. Our subsidiary and associated companies are all limited companies registered in the UK and subject to UK regulations and laws and we display their registered address details on each Company website. These companies are also all registered members of the Dating Agency Association, (DAA), an independent, not for profit organisation which aims to promote and uphold the highest standards of professionalism in the Personal Matchmaking sector of the dating industry. For further information on the DAA please visit their website: www.datingagencyassociation.org.uk
This Privacy Information explains how we use your personal data: how it is collected, how it is held, and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified by reference to an identifier. An identifier is any piece of information that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
The personal data that we use is set out in Part 5, below.
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or your local Citizens Advice Bureau. If you have any cause for concern or complaint about our use of your personal data, in the first instance please contact us directly so we can resolve any problem or query. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for the following purposes:
We will only use and store your data for as long as it is needed where we have a legitimate business reason to do so. How long it will be stored will depend on the type of information, what it is needed for and possibly for any statutory or legal requirements.
We only store your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take important measures that include:
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties with the following two exceptions:
If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law.
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”. All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 13. Please provide the following to help us meet your subject data request as quickly as possible:
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding. We will respond to your subject access request within not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. However, in some cases, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
For the attention of the Data ControllerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: 8 Arrow Court, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 6PU
Telephone: 0845 2303199
Last updated: 21st May 2018