Thank you for visiting MegaMates.com. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming
Generator available at http://cs3-hq.oecd.org/scripts/pwv3/pwhome.htm. It provides
guidance on conducting an internal review of existing personal data practices and on
non-governmental organizations and private bodies that give information on applicable regulations.
MegaMates maintains its Web site at its San Diego, California headquarters located at:
This policy establishes how we handle the information
we learn about you when you visit our site. Protecting the privacy and personal
data of our visitors is of utmost importance to us. Protecting your privacy and
your personal data is an important aspect of the way we create, organize and
implement our activities on-line and off-line.
MegaMates.COM ENABLES YOU TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER VISITORS
VIA CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS, MESSAGE BOARDS, NEWS GROUPS, ETC., AND TO POST INFORMATION
ACCESSIBLE BY OTHERS. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ANY INFORMATION THAT IS DISCLOSED IN
THESE AREAS BECOME PUBLIC INFORMATION AND YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN DECIDING
TO DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
Because MegaMates.com is an e-commerce-driven Web-conferencing
platform, MegaMates' services are directed to adults who possess validated credit card
information, and are not marketed to minors.
Tell your children: "Never talk to strangers!"
While MegaMates works hard to protect minors and makes every reasonable effort to collect
no personal data of minors, we cannot protect their
privacy once they leave and cannot, in some instances, prevent minors from representing
themselves to us as non-minors. Please teach children that they should not reveal their
names or other personal information to anyone they encounter on the Internet. They should
also be instructed not to fill out any forms or register at any Web site without your
knowledge and consent. Parents can also prevent or limit a child's access to inappropriate
material on the Web by using commercially available parental control protections (such as
computer hardware, software, or filtering services). There are many online resources
available for parents.
Meeting new people in an online community (chat room, forum, newsgroup,
message board, Web page, etc.) is one of the best things about the Internet, but you
should always be careful about disclosing personal information such as an actual name,
member name, email address, and so on. This information may be collected and used by others
within the online community to send unsolicited email messages from other parties, outside
MegaMates.com. Some of the messages you receive may be useful to you, but some may not.
MegaMates recommends that you search the Web for as much information as you can about
good place to start is TRUSTe -- an independent, non-profit organization with a mission
to build trust and confidence in the Internet. The Federal Trade Commission has a great
Web site with useful information on being a Savvy Internet Traveler along with other
privacy initiatives. Additional privacy resources can be found at by clicking on any of
the following links:
Department of Education: Parents Guide to the Internet
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Center for Democracy and Technology
http://www.cdt.org/privacy/ - Data Privacy
http://www.cdt.org/privacy/guide/ - Guide to Online Privacy
Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
Electronic Frontier Foundation - non-profit dedicated to protecting
public interest in online privacy.
EPIC.org (Electronic Privacy Information Center)
Georgetown Internet Privacy Study
Net Nanny - child safety software that filters potentially
harmful Web sites
Network Advertising Initiative
Online Privacy Alliance
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
MegaMates.com. Other organizations may have links to MegaMates.com and MegaMates.com
may also include links to third party Web sites, which third party sites may have
slightly different practices. Please note that MegaMates is not responsible for the
privacy policies or content on third party sites. You are encouraged to review the
privacy policies of other organizations when visiting their Web sites.
Purpose Specifications and Data Collection
In general, you can browse MegaMates.com
without disclosing any information about yourself. If you visit MegaMates.com to
read or download information, we collect and store only the following information that
is automatically recognized:
- Date and time
- Originating IP address
- Domain name
- Type of browser and operating system used
- URL of the referring page
- Object requested and the completion status of the request
Cookies and Other Technologies
As described above, we sometimes collect anonymous
information from visits to our site to help us provide better customer service. For example,
we keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity
on MegaMates.com, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. We use the
information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our
site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This includes analyzing these
logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited
and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely
and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity
of the data on our servers.
We collect the anonymous information we mentioned above through the use of various
technologies, one of which is called "cookies." A cookie is an element of
data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive.
When a visitor registers as a member and sets up a Personal Profile and Account, cookies
are used to save the visitor's password so that it does not have to be re?entered at each
new visit. The following information is stored in the cookies:
- IP address
- Session number
- Customer ID
- Payline ID
If the visitor has chosen "remember login and password," those two items are
encoded and added to the cookie.
If a "registered" visitor returns to the site without logging in, the ID stored
in the cookie are used to track the user (unless the visitor manually deleted the cookie,
at which point the server will automatically regenerate another cookie).
Also, when we collect personal data from you in connection with a transaction we may extract
some information about that transaction in an anonymous format and combine it with other
This anonymous information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us
understand trends and patters. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level.
If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner, you can either disable
your cookies or opt-out at the order or request stage.
We collect the personal data that you volunteer upon registration, order, survey, or
other forms, or by email.
We do not associate the information stored in a visitor's cookie with any other personal
data about that visitor.
All our employees and processors who have access to personal data and are associated with
the processing of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of data.
Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register
or provide personal information, you can still use MegaMates.com. However, you will not be able
to participate in dating services, purchase items or receive email notices. MegaMates views
the customer information that it collects as a valuable and confidential asset of which we
take great care to ensure its safety.
You may choose to register as a member and/or receive promotional or marketing information
from MegaMates by selecting the appropriate option when you register personal data. If
you choose to register, your information will be available to MegaMates employees and
processors. Additionally, payment processing institutions have access to your financial
information only for the purpose of billing you. If you do not wish to continue receiving
promotional or marketing information, please notify us by email at CustomerService@MegaMates.com.
You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data
about you, and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal data. Before sending
you any personal data, we will ask you to provide proof of your identity. If you are not able
to provide proof of your identity, we reserve the right to refuse to send you the personal data.
We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests to the
previous questions or to correct inaccuracies in your personal information. At any time,
you may request that we delete or correct your personal information in our logs. For such
requests, please contact CustomerService@MegaMates.com.
We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information.
MegaMates has implemented technologies and security policies to protect the stored personal
data of our users from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental
destruction and accidental loss. We will continue to enhance our security procedures, as new
technology becomes available. MegaMates' employees and processors who have access to personal
data are obliged to respect the privacy of our visitors and the confidentiality of their
We may disclose personal data to other people or agencies in order to follow the law or
comply with legal process served on our affiliates and/or protect and defend our rights
We also reserve the right to share some or all of your personal data with MegaMates'
parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under common control with
Notification of Changes
As MegaMates creates new services that may generate a need to
- Attention: Data Controller
- PO Box 23818
- San Diego, CA 92193-3818
- 800-289-1489 (phone)
- (858) 707-7072 (fax)