What information does Ave Maria Singles™ collect and how is it used?
When you create a profile with us, use the member contact areas, participate in a Member Chat, or sign up for services such as newsletters or announcements, you provide such personal information as:
We collect all or some of this information on the pages where you create your profile, and at other locations where you sign up for services. We use this information as follows:
How do we insure credit card transaction safety?
We use the latest encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. We use Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) Protocol, one of the best means available to maintain safety and privacy while on the Web. Credit-card transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions.
*In the rare event that unauthorized charges are made to your credit card during a transaction with us, you will not be held responsible in any way. Under federal law, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50 of fraudulent charges. If your bank does hold you liable for any of this $50, Ave Maria Singles™ will cover the entire liability for you, up to the full $50. Ave Maria Singles™ will cover this liability only if the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own, on membership made at Ave Maria Singles™ while using the secure server. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, in order to qualify for the Ave Maria Singles™ security guarantee, you must undertake any steps required by federal law and your credit card agreement, including any provision requiring you to notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures. If you have any questions regarding federal laws, contact your state's attorney general or the United States Department of the Treasury.
How do I change, update, or correct personal information about myself?
Ave Maria Singles™ fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to release information about members who we believe are in violation of our content guidelines. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.
Ave Maria Singles wants you to be aware that when you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Ave Maria Singles™ cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any web site.
Know that you won't be asked for any personal information until you decide to become a member. You will not have to register in order to browse our site, but you do not have access to the Member Center until you actually become a member. When signing up online, you will need to provide us with your name, address, email address and credit card number.
We will do everything we can to assist you. Should you ever wish to change your personal information, you can do it yourself within the Member Center or contact us to do it for you. Our representatives will be glad to assist you.
Are there special privacy concerns for European Union citizens?
Our notice: While the European Union privacy initiatives are noteworthy and will afford protection for European Union citizens, the European Union cannot mandate compliance upon companies that do not have physical offices in the European Union. The privacy issues directly impact Internet commerce. Internet commerce is extra-governmental by definition. The responsibility for compliance with local laws and mandates rests upon the individual participating in the Internet economy and not with the company offering services via the Internet. The participating individual, if he or she does not accept the functionality and policies of the Internet commerce application, can choose not to participate in the commerce.
Participation, however, assumes an acceptance of the rules and regulations stated by or implied by the company sponsoring the Internet application. As long as the company is adhering to the sovereign laws within the immediate political entity where the company is physically located, the company is in full compliance with all necessary and applicable laws.
Since Ave Maria Singles™ is incorporated and located in the United States, the legal directives of the United States are the supreme law for this corporation (except when the United States laws are in conflict with Divine Law in which case Divine Law is supreme) and European Union laws are not applicable.