These terms and conditions apply between you, the User of Safer Date’s online platform which includes the website and mobile application (including any sub-domains, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions), and Safer Date Ltd, the owner and operator of the Safer Date website and mobile application.
Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they affect your legal rights. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Safer Date website and/or app. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Safer Date website and app immediately.
In these terms and conditions, User or Users means any third party that accesses the Safer Date website and/or app and is not either (i) employed by Safer Date Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Safer Date Ltd and accessing the Safer Date website and/or app in connection with the provision of such services.
1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our Safer Date website and app.
1.2 By using the Safer Date website/app, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use the Safer Date website or app.
1.3 If you register with our Safer Date website/app, submit any material to our Safer Date website/app or use any of the Safer Date services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
1.4 You must be at least 18 years of age to use our Safer Date website and app; by using our Safer Date website and/or app or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
2.1 We are the owner (or licensee) of all intellectual property rights in our Safer Date website and app and the content published on them. In these terms and conditions, ‘Content’ means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of the Safer Date website and app. By continuing to use the Safer Date website/app you acknowledge that such Content is protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights and other intellectual property rights. Nothing on this site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo or service mark displayed on the site without the owner’s prior written permission.
2.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
(a) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our Safer Date website and app and the material on our website and app are reserved;
(b) any content you upload to the Safer Date website or app will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights to the Content you post, that the Content is accurate, that use of the Content you supply does not violate any provision of these terms and conditions and will not cause injury to any person, and that you will indemnify Safer Date Ltd for all claims resulting from Content you supply. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties (see clause 12.2 below).
3.1 You may:
(a) view pages from our Safer Date website in a web browser;
(b) use the Safer Date website by means of a web browser;
(c) use the Safer Date app on a mobile device
subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
3.2 Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our Safer Date website or app or save any such material to your computer or mobile device.
3.3 You may only use our Safer Date website and app for your own personal use; you must not use our Safer Date website and app for any other purposes.
3.4 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our Safer Date website and app.
3.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
(a) republish material from our Safer Date website and app (including republication on another Safer Date website/app);
(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our Safer Date website and app;
(c) show any material from our Safer Date website and app in public;
(d) exploit material from our Safer Date website and app for a commercial purpose; or
(e) redistribute material from our Safer Date website and app.
3.6 Notwithstanding Section 3.5, you may redistribute our newsletter and any marketing material in print and electronic form to any person.
3.7 We reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to our Safer Date website and app, to areas of our Safer Date website and app and/or to functionality upon our Safer Date website and app. We may, for example, suspend access to the Safer Date website and app during server maintenance or when we update the Safer Date website and app. You must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on the Safer Date website and app.
4.1 You must not:
(a) use our Safer Date website and app in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the Safer Date website/app or impairment of the performance, availability, accessibility, integrity or security of the Safer Date platform;
(b) use our Safer Date website/app in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
(c) hack or otherwise tamper with our Safer Date website/app;
(d) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our Safer Date website/app without our permission;
(e) circumvent any authentication or security systems or processes on or relating to our Safer Date website/app;
(f) use our Safer Date website/app to knowingly copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, adware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, time-bombs, keystroke logger, rootkit or other harmful/malicious computer software or code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware;
(g) impose an unreasonably large load on our Safer Date website/app resources (including bandwidth, storage capacity and processing capacity);
(h) decrypt or decipher any communications sent by or to our Safer Date website/app without our permission;
(i) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our Safer Date website/app without our express written consent;/
(j) access or otherwise interact with our Safer Date website/app using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;
(k) use our Safer Date website/app except by means of our public interfaces;
(l) violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our Safer Date website/app;
(m) use data collected from our Safer Date website/app for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing);
(n) do anything that interferes with the normal use of our Safer Date website/app; or
(o) use the Safer Date website/app to bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.
4.2 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our Safer Date website/app, or in relation to our Safer Date website/app, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
5.1 To be eligible for a membership on our Safer Date website/app under this Section 5, you must be resident or situated in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations outside of the United Kingdom.
5.2. You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete.
5.3 You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provide when registering by updating your personal details to ensure we can communicate with you effectively.
5.4 We may suspend or cancel your registration with immediate effect for any reasonable purposes or if you breach these terms and conditions.
5.5 You may cancel your registration at any time by informing us in writing to the address at the end of these terms and conditions. If you do so, you must immediately stop using the Safer Date website and app. Cancellation or suspension of your registration does not affect any statutory rights.
5.6 You may apply for a membership with our Safer Date website/app by completing and submitting the account registration form on our Safer Date website/app, along with your payment. You will then receive instructions about how to apply for the identity check and enhanced background check. Your membership will not be approved until you have successfully passed the background checks and ID check (please see section 8 below for examples of why an individual may not pass our background check).
Please note: If you do not pass our ID and/or background checks, you will not be allowed to join Safer Date Ltd as a member. Any membership fee that you have paid will be refunded to you, minus the cost of the background and ID checks which equates to £105 including VAT. The fee for the background and ID checks is non-refundable.
5.7 You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the Safer Date website and/or app.
5.8 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.
5.9 You must not use any other person’s account to access the Safer Date website and/or app.
6.1 If you register for an account with our Safer Date website/app, you will be asked to choose a user ID and password which must be secure.
6.2 Your user ID must not be misleading and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 13; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
6.3 You must keep your password confidential.
6.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
6.5 You are responsible for any activity on our Safer Date website and/or app arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
7.1 We may:
(a) edit your account details;
(b) temporarily suspend your account; and/or
(c) cancel your account, at any time in our sole discretion, providing that if we cancel any services you have paid for and you have not breached these terms and conditions, you will be entitled to a refund of any amounts paid to us in respect of those services that were to be provided by us to you after the date of such cancellation; we will give you reasonable written notice of any cancellation under this Section 7.1.
7.2 You may cancel your account at any time on our Safer Date website/app using your account control panel on the Safer Date website/app. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel your account in accordance with this Section 7.2.
8.1 Before you can become a member of Safer Date Ltd, you must pass certain criteria to meet our requirements. You must pay the applicable subscription fees and background & ID checking fees during the account registration procedure. We will send you an acknowledgement of your order. You will then receive an email with full instructions of how to apply for your ID check via Credas. By inputting your details into the 3rd party computer system, you agree that you are forming a contract with Credas and accept their terms and conditions. Safer Date Ltd are not responsible or liable for any information you divulge to Credas or for the safety of their systems.
If we receive notice that there is something of concern during your background checks, we reserve the right to reject your membership with immediate effect. We will not provide any details of the reason for the rejection and are under no obligation to do so.
Reasons for membership rejection include but are not limited to:
We reserve the right to refuse membership to our Safer Date website and app within the guidelines of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You will be notified by email if your membership is refused. Any membership fee that you have paid will be refunded to you, minus the £105 cost of the background and ID checks.
We aim to process all background checks within 3 working days following successful identification. By submitting an order, you understand that the background checks may take longer than 3 working days in some cases, which is beyond our control.
Background checks will be repeated every 12 months. By signing up to Safer Date Ltd, you agree that we have the right to carry out these checks every 12 months whilst you are a member.
By registering with Safer Date Ltd, you understand that the background checks identify past criminal activity but will not show crimes that have not yet been recorded or prosecuted.
We can assure you that we will not allow ANY member to join our site if their background checks show that they have a history of serious criminal offences or if their identity cannot be sufficiently verified.
However, we cannot account for any crimes a member may have committed and not been caught for or for any crimes a person may commit in the future and we accept no liability whatsoever in relation to the above and in registering with Safer Date Ltd you acknowledge and agree this to be the case and acknowledge Safer Date Ltd has no liability in this regard.
You also acknowledge that Safer Date Ltd is relying on third-party providers to carry out the identity and background checks on its behalf. Safer Date Ltd accepts no liability whatsoever for any inaccuracies or omissions in relation to the background and/or identity checks carried out by its third-party providers and you acknowledge and agree this to be the case and acknowledge that Safer Date Ltd has no liability in this regard.
Please note, you are at all times responsible for your own safety and decision making, and Safer Date Ltd accepts no liability for the actions of its members while using the Safer Date website and/or app or otherwise. We cannot guarantee that any information provided by a member is true, accurate, complete, current and not misleading and, subject to Section 16.1, we accept no liability whatsoever or howsoever occurring in respect of any loss or damage arising out of the acts and/or omissions of our members.
8.2 You will have the opportunity to identify and correct input errors prior to making your order throughout the signup process.
8.3 Registered users with appropriate subscriptions will be able to access dating-related services on our Safer Date website/app, which may include:
(a) the publication of a personal profile on our Safer Date website/app;
(b) access to our searchable database of other users’ personal profiles;
(c) live chat with other Safer Date website/app users;
(d) private messaging of other Safer Date website/app users; and/or
(e) our automated matching service.
8.4 We may from time to time vary the benefits associated with a subscription but we will always give you prior written notice of the variation, providing that, if in our reasonable opinion such a variation results in a substantial loss of value or functionality, you shall have the right to cancel your subscription, and we will refund to you any amounts paid to us in respect of any period of subscription after the date of such cancellation.
8.5 At the end of any period of subscription for which you have paid, and subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions, your subscription will be automatically renewed and you must pay to us the applicable subscription fees, unless you cancel the subscription using the cancellation facility on our Safer Date website/app in accordance with clause 10.11 below.
8.6 Save where expressly requested or permitted by us to do so, you must not add any information to our Safer Date website/app that may facilitate direct communications with other users (including without limitation email addresses, postal addresses, instant messaging IDs, telephone numbers, fax numbers, personal Safer Date website and/or app URLs and social networking profile URLs).
9.1 All information that you supply as part of a personal profile on the Safer Date website/app must be true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
9.2 You must keep your personal profile on our Safer Dat