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Privacy Policy

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Effective Date: May 1, 2020

SocialCatfish.com knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting our website and utilizing our services, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers SocialCatfish.com's treatment of personal information that SocialCatfish.com gathers when you are on the SocialCatfish.com website and when you use SocialCatfish.com services. It also addresses the information we collect from third party sources to provide the people search services on our site.

Information We Collect

We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (“Personal Information”). In particular, pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) we have collected and disclosed to third parties for a business purpose (as explained below) the following categories of Personal Information within the last twelve (12) months:

Category Examples Collected Disclosed in Last 12 Months Sold in Last 12 Months
A. Identifiers A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. Yes Yes Yes
B. Personal Information Categories A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories. Yes Yes Yes
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). Yes Yes Yes
D. Commercial information. Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. Yes Yes Yes
E. Biometric information. Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. No No No
F. Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement (see Cookie disclosure below). Yes ? ?
G. Geolocation data. Physical location or movements. ? ? ?
H. Sensory data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. No No No
I. Professional or employment-related information. Current or past job history or performance evaluations. Yes Yes Yes
J. Non-public education information Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. No No No
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information. Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. No No No
L. Equipment information. Information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details. Yes ? ?

Note: Personal information does not include: (i) Publicly available information from government records; (ii) deidentified or aggregated consumer information; (iii) information excluded from the CCPA's scope, such as health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data; or (iv) personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.

2. Sources of Information

We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from our clients as part of the registration and transaction process.
  • Indirectly from our clients through website usage details collected automatically.
  • From third-party consumer data resellers and licensors.
  • Information collected from public websites.

3. Use of Personal Information

We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us
  • To provide, support, personalize, and develop our Website, products, and services.
  • To create, maintain, customize, and secure your account with us.
  • To process your requests, purchases, transactions, and payments and prevent transactional fraud.
  • To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.
  • To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Website, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business.
  • For testing, research, analysis, and product development, including to develop and improve our Website, products, and services.
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by SocialCatfish about our Website users is among the assets transferred.

We may provide this information to affiliates; third-party service providers; other individuals or companies at your request; third relating to legal requests, if required by law or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary; third parties for sales of transfers of our business or assets.

4. Cookies and Passive Information

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. SocialCatfish.com and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, SocialCatfish.com cookie information, device information and the page you requested. SocialCatfish.com uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. SocialCatfish.com cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of SocialCatfish.com's coolest features.

5. Foreign Users

SocialCatfish’s website is hosted in the United States and are governed by United States law. If you are using the website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States. The data protection and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive or protective of certain rights as those in your country. Under United States law, your information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States. By using the website, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy and processed in those facilities.

6. Data Retention and Security

You acknowledge and agree that we may retain your information indefinitely. We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for user personal information we process and maintain, no security measures can guarantee absolute safety and prevent all potential security breaches.

7. Children’s Privacy

This Website is only available to users 18 and over. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide personally identifiable information of any kind whatsoever.

8. No Third Party Rights

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

9. Changes

SocialCatfish.com may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the SocialCatfish.com website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed. For your information, For your information the date this policy was last updated is listed at the top of this page.

10. Contact Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us at welcome@socialcatfish.com

SUPPLEMENTAL STATE SPECIFIC DISCLOSURES

CALIFORNIA DISCLOSURES

1. Your Rights and Choices

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA and other California specific rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

  • Request to Know You may submit a Request to Know by calling (844) 422-8347 or via this webform. We will confirm your request and inform you of any information required to verify the request.
  • Request to Delete A request that a business delete personal information about the consumer.
  • Request to Opt-Out A request that a business not sell the consumer’s personal information to third parties.

2. Requests to Know

  • How A request that a business disclose personal information that it has collected about the consumer over the past twelve months, including : (1) Specific pieces of personal information that a business has collected about the consumer; (2) Categories of personal information it has collected about the consumer; (3) Categories of sources from which the personal information is collected; (4) Categories of personal information that the business sold or disclosed for a business purpose about the consumer; (5) Categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and (6) The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information. You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period.
  • When We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

3. Requests to Delete

  • How You may submit a Request to Delete through our Do Not Sell My Personal Information or via this webform. We will confirm your request and inform you of any information required to verify the request.
  • When We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
  • Third Parties Request from an authorized agent must include proof of a signed consumer authorization subject to verification from the consumer.

4. Requests to Opt-Out (Do Not Sell Information)

  • How You may submit a Request to Opt-Out through our Do Not Sell My Personal Information or via this webform. We will confirm your request and inform you of any information required to verify the request.
  • When We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 15 days of its receipt

5. Additional Request Details

  • Third Parties Request from an authorized agent must include proof of a signed consumer authorization subject to verification from the consumer.
  • Denial of Requests We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us, but if you do not have an account we may need additional information to verify your identity (e.g., a drivers license or passport). We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request. In addition, we reserve the right to deny your request for any basis provided for under state or federal law.
  • Disclaimer We will process your request to disclose information regarding information collected and/or shared pursuant to the CCPA as to the name submitted by you. Please note that our search will be limited to the name provided, if there are other variations of this name (e.g., spelling, initials, suffix) they must be specified, otherwise they will not be captured in the search.
  • Non-Discrimination We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.

6. Metrics

California law may require us to compile metrics for the previous calendar year regarding consumer requests and responses. If required by applicable law, we will update this section after the CCPA has been in effect for a calendar year.

7. Do Not Track

We do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track signals, as the internet industry is currently still working on Do Not Track standards, implementations and solutions.

8. California Shine the Light

California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their ‘personal information’ (if any, and as defined under applicable California law) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. We do not sell user information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

9. California Erasure Law

If you are a California resident under the age of 18 and are a registered user of our Services, you may be entitled to request that we remove from our Services content you posted to our services that can be accessed by any other user (whether registered or not). Please note that any content that is removed from our services may still remain on our servers and in our systems. To request removal of content under this provision, please send an email to optout@socialcatfish.com and provide us with a description of the content and the location of the content on our Services, and any other information we may require to consider your request. Please note that removal of content under this provision does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted on the Services by you.

NEVADA DISCLOSURES

Requests to Opt-Out (Do Not Sell Information)

Nevada allows consumers to opt-out of the sale of “covered information” collected through a website or online service. “Covered information” includes: (i) first and last name; (ii) home or other physical address; (iii) email address; (iv) telephone number; (v) social security number; (vi) any identifier that allows a person to contact a consumer; or (vii) other information that is personally identifiable.

1. How

You may submit a Request to Delete through our Do Not Sell My Personal Information or via this webform. We will confirm your request and inform you of any information required to verify the request.

2. When

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 60 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 30 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

3. Third Parties

Request from an authorized agent must include proof of a signed consumer authorization subject to verification from the consumer.

4. Denial of Requests

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request. In addition, we reserve the right to deny your request for any basis provided for under state or federal law.

5. Disclaimer

We will process your request to disclose information regarding information collected and/or shared pursuant to Nevada law as to the name submitted by you. Please note that our search will be limited to the name provided, if there are other variations of this name (e.g., spelling, initials, suffix) they must be specified, otherwise they will not be captured in the search.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information