Last Updated April 23, 2015
The SM.com Network
This LD.com website is part of a network of affiliated dating websites ("Affiliates") that cater to lesbian singles (the "SM.com Network"). All of the websites within the SM.com Network use a single database of member profiles. Although the member database is owned and maintained by SM.com, most of the websites within the SM.com Network are not owned or operated by SM.com. You can see a list of current Affiliate websites via this link
. That list of Affiliates may change and/or be amended from time to time. By creating or maintaining a profile on the LD.com website or any other website within the SM.com Network, if you share your profile or username with members of LD.com or members of the Affiliates, your profile may be displayed to such persons whether they are registered on LD.com or on one of the Affiliate websites within the SM.com Network.
3Affiliate websites within the SM.com Network have different domain names, but all link to the SM.com database. Affiliate websites may be owned by entities which are not owned by SM.com. Affiliate websites are landing pages which provide a portal into the SM.com database, which increases the number of individuals with whom you may have a match. Affiliate members cannot access your profile without your permission, unless there is a match to your personal parameters, which you set and control. From time to time, the SM.com Network may provide opportunities for LD.com members to benefit from access to Affiliate websites in addition to the LD.com website. If you are interested in or wish to have your profile accessible on Affiliate websites within the SM.com Network, please visit the [Profile] section of the LD.com website. SM.com does not make your LD.com profile viewable or accessible on other websites within the SM.com Network unless you opt-in through the [Profile] section of this website. If you opt-in to allow your profile to be viewed through or on Affiliate websites, specific information on how to opt-in is available there.
Your Personal Information
4SM.com is committed to ensuring that your personal information ("Personal Information") is protected, but you must also take necessary steps to protect your Personal Information from access by persons whom you do not wish to view it, including anyone who is a LD.com member, an Affiliate website member, or a member of the SM.com Network. This Policy was created to demonstrate SM.com’s commitment to protecting your Personal Information and to inform you how SM.com handles information it receives from you. This Policy only applies to transactions and activities in which you engage and data which is gathered on the LD.com and Affiliate websites (including double blind email communications between SM.com or SM.com members) but does not apply to any non-Affiliate website or offline point of contact or any other company or consumers with whom you may interact and which SM.com does not control.
Entering Into This Legal Agreement
5By checking the box below, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Policy for as long as you are a member of LD.com and use the LD.com or any Affiliate website in the SM.com Network. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy, please do not check the box at the end of the Service Agreement or register as a member. If at any point as a member of LD.com you disagree with any of the terms and conditions contained in this Policy or those in the Service Agreement, you may terminate your membership by sending an email to support@LDate.com.
6Terms Subject to Change
7The terms and conditions of this Policy and the Service Agreement are subject to change by SM.com at any time, effective upon notice to you by a posting on the LD.com website of any such changes. You agree that, by using the LD.com website after any change is posted, you accept and are bound by any such changes. If at any point as a member of LD.com you disagree with any changes in this Policy, you may terminate your membership by sending an email to support@LDate.com.
Your IP Address
8Each time you visit the site, SM.com automatically collects your IP address, SM.com Cookie information and the web page from which you entered the site. SM.com uses that information and your IP address to identify you and to gather demographic information about you to diagnose problems with our site and to administer and optimize the LD.com website for your use.
Your Personal and Financial Information
10SM.com collects Personal Information from you to better serve your needs. SM.com does this in order to operate the LD.com website and occasionally to display advertisements about products or services that may be of interest to you. Personal Information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. We also collect "Financial information" such as your credit card numbers or passwords. Further, SM.cm collects certain demographic information that is neither Personal Information nor Financial Information; which may include, but is not limited to, zip code, gender, username, and age/birth date.
SM.com does NOT knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18. SM.com requires that all members prove that they are at least 18 years old.
Information From Other Sources
11SM.com may obtain Personal Information and non-personal information about you from the SM.com Network and credit card processors, which SM.com adds to its account information or other information it has collected for management purposes. This information includes user preferences, email addresses, user site preferences, and billing information.
Information About You And Others
12SM.com may collect and store Personal Information that you provide to us about other people, such as their name, address and email address. This information will be used solely for the purpose for which it is provided, such as your referral of our service to others, or to manage your product purchase information. If you use the LD.com website or an Affiliate website to send a product or a gift to others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.), SM.com may store your Personal Information, including your product purchase history, product preferences, and product recipient information, in order to process those requests and facilitate your future purchase activities.
What Other Websites Collect From You
How SM.com Uses Personal Information
14SM.com uses your email address and your other Personal Information to operate the LD.com website efficiently, to contact you in connection with your membership and other activities on the website (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with LD.com or SM.com), and to forward messages to you from other LD.com users. These types of communications are known as "Operational Communications."
15To operate the LD.com website, SM.com may share your Personal Information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, and customer relationship management services. We require these entities not to use your Personal Information for any other purpose.
16Any Third Party (not SM.com, LD.com or an Affiliate within the SM.com Network) with whom you permit SM.com to share your Personal Information is authorized to use your Personal Information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such Third Parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which SM.com has no control. You agree that SM.com is not responsible or liable for any Third Party actions or omissions. You will need to instruct any Third Parties who contact you regarding your preferences for the use by them of your Personal Information.
You agree that your Personal Information or Financial Information may be provided to a Third Party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets by SM.com or a bankruptcy or to comply with the law or to protect the interests or safety of SM.com or other visitors to the LD.com website.
How SM.com Uses Financial Information
17If applicable, SM.com may use your Financial Information to check your qualifications and to bill you for services. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses Financial Information on the LD.com website, you consent to our providing your Financial Information to our service providers and to such Third Parties as SM.com determines are necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer. These Third Parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support the transaction or activity.
Location Information and Services
18The LD.com website includes location based services and features. These features are used to connect you to other users based upon your geographic location and to provide other services that personalize your experience. To implement these features, SM.com collects your location data, including but not limited to GPS data, WiFi data, and cell tower data.
How We Use Public Information and Other Demographic Information
19SM.com may review all your demographic information. SM.com may use public information to enable other members of the SM.com Network to determine whether they are a match for you and to communicate with you. SM.com may use demographic information to tailor the LD.com website and cater to your interests.
20SM.com may also use the information you provided during registration to automatically set up an email account for you at the registered site, so that you can make online dating and social networking more convenient and secure.
21SM.com complies with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). To submit a notice under the DMCA, please send an email to SM.com's DMCA agent at support@LDate.com.
Our Security Precautions
22The LD.com website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. SM.com’s secure server software (SSL) is among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. SM.com encrypts all of your Personal and Financial Information as it travels over the Internet and SM.com stores your Financial Information on its servers in encrypted form. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have laws which are as protective of your privacy as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.
How You Can Access and Update Your Email Preferences, Personal Information and Public Information
26SM.com applies attributes used to classify user profiles, including items such as age, gender, location, STD type(s), and source or name of Affiliate website. By registering with the LD.com website or an Affiliate website, you acknowledge and agree that SM.com may apply such classifications to your profile and may use such classifications to restrict:
• the availability of communication between you and other members of LD.com;
• the availability of the details of other members that you can see; and
• the availability of your details that other members can see.