Amando's Privacy Policy

This policy and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swedish Law.

What’s this all about then?

You should read this privacy policy because it will tell you exactly how your personal data is being looked after by Amando and that’s a pretty important thing for you to know. Here are the topics that we cover:

  1. What information we collect and how we collect it
  2. How we use the information and who we share it with
  3. How you can access and update such information
  4. How we protect the information we store about you

Who we are

Amando is a dating application operated in Sweden.

The full legal bit

We know that other people’s use of your personal data is a big concern for social network users, so we at Amando have developed this privacy policy (the “Policy”) to let you know how we use personal information (‘personal data’ or ‘personal information’).

Our Policy applies to your use of the Amando application for iOS or Android. We suggest you read it in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms”). When you access or use Amando, you agree to our Privacy Policy and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as we’ve set out in this Policy.

Amando reserves the right to change our Policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this Policy regularly to understand how we use your information.

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE WITH OUR PRIVACY POLICY THEN YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE APP.

1. Amando users and visitors to our app

What information does Amando collect if I decide to join the Amando social community?

Amando is a meeting place for adults, and we provide that service by operating a social network app offering users the opportunity to connect to our community of users.

To join the Amando network you will have to complete our registration form, where we ask you to provide us with information about you such as your name, your email address, your gender, your date of birth, your sexual orientation, your location details, your work and more. You also have the opportunity to provide other details about yourself such as a description of yourself and an embarrassing story about yourself. Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing your “Profile” section, which gives you the chance to correct or update (other than email address) your information at any time by just logging in to Amando.

Once you have created a Profile, we will automatically track certain information such as your IP and email addresses. We may from time to time allow our employees to use the product for testing and user engagement purposes.

What information does Amando collect about me if I’m under 18?

You can only become a member of Amando if your aged 18 or over or the age of majority in the country in which you reside if that happens to be greater than 18. That means Amando does not knowingly collect any information about children, minors or anyone under the age of majority. Nor do we knowingly market to children, minors or anyone under the age of 18. If you are less than 18 years old, we request that you do not submit information to us. If we become aware that a child, minor or anyone under the age of 18 has registered with us and provided us with personal information, we will take steps to terminate that person’s registration and delete their Profile information from Amando. If we do delete a Profile because you violated our no children rules, we may retain your email and IP address to ensure that you do not try to get around our rules by creating a new Profile.

Does Amando collect my personal information if I am not a member and just open the app?

No. We don’t collect any personal information about visitors to our app. If you do visit us without becoming a member, we will still track your behaviour through our analytics software’s.

If I put other information about me on the app, what does Amando do with it?

Amando is designed to make it easy for you to find, connect and interact with other members of Amando by posting information about yourself. When using the App you should assume that anything you post or submit will be publicly viewable and accessible, both by Users of the App and non-Users of the App. You can also use our electronic messaging system, which allows you to communicate with other users. We recommend and encourage you (and all our members) to think carefully about the information they disclose about themselves. We also do not recommend that you put email addresses, URLs, instant messaging details, phone numbers, full names or addresses, credit card details, national identity numbers, drivers’ licence details and other sensitive information in your Profile which is open to abuse and misuse.

Please be careful about posting sensitive details about yourself on you Profile such as your religious denomination and health details. While you may voluntarily provide this information to us when you create your Profile, including your sexual preferences and ethnic background, there is no requirement to do so. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive information about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users.

When you post information about yourself or use the messaging, the amount of personal information you share is at your own risk. If you post anything that is inconsistent with our Terms and Conditions of Use, we reserve the right to terminate your account.

What does Amando collect about me if I use the mobile app?

Amando offers you the opportunity to stay in touch with the friends and contacts you’ve made no matter where you are. You can do this by using your mobile phone. When you use your mobile we will collect information about WiFi access points as well as other location information about your longitude and latitude. We also use different analytics software’s to track user behavior.

Does Amando collect any other personal information about me?

If you contact our Customer Support team via Feedback page, we will receive your email address, and may track your IP address as well as the information you send to us to help resolve your query. We will keep records of our communications with you, including any complaints that we receive from you about other users (and from other users about you).

Will Amando contact me?

When you register for the application you agree to Amando being able to send information and updates related to the service to you.

Does Amando use my personal information for any other purpose?

We may use material that you post on the open access areas of Amando in advertising and promotional materials on our partner sites and partner products. We believe these uses allow us to improve our app and better tailor your online experience to meet your needs. We use your personal information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use.

What are 'cookies' and what 'cookies' does Amando use?

We collect information by placing cookies on your computer or mobile. A cookie is a piece of text stored on your computer or mobile by your web browser. They are basically a tool that stores information about website visits, recognises you and your preferences each time you visit Amando, and ensures site and app functionality.

When you visit the publicly available sections of Amando, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you’re visiting.

You may set your browser and your mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access the features that Amando offers.

Amando uses cookies and local storage devices for a number of reasons, including to ensure the security of our app, to provide you with features you have requested and to analyse how members and visitors use Amando. Amando’s use of cookies and local storage devices basically falls into three categories:

  • Those that are strictly necessary to deliver the service.
  • Cookies related to the performance of Amando’s app, such as analytics that help us determine how our app is performing and ensuring a smooth and trouble free experience for our members and visitors.
  • Cookies related to the functionality of Amando’s application, such as remembering your preferences at log in or your preferred language or allowing you to chat, add photos and instant message Amando members.
  • Third parties cookies that also relate to functionality

Amando’s uses of cookies and local shared devices so that we know who you are, what interests you and so that you can do the things online that you want to do, like chat with new people, share your content and so on. Below is a table to explain Amando’s cookie functions and why they’re used.

Cookie Functions Cookie Purposes
Analytics and research Amando uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the Amando app. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the app. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of users in the app, where the users have come to the app from and how they use the app. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/. Amando might also use other analytic software’s to collect information about how you use the application.
Authentication These cookies help us to identify our members so that when you’re logged in, you can enjoy Amando’s offerings, experiences and various features, such as uploading photographs, chatting and can localise your experience.
Security and site integrity We use cookies and other devices to help keep Amando and our members safe and secure. These cookies do things like protect Amando users from spam and fraud. We may use persistent cookies, which will help us to ensure we have identified the same device is logging into the correct account. These types of cookies also help with our anti-spam measures and may help us to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorised log -in attempts to your account and accessing any hacked accounts.
App features and services These cookies and local storage devices provide the functionality that our Amando members enjoy, such as uploading of photographs, chats, instant messaging, your account setting. We also use cookies to help provide experiences, such as links to other social media sites, social plugins and video content, including making it easier for you to share content between Amando with your other favourite social networks. In some cases, the app feature you choose may allow a third party to place cookies or local storage devices on your computer. The third party who places cookies on your device is responsible for how they process their data and Amando recommends that you read their privacy policies.
Performance We need to use certain cookies and local storage devices to ensure our members have the best possible experience, such assisting with your navigation of our app, ensuring the app load up quickly and respond faster to your requests for Amando services.

Our use of cookies and local share devices, including the specific cookie names, may change over time, but will generally fall into the above categories. Please visit this page regularly so that you are aware of any changes.

2. Friends and other Amando users

When I put information about myself on Amando, what do the other users see?

To ensure you get to meet as many people as possible on Amando, other members get to see your name and any information you post on your Profile. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other Amando members to know about you.

Two users who match will be allowed to chat with each other in the chat. All content in these chats can be viewed by both users of the chat. In the chat users can share photos which will be seen by both users.

What am I allowed to do with other user’s personal information?

Use it to meet new friends and make new contacts! Beware that you may not use other users' information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. Amando reserves the right to terminate the accounts of those who misuse other users' information or who otherwise violate the Terms and Conditions of Use.

What information does Amando collect about my friends and contacts?

Amando does not collect any information about your phone contacts. You can choose to invite your friends to join Amando to make sure that they also get the benefits of meeting new people.

3. Third parties

Does Amando sell my information to other parties?

Not at all. We do not sell or rent out any personal information about you to any third party. Amando discloses aggregated non-personal data for marketing and promotional purposes. That means we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you.

Does Amando disclose my information to other parties?

We may share aggregated information with other parties that includes your personal information (but which doesn’t identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling.

In the event that Amando or any of its affiliates undergoes a business transition or change of ownership, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, re- organisation, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, or in the event of insolvency or administration, we may be required to disclose your personal information.

Amando also wishes to maintain a healthy community, and we will cooperate with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. We will also cooperate with law enforcement enquiries from within or outside your country of residence. This may include disclosing your personal information to government or law enforcement agencies, or private parties, when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is required by law or when we, in our discretion, believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, or those of third parties and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

4. Data storage

Where is my personal information kept?

Amando is a Swedish application operating through servers located in a number of countries around the world. If you live in a country with data protection laws, the storage of your personal data may not provide you with the same protections as you enjoy in your country of residence. By submitting your personal information, or by making use of the applications available on Amando, you agree to the transfer of your personal information to, and storage and processing of your personal information in, any such countries and destinations.

5. Security

How does Amando protect my personal information?

Amando has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal information. Amando uses reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information such as secured servers using firewalls.

While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our app, member database and records no app or Internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use.

We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data while it is being transmitted to our app and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorised access.

How do I help keep my information secure?

You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If you lose your password or give it out, your personal information may be compromised. If that happens, please report it to us. You must change your password immediately via your “Settings” page. Amando cannot be held responsible for your failure to keep your password secure and failure to do so may violate our Terms and Conditions of Use.

6. Your rights

How do I change my Profile?

You can review and revise your profile information at any time. Once you register, you will be able to review and change much of your personal information in your profile. Please promptly update your information if it changes by signing-in to your account and following the screen prompts.

Can I deactivate or delete my Profile?

Users of the Amando network have the following choices to delete their profile from our database:

  1. Send a message to us.
  2. 2. Sign in with your password and delete your profile. These options are available from your “Settings” page.

Your account will be permanently deleted from Amando. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to restore it.

To prevent abuse and/or misuse of Amando by a user following termination or deletion of a profile/account we shall retain such information as we deem in our sole discretion may be necessary to ensure that user does not open a new account and profile in breach of our Terms and Conditions of Use and to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.

Warning: Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, or copied or stored by other users or to the extent such information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor do we accept any liability for this. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your personal information they may retain such information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies.

Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 30 days to enable restoration, but will not be available to others in the meantime.

What happens if I do nothing?

If you have not signed in to Amando for three months, we may remove your Profile as part of our data cleansing process.

Your Amando account is non-transferable and any rights to your profile or contents within your account will be cancelled upon your death.

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or how we collect and use information, drop us a email.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: 20 SEPTEMBER 2017.