Privacy Policy for Mesh Labs inc.

Last Updated: 06/15/2014

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") describes the information collected by Mesh Labs, Inc. ("we," "us," or "our"), how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures. By using our website, located at ("Website") and/or other services we provide (collectively, "Mesh"), you are accepting the practices set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this policy, then you may not access or use Mesh.

Information we collect and how we collect it

Information collected automatically

When you use Mesh, we automatically collect and store certain information about your computer or mobile device and your activities. This information includes:

  • Personal Information, including but not limited to your name, relationship status, gender, age, body type, weight, height, ethnicity, answers to questions asked by the site, languages spoken, and other profile data;
  • Email and contact information;
  • Post-date comments and other information you post to our servers;
  • Location and GPS data;
  • Rating and matching information, such as that used to rank users for your matches;
  • Usage data, including time spent in the Application, usage per day, click stream data, and so forth; and
  • Chat and other messages, which you permit us to store for a period of up to 120 days after deletion by you (and indefinitely if not deleted by you).

If you visit Mesh using a mobile device application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located within and display a location map. We may share your current location with other users or partners. If you do not want us to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings.

We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, mobile unique device IDs, IP addresses, operating systems, the type of Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use Mesh.

We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we may obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website or application visitors to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.

Information you choose to provide

  1. Information We Obtain from Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or other Single Sign-On (SSO) Services: In order to register with Mesh, you may choose to sign in using your login from another web service. By allowing us to access your account, you understand that we may obtain certain information from your account, including your name, email address, birthday, and your photographs (including profile pictures). We only obtain information from your other account that you specifically authorize and grant us permission to obtain.
  2. Information You Provide Directly to Us: In addition, when you register with Mesh, you must provide certain information, including your email address, mobile phone number, zip code, and gender. You may provide additional information about yourself (such as your school, occupation, current city, etc.) in order to build your Mesh profile. Any information that you provide in the non-personal identifiable, public section of your profile will be viewable by your match.
  3. Emails: We require an email address from you when you register with Mesh. We use your email for both "administrative" (e.g., confirming your registration, notifying of matches) and "promotional" (e.g., newsletters, new product offerings, event notifications) purposes. Email messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the e-mails, including whether the e-mail was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at any time via the opt-out links provided in such communications, or by e-mailing with your specific request. However, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to Mesh such as service announcements, security alerts, update notices, or other administrative messages) without affording you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such communications.
  4. Online Survey Data: We may periodically conduct voluntary member surveys. We encourage our members to participate in such surveys because they provide us with important information regarding the improvement of Mesh. We do not link the survey responses to your name or email address, and all responses are anonymous.

How we use the information

Pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Policy, we may use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:

  1. Facilitate matches with other Mesh users;
  2. Respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
  3. Communicate with you about Mesh and related offers, promotions, news, upcoming events, and other information we think will be of interest to you;
  4. Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities;
  5. Investigate and prevent fraud and other illegal activities; and
  6. Provide, maintain, and improve Mesh and our overall business.

We may also use the information you provide in order to provide a better user experience and dating experience, by:

  1. Monitoring and analyzing your data to provide better matches and dates, and
  2. Using data you provide to suggest, recommend, and otherwise assist in choosing locations and activities for you and your match(es).

By using Mesh, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing," means using cookies on a computer/handheld device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States or on computer servers controlled by entities who operate primarily from the United States. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under United States privacy standards.

Use for Research

In addition to the uses outlined above, by using Mesh, you agree to allow us to anonymously use the information from you and your experiences to continue our research into successful relationships, including how to create and foster these relationships, so that we may continue to improve the Mesh experience. This research may be published in our blogs or interviews. However, all of your responses will be kept anonymous, and we assure you that no personal information will be published.

Cookies and Use of Cookie Data

When you visit our website or application, we may assign your device one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the pages you visit, the time and date of your visits, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. During your visits to other websites or applications where we advertise, we (or third parties) may use certain data collected on our site to show you advertisements. Although you may not opt out of receiving online advertisements generally, you may control the collection of data on our site used for targeted advertising during your visits to other websites.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our website. Other cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to the registration data you have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, in hashed, non-human readable form. No personally identifiable information is contained in these cookies.

Sharing Your Information

The information we collect is used to improve the content and the quality of Mesh, and without your consent we will not otherwise share your personal information to/with any other party(s) for commercial purposes, except: (a) to provide Mesh, (b) when we have your permission, or (c) or under the following instances:

Service Providers

We may share your information with our third-party service providers that support various aspects of our business operations (e.g., analytics providers, security and technology providers, and payment processors).

Legal Disclosures and Business Transfers

We may disclose any information without notice or consent from you: (a) in response to a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or government demand; (b) to investigate or report illegal activity; or (c) to enforce our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer your information to another company in connection with a merger, corporate restructuring, sale of any or all of our assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.

Aggregate Data

We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources for our blog. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis

Referring Your Friends

We encourage you to refer your friends to Mesh by sending us your friends’ email addresses. We will keep this information in our database, and send these friends a one-time email containing your name and inviting them to visit our site. This email will also include instructions on how to opt out and unsubscribe from our email list. You agree that you will not abuse this feature by entering the email addresses of those individuals who would not be interested in Mesh.

Updating or Removing Account Information

You may review or edit your profile as you wish, by logging into your Mesh account using the information supplied during the registration process. If you would like to have us delete your account information, we may do so if you email us at

Third Party Sites

Mesh may contain links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

Age restriction

We do not target or allow persons less than 18 years of age to use Mesh, and we do not knowingly collect information from persons under the age of 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian who discovers that your child has provided us with information without your consent, you may contact us at, and we will promptly delete such information from our files.

Securing Your Personal Information

We endeavor to safeguard personal information to ensure that information is kept private. However, please be aware that unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, the inherent insecurity of the Internet and other factors, may compromise the security of your personal information at any time. As such, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

Using Mesh from outside the United States

Mesh is designed, hosted and operated from within the United States. Accordingly, this Privacy Policy is intended to cover the collection of information by our Website and mobile devices from residents of the United States. As a result, United States federal and state governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through laws applicable in the United States. If you are using Mesh from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. By using Mesh, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through the Website and not to information collected offline.

How we protect your personal information

We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time at our sole discretion. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check our Website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at