THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT WAS LAST UPDATED ON: March 29, 2018.
Squirt.org™ (the “Service”) and our parent company Pink Triangle Press (collectively “we”, “our” or “us”) are committed to protecting the privacy of the users (collectively “you” or “your”) of the Service. We value our own privacy and the privacy of our users. We know that cruising and meeting other guys for sex may be fun, but it can also be dangerous; if we are to feel safe and be safe, then privacy is a central concern for all of us. This Privacy Statement discloses our practices in significant detail in relation to privacy issues. BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Collection of Personal Information
Membership Registration. Most areas of the Service require membership registration and personal information, such as your email address, is collected through the registration process. We may occasionally use statistical data (including demographic information about our users) collected through the registration process to help us improve our services; this information will only be used in aggregated and anonymous form.
Membership Upgrade and Billing. Personal information is collected during the membership upgrade and billing process and YOU HEREBY FOREVER RELEASE US from any claims related to our storage of this information. Note, when using a third party’s billing information, you warrant and represent that you are duly authorized to use and disclose this information for purchases. Billing information (such as credit card information) is collected and retained by our third party billing partners, which may be located outside of Canada (including the United States) on secure servers owned by them. Our transmission of your information to these third party billing partners is encrypted and safeguarded in accordance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
Messages and User Content. We collect information when you post content to the Service and when you message other users of the Service. We may also retain any messages you send when you communicate with us.
We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages and push notifications, and permit you to locate and communicate with other users of the Service and for other users of the Service to locate and communicate with you. As a user of the Service, you consent to any and all such communications.
After you set up your account, you may also choose to provide additional personal information which may be shared through public profiles such as: your user name, pictures, videos, interests, hobbies, lifestyles, bulletins, personal statements and comments, and groups, communities or organizations with whom you associate (collectively, “Profile Information”). YOU CONTROL HOW MUCH PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING PROFILE INFORMATION YOU DISCLOSE IN YOUR PUBLIC PROFILE AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE US FROM ANY CLAIMS RELATED TO YOUR PROVISION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN YOUR PUBLIC PROFILE.
Geolocation. We collect location data when you visit Squirt.org or use our Service. When you visit our website, we determine your location based on your IP address. When you use our browser-based mobile service or website we collect your unique user identifier and location through GPS, Wi-Fi, wireless network triangulation or we approximate your location based on your IP address. This location data is collected for the purposes of providing the Service, so that we may show your public profile to other users on the Service, to let you know which users are located near you, and to personalize content and advertising displayed to you. We maintain location data only as long as is necessary and reasonable to provide the Service and then we destroy or depersonalize this information.
What We Do With Your Information
Remember – Squirt.org allows you to connect with others and share information about yourself with other individuals. Your Profile Information which may include your name, photo, location and other personal information will be available publicly to other Squirt.org users by default and may be searchable by search engines which may display certain aspects of your Profile Information publicly.
By using the Service, you consent to have your Profile Information displayed to other users of Squirt.org. Consider your own privacy and personal safety when using the Service and sharing your information with anyone. Also, when sharing information about others you meet through the Service, please consider their privacy and safety and get their consent to share their information.
We use your email address for Squirt.org purposes only, such as to clarify information you may have listed on the site. Users may receive the following type of email communications or other electronic messaging to their personal email inbox:
- Communications about promotions, offers and information related to their membership. Users can subscribe to or unsubscribe from these types of email or electronic messaging at any time. To stop receiving these types of messages, please update your account settings or click on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of each email.
- Users can also sign up to receive auto-notifications, which are updates about activities related to certain sections of the Service (e.g. user profile, cruising listings, message board and Cocktales). These emails or electronic messages are sent only if the user signs up for these notifications. Users can discontinue these notifications anytime. To stop receiving notifications, please update your account settings or click on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of each emails.
- We may also send our users transactional, operational or technical support messages regarding their accounts or the Service.
- Third party vendors, consultants and service providers that perform services on our behalf, in order to carry out their work for us, such as third party billing partners. Your information will be treated as private and confidential by such service providers and not used for any other purpose than that which we authorize. You will never be never be contacted by these third parties, except in the context of providing the Service to you.
- Third parties at your request. For example, you may have the option to share your activities on the Service with your friends through social media.
- Other parties in connection with any company transaction, such as a merger, sale of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party, or in the event of bankruptcy or related or similar proceeding.
- Third parties required to: (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, summons, court order, legal process or other permitted government request, (ii) enforce our User Agreement terms and conditions, including the investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Squirt.org, its users or the public as required or permitted by law and (v) detect, prevent or otherwise address criminal (including fraud, stalking or trolling), security or technical issues.
Marketing, Statistics and Demographics
We may collect statistics and demographics about your website usage and information about your computer, internet connection, your computer's IP address and geographic location (see “Geolocation” above), the type and version of browser and operating system you use, your internet domain and, if you arrived at Squirt.org via a link from another website, the URL of the linking page and the keyword(s) that you used. This information is used for assessing usage patterns and demographics of users of the Service; popularity and usage of features on the Service, etc.; compatibility of Squirt.org with popular browsers and operating systems; and to assist us with our strategic planning and development and advertiser relations. We reserve the right to share all marketing information, including Squirt.org usage and personal demographic information so gathered with other employees of Pink Triangle Press to develop marketing and sales strategies. All data and findings collected for these purposes are presented as anonymous or aggregated information. No identifiable personal information about individual users will be released to outside third parties.
How We Store Personal Information
Personal information collected during the membership registration process is housed in a secure database owned by Pink Triangle Press and access to this database is restricted to our employees. Information collected during the membership upgrade and billing process is stored on secure servers owned by our third party billing partners, which may be located outside of Canada (including the United States). We do not retain any personal information related to billing in databases housed on Pink Triangle Press servers.
Information Retention and Expiration
Registration information for basic free memberships is retained for one year after the last login of the user, and then purged from our servers. Registration information for upgraded paid memberships is retained for one year after the last login of the user, or for one year after their paid membership lapses, whichever comes later. Information collected through the membership upgrade and billing process by our third party billing partners is stored only as long as is necessary and reasonable on secure servers owned by them.
We use Google Inc.'s reCAPTCHA plugin on the Service to verify that you are a person. This helps us protect information you submit to us on this site and to improve your experience by preventing spambot abuse on the Service. The reCaptcha plugin runs invisibly in the background; on rare occasions you may need to complete an extra step to login.
reCaptcha works by placing a cookie on your device to collect and transmit certain types of your personal browser and user information to Google for verification purposes. This includes your IP address which is truncated and anonymized. For users subject to EU data protection laws, other than in exceptional cases, your IP address will be truncated before being transmitted to Google servers in the United States. For more information about cookies, please refer to the "Cookies" section of this Privacy Statement.
BY USING THE SERVICE, WHICH INCLUDES THE GOOGLE reCAPTCHA PLUGIN, YOU CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA BY GOOGLE IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE PURPOSES SET OUT ABOVE.
In order for the Service to function properly, we occasionally place small data files called “cookies” on your computer or mobile device.
What Are Cookies? A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer or mobile device when you visit Squirt.org. It enables Squirt.org to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences), so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Service or browse from one section to another.
In order to provide you with a great experience on Squirt.org, we provide you with the ability to set your own preferences for how the Service functions when you use it. We need to set cookies on your device to remember your preferences, so this information can be retrieved whenever you use a function of the Service that is affected by your personal settings.
Squirt.org uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytic solutions on the Internet, to help us understand how you use the Service and to develop ways to improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the Service and the areas you visit most frequently, so we can continue to produce engaging content for our users. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please visit the official Google Analytics site.
We also use the Google reCaptcha plugin which places a cookie on your device to collect and transmit information to Google to verify that you are person, in order to better protect information you submit through the site and to prevent abuse by spambots. For more information, please refer to the Google reCaptcha section of this Privacy Statement or visit the official Google reCaptcha site.
How To Control Cookies. You can control and delete cookies as you wish – for more information, please see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. However, if you do this, you may have to manually adjust or set some preferences every time you visit Squirt.org and other websites and some services and functionalities may not work. Depending on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through settings.
Advertisers and Linked Websites
Links to advertisers on Squirt.org, third-party services and other websites that are accessible via Squirt.org may have different privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies or practices and they are not subject to Squirt.org's Privacy Statement. It is the responsibility of users to review the privacy policies of such advertisers and linked websites before submitting any personal information to them.
Social Networking Sites
When you interact with Squirt.org through various social media, such as when you “Like” us on Facebook or “Share” through another social media site, we may receive information from the social network such as your profile information, profile picture, gender, user name, user ID associated with your social media account, age range, language, country, friends list, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to Squirt.org or the Service.
Changes To This Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time, without notice to users.
By continuing to use the Service, you are acknowledging your acceptance of these updates or modifications.
Questions and Feedback
If you have any questions about Squirt.org’s privacy practices or this Privacy Statement, please contact:
Pink Triangle Press
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5B 1J3
Phone: (US/CA) 1-877-587-8649, (UK) 0-800-0032-3665, (AUS) 1-800-062-674, (Other Countries) 1-416-925-6665 Option 2