Treat one’s private data like you would want others to treat yours.
What potentially personally identifiable information do you collect?
The Vulgarians log the same basic information that most websites do. For each request, we collect your IP address, browser type, language preference, the referring page, the page you requested, the actions you do on the page, and the date and time.
We also track specific events for statistical purposes (like conversion rates and to test new designs).
When you join The Vulgarians, we use your FetLife nickname. If you would like to keep your kink life separate from other parts of your life, we recommend you choose a distinct nickname to use within the kinky community that’s different from any nickname you may use elsewhere.
When you write to The Vulgarians with a question or to ask for help, we’ll keep that correspondence, and the email address, for future reference.
We also store any information you volunteer, like surveys, for as long as it makes sense.
What information do we NOT collect?
If you choose to support us, and we hope you do, any personally identifiable information you provide uniquely for this purpose will not be stored in any of our systems and will only be used to process the transaction.
If you’re under the age of 18, you may not join The Vulgarians. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18, and if we learn that a member is underage, we will delete their account immediately.
How is the information shared?
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade members’ personal information with third parties for their commercial purposes.
The only times we’ll ever share your info is:
- To provide products or services you’ve requested.
- To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
How do you respond to legal requests for information?
The Vulgarians won’t hand your data over to anyone unless a court order says we have to. We reject requests from law enforcement when they seek data without a court order.
If we’re going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it, unless we’re prohibited from doing so by law or court order.
We will object to requests for information about members of our site that we believe to be improper.
How is my information stored?
We use third-party vendors and hosting partners for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run The Vulgarians’ website.
All data is written to multiple disks instantly, backed up daily, and stored in more than one location.
How is my information secured?
Whenever your data is in transit between you and us, everything is encrypted and sent using HTTPS.
Other than your password, data isn’t encrypted while it’s live in our database (since it needs to be ready to send to you when you need it), but we go to great lengths to secure your data at rest.
How do you handle browser “Do Not Track” settings?
“Do Not Track” is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity.
We do not track your online browsing activity on other sites.
Because we are not in the business of selling our friends (members) out, we don’t believe we need to respond differently to an individual browser’s “Do Not Track” setting.
How do I contact The Vulgarians if I have any privacy questions?