Terms and Conditions

Please read the following User Agreement. When you sign up for any service with Shia Connections, all of which are hereafter referred to collectively as the “Website” or “Service” or “Company” or “Shia Connections”, you agree to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This includes completing either the male or female questionnaire.  The term “consultants” refers to individuals who are assisting in the matching process and have been recruited by Shia Connections.  Please read the following terms and conditions carefully, as they form the agreement between the website owners and users of the services.

If you do not agree to the following terms outlined below then you are ineligible to use the services provided by “Shia Connections” and cannot therefore, proceed any further. By using this website and completing all or a portion of the questionnaires, you are agreeing to be bound by this user agreement including all amendments made to date and any modifications that may need to be implemented at a later date.

This is a legal agreement between you and the founders of Shia Connections. By accessing the Shia Connections website currently at www.shiaconnections.com  and/or using any of the Services (as defined below) accessible through the Site, you become a member 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.


User Agreement
This Agreement constitutes your agreement with Shia Connections with respect to your use of the Website. You must agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement in order to become or remain an authorised user of the Website. As used in this Agreement, "we" and "us" means Shia Connections, or any successor or assignee or consultant of Shia Connections

Website Agreement Right to Use
You acknowledge that your use of the Service and the Website is solely at your own risk.  Your right to use the Website is subject to any limitations, conditions and restrictions established by us from time to time, subject to our discretion. We may alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time, including the availability of any Website feature, database or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and aspects of the Website or restrict your access to parts or all of the Website without notice or liability.

You represent, warrant and covenant that you are at least 25 years old. This Website is addressed to adults only. By using the Website you agree that you are 25 years of age and older. Failure to comply with this Agreement may result in legal actions.

Marital and Faith Background
By requesting to use, registering to use or using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are not married. If you are separated, but not yet legally divorced, you may not request to use, register to use, or use the Services.

By registering to use or using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are a Muslim of the Shia IthnaAsheri denomination.

Privacy and Use of Information
You acknowledge that:

(a) We cannot ensure the security or privacy of information you provide through the Internet and your email messages, and you release us from any and all liability in connection with the use of such information by other parties;
(b) We are not responsible for, and cannot control, the use by others of any information which you provide to them and you should use caution in selecting the personal information you provide to others through the Website.
(c) We cannot assume any responsibility for the content of messages sent by other users of the Website, and you release us from any and all liability in connection with the contents of any communications you may receive from other users.
(d) You acknowledge that you cannot sue Shia Connections or any of its employees, volunteers, founders, consultants, candidates for any damages done to you through the site.
(e) You represent, warrant and undertake that the information that you supply to the Service, the Website and the Company is accurate in all respects, not in breach of this Agreement and not harmful to any person in any way.
(f) You represent, warrant and undertake that the information that you supply in the male and/or female questionnaires and to consultants is accurate in all respects, not in breach of this Agreement and not harmful to any person in any way.
We cannot guarantee, and assume no responsibility for verifying, the accuracy of the information provided by other users of the Website.
You may not use the Website for any unlawful purpose.
We are not responsible to verify the identity of the Members of the Services. You should not assume that any Member Content is accurate and be aware that a person may not be who he or she claims to be.
We are not liable for false or misleading statements by Members as these are matters outside of our reasonable control.
You agree that any material or information provided by you, save and except for any Personal Information (which may include your full name, father’s name, mother’s name, birth date, etc.) will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and we may use such material or information without restriction. Specifically, you consent to Shia Connections using such material or information to pre-populate a database. As part of the process to being matched, non-confidential information will be shared with consultants and candidates. We cannot guarantee consultants and candidates will keep this information confidential. We cannot guarantee consultants and candidates will keep the Personal Information they receive from you or as a result of a match in exchanging with other consultants and candidates as confidential.

Negative covenants
You represent, warrant and covenant that:
(a) you will not disclose any information provided to you through the Service to anyone without the prior permission of the person who provided it to you;
(b) you will not use the Service to engage in any form of harassment or offensive behaviour, including but not limited to the distribution of any sexually and/or racially offensive, abusive, threatening, vulgar, obscene, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or objectionable material of any kind, nor any unlawful or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights and privacy rights).
(c) you will not transmit "spam," chain letters, junk mail, or engage in any unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail;
(d) you will not use the Service or the Website for any unauthorised commercial purposes;
(e) you will not solicit or attempt to solicit any money from any member or other user of the Service or the Website;
(f) you will not use the Service to distribute, promote or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation for funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services;
(g) you will not harass others by continuing to attempt to communicate with someone who has clearly asked you to cease communications; and
(h) you will not post or transmit material which contains viruses or other computer codes, files or programs which are designed to limit or destroy the functionality of computer software or hardware

Termination of Access to Website:
We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website at any time, with or without notice, for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your access to all or part of the Website at our sole discretion, and you may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Proprietary Information:
The Website contains information, which is proprietary to us and to our users. We assert full copyright protection in the website. Information posted by us or other users of the Website may be protected whether or not it is identified as proprietary to us or to them. You agree not to modify, copy or distribute any such information in any manner whatsoever without having first received the express permission of the owner of such information.

No responsibility
We are not responsible for any incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary, direct or indirect damages of any kind whatsoever, which may arise out of or relate to your use of the Website, including but not limited to lost revenues, profits, business or data, or damages resulting from any viruses, worms, "Trojan horses" or other destructive software or materials, or communications by you or other users of the Website, or any interruption or suspension of the Website, regardless of the cause of the interruption or suspension. Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of the Website during the contract period less the time used. We may discontinue or change the Website or its availability to you at any time, and you may stop using the Website at any time.

You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing the Website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of the Service, the Website or any Linked Website.

No warranties as to accuracy - We do not make any representations or warranties that the material or information provided through the Website (including any member profile, advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed by the Website or any member or any other person or entity) is reliable, accurate or complete or that your access to the Service or the Website will be uninterrupted, timely or secure. We are not liable for any loss arising from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material provided through the Service or on the Website. You should make your own enquiries before acting or relying on any information or material which appears on the Website. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such material or information shall be at your own risk.

Shia Connections does not accept any responsibility or liability for any information or material which you submit to the Website nor do we accept any responsibility for any use or misuse of any information or material which you submit to the Service or the Website by other members or users.  This includes male/female questionnaires.  We cannot guarantee the confidentiality and security of any Google Docs used to store data received from the male/female questionnaires.

No warranty as to identity of member - You acknowledge that user authentication on the internet is extremely difficult. The Company cannot and does not warrant that each member or user of the Service or the Website is who he or she claims to be. Further, the Company cannot and does not warrant that member profiles are reliable, accurate or complete. Accordingly, you must be careful in dealing with other members or users of the Service or the Website.

Termination of membership by us - We may immediately terminate your membership and your access to the Service at any time if we determine (in our absolute discretion) that you have breached this Agreement.

You acknowledge and agree that neither the Website nor its affiliates and third party partners are responsible for and shall not have any liability, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, as a result of or alleged to be the result of
(i) any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or provided in connection with the Service, whether caused by Members or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Website or Service;
(ii) the timeliness, deletion or removal, incorrect delivery or failure to store any Content, communications or personalization settings;
(iii) the conduct of any Member including but not limited to candidates, consultants, organizers, administrators;
(iv) any error, omission or defect in, interruption, deletion, alteration, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction of, or unauthorized access to, any user or Member communications; or
(v) any problems, failure or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Internet and/or in connection with the Service.

We are not responsible for the conduct of any Member. In no event shall any volunteers or administrators associated with the Website and its affiliates or its partners be liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses or 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 Website or Service including, without limitation, death, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other Members or persons you meet through the Website. You agree to take all necessary precautions in all interactions with other Members, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Website or meet in person, or if you decide to send money to another Member. You understand that the Company makes no guarantees, either express or implied, regarding your ultimate compatibility with individuals you meet through the Service. You should not provide your financial information (for example, your credit card or bank account information), or wire or otherwise send money, to other Members.

You agree to indemnify us, employees, agents and volunteers, from any loss or damages, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, which we may suffer from your activities on or use of the Website, including without limitation any breach by you of this Agreement or any charges or complaints made by other parties against you. You shall co-operate as fully as reasonably required in the defence of any claim. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you; provided, however, that you shall remain liable for any such claim.

We may modify this Agreement from time to time. Notification of changes in this Agreement will be posted on the Website or sent via electronic mail, as we may determine in our sole discretion. If you do not agree to any modifications, you should terminate your use of the Website. Your continued use of the Website now, or following the posting of notice of any changes in this Agreement, will constitute a binding acceptance by you of this Agreement, or any subsequent modifications.