Tinder

Terms of Service

Last Updated: March 26, 2013

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY

Tinder, Inc. (“Tinder Co.,” “we,” or “us”) operates the Tinder mobile app and related website (“Tinder”). By using Tinder in any way, you accept these Terms of Service (“Agreement”). If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, do not use Tinder.

Contents

  1. Who May Use Tinder
  2. License to Use Tinder
  3. Privacy
  4. Registration
  5. Term and Termination; Account Deletion
  6. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
  7. Code of Conduct; Prohibited Activities
  8. Content Restrictions
  9. Licenses Granted by You
  10. Your Representations and Warranties
  11. Indemnification
  12. Third Party Copyrights and Other Rights
  13. General Provisions
  1. Who May Use Tinder

    You must be at least 13 years old to use Tinder. Use is void where prohibited. By using Tinder, 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. If you use Tinder, you represent and warrant that you have never been convicted of a felony and that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity.

  2. License to Use Tinder

    Tinder, Co. grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use Tinder for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. This license is personal to you and may not be assigned or sublicensed to anyone else.

    Except as expressly permitted by Tinder Co in writing, you will not reproduce, redistribute, sell, create derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble Tinder. Nor will you take any measures to interfere with or damage Tinder. All rights not expressly granted by Tinder, Co. are reserved.

  3. Privacy

    Your privacy rights are set forth in our Privacy Policy (Privacy Policy), which forms a part of this Agreement. Please review the Privacy Policy to learn about:


  4. Registration

    To use Tinder, you must register an account your Facebook login, meaning you are authorizing us to access certain information in your Facebook account, including information about Facebook friends you might share in common with other Tinder users. By allowing us to access your Facebook account, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we may obtain and share your name and a profile picture, as well as the name and profile picture of your Facebook friends who are common Facebook friends with other Tinder users in your network or geolocation. Please take precautions to protect your password and contact us at help@gotinder.com if you believe your account has been accessed by an unauthorized person.

  5. Term and Termination; Account Deletion

    This Agreement begins on the date you first use Tinder and continues until terminated in accordance with the provisions hereof.

    Tinder, Co.may suspend, disable, or delete your account (or any part thereof) if Tinder, Co. determines that you have violated any provision of this Agreement or that your conduct or content would tend to damage Tinder, Co.’s reputation or goodwill. If Tinder, Co. deletes your account for the foregoing reasons, you may not re-register under a different name.

    Upon termination, all licenses granted by Tinder, Co. will terminate. In the event of account deletion for any reason, content that you submitted may no longer be available. Tinder, Co. shall not be responsible for the loss of such content.

  6. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
    1. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER TINDER USERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TINDER, CO. CURRENTLY DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ITS USERS. TINDER, CO. ALSO DOES NOT INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ALL OF ITS USERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS USERS. TINDER, CO. MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USER. TINDER, CO. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT ANY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OR OTHER SCREENINGS (SUCH AS SEX OFFENDER REGISTER SEARCHES), AT ANY TIME AND USING AVAILABLE PUBLIC RECORDS.

    2. IN NO EVENT SHALL TINDER, CO. BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, EMEPLARY, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE TINDER SERVICE OR PERSONS YOU MEET THROUGH TINDER. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON.

    3. Tinder, Co. reserves the right to modify Tinder. You are responsible for providing your own access to Tinder. Tinder, Co. has no obligation to screen or monitor any content and does not guarantee that any content available on Tinder complies with this Agreement or is suitable for all users.

    4. Tinder, Co. provides Tinder on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You therefore use Tinder at your own risk. Tinder, Co. expressly disclaims any and all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and any other warranty that might arise under any law. Without limiting the foregoing, Tinder, Co. makes no representations or warranties:

      • That Tinder will be permitted in your jurisdiction;
      • That Tinder will be uninterrupted or error-free;
      • Concerning any content submitted by any user;
      • Concerning any third party’s use of content that you submit;
      • That any content you submit will be made available on Tinder or will be stored by Tinder, Co.;
      • That Tinder, Co. will continue to support any particular feature of Tinder;
      • Concerning sites and resources outside of Tinder, even if linked to from Tinder.

    To the extent any disclaimer or limitation of liability does not apply, all applicable express, implied, and statutory warranties will be limited in duration to a period of thirty (30) days after the date on which you first used Tinder, and no warranties shall apply after such period.

  7. Code of Conduct; Prohibited Activities

    In using Tinder, you must behave in a civil and respectful manner at all times. Further, you will not:

    Tinder, Co. has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all conduct on and content submitted to Tinder.

  8. Content Restrictions

    You are solely responsible for the content that you publish or display (hereinafter, “post”) on the Service, or transmit to other Members. You will not post on the service, or transmit to other users, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or il material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). You will not provide inaccurate, misleading or false information to Tinder, Co. or to any other user. If information provided to Tinder, Co., or another user, subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify us of such change. The following is a partial list of content you maynotupload, post, or transmit (collectively, “submit”):

    Your use of the Service, including but not limited to the content you post on the service, must be in accordance with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

    You may not include in your user profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses.

  9. Licenses Granted by You

    You grant Tinder, Co. and its affiliates a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license and right to copy, transmit, distribute, publicly perform and display (through all media now known or hereafter created), and make derivative works from your content. In addition, you waive any so-called “moral rights” in your content. You further grant all users of Tinder permission to view your content for their personal, non-commercial purposes. If you make suggestions to Tinder, Co. on improving or adding new features to Tinder, Tinder, Co. shall have the right to use your suggestions without any compensation to you.

  10. Your Representations and Warranties

    For each piece of content that you submit, you represent and warrant that: (i) you have the right to submit the content to Tinder, Co. and grant the licenses set forth above; (ii) Tinder, Co. will not need to obtain licenses from any third party or pay royalties to any third party; (iii) the content does not infringe any third party’s rights, including intellectual property rights and privacy rights; and (iv) the content complies with this Agreement and all applicable laws.

  11. Indemnification

    You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Tinder, Co. and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from and against all third party actions that: (i) arise from your activities on Tinder; (ii) assert a violation by you of any term of this Agreement; or (iii) assert that any content you submitted to Tinder violates any law or infringes any third party right, including any intellectual property or privacy right.

  12. Third Party Copyrights and Other Rights Copyright Policy

    Tinder, Co. respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Each user is responsible for ensuring that the materials they upload to Tinder do not infringe any third party copyright.

    Tinder, Co. will promptly remove materials in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) if properly notified that the materials infringe a third party’s copyright.In addition, Tinder, Co. may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of repeat copyright infringers.

    DMCA Takedown Notice

    If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with a written notice containing the following information:

    1. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address (if any).
    2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
    3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on Tinder, sufficient for Tinder, Co. to locate the material.
    4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
    5. A statement by you that the information in your notice is accurate and, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
    6. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

    You may submit this information via:

    DMCA Counter-notification

    If you believe that your material has been removed by mistake or misidentification, please provide Tinder, Co. with a written counter-notification containing the following information:

    1. Your name, address, and telephone number.
    2. A description of the material that was removed and the location where it previously appeared.
    3. A statement UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification.
    4. A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, any judicial district in which Tinder, Co. may be found (which includes the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York), and that you will accept service of process from the person who filed the original DMCA notice or an agent of that person.
    5. Your electronic or physical signature.

    You may submit this information via:

    Please note that we will provide complete counter-notifications to the person making the DMCA claim.That person may elect to file a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement.If we do not receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed within ten (10) business days after we provide notice of your counter-notification, we will restore the disabled materials. Until that time, your materials will remain disabled.

    Warning In filing a DMCA notice or counter-notification, please make sure that you have complied with all of the above requirements. If we request additional information necessary to make DMCA your notice or counter-notification complete, please provide that information promptly. If you fail to comply with all of the requirements, your notification or counter-notification may not be processed.

    In addition, please make sure that all of the information you provide is accurate.UNDER SECTION 512(f) OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY MATERIALLY MISREPRESENTS THAT MATERIAL OR ACTIVITY IS INFRINGING OR WAS REMOVED OR DISABLED BY MISTAKE OR MISIDENTIFICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY.

    If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA notice, please contact an attorney or see Section 512(c)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), for more information. If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA counter-notification, please contact an attorney or see Section 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3), for more information.

    Tinder, Co.’s Copyright Agent

    You may send a DMCA notice, a DMCA counter-notification, or any inquiries concerning intellectual property to Tinder, Co.’s Copyright Agent:

    Tinder, Co.
    8800 W. Sunset Blvd
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Department – Copyright Agent
    Email: help@gotinder.com

    Other Complaints

    You may send non-copyright complaints to:

    Tinder, Co.
    8800 W. Sunset Blvd
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Department – Copyright Agent
    Email: help@gotinder.com

  13. General Provisions

    GOVERNING LAW: This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. The Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act, and the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods shall not apply.

    DISPUTES: Any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your use of Tinder must be commenced in the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York, United States of America (and you consent to the jurisdiction of those courts).In any such action, Tinder, Co. and you irrevocably waive any right to a trial by jury.

    INTERPRETATION; SEVERABILITY; WAIVER; REMEDIES:Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to construe the terms of this Agreement. If any term of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that term will be severed from this Agreement. No failure or delay by Tinder, Co. in exercising any right hereunder will waive any further exercise of that right. Tinder, Co.’s rights and remedies hereunder are cumulative and not exclusive.

    SUCCESSORS; ASSIGNMENT; NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES:This Agreement is binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of both parties and their respective successors, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, and permitted assigns. You may not assign this Agreement without Tinder, Co.’s prior written consent. No third party shall have any rights hereunder.

    NOTICES: You consent to receive all communications including notices, agreements, disclosures, or other information from Tinder, Co. electronically. Tinder, Co. may provide all such communications by email or by posting them on Tinder. Support-related inquiries or notices of a legal nature (such as a subpoena) may be sent to us at help@gotinder.com or the following address:

    Tinder, Co.
    8800 W. Sunset Blvd
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Department
    Nothing herein shall limit Tinder, Co.’s right to object to subpoenas, claims, or other demands.

    MODIFICATION; ENTIRE AGREEMENT:

    This Agreement may not be modified except by a revised Terms of Service posted by Tinder, Co. on Tinder or a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of Tinder, Co. A revised Terms of Service will be effective as of the date it is posted. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between Tinder, Co. and you concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings regarding the same.

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