PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND DATA RETENTION

Last updated 2022-07-06

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We start to collect Personal Information as soon as you start interacting with the Grindr Services on the web, by downloading the app, liking us on social media, or contacting us directly. We may collect Personal Information directly from you, directly from your device, or from third-parties [LEARN MORE] . We have to collect some Personal Information from you in order to provide you with and operate our services; sometimes providing Personal Information is optional.

PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE

While the following provides examples of the Personal Information that Grindr collects, note that not all Grindr Services collect all of the data listed below.

PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO PROVIDE

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM YOUR DEVICE WHEN YOU USE THE GRINDR SERVICES

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM THIRD-PARTIES

DATA RETENTION

We retain your Personal Information for no longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or pursuant to Grindr Terms and Conditions of Service and/or Grindr Community Guidelines. Grindr generally retains data provided by users (such as account registration information, Profile Information and message content) and data generated from users (such as activities of users on the App) for as long as an account is active - this helps us provide a seamless user experience and facilitate features (e.g., storage of chat messages on Grindr servers for cross-device use of Grindr profiles for users with active accounts).

If you decide to delete your account, your Personal Information will no longer be made available via the App and will generally be deleted within 28 days, unless the data must be retained:

  1. To evidence decisions made to protect the safety of our users (e.g., if we ban an account, we keep some information to document the reasons for, and to maintain, the ban, including log-in information, photo, display name, reports against the user, and message content).
  2. To support information security, fraud prevention and anti-spam efforts, and to protect the overall safety and vital interests of our users (e.g., login and signup behavior for security purposes and interactions with our APIs to help in the prevention of fraud).
  3. To comply with our Legal Obligations (e.g., information related to purchase history to support tax and accounting purposes, to support a valid legal subpoena, or a request asking us to preserve or produce information).
  4. To support the ways we process Personal Information under certain legal bases (i.e., for our own legitimate interests, like a device identifier (i.e., IDFV and Android ID) for internal reporting and metrics for a period of up to two years). [LEARN MORE]

Server-side and Local Storage: Grindr is transitioning to the storage of chat messages on its servers to support the use of the Grindr Services across multiple platforms and devices, which will result in a longer retention in compliance with our data retention policy. However, chat messages, including images and recordings, may still be retained locally on user devices and may still be retained on the recipient’s device even after the information is no longer available on Grindr’s servers. 

Data Sources. All of the Personal Information we collect about you is provided by you, the user. Grindr may also collect this information from other sources, including: