Classmates is a website that allows you to connect with past high school friends. They are owned by PeopleConnect.
Personal data collected
Classmates collects personal data from you when you register for their services, such as name, maiden name, postal address, zip code, email address, mobile number, birth date and year, marital status, password, and one or more community affiliations (such as your school). You may also be asked to login via Facebook to register your account. If you decide to do so, you will be giving Classmates access to your public Facebook profile. When you are registered with Classmates, your name, community affiliations, and years associated will be shown on Classmates’ website and you will no longer be anonymous. They may also display your geographic location based off of your zip code, so others can find you. You can opt out of showing your location publicly by accessing your privacy settings and editing your preferences.
If you accept connecting your Facebook to Classmates’ website, personal information may be shared with them, such as email address, birthday, profile, photos, school and work affiliations, location, interests, activities, and friend information. You will also be authorizing Classmates to post to your profile on occasion, such as looking at a reunion, liking a photo, joining a community affiliation, viewing a yearbook, tagging someone in a yearbook, becoming a reunion organizer, updating the detail of a reunion, responding to a reunion invitation, tagging someone as remembered, and allow you to post additional information about your activities or information you found via Classmates.
When you post a positive testimonial, Classmates may display it on their website, marketing materials, and in other places, in addition to other endorsements. The testimonial may include your name and geographic information. They also obtain certain information through your browser, such as IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider, and other related data.
Personal data usage
Classmates uses data to:
- Analyze trends.
- Administer the services.
- Track user movement.
- Detect fraud or other types of abuse.
- Gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
- Resolve technical issues.
- Support security for their users.
- Bill you for their paid services.
- Notify you of additional products and paid services they offer.
- Comply with legal requirements.
- Prevent fraud and illegal activities.
Cookies and similar tech
With a Classmates account, you can connect to your old high school friends, find them on the website, contact them, plan a reunion, attend a reunion, and more. Minors (under 18) are not allowed to sign up for their services and they do not collect information from minors. If they discover a minor has signed up, they will delete their information and account. For Intelius or US Search Services, they do not share any information from children under 13. If you find information regarding a child under 13, you may contact Classmates and have it removed.
Data shared with Classmates
How to protect your privacy
You can protect your privacy in various ways on Classmates’ website, for example:
- Delete your testimonial through customer service.
- Disable cookies.
- Manage flash cookies.
- Cancel your membership.
- Remove your information from their databases.
How to contact Classmates about your privacy
You can contact Classmates via email or postal mail at:
Attention: Policy Compliance
1501 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101