Terms & Conditions

TERMS OF SERVICE

Dear Users and Customers,

This document is our current Terms of Service for our website Paremates.com.  Please read these Terms prior to using or accessing our website. Our Terms of Service is a legally binding contract between Blank Box LLC, parent company for Paremates.com and our visitors; users; and customers.  If you do not like or agree with these Terms or are under the age of eighteen (18), we ask that you do not register for an account or continue to use the website. Our Privacy Policy is separate from this Agreement and can be found at: https://Paremates.com/privacy-policy. This policy describes our Company’s policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. Please read our Privacy Policy before accessing or using our Website. We reserve the right to amend or change our Terms of Service at any time, and by your continued use of our platform, you are agreeing to these terms.

Sincerely,

The Owners & Staff

Blank Box LLC & Paremates.com               

DEFINITIONS

We are providing the following definitions which are used in this Agreement, to make it easier for you to read and understand. They are:

  • Agreement: Our Terms of Service agreement.
  • Company: Blank Box, LLC d/b/a Paremates.com. Also “we”, “us” or “our”.
  • Content: All files, data, information that a customer uploads, downloads or transmits to and from the Paremates.com website regardless of the form.
  • Customer: A paid or free user of the Paremates.comwebsite & services. Also “You”, “Your”, or “User”.
  • Intellectual Property: Our software; platform; programming & code; website; logos; slogans; trademark; service marks; & copyrights.
  • Privacy Policy: Our Policy on what information we collect from customers & visitors, and how that information is used.
  • Submissions: Files, data, information, code, and other content uploaded or downloaded to/from the Paremates.com platform. This includes and is not limited to: photographs; pictures; illustrations; videos; mp3; text; digital recordings; files; or other data.
  • Third-party website: Website links or hyperlinks, located in or on the Paremates.com website that redirects customers to other websites.
  • Visitor: Anyone who visits the Paremates.com website.

WEBSITE USAGE

We are providing our customers with a user-friendly, affordable software platform allowing Single Parents to connect with other Single Parents for the purpose of locating affordable housing opportunities.  Customers and Users can visit and access our website for any legal or lawful purpose. In order to protect our intellectual property and our Customers, Users & Visitors are prohibited from:

  • Downloading, copying, or transmitting any of our website content without our permission; user; company; or anyone else for our products or services unless you have permission;
  • Harassing; stalking; bullying; or threatening behavior towards: Paremates.com it’s owners, employees, agents, customers or users;
  • Engaging in any behavior that might violate our rights, such as our intellectual property rights; or that of our customers;

REGISTRATION

1. Anyone surfing the world wide web can visit and browse the Paremates.com website, but in order to use our platform and services, you will have to register for an account. When registering for an account, you promise that:

  • You are over the age of eighteen (18);
  • You are providing us with accurate & truthful login information;
  • You will keep all login information confidential;
  • You will not register a customer for an account without their permission;
  • You will notify us immediately if you think your account has been breached.

2. Security. Users understand and agree that they are fully responsible for activity on their account and must keep their login information confidential. You must notify us immediately if you believe your account has been hacked or breached, by emailing our Customer Support Department at:  Feedback@Paremates.com.

3. Children. Paremates.com does not knowingly collect any information regarding children under the age of 18 or specifically under the age of 13.  Minors and children are prohibited from using or accessing our website unless it is with the parent or legal guardian’s written parental consent.

4. Privacy Policy. The Paremates.com Privacy Policy is separate from this Agreement and can be found at: https://Paremates.com/privacy-policy. This Policy shares information on how we collect your personal data; how that data is used; who has access to this data; your personal data rights; how your data is stored; and for how long it is retained. Users should review and read our Privacy Policy prior to submitting personal data or registering for an account.

LICENSING

All Service customers and users are granted a limited, world-wide license to access and use the Paremates.com website as well as its content. However, customers and users understand and agree that they are not entitled to royalties or other compensation for such use. In addition, customers and users may not sub-license rights to access and use Paremates.com or its content.

CONTENT

1. The term “Content” includes and is not limited to:

Data; files; pictures; video, audio, or media recordings; comments; information; text; graphics; and any interactive features that are accessible through the Paremates.com website.

2. Risk. You understand that any website content that you access, transmit, or download, whether on our website; or any other third-party website is at your own risk and agree to accept responsibility for any damages or losses.

3. Intellectual Property. We retain all rights, title and interest to our own website and its’ content which is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other laws, both locally and internationally.   You promise not to interfere with these rights, and to follow all applicable intellectual property laws.

4. Submissions. Any data or files that are uploaded, downloaded, or transmitted from our platform is considered a User Submission. Customers can upload texts; pictures; photographs; files and attachments providing they follow some simple Paremates.com Rules.

These are:

            1. Submitted content must be owned by the User/account holder;

            2. Submitted content must be original to the User/account holder;

            3. Submitted content must not be a Zip file;

            4. Submitted content must not infringe upon third-party copyrights;

            5. Submitted content must not impinge upon a third-party’s contract or intellectual                            property rights;

            6. Submitted content must not be involved in pending or threatening litigation;

            7. Submitted content must not be involved in a validity/ownership challenge;

            8. Submitted content must not contain: viruses; malware; spyware; Trojan-                                     horses; data mining or bots; and,

            9. Submitted content must not contain any software, code, or files that might

                be harmful to our website, platform, servers, or that of our customers and              

                agents;

            10. Submitted content must not contain defamatory; discriminatory; or mean-spir

                  ited content, including references or comments regarding: religion, race, gen

                  der, sexual orientation, national/ethnic origin, or other targeted groups. 

5. Content Removal.  A. Offensive submissions. Our Company reserves the sole right to determine whether or not submitted content is appropriate and complies with our Terms of Service. We reserve the right to refuse or remove any offensive content or content that we believe violates our Terms of Service.  We further reserve the right to make formatting, edits and changes to any formatted content with or without notice to you, the User. If you post or submit objectionable or offensive content, our Company reserves the right to suspend or revoke your account in order to protect our Company and its customers.

B. Limited Liability. Although our Team reviews and monitors submissions and posts made on the website, you understand and agree that we do not control content posted by users and/or third parties on the platform. Nor do we vet or conduct background checks on users. Therefore, you agree to use the Paremates.com website at your own risk. Users understand that by using the platform, they may be exposed to content they may otherwise find offensive, indecent, incorrect or objectionable. You understand and agree that under no circumstances will the Company; its’ owners; employees; or agents; be liable in any way for any content, including any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of accessing or using content on the Paremates.com website.

6.  License. Customers and users grant our Company an unlimited, world-wide license to: use; modify; alter; display; reproduce; and distribute any and all content that is submitted by and through our platform or social media sites. Customers and users shall retain all original rights, title and interest in their intellectual property and are responsible for protecting those rights subject to this Agreement.

7. Limited Liability.  Customers acknowledge that they are solely responsible for their submissions, use, and access of their account and that Paremates.com or its’ parent Company, Blank Box LLC, is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or intellectual property right violations committed by other users or customers.

Since we have no control over the content submitted by our customers, you agree to hold our Company; it’s owners; employees; and agents harmless for any alleged violation or copyright infringement.

8. Advertising On Site. Third-party content, advertising, offers and promotions shown on the Site shall be the sole responsibility of the advertiser.

9. Content Backups. Although we regularly maintain the Paremates.com website and backups are performed, our Company does not guarantee that there will be no loss or corruption of data transmitted to and from the website.

WEBSITE CHANGES

We reserve the sole right to modify or change our Terms of Service at any time. If a revision is material we will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Our sole discretion. All changes will be posted on the website along with the Agreement’s effective date.  By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, You agree to be bound by the revised terms. If You do not agree to the new terms, in whole or in part, please stop using the website and the Service.

Paremates.com DMCA POLICY

Our Company respects the intellectual property rights of others. Our Company supports and follows DMCA guidelines (17 USC 512(c)). If you believe a Paremates.com user or customer has committed a copyright violation, please notify our Copyright Agent immediately using the following procedure:

1. Claims. Send a written claim to our Copyright Agent via their email address at:

Feedback@Paremates.com.

In the email you must:

a). Identify the property or work that has allegedly been infringed;

b). Provide the location of the property, or content you believe has been allegedly infringed;

c). State the name(s) or identity as well as contact information of the person(s) you believe have allegedly infringed upon a copyright; and

d). Provide a signed statement under penalty of perjury, stating you did not grant the alleged violator permission to use the copyrighted material;

2. Authorization. If you are not the owner of the work or material, then you will also need to provide us with a signed statement that says you are authorized to represent the original owner of the copyrighted material, along with the original owner’s contact information.

3. Investigation. As soon as our Copyright Agent receives your signed claim, Paremates.com will immediately:

a). Freeze the alleged violator’s account;

b). Conduct a thorough investigation;

c). Verify information;

d). Notify the violator of your claim; and

e). Send you a prompt response about our investigation.

4. False Claims. If we find that the alleged violator has not committed a copyright infringement, we will immediately release any disputed material back to its’ owner and unfreeze their account. If we discover that you have filed a false copyright infringement claim, then you agree to be personally and financially liable for all costs or damages we incur as a result of the investigation, including but not limited to attorney’s fees, legal fees, and expenses.

PROMOTIONS

When creating an account and opting in to the website, Paremates.com users and customers agree to receive promotional emails and messages from our Company.  Please note that any promotions may be governed by rules separate from this Agreement.  In the event promotion rules conflict with these Terms or our Privacy Policy, Promotion rules will apply and supplement both our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

CANCELLATIONS

Customers can cancel their account their account at any time by deleting it within their profile or providing a written email notice to our Customer Service Department, requesting cancellation at: Feedback@Paremates.com. Please note, once your account is cancelled, you will no longer have login access to the Paremates.com platform.  Please note: all ad purchases are non-refundable and that includes and is not limited to early cancellations.

Please note it may take 30-60 days for our servers to populate and delete you from the system. Paremates.com may continue to retain limited information to determine that customers were properly deleted from the system.

REFUNDS

Paremates.com currently does not have a refund policy. All ad purchases are non-refundable and this includes and is not limited to early terminations.  If you have any questions, please contact Customer Support prior to placing an ad at: Support@Paremates.com.

RULES AND CONDUCT

Please Note: We have a Zero Tolerance Policy for: Spam; harassment; bullying; obscenities; pornography; bigotry; copyright infringement; and theft.

Users and customers must not use our website or platform for any improper, illegal, or prohibited purpose. You must not use the Paremates.com website in any way that could affect its’ availability or use; or in connection with unlawful activity.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1. Support. Paremates.com provides customer support services during normal business hours  from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EST on a first come-first served basis. Customers are encouraged to send our Customer Service Department an email containing: their username and account number; date; and a description of their challenge or problem. One of our qualified Customer Service Technicians will contact you within 24-48 hours.

2. Maintenance. We regularly conduct maintenance and system checks of our platform. In those instances, our platform may be down or inaccessible.  If for any reason the platform, website or system is down for more than 24-48 hours, we will provide notice via our website.

THIRD PARTY SITES AND SERVICES

The Paremates.com website may redirect you to other websites or affiliates. If you click a link, or follow a hyperlink to a third-party website, you agree that you are doing so at your own risk. We have no control over third party websites whatsoever; therefore, we are not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damages or losses that might happen as a result of your accessing or using a third-party website.

As a result, users and customers agree to hold our company, company owners, staff, employees, and agents harmless from risk, loss, or damage as a result of using or accessing our website or any third-party link.

We strongly advise You to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that You visit.

TERMINATION

Paremates.com reserves the right to terminate or cancel your access to all or any part of our website or services at any time. If we cancel or terminate access, you will receive notice either through the website or via email.  If your account or access is terminated, then the terms and conditions in this Terms of Use survive termination and cancellation, including but not limited to: limited liability; warranty disclaimers; indemnification; disputes; and choice of law provisions. We will retain your personal data only as long as necessary to insure your personal information is permanently deleted from our system.

INDEMNIFICATION

Customers, Users, and Visitors agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Paremates.com, it’s owners; directors; employees; and agents; from all third-party claims or losses, costs, actions, damages, expenses, or liabilities, that arise from or relate to your using or accessing our website; platform; content; or services. This also applies to unforeseen third-party claims.

Notwithstanding any damages that You might incur, the entire liability of the Company and any of its suppliers under any provision of this Terms and Your exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing shall be limited to the amount actually paid by You through the Service or  a total of $100.00.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, at no time shall the Company or its suppliers or vendors be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of data or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury, loss of privacy arising out of or in any way related to the use of or inability to use the Service, third-party software and/or third-party hardware used with the Service, or otherwise in connection with any provision of this Terms), even if the Company, its supplier or vendor has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even if the remedy fails of its essential purpose.

Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply. In these states, each party’s liability will be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Customers understand and agree that they assume all responsibility and risk for using our: website; platform; content; and/or services. Our company, its’ owners; employees; or agents will not be liable for any: incidental; indirect; direct; punitive; exemplary; or consequential damages. The term “Damages” may include and is not limited to:

  • Loss of Profits;
  • Interruption of service;
  • Injuries;
  • Loss of business/personal information;
  • Other loss, claims, or damages;

Our Platform and website is provided to you “as is” and “as available” and with all faults and defects without warranty.  To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, our Company; its owners; employees and agents; on its own behalf and on behalf of respective licensors and agents expressly disclaim all warranties whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, with respect to our services including all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, and warranties that may arise out of course of dealing, course of performance, usage or trade practice. Without limitation to the foregoing, our Company; owners; employees; and agents provide no warranty or undertaking and make no representation of any kind that our website or services will meet your needs; achieve any intended results; be compatible; or work with any other software, applications, systems or services; operate without interruption; meet any performance or reliability standards; or be error free or that any errors or defects can or will be corrected.

Without limiting the foregoing, neither our Company, its owners; employees; or agents;  nor any of the company’s vendors make any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied: (i) as to the operation or availability of the website and services, or the information, content, and materials or products included thereon; (ii) that the website and services will be uninterrupted or error-free; (iii) as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information or content provided through the website; or (iv) that the website, its servers, content, or e-mails sent from or on behalf of the Company are free of viruses, scripts, trojan horses, worms, malware, time-bombs or other harmful components.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain types of warranties or limitations on applicable statutory rights of a consumer, so some or all of the above exclusions and limitations may not apply to You. But in such a case the exclusions and limitations set forth in this section shall be applied to the greatest extent enforceable under applicable law.

WAIVER

Except as provided herein, the failure to exercise a right or to require performance of an obligation under this Terms shall not effect a party’s ability to exercise such right or require such performance at any time thereafter nor shall be the waiver of a breach constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach.

FORCE MAJEURE

Force Majeure means “any event” that might occur that is “beyond our control”, or that of our User or Customer. Neither Paremates.com, nor our customer shall be responsible for any failure to perform if it involves: vandalism, fire, flood, strike, labor unrest, riot, act of civil or military authority, accident, acts or omissions of carriers, or Act of God, or other event beyond their control. When we become aware of any force majeure event, it will be posted on our website, or sent via email for our customers. Any changes in our service, or resumption in our service will be posted on the Paremates.com website.

DISPUTES

1. Mediation. In the event either we or the customer have a dispute about these Terms of Service or its interpretation, we agree to resolve the dispute via Mediation in Gahanna, Ohio, and we both agree to share the cost and choice of a Mediator. All proceedings regarding mediation shall be kept confidential and private at all times.

2. Notice. The disputing party shall send the non-disputing party a thirty (30) day Notice of Intent prior to filing a Mediation claim, giving the parties the ability to resolve the dispute before Mediation. Notices shall be served as provided herein. Upon filing of the complaint, Mediation shall be conducted using Mediation & Arbitration rules approved by the American Bar Association.

3. Prevailing Party. The final decision of the Mediator shall be binding upon the parties, and the prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement of any costs and fees, including but not limited to attorney’s fees.

NOTICES

Any Notice that is required in this Agreement must be in writing and sent to parties as follows:

1. Notice can be delivered via: email; fax; United States Postal Service; or overnight/special courier.  Customers can opt out of email notifications by sending a written email to our Customer Service Department at: Support@Paremates.com

2. All other Notices are to be sent to the last known address or email address for Paremates.com; or to the customer’s last known address/email address.

                                                For:      Paremates.com

                                                            373 Easton Market #1606

                                                            Columbus, OH 43219

SEVERABILITY

If any clause or paragraph in this agreement is considered unenforceable or invalid under any law or statute or made invalid by an Order of a Court of law, the invalid or unenforceable clause shall not render the balance of this Agreement invalid. Any invalid provision shall be considered altered and interpreted so it does not affect the rest of this agreement.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the of the State of Ohio, without regard to conflicts of law provisions.

CONTACT

You can contact Paremates.com at:

Email: Feedback@Paremates.com

ADDRESS: 3737 Easton Market #1606 Columbus, OH 43219

Effective Date: 3/14/2023____

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