Terms of Service

IranianConnect.com Terms of Use Agreement


Welcome to IranianConnect.com, a website service allowing single adults to meet online.

Definitions

“Agreement” refers to this IranianConnect.com Terms of Use Agreement.

“Company” refers to Iranian Connect.

“Content” refers to any information posted on the Website, including, but not limited to, emails, videos (including streaming videos), photographs, voice notes, recordings or profile text, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted.

“Member” refers to any person who provide any information to IranianConnect.com or who uses the Service in any way.

“Payment Method” refers to your chosen payment provider.

“Post” refers to members posting, uploading, publishing, linking to, transmitting, recording, displaying or otherwise making available Content on the Service to Members.

“Service” refers to the IranianConnect.com service.

“Subscriber” refers to any person who is a paying Member of the Service

“Website” refers to IranianConnect.com whether accessed by computer, mobile device, or mobile application.

1. Introduction

By accessing the IranianConnect.com website you agree to this Terms of Use Agreement, whether or not you register as a member of IranianConnect.com. Before you use the IranianConnect.com service, please carefully read this Agreement.

Please also read the Iranian Connect Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into this Agreement. If you do not accept the terms of this Agreement and/or Privacy Policy, do not use the Website or the Service. Please contact info@iranianconnect.com with any questions regarding this Agreement.

2. Acceptance of Agreement

2.1    This Agreement is a contract containing the legally binding terms you must accept to use the Website and to become a Member. This Agreement incorporates by reference the Company’s (a) Privacy Policy, (b) Safety Tips and (c) terms disclosed and agreed to by you if you become a subscriber or if you purchase/accept additional features.

2.2    By accessing the Website or using the Service, you accept this Agreement and agree to its terms and conditions and to those terms incorporated by reference in paragraph 2.1. This Agreement may be modified by the Company from time to time. Modifications are effective upon Posting by the Company to the Wesbsite. By continuing to use the Website or Service, you agree to the modifications.

2.3    You agree that Members of IranianConnect.com may be part of an online community that includes other websites owned by the Company or its affiliates. Website profiles may be viewable on other such websites and members of one website may be able to communicate with members of other such websites.

2.4    By accessing the Website or using the Service, you consent to receive this Agreement in electronic form. To receive this Agreement in non-electronic form, please send a request to info@iranianconnect.com.

3. Eligible Users

You must be 18 years of age or older to access and use the Service and/or Website. By accessing and/or using the Service and/or Website, you represent that you have the capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by its terms. If you become a Member, you represent that you have never been convicted of a felony and that you are not required to register as a sex offender. Iranian Connect does not currently conduct background checks on its users. However, Iranian Connect reserves the right to conduct any such background checks. By agreeing to this Agreement, you authorize any such background checks.

4. Membership and Subscription

You may register for membership at no cost. As a non-paying Member, you will have limited access to the services available on the Website. Absent special offers, to access additional Website features and services, you must become a paying Subscriber. Subscription policies are disclosed to you when you subscribe to the Service and are part of the terms of this Agreement.

5. Termination

5.1   This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Service and/or are a Member/Subscriber.

5.2    You may change or cancel your membership by selecting the “Delete Account” option on your “Account Settings” page. You may also cancel your membership by sending the Company email notice of cancelation to info@iranianconnect.com. If you cancel your subscription, the Company requires a reasonable amount of time to process the cancelation. If you cancel your subscription, you will enjoy subscription benefits until the end of your then-current subscription commitment, after which your subscription benefits will expire. You will not be eligible for a refund. If you paid for your subscription using a multi-payment option, you must make all payments even if you cancel your subscription prior to the end of your then existing subscription commitment period.

5.3    If you cancel your membership, your profile will be removed and other Members will not be able to view it.

5.4    Iranian Connect may terminate or suspend your subscription and/or membership at any time without notice if it believes that you have breached this Agreement. Upon termination/suspension, you will not be entitled to any refund and all unpaid subscription amounts and other fees will immediately become due. The Company is not required to disclose the reason for the termination/suspension of your account.

5.5    After your membership or subscription is terminated, all terms of this Agreement survive termination unless they expire or are fully satisfied.

6. Commercial Use Prohibited

The Website and Service are for personal use only. Members may not use the Website or Service for commercial endeavors, such as advertising or solicitation. Users may not use any information obtained from the Service to contact or advertise to any other user without his or her prior explicit consent. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not use the Website for any purpose, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members for the purpose of sending unsolicited email.

7. Account Security

 You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You should exercise caution when using the Website. It is suggested that you access IranianConnect.com from your personal computer only. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any breach of security.

 8. Interactions with Other Members

 8.1    You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. You understand that Iranian Connect does not conduct criminal background checks or screenings of its members. You understand that Iranian Connect does not investigate its members’ background nor does it verify its members’ statements. Iranian Connect reserves the right, but is not obligated, to conduct any criminal background checks or screenings of its members.

 8.2    You understand that Iranian Connect makes no representations or warranties as to members’ conduct or compatibility with other Members.

 8.3    you understand that The Company is not responsible for its Members’ conduct. In no event shall the Company, its affiliates or its partners be liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Website or Service including, without limitation, death, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other Members or persons you meet through the Service. You agree to take all necessary precautions in all interactions with other Members, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Website or meet in person, or if you decide to send money to another Member. In addition, you agree to review and follow the Company’s Safety Tips prior to using the Service. You understand that the Company makes no guarantees, either express or implied, regarding your ultimate compatibility with individuals you meet through the Service. You should not provide your financial information (for example, your credit card or bank account information), or wire or otherwise send money, to other Members.

9. Proprietary Rights

9.1 You acknowledge and agree that Iranian Connect owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the

Service, and in all content, trademarks, trade names, service marks and other intellectual property rights related thereto.

9.2 The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of the Company and its licensors. You agree to not copy, modify, transmit, create any derivative works from, make use of, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, trade names, service marks, or other intellectual property or proprietary information accessible on the Website or through the Service, without first obtaining the prior written consent of the Company or, if such property is not owned by the Company, the owner of such intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to not remove, obscure or otherwise alter any proprietary notices appearing on any content, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices.

10. Content You Post on the Website

 10.1 You are solely responsible for the Content that you Post on the Website. You agree not to Post or transmit to the Company or any member (either on or off the Website) any information that is construed as abusive, threatening, hostile, intimidating, offensive, menacing, harassing, sexual, racially offensive, hateful, or illegal.

10.2 You agree that all information that you submit is accurate and truthful. You agree to promptly update any information provided by you that subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false.

10.3 You understand that the Company reserves the right, but is not obligated, to monitor any Content you Post. The Company may delete any Content that in the Company’s sole judgment violates this Agreement or may harm the reputation of the Website or the Company. The Company may restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which the Company, in its sole judgment, deems appropriate.

10.4 You understand that all Content you Post or information you provide to Iranian Connect becomes the property of Iranian Connect. You automatically grant to Iranian Connect and its affiliates an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, worldwide right and license to use, copy, edit, adapt, modify, store, perform, record, display, reproduce, and distribute the Content. Your represent that the Content you Post does not infringe on any third party’s rights.

10.5 Your use of the Website and Service, including all Content you Post, must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You agree that the Company may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary.

10.6 You agree not to Post any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses in areas of your Member profile that may be viewed by other Members. You agree that any Content you place on the Website to be viewed by other Members may be viewed by any person visiting the Website or participating in the Service.

 

11. Prohibited Content.

The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is prohibited on the Website. You agree not to Post or transmit the following:

a)                Information that is offensive, abusive, hostile, harassing, sexual, threatening, intimidating, racist, bigoted, and/or hateful;  

b)                “Junk mail” or other similar content; 

c)                False or misleading statements; 

d)                Content which promotes illegal activity; 

e)                Content that is defamatory or libelous; 

f)                 Content that infringes on copyright or trademark law;  

g)                Requests for money from Members; 

h)                Content that contains audio, video, or photographic images of another without his/her permission;

i)                 Content that exploits people in a sexual, violent, or illegal manner;

j)                 Content containing viruses or other harmful codes;

k)                Content that impersonates another person or entity;

l)                 Content that solicits passwords or other confidential information from Members.

The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including removing the offending communication from the Website or Service and terminating or suspending the membership of such violators.

12. Prohibited Conduct.

The following is a partial list of the type of conduct that you may not engage in with respect to the Service. You will not:

a)                Violate the law

b)                Stalk or harass any other person

c)                Impersonate anyone

d)                Solicit money or other funds from Members

e)                Solicit an advertisement or other information promoting a product or service

f)                 Collect Members’ names or email addresses for the purpose of promoting a product or service

g)                Violate the privacy rights or other rights of Members

h)                Violate copyright or trademark laws

i)                 Provide false information to Members or the Company

j)                 Ask Members for personal financial information

k)                Provide your personal contact information to Members

l)                 Post any prohibited content in Section 11

m)               Imply that any statement you make is endorsed by Iranian Connect without prior written consent

n)                Disrupt the Service or the Website, or its servers and/or network

o)                Upload any files that will harm Iranian Connect, its software, membership, Service, or Website

The Company reserves the right to investigate and/or terminate your membership if you have misused the Service or behaved in a way the Company regards as inappropriate or unlawful, including actions or communications the occur off the Website but involve Members.

13. Subscriptions; Charges on Your Billing Account.

13.1   The Company bills you through an online “Billing Account” for use of the Service. You agree to pay the Company all charges at the prices you agreed to for use of the Service using your Billing Account. You authorize the Company to charge your chosen payment provider for the Service. You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. The Company may correct any billing errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method.

 13.2   Your subscription will continue indefinitely until you cancel it. After your initial subscription period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically continue for an additional equivalent period, at the price you agreed to when subscribing. You agree and acknowledge that your account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature. If you want to change or terminate your subscription, please log in and go to “Account Settings” on the Website and follow the directions. If you cancel your subscription, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current subscription term. Your subscription will not be renewed after your then-current term expires. You will not be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period. By subscribing, you authorize the Company to charge your Payment Method at the beginning of any subsequent subscription period. You authorize the Company to charge you for any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on your subscription payments. Upon the renewal of your subscription, if the Company does not receive payment from your Payment Method provider, you agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account upon demand and/or you agree that the Company may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your Payment Method provider until payment is received.

 13.3   You agree to provide current, complete and accurate information for your Billing Account. You also agree to promptly update all information to keep your Billing Account current, complete and accurate, and you must promptly notify the Company if your Payment Method is canceled, or if you become aware of a breach of security. Changes to such information can be made under your “Account Settings” on the Website. If you fail to provide the Company this information, you agree that you are responsible for fees accrued under your Billing Account. You authorize the Company to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for you credit or debit card as provided by your credit or debit card issuer.

 14. Modifications to Service.

The Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website or the Service with or without notice at any time. You agree that the Company shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification. To protect the integrity of the Website or the Service, the Company reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to block users from certain IP addresses from accessing the Website or Service.

15. Copyright Policy

You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide info@iranianconnect.com with the following information:

a)                an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;

b)                a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

c)                a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website;

d)                your address, telephone number and email address;

e)                a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

f)                 a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be provided to info@iranianconnect.com

The Company will terminate the accounts of repeat infringers.

16. Communications from the Company; Test Profiles.

When you become a Member, you agree and consent to receive email messages from the Company. These emails may include communications relating to the Service and/or emails containing commercial offers, promotions or special offers from the Company or third party partners. Please see the Company’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Employees of the Company or its affiliates may create test dating profiles to test the Service’s functionality and Website quality. Telephone calls between you and our customer care representatives may be recorded for quality assurance purposes.

17. Disclaimers.

17.1 You acknowledge and agree that the Company and/or its affiliates and third party partners are not responsible for and shall not have any liability, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, as a result of, or alleged to be the result of (a) the conduct of any Member whether online or offline; (b) the timeliness, deletion, removal, incorrect delivery or failure to store any Content, communications or personalization settings; (c) any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or provided in connection with the Service; (d) any error, omission, defect in, interruption, deletion, modification, delay, theft or destruction of, and/or unauthorized access to any Member communications; and/or (e) any problems, failure or technical malfunction of any network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, email, traffic congestion on the Internet, including injury or damage to Members or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Website and/or Service.

17.2 To the maximum extent allowed by law, Iranian Connect provides the Website and Service on an “as is” basis and grants no warranties of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, any warranties which are express, implied (such as any implied warranties of quality, merchantability, or fitness), statutory, or otherwise with respect to the Website and/or Service and its Contents. You understand that the Company does not warrant that the Website and/or Service will be uninterrupted, error free, and secure. The Company does not warrant that any defects or errors will be corrected.

17.3 You agree that any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the Website or Service is accessed using your own discretion and at your own risk. You are solely responsible for the result of downloading or obtaining any such material. Therefore, you waive any and all claims and causes of action with respect to any damage to your computer system, internet, device, and/or any loss or corruption of data as a result of downloading or obtaining such materials. If you do not accept this limitation of liability, then do not download or obtain any material through the Website or Service.

17.4 The Company may make third party opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information available on the Website and/or Service. All third party content is the responsibility of the respective authors and should not necessarily be relied upon. Third party authors are solely responsible for their content. The Company does not guarantee the accuracy or usefulness of third party content nor does it endorse or accept responsibility for third party content. Under no circumstances will the Company or its affiliates be liable for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on third party information or content either posted on the Website or Service, or transmitted to you.

17.5 You understand that any advice that may be Posted on the Website or Service is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional financial, medical, legal, or other advice.

 18. Third Party Links.

The Website and/or Service may contain advertisements and promotions offered by third parties and links to other web sites or resources. You agree that the Company is not responsible for the availability of these websites or resources and is not liable for any of its contents. Your correspondence and/or business dealings with third parties found through the Website or Service is solely between you and the third party. You agree that the Company is not liable for any damage or loss caused in connection with use of these third party links or resources.

19.  Limitation on Liability.

To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, the Company and its affiliates, business partners, licensors, or service providers will not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, exemplary, consequential, reliance, special or punitive damages. This includes damages for loss or corruption of programs or data, service interruptions, and procurement of substitute services, even if the Company is advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company’s liability to you for any cause of action whatsoever will be limited to the amount paid by you to the Company for the Service during your membership.   

You agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of use of the Website or Service must be filed within one year after the claim or cause of action arose. If the claim or cause of action is not filed within one year, you agree that the action is forever barred.

20. Arbitration and Governing Law.

20.1 The exclusive means of resolving any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement (including any alleged breach of this Agreement), the Service, or the Website shall be BINDING ARBITRATION administered by the American Arbitration Association. The one exception to the exclusivity of arbitration is that you have the right to bring an individual claim against the Company in a small-claims court of competent jurisdiction. But whether you choose arbitration or small-claims court, you may not under any circumstances commence or maintain against the Company any class action, class arbitration, or other representative action or proceeding.

20.2 By using the Website or the Service in any manner, you agree to the above arbitration agreement. In doing so, YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend any claims between you and the Company (except for matters that may be taken to small-claims court). YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR OTHER CLASS PROCEEDING. You understand that your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR, NOT A JUDGE OR JURY. You are entitled to a fair hearing before the arbitrator. The arbitrator can grant any relief that a court can, but you should note that arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.

20.3 Any proceeding to enforce this arbitration agreement may be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event that this arbitration agreement is for any reason held to be unenforceable, any litigation against the Company (except for small-claims court actions) may be commenced only in the federal or state courts located in Los Angeles, California. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of those courts for such purposes.

20.4 This Agreement, and any dispute between you and the Company, shall be governed by the laws of the state of California without regard to principles of conflicts of law, provided that this arbitration agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.

21. Indemnity by You.

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, its employees, and affiliates harmless from any damages, loss, liability, claim, or attorney’s fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, any Content you Post on the Website or Service, and any law or regulation you violate. The Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. You will fully cooperate in the defense of any claim brought upon the Company as result or your actions.

22. Notice.

The Company may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to this Agreement, using any reasonable means, including email, regular mail, text message or postings on the Website. Such notices may not be received if you violate this Agreement. You agree that you are deemed to have received any and all notices that would have been delivered had you accessed the Service in an authorized manner.

23. Entire Agreement.

This Agreement, with the Privacy Policy and any specific guidelines or rules that are separately Posted for particular services or offers on the Website, contains the entire agreement between you and the Company regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that your online account is non-transferable and all of your rights to your profile or contents within your account terminate upon your death. No agency, partnership, joint venture or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you may not make any representations or bind the Company in any manner.

24. Amendment.

This Agreement is subject to change by the Company at any time. If you are a non-subscribing Member at the time of any change, the revised terms will be effective upon posting on the Website and your use of the Service after such posting will constitute acceptance by you of the revised Agreement. If you are a subscribing Member at the time of any change, the then-existing Agreement will continue to govern your membership until such time that you renew your subscription. If you continue your subscription, your renewal will constitute acceptance by you of the modifed Agreement. Alternatively, if you terminate your subscription at such time, your use of the Service after your termination will constitute acceptance by you of the Agreement.

25. Special State Terms.

The following provisions are added to this Agreement for subscribers residing in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin:

You, the buyer, may cancel this agreement, without penalty or obligation, at any time prior to midnight of the third business day following the original date of this contract (excluding Sundays and holidays). To cancel this agreement, email a signed and dated notice which states that you are canceling this agreement. This notice shall be sent to info@iranianconnect.com. Please include your IranianConnect.com username and email address in any correspondence or your refund may be delayed. If you cancel, Iranian Connect will return, within ten days of the date on which you give notice of cancellation, any payments you have made. If you send or deliver the notice to cancel your subscription agreement within such three day period, we will refund the full amount of your subscription.

In the event that you die before the end of your subscription period, your estate shall be entitled to a refund of that portion of any payment you had made for your subscription which is allocable to the period after your death. In the event that you become disabled (such that you are unable to use the services of IranianConnect.com) before the end of your subscription period, you shall be entitled to a refund of that portion of any payment you had made for your subscription which is allocable to the period after your disability by providing the company notice at the same address as listed above.

Please contact info@iranianconnet.com with any questions regarding this agreement.

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