Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CLOSELY:

TriStateBlackSingles.com (TSBS) is an independent, regional, online friendship & dating service for unmarried men & women who are at least 18 years old. What you read now is a binding, legal agreement between TriState Black Singles, LLC and you, as a Member.

IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS & CONDITIONS, DO NOT BECOME A MEMBER OF THIS WEBSITE. ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND THROUGHOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP, YOU ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND OUR SUBSEQUENT REVISIONS, IF ANY.

We may amend the Terms & Conditions as necessary at any time. Notice is given, when we post the revised version here and post a revision notice on our Home Page for all Members to see.

Eligibility: You agree that you are at least 18 years old, unmarried and are both mentally & financially capable of entering into this binding agreement. If you are separated, but still legally fully married, do not join TriState Black Singles LLC!

Location: TriState Black Singles, LLC is a New Jersey-based company. Our mailing address is PO Box 780, Englewood NJ 07631. Our website, www.TriStateBlackSingles.com, is intended for use in the United States and specifically for dating in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Subscription: Soon after its initial launch, TriStateBlackSingles.com will operate as a subscription-based social service. By agreeing to our Terms of Service, you acknowledge our initial & recurring payment structure. After you register, you become responsible for each monthly charge, until you cancel. TriState Black Singles, LLC will bill you monthly without further authorization from you. Please keep your billing information current.

Please be aware that, as a small company, when you notify us either that your payment authorization will end or that you want to pay using another method, we need the reasonable time of 3 business days to respond to your request. Contact us at Subscriptions@TriStateBlackSingles.com.

If you are one of our initial Members to register completely & accurately, you will receive a complimentary 6 months’ membership. After your initial special promotional 6 months’ term ends, your subscription term will convert to a monthly subscription which will renew automatically for monthly renewal periods.

The monthly anniversary date of your 1st billing is when TSBS will charge your account.

Your Self-Initiated Termination: As a Member, you have the right to terminate your subscription at any time without explanation, by giving to us either postal written or e-mail notice. When you terminate your subscription, you may use TriStateBlackSingles.com until your current term ends. No automatic renewal will occur. We don’t offer any partial refunds. Contact us at Subscriptions@TriStateBlackSingles.com.

Your Termination by Us: We reserve the right to terminate your subscription at any time without explanation, by giving to you postal written or e-mail notice. We will terminate your access to our web site and may notify other Members with whom you have corresponded recently. Likely reasons for termination would be 1) your violation either of these Terms of Service or of our Privacy Policy, 2) by request from a legal or governmental agency, 3) by your own request or 4) your lengthy absence from this website, which denies interested people a chance to interact with you. (Please log-in at least once every 3 weeks.)

Website Use: Use of TriStateBlackSingles.com is for your personal benefit, not for your commercial benefit. Value your Membership! Your password is private and it is your responsibility to control its use. You agree not to use it commercially or to share it with any third party. You agree never to transfer or to assign your account to anyone else. TriState Black Singles LLC is not liable, if a third party uses your password & log-in information, without your consent.

You agree to use information about other Members respectfully.

Excluding that which lies in the public domain, you will not duplicate, modify, publish, reproduce or transmit other Members’ information.

You will not delete any means of identifying proprietary rights on any materials that you transmit through TriStateBlackSingles.com.

You will not commercially solicit any Member.

You will not send a chain letter, spam or junk mail to any Member. You will not spim, phish or troll.

You will not put last names, URLs, phone numbers or addresses in your profile.

You will receive the owner’s permission before posting any copyrighted information.

You will not post nude photos, videos or images. Your photos, videos and images should contain only you. If you include another person, you will get his or her permission before posting.

You will use your best effort NOT to transmit viruses, worms, Trojan horses and similar harmful files, codes or programs onto this website.

You will not use any time bombs, spiders, cancelbots, robots or other automatic devices to collect information or duplicate TSBS.

You will not direct Members away from TriStateBlackSingles.com by using code or any other means.

You will not add a Member to your email list, without his or her explicit permission.

You will post accurate information about yourself to be fair to other Members, including your intent, qualifications, geographical location and affiliations. You will create one unique profile. You will not pretend to be someone other than yourself. TriState Black Singles LLC cannot guarantee that any Member’s content is complete or accurate. We are not responsible for your damage or loss, due to reliance on another Member’s content.

You will report any violation of the above to us promptly at AgreementViolation@TriStateBlackSingles.com.

You are entirely responsible for what you produce. You will not use TriState Black Singles LLC’s website to harass, to threaten or to offend any Member or TriState Black Single representative by posting abusive, offensive, libelous, inaccurate, intimidating, pornographic, racist, defamatory, sexually-oriented, profane or illegal materials or comments. You agree that we may delete any message, photo or profile that, in our sole judgment, qualifies as such! We disclaim all liability for such actions.

Proprietary Rights TriState Black Singles LLC owns the proprietary rights in the website and dating service. Do not copy or transmit any content, without first obtaining written consent.

Right to Post: As the creator of your profile & as the owner of all of your photographs, you are both the exclusive author and the owner. You assign to us all copyright with full title guarantee, so the content that you produce may be shared freely with other Members irrevocably.

Criminal background: You warrant that you have never been convicted of a violent crime and are not registered as a sex offender. TRISTATE BLACK SINGLES DOES NOT PERFORM CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ITS MEMBERS. However, we reserve the right to use public records to perform a criminal background check on any Member.

Governing law: All parties submit irrevocably to the jurisdiction of Bergen County, New Jersey. You waive any objection to venue, involving these Terms of Service or our Privacy Policy. All claims and disputes shall be heard before & settled by final arbitration by a neutral arbitrator, according to this agreement and to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Our liability shall be limited to the cost of your Membership or $50, if you gained Membership through the initial promotion.

Third-party sites/Advertisers: TriStateBlackSingles.com may link to third-parties, including advertisers, who operate independently from us. We try to choose relevant links and promotions as a convenience, but we do not endorse the services, goods or content of any of these sites.

Precautions: You assume all risks, when you use online dating. As a New Jersey-based company, we recognize the following safety tips from the “Internet Dating Safety Act” adopted by New Jersey in 2007:

Download “Internet Dating Safety Act”

There is no substitute for acting with caution, when communicating with any stranger who wants to meet you.

Never include your last name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, place of work or any other identifying information in your profile or initial messages. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.

If you choose to have a face-to-face meeting with another Member, always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return. NEVER agree to be picked up at your home. Always provide your own transportation to and from your date and meet in a public place with many people around.

Suggestions: We value all Members’ suggestions and hope to incorporate them often! Once given to us, your suggestion becomes our property and may be freely used by us to improve our service. Do not submit a suggestion, if it violates the rights of another party. Contact us at Suggestions@TriStateBlackSingles.com.

Monitoring: TriState Black Singles, LLC may monitor profiles and what is posted publicly. However, as a small company, we cannot monitor the numerous daily transmissions involved and we assume no such obligation! Please report specific violations to AgreementViolation@TriStateBlackSingles.com.

Indemnity: You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless TriState Black Singles LLC and its representatives from any claim, cost, loss, damage or liability, due to your use or inability to use this website.

Warranties: Our services are “as is”. Our goal is to satisfy every Member and grow through your referrals, but we offer no warranties in any communication of any kind. We do not warrant that our Internet service will be uninterrupted and without errors.

March 2014