TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The AfroRomance web site ("Site"), provides a fun way for you to interact with other people around the globe, a way for people to meet each other and various other services (our Site and services, collectively, "Service"). You agree that your use of our Service is subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms").
This is a legal Agreement (the "Agreement") between you and the Chellaul Corporation ("CC"), the operator of AfroRomance. Please read this Agreement carefully before registering for the AfroRomance service. AfroRomance is a service through which adults (the "Member") can meet other adults with similar interests and backgrounds online (the "Service").
By registering for AfroRomance , you become a Member of the Service, and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement for as long as you continue to be a Member. If you do not agree to the terms, please do not register for the AfroRomance Service. The terms are subject to change by CC at any time, effective upon notice to you by the posting on the AfroRomance Site, and your use of the Service after such posting will constitute acceptance by you of such changes.
1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS & CONDITIONS
1.2 You must be at least 18 years of age to register as a Member of AfroRomance or use the Site. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited.
1.3 By completing the registration process, clicking the checkbox labeled "I have read and understood this Agreement and agree to all the provisions contained above" and using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all the terms and conditions in the Agreement.
1.4 If you wish to obtain a copy of this Agreement in non-electronic form, please contact CC at the address listed on our Contact page.
2. MEMBER'S REGISTRATION INFORMATION
2.1 As a condition for using the Service, you agree to:
* provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted during the registration process, including but not limited to the Contact Information form; and
* to maintain and update this information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
2.2 If any information provided by you is found to be untrue, inaccurate, non-current or incomplete, CC has the right to terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the AfroRomance Service.
3. PROFILE SHARING AND DISTRIBUTION
To expand the availability of profiles on CC sites, profiles may be shared with other sites operated by CC. By posting or maintaining a profile on this or any other CC site, you agree and consent that said profile shall be subject to placement on other CC sites, at the discretion of CC, without further notice.
4. CONTENT POSTED BY YOU
4.2 You acknowledge that by submitting any type of communications to CC , no fiduciary, confidential, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and CC or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates other than those expressly subject to these terms and conditions.
4.3 Anytime you as a Member and/or Standard member upload files, messages, enter data or engage in any other form of communication, individually or collectively, within the Site, you grant to CC a perpetual, world wide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-restricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, including but not limited to promotional and advertising purposes, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit such communications and any ideas or original materials contained in such communications, in all media now known or hereafter developed. This grant shall include the right to exploit any and all proprietary rights in such communications including, without limitations, any and all rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.
4.5 AfroRomance is a member of the CC network of sites. In order to expand the availability of profiles on CC network sites and increase the potential for matches by our users, profiles may be shared with other sites within the CC network. By posting or maintaining a profile on this or any other CC network site, you agree and consent that said profile shall be subject to placement on other CC network sites, at the sole and exclusive discretion of the CC, without further notice. CC network sites include: interracial dating (dot) com, afro romance (dot) com, interracial dating central (dot) com, date who you want (dot) com, swirlr (dot) com
5. MEMBER INFORMATION & EMAIL
5.1 CC considers non-public member account information, including but not limited to information provided during the registration process and e-mail communications transmitted through the Service, to be private information. CC shall not disclose such information to any third parties without your consent. However, you acknowledge and agree that CC may in good faith disclose such information if it is reasonably necessary:
* to comply with the law;
* to enforce the Agreement;
* to respond to claims that such content violates the rights of third-parties; and
* to protect the rights or interests of CC and its users.
5.2 You understand and agree that CC may access the content of your account in order to identify and resolve technical problems or service complaints.
6. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE AGREEMENT
CC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, change, add or remove any portion of these terms and conditions of use, in whole or in part, at any time. You will be informed of any such changes by a notice on the log-in page of the Service stating that the Agreement has changed. Changes in these terms and conditions will be effective from the time they are posted on the site. Your continued use of the Service after CC has posted such notice constitutes your acceptance of any such changes.
7. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
7.1 CC reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the AfroRomance Service with or without notice to you.
7.2 You agree that CC shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or discontinuation of the Service.
8. MEMBER CONDUCT
8.1 You agree to be solely responsible for the contents of your transmissions to or through the Service and for your interactions with other CC members.
8.2 You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations in your use of the Service, and agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems or networks connected to the AfroRomance Service. You also agree not to interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Service by other members.
8.3 You agree not to transmit any unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, sexually and/or racially offensive, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.
8.4 You agree not to transmit any material that violates the rights of another, including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of another.
8.5 You agree not to transmit "junk mail", "spam," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass distribution of email, or to use the AfroRomance Service for any commercial purposes.
9. USE OF SITE
9.1 You agree not to interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the site (the "Site"), Service and/or Software use to operate the Site and the Service (the "Software") in any way through any means or device including but not limited to uploading computer viruses, hacking, spamming and/or time bombs, or by means expressly prohibited by any provisions of these terms and conditions.
9.2 You and/or any Member may not at any time attempt to use or act upon any software, robot, and bot, spider and/or any other means of entering the Site and/or Service. You may not post any type of service or URL for any reason.
9.3 You agree not to include in your public profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs, email addresses, offensive anatomical or sexual references or offensive sexually suggestive language. You also agree not to post any photos containing nudity or otherwise offensive material in any areas on the Site or the Service, which are accessible to the public or CC's general membership.
9.4 CC reserves the right, but has no obligation, to reject or remove any profile or photo that does not comply with the letter or spirit of the Agreement.
9.5 Your membership in the AfroRomance Service is for your sole personal use. You may not authorize others to use your membership and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You are responsible for logging out if your computer is accessible to others. This prevents unauthorized access.
10. NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to resell the AfroRomance Service or use of or access to the Service.
11. PAYMENT TERMS
11.1 For purposes of your use of our Service, you agree to provide us with true, accurate and complete information as required by the subscription or sign up process ("Subscription Data"), including your legal name, address, phone number, email address and other billing information (e.g., credit card number and expiration date), and to allow us to share your Subscription Data with third parties for the purpose of verifying the information you provide and billing your credit card or otherwise charging your account.
11.2 Payment for the Service may be made by credit card or other means by which CC authorizes.
11.3 The monthly service charges are subject to change without any notice.
11.4 You agree to promptly inform CC of apparent breaches of security, such as loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of an ID or password. Until CC is notified by e-mail of a breach in security, the Member will remain liable for any unauthorized use of the service.
12.1 You agree that CC may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of the Agreement or any subsequent modifications, or your attempt to assign your account to a third party. You acknowledge and agree that termination may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that CC may immediately delete files in your account and bar any further access to it. CC may also impose limits on certain services and features or restrict your access to parts or the entire Site without notice or liability.
12.2 You acknowledge and agree that any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be termed as grounds for termination of your account and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
12.3 Should you object to any terms and conditions of the Agreement, or any subsequent changes to the Agreement, or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue and terminate your membership with the Service; and then notify CC of termination by sending an e-mail via our Contact page .
12.4 Your membership under this Agreement shall be available for an unspecified term on an at-will basis. If CC terminates your membership in the Service because you have breached this Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused subscription fees. Even after your membership has terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. All terms that by their nature may survive termination of this Agreement shall be deemed to survive such termination.
13. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS, VENDORS & OTHER THIRD PARTIES
13.1 You acknowledge and agree that any and all links from CC and/or all other sites owned and/or operated by CC on the World Wide Web and/or the Internet, to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from CC or any of its partners, affiliates, and/or other sites or services. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the Member to evaluate the content and usefulness of information from these links.
13.2 Because CC has no control over such sites and recourses, you acknowledge and agree that CC is not responsible for the availability or content of such external sites or resources.
13.3 You agree not to hold CC 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 the Service, 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 the CC Site.
14. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
14.1 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 CC, its partners or advertisers, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, 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 CC, its partners or advertisers, and may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorization. You agree to abide by any and all information, restrictions, and/or copyright notices displayed on the site.
14.2 To the fullest extent permitted by law, you acknowledge and agree that any material you send to CC, by email or otherwise, including any suggestions and comments on CC, the site, AfroRomance , the Service and/or the Software or that you post in any areas on the Service that are accessible to the public or CC's general membership, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and CC may use such material, in whole or in part, 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. You further agree that no commission or money will be exchanged in return.
15. WARRANTIES & REPRESENTATIONS
By posting or transmitting any file, data, photograph, or other content or communication to CC or on the Service, you represent and warrant as follows:
15.1 That the public posting and use of the file, message, data, photograph, or other content or communication by CC and any Members will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights.
15.2 That, prior to transmitting to CC or posting or reproducing on the Service any file, message, data, photograph, or other content or communication in which a third party has any proprietary interest, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, you have obtained all necessary consent from that third party or parties.
15.3 That you are using the Service in accordance with any and all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to your use in posting, transmitting or reproducing any file, message, data, photograph or other content or communication.
16. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
16.1 The Service and the materials available on or through the AfroRomance Service are provided "as is" and "as available" and without warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied.
16.2 To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, CC 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.
16.3 CC does not represent or warrant that the AfroRomance Service will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. CC does not represent or warrant that the materials or the results of the use of the materials available through the Service or from third parties will be correct, accurate, timely, reliable or otherwise.
16.4 CC is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Site or Member of the Service. Further, CC has not and does not conduct criminal background checks on its users.
17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
17.1 To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, CC 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 the AfroRomance Service,
* any changes to the Service,
* 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 the Service.
17.2 You specifically agree that CC 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.
17.3 In no event, except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, shall CC and each of its stand-alone services, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees be liable to you or any third party for any exemplary, incidental, indirect, consequential, special or punitive damages, including any and/or lost profits arising from your use of the Site, the Service, CC , any and all other sites, any and all services, advertising, banners, and/or any part of the Site and/or any service or services offered, even if CC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
17.4 At all times CC and all of its other services and companies shall never in any way be liable to you for more than the amount paid to CC by Member.
Any notice to CC shall be made via email or regular mail as listed under the Contact page on the Site. If the notice concerns your withdrawal from the Service as specified in section 11.3, it will be effective within a reasonable time after CC receives it. Your withdrawal notice will not affect the legal validity or enforceability of the Agreement provided to you and electronically signed by you prior to the effective date of your withdrawal.
20.1 The Agreement and the relationship between you and CC shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and CC agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts located in Suffolk County, New York.
20.2 CC's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
20.3 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 the Service or the Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or be forever barred.
20.4 The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
21. PROFILE DISCLAIMER
AfroRomance posts all profiles without explicit knowledge of and/or about the person who submitted the profile or profiles. At any time you suspect anyone of wrongdoing or if at any time you feel the need to contact CC about a violation of its policy and/or policies please contact CC through email or fax at the addresses and numbers listed in the Contact page of the Site.
22. U.S. EXPORT CONTROLS
Any and/or all software from CC and each of its stand-alone services, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, is further subject to United States export control laws and regulations. Under no circumstances can any software from this Site be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported:
a. into or to a national or resident of Libya, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Iraq, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or
b. to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's Table of Denial Orders. By using this Site and any Software and/or by downloading any Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such Country or on any such list.
23.1 CC assumes no responsibility for any interruption, technical malfunctions, error, defect, deletion, omission, communications line failure, delay in operation or transmission, unauthorized access to, theft or destruction, or alteration of, members and/or users and/or standard member communications. This includes personal injury or damage to users, members, standard member, or anyone else or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with CC and each of its stand-alone services, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees.
23.2 CC cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Service and/or the Site of CC.