Terms and Conditions

General Site Usage


This is a legal agreement ("Agreement") between you and HabeshaMatrimony, Inc., a Seattle Washington corporation ("HabeshaMatrimony"), which may be contacted at P.O. Box 241810, Seattle Wa 98125 USA. By accessing the HabeshaMatrimony U.S. web site, currently located at www.HabeshaMatrimony.com (the "Site"), and using any of the Services (as defined below) accessible through the Site, you become a user and agree to, and are bound by, the terms and conditions of this Agreement for as long as you continue to use the Site or Services. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE SITE OR THE SERVICES. Your use of, or participation in, certain Services may be subject to additional terms, and such terms will be either listed in this Agreement or will be presented to you for your acceptance when you sign up to use such Services

The HabeshaMatrimony services consist of the following, without limitation: a service for single people ("Singles Service"), interactive content and community services such as HabeshaMatrimony Advice ("Content Services"), any premium services offered by or on behalf of HabeshaMatrimony ("Premium Services") (collectively, the "Services"). HabeshaMatrimony may offer additional services or revise any of the Services, at its discretion, and this Agreement will apply to all additional services or revised Services. HabeshaMatrimony also reserves the right to cease offering any of the Services. This Agreement is subject to change by HabeshaMatrimony in its sole discretion at any time, and any such changes will be posted on the Site. Your continued use of this Site or the Services after the posting of revisions to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of such revisions. Please consult the end of this Agreement to determine when the Agreement was last revised


⦁ Eligibility

a.Minimum Age

You must be at least 18 years old to use the Site or to register for the Services. By using the Singles Service, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old.


b.Marital Status

By registering to use or using the Habesha matrimony Singles Service, you represent and warrant that you are single or (if legally married) separated. If you are married and not separated, you may not register to use or use the service.

c.Criminal History

By requesting to use, registering to use, and/or using the Habesha Matrimony Service, you represent and warrant that you have never been convicted of a felony and/or are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity HABESHAMATRIMONY DOES NOT CURRENTLY CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENINGS ON ITS MEMBERS However, HabeshaMatrimony reserves the right to conduct any criminal background check, at any time and using available public records, to confirm your compliance with this subsection. BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU HEREBY AUTHORIZE ANY SUCH CHECK

d.Meeting Matching System Criteria

The Service requires your completion of the Registration Questionnaire and Profile Interest Information in order for HabeshaMatrimony to find highly compatible matches for you. However, HabeshaMatrimony may still deliver matches to you if you have not completed the PII, if the self-select portion (e.g. match distance, age preferences, etc.) has been submitted. These pre-PII matches will be listed as a match with low match percentage. HabeshaMatrimony will note in your profile which matches with higher match percentage are compatible if the PII is completed

2.Use of Site and Service

As a user of the Site or a user registered to use any of the Services (a "Registered User"), you agree to the following:

a.Exclusive Use

Your account is for your personal use only. You may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that HabeshaMatrimony is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your user names and passwords. 

b.Geographic Availability

The Site and Services are intended for use in the whole part of the world. You will only use the Services in a manner consistent with this Agreement and any applicable local, state, national, international laws, and regulations. Registration for, and use of, the Services are void where prohibited. You are responsible for determining whether the user of the Services is legal in your jurisdiction

c.Information Submitted

You are solely responsible for, and assume all liability regarding, (i) the information and content you contribute to the Service; (ii) the information and content you post, transmit, publish, or otherwise make available (hereinafter "post") through the Services; and (iii) your interactions with other Registered Users through the Services. In addition to sharing your information with your matches, we may allow your matches to share your profile information with members of their social network(s). 


d.Risk Assumption and Precautions

You assume all risk when using the Services, including but not limited to all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with others, including dating. You agree to take all necessary precautions when meeting individuals through the habesha matrimony Service.

e.No Guarantees

HabeshaMatrimony may not be able to provide matches for everyone seeking to use its services. Further, HabeshaMatrimony makes no guarantees as to the number or frequency of matches through the HM maching service , or to such matches' ability, desire or criteria to communicate with any user. You understand that HabeshaMatrimony makes no guarantees, either express or implied, regarding your ultimate compatibility with individuals you meet through the Match Service or as to the conduct of such individuals.

f.Reporting of Violations

You will promptly report to HabeshaMatrimony any violation of the Agreement by others, including but not limited to, Registered Users. 

g.Content Removal

HabeshaMatrimony reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the information or material you submit to the Services or post in the public areas of the Services. HabeshaMatrimony will have the right to remove any such information or material that in its sole opinion violates, or may violate, any applicable law or either the letter or spirit of this Agreement or upon the request of any third party. HabeshaMatrimony further reserves the right to remove matches previously delivered to you, in its reasonable discretion, in order to assure that you have a quality experience on the Site.

h.Posting and Communication Restrictions

You will not post on the Services, transmit to other users, communicate any content (or links thereto), or otherwise engage in any activity on the Site or through the Services, that:

i.promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

ii.is intended to or tends to harass, annoy, threaten or intimidate any other users of the Site or Services;

iii.is defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, obscene or otherwise objectionable;

iv.contains others' copyrighted content (e.g., music, movies, videos, photographs, images, software, etc.) without obtaining permission first;

v.contains video, audio photographs, or images of another person without his or her permission (or in the case of a minor, the minor's legal guardian);

vi.promotes or enables illegal or unlawful activities, such as instructions on how to make or buy illegal weapons or drugs, violate someone's privacy, harm or harass another person, obtain others' identity information, create or disseminate computer viruses, or circumvent copy-protect devices;

vii.intended to defraud, swindle or deceive other users of the Services;

viii.contains viruses, time bombs, trojan horses, cancelbots, worms or other harmful, or disruptive codes, components or devices;

ix.promotes or solicits involvement in or support of a political platform, religion, cult, or sect;

x.disseminates another person's personal information without his or her permission, or collects or solicits another person's personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes;

xi.is off-topic, meaningless, or otherwise intended to annoy or interfere with others' enjoyment of the Site;

xii.impersonates, or otherwise misrepresents affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity;

xiii.solicits gambling or engages in any gambling or similar activity;

xiv.uses scripts, bots or other automated technology to access the Site or Services;

xv.uses the Site or Services for chain letter, junk mail or spam e-mails;

xvi.collects or solicits personal information about anyone under 18; or

xvii.is in any way used for or in connection with spamming, spimming, phishing, trolling, or similar activities.

a.No False Information

You will not provide inaccurate, misleading or false information to HabeshaMatrimony or to any other user. If information provided to HabeshaMatrimony or another user subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify HabeshaMatrimony of such change.

b.No Advertising or Commercial Solicitation

You will not advertise or solicit any user to buy or sell any products or services through the Site or Services. You may not transmit any chain letters, junk or spam e-mail to other users. Further, you will not use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent. If you breach the terms of this subsection and send or post unsolicited bulk email, "spam" or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to HabeshaMatrimony, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay HabeshaMatrimony $50 for each such unsolicited communication you send through the Services.

c.Unique and Bona Fide Profile

As a Registered User of the Singles Service, you will create only one unique profile. In addition, your use of the Singles Service must be for bona fide relationship-seeking purposes in order to maintain the integrity of the Singles Service (for example, you may not become a Registered User solely to compile a report of compatible singles in your area, or to write a school research paper). Not all registered users are available for matching. From time to time, HabeshaMatrimony may create test profiles in order to monitor the operation of the Services.

d.Selection of Profiles

From time to time, your profile may be selected to introduce you to specific compatible matches, in which case we may offer you a limited complimentary subscription (if you are not already a subscriber) in order to enable you to meet such specific match. You will be under no obligation to accept such complimentary subscription or to meet with or communicate with the match(es) we may introduce to you.

e.No Harassment of HabeshaMatrimony Employees or Agents

You will not harass, annoy, intimidate or threaten any HabeshaMatrimony employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Services to you.

f. Social Media

We may provide you the option to connect your HabeshaMatrimony account to your account on some social networking sites (such as via Facebook Connect) for the purpose of logging in, uploading information or enabling certain features on the Service. When enabling this feature, we will disclose to you the information we collect from the connected social networking site, and will use such information in compliance with our Privacy Policy. Once connected, some of your matches may also be able to see information about your social network, such as the size of your network and your friends, including common friends. By connecting your HabeshaMatrimony account to your account on any social networking site, you hereby consent to the continuous release of information about you to HabeshaMatrimony. We will not send any of your HabeshaMatrimony account information to the connected social networking site without first disclosing that to you. You can always disconnect the accounts via your HabeshaMatrimony Account Settings page. Each social network may further allow you to set privacy controls around your information on their system, and HabeshaMatrimony’s collection of information will always follow such controls and permissions. This feature is subject to continuous change and improvement by us and each social networking site involved, and therefore the available features and shared information are subject to change without notice to you.

3.Proprietary Rights.

a. Ownership of Proprietary Information. 

You hereby acknowledge and agree that HabeshaMatrimony is the owner of highly valuable proprietary information, including without limitation, the patented compatibility matching system, compatibility profiles, and relationship questionnaires (collectively, "Confidential Information"). HabeshaMatrimony owns and hereby retains all proprietary rights in the Services and the Site, including but not limited to, all Confidential Information.

b. No Use of Confidential Information

You will not post, copy, modify, transmit, disclose, show in public, create any derivative works from, distribute, make commercial use of, or reproduce in any way any (i) Confidential Information or (ii) other copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information accessible via the Services, without first obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.

c. Other Users' Information

Other Registered Users may post copyrighted information, which has copyright protection whether or not it is identified as copyrighted. You agree that you will not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, commercially use, or sell any HabeshaMatrimony or third party proprietary information available via the Services or the Site.


4.User Information.

a. No Contact Information

You agree that you will not post any e-mail addresses, personal website address or profile page you may have on a third party website, or other contact information in the "About Me" section of the Singles Service or in any other communications you may have with other users. You may, at your discretion, exchange such information after you reach the "HabeshaMatrimony Mail" phase with your match.

b. Disclosure By Law

You acknowledge and agree that HabeshaMatrimony may disclose information you provide if required to do so by law, at the request of a third party, or if we, in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to (1) comply with the law, requests or orders from law enforcement, or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law); (2) protect or defend HabeshaMatrimony's, or a third party's, rights or property; or (3) protect someone's health or safety, such as when harm or violence against any person (including the user) is threatened.

c. Use of Anonymous Information for Research

By using the Services, you agree to allow HabeshaMatrimony to anonymously use the information from you and your experiences through the Services to continue HabeshaMatrimony's research into successful relationships and to improve the Services. This research, conducted by psychologists and behavior research scientists, may be published in academic journals. However, all of your responses will be anonymous, and we will not publish research containing your personal identifying information.


5.Limitation of Liability

a.Incidental Damages and Aggregate Liability

To The Maximum Extent Permitted By Applicable Law, In No Event Will Habeshamatrimony Be Liable For Any Incidental, Special, Consequential Or Indirect Damages Arising Out Of Or Relating To The Use Or Inability To Use The Services, Including, Without Limitation, Damages For Loss Or Corruption Of Data Or Programs, Service Interruptions And Procurement Of Substitute Services, Even If Habeshamatrimony Knows Or Has Been Advised Of The Possibility Of Such Damages. To The Maximum Extent Permitted By Applicable Law, Under No Circumstances Will Habeshamatrimony'S Aggregate Liability, In Any Form Of Action Whatsoever In Connection With This Agreement Or The Use Of The Services Or The Site, Exceed The Price Paid By You For Your Account, Or, If You Have Not Paid Habeshamatrimony For The Use Of Any Services, The Amount Of Us$25.00 Or Its Equivalent.

b.No Liability for non-HabeshaMatrimony Actions

To The Maximum Extent Permitted By Applicable Law, In No Event Will Habeshamatrimony Be Liable For Any Damages Whatsoever, Whether Direct, Indirect, General, Special, Compensatory, Consequential, And/Or Incidental, Arising Out Of Or Relating To The Conduct Of You Or Anyone Else In Connection With The Use Of The Services, Including Without Limitation, Bodily Injury, Emotional Distress, And/Or Any Other Damages Resulting From Communications Or Meetings With Other Registered Users Of The Services. This Includes Any Claims, Losses Or Damages Arising From The Conduct Of Users Who Have Registered Under False Pretenses Or Who Attempt To Defraud Or Harm You.

c.Information Verification

HabeshaMatrimony and its contractors may use various ways of verifying information that users have provided. However, none of those ways are perfect, and you agree that HabeshaMatrimony and its contractors will have no liability to you arising from any incorrectly verified information.


6.Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless HabeshaMatrimony, its subsidiary and parent companies, and each of their officers, directors, employees, agents and related third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any third party claim that (a) your use of or inability to use the Site or Services, (b) any user postings made by you, (c) your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or (d) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. HabeshaMatrimony reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with HabeshaMatrimony in asserting any available defenses.


7.Communication and Privacy.

We may use your email address to send you messages notifying you of important changes to the Services or special offers. Further, we may contact you by telephone if you voluntarily provide us with your telephone number, in order to communicate with you regarding the Services. If you do not want to receive such email messages or telephone calls (including at any wireless number you may have voluntarily provided us), please refer to our privacy statement to review your options.


8. Term and Termination.

This Agreement will become effective upon your acceptance of the Agreement by your use of the Site or the Services and will remain in effect in perpetuity unless terminated hereunder. Either you or HabeshaMatrimony may terminate your account at any time, for any reason or no reason, without explanation, effective upon sending written notice to the other party. HabeshaMatrimony reserves the right to immediately suspend or terminate your access to any of the Services, without notice, for any reason or no reason. We also reserve the right to remove your account information or data from our Services and any other records at any time at our sole discretion. In the event your access to any of the Services is suspended due to the breach of this Agreement, you agree that all fees then paid to HabeshaMatrimony by you will be nonrefundable. You may terminate your account by following the steps in the applicable section under "Cancellations" below, or by sending a notice of cancellation to: HabeshaMatrimony, Inc., Attn: Cancellations, P.O. Box 241810, Seattle, WA 98125 USA. Following any termination of any Registered User's use of the Singles Service, HabeshaMatrimony reserves the right to send a notice thereof to other Registered Users which whom you have corresponded.

9. Revision Date.

This Agreement was last revised on July 30, 2018. Copyright © 2000-2017 HabeshaMatrimony, Inc. All Rights Reserved.