1. Who we are
We Are Kindred Limited
338 City Road
London EC1V 2PY
3. Information collected by us
We have to collect some information about you to be able to match you with other people, which includes profile details and the types of people you want to meet.
To provide you with the best service possible, we also collect information you generate as you use our services, like features you access, as well as information from third parties, like when you use a social media account to access our services.
3.1 Information you give to us
When you create your profile and use our services, you provide us with certain information and content, like your login details, age, gender, hobbies, photos and videos. Some of the information may be considered “special” or “sensitive” in certain jurisdictions, such as your racial or ethnic origins, sexual orientation and religious beliefs. By providing the information to us, you consent to our processing of it.
You may also choose to participate in promotions, contests, events, surveys, focus groups or market studies. In these cases, we would collect information that you provide when registering along with your feedback on our services, responses to questions and testimonials.
When you contact our support team, we collect the information you give us so we can provide the relevant support to you. We may also record part or all of the interaction for training and improving our service.
We also process your conversations with other users on our services and we may need to collect their information to facilitate the interaction(s) you request, such as sending a message or email to a user on your behalf.
3.2 Information others give to us
We may receive information about you from other users, like if they contact us about you, or from social media if you use your social media account to access our services or share content.
We also use partners for certain services, like advertising, and may receive information from them about you, such as your interactions with ads on their websites or platforms.
3.3 Information collected when using our services
When using our services, we collect certain information to help us understand how you access and use them so we can improve the services. For example, we collect data on which features you use, how often you use them, searches you perform, adverts you click on, users you interact with and frequency of messages you exchange.
With your permission, we may also collect your geolocation (latitude and longitude) and photos/videos or other content to enable features that require them.
4. How we use your information
We mainly use your information to deliver our services. This includes creating your profile, showing it to other users, connecting you with them and providing you with support. To ensure a consistent and streamlined service, we may also identify and link your various devices (such as when you log into your account on different devices).
We also use it to provide and track relevant advertising that is tailored to you, contact you in relation to other products or services in which you may be interested, and conduct contests, focus groups or surveys.
We strive to continuously improve and expand our services so may use the information to research and analyse user behaviour to improve our services, or develop new features based on feedback.
It’s also important that we keep our services safe and positive for all users. We will use the information to identify misbehaviour and fraudulent activity, and may retain data to design countermeasures or prevent recurrence. This includes compliance with the law, where we may use information to assist law enforcement or exercise our rights.
5. How we share your information
We mainly share your information with other users to help you make connections, which is done in line with your privacy settings. You may also choose to share information with individuals or apps (such as social media apps) but please note that neither we nor you can control what other people do with information that you share publicly.
We use third parties and partners to deliver our services and may need to share some information with them to facilitate this. This includes things like data hosting, analytics, advertising and payment processing.
We may transfer your information if we are involved, whether in whole or in part, in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change of ownership or control.
We may disclose your information if reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government / law enforcement investigation or other legal requirements; (ii) to assist in the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law); or (iii) to protect the safety of any person.
We may also share information: (i) if disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights and legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties; (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing.
In addition to the above, we may ask for your consent to share your information with third parties for specific reasons which we will make clear.
6. Cross-border data transfers
Sharing of information sometimes requires cross-border data transfers, including to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). We use standard contract clauses binding the companies involved to protect the data, or other safeguards to permit data transfers from the EEA to other countries.
7. Your rights
You are in control of your information and can use tools within the services to access, change or delete information that you provided to us. You can also delete your account entirely using the option available within the services.
You can also use your device permissions, such as on mobile phones, to set the information that can be accessed and the notifications that can be displayed by the services.
You can stop all information collection by an app by uninstalling it using the standard uninstall process for your device. If you uninstall the app from your mobile device, the unique identifier associated with your device will continue to be stored. If you re-install the application on the same mobile device, we will be able to re-associate this identifier to your previous transactions and activities.
In certain countries, including in the European Union, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your personal information. The data protection authority you can lodge a complaint with notably may be that of your habitual residence, where you work or where we are established.
8. How we protect your information
9. How long we store your information
We delete or anonymise your information when your account is deleted, except in the following scenarios:
we must keep it to comply with applicable law;
we must keep it to evidence our compliance with applicable law;
there is an outstanding or potential issue, claim or dispute requiring us to keep the relevant information until it is resolved; or
the information is kept for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud prevention and enhancing users' safety and security.
Keep in mind that we cannot promise that all data will be deleted within a specific timeframe due to technical constraints.
10. Children’s Privacy
12. Our Contact Details
We Are Kindred Limited
338 City Road
London EC1V 2PY
Our primary concern is protecting your data and privacy to ensure you have the best experience while you’re on Kindred and after you find your relationship and leave the app.
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Last update 18th July 2021