Privacy and Safety Tips
Dear QuackQuack Users,
QuackQuack aims to provide you with a safe & secure environment in which you search and find your partner.
To ensure your safety and privacy while you are enjoying visiting the site, we have put up some guidelines cum tips. It is necessary for you to exercise these simple precautions for your privacy & for a safe and secure visit.
We believe YOU can help us make YOUR experience a better one because matchmaking can be a bit tricky. Following are the list of Do's (Cool)
and Don'ts (Uncool)
that are encouraged to be followed while you are at Indian Dating
@QuackQuack. These are integrated with a good step by step guide to help you making your experience safe.
Be anonymous & guard it !
Our system of anonymous contacting (waves, likes, etc) and private messaging is present to ensure that your identity is protected until the time YOU decide to reveal it.
Remember that you are in control of your online experience at all times. You can remain completely anonymous until YOU choose not to.
Don't include your personal contact information like name, email address, home address, mobile number, or any other identifying information in your initial messages.
Don't send contact information until your instincts tell you that this is someone you can trust. You have all the time in the world to make a decision, believe us..
Starting it slow - Use email !
Set up a separate email account for communicating. Trust your instincts and start by sharing only your email address and communicating solely via email.
Look for odd behavior or inconsistencies. Serious people will respect your space and allow you to take your time.
Ask a friend to read the emails you receive - an unbiased observer can spot warning signs you missed.
Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you to give personal information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it. Period.
Don't use signature lines in your emails that include your phone numbers and addresses.
Don't use your regular or official email id for communicating with a person you don't know well.
Try requesting for a photo !
A photo will give you a good idea of the person's appearance, which may prove helpful in achieving a gut feeling.
You can use the Photo Request option on QuackQuack. Since QuackQuack offers free photo upload services to its members, there's no reason someone shouldn't be able to provide you a photo.
In fact, it's best to view several images of someone in various settings: casual, formal, indoor and outdoors. If all you hear are excuses about why you can't see a photo, consider that he or she has something to hide.
Call up & Chat on the Phone !
A phone call can reveal much about a person's communication and social skills. Consider your security and do not reveal your personal phone number to a stranger.
Use a pre paid mobile phone number or use local telephone blocking techniques to prevent your phone number from appearing in Caller ID. Only furnish your phone number when you feel completely comfortable and have some background information on the other person.
If someone gives you a phone number with a strange area code, check it out to make sure it's not a charge number before you make the call.
This may sound a little un-practical but what we wish to say is that guarding your contact details on the first go can help!
Meet only when you think you are READY !
The beauty of meeting online is that you can collect information gradually, later choosing whether to pursue the relationship in the offline world. You are never obligated to meet anyone. Go at your own pace! stranger.
Remember that you are in control when it comes to taking an online relationship offline.
Even if you decide to arrange a meeting, you always have the right to change your mind. It's possible that your decision to keep the relationship at the anonymous level is based on a hunch that you can't logically explain. Trust yourself and Go with your instincts.
When you do meet, do it at a safe place !
When you choose to meet offline, always tell a friend where you are going and when you will return.
When you decide to meet face to face with someone for the first time, choose a public place (such as a restaurant / coffee shop) at a time when many people are around and ensure your own transportation to and fro.
For the first meeting it is always good not to meet the other person alone. Tag a friend along and ask him / her to do the same.
In case you do decide to meet him / her alone leave the name, address and telephone number of the person you are going to meet with your friend. Take a cellular phone along with you.
Even if you decide to arrange a meeting, you always have the right to change your mind. It's possible that your decision to keep the relationship at the anonymous level is based on a hunch that you can't logically explain. Trust yourself and Go with your instincts..
Never arrange for your potential match to pick you up or drop you at home. Do not go to a secluded place or a movie alone at the first meeting.
Watch out for money scams. There are just too many con artists and scam artists around the world, and they are everywhere. While we ensure to scan and filter these profiles away, you also need to keep a watch and report for any abnormalities.
Be wary of those who try to ask money from you for whatever reason. But it would be safer to cut off the communication. Remember a genuine person will not ask you for money in any circumstance. If someone asks you for money, use common sense and never give in to such requests.
In case someone asks you for money report the situation to us.
Take all the time you need to decide on a trustworthy person and pay careful attention along the way. Be responsible about romance, and don't fall for the oldest con tricks of people who shower love and affection at the first instance and disappear later. Don't become prematurely close to someone, even if that intimacy only occurs online.
Using your own good judgment is your best bet because ultimately you are responsible for your personal experience. Trust your instincts and then move ahead with the right person!
If you do have an unpleasant experience you can always report it to the authorities.
Report any attacks or threats - Don't be embarrassed to report problems to the police. Remember, if you don't report them, the same thing could happen to someone else.
All said and done, you can certainly have a great experience at QuackQuack, but just for these useful tips, which can come in handy for a better experience!