Terms-of-Use Agreement

Effective : January 1, 2015

Welcome to Hookup GirlFriends, an adult entertainment and social networking website operated by WishLand Services Limited (“Hookup GirlFriends”). It is important to us that you have the best possible experience while using the Website (whether by computer, mobile device, or mobile application) and that, when you use this Website, you understand your legal rights and obligations. This terms-of-use agreement between you and us governs your use of the Website and the services we offer to you through the Website. These terms apply (1) to the entire contents of this Website (regardless whether you purchase a membership), (2) to any associated websites that we own or operate and that we grant you access to as part of your membership, and (3) to any email correspondence between you and us. Please read these terms carefully before using our Website because they create a legally binding agreement between you and us. We ask that you pay special attention to the following provisions: (1) fantasy member interactions (section 7); (2) disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability (section 14); (3) limited time to bring claims (section 16); (4) exclusive forum for resolving disputes (section 19); and (5) mandatory arbitration (section 20). Clicking the “I Agree” button on the website warning page (or checking the designated box and clicking on the “I Agree” button on the join page) forms your acceptance of and agreement to these terms even if you do not read them. If you do not agree to these terms, you cannot access this Website.
Note: We present the following terms in a relaxed question and answer format for the most part. We do this for your convenience, not ours. By presenting these terms in question and answer format, we do not imply or suggest that they do not form a binding agreement between you and us. These terms are just as binding on you and we as if we originally presented them to you in a stuffy legal format than only people of legal training would understand.

  1. Summary of Terms

    You should read these terms in full because they apply every time you visit Hookup GirlFriends. However, just in case you ever need a reminder of the salient points, here’s a brief summary:

    1. If you are under the age of 18-years old then unfortunately you cannot use Hookup GirlFriends yet because it is a meeting place for adults only.

    2. We are not responsible for anything that you post or say while you are on Hookup GirlFriends and we do not monitor the content of the Website, but if we do see or someone tells us that you have posted something that we think is inappropriate then we are allowed at our discretion to remove it.

    3. We do not conduct criminal background screening of our members. To learn about online dating safety, click here or click here.  

    4. If you post any content that actually belongs to someone else and they get annoyed (or even call in their lawyers), we are not in the firing line. You have to take responsibility for what you post.

    5. We use fantasy members (that is, virtual profiles) to stimulate interaction and conversations among users.

    6. If you are concerned about how your data is being used by Hookup GirlFriends then please refer to our privacy policy. It will tell you all you need to know.

  2. Introduction

    1. Hookup GirlFriends is an adult social networking website designed as a forum for meeting new people, a place to have discussions of a sexual nature and to share photos, videos, stories, and other information. It is intended to be a fun place to visit and it is important to us (and for you) that it remains a safe and friendly environment so you agree that you will only use Hookup GirlFriends in a manner consistent with its purpose and according to these terms.

    2. If you are seeking obscenity or child pornography, please leave this Website immediately.

    3. We do not intend anyone under the age of 18-years old or the age of majority in their community to access this Website. We limit membership and access to the Website to adults (1) who are at least 18-years old and (2) who have reached the age of majority in their community. If you are not the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you must leave the Website immediately and you may not access the Website.

    4. By accessing the Website or purchasing premium services, you certify to us that:

      1. You have reached the age of majority where you live and that you have the legal capacity to agree to these terms;

      2. You own (or have permission to use) any credit card you used to purchase premium services with and have authorized us (or our authorized payment processing agent) to charge the credit card according to the membership you chose (which may include automatically recurring charges on a month-to-month basis until canceled);

      3. You understand that some or all of the materials on the Website may be erotic in nature, and that they may contain graphic visual depictions of sexual activity and nudity, graphic audio portions of the same kind of content, and descriptions of sexually oriented and sexually explicit activities;

      4. You are aware of the sexual nature of the materials manifested, you agree to receive them, and you are not offended by these materials;

      5. You access the Website voluntarily and for your own personal enjoyment;

      6. You have never been convicted of a felony and that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity;

      7. Your use of the Website is not prohibited or restricted by your jurisdiction;

      8. You have complied and will continue to comply with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction from which you access the Website;

      9. All information that you submit when you register is accurate and truthful and that you will promptly update any information that you provide that later becomes inaccurate, misleading, or false; and

      10. You will not share this Website or its contents with a minor or otherwise make them available to a minor.

  3. Use of the Website and rules relating to content

    1. Who can use Hookup GirlFriends?

      Hookup GirlFriends is a meeting place for adults. You may only use and become a registered member of Hookup GirlFriends if you are 18-years old or older (or the age of majority in the country in which you reside if that happens to be greater than 18-years old).

      You state that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into and be bound by these terms and that by using Hookup GirlFriends you will not be violating any law or regulation of the country in which you reside. You are solely responsible for your compliance with all applicable local laws and regulations.

      You further state that you have not been convicted of and are not subject to any court order relating to assault, violence, sexual misconduct, or harassment.

    2. Do I have to pay to use Hookup GirlFriends?

      You may register as a member at no cost. As a member, you may use some, but not all, of the features and services available on the Website. To access or use additional features and services, including the ability to communicate with other members that are subscribers, you must become a paying subscriber to Hookup GirlFriends. Absent special offers, you understand that if you are not a subscriber, (1) you will not be able to use all the features and services available on the Website; and (2) subscribers and nonsubscribing members will not be able to use the Website to communicate with you. A member profile (both subscribers and nonsubscribers) may remain posted on the Website even that member is not actively using Hookup GirlFriends. You understand that although a member’s profile may be viewed, you may not (even as a subscriber) be able to use the Website to communicate with that member if he or she is not then actively using Hookup GirlFriends.

    3. What kind of content can I post on Hookup GirlFriends?

      You are able to post all kinds of things on Hookup GirlFriends, including photographs, videos, emails, messages, stories, and other content.

      There are some rules about what is acceptable though, so when you are using Hookup GirlFriends you will not post or send any content that:

      1. Contains language that could be deemed offensive or is likely to harass, upset, intimidate, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person;

      2. Is obscene or otherwise may offend human dignity (including child pornography);

      3. Is abusive, insulting, threatening, or promotes or encourages racism, sexism, hatred, bigotry, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

      4. Requests money from, or is intended to otherwise defraud, other users of the Website;

      5. Encourages any illegal activity including terrorism, inciting racial hatred, or the submission of which in itself constitutes committing a criminal offense;

      6. Is defamatory or otherwise promotes information that is false or misleading, or otherwise objectionable;

      7. Relates to commercial activities (including sales, competitions, sweepstakes, advertising, pyramid schemes, links to other websites, or premium line telephone numbers);

      8. Involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or “spam” (or “spimming,” “phishing,” “trolling,” or similar activities);

      9. Contains video, audio photographs, or images of another person without his or her permission;

      10. Contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);

      11. Provides material that exploits people in a sexual, violent, or other illegal manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18-years old;

      12. Provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons or drugs; violating someone’s privacy; or providing, disseminating, or creating computer viruses;

      13. Contains any spyware; adware; viruses; corrupt files; worm programs or other malicious code designed to interrupt, damage, or limit the functionality of or disrupt any software, hardware, telecommunications, networks, servers, or other equipment; Trojan horse; or any other material designed to damage, interfere with, wrongly intercept or expropriate any data or personal information whether from Hookup GirlFriends or otherwise;

      14. Impersonates, or otherwise misrepresents affiliation, connection, or association with, any person (including an entity);

      15. Provides information or data you do not have a right to make available under law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary, and confidential information);

      16. Disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to “scroll” faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;

      17. Solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users or disseminates another person’s personal information without his or her permission;

      18. Offers money or other consideration in exchange for sex;

      19. Promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy 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; or

      20. Itself, or the posting of which, infringes any third party’s rights (including intellectual property rights and rights of privacy and publicity).

      Please use your common sense when picking the content that you choose to post or send through Hookup GirlFriends because you are solely responsible for, and bear all liability in relation to, that content. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including removing the offending communication from the Website and terminating or suspending the membership of any violators.

    4. Are there any rules relating to personal information like my email address?

      You may not display any personal contact or banking information on your individual profile page whether in relation to you or any other person (for example, names, home addresses or zip codes, telephone numbers, email addresses, URLs, credit/debit card or other banking details). If you choose to reveal any personal information about yourself to other users, whether through email or otherwise, you do so at your own risk. You understand that any person visiting the Website may view any content you post on the Website. We encourage you to use the same caution in disclosing details about yourself to third parties online as you would under any other circumstances.

    5. What about other people’s personal information, can I use it?

      No. The Website is for personal use only. You will not use the Website for any commercial endeavors, such as (1) advertising or soliciting any user to buy or sell any products or services that we do not offer or (2) soliciting others to attend parties or other social functions, or networking, for commercial purposes. You may only use other Hookup GirlFriends user’s personal information to the extent that your use of it matches Hookup GirlFriends’ purpose of allowing people to meet one another. You will not use other users’ information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. Organizations, companies, or businesses will not use the Website or its services for any purpose.

      We reserve the right to terminate your account if you misuse other users’ information. In addition, we may investigate and take any available legal action in response to illegal or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames 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. If you suspect someone is engaging in these types of activities, please tell us immediately using our Report Abuse & Spam form.

    6. Some of my friends want to see all the people I’m chatting with. Can I tell them my username and password and let them log in as me?

      The short answer is no. Only you may access your account with Hookup GirlFriends. You must not share your username and password with anyone or let anyone else access your account because this jeopardizes the security of all of the content and personal information that you have submitted to Hookup GirlFriends. You are responsible for keeping your username and password secret and secure. If you do not, Hookup GirlFriends is not liable for any unauthorized access to your account, and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. If you suspect that someone has gained access to your account, you must let us know immediately by emailing us at support@hookupgirlfriends.com and telling us of your suspicions or concerns. You must also immediately change your password. We reserve the right to terminate your account if you violate our rules on keeping your password secure.

    7. Who can see the content that I put on Hookup GirlFriends?

      When you upload content to Hookup GirlFriends it can be accessed and viewed by the general public. If you do not want your content to be viewed by others, then you should upload it to Hookup GirlFriends. We reserve the right (without obligation) at our sole discretion and without giving you notice, to remove or edit, limit or block access, to any content that you upload or submit to Hookup GirlFriends without incurring any liability to you. We have no obligation to display any content that you submit to Hookup GirlFriends, to check the accuracy or truthfulness of any content submitted to Hookup GirlFriends, or to monitor your use or the use of other users of Hookup GirlFriends.

  4. Interaction with other users and the Website

    1. Do you restrict the number of email messages I can send in a 24-hour period?

      At this time, we do not impose any restrictions on the number of email messages you can send in a 24-hour period. But we may in the future and we reserve the right to restrict the number of emails that you may send to other members in any 24-hour period to a number that we deem appropriate.

    2. Do you conduct criminal background checks of registered users?

      No. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other members of the Website. You understand that we do not in any way (1) monitor the activity of our members either offline or online; (2) screen or interview our members; (3) inquire into the background of our members (including conducting criminal background checks); or (4) attempt to verify the accuracy or statements made by members. We make no representations or warranties about the conduct of members or those acting on their behalf. You will take reasonable precautions in all communications, meetings, or interactions with other members of the Website, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person. You should not divulge personal or financial information to strangers. To learn more about online dating safety, click here or click here.

    3. Can I hold you responsible for the conduct of another registered user?

      We are not responsible for the conduct of any member. As noted below, we will have no liability (directly or indirectly) to you for any losses or damages arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Website or the service. We will also not have any liability to you for any losses or damages resulting from communications or meetings with other members or persons you meet through the Website. You understand that we make no guarantees, either express or implied, regarding your ultimate compatibility with individuals you meet through the Website.

    4. What if I have a dispute with another registered user?

      Unfortunately, we cannot get involved with or mediate disputes between members for legal reasons (feel free to blame the lawyers). If you have a dispute with one or more members or those who have posted, viewed, or used information on the Website, you release Hookup GirlFriends from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with the disputes. 

    5. What type of activities does Hookup GirlFriends prohibit so I do not accidentally cross the line?

      We reserve the right to investigate or terminate your membership if you have misused the Website or behaved in a way we regard as inappropriate or unlawful, including actions or communications that occur off the Website but involve members you meet through the Website. The following is a partial list of the type of actions that you may not engage in concerning the Website or its services. You will not:

      • Impersonate any person (including an entity).

      • Solicit money from any members.

      • Post any content prohibited by these terms.

      • “Stalk” or otherwise harass any person.

      • Express or imply that we endorse any statements that you make without our specific prior written consent.

      • Ask or use members to conceal the identity, source, or destination of any illegally gained money or products.

      • Use any robot, spider, website 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 Website, its services, or its contents.

      • Collect usernames or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website.
      • Interfere with or disrupt the Website or the servers or networks connected to the Website.

      • 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, hardware, or telecommunications equipment.

      • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted to or through the Website (either directly or indirectly through use of third party software).

      • “Frame” or “mirror” any part of the Website without our prior written authorization.

      • Use meta-tags, code, or other devices containing any reference to us or the Website (or any trademark, trade name, service mark, logo, or slogan of ours) to direct any person to any other website for any purpose.

      • Modify, adapt, sublicense, transfer, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile, or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Website or any software used on or for the Website, or cause others to do so.

      • Post, use, transmit, or distribute, directly or indirectly, (for example, screen scrape) in any manner or media any content or information obtained from the Website other than solely in connection with your use of the Website according to these terms.

  5. Ownership of content

    1. Once I have uploaded content on Hookup GirlFriends, do I still own it?

      Yes (provided you are the rightful owner in the first place).

      Please note though that by posting or sending content on Hookup GirlFriends you certify to us that you have the right to do so, and automatically grant to us a nonexclusive, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide license to use your content in any way (including editing, copying, modifying, adapting, translating, reformatting, creating derivative works from, incorporating into other works, advertising, distributing, and otherwise making the content available to the general public, whether in whole or in part and in any format or medium currently known or developed in the future).

      We may assign or sublicense the above license to our affiliates and successors without any further approval by you.

      By submitting content to Hookup GirlFriends, you are certifying that you are the exclusive author and owner of that content (and that our use will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party) and you agree that you waive any moral rights relating to that content (including the right to be identified as the author).

      We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy or any other law.

    2. Whom does the rest of the content on Hookup GirlFriends belong to then?

      Us! All text, graphics, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, sounds and artwork on Hookup GirlFriends are owned, controlled, or licensed by us and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property law rights.

    3. May I use any of the content that doesn’t belong to me?

      Other than in relation to content submitted by you to Hookup GirlFriends, you do not have any rights in relation to the content on Hookup GirlFriends and you will not use any content in any manner that may infringe any third party’s rights. This means that you will not copy, modify, adapt, distribute, publish, or sell any part of the Website or the content contained on it (other than the content submitted by you) to anyone else. In addition, you will not remove, obscure, or otherwise alter any proprietary notices appearing on any content, including copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property notices.

  6. Paid for services

    1. What can I buy on Hookup GirlFriends?

      Hookup GirlFriends offers you the opportunity to pay for certain services offered on the Website. Hookup GirlFriends’ premium services include various opportunities to find and meet additional people, to customize your profile, and to boost your profile so more people find you. Hookup GirlFriends also offers the ability to view live cams and featured shows on the Website. You can purchase all of these premium services when you register or after you register and you may subscribe to the premium services for various lengths of time. Once you have paid for any premium services, they are nonrefundable unless expressly stated otherwise in these terms. If you initiate a chargeback or otherwise reverse a payment made by you using your chosen payment method, we may terminate your account immediately. If we successfully dispute the reversal, and the reversed funds are returned to us, you are not entitled to a refund or to have your account or subscription reinstated.

      For your convenience, we supply to you the costs and duration of your membership on our registration page on signup. You are responsible for all costs associated with your use of your selected payment method including, for example, exchange rates, transaction fees, interest, and other fees charged by your credit/debit card companies and banks. During the signup process, we will ask you to indicate your preference for membership duration and costs among other things and we will record your selections and click-through agreement to the duration, costs, and these terms. We reserve the right to offer free membership to any person of our choice at any given time, for any duration, while charging other members, at the same time. We also reserve the right to cancel the free trial period or membership at any time, for all or any of our members.

    2. How do I renew my premium services with Hookup GirlFriends?

      Your subscription will continue indefinitely until cancelled by you. Once you have requested a Hookup GirlFriends premium service and on renewal, you authorize Hookup GirlFriends or its authorized payment processor automatically to charge your chosen payment method at the price you agreed to at signup (and any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on your subscription payments). On renewal of your subscription, if we do not receive payment from your payment method provider, you will pay all amounts due to us on demand or you agree that we may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your payment method provider until we receive payment (on receipt of payment, we will activate your account and for purposes of automatic renewal, your new subscription commitment period will begin as of the day we received payment). If you want to cancel or change your payment method at any time, you can do so at www.hookupgirlfriends.com/help/ (you may also cancel by replying to your subscription email) or by contacting your mobile service provider. If your chosen payment method is through your mobile service provider, then please check with them about their payment terms, as their payment terms will govern how payments to Hookup GirlFriends are made as well as how those payments may be charged or cancelled. Your subscription to Hookup GirlFriends’ premium services will automatically renew for an additional equivalent period at the price you agreed to when subscribing until you decide to cancel. You agree that your account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature.

      You must provide current, complete, and accurate information for your billing account. You will promptly update all information to keep your billing account current, complete, and accurate (such as a change in billing address, card number, or expiration date), and you will promptly notify us if your payment method is canceled (including if you lose your card or it is stolen), or if you become aware of a potential breach of security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your name or password). If you fail to provide us any of this information, we will hold you responsible for the fees accrued under your billing account. In addition, you authorize us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for your credit or debit card as provided by your credit or debit card issuer.

    3. May I transfer any of my paid for services to another Hookup GirlFriends user?

      If you elect to purchase premium services, you will only use these services for yourself and will not transfer (free or as a sale) to or purchase from other Hookup GirlFriends users or third persons. Hookup GirlFriends reserves the right not to honor any paid for services where you have attempted to transfer those services to another user or third person or have attempted to buy those services from another user or third person. Hookup GirlFriends will only provide paid for services to you if you purchased them directly from us.  

  7. Entertainment & Fantasy Service

    1. Will I really hookup using Hookup GirlFriends?

      Hookup GirlFriends is an entertainment service. All profiles are provided for the entertainment of our members and our users. We do not guarantee that you will find a date or that you will meet any of our members in person or that any given person or profile manifested on the Website is available or interested in dating or communicating with you or anyone else.

    2. Does Hookup GirlFriends use virtual or fictitious profiles?

      Yes, we do. Some of the user profiles posted on this Website are fictitious, and are associated with our “Fantasy Member” (FM) service. We designate these profiles with a written “Fantasy Member” or “FM” on the profile details page. Our Fantasy Member service is part of our efforts to stimulate conversation with users, in order to encourage further and broader participation in all of our Website’s services, including the posting of additional information or pictures to the users’ profiles.  

      • Initial messages from our Fantasy Member service may be automatically generated with no human involvement, and third-party contractors hired or contracted by us may generate messages or correspondence after that. The Fantasy Member (FM) service is also intended to proactively monitor user activities and communications to ensure compliance with these terms.

      • You understand that the information, text, and pictures contained in the Fantasy Member (FM) service profiles do not pertain to any actual person, but are included for entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in any Fantasy Member service profile is intended to describe or resemble any real person—living or dead. Any similarity between Fantasy Member user profile descriptions and any person is purely coincidental.

      • A single Fantasy Member may be associated with more than one (1) profile on the Website. You can readily identify and distinguish Fantasy Member service profiles from member profiles by the “Fantasy Member” or “FM” appearing on each FM profile's about section or near username, and the absence of any “interests” other than chat or geographic “location” identifier contained in the FM profile.

      • If you do not want to use Fantasy Member (FM) Entertainment Service, you may disable this completely by visiting your account settings and unselect 'Enable FM'. It is on when you sign in default.

    3. Is there anything else I need to know about the fantasy member feature?

      On one or more occasions, Fantasy Member profiles may contact both members and subscribers through computer-generated instant messages or emails to encourage further or broader participation in the Website’s services or to monitor user activity. These messages may be transmitted to multiple recipients at the same time. Messages from FMs will contain the uniform designation “FM” to notify the user that the user has received a message from a FM.

      You understand that no physical meeting will ever take place between you and the individuals providing our FM service, and that the exchange of messages between you and the FM is for entertainment purses, as well as to encourage further or broader participation in the Website’s services or to monitor user activities. However, we do not guarantee that you will receive a response to any message you send to a FM or any other user.

      Nothing contained in this section will create any right to, or expectation of, interaction between users and FM profiles or the individuals creating FM profiles. You should direct any question regarding the FM service and participation on the Website to our customer service department.

  8. Access to the Website

    1. Do you guarantee that Hookup GirlFriends will be up and running at all times?

      Unfortunately we can’t guarantee that because sometimes we have to carry out maintenance to the Website or it may be affected by a fault or circumstances that are outside our control, so we provide Hookup GirlFriends on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We make no warranty about the quality, accuracy, functionality, availability, or performance of Hookup GirlFriends and we reserve the right to suspend, withdraw, amend, modify, or vary the service provided on Hookup GirlFriends without notice and without incurring any liability to you. In addition, to protect the integrity of the Website, we may block users from certain IP addresses from accessing the Website. Regardless, if we discontinue this Website and our decision to discontinue is not because of your breach of these terms, we will refund to you a pro-rata amount of any payments you have made for the portion of any month you do not use.

    2. What about mobile access?

      You are responsible for making all the necessary arrangements to ensure you can access Hookup GirlFriends (including Internet provider and mobile Internet provider fees and, any other charges associated with that access). We will not be held responsible for any reduced functionality you may encounter because of or in connection with accessing Hookup GirlFriends through mobile services or any similar service currently known or developed in the future.

      By accessing Hookup GirlFriends or agreeing to receive messages or notifications from Hookup GirlFriends through your mobile phone or any other connected media device (including a tablet), you accept that you may incur charges from your Internet or mobile service provider. We will not under any circumstances be liable for those charges.

    3. I’m not registered and I can’t seem to access some content on the Website. Why is that?

      Nonregistered users are able to access only that portion of Hookup GirlFriends that is publicly available. They will not have a profile or the ability to upload any content. The extent of registered users’ access to Hookup GirlFriends will depend on certain criteria relating to their profile being met and the level of services purchased. We may change or update the criteria on one or more occasions without prior notice.

  9. Communications and Test Profiles

    When you become a member, you consent to receiving email messages from us. These email messages may be transactional or relationship communications relating to the Website, such as administrative notices and service announcements or changes, or emails containing commercial offers, promotions, or special offers from third party partners or us. Please see our privacy policy for more information about these communications or visit our account settings page to limit these communications. On one or more occasions, our employees (or employees of our parent or affiliated companies) may create test-dating profiles to test the functionality of our service and website processes to improve service quality for our members. We may record telephone calls between you and our customer care representatives for quality assurance purposes.

  10. Termination

    1. Termination of use by us: My profile has disappeared and I can’t log in. What’s going on?

      Sometimes people forget about the terms and post content or act in a way while on Hookup GirlFriends that is not consistent with the purpose of the Website. If we think that you may be one of those people, then we reserve the right at our sole discretion, and at any time and without liability or the need to give you prior notice or to refund any unused services to:

      1. Suspend or revoke your registration (where applicable) and your right to access or use Hookup GirlFriends or submit any content to Hookup GirlFriends; and

      2. Make use of any operational, technological, legal, or other means available to enforce the terms (including blocking specific IP addresses).

      We will try (but we are not obligated) to notify you if your access to Hookup GirlFriends or your profile is to be or has been suspended or terminated.

    2. Termination of use by you: They say that you can have too much of a good thing… what do I do if I want to “unregister” myself from Hookup GirlFriends?

      If you are a subscriber (or if you have a free trial), you can cancel your subscription by going to www.hookupgirlfriends.com/help/ (you may also cancel by replying to your subscription email). After you cancel your subscription, you will enjoy your subscription benefits until the end of your then-current subscription commitment.

      Cancelling a paid subscription does not automatically cancel your membership. If you are a subscription and cancel your subscription but not your membership, you will continue to have access to the Website as a member and others may view your profile until you cancel your membership.

      If you want to cancel your membership and thus remove your profile, you can cancel at any time by going to the “Settings” control after logging in to the Website and choosing the “delete profile” link. If you delete your profile, we will save your profile information in case you later decide to restore your account. Many users deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and in doing so expect us to maintain their information until they return to Hookup GirlFriends. You will thus be able to restore your account and your profile in its entirety within 30 days of deactivating it. Once you cancel your membership, we have the right (but not the obligation) to delete any related content that you have submitted or uploaded on to Hookup GirlFriends. For further details, please refer to our privacy policy.

      Content that you have uploaded to Hookup GirlFriends, other than your profile (such as comments or email messages), may still appear on Hookup GirlFriends following termination of your membership.

  11. Abuse/Complaints

    Someone is not obeying the terms, whom do I tell?

    You can report any abuse or complaint about content on Hookup GirlFriends by contacting us at www.hookupgirlfriends.com/help/, outlining the abuse or complaint. You can also block a user directly from a profile, by clicking the “block” link on the user’s profile.

  12. Privacy Policy

    Do you have guidelines in place about what you can do with my personal data?

    We process information according to our privacy policy, which we incorporate into these terms. Please read the terms of our privacy policy before using Hookup GirlFriends. By using Hookup GirlFriends, you agree to our privacy policy and you warrant that all data provided by you is true, correct, and accurate.

  13. Links

    Are the links on the Website anything to do with Hookup GirlFriends?

    The Website may contain links to other websites, resources, and purchase opportunities provided by third parties. We provide these links to you for your information only. If you access these links, you may be directed to third party websites. These third party websites will have their own terms of use and privacy policies, which may differ from these terms. Our display of links to third party websites does not constitute an endorsement by us of any of the third party content information, websites, or resources provided.

    Please understand that we have no control over the contents of any third party websites or resources, and we accept no responsibility or liability for them, including the third party website’s compliance with any applicable laws or regulations.

  14. Disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability

    1. I forgot the rules about conduct on here and now someone is threatening to sue me. Will your lawyers sort it out?

      No. If you act in a way that upsets other users then you have to be responsible for the consequences. We expressly disclaim any responsibility for your conduct or the conduct of any other user of Hookup GirlFriends (including any interactions between users), whether online or offline, and expressly disclaim any liability for content uploaded by you or by any other user.

    2. My friend is a lawyer and says that you can’t exclude liability for everything…

      Nothing in these terms limits or excludes our liability for:

      1. Death or personal injury caused by our proven gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct; or

      2. Any liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law.

    3. Okay, so what do you exclude (or what can’t I sue you for)?

      To the maximum extent permitted by law, Hookup GirlFriends expressly excludes:

      1. All conditions, representations, warranties, and other terms that might otherwise be implied by statute, common law, or the law of equity. We provide you access to this Website and its content “as is,” “with all faults,” and “as available.” You assume the entire risk for satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy, and effort. We make no warranty that the Website or any content will meet your needs or requirements. We disclaim all warranties—express, statutory, or implied—including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, accuracy, completeness, reliability, security, title, exclusivity, quiet enjoyment, noninfringement, and warranties that your access to the Website will be uninterrupted, error-free, or that content loss will not occur. There are no warranties of any kind that extend beyond the face of these terms or that arise because of course of performance, course of dealing, or usage of trade. The Website may contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or outdated information. We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of the Website or its services. We do not warrant the reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the Website. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Website. If you believe you have found errors or omissions on the Website, you may bring them to our attention by contacting our customer service department at support@hookupgirlfriends.com.

      2. Any liability you incur arising from your use of Hookup GirlFriends, its services, or these terms, including liability for any of the following:

        1. Claims, charges, or demands of any nature;

        2. Direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages (however arising including negligence);

        3. Loss of use;

        4. Loss of data;

        5. Loss caused by a computer or electronic virus;

        6. Loss of income, profits, or contracts;

        7. Loss of goodwill;

        8. Loss of business;

        9. Loss of anticipated savings;

        10. Loss of or damage to property;

        11. Wasted management or office time;

        12. Breach of contract or claims of third parties; or

        13. Other losses of any kind or character—even if Hookup GirlFriends has been advised of the possibility of those damages or losses—arising out of or in connection with the use of Hookup GirlFriends, or resulting from communications or meetings with other members or persons you meet through the Website.

        This limitation on liability includes liability for any: (1) information, comments, or material you receive that is infringing, inaccurate, obscene, indecent, threatening, offensive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, or illegal; (2) failure of mechanical or electrical equipment or communication lines, telephone, or other interconnect problems (for example, you cannot access your Internet service provider); (3) third party’s unauthorized access to or alterations of your account, transmissions, or data; (4) theft, bodily injury, or property damage; (5) viruses or other disabling code that may infect your computer or affect your access to (or use of) the Website, your other services, hardware, or software; (6) incompatibility between the Website and your other services, devices, hardware, or software; or (7) delays or failures you may experience in initiating, conducting, or completing any transmissions to or transactions with the Website.

        The limitations and exclusions of liability apply regardless of the theory of liability asserted—whether strict liability, breach of warranty (express or implied), breach of contract, tort, or any other legal theory—and regardless of foreseeability.

  15. Loss Payment (also known as Indemnification)

    1. I forgot the rules about conduct on here and now someone is threatening to sue you. What now?

      You must pay us for any loss of ours that you caused by your negligence, intentional misconduct, or violation of these terms. But you need not pay us for a loss caused by our gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

    2. Definitions

      1. Loss means an amount that we are legally responsible for or pay in any form. Amounts include, for example, a judgment, a settlement, a fine, damages, injunctive relief, staff compensation, a decrease in property value, and expenses for defending against a claim for a loss (including fees for legal counsel, expert witnesses, and other advisers). A loss can be tangible or intangible; can arise from bodily injury, property damage, or other causes; can be based on tort, breach of contract, or any other theory or recovery; and includes incidental, direct, and consequential damages.

      2. A loss is caused by an event if the loss would not have occurred without the event, even if the event is not a proximate cause of the loss.

    3. Our Duty to Notify. We must notify you before the 30th business day after we know or should reasonably have known of a claim for a loss that you might be obligated to pay. Our failure to give you timely notice does not terminate your obligation, except to the extent that the failure prejudices your ability to defend the claim or mitigate losses.

    4. Legal Defense of a Claim

      1. Our Control. We have control over defending a claim for a loss (including settling it), unless:

        1. You elect to control the defense as described below, or

        2. We direct you to control the defense.

      2. Your Election to Control. On receiving a notice of a claim for a loss, you may take control of the defense by notifying us. If you take control, each of the following applies:

        1. You may choose and retain legal counsel.

        2. We may retain our own legal counsel at our expense.

        3. You may not settle any litigation without our written consent if the settlement imposes a penalty or limitation on us, admits our fault, or does not fully release us from liability.

      3. Good Faith. You and we must cooperate with each other in good faith on a claim.

    5. No Exclusivity. Our rights under this section do not affect other rights we might have.

  16. Limited Time to Bring Claims

    How long do you and I have to bring claims against each other?

    A party to these terms must bring any claim that party may have against the other party that arises out of these terms or the Website within 1 year after the claim arises. If a party fails to bring any claim that party may have against the other party within this 1-year period, the claim is permanently barred.

  17. Compliance with Laws

    Okay, I understand the terms. Is there anything I need to comply with?

    You assume all knowledge of applicable law and are responsible for compliance with these laws. You will not access the Website if prohibited in your jurisdiction or use the Website in any way that violates applicable governing laws, regulations, or other government requirements. You will not transmit any content that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any applicable governing law or regulation.

  18. Governing Law

    Does the law of the territory I live in govern these terms?

    No. Republic of Cyprus law governs these terms without regard for any choice-of-law rules that might direct the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. The predominant pur-pose of these terms is providing services and licensing access to intellectual property and not a “sale of goods.” 

  19. Place for Resolving Disputes
  20. If I have a dispute with you or you have a dispute with me, will it be resolved in the territory where I live?

    1. Except for disputes subject to arbitration, all disputes arising under these terms or re-garding the Website will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in the Republic of Cyprus. The parties will submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts in the Republic of Cyprus to resolve all disputes. The parties agree that the exclusive venue and forum to resolve all disputes will be in the courts in the Republic of Cyprus, and waive any right to seek another venue because of improper or incon-venient forum.

    2. Except for disputes subject to arbitration, all disputes arising under these terms or re-garding the Website will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in the Republic of Cyprus. The parties will submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts in the Republic of Cyprus to resolve all disputes. The parties agree that the exclusive venue and forum to resolve all disputes will be in the courts in the Republic of Cyprus, and waive any right to seek another venue because of improper or incon-venient forum.

  21. Arbitration of Disputes; Exception for Small Claims

    1. The parties will submit all disputes arising out of these terms—including any dispute about the existence, validity, or termination of these terms—to binding arbitration un-der the relevant arbitration laws of the Republic of Cyprus. The parties expressly waive their right to a trial in a court of law before a judge or a jury and forfeit any right to appeal the decision of the arbitrator for any reason. The parties will refer all disputes to the Cyprus Eurosia Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Center (“CEDRAC”) or, if CEDRAC is unavailable, to the Cyprus Arbitration and Mediation Centre (“CAMC”). Unless the parties agree differently in a writing signed by both par-ties, the arbitration will take place exclusively in Nicosia, Cyprus before a single arbi-trator nominated by CEDRAC, or CAMC if CEDRAC is unavailable. The parties and the arbitrator will conduct the arbitration and any related proceedings in English. The arbitrator will have authority to consider any statutory or other claims available to a consumer under applicable governing laws that are within the scope of the submis-sion to arbitration and to award all damages or other remedies under applicable con-sumer law. The final arbitral award will bind the parties. Any court having competent jurisdiction may enter judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator. This provi-sion does not prohibit a party from bringing proceedings against the other party before Cyprus courts or any other court of competent jurisdiction to compel arbitration or to make a claim for interim or injunctive relief.

    2. As an alternative to arbitration, you may pursue your claim in a small claims court in your jurisdiction of residence, if the claim meets all of the requirements for the small claims court. If you elect to file a small claims action, the matters raised in the small claims action will not be subject to arbitration.

  22. Class Action Waiver
  23. Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor we will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative ca-pacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the advanced writ-ten consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.

  24. Rights to Injunctive Relief

    Both parties acknowledge that remedies at law may be inadequate to provide an aggrieved party with full compensation if the other party violates these terms, and that an aggrieved party may seek injunctive relief if a violation occurs, in addition to seeking all other remedies available at law or in equity.

  25. General Provisions

    1. Entire Agreement. These terms, together with the privacy policy, and any other legal notice published by us on the Website, form the entire agreement between you and us concerning your access to the Website. It supersedes all prior terms between you and us regarding access to the Website. A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in any proceedings based on or re-lating to these terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

    2. Copy of these Terms. You may—and we recommend that you—print these terms on your printer or save them to your computer. If you are having trouble printing a copy, please contact us at support@sensualmatches.com and we will email you a copy.

    3. Modifications. We may modify these terms if we believe necessary to operate the Website or protect our rights. We will try to post changes on the Website 15 days be-fore they become effective. Changes will become effective on the effective date noted at the top of the modified terms. It is your responsibility periodically to check the Website to review the most current terms. While we will try to notify of any changes to these terms, we do not assume an obligation to do so. By continuing to use the Website after we post changes to these terms, the modified terms will bind you even if you have not actually read them. If you do not agree to the changes, your exclusive remedy is to cancel your membership if you are a member or to stop accessing the Website if you are not a member. If you need more infor-mation about the changes or have any other questions or comments about the changes, please contact us at support@sensualmatches.com.

    4. Assignment. We may assign these terms to an affiliate or third party without notice to you. You will not assign, delegate, or sublicense any of your rights or duties without our advanced written consent. Any attempted assignment in violation of this provision will be void.

    5. Waiver. If we do not enforce any right or provision in these terms, that is not to be deemed a waiver of our right to do so in the future.

    6. Severability. If any provision of these terms is for any reason held unenforceable, that provision will be modified to the extent necessary to make it enforceable without losing its intent. If no modification is possible, that provision will be severed from the rest of these terms.

    7. Cumulative Remedies. All rights and remedies provided in these terms are cumula-tive and not exclusive, and the assertion by a party of any right or remedy will not preclude the assertion by the party of any other rights or the seeking of any other remedies available at law, in equity, by statute, in any other agreement between the parties, or otherwise.

    8. Successors and Representatives. These terms bind and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective heirs, personal representatives, successors, and (where permitted) assignees.

    9. Force Majeure. We are not responsible for any failure to perform because of unfore-seen circumstances or causes beyond our reasonable control, including:

      1. Acts of God, such as fire, flood, earthquakes, hurricanes, tropical storms, or other natural disasters;

      2. Fiber cuts;

      3. Strikes, or shortages in transportation, facilities, fuel, energy, labor, or mate-rials;

      4. Strikes, or shortages in transportation, facilities, fuel, energy, labor, or mate-rials;

      5. Failure of the telecommunications or information services infrastructure; and

      6. Hacking, SPAM, or any failure of a computer, server, network, or software for so long as the event continues to delay our performance.

    10. Expenses and Costs of Enforcement. If a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction determines that a party violated these terms, the breaching party will reimburse the nonbreaching party for all actual costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred in en-forcing these terms.

    11. Notices

      1. Sending Notice to Us. You may send notice to us by email, by calling our customer service department, or by writing to us at the locations shown on the Website. We will consider an electronic notice received by us only when our server sends a return message to you acknowledging receipt. We may change our contact information by posting the change on the Website. Please check the customer support area of the Website for the most current information for sending notice to us.

      2. Sending Notice to You—Electronic Notice. You consent to receiving any no-tice from us in electronic form either: (1) by sending email to the email ad-dress you specified when you signed up; or (2) by posting the notice on a lo-cation on the Website designated for this purpose. We will deem notices sent to you by email received when our email service indicates transmission to your email address. You confirm that the email address you specified when you signed up is a current and valid email address for receiving notice, and that your computer has hardware and software configured to send and re-ceive email through the Internet and to print any email message you receive. You understand that you may not receive notices if you violate these terms, but we will deem you to have receive any notices that you would have re-ceived had you accessed the Website in an authorized manner.

    12. Authorization and Permission to Send Emails to You. You authorize us to email you notices, advertisements, and other communications to you, including emails, ad-vertisements, notices, and other communications containing adult oriented material, sexual content and language, and images of nudity not suitable for minors. This au-thorization will continue until you request us to remove you from our email list.

    13. Electronic Communications Not Private. We do not provide facilities for sending or receiving confidential electronic communications. You should consider all messages transmitted to us or from us as open communications readily accessible to the public. You should not use the Website to send or receive messages you only intend the sender and designated recipients to read. Users or operators of the Website may read all messages you send to the Website regardless if they are intended recipients.

    14. Electronic Signatures. You agree to be bound by any affirmation, assent, or agreement you transmit through this Website. You agree that when in the future you click on an “I agree,” “I consent,” or other similarly worded “button” or entry field with your mouse, keystroke, or other computer device, your agreement or consent will be legally binding and enforceable and the legal equivalent of your handwritten signature.

    15. Consumer Rights Information—California Residents Only. This provision applies only to California residents. In compliance with Section 1789 of the California Civil Code, please note the following:

      WishLand Services Limited
      42 Dositheou, Strovolos
      2028 Nicosia, Cyprus

      Users who wish to gain access to the members-only section of the Website must be a member in good standing. We post the current membership fees for the Website be-fore the registration page for the Website. We reserve the right to change the mem-bership fees. You may contact us at support@hookupgirlfriends.com to resolve any billing disputes or to receive further information about the Website.

    16. Complaints—California Residents. You may contact in writing the Complaint As-sistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs at 1020 N. Street, #501, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at 1-916-445-1254.

  26. Usages

    In these terms, unless otherwise stated or the context otherwise requires, the following usages will apply:

    1. Actions permitted under these terms may be taken at any time and from time to time in the actor’s sole discretion.

    2. References to a statute will refer to the statute and any successor statute, and to all regulations promulgated under or implementing the statute or successor, as in effect at the relevant time.

    3. References to numbered sections in these terms also refer to all included sections. For example, references to section 6 also refer to sections 6.1, 6.1(A), etc.

    4. In computing periods from a specified date to a later specified date, the words “from” and “commencing on” (and the like) mean “from and including,” and the words “to,” “until,” and “ending on” (and the like) mean “to but excluding.”

    5. References to a governmental or quasi-governmental agency, authority, or instru-mentality will also refer to a regulatory body that succeeds to the functions of the agency, authority, or instrumentality.

    6. “A or B” means “A or B or both.” “A, B, or C” means “one or more of A, B, and C.” The same construction applies to longer strings.

    7. “Including” means “including, but not limited to.”