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Privacy & Safety Issues

If you fall into one of the following categories, this document does NOT apply to you:

If you fall into one of those categories, you must have special permission to use this site. Any data we collect on you may be publicly disclosed after we take reasonable steps to confirm your identity and what you have done that falls into one of those categories.

Everyone else, we take your privacy very seriously, please continue reading…

Practical Issues

On this site

Protect your identity

Most people would not tell a complete stranger their full name, phone number, email address or other sensitive personal information, so be wary when posting this info on your profile. Being careful about revealing your identity is a smart move when chatting on Studio 3X. If you decide to take chatting one step further and call or text someone on the phone, you might also want a use a service like Google Voice or Line2, both of which allow you to give people a second number and block them easily.

Don't believe everything you see

A photo can't always be trusted; the person may have taken someone else's photo or found one somewhere. Also, keep in mind that the photo that person sent you may be outdated, edited or retouched.

Honesty is the best policy

If you start out lying, you will eventually get caught. Don’t bait and switch -- it's the surest way for things to end badly. Studio 3X is not the venue for you to explore your fantasies of being a different person. That’s not fair to the Studio 3X community, which thrives on honest representations.

When meeting other members…

Don't rush into things

Don’t be rushed, and don’t rush the other person. Share your location only when you feel comfortable, and don't feel pressured if the other person has already sent you his location. Remember, Studio 3X updates your location only when the app is on, and there is a setting that allows you to hide your distance from your profile. Agree to meet only when you both are comfortable with each other, and consider meeting in a public place.

Tell a friend

Make sure a responsible person you trust knows who you’re meeting, where you’re going, and when you’re planning on coming back.

Report any attacks or threats to law enforcement

If things go wrong, report it to the police. Give them all the facts. If you do not report this person, he in all likelihood will do it again to someone else. You always have the right to say "no" and have it respected.

Always go with your gut instinct

Don’t ignore your instincts. Your first instinct is usually the best instinct. Don’t go against your feelings – listen to them. If your gut tells you that something is wrong, cut it short and get out of there. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Country-wide Restrictions

Prohibited Countries

People in the following countries have been systematically killed for being gay, and/or gay sex is punishable by death. As a result, users from these countries are blocked from using Studio 3X.

Countries Where We Limit Certain Features

We limit the functionality of certain features in countries where gay sex is illegal or there are laws against "promoting homosexuality". In order to protect its members, Studio 3X does not collect latitude and longitude data in these countries, so features based on lat/long locations are disabled. And users may only select broad geographic areas for their location – not specific neighborhoods like they can in many other places.

The countries in question are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Cook Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Legal Stuff…

Legally there are a few other things we need to say…

By accessing the website at studio3x.com (“Studio 3X”), which is provided by Studio 3X, Inc. (“Studio 3X”), you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data (as defined below) in accordance with this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the Personal Data we collect from users of Studio 3X.

State of New Jersey Internet Dating Safety Act Disclosure

If you are a user or member coming from the State of New Jersey, we are required to notify you that we do not conduct criminal background checks on any user, member, or prospective member.

A Note To Users Outside Of The United States

Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

Cookies

Our Web site sets cookies to administer our site, to gather broad demographic information, to deliver content requested by you or specific to your interests, to customize our Web site for you, and to save your username and city so that you don't have to enter it each time you visit.

A cookie is a small line of data that is stored on your hard drive. Some cookies are only stored for the duration of a single browser session; others persist across sessions. We only save your password and member name if you tell us to do so; your password is encrypted, stored on your computer and transferred over the Internet in an encrypted format. Keep in mind that anyone using your Web browser would be able to access the Studio 3X Site as you if you choose to store your member name and password. Studio 3X's Web servers also set session ID cookies that are used to allow our servers to deliver information you request (e.g., search results). Members who do not want to receive cookies can instruct their Web browsers to refuse them; however, doing so may prevent most parts of Studio 3X's site from working (e.g., anything that requires login, including member chat, etc). While cookies set by Studio 3X may be used to collect personally identifiable information and can be traced to an individual user, this personally identifiable information is used only for internal purposes.

IP Addresses

Studio 3X and Studio 3X track individual IP addresses to implement certain features, help diagnose problems with our services, to administer our sites, to prevent abuse of the sites, and to gather broad demographic information.

Location Data

Studio 3X and Studio 3X track the latitude and longitude of users. When you use Studio 3X, we will collect your location to determine your distance from other users (“Distance Information”) through the use of GPS, Wi-Fi, and/or cellular technology in your Device (e.g., smart phone, laptop, or desktop computer), or by doing lookups on databases which know the approximate location of your IP address. Your last known location is stored on our servers for the purpose of calculating Distance Information between you and other users. We also store locations that you set up under your account.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU USE STUDIO 3X, AS A DEFAULT, YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION IS PUBLIC AND OTHER USERS OF STUDIO 3X CAN SEE YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION WITHIN YOUR PROFILE. Studio 3X users can use the search feature in Studio 3X to search for other users by distance. Your Distance Information will be used for these searches. Your Distance Information is public, but Studio 3X may include a feature to hide or change the accuracy of your Distance Information, in which case we will respect your selection. However, even if you choose to hide the display of your Distance Information, sophisticated users who use Studio 3X in an unauthorized manner may nevertheless be able to determine your location. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision. Changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of Personal Data that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. Continued use of Studio 3X, following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.