Privacy Policy

Updated: 6 March 2014
Types of Personal Data (PD) Obtained
  • Account Information - This refers to all information that is provided upon account creation. A limited amount of data is required, such as your name, country and so forth. This information is critical to get your profile constructed. From the required information, your birthdate and e-mail address will not be made public.
  • Mandatory Profile Information - This refers to the aforementioned registration data; this explicitly includes: name, birthdate, country, city, e-mail address and 'User Role.'
  • Voluntary Information - After registering an account, a profile is automatically generated. Only the basic information will be present (that which was required during registration). To make optimal use of the community, further voluntary information should be filled in. Precisely which and how many fields to enter are at the sole discretion of the user. This voluntary information will be publicly available (within the community, as well as to the public).
  • Users should be aware that although content can only be shared among registered users, guests can also see profiles and media content that is not made private. Media content may be made visible to the 'Public,' 'Friends,' or neither (i.e. Private). This applies to each individual piece of content, and also extends to group content.
  • TheAgeGap implements the use of cookies, as do most modern websites. A cookie is virtually a small data file that can be stored on an individual's computer/device, and helps to create a more fluid logged-in or engaged experience.
  • A cookie does not harm your computer or device in any way, and is used to make the service faster and more reliable. Cookie settings can be easily adjusted through the browser's settings, but be aware that this may hinder the functionality of the site.
  • If third party advertisements are used, this might cause the implementation of further third-cookies onto a respective computer or device. This would be done to create more efficient and faster messages, and again, would not create any harm to the device.
Why does this site need PD?
  • Firstly, to establish yourself as part of a community, a certain amount of personal information is needed. This is used to build the framework of your profile, as well as provide crucial information to the site. Your e-mail address is necessary to ensure actual human functioning, and also provides a means for support and inquiry information.
  • Furthermore, providing PD allows you to better integrate into the community and meet other individuals; without adequate profile data, users are less likely to contact you.
  • This information is also surveyed in order to prevent spam and establish that a user is presenting himself naturally.
  • Content, particularly photo and video content, is reviewed to ensure that proper terms and conditions are met, and that no objectionable and/or unlawful material is transmitted.
Transmission to Third Parties
  • A major privacy concern is whether your PD will be made available to third parties. Rest assured that TheAgeGap will never sell, trade or rent your personal data to third parties without your prior consent.
  • In the event that TheAgeGap is sold, integrated with a third party or requires reorganisational structuring, your personal data may henceforth be transfered to the respective third party.
  • In the event that there is a legal dispute, theAgeGap reserves the right to comply with court orders. This would be done in good faith, and in the off-chance that there would be a legal process put in motion.
Limits of Responsibility
  • TheAgeGap does not have responsibility over the content you choose to publicly publish on your profile, groups, the blog, the forum and so on. It is possible, as with any online community, that other users may redistribute or make copies of your content. Any dispute regarding such matters should be taken up with the respective user(s), and TheAgeGap does not assume responsibility for such copyright/IP infringements.
  • Be aware that any third party websites or services abide by their own privacy policies and terms of services. This policy only relates to PD obtained by TheAgeGap through use of its services.
Modifying Personal Data
  • Users may alter their accounts at any time. This can be done from within the 'Settings' section, which allows members to add, edit and delete content. Furthermore, the visibility of media content can be made public or private, and group content can be further customised.
  • If you choose to terminate your account, please be aware that some traces may be left behind in the site's databases and/or records. This information is maintained for a few important reasons: to prevent malicious attacks or spam-bots, for legal reasons (if a legal dispute were to occur), and for the prevention of identity theft.
  • If you have any inquiries or would like to know more about the exact information TheAgeGap has collected, you may send an e-mail to Please be aware that it could take time to respond and appropriately provide further information.
Payments, Services and PD
  • When choosing to subscribe to the VIP Membership club, you will be directed to a payment processing page from our payment provider Epoch. TheAgeGap does not process, receive or store your address, credit or debit card data, name or bank information. The expiry date of your credit card is stored in case of recurring memberships, but your Personal Data is completely secure and confidential, not in any way stored or used by the site.
  • Your financial details will be processed by Epoch as our payment processor, only with the single purpose of processing and completing the financial transaction. The financial details will only be passed on to financial institutions that are involved with the particular transaction. No financial details will be passed to third parties by Epoch, unless the law requires them to do so. You can find more information about Epoch by visiting
Modification to the Policy
  • TheAgeGap reserves the right to, at any time, make modifications to the Privacy Policy. If the policy changes in any way, the new version will be published to this page. You should understand this statement and agree that you should periodically view this policy and ensure that all information is adequately understood and accepted.
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