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Privacy Policy - 12 Sep 2007

This is an agreement between you and atozmatchmaking®, for an Account with atozmatchmaking, an Internet based matrimonial service for adults.

atozmatchmaking / atozmatchmaking Statement of Privacy

atozmatchmaking/atozmatchmaking is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information on our Web sites and developing technology that gives you the most powerful, safe, online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to the network of atozmatchmaking Web Sites that display the atozmatchmaking logo and/or trademark. By using atozmatchmaking, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or the protection of your personal information on atozmatchmaking Web sites, please contact customer support.

Collection of your Personal Information
Use of your Personal Information
Sharing your Personal Information with Third Parties
Service Providers
Third Party Links
Control of your Personal Information
Security of your Personal Information
Use of Privacy Statements by atozmatchmaking Partners and Affiliates
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
Changes to this Statement

Collection of your Personal Information
atozmatchmaking explicitly asks when it needs information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information") pertinent to the specific product or service you are choosing to use or subscribe to on the atozmatchmaking web sites. This information can include your e-mail address, name, gender, address, and telephone number, as applicable. atozmatchmaking also may ask for non-personal information or demographic information. None of the information we gather can be used by the public (visitors, other members, and anyone not employed by atozmatchmaking, its corporate affiliates, or the financial institutions we use to process membership charges) to identify a specific individual. Members choose when to disclose their personal information at their own risk such as when contacting others through the contact system, listing any personal contact information on their profile, participating in the online chat rooms or the instant messenger service.

We are a membership-based service. We collect the name, country, gender and email address of standard account members. For Deluxe account members we collect credit card, address, or bank information only from those who choose to pay for a Deluxe account. No credit card information is stored on our servers. Anyone on the Internet can search our profiles or sign up for a standard free account and use all standard member features at no charge. Anyone is also welcome to create a online profile free of charge. For maximum exposure, member profiles are viewable on any of the atozmatchmaking web sites, including any of our "co-branded" partner sites. All sites of atozmatchmaking are owned and operated by atozmatchmaking and none of the information is shared with any third party unless you join on our partner "co-brand" sites in which you will be notified up-front that your atozmatchmaking information will be shared with the atozmatchmaking co-brand partner. All atozmatchmaking web sites and profiles reside on our central database and on no third party systems.

atozmatchmaking gathers two types of information: information that users submit to us and information not directly submitted by users.

Information submitted to atozmatchmaking
There are two types of information we collect that users submit: public and private. We define private information to be any information that allows others to contact a user other than through atozmatchmaking or allows the collection of information about the user other than what is displayed on the site. Public information is personal information that may be displayed on the site, such as gender, age and height, but cannot be linked to a particular user. (Except in the case of a Paid member who chooses to list their contact information in their profile which is viewable to all.)

Private Information:
The information gathered from standard free account members includes, email address, IP address, first and last name.

The information gathered from Paid members includes all of the above in addition to credit card info, address and other billing information. Credit card numbers are never committed to rest on our servers (stored on our servers). Credit card numbers are only used during real time authorization/billing and all transmissions over the Internet are Encrypted via industry standard SSL on the Payment Gateway Servers Only.

Public Information:
To accomplish the goal of bringing compatible individuals together, we must gather personal information such as gender, age, appearance, caste, religion and more for the online profiles. This information is meant to be seen by members and visitors to the site but cannot be used to identify a specific member by name, address, etc. atozmatchmaking does not require individuals to include contact information in their profile Descriptions however Paid Member account holders can do so if they want choose it. Members are also free to disclose anything they wish in our online chat rooms or instant messenger service should they choose to do so. Any contact/personal information that is disclosed in those areas is done so at the members own risk.

Information that users do not submit to us is aggregate information: This is information we collect that is not personally identifiable, such as what kind of browser you are using, IP address and occasionally trace route to your computer. This information is gathered for all visitors to the site.

Use of your Personal Information
Private Information:
atozmatchmaking and our sites use your personal information to operate the atozmatchmaking sites and to provide the services you have requested. The information is also used to communicate with you regarding your atozmatchmaking account by sending out periodic newsletters and notices that are considered as essential to the operation of the service. If the member wishes to be removed from this list ,they can login with their username and password, go to their member home page, and then click on "Email preferences". There they can choose to be removed from our list. The non-personal information is used to compile general demographic statistics which is shared in the aggregate with atozmatchmaking advertisers. We also use your e-mail address to respond to incoming service and support requests from you, to collect customer feedback, customer satisfaction surveys, and other service informational mailings. Should the situation arise, atozmatchmaking may have to share some or all of the personal information collected when required to do so by law, judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants/orders or in the good faith belief that such action is required to: (1) conform to mandates of the law or comply with legal process served on atozmatchmaking; (2) protect and defend atozmatchmaking's rights or property; or (3) act under critically urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our members or the public. All information collected in our registration process is not accessible by other members except for the following:

If a member has a profile on the site and another member contacts them, an email is sent to the contacted member with their message and the contacter's reply-to email address. What the contacter discloses in this email is up to them and is done at their own risk. If the contacted member wishes to respond it is up to them how to do it and what they want to disclose. They can retrieve the contacter's reply-to email address via their contact manager or in the initial message itself. When a member contacts another member on the site via our contact system they are disclosing their email address on file to the contacted at their own risk. This is done so the contacted can get back in touch with them.

Paid Members can also choose to display their contact information in their profile and do so at their own risk since the information is publicly viewable to all visitors of atozmatchmaking.

Paid Members who choose to participate in the online chat rooms or instant messenger service can choose to disclose anything they wish during their chat sessions and do this at their own risk.

Public Information:
Public information supplied by the user on their profile is intended to be viewed by visitors and members of the site. This information is disclosed by members at their discretion.

Information that users do not submit to us is aggregate information: We use your server, IP address, and browser-type related information in the general administration of our web site for tracking where people come from and other data.

Service Providers
To all Paid Member accounts & Free Member accounts services & support for customers in India is provided by atozmatchmaking (India) Private Limited, a subsidiary of atozmatchmaking. If a user signs up for our service and chooses to pay in Rupees, we need to allow them to access certain data to facilitate their customer support and billing services to provide them better customer service. All customer information is retained, stored, restricted access to and owned by atozmatchmaking. The sharing of personal information is necessary for atozmatchmaking (India) Pvt. Ltd. to provide these services. They are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services and are bound to handle all accessed customer information in strict accordance with this privacy policy.

Sharing your Personal Information with Third Parties
atozmatchmaking does not disclose any member information with any other third party except as disclosed in the privacy statement or unless you have joined on a "co-branded" partner site. In the latter case you are notified up-front before you join a atozmatchmaking co-branded site if your membership/information will be shared with a atozmatchmaking partner.

Third Party Links
Any links to sites outside of atozmatchmaking or the atozmatchmaking sites, are not controlled or operated by atozmatchmaking. Hence this privacy information no longer applies when you leave this site. This includes links to partners, any banner ads, or links in individuals profiles etc.

 For Paid members also note that absolutely No credit card numbers are stored on our servers.


Control of your Personal Information
Members have full control over any information they submit to this site. The members profile can be edited, deleted, or hidden at anytime by logging in with the username and password and clicking the "Update profile" link. The members private information can be modified at anytime via the same process above, by selecting the "edit my information" link. The only exception to the above is information a member submits on our payment forms. This is not editable by members because we need to keep a static record of all transactions.

If you have chosen to receive information from atozmatchmaking and then at a later date decide you do not wish to continue receiving such information, you can unsubscribe by logging with your username and password, go to your member home page, and then click on "Email preferences". There you can choose to be removed from our list. You can also choose to deactivate your account from your member home page. This will also have the effect of removing you from all mailings.

Security of your Personal Information
atozmatchmaking secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. atozmatchmaking secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When sensitive personal information (such as a credit card number and other financial information) is transmitted over the Internet, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Use of Privacy Statements by atozmatchmaking Partners and Affiliates
While atozmatchmaking supports other web site operators using atozmatchmaking services complying with these principles, you should carefully examine the privacy statements of sites linking to or from atozmatchmaking. Personal information that you choose to provide to other web sites will be subject to the privacy policies of that specific web site.

Use of Third Party Ad Networks
Many of the online banner advertisements you see on the atozmatchmaking Web sites are displayed by atozmatchmaking. In addition, atozmatchmaking also allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on atozmatchmaking Web sites. To do this, ad networks place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. atozmatchmaking does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

atozmatchmaking may maintain relationships with a number of the third-party ad networks currently operating such as Burst Media, India Ad Network, India Link Exchange, and Microsoft BCentral. If you want to prevent one of these third-party companies from sending and reading cookies on your computer, you will need to either set your browser to decline third party cookies or visit each ad network's web site individually or request that you be removed from its system. To find out more about these ad agencies and their privacy policies you can visit their web sites:

Changes to this Statement
atozmatchmaking will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. When atozmatchmaking posts changes to this Statement, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the Privacy Statement. If there are material changes to this Statement, atozmatchmaking will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site or via email. atozmatchmaking encourages you to periodically review this Statement
to be informed of how atozmatchmaking is protecting your information.



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