Terms Of Use


Terms
IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST CAREFULLY READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT BELOW BEFORE ACCESSING AND USING THIS DATING SITE. (referred to in these Terms and Conditions as “we” and “us”). The Terms and Conditions form part of an agreement between you, and ourselves and sets out the conditions under which you may access the ThePetScene Dating to use our dating services and advertisements (the “Material”) available through the Dating Site. By accessing or viewing ThePetScene Dating you have indicated to us that you both understand and agree to be bound by its Terms and Conditions. In these Terms and Conditions, when we say Dating Site, we mean our digital content platform, regardless of how you access it. 1. Terms and conditions: These terms and conditions (“the Terms”) govern your use of the thedPetScene Dating regardless of how you access it. You must read the Terms and Conditions together with the Privacy Policy and if you do not agree with both, please do not proceed to use the Dating Site. If you do use the Dating Site, your conduct indicates that you agree to be bound by the Terms. We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Any such amendments will be applicable to all persons accessing thePetScene Dating once the revisions have been posted onto the Dating Site. You should therefore check the website from time to time to review the current Terms and Conditions. Although we do check new Member profiles for any content we deem unsuitable we cannot verify the identity of Members or the accuracy of Member Content, nor can we guarantee that we will identify all inappropriate Member Content. Please do not take any Member Content and information as wholly accurate, we will not be responsible for false and misleading statements given by other Members. If you have any concerns over the Member Content on the ThePetScene Dating, please Contact Us. 2. No warranty ThePetScene Dating is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and in particular we do not warrant that: it will continue to be available to you in either its current format; it or any software available from it will be free from viruses or defects; the Material contained on site will be true, accurate or complete in all respects, except always to the extent otherwise set out in the Terms and Conditions and to any warranties which would be implied by law (including without limitation, warranties as to satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose). 3. Liability We shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including without prejudice to the foregoing generality, any lost business opportunities, loss of profit or goodwill) arising from or in any way connected with the Dating Site, or your inability to use it. 4. Downloadable Material We recommend that, as an extra precaution you run your own virus check on each document you download before saving it to your disk or hard drive. 5. Use of the Web Site You undertake: not to use the site for any unlawful purpose; that you shall not make any use of the site in any which causes it to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient, or impairs its functionality any way; in particular that you shall not run any automated scripts on any part of the site without our express authorization. not to use the site for the transmission or posting of any computer viruses or any material which is defamatory, false, misleading, offensive or of an obscene, sexually explicit or menacing character, or in such a way as to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; not to use the site in a manner which constitutes a violation or infringement of any person, firm or company (including but not limited to rights of copyright or confidentiality); that you shall not use the site to transmit any material for the purposes of publicity, promotion and/or advertising without our prior written consent; and that in the event that you may have any right, claim or action against any other Member arising out of the use of the Dating Site you shall pursue such right, claim or action independently of, and without recourse to, us. That you will indemnify and defend us against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of a breach of these Terms and Conditions or any use of the Material or the site. We shall have the right to immediately suspend your access to the site if you commit a breach of these Terms and Conditions. 6. Intellectual Property Rights The design, content and name of ThePetScene Dating are, unless otherwise stated, our property. We provide Material on the Site solely for your personal use and the reproduction of the whole or any part of the Site, except for any temporary copies made necessarily in downloading the services of the site, for purposes other than private and personal use, is prohibited, as is distributing, displaying or copying the site, unless it is for the personal use of a third party. No part of the site must be reproduced, transmitted to or stored on any other web site or other form of electronic retrieval system, nor may any part of the site be accessed in such manner as to make it appear part of any third parties web site without our prior written consent. 6.a RSS Feeds By downloading and using our RSS Feeds you agree to be bound by our terms and conditions. Our RSS feeds are entirely free of charge for non-commercial use. 7. Content We accept no liability with respect to any of the products, information, material or services offered or provided by other organizations listed on, or linked to, this site. Should you decide to contract with any of these organizations, the contract will be directly between you and the relevant organization. We will have no contractual involvement, and will not be liable in contract or otherwise for any products, information, materials or services provided to you by any of these organizations. 8. Registration To become a Member and you can only access the registration areas of the site if: You are aged 18 or older; You create a profile Your email address and password (if requested) are personal and may not be used by anyone else to access the site; You do not do anything to allow anyone who is not a registered Member to access any registration area of the site; You do not create additional registration accounts which may cause disruption or abuse of the site; You do not supply us with false or misleading information or pass yourself off as another Member. If we believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may cancel your access to the site immediately and without notice. 9. Rejection, cancellation or suspension We can at our discretion, refused any application to become a Member. We may also suspend or cancel this agreement and your ability to use the Site with immediate effect, at any time for any reason, including but not restricted to your serious or repeated breach of these Terms and Conditions or any conduct in connection with your use of the Dating Site that we consider inappropriate or disruptive and which is serious or persistent. We will notify you of such termination at your registered email address and invalidate your access to the Site. 10. Your responsibilities You are legally responsible for material you post or submit and you understand that by doing so you intend it to be published on the Site. Such material may include without limitation words, photographs, artwork, pictures (still or moving) and sound. You give us free of charge the non-exclusive, sub-licensable right to edit, delete, copy, translate, create derivative works from, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, make available to the public or otherwise use and re-use material contributed by you (or not use it) on the site worldwide for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution (including any renewals or extensions) and you waive any moral rights in your contribution for these purposes. 11. Infringement of third party rights By publishing or posting material on this site, you warrant to us that: You do not infringe the rights of any individual, corporation or organization, including but not restricted to the owners of any copyright and other intellectual property, confidentiality or privacy right, and you have obtained any necessary permissions. You have not defamed any individual, corporation organization or otherwise affected their legal rights. This may include but is not restricted to: comment which cannot be justified; facts which are untrue or unprovable; statements breaching an individual’s privacy; statements which may prejudice a court case; images or statements which are obscene, pornographic or illegal; statements which are offensive on grounds of race, religion, creed, colour or which may incite hatred or disrespect in any third party; statements which breach the criminal law, whether or not known to be illegal; statements which may breach professional ethics or standards. 12. Intellectual Property You acknowledge that all rights, including copyright and database rights, for any content on the site or which is submitted by you belongs to us. You may use and contribute to the site for your own private purposes but not for any advertising or other commercial purpose (which includes junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation or commercial exploitation). You will not otherwise copy, store, distribute, publish, broadcast, transmit, show in public, create a database (in electronic or any other medium) from downloaded materials or otherwise use any part of this site without our written permission, except that you may reproduce reasonable extracts of any contribution to the site and its community, without our prior permission for non-commercial purposes. 13. Indemnity You indemnify and will keep indemnified The Pet Scene Dating from and against all claims, actions, proceedings, liabilities, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including legal costs) arising from any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you or from the publication of any posting or submission howsoever contributed by you or on your behalf. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim, action or proceeding for which you shall be financially responsible, and for which we are entitled to indemnity from you. In such event, you shall provide us with all co-operation as may reasonably be requested by us. 14. Loss or damage – disclaimer You acknowledge that: the contributions to the Site and its dating community are the statements and views of the contributors and not of us. it is your sole responsibility to check the accuracy of any facts and opinions given by any Member on this site before entering into any commitment based upon them; we do not, as a matter of course, actively moderate, monitor or edit the Member contributions to the site and its community; any third parties advertising on our site, or external (or link) sites accessible via our websites, are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents or for any agreement you may enter into with a third party arising from your visit to our websites. 15. Limitation of Liability We are not liable for any loss or damage, howsoever arising, from your registration to the site and its community by other parties, your use of it or inability to use it, or any errors and omissions on the site, whether in contract, tort or otherwise and whether such loss or damage is foreseen or foreseeable. This includes but is not restricted to indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages, loss of business, loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of opportunity, loss of reputation, loss of data and loss suffered by third parties. This does not exclude our liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law. 16. No warranty We make no representations and give no warranties with regard to the quality, suitability, reliability, compatibility, accuracy, non-infringement or completeness of the contents or Members of the site, and any implied warranties are excluded to the extent permitted by law. We do not warrant that this site, the server that supplies it, or any other of our systems will be uninterrupted or free of errors, viruses or bugs and we shall not be liable if this site is inaccessible at any time. Access may be suspended temporarily without notice for technical reasons or for reasons over which we have no control. 17. Data protection We will use your personal details to administer this site. We will not give your data to any third parties for the purpose of advertising or marketing. 18. Inappropriate Use If we find your use of this site seriously inappropriate, offensive or disruptive, we may use information we have about you to stop such conduct, and this may include informing relevant third parties such as the police. 19. Privacy Policy Further privacy terms are given in the Privacy Policy. 20. Severability If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by any court then, to the extent to which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect. 21. Jurisdiction These Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any disputes will be submitted to and resolved by the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Information we may collect[Read more] We may collect information that can identify you ("personal information"), such as your name and email address, (i) when you (or other users) provide it to us when using our website or in some other manner, or (ii) from other IAC businesses, from our business partners, and from other third parties. We may combine the personal information that we receive from different sources. We also may collect other types of information in the following ways when you visit our website: Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, which helps us track users' movements around our site and understand trends. We may assign your computer one or more cookies which may collect information to facilitate access to our website and to personalize your online experience. We may use standard Internet tools, such as web beacons, which collect information that tracks your use of our website and enables us to customize our services and advertisements. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Should we ever do so, we will comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Information others may collect[Read more] We may allow third-party advertising companies or ad networks to display advertisements on our websites. We do not provide any personal information to these companies. These companies may use tracking tools, such as cookies, to collect information about computers used to view or interact with their advertisements. Some of these companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers consumers the ability to opt out of ad targeting by all member companies. If you post information about yourself or others, or communicate with others using our website, please note that we cannot control who reads your postings or what they do with the information you provide. We encourage you to use caution in posting personal information. How we may use information we collect[Read more] We may use information to: Fulfill your requests for products and services; Offer products and services that may be of interest to you; Customize the advertising and content that you see on our website; Facilitate use of our website; Manage your account and your preferences; Analyze use of and improve our website, products and services; Identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our website; and Enforce our Terms of Use. With whom we may share information we collect[Read more] We will not share your personal information with others except as indicated below, or except when we inform you in advance and give you the opportunity to opt out. We may share personal information with: Service providers, such as credit-card payment processors, performing services on our behalf; Other IAC businesses; Other businesses with which we partner or which we carefully select to offer you products, services, and promotions through our website or offline; and Other third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our users. We may share aggregated, non-personal information in any of the above situations and also with advertisers and others. Your choices[Read more] You may choose: Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain services or use certain features of our website; To stop receiving promotional emails from us by sending an email to the contact address at the bottom of this policy or by visiting the Account Settings page associated with your account; To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features or services of our website may not function properly; To review and update your personal information by contacting us at the email address below or, if you have an online account on our website, by logging into that account. To learn about additional choices, click here. Security[Read more] We take appropriate physical, electronic, and other security measures to help safeguard personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure. Changes to our Privacy Policy We may occasionally update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. If we make material changes in the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, we will notify you by sending you an email to the email address you most recently provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website. How to contact us If you have any questions about this summary, our Privacy Policy, or our information practices, please contact us by email or postal mail below: Privacy Officer Match.com, L.L.C. P.O. Box 25458 Dallas, Texas 75225 privacy@match.com © 2007 IAC/InterActiveCorp. All rights reserved. Linked information: Cookies: A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. When you sign in to your account on our website, we will record your user or member ID and the name associated with your user or member ID in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. For security purposes, we will encrypt any usernames, passwords, and other user or member account-related data that we store in such cookies. In the case of sites and services that do not use a user or member ID, the cookie will contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers to serve cookies from our website to allow them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content and advertising. You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. (Click "Help" in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, some of the features and services of our website may not function properly. We may allow third-parties, including IAC companies, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver, and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may combine this information with personal information they collect from you. The collection and use of that information is subject to the third-party's privacy policy. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org). Web Beacons: Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may include web beacons in promotional (or other) e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.