Privacy Statement

Last updated 25 May 2018

The previous version of this Privacy Policy is available here,

At Autistic Dating we take the issue of your Privacy very seriously.  You share your data with us so that we can help you make connections, date, and find someone special. That is a privilege which we thank you for.

The following Privacy Policy details what personal data we collect as a company, and how, as a company we deal with it.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purposes of all data protection legislation or issues, please contact Jeff Lobel, Autistic Dating, 146 Brocket Way, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 4EX, UK
The contact email address is

Who we are and what we do

Autistic Dating provides you with a website (referred to in this document as “our website’ or “our site”) in order to help you meet new people for dating and related services.

We collect information about you to help us to carry out our core business and ancillary activities.

Information you give to us or we collect about you

This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms through our website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our site, to enter our database, subscribe to our services, attend an event, or complete a feedback survey, and when you report a problem with our site.  It also includes any personal data you may provide to us as part of your registration process with our site.

Please remember that the very nature of our site means that you are informing us that you have some form of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. You may opt to provide additional information regarding this or any other disabilities/illnesses, either within your profile or via personal correspondence with other members. We do however recommend and encourage you (and all our members) to think carefully about the information you disclose. While you may voluntarily provide additional information to us when you create your Profile, there is no requirement to do so.


Other information collected is as follows:

  • First Name

  • Name

  • Age

  • Date of Birth

  • Agenda

  • Photograph

  • Location

  • Looking for

  • Marital Status

  • Living arrangements

  • Whether you have or would like children

  • Various details describing your appearance

  • Ethnicity

  • Religion and details of your faith

  • Languages spoken

  • Details of your education

  • Salary

  • Occupation

  • Interests including TV Film, Books, Sports and hobbies

  • Exercising and food habits

  • Smoking and drinking habits

  • Data on your actions

  • Email

  • IP Address

Your Search Criteria

  • Profile data

  • Free form search

  • Locations

Your messaging

  • Messaging history with other;

  • Complaints or email messages sent to us or our moderators;

What information does Autistic Dating collect about me if I'm under 18?

You can only become a member of Autistic Dating or use its features if you’re aged 18 or over or the age of majority in the country in which you reside if that happens to be greater than 18. That means Autistic Dating does not knowingly collect any information about children, minors or anyone under the age of majority. Nor do we knowingly market to children, minors or anyone under the age of 18. If you are less than 18 years old, we request that you do not submit information to us. If we become aware that a child, minor or anyone under the age of 18 has registered with us and provided us with personal data, we will take steps to terminate that person’s registration and delete their Profile information from Autistic Dating. If we do delete a Profile because you violated our no children rules, we may retain your email and IP address to ensure that you do not try to get around our rules by creating a new Profile.

Information we collect about you when you visit our website.

With regard to each of your visits to our site or portal we will collect information such as technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information if applicable, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform.

If I put other information about me on the site, what does Autistic Dating do with it?

Autistic Dating is designed to make it easy for you to find, connect and interact with other members of Autistic Dating in order to help you to date and make friends. We do this by posting information about yourself and allowing your profile of information to be seen by others who are looking for the same. When using our site you should assume that anything you post or submit will be publicly viewable and accessible, both by Users of the App and non-Users of the App. For example, to make it easier to find other Autistic Dating members and connect with them, we will recommend your profile to other people.

You can also use our electronic messaging system, which allows you to communicate with other users. Again, we recommend and encourage you (and all our members) to think carefully about the information they disclose about yourselves.

We also do not recommend that you put email addresses, URLs, instant messaging details, phone numbers, full names or addresses, credit card details, national identity numbers, drivers license details and other sensitive information in your Profile which is open to abuse and misuse.

Please be careful about posting sensitive details about yourself on your Profile such as your religious denomination and health details. While you may voluntarily provide this information to us when you create your Profile, including your sexual preferences and ethnic background, there is no requirement to do so. Please remember that photographs or any video clips that you post on Autistic Dating may reveal these kinds of sensitive personal data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive data about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users.

Can Autistic Dating collect information about me from other sites I use, such as Facebook?


We are not partnered with any other sites


What am I allowed to do with other user’s personal data?

Use it to meet new friends and make new contacts! Beware that you may not use other users' personal data for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. Autistic Dating reserves the right to terminate the accounts of those who misuse other users' personal data or who otherwise misbehave on our site.


How do you use our information?

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts we intend to enter into or have entered into between you and us and to provide you with a platform to meet new people.

  • For our legitimate business interests in collecting and retaining your personal data in order to help you meet new people and find dates/ a partner.

  • When Required by Law We may disclose your information if reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government / law enforcement investigation or other legal requirements; (ii) to assist in the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law); or (iii) to protect the safety of any person.

  • To Enforce Legal Rights  We may also share information: (i) if disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights and legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties; (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing.

  • Consent We rely on your consent to retain your data and to share your profile data and other information you upload to the site to other members.

Other Uses we will make use of your data:

  • You may appear on our website;

  • to notify you about changes to our service;

  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

We will use this information:

  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;

  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;

  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;

  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.




What cookies do you use?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie notice.

Do you disclose our information to other companies or outside of the EEA?

Information may be accessed by users of our site who are located outside of the EEA. 

In relation to third parties who we may share information with include:

  • Sendgrid, our email provider who we use to send out updates, recommendations and information about our services to you the customer:

  • Subcontractors including email marketing specialists, event organisers, payment and other financial service providers; and

  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

  • If Autistic Dating or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Autistic Dating or our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.

The lawful basis for the third party processing will include:

  • Their own legitimate business interests in processing your personal data, in most cases to prevent fraud;

  • satisfaction of their contractual obligations to us as both a data controller and data processor;

  • for the purpose of a contract in place or in contemplation;

  • to fulfil our legal obligations.




Where we store and process your personal data

The data that we collect from you will be stored in servers within the EEA however it may be transferred to, and accessed, in destination outside the European Economic Area (”EEA”).

It may be transferred to third parties outside of the EEA for the purpose of fulfilling our anti-fraud detection and prevention services. It may/will also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. This includes staff engaged in, among other things, our anti-fraud services, development and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Autistic Dating will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Retention of your data

We understand our legal duty to retain accurate data and only retain personal data for as long as we need it for our legitimate business interests and that you are happy for us to do so.  Accordingly, we regularly review our use of data with the aim of removing data that we no longer have a legitimate business interest in maintaining.

In order to ensure our data is kept up to date we ask that you let us know of changes to your personal data.

We segregate our data so that we keep different types of data for different time periods.  The criteria we use to determine whether we should retain your personal data includes:

  • the nature of the personal data;

  • its perceived accuracy;

  • our legal obligations;

  • whether an interview or placement has been arranged; and

  • our recruitment expertise and knowledge of the industry by country, sector and job role.

Your Rights

  • Marketing: You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes, or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for marketing purposes. We we will collect express consent from you prior to using your personal data for any marketing purposes.

  • Human intervention: you may request human intervention where a decision has been made about you based solely on automated processing, and/or you may challenge that decision

  • Access: you may request access to your personal data, which enables you to receive a copy of the personal data that we hold about you and to check to see if we are processing it lawfully.

  • Transfer: you may request that we transfer your personal data to you or a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Please note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

  • Rectification: you may request rectification of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

  • Erasure: you may request erasure of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

  • Object to processing: you may object to how we are processing your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

  • Restriction: you may request that we restrict how we process your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data's accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

  • Withdrawal of Consent: where we have relied on your consent to process your personal data you will have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

  • Make a complaint to a supervisory body which in the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO can be contacted through this link:


To exercise any of these rights please contact us using the details on page 1 of this document.

The ICO regulates most UK data and information laws. To learn more about your rights, visit the ICO website at


Protecting your information

Autistic Dating are dedicated to keeping your data safe as such we have the following policies in place to help us do this.

We have a Data Breach Policy to help guide us in the event of a data loss or data breach, a copy of this is available on request.

To help guide us and ensure we manage safety then we also have a data security policy.

Password Restrictions

At Autistic Dating we ask that all passwords are changed at regular intervals and to be of minimum complexities.  We would ask that if you are a user of our site that you keep your password safe and report any loss/ breach of your passwords to us as soon as practically possible.

Access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR give you the right to access information held about you or your end user. 

If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, then you should contact Autistic Dating and we will seek to work with you to provide any information required.

A subject access request should be submitted to, and we will seek to get you the necessary information within 72hours.






Changes to our privacy notice

Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcomed and should be addressed to