Privacy & Terms
Description of Services: Use of Services
Marriage.com provides content for users and members to create content such as articles, blog posts, quizzes, polls, surveys, Q&A, forum threads, and other services (the “Services”). You can share this content with other users or members by linking to this content or by using our provided widgets & API for this purpose in specific sections. Additionally, members can comment on and view such content on the Marriage.com Website.
Your use of the Services is expressly limited to non-commercial, personal and private use only. Any use for commercial gain is expressly prohibited.
You acknowledge and agree that from time to time the Services may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including without limitation: (a) equipment malfunctions (b) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Marriage.com may undertake from time to time or (c) causes beyond the reasonable control of Marriage.com or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Marriage.com.
By using our Service or the Marriage.com Website, you warrant and represent that:
(a) All articles, comments, quotes, forum posts, quizzes, polls, games, surveys, questions, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, images, video, or any other type of responses, messages or other materials that you upload to the Marriage.com Website (“Content) are your original works of authorship, and that, if you are uploading the image of any third party, you have obtained the right to use his or her likeness on the Marriage.com Website, and
(b) By using the Marriage.com Website and the Services, you may be exposed to Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, indecent, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, and you agree and consent to that exposure.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other members on the Marriage.com Website. As such, you should not give out any personally identifiable information such as your last name, personal email addresses, username or password to Marriage.com or third-party websites/services, instant messenger addresses, personal URLs, telephone numbers and physical addresses to other members.
Additionally, you should not give out any financial information or transmit electronically or physically any money to other members.
You acknowledge and agree that Marriage.com has no responsibility or obligations to you in the event that you choose to meet or interact with other users or members of the Marriage.com Website. Meeting strangers has inherent risks, and you solely assume all such risks if you choose to meet any third party with whom you are introduced on the Marriage.com Website.
You acknowledge and understand that Marriage.com does not (a) in any way screen or inquire into the backgrounds of our members or attempt to verify the statements of our members, or (b) make any representations or warranties as to the conduct of members with any current or future members.
You agree to provide us with the following personal information during registration:
Date of Birth
Country of residence
Zip Code and
Credit card / Payment details if subscribing to paid services or making a purchase
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your email address and password that you designate during registration. You agree to immediately notify Marriage.com of any unauthorized use of your email address, screen name or password or any other security breach and you agree to exit from your account at the end of each session, especially if you are using public computers and networks. Additionally, you should be careful when inputting your email address and password in public settings, so others are not able to view this information. Marriage.com will not be liable for any damage or loss due to your failure to comply with this provision.
All Content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to Marriage.com by users (collectively “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not guarantee that any Content including User Content you access on or through Marriage.com is or will continue to be accurate.
You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content Content. However, by posting User Content to public areas of the Marriage.com Website, you warrant and represent that you have the right to grant to Marriage.com, and you hereby grant to Marriage.com, a non-exclusive, irrevocable, sublicensable, worldwide, perpetual, fully paid-up license to copy, reproduce, use, perform, display, adapt, modify, distribute, and create derivative works from such User Content. For the avoidance of doubt, this license shall permit Marriage.com to use User Content for our own marketing purposes, which may include publication and distribution of such User Content on third party websites other than the Marriage.com Website and on third party websites or other media distribution (television, movies, radio, print, outdoor, etc.) not owned or controlled by Marriage.com. You further represent and warrant that public posting and use of your User Content by Marriage.com will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party (see Copyright Dispute Policy). Additionally, your use of the Marriage.com Website and the Services, including but not limited to the User Content you post on the Marriage.com Website, will be in accordance with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
The Marriage.com Website is intended to serve a general audience. Some public portions of the site may not be suitable for children under eighteen (18) years of age.
Prohibited Items and Activities
You expressly agree that you are solely responsible for any and all acts and omissions that occur under your registration and you agree not to engage in any unacceptable uses of the Services, which include, without limitation, use of the Services to do any of the following:
- Interfere, disrupt or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other accounts on the Marriage.com Website or any other computer network.
- Use the Marriage.com Website or the Services in connection with any commercial endeavors.
- Post your personal information such as last name, email addresses, instant messaging addresses, personal URLs, physical addresses and phone numbers in any publicly viewable areas of the Marriage.com Website.
- Post or give out any financial information or transmit electronically or physically any money to other Members.
- Create user accounts by automated means or under fraudulent or false pretenses.
- Create or transmit unsolicited electronic communications such as spam to Members or promote any products or services.
- Submit or upload any type of material that is unlawful, harmful, hateful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Marriage.com.
- Submit or upload any content for which you do not own all applicable rights or that infringes the proprietary rights of other parties.
- Submit, engage in or upload any type of competitions or content that can cause physical or mental harm to the participants or visitors to the Marriage.com Website.
- Harass, threaten or intentionally embarrass or cause harm or distress to another person or group.
- Collect and publish any information about any of our Members.
- Adapt, modify or reverse engineer any portion of the Services or the Marriage.com Website.
- Use any spider, robot, retrieval application, or any other device to retrieve any portion of the Marriage.com Website.
- Reformat any of the pages that are part of the Marriage.com Website.
- Disseminate, store or transmit viruses, worms, trojan horses or other malicious code or program.
- Encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense.
- Violate any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation.
- Exploit children under 18 years of age.
- Invade the privacy of any person, including but not limited to submitting personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent’s consent in the case of a child under 13 years of age).
- Solicit personal information from a child under 13 years of age.
- Cheat or manipulate votes by creating fake user profiles or other activities which compromise the integrity of the competition/entries and points awarded.
- Submit false or misleading information to Marriage.com, the Marriage.com Website or other members.
Right To Purge Content
Marriage.com reserves the right to purge Content from its databases created by any Member at any time in our sole and absolute discretion without notice. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for backing up any Content uploaded to the Marriage.com Website or received through the use of the Services. Marriage.com shall not be liable for any purging, deletion, or failure to retain or record any such Content.
Fair Use Policy
For the purpose of this agreement, "unlimited" is defined as what the vast majority of users or customers will utilize in any given month. In order to prevent misuse of the Service beyond its intended and customary use (e.g. but not limited to, resale, large third party services or mass market use, sharing of accounts etc) and to ensure good service response time to all, usage with significant amount of video / content or more than 5000 users or those that otherwise create a significant system load, at Marriage.com's sole discretion, may be charged an extra fee or service may be permanently terminated or temporarily blocked (as deemed suitable by the company in its sole discretion). You may not engage in abusive or excessive usage of the Services, which is usage significantly in excess of average usage patterns that adversely affects the speed, responsiveness, stability, availability, availability or functionality of the Services for other users. Marriage.com will endeavor to notify you of any abusive or excessive usage to provide you with an opportunity to reduce such usage to a level acceptable to Marriage.com.
Marriage.com may also suspend providing the Services to you if we are investigating suspected misconduct by you. If we suspend or terminate the Services you receive, we will endeavor to give you advance notice and an opportunity to export a copy of your Content from that Service. However, there may be time sensitive situations where Marriage.com may decide that we need to take immediate action without notice. Marriage.com has no obligation to retain your Content upon termination of the applicable Service.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Services are proprietary to Marriage.com, which owns or is the licensor of all the designs, text, content, code, databases, photos, and other content on the Marriage.com Website.
Third Party Websites and Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Copyright Dispute Policy
Marriage.com respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our Members to do the same. Marriage.com will respond to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Marriage.com Website and the Services that are reported to the Marriage.com designated copyright agent, who may be contacted by filling the form on our Contact Us.
If you are a copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of a copyright owner, please report any alleged copyright infringement taking place on the Marriage.com Website by providing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (the “Notice”). Upon receipt of a Notice as described below, Marriage.com will take such action as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate, including removal of the challenged use from the Marriage.com Website or cancellation or the registration for repeat offenders.
DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement
Each Notice shall:
- Identify the copyrighted work, by title and with sufficient detail so that we can locate the infringing material on the Marriage.com Website that you claim has been infringed and that access to which is to be disabled.
- Include your full legal name, physical or electronic signature, mailing address, telephone number and email address.
- Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice: “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.” and “I hereby state, under penalty of perjury, that the information provided is accurate, and that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
The Notice should be delivered to our Designated Copyright Agent at the address set forth above.
PO Box 373
Pine Valley, CA 91962
929 Colorado Avenue,
Santa Monica, California 90401, USA
Personal Information We will Collect
We may collect the following personal information from you during registration:
Date of Birth
Country of residence
Zip Code and
Credit card / Payment details if subscribing to paid services or making a purchase
Marriage.com may also collect non-personal information not associated with your identity in order to improve and customize the delivery of the Services, such as IP addresses and cookies.
In the event Marriage.com makes a material change in the way your personal information is collected, the use of your personal information, or our email policies, you will be notified either by email or through a notice posted on the Marriage.com Website.
Because your sensitive data is very important to both you and us, Marriage.com has implemented policies and procedures to protect your information. Marriage.com operates secure data networks that are password protected and are not publicly available. While Marriage.com will work hard to protect your information, Marriage.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any of the information you submit to us or receive from us. Marriage.com reviews its security policies on a regular basis and will make changes as necessary.
Personal Information Others May Collect
If personal information is requested by another Member through a quiz, forum question or other area on the Marriage.com Website, any personal information that you share is provided entirely at your own risk. Marriage.com makes no guarantee, express or implied, as to how this information may be used once it is shared between two Members, or that may be shared using any of the forms associated with any User Submission. By using the Services, you agree that Marriage.com is not responsible for any misuse of the information exchanged between two users or Members.
Use of Information
The personally identifiable information that you provide will be used by us to provide you with information about products and services available to you. Correspondence from Marriage.com may contain commercial messaging, such as advertisements and offers from Marriage.com and/or select partners. We may use action tags to learn more about your visits to the Marriage.com Website in order to provide emails about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
This information may be used by the Marriage.com Website to simplify the amount of information you will need to enter when using the features available on the Marriage.com Website. In the event there is a change or update to the Services, Marriage.com may use your information to contact you regarding such a change, update or description of related services. Your demographic data is used to show you content that may be of interest to you, and to help Marriage.com display the content of the Marriage.com Website according to your preferences. Also, Marriage.com uses your information to send you information about our company and select partners.
We may share aggregate information collected by Marriage.com with non-affiliated third parties. Aggregate information does not identify you, but rather is based upon a summary of information about all users. This aggregate information will help our advertisers better target advertisements and services that are more relevant to you.
Disclaimer of Warranties
MARRIAGE.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IN RELATION TO THE SERVICES.
FURTHERMORE, MARRIAGE.COM DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR (A) THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, RELIABILITY, OR AVAILABILITY OR OPERABILITY OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS DISPLAYED ON THE MARRIAGE.COM WEBSITE (B) THE CONDUCT OF ANY MEMBER OR ANY USER OF THE MARRIAGE.COM WEBSITE (C) THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL AND (D) ANY HARM RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THE MARRIAGE.COM WEBSITE
SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. MARRIAGE.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR FREE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR WILL IN ANY WAY MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS.
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Limitations of Liability
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(a) THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF, THE DELAY IN PROVIDING, THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MARRIAGE.COM WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, OR
(b) ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MARRIAGE.COM WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES.
YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT MARRIAGE.COM, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR:
(1) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR NOT RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE MARRIAGE.COM WEBSITE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR IN RELIANCE UPON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE MARRIAGE.COM WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES,
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(3) ANY CONTENT SENT USING, OR INCLUDED IN, THE MARRIAGE.COM WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
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