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Terms of Service

Updated as of April 22, 2024

Subscribers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island: You, the buyer, may cancel your subscription, without penalty or obligation, at any time prior to midnight of the third business day following the date you subscribed, excluding Sundays and holidays. To cancel the subscription, users may request a refund by contacting MeetMe Member Services at support@themeetgroup.com, or by mailing or delivering a signed and dated notice that states that you, the buyer, are canceling this agreement, or words of similar effect. Please also include your name and the email address, phone number, or other unique identifier you used to sign up for your account. This notice shall be sent to: The Meet Group, Attn: Cancellations, 100 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938, USA. The Company's business is conducted, in part, at 100 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938, USA. You may have these terms of use e-mailed to you by sending a letter to MeetMe Terms Inquiries, 100 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938, USA. If you subscribed using an External Service (e.g., Apple ID, Google Play), you must cancel through your External Service. If you subscribed through your Apple ID, refunds are handled by Apple, not MeetMe. You can request a refund from Apple through your Apple ID account on your phone or at https://getsupport.apple.com. For California subscribers only: In accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at Consumer Information Division, 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N112 Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

Subscribers in Wisconsin: CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS. Right to Cancel. You are permitted to cancel this contract until midnight of the 3rd day after the date on which you signed the contract. If within this time period you decide you want to cancel this contract, you may do so by notifying eHarmony by any writing mailed or delivered to eHarmony at the address shown on the contract (The Meet Group, Attn: Cancellations, 100 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938, USA.), within the previously described time period. If you do so cancel, any payments made by you will be refunded within 21 days after notice of cancellation is delivered, and any evidence of any indebtedness executed by you will be canceled by eHarmony and arrangements will be made to relieve you of any further obligation to pay the same. If you subscribed using an External Service (e.g., Apple ID, Google Play), you must cancel through your External Service. If you subscribed through your Apple ID, refunds are handled by Apple, not Tagged. You can request a refund from Apple through your Apple ID account on your phone or at https://getsupport.apple.com.

MeetMe is owned and operated by The Meet Group, Inc. If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Service (TOS), please contact us at support@themeetgroup.com.

By downloading or using MeetMe you agree to these TOS, our Privacy Policy, and OUR Content and Conduct Policy. The Privacy Policy and the Content and Conduct Policy are each part of these TOS.

If you are under the age of 18, you may not download or use MeetMe. We do not knowingly collect or maintain information from children under age 13.

General

WE DO NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON OUR MEMBERS.

YOU CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMERCIAL E-MAIL, TEXT, SMS AND OTHER MESSAGES FROM US, AND AGREE THAT WE MAY USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF INITIATING COMMERCIAL MESSAGES. Receiving these communications is a condition of using MeetMe and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them.

We reserve the right to change these TOS at any time. You are responsible to keep yourself apprised of any such changes. If we make any material change to the TOS, we will provide you with a Notice when you open MeetMe. If you object to any terms and conditions of the TOS or any subsequent changes or you become dissatisfied with MeetMe in any way, your only option is to delete your account. Your continued use of MeetMe after we post revised TOS means that you agree to the revisions.

You must be at least 18 years old to download MeetMe. By requesting to use, or using MeetMe, you represent and warrant that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity.

MeetMe is free, but your Internet provider’s or mobile operator’s fees and rates may still apply.

Keep your password private and secure, and always remember to log off of MeetMe at the end of each session.

You are solely liable and responsible for your interactions with other users. We reserve the right to monitor disputes between you and other users, but we have no obligation to do so.

MeetMe is for your personal use only and you may not use it for any other purpose. You may not use MeetMe in connection with any commercial activity. Companies and other organizations may not become members of MeetMe nor use MeetMe without our express prior approval. We reserve the right to investigate any suspected unauthorized uses of MeetMe and we may take action in our sole discretion, including without limitation seeking legal, civil, criminal, or injunctive relief.

We may establish general practices and limits concerning use of MeetMe, including without limitation the number of days that we retain Content, the number and size of posts and messages you may send or receive, and the space we allot on our servers for your use. We have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content. We may terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.

No Spam Policy

You may not engage in any activity involving spam on MeetMe. Violations of this policy may result in immediate termination of service and legal action against any spammer. Accordingly, you may not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available junk mail, commercial advertisements, or any other form of commercial solicitation on MeetMe. Violations of this policy could subject you or your agents to civil and criminal penalties.

Safety and Security

WE DO NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON OUR MEMBERS. We reserve the right, however, to conduct any criminal background check we deem appropriate, at any time and using available public records. BY AGREEING TO THESE TOS, YOU HEREBY AUTHORIZE ANY SUCH CHECK.

We care about your safety and have created a resource to help you use MeetMe. Please visit http://www.themeetgroup.com/safety-practices for important tips to help you stay safe online.

Content

By Content we mean all data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, artwork, video, pictures, images, posts, broadcasts, messages or other materials of any kind, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted. Your Content is your sole responsibility. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to publish all of your Content. Except as set forth in our Privacy Policy, we are not responsible for any Content that you upload or transmit on MeetMe. We do not control the posted Content and, as such, we do not control its accuracy, integrity, quality or any other aspect. Under no circumstances are we liable in any way for any Content, including but not limited to any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content.

You hereby grant us a perpetual, assignable, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, record, modify, adapt, process, combine, synchronize, create derivative works from, publish, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (including your user name and likeness) on MeetMe and elsewhere in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed) for any promotional and other commercial purpose, whether by us, our partners or other third parties, in our sole discretion.

This license authorizes us to make your Content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. You agree that this license includes the right for us to provide, promote, and improve MeetMe and to make Content submitted to or through MeetMe available to other companies, organizations or individuals for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, promotion or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use. Such additional uses by us, or other companies, organizations or individuals, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through MeetMe.

We may use your feedback, comments and suggestions without any obligation to compensate you for them. We may continue to use and make available any and all Content and we will continue to have all of these rights even if your account is terminated.

You acknowledge and agree that we do not promise to screen Content, but that we have the right to do so. We have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or that we find objectionable. You accept liability associated with the use of any Content, including but not limited to your reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.

You may not reproduce, republish, further distribute or publicly exhibit any Content on MeetMe that is not yours.

Subscriptions and Virtual Currency

Subscriptions

You may purchase a subscription product (such as MeetMe+) in various packages, such as one-month, three-month, or six-month subscriptions. For all mobile subscriptions, payment will be charged to your iTunes or Google account when you confirm your purchase. Your subscription will renew automatically for the same amount of time as your original subscription unless you switch off the auto-renew feature at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription. This is because your account may be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of your current subscription period. You can manage your subscription and switch off auto-renewal by accessing your iTunes or Google account settings. You may not cancel your current subscription during the subscription period, although you may cancel automatic renewal at any time.

Both Apple and Google facilitate “free trials” of subscription products (such as MeetMe+) for first-time users and we take advantage of that ability. For example, from time to time we offer a free initial week to first-time MeetMe+ subscribers. Eligibility for any such trial is limited to users who have not previously subscribed to MeetMe+, through either a current or prior MeetMe account. If you are a previous MeetMe+ subscriber and try to claim a free trial, you should be aware that Apple or Google may recognize your ineligibility. If so, you may not receive a free trial, but instead may be charged immediately for your first subscription month. This is a feature controlled by the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, depending on which platform you use for MeetMe.

Purchases of Subscriptions are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if they expire or are discontinued. We may change the purchase price for Subscriptions at any time, as well as the features included in Subscriptions. We reserve the right to stop issuing Subscriptions at any time and to set expiration dates for Subscriptions. Subscriptions may not be redeemed for any sum of money or monetary value. If you delete your account or your account is terminated for any reason, you will lose all unused Subscription time without refund or other compensation.

Virtual Currency and Gifts

When you purchase or receive Virtual Currency products such as Credits or Diamonds you do not own them. Instead, you receive a limited right to use them for eligible services and merchandise on MeetMe such as Boost, Spotlight, First Class Chats, and the purchase of virtual Gifts for other users.

You may use Credits to purchase Gifts for other users of our app or other apps which are visible to you. The price for each Gift will be displayed at the point of purchase. Gifts constitute a limited license to access a certain feature on the MeetMe platform when, as, and if allowed by us. All sales of Gifts are final and we do not offer refunds for any purchased Gifts. We are not responsible for repairing or replacing Gifts, or providing you with any credit or refund in the event that we modify, suspend, or terminate the Gift program, or for loss or damage due to any service error, or any other reason.

Purchases of Virtual Currency and Gifts may not be sub-licensed and are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if they expire or are revoked or discontinued. We may change the purchase price for Virtual Currency or Gifts at any time, as well as the ways you can use Virtual Currency and Gifts. We reserve the right to revoke or stop issuing Virtual Currency and Gifts at any time without notice, refund, or compensation, and to set expiration dates for Virtual Currency and Gifts. Virtual Currency and Gifts may not be redeemed for any sum of money or monetary value. If you delete your account or your account is terminated for any reason, you will lose all accumulated Virtual Currency (Credits, Diamonds, etc.) and Gifts without refund or other compensation. You agree that we will have no liability to you based on our exercise of our rights with respect to Virtual Currency and Gifts.

Gifts purchased or received by any user do not constitute property and are not transferable.

Right to Terminate Subscription

You have the right to terminate (or withdraw from) your subscription within fourteen (14) days of acceptance, for any reason. In addition, where required by law, your estate is entitled to claim a refund of the unused portion of your subscription if you die during the term of the subscription.

In order to exercise either of these rights, you (or, if applicable, your estate) must notify us by registered mail at The Meet Group, Inc., 100 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938, Attention: Member Services, or by email at support@themeetgroup.com.com with a clear declaration of your decision to terminate your subscription.

In order to meet the termination deadline, you should send us notification of your exercise of the right of termination prior to the expiration of the fourteen-day termination period.

If you terminate (or withdraw) from your subscription, we will refund the payments we have received from you, minus any amount of Virtual Currency that you have consumed. If you wish to terminate (or withdraw from) your purchase of Virtual Currency, we will refund the payments we have received from you, minus any amount of Virtual Currency that you have consumed. If you are an Android user, we will use the same means of payment that you used for the original transaction. If you are an iOS, personal computer, or mobile web user, we will refund you by paper check or PayPal if you provide the proper contact information to process these payments. In no case will you be charged for this refund.

Our Proprietary Rights

MeetMe and the software used in connection with MeetMe contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You may not copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, rent, sell, assign, sublicense, infringe or otherwise transfer or attempt to transfer any rights in the software. You may not modify the software in any manner or form or to use modified versions of the software. You may not access MeetMe by any means other than through an interfaces we provide.

We May Contact You

You agree that we may communicate with you by email, text messaging, phone or otherwise; usually our communication will relate to administrative, security and other issues relating to MeetMe, including invitations to participate in promotional activities, newsletters and other communications. We may include in our communications advertisements and other third party promotional materials, campaigns and tools. Receiving these communications is a condition of your use of MeetMe, and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. You may, however, block all communication from us by deleting your MeetMe account.

Availability of Service

We may at any time and from time to time modify, restrict or discontinue MeetMe or any part of MeetMe, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice. We are not liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of MeetMe.

We may without prior warning or subsequent notice terminate your account and access to MeetMe for any or no reason. We may decide to terminate your account for a number of different reasons, including without limitation (i) if you violate or fail to comply with the TOS, the Privacy Policy or other related agreements or guidelines, (ii) if you provide false information during registration or in your profile, (iii) if you do not use MeetMe for an extended period of time, (iv) by request of law enforcement or other government agencies, (v) for discontinuance or changes made to MeetMe or any part thereof, or (vi) technical or security issues or problems. We will make all termination decisions in our sole discretion and we will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to your Content or MeetMe.

Dealings With Advertisers

Your correspondence or dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through MeetMe, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the advertiser. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort caused or alleged to be caused in connection with any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on MeetMe. We will not be liable to you for any failure by an advertiser to provide any service or product you ordered from it.

Third Party Links

MeetMe may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. We have no control over such sites and resources and we are not responsible for their availability. We do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further agree that we will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss of any sort caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU USE MEETME AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE PROVIDE MEETME ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OR THROUGH US SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.

WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT MEETME WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT MEETME WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (1) MEETME WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (2) MEETME WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR USE OF MEETME WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (4) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH MEETME WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (5) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH MEETME IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR OR ANOTHERS’ DEVICE OR COMPUTER OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

Limitation of Liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE CANNOT CONTROL THE CONDUCT OF MEETME’S USERS AND THEREFORE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM THEY MAY CAUSE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH SAYS: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), AND INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE MEETME; (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM MEETME; (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (4) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON MEETME; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO MEETME.

OTHER USERS OF MEETME WITH WHOM YOU ASSOCIATE, CONNECT, INTERACT AND/OR SHARE CONTENT COULD USE YOUR CONTENT AND/OR LIKENESS IN A MANNER YOU DISLIKE, DISAPPROVE OF OR OTHERWISE FIND OFFENSIVE. HOWEVER, YOU AGREE NOT TO ASSERT ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR DEMANDS AGAINST US IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH USE OR ACTIVITIES, WHETHER SUCH USE OR ACTIVITIES ARE AUTHORIZED BY THESE TOS OR NOT.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, INAPPROPRIATE, OBSCENE, UNLAWFUL OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU MAY ENCOUNTER ON MEETME. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OR ANY USER OF MEETME.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOST OR DELETED INFORMATION OR DATA, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, NOR FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, AND TO THE EXTENT THAT A JUDGMENT IS RENDERED IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION DISREGARDING ONE OR MORE OF THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND LIABILITY LIMITATIONS CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT YOU PAID THE MEET GROUP, INC. FOR USE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) USD.

Exclusions and Limitations

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE WARRANTY LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, OUR WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnity

YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD US AND OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND OTHER PARTNERS, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING ANY ATTORNEYS' FEES, THAT WE (OR THE OTHER INDEMNITEES) MAY INCUR RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACTIONS AND/OR ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT YOU SUBMIT, POST, TRANSMIT OR MAKE AVAILABLE THROUGH MEETME, YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF MEETME, YOUR CONNECTION TO MEETME, YOUR VIOLATION OF THE TOS, YOUR TRANSMISSION OF OTHER USERS’ INFORMATION OR CONTENT, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER.

GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE.

Unless prohibited by local law, this Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Arbitration Agreement of this Agreement (below) shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. Any action to compel arbitration, or challenging the enforceability or applicability of the arbitration provisions herein, must be filed in the federal or state courts of Delaware. Any action filed in any other court shall be transferred to, or dismissed without prejudice for refiling only in, the federal or state courts of Delaware, after removal to the appropriate federal court, if applicable, for determination by the Delaware federal or state court as to whether the action should be stayed pending, or otherwise referred to, arbitration. Any claims that are not referred to arbitration must be adjudicated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Delaware. For such claims, the federal and state courts of Delaware shall have exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue over you and us, and you and we waive any objection based on inconvenient forum. If either party files suit in any court other than the federal or state courts of Delaware, in deciding whether to transfer or dismiss the action, or otherwise give effect to this provision, the court shall apply the standard set forth in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas , 571 U.S. 49 (2013). The parties also agree that transfer or dismissal cannot be denied based on inconvenience to the parties, piecemeal adjudication of the claims, a risk of inconsistent findings of law or fact, the presence of other parties who are not party to these terms, or any other private or public consideration.

Nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit a party’s right to seek equitable relief at any time. If the Arbitration Agreement (as set forth below) is held to be unenforceable, you and we agree that any claims or disputes that you or we have against each other must be resolved in the federal or state courts located in Delaware to the extent permissible by applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims appropriately brought in small claims court may be filed in any court of competent jurisdiction. For the sake of clarity, the choice of Delaware law shall not exclude, limit or supersede a consumer’s rights or remedies under mandatory consumer protection laws in the jurisdiction where the consumer resides.

Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of MeetMe or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER.

Purpose: This section of the Agreement (henceforth referred to as “Arbitration Agreement”) facilitates the prompt and efficient resolution of any Disputes that may arise between you and The Meet Group, Inc. Arbitration is a form of private Dispute (as defined below) resolution in which parties to a contract agree to submit their Disputes and potential Disputes to a neutral third person (called an arbitrator) for a binding decision, instead of having such Dispute(s) decided in a lawsuit, in court, by a judge or jury trial.

Please read this Arbitration Agreement carefully. It provides that all Disputes between you and The Meet Group, Inc. shall be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration replaces the right to go to court. In the absence of this Arbitration Agreement, you may otherwise have a right or opportunity to bring claims in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate in or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including, but not limited to, class actions). Entering into this Arbitration Agreement constitutes a waiver of your and our right to litigate claims in court and all opportunity to be heard by a judge or jury. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. The arbitrator must follow this Arbitration Agreement and can award the same damages and relief as a court (including attorney’s fees, if otherwise authorized by applicable law).

For the purpose of this Arbitration Agreement, “MeetMe” means the Meet Group, Inc. and its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents. The term “Dispute” means any dispute, claim, or controversy between you and MeetMe regarding any aspect of your relationship with MeetMe, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort (including, but not limited to, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, negligence, gross negligence or reckless behavior), or any other legal or equitable theory, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of this Arbitration Agreement (with the exception of the enforceability of the Class Action Waiver in this Arbitration Agreement). “Dispute” is to be given the broadest possible meaning that will be enforced.

YOU AND MEETME EACH AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW, ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, AS DEFINED ABOVE, WHETHER PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE OR BASED ON ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT.

Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution: For all Disputes, you and we must first give each other an opportunity to resolve the Dispute before commencing arbitration. You must commence any Dispute you have with us by mailing written notification to The Meet Group, Inc., 100 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938, USA. That written notification must include (1) your name, (2) your address, (3) your phone number, (4) your email address used to create your MeeMe account, (5) a written description of the Dispute, (6) a description of the specific relief you seek, and (7) your personal signature. If MeetMe does not resolve the Dispute to your satisfaction within 45 days after it receives your written notification, you may pursue your Dispute in arbitration. We must commence any Dispute we have with you by sending you a written notification to the email address used to create your MeetMe account that includes a written description of the Dispute and a description of the specific relief we seek. If the Dispute is not resolved to our satisfaction within 45 days after you receive our written notification, we may pursue our Dispute in arbitration. Either party may communicate directly with the other in an effort to satisfy or resolve any Dispute, including by communicating any offers or demands. Arbitration Procedures: If this Arbitration Agreement applies and the Dispute is not resolved as provided above (“Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution”) either you or MeetMe may initiate arbitration proceedings. The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), www.adr.org will arbitrate all Disputes, and the arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator. The arbitration shall be commenced as an individual arbitration, and shall in no event be commenced as a representative or class arbitration. However, this shall not preclude the application of the Mass Filing section below. All issues shall be for the arbitrator to decide, including the scope of this Arbitration Agreement. For arbitration before the AAA, for Disputes of less than $75,000 USD, the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules will apply; for Disputes involving $75,000 USD or more, the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules will apply. In either instance, the AAA’s Optional Rules For Emergency Measures Of Protection shall apply. The AAA rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. This Arbitration Agreement governs in the event it conflicts with the applicable arbitration rules. Under no circumstances will class action procedures or rules apply to the arbitration. However, this shall not preclude the application of the Mass Filing section below.

In the event of a mass filing (defined in the section titled Mass Filing below), the procedures, fees, and costs described in the Mass Filing section will govern notwithstanding any applicable rule of the arbitration provider to the contrary.

Because your contract with MeetMe, the Agreement, and this Arbitration Agreement concern interstate commerce, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs the arbitrability of all Disputes. However, the arbitrator will apply applicable substantive law consistent with the FAA and the applicable statute of limitations or condition precedent to suit.

Arbitration Award: The arbitrator may award on an individual basis any relief that would be available pursuant to applicable law, and will not have the power to award relief to, against or for the benefit of any person who is not a party to the proceeding. The arbitrator shall make any award in writing but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. Such award by the arbitrator will be final and binding on the parties, except for any right of appeal provided by the FAA, and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties for purposes of enforcement. Location of Arbitration: The arbitration may be heard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as otherwise required by the arbitration provider’s rules, or in another location mutually agreed to by the parties. The parties may appear via teleconference as though they were appearing in person unless otherwise ordered by the arbitrator.

Payment of Arbitration Fees and Costs: The initiating party must pay all filing fees that the arbitration provider requires to be paid by the initiating party. Your and our responsibility to pay other administrative and arbitrator fees and costs will also be as set forth in the applicable arbitration provider’s rules, unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. If a claim is determined to be frivolous, the claimant is responsible for reimbursing the respondent for its portion of all such administrative, hearing, filing, and/or other fees incurred as a result of the frivolous claim. The arbitration provider may also impose such obligation on the claimant’s attorneys. Fees, costs, and sanctions may also be awarded in the arbitration against a party of a party’s attorney as provided pursuant to applicable law. You may qualify for a waiver of certain arbitration costs under the arbitration provider’s rules or other applicable law. If you meet the standard for proceeding in forma pauperis in federal court, Delaware state court, or the courts of your state of residence, cannot obtain a waiver from the arbitration provider of any filing fees you are required to pay, and the arbitration provider refuses to administer the arbitration without your payment of said fees, MeetMe will pay the filing fees for you.

Class Action Waiver: The parties agree that the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, representative action, consolidated action or private attorney general action), except as set forth in the Mass Filing section below, unless both you and MeetMe specifically agree in writing to do so following initiation of the arbitration. Neither you, nor any other member or user of the MeetMe services, can be a class representative, class member, or otherwise participate in a class, representative, consolidated or private attorney general proceeding, except as set forth in the Mass Filing section below.

Limitation of Procedural Rights: You understand and agree that, by entering into this Arbitration Agreement, you and MeetMe are each agreeing to arbitration instead of the right to a trial before a judge or jury in a public court. In the absence of this Arbitration Agreement, you and MeetMe might otherwise have had a right or opportunity to bring Disputes in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including class actions). You and we give up those rights. Other rights that you or we would have if you or we went to court, such as the right to appeal and to certain types of discovery, may be more limited in arbitration. The right to appellate review of an arbitrator’s decision is much more limited than in court, and in general an arbitrator’s decision may not be appealed for errors of fact or law.

Severability: If any clause within this Arbitration Agreement (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above and Mass Filing clause below) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Arbitration Agreement, and the remainder of this Arbitration Agreement will be given full force and effect. If the Class Action Waiver or Mass Filing clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, then this entire Arbitration Agreement will be unenforceable, and the Dispute will be decided by a court.

Continuation: This Arbitration Agreement shall survive the termination of your contract with MeetMe and your use of the MeetMe services.

Mass Filing: If, at any time, 25 or more similar demands for arbitration are asserted against us or related parties by the same or coordinated counsel or entities, or if we assert 25 or more similar demands for arbitration or counterclaims against similarly situated parties, within a period of 60 days or otherwise close in proximity (“Mass Filing”), the additional protocols set forth below shall apply:

Unavailability: If for some reason AAA is not available to administer the arbitration and you live in California, the arbitration will be administered by ADR Services, Inc. pursuant to its then in-effect arbitration rules and procedures, available at https://www.adrservices.com/services-2/arbitration- rules/. If for some reason AAA is not available to administer the arbitration and you live outside of California, the arbitration will be administered by National Arbitration and Mediation pursuant to its most current Comprehensive Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures, available at https://www.namadr.com/resources/rules-fees-forms, or under its most current Supplemental Rules for Mass Arbitrations, as applicable, available at https://www.namadr.com/content/uploads/2021/12/SupplementalRules12.22.21.pdf. If none of these arbitration providers is available, including because it is not able to administer the arbitration(s) consistent with the rules, procedures, and terms of this arbitration agreement, including those regarding mass filings, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum, with comparable fees and procedures for mass filings, if applicable. If the parties cannot agree on an appropriate alternative arbitration provider, then the parties will ask a court of competent jurisdiction to appoint an arbitrator pursuant to 9 U.S.C. § 5 that is able to administer the arbitration(s) consistent with the rules, procedures, and terms of this arbitration agreement, including those regarding mass filings, if applicable. If no such arbitration provider is available, the dispute shall be resolved in state or federal court in Delaware.

How To Make Claims Of Copyright Or Other Intellectual Property Infringement

We respect the intellectual property of others and ask our users to do the same. We may, in our sole discretion, disable or terminate the accounts of users whom we believe may be infringing the intellectual property rights of others.

If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide us with the following information:

Please provide claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement to us at copyright@themeetgroup.com. We will consider the information you provide and other information we may obtain, and we may remove Content that we determine may infringe on your rights in our sole discretion.

Miscellaneous

You may not use MeetMe where prohibited by law, and you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. These TOS are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Our failure or delay to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found to be invalid by an arbitrator or pursuant to the disputes section above or a court of competent jurisdiction, you nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to our intentions as reflected in these TOS. The other provisions of the TOS shall remain in full force and effect.

These TOS were written in English. If you are reading a translation and it conflicts with the English version, please note that the English version controls.

Deleting Your Account

You can delete your account by going to Settings and clicking the tab to delete your account.

Our Contact Information

If you have questions regarding these Terms of Service, please contact us.

Address: The Meet Group, Inc.
100 Union Square Drive
New Hope, PA 18938
Att’n: Legal Department
Web:www.themeetgroup.com
Phone:215-862-7832
Email:support@themeetgroup.com



Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 1, 2024

The Meet Group, Inc., its brands, affiliates, and subsidiaries ("TMG"," "we," "our," or "us") values your privacy. This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how TMG collects, uses, discloses, and otherwise processes personal information described in this Policy, as well as the rights and choices you have regarding such personal information.

For additional information about the privacy choices you have regarding your personal information, please review Section 6. Your Privacy Choices, as well as Section 13. Additional Privacy Information for Certain Jurisdictions, which includes additional information about privacy rights for residents of certain jurisdictions. If you are a resident of California, please refer to Section 13.B. Additional Information for California Residents for information about the categories of personal information we collect and your rights under California privacy laws.

When you create a profile on one of our Services, your personal information may be visible also to users of our other Services, and other applications we own and other applications and websites not owned by us with which we share our live platform. For a list of our current live partners, click here.

By using our Services (as defined below), you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Services and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms and Conditions, including their applicable terms governing limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes.

Table of Contents

  1. Scope
  2. Personal Information Collected
  3. Purposes for Collection and Processing
  4. Disclosures of Personal Information
  5. Cookies, Targeting, and Analytics
  6. Your Privacy Choices
  7. External Links and Features
  8. User Generated Content
  9. Security
  10. Children's Privacy
  11. Changes to this Policy
  12. Contact Us
  13. Additional Privacy Information for Certain Jurisdictions

1. Scope

Except as otherwise described below, this Policy applies to the personal information TMG collects and processes related to: visitors of our website where this Policy is posted, including any of our websites that link to or post this Policy (the "Sites"); individuals who download and use our mobile application ("Mobile App"); individuals who register for or participate in our events, surveys, research, promotions, and sweepstakes conducted by us; current, former, and prospective customers, vendors and service providers, and business partners; and individuals who communicate or otherwise interact or engage with us or the services available through our Sites, Mobile App, or other online services (collectively referred to as the "Services").

2. Personal Information Collected

As further described below, we may collect personal information directly from you, from third-party sources, and automatically through your use of our Services.

Personal Information Collected Directly from You. While the personal information we collect varies depending upon your use of our Services and our interactions with you, in general, we may collect the following categories of personal information directly from you:

Personal Information Collected from Third Parties. We may also collect and receive certain personal information about you from third party sources, such as from business partners, customers and other TMG users, data analytics and marketing providers, operating systems and social media platforms, public databases, and vendors and service providers who provide services or perform functions on our behalf. For example, we may collect your name, contact details, and other similar information from business partners and vendors and service providers for purposes of providing our Services. In addition, we may collect the following information from third-party sources:

Personal Information Collected Automatically. We and our third-party service providers may automatically collect or derive personal information about you related to your use of our Services, including through the use of cookies, pixel tags, and other similar technologies. The personal information we may automatically collect includes:

For more information about our use of cookies and other similar technologies, please see Section 5. Cookies, Targeting, and Analytics below.

3. Purposes for Collection and Processing

Generally, we may collect, use, disclose and otherwise process the categories of personal information we collect for the following purposes:

4. Disclosures of Personal Information

We may disclose the personal information we collect for the purposes described above, to provide you our Services, to respond to and fulfill your requests, as otherwise directed or consented to by you, and with the following recipients:

We may also disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

Notwithstanding anything else described in this Policy, we may use and disclose aggregated, deidentified, and other non-identifiable data related to our business and the Services for quality control, analytics, research, development, and other purposes. Where we use, disclose or process deidentified data (data that is no longer reasonably linked or linkable to an identified or identifiable natural person, household, or personal or household device) we will maintain and use the information in deidentified form and not to attempt to reidentify the information, except in order to determine whether our deidentification processes are reasonable and adequate pursuant to applicable privacy laws.

5. Cookies, Targeting, and Analytics

We and our third-party service providers use cookies, pixels, local storage objects, log files, and other mechanisms to automatically collect browsing, activity, device, and other similar information within our Services. We use this information to, for example, analyze and understand how users access, use, and interact with our Services, to identify and resolve bugs and errors in our Services, to assess secure, protect, optimize and improve the performance of our Services, as well as for marketing and analytics purposes, and to personalize content in our Services. To manage your preferences regarding cookies, targeted advertising, and other similar tracking mechanisms within our Services, please see Section 6. Your Privacy Choices below.

Cookies. "Cookies" are small text files stored on a user's device (such as a computer or smartphone) by a website they visit. Cookies are created by the website's server and sent to the user's browser, where it is stored for future reference. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process, support the security and performance of the Services, or allow us to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity within the Services.

Pixel Tags. Pixel tags (sometime called web beacons or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. While cookies are stored locally on your device, pixel tags are embedded invisibly within web pages and online content. We may use these, in connection with our Services to, among other things, track the activities of users, and help us manage content and compile usage statistics. We may also use these in our emails to let us know when they have been opened or forwarded, so we can track response rates and gauge the effectiveness of our communications.

Log Files. We may collect certain activity information from log files. Log file information is automatically collected when you access our Sites. We record certain information from these log files, including web requests, IP address, browser type and version, language information, referring and exiting URLs, links clicked, pages viewed and other similar information.

Third Party Analytics. We may use automated devices, applications, and tools, such as Google Analytics, which are operated by third party companies, to evaluate usage of our Services. These third-party companies may use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect usage data about our Services and provide us with reports and metrics that help us evaluate usage of our Services and enhance performance and user experiences. To learn more about Google's privacy practices, please review the Google Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can also download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Third-Party Advertising. We work with third-party ad networks, analytics, marketing partners, mobile ad networks, and others ("third-party ad companies") to personalize content and display advertising within our Services, as well as to manage our advertising on third-party websites. We and these third-party ad companies may use cookies, pixels tags, SDKs, and other tools to collect browsing and activity information within our Services (as well as on third-party sites and services), as well as IP address, unique ID, cookie and advertising IDs, and other online identifiers. We and these third-party ad companies use this information to provide you more relevant ads and content within our Services and on third-party sites, and to evaluate the success of such ads and content.

Cross-Device Use. We and our third-party service providers may use the information we collect about you (whether directly from our Sites or Mobile App, through your device(s), or from third party sources) to help us and our third-party service providers identify other devices you use (e.g., a mobile phone, tablet, other computer, etc.). We and our third-party service providers may also use the cross-device use and other information we learn about you to serve targeted advertising or personalize content within our Services. To opt-out of cross-device advertising, you may follow the instructions set forth below. Please note, if you opt-out of these targeted advertising cookies, the opt-out will be specific to the web browser, app, or device from which you accessed the opt-out. If you use multiple devices or web browsers, you will need to opt-out each browser or device that you use.

Custom Lists and Matching. We may share or make available certain customer list information (such as your name, email address and other contact information) with third parties so that we can better target ads and content to you across third party websites, platforms and services. In some cases, these third parties may help us to enhance our customer lists with additional demographic or other similar information so we can better target our advertising and marketing campaigns.

6. Your Privacy Choices

Managing Your Preferences. We make available several ways for you to manage your preferences and privacy choices, as described below:

Cookie Preferences/Targeted Advertising. We also make available several ways for you to manage your preferences regarding cookies, targeted advertising, and other similar tracking mechanisms within our Services. Many of these choices are browser and device specific, which means that you may need to set the preference for each browser and device you use to access our Services. In addition, if you delete or block cookies, you may need to reapply these preferences to each browser and/or device. Further, opting out of cookies and advertising does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising content from us, and you may continue to receive generic or "contextual" ads from us.

Residents of certain jurisdictions may have additional rights to their personal information, as set forth below in Section 13. Additional Privacy Information for Certain Jurisdictions.

7. External Links and Features

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites or features or provide certain third-party connections or integrated services. Any access to and use of such linked websites or features is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third parties, including their collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. You should review the privacy policies and terms for any third parties before proceeding to those websites or using those features.

8. User Generated Content

We may offer public-facing interactive features, community forums, or discussion blogs in connection with our Services that enable you to share information about the Services, or other issues of interest (e.g., reviews, testimonials, and questions). You should be aware that any communications you submit or post to any such interactive features on the Services may be viewable and searchable by others, including TMG users and the public. By submitting or posting to such public-facing, interactive features you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content you submit for such features, whether or not it contains personal information about you.

9. Security

We have implemented reasonable precautions aimed to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee security.

10. Children's Privacy

Our Services are not designed for children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of eighteen (18). If we learn that personal information has been collected on the Services from persons under the age of 18, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or legal guardian and you believe we have collected your child's information in violation of applicable law, please contact us using the contact information below.

11. Changes to this Policy

This Policy is current as of the date set forth above. We may change, update, or modify this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any updates to this Policy here. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices regarding our use of the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will notify endeavor to provide you with notice, such as by emailing you or by posting prominent notice on our Sites, in our Mobile App, or within the Services.

12. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or our privacy practices, you may email us at support@themeetgroup.com or contact us at:

The Meet Group, Inc.

100 Union Square Drive

New Hope, PA 18938

13. Additional Privacy Information for Certain Jurisdictions

Residents of certain jurisdictions have additional rights under applicable privacy laws, as described in this section.

A. U.S. State Privacy Laws

If you are a resident of California, please review Section 13.B, Additional Information for California Residents below for a description of your rights pursuant to California privacy laws.

Residents of certain U.S. states, including Colorado, Connecticut, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Virginia, may have additional rights under applicable privacy laws, subject to certain limitations, which may include:

You may submit a request to exercise most of your privacy rights under U.S. state privacy laws by contacting us at support@themeetgroup.com. To opt out of sales and targeted advertising by us, you can adjust your cookies settings or download an opt-out preference signal, such as the "global privacy control" (or GPC). Please see Section 6. Your Privacy Choices above for additional information about the privacy choices we provide and how to exercise them.

We will respond to your request as required under applicable U.S. privacy law(s). When you submit a request, we will take steps to verify your identity and request by matching the information provided by you with the information we have in our records. In some cases, we may request additional information in order to verify your identity, or where necessary to process your request. If we are unable to verify your identity after a good faith attempt, we may deny the request and, if so, will explain the basis for the denial. If we deny your request, you may appeal our decision by emailing us.

To the extent required under applicable U.S. privacy laws, you may also designate someone as an authorized agent to submit requests and act on your behalf. Authorized agents will be required to provide proof of their authorization in their first communication with us, and we may also require that the relevant consumer directly verify their identity and the authority of the authorized agent.

B. Additional Information for California Residents

This section of the Policy provides additional information for California residents and describes our information practices pursuant to applicable California privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (the "CCPA"). To the extent you are a California resident, and we collect "personal information" subject to the CCPA, the following applies. This section does not address or apply to our handling of our handling of publicly available information or personal information that is otherwise exempt under the CCPA.

Categories of Personal Information Collected and Disclosed. The following table identifies the categories of personal information we may collect about you (and may have collected in the prior 12 months), as defined by the CCPA, as well as the categories of third parties to whom we may disclose this information for a business or commercial purpose. Depending on how you use the Services, we may collect and disclose the following categories of personal information:

Sources of Personal Information. We generally collect personal information from the following categories of sources: directly or indirectly from you; brands, affiliates and subsidiaries; business partners; vendors and service providers; other TMG users; third-party websites and services; social media platforms and social networking websites; Internet service providers; operating systems and platforms; and marketing and data analytics providers.

Purposes of Collection, Use, and Disclosure. As described above in Section 3. Purposes for Collection and Processing, in general, we may collect and otherwise process the categories of personal information we collect for the following business or commercial purposes and as otherwise directed or consented to by you:

Sensitive Personal Information. We do not collect, use, or disclose "sensitive personal information" beyond the purposes authorized by the CCPA. Accordingly, we only use and disclose sensitive personal information as reasonably necessary and proportionate: (i) to perform our services requested by you; (ii) to help ensure security and integrity, including to prevent, detect, and investigate security incidents; (iii) to detect, prevent and respond to malicious, fraudulent, deceptive, or illegal conduct; (iv) to verify or maintain the quality and safety of our services; (v) for compliance with our legal obligations; (vi) to our service providers who perform services on our behalf; and (vii) for purposes other than inferring characteristics about you.

Retention. We retain the personal information we collect only as reasonably necessary for the purposes described above or otherwise disclosed to you at the time of collection. For example, we will retain your account information for as long as you have an active account with us and additional information as necessary to comply with our tax, accounting and recordkeeping obligations, to provide you with the services you have requested, as well as an additional period of time as necessary to protect, defend or establish our rights, defend against potential claims, and comply with our legal obligations. In some cases, rather than delete your personal information, we may deidentify or aggregate it and use it in compliance with the CCPA.

Sales and Sharing of Personal Information. The CCPA defines "sale" as disclosing or making available personal information to a third-party in exchange for monetary or other valuable consideration, and "sharing" includes disclosing or making available personal information to a third-party for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising. While we do not disclose personal information to third parties in exchange for monetary compensation, we may "sell" or "share" the following categories of personal information: identifiers; commercial information; location data; and Internet and network activity information. We may disclose these categories to third-party advertising networks, analytics providers, and social networks for purposes of marketing and advertising and to improve and measure our ad campaigns. We do not sell or share sensitive personal information, nor do we sell or share personal information about individuals we know are under age sixteen (16).

California Privacy Rights. The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding personal information. Subject to certain conditions and exceptions, California residents have the following rights with respect to their personal information:

Submitting CCPA Requests. California residents may exercise their CCPA privacy rights as set forth below:

When you submit a request, we will take steps to verify your identity and request by matching the information provided by you with the information we have in our records. In some cases, we may request additional information in order to verify your identity, or where necessary to process your request. If we are unable to verify your identity after a good faith attempt, we may deny the request and, if so, will explain the basis for the denial.

You may also designate someone as an authorized agent to submit requests and act on your behalf. Authorized agents will be required to provide proof of their authorization in their first communication with us, and we may also require that the relevant consumer directly verify their identity and the authority of the authorized agent.

In addition, if we detect that your browser or device is transmitting an opt-out preference signal, such as the "global privacy control" (or GPC) signal, we will opt that browser or device out of cookies that result in a "sale" or "sharing" of your personal information. If you come to our Sites or use our Services from a different device or from a different browser on the same device, you will need to opt-out, or use an opt-out preference signal, for that browser and/or device as well. More information about GPC is available at: https://globalprivacycontrol.org/.

Notice of Financial Incentive. With respect to some of our Services, TMG may make available certain programs or offerings, and other sweepstakes, contests, or similar promotional offerings (each a "Program") which may include certain offers, rewards, discounts, services, perks, and promotions ("Rewards and Offers"). These Programs may be considered "financial incentives" under the CCPA. We provide these Rewards and Offers to participating users in order to understand and improve customer satisfaction and experiences, and to foster positive customer relationships.

As a basis for offering these Rewards and Offers, we have valued the personal information we obtain based on a reasonable and good faith calculation determined by considering expenses related to the Programs. In doing so, we value the personal information collected through the programs as the equivalent of the costs and expenses incurred to provide the program, including IT, administration, direct costs, third party costs, discounts, and service development costs.

Your personal information is collected and retained, and may be disclosed to our business partners, vendors and service providers, and other third parties, as described in this Policy, including in order (i) to administer the Program, (ii) for research and analytics purposes, (iii) to improve our products and services, (iv) to better reach you with more relevant, targeted offers, and (v) to send you TMG news, updates and offers by email, postal mail, and text message (in accordance with your communications preferences).

You may withdraw from participating in a Program at any time by contacting us using the methods described in this Policy. Please note that if you withdraw from a Program (or submit a CCPA request to delete your Program information), your participation in that Program will be terminated, which means that you will no longer be eligible to earn, use, access or redeem any Program Rewards and Offers, subject to the applicable Program terms.

California's Shine the Light Law. Under California's "Shine the Light" law (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83), California residents who provide us certain personal information are entitled to request and obtain from us, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we have shared with third parties for their own direct marketing use. Such requests may be made once per calendar year for information about any relevant third-party sharing in the prior calendar year. To submit a "Shine the Light" request, you may contact us by using the methods described in this Policy. Please include in your request a current California address and your attestation that you are a California resident.

Our Contact Information

Our Data Protection Officer:

ePrivacy GmbH
represented by Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer
Große Bleichen 21
20354 Hamburg

For all requests concerning the security of your data, please contact our data protection officer at privacy@themeetgroup.com.

If you have a particularly sensitive request, please contact our data protection officer via postal mail, as email communication cannot be guaranteed to be secure.

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us. If you are located in the European Union we are the controller of your personal information.

Mail: The Meet Group, Inc.
100 Union Square Drive
New Hope, PA 18938
Attn: Legal Department
Web:www.themeetgroup.com
Email:support@themeetgroup.com

The Meet Group, Inc

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act-- Privacy Notice

Last Updated: December 29, 2022

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) grants residents of the State of Virginia (“consumers”) certain rights regarding their Personal Data. This Notice (the “VCDPA Notice”) supplements the TMG Privacy Policy and applies to the Personal Data of consumers that is collected and/or processed by or on behalf of The Meet Group, Inc. (“TMG”). All capitalized terms herein have the meanings given in the VCDPA or the Privacy Policy.

In the event of any conflict between this VCDPA Notice and the Privacy Policy, the provision that is more protective of your Personal Data shall control to the extent of such conflict. If you have any questions about this VCDPA Notice or whether any of the following rights apply to you, please contact us at support@themeetgroup.com with the subject line “Virginia Privacy Request.”

1. Your Rights Under VCDPA

The VCDPA provides consumers with specific rights regarding their Personal Data. TMG will usually be the controller of your Personal Data. If TMG is acting as a processor of your Personal Data on behalf of another controller, please contact the entity that collected your Personal Data in the first instance regarding your rights under the VCDPA.

A. Right to Know About Your Personal Data

You have the right to request that we disclose the following kinds of information to you about our processing of your Personal Information:

B. Right to Data Portability

You have the right to obtain a copy of your Personal Data that you previously provided to us in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format that allows you to transmit the data to another entity without hindrance. If you would like to obtain a copy of your Personal Data that you previously provided to us in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format, please contact us as described in Section 2 below.

C. Right to Request Deletion

You may have the right to request deletion of your Personal Information. We will honor such request but might not be able to fulfill your request if we (or our service providers) are required to retain your Personal Information. Examples of such exceptions are:

D. Right to Request Correction

You may have the right to request that we correct inaccurate Personal Data that we maintain about you. We will honor such request but might not be able to fulfill your request if it is impossible to do so or would involve disproportionate effort, or if we have a good-faith, reasonable, and documented belief that a request to correct is fraudulent or abusive.

E. Your Opt-Out Rights

You have the right to opt-out of the processing of your Personal Data for purposes of:

If you wish to exercise any of your opt-out rights, please contact us as set out in Section 2 below.

2. Exercising Your VCDPA Rights

To exercise the rights described above, please submit a request to us by using one of the following methods:

To fulfill your request, we may need you to (i) provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected Personal Data or an authorized representative; and (ii) describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Data if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Data related to you.

We will confirm receipt of your request within then (10) business days of its receipt, and endeavor to respond within forty-five (45) calendar days of its receipt. If we require more time, we will notify you of the extension and provide an explanation of the reason for the extension in writing, and we will provide you with a response no later than ninety (90) calendar days of receipt of the request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. We may charge a reasonable fee to process or respond to your requests if they are excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will inform you of the reasons for this decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

If TMG declines your request, you have the right to appeal within a reasonable period of time after you have received notice of this decision You may appeal by contacting us through one or more of the methods set out in Section 4. We will get back to you within 60 days of receipt of an appeal and inform you in writing of any action taken or not taken in response to the appeal, including a written explanation of the reasons for the decision. If we deny the appeal, we will provide you with a method through which you may contact the Attorney General to submit a complaint.

3. Changes to this VCDPA Notice

This VCDPA Notice is effective as of the date of the Last Update stated at the top of this VCDPA Notice. We may change this VCDPA Notice from time to time with or without notice to you. By visiting or accessing the Websites or the Services, or otherwise engaging or interacting with us after we make any such changes to this VCDPA Notice, you are deemed to have accepted such changes. Please be aware that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, and without prejudice to the foregoing, our use of your Personal Data is governed by the VCDPA Notice in current effect. Please refer back to this VCDPA Notice on a regular basis.

4. Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this VCDPA Notice, the ways in which we collect and use your information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under Virginia law, please do not hesitate to contact us at:



Compliance

Whistleblower System/ German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA)

Responsible action requires an attitude and thrives on continuity. For this, we have a set of values that we want to live as a subsidiary of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. We have a social responsibility and take it very seriously - especially through our demand for compliant behavior in daily business. Information on our Compliance Management System as a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Group can be found here. You can also reach our whistleblower system via this link, particularly in connection with the German Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (LKSG).