Terms And Conditions

1. Website
1.1    Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

The use of this website is conditional upon your acceptance of these Terms of Use. You will be deemed to have accepted these Terms of Use by using this website, regardless of whether or not you register as a member. We may change the Terms of Use at any time. If we do, an amended version of the Terms of Use will be posted on the website. You are responsible for ensuring that you regularly review the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use you must not use this website.

1.2   User Agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the agreement between you and Pretty Filipinas (“the Company”) in respect of your use of the Service and the Website (the “Agreement”).

1.3  Contact
This website is operated by the Company, which is an Irish registered company. The Company is registered for European Union Value Added Tax under the VAT on e-Services (VoeS) special scheme for non-EU businesses. You can contact us on any of the following methods:
Online support form: Click here (use this option for fastest service)
Email: info@prettyfilipinas.com

Post: Pretty Filipinas,
151 Coillte Mhuirlinne,
Ballybane, Galway, County Galway, Ireland
Director: Michael McGovern

2. Membership

2.1    Eligibility

You must be over 18 years of age to register as a member of the Service or to use this Website. By using the Website, you represent, undertake and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to comply with all of the Terms of Use.

2.2    Formation of Contract
By registering as a member you enter into a contract with the Company in respect of the Website that may or may not be free of charge. You may upgrade the features of your membership. You will be required to select certain features and terms of your contract and choose a payment method. By clicking on the “Make Payment“ button in the final step of the upgrade-process, you enter into a binding contract regarding the chosen upgrade option at the given price.

2.3    Membership
(a)    You may become a member of the Service free of charge. However men will be required to become a full member in order to interact with other members. Women will have the same access to the same services as men.
(b)    You acknowledge and agree that in order to protect the users of this site, you may not apply for or become a member if you have been convicted of an indictable offense or a felony. By applying for membership you warrant and represent to us that you have not been convicted of an indictable offense or a felony nor are you required to register as a sex offender with any government authority,police ,courts, probation service or any independent prosecution.
(c)    You acknowledge that currently the Company does not routinely undertake background checks, verify information provided or conduct criminal screenings of its users. We reserve the right to conduct investigations and background checks on all members, to confirm you are not in breach of any warranty and to determine whether any representation is false. You consent to allowing the Company to conduct such investigation and the Company reserves the right to refuse and/or terminate your membership if you breach any warranty or your representation proves to be false.

2.4    Subscription Plans and Fees
Subscription plans and their corresponding fees are located at the “Upgrade Membership” page. These subscription fees are subject to change, which changes will be posted on the page of the Website previously described. You acknowledge that there may be discrepancies in relation to subscription fees between jurisdictions, which discrepancies are reflective of costs applicable to a particular jurisdiction and other commercial conditions relevant to that jurisdiction.

2.5    Free trials and other promotions
Any free trial or other promotion that provides free access to the Paid Services must be used within the specified time of the trial. You must cancel your subscription to the Paid Services before the end of the trial period, otherwise you agree to pay for the Paid Services on and from the expiry of the trial.

2.6    Payment
(a)    While certain Services are available free of charge, you acknowledge that the Paid Services are available only to Members (Male) with a valid subscription or otherwise on payment of a fee. Subscriptions can be acquired at the prices advertised in our Members Sign Up Section, for the periods and by the payment methods specified on the upgrade membership page. Prices are stated in the currency shown on the upgrade membership page and include all applicable taxes unless otherwise stated.
(b)    Your membership will be automatically renewed. You can opt out of auto-renewal at any time. If you have not opted out, then, the subscription will be auto-renewed for the periods stated. You can cancel auto-renewal by following the instructions in the Help section of the website.
(c)    We may at any time change our price for a subscription. The new rate takes effect if you apply for a new subscription (whether or not it is your first subscription) after we have posted the details of our new price on the Site. Auto-renewals of existing subscription will continue at the old price.
(d)    In the event of suspicious payment activity, we reserve the right to temporarily or permanently suspend payment via your credit card and/or contact you, your bank or any other relevant third party to report such unusual activity and/or obtain additional information.

2.7    Password Security
As part of the member registration process, you will be required to select a password. You are solely responsible for selecting a password that is not easily guessed and for keeping your password safe, and agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to the Website to any third party. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us and you must promptly change your password by updating your account information.

2.8    Verification of Identity
We may from time to time request a form of identification to verify:
(a)    your identity;
(b)    the information provided by you;
(c)    your payment or billing information; and/or
(d)    your compliance with our Terms of Use.

2.9    Terms of Use of Payment Services
When using third party payment services, you must accept and abide by the terms and conditions of those payment services.

3. The Service
The Service is an internet information service that facilitates contact between members who may or may not be seeking friendship or a relationship. It is not a marriage brokering service, mail order bride service or a matchmaking service. The Company is under no obligation to broker any other member or members for you.

4.1    Own risk
You acknowledge that your use of the Service and the Website is solely at your own risk. We are not responsible for any flights missed by you, for any reason what so ever. You are responsible for your own safety, not us.

4.2    Accurate information
You represent, warrant and undertake that the information and photos that you supply to the Service, the Website and the Company is/are accurate in all respects, not in breach of this Agreement and not harmful to any person in any way. Some of the images and statements on the website may not be of real users. Some of the information from the Lonely Planet Guide and other publications may be inaccurate.
Without limiting the above, you must not transmit or post on our website, any images that contain:
images of any person other than you;
nudity;
images of other objects that do not contain you;
a cartoon or illustration (even if it is of you).

All the information on this site may not be 100% accurate, in terms of Visa and marriage information. You are responsible for ensuring that all of your documentation is correct and valid by researching thoroughly.

4.3    Information not confidential
You agree that any material or information provided by you, save and except for any Personal Information (which may include your full name, postal address, telephone number etc.), the use of which is governed by our Privacy Policy, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and we may use such material or information without restriction. Specifically, you consent to the Company using such material or information (including any profile information, photographs, video or audio recordings) in order to copy your profile into any other relevant dating site owned and operated by the Company. You acknowledge that any such material or information provided by you will be available for other members or users of the Website to read.
4.4    Information available overseas
(a)    Any profile information that you have provided to us will be publically viewable on your profile, irrespective of the location of the viewer. By creating a profile you acknowledge that overseas recipients will be able to view your profile. You consent to the transfer of information provided by members residing in countries other than your country of residence.

(b)    the Company globally utilities servers for the storage of your Personal Information which may be located in a country other than your country of residence. You consent to the transfer of Personal Information to countries other than your country of residence, which will be facilitated by Pretty Filipinas only in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

(c)    the Company globally utilities contractors, which may be located in a country other than your country of residence, to conduct background and criminal history checks on individuals. You consent to the transfer of Personal Information to countries other than your country of residence, which will be facilitated by Pretty Filipinas only in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

(d)    In order to provide customer support, perform back office functions, fraud prevention tasks or provide services to you we may need to allow our staff or suppliers (who may be located or whose resources may be located outside your country of residence) to access your profile information, billing information or other personal information that you have supplied. You consent to the transfer of Personal Information to countries other than your country of residence, which will be facilitated by Pretty Filipinas only in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

4.5    Copyright assigned
You agree that all copyright which subsists in any material or information provided by you to the Company is assigned to the Company for use within the scope of these Terms of Use. You will not post, transmit or otherwise provide any material or information in which the copyright is owned by another person or entity and you warrant that all material and information provided is your original work and not sourced from any third party.

4.6    Legal access
You must ensure that your access to the Website and use of the Service is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you. You are solely responsible for the legality of your actions under all applicable laws.

4.7    Exposure to Viruses
You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing the Website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of the Service, the Website or any Linked Website.

4.8    Content of Profile
(a)    You are solely responsible for the content of your profile, messages, video and audio recordings and other materials you may upload to the Service or transmit to other members of the Service.
(b)    You agree that you will not upload or post onto your profile or the Website any content which:
(i)    is abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, improper or otherwise inappropriate as determined at our sole discretion; or
(ii) depicts, describes, identifies or alludes to any person other than yourself.
(iii) Not responsible for the input, matching or interpretation of the compatibility test.

4.9    Interaction with members
You are solely responsible for your interaction with other members of the Service.

4.10    Negative covenants
You represent, warrant and covenant that:
(a)    you will not disclose any information provided to you through the Service to anyone without the prior permission of the person who provided it to you;
(b)    you will not use the Service to engage in any form of harassment or offensive behaviour, including but not limited to the distribution of any sexually and/or racially offensive, abusive, threatening, vulgar, obscene, harassing, libelous, slanderous, defamatory or objectionable material of any kind, nor any unlawful or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party’s rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights and privacy rights);
(c)    you will not use the Service to engage in group sexual activity or to solicit contact for the purpose of extra-marital encounters or affairs, solicit or engage in prostitution or any other activities that may be illegal in your country of residence;
(d)    you will not impersonate any person or misrepresent your age or marital status or place information in your profile that is false or misleading in any way;
(e)    you will not harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Service by electronic or other means or use the services to transmit “spam”, chain letters, junk mail, or engage in any unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail;
(f)    you will not use the Service or the Website for any unauthorised commercial purposes;
(g)    you will not solicit or attempt to solicit any money, bank account or credit card details or confidential financial information from any member or other user of the Service or the Website;
(h)    you will not send money or provide financial information to any person that you have communicated with or met via the Website. The Company will not be liable for any loss (financial or otherwise) suffered by you as a result of this behavior. You agree to report anyone who attempts to solicit money or obtain financial information by either contacting customer support or using the “Report Abuse” function on the member’s profile;
(i)    you will not solicit or attempt to solicit passwords from other members;
(j)    you will not use the Service to distribute, promote or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation for funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services;
(k)    you will not harass others by continuing to attempt to communicate with someone who has clearly asked you to cease communications;
(l)    you will not post or transmit material which contains viruses or other computer codes, files or programs which are designed to limit or destroy the functionality of computer software or hardware;
(m)    you will not post or transmit in any manner any contact information including without limitation, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, instant messenger IDs, Facebook usernames, URLs, or full names through your publicly posted information;
(n)    you will not use non-human or automated bots to login to the Service;
(o)    when speaking to our customer service employees on the telephone or communicating with them by any other means, you will not be abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing or racially offensive (“Offensive Conduct”). You agree that, should you engage in Offensive Conduct, which is to be determined in our sole discretion, we will have the right to immediately terminate your membership and you will not be entitled to a refund of any subscription payments we have received from you;
(p)    All members of our websites are required to be over 18. Our company has zero tolerance for any attempt by any member to engage in any form of cybersex, sexual communication, or sexual contact with any person who is underage. Upon being notified of any illegal or inappropriate communications with a minor, we may report details to the appropriate Law Enforcement Agency. The age of consent and definition of sex varies across borders. You are always responsible for being legally compliant.

4.11    Notification of Copyright Infringement
(a)    The Company respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you encounter content displayed on the Website that you suspect belongs to you or a third party, and that content is being displayed in a manner which violates or appears to violate your copyright or other intellectual property right or an intellectual right belonging to a third party, you may submit a notification by providing the following information to The Company:
(i)    Your contact details – including address, telephone number, and email address;
(ii)    An electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
(iii)    A description of the work or other intellectual property that has or is suspected to have been infringed;
(iv)    The name of the website where the suspected infringing material is located;
(v)    A description of where the suspected infringing material is located on the Website;
(vi)    A statement from you which:
(A)    outlines your good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, the agent or the law;
(B)    is made, under penalty of perjury, that the information provided in your notice is accurate and supplied in good faith and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

Notices may be sent to:

Post: Pretty Filipinas,
151 Coillte Mhuirlinne,
Ballybane, Galway, County Galway, Ireland
Director: Michael McGovern
Email: info@prettyfilipinas.com

(b)    The Company administers a “takedown” procedure upon receiving the notice referred to in clause 4.11(a) above. The Company may at any time disable or remove access to any material appearing on the Website that is claimed to constitute infringing activity or based on the facts and evidence available to the Company appears to be infringing.
4.12    Use of Images
In addition to the provisions of clause 4.5, by providing any photographs, material, information or content to the Company, you acknowledge and agree that the Company may:

(a)    reproduce, use, copy, perform, display, distribute and exploit the material, information or content;

(b)    prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works and other media, such material, information and content; and

(c)    licence others the same rights granted to the Company in (a) and (b) above, and you consent to any and all such uses, including, without limitation, for any promotional or commercial purposes. You also warrant that you have the authority to grant the consent referred to in this clause.
4.13    Mail Order Bride Marriages
This Website does not, and must not be taken to, in any way, aid, procure, promote or provide “mail order bride” marriage-matching services to its users.
You acknowledge that the jurisdiction in which you reside may prohibit the advertisement of marriage-matching services or the solicitation of persons to partake in marriages.
If you reside in any such jurisdiction that prohibits marriage-matching services to its residents, you hereby warrant, represent and covenant that you will not use the Service or the Website for any purpose in breach of any legislation prohibiting marriage-matching.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that it is your sole responsibility to ensure that you do not breach any prohibition on marriage-matching, and further hereby acknowledge and agree that the indemnity contained in clause 18 will apply to your breach of any legislation prohibiting marriage-matching.

5. Information
5.1    Monitor Information
We reserve the right to monitor all profiles, messages, chat, instant messages, videos and audio recordings to ensure that they conform to the requirements of these Terms of Use. To ensure that we provide the highest level of service and the safest online environment to our customers, we have engaged one or more third parties to provide online security functions for our customers. Providing this security requires the collection of certain non-personal data from your computer or other device by which you connect to our websites. You expressly acknowledge and agree to our collection, whether directly or by third-party security providers, of certain non-personal data to be used for the sole purpose of ensuring a secure and safe online environment for you. Even through no personal data is collected, we ensure that any third parties with which it contracts for security services observes the highest data protection and privacy standards.

5.2    Editing Information
While we do not and cannot review every message or other material posted or sent by members of the Service, and are not responsible for any content of these messages or materials, we reserve the right, but are under no obligation, to delete, move or edit messages or material (including profiles, messages, videos and audio recordings) that we, in our sole discretion, deem to breach these Terms of Use or to be otherwise unacceptable.

5.3    Security of Information
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as being totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.

6. Restricted Use
Unless we agree otherwise in writing, you are provided with access to the Website for your personal use only. Businesses, groups, organisations and companies are prohibited from registering as member. You are authorised to print a copy of any information contained on the Website for your personal use, unless printing is expressly prohibited.

7.    Intellectual Property Ownership
The Company retains all right, title, and interest in the Service and the Website and the corresponding intellectual property rights and reserves all rights not explicitly granted.

7.1    Copyright
Copyright in the Service and the Website (including text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings and software) is owned or licensed by the Company. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar legislation which applies in your location, and except as expressly authorised by these Terms of Use, you may not in any form or by any means:
(a)    adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of the Service or the Website; or
(b)    Commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of the Service or the Website;

without our prior written permission.
10.2    Trade Marks
Except where otherwise specified, any work or device to which is attached the ™ or ® symbol is a registered trade mark. If you use any of the trade marks owned by the Company in reference to our activities, products or services, you must include a statement attributing the trade mark to the Company. You must not use our trade marks:
(a)    in or as the whole or part of your own trade marks;
(b)    in connection with activities, products or services which are not ours;
(c)    in a manner which may be confusing, misleading or deceptive; or
(d)    in a manner that disparages us or our information, products or services (including without limitation, the Service and the Website).

8. Linked Websites
8.1    Links provided for convenience only
The Website may contain links to other websites (“Linked Websites”). Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with Linked Websites.

8.2    No Endorsement
Our links with Linked Websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by the Company of the owners or operators of the Linked Websites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on Linked Websites, unless and to the extent stipulated to the contrary. We recommend that you review the terms of use and privacy policy of a Linked Website prior to use of it.

9.    Privacy Policy
We undertake to comply with the terms of our Privacy Policy which is located on the Website which we may amend from time to time to comply with applicable laws and our operations.

10.    Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

10.1    Consumer rights under Irish Consumer Law
For individuals in the Irish jurisdiction, you have a range of rights and remedies under Irish Consumer Law.

10.2    Guarantees for goods and services for personal, domestic or household use or
consumption

In the Irish jurisdiction, where we supply goods or services of a kind ordinarily used for personal, domestic or household consumption, the consumer guarantees are not limited or excluded in any way.

10.3    Guarantees for goods and services that are not for personal, domestic or for household use or consumption
In the Irish jurisdiction, where we supply goods or services of a kind that is not for personal, domestic or for household use or consumption, the consumer guarantees are limited to:
(a)    in the case of goods:
(i)    the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;
(ii)    the repair of such goods;
(iii)    the payment of the replacements of such goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or
(iv)    the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and
(b)    in the case of services:
(i)    the supply of the service again; or
(ii)    the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

10.4    No warranties as to accuracy
Subject to clause 14.2 and 14.3, we do not make any representations or warranties that the material or information provided through the Service or on the Website (including any member profile, advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed by the Company or any member or any other person or entity) is reliable, accurate or complete or that your access to the Service or the Website will be uninterrupted, timely or secure. We are not liable for any loss arising from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material provided through the Service or on the Website. You should make your own enquiries before acting or relying on any information or material which appears on the Website. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such material or information shall be at your own risk.

10.5    No warranties as to availability
Subject to clause 10.2 and 10.3, we do not warrant that the Service or the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. The Service is distributed on an “as is” basis. There may be delays, omissions, and interruptions in the availability of the Service or the Website. Where permitted by law, you acknowledge that the Service (and the availability of the Website) is provided without any warranties of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

10.6    Implied warranties excluded
To the extent permitted by law and subject to clause 10.2 and 10.3, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these Terms of Use is hereby excluded. Where legislation implies any condition or warranty, and that legislation prohibits us from excluding or modifying the application of, or our liability under, any such condition or warranty, that condition or warranty will be deemed included but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition or warranty to one or more of the following:
(a)    if the breach relates to goods:
(i)    the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;
(ii)    the repair of such goods;
(iii) the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or
(iv)    the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and
(b)    if the breach relates to Services:
(i)    the supply of the Services again; or
(ii)    the payment of the cost of having the Services supplied again

10.7    No Liability for loss
We do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with your use of the Service, the Website or any Linked Websites, nor do we accept any responsibility for any loss arising out of your use of, or reliance on, information contained in or accessed through the Service or the Website. For the avoidance of doubt and without limiting the generality of the foregoing:
(a)    The Company does not accept any responsibility or liability for any direct, indirect, tentative, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Service or the Website or with any delay or inability to use the Service or the Website, or for any information, products and other services obtained through the Service or the Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based under contract, negligence or other tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such damage;
(b)    The Company does not accept any responsibility or liability for any information or material which you submit to the Service or the Website nor do we accept any responsibility for any use or misuse of any information or material which you submit to the Service or the Website by other members or users;
(c)    The Company does not accept any responsibility or liability for the conduct of any member or other user of the Service, including without limitation any conduct which causes physical or any other type of injury to any person.

11. Specific Warnings Regarding Online Dating
11.1    Risks
You acknowledge that there are risks involved in online dating, including without limitation, unknowingly dealing with underage persons or persons acting under a false pretence or for a criminal purpose.
You agree to take all necessary precautions when communicating with or meeting with other users, especially if you decide to meet in person. In addition, you agree to review our online dating safety tips prior to using the service. No warranty as to identity of member
You acknowledge that user authentication on the internet is extremely difficult. The Company cannot and does not warrant that each member or user of the Service is who he or she claims to be. Further, the Company cannot and does not warrant that member profiles are reliable, accurate or complete. Accordingly, you must be careful in dealing with other members or users of the Service or the Website.

12.    Communication
The Company reserves the right to send electronic mail to you regarding changes or additions to the Service, or any products and services of the Company and its affiliated businesses.

13.    Termination
13.1    Agreement effective for members
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you are a member of the Service or while you otherwise use the Website.

13.2    Termination of membership by you
You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, effective immediately upon our receipt of your written notice of termination. Notice of termination may be delivered to the address contained in the Contact Us section of the Website, may be emailed to the email address listed in the Contact Us section of the Website, or may be effected by clicking on the Switch Off Membership link in the members’ section of the Website. You will not be entitled to a refund of your membership fees as a consequence of the termination of your membership.
13.3    Termination of your access to Service
We may, in our absolute discretion, block, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service at any time, with or without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity, or that which may otherwise affect the enjoyment of the Service by others.

13.4    Termination of membership by us
We may immediately terminate your membership and your access to the Service at any time if we determine (in our absolute discretion) that you have breached this Agreement. Notice of termination will be delivered to the last email address you provide to us. Any pre-paid fees relevant to the period following termination will not be refunded to you.
13.5    Deactivation for non-use
We may deactivate your account if you have not used the Service for a consecutive 6 month period unless you have an active paid subscription.
13.6    Termination (Distance Selling)
(a)    This section applies to you only if you are a “consumer” as defined in the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and resident within the EU and have not commenced to use the service. In the event the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (“the Regulations”) apply to these Terms of Use, you may terminate your membership within seven working days of registering as a member of the Service by providing notice in writing.
(b)    You will be provided with a refund of any fees you have paid within 30 days of our receipt of your notice of termination if you have not commenced using the service. Your right to receive a refund does not apply once you have commenced using the service by doing any of the following:
(i) Sending messages to members;
(ii) Reading received messages from members;
(iii) Sending Show interest alerts to members; and
(iv) Initiating contact with other members in the chat room or on the instant messaging system

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