Data we collect and usage
Metby.ai asks for User"s personal information (email, demographic location and address, age, name, sex, phone number, preference in companion selection, payment details, personality facets, interests when the User registers with the Site.
This information is readily available on the Site and only viewable by the User on logging into the account. The User at all times has the option not to provide this information without agreeing to register with Metby.ai.
All information collected at the Site to become a Registered User is obtained purely for providing the Services (please review the Terms and Conditions) and to improve the quality of your experience from the Services.
The User information collected at the Site is of two categories, Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information of the User can be specifically used to identify the User as an individual whereas, the Non-Personally Identifiable Information does not identify the User individually. Specifically, Metby.ai uses the information collected at the Site for providing high quality Services and suggesting and recommending matches best suited for the User, processing payments, assessing User preference and compatibility aspects. All information collected on the Site could be used to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, collect receivables, measure gauge for surveys on User interest in the Site, inform User about promotions and offers, detecting fraud and other criminal activity, to enforce Terms and Conditions and other related policies.
By registering with the Site and consenting to Terms and Conditions and related policies at the Site, User agrees and confirms his/ her consent to providing Metby.ai this information, which is lawful, necessary and permissible. User at all times has the right to withdraw consent by communicating it to Metby.ai or discontinuing use of the Site and Services offered by Metby.ai. Upon the User opting outing to withdraw such consent Metby.ai will not be under any obligations to provide the Services nor will it be liable for the Services provided till then.
The information the User provides at the Site, may come to Metby.ai through the following sources:
Log Files.Every time the User visits the Site, Metby.ai servers automatically gather information from User browser (such as IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks) to analyze trends, administer the site, prevent fraud, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information. This information provides an idea of which parts of Site the User visits. Log files are not shared externally.
Web Beacons. "Web beacons" are small transparent graphic images that are often used in conjunction with cookies in order to further personalize the Site for Users and to collect a limited set of information about the visitors to the Site. Web beacons could be used in email communications in order to understand the behavior of customers. Web beacons are not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information.
Mobile Analytics. Mobile analytics software could be used to allow Metby.ai to better understand the functionality of our mobile software on User phone. This software may record information such as how often the User uses the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. This information is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information.
Payment /Purchase Information. To process payment/ purchases, Metby.ai may require User name, address, phone number, email address and credit card information. Such information is used primarily to process User order or as otherwise described herein. Metby.ai adheres to strict security guidelines with respect to the storage, possession and handling of such information and protecting it against unauthorized access. It is clarified that Metby.ai does not store User"s credit card information. User transaction on Metby.ai is authorized and being processed by PayU/ HDFC payment gateway/ any other authorized payment gateway directly without any information passing through Metby.ai. Thus, all information related to credit/ debit card is stored/ held with Our authorized payment gateway. Only information relating to credit/ debit card is stored with Metby.ai for the cases where Users" are under auto-renewal for the Account and subscription of Services. Metby.ai, handles the information only in accordance with the provisions of the applicable law as made applicable from time to time and only for the duration lawfully required, thereunder.
E-mails and Telephone Calls. User e-mail address is required while registering for the Services. e-mails are used for both transactional (e.g., confirmation for registration with the Site, credits, notifying of matches) and promotional (e.g., newsletters, new services, special discounts, etc.) purposes.
Mobile Device. If User has registered any mobile device or uses the mobile device to access the Site, then device information may get collected (such as mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system and version information, and IP address.
Demographic Data. Demographic data could be collected on the Site. This data is used to tailor User"s experience at the Site, showing content that which might interest them, and displaying the content according to their preferences. Some of this information may be shared with advertisers on a non-personally identifiable basis.
Online Survey Data. Information may be shared periodically during any voluntary member surveys. Users are encouraged to participate in such surveys as it helps in improving the Services. Survey responses are not linked to personally identifiable information, and all responses are anonymous.
Information Regarding User Friends. The Site encourages Users to refer a friend for the Services by sending us a friend"s name and email address. This information remains in our database, and such referred person could be sent a one-time e-mail containing User"s name and inviting them to visit the Site. Such e-mail will also include instructions on how to remove their information from Metby.ai database. User agrees not to abuse this feature by entering names and addresses of those who would not be interested in the Services.
Public Forums. Metby.ai has a blogging facility on the Site and the blogs on the Site may contain posts which are relevant to dating and relationships and is available to Users and visitors to the Site. Any information that is disclosed in the comments section of the blog section becomes public information and User is expected and confirms that the User shall exercise caution when deciding to disclose any Personally Identifiable Information. To request removal of personal information from any blog, User has to contact Metby.ai at contact@Metby.ai . In some cases, Metby.ai may not be able to remove the information from the blog, in which case Metby.ai will inform the User of such inability.
Use for Research. In addition to the uses outlined above, User agrees to allow Metby.ai to anonymously use the information from User experiences to continue our research into successful relationships. This research, conducted by psychologists and behavior research scientists on the panel of Metby.ai may be published in academic journals. All responses are kept anonymous, and not published.
Use for Verification checks. The User is aware that to continue to receive the Services offered at the Site, it has to undertake the mandatory verification checks. The User agrees that information provided for the verification check is true and correct and is being provided voluntarily with complete knowledge of the purpose of its use by Metby.ai and its authorized third party expert Service Provider for such verification. The Verification Check is conducted solely for the purpose of providing a richer experience in the Services. The verification process is kept anonymous and confidential and not shared with any third party other than authorized entities of Metby.ai.
CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)
Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:
Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers. Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected. Request that a business that sells a consumer's personal data, not sell the consumer's personal data.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
GDPR Data Protection Rights
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Metby.ai does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 18. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Disclosure of Your Information
Disclosure to User"s Matches. For providing the Services Metby.ai will disclose User profile information and verification results to recommended/ Suggested matches. Photos and other profile information posted by User will be available for viewing. Metby.ai could make features available enabling User matches to share User profile information, including photos, with members of their social network(s). User contact information is never shared with User matches.
User agrees and confirms that non-abidance of Verification requests made by Metby.ai will render the Registered Account at the Site terminable at the instance of Metby.ai without any recourse, whatsoever. Metby.ai is authorised and justified in taking any action necessary on such refusal by the User.
User agrees and understands that Metby.ai or its third party expert service provider and their associates are not the author or creator of the information coming forth in the Verification Checks. Under this premise and limitations, Metby.ai or its third party expert service provider or their associates do not warrant accuracy, validity or completeness of the content of the Verification checks. Metby.ai, expressly disclaims that the Verification checks will meet the User’s aspirations or expectations and shall be performed in an uninterrupted manner. Verification check verifies the existence of the facts and information provided by the User, it does not verify the authenticity of the facts itself.
Disclosure By Law. User acknowledges and agrees that Metby.ai may disclose information User provides if required to do so by law, at the request of a third party, or if in Metby.ai's sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to
comply with the law, requests or orders from law enforcement, or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law);
protect or defend Metby.ai"s, or a third party"s, rights or property;
protect someone"s health or safety, such as when harm or violence against any person is threatened; or
for investigative purposes.
Search Engine. Some portions of User profile may be available to search engine crawlers and therefore may appear in internet search results, but no Personally Identifiable Information will be included in such search results.
Information Transferred As a Result of Sale of Business. Metby.ai may buy or sell assets and, depending on the transaction, User Personally Identifiable Information may be one of the transferred and acquired assets.
Links to or Access from Other Sites
Users may be able to access account or content from third party sites, such as social networking sites, by way of various applications. The privacy policies and practices of such sites in connection with information User discloses on such sites may differ from that on the Site. User is encouraged to review the policies and practices of these sites to ensure that the privacy of the information User submits on their site does not conflict with and is consistent with how User wishes this information to be treated. Metby.ai is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of any other websites that may provide access to, or be linked to or from, this Site, including that of any social networking sites and third party advertisers whose offerings require User to navigate away from this Site.
User has the right to opt-in or opt-out of any marketing/promotional/newsletter mailings. Upon opting out, provisions of this Terms and Conditions and the related policies will become applicable. However, Metby.ai reserves the right to send service related communication without offering User the facility to opt-out. User can update your account settings and information at any time. At User"s request, Metby.ai can cancel User registration and remove/block personally identifiable information from it"s database. However, this information may remain in archives even after deletion or termination of User account as required by law and the handling of the same is in accordance with the provisions of the applicable law and as intimated by the government agency from time to time.
Metby.ai follows stringent security techniques and requirements for handling sensitive and personal information. These techniques and requirements are fully compliant with the guidelines set forth under law. Metby.ai servers are accessible only to authorized personnel. User information logged under the Terms and Conditions is shared with respective personnel only on need to know basis and/ or for the purpose of completing a transaction and/ or to providing Services. All representatives handling information under these provisions are under contractual confidentiality obligation with Metby.ai. While, Metby.ai takes every step to safeguard the confidentiality of User personal information, by using the Site, User agrees and confirms that Metby.ai is not liable for any disclosure due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.