FFN is located in the United States. If you are visiting any of the FFN Websites from outside the United States, you must be aware that your Personal Information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or other countries in which FFN or its service providers are located. The data protection and other laws of the United States and these other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, and your Personal Information may be accessible to law enforcement authorities in the United States or of other countries.
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FriendFinder’s award-winning websites include accolades from leading industry publications and companies such as XBIZ, AVN, YNOT, GFY and LALExpo. As a recognized leader in our industry, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers, members, affiliates, and employees, We do not and will never use fake bots to communicate with our members as a substitute for the real interaction our customers value and depend on.
Today, FriendFinder’s award-winning portfolio of services synergistically combines the technical and brand assets of online personals, social-networking, live video chat, recorded video, online chat rooms, webcams, instant messaging, photo and video sharing, and premium content. With over 700,000,000 (not a typo; that’s 700 MILLION!) people engaged with at least one of our websites, and a track record of over twenty years of positive customer experiences, we continue our mission of pioneering new development of innovative, social media technology connecting people every day all over the world.
We may be required to disclose your Personal Information in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. In addition, we expressly reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to enforce our agreements, policies, and rules governing your use of the FFN Websites, and/or to report information concerning a threat of serious injury or death.
Due to the nature of many of the services provided by the FFN Websites, certain of your Personal Information will be disclosed to other Members. As an example, if you complete a "dating" profile and choose to disclose your religious affiliation or ethnic origin, this information will be available to other Members using the services on the applicable FFN Website. By providing this type of profile information to us, you have consented to the use and disclosure of your Personal Information in this manner.
On November 13, 2016, it was reported that a database of usernames, e-mails, and passwords had been breached and leaked from Adult FriendFinder and other FriendFinder Networks websites. The breach included 300 million Adult FriendFinder user accounts, including account data for 15 million accounts that had supposedly been "deleted". The passwords had not been encrypted at all, or encrypted with the obsolete and insecure SHA-1.
The parent company (Various, Inc.) had difficulty finding venture capital due to the adult nature of its business. In December 2007, the company was sold to the Penthouse Media Group for $500 million. Penthouse later changed its name to FriendFinder Networks. In October 2009, as part of an arrangement with The Kluger Agency, musician Flo Rida released a music video for his song "Touch Me" via Adult FriendFinder. A representative of the agency stated that it was "always great to combine a very sexy high octane record with a very sexy brand.