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Meet Grindr’s Chief Privacy Officer — Kelly Miranda

As we gear up to celebrate Data Privacy Day, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Kelly Miranda, and I’m Grindr’s new Chief Privacy Officer.
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Meet Grindr’s Chief Privacy Officer — Kelly Miranda
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I originally joined Grindr in June 2018, and was honored to work on privacy, compliance, and data security policy for an app that plays such an important role in our community. Another opportunity took me away for a few years, but I am thrilled to be back home at Grindr.

One of the reasons I’m most excited to be back is because Grindr’s data privacy philosophy is so well aligned with my own. With that in mind, I’d like to share some core privacy beliefs that permeate the work we do to keep our community Grind’n.

Bill Shafton (VP, Legal Affairs), Fabrice Houdart (Executive Director of the Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors) and Kelly Miranda (Chief Privacy Officer) at the launch dinner for the Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors in September 2022.

Your Data, Your Experience

We all know data influences each of us on a daily basis – and at Grindr we never lose sight of the fact that we are stewards of your data. It is still your data. You allow us to use it so that we can provide an optimal experience when using the app. Do you like personalized ads? Great, you can have them by adjusting your consent settings in our consent preference center which is always accessible from within the in-app settings menu. Maybe you don’t want customized ads, but you do want other users to know your interests so that your chats are a little more than “Hey, handsome.” Perfect, then including tags or indicating what you’re into are the perfect features for you. Perhaps you prefer a little discretion so you’re a fan of our private album feature. Whatever you’re into, whatever you’re comfortable with, whatever you choose, we respect the fact that it’s your data that powers your Grindr experience. Learn more about customizing your Grindr profile here.

Transparency is Mother

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Understanding how we use your data to provide you with just the right Grindr experience is of paramount importance to us. That’s why for years we have provided you with the full privacy policy prior to creating an account with Grindr. We know it may not be the sexiest read, but we are proud to empower you with the details behind how data powers your experience. We recently updated our Privacy Policy to further illuminate important points about the data that we collect, how long we retain it, and how you can utilize our in-app “download my data” tool to get a copy of the data associated with your account.

You’re in Control

You are the curator of your Grindr experience. We here at Grindr want you to make the connections you find most meaningful, and that all starts with not only giving you the ability to control the data you provide, but also allowing you to change your mind. You can control whether other users see you in Explore searches, whether you show your relative distance to others, or if you show up in Viewed Me lists. All of this is controlled by you with easy-to-access in-app settings. Whether you join Grindr to find short-term or long-term connections, we believe that you can direct and define your own Grindr experience by utilizing these in-app privacy controls.

We have a lot in store for you throughout 2023, and I’m so honored and excited to continue the good work we do at Grindr to protect and safeguard your data and to provide you with the best Grindr experience possible. Be on the lookout for more from Grindr, but on this eve of DPD, I just want to say thank you, and it’s good to be home.                  

We’re here at [email protected] for any questions you may have.

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