Terms and Conditions

1. Introduction

Welcome to Hookup.Auction , the dating site with a difference. Hookup.Auction is a dating market enabling users to browse, and bid upon, dates instead of profiles. Members may create, browse and bid on advertisements for dates, or ‘Hookups’. If the user who advertised the Hookup ‘likes’ the bid, they and the bidder automatically become ‘contacts’ and are able to message one another, see one another’s photos and arrange to meet.

This page tells you the terms on which you may use our website http://www.hookup.auction/ and any associated application and the services provided thereon (collectively the “site”), whether as a registered user or guest. Please read these terms carefully before using our site. You will be required to read and accept these terms when signing up for an account and making any purchase.

The site may only be used by individuals of at least 18 years of age. Any registration by, use of or access to the site by anyone under the age of 18 is unauthorised and is in breach of these terms. By using the site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old, that you have no previous convictions relating to assault, violence, sexual misconduct or harassment, and that you accept and agree to obey these terms.

2. Who We Are

The site is owned and operated by HA Dating Ltd, a UK Limited company registered in England under company number 10585864, with a registered office address at 237 Westcombe Hill, Blackheath, London, United Kingdom, SE3 7DW. Our UK VAT number is 261 5062 28.

3. Use of the Site

You have permission for temporary use of the site, but we can withdraw or change our service at any time without telling you and without being legally responsible to you. We frequently update the site and make changes to it, but we don't have to do this, and material on the site may be out-of-date.

In order to access certain areas of the site and make use of certain features (such as posting or bidding on a Hookup), you must create an account. For a limited period, the site is free to use but we reserve the right to introduce fees at any time.

Users warrant that all information and data submitted on registration, posted on their profile and in advertised Hookups are correct, truthful, complete and consistent. If you submit any information that is false or deliberately misleading, we may suspend your use of the site, or stop it completely.

You must treat all identification codes, passwords and other security information as confidential. If we think you have failed to keep confidentiality, we are allowed to disable any security information (including your passwords and codes).

If you allow anyone else to use our site, you must make sure that they read these terms first, and that they follow them. However, you will not create an account for anyone other than yourself, and you agree you will not sell, transfer, license or assign your account, site contacts, username, or any other account rights. You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other users.

We follow our privacy policy in handling information about you. You can read our policy at www.hookup.auction/privacy-policy. By using the site, you agree to us handling the information you provide and confirm that data you provide upon registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current and complete. You agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy. You also agree to keep in strict confidence and not disclose to any third parties (including other members) any pictures of third parties or sensitive member information of which you become aware, without their express written consent.

Only use the site as allowed by law and these terms. If you don't, we may suspend your usage, or stop it completely and deactivate your account. If we terminate your access to the site or you deactivate your account, your photos, Hookups, likes, contacts, and all other data will no longer be accessible through your account (e.g., users will not be able to navigate to your username and view your photos), but caching or references to those materials may not be made immediately unavailable.

If you wish to close your account, you may do so at any time. Closing your account will also remove access to any areas of our site requiring an account for access.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

We (the company or its parent company, HA Dating Management Limited) are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the site (for example the copyright and trademarks) and in any of the material posted on it (including but not limited to text, data, photos, graphics and other images, software, audio and video files). They are protected by copyright.

You are allowed to print one copy and download extracts of any page on the site for your personal reference, but not for commercial use without a licence from us. You must not alter anything, or use any illustrations, video, audio or photographs separately from the text that goes with them. All other rights are reserved to us. Use of the site does not give you any rights in any materials on the site.

Except as set out above, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, publicly display, transmit, broadcast, sell, license, or in any way exploit any material on this site, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. You agree to use any material on this website only for the purpose for which it was made available.

If you breach these terms, you lose your right to use our site, and must destroy or return any copies you have made.

5. Uploading to our Site

If you contact other users of our site or upload material to it, you must follow our acceptable content standards, as set out in the section below. You agree to reimburse us for any costs or expenses we incur as a result of any breach of those terms.

You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, profiles, usernames, audio and video clips, sounds, links and other content or materials (collectively, "Content") that you submit, post or display on or via the site (including on your profile, Hookups, private messages or otherwise). You grant us a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, unrestricted, worldwide license to the Content that you post on or through the site, to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, edit, adapt, or otherwise exploit the Content for operating and promoting the site, in any and all media (subject to our Privacy Policy).

We won't be legally responsible to anybody for the accuracy of material that you upload to the site, and we can remove it at any time if we think it doesn't follow our acceptable content standards. You agree that if anyone else claims to own the material, or says that it breaches their rights, we can give them your identity.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the site or otherwise have the right to grant the rights and licenses set out in these terms; (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the site does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights; (iii) you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed by reason of Content you post on or through the site; and (iv) you have the legal right and capacity to enter into these terms in your jurisdiction.

We reserve the right to remove any Content from the site for any reason, without prior notice. Content removed from the site may continue to be stored by us, including, without limitation, in order to comply with certain legal obligations, but may not be retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, we encourage you to maintain your own backup of your Content. We will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the site, or the loss of any Content. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of Content or other information may not be secure and is at your own risk.

6. Content standards

Our content standards apply to all Content that you contribute to our site, and to all interactive services on our site. You must follow our content standards carefully, but please also follow the spirit of them. Any contributions to our site or forms that you complete on the site must be:

Your contributions must not:

Users agree that they will not use their participation in the site as a means to sell or market any types of products or services, unless specifically allowed by us. Users also acknowledge that this is not an escort site and agree not to solicit or offer sexual favours in exchange for money or other gifts with another member they meet through the site, or stalk, harass or intimidate any other member. We reserve the right to remove any Hookups that breach these restrictions.

7. Interactive services

Although we will try to assess risks on our site and will moderate if we think it is appropriate, please note that we are not required to moderate our interactive services or monitor the Content you post. We will not be responsible for any loss to anyone who does not use our site according to our standards (whether or not we have moderated the service).

8. Our Legal Responsibility to You

We will use all reasonable endeavours to provide our services with reasonable skill and care, commensurate with best practices and standards in this industry and in accordance with any information provided by us about our services.

Although it is our intention for the site to be available as much as possible, there will be occasions when the site may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment.

We provide our services for domestic and private use or purposes. We make no warranty or representation that our site is fit for a particular purpose, that any specific results may be obtained from using it, or that it will meet your requirements or expectations.

No material on the site is intended to contain advice, and you shouldn't rely on it. It is provided for general information purposes only. We make reasonable efforts to ensure that content on our site is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We do not, however, make any representations, warranties or guarantees in this respect. We exclude all legal responsibility and costs for reliance placed on the site by anyone. We do not guarantee that the site will be error free or the accuracy of material on our site. As far as legally possible, we exclude legal responsibility for the following:

Insofar as is permitted by law, we exclude all terms and warranties or promises implied by law or by statutes. We make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that our site will meet your requirements, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all software and hardware, or that it will be secure. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of, or for any opinions, views, or values expressed by users or members of our site. Any such opinions, views, or values are those of the relevant user/member and do not reflect our opinions, views, or values in any way.

We have no control over, nor any involvement in, any Hookups or user/member interactions, and we accept no responsibility for any actions taken, or for any Hookups offered or accepted by, any users. Users acknowledge and agree that any and all communications,

Whether verbal or written, are specifically and solely between them. We have no control over the quality, safety, or any legal aspects of Hookups that take place as a result of our site. Due to the difficulty of individual authentication, especially on the Internet, users acknowledge that we will not in any manner vet, verify or confirm the identity of other members or validate their claims including with respect to their profile, Hookups or otherwise. We make no representations or warranties in this respect, or regarding the conduct of our members or their suitability or compatibility with other members, and we do not carry out criminal background checks on our members. You agree to take all necessary precautions in any interactions with other members, particularly if you decide to communicate with or meet them in person. We encourage members to always meet in a public place during their first meeting and inform family or friends of their whereabouts. We are not obliged to become involved in any domestic or private disputes between members and do not provide any arbitration or settlement service should a dispute arise between members.

We don't exclude legal responsibility for death or personal injury owing to our negligence, or legal responsibility for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for anything else where exclusion is not allowed by the law.

9. Computer Offences

If you do anything which is a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, your right to use the site will end immediately. We will report you to the relevant authorities and give them your identity. Examples of computer misuse include introducing viruses, worms, Trojans and other technologically harmful or damaging material.

You must not try to get access to our site or server or any connected database or make any 'attack' on the site. We shall not be legally responsible to you for any damage from viruses or other harmful material that you pick up via our site.

10. Links to Our Site

You are allowed to make a legal link to our site's homepage, or to individual hookup pages, from your website if the content on your site meets our acceptable content standards (above). We can end this permission at any time. You must not suggest any endorsement by us or association with us unless we agree in writing.

11. Links From Our Site

Links from our site to other sites are only for information. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under our control. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability for the content of third party sites. The inclusion of a link to another site on our site is for information only and does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.

12. Breach of these terms

If we think you have breached these terms, we will take whatever steps we think are necessary. These might include:

If you commit a breach of these terms and we stop your use of the site, you must permanently delete any access passwords and pay us any payments that you owe us (where applicable). You will not be entitled to any refund of any payments already made to us.

13. Third party claim

You agree to indemnify us on a continuing basis from and against all liabilities, costs, claims, losses, expenses (including our legal fees) or awards in connection with a claim by any third party (including another user of the site) arising out of your use or misuse of the site, any materials or content that you upload, post or transmit to or through the site, your breach of these terms, your dealings with any third party or other user of the site, or your breach of any laws, rules, regulations or code of conduct.

You shall give us such assistance or information as we request in relation to such claim. Such assistance and/or information shall be given promptly. We have the right to assume the care and conduct of contesting any such claim.

14. Variation

We may change these terms from time to time and you must check them for changes because they are binding on you. Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, we will provide reasonable advance notice before the updated terms (“Updated Terms”) become effective. You agree that we may notify you of the Updated Terms by posting them on the site, and that your use of the site after the effective date of the Updated Terms (or engaging in such other conduct as we may reasonably specify) constitutes your agreement to the Updated Terms. Therefore, you should review these terms and any Updated Terms before using the Site. The Updated Terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the Updated Terms, and will apply to your use of the site from that point forward.

15. Applicable Law

You and we agree to use our best efforts to negotiate in good faith and settle any dispute that may arise out of or relate to these terms or any breach of them.

If any such dispute cannot be settled amicably through ordinary negotiations between us, or either or both is or are unwilling to engage in this process, either party may propose to the other in writing that structured negotiations be entered into with the assistance of a fully accredited mediator before resorting to litigation.

If we are unable to agree upon a mediator, or if the mediator agreed upon is unable or unwilling to act and an alternative mediator cannot be agreed, any party may within 14 days of the date of knowledge of either event apply to LawBite to appoint a mediator under the LawBite Mediation Procedure.

Within 14 days of the appointment of the mediator (either by mutual agreement of the Parties or by LawBite in accordance with their mediation procedure), the Parties will meet with the mediator to agree the procedure to be adopted for the mediation, unless otherwise agreed between the parties and the mediator.

All negotiations connected with the relevant dispute(s) will be conducted in confidence and without prejudice to the rights of the Parties in any further proceedings.

If the Parties agree on a resolution of the dispute at mediation, the agreement shall be reduced to writing and, once signed by the duly authorised representatives of both Parties, shall be final and binding on them.

If the Parties fail to resolve the dispute(s) within 60 days (or such longer term as may be agreed between the Parties) of the mediator being appointed, or if either Party withdraws from the mediation procedure, then either Party may exercise any right to seek a remedy through arbitration by an arbitrator to be appointed by LawBite under the Rules of the LawBite Arbitration Scheme.

Any dispute shall not affect the Parties' ongoing obligations under these terms.

The English courts have the only right to hear claims related to our site, and all disputes are governed exclusively by English law.

16. General

If any provision of these terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. You will not assign the terms in whole or in part without our prior written consent. We may assign these terms or any of our rights without your consent. These terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us and govern your use of the site, superseding any prior agreements between you and us. These terms are between you and us and are not intended to benefit any other person or third party in any way and no such person or party will be entitled to enforce any provision of these terms.

17. Contact Us

We always welcome feedback from our users, and, whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your experience on our site is a positive one, we nevertheless want to hear from you if you have any cause for complaint. Please email us at support@hookup.auction to contact us about any issues.