Last Updated: November 1, 2023
1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS
Party Definitions – The operative parties referred to in this Agreement are defined as follows:
- Us, the Company – Sfanti Grup Solutions SRL is the licensed operator of Megapersonals. Hereinafter, Sfanti Grup Solutions SRL shall be referred to as “Company.” When first-person pronouns are used in this Agreement, (Us, We, Our, Ours, etc.) these provisions are referring to Company d/b/a www.Megapersonals. Additionally, when the terms “the Site” or “Site” are used, these terms refer to Megapersonals, along with any other website published by Us, unless such site is listed as specifically exempt from this Agreement, and any such mobile interface version(s) of the same. Our Site, and the services the Site provides (“Services”), may contain images and content, including but not limited to text, software, images, graphics, data, messages, or any other information, and any other website content owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by the Company (collectively, “Materials”).
- You, the Publisher – You are a User who wishes to offer and promote Your services via the Site’s posting Services. Hereinafter, You shall be referred to as “Publisher” or “You” or through any second-person pronouns, such as "Yours," etc. You certify that You are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and competent to form contracts. Publisher responsibilities and obligations are further described below.
- The Parties – Throughout certain provisions of this Agreement, Company and Publisher shall be collectively referred to as the “Parties” and as “Party” when referred to individually within the same provision.
What this Agreement is – This Agreement is a legal contract between You and the Company, governing Your activities as a Publisher via the Site and its Services. You should treat it as any other legal contract by reading its provisions carefully, as they will affect Your legal rights. By becoming a Publisher on this Site, You are agreeing to all terms and conditions within this Agreement. You may not pick and choose which terms apply to You. If You do not agree with all of the terms in this Agreement, You must cease all access and use of the Site and any other services provided by the Company. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to create any enforcement rights by third parties.
Consideration – Consideration for Your assent to the provisions in this Agreement has been provided to You in the form of allowing You to use Our Site and Our Services, which includes allowing You to become a Publisher on the Site. You agree that such consideration is both adequate, and that it is received upon Your acceptance of this Agreement.
Electronic Signatures / Assent Required
Revisions to this Agreement:
- From time to time, We may revise this Agreement. We reserve the right to do so, and You agree that We have this right. You agree that all modifications or changes to this Agreement are in force and enforceable immediately upon posting. Any updated or edited version supersedes any prior versions immediately upon posting, and the prior version is of no continuing legal effect unless the revised version specifically refers to the prior version and keeps the prior version or portions thereof in effect. To the extent any amendment of this Agreement is deemed ineffective or invalid by any court, the Parties intend that the prior, effective version of this Agreement be considered valid and enforceable to the fullest extent.
- We agree that if We change anything in this Agreement, We will change the “last modified” date at the top of this Agreement so that it is immediately obvious that We have updated the Agreement. You agree to periodically re-visit this web page, and to use the “refresh” button on Your browser when doing so. You agree to note the date of the last revision to this Agreement. If the “last modified” date remains unchanged from the last time You reviewed this Agreement, then You may presume that nothing in the Agreement has been changed since the last time You read it. If the “last modified” date has changed, then You can be certain that something in the Agreement has been changed, and that You need to re-review it in order to determine how Your rights and responsibilities may have been affected by the revisions.
- Waiver – if You fail to periodically review this Agreement to determine if any of the terms have changed, You assume all responsibility for Your failure to do so and You agree that such failure amounts to Your affirmative waiver of Your right to review the amended terms. We are not responsible for Your neglect of Your legal rights.
Incorporations by Reference – This Publisher Agreement represents the terms and conditions of Our Services for Publishers on the Site, however, additional provisions are hereby incorporated by reference. The document(s) which can be found on Our Site, and which are specifically incorporated by reference, and are therefore part and parcel of this Agreement are the following:
In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and the incorporated documents, the terms of this Agreement shall control.
Parties are Distinct Entities – Acting as a Publisher does not mean that You are an employee of Company. You are specifically placed on notice that You are not an employee of Company. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to constitute, create, imply, give effect to, or otherwise recognize a formal business relationship of any kind. Company and Publisher are completely separate entities, and neither shall be, nor represent themselves to be, a partner, franchiser, franchisee, broker, employee, servant, joint venturer, agent, or representative of the other for any purpose whatsoever. No Party is granted any right or authority to assume or create any obligation or responsibility, express or implied, on behalf of, or in the name of, another Party or to bind another in any manner or thing whatsoever. The nature of the relationship of the Parties is that of independent contractors.
If You intend to discuss, facilitate, or promote any illegal activities, please leave this Site immediately and do not attempt to use the Services. You acknowledge that You are aware of the laws, regulations, policies and community standards in Your jurisdiction, and You will only access the content on the Site and/or use the Services if You believe that the content on the Site and the Services do not violate such laws, regulations, policies or standards. Accordingly, You strictly adhere to any and all federal, state, provincial, and/or local regulations governing online publications, specifically, the inclusion of any disclosures or disclaimers required to be present in such material. You acknowledge that Company has taken a position in support of anti-trafficking efforts, and strictly prohibits any illegal conduct on the Site. In the event that We are put on notice of any such unlawful activities occurring on Our Site or via the Services, We intend to fully cooperate with law enforcement regarding any investigation(s) involving the same. You specifically agree not to use the Services or access the Site if doing so would violate the laws of Your state, province, or country.
2. EXPLANATION OF PUBLISHER ACCOUNT & SERVICES
Publisher Access & Account:
- Registration – To access certain features of the Site and Services, You must register as a Publisher on the Site, thereby creating an account allowing You to utilize the Site’s publication capabilities (“Publisher Account”). We contract with a third party entity to implement and enforce identity and/or age verification services associated with Publisher access to the Site and Services. This third party entity may impose fees and additional terms and conditions governing such verification services. You are responsible for abiding by such terms, and providing the information necessary to perform any age or identity verification effort requested by us or Our contractors. We disclaim any liability associated with Your violation of such terms.
- You are prohibited from transferring or selling access to Your Publisher Account and are responsible for actions originating from Your Publisher Account.
- You are prohibited from creating a Publisher Account if accessing Our Site, or participating in Our Services, violates any law(s) applicable to Your jurisdiction.
- You are prohibited from creating a Publisher Account on behalf of a third party (this includes both an individual or corporate entity), despite any authorization by such third party, or documentation governing permitted agency action of the same.
- The Site and its affiliates disclaim any and all liability arising from fraudulent entry and use of the Site. If a Publisher Account is accessed by fraudulent and/or unlawful means, the Site may terminate the associated Publisher Account immediately within its discretion, and take all necessary and appropriate actions under applicable law.
- You agree that all information provided in registering, or otherwise creating a Publisher Account is true, accurate, current and complete. You also agree that You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of such information throughout Your tenure as a Publisher. If You provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if We or any of Our authorized agents have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, We have the right to deny, suspend, or terminate Your Publisher Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site and Services by You, as well as to subject You to potential criminal and civil liability.
- You are entirely responsible for any and all activities conducted through Your Publisher Account. You agree to notify Us immediately of any unauthorized use of Your Publisher Account as well as of any other breach of security.
- Depending on the jurisdiction in which You seek to post, We may require You to purchase tokens that enable You to post or repost the Publisher Content (hereinafter, “Token(s)”). Tokens are available for purchase in any one of the currently displayed packages provided by the Site. Such prices are subject to change within Our discretion at any time. The fee(s) associated with Your selected Token is prominently displayed at the time of purchase. You may post or repost Publisher Content in exchange for Tokens according to the then current exchange rate prominently displayed on the Site. Should You have any additional questions regarding Tokens, please contact Our customer support team at [email protected]
- You understand and agree that it is Our standard policy that purchases and/or fees associated with Your Publisher Account are final and nonrefundable at this time. We reserve the right to address any refund request in Our sole discretion.
- We reserve the right to contract with a third party to process any and all payments associated with the Site and/or Services. Such third party may impose additional terms and conditions governing payment processing. You are responsible for abiding by such terms. We further disclaim any liability associated with Your violation of such terms.
- You agree to pay any and all fees or account charges related to Tokens, or any other purchases and/or upgrades associated with Your Publisher Account immediately when due in accordance with Our stated billing policy, or that of Our third party billing agent.
- You understand and agree that You are responsible for any and all fees or penalties that are associated with Your Publisher Account. You agree to pay any and all amounts due immediately upon cancellation or termination of Your Publisher Account.
- We reserve the right to make changes at any time to Our fees and billing methods, including the addition of administrative or supplemental charges for any feature(s) or service(s) provided to Publishers, with or without prior notice to You.
- You must promptly inform Our third party billing agent of all changes, including, but not limited to, changes in Your address and changes in Your credit card used in connection with billing and/or payment for the Site and Services, if applicable. If You provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if We or any of Our authorized agents have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, We have the right to suspend or terminate Your Publisher Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site and Services, as well as subjecting You to criminal and civil liability. You are responsible for any credit card charge backs, dishonored checks and any related fees that Site incurs with respect to Your Publisher Account, along with any additional fees and/or penalties imposed by Our third party billing agent.
- Virtual Currency: We may permit members to pay for Services using one or more virtual currencies or alt coins, such as Bitcoin. Acceptance of such payment method is in Our sole discretion, and may be of limited duration. Any payment in virtual currency is irreversible. Refunds of virtual currency payments are in Our sole discretion, and, if allowed, may take the form of virtual currency transfer, or corresponding cash value of the requested refund, at Our option. Additional administrative fees may accompany virtual currency transactions.
- Billing Errors – If You believe that You have been erroneously billed for activity associated with Your account, please notify Our third party billing agent immediately of such error. If You do not do so within thirty (30) days after such billing error first appears on any account statement, the fee in question will be deemed acceptable by You for all purposes, including resolution of inquiries made by or on behalf of Your banking institution. You release Us from all liabilities and claims of loss resulting from any error or discrepancy that is not reported within thirty (30) days of the bill being rendered to You. These terms shall supplement and be in addition to any terms required by third party billing entities We engage to provide billing services. You are responsible for review and compliance with such entity’s terms in addition to those contained in this Agreement.
Publisher Access via Mobile Device:
- Optional Features – Publisher understands and agrees that by accessing the Site and/or Services via mobile device, there may be additional Publisher Account features available as a result. Such features, though optional, may launch automatically upon access via mobile device. Publisher may disengage such optional features at any time. Publisher understands and agrees that by electing to opt-in to such features, any additional information, whether acquired actively or passively as a result of engaging such features, may be made public.
Communications Pertaining to Site; Services; Publisher Account: We may offer You the ability to receive communication(s) pertaining to the Site, Services, and/or Your Publisher Account via short message service text messaging, or a comparable system. Such text messaging system is part of “Services” as that term is used in this Agreement. Should You wish to access or otherwise interact with the Site or Services via text messages, You will be required to submit a valid telephone number upon Publisher Account registration. Use of the text messaging system is not a requirement to become a Publisher and is simply another way for You to access information on the Site. However, should You choose to utilize this feature, You understand and agree that You are expressly consenting to receiving text message communications regarding Your use of the Site and Services. You understand and agree that such messages are based on Your status as a Publisher participating in the Site’s Services. You understand and agree that You are specifically soliciting such messages in order to access such Services. You are responsible for all text and/or data fees charged by Your mobile carrier. You understand and agree that You are wholly responsible for the security of Your mobile device, and therefore, You are liable for any and all Publisher Account activity associated with such device.
Termination of Publisher Account:
- You may cancel Your Publisher Account at any time via Your personalized Publisher Account portal, or by contacting Our Customer Service at:[email protected].
- Without limiting other remedies, We may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend, or terminate Your access and use of the Site and Services at any time, with or without advance notice, if:
- We believe, in Our sole discretion, that You have breached any material term of this Agreement or the document(s) it incorporates by reference;
- We are unable to verify or authenticate any information You provide to Us;
- We believe, in Our sole discretion, that Your actions may cause legal liability for You, Our Users or Us; or
- We decide to cease operations or to otherwise discontinue any services or options provided by the Site or parts thereof.
- You agree that if Your access is terminated by Us, You will not attempt to regain access to the Site, using the same or different registration information, without prior written consent from Us.
- You agree that neither the Site nor any third party acting on Our behalf shall be liable to You for any termination of Your Publisher Account or Your access to any part of the Site.
3. PUBLISHER CONTENT
Publisher Content – Publisher Content includes any text, images, video, communication, or other content or media associated with Your Publisher Account, published or transmitted via the Site or Services, or otherwise provided by You during Your use of the Site or Services. You agree that any and all Publisher Content associated with Your Publisher Account will comply with all provisions set forth in this Agreement.
License to Use Publisher Content:
- Publisher understands and agrees that all license rights granted to Us shall be fully sub-licensable, assignable, and transferable, within Our sole discretion. Accordingly, We reserve the right to sub-license any and all Publisher Content for use by any third party entity, or that which is under Our legal control.
- You represent and warrant that You have all rights, including intellectual property and publicity rights, to grant the license set out above. Uploading any Publisher Content found to infringe upon the proprietary rights of another party may result in the deactivation or deletion of Your Publisher Account.
- You understand and agree that by uploading Publisher Content, You are consenting to the above license in its entirety, which provides Us the right to:
- Reproduce, transmit, communicate, display, or distribute Publisher Content, on or as part of Our Site(s), on other Internet sites, or elsewhere, for promotional or commercial purposes, by means of any technology, whether now known or hereafter to become known;
- Reproduce Publisher Content in digital form of display on the Internet (alone or in combination with other works, including, but not limited to, text, data, images, photographs, illustrations, animation, graphics, video, or audio segments, and hypertext links); and/or
- Adapt, modify, or alter Publisher Content or otherwise create derivative works based upon it; and for all other reasonable promotional or commercial uses either as part of the operation of Our Site(s), or as a promotion or operation of any derivative or related businesses.
Given the perpetual nature of the licensed rights in the Publisher Content granted by You to Us, removal of any such Publisher Content is within Our sole discretion. Therefore, You understand and agree that upon termination or cancelation of Your Publisher Account, any associated Publisher Content may continue being utilized by the Site. In addition, We reserve the right to remove and delete Publisher Content at any time. You are solely responsible for maintaining any backup copy of Publisher Content. In accordance with our current Data Retention Policy, Publisher Content that is more than ninety (90) days old will be permanently deleted from Our servers.
You accept sole responsibility for any activity or material associated with Your Publisher Account. Should any Publisher Content associated with Your Publisher Account violate any laws or other applicable legal restrictions, Your actions shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement.
Restrictions on Publisher Content – Under no circumstances may Your Publisher Content include any of the following:
- Defamatory, obscene, child pornographic, harassing, illegal, or otherwise objectionable material (determination of which is in Our sole discretion);
- Code, slang, and/or acronyms referencing prohibited sexual acts, drug use, violence, or other illegal activity;
- Disparaging text regarding the Site, Services, Users, or the respective activity of the same;
- Express or implied promotion of a competitor website (determination of which, is within Our sole discretion);
- Disclosure of personal contact information pertaining to other Publishers;
- Your own personal contact information, excepting information disclosed via the Site’s permitted format;
- Any third party’s contact information under any circumstances;
- Images depicting subjects under eighteen (18) years of age at the time of creation;
- Text implying that any depicted person is under eighteen (18) years of age;
- Fake or inaccurate depictions of You as the Publisher;
- Images, videos, or text published, or otherwise used without the authorization of its legal owner; and
- Communications suggesting, soliciting, facilitating, promoting, or implying the unlawful exchange of funds for illegal activity (including, but not limited to sex trafficking).
We reserve the right, within Our sole and absolute discretion, to reject and/or remove any Publisher Content, although We undertake no obligation to monitor Publisher Content, or take any such actions.
We encourage Our Users to report any violations of these restrictions by other Users. Violating any of the Site’s content restrictions may result in suspension or cancellation of Your Publisher Account. We reserve the right to permanently ban any Publisher who violates this Agreement.
You agree to defend and indemnify Us should any User or third party be harmed by Your actions or should We be obligated to defend any claims including, without limitation, any criminal or civil action brought by any party due to Your actions in participating as a Publisher on Our Site.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Our Site, its corporation, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, telecommunication providers, and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions, loss, liabilities, expenses, costs, or demands, including without limitation legal and accounting fees, for all damages directly, indirectly, and/or consequentially resulting or allegedly resulting from Your conduct as a Publisher, or Your breach of any part of this Agreement. We shall promptly notify You by electronic mail of any such claim or suit, and cooperate fully (at Your expense) in the defense of such claim or suit. We reserve the right to participate in the defense of such claim or suit at Our own expense, and choose Our own legal counsel; however, We are not obligated to do so.
In order to maintain the integrity of the Site and Services, or to investigate complaints, You agree to allow Us to access Your Publisher Account and any other information You have submitted or created for as long as reasonably required to investigate the complaint or protect the Services of this Site.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall We (or Our licensors, agents, suppliers, resellers, service providers, or any other subscribers or suppliers) be liable to You, or any other third party for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, loss of information, business interruption, revenue, or goodwill, which may arise from any person’s use, misuse, or inability to use the Site, Services, or any of the materials contained therein, even if We have been advised of the probability of such damages. This is for any matter arising out of or relating to this Agreement, whether such liability is asserted on the basis of contract, tort or otherwise, even if We have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
In no event shall Our maximum total aggregate liability hereunder for direct damages exceed one hundred Euros (€ 100) or the total amount You paid Us during the one (1) month period before you made your claim, whichever is greater.
You acknowledge that while We implement reasonable security protocols, no system or network is immune to hacking or security breach. You specifically release Us from any and all claims associated with the unauthorized release of any information provided to Us, including Your Account information, billing information, or personal data.
You further acknowledge that your posts may be viewed by anyone with a connection to Our web servers, and are otherwise not private. Once posted on the Internet, content cannot be completely removed or deleted. You therefore specifically release Us from any and all claims associated with the publication or viewing of Your Content, and the use of the Site.
6. FORCE MAJEURE:
We shall not be responsible for any failure to perform due to unforeseen circumstances or to causes beyond Our reasonable control, including but not limited to: acts of God, such as fire, flood, earthquakes, hurricanes, tropical storms or other natural disasters; war, riot, arson, embargoes, acts of civil or military authority, or terrorism; pandemics or epidemics; fiber cuts; strikes, or shortages in transportation, facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials; failure of the telecommunications or information services infrastructure; hacking, spam, malware, data breach, or any failure of a computer, server or software, for so long as such event continues to delay the Site’s or Services’ performance.
7. JURISDICTION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Governing Law – This Agreement and all matters arising out of, or otherwise relating to, this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Romania, excluding its conflict of law provisions. The sum of this paragraph is that any and all litigation or arbitration permitted under this Agreement must be, without exception, initiated in Romania.
- All Parties to this Agreement agree that all litigation permitted under this Agreement shall be tried and/or litigated exclusively courts located in Romania.
- The Parties agree toexclusive jurisdiction in, and only in, Romania.
- The Parties agree toexclusive venue in, and only in, Romania.
- The Parties additionally agree that this choice of venue and forum is mandatory and not permissive in nature, thereby precluding any possibility of litigation between the Parties with respect to, or arising out of, this Agreement in a jurisdiction other than that specified in this paragraph.
- All Parties hereby waive any right to assert the doctrine offorum non-conveniens or similar doctrines, or to object to venue with respect to any litigation permitted under this Agreement
- All Parties stipulate that the courts located in Romania shall have personal jurisdiction over them for the purpose of any litigation permitted under this Agreement that is not otherwise subject to the arbitration provisions,infra.
- Each Party hereby authorizes and accepts service of process sufficient for personal jurisdiction in any action against it, as contemplated by this paragraph by overnight delivery, or registered or certified mail, proof of delivery or return receipt requested, to the last known address of the Party.
- Any final judgment rendered against a Party in any action or proceeding shall be conclusive as to the subject of such final judgment and may be enforced in other jurisdictions in any manner provided by law if such enforcement becomes necessary.
- Right to Injunctive Relief – Both Parties acknowledge that remedies at law may be inadequate to provide an aggrieved party with full compensation in the event of the other Party’s breach, and that in any litigation permitted under this Agreement, an aggrieved Party shall therefore be entitled to seek injunctive relief, in addition to seeking all other remedies available at law or in equity.
- If there is a dispute between the Parties arising out of or otherwise relating to this Agreement, the Parties shall negotiate in good faith to attempt to resolve the dispute. If the Parties are unable to resolve the dispute through direct negotiations, then, except as otherwise provided herein, either Party must submit the issue to binding arbitration with the Court of International Commercial Arbitration. Arbitral Claims shall include, but are not limited to, contract and tort claims of all kinds, and all claims based on any law, statute, or regulation, excepting only claims by Us pertaining to intellectual property, injunctions, attachment, garnishment, and other equitable relief. The arbitration shall be confidential. The arbitration shall be conducted in Bucharest, Romania, and conducted by a single arbitrator, knowledgeable in Internet and e-Commerce disputes. The laws of Romania shall govern the arbitration. The arbitrator shall be willing to execute an oath of neutrality.
- The Arbitrator shall have no authority to award any punitive or exemplary damages; certify a class action; add any parties; vary or ignore the provisions of this Agreement; and shall be bound by governing and applicable law. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE TO TRIAL BY JURY IN REGARD TO ARBITRAL CLAIMS.
- The cost of the arbitration shall be split equally between the Parties. The prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement of reasonable attorneys' fees.
- No waiver of right to arbitration -- There shall be no waiver of the right to arbitration unless such waiver is provided affirmatively and in writing by the waiving Party to the other Party. There shall be no implied waiver of this right to arbitration. No acts, including the filing of litigation, shall be construed as a waiver or a repudiation of the right to arbitrate.
8. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Confidentiality. As a Publisher, You may have access to certain information or content on the Site that non-Publisher Users cannot access. You agree that any information or content You receive in the course of Your duties as a Publisher is to be treated as confidential. You may not disclose confidential information to any other User, or third party, whether or not such disclosure is public, or via private means such as email or other “private” messaging systems. You agree that You will keep such information or content confidential indefinitely, even after Your status as a Publisher ends, or this Agreement is otherwise terminated.
Attorneys’ Fees. In the event any Party shall commence any claims, actions, formal legal action, or arbitration to interpret and/or enforce any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or relating in any way to this Agreement, including without limitation asserted breaches of representations and warranties, the prevailing Party in any such action or proceeding shall be entitled to recover, in addition to all other available relief, its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection therewith, including attorneys’ fees incurred on appeal.
Assignment. Publisher may not assign, transfer, or delegate any and/or all of Publisher’s rights or obligations under this Agreement without Our written consent. However, We reserve the right to assign this Agreement in whole or in part.
Severability. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction or an arbitrator finds any provision of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.
No Waiver. No waiver or action made by Us shall be deemed a waiver of any subsequent default of the same provision of this Agreement. If any term, clause or provision hereof is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or operation of any other term, clause or provision and such invalid term, clause or provision shall be deemed to be severed from this Agreement.
Headings. All headings are solely for the convenience of reference and shall not affect the meaning, construction or effect of this Agreement.
Complete Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to Your access and use of the Site and Services as a Publisher, and supersedes and replaces all prior understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter.
Nothing more follows.