We want to create a safe bay where people can meet and interact. A place to find dates, friends, partners, lovers - and community.
Dating is about sharing playful adventures. Everyone on the Bay platform should feel safe, while exploring their identities, dreams and desires.
We believe all humans are equal. We welcome all genders, races and sexual orientations and do not accept any kind of hatred or discrimination.
Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Be trustworthy and honest. Basically, don't be a d*ck (no matter your gender).
Have your date send current images by SMS before you meet.
Always meet in a public place for the first date.
Threaten or intimidate other users.
Harass, bully or spam other users.
Post content which is sexist, racist, homophobic or discriminatory in any other way.
Use Bay for any unlawful activities.
Promote or advertise sexual services.
With the ability to act anonymously on the Bay platform comes great responsibility. We need you to work with us to keep the platform protective and safe for all users. To do that, please abide by these simple rules:
It’s never OK to share the following on Bay - public or secret:
If you are using the Bay platform to seek sexual relationships, make sure any image of a private nature is secret/hidden.
You can do a lot to help us. You can report any users that don’t respect our community guidelines. To report a user go to the bottom of their profile. If you are matched you can report or block in the Connect section as well.
If you are blocked or reported by more than three different users, your profile will be disabled. To get your account reopened contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you collude to get other users' accounts disabled for no proper reason, you will be banned from the platform.
Crimes such as child pornography, promotion of terrorism etc. will be reported directly to the police.
By registering and using Bay Dating ApS you will provide us, and we will collect, information about you, including information used to identify you. This is what we call your “Personal Data”. This means data that lets you identify yourself directly, like your or your image, or indirectly such as your first name, phone number or your browsing and session data. It is important for you to know how this Data is collected, what we do with it and for how long, so you can be fully informed about your rights. This is why we have prepared this document, which we have tried to make as clear and simple as possible. If, despite our efforts, you would still like to ask us any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Bay Dating ApS and our development partner Goco ApS handles all data. No personal user data is shared or sold with or to third parties. Bay Dating ApS and Goco ApS are based in Denmark and are subject to European GDPR regulations.
Bay Dating ApS, Sankt Jørgens Allé 5D, 1., 1650 København V, Denmark.
Goco ApS, Havneholmen 72, 5 th., 1561 København V.
Bay Dating ApS publishes the Bay application, a social network that enables you to meet people for dating, relationships, friendships etc.
In order to operate Bay Dating ApS, we collect the information (i) which you provide to us directly, as well as (ii) data which we collect automatically.
(i) Data you provide to us directly
Registration data: in order to be able to use Bay Dating ApS, you must create an account and provide us with the following personal details:
When we collect and process your Personal Data, we may do so for the following reasons:
We collect, use and store your Personal Data in order to process your requests, manage our relationship and your use of the Bay app, optimize our services and tools in order to create and maintain a secure environment, and fulfill our legal obligations, as explained below.
Managing our relationship and access to the Bay app
You can delete your account at any time by clicking on the relevant button in your ‘Settings’. When you delete your account, you will immediately stop communicating your current and future details to Bay Dating ApS and Goco ApS and your profile will no longer exist in our database.
We will only keep your Personal Data for the period of time required to fulfil the purposes for which we process your details unless we are permitted or required by law to keep it for a longer period of time. Generally, we will delete your Data as soon as you delete your account, unless:
If your age is checked, we immediately delete your ID document after verification.
The data we collect is intended solely for internal use by Bay Dating ApS and our development partner Goco ApS. We will not sell your data to third parties or share them with commercial partners for the purpose of advertising, user modelling or similar.
Only our authorized Privacy Officer will have access to your Personal Data for the above purposes, and he is only permitted to access the data strictly required in order to carry out platform critical management.
We will share aggregated and anonymous user data for commercial, statistical, security and research purposes with trusted partners.
Lastly, the data we process may be forwarded to the police and to the judicial and administrative authorities in order for us to fulfil our legal obligations.
No, all Personal Data is stored in Ireland, EU.
Bay Dating ApS and Goco ApS will ensure that your data is processed securely and confidentially. Accordingly, appropriate technical and strict organizational measures are implemented to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration and erasure of your Personal Data.
However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the The Bay app and provide us with your information at your own risk.
That’s why it is important to let us know right away if you think you have been a victim of an attack on your Personal Data, by writing to us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to access your Personal Data and to request that it be corrected, completed or updated. You may also request that your Data be deleted, by deleting your account in the “Settings” section of the Bay app. You may ask to exercise your right to data portability; in other words, your right to receive your Personal Data in a frequently used structured format and your right to send such data to another processor.
You also have the right to issue instructions as to how your Personal Data should be used after you die. In order to exercise your rights, you will be asked to produce proof of your identity of any kind. You may submit your request by sending a letter to Bay Dating ApS or an e-mail to email@example.com. We will do our utmost to fulfil your requests, but don’t forget that this right is not unlimited and must be exercised according to the conditions of current legislation.
Any request to exercise your rights should be reasonable. Where necessary, we will explain the reasons why we are unable to meet your request.
Should you have any other complaint, please contact the ap propriate national data protection authority.
Or by writing to us at the following postal address:
Bay Dating ApS, Sankt Jørgens Allé 5D, 1., 1650 København V, Denmark.
IF YOU BECOME A CLUB BAY MEMBER AND PAY BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD (OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD ASSOCIATED WITH AN AUTOMATICALLY RENEWING SUBSCRIPTION), YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW FOR CERTAIN PERIODS OF TIME IF YOU DO NOT CANCEL PRIOR TO THE END OF THE TERM.
The Bay Application (the “Bay App”) allows you to search for potential dates, friends, relationships and hopefully find community.
The Bay App is developed and operated by Bay Dating ApS, a Danish company registered with CVR number 41418990 and having its registered offices located:
Sankt Jørgens Allé 5D, 1., 1650 København V, Denmark.
1.3 You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Bay Dating ApS as a result of this Agreement or use of the Service.
2.1 If you are under age 18, you are not permitted to use the Bay App.
2.2 To create a user profile and have access to the Bay App, you have to provide us with personal information. You also have to upload a profile picture that represents you. Those personal data need to be provided to access the Bay App and its functionalities.
2.3 While creating a profile user, you have to provide us with correct information and do not create an account without your own identity. In the event that your access to the Bay App has been suspended, interrupted or somehow blocked or removed by Bay Dating ApS, you are not allowed to create a new user profile.
2.4 Within the framework of the control of the user profiles created on the Bay App and the detection of false ages of users, Bay Dating ApS reserves the right to carry out checks. Thus, in case of reasonable doubt about your age, Bay Dating ApS will proceed to analyze your profile pictures to verify your age and will ask you to send a screenshot of your ID document and/or record a short video in which you state your identity.
3.1 The creation of your user profile and the access to the standard features of the Bay App is free. To enrich your experience, you can subscribe to a premium subscription that will give you access to additional features upon payment of a monthly fee ("Paid Services"). The characteristics of Paid Services and their prices are specified in the Bay App.
3.3 Once purchased, the Paid Services do not give the right to any refund, even in case of non-use. In accordance with applicable regulations, when you purchase a Paid Service, you expressly agree to have it available immediately and waive your right of withdrawal regarding this purchase.
4.1 Bay Dating ApS is the exclusive owner of all rights relating to the Bay App and, in particular, the right to host, store, use, display, copy, modify, adapt, publish, edit and distribute all or part of the constituent elements thereof, in particular, and without limit: the brands, logos, designs, animations, videos, images, text, data and databases, computer code, and content published or presented on the Bay App or the websites and services belonging to Bay Dating ApS. Bay Dating ApS is also the sole owner of rights to the brand Bay. Any copy, reproduction, representation, use, distribution, or reutilisation of these elements without the authorisation of Bay Dating ApS is liable to legal proceedings, in particular for trademark infringement.
4.2 The reproduction, amendment, modification (of any kind), distribution, sale, rental, reverse engineering, or creation of derivative work of the Bay App and/or any other constituent element (including software or source code) is prohibited without the authorisation of Bay Dating ApS and/or of the applicable regulations.
4.3 By the sole means of allowing the download and use of Bay, Bay Dating ApS grants users, anywhere in the world, a personal, free, non-transferable and non-exclusive authorisation to access and use the Bay App for private use. Downloading and/or using the Bay App does not confer any rights (intellectual property or other) over the Bay App.
4.4 The Bay App may be subject to change and may be modified at any time. Some functionalities or services may be added or deleted by Bay Dating ApS at its sole discretion. No guarantee of any sort, either express or implied, is given with regard to the content, the services or functionalities of the Bay App, either with regard to their existence or their operation.
5.1 Third party content on the Bay App or on bay.dating provided by bloggers, advertisers or other third party content providers belong to the respective copyright holders.
Bay Dating ApS may provide third party content on the Service and may provide links to web pages and content of third parties (collectively the "Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. Bay does not control, endorse or adopt any Third Party Content and makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that Bay Dating ApS is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk.
5.2 The Service may contain advertisements and promotions from third parties or may otherwise provide information about or links to third party products or services. Your dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. Bay Dating ApS is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any features, content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from third party sites. You agree that Bay Dating ApS shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings or as a result of the presence of such third party advertisers or third party information on the Service.
6.1 When you create your profile or you use the Bay App, you will be required to send, receive or create content, consisting of, in particular, information, photos, and/or videos.
6.3 The user accepts entire responsibility for any action, content, information or data which they may upload, download, post, send, or keep within the scope of the use of the Bay App. They will be required to compensate Bay Dating ApS for any damages, losses or expense caused by their words or actions.
6.4 Accuracy of Information. You will not post any inaccurate, misleading, incomplete or false information or User Content to Bay Dating ApS or to any other user.
6.5 No Obligation to Review User Content. Although you understand and acknowledge that Bay Dating ApS has no duty to pre-screen, review, control, monitor or edit the User Content and is not liable for User Content that is provided by others, you agree that Bay Dating ApS may, at its sole discretion, review, edit, refuse to accept or delete User Content at any time and for any reason or no reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Service at your sole cost and expense. This includes Bay Dating ApS’s right to modify, crop, edit or move to closed sections of Your Profile with restricted access of other Members any photos you submit to comply with Bay Dating ApS’s policies, practices and procedures. By getting access to secret/private images of other Members you understand and expressly agree to receive content uploaded by such other Members which may potentially be sexually explicit.
We remind you that you are not authorised to:
Post unsolicited commercial communications, or collect information, data, or content belonging to other users without their consent.
Post content or broadcast any message that infringes on the rights of third parties (in particular to their intellectual property rights), which may be of a pornographic, discriminatory, racist, violent, defamatory, or sexual nature, and/or which may constitute bullying or intimidation of other persons. To this end we remind you that any public photos of a pornographic, exhibitionist, or indecent nature are formally prohibited. Any publication of this nature constitutes an offence liable to deletion of the user account from which they originated, without prejudice to criminal proceedings which may arise therefrom. Secret images can be of a exhibitionist nature, but we do not tolerate explicit nudity or pornography. Keep it classy!
Use the name, the voice or the image of any person without their permission.
Modify the operation of the Bay App or inhibit its access.
Use the Bay App in an illegal, dishonest, malicious and/or discriminatory manner.
In our quality as host, we are not under a general obligation to monitor the information that we store. You nevertheless have the possibility to notify us of content you consider illicit. To be taken into account, any notification should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We urge all our users to report inappropriate content:
Remember to treat the other members of the Bay community with respect and kindness. Basically, don’t be a d… - no matter your gender.
In order to allow comfortable, safe use of the Bay App, we have also put in place a system of community moderation that allows you to report any content you feel is inappropriate. If you want to report the content of a user profile that is not one of your matches, take a screenshot of their profile and send it to email@example.com.
If you want to report the profile of a user who is one of your matches, click on the profile in Connect and swipe to access Report or Block.
9.1 We make every effort to ensure the Bay App made available to you is secure and free from errors. However, you use it at your own risk.
9.2 Furthermore, we give no guarantee as to the absence of errors, interruptions to service, slow running, imperfections, or attacks on the rights of third-parties within the scope of the operation of the Bay App, in particular as a result of events on the internet.
9.3 Bay Dating ApS cannot be held liable in case of disturbance, malfunction, or reduced access to the Bay App resulting from failure attributable to the internet network or to an internet service provider, to the operating system, browser and/or device of the user. Furthermore, Bay Dating ApS cannot be held liable for any event attributable to a case of force majeure.
9.4 Access to and use of the Bay App may be temporarily interrupted due to maintenance or technical updates. Bay Dating ApS accepts no responsibility for the indirect, specific, collateral or punitive consequences, loss of income, data or any other loss resulting from the access and use of the Bay App, its content and/or the illicit use by a third-party of the data or other rights of a user.
9.6 Each user is free to terminate their relationship with Bay Dating ApS relating to the Bay App. They simply need to delete their user profile.
Each user is responsible for the information they provide and the content they distribute during their session and use of the Bay App. The information provided must be accurate, up-to-date, and a true reflection of reality. The content provided by users must be lawful and must not infringe upon the rights of third parties. Bay Dating ApS cannot be held liable for inaccuracies or the erroneous character of content provided by the user and any consequences which may arise as a result.
For any claim or dispute, the user is invited to contact Bay Dating ApS in the first instance at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to allow an amicable solution to be found.
In accordance with article 14 of Regulation (EU) No.524/2013, the European Commission has implemented an online dispute resolution service allowing the independent settlement of online disputes between consumers and professionals within the European Union by extrajudicial means. This service can be accessed at the following address:
Any dispute not resolved by the means indicated above shall be resolved at the Danish courts. The laws of Denmark govern this Agreement and your use of the Service. Your use of the Service may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws. To the extent that any action relating to any dispute hereunder is permitted to be brought in a court of law, such action will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Denmark, and you hereby irrevocably submit to personal jurisdiction in such courts, and waive any defense of inconvenient forum.
April 5, 2021