User Agreement


INTRODUCTION


BY USING AND/OR REGISTERING TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK, YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS USER AGREEMENT (THE "AGREEMENT"). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANYTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE NETWORK OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE NETWORK.

Your use of the ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com Site and services constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com Privacy Policy, and User Agreement. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with all of these terms.

As a member and participant in the ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com community, you agree to act in accordance with the community guidelines that follow.

In exchange for your compliance with our community guidelines, ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com 's Administrators are committed to nurturing a respectful, fun and lawful environment where lively discussions of Butch-Femme and LGBT issues are celebrated and honored, and where appropriate action will be taken against reported violations of this safe haven.

  • Be Safe, but Don't Be Afraid
    ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com is a community dedicated to providing a conversational safe haven -- an online world where you can openly discuss the LGBT issues important to you. If you are new to the community, posting to a another member or speaking up in a chat room may be a scary proposition. But try it out. We encourage you to jump into the conversations and see what a friendly welcome you receive.
  • Taking It Offline
    While ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com is a place to make friends and acquaintances, we encourage all members to act responsibly in choosing their offline interactions and in being conservative in the distribution of personal information, such as name, phone number and address. We cannot accept responsibility for what happens as a result of a connection made through ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com services.
  • Republishing Your Words
    Because we are dedicated to sharing the best of the ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com community with a broader audience, we may republish your word(s) and/or image(s) across other segments of our Web site.
  • No Hate Here
    Expressions and/or threats of bigotry, hatred, harassment and abuse are not tolerated on the ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com ButchFemmeMatchMaker. Bashers are subject to immediate removal from the site, and no refunds will be issued.
  • Support Each Other
    This is your community and we encourage you to interact with each other respectfully, peacefully and thoughtfully and in accordance with the law. Below are a few things to keep in mind, whether chatting or posting to the boards.
    1. Welcome Newcomers: Remember what it was like to be new to the site yourself and how much of an impact those first few messages had on you. When you see new names in a chat room or on a message board, welcome them and show them around!
    2. Don't Attack Each Other: Always "cease and report" when faced with a potential flame war. If another member says or posts something that offends or irritates you, think before responding! We want to take appropriate action to keep a civil, courteous and lawful atmosphere here at ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com but we need your help to do it. Report troublemakers.While strong opinions and lively debate are welcome and encouraged, name-calling or personal attacks directed towards other members using our service is not allowed and violators will be subject to removal from the site. Please keep the conversation respectful of differing opinions, and consider your comments thoughtfully before posting a rebuttal. We urge members to work out personal differences privately via email or by thoughtful debate on the boards, avoiding "flame wars."
    3. Keep It Kind: Again, hatespeech is taken extremely seriously, is a violation of our User Agreement and will not be tolerated on the ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com site. This type of communication subjects you to immediate and permanent suspension of membership privileges and/or termination of your account. In addition, we respectfully request that you refrain from profane, defamatory, or communications that otherwise violate the ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com User Agreement. If you feel another member is communicating in this fashion, tell us about it on the Report Violation form .
    4. ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com asks that you refrain from using extremely explicit or vulgar language with other members. We do of course allow discussion of sexual topics, but we ask that members refrain from using terms or words normally considered vulgar or rude.
    5. Stating your opinion and observations about a subject is appropriate in a topical discussion. When stating a position as "fact," please provide supporting documentation or a source for your position.
  • Youth Online
    We ask that all members accessing ButchFemmeMatchmaker be at least 18 years of age.
  • Adult Content
    By signing up for our ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com Personals service, you are certifying that you are 18 or above. This site is for adults only and may contain adult images or graphic language not suitable for youth.
  • Members that post commercial advertisements, including other Web pages, are subject to suspension of membership privileges, removal of content or removal from community areas. To pursue a partnership with ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com, email us .
  • Posting offers for sale of products or services is not allowed in any part of our service.
  • Copyrighted Info
    Information copyrighted by an individual or entity other than the poster should never be posted or pasted within the ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com community. In the event this does occur, the individual posting this information will be held responsible. ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com cannot accept responsibility for this type of unlawful communication.
  • Ask Us!
    If you feel another member is violating the User Agreement or are uncertain whether your post could constitute such a violation, do not hesitate to contact us to find out for sure. And remember, have fun!

You agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information as prompted by the registration form and (b) maintain and update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete at all times. If any information provided by you on the registration form is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or if we have reasonable grounds to so believe, we have the right to suspend or terminate your membership and to refuse to provide you with any future membership. If we have reason to believe that you have registered someone other than yourself, we will cooperate with any law enforcement investigation that may result from such misrepresentations and shall have the right, in our sole discretion, to disclose any information you provided to us in connection with such registration.

ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com makes a good faith effort to prohibit registration as a Member by, and will not knowingly collect or store personal information from, children under the age of 18.

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the ButchFemmeMatchMaker (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such action. We also reserve the right to sell or transfer the database of profiles, and give our members an opportunity to unpublish their profiles if they so chose.

FEES
We charge a reasonable fee for full access to all services. In no event will you be charged for access to any ButchFemmeMatchMaker content or service, or to the ButchFemmeMatchMaker as a whole, unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. Please be reminded that the subscriptions on ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com are recurring, and unless you cancel the subscription agreement in your Paypal account, your membership will automatically renew. If you do not consent to such charges, however, please contact us. If you file an "unauthorized" claim with Paypal, it freezes the funds and prevents us from issuing a refund, and the charges are a recurring subscription so Paypal always awards in on our behalf. We don't want anyone to feel ripped off, so please contact us if you have any billing issues. Our intent is to offer good service and at a reasonable value.

NETWORK RULES
Following are some basic rules that apply to the ButchFemmeMatchMaker and that you agree to follow. If you violate any of the ButchFemmeMatchMaker rules, or if we have reasonable grounds to so believe, we have the right to deny you access to the ButchFemmeMatchMaker, to suspend or terminate your membership and to refuse to provide you with any future membership. If your paid subscription is terminated for breach of terms in this user agreement, we will not issue a refund.

You agree not to use the ButchFemmeMatchMaker to:

  • upload, store, post, email or otherwise transmit any: (a) material that is inaccurate, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, racist, bigoted or otherwise objectionable, (b) material that you do not have a right to transmit under any applicable law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, (c) material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any party, (d) advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation, except where specifically permitted, or (e) 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 or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • connect in an unauthorized manner (i.e., by means other than the chat and/or messenger clients provided by ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com) to the chat environment ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com provides for use by its Members on the ButchFemmeMatchMaker or facilitate such unauthorized connections through the provision of software or other computer code specifically designed to allow a user to make such unauthorized connections to ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com's chat environment;
  • copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code of the chat and/or messenger clients or any other software ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com provides for use by its Members;
  • impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any material transmitted through the ButchFemmeMatchMaker;
  • disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to scroll faster than other users of the ButchFemmeMatchMaker are able to type (e.g., "flooding" chat), or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
  • interfere with or disrupt the ButchFemmeMatchMaker or servers, networking and computing equipment or networks connected to the ButchFemmeMatchMaker, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the ButchFemmeMatchMaker;
  • initiate, facilitate, participate in or distribute a denial of service attack, exploit any documented or undocumented vulnerability in the ButchFemmeMatchMaker and its component networking or computing equipment, or otherwise initiate, facilitate, or participate in any malicious action aimed at the ButchFemmeMatchMaker;
  • try to gain access to areas that are private to ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com or to other ButchFemmeMatchMaker users;
  • violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or any regulation having the force of law;
  • stalk or otherwise harass another;
  • harm minors in any way, including, without limitation, to establish unlawful contact with minors (whether on or off the ButchFemmeMatchMaker);
  • collect, intercept or harvest screen names; collect, intercept or store personal data about other users of the ButchFemmeMatchMaker; or solicit or attempt to discover a user's password, screen name, or other registration information without the user's express knowledge and consent;
  • engage in or run raffles, lotteries, contests, or sweepstakes;
  • promote or provide instructions or information about how to engage in illegal conduct or commit illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury, or promote any illegal act; or
  • store any information or use any Web page or directory you create on or through the ButchFemmeMatchMaker as storage for remote loading or as a door or signpost to another Web page, whether inside or outside the ButchFemmeMatchMaker.

You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen material posted or transmitted on the ButchFemmeMatchMaker, but that we and our designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in our sole discretion to review and edit, delete or refuse to post any material submitted for display or placed on the ButchFemmeMatchMaker, including but not limited to message board posts, profiles, images, personals, and reviews. Without limiting the foregoing, we and our designees shall have the right to remove any material that violates this Agreement, that we believe in good faith may create liability for us, or that we deem is otherwise objectionable. You acknowledge and agree that we may preserve material and may disclose material if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any material violates the rights of third parties; or (d) in our sole judgment, protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com, its users or the public.

PRIVACY
Our ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com Privacy Policy states in full our policy regarding ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com Member privacy; see the applicable document for more details.

PUBLIC AREAS
A Public Area ("Public Area") of the ButchFemmeMatchMaker is any area where you may submit material ("Submissions") for viewing by others or view Submissions of other users, such as bulletin boards, forums, personals, Member profiles, chat rooms or video chat rooms. In some of these areas, a Submission includes the name, ID, nickname, and/or other information that would be displayed with the submitted material, as applicable. You agree to use Public Areas in accordance with this Agreement and any policies for the Public Areas that are displayed on the ButchFemmeMatchMaker.

BY SUBMITTING MATERIAL TO A PUBLIC AREA, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY THE COMPANY AND HOLD IT HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS FOR LIBEL, SLANDER, INVASION OF PRIVACY, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM SUCH SUBMISSION.

By making a Submission to any Public Area, you automatically grant ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display and distribute the content of the Submission (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed. You also permit any other user of the ButchFemmeMatchMaker to access, view, store, or reproduce the Submission for that user's personal use.

LINKS
Our provision of a link to any other site or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other site or location or its contents. ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com shall not be responsible for any information, software, or links found at any other World Wide Web site, Internet location, or source of information, for your use of such information, or for e-commerce transactions conducted at or through any linked site or location.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE NETWORK, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DEVELOPED BY THE COMPANY OR BY THIRD PARTIES ("INFORMATION PROVIDERS"), IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE NETWORK, AND ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NETWORK, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. THE COMPANY AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDERS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTY AS TO RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THE NETWORK. THE COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE NETWORK WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, THAT THE NETWORK IS ERROR- OR DEFECT-FREE, THAT ANY SUCH DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE NETWORK AND THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE NETWORK AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, THAT YOU OBTAIN FROM THE COMPANY OR OTHERWISE THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE NETWORK SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY ON THE PART OF THE COMPANY OR THE INFORMATION PROVIDERS. FURTHER, THE COMPANY AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NETWORK OR FROM THIRD PARTIES WILL BE CORRECT, ACCURATE, TIMELY, RELIABLE OR OTHERWISE.

LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, THE INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING OR DISTRIBUTING THE NETWORK BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF WARRANTY), THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE NETWORK, ANY CHANGES TO THE NETWORK OR THIS AGREEMENT, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE NETWORK. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE NETWORK OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE NETWORK, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE NETWORK. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL BE APPLICABLE EVEN IF THE COMPANY OR THE APPLICABLE THIRD PARTY KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

ALLOCATION OF RISK
YOU AGREE THAT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY, AND INDEMNIFICATION PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT REPRESENT AN AGREED UPON ALLOCATION OF RISK AND FORM AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE BASIS OF THEIR BARGAIN, WITHOUT WHICH THE COMPANY WOULD NOT ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT OR PROVIDE THE NETWORK.

OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS
The contents of the ButchFemmeMatchMaker, including profiles, text, software, photos, graphics and all other audiovisual elements are copyrighted by ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com individually and as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. We do reserve the right to sell or transfer your profile to another site or service, and you will have reasonable access to unpublish your profile if you contact us. Except for material in the public domain, ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com and its licensors hold copyrights to all content appearing on the ButchFemmeMatchMaker. ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com permits, without charge, the reproduction and distribution of materials contained on the ButchFemmeMatchMaker for non-commercial educational and personal uses only, provided that such materials remain unaltered and are accompanied by a clearly visible copy of any copyright notice appearing on such materials. All other reproduction, distribution, retransmission, modification, public display, and public performance of such materials is prohibited without the prior written consent of ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com. To obtain such consent, contact:

Tribe Revolution
3824 Cedar Springs Blvd.
Suite 555
Dallas, Texas 75211
E-mail: webmaster@butchfemmematchmaker.com

REMOVAL OF MATERIAL FOR WHICH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS CLAIMED
ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com respects the intellectual property rights of others. Pursuant to Title 17 U.S.C. § 512, as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "Act"), ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringements and for processing such claims in accordance with the Act. If you believe your copyrights are being infringed please contact us.

Please note that ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the account of any Member who repeatedly posts infringing material on the ButchFemmeMatchMaker.

INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to hold harmless ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com, its Information Providers and any other person or entity involved in creating or distributing the ButchFemmeMatchMaker, as well as each of their respective parents, affiliates or subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and expenses that such parties may incur as a result of or arising out of your (or, in the case of Members, anyone using your account's) use of, or conduct with respect to, the ButchFemmeMatchMaker, or with any interaction with anyone you might choose to meet from our site.

CHOICE OF LAW/JURISDICTION AND VENUE
You agree that the United States laws will apply to all matters relating to this Agreement, no matter your actual place of residence. You agree that all lawsuits arising out of this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the Federal or State courts located in the Texas and you hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts for such purpose.

MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT
You agree that ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com may change the terms and conditions of this Agreement, unilaterally, and at any time, by conspicuously posting notice of such change on the ButchFemmeMatchMaker for a period of five (5) consecutive days. Continued use of the ButchFemmeMatchMaker after such notice will constitute your acknowledgment and acceptance of the revised terms and condition.

GENERAL
This Agreement contains the complete and final statement of the understanding between you and ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, agreements or communications, whether written or oral, between you and ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is rendered by a court or governmental agency of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the remainder of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect and be enforced in accordance with its remaining terms. The waiver by ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com of a breach or default of any of the provisions of this Agreement by you shall not be construed as a waiver of any succeeding breach of the same or other provisions; nor shall any delay or omission on the part of ButchFemmeMatchmaker.com to exercise or avail itself of any right, power or privilege that it has or may have hereunder operate as a waiver of any breach or default by you. You agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action that you may have arising out of or related to use of the ButchFemmeMatchMaker or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in this Agreement are solely used for convenience and have no legal or contractual significance. All provisions of this Agreement that, by their nature, survive termination of this Agreement will survive termination including, without limitation, the Site Rules, Public Areas, Links, Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations on Liability, Allocation of Risk, Ownership of Materials, Indemnification, Choice of Law/Jurisdiction and Venue and General sections of this Agreement.