dharmaMatch Terms of Use Agreement

Welcome to dharmaMatch, a service for adults to meet each other online. By using the dharmaMatch Website (the "Website") you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (this "Agreement"), whether or not you register as a member ("Member"). If you wish to become a Member and communicate with other Members and make use of the dharmaMatch service (the "Service"), read these Terms of Use and indicate your acceptance of them by following the instructions in the Registration process.

This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and your membership in the Service and may be modified by dharmaMatch from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by dharmaMatch on the Website. This Agreement includes dharmaMatch's Acceptable Use Policy for Content Posted on the Website, dharmaMatch's Privacy Policy, and any notices regarding the Website. You may also receive a copy of this Agreement by emailing us and requesting it.

1. Eligibility. You must be eighteen or over to register as a member of dharmaMatch or use the Website. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
2. Term. This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, by following the account termination link in Account Settings, or upon receipt by dharmaMatch of your written notice requesting account termination.
3. Monitored Community. We take the safety of our members very seriously; to help protect our community against bad actors, or those who would use our platform outside of its intended matchmaking purpose, the dharmaMatch platform is a monitored community.

We review new profiles submitted, as well as profile updates, for any signs of false statements. We reserve the right to request identity verification or terminate any profile submitted to us as fraudulent, without notice to the account holder, if we find sufficient false statements, including:

  • Location specified in profile and location of IP address at time of registration or last login are not close to one another, with no explanation as to why in profile (false location)
  • A profile photo that portrays someone else, with the intention to make others believe it is the account holder (false profile photo)
  • Full Name (First & Last Name) is not the person's true legal name (i.e. use of an "alias", false name)
  • Self-described appearance does not match uploaded profile photos (false appearance)
  • Unrealistic seeking age range (false use of platform)
or any other falsehoods we may come across.

We also reserve the right to terminate a profile from our platform, without notice to the account holder, if we find evidence of a member using our platform not for its intended matchmaking purpose, including:

  • Making requests of other members to lend or send money (online romance scam)
  • Instead of communicating on our platform, telling members to subscribe or follow them on an alternate platform to continue communication (advertising, potentially for escort service)
or any other behavior we find deceptive, abusive, puts our members at risk, or violates terms set forth in this agreement.

If dharmaMatch terminates your membership in the Service, it is because you have breached the Agreement and will not be entitled to any refund of unused subscription fees.

Even after membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. Even after this Agreement is terminated, certain provisions will remain in effect, including sections 6 and 12-17 of this Agreement. After account termination dharmaMatch may only use your content with your permission (section 7).

4. Chargeback Fraud. Consumers can contact their financial institutions and dispute any charge on their statement for any reason; this is known as a chargeback. When a consumer does this, the financial insitution will open a dispute case and immediately credit the consumer back for the charge while the case is ongoing. In these cases, the burden of proof falls to the merchant to provide evidence that the service was actually used, or accept the charge reversal with penalty. The act of a consumer trying to use this technique to knowingly get out of paying for a service they used is known as chargeback fraud.

Please be aware that while other online merchants may just accept such chargebacks, dharmaMatch has a zero tolerance policy toward chargeback fraud. dharmaMatch will always respond with evidence in such dispute cases. Accounts that are party to such chargeback cases cannot be deleted while the case is ongoing, they can only be suspended. Chargeback cases often take months to play out. At the conclusion of the chargeback case, the ruling can be in favor of dharmaMatch or not. If the case is not ruled in our favor, but we believe it is chargeback fraud, we will terminate such accounts without notice to the account holder.

5. Non Commercial Use by Members. The Website is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members and should not use the Service or the Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
6. Proprietary Rights of Content on dharmaMatch. dharmaMatch owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of dharmaMatch, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
7. Content Posted on the Site.



You understand and agree that dharmaMatch may review and delete any content, smiles, messages, photos, or entire profiles (collectively, "Content") that, in the sole judgment of dharmaMatch, violate this Agreement or which we, or other site Members, deem offensive, illegal, fraudulent, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Members. For the safety of our Members, if we find evidence of offensive or fraudulent activity, we reserve the right to delete the offending profile from our system with no notice to the account holder.



You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members.



By posting Content to any public area of dharmaMatch, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to dharmaMatch an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing, while you are an active member on our site.

If you are no longer an active member, and would like us to remove your content from a previously published advertisement or info page on our site, please send us a message via our Contact Us form. We are happy to accommodate such requests to the best of our ability.



The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website. dharmaMatch reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators. It includes Content that:

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


    You must use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.



    You may not include in your member profile any direct contact information such as: telephone numbers, street addresses, URLs, email addresses, social media profile names, or instant messenger handles. Our staff will remove such contact info if found in your profile. We reserve the right to terminate the accounts of repeat offenders without notice to the account holder.



    You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members to buy or sell any products or services through the Service. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. Although dharmaMatch cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, dharmaMatch reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which dharmaMatch deems appropriate in its sole discretion.



    Nude photos are not allowed as public profile photos. Nude photos can be posted as password-protected private photos.

    8. Daily Limits. To help guard against spammers, please be aware of the following daily limits:
    • Members can initiate a maximum of 50 smiles to others per day
    • Gold Members can initiate a maximum of 50 messages to others per day
    9. Account Credentials Posted Online. Your account credentials are private and not meant to be shared. If we find dharmaMatch account credentials have been posted on a public forum on the Internet, we will notify the account holder and request they change their password within 24 hours. If the account holder does not change the password within 24 hours, we will consider the sharing of account credentials deliberate and terminate the account without notice to the account holder.
    10. Copyright Policy. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
    11. Automatic Account Suspension Due To Inactivity If you have not used your account for 12 months, dharmaMatch reserves the right to automatically put your account in suspend status. While in suspend status, you will not appear in site searches, or in our matches email, and your profile will not be visible to others on the site. Members can re-activate their accounts at any time by going to "Change Profile Visibility" under "Account Settings".
    12. Dormant Accounts May Be Deleted We deem any account that has not been accessed for at least 5 years "dormant". dharmaMatch reserves the right to delete such accounts without notice to the account holder. Once deleted, any data associated with the account will no longer be available.
    13. Member Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other dharmaMatch Members. dharmaMatch reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
    14. Privacy. Use of the Website and/or the Service is also governed by our Privacy Policy.
    15. Disclaimers. You are solely responsible for taking adequate safety precautions when meeting anybody via the Website. dharmaMatch is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. dharmaMatch is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. dharmaMatch assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. dharmaMatch is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will dharmaMatch be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Website or the Service, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and dharmaMatch expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. dharmaMatch cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.
    16. Limitation on Liability. Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will dharmaMatch be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Web site or the Service, even if dharmaMatch has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, dharmaMatch's liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to dharmaMatch for the Service during the term of membership.
    17. U.S. Export Controls. Software from this Website (the "Software") is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Website or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
    18. Disputes. If there is any dispute about or involving the Website and/or the Service, by using the Website, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of California, City of San Francisco.
    19. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold dharmaMatch, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
    20. Other. This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Website and further affirmed by becoming a Member of the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and dharmaMatch regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
    Please contact us with any questions regarding this agreement.

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