TERMS OF USE

Last Updated on Monday, February 7, 2011


This is the legal agreement between all users, members, and participants of this site (NYMinuteDating.com) and NY Minute Dating. NY Minute Dating organizes social events referred to as "speed dating" events, "singles parties", and other "singles events" to introduce adult singles to each other for love, friendship, business, or any other type of social relationship.

This page contains the "Terms of Use" of NY Minute Dating. The "Terms of Use" is also referred to as our "Disclaimer" or "Terms and Conditions." Our Terms of Use constitute a "Legal Agreement" between every Visitor of our website (NYMinuteDating.com) and/or Participant of our speed dating events.  Our Terms of Use are subject to change at any time with or without prior notice. Every Visitor and/or Participant takes all responsibility and agrees to be solely accountable for not abiding by the Terms of Use as outlined in this "Agreement."

All Participants must be 21 years old or older. If requested, Participant(s) must carry and immediately provide proof of identity and age to our host.

Participants may not make any claims about our services on any complaint sites without first reaching out to us to let us fix any issues you may have with our services.

If You are a registered sex offender You may not register or attend a NY Minute Dating event, and You must leave our website immediately. If you have been accused of a sex offense NY Minute Dating reserves the right to refuse to provide You with our Service pending the outcome of Your case.

By registering for one of our speed dating events You declare that You are single and not otherwise attached and available.  NY Minute Dating does not check the background or marital status of any Participant.  You agree that it is your sole responsibility to perform these checks if desired.

NY Minute Dating will do its best to introduce single couples, but it does not guarantee that its services or efforts will result in "matches" as defined within the NY Minute Dating web site nor will result in any future meeting or date with other Participants.

You agree to accept that a small percentage of less than 5% may not fall within the advertised category. NY Minute Dating advertises events with titled categories such as "Single Professionals," "Singles with Advanced Degrees," as well as ethnic events such as "Indian Singles," "Russian Singles," "Asian Singles," "African American Singles," et al. By using these specific titles to target specific type of clients NY Minute Dating seeks to target clients who identify with the titled category. However, NY Minute Dating does not do background checks or conduct surveys to ascertain a client's employment, education level or ethnicity. You may conduct these checks on your own if so desired. You agree to sign up only for events with whose titled categories you identify with and within the "recommended ages."

At our speed dating event You are not allowed to ask for someone's contact information directly. You are not allowed to make any sexual, lewd, or inappropriate remarks. You are not allowed to ask any sexual, lewd, or inappropriate questions. You are not allowed to touch anyone in an inappropriate way or follow someone home. You are not allowed to loiter outside the venue after the event if the venue owner, manager, or staff has asked you leave. You must immediately leave the venue if our host asks you to leave.

NY Minute Dating reserves the right to reject any Participant from registering to one of our speed dating events for any reason whatsoever, or if registration has been effectuated, refund Participant's registration fee in full and prevent User from participating in any NY Minute Dating event.

If an event is canceled you will be notified immediately by NY Minute Dating and refunded the money you paid to register for the event. If an event is postponed (moved to another date), you agree to attend the new event. If an event is moved to another venue, you agree to attend the event at the new venue. If you cannot attend due to a postponement or venue change, You are required to notify NY Minute Dating immediately, so that We can then issue you a refund for the amount paid or give you credit toward another event.

NY Minute Dating will not sell or misuse any Participant's information.  NY Minute Dating will provide only your "matches" with Your name, email, and phone number. By registering for an event online (at NYMinuteDating.com) or attending one of our events, you give us permission to distribute Your name, email, and phone number to your "matches." Your matches are other Participants who you notified us You liked and who shared a similar interest in You.

You agree that you will use the NYMinuteDating.com website lawfully and ethically. Our website contains copyrighted and proprietary information. No visitor or Partipant is allowed to download or share any images or text from our site. No visitor or Participant is allowed to recreate our website for personal use, that includes saving our website in full or in part on their hard drive or in a PDF or other file.

In this paragraph "Competitor" refers to any company or organization in the same industry as NY Minute Dating, or friend, relative, or employee of anyone in or associated with any company or organization in the same industry as NY Minute Dating, including, dating and relationship websites or organizers of social events. If you are a Competitor of NY Minute Dating you cannot visit our website to learn "tricks of the trade." You cannot use software to examine our website's PageRank, Alexa Rank, Compete Rank, our number of visitors each month, what venues we work with, or view our website source code. You also cannot use any software on our website to check Our website grade, number of backlinks, or other information. If you are a Competitor you are not allowed to Register for any of our speed dating events without prior consent from the President of NY Minute Dating. If you are a competitor you are required to inform NY Minute Dating that you are a Competitor if you plan to attend one of Our events.

It is Your responsibility to take care of your property during and after our event. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen property, or any property you may have left behind at any of our events. We will make our best effort to help you search/or report any stolen or lost property, or any property left behind, so as long as we have been notified of the problem in a reasonable and timely manner.

All gift certificates must be purchased by a person of 18 years of age or more, and for a person of 21 years of age or more.

NY Minute Dating does not offer any monetary refunds unless we have purposefully cancelled an event or postponed an event to a date/time/place You are unable to attend. Under all other circumstances, our sole liability is to replace admission for one event with the admission of another event.

Participant must notify NY Minute Dating via email or phone to give prior notice of cancellation or reschedule. If Participant fails to show at our event and did not give us more than 5 days notice of the planned absence, Participant forfeits his/her admission and all refunds and transfers. NY Minute Dating can make exceptions to this Rule at its discretion.

NY Minute Dating organizes many ethnic-themed events. Any paying Participant is free to attend any of our ethnic events whether he/she is of the same ethnic group specified for the event or not.

From time to time NY Minute Dating has "Price Specials" for men or women based on gender, ethnicity or lifestyle. You agree that it is up to NY Minute Dating who it wishes to give a price special to.

You agree that in case of any damage to You, our sole liability will be equal to the price of the event ticket that You purchased.

If you dispute our charge for any reason and initiate a charge back with your credit card company, we are authorized by You to send your credit card company a copy of the credit card authorization form you signed as well as a copy of your signed match card as proof of attendance. If you fail to attend an event without notifying us of your absence within 5 business days (as aforementioned), you are in no way entitled to a refund. In case you cannot attend, and notify us after the 5 allotted days, we can apply your payment toward a future speed dating event, but you are not entitled to a monetary refund. If you initiate a charge back in violation of our terms and conditions, you agree that we may take legal action against you and that you are solely responsible for all legal fees (Yours and NY Minute Dating's), and that you will also compensate us for the time our staff spent fighting the charge back.

You must be no more than 5 years older or younger than the "Recommended ages" of an event you attend. If you are more than 5 years younger or older we reserve the right to stop your participation and issue you a full refund.

You agree to let us publish any testimonial you submit to NY Minute Dating on its website.

Upon registering for a speed dating event, contacting us through a contact form, or entering your email address on any form on the NY Minute Dating website, you consent that your email will be collected for the purposes of email promotions, including any notifications of upcoming speed dating events, or other singles parties. The messages may pertain to NY Minute Dating or events and news by other sites run by NY Minute Dating's managers, such as SinglesPartiesNYC.com, NYMinuteSingles.com, or others.

NY Minute Dating makes the following promise on it's "Why Choose Us" page: " We are so confident that you will meet someone you like at our speed dating events, that if you do not pick anyone on your match card, your next event is FREE . Our clients are attractive single professionals, and over 98% of people who attend our events meet someone they would like to see again. If, for whatever reason, after participating, you decide you do not want to put anyone's name on your match card, your next speed dating event is FREE. Simply email us any time within 5 days after the event and we will send you a promo code for another event." In regards to this promise, You agree to expect a promo code from NY Minute Dating only if you DO NOT pick anyone on your match card, and if you notify NY Minute Dating within 5 days after the event that you would like a promo code to attend a future event for free since you did not pick anyone at the event you attended. In this case, You agree that You will be entitled to only 1 free event per event that you pay to attend. If you do not pick anyone during your free event, you are not entitled to a second free event. From time to time, NY Minute Dating comps past speed daters in order to even out the ratio between men and women at an event, and in this case, if you are given such a comp, You agree not to expect a free speed dating event if you do not choose anyone on your match card. This free offer applies only to Members who paid to attend the event for which the offer qualifies. If you fail to notify NY Minute Dating about your wish to attend a future event for free within 5 business days after the event, you forfeit the free event you are entitled to. At it's discretion, NY Minute Dating may make an exception, or give You another offer, such as a discounted event. If you qualify for the free event, You agree to sign up for the event with the promo code that we send you, and you will not give or share the promo code with a friend or anyone else. If you fail to show up for the event, you forfeit any replacements or transfers.

FOR LIVING SOCIAL, GROUPON, AND OTHER DAILY DEAL BUYERS: Users who have purchased their tickets through LivingSocial or similar sites agree that any refunds due to cancelled events or other reasons must be expected from LivingSocial or these other similar sites. We may, at our discretion, honor un-used vouchers past their expiration date.