drbblr Limited ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
- What information we collect and how we collect it
- How we use the information and who we share it with
- How you can access and update such information
- How we protect the information we store about you
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is drbblr Limited of 37 Powis Square, London W11 2AY.
drbblr reserves the right to change our Policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this Policy regularly to understand how we use your information.
Information we may collect from you
drbblr is a meeting place for adults, and we provide that service by operating a social network site offering users the opportunity to connect to our global community of users.
To join the drbblr network you will have to complete our online registration form, where we ask you to provide us with information about you such as your name, your email address, your phone number, your due date and/or date of birth of your children and your location details. You also have the opportunity to provide other details about yourself, but these are optional. Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing “Settings”, which gives you the chance to correct or update (other than your email address and phone number) your information at any time by just logging in to drbblr.
Once you have created a Profile, we will automatically track certain information such as your IP address.
For safety and security and to ensure you have the best possible user experience, we require users to verify their accounts (because we want to make sure you are not a robot!) and might ask for your phone number. Don’t worry! This is only to make sure you are real and breathing!
Does drbblr collect my personal information if I am not a member and just visit the site?
No. We don’t collect any personal information about visitors to our site. If you do visit us without becoming a member, we will place session ID cookies on your computer. For more information about cookies generally, look at the answer to “How does drbblr collect information about me?” below.
If I put other information about me on the app, what does drbblr do with it?
drbblr is designed to make it easy for you to find, connect and interact with other mums members of drbblr by posting information about yourself. You can also use our electronic messaging system, which allows you to communicate with other users. We recommend and encourage you (and all our members) to think carefully about the information they disclose about themselves, and suggest you follow our Guidelines and Safety Tips. We also do not recommend that you put email addresses, URLs, instant messaging details, phone numbers, full names or addresses, credit card details, national identity numbers, drivers’ licence details and other sensitive information in your Profile which is open to abuse and misuse.
Please be careful about posting sensitive details about yourself. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive information about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users.
When you post information about yourself or use the messaging, the amount of personal information you share is at your own risk. If you post anything that is inconsistent with our Terms and Conditions of Use, we reserve the right to terminate your account.
What does drbblr collect about me when I use the mobile app?
Drbblr offers you the opportunity to stay in touch with the friends and contacts you’ve made no matter where you are. You can do this by using your mobile phone that allows you to share your location with other users.
When you use your mobile, we will collect location information, your longitude and latitude. That information helps us identify your physical location so that it can be displayed and shared with other members.
If you do not want your location to be known, then you have a couple of ways of doing so:
- Disable your location services on your mobile phone:
- Iphone app — settings, location services, off
- Android — profile, privacy, on
- Go to the Settings, Profile on the drbblr app and uncheck the ‘Visible?’ checkbox
Does drbblr collect any other personal information about me?
If you contact our Customer Support team via email (email@example.com) or you report a problem within drbblr, we will receive your email address, and may track your IP address as well as the information you send to us to help resolve your query. We will keep records of our communications with you, including any complaints that we receive from you about other users (and from other users about you).
We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We do, however, collect information about children and babies from their parents. We ask that our users not provide information about a baby or child without first getting the parents' consent. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose in Apps and on Web sites.
Other information we may collect:
We may collect information about your mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, device brand and model, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
drbblr mainly uses first-party cookies to report on user interactions on our website. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire at the end of your browsing session.
When I put information about myself on drbblr, what do the other users see?
To ensure you get to meet as many people as possible on drbblr, other members get to see your name, your profile photo and any information you post on your Profile that you mark as ‘Public’. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other drbblr members to know about you. You can also choose to limit the information that other users see by adjusting your privacy settings in the “Settings”.
What am I allowed to do with other user’s personal information?
Use it to meet new friends and make new contacts! Beware that you may not use other users' information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. drbblr reserves the right to terminate the accounts of those who misuse other users' information or who otherwise violate the Terms and Conditions of Use.
What information does drbblr collect about my friends and contacts?
You can choose to invite your friends to join drbblr to make sure that they also get the benefits of meeting new people. To make it easier to search and find friends and acquaintances on drbblr, users may search for other members by phone number. If you want to invite your friends and contacts to drbblr, we will send an email invitation from drbblr in your name or you can send an SMS to your friends and contacts encouraging them to sign up to drbblr. If any of the individuals you have invited do not register within a few days, drbblr may occasionally send reminder emails on your behalf to those individuals.
When drbblr accesses your contacts, we store their name and email address or their mobile number so that we can automatically connect you and your friend. drbblr does not sell these email addresses or mobile numbers or use them to send any other communication besides email invitations. The friend may contact drbblr to request the removal of their information from our database. Any such request will only apply to addresses or mobile numbers we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses that the member/user provides to us later.
Where drbblr stores your personal data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, creating a profile of users of the services for advertising purposes, setting up user accounts, uploading of content to the services if a user cannot do this themself, and the provision of support to users. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
How does drbblr protect my personal information?
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our services; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
How do I help keep my information secure?
You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If you lose your password or give it out, your personal information may be compromised. If that happens, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must change your password immediately via “Settings”. drbblr cannot be held responsible for your failure to keep your password secure and failure to do so may violate our Terms and Conditions of Use.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our services is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or the device from which you access our services.
- To provide you with information or anything else that you request from us or which we feel may interest you. By using our services, you consent to the use of your information for this purpose.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so.
- To allow us to optimise the relevance of our content to you.
- To help us improve and enhance the services we offer.
- For legal, administrative and security requirements.
- To notify you about changes to our services.
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties (such as the service providers who have listings on our services) to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and amenities which may be of interest to you.
We will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and amenities similar to those which you have commented or posted materials about on our services.
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers and service providers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 women aged under 30 have used on our services). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
Does drbblr sell my information to other parties?
Not at all. We do not sell or rent out any personal information about you to any third party. drbblr discloses aggregated non-personal data for marketing and promotional purposes. That means we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you.
We may share aggregated information that includes your personal information (but which doesn’t identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
In particular, in relation to targeted advertising, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit us. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Drbblr Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its users will be one of the transferred assets.
drbblr also wishes to maintain a healthy community, and we will cooperate with all law enforcement inquiries and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. We may also disclose your personal information to government or law enforcement agencies, or private parties, as required by law when/or, in our sole discretion, we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, or those of third parties and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at email@example.com.
How do I change my Profile?
You can review and revise your profile information at any time. Once you register, you will be able to review and change much of your personal information including:
- Your profile and profile photograph
- Your password
Please promptly update your information if it changes. We strongly urge you to periodically change your password to help reduce the risk of unauthorised access to your account information.
Can I deactivate or delete my Profile?
Users of network can delete their profile from our database by signing in with your password and deleting your profile. This option is available from “Settings” -> “Profile”.
If you want to stop using your account it will be initially deactivated. This means that no user will be able to search for you on the website although they may still see you profile from direct cached links, but it will not be deleted. We save your profile information in case you later decide to restore your account. Many users deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and in doing so expect us to maintain their information until they return to drbblr. You will therefore be able to restore your account and your profile in its entirety within 30 days of de-activating it.
After the expiration of 30 days, your account is permanently deleted from drbblr. We delete photographs from our servers within 14 days from the expiration of the deactivation period while other information (such as contact history) is deleted by us over a longer timescale, by way of housekeeping on a periodic basis. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to restore it.
To prevent abuse and/or misuse of drbblr by a user following termination or deletion of a profile/account we shall retain such information as we deem in our sole discretion may be necessary to ensure that user does not open a new account and profile in breach of our Terms and Conditions of Use and to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.
Warning: Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, or copied or stored by other users or to the extent such information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor do we accept any liability for this. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your personal information they may retain such information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies.
Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 30 days to enable restoration, but will not be available to others in the meantime.
What happens if I do nothing?
If you have not signed in to drbblr for six months, we may remove your Profile as part of our data cleansing process.
Your drbblr account is non-transferable and any rights to your profile or contents within your account will be cancelled upon your death.
Access to information
Users in certain jurisdictions are, in accordance with applicable law, entitled to exercise a right of access to personal information about themselves by asking for a copy of the information we hold about them (for which, where allowed by law, we may charge a small fee). Please put any such request in writing and using our contact form: firstname.lastname@example.org.