In addition to the information included in the above stated policies we are offering helpful information and resources to further safeguard privacy. Remember you are in charge of your privacy and it is prudent to take responsibility for your privacy and your safety through education and caution.
When creating a profile on LatinConexiones.com do not use your real name but rather select a username that you have not used anywhere else. If you wish to use your real name use a different spelling and again not a spelling that you have used anywhere else.
Do not share your place of employment. If the online dating site offers a selection from a menu it is okay to choose an industry.
Avoid posting digital photos if at all possible. Digital photos may contain metadata on where and when they were taken. If you take a “selfie” with your cell phone camera and your phone is configured to allow location then the location is revealed. There are applications that can read and display the metadata for other people to see. Use new photos that have never before been posted on the internet. Internet photo identification services can readily track photos that had previously appeared on the internet.
If you have developed a relationship with another user and you have progressed to the point of sharing personal contact information do not share your personal email. Create a separate disposable email address that you will use only for online dating .
Check the privacy settings on the dating website you choose to see what setting are available. LatinConexiones.com does not use geolocation, or location tracking, that shows where users are. Location tracking may help those whom you wish to know your location but it is also available to others whom you do not wish to know.
Keep your antennae raised. There are warning signs that can help increase you to be cautious. Beware of information that is being shared to you that is counter to establishing good communications to help build a good friendship or relationship. An early request to communicate via personal emails or an early request to “meet up” somewhere are two warning signs that should encourage you to move cautiously.
Beware of scammers. The growth of online dating is phenomenal but along with that success comes the scammers. LatinConexiones.com has all of the latest and greatest of security for the users and the site itself but the scammers will always be on the internet. Our best advice is to always be careful and while we know your heart may be beating faster your brain and your intuition are still your best guides.
We suggest that you search the many articles on the internet that are helpful to safeguarding your privacy. Search for:
- Privacy apps that can remove the metadata from your photos
- How to remove Geotags from your photos
- How to protect your privacy while online
- California Online Privacy Protection Act
- Do Not Track preferences in web browsers
- Fair Information Practices Principles
- Children Online Privacy Protection Act
- The CAN-Spam Act
- Visit https://www.ftd.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect against identity theft
- Check your Facebook settings since many apps search your Facebook data
Remember most dating sites strive to create a safe environment for you to join a rapidly growing way to meet new friends, build new relationships and maybe find the love you have been seeking. LatinConexiones.com is among that group of dating sites and is dedicated to help you have a safe and enjoyable experience.