BEHAVIORAL ADVERTISING

Last updated 2022-07-06

Behavioral Advertising On Websites. Our websites may allow for third-party behavioral advertising. This means that a third-party may use technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of our websites so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests. For more information on third-party tracking technology, please visit Cookie and Other Technologies. Advertising may appear either on our website or on other websites not operated by Grindr. You can opt-out from some third-party behavioral advertising at the Digital Advertising Alliance in the US, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada, or the European Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe. Please note that opting-out of behavioral advertising does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using the Grindr Services. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms.

Some web browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no consensus as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many online services, Grindr currently does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “Do Not Track” instructions. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you can visit https://www.allaboutdnt.com.

Behavioral Advertising Within The Grindr App. Before creating your Grindr account, you will be presented with a consent preference screen where you can control if your Personal Information can be used by our Ad / Marketing Partners. You can also access the Consent Preference Center from within the settings menu of the Grindr App at any time.  For users in the EEA/UK, Grindr participates in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework (”TCF”) and complies with its specifications and policies. Grindr utilizes OneTrust as its consent management platform (“CMP”) which operates under the TCF with the CMP ID #28. For users who would like to control their data at the device level, you can opt-out of behavioral targeting (i) on iOS devices by going into Settings > Privacy > Apple Advertising on your device or visiting Apple’s website for more information; (ii) on Android devices by opening the “Google Settings,” clicking on “Ads” and enabling “Opt out of interest based ads” and (iii) by visiting the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA).

Behavioral Advertising on Third-Party Platforms. You will be presented with a consent preference screen where you can control if your Personal Information can be used by Grindr to perform advertising campaigns for the Grindr Services on third-party platforms (e.g., Meta, Snap, etc.). See “Behavioral Advertising Within The Grindr App” section for further details on the CMP and opting out of behavioral targeting at the device level.