This Agreement applies to your use of the Site as well as other pages, information, software, services, products and contents which may be operated, hosted or managed by Qpid Network or its affiliates (together, “the Qpid Network Services”). Some of these products and services may require your use of a Qpid Network Account (the "Account"), and this Agreement contains terms which are applicable to the use of such products and services. By using our services (the "Services") or by completing the registration process to obtain and use a Qpid Network Account, you agree to be bound by this Agreement for as long as you continue to be a member. If you do not agree to this Agreement, please do not register with this Site or otherwise access or use this Site.
We reserve the right at any time to alter or amend the terms of this Agreement, modify the Site contents or features, or change any fees or charges for using the Site and the Services. Whatever changes we make will go into effect from the date of revision without notice to you. Your use of the Site after such changes will be deemed your acceptance of the changes. You may bookmark this page and check it frequently for any notice of amendments / changes to the earlier version of Agreement.
1.1 You are at least eighteen years old when you register to be a member of this Site. Membership of this Site is invalid where prohibited.
1.2 By using this Site and its Services, you represent and warrant that you have the capacity to enter into this Agreement and to comply with all of its terms. If such representation turns out to be false, your membership will be terminated immediately without refund of any unused or used Qpid Credit / funds in our providing prior services.
2.1 Before you register to be a member of this Site, you are deemed to expressly know how this Site and the Services work and the ways we cooperate with the third-party service providers. You may check for related details in our FAQs/Help pages.
2.2 When you register with this Site, you are supposed to state your intention for using this Site in the profile, reminding other members of this point in case they misunderstand your intention.
2.3 When you register to become a member, you agree to provide accurate, update and complete information about yourself as required. We reserve the right at any time to terminate your membership if you are found to provide inaccurate, outdated, incomplete or misleading information, as we may determine in our sole discretion.
2.5 We will open the Account for you when you complete your registration. You must provide complete and accurate information about yourself, and promptly keep this information up to date as soon as they come to your knowledge.
2.6 You will select the Account that will be identified as your Qpid Network Account for your access to this Site. In some instances the Account may offer you the opportunity to obtain further Qpid Network Sites services which become associated with your Qpid Network Account.
2.8 By becoming a member, you agree to accept and consent to receiving electronic communications initiated from this Site or through Qpid Network or its affiliates including without limitation: message notification emails, matches updates, emails informing you of promotions that either are provided by this Site or that are being provided by Qpid Network Sites. You may opt-out of receiving email communications sent from or through this Site.
3.1 We may immediately terminate your membership and your access to the Services if you are found in breach of this Agreement. We reserve the right to take further action for the loss or the potential loss on our end and other members, third parties when necessary due to your breach of this Agreement, in our sole discretion. You will not be entitled to any refund of any used or unused Qpid Credit /funds upon any breach of this Agreement by you.
3.2 You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, effective upon receipt by us of your written notice of termination. All the fees paid or Qpid Credit purchased are nonrefundable unless with the reasons stated in the Refund Policy.
3.3 Save as otherwise expressly provided in any additional terms governing the use of specific services, we do not charge you for joining as a member, and as a consequence, we may cancel or suspend your use of our Services at any time, without cause and without notice.
3.4 Your right to use the Services and your Qpid Network Account may end once your account is terminated and any information you have stored on our system may no longer be available to you. It is therefore important you maintain your own archive of information at your choice.
3.5 If you have subscribed to any other products or services for which payment is necessary, you remain responsible for paying any amounts owed on your account at the time your account is terminated. If you are participating in any free promotional offer for accessing other Qpid Network Services you must cancel such Services before the end of the free trial period to avoid incurring charges.
4. Online / Offline Conduct
As a member of this Site, you understand and agree that:
4.1 You have only ONE membership account on this Site at any point of time, which is for your sole private use. You may not authorize others to use your membership account, and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members and should not use the Services for any purpose.
4.2 You will be honest in your communication and interactions with other members. You should not conceal from those whom you correspond information regarding infectious, incurable diseases, physical or psychological handicap / disabilities you have, or any other adverse elements that is unsuitable for relationships.
4.3 You will use this Site and the Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You will not transmit 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 when using this Site and the Services.
4.4 You will not make illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site and Services, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of other members posted on this Site by any means for the purpose of sending unsolicited emails and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site. Appropriate legal action will be taken on our side, including without limitation, civil, criminal and injunctive redress.
4.5 We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any members listed on this Site. Please use caution and common sense when using the Site and the Services. Your interactions with other members posted on this Site are entirely at your own risk in particular those set out in the Risk Disclosure Statements.
4.6 In addition to our Intellectual Property Policy, you may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted materials, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
4.7 We are entitled to review and delete any contents, messages, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in our sole judgment violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm or threaten the safety of this Site the Services and other members.
4.8 The service fees quoted on this Site form part of this Agreement. We reserve the right to change the same at any time. If you are unhappy with any service fee changes you may terminate your membership by writing to us.
4.9 When using particular Services of the Site, you shall be subject to any posted Policies or Procedural Rules applicable to such Services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such Policies or Procedural Rules are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
5. Your Use of the Services
Qpid Credit is the default transaction unit value in consideration of we providing the Services. You can obtain Qpid Credit by paying via credit/debit card, cash, check or any other method the Site may accept as payment of account subject to our Refund Policy. All amounts of the Services are denoted in units of Qpid Credit unless a particular monetary currency is displayed.
6. Refund Policy
Fees paid or Qpid Credit purchased are not refundable, unless within the permissible grounds stated in our Refund Policy or other reasons acceptable to us. The Refund Policy on this Site forms a part of this Agreement. We reserve the right to amend or alter such Policy at any time, and changes are effective upon posting on this Site with notice to you.
8. Proprietary Rights of Contents of this Site
8.1 We own and retain other proprietary rights of this Site and the Services, as described in details in the Qpid Network Intellectual Property Policy. The Site contains member profiles, photos, copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information of our operating or holding company or its licensors. Except for those information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
8.2 You will not "frame" or "mirror" any part of the Site, without our prior written authorization. You also shall not use Meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to this Site or the Services in order to direct any person to any other web site for any purpose.
9.1 We cannot and do not warrant any specific outcome from using of this Site and/or the Services. We make no warranties, guarantees or representations as to any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the Site by us, our partners or any member or any other person or entity.
9.2 We NEVER authorize any third-party organization or individual, including without limitation, those service providers this Site presently cooperates with and/or used to co-operate with, any local service provider staff, any member whose profile is posted on this Site, to charge our members for any reason in the name of this Site. We do not rule out the possibility that besides using this Site and the Services, some of our members might at the same time have relationship with certain service provider that this Site presently cooperates with and/or used to co-operate with, and even pay for their service that is in no connection with this Site. We claim no warranties for the quality of their service, and carry no responsibility for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from your use of their service. And you are solely responsible for any transactions between you and that service provider, whether online or offline.
9.3 This Site has built up a good reputation that is widely acknowledged by members seeking dating and romance. However, some other websites of the same kind may duplicate our business and service model by publishing false member profiles and/or providing fraudulent service to cheat sincere members looking for dating and romance. We accept no liability to you for any indirect, consequential, incidental, special or punitive damages, including loss of profits arising from your use of such fishing sites.
10. Limitation / Exclusion of Liability
10.1 WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE LADIES POSTED ON THIS SITE, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE. PLEASE USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN USING THE SITE AND THE SERVICE. YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH MEMBERS WITH PROFILE POSTED ON THIS SITE ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
10.2 WE CLAIM IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT UNDER THE LAW AND FOR CONTENTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD-PARTY AGENCIES THAT THIS SITE COOPERATES WITH, AND NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO WAIVE, REMOVE, OR USURP SUCH IMMUNITY.
10.3 IN NO EVENT WILL WE 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 SITE. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OF ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES) OR OTHER EXPENSES THAT ARISE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY OUT OF OR FROM YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT.
10.4 WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY AGENCIES THAT WE COOPERATE WITH. WE DO NOT DETERMINE WHICH INFORMATION WILL BE COLLECTED BY THAT THIRD PARTY FOR PURPOSE UNRELATED TO SERVICE OF THIS SITE.
11. Risk Disclosure Statements and Client Protection Policy
As is with every objective you may pursue in life, there is always the associated risk(s), so are the endeavors you are about to take through our Services. Whilst we have taken and will take every practical control to eliminate or otherwise minimize the impact of such risks taking place, we wish to highlight some scenarios of higher likelihood, which you must be aware of and undertake to risk the same. For details of the risks associated with the Services and the possible counter measures, please read our Risk Disclosure Statements and Client Protection Policy.
12. Legal Terms, Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or related to the Agreement shall be filed only in the Courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and that you hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts, absolutely waive the procedural defence of “forum non-convenien”. No action arising under or related to the Agreement may be brought by either party more than one year after the cause of action has occurred. This Agreement is governed and to be interpreted exclusively by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Welcome to CharmDate.com ("CharmDate" or the "Site"). Your privacy is important to us. As such, we provide this Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected, processed, maintained and disposed by CharmDate, including any services owned, operated or offered by or on behalf of CharmDate, and by third-party service providers if applicable.
We understand that the privacy of our members, subscribers, guests and/or visitors ("Members", "you" or "your") is very important. We have developed this Policy to ensure that your privacy is protected while using CharmDate. We reserve the right to change it at any time, and all changes are effective upon posting without notice to you.
Owing to the global nature of CharmDate's business conducted over the internet, it is practically impossible for us to comply with all applicable laws / rules / regulations (and the like) as may be prescribed by individual country / region / city. We endeavor to adopt internationally recommended “Best Practices” whilst adhering to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, laws of Hong Kong which you must agree to as the applicable law in case of dispute arising herefrom.
Operationally we are in compliance with, though not bound to do so, the general requirements imposed by the Data Protection Principles generally recommended by the US-EU US-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks, Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development, and by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. In particular, we carry out Privacy Compliance Assessment exercise periodically to ensure compliance in respect of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement.
1. About CharmDate and Your Information We Collect
CharmDate provides you with access to rich collection of resources, including without limitation various communication tools, products, contents, software, forums, services through its network of web sites (collectively "Services"). In order to provide a full range of services, we may ask you to create a CharmDate Account (the “Account”) to be our member. In the course of these various offerings, we often seek to collect from you various forms of personal information. We may ask you to create a Personal Profile and it generally includes three sets of information :
a) Personal Data
This includes your personal data such as your gender, first, middle and last names, date of birth and ethnicity. This information may be accessed and viewed by others, as determined by your agreement on the specific privacy practices with respect to certain Services.
b) Additional Information
You may elect to include your additional information, such as your height, weight, smoker or not, alcoholic or not, native / spoken language(s), education level, religion, profession, whether have children or not, current income range, your marital status, your ideal match age range. You may also include other content, such as a narrative description of yourself and photo(s). This information is stored on our systems, and may be displayed in your public profile on CharmDate, or included in any communication between Members sent via CharmDate and other Qpid Network Sites.
c) Contact Information
It consists of your email address, your postal address such as street address, city, state/province, residence country as well as postal code. Your telephone or fax number are required when filling in the registration form. Contact information will not be shown on your profile or other public places.
2. How We Use Your Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our Services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, to offer you other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you, to enforce the legal obligations that govern your use of our Site, to identify problems, to resolve complaint, disputes and/or for the purposes for which you provided the information.
You agree that we may use your information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze the web site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize CharmDate's content, layout, and services. These uses can help us improve our Site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
3. Cookies and Historical Information
Each time you access the Services, various information is gathered automatically, such as: domain, computer platform, browser type, IP address and place of origin. We gather this information in order to administer and optimize the Services for you and to diagnose problems with our Services and enhance your user experience.
4. Your Card Details
If you pay by card online, to protect your privacy we engage highly secured industry order processing provided by third-party billing companies such as PayPal. Those companies we cooperate enjoy good reputation and reliability in the industry of its kind. With use of the third-party card processors, your card information is processed through secure server(s), and transferred internally with the protection of powerful encryption tool available. Your customer details will not be sold or made available to anyone else and your card details are only known by our order processors.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other CharmDate members or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on CharmDate, we may collect such information that is accessed only by authorized CharmDate personnel or representatives. We may also collect other members' comments about you.
6. Our Disclosure and/or Shared Use of Your Information
Under no circumstance will CharmDate sell or transfer for monetary gains your information to any unrelated third party without your permission, but we may disclose your information to affiliates or unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (a) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government administrative request or other due process; (b) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of CharmDate or others; (c) to enforce any terms of service of CharmDate; (d) to provide you with the services or products requested by you, and to perform other activities related to such services and products, including billing and collection; (e) to provide you with information, special offers, or promotions from CharmDate to which you consented. CharmDate makes reasonable efforts to limit its designated service providers' disclosure of your information in the same manner as set forth in this paragraph.
Further use and/or disclosure of your information by third parties is not the responsibility of CharmDate. Rather, such use and/or disclosure is governed by those parties’ policies.
As your CharmDate Account is inter-linked with all our member sites (which means you can activate multiple memberships on those sites when you successfully obtain an Account), we may also share your information with those Sites when they are interested in serving you. You may notify us of your membership preferences any time in our member account settings area. Unless and until you choose to opt-out your membership on CharmDate, your information may be used by CharmDate for providing goods and services to you.
7. Updating Your Information
If you want to update or correct inaccuracies in your information, you can login to your account and modify it any time on your own initiative. In the unlikely event of certain information items you do not manage to update through our system, please contact our Customer Support Team for assistance.
8. Deleting Your Account
Gentleman members can require account deletion through submitting email request to our customer service team, specifying whether account deletion of CharmDate or account deletion of the Qpid Network is needed. When CharmDate account is deleted, members will not be able to log into CharmDate and/or check usage history. When the Qpid Network account is deleted, members will not be able to log into all member sites under Qpid Network and use our Services any more.
9. Technical and/or Operational Security
We respect and recognize that personal data are vulnerable to security breach which, if taken place, may cause annoyance or even damages to you (conversely, our business reputation), thus we take reasonably practical measures to protect your personal data. However, given the realistic limitations (e.g. costs / timely delivery of security measures) and rapid revolution of technology, there is always the risk of such breach in which event we cannot be held liable.
CharmDate has security measures in place to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identity information such as encryption tools, secure server and firewall. While "absolutely fail-safe security" does not exist, our technical experts work hard to ensure your secure use of our services.
10. Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information
Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Policy may involve the transfer of your information to various areas around the world that may have levels of privacy protection different from that of your residence country. By submitting your information via CharmDate, you consent to such cross-border transfers notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by applicable law / rule / regulation to the contrary.
11. Links To Third-Party Websites
CharmDate may provide links to third-party websites. Since we do not control third-party sites and are not responsible for any information you may provide while on such sites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on those web sites before providing any of your personal information on such sites.
12. Your Agreement to This Policy
By using CharmDate Services, you understand that this Policy applies solely to information collected by CharmDate, and you agree to the collection, processing, retention and disposal of your information by CharmDate as outlined herein.