Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.
Connecting With New People Online Get to know people, take your time and trust your instincts.
Act with caution and learn more about someone before contacting him or her outside of the dating site.
Dating services run mail and chat so you can get to know people in a safer and [monitored/controlled] way. Use their platform and the added security it gives.
If and when you do decide to share an e-mail address think about creating a separate and anonymous email address.
The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.
Preventing Identity Theft Your identity is precious. Viruses & Spyware A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware.
And a person can become a problem without having a record.
Therefore, don't get a false sense of security because you're on a dating site; do your own research to learn more about someone and make informed decisions before you decide to meet.
Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.