Awkwards Only Privacy Policy

Last Updated [January 28, 2022]
Welcome to the Awkwards Only Privacy Policy (hereinafter, the “Policy”). We respect the privacy of all of our users. This Policy explains how we collect, store, protect, and share your information, and with whom we share it. Please read this Policy carefully.

1. Who We Are

The company that is responsible for your information under this Policy (hereinafter referred to as “we,” “our,” or “us”) is:
Awkwards Only
25369 U.S. Highway 98, Unit K
Daphne, Alabama 36256

2. Where This Privacy Policy Applies

This Privacy Policy applies to the websites, apps, events and other services operated by Awkwards Only (hereinafter referred to as “Services”).

3. What Information We Collect

When you register for an account to use our Services, we collect a variety of information and data about you. The information and data we collect helps to enhance your experience with our Services and verify our users. Since the goal of our Service is to connect you with other compatible users, we rely upon the information and data you provide us in order to do so. We also collect information and data generated as you use our Services, for example access logs, as well as data from third parties. For the purposes of this Policy, all of the information and data we gather from you and/or about your access and/or use of our Services will be collectively referred to as “Information”.

A. Information You Provide To Us

You choose to voluntarily give us certain Information when using our Services. This includes:
  • Personal Data:  When you create an account and use our Services, you voluntarily provide us with some basic personal data for our Services to work including but not limited to:
    • Name
    • Email address
    • Phone number
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • Sexual orientation
    • Location
    • Lifestyle choices
    • Interests
    • Employment
    • Photographs & videos
  • Some of the Information you choose to provide us may be considered “special” or “sensitive” in certain jurisdictions, like your race, ethnic origins, sexual orientation, details about your health, and/or religious beliefs. By choosing to provide this Information, you consent to our processing of that Information and sharing it with others. While you may voluntarily provide this Information to us when you create your account, there is no requirement to do so.
  • When you subscribe to a paid account or make a purchase directly from us (rather than through a platform such as iOS or Android), you provide us and/or our payment service provider with Information, such as your debit or credit card number or other financial data.
  • Once you register, you will be able to review and change this Information at any time just by logging into your account. It is your responsibility for what Information is provided in your account details.

B. Information Collected When You Use Our Services

When you use or access our Services, we collect other Information about which features you have used, how you have used them, and the devices you use to access our Services.
  • Usage Information:  We collect Information about your activity on our Services, for instance how you use them (e.g., date and time you logged in, features you’ve used, searches, clicks and pages which have been shown to you, referring webpage address, advertising that you click on) and how you interact with other users (e.g., users you connect and interact with, time and date of your exchanges, number of messages you send and receive).
  • Device Information:  When you create an account and use our Services, you voluntarily provide us with some basic personal data for our Services to work including but not limited to:
    • Your IP address using Google Analytics;
    • Mobile device ID, model and manufacturer, operating system, and version data; and
    • Data on your wireless and mobile network connection, like your service provider and signal strength.
  • Other Information with your consent:  If you have given us access to your location in your device settings, when you use our Services, we will collect data about WiFi access points as well as other location data about your longitude and latitude and may save your device’s coordinates to offer certain features to you. The collection of your geolocation may occur in the background even when you are not using the Services if the permission you gave us expressly permits such collection. If you decline permission for us to collect your geolocation, we will not collect it.

4. Cookies and Other Similar Data Collection Technologies

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies (“Cookies”) to help customize our Services and improve your experience. Cookies are tools that store data about your use of our Services. Cookies also allow us to recognize you and your preferences, as well as track different user trends. You can remove or reject Cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

5. How We Use Your Information

Having accurate Information about you permits us to provide and secure our Services to better serve you. Specifically, we may use Information collected about you to:
  • Create and manage your account and profile.
  • Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally.
  • Email you regarding your account or our Services.
  • Enable user-to-user connections and communications.
  • Increase the efficiency and operation of our Services.
  • Request feedback and contact you about your use of our Services.
  • Resolve disputes.
  • Provide customer support, troubleshoot issues, manage our Services, and respond to requests, questions, and comments.
  • Send you a newsletter.
  • Solicit support for our Services.
  • Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and/or contests.
  • Assist law enforcement and respond to subpoenas.
  • Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other Information regarding promotions and our Services to you.
  • Fulfill, manage, and process purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to our Services.
  • Generate a personal profile about you to make our Services more personalized.
  • Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with our Services.
  • Notify you of updates to our Services.
  • Offer a new product, service, mobile applications, and/or recommendations to you.
  • Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

6. How We Share and Disclose Your Information

The primary sharing of your Information is with other users of our Services.  Please be careful with all of your Information and make sure that all content you share is what you are comfortable being public.  You should assume that all data and content you post or submit while using our Services may be public and accessible by both users and non-users of our Services.

We may share Information we have collected about you in other certain situations, such as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights: If we believe the release of Information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your Information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging Information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Third-Party Service Providers: We may share your Information with third parties that perform a service for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting service, customer service, and marketing assistance.
Marketing Communications: We may share your Information with third parties for our marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Interactions with Other Users: If you interact with other users while using our Services, those users may see your name, profile photo, and any other Information you provide in your profile.
Third-Party Advertisers: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you use our Services. These companies may use Information about your use of our Services and other applications and/or websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about a good and/or service of interest to you.
Affiliates: We may share your Information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
Business Partners: We may share your Information with our business partners to offer you a certain product, service, or promotion.
Social Media Contacts: If you connect to our Services through a social network, your contacts on the social network may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.
Other Third Parties: We may share your Information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis.
Sale or Bankruptcy: If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your Information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your Information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline to honor commitments we made in this Policy.
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

7. Your Rights

We want you to be in control of your Information, so we have provided you with the following tools:
  • Access / Update tools in the service.   Tools and account settings that help you to access, rectify or delete Information that you provided to us and that is associated with your account directly within the service.
  • Device permissions.   Mobile platforms have permission systems for specific types of device data and notifications, such as phone book and location services as well as push notifications. You can change your settings on your device to either consent or oppose the collection of the corresponding Information or the display of the corresponding notifications. Of course, if you do that, certain aspects of our Services may lose full functionality.
  • Deletion. You can delete your account at any time.
  • If you have any question on any of these tools and settings, please contact us.
We want you to be aware of your privacy rights. Here are a few key points to remember:
  • Reviewing your Information.  Applicable privacy laws may give you the right to review the Information we keep about you (depending on the jurisdiction, this may be called right of access, right of portability, or variations of those terms). You can request a copy of your Information from us.
  • Device permissions.   Mobile platforms have permission systems for specific types of device data and notifications, such as phone book and location services as well as push notifications. You can change your settings on your device to either consent or oppose the collection of the corresponding Information or the display of the corresponding notifications. Of course, if you do that, certain aspects of our Services may lose full functionality.
For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer the above requests.

Keep in mind, we may reject requests for certain reasons, including if the request is unlawful or if it may infringe on trade secrets or intellectual property or the privacy of another user.  If you wish to receive Information relating to another user, such as a copy of any messages you received from him or her through our Services, the other user will have to contact us to provide their written consent before the Information is released.

Also, we may not be able to accommodate certain requests to object to the processing of Information, notably where such requests would not allow us to provide our service to you anymore.  

  • Uninstall. You can stop all Information collection by an app by uninstalling it using the standard uninstall process for your device. If you uninstall the app from your mobile device, the unique identifier associated with your device will continue to be stored. If you re-install the application on the same mobile device, we will be able to re-associate this identifier to your previous transactions and activities.
  • Accountability. In certain countries, including in the European Union, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your Information.

8. Residents of California

For users who are California residents, the data we may collect falls within the following categories of “personal information”, as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA):
  • Identifiers, such as name and location;
  • Personal information, as defined in the California customer records law, such as contact (including email and telephone number) and financial information;
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (if you choose to provide them), such as age, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, and medical conditions;
  • Commercial information, such as transaction information and purchase history;
  • Biometric information;
  • Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our Services;
  • Geolocation data, such as mobile device location;
  • Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as photos and videos;
  • Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer;
  • Non-public education information; and
  • Inferences drawn from any of the “personal information” listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.
If you are a California resident, you can request a notice disclosing the categories of “personal information” as defined by the CCPA about you that we have shared with third parties during the preceding calendar year. Please specify in your request the details you would like to know, including any specific pieces of “personal information” you would like to access. For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer such a request.

9. Security of Your Information

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your Information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the Information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any Information disclosed through the use of our Services is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide Information. Any transmission of your Information while using our Services is at your own risk.
We may suspend your use of all or part of our Services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security. If you believe that your account or Information is no longer secure, please contact us immediately.

10. How Long We Retain Your Information

We retain your Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws, and your consent to such purpose(s) remains valid after termination of your relationship with us. Except for Information required for accounting or record-keeping purposes, we may automatically delete your Information after 24 months of inactivity unless we have a valid reason to retain such Information.

11. Children's Privacy

Our Services are restricted to users who have reached the age of majority in their respective jurisdiction. We do not permit minor users under the age of majority to use our Services and we do not knowingly collect Information from anyone under the age of majority. If you are a minor, we request that you do not submit Information to us. If you suspect that a user is a minor, please contact us immediately. If we become aware that a minor has registered with us and provided us with Information, we will take steps to terminate that person’s registration.

12. Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last updated” date on the first page of this Policy.
You are encouraged to periodically review this Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Policy by your continued use of our Services after the date such revised Policy is posted.

13. Contacting Us

If you have questions about this Policy or our privacy practices, you can contact us by writing to:
Awkwards Only
25369 U.S. Highway 98, Unit K
Daphne, Alabama 36256
Or you can reach us by email at:

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