Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian and European), Russian, Slovenian, Spanish (European, American), Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian Ashley Madison, or The Ashley Madison Agency, is a Canadian online dating service and social networking service marketed to people who are married or in committed relationships.
It was founded in 2002 by Darren Morgenstern, with the slogan: "Life is short.
By July 22, the first set of customer names were released by hackers, with all of the user data released on August 18, 2015.
More data (including some of the CEO's emails) was released on August 20, 2015.
The release included data from customers who had earlier paid a fee to Ashley Madison to allegedly have their data deleted.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
The information is collected on a standard offender registration form, which the offender must sign, and is then forwarded to the Kentucky State Police for inclusion in the database and placement on the website.