Terms of Service
Date of Last Revision: Sept. 7, 2013
Use of this website is limited to persons 13 years of age or older, and is intended for entertaining purposes, networking or sharing information and communicating with each other online. By registering on this site, you acknowledge having read the Terms and Conditions of use of this website and agree to abide by it. Every subsequent time you access this website you confirm your agreement with the Terms and Conditions. The Terms and Conditions are personal to you. You may not assign your rights or obligations to anyone. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless YouPals, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, partners and third parties, from any loss, claim or damage, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or resulting from your use of this site. This includes any violation of the Terms and Conditions of this agreement or any action arising from the content that you publish on this site that infringes the intellectual property rights (e.g. copyright, trade secrets, trademark or patent) of any third party or content or communication that denigrates libels or invades the privacy of any third party.
Username and Password Details
Each visitor is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their member name and password. All passwords are encrypted to ensure your privacy.
You may not post copyrighted material on this website. This includes but is not limited to photographs, images and text. Should you believe that copyrighted material has been posted on the site you are requested to contact YouPals with full details of the alleged copyright infringement.
Harassment and Disputes
You may not harass any Member and agree to cease contacting any other Member who has requested this. Should you wish to 'block' any Member, do so by selecting the appropriate option in your Member's area; 'Blocked' Members will not be able to contact you via this website. YouPals will not become involved in any disputes between Members and does not provide any arbitration or settlement services should a dispute arise between members. You alone are responsible for ensuring that your interaction with other Members is lawful. YouPals advises you that there may be risks of dealing with Members acting under false presences or with criminal intent. YouPals cannot control what happens between members once they decide to meet in person, however should you encounter behavior that may be deemed harmful to other Members you are requested to contact us with full details and we may, if deemed appropriate at our sole discretion warn, suspend or delete the offending member's profile. Please note, YouPals has no intent or interest in getting involved in domestic or private disputes between Members.
Visibility and storage and service provision
Member profiles and other information from this site may also be visible (where applicable) on other network sites operated by YouPals. This substantially increases the reach of your profile and the chances of finding a successful match. YouPals assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store your content; this includes profile details and photographs. This service is provided without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title and the implied warranties of merchant ability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Membership, Subscriptions and Cancellations
You may register your profile free of charge and will have access to most of the services. Subscription charges may be levied in the future including but not limited to the ability to send messages. Subscription is entirely voluntary and you may remain a non paying Member for as long as you wish. YouPals may change the Subscription pricing, options, renewal terms or Member services at any time. The Member may cancel their Membership and/or Subscription at any time. Subscription fees are not transferable from one Member profile to another, or refundable. YouPals may suspend or terminate the Subscription and/or Membership of any Member who violates these Terms and Conditions.
You alone are responsible for any content or information that you enter in any page of this website, including any communication with other parties. YouPals is not the publisher and only provides the medium for parties to publish and/or distribute information. No responsibility is assumed by YouPals for the publication of any information, including but not limited to text, graphics and photographs, published by Members to this website. While it is incumbent on the visitor to decide on what information he or she wishes to make available to other Internet users, YouPals reserves the right to exercise editorial control over all content. YouPals does not verify the accuracy or truth of any information published, be cautious when communicating with other users. You may not publish content that is offensive to others. Whilst YouPals reserves the right to delete or remove content deemed offensive, we do not guarantee that offensive material will be removed or deleted. Failure by YouPals to remove or delete offensive content does not waive our right to remove or delete offensive content in subsequent or similar cases. You may not publish content that contains advertising in any form, on any page of this website, except the listing of your business in either the Business directory, or Links directory, if in existence and applicable. You may not impersonate any other person or entity. YouPals allows members access to private messengers but will not tolerate posting of personal contact information on any other pages. YouPals will also not tolerate the soliciting of Members contact information or personal details. YouPals reserves the right to excerpt text quotes from profiles, along with the Member screen name, and feature them in promotional material. Should YouPals wish to use your profile information, including photographs, for promotional purposes, they will contact you via email to request permission.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes in their entirety any and all written or oral agreements previously existing between the parties with respect to such subject matter.