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Bookofmatches Terms of Use/Privacy Policy
(Internet Initiative Partners, LLC.)
 
By signing up to Bookofmatches.com, you agree to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

A. This service is free and is catered to single heterosexual adults looking for love or just friendship. You must be at least 18 years old to register, and by signing up for a membership on this site you certify that you are at least 18 years old. If your state or country that you live in requires you to be older than 18, you certify that you are of a proper age to legally sign up for our services by signing up for a membership on this site.

B. You agree to provide true and correct information about yourself on this site. You agree not to use foul/negative language to hinder the credibility and/or use of Bookofmatches for other members. You agree not to use other site promotion tactics. The use of such measures is grounds for the deletion of your account and considered illegal activity.

C. You agree not to use this site for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, sexually and/or racially offensive, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, tortious, or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes or may infringe the intellectual property or other rights of another. This site reserves the right to edit or remove any information you transmit to this site, or remove your membership at any time for any reason.

D. You agree not to use this site for the transmission of "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass distribution of email or for any commercial purposes.

E. You agree to be responsible for your interactions with other members of this site. You agree that this site is not responsible or liable for content posted on the service by third parties or members or the conduct of any member. You agree that it is your responsibility to investigate matches/users of our site and that you will verify they are legitimate date seekers. Therea are many different frauds, schemes, and deceptions on the Internet, and we strongly caution you to be skeptical of any of our members until you learn more about them and verify their background.

You may always report any violations you see of this service agreement, or any questions you have about this membership agreement.

1) ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS & CONDITIONS

This site is owned and operated by Internet Initiative Partners, LLC, a Illinois Limited Liability Company. This site is provided to you under the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement and any changes or amendments made to this Membership Agreement in the future, as well as this sites operating rules and/or policies (collectively, the “Agreement”). This Agreement applies to all services of this site, separately and as a whole.

BY CLICKING THE "Sign Me Up Free" BUTTON ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND OF LEGAL AGE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THIS SITE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.

2) MEMBER'S REGISTRATION INFORMATION

As a condition of use of the Service, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself, and to update this data if any of your information changes. If any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not up-to-date or incomplete, this site has the right to terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of this site. Additionally, unauthorized use of this site for commercial purposes may result in legal action against both your company and you personally.

All information specified in your profile outside of your email address and password is public information. You agree that this site may share ALL/ANY of your information: (a) to comply with the law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to enforce this Agreement; (d) to respond to claims that such content violates the rights of third-parties; (e) to protect the rights or interests of this site; (f) to protect the rights or interests of this site users or others; or (g) to provide evidence to authorities in the event of any wrong doing.

Bookofmatches.com retains the right to share your profile information (excluding your password) and demographic information with search engines that spider your profile or any reputable third-party ad mailing list. By signing up or using this site, you are giving your consent to share your email address and demographic information with this third-party ad mailing list vendor.

Any personal information as specified by member profiles will be dealt with subjectively by Bookofmatches.com. Any private information including, but not limited to names, phone numbers or addresses will be taken off the site as they are reported. Any information that we deem not private may be left on the site as Bookofmatches.com sees fit. This site will not be held responsible for ANY information spidered into search engines or other sites. Bookofmatches.com will take appropriate actions to remove private information or information it deems unfit to be displayed, however, Bookofmatches.com will not and cannot speed up any removal of such information in search engines and/or other sites. It is each member's responsibility to provide true and accurate profile information. Internet Initiative Partners, LLC in conjunction with bookofmatches.com cannot be held responsible for false profile information. Finally, in any false profile case presented, Bookofmatches.com does not have any obligation to share information with the parties involved as to how the absolution of resolve will occur. By this, Bookofmatches.com is not liable for sharing its resolve process with all/any parties unless it chooses to do so and doing so is secure.

You understand and agree that this site may access the content of your account in order to identify and resolve technical problems or service complaints, or for other reasonable purposes to operate this site.

4) MODIFICATIONS TO MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

This site may change the Agreement from time to time. Your continued use of this site after such notice constitutes your acceptance of any such changes.

5) MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

This site reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this site or parts of this site without notice to you. You agree that this site shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of this site. (Also outlined in NO RESPONSIBILITY)

6) MEMBER CONDUCT

You agree to be solely responsible for the contents of your profile, emails, chat room messages, or any other transmissions to or through this site and for your interactions with other members of this site. Reference to any other member of the site or any person involed with the administration/moderation of the site is grounds for account deletion.

You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations in your use of this site, and agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems or networks through this site.

You also agree not to interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Service by other members. Bookofmatches retains the right to keep or delete members as its personnel determines fit. Bookofmatches.com/Internet Initiative Partners, LLC and it's partners/employees will and can delete anyone for any reason at any time.

You agree not to transmit any unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

You agree not to transmit any material that violates the rights of another, including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of another.

You agree not to transmit "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters, " or unsolicited mass distribution of email, or to use this site for any commercial purposes.

Spamming members of our site is in violation and will be prosecuted.

You agree not to include in your public profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs, or email addresses. This site reserves the right, but has no obligation, to reject or remove any profile or photo, either partially or in full.

You agree not to impersonate any other person in your use of this site.

You agree not to resell your membership or any services of this site.

Bookofmatches.com reserves the right to filter any messages between members in attempts to deter scamming/spamming on the site.

7) TERMINATION

You agree that this site may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of this site for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this Agreement or any subsequent modifications, or attempted assignment of your account by you. You acknowledge and agree that termination may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that this site may immediately delete files in your account and bar any further access thereto.

This site shall not be liable to you or any third party for the termination of your membership or any claims related to the termination of your membership. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Should you object to any terms and conditions of this Agreement, or any subsequent changes to this Agreement, or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, your only recourse is to immediately: discontinue and terminate your membership with the Service as stated in the help section of the site after signing up.

Bookofmatches.com reserves the right to terminate your account at any time for any reason.

8) DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS, VENDORS & OTHER THIRD PARTIES

This site does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from third parties. You agree not to hold this site liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of the presence, availability or non-availability of the advertisers, partners, vendors or other third parties available on or through this site, or as the result of any dealings with such parties, including but not limited to attendance at events advertised or purchase or use of goods or services offered on or through this site.

Bookofmatches.com/Internet Initiative Partners, LLC is not responsible for the availability of external sites, linking or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Bookofmatches.com/Internet Initiative Partners, LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. (Also outlined in EXTERNAL LINKS)

9) PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, or other material contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you by this site, its partners or advertisers, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, member content or other proprietary rights and laws. You acknowledge and agree that you are permitted to download and print this material and information for your personal, non-commercial use or as expressly authorized by this site, its partners or advertisers, and may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorization.

You acknowledge and agree that any material you post in any areas on this site, including photos or other images, that are accessible to the public or this site's membership, in whole or in part, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and this site may use such material in any medium for any purpose, including but not limited to the reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting of such material in advertising and promotions. Furthermore, any messages sent or received on Bookofmatches.com can be subjected to management discretion at any time. By this, Bookofmatches.com administrators and moderators have the right to read and react as they see fit to any messages sent or received on the site via any medium.

10) DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

This site and the materials available on or through this site are provided "as is" and "as available" and without warranties or conditions of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, this site disclaims all warranties and conditions, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, merchant quality, correspondence to description and fitness for a particular purpose. This site does not represent or warrant that this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. This site does not represent or warrant that the materials or the results of the use of the materials available through this site or from third parties will be correct, accurate, timely, reliable or otherwise.

11) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, this site shall not be liable under any circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or the inability to use this site, any changes to this site, unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, any material or data sent or received or not sent or received, or any transactions entered into through this site. You specifically agree that this site is not responsible or liable for any threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal content or conduct of any other party or any infringement of another's rights, including intellectual property rights. If you are dissatisfied with the Service, the materials available on or through this site, or with any of this site's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this site.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN SECTIONS 10 AND 11 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12) INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold this site and each of its stand-alone services, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising from the content you transmit to or through, as well as your conduct on or arising from the use of, this site.

13) SECURITY

Your account is private and should not be used by anyone else. You are responsible for all usage and activity on The Bookofmatches.com Service by users using your password, including but not limited to use of your password by any third party. Misrepresentation of information will be handled solely by Bookofmatches.com and its personnel. General users of the site have no right or access to information not displayed directly on the site or in their account. In the event of misconduct or false identity, Bookofmatches.com may perform identity checks by video cam. If the party in question does not comply by video within the allotted period of time, the account in question will be deleted. From time to time, Bookofmatches.com may perform background checks on its members. If incriminating evidence is found, information will be turned over to authorities.

14) EXTERNAL LINKS

Bookofmatches.com may from time to time contain links to other Internet sites and resources ("External Links"). You acknowledge that we are not responsible for, and have no liability as a result of, the availability of External Links or their contents. We suggest that you review the terms of use and privacy statement of such External Links prior to use of them.

15) INCOMING LINKS

Bookofmatches is not responsible or liable for Member Profiles getting linked to by other sites.

16) SUSPENSION OF SERVICE/MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY

You acknowledge that Bookofmatches.com/Internet Initiative Partners, LLC is not responsible for suspension of the Service, regardless of the cause of the interruption or suspension. You acknowledge that Bookofmatches.com in conjunction with Internet Initiative Partners, LLC is a 100% free site and is not responsible for any activity you encounter with its members. By using this site, you are at your own risk in terms of the people you converse with and meet up with off of the site. Although Bookofmatches tries to stop/limit the scams people present on the site, Bookofmatches.com/Internet Initiative Partners, LLC is in no way responsible for these scams. It is up to each and every member to be smart with their money and involvement with the members they encounter.

17) MEMBER DISPUTES

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Bookofmatches.com Members. Internet Initiative Parters, LLC/Bookofmatches.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members. If your decide to meet someone off of this site, Internet Initiative Partners, LLC/Bookofmatches.com is not held responsible/liable for any such meetings.

18) GENERAL

This Agreement and the relationship between you and this site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and this site agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the State of Illinois, Cook County, or the applicable United States District Court covering Cook County, Illinois. However, both this site and you agree to submit to binding arbitration for any dispute. Such arbitration shall be held before one arbiter who is a member of the American Arbitration Association, using Illinois Law and in the venue of Cook County, Illinois.

This site's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this site or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.


These Terms of Use were updated on January 2, 2002.


If you agree to these terms, start dating today on Bookofmatches.com