1. Who we are

Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company with a portfolio of premium dating websites designed for singles seeking serious relationships.

Spark Networks SE, respects your privacy and has developed this Privacy Policy to illustrate that we are committed to the protection of your privacy and how we use any data and information we collect, with whom we share it and how we safeguard it. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully before using our website. By using our websites, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This website privacy policy was updated on: 1st May 2022

2. Information we collect

We monitor visits to our website, principally so that we can make sure that it is easy to navigate, identify the areas that are of particular interest to visitors and generally improve the site and our services.

The information that we collect in this process will not identify you as an individual. We do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the contact features on the site. In some circumstances, our records will identify organizations visiting our site and we may use that information in managing our relationships with those organizations – for example, in considering how to develop the services that we offer them.

The Services offered by us are not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age. If we identify that we have collected information from users under the age of 13, we will take immediate measures to delete their data.

To provide this service, we collect process and use a range of your personal information. We take measures to guarantee the privacy of our user’s private information, such as pseudonymization and anonymization.

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We comply with the strict provisions of German and European data protection law.

2.1 Log Files

If you visit our website Spark Networks SE, we need and collect from you only so-called log files. By default, however, when visiting our website, we store the following information:

  • IP address (Internet Protocol address) of the accessing computer
  • The website from which you visit us (referrer)
  • The websites you visit with us
  • The date and duration of the visit
  • Browser type and browser settings
  • Operating system

This data is evaluated for statistical purposes only in order to optimize our offer. This data is not used to identify you.

This website contains links to our various websites which we own and operate. The linked sites have different privacy policies than that of this website, and we recommend that before you provide any personal information, you review the privacy policy associated with the site where you will be submitting your information.

2.2 Cookies and similar technologies

Manage Cookie Preferences

We use data collection devices such as “cookies”. “Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing customized services. We also offer certain features that are only available through the use of a “cookie”. Cookies can also help us provide information which is targeted to your interests. Cookies are not used to run programs or to load viruses onto your computer. Instead, the main purpose of cookies is to provide you with a tailored offer and to make the use of the service as comfortable as possible.

Cookies contain, for example, information about your previous access to the respective server or information about which offers were previously called. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to refuse cookies or to ask for confirmation beforehand. If you refuse cookies, however, this may mean that not all of our offers work for you smoothly.

We use session cookies and permanent cookies.

  • Session Cookies: we mostly use “session cookies”, which are not stored on your hard drive and are deleted when the browser is closed. Session cookies are used for login authentication and to balance the system load.
  • Permanent cookies: we use “permanent cookies” to save your personal use settings. This allows for personalization and improves the service, because you can find your personal settings again on subsequent visits

2.3 Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting. We use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Name Purpose Expiry
eqMajorAnnouncement Used by Equisolve to store whether a user has seen a popup announcement on the site 7 days
eq-klaro Used by Equisolve to store whether a user accepted or declined cookie consent banner 1 year

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Name Purpose Expiry
app_93303_DetailedQuoteTab Used by QuoteMedia in their Qmod stock tool suite. 30 mins
app_93303_DayYearRange Used by QuoteMedia in their Qmod stock tool suite. 30 mins
app_93303_InteractiveChart Used by QuoteMedia in their Qmod stock tool suite. 30 mins
app_93303_PriceHistory Used by QuoteMedia in their Qmod stock tool suite. 30 mins

2.4 Recipients of data

Depending on how you use our website, we share your information with the following recipients who are essential to improve our website and communicating with you:

  • Equisolve is a digital agency hosting, developing and maintaining our website. To provide these services to us, visitors Personal data is shared with and processed by Equisolve in the USA. The data processing agreement and the standard European contract clauses concluded between us and Equisolve can be accessed at any time here.

2.5 Data Transferred to Workable

Interested applicants can apply to our vacancies through the ‘Career’ option we provide in our website. In order to optimize your application experience we use the online tool Workable (https://www.workable.com/).

In order for you to apply for a vacancy to one of Spark´s company, you will need to submit your application through Workable. Therefore you’ll be redirected to the Workable webpage. Workable will transfer your submitted data to our respective subsidiary, where we will then assess your application.

We have taken legal measures to ensure that Workable will protect your privacy according to European Union data protection standards.

After the application process has ended, applicants are given the option to choose if they want to allow Spark Networks to keep their application information in case there is a future opening that might interest them. If applicants chose the option ‘No’ then their personal information will be automatically deleted within 6 months and not be stored. However, even if applicants chose ‘Yes’ but change their mind in the future, they can request from Spark Networks to opt-out from the list of applicants, and we will make sure to remove their personal data from our registry.

If you have given consent to the storage of your personal data submitted during the application process, it will be stored for one year and then deleted automatically.

3. Your Rights

You have the following rights in relation to your information, which you may exercise at any time in written form.

3.1 Consent

If we use data for a purpose, which by provisions of law requires your consent, we will always ask for your explicit agreement and record your consent. You can revoke your given consent at any time and / or object to future use of your data. To revoke consent or make an objection, sending us an e-mail atdataprotection@spark.netwill suffice.

3.2 Individual Rights

  • The right to be informed

The right to be informed encompasses Spark Networks SE obligation to provide ‘fair processing information’, typically through a privacy notice. It emphasizes the need for transparency over how we use your personal data.

  • The right of access

The Right of Access gives you the right to request from Spark Networks SE information regarding your personal data. You have the right to request to: a) obtain information whether your personal data is being processed, b) in case it is, you can require to access the data and obtain a copy, and c) request to obtain supplementary information about the processing.

  • The right to rectification

It gives you the right to require from the Spark Networks SE to rectify inaccuracies about your personal data. In case the data that Spark Networks SE possess is not up to date or incomplete, you can require to complete the data.

  • The right to erasure/ Right to be forgotten

The Right to Erasure allows you to require from the Spark Networks SE to remove or delete their personal data from their system, so that their data cannot be found by third parties.

  • The right to restrict processing

The right to restriction of processing allows you to demand from Spark Networks SE to stop processing your personal data however, Spark Networks SE will still be able to store the data

  • The right to data portability

The Right to Data Portability gives you the right to require from Spark Networks SE to provide information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable form so that if you require it may be transferred to another data controller without hindrance.

  • The right to object

The Right to Object allows you to prevent Spark Networks SE from further processing their personal data if there are no legitimate grounds for the processing of the data.

  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

You have the right to refuse to be subject of automated data processing, if the decisions produce legal effects or if they significantly affect you.

  • The right to withdraw consent at any time

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing consent will be made easy by us.

  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If we do not respond to your request within a month, you have the right to lodge a complaint at the supervisory authority, and seek a judicial remedy.

3.3 Lawfulness of Processing

Spark Networks SE processes your data on the basis of Article 6(a) and 6(f) which state:

  • “(a) the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;” and
  • “(f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.”

If we use personal information for a purpose, which by provisions of law requires your consent, we will always ask for your explicit agreement and record your consent.

4. Further Information

For more information you can contact us at

Spark Networks SE
Kohlfurter Strasse 41/43
10999 Berlin
Deutschland (Germany)

Email:dataprotection@spark.net
Fax: +49 30 868 000 220
Phone Number: +49 30 868 000 111