|Alerts||on / off|
|Name, age||David, 43|
|Sex, sexuality||Male, Straight|
|Interests||Female, Same age, 75 miles away|
|Location||53.178, -2.88, Chester, GB|
|Last login||5 days ago|
Email is needed to create / confirm the account as well as sending you alerts, if you wish. We are looking at ways to make this unreadable with our data. If you wish to remain private you can create a new email address with Gmail, Yahoo or iCloud for the purpose of online dating only.
Your password is hashed. The huge mass of numbers and letters is a 1 way encryption process. The $2y and the start tells our code that this is a Blowfish encrypted password and the $11 is how much effort the computer needs to create it. $11 with today's technology is about 0.1 seconds. This means that a hacker needs to wait 0.1 seconds for every attempt to crack the password. Our default passwords are created in a way that there are 4,913,000,000,000 combinations. If a hacker got lucky and found the password after trying 50% of the combinations it would take (4,900,000,000,000 / 2) x 0.1 seconds = 7,784 years. Every person's password is encrypted in a unique way so every password could take over 7,000 years to reverse engineer. We do the same with the token, which is a secret code that is used to keep you logged into the app. The effort is lower for this as it's changed automatically over time and also updated every time you login. This method of securing your password and token is one of the safest methods in existence today. There have been high level data breaches from companies that are house hold brands (and listed on the world stock exchanges) who don't get even close to being this secure.
The Name stored is only your first name and you can always use a different name if you wish. We have this to make the conversations and matches more personal.
Notice that we store age and not date of birth. We don't need to know detailed information like that and often banks use your date of birth as a security question so you should never have to give it away to a dating site.
Your location is stored with latitude and longitude coordinates, which in turn determines your country and city. Normally these should have a lot more numbers after the decimal place, for example, 53.1924838,-2.9229868. We only store an approximated location so if our data was ever breached your home or place of work would not be exposed.
We store some data about your phone for a couple of reasons. The first is we provide via the app some different settings if your phone is an older model, this is done so we can keep the app running as fast as possible for you. The second reason is we want to keep track of what models of phones are being used to help make informed decisions about what feature we should develop.
Your IP address is stored to offer all users a degree of protection. If someone acts illegally we can work with the police and ISP to determine who used that address at that specific time.