Privacy Policy

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This policy is approved by the SFS Board of Trustees to apply to all SFS projects.

It may not be circumvented, eroded, or ignored by local policies.


Privacy Policy

This is a summary of the Privacy Policy. To read the full terms, scroll down or click here.


Disclaimer: This summary is not a part of the Privacy Policy and is not a legal document. It is simply a handy reference for understanding the full Privacy Policy. Think of it as the user-friendly interface to our Privacy Policy.

Because we believe that a real person should be behind every SFS’ profile, that’s why you must provide personal and identifiable information to participate in the global adult business movement, you may:

  • View and read any SFS Site without registering an account, but that’s as far as you can go without an account.
  • Apply to be registered on SFS for free in other to participate fully.
  • Register for an account without paying for membership.

    Because we want to understand how SFS Sites are used so we can make them better for you, we collect some information when you:
  • Make public contributions.
  • Register an account or update your profile.
  • Use the SFS Sites.
  • Send us emails or participate in a survey or give feedback.

    We are committed to:
  • Describing how your information may be used or shared in this Privacy Policy.
  • Using reasonable measures to keep your information secure.
  • Never selling your information or sharing it with third parties for marketing purposes.
  • Only sharing your information in limited circumstances, such as to improve the SFS Sites, to comply with the law, or to protect you and others.
  • Retaining your data for the shortest possible time that is consistent with maintaining, understanding, and improving the SFS Sites, and our obligations under law.

    Be aware:
  • Any content (stories, messages, feedback etc.) that you add or any change that you make to your SFS account will be publicly and permanently available.
  • If you add content or make a change to your SSF profile, that content or change will be publicly and permanently attributed to the username and IP address used at the time.
  • Our community of volunteer moderators and contributors is a self-policing body.
  • Certain administrators of the SFS Sites, who are chosen by the board, use tools that grant them limited access to nonpublic information about a user account so they may protect the SFS Sites and enforce policies.
  • As part of our commitment to adult business and expansion in Africa, we occasionally release public information and aggregated or non-personal information to the general public through data dumps and data sets.
  • For the protection of the SFS and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the SFS website.


Introduction

StrangersForSex (SFS) is an adult website for anyone who trade sex and related adult services with strangers for cash and those who patronize such services.

This Policy explains how we collect, use, and share your personal information.

  • We collect a lot of personal information about you; however,
  • We do not rent or sell your information to third parties.
  • By using SFS Sites, you consent to this Policy.


Welcome

StrangersForSex (SFS) is founded on a simple, but powerful principle: we can reach more credible customers online than any physical brothel can provide us. We cannot work with strangers without gathering, sharing, and analyzing information about our users as we seek new ways to make the SFS Sites more usable, safer, and more beneficial.

We believe that information-gathering and use should go hand-in-hand with transparency. This Privacy Policy explains how the SFS collects, uses, and shares information we receive from you through your use of the SFS Sites. It is essential to understand that, by using any of the SFS Sites, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. That means that reading this Policy carefully is important.

We believe that a real person should be behind every SFS profile, that’s why you must provide personal and identifiable information to participate in the global adult business movement. You must provide things like your real name, address, date of birth and a identity card to sign up for a standard account or contribute content to the SFS Sites.

We do not sell or rent your Personal Information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make the SFS Sites more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, and to make adulthood and sex more fun. Put simply: we use this information to make the SFS Sites safer/better for you.

After all, it’s people like you, the champions of free lifestyle, who make it possible for the SFS Sites to not only exist, but also grow and thrive.

Definition

Because everyone (not just lawyers) should be able to easily understand how and why their information is collected and used, we use common language instead of more formal terms throughout this Policy. To help ensure your understanding of some particular key terms, here is a table of translations:

When we say…… we mean:
“the StrangersForSex” / “the SFS” / “we” / “us” / “our”The StrangersForSex LLC.
SFS Sites” / “our services”StrangersForSex websites and services (regardless of language), including our main projects at strangersforsex.com, as well as mobile applications, APIs, emails, and notifications; excluding, however, sites and services listed in the “What This Privacy Policy Doesn’t Cover” section below.
“you” / “your” / “me”You, regardless of whether you are an individual, group, or organization, and regardless of whether you are using the SFS Sites or our services on behalf of yourself or someone else.
“this Policy” / “this Privacy PolicyThis document, entitled the “SFS Privacy Policy”
“contributions”Content you add or changes you make to any SFS Sites.
“personal information”Information you provide us or information we collect from you that could be used to personally identify you. To be clear, while we do Not necessarily collect all of the following types of information, we consider at least the following to be “personal information” if it is otherwise nonpublic and can be used to identify you:
(a) your real name, identity card, address, phone number, email address, password, identification number on government-issued ID, IP address, user-agent information, credit card number;
(b) when associated with one of the items in subsection
(a), any sensitive data such as date of birth, gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origins, marital or familial status, medical conditions or disabilities, political affiliation, and religion; and
(c) any of the items in subsections (a) or (b) when associated with your user account.
“third party” / “third parties”Individuals, entities, websites, services, products, and applications that are not controlled, managed, or operated by the SFS. This includes other SFS users and independent organizations or groups who help promote the SFS movement such as SFS chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups as well as volunteers, employees, directors, officers, and contractors of those organizations or groups.


What This Privacy Policy Does & Doesn’t Cover

Except as explained below, this Privacy Policy applies to our collection and handling of information about you that we receive as a result of your use of any of the SFS Sites. This Policy also applies to information that we receive from our partners or other third parties. To understand more about what this Privacy Policy covers, please see below.

Examples of What This Privacy Policy Covers

For the sake of clarity, this Privacy Policy covers, regardless of language:

  • All of our major sites (found at list of major projects), such as strangersforsex.com, including user profiles, messages, chats and feedbacks.
  • Our blogs and APIs (unless we have provided a separate policy for those services).
  • Official SFS mobile applications.
  • Emails, SMS, and notifications from us or sent to us from you.
This Privacy Policy, however, does not cover some situations where we may gather or process information. For example, some uses may be covered by separate privacy policies (like those of the SFS Shop) or sites or services run by third parties (such as third-party developer projects on SFS Cloud Services). To understand more about what this Privacy Policy does not cover, please see below.

More on what this Privacy Policy doesn’t cover

This section is part of the Privacy Policy and is meant to explain in detail which situations are not covered by our Privacy Policy.

SFS Sites and Tools with alternative policies

Some SFS websites or sections of this website or tools have alternative privacy policies or provisions that differ from this Privacy Policy. These websites include:

If a SFS website is governed by an alternative privacy policy, it will link to such policy. When a SFS tool is governed by an alternative privacy policy, the page where the tool may be downloaded or enabled will include a link to that policy.

Admin members

The SFS Sites are collaborative labors of love that are constantly maintained and updated by the SFS board chosen community of administrators. As a result, some admins have access to certain Personal Information, and use of that Personal Information may not be governed by this Privacy Policy. Employees that have such access include:

  • Administrators.
  • These are employees who enforce SFS Site policies and ensure the safety of the SFS Sites. When these administrators access Personal Information that is nonpublic, they are required to comply with our Access to Nonpublic Information Policy, as well as other, tool-specific policies.

  • Tool providers.
  • We hope to support platforms for third-party developers to experiment and develop new tools and sites in the future. When this happened and, when you use one of the tools developed by these volunteers, you may transfer information to them. When these volunteers access nonpublic information or Personal Information, they are required to comply with the terms governing the particular platform the tool is available on.

  • Other users.
  • We provide tools that allow users to communicate with each other. The communications may be covered by this Policy while they pass through our systems, but the users who receive these communications, and what they do with the communications once they receive them, are not covered by this Policy. Examples include:

    • posting to SFS-hosted email lists;
    • requesting support from SFS through our online ticketing system (email sent to info-en@wikiafrimedia.org goes to this system);
    • emailing other users through the SFS Sites (for example, by using the “Message this user” feature); and
    • chatting with other users.

Third parties

This Privacy Policy only covers the way the SFS collects, uses and discloses Personal Information and does not address the practices of third parties. For example, this Privacy Policy does not address the practices of:

  • Websites run by other organizations, like websites linked to or from the SFS, or run by SFS partners or other movement organizations. These websites or other organizations may receive information from you if you visit their websites after using the SFS Sites. They are governed by their own privacy policies.
  • Mobile applications provided by other organizations or individuals.
  • These organizations or individuals may receive information from you if you use those applications to access the SFS Sites or SFS Site content. They are governed by their own privacy policies.

Sometimes, employee may place a data-collecting tool, such as a script, gadget, tracking pixel, or share button, on a SFS Site without our knowledge. This Policy does not cover how third parties handle the information they receive as a result of such a tool. If you come across such a third-party tool, and you believe it violates this Policy, you report the tool to privacy@strangersforsex.com so we can investigate.



Where other policies govern information, such as the shop policy, the relevant policy may add to the rules and obligations set out in this Policy. However, they are not permitted to create new exceptions or otherwise reduce the protections offered by this Policy.

Types of information we receive from you & how we get it

Your Public Contributions

Whatever (feedback, stories…) you post on SFS Sites can be seen and used by everyone.

When you make a contribution to any SFS Site, you are creating a permanent, public record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. The page history will show when your contribution or deletion was made, as well as your username. We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or data-related products for you or to learn more about how the SFS Sites are used.

Publicly Visible Information
Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that most of the information that you provide the SFS or contribute on the Sites, including Personal Information, is publicly visible and can be found by search engines, exception of your government issued identity card, which is only require by the SFS to verify your other information (Nationality, real name, date of birth) and is Not log on the website. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share may be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by other people. Please do not contribute any information that you are uncomfortable making permanently public, like revealing your exact address in your contributions or profile.

You should be aware that specific data made public by you or aggregated data that is made public by us can be used by anyone for analysis and to infer further information, such as which location a user is from, political affiliation and status.

Want to create an account? Great! Don’t want to create an account? No problem! But… You are required to create an account to use the SFS Site, unless you just want to read-through and Not be able to participate. If you want to create a standard account, in all cases you must provide personal and identifiable information to participate in the global adult business movement.

More on Usernames
Your username will be publicly visible, so please be careful about using your real name as your username. Your password is only used to verify that the account is yours. Your IP address is also automatically submitted to us, and we record it temporarily to help prevent abuse. Other personal information is required, such as: your real name, email address, date of birth, etc. however, NO credit card information is required. Once created, user accounts can be removed entirely on request (although we can help hide the information on your user page if you choose to), so that your public contributions might be associated with their author (you!). In some circumstances, the SFS can assist users with removing additional information related to their account from the projects.

To gain a better understanding of the demographics of our users, to localize our services and to learn how we can improve our services, we always ask you for more demographic information, such as gender or age. Please note that such information is intended to be public, you can make an informed decision about whether you want to provide us with that information. Providing such information is always NOT optional – it is required for registration. But, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to and you can’t be registered—it’s as simple as that.

Location Information

Some features we offer work better if we know what area you are in.

GPS & Other Location Technologies

If you consent, we can use GPS (and other technologies commonly used to determine location) to show you more relevant content. We keep information obtained by these technologies confidential, except as provided in this Policy. You can learn more by checking out the list of examples of how we use these technologies in our FAQ.

Metadata

Sometimes, we automatically receive location data from your device. For example, if you want to upload a photo on the SFS mobile app, we may receive https://en.wikiafripedia.org/wiki/Metadata” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>metadata, such as the place and time you took the photo, automatically from your device. Please be aware that, unlike location information collected using GPS signals described above, the default setting on your mobile device typically includes the metadata in your photo or video upload to the SFS Sites. If you do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.

IP Addresses

Finally, when you visit any SFS Site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. We want to make the SFS Sites better for you by learning more about how you use them. Examples of this might include how often you visit the SFS Sites, people you like, people you find time for, how you get to the SFS Sites, and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We also want this Policy and our practices to reflect our community’s values. For this reason, we keep information related to your use of the SFS Sites confidential, except as provided in this Policy.

Information we receive automatically

Because of how browsers work, we receive some information automatically when you visit the SFS Sites. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers, for some beta versions of our mobile applications), the type and version of your browser, your browser’s language preference, the type and version of your device’s operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to the SFS Sites, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to the SFS Sites.

Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with SFS Sites. For example, we use this information to administer the sites, provide greater security, and fight vandalism; optimize mobile applications, customize content and set language preferences, test features to see what works, and improve performance; understand how users interact with the SFS Sites, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the different SFS Sites, and analyze trends.

Information we collect

We use a variety of commonly-used technologies, like cookies, to understand how you use the SFS Sites, make our services safer and easier to use, and to help create a better and more customizable experience for you.

We actively collect some types of information with a variety of commonly-used technologies. These generally include tracking pixelsJavaScript, and a variety of “locally stored data” technologies, such as cookies and Local storage. We realize that some of these technologies do not have the best reputation in town and can be used for less-than-noble purposes. So we want to be as clear as we can about why we use these methods and the type of information we collect with them.

Depending on which technology we use, locally stored data can be anything from text, pictures, and whole profile (as we explain further below) to Personal Information (e.g; your IP address) and information about your use of the SFS Sites (like your username or the time of your visit).

We use this information to make your experience with the SFS Sites safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the SFS Sites, and to generally improve our services. We will never use third-party cookies, unless we get your permission to do so. If you ever come across a third-party data collection tool that has not been authorized by you (such as one that may have been mistakenly placed by our staff or administrator), please report it to us at privacy@strangersforsex.com.

More on Locally Stored Data
Locally stored data, JavaScript, and tracking pixels help us do things like:
  • Provide you with a customizable experience, such as using cookies to know your language preference, to remember the user preferences you set so we can provide you with the customized look and feel that you want, and to tell you about interesting SFS issues and women in your area.
  • Suggest more relevant strangers to you faster. For example, we use local storage to store your most recently viewed profile directly on your device, so they can be retrieved quickly. Also, we use cookies to learn about the profiles searched so that we can optimize the search results we deliver to you.
  • Understand how you use the SFS Sites, so that we know what works and what is useful. For example, we might use cookies to learn about the list of profiles you are following on your watchlist so that we can recommend similar profiles that you may be interested in.
  • Understand how you use the SFS Sites across different devices, so that we can make our varied SFS Sites more efficient and effective for you.
  • Make the SFS Sites more convenient to use, such as by using cookies to maintain your session when you log in or to remember your username in the login field.

Want to know even more? You can read more about some of the specific cookies we use, when they expire, and what we use them for in our FAQ.

We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. You can learn more about some options you have in our FAQ. While locally stored data may not be necessary to use our sites, some features will not function properly if you disable locally stored data.

While the examples above concerning information about you collected through the use of data collection tools are kept confidential in accordance with this Policy, please note that some information about the actions taken by your username is made publicly available through public logs alongside actions taken by other users. For example, a public log may include the date your account was created on a SFS Site along with the dates that other accounts were created on a SFS Site.

How we use information we receive from you

We and our service providers use your information for the legitimate purpose of pursuing our adult mission, including:

Operating the SFS Sites, sharing your contributions and administering our adult Services
  • To help you reach more customers in the world and add new features to our Services.
  • To arrange access to your account and provide you with related service.
  • To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our policies.
  • To allow you to send messages to another person if you choose to do so. Direct communications between users (such as messages sent through the “Message this user” feature), to the extent such communications are nonpublic and stored in or in transit through SFS or Bluehost systems, are kept confidential by us, except as provided in this Policy.

We engage in these activities to manage our relationship with you, because we have a legitimate interest and/or to comply with our legal obligations.

Providing customized Services
To provide to you custom content, notices and settings and to enhance your experience with the SFS Sites.

We will customize the Services, in some instances, at your direction; in all instances, in keeping with our legitimate charitable purpose of pursuing our mission.

Sending emails with news updates, surveys and communications about items we believe may be of interest to you
  • To let you know about things that are happening with StrangersForSex, the SFS Sites or the SFS movement.
  • To alert you when there has been a change to an article that you have decided to follow.

We will send these types of emails to you only with your consent. We do not sell, rent, or use your email address to advertise third-party products or services to you. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences. You can learn more about email and notifications and how to change your preferences in our FAQ

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Sending optional surveys and requesting feedback

We will always tell you, at the time we give you an opportunity to share your thoughts, how we plan on using your answers and any personal information you provide.

Your responses to our surveys and feedback requests are always optional. We will email these types of requests to you only with your consent.

You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences. You can learn more about email and notifications and how to change your preferences in our FAQ

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Improving the SFS Sites and making your user experience safer and better
  • To use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or data-related products for you or to learn more about how the SFS Sites are used.
  • For research and analytics.To fight spam, identity theft, malware and other kinds of abuse.
  • To optimize mobile and other applications.
  • To test features to see what works, understand how users interact with the SFS Sites, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the different SFS Sites and analyze trends.We engage in these activities to further our legitimate adult purpose and/or to comply with our legal obligations.

Other

Location Information

GPS & Other Location Technologies

As stated above, we can use commonly-used location technologies to show you more relevant profiles. For example, our mobile apps can identify profiles from the SFS sites about people of interest near your location. As a reminder, you can deactivate our access to these location technologies at any time, and still use the SFS Sites.

Metadata

As stated above, we may automatically receive location data from your device. For example, if you upload a photo using the SFS mobile app, please be aware that the default setting on your mobile device typically results in the metadata associated with your photo being included in the upload. As a reminder, if you do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.

IP Addresses

When you visit any SFS Site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. We keep IP addresses confidential, except as provided in this Policy. If you are visiting SFS Sites with your mobile device, we may use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas.

We use this location information to make your experience with the SFS Sites safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the SFS Sites, and to generally improve our services. For example, we use this information to provide greater security, optimize mobile applications, and learn how to expand and better support Wikiafrimedia communities. We also use Personal Information in the manner described in the sections of this Policy titled “For Legal Reasons” and “To Protect You, Ourselves & Others.”

Sharing

When May We Share Your Information?

With Your Permission

We may share your information when you give us specific permission to do so, for legal reasons, and in the other circumstances described below.

We share your information for a particular purpose, if you agree. You can find more information in the list of examples in our FAQ.

For legal reasons
We will disclose your information in response to an official legal process only if we believe it to be legally valid. We will notify you of such requests when possible.

We will access, use, preserve, and/or disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user’s information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your Personal Information in response to a legal demand. However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal objections or defenses you may have to a third party’s request (whether it be civil, criminal, or governmental) to disclose your information. We recommend seeking the advice of legal counsel immediately if such a request is made involving you.

For more information, see our Subpoena FAQ.

If the organization is transferred (really unlikely!)

In the unlikely event that the ownership of StrangersForSex (SFS) changes, we will provide you 30 days’ notice before any personal information is transferred to the new owners or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

  In the extremely unlikely event that ownership of all or substantially all of the Organization changes, or we go through a reorganization (such as a merger, consolidation, or acquisition), we will continue to keep your Personal Information confidential, except as provided in this Policy, and provide notice to you via the SFS Sites and a notification on SFSAnnounce-L or similar mailing list at least thirty (30) calendar days before any Personal Information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

To protect you, Ourselves & Others
We, or employees with certain administrative rights, may disclose information that is reasonably necessary to:
  • Enforce or investigate potential violations of the SFS or SFS policies;
  • Protect our organization, infrastructure, employees, contractors, or the public; or
  • Prevent imminent or serious bodily harm or death to a person.

We, or particular our employees with certain administrative rights as described below, may need to share your Personal Information if it is reasonably believed to be necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy, or any SFS or user community-based policies. We may also need to access and share information to investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions.

StrangersForSex (SFS) Sites are adults websites, with employees writing most of the policies and selecting from amongst themselves people to hold certain administrative rights. These rights may include access to limited amounts of otherwise nonpublic information about recent contributions and activity by users. They use this access to help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior on the SFS Sites. These various employees-selected administrative groups have their own privacy and confidentiality guidelines, but all such groups are supposed to agree to follow our Access to Nonpublic Information Policy. These employees-selected administrative groups are accountable to other employees and users through checks and balances: employees are selected through a community-driven process and overseen by the board through a logged history of their actions. And, the legal names of these employees are all known to the SFS.

We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it’s reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public. We may also disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns. (Check out the list of examples in our FAQ for more information.)

To our service providers
We may disclose personal information to our third party service providers or contractors to help run or improve the SFS Sites and provide services in support of our mission.

As hard as we may try, we can’t do it all. So sometimes we use third-party service providers or contractors who help run or improve the SFS Sites for you and other users. We give access to your Personal Information to these providers or contractors as needed to perform their services for us or to use their tools and services. We put requirements, such as confidentiality agreements in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with, and no less protective of your privacy than, the principles of this Policy. (Check out the list of examples in our FAQ.)

If you are visiting SFS Sites with your mobile device, we use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas.

To understand an experiment

  • We give volunteer developers and researchers access to systems that contain your information to allow them to protect, develop, and contribute to the Wikiafrimedia Sites.
  • We also share non-Personal Information or aggregated information with third parties interested in studying the Wikiafrimedia Sites.
  • When we share information with third parties for these purposes, we put reasonable technical and contractual protections in place to protect your information consistent with this Policy.

  The open-source software that powers the SFS Sites depends on the contributions of volunteer software developers, who spend time writing and testing code to help it improve and evolve with our users’ needs. To facilitate their work, we give some developers limited access to systems that contain your Personal Information, but only as reasonably necessary for them to develop and contribute to the SFS Sites.

Similarly, we share non-Personal Information or aggregated information with researchers, dating sites and other adult organizations interested third parties who wish to study the SFS Sites. Sharing this information helps them understand usage, viewing, and demographics statistics and patterns. They then can share their findings with us and our users so that we can all better understand and improve the SFS Sites.

When we give access to personal information to third-party developers or researchers, we put requirements, such as reasonable technical and contractual protections, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with the principles of this Policy and in accordance with our instructions. If these developers or researchers later publish their work or findings, we ask that they not disclose your personal information. Please note that, despite the obligations we impose on developers and researchers, we cannot guarantee that they will abide by our agreement, nor do we guarantee that we will regularly screen or audit their projects. (You can learn more about re-identification in our FAQ.)

Because you made it public
Information that you post is public and can be seen and used by everyone.

Any information you post publicly on the SFS Sites is just that – public. For example, if you put your mailing address on your profile page, that is public, and not protected by this Policy. Please think carefully about your desired level of anonymity before you disclose Personal Information on your profile page or elsewhere or before even applying for registration.

Protection

We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

How Do We Protect Your Data

We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your Personal Information. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can’t guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).

We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive an email that requests your password, please let us know by sending it to privacy@strangersforsex.com, so we can investigate the source of the email.

How Long Do We Keep Your Data?

Except as otherwise stated in this policy, we only keep your Personal Information as long as necessary to maintain, understand and improve the SFS Sites or to comply with AU law.

Once we receive Personal Information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of the SFS Sites, and our obligations under applicable African Union law. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely. (Check out the list of examples in our FAQ.)

Please remember that certain information, such as your real pictures, public contributions to the SFS Sites, is archived and displayed indefinitely by design; the transparency of the projects’ histories is critical to their efficacy and trustworthiness. To learn more about our data retention practices, see our data retention guidelines. For further information about how you may request access to or deletion of your Personal Information, or other rights you may have with respect to your Personal Information, see our Anonymous FAQ

Important info

For the protection of the SFS Movement and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the SFS Sites.

Where is the SFS Movement & what does that mean for me?

The SFS is a for-profit organization based in Ikeja, Lagos, with servers and data centers located in Nigeria and the U.S. If you decide to use SFS Sites, whether from inside or outside of Africa., you understand that your Personal Information will be collected, transferred, stored, processed, disclosed and otherwise used in Africa as described in this Privacy Policy. You also understand that your information may be transferred by us from Nigeria or the U.S. to other countries, which may have different or less stringent data protection laws than your country, in connection with providing services to you.

Our response to do not track (DNT) signals

We do not allow tracking by third-party websites you have not visited.
We do not share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.

We are strongly committed to not sharing nonpublic information and Personal Information with third parties. In particular, we do not allow tracking by third-party websites you have not visited (including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms), nor do we share your Personal Information with any third parties for marketing purposes. Under this Policy, we may share your information only under particular situations, which you can learn more about in the “When may we share your information” section of this Privacy Policy.

Because we protect all users in this manner, we do not change our behavior in response to a web browser’s “do not track” signal.

For more information regarding Do Not Track signals and how we handle them, please visit our FAQ.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Substantial changes to this Policy will not be made until after a public comment period of at least 30 days.

Because things naturally change over time and we want to ensure our Privacy Policy accurately reflects our practices and the law, it may be necessary to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We reserve the right to do so in the following manner:

  • In the event of substantial changes, we will provide the proposed changes to our users in at least three (3) languages (selected at our discretion) for open comment period lasting at least thirty (30) calendar days. Prior to the start of any comment period, we will provide notice of such changes and the opportunity to comment via the SFS Sites, and via a notification on SFS-Announce-L or a similar mailing list.
  • For minor changes, such as grammatical fixes, administrative or legal changes, or corrections of inaccurate statements, we will post the changes and, when possible, provide at least three (3) calendar days’ prior notice via  SFS-Announce-L or similar mailing list.

We ask that you please review the most up-to-date version of our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the SFS Sites after this Privacy Policy becomes effective constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy on your part. Your continued use of the SFS Sites after any subsequent version of this Privacy Policy becomes effective, following notice as outlined above, constitutes acceptance of that version of the Privacy Policy on your part.

Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy@strangersforsex.com or contact us directly.

Depending on your jurisdiction, you also may have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.

Thank You

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. We hope you enjoy using the SFS Sites for fucking strangers and we appreciate your esteem patronage.

Please note that in the event of any differences in meaning or interpretation between the original English version of this Privacy Policy and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.

This version was approved by Akeem Olusegun on March 13, 2021, pursuant to the Delegation of policy-making authority by the Board, and went into effect on April 17, 2021.