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By using this website, you agree to be bound to the following
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our partners, including , Aardvark Search Engine, Femme Bride
Magazine and others. Please be aware that Matrimony Online may
revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time by updating
this posting. Such revised Terms and Conditions will take effect
as of the date of posting.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. BY USING THIS
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Matrimony Online maintains this website for your personal
entertainment, information, education, and communication.
You should assume that everything you see or read on the website
(such as images, photographs, illustrations, texts and other
materials) ("Content") is the property of Matrimony
Online and its licensors and partners. Without Matrimony Online's
prior written permission, you may not sell, reproduce, distribute,
modify, display, publicly perform, prepare derivative works
based on, repost or otherwise use any of our Content in any
way for any purpose, including using our Content on any other
website or in a networked computer environment. However, you
may electronically copy or print pages from this website for
personal, non-commercial use, provided that you include a
copyright notice on each page.
Matrimony Online likes to hear from you. Any creative or original
materials or any other creative suggestions, text, software,
music, sound, photographs, graphics, videos, messages, ideas,
notes, drawings, concepts, marketing plans or other information
that you submit to us by electronic mail or otherwise, will
be treated in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and
By submitting and/or posting Content to the website, you automatically
grant to Matrimony Online a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable,
non-exclusive and fully sub licensable right and license to use,
reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, edit, translate, distribute,
perform, create derivative work of and display such Content
alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology,
whether now known or hereafter developed. Any Content you transmit
or post may be used by Matrimony Online or licensed to others
by Matrimony Online for any purpose, including but not limited
to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast
and posting. As a user, you are responsible for your own Content
and are responsible for the consequences of your posting such
You must not do the following things:
post materials that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright
owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post
it; post material that violates any law or infringes on any
other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy
or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene,
defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing
to another user or any other person or entity; post a sexually-explicit
image; post or transmit any advertisements, promotional materials,
"junk mail," "spam," chain letters, pyramid
schemes or any form of solicitation; impersonate another person
or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or organization;
access the website to obtain a list of users of the website;
access or use any secure or non-public areas of the website
without authorization; or frame or link to the website.
Matrimony Online does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness,
accuracy, or reliability of any Content posted by other users
or endorses any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge
that any reliance on material posted by other users will be
at your own risk. Matrimony Online does not screen communications
in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring
material posted by users. If Matrimony Online becomes aware
of any communication that allegedly does not conform to these
Terms and Conditions, Matrimony Online may investigate the communication
and determine in good faith in its sole discretion whether to
remove or request the removal of the communication.
Matrimony Online has no liability or responsibility to you for
performance or non-performance of such activities. Matrimony
Online reserves the right to remove Content, expel users and
prevent their further access to the website for violating these
Terms and Conditions or the law.
Your use of this website is at your risk. Matrimony Online does
not warrant or represent that our Content is accurate, error-free,
truthful or reliable or that your use of such material will
not infringe rights of third parties. Matrimony Online does
not warrant that the functional aspects of the website will
be error free or that this website or the server that makes
it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
If you have a bridal registry on our site, you should check
our registry periodically to ensure that it remains accurate
Matrimony Online reserves the right to correct any errors on
this website, including pricing errors (in which case you will
be given the option to cancel your order). If your use of this
website or our Content results in the need for servicing or
replacing property, material, equipment or data, Matrimony Online
is not responsible for those costs.
Without limiting the foregoing, everything on our website is
provided to you "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE"
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. MATRIMONY
ONLINE MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY,
COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS
WEBSITE, OR ABOUT ITS SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS, OR
RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USING THE WEBSITE.
Matrimony Online does not make any representation about the
quality of any product, services, information or other material
purchased or obtained by you via use of this website. Please
note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of
implied warranties. As a result, some of the above exclusions
may not apply to you.
NEITHER MATRIMONY ONLINE NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING,
PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE
THIS WEBSITE AND OUR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT,
TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WEDDINGCHANNEL.COM
IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion
or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages.
As a result, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
Matrimony Online has not reviewed all of the sites linked
to this website and is not responsible for the availability,
content or accuracy of any pages or other sites linked via
this website. The inclusion of any link to such sites does
not imply endorsement by Matrimony Online of these sites.
Your linking to any other pages or sites is at your own risk.
You agree that Matrimony Online will not be liable for any
loss or damages you or any third party may suffer in connection
with third party pages or sites. We encourage you to read
the privacy statements of all such sites, as their policies
You agree that Matrimony Online may terminate your use of this
website if it believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently
with the letter or spirit of these Terms and Conditions, violated
the rights of Matrimony Online or any third party, or for any
reason with or without notice to you. You agree that Matrimony
Online may modify or discontinue this website, with or without
notice to you. You agree that Matrimony Online will not be liable
to you or any third party as a result of such modification or
The provisions entitled "Use of Materials on this Website,"
"Your Submissions," "Disclaimer," "Limitation
of Liability," "General Provisions," "Indemnity,"
"Trademarks" and "Copyright" will survive
termination of this Agreement to use our website.
Matrimony Online controls and operates this website from its
headquarters in Johannesburg , Gauteng, South Africa, and
makes no representation that the material on the website is
appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you
use this website from other locations, you do so at your own
risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local
laws, keeping in mind that access to our Content may not be
legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If any portion
of these Terms and Conditions is held to be unenforceable,
the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance
with applicable law to the greatest extent possible and the
remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and
effect. Any cause of action you may have with respect to this
website must be commenced within one year after the claim
or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action
is barred. These terms will be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of the South Africa, without regard
to its conflicts of law provisions. Any legal action or proceeding
relating to your access to, or use of, this website or our
Content will be instituted in a court in Johannesburg, South
Africa, and you hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction
of such courts.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Matrimony
Online, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from
and against any claims, actions or demands, including without
limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising from
your use of this website or our Content or your breach of
these Terms and Conditions. Matrimony Online shall provide
notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding
and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such
claim, suit or proceeding.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the
"Trademarks") displayed on this website are registered
and unregistered trademarks of Matrimony Online and others.
Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting,
by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right
to use any Trademark displayed on this website without the
written permission of Matrimony Online or such third party
that may own the Trademarks displayed on this website. Your
misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this website, or any
other Content on this website, except as provided herein,
is strictly prohibited.
All Content included on this website, such as text, graphics,
logos, button icons, images, audio clips and software, is
the property of Matrimony Online or its Content suppliers
and protected by South African and international copyright
laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement
and assembly) of all Content on this website is the exclusive
property of Matrimony Online and protected by South African
and international copyright laws. All software used on this
website is the property of Matrimony Online or its software
suppliers and protected by South African and international
copyright laws. The reproduction, modification, distribution,
transmission, republication, display or performance, of the
Content on this website is strictly prohibited.
Matrimony Online respects the intellectual property rights of
others. Accordingly, Matrimony Online has a policy of terminating
in appropriate circumstances the account of any Matrimony Online
user who repeatedly posts infringing material on the Matrimony
Online site. Matrimony Online has implemented procedures for
receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement
and for processing such claims. If you believe your copyright
is being infringed by a Matrimony Online user, please fill out
a Notice of Infringement Form and fax or mail it to the following
Matrimony Online agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement:
Matrimony Online (Pty) Ltd
58 Pembroke Street. Sydenham, Johannesburg.
Tel: +27 (11) 022-1230
Fax: +27 (86) 751-9737
To be effective, a notification of claimed infringement must
be a written communication provided to the designated agent
of a service provider that includes2 substantially the following:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized
to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been
infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online
site are covered by a single notification, a representative
list of such works at that site.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing
or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to
be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information
reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider
to contact the complaining party such as an address, telephone
number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which
the complaining party may be contacted.
A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief
that use of the material in the manner complained of is not
authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate,
and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is
authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right
that is allegedly infringed.
Notification from a copyright owner or from a person authorized
to act on behalf of the copyright owner that fails to comply
substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered
as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances
from which infringing activity is apparent.
Please provide Matrimony Online with a Notice of Infringement
Form each time you wish to report alleged acts of infringement.
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of your password and account, and will be solely responsible
for all activities that occur under your password and account.
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