Batchmates.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm
commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and usage
practices. For additional information about Batchmates.com, please review our Terms of Service.
Batchmates.com does not sell or rent your personal identification to third
parties. Batchmates.com does provide your personal identification to selected, affiliated
companies to allow them to perform services for members on our behalf.
It is the policy of Batchmates.com to send our members only the types of email they elect
to receive in addition to Batchmates.com customary business communications (address
confirmation, renewal notifications, new product offerings, etc.). Further, it is our
policy to remove members from any Batchmates.com mailing list to which they have
subscribed upon request (members will continue to receive customary business
communications from Batchmates.com). At any time, members can update their email
preferences list via the "My Page" button. In addition, every subscribed email
communication from Batchmates.com will contain clear and obvious instructions for how the
member can remove himself or herself from that mailing list.
Demographic and profile data is also
collected at our site. We use this data to tailor your experience at Batchmates.com,
showing content that we think you might be interested in, and displaying the content
according to your preferences. We do this in two ways. First, we analyze members
information in aggregate- that is, we collect information about thousands of site visits
and analyze it as a whole. This kind of study involves looking for trends among many
visitors to Batchmates.com, rather than analyzing information about any individual member.
Examples include researching which parts of the site are accessed most frequently, or
determining which products are most attractive to our users. Second, we may use
information gathered during your visit to help customize our communications with you.
Batchmates.com may periodically conduct
individual voluntary member surveys. We encourage our members to participate in these
surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the
types of services we offer, and how we provide them to you. The responses we collect in
online surveys are anonymous. In the end, we hope to tailor our communications with you to
fit your needs- so that you receive more of what you want from us and less of what you
Updating Your Personal Information
Batchmates.com provides you with ways in
which you can alter the personal data listed below. To make these changes, please log in
and click the "My Page" tab followed by the "Profile". Once you have
made the desired changes, click the Update button to lock in your changes. Follow the
directions below to make changes to your personal information
You have the ability to change or correct
the following information yourself:
- Your First or Last Name
- Your Email Address
- Your Postal Address
- Your Password
- Your Email Subscriptions
- Your School Name, City, State, or Country
The Security of Your
We work diligently to protect the
security of your personal information, including credit card information, during
transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer(SSL)software, which encrypts information you
input. Your data is kept in a highly secure environment protected from access by
unauthorized parties. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to
your password and to your computer by ensuring you logoff when finished visiting
Batchmates.com using a shared computer.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a browser-related file on your
experience, like allowing the member to login without typing the registered email address
or registration number and password. We also use them to deliver information and fresh
content specific to your interests. Cookies are widely used on most major Web sites.
Like most Internet sites, we use your IP
address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP
address is also used to gather broad demographic information. This information is
distributed to current and potential advertisers, but only in aggregate form. It does not
contain information that identifies individual members.
Advertising and Third Party Links
Some Batchmates.com advertisers and
affiliate partners may request information directly from users, or link to sites that do
so. Batchmates.com has no control over its advertisers' privacy policies, and encourages
users to review such policies prior to submitting any personal information to them.
Batchmates.com contains non-advertising
links to a variety of third party sites to enhance the member experience. Batchmates.com
has no control of either the content or privacy policies of such sites, nor should such
links be considered an endorsement of these sites except where otherwise noted.
Updates to our information practices
From time to time, we make changes to our
information practices or alter the functionality of our Web site. We always update this
statement accordingly, so we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest
information on privacy practices at Batchmates.com.
Abuse of Terms of Service
We may provide your personal information
to the police or other investigating agencies to assist them in the investigation of any
suspected violations of law. We also have the right to share your name and contact
information with our attorneys in the event of serious violations of conduct.
- What information does batchmates.com track
- How does batchmates.com use the information it collects/
- With whom does batchmates.com share the information it
- What about links to other sites?
- This sites policy on correcting, updating or removing
- Security of your personal information.
- E mail Choice/ Opt-out policy
- Methods of contacting the site.
Please contact www.batchmates.com with questions regarding this
statement. If the website has not responded to your inquiry or your inquiry has not been
- About batchmates.com and the
Information We Collect
Batchmates.com in an online cyber alumni
and matchmaking service designed to provide an easy way for our members to meet each other
on the Web. To accomplish this, our members create their own unique profiles and our
matching technology provides them matches based on their pre-selected criteria. In order
to do this, we must ask for certain personal information. None of the information we
gather can be used by the public (visitors, other members, or anyone not employed by
batchmates.com or the financial institutions used to process membership charges) to
identify specific individuals.
We are a membership-based service. We
collect credit card, address, or bank information only from those who choose to join. All
visitors to our site may browse the site, search the ads and view any articles or features
our site has to offer without entering any personal information.
Information Collected/ Tracked by
Batchmates.com gathers two types of information:
- Information users submit to us and
- Information not directly submitted by users.
Information submitted to Batchmates.com
There are two types of user-submitted
information we collect: Public and Private. We define Public information as personal
information that may be displayed on the site, such as gender, age and height, but cannot
be linked to a particular user. Private information is defined as any information that
allows others to contact a user other than through batchmates.com or allows the collection
of information about the user other than what is displayed on the site.
Public: To accomplish our
goal of bringing friends and compatible people together, we must gather personal
information, which may or may not include: customer-specified batchmates.com username,
gender, age, ethnic background, appearance, religion, income range, occupation,
preference/ lifestyle information and general geographic location. Much of this information
is optional, and meant to be seen by members and visitors to the site but cannot be used
to identify a specific member by name, address, etc.
Private: This information is
gathered from members and guests who apply for the various services our site offers. This
information includes, but is not limited to: email address, first name, last name, birth
date, credit card number or checking account information for payment, a user-specified
password, mailing address, zip code and telephone number.
Surveys & Contests: From
time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests.
Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore
has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may
include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic
information (such as zip code, and age).
Batchmates.com Affiliate Partners:
The Affiliate Partner program is a vehicle for other friends & relationship-based
sites to link to batchmates.com. No personal member information is exchanged with the
Affiliate Partner. It simply establishes a business relationship with the partner.
Affiliate Partners may not view or access private information on batchmates.com
Information not Directly Submitted by
Users to batchmates.com
Aggregate: This is information we collect that is not personally identifiable, such as
browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all users to the site and is
used for general management of the site.
How does Batchmates.com share
Information users submit to
Public: Public information supplied
by the user is intended to be viewed by visitors to the site. This information is used by
visitors for searching and matching purposes. Public information cannot be used to
identify a specific member by name, address, etc.
Surveys & Contests: Contact
and other information collected for contests will be used to notify the winners and award
prizes. Survey information collected will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving
the use and satisfaction of this site.
Partners: Information submitted by the Affiliate Partner is used for establishing and
maintaining a business relationship. No personal or business information is shared outside
the relationship between Match.com and the Affiliate Partner. Affiliate Partners may not
view or access private information on batchmates.com subscribers.
Information that users do not submit
Aggregate: We use your server, IP
address, and browser-type related information in the general administration of our
Sharing of the Information this Site
Except where you are expressly
informed otherwise or as described immediately below, we do not sell, rent, share, trade
or give away any of your personal information except to the financial institution that
processes your credit card or check transaction unless required by law or for the
protection of your membership.
If you register with Batchmates.com
through one of our co-branded versions, your registration and profile information may be
shared with the co-branding partner solely for the purpose of fulfilling the services
provided by the co-branded site and any related promotional offers. We encourage you to
personally identifiable information and how you can modify or delete it.
Links with other sites
This site contains links to
other websites. Please be aware that Batchmates.com is not responsible for the privacy
practices of other Web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site
and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally
identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected
by this Web site.
A cookie is a piece of data
stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie
is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the
user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie
on batchmates.com site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once,
thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects a cookie, they may still use our
site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas on our
users to enhance the experience on our site or for advertising tracking purposes. In
addition, cookies may be used on our site to allow enhanced capabilities such as chat. We
Info on Correcting/ Updating or Removing
Batchmates.com gives users
several options for modifying or removing their information from our database please visit
the My Page or contact us.
Changes in Batchmates.com Privacy
If we change our privacy
policy, we will prominently post a link to those changes on our Homepage so our users are
always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances,
if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable
information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will
notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use
their information in this different manner, and we will then use information in accordance
What about Security of your personal
Batchmates.com takes every
precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via
the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/ order process asks
users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is
encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry- SSL. This
is done by our payment gateway partner.
While we or our payment gateway partners
use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our
power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the
sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who
need the information to perform a specific job (for example a billing clerk or a customer
service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.
What about Email Choice/ Opt-out?
Our users are given the
opportunity to 'opt-out' of having information used for purposes not directly related to
our site at the point where we ask for the information.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our
partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions
contained in the email or by logging-in and changing their email options in the My Page
section of the site.
How to contact Batchmates.com?
If you have any questions about this
privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please