Privacy & Cookies Policy
Some personal data information is essential to Old Style Dating functioning and our supplying a service to you. If you do not wish to allow us to process your data then you will not be able to use our services.
Useful contact details and a summary of the control you have over your personal data can be found at the end of this policy.
In processing personal data, we will comply with relevant legislation in force from time to time in England. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this policy as we improve our service to you and as relevant Data Protection legislation comes into force including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Your personal information will continue to be held in accordance with our policy as it develops. We will not reduce your rights under this policy without your explicit consent.
Please be aware that this website is not for use or registration of those aged 25 years or younger.
Legal Basis for Processing
We gather data on four groups,
I. the non-registered viewer of our website in which our services are described (“Viewer”),
II. individuals registering to use out dating services such as posting comments on Old Style Dating (“Registrants”).
Where you are merely a Viewer we will normally only gather data indirectly but might also do so directly if you i) request further information from use ii) engage with us on social media as examples.
Where you are our Registrants we will gather data indirectly and directly.
We are required to process your personal data in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.
Contract – where you are inquiring about entering into a contract with us in, where you are sending us enquiries, or during the process of registering with us, we process data necessary to answer your enquiry and process your account in order to provide you with the services. Our service may include being in contact with you as follow up even after your initial question has been answered or to maintain your registration with us including carrying out verification checks on in accordance with our use agreement.
Legitimate Activities – where we are required to store information for legal purposes, for example where you have been a Registrant for contractual purposes as above or we are collecting feedback on the effectiveness of our site from your personal messages, we do so as part of our legitimate activities as a lawful business.
Data Controller and Processor
We make the decisions concerning how personal data through Old Style Dating is processed. Accordingly we are the Data Controller for your personal information. Therefore we should be your first point of contact.
Old Style Dating may use a third party to help power its website and/or Customer contact management system at our discretion. This provides you with an improved service and better user experience. They process your personal information as set out in this policy and they do so under our direction. Accordingly they act as a Data Processor. Should you have any concerns about this please do not hesitate to contact us.
Old Style Dating’s Website Anonymous Tracking
Some personal data may be processed by us when you are merely browsing Old Style Dating.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies from our website.
A cookie is a small file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser on your device when you visit a website. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies help us provide you with a better website by tailoring the website operations to your needs and to respond to you as an individual user such as identifying which pages you find useful and which you do not.
Such a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us, however do note that personal information that you do share with us may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and does not identify you individually.
Merely by browsing our website, Old Style Dating tracks your use so that we can offer you a better user experience relating to your navigation habits. This helps us analyse data about social media traffic and improve Old Style Dating in order to tailor it to the needs of our customers.
Website Tracking Technology
Our website uses tracking technology to help us to analyse user behaviour.
Google Analytics is an example of this technology. It is an analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics allows us to analyse the use of our website application usage.
The information about your visit collected by Google Analytics is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use the information collected on behalf of the application operator to evaluate the users’ use of the application, to compile reports about the users’ activities within this application, and to provide further services for the application operator related to the use of the application.
We will not attempt to gather any personally identifiable information about you through Google Analytics. You can find more information about what data can be collected via Google Analytics at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en .
By using Old Style Dating, you explicitly consent to your information being collected by some forms of website tracking technology.
What we might collect
Old Style Dating collects the following types of information.
- identification of your past and current use of Old Style Dating
- technical information from your device to enable it to interact with our system
- information about your visits including page response time, pages visited, methods of browsing and similar
Direct Information Gathering
Some personal data will be processed by us when you have requested our services from us, whether as part of an agreement to purchase from us, merely requesting further contact from Old Style Dating or registering to post comments or information on our website.
Risk and Personal Data
Please note that sending information over the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your data while it is in transit. This is important to consider when communicating directly with those you have been introduced to and when sending information privately through the website. Any data you send is at your own risk. Please think carefully before including sensitive personal data sent over the internet.
What we might collect
Examples of data we might collect include
- contact information including email address and telephone contact details depending on the service you are requesting
- demographic information such as location
- other information relevant to your social tastes, price preferences
- information about your gender and dating preferences including whether you are currently dating someone else
- dating preferences will include information such as whether you are a smoker or drink alcohol and may be extended depending on feedback of our members
- interest in customer surveys and/or offers
Compilation of Data
In order for the dating preferences search function on Old Style Dating to operate, it is essential that we hold onto and connect your personal data together with the data of others to identify you and your preferences. This will include location data, your name and similar information, demographic information and dating preferences.
Personal Payment Information
We limit use of location data to a county or region in order to assist our search engine.
We would be delighted if you would provide us with testimonials of your great experiences with us. We will review these before placing them on our marketing literature including our website and will only use your first name or an assumed name if you so wish. Should you wish for your testimonial to be removed please let us know using the contact details provided below.
We may also keep data to record the appreciation shown by a customers and their experiences. This is for internal purposes to enable us to check that we continue to provide an excellent service. If the record is initiated by us then we will anonymise it, using only first names.
Should the record be initiated as a result of a request or complaint by you then only essential information relating to the issue will be kept and in that event for no longer than  months unless it concerns a contract we have with you in which case we will keep in this information for up to 6 years following the end of our contract with you. After the end of this period we may retain information showing the fact of the request or complaint for training purposes but the information will be anonymised.
What we do with the information we gather
We take different types of information from you. Processing of anonymous data is either stored on your device and not accessed by us (eg cookies) or informs our statistical analysis on website and page use (eg traffic cookies, Google Analytics).
Processing of your personal information involves a number of different actions depending on why you have supplied us with information:
The information we hold about you may be stored outside the European Economic Area in order to process your data.
Initially your personal information is held securely by our third party IT supplier, Sensible Internet. They would not normally view or use your personal information unless there is an issue with the use or security of holding your data.
We hold your data securely.
We collect anonymous data for the following and similar purposes:
- to customise Old Style Dating according to your preferences and tastes
- to improve how we display information on our services on our website for your benefit and in keeping with your device
- to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
- to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
- to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about services that may interest you or them.
We require your personal information to make our initial response that you have asked for.
Information Requests: we will take your name and email address to accurately send to you our response and information on our services.
Once information is received by us through your registration with us it is stored centrally. We then use your contact details and other information relevant to your registration in order for use to be in contact with you and supply our services to you.
The personal information enables us:
- to operate the Old Style Dating customer service and respond to your enquiry
- for internal record keeping, to manage up your enquiry at times convenient to you
- to put you in contact with other people who have registered with us in accordance with our own search algorithm
- to contact you with updates about the service you have signed up to with us
Your registration data will be held by us for as long as you remain registered with us plus 6 years.
Supplying your data to third parties
Where we must share your data for the purposes of providing you with the services you have requested we will use reasonable endeavours to put in place contractual and practical systems to protect your personal information securely. Further we will notify them of any preferences you have indicated concerning use of your personal data.
You may therefore be contacted directly from other members of Old Style Dating when you are registered with us.
Where we provide your data to other users we do so in accordance with our procedures for matching and suggestions. Part of that unique matching procedure is confidential to us however please do not hesitate to ask about how we use your data in dating matching.
We do use personal data beyond our contractual agreement with you for marketing future products and services.
- depending on your consent we may periodically use your contact details to send you promotional emails or texts about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the contact details which you have provided
- depending on your consent to contact you, using your contact details, for market research purposes
- depending on your consent, supply of your contact details to third parties for use with related marketing messages
Your contact information for future marketing will be stored centrally with our third party IT provider. The use of your personal information for future marketing is managed by our third party IT provider.
Request for Deletion of information
If you have provided your consent to receive future marketing messages then we will hold this information until you indicate that you no longer wish to receive messages from us.
If you contact us to indicate that you no longer wish to receive messages from us we may store that indication centrally.
Contracts with you
We will use information obtained via our website to finalise contracts with you. Such information will be held in our customer records. Should such data be used to assist in purchases made by you then that information may be held as part of our accounting records held by us for compliance purposes. Only data sufficient for these purposes will be held and this data will be held securely and is kept separately and only for the purposes of tax compliance.
Business Purchase or Sale
Please note that if the business were to be sold or transferred or we were to purchase another business, your data will be transferred with it but only as part of the business as sold or transferred. Your personal information may be disclosed to a prospective buyer or seller of such business.
Unless stated herein, we set out here our general policy with respect to the periods we hold onto your data.
Contract – if you have a contract with us then we will hold onto your data for as long as our contract lasts with you plus 6 years, except where legal compliance obligations require us to hold onto this data for longer.
Consent – where you have provided consent to processing your data either for us to send you marketing messages or you are part of our distribution network we will hold onto you data until you have withdrawn your consent to the processing.
Legitimate activities – where we process your data for our legitimate business purposes we will hold onto this data for 6 years or as long as we are required to by law or regulation.
External Sites and Social Media
When you connect to or from Old Style Dating using external websites please be careful to check whether the external site is one controlled by us (usually our social media spaces on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn) or those used by third parties. We cannot control the information practises of other companies and organisations that might advertise, display, link to, or offer to obtain our services for you. We cannot take responsibility for, cannot control and this policy does not cover spaces on the internet not controlled by us.
Linking to other websites
Similarly our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Note also that third party cookies might be downloaded onto your device as a result of your use of this website, for example if you were to send information to or from this website to your social media account your account may require the use of such cookies to enable this transfer to take place. These cookies are not under our control and we disclaim any responsibility for the acts of third party cookies.
Posting Comments & Social Media
Please note that if you choose to post comments on this website or via our social media accounts containing personal data we cannot accept responsibility for the use or misuse of such data by others who have access to such posts and we suggest that you consider carefully before posting any such data. Please note that we may review tracking data generated by social media providers such as Facebook for measuring how useful our social media presence is for you.
Social Media Data Gathering
We employ technology to help us identify when you might have encountered us through social media or to send you targeted marketing messages relating to products we have to offer during your social media experience. The use of this technology does result in our holding your personal contact details and likes and dislikes.
Facebook as an example of Social Media Integration
The social network Facebook is headquartered at 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook is used and to get Facebook information about Old Style Dating users. An overview of Facebook integrations and social plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
When users enable the Facebook connection in their settings, the Facebook integration establishes a connection between a user’s device and the Facebook server. Thereby, Old Style Dating receives information about the user.
When users invite friends via Facebook, the Facebook integration establishes a connection between a user’s device and the Facebook server. That allows the user to gain information about his or her friends via Old Style Dating. Old Style Dating as the provider of Old Style Dating does not receive any of this information.
Users have to actively enable the Facebook connection in their Settings in order to be able to share information on Facebook and invite friends via Facebook. If users do not want Facebook to gain information on their Old Style Dating usage or if they don’t want Old Style Dating to gain information about them via Facebook, they should leave the Facebook integration disabled as it is in the default settings. Once enabled, users can disable the Facebook connection again in their Settings at any time.
By activating the Facebook connection in his or her settings, the user explicitly consents to the information exchange described in this section. Any data arising from the use of Facebook will be located outside the EEA and subject to transmissions between the EEA and elsewhere.
Controlling your personal information
Data Protection legislation gives you certain rights to control of your personal data. These are:
- The right to be informed
- The right of access
- The right to rectification
- The right to erasure
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
Further information on these rights can obtained from the UK Information Commissioner whose website is at: www.ico.org.uk .
We fulfil these rights in the ways set out below however we do reserve our right to continue to process your data or refuse your requests as set out in relevant legislation.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies from our Website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and cookies via these links:
- https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
- https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
- https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
However, if you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our Website and will not be able to use our Platform.
You have control over the information you supply to us whether by:
- consent gained from your continuing to browse our site, or
- your explicit consent by completing a contact or registration form, or
- your explicit consent to further processing to send you ongoing marketing material concerning our services, or
- by your contacting us about your personal information as described below.
The situation in which you give this information will inform our understanding of the consent you have given and the direct purpose for which you supply your data. If you choose to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information at any time then you should inform us in writing using our contact details below.
Stopping Third Party Contact
Old Style Dating is a dating site. Therefore it is expected that you might receive contact from others who are registered on our site. If you no longer wish to receive such approaches then you will need to de-register from our site.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the relevant Data Protection legislation in force at the time (a “Data Subject Access Request”). If you would like a copy of the information held about you, please email us.
Data Correction, Complaints & Deletions
If you believe that any information we are processing on you
- is incorrect or incomplete, (perhaps for example because you have seen you name spelt incorrectly or someone else has received a call meant for you) or
- is being mis-used (perhaps for example a company you don’t know has contacted you using information you supplied to us and you didn’t agree to this), or
- should no longer be processed by us (perhaps for example because you no longer wish to be contacted)
then please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct or delete any information found to be incorrect or no longer necessary and deal with your complaint. These rights to object are subject to our right to consider whether we are permitted or required to continue the processing in which event we will inform of our reasons.
We ask that if you have any concern you first approach us via our contact email address [email protected] .
Should you wish to take the matter further we ask that you contact us in writing setting out you concerns in detail to enable us to provide you with an effective response.
Lawful Disclosure by Us
Please note that you hereby provide your consent and in any case we may be required to disclose your data to lawful authorities for the prevention of crime or regulatory purposes or a court as such court requires. In some circumstances we may not be permitted to inform you that we have made such a disclosure.
Old Style Dating’s trading address is located at 127 Addington Road, CR2 8LH.
Our contact email address is [email protected] Our address and contact for written correspondence is 127 Addington Road, CR2 8LH.
Any Data Subject Access Request should be made to the following email address [email protected] .