END USER SERVICE AGREEMENT
Last Updated: December 20, 2018
PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING AND USING OUR SERVICE, BECOMING A MEMBER (DEFINED BELOW), AND/OR BY CLICKING "I ACCEPT," YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WHICH INCLUDES AN ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
2.1 Setting up your Account. You can view Member profiles, communicate with other Members, access and view our blog, learn about and access our Affiliate websites to meet other adults of similar interests and backgrounds, and communicate with us through the Service You need to set up a member profile to use our Service ("Account"). To set up an Account you must: (i) be at least eighteen (18) years old; (ii) provide us with your first and last name; (iii) have a valid email address; (iv) select a user name and create a unique password; and (v) have a valid credit card/payment method if you choose to register for a subscription which will provide you access to all the features and functions of our Service. We hereby reserve the right to authenticate your identity to ensure compliance with the terms of this Agreement and applicable law. By creating an Account you represent and warrant that all provided information is accurate and true. You will receive an email confirmation that includes a copy of the Agreement after you have successfully set up a profile and an Account.
2.2 Account Types. You may register to use our Service as set forth above at no cost and use some, but not all, of the features of our Service. To access and use all features of our Service, including but not limited to the ability to send mails to other Service users, you must enter into a paid subscription. You may elect for a one (1) month, three (3) month or six (6) month subscription. Subscription fees are subject to change and are paid in advance of the subscription term that you choose
2.3 Subscription Renewal and Cancellation. Month to month subscriptions automatically renew, however, three (3) and six (6) month subscriptions will be cancelled unless you decide to renew. We will notify you of your options on or before the day the subscription is set to renew or expire.
2.4 Subscription Cancellation. Notwithstanding the forgoing, you may cancel a subscription within three (3) business days of subscribing to our Service ("Trial Period") by notifying us through the contact information provided below. You may cancel your subscription at any time during the subscription term by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Except for cancellations made during the Trial Period subscription fees are non-refundable. Failure to pay subscription fees will result in termination of the paid Service and/or your Account.
2.5 Account Security. You are solely responsible for: (i) maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password; (i) ensuring all information used in connection with our Service is accurate and current; and (iii) any activity you conduct through your Account, whether by you or someone else. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Account. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate or suspend your Account.
3. PROFILE DISCLAIMER, PROFILE VISIBILITY AND YOUR CONTENT
3.1 Profile Disclaimer. We make all profiles available without explicit knowledge of and/or about the person. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy when you create an Account and profile because other registered members of our Service will be able to see your profile and communicate with you. If at any time you suspect anyone of wrongdoing or if at any time you feel the need to contact us about a violation of this Agreement, contact us at email@example.com.
3.2 Profile Visibility. Your profile is used to connect you with other members of the Service and will be visible to users of the Service. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, WHEN YOU CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND USE OUR SERVICE, YOUR PROFILE WILL BE VIEWED BY REGISTERED MEMBERS OF OUR SERVICE. TO ENHANCE YOUR OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING SOMEONE SPECIAL WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH AN OPPORTUNITY SHARE YOUR PROFILE WITH OTHER USERS OF OUR AFFILIATED WEBSITES (WHICH WE OWN AND CONTROL). YOU CAN SEE A LIST OF CURRENT AFFILIATE WEBSITES VIA THIS LINK. There are various features that enable you to block or restrict designated users from being able to view and/or access your profile, to provide more anonymity regarding profile views and/or any block contributions you may make.
3.3 Your Content. You will be able to use pictures, text, images and other material in connection with your use of Services ("Content"). You understand that your Content including your user name and picture) may be viewed by other users of the Service. We, in our sole discretion, may reject or approve submitted Content. You are solely responsible for submitted Content and shall indemnify, defend and hold us and our employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents harmless for any and all losses, costs, disputes, demands, claims and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from your Content.
4. USE RIGHTS
4.1 Content. You grant us and other Service users a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and/or display submitted Content. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy when using the Service because anything you communicate through the Service may be seen by users you choose to communicate with. You are solely responsible for all Content submitted to the Service.
4.2 Service. We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable limited license to access and use our Service as expressly permitted herein. We reserve all rights not expressly granted herein.
5. RESTRICTIONS/CODE OF CONDUCT
You are solely responsible for your interaction with other Service users whether online or offline. We are not responsible or liable for the conduct of any Service users. Please exercise common sense and prudent judgment in your interactions with others in all of your online and offline activities.
You agree not to do any of the following:
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE (IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION) IF WE DETERMINE THAT YOU HAVE VIOLATED ANY PROVISION OF THE AGREEMENT.
6. OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
Our Service and all logos, trademarks, buttons icons, images, pictures, graphics, content used in connection with the same (collectively referred to as "Our Content") are protected under U.S. intellectual property laws, and are exclusively owned and/or controlled by us.
UNAUTHORIZED USE, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, TRANSMITTING, DISTRIBUTING OR DUPLICATING OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF OUR CONTENT IS PROHIBITED.
7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NEITHER WE NOR OUR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT YOU OR OTHER USERS SUBMIT. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS. WE DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, AND YOU WAIVE, ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. FURTHER, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, YOU HEREBY RELEASE US FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY SERVICE OFFER BY OTHER USERS, ANY ACTION OR INACTION BY OTHER USERS, INCLUDING OTHER USER’S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT. THE FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES OF THE SERVICE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE. WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MIS-DELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY CONTENT. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF LOSS OF CONTENT AND/OR DAMAGE DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE AND OUR OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, WHICH YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS.
You shall indemnify, defend and hold us harmless and our officers, directors shareholders and agents for any and all loss, cost, disputes, demands, claims and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or incurred due to: (i) your breach of the Agreement; (ii) your use or misuse of the Service; (iii) your violation of any law or the rights of any third party; and/or (iv) your interaction with other Service users.
You agree that any notice to us shall be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the notice concerns your withdrawal from the Service or cancelation or termination of your membership, it will be effective within a reasonable time after we receive.
11. CHANGES TO SERVICES AND TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT
From time to time, we may modify, suspend or discontinue any feature associated with your access and use of the Service. We shall not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance (in part or wholly) of the Service and/or features associated with the availability or use of Content. We may establish additional policies and practices concerning use of the Service. Accordingly, we reserve the right to change any term of this Agreement (in part or in whole) at any time, with or without prior notice. The last revised date above notifies you of the day we lasted updated the terms and conditions. We may also notify you of any such changes via the email address linked to your Account.
12. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We incorporate links to third party websites. Affiliate websites are landing pages which potentially increase the number of individuals with whom you may have a match. Some third-party websites may collect data or solicit personal information from you. We neither own nor control such third-party websites and are not responsible for their content or actions. Please read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party website that is linked to our Service.
Under age use of our Service is prohibited. Our privacy practices are consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and we will not knowingly request or collect personal information from any child under the age of majority. If a child under 18 submits personal information to us and we learn that such information is of a child under 18, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 18, please contact us at email@example.com. BY ESTABLISHING AN ACCOUNT, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AN ADULT AND AGREE TO BE PERSONALLY BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
15. ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
We care about our community and strive to incorporate Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and other measures to assist with making our Service user friendly and accessible to visitors with disabilities. WCAG principles provide for website content to be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. We have a team of dedicated professionals who regularly evaluate the content of our Service in relation to WCAG’s recommendations and who accordingly assist with operationalizing the same. Not all WCAG principals are operational and you understand that the application and use of WCAG recommendations will vary based upon the dynamic nature of the content on our Service.
Please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-855-599-8811 (Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST) for assistance with accessing and using the Service.
By agreeing to the terms of this Agreement, you consent to receive communications sent from or on behalf of us regarding the Service, Content, and/or your rights and obligations under this Agreement.
17.1 Governing Law. Regardless of where you live or from which physical location you access our Service, the substantive and choice of law provisions of the State of California shall apply to this Agreement and your access and use of the Service, and any action related thereto, without regard to California’s conflict of law provisions, but California law shall not apply to the arbitration provisions in Section 17.3 of this Agreement, which are governed solely by the Federal Arbitration Act.
17.3 Alternative Dispute Resolution. By entering into this Agreement, you agree that, if any dispute arises out of or in any way related to this Agreement and/or your use of the Service, any and all such disputes shall be resolved by submission to binding arbitration in San Francisco, California before a retired judge or justice with JAMS pursuant to JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures in effect at the time of any such dispute. We mutually agree that the arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable. If the parties are unable to agree on a JAMS retired judge or justice within fifteen (15) calendar days of a demand for arbitration filed with JAMS by either of us, JAMS will follow the procedure in its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures to name a retired judge or justice who will act as the sole arbitrator. Any decision of the arbitrator may be confirmed by a court of competent jurisdiction and the ensuing judgment may thereafter be enforced in the same manner as a judgment in a civil action. The ensuing judgment may also be appealed pursuant to applicable federal law. You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement involves interstate commerce and that this arbitration provision is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
17.4 Class Action Waiver. Except as otherwise required under applicable law, (i) we mutually intend and agree that neither will assert any class actions or representative actions, nor will such actions or procedures apply in any arbitration pursuant to this Agreement; (ii) we mutually agree that neither will assert class action or representative action claims against the other in arbitration or in any other proceeding or action; and (iii) you shall only submit your own, individual claims in arbitration and will not seek to represent the interests of any other person.
18. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT ("DMCA")
18.1 Infringement Notification If you believe that your Content has been copied and posted on our Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated agent with the following information:
The foregoing information ("DMCA Notice") should be sent to our "Designated Agent" as follows:
Attn: Legal Counsel – DMCA Agent
RE: DMCA NOTICE
10 - 8707 Dufferin St, Suite 160
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 0A6
18.2 Counter-Notice. If your work has been removed due to a DMCA Notice pursuant to the foregoing procedure, and you believe that your content is not infringing, then you may send a counter-notice ("DMCA Counter-Notice") to our Designated Agent (contact information above) containing the following information:
If a DMCA Counter-Notice is received by our Designated Agent, then we may send a copy of the DMCA Counter-Notice to the original complaining party informing that person that we may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it after a reasonable time period. Unless the alleged copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member, or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in a reasonable time period after receipt of the DMCA Counter-Notice, at our sole discretion.
If you have any questions about this Agreement please contact us at:
10 - 8707 Dufferin St, Suite 160
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 0A6