Treat one’s private data like you would want others to treat yours.
What potentially personally identifiable information do you collect?
When browsing the Kink Ministry, we 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, and the date and time.
We also track specific events for statistical purposes (like conversion rates and to test new designs).
When you join Kink Ministry, we ask you to choose a 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.
We also ask you for your email address, mobile number, and date of birth. We ask you for your email address so that we can send you updates and other essential information. We ask for a potential new member’s mobile number so that we can verify them via a one–time text message, which has resulted in improving the overall health of the community. And we ask for your date of birth to make sure you are of legal age.
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 of18, you may not join Kink Ministry. 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.
We do however sometimes share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how the community collectively uses Kink Ministry. For example, we may compile statistics on how many daily, weekly, and monthly active members we have. However, we do not sell this information to advertisers or marketers.
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 is my information stored?
We use third–party vendors and hosting partners for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Kink Ministry.
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. We are proud to say that Kink Ministry was one of the first social networks to make HTTPS mandatory.
Other than your password, data isn’t encrypted while it’s life 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.
Our database backups are encrypted using GPG.
What is your data retention policy?
When you delete something from your profile, it will no longer be accessible by another member on the site, but depending on the content type, it will take up to 30 days for it to be permanently deleted from our database.
When you request your account to be deleted, it’s enqueued for seven days and then permanently deleted from our database.
Backups and web server logs are permanently deleted within 30 days of their creation.
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, and we do not permit third-party services to track your activity on Kink Ministry.
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 can I manage or delete information about me?
You can view and update your personal info at any time from your account’s Edit Profile and Settings screens.
You can deactivate or delete your account at any time.
How do I contact Kink Ministryif I have any privacy questions?