MxM believes in treating your private data like we would want others to treat ours. (Nicely, obviously!)
What potentially Personally Identifiable Information (PII) do you collect?
When browsing MxM the International Fetish Community (MxM-IFC or simply MxM), we log the same basic information that most websites do. For each request we collect your IP address, browser type, language preference, the referring page, the page you requested, and the date & time.
We also track specific events for statistical purposes (like conversion rates and to test new designs).
When you join MxM, we ask you to choose a username. If you’d like to keep your kink life separate from other parts of your life, we recommend you choose a distinct username to use within the kink community that is different from what you use elsewhere.
We also ask for your email address and date of birth. We ask for your email so that we can deliver updates and other essential information. We ask for a date of birth to make sure you’re of legal age.
Whenever you write to MxM with a question or ask for help, we keep that correspondence, and the email address, for future reference.
We also store any information you volunteer, like surveys, for as long as it makes sense.
What information do we NOT collect?
If you choose to support us, and we hope you do, any personally identifiable information you provide uniquely for this purpose will not be stored in any of our systems and will only be used to process the transaction.
IF YOU’RE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOU MAY NOT JOIN MXM. WE DO NO KNOWINGLY COLLECT INFORMATION FROM ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, AND IF WE LEARN THAT A MEMBER IS UNDERAGE, WE TERMINATE THEIR ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY.
How is your information shared?
MxM does NOT share, sell, rent, or trade members’ personal information with third parties for their commercial purposes. We do, however, sometimes share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how the community collectively uses MxM-IFC. For example, we might compile statistics on how many daily/weekly/monthly active members we have.WE DON’T SELL, TRADE, OFFER, OR GIVE AWAY THIS INFORMATION TO MARKETERS OR ADVERTISERS.
The only time we’ll ever share your information is to:
- provide products and/or services you’ve requested
- to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any member, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
If MxM is acquired by or merged with another company - we don’t plan on that, but if it happens - we will:
How do you respond to legal requests for information?
MXM WILL NOT HAND YOUR DATA OVER TO ANYONE UNLESS A COURT ORDER SAYS WE HAVE TO. WE REJECT REQUESTS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT WHEN THEY SEEK DATA WITHOUT COURT ORDER.
If we’re going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it - unless we’re prohibited to do so by law or court order.MXM WILL OBJECT TO REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MEMBERS OF OUR SITE THAT WE BELIEVE TO BE IMPROPER.
For more information, see MxM Guidelines for Legal Requests.
How is my information stored?
We use third-party vendors and hosting partners for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run MxM-IFC.
FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR MEMBERS, WE DO NOT DISCLOSE THE ABOVE THIRD-PARTY VENDORS
AND HOSTING PARTNERS.
All data is written to multiple disks instantly, backed up daily, and stored in more than one location.
How is my information secured?
Whenever your data is is in transit between you and MxM, everything is encrypted and sent using HTTPS. We are proud to say that we were one of the first private fetish communities to make HTTPS mandatory.
Other than your password, data isn’t encrypted while it’s live in our database (since it needs to be ready to send to you when you need it), but we go great lengths to secure your data at rest.
Our database backups are encrypted using GPG.
What is your data retention policy?
When you delete something from your profile on MxM, it will no longer be accessible by another member on the site. Depending on the content type, however, it will take up to 30 days for it to be permanently deleted from our database.
When you request that your account be deleted, it’s enqueued for 7 days and then permanently deleted from our database. Backups and web server logs are permanently deleted within 30 days of their creation.
How do your handle browser “Do Not Track” settings?
“Do Not Track” is a privacy preference that you can set in a given browser if you don’t want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity.
We don’t track your online browsing activity on other sites, and we definitely don’t allow third-party services to track your activity on MxM-IFC.
How can I manage or delete information about me?
You can view and update your personal information at any time from your account’s “Edit Profile” and “Preferences” screens.
You can deactivate or delete your account at any time by logging into MxM > Edit Profile > scrolling to the bottom of the page.
How do you notify people of changes to this policy?