We may collect and store information that identifies you (“Personal Information”) and is voluntarily provided to us through our Website, application forms, surveys, initial consultations, meetings, or other communications. This may include your first name, last name, e-mail address, gender, date of birth, city of residence, telephone number, occupation/industry, education, height, weight, hobbies, relationship history, religious beliefs, and photographs. We use this information to get to know you, understand your relationship goals and criteria, determine whether you qualify for a membership package, recruit matches, screen prospective clients, and customize your matches.
We also may use this information to send you information that we think may be of interest to you, such as our newsletter, a contest, or promotion. If you do not wish to receive marketing materials or advertisements, please send us an e-mail or write to us at the address listed below By submitting an application to CGL, you understand and acknowledge that we will send your full or partial profile to a potential match and/or discuss your potential pairing with a match without your prior approval. This information will be sent to selected matches for the purpose of determining the matches’ interest in you. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THE MATCHMAKING TEAM AND PROSPECTIVE MATCHES, DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE.
Information About Payments
If you transact business with us, such as by applying for a membership program, we collect
information about the transaction. This includes your payment information, such as your credit
or debit card number, card type, expiration date, billing information, shipping information, and
other related information. We may use financial information to process payment for any
purchases made on our Website, when you submit an application or choose to participate in a
membership program, and for other business purposes.
If you contact us via telephone, e-mail, fax, the postal service, our web form, or in any other
way, we may retain the correspondence and the information it contains. This information may
be used to respond to your inquiry, notify you of CGL-related opportunities, and for marketing
purposes. If you do not wish to receive notifications about CGL-related opportunities, or
otherwise want to restrict the use of information you provide to us, please send us an e-mail or
write to us at the address listed below.
Information from Other Sources
We may maintain information about you from other sources, such as vendors, service providers,
business partners, and other third partners. For example, sometimes a third party with whom we
jointly offer services will provide us with information about your experiences or interactions
with them. This information may be used to provide you with information that may be of
interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these notifications, please send us an e-mail or
write to us at the address listed below.
We also may receive information about you from third party social platforms, such as Facebook.
When you access or use our Website through such a website, you allow us to access or collect
information may be available from your third party social platform profile or account, or from
cookies placed on your device by the third party platform.
Our Website interfaces with social media websites such as Facebook, and may use social media
plugins (e.g., the Facebook "Like" button) to facilitate social media functions. When you visit
our Website, the operator of a social media plugin may set cookies or other tracking technology
on your browser, enabling that social media operator to recognize individuals who visit our
Website. If you are logged into a social media website while browsing on one of our Websites,
the social media plugins may allow the social media website to receive information about your
visit-including the pages that you viewed-and connect the visit to your personally identifiable
information. The social media plugins also allow the social media website to share information
about your activities on our Websites with other users of their social media website. For
example, Facebook social media plugins allow Facebook to show your Likes and comments on
our Websites to your Facebook friends. Your use of social media plugins is subject to each
information that social media websites or plugins collect, store, or use. Before connecting to our
Websites from a social media website or using a social media plugin on our Websites, please be
information about what your access to our Website and what you view on our Website.
Information About Others
We may collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us, such as
their name and e-mail address. For example, our application form allows applicants to refer
friends to CGL. We may store this information to help us recruit additional members or see
whether the referred individual is interested in being matched with an existing member.
URL and IP Address
We collect information about users’ IP addresses when they submit a form on our Website. We
may use information about your IP address to administer our Website, analyze trends, change the
content of our Website based on your needs, gather information about visitor movements, and
improve the effectiveness of our Website. We also may use your IP address to enhance our
security and help diagnose potential problems with our server.
We may assign your device one or more cookies to facilitate access to our Website and to
personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's
computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent
cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for
you to navigate our Website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended
period of time. These cookies may be delivered by us or third parties.
During your visits to other Websites where we advertise, such as Facebook, we (or third parties)
or our Website. For example, once you click on a link to our Website from Facebook, we or they
may collect information about where you, or others who are using your device, saw and/or
clicked on the advertisements we deliver (such as click stream information, browser type, time
and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, etc.), and associate this information
with your subsequent visits to our Website, applications you submit through our Website, or
other data we have collected. We may use this information for the following purposes:
Although you may not opt out of receiving online advertisements generally, you may control the
collection of data on our Website used for targeted CGL advertising during your visits to other
Websites. To opt-out of CGL data collection for targeted advertising on other websites, click
here to Opt Out Now NEED HYPERLINK. 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 use the full functionality of this Website.
Our Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website is generally transmitted to
and stored on a Google server in the U.S. In case of activation of IP anonymization, Google will,
however, truncate/anonymize the last eight-bit segment of your IP address beforehand within
Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European
Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google
server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of the Website, Google will use
this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on the
Website activity, and providing the operator with other services relating to the Website and
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the
Website. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out
page: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Please note that if you disable the use of
cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website.
Do Not Track
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not
Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties
We may disclose all of the information (described above) that we collect, as stated above and in
We do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third-parties for their independent use unless:
(1) you request or authorize us to do so;
(2) we believe the information is needed to comply with the law (for example, to comply with a search warrant, subpoena or court order),
respond to a government request, enforce an agreement we have with you, or to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights,
property or safety of our employees or others;
(3) the information is provided to our agents, third parties or service providers who perform functions on our behalf;
(4) to address emergencies or acts of God;
(5) in anticipation of and in the course of an actual or
potential sale, reorganization, consolidation, merger, or amalgamation of all or part of our
business or operations; or
(6) to address disputes, claims, or to persons holding a legal or
Security Measures to Protect Information
We are committed to taking reasonable efforts to secure the information that you choose to
provide to us, and we use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect
against unauthorized access to or alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. All credit
information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We restrict
access to Personal Information to certain individuals and organizations that need to know the
information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services. We are committed to taking
appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees’ privacy responsibilities.
California Privacy Rights
If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared
personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request,
please send us an e-mail or write to us at the address listed below, and indicate in the subject line
that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry.
The Website is not intended for use by or targeted at children under 18, and we do not knowingly
or intentionally collect information about children under 18. We may provide links to third-party
websites that allow children under the age of 18 to register for use of the website, or are targeted
at children under 18. In such instances, the third-parties are responsible for ensuring that their
websites comply with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.
Visiting our Website from Outside the United States
If you are visiting our Website from outside the United States, please be aware that your
information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the U.S., where our servers are
located and our central database is operated. Please be aware that the data protection and other
laws of the U.S. might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. However, please be
assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our Website, you
agree that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom
Inapplicability of Privacy Policies of Any Linked Websites or Other Third Parties
Website may contain links to other websites, so please be aware that we are not responsible for
the privacy practices of other websites. We also use a third party, Wufoo, to help us create the
application forms that are available on our Website. The information that you submit through
you to carefully read the Privacy Policies of Wufoo as well as other websites you visit carefully.
You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link
located on the bottom of our e-mails, or by sending us an e-mail at the address listed below. For
California residents, please consult the “Your Privacy Rights” section above for additional
We retain Personal Information as long as we consider it potentially useful for business
purposes. We also keep information as otherwise required by law.
How You Can Access and Change Your Information
You can update or correct your Personal Information, or remove it from our system by making a
request to us at the contact information provided below. If for some reason access is denied, we
will provide an explanation of why access has been denied.
Conditions of Use
and/ any other agreement we might have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and
conditions, you should not use this Website or any of services.
Dispute Resolution Including Binding Arbitration
The services provide by CGL are personal and private. To protect the private nature of these
services, you agree that any dispute related in any way to use of this Website will be governed by
the laws of Alabama.
You also agree to:
1) Abide by any limitation of damages contained in any agreement we may have with you;
2) Resolve all disputes, except those specified in 3) below, through binding arbitration in
California under the American Arbitration Association Rules in effect at the time when
arbitration is sought.
3) Resolve through litigation disputes arising from an alleged violation of intellectual property
rights or breach of confidentiality for which the injured party may suffer irreparable harm and
may seek a restraining order, preliminary injunctive relief, an injunction, specific performance or
other equitable relief and/or legal remedies, and actions to enforce the decisions of arbitrators,
which may be taken in any court of competent jurisdiction in California and to which you hereby
consent waiving all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens.
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and
despite our efforts, CGL cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you
transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. If you have questions about this
and may do so by posting a new version online. Your continued use of the Website and/or
continued provision of Personal Information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current
provide us, please contact as at:
P.O. Box 191, Daphne, Alabama 36526
Last updated January 15, 2019