Privacy Policy

LANTERN VENTURES, LTD Last Updated and Effective: September 29th, 2020ABOUT USLantern Ventures, Ltd (“we,” “us” or “Lantern”) cares about protecting the personal information of our customers and visitors (collectively, our “Users”) who use our website at and any subdomains (collectively the “Site”), or other products and services (including any related mobile applications) provided to you by us (collectively along with the Site, the “Services”). This privacy policy provides details about how your personal information is collected, shared and used by us, and your choices regarding your information. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices described herein, you may contact us at COVERED BY THIS PRIVACY POLICYThis privacy policy covers personal information, including any information we collect, use and share from you, as described further below. This privacy policy applies to all of our Services. This privacy policy does not cover how our Users may use or share data that they collect using our Services.When you use our Services, your personal information will be collected, used, and shared consistent with the provisions of this privacy policy.INFORMATION WE COLLECTLantern collects information from you in the ways detailed below.INFORMATION YOU GIVE USWhen you access the Services and create an account (“Account”), we may collect certain information about you, including but not limited to:·       Name;·       Username;·       Age;·       Location;·       Email address;·       Mobile number;·       Apple ID number;·       Gender identity;·       Date of birth;·       Sexual preference;·       Lifestyle preferences;·       Photographs; and·       Location.In addition to the abovementioned information, you may also provide us with the following:·       When you complete your profile, you can share with us additional information, such as details on your personality, interests, career and other details about you, as well as content such as photos and videos. You may provide us this information in the form of answers to our questions concerning lifestyle, interests, etc.·       To add certain content, like pictures or videos, you may allow us to access your camera or photo album. Some of the information you choose to provide us may be considered “special” or “sensitive” in certain jurisdictions, for example your racial or ethnic origins, sexual orientation and religious beliefs. By choosing to provide this information, you consent to our processing of that information.·       If you ask us to communicate with or otherwise process information of other people (for example, if you ask us to send an email or invite to the Services on your behalf to one of your friends), we collect the information about others that you give us in order to complete your request.·       We also process your chats with other users as well as the content you publish, as part of the operation of the services.·       We may periodically conduct voluntary member surveys and collect information that you may choose to provide us as part of any such surveys.·       By logging into our Services with your Apple ID, you are providing us with information of your device type and login information.By voluntarily providing us with personal information, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this privacy policy. If you provide personal information to the Services, you acknowledge and agree that such personal information may be transferred from your current location to our servers and the authorized third parties referred to herein.INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM OTHERSWe receive the following information about you from others, including but not limited to:·       Other Users. Other users may provide information about you as they use our services. For instance, we may collect information about you from other users if they contact us about you.·       Other Partners. We may receive information about you from third party services, such as analytics providers and advertising partners.INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICESWhen you use our services, we collect the following information from you:·       Usage Information. We collect information about your activity on our services, for instance how you use them (e.g., date and time you logged in, features you’ve been using, searches, clicks and pages which have been shown to you, referring webpage address, advertising that you click on) and how you interact with other users (e.g., users you connect and interact with, time and date of your exchanges, number of messages you send and receive).·       Device Information. We collect information from and about the device(s) you use to access our services, including:(i)             hardware and software information such as IP address, device ID and type, device-specific and apps settings and characteristics, app crashes, advertising IDs (such as Google’s AAID and Apple's IDFA, both of which are randomly generated numbers that you can reset by going into your device’ settings), browser type, version and language, operating system, time zones, identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser (e.g., IMEI/UDID and MAC address);(ii)            information on your wireless and mobile network connection, like your service provider and signal strength;(iii)          information on device sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses.·       Geolocation Information. If you give us permission, we can collect your precise geolocation (latitude and longitude) through various means, depending on the service and device you’re using, including GPS, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections. The collection of your geolocation may occur in the background even when you aren’t using the services if the permission you gave us expressly permits such collection. If you decline permission for us to collect your geolocation, we will not collect it. This information helps us identify your physical location and we may use it to personalize the Services and make it easier for you to interact with other users.HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATIONWe use the information we collect, both on its own and combined with any other information we collect about you, for a variety of business purposes, including:·       Effectively provide our Services to you, including for:(i)             creation, access, and usage of your profile;(ii)            providing access to certain functions and features of our Services; and(iii)          managing your information and Account.·       To present content to you.·       To notify you about changes to the Services.·       To communicate with you about your Account, our Services and policy changes·       To provide analytics services.·       To analyze your profile, activity on the service, and preferences to recommend meaningful connections to you and recommend you to others.·       To do a better job of advertising and marketing our Services or marketing third party products and services, or target prospective customers with our products or services (our use of your information, marketing, and targeting activities are performed with your consent where required by applicable law);·       To help users connect with one another.·       To conduct research and analysis of users’ behavior and to analyze and improve our Services pursuant to our legitimate interest, such as: detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity; undertaking research for technological development and demonstration measuring interest and engagement in our Services and short-term, transient use; developing new products and Services; and enforcing our terms and policies;·       To create de-identified and aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the computer or device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create; and·       We may use third-party APIs and software development kits (“SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our Services. APIs and SDKs may allow third parties including analytics and advertising partners to collect your personal information for various purposes including to provide analytics services and content that is more relevant to you.·       In addition to the uses outlined above, by using Lantern, 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 Lantern 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.To process your information as described above, we rely on the following legal bases:Provide our service to you: Most of the time, the reason we process your information is to perform the contract that you have with us. For instance, as you go about using our service to build meaningful connections, we use your information to maintain your Account and your profile, to make it viewable to other users and recommend other users to you.Legitimate interests: We may use your information where we have legitimate interests to do so. For instance, we analyze users’ behavior on our services to continuously improve our offerings, we suggest offers we think might interest you, and we process information for administrative, fraud detection and other legal purposes.Consent: From time to time, we may ask for your consent to use your information for certain specific reasons. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at the address provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.HOW WE COLLECT DATAWe use different technologies to collect, process and store your information. These technologies include:●      Log Files. A log file is a file that records events that occur in connection with your use of the Services, such as your service use data.●      Cookies and other similar Data Collection Technologies. We may use cookies to recognize you and/or your device(s). A cookie is an industry-standard small data file stored on your device that acts as a unique tag to identify your browser. Cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Services and help with personalizing your experience, remembering your preferences, and supporting security features. Some cookies may remain on your device for extended periods of time, and generally may be controlled through your browser settings. However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access many of the features on our Services correctly. Some web browsers have a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) feature that tells a website that a user does not want to have his or her online activity tracked. Because of differences in how browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.●      Third Party. We may embed third party scripts or put embeds in the page that send requests to external sites which may allow third parties to drop and read cookies on your browser. Your browser may allow you to disable cookies from third party sites.●      Other Data Collection Technologies. Other technology used may include pixel tags, web beacons, local storage, algorithms and other similar tools on our Services or in our email messages.SHARING OF INFORMATIONThe information we collect is used to provide and improve the content and the quality of Lantern, and without your consent we will not otherwise share your personal information to/with any other parties except: (a) to provide our Services, (b) when we have your permission, or (c) or under the following instances:To other users;To service providers and business partners;To third parties for marketing and internal research purposes, and for external research purposes (for external research, any information will be provided in anonymized and aggregated form); andLegal Disclosures and Business TransfersSHARING WITH OTHER USERSYou share information with other users when you voluntarily disclose information on the service (including your public profile). We share your information with other users if you match with other users according to our Service. Please be careful with your information and make sure that the content you share is stuff that you’re comfortable being publicly viewable since neither you nor we can control what others do with your information once you share it.SERVICE PROVIDERS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS.We may share your information with our third-party service providers and business partners that help us to accomplish certain business purposes (e.g., marketing and analytics providers, security and technology providers, advertising partners, and payment processors). When we share personal information with certain third-party partners, including marketing and advertising partners, that information includes your name, email address and other information enabling partners to fulfil business purposes, which may include:·       validate your identity and fitness to use the service,·       prevent fraudulent use of the service,·       process payments pursuant to your usage of the Services,·       assist you in using our products and services,·       contact you with offers, services or products that may be of interest to you, and·       provide you with their products or services.The categories of service providers (processors) to whom we entrust personal information include: IT and related services; information and services; payment processors; customer service providers; and vendors to support the provision of the Services. We may also share non-personal information with certain third parties, including the media, industry observers, marketing and advertising partners, vendors, customers, potential customers or partners.AGGREGATE DATA.  We may aggregate or de-identify the information described in this Privacy Policy.  Aggregated or de-identified data (meaning information that, by itself, does not identify who you are, such as device information, general demographics, general behavioral data, geolocation in de-identified form)) is not subject to this Privacy Policy.LEGAL PROCESSWe 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. If we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary, we may disclose your personal information to other relevant third parties, such as internet service providers, to conduct an investigation, bring legal action, protect the rights of our user base, prevent harm to others or pursue other relief when you or a third party are or may be doing certain actions, such as:·       violating our terms and conditions of use;·       causing injury or other harm to, or otherwise violating the property or other legal rights, of us, other users, or third parties; or·       violating federal, state, local, or other applicable law.We may also transfer your information to (a) any affiliate of our corporate group or (b) another company in connection with a merger, financing due diligence, corporate restructuring, sale of any or all of our assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.We do not sell personal information to third parties.  We may permit third parties to collect the personal information described above through our service and shares personal information with third parties for business purposes as described in this Privacy Policy, including but not limited to providing advertising outside of our service based on users’ online activities over time and across different sites, services, and devices. The information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Policy.UPDATING OR REMOVING INFORMATIONYou may review or edit your profile as you wish, by logging into your Account using the information supplied during the registration process. Where you have consented to our use of your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at  Some privacy laws may give you the right to review the personal information we keep about you. You can request a copy of your personal information by contacting us at If you believe that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or that we are no longer entitled to use it and want to request its rectification, deletion or object to its processing, please contact us For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer the above requests. Keep in mind, we may reject requests for certain reasons, including if the request is unlawful or if it may infringe on trade secrets or intellectual property or the privacy of another user. If you wish to receive information relating to another user, such as a copy of any messages you received from him or her through our service, the other user will have to contact us to provide their written consent before the information is released.If you would like to have us delete your Account information, we may do so by deactivating your Account first and then permanently deleting your Account. We may not be able to accommodate certain requests to object to the processing of personal information, notably where such requests would not allow us to provide our service to you anymore. You can stop all information collection by an app by uninstalling it using the standard uninstall process for your device. If you uninstall the app from your mobile device, the unique identifier associated with your device will continue to be stored. If you re-install the application on the same mobile device, we will be able to re-associate this identifier to your previous transactions and activities.Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may continue to contact you for the purpose of communicating information relating to your request for our Services, or to respond to any inquiry or request made by you, as applicable. To opt out of receiving messages concerning Lantern, you must cease requesting and/or utilizing our Services, and cease submitting inquiries to Lantern, as applicable.THIRD-PARTY NOTICEThe Services may contain links to other websites, and other websites may reference or link to our website or other Services. These other websites are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting, accessing or utilizing these other websites or applications is at your own risk.To manage the information we receive about you from other third parties (if applicable), you will need to follow the instructions from that party for updating your information and changing your privacy settings, where available. The information we collect is covered by this privacy policy and the information the third party collects is subject to such third party’s privacy practices. Privacy choices you have made on any third party site will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through our Services.SECURITYThe security of your information is a serious issue for us and we are committed to protect the information we receive from you. We use reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information under our control; and to ensure that your information is treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Notwithstanding such measures, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Services, including your personal information or financial account information. We also are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION DUE TO ERRORS IN TRANSMISSION, UNAUTHORIZED THIRD-PARTY ACCESS, OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. BY USING THE SERVICES OR PROVIDING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US, YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY COMMUNICATE WITH YOU ELECTRONICALLY REGARDING SECURITY, PRIVACY, AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. IF WE LEARN OF A SECURITY SYSTEM’S BREACH, WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY BY POSTING A NOTICE ON THE SERVICES, BY MAIL OR BY SENDING AN E-MAIL TO YOU.You play an important role in keeping your personal information secure and you should not share your username, password, or other security information for your Account with anyone. If we receive instructions using your username and password, we will consider that you have authorized the instructions. If you believe there has been any unauthorized access or use of your information, please contact us immediately at . We may suspend your use of all or part of the Services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security.CHOICE/OPT-OUT (MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS FROM US, EMAIL, PHONE, COOKIES)You always have the opportunity to opt out of our marketing communications with you or change your preferences by emailing us at or by using the unsubscribe link (if any) found at the bottom of a marketing email to opt out of receiving future emails. Some communications from us are considered transactional or service communications (for example, important account notifications and account information), and your Account for Lantern Services are provided to you upon the condition that you receive these communications from us. You must cancel your Account for Lantern Services, as applicable, if you do not wish to receive any transactional or service communications. To cancel your Lantern Account, please follow the instructions found in the terms of use for the applicable Service. You may still receive marketing communications from us even after you cancel your Account unless you also opt-out of our marketing communications, as described above.RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATIONWe store the personal information we receive as described in this privacy policy for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, prevent fraud, and comply with applicable laws.CHILDRENOur Services are not directed to persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If we become aware that a child the age of 18 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files. If you suspect that a user is under the age of 18, please use the reporting mechanism available through the service.COMPLAINTSIn the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal information, please contact us at and we will try to deal with your request.  NOTIFICATION OF CHANGESWe reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we decide to change this privacy policy in any material way, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our Site. In all cases, your continued use of any Services constitutes acceptance to any such changes.CONTACT USIf you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about accessing, changing, or deleting your personal information, or closing your Account with any one of our Services, please visit our Site or contact us at indicating the details of the personal information you want to access, change or delete or which Service(s) you wish to close from the email account registered with us.If you have an inquiry regarding our privacy practices or desire to access your personal data in our possession, we encourage you to contact us at questions or opinions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us via e-mail at or by postal mail at 333 West 41st Street #802, Miami Beach FL 33140.FOR CALIFORNIA CONSUMERSThis California section supplements applies solely to California consumers (excluding our personnel).The Table below describes how we process California consumers’ personal information, based on definitions laid out in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Not all of the items listed in the Table below are relevant to you. For example, we do not collect Social Security numbers from our users, but we may collect this data in the course of evaluating a job applicant.Categories of Personal Information we collect●      Identifiers such as a real name, alias, address, unique personal identifier (such as a device identifier; cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers and similar technology; customer number, user alias; telephone number and other forms of identifiers), online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, and other similar identifiers.●      Personal information as described in subdivision (e) of Section 1798.80 of the California Civil Code, such as signature, physical characteristics or description, education, employment, financial information, and medical information.●      Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, disability, citizenship status, and military and veteran status.●      Commercial information, such as subscription, records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, and other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.●      Internet or other electronic network activity information, including Services interaction information;●      geolocation data, such as the location of your device or computer;●      audio, visual, electronic or other similar information, including when you use audio features;●      professional or employment-related information, for example data you may provide to us; and●      inference data, such as inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about you reflecting your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.Sources of Collection●      From you (e.g., if you create an Account, the photo(s) you upload, logs generated as you use our services, if you purchase something from us; if you consent that we collect and use your geolocation as you use our services).●      From partners (e.g., where our ads promoting our services are published on a partner's website or where a partner or consumer reporting agency shares with us information).●      From our affiliated companies (e.g., for anti-fraud and safety purposes).●      From users of our services (for instance through other users' interactions with you)●      From social media networks (for example if you log into our service through an account you have on a social media network)●      Created from data in your profileCategories of third parties with whom the business shared or disclosed the personal information for a business purpose·       Other users as part of the operation of the service;·       Our affiliates (e.g., to prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities);·       Our payment service providers and fraud vendors (e.g., for anti-fraud purposes and to fight against other illegal activities);·       Joint marketing partners;·       Other vendors and professional services organizations who assist us in relation to the business or purposes laid out herein.Business Purpose for which information may be used or disclosed●      Providing and Maintaining our Services. Lantern uses and may disclose information to perform its Services, including supporting or servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing advertising or marketing services, providing analytics services, or providing similar services. Lantern uses information to ensure our services are working as intended, such as tracking outages or troubleshooting bugs and other issues that you report to us.●      Protecting against security threats, abuse, and illegal activity. Lantern uses and may disclose information to detect, prevent and respond to security incidents, and for protecting against other malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity and prosecuting those responsible for that activity. For example, to protect our services, Lantern may receive or disclose information about IP addresses that malicious actors have compromised.●      Auditing and measurement. Lantern uses information for analytics and measurement to understand how our Services are used, as well as to fulfill obligations to our partners like publishers, advertisers, developers, or rights holders. We may disclose non-personally identifiable information publicly and with these partners, including for auditing purposes.●      Research and development. Lantern uses information to improve our services and to develop new products, features and technologies that benefit our users and the public.●      Quality Control. Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us●      Use of service providers. Lantern shares information with service providers to perform services on our behalf, in compliance with our Privacy Policy and other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. We also may share information to establish and manage our relationships with our vendors and consultants.●      Legal reasons. Lantern also uses information to satisfy applicable laws or regulations, and discloses information in response to legal process or enforceable government requests, including to law enforcement.California Consumer Privacy RightsWe do not sell your personal information. What this means is that we do not sell, rent, release, disclose, disseminate, make available, transfer, or otherwise communicate in any way your personal information to another company for monetary or other valuable consideration. You have the right to request, twice in a 12-month period, the following information about the personal information we have collected about you during the past 12 months:·       the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you;·       the categories of sources from which we collected the personal information;·       the business or commercial purpose for which we collected or sold the personal information;·       the categories of third parties with whom we shared the personal information; and·       the categories of personal information about you that we sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties to whom we sold or disclosed that information for a business purpose.You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you. If you choose to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, you have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment.How to Submit a Request: To submit an access or deletion request, contact us at All requests must be labeled “California access/Removal Request” on the email subject line. All requests must state that the User personally posted such content and provide a description of the content or information User wants removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate such content or information. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, and we may not be able to respond if you do not provide adequate information. Please allow 30 days for a response. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request.