Terms and Conditions

Effective on 22/04/2020

We have included brief summaries at the beginning of each section to make it easier for you to read and understand this agreement. The summaries do not replace the text of each section, and you should still read each section in its entirety.

1. INTRODUCTION

By accessing or using Zeal’s services, you agree to be bound by these terms, including our Privacy and Cookie Policies, so it is important that you read this agreement carefully before you create an account. We may update the terms from time to time, so you should check this page regularly for updates.

Welcome to Zeal (as operated by Zeal Match LTD). As used in this Agreement, the terms “Zeal,” “us,” “we,” the “Company”, and “our” shall refer to Zeal.

By accessing or using the services provided on www.zealmatch.com (the “Website”), the Zeal mobile application (the “App”), or any other platforms or services Zeal may offer from time to time (collectively, the “Service” or our “Services”), you agree to, and are bound by, these Terms of Use (the “Terms” or “Agreement”). This Agreement applies to anyone who accesses or uses our Services, regardless of registration or subscription status.

Your use of our Services is also subject to the Privacy and Cookie Policies, and any terms disclosed and agreed to by you when you purchase additional features, products, or services from Zeal (“Additional Terms Upon Purchase”), which are incorporated into this Agreement by reference. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, do not use our Services.

We reserve the right to modify, amend, or change the Terms at any time. Notice of any material change will be posted on this page with an updated effective date. In certain circumstances, we may notify you of a change to the Terms via email or other means, as appropriate under the circumstances; however, you are responsible for regularly checking this page for notice of any changes. We agree that future changes will not be retroactive without your consent. Your continued use of our Services constitutes your acceptance of any change, and you will be legally bound by the updated Terms. If you do not accept a change to the terms, you should stop using our Services immediately.

2. ACCOUNT ELIGIBILITY; YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Before you create an account on Zeal, make sure you are eligible to use our Services. This Section also details what you can and can’t do when using the Services, as well as the rights you grant Zeal.

By using our Services, you represent and warrant that:

  1. You are at least 18 years old;
  2. You are legally qualified to enter a binding contract with Zeal;
  3. You are seeking a meaningful relationship.
  4. You are not on any list of individuals prohibited from conducting business with the United Kingdom;
  5. You are not prohibited by law from using our services;
  6. You have not have been convicted of or have pled guilty to a criminal or indictable offense (or crime of similar severity), a sex crime, or any crime involving violence;
  7. You are not required to register as a sex offender with any country, state, federal or local sex offender registry;
  8. You do not have more than one account on our Services; and
  9. You have not previously been removed from our Services by us, unless you have our express written permission to create a new account.

If at any time you cease to meet these requirements, you must immediately delete your account, and we retain the right to remove your access to our services without warning.

You agree to:

  • Comply with these Terms, and check this page from time to time to ensure you are aware of any change;
  • Comply with all applicable laws, including without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, and regulatory requirements;
  • Use the latest version of the Website and/or App;
  • Treat other users in a courteous and respectful manner, both on and off our Services and abide by our membership principles;
  • Be respectful when communicating with any of our customer care representatives or other employees;
  • Review the Safety Tips;
  • Maintain a strong password and take reasonable measures to protect the security of your login information.
  • Present yourself respectfully and authentically by adding at least one photo that shows your face.

You agree that you will not:

  • Misrepresent your identity, age, current or previous positions, qualifications, or affiliations with a person or entity;
  • Use the Services in a way that damages the Services or prevents their use by other users;
  • Use our Services in a way to interfere with, disrupt or negatively affect the platform, the servers, or our Services’ networks;
  • Use our Services for any harmful, illegal, or nefarious purpose;
  • Harass, bully, stalk, intimidate, assault, defame, harm or otherwise mistreat any person;
  • Post or share Prohibited Content (see below);
  • Solicit passwords for any purpose, or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users or disseminate another person’s personal information without his or her permission;
  • Solicit money or other items of value from another user, whether as a gift, loan, or form of compensation;
  • Use another user’s account;
  • Use our Services in relation to fraud, a pyramid scheme, or other similar practice; or
  • Violate the terms of the license granted to you by Zeal (see Section 6 below).
  • Disclose private or proprietary information that you do not have the right to disclose;
  • Copy, modify, transmit, distribute, or create any derivative works from, any Member Content or Our Content, or any copyrighted material, images, trademarks, trade names, service marks, or other intellectual property, content or proprietary information accessible through our Services without Zeal’s prior written consent;
  • Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by Zeal;
  • Use any robot, crawler, site search/retrieval application, proxy or other manual or automatic device, method or process to access, retrieve, index, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of our Services or its contents;
  • Upload viruses or other malicious code or otherwise compromise the security of our Services;
  • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any information transmitted to or through our Services;
  • “Frame” or “mirror” any part of our Services without Zeal’s prior written authorization;
  • Use meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to Zeal or the platform (or any trademark, trade name, service mark, logo or slogan of Zeal) to direct any person to any other website for any purpose;
  • Modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of our Services, or cause others to do so;
  • Use or develop any third-party applications that interact with our Services or Member Content or information without our written consent;
  • Use, access, or publish the Zeal application programming interface without our written consent;
  • Probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our Services or any system or network; or
  • Encourage, promote, or agree to engage in any activity that violates these Terms.

Prohibited Content—Zeal prohibits uploading or sharing content that:

  • Could reasonably be deemed to be offensive or to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • Is obscene, pornographic, violent or otherwise may offend human dignity, or contains nudity;
  • Is abusive, insulting or threatening, discriminatory or that promotes or encourages racism, sexism, hatred or bigotry;
  • Encourages or facilitates any illegal activity including, without limitation, terrorism, inciting racial hatred or the submission of which in itself constitutes committing a criminal offense;
  • Is defamatory, libelous, or untrue;
  • Relates to commercial activities (including, without limitation, sales, competitions, promotions, and advertising, solicitation for services, “sugar daddy” or “sugar baby” relationships, links to other websites or premium line telephone numbers);
  • Involves the transmission of “junk” mail or “spam”;
  • Contains any spyware, adware, viruses, corrupt files, worm programs or other malicious code designed to interrupt, damage or limit the functionality of or disrupt any software, hardware, telecommunications, networks, servers or other equipment, Trojan horse or any other material designed to damage, interfere with, wrongly intercept or expropriate any data or personal information whether from Zeal or otherwise;
  • Infringes upon any third party’s rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights and privacy rights);
  • Was not written by you or was automatically generated, unless expressly authorized by Zeal;
  • Includes the image or likeness of another person without that person’s consent (or in the case of a minor, the minor’s parent or guardian), or is an image or likeness or a minor unaccompanied by the minor’s parent or guardian;
  • Is inconsistent with the intended use of the Services; or
  • May harm the reputation of Zeal or its affiliates.

The uploading or sharing of content that violates these terms (“Prohibited Content”) may result in the immediate suspension or termination of your account.

3. CONTENT

It is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to the content on our Services, including any content you provide or post. You are expressly prohibited from posting inappropriate content.

While using our Services, you will have access to: (i) content that you upload or provide while using our Services (“Your Content”); (ii) content that other users upload or provide while using our Services (“Member Content”); and (iii) content that Zeal provides on and through our Services (“Our Content”). In this agreement, “content” includes, without limitation, all text, images, video, audio, or other material on our Services, including information on users’ profiles and in direct messages between users.

3a. YOUR CONTENT

You are responsible for Your Content. Don’t share anything that you wouldn’t want others to see, that would violate this Agreement, or that may expose you or us to legal liability.

You are solely responsible and liable for Your Content, and, therefore, you agree to indemnify, defend, release, and hold us harmless from any claims made in connection with Your Content.

You represent and warrant to us that the information you provide to us is accurate, including any information submitted through Facebook or other third-party sources (if applicable), and that you will update your account information as necessary to ensure its accuracy.

The content included on your individual profile should be relevant to the intended use of our Services. You may not display any personal contact or banking information, whether in relation to you or any other person (for example, names, home addresses or postcodes, telephone numbers, email addresses, URLs, credit/debit card or other banking details). If you choose to reveal any personal information about yourself to other users, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to use caution in disclosing any personal information online.

Your individual profile will be visible to other people around the world, so be sure that you are comfortable sharing Your Content before you post. You acknowledge and agree that Your Content may be viewed by other users, and, notwithstanding these Terms, other users may share Your Content with third parties. By uploading Your Content, you represent and warrant to us that you have all necessary rights and licenses to do so and automatically grant us a license to use Your Content as provided under Section 7 below.

You understand and agree that we may monitor or review Your Content, and we have the right to remove, delete, edit, limit, or block or prevent access to any of Your Content at any time in our sole discretion. Furthermore, you agree that we have no obligation to display or review Your Content.

3b. OUR CONTENT

Zeal owns all other content on our Services.

Any other text, content, graphics, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, sounds, artwork, images, and other intellectual property appearing on our Services is owned, controlled or licensed by us and protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property law rights. All rights, title, and interest in and to Our Content remains with us at all times.

We grant you a limited license to access and use Our Content as provided under Section 6 below, and we reserve all other rights.

4. INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT AND MISCONDUCT; REPORTING

Zeal does not tolerate inappropriate content or behavior on our Services.

We are committed to maintaining a positive and respectful Zeal community, and we do not tolerate any inappropriate content or misconduct, whether on or off of the Services. We encourage you to report any inappropriate Member Content or misconduct by other users. You can report a user directly by tapping the three dots in the top right of any profile and selecting “Report”. You may also email Zeal Customer Service at hello@Zeal.com

Member Content is subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the “Act”). To submit a complaint regarding Member Content that may constitute intellectual property infringement, see the Act for further details.

5. PRIVACY

Privacy is important to us. We have a separate policy about it that you should read.

For information about how Zeal and its affiliates collect, use, and share your personal data, please read our Privacy Policy. By using our Services, you agree that we may use your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

6. RIGHTS YOU ARE GRANTED BY ZEAL

Zeal grants you the right to use and enjoy our Services, subject to these Terms.

For as long as you comply with these Terms, Zeal grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, non-exclusive, revocable, and non-sublicensable license to access and use our Services for purposes as intended by Zeal and permitted by these Terms and applicable laws.

7. RIGHTS YOU GRANT ZEAL

You own all of the content you provide to Zeal, but you also grant us the right to use Your Content as provided in this Agreement.

By creating an account, you grant to Zeal a worldwide, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license to host, store, use, copy, display, reproduce, adapt, edit, publish, translate, modify, and distribute Your Content, including any information you authorize us to access from Facebook or other third-party source (if applicable), in whole or in part, and in any format or medium currently known or developed in the future. Zeal’s license to Your Content shall be non-exclusive, except that Zeal’s license shall be exclusive with respect to derivative works created through use of our Services. For example, Zeal would have an exclusive license to screenshots of our Services that include Your Content.

In addition, so that Zeal can prevent the use of Your Content outside of our Services, you authorize Zeal to act on your behalf with respect to infringing uses of Your Content taken from our Services by other users or third parties. Zeal is not obligated to take any action with regard to use of Your Content by other users or third parties. Zeal’s license to Your Content is subject to your rights under applicable law (for example, laws regarding personal data protection to the extent the content contains personal information as defined by those laws).

In consideration for Zeal allowing you to use our Services, you agree that we, our affiliates, and our third-party partners may place advertising on our Services. By submitting suggestions or feedback to Zeal regarding our Services, you agree that Zeal may use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensating you.

You agree that Zeal may access, preserve, and disclose your account information, including Your Content, if required to do so by law or upon a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce these Terms; (iii) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Company or any other person.

8. ACCOUNT TERMINATION

If you no longer wish to use our Services, or if we terminate your account for any reason, here’s what you need to know.

You can delete your account at any time by logging into the App, going to the “Settings” tab, and selecting “Account” (the gear icon), and following the instructions to terminate your membership.

Zeal reserves the right to investigate and, if appropriate, suspend or terminate your account without a refund if you have violated these Terms, misused our Services, or behaved in a way that Zeal regards as inappropriate or unlawful, on or off our Services. We reserve the right to make use of any personal, technological, legal, or other means available to enforce the Terms, at any time without liability and without the obligation to give you prior notice, including, but not limited to, preventing you from accessing the Services.

If your account is terminated by you or by Zeal for any reason, these Terms continue and remain enforceable between you and Zeal, and you will not be entitled to any refund for purchases made. Your information will be maintained and deleted in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

9. NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND OR IDENTITY VERIFICATION CHECKS

Zeal does not conduct criminal background or identity verification checks on its users. Use your best judgment when interacting with others and check out our Safety Tips.

Though Zeal strives to encourage a respectful user experience, it is not responsible for the conduct of any user on or off the Service. You agree to use caution in all interactions with other users, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Service or meet in person.

10. DISCLAIMER

Zeal’s Services are provided “as is” and we do not make, and cannot make, any representations about the content or features of our Services.

ZEAL PROVIDES OUR SERVICES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO OUR SERVICES (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. ZEAL DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (A) OUR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE, (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN OUR SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (C) THAT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN ON OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE. FURTHERMORE, ZEAL MAKES NO GUARANTEES AS TO THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE USERS AT ANY TIME; USERS’ ABILITY OR DESIRE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OR MEET YOU, OR THE ULTIMATE COMPATIBILITY WITH OR CONDUCT BY USERS YOU MEET THROUGH THE SERVICES.

ZEAL TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONTENT THAT YOU OR ANOTHER USER OR THIRD PARTY POSTS, SENDS, OR RECEIVES THROUGH OUR SERVICES NOR DOES ZEAL TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE IDENTITY, INTENTIONS, LEGITIMACY, OR VERACITY OF ANY USERS WITH WHOM YOU MAY COMMUNICATION THROUGH ZEAL. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF OUR SERVICES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. ZEAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER HARDWARE, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE, OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

Zeal’s liability is limited to the maximum extent by applicable law.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ZEAL, ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, LICENSORS, OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM: (I) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES, (II) THE CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES ON, THROUGH, OR FOLLOWING USE OF THE SERVICES; OR (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, EVEN IF ZEAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL ZEAL’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICES EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO ZEAL FOR THE SERVICES WHILE YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT.

THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 13 SHALL APPLY EVEN IF YOUR REMEDIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FAIL WITH RESPECT TO THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12. INDEMNITY BY YOU

You agree to indemnify Zeal if a claim is made against Zeal due to your actions.

You agree, to the extent permitted under applicable law, to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Zeal, our affiliates, and their and our respective officers, directors, agents, consultants and employees from and against any and all complaints, demands, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to your access to or use of our Services, Your Content, Your conduct toward other users, or your breach of this Agreement.

13. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

By using our Services, you accept the Terms of this Agreement.

By using our Services, whether through a mobile device, mobile application, or computer, you agree to be bound by (i) these Terms, which we may amend from time to time, (ii) our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, and (iii) any Additional Terms Upon Purchase. If you do not accept and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement, please do not use our Services.

SmallPrint section headings and summaries contained herein are inserted for convenience only and shall not be considered in interpreting any term or provision hereof. All pronouns and any variations thereof shall be deemed to refer to the masculine, feminine, neuter, singular or plural as the identity of the entities or persons referred to any require. Any word both capitalized and uncapitalized will be deemed to have the same meaning.

14. GENERAL

This Agreement supersedes any previous agreements or representations.

These Terms, with the Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and any Additional Terms Upon Purchase, contain the entire agreement between you and Zeal regarding the use of our Services. The Terms supersede all previous agreements, representations, and arrangements between us, written or oral. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that your Zeal account is non-transferable and all of your rights to your account and its content terminate upon your death, unless otherwise provided by law. Any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction. No agency, partnership, joint venture, fiduciary or other special relationship or employment is created as a result of these Terms, and you may not make any representations on behalf of or bind Zeal in any manner. These terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising in connection with or in relation to this Agreement shall be conducted in the courts of England and Wales.