Terms of Use

Welcome to BOUNDDATE.com. A premier dating site for the lesbian community. Bound was created for the purpose of giving our local Lesbian community a voice and a much needed internet home. BOUNDDATE.com was created by women for women.

You are bound by our Terms of Use when you hereby agree to use the BOUNDDATE.com website. This agreement will apply whether or not you register as a member of BOUNDDATE.com. If you desire to become a Member and make use of our service, please read these Terms of Use. The Terms of Use can be changed by BOUNDDATE.com at any time, effective upon posting on the BOUNDDATE.com website, and your use of the Service after such posting will constitute acceptance by you of such changes. When you navigate within BOUNDDATE.com, which is an interactive dating web site, we will be collecting and tracking personal information, either by direct questions to our members about yourself (such as your name, address, e-mail address and other correspondence information, or your interests, beliefs, attitudes, attributes, activities and other personal information relevant to socializing with other members of the web site) or by using software that tracks the different parts of the web site that you have browsed.

This information can be used to tell us about products or services which we feel may be of interest to you. We may also share this information with other parties and members whom we believe you may want to receive or send information. The Personal information about you, whether obtained through collection or tracking, may be used to contact you again either by online electronic communication (such as e-mail), or by regular mail or telephone.

We will also be collecting and tracking information about activities on our web site on a group basis where we will not know or keep track of precisely who you are. Instead we may keep track of what users may be interested in, to help us in our marketing efforts. If this information is shared with a third party it will not be traceable to any particular user and will not be used to contact you again.


I. USE OF INFORMATION
In general, we will only use the information you provide to us for the purpose for which such information was provided. This information may also be used to deliver to you information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners, trend analysis, pattern detection, and site administration. Your information may also be used to contact you when necessary and may be shared with other companies that may want to contact you with offers consistent with your stated preferences. Users may unsubscribe from receiving future mailings from BOUNDDATE.com and other entities by following the instructions set forth in the unsubscribe section.

Your experience at our site will be customized by the non-personal and demographic profile data that you provide upon becoming a member. This may be used to provide you with content that we think you may be interested in. This information may also be shared with advertisers on an aggregate non-personal basis.


II. USE OF IP ADDRESSES
Your IP Address is used to diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site.


III. USE OF COOKIES
Intended for future use, our web site may store some information regarding our site on your computer. This information will be stored as a "cookie" or similar file. A “cookie” is a small piece of information stored on your hard drive that identifies your computer with our server. The “cookie” will reside on your hard drive. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy. They cannot invade your hard drive or steal information. Cookies in fact help you navigate through our web site quickly without requiring computer confirmation every time you connect with our site.

An outside advertisement server company is used to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies of their own pertaining to their own site. The advertisement server company may collect cookies received with outside banner ads. We do not have access to information that would confirm the use of cookies by the advertisement server company.


IV. SECURITY
We have industry standard security protection measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although here is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we do take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, WE CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Use of our site requires that you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age (21 in some jurisdictions) to register as a member of BOUNDDATE.com. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member. You may terminate subscription at any time, for any reason. BOUNDDATE.com may terminate your subscription by sending notice to you at the email address you provided in your application for membership, or such other email address as you may later provide to BOUNDDATE.com. BOUNDDATE.com is not required to provide you notice prior to terminating your subscription. BOUNDDATE.com is not required, and may be prohibited, from disclosing a reason for the termination of your subscription. Even after your subscription is 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.

The use of this Website is intended for personal use of individual Members and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members and may not use the Service or the Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website may be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. Use of the Website is with the permission of BOUNDDATE.com, which may be revoked at any time, for any reason, in BOUNDDATE.com’s sole and absolute discretion.

Responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password that you designate during the Registration process resides with the Member. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to (1.) immediately notify BOUNDDATE.com of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security, and (2) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. BOUNDDATE.com will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these provisions. Use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer, as others are able to view or record your password or other personal information.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS RESIDES SOLELY WITH THE MEMBER. You understand that BOUNDDATE.com does not in any way screen its Members, nor does BOUNDDATE.com inquire into the backgrounds of its Members or attempt to verify the statements of its Members. BOUNDDATE.com makes no representation or warranty as to the conduct of its Members or their compatibility with any current or future Members. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other Members of the Service, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person. You understand that BOUNDDATE.com 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) to other Members.

BOUNDDATE.com will not be liable for any attorneys' fees 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 Service, including without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, breach of contract, or any other claim of any type or nature resulting from your use, communications or meetings with other registered users of the Service or persons you may meet through the Service.

BOUNDDATE.com owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the proprietary information of BOUNDDATE.com. You may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

Statements, opinions, advice, offers, or other information or content made available through the Service, but not directly by BOUNDDATE.com, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. BOUNDDATE.com DOES NOT: (i) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE, OR (ii) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN BOUNDDATE.com. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BOUNDDATE.com BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANYONE'S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICE, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY USER OF THE SERVICE.

As a Member, you are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members. You agree not to post on the Service, or transmit to other Members, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). You agree not to provide inaccurate, misleading or false information to the Company or to any other Member. If information you provided to BOUNDDATE.com or another Member subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify BOUNDDATE.com of such change.

You understand and agree that BOUNDDATE.com may review and delete any content, messages, double-blind emails, photos, or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of BOUNDDATE.com violates this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might harm, violate the rights of, or threaten the safety of Members.
The posting of Content to any public area of the Website, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to BOUNDDATE.com, its affiliates, licensees and successors, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You further represent and warrant that public posting and use of your content by BOUNDDATE.com will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

The following is a partial list of the types of Content that are illegal or prohibited on the Website. BOUNDDATE.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the subscription of such violators. It includes, but is not limited to, Content that:

  • is patently offensive to the online community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  • harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
  • involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
  • promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • promotes the illegal or unauthorized duplication of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated images, audio or video, or links to pirated images, audio or video files;
  • contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  • provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
  • provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating any person's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
  • solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
  • promotes commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent, such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes.

Your use of the Service, including but not limited to the Content you post on the Service, must be in accordance with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

You may not include in your Member profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses.

You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members to buy or sell any products or services through the Service or to attend parties or other social functions or networking for commercial purposes. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. Although BOUNDDATE.com cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent.

All information you include in your Member profile must be accurate, current and complete.

Prohibited Activities. BOUNDDATE.com reserves the right to investigate and terminate your subscription if you have misused the Service, or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate, unlawful or illegal. The following is a partial list of the types of actions that you may not engage in with respect to the Service:

  • You may not impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
  • You may not "stalk", SPAM or otherwise harass any person.
  • You may not express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by BOUNDDATE.com without our specific prior written consent.
  • You may not use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine," or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or its contents.
  • You may not post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
  • You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Service.
  • You may not interfere with or disrupt the Services or the Website or the servers or the computer networks connected to the Services or the Website.
  • You may not post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted through the Service.
  • You may not "frame" or "mirror" any part of the Service or the Website, without BOUNDDATE.com’s prior written authorization. You also may not use meta-tags or code or other devices containing any reference to BOUNDDATE.com or the Service or the site in order to direct any person to any other web site for any purpose.
  • You may not modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service or the Website or any software used on or for the Service or cause others to do so.

BOUNDDATE.com provides assistance and guidance through its customer care center. When communicating with our customer care representatives, you may not to be abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexist, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or otherwise behave inappropriately. If we feel that your behavior towards any of our customer care representatives or other employees is at any time improper, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your subscription.
Subscriptions

Membership in BOUNDDATE.com does not have a cost associated with the registration.

Once a Member, you have two choices to unregister from BOUNDDATE.com.

  • By "deleting" your account your information will no longer remain on the website, in our database and members will no longer be able to view or contact you. Deleting is permanent. All information will be erased from our system.
  • By "suspending" your account your information will remain in our database. However, members will not be able to view your profile. You may reactivate your account at a later date if you would like. If you would like to suspend your account please log into your account and click on suspend and follow the online instructions.

In order to protect the integrity of the Service, BOUNDDATE.com reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to block Members from certain IP addresses from accessing the Website.

Member Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other BOUNDDATE.com Members. BOUNDDATE.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

Use of the Website and/or the Service is also governed by our Privacy Policy.

BOUNDDATE.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service, whether caused by BOUNDDATE.com, users of the Website, Members, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. BOUNDDATE.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. BOUNDDATE.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. BOUNDDATE.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Internet and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will BOUNDDATE.com or any of its affiliates, advertisers, promoters or distribution partners be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Website or the Service, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and BOUNDDATE.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. BOUNDDATE.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet sites or resources. Because BOUNDDATE.com has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that BOUNDDATE.com is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that BOUNDDATE.com shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of, or reliance upon, any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will BOUNDDATE.com be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Website or the Service, even if BOUNDDATE.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold BOUNDDATE.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any other party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in breach of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement by you and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

This Agreement and the Website are intended to comply with all State and federal laws governing dating services, to the extent that such laws apply. If any statute, law or ordinance creates any additional or different requirement than those contained in this Agreement, such statute, law or ordinance shall control.


Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement &/or the practices of this site, or your dealings with BOUNDDATE.com, you can contact us at
privacy@bounddate.com.