Privacy Policy
Version 2.3

Last updated: January 23, 2019


Pyar is a global online dating platform and iPhone/Android app with a focus on (but not exclusively for) people of South Asian heritage/background. All users must be 18 or older to join. We require the user to agree to that statement, as well as our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, during registration. Upon any changes to our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, we will notify the user immediately upon login (and through email communication). The user will have to sign off on these before proceeding to browse.


During registration, we collect the following information:

  Field   Displayed on Profile
First name Yes
Email No
Mobile telephone number No
Password No
(Optional) Social connection via Facebook No
Date of Birth Only displaying Age on profile
Gender Yes
Gender the user is interested in Yes
Location of Residence (City, State/Province, Country) Yes

After registration is completed, we ask for this optional information:

  Field   Displayed on Profile
Photo (9 total uploads allowed) Yes
Phone Number (for verification purposes) No
Selfie Image (for verification purposes) No
Ethnicity Yes
Religion Yes
Relationship Status Yes
Number of Children Yes
Child Preference Yes
Build Yes
Height Yes
Hobbies Yes
Personality Traits Yes
Bio Question Responses Yes
Smoking Habits Yes
Drinking Habits Yes
Ideal Relationship Yes
Area of Work Yes
Education Yes
Hometown Yes
Number of Pets Yes
Pet Preference Yes
Match Preferences (consists of some of the above preferences) No

In addition to the above, Premium users are required to authorize a charge through their chosen payment provider. This charge will continue indefinitely until cancelled by the user.

In addition, when you use the service, we collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, and unique device identifiers).


We use the user's information to:

  • -  Set up an account
  • -  Deliver our products and services
  • -  Verify identity (that user is a real person)
  • -  Communicate via email about account changes, promotions or other information or advertising about our site
  • -  Give user better matches
  • -  Display to user's matches
  • -  Develop and display content and advertising customized for the user's interests on our site and other sites
  • -  Perform ad tracking and website or mobile application analytics;
  • -  Find matches near the user (on mobile devices, upon accepting our geolocation service request)
  • -  Access the photos on the user's mobile phone (upon accepting our camera/gallery service request)
  • -  Send one-time emails to friends' emails that a user has referred
  • -  Enforce or exercise any rights set forth in our Terms of Use

In addition, we use cookies and other technologies to collect information from your device and about your activities on our site or application.

Information collected automatically. We automatically collect information from your browser or device when you visit our website or application. This information could include your IP address, device ID, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see Cookies below), and the referring website address.

Additionally, if you refer friends' emails to us through the Referral form, we automatically collect this information in our database. We send your referred friends an email that invites them to visit and join Pyar, as well as provide instructions on how to opt out or unsubscribe from our email list. You agree that you will not abuse the referral feature by entering the email addresses of individuals who would not be interested in

To opt-out of data collection for targeted advertising on other sites, click here: Opt Out Now. To opt-out of data collection for referrals, click here: Friend Referral Opt Out. 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 sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our site. Other cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to the registration data you have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, in hashed, non-human readable form. No personally identifiable information is contained in these cookies. To opt-out of these cookies, please go to

Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons, pixel tags, local storage and other technologies that facilitate personalization to track your use of the site. We also may use these technologies in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website or application visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming, or other activities.

Financial information. We may use financial information or payment method information to (i) process payment for any purchases, (ii) protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and (iii) otherwise as needed to manage our business.


Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated in this Privacy Policy or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share information, including personal information, with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service, and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, ad tracking and analytics, member screenings, and supporting our website or application functionality. We may also share your name, contact information, and credit card information with our third-party service providers who process credit card payments. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.

We also may disclose your information, including personal information:

In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud, or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website Terms of Use or other agreements or policies.

In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or bankruptcy. Should file for bankruptcy protection or have a third party petition filed against it under the bankruptcy code, any assets of the company, including personal and non-personal information may be sold or transferred, in whole or part to a new entity.

Aggregated and/or non-personal-information. We may share non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our site and on websites or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information, or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form, with third parties, including advisors, writers, researchers, partners, advertisers, and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis, advertising, marketing, or other business purposes. We may also share your geolocation information in de-identified form with third parties for the above purposes. To opt out of the sharing of your geolocation information, please decline or disable the geolocation feature.

Our services also include access to messaging and chat features. As a member, you have access to members' first names, given names or nicknames as provided by them, and might gain access to other contact information of other members through regular use of the services if members choose to give you such information. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you agree that, with respect to other members' personally identifiable information that you obtain through the Services, Pyar hereby grants you a license to use such information only for: (a) Pyar related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages, and (b) any other purpose to which such member expressly agrees after complete disclosure of the purpose. In all cases, you must give members an opportunity to remove themselves from your database. In addition, under no circumstances, except as defined in this Privacy Policy, may you disclose personally identifiable information about another member to any third party without consent from the member after adequate disclosure. Pyar and our members do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a Pyar member to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express consent after adequate disclosure. To report spam from other Pyar members, please Contact Us.

If you are visiting from outside the United States and/or India, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States and/or India, where our servers are located, and our central databases are operated. By using our services, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.



The user will be able to personally bookmark the match, without sending any notification to that match.


The user will be able to send a flirt to the match, so that the match is aware that the current user is interested in him/her. The user can only flirt with any match once, and the match can only flirt back with the user once. The user cannot take back, remove or in any way cancel a flirt.


This is a premium-only feature, where a Premium user may send a message to a match. However, if the match happens to be a Basic member, (s)he will not be able to message the user back. Therefore, Basic members are only able to view messages; they are unable to send them.

Users are not allowed to send images through our messaging functionality. They may only send text, including emojis.


The user can alert the administrators that someone is harassing, spamming, or breaking the rules, anonymously, by clicking the report button appearing on the matches profile or match tile or by sending an email to


The user can alert the administrators that someone is harassing, spamming, or breaking the rules, anonymously, by clicking the report button appearing on the matches uploaded images or by sending an email to


A user may block a specific match even if the match is not breaking the rules. If the user does not want either party to receive updates on one another, s(he) can block that match. The user may also unblock a match from the user's Account page.


The user may hide a match. This essentially means that the user is unfollowing any updates about that match on the user's dashboard or notifications. However, this does not block the user or the match from viewing one another's profiles.


Premium users may choose to browse invisibly (without notifying the match that they have seen their profile). Premium users are also allowed to see the matches who viewed them (provided the match is not browsing invisibly).

Basic users may not browse invisibly, and they have no visibility into who viewed their profile.


The user may update their information by going to their Account Settings page. The following personal information may be changed:

First name (Only allowed to be updated once in 90 days)
Date of Birth
Gender (Only once, by admin request)
Gender the user is interested in
Location of Residence (City, State/Province, Country)


The user may change his/her Time Zone and Units of measurement. (Imperial/Metric). Aside from that, the user may manage their email preferences and push notification preferences

1.7.1 EMAIL

The user may select the types of email notifications to receive. However, there will be a select few that are non-negotiable.

  Email Notification Type   Opt-Out or Unsubscribe Possible?
Pyar Tips Yes
Pyar Promotions Yes
Account Updates No
Membership Updates No


Users may turn all push notifications off or on. There are no individual controls for the various types of push notifications.



Basic and Premium users can disable their account temporarily, which means that their profile will not be visible to anyone until they sign in again. To the match, the user will resemble a user who has blocked the match.


Basic and Premium users can delete their account entirely. This means that:

  • The user's account and information will permanently be deleted from our main database. It will be transferred to a different database for purposes as set forth in the “Data Retention” section below.
  • The user will no longer show up on anyone's recommendations.
  • There will be no refund for the user's Premium subscription.
  • The user's chat conversations will be lost.
  • The user's photos will be lost.

If the user decides to come back...

  • The user will have to fill out his/her information again.
  • The user will be able to create a new account with the same email or Facebook account.
  • The user will need to upload his/her photos again.
  • The user will need to purchase a subscription again if (s)he would like to be a Premium member.


We will not delete the user's profile or information unless and until they complete the "Delete My Account" process from their Account - Privacy page. This involves:

  1. Confirming their desire to delete
  2. Clicking on the link from their email to get to the Delete my Account page
  3. Filling out their reason for deletion and agreeing to the conditions
  4. Clicking DELETE from the bottom of the page

After all these steps are completed, we will delete their entire account and data from our website's main database. It will be transferred to a different database for purposes set forth below. Should the user decide to come back again, (s)he will be treated as a brand-new user.

When a user deletes their account, we will retain certain data for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our terms and conditions, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our services or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties' policies.



Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters, and are case sensitive.

To access personal information, a user must enter their current password. If the user does not remember their password, they must go through the reset password process, using their email address to verify ownership.


Only matches who are signed in with Pyar will be able to see the user's profile and information (provided the user has not blocked them). Any user's profile will not be visible from search engines or if the user is not logged in.


Our platform may contain links to other websites. Inclusion of third party links in the platform does not imply endorsement from


We have appropriate security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information stored in our database. We will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between the user's computer and our servers, but given that no information transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and hence accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.


Our site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage the user to be aware of this when leaving our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by us.


We may use third-party advertising companies to serve third-party ads on our website. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is anonymous. Some of these companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers you the option to opt out of ad targeting from its member companies by following the procedures listed at


All users must be age 18 years or older to register for the site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. We do not target or site or any of our services to children under the age of 13. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we may receive from a user whom we believe to be under the age of 13 will be deleted from our database. This privacy policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of Pyar except as stated in Section 1.4 above.


  • Phone: 732-444-8437
  • Fax: 732-940-4300
  • Email:
  • Location: 210 N Center Dr.
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902, USA


We will occasionally update this privacy policy. When we post changes to this privacy policy, we will revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this privacy policy. We recommend that you check our service from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this privacy policy or any of our other policies.

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