Terms of Use

Introduction

These Terms and Conditions apply to the contents’ of arealkeeper.com, arealkeeper.ie, and arealkeeper.co.uk. These websites are owned and operated by RFJ Technologies Ltd, a private limited company incorporated in Ireland with registered company number 519573 (VAT number IE 3276051OH).

These terms and conditions apply to all users of our services. They are binding documents which govern your use of our services and our provision of the service to you. You are advised to read these Terms and Conditions carefully. If these Terms & Conditions contain anything that you are not willing to agree with, your only course of redress is not to use any of the services.

  1. 1. Definitions

    “Agreement” shall mean these Terms and Conditions;

    “Subscription” refers to the fixed rate paid in order to access our paid Services. This may be paid for the relevant payment periods which are automatically renewable after the purchased period where the membership has been purchased using a bank card or any other method of payment listed on our website and allows for continuing payments to be made;

    "Services" refers to the Services available to Members via any of our sites, whether paid or unpaid;

    “Paid Services” refers to the Services accessible, at rates quoted, by this site to Members with a valid membership.

    “Member(s)” refers to any or all valid registered users of our Service.

    “Member Content” refers to the information contained in the Member’s profile, created by the Member and displayed on any of our site(s) from time to time.

    The terms ‘us’, ‘we’, ‘our’ refers to all brands owned and operated by RFJ Technologies Ltd. for the purposes of this Agreement.

  2. 2. Registration

    To become a Member of any of our sites you must be at least eighteen (18) years old.

    You should not have been convicted of any offence, or subject to any court order, relating to assault, violence, sexual misconduct or harassment. You are advised that a breach of this clause constitutes a serious breach of this Agreement. You should further disclose full details of any other court orders or pending prosecutions and ongoing police investigations. In those circumstances the details provided will be considered by us. Validation of the services of membership will be at our discretion.

    Should you wish to sign up a friend to our Services; you must have obtained the prior consent of this friend in order for us to process their data and provide the Service to them via yourself.

  3. 3. Cancellation

    Provided you have not begun using the services, you have the right to cancel your contract for the Services within fourteen days from the date of placing your order (Cancellation Period), by making your request in writing to our Customer Services Team at Arealkeeper.com, 39 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

    If you cancel your contract for the Services during the 14 day Cancellation Period and you have not yet started to use the services, we shall reimburse you regarding the relevant payment.

    All reimbursements shall be made to you within 30 days.

  4. 4. Services

    Password(s) and any other information used to identify a Member are strictly private and confidential and must not be passed on or shared with any third parties, save if you choose to utilise the verification services provided by Trustev. Please note that in order to utilise the verification services, you may need a Facebook Account.

    To access the Services you will need a computer, laptop and/or smart mobile phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have (and continue to have) one of these devices including the cost of using these devices.

    The Company may share member identification information with the Trustev API anti-fraud system for the purpose of verifying the likelihood a user is a real person, but not for the purpose of verification of individual identity. If you wish to learn more about Trustev, please visit their Company Website at www.trustev.com.

  5. 5. Safety

    It is important that you understand that we cannot advise on or broker marriage or long-term relationships; the onus still remains on you to decide who is right for you; we just provide options.

    Furthermore; we do not have a contractual obligation nor moral or ethical responsibility or the technical means to:

    • verify the identity of persons who register as Members or use our Services; or

    • to verify or monitor Member Content (although we do reserve the right to monitor if we think it appropriate) or if reported to us by another user.

    As a Member, you are advised not to assume that any Member Content is accurate. A person may not be who he or she claims to be. You should at all times exercise the same caution you would normally when you meet people. We cannot be liable for false or misleading statements by Members.

    As a Member you at all times remain solely responsible (and liable) for the use of your identifying information by third parties or for the actions or statements made through your Member’s account, whether these be fraudulent or not.

    When arranging to meet another person through use of the Services, you must take appropriate precautions and follow the safety guidelines in our Online Dating Advice Section.

    We recommend that users utilise the “Register a Date” function prior to any date. However, any and all meetings are at your own risk and are not our responsibility.

    We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of any third parties who use your identification, information, or account, whether fraudulent or not. You agree to indemnify us against any claims of this kind. For the avoidance of all doubt, we shall not be liable if your identity is used by someone else.

    If you feel or suspect that there has been a breach (of any kind) of your account and/or the information displayed on your profile then you must immediately notify us. Furthermore, you should also amend your password.

    The Company will use its best endeavours to ensure that a previously Banned Member will not regain access to the services. We can offer no guarantee that it is possible in every instance to do so.

  6. 6. Member Obligations

    As a Member you agree not to:

    • in connection with the Services, breach any applicable law, regulation or code of conduct;

    • make comments, broadcast or publish in any form whatsoever Member Content or any other content that infringes the rights of others or that is defamatory, injurious, obscene, offensive, violent or can/does incite violence, or is any way shape or form racist or xenophobic;

    • in general, not to make any comment (whether in writing or verbally) that is contrary to the purpose of any of our sites’ current rules and laws in force or acceptable norms and standards;

    • upload photographs, videos and any other information in terms of data or files supplied by a Member that constitute indecent photography, videos and other information.

    • terms of data or files supplied must refer exclusively to the Member or to a third party from whom the Member has expressly obtained consent and are the sole responsibility of the Member concerned;

    • provide email addresses to us of other persons or publish or send any Member Content referring to other persons without having obtained their prior consent;

    • reveal through the Services any information that enables you to be personally identified or contacted other than through the Services including last name, postal/ email address or telephone number; or any social media networking sites.

    • you agree not to use the Services for junk mail, spam and pyramid or similar or fraudulent schemes.

    • members are reminded that the service provider reserves the right to disclose breaches of the law to third parties, including An Garda Siochana and other police forces and have a positive obligation in certain defined instances to do so. Members may not always be informed by us in advance of such referrals being made or of co operation being sought or given to law enforcement agencies.

    Please note this list is non-exhaustive.

  7. 7. Content of Members

    At arealkeeper.com, arealkeeper.ie and arealkeeper.co.uk we put you the Member in control; therefore for the avoidance of all doubt it is your responsibility to decide which information to publish or send as Member Content. arealkeeper.com, arealkeeper.ie and arealkeeper.co.uk cannot be held liable for any misuse thereof by any other user or third party.

    The information supplied by a Member must be accurate and conform to the reality. The consequences of disclosing information on the life of the Member or of other Members are the sole responsibility of the Member concerned.

    Consequently, a Member waives all recourse against arealkeeper.com arealkeeper.ie and arealkeeper.co.uk notably on the basis of any possible damage to the Member’s right to his/her image, the Member’s honour and reputation, or the Member’s privacy, resulting form the dissemination or revelation of information concerning the Member under the conditions foreseen by this agreement since the Member has given his/her prior, free and express consent to such revelation through his/her registering with Service and in application of this Agreement.

    We are not liable for Member Content or other activities of Members which may breach the rights of other users or third parties.

    Members are urged to notify us of inappropriate Member Content. You acknowledge that such notification may take place and that we may take steps outlined in this Agreement in respect of such information which comes to our attention.

    We reserve the right not to accept or to suspend or remove from our Service all or part of any personal profile and or any other Member Content for any reason we deem fit.

    We reserve the right to irretrievably delete messages and other Member Content after any period of time if we exercise any right of termination under this agreement.

  8. 8. Payment

    The use of the Paid Services assumes that an individual has become a Member. In order to become a Member, individuals must use a credit or debit card, PayPal or Stripe facility or by other payment methods proposed by this site.

    The prices and the terms of payment for the different Paid Services are displayed at all times on this site, including at the point when the individual chooses to make a purchase.

    The activation of a Member’s account occurs as soon as, or a few moments after a valid registration has been completed.

    The Member can contact the site at any time to cancel their membership. The cancellation will take effect from the expiry date given for the active pass, in accordance with Article 10, ‘Termination’, below.

    All memberships will be automatically renewed unless the Member notified us of their wish to terminate their membership at least 48 hours before the membership’s expiration date. The renewal shall be performed in accordance with the manner of payment originally chosen by the Member, at the type of membership to which the Member originally joined excluding any promotional/special offers or discounts at the time of joining.

    For the purposes of clarity, if a Member availed of a promotional/special offer or discount at the time of joining and the relevant promotional/special offer has expired or otherwise ceased at the time of renewal, the Member will be charged the standard rate for the user’s previously selected membership package. For the avoidance of all doubt, Members can avoid having their memberships auto-renewed if they contact us 48 hours before the membership expiration date to terminate their membership.

    An individual may also become a Member using Smartphone applications (where applicable). These applications can be provided by other service providers (such as iTunes or mobile services providers) and therefore may be subject to other payment conditions than those used and available to Members on any of our sites. Any such applicable terms will only be applied to one-off purchasers and all relevant terms and conditions associated with these payments will be brought to the attention of the Member prior to purchase.

    Purchase of a subscription to a Smartphone application or other mobile service(s) does not enable the Member to use Paid Services on our sites.

  9. 9. Third Party Websites

    We provide certain links on our Site to third party websites, such as Trustev. You use them at your own risk. We do not review such sites. We are not responsible, legally or otherwise, for the content of those sites or any goods or services offered thereon. If in the course of performing a search on our site you encounter any third party website the use of which would violate applicable law, you must immediately cease use of such website and inform us accordingly.

  10. 10. Termination

    A Member may at any time and without the need to provide any reason end his/her registration with us by requesting the closure of his/her account in the area of the website designated for such purposes. Such request shall be deemed effective from the first working day after receipt by us of the request for closure of the account concerned. Such a request does not trigger reimbursement of any time that may be remaining on the Member’s account. Transferral of remaining time to another account is not permitted.

    Termination of a membership, by a Member, shall be effective on the applicable membership’s expiration date provided the Member has contacted us at least 48 hours before their membership expiration date in order to terminate the membership.

    Without prejudice to the other provision hereof, where a Member commits a breach, we may may terminate the Member’s account 7 days after having sent to the Member an email requesting unsuccessfully that he or she comply with the Terms of Use.

    The Service may in circumstances where a Member commits a breach of the terms and conditions associated with membership suspend or terminate the Member’s account without prior notification or warning. Such termination shall have the same effects as a termination by the Member. In circumstances where a member is subject to any criminal investigation, whether related to their membership of arealkeeper.ie or otherwise, their membership of this service will result in suspension pending the outcome of such investigations. At the conclusion of such investigation the Service will then assess the position vis a viz the reinstatement of membership It is a material obligation of each member to inform the Service if such investigations are commenced against them.

    Such termination shall take effect without prejudice to any damages that we might claim from the Member or his/her beneficiaries and legal representatives, in compensation for the harm suffered as a result of such breaches.

    Members will be informed by email of the suspension or termination, or the confirmation of the termination, of his/her account. Data (the Member’s profile) relating to the Member will be destroyed at his/her request subject to the service being in compliance with requirements provided by law, or upon expiration of the legal time period following the termination of the Member’s account.

    As noted herein, Members can also subscribe to Smartphone applications. Smartphone applications can be provided by other service providers and therefore may be subject to other termination requirements provisions. Members are urged to consult their Smartphone application for full details.

  11. 11. Privacy

    We uphold the strictest of standards with respect to protection of privacy and of personal information. We undertake to comply with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, including all statutory instruments, regulations and rules related to this legislation, as well as all EU regulations, directives and decisions relating to data protection. Please see our Privacy Statement for full details on how we store and use the information you provide to us.

  12. 12. Intellectual Property

    The trademarks (including but not limited to arealkeeper.com, arealkeeper.ie and arealkeeper.co.uk, the Messenger, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and texts) featured on this website and in our provision of the Services are the intellectual property of RJF Technologies Ltd or its partners and may not be reproduced, used or represented without the express permission of RJF Technologies Ltd or its partners, under threat of legal action.

    The rights of use granted by ourselves to the Member are strictly limited to accessing, downloading, printing and reproduction on all media (hard disk, floppy disk, CD-ROM, etc) and the use of these documents for private and personal purposes in the scope of and for the duration of the Member’s membership. Any other use by the Member is prohibited without the express authorisation of RFJ Technologies Ltd.

    In particular, the Member is prohibited from modifying, copying, reproducing, disseminating, transmitting, exploiting for commercial gain and/or disturbing in any form whatsoever the Services, from all of our website pages or software codes for elements comprising any element of Services and website.

  13. 13. Liability

    This section (and any other clause excluding or restricting our liability) applies to our directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents and affiliated companies as well as to us.

    You must give us a reasonable opportunity to remedy any matter for which we are liable before you incur any costs remedying the matter yourself. If you do not, we shall have no liability to you for that matter.

    We shall not be liable for any damage to a Member caused or contributed to by the Member, for example by not complying with this Agreement.

    Subject to the foregoing, in no event (including our own negligence) will the Company be liable for any of the following:-

    • Economic losses (including, without limit, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings);

    • Loss of goodwill or reputation;

    • Special, indirect or consequential losses; and/or

    • Damage to or loss of data (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such losses).

    Our liability of any kind (including our own negligence) with respect to the Services for any one event or series of related events is limited to five times the total fees payable by you in the 12 months prior to the event(s) complained of or the sum of €1,000, whichever is higher.

  14. 14. Indemnity

    You agree to indemnify us (including our directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents and affiliated companies) against all third party claims and liabilities related to your breach of this agreement and/or to your use of the Services.

  15. 15. Website Use

    To use the Services, the Member must have the necessary hardware equipment and software and the necessary parameters required to properly use the website i.e. access to the internet, Members are also advised to have JavaScript functions enabled, cookies enabled, and pop-ups enabled.

    The Member must have the skills, hardware and software required to use the Internet and acknowledges that the characteristics and constraints of the Internet mean that the security, availability and integrity of the Internet data transmissions cannot be guaranteed.

    We do not guarantee the Services will function if the Member activates a pop-up killing tool. In this case, the function should be deactivated before using the Service.

    We do not guarantee that the Service will be useable if the Member’s internet service provider is unable to provide its services properly in this context. We cannot be held responsible for the non-functioning, unavailability or adverse conditions of usage of the website resulting from incorrect hardware, problems experienced by the Member’s internet service provider or blockages on the Internet networks or for all other reasons outside our sphere of influence. Moreover, due amongst other things to the specifics of their internet browser, Members connecting through same may encounter problems making our sites unable to function properly. Furthermore, Smartphone applications are only available to our Members in possession of the Smartphone handset and internet access is required.

    Under these conditions, we do not guarantee that the Services shall function without interruption or error. In particular, the use of the website may be interrupted at any time for the purposes of maintenance, updates or technical improvements, or to develop its content and/or prostration. Wherever possible, we shall inform its Members prior to maintenance work or updates.

  16. 16. Promotional Offers with Third Parties

    As part of our services, promotional offers exist with a limited number of third party companies. While these promotional offers aim to benefit our users, we do not warrant or represent in any way regarding the quality of those services and do not accept any liability regarding the performance by any third party of such services.

  17. 17. Third Party Sites and Offers

    We or third parties may provide links on our Site to third party websites. You use them at your own risk. We do not recommend or endorse such sites nor are we responsible for the content of those sites or any goods or services offered thereon.

    If in the course of using our site you encounter any third party website the use of which would violate applicable law, you must immediately cease use of such website and inform us of same.

  18. 18. Entire Agreement

    This Agreement and the pages on this website to which these terms refer, constitute a contract that governs the relationship between the Member and arealkeeper.com, arealkeeper.ie. and arealkeeper.co.uk. The Company may cancel and replace any conditions that may have been agreed to in the past, even if not directly withdrawn or amended, and constitute the entirety of the rights and obligations of the Members.

    If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are declared void in application of a law, a regulation, or a final decision of a court having proper jurisdiction shall remain fully in effect. Furthermore, failure by a Party to take action in respect of the breach by the other Party of any provisions of these Terms of Use, shall not be interpreted as constituting a waiver by said first Party of the right to take action in future in respect of such a breach.

  19. 19. Amendments

    We may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. The Member will be informed of the nature of these modifications as soon as they are posted on the website. The modifications shall take effect one month after their posting on the website. For Members registered after any modifications have been put online, these modifications shall be immediately applicable, as the Member will have expressly accepted them when the account was opened.

  20. 20. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

    This contract shall be governed by Irish Law and any disputes will be decided only by the Irish Courts.

    For any questions you wish to ask, you may contact us by completing the Contact Form.