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TERMS OF USE
Friends Worldwide, Inc. Integrated Dating Network

Welcome to the Friends Worldwide, Inc. Integrated Dating Network (Friends Worldwide), an extensive global network of integrated dating websites including Friends Worldwide Company Owned and Friends Worldwide Partner Program sites hosted and operated by Friends Worldwide, Inc.

Each of the Friends Worldwide websites focuses on interests, backgrounds, professions, etc., allowing you to search for a partner though specialized sites with a focus that best fits you, as well as providing you the opportunity to meet people across our entire network of sites.

If you continue to browse and use this website, or any website within the Friends Worldwide, Inc. Integrated Dating Network, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy and any other terms incorporated herein, govern Friends Worldwide's relationship with you in relation to its network of websites.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT OUR MEMBERSHIP RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED, AS WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT MEMBERS HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. If you abuse this site, or breach any material terms of this agreement, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account or block your access. We require you to be mindful of your conduct while using our sites, which includes being respectful and courteous with other members.

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP RULES.

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Friends Worldwide membership is limited to individuals only. No professional, commercial, or non-commercial organizations may join.
  3. You may only create one membership or profile for use on Friends Worldwide websites.
  4. You assume all risk when using Friends Worldwide. When communicating with another user of the Service, please use reasonable care in determining the extent to which you reveal details about your identity, location, etc. Friends Worldwide cannot and will not police the content of communications between users. It is your responsibility to protect yourself from unwanted or inappropriate communications, and to report same to Friends Worldwide if in violation of these Terms of Use.
  5. You are not prohibited from communicating with a Friends Worldwide member outside of this Service. Should you form a relationship with a member to the extent that you feel comfortable revealing information sufficient to communicate through means other than through Friends Worldwide, you are free to do so, however, you assume all risk in forging that relationship.
  6. You may not use Friends Worldwide to advertise, solicit, defame, harass, stalk, threaten, or to engage in illegal communications. Any such communications constitute violation of these Terms of Use and Friends Worldwide reserves the right to cancel a violating user's membership.

BINDING EFFECT.

This is a binding agreement. By using the Internet sites owned and operated by Friends Worldwide (the "Sites") or any services provided in connection with the Sites (the "Service"), you agree to abide by these Terms of Use, as they may be amended by Friends Worldwide, Inc. ("Company") from time to time in its sole discretion. Friends Worldwide will post a notice on the Sites any time these Terms of Use have been changed or otherwise updated. Friends Worldwide may send registered users an email notifying them of any changes to these Terms, but is not obligated to do so.

It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically, and if at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable, you must immediately leave the Sites and cease all use of the Service and the Sites. YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SERVICE YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

REGISTRATION.

You will only need to register once to access all of Friends Worldwide's integrated dating websites. When you open an account to use or access the Sites or Service, you must complete the registration process by providing the complete and accurate information requested on the registration form. You will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use the account, username, or password of someone else at any time. You agree to notify Friends Worldwide immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name, or password. Friends Worldwide shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Friends Worldwide, any of Friends Worldwide's networked sites, or their affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else's use of your account or password.

FEES; PAYMENT AND RENEWAL.

Some products and services available through or in connection with our Sites require that you purchase a subscription or otherwise pay a fee. You hereby authorize the Company and its merchant provider to charge you in advance for all applicable fees incurred by you or on your behalf in connection with the product or service you have chosen to use. You are solely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of any use of your account by you or anyone else using your account. The Company reserves the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any fees or charges for services it provides, and to institute new fees, charges, or terms effective upon prior notice to customers. Such new fees, charges, or terms shall not take effect earlier than 30 days after the Company posts such modified fees on its website or communicates them to you by email. The Company reserves the right to terminate any account at any time for any reason.

Your right to use the Service is subject to any expenditure limits established by the Company or by your credit card issuer or other means of payment that may be made available to you. If payment cannot be charged to your credit card, or collected by other available means on the Sites, or your charge is returned for any reason, including chargeback, Company reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your access and account, thereby terminating this Agreement and all obligations of Company hereunder.

If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your ID, password, or any credit, debit, or charge card number stored), notify the Company of the problem to avoid possible liability for any unauthorized charges to your account.

It is your responsibility to notify the Company if your credit card has changed or has expired and to make appropriate changes or your service may be disconnected or interrupted.

PRIVACY POLICY

Friends Worldwide respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. A complete statement of Friends Worldwide's current privacy policy can be found by clicking here. Friends Worldwide's privacy policy is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

FRIENDS WORLDWIDE INSTANT MESSAGING (IM)

Friends Worldwide also offers an Instant Messaging (IM) service, which is currently free to all registered users, and which is governed by its own terms of use as well as these Terms of Use. The Friends Worldwide IM Terms of Use is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. Friends Worldwide's current IM Terms of Use can be viewed by clicking here.

SPECIALS, PROMOTIONS, SWEEPSTAKES

Please read the official rules that accompany any gift opportunity, special offer, coupon, discount, contest and sweepstakes that we may offer or conduct. Rules for any of the above are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

NOTICES TO USER.

Company may send periodic email notices to you regarding your account, and may send notices to you regarding offers and other services available from Company or its affiliates or partners. You expressly grant Friends Worldwide to send you such communications. All such emails will be in full compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act and you have a right to determine whether you want to receive notices of offers or services not directly related to your account.

USE OF THE SITES; OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL; MONITORING

Friends Worldwide grants you permission to use the Sites subject to the restrictions in these Terms of Service. In accessing or using the Sites, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate. Friends Worldwide does not endorse such Content, and cannot vouch for its accuracy. You therefore access and use the Sites at your own risk.

YOU REMAIN SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT YOU POST ON BOTH THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC AREAS OF THE SITES, INCLUDING PRIVATE MESSAGES SENT BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER USERS, AND ASSUME ALL RISK ARISING FROM YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND POSTS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ALL CONTENT YOU POST ON FRIENDS WORLDWIDE AND ALL COMMUNICATIONS WITH FRIENDS WORLDWIDE AND ALL FRIENDS WORLDWIDE USERS ARE STORED BY FRIENDS WORLDWIDE.

FRIENDS WORLDWIDE TREATS ALL CONTENT IN AREAS NOT GENERALLY ACCESSIBLE BY THE PUBLIC AS PRIVATE INFORMATION, BUT NONETHELESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MONITOR ALL USER COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT AND TO REMOVE OR BLOCK ACCESS TO CONTENT IT DEEMS IN VIOLATION OF ANY TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION.

COMPLIANCE WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS

When accessing the Sites or using the Service, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Service and the Sites is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, "Content") in violation of any third party's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User ID. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Friends Worldwide has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Sites or with the Service. Friends Worldwide has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate suspension and/or termination of any Sites or Service user who is found to have infringed on the rights of Company or of a third party, or otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations. Friends Worldwide's policy is to investigate any allegations of copyright infringement brought to its attention. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want Company to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide Company with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Company to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit Company to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to Company's designated agent at:

Friends Worldwide, Inc.
1521 Alton Road, Suite #672
Miami Beach, Florida 33139-3301
Copyright@FriendsWorldwide.com

INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT

You shall not make the following types of Content available. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any Content that:

  1. violates any of the terms of this Agreement, or any agreement with Friends Worldwide or its partners and affiliates; or
  2. creates a false identity for the purpose of misleading others; or
  3. creates an identity or user name that is sexual in nature or sexually suggestive; or
  4. consists of photographs that are sexual in nature or sexually suggestive; or
  5. is offensive, or could reasonably be construed as offensive; or
  6. is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; or
  7. advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; or
  8. violates any law or regulation applicable to you, to Friends Worldwide, or to Friends Worldwide, Inc.; or
  9. constitutes or could be reasonably construed as constituting stalking or harassment of any person; or
  10. reveals confidential personal information about any third person; or
  11. reveals personal information about any person under the age of 18; or
  12. contains offensive sexual references, innuendo, or connotations; or
  13. contains any offensive references as determined in the sole discretion of Friends Worldwide, Inc.; or
  14. contains hate speech, racial or ethnic slurs, or other offensive language directed at a person based on their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sex, or sexual orientation.
  15. infringes on the intellectual property rights of any person or entity; or
  16. constitutes or could be reasonably construed as advertising goods or services for sale to other members; or
  17. includes surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, affiliate marketing, chain letters, junk mail, spam, or unsolicited messages; or
  18. includes stock quotes, online trading, investment offers or similar financial advice; or
  19. contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, corrupted files, or similar software; utilizes meta tag searches of the website or the service.

Friends Worldwide reserves the right to terminate your receipt, transmission, or other distribution of any such material using the Service, and, if applicable, to delete any such material from its servers. Friends Worldwide intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms of Use or of any applicable laws.

Friends Worldwide reserves the right to reject any user name, or reject or remove any photographs which it deems, in its sole discretion, to be obscene or offensive or otherwise not keeping in the spirit of Friends Worldwide's general policies and purpose.

PROHIBITED USES

Friends Worldwide imposes certain restrictions on your permissible use of the Sites and the Service. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Sites or Service and other improper uses of the Sites, including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service, the Sites, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Sites or Service, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing;" (d) using the Sites or Service to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Service; (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by Company in providing the Sites or Service; (g) gathering and/or storing any information about or regarding third parties for commercial or unlawful purposes, for any improper purpose, or without the consent of said third parties. Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.

ALLEGED VIOLATIONS

Friends Worldwide reserves the right to terminate your use of the Service and/or the Sites. To ensure that Company provides a high quality experience for you and for other users of the Sites and the Service, you agree that Company or its representatives may access your account and records on a case-by-case basis to investigate complaints or allegations of abuse, infringement of third party rights, or other unauthorized uses of the Sites or the Service. Company does not intend to disclose the existence or occurrence of such an investigation unless required by law, but Company reserves the right to terminate your account or your access to the Sites immediately, with or without notice to you, and without liability to you, if Company believes that you have violated any of the Terms of Use, furnished Company with false or misleading information, or interfered with use of the Sites or the Service by others.

NO WARRANTIES

FRIENDS WORLDWIDE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. COMPANY IS MAKING THE SITES AVAILABLE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITES OR THE SERVICE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITES OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

LIMITED LIABILITY

FRIENDS WORLDWIDE'S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY COMPANY. This limitation shall apply regardless of whether the damages arise out of breach of contract, tort, or any other legal theory or form of action.

AFFILIATED AND THIRD PARTY SITES

Friends Worldwide has no control over, and no liability for any third party websites or materials or products and services provided therein. Friends Worldwide may work with a number of partners, affiliates, and advertisers whose Internet sites may be linked with or incorporated into the Sites. Because neither Company nor the Sites has control over the content and performance of these third party sites, Company makes no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites, and Company assumes no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites.

PARTNER AND AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Our partner and affiliate programs are governed by a separate Partner/Affiliate Agreement which can be found here, and which is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

INTERNATIONAL AND U.S. USE

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Friends Worldwide, Inc. is based in the State of Florida, USA. Friends Worldwide makes no representation that any of the materials or the services to which you have been given access are available or appropriate for use in other locations. Your use of or access to the Sites should not be construed as Company's purposefully availing itself of the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state or jurisdiction other than Florida.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify Company for certain of your acts and omissions. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Company, its partners, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives from any and all third party claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising from your access to or use of the Sites, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Company will notify you promptly of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand, and will provide you with reasonable assistance, at your expense, in defending any such claim, loss, liability, damage, or cost.

PAID CONTENT

We may charge a fee to post Content in some areas of the Service. This Content may include banner and text advertisements, sponsorships, business listings, etc.The

fee may be an access fee permitting Content to be posted in a designated area, and/or paid advertising. Each party posting Content to the Service is responsible for said Content and compliance with this Terms of Use and any other applicable agreement between the parties. All fees paid will be non-refundable in the event that Content is removed from the Service for violating these Terms.

COPYRIGHT; TRADEMARK

All contents of the Sites or Service are: Copyright © 2011 Friends Worldwide, Inc., 1521 Alton Road, Suite #672, Miami Beach, Florida 33139-3301 All rights reserved.

No material can be downloaded, except for your own personal use provided you have retained any relevant copyright and other proprietary notices which may be contained on the images. You may not reuse, distribute, modify, repost any content of this Sites for public or commercial uses such as logos, text, images, without the express written permission of Friends Worldwide, Inc..

"Friends Worldwide" "Friends Worldwide.com" as well as all logos and similar images and text found on Friends Worldwide, its branded network of sites, or any other sites controlled or operated by Friends Worldwide, Inc., are trademarks of Friends Worldwide, Inc.

NO LICENSE

Nothing contained on the Sites should be understood as granting you a license to use any of the trademarks, service marks, or logos owned by Company or by any third party.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Florida, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in the County of Broward, Florida, USA in all disputes arising out of or related to the use of the Sites or Service.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION; ARBITRATION

Any dispute or claim arising out of this Agreement that cannot be resolved between the parties by direct negotiation or mediation shall be settled by arbitration under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association in force as of the time of this Agreement, or any other rules or organization upon which the parties may agree at the time.

Both parties agree that a Notice of Arbitration, or any Complaint in a court of law or equity, must be filed within one (1) year after the acts or occurrences supporting such a claim, without tolling for a failure to discover such act or occurrence, unless the other Party is found to have intentionally concealed its actions or failure to act. If a Party does not file a Notice of Arbitration or a Complaint within the requisite one (1) year period, that claim (or those claims) shall be waived and released and the Party shall be forever barred from asserting that claim (or those claims).

Either party may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Broward County, Florida, or in San Diego County, California, at the option of Friends Worldwide, if necessary to protect the rights or property of you or Friends Worldwide, Inc. pending the completion of arbitration.

SEVERABILITY; WAIVER

If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. No waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.

MODIFICATIONS

Friends Worldwide may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, (a) revise these Terms of Use; (b) modify the Sites and/or the Service; and (c) discontinue the Sites and/or Service at any time. Friends Worldwide shall post any revision to these Terms of Use to the Sites, and the revision shall be effective immediately on such posting. You agree to review these Terms of Use and other online policies posted on the Sites periodically to be aware of any revisions. You agree that, by continuing to use or access the Sites following notice of any revision, you shall abide by any such revision.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

BY USING THE SERVICE OR ACCESSING THE SITES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM.

Amended Nov 1, 2011



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