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World Beauty USA Marriage Agency Agreement
Current as of January 5, 2016
Thank you for considering registration with World Beauty USA ("WBU"), a service for matching women from all over the world to men of all nationalities. Please read this agreement before registering for the service. By using WBU services and/or the WBU Website (the "Website") you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this WBU Marriage Agency Agreement (this "Agreement"). If you wish to become a Member and receive introduction of women from WBU and continue communicating with other Members and make use of the WBU service (the "Service"), read this WBU Marriage Agency Agreement and indicate your acceptance of this Agreement by following the instructions in the registration process. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you aren't eligible to register with the Service. The WBU Marriage Agency Agreement is subject to changes made by us, at any time, effective upon notice to you. This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your use of your membership in the Service and is subject to changes by WBU, at any time, whereby such modifications to be effective upon notice to you.
You must be at least eighteen years old and NOT MARRIED to register as a Member of WBU or use the Website. You affirm that you are in sound physical and mental health and able to conduct a normal social and married life. Service may be refused for any reason, in the sole judgment of WBU, to people WBU determines are unsuitable. By using the Website or our Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited.
2. Service Term.
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you are a Member of WBU. Your Membership shall start when you sign this Agreement, provide full profile of your and pay Initiation Fee of the Service. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, by notifying WBU of your intention to do so, however, any part of the Initial Fee shall not be refundable to you, except for cancellation period of 14 days allowed by the Law. You can cancel this Agency Agreement for 14 days after you executed and made effective. If you violate this Agreement, WBU may terminate your membership, effective upon sending notice to you at the email address you provide in your application for membership, or other email or postal addresses you provide to WBU. In the event that you terminate your membership or WBU terminates your membership in the Service because you have breached the Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of paid membership fees.
3. Registration and Membership.
The attached list of fees, terms and procedures of matchmaking (Appendix 1) is part of this Agreement and we reserve the right, at any time, to change any fees or charges for using the Service. If and when you register to become a Member, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself and abide by the terms of the International Marriage Brokers Act. You agree that we may rely on your registration data as accurate, current and complete.
4. Release of Profile & Photo.
You grant WBU permission to release your profile & photo. You understand that some editing of your profile and photo by WBU may be necessary. You agree to notify WBU upon becoming engaged or married so that WBU can cease releasing your profile and photo.
5. Email Communications.
You agree to accept and consent to receiving email communications initiated from us or through us including but not limited to: message in regards of candidate woman to meet, message notification emails, emails informing you about events, emails informing you of promotions we run and emails informing you of changes to the Service.
6. Non-Commercial Use by Members.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, access to the Service, or the introduced woman’s profile and photos. WBU is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial enterprise. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members of WBU and should not use the WBU Service or Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website or Service, including unauthorized framing of or duplication of content of the Website or the sending of unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
7. Proprietary Rights to Content.
WBU owns and retains other proprietary rights to the WBU Website and the WBU Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of WBU, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
8. Content on the Website, in Members' Personal Profiles, and in Communications between Members.
You must use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
The following is a partial and non-exhaustive list of the kind and type of action that is illegal or prohibited in the Service, in Members' Personal Profiles and in communications among Members and between Member and WBU. WBU reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators. It includes Action and/or Communication that:
"stalk" or otherwise harass any person;
is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunication equipment;
contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from others;
involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind;
provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18, or harm minors in any way;
provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; and
engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes;
Member may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, others to buy or sell any products or services through the Service. You may not send any chain letters or junk email to others.
WBU shall reserve a right to disqualify and remove the Member who acts and involves these violated actions without offering any refunds.
9. Copyright Policy.
It is not acceptable to post, distribute, or reproduce, in any way, any copyrighted material, trademarks, service marks, or any other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. For any copyright complaints that constitute copyright infringement, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Member Disputes.
As a Member of WBU, you are solely responsible for your interaction with introduced women and other Members. WBU reserves the right, but has no obligation, for any reason, to mediate disputes between Members. If problems of any sort arise between Members, the Members themselves must solve them without assistance from WBU. WBU assumes no liability for what happens between Members. The individual Members themselves are responsible for their own behavior.
to understand adequately the policy standards of WBU.
12. Confidentiality of Members' Contact Information.
You understand and agree that any contact information of other Members that is released to you is not to be given to anyone else. This contact information, when authorized for release to you, is authorized for release to you only and may not be shared with others, whether or not they are WBU Members.
WBU, including its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content provided from Members in connection with the WBU Service, whether caused by Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service, nor for the conduct of any user and/or Member of the WBU Service whether online or offline. Under no circumstances can WBU be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone's use of the Service and/or any content posted on the WBU Website or sent to WBU Members, nor can WBU be responsible for any misuse and/or copying of Website and Service content undertaken by any unauthorized individual or individuals, whether or not they are Members. The Service are provided "AS-IS" and WBU expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. WBU cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the WBU Service.
14. Limitation on Liability.
In no event will WBU be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of this Service, even if WBU has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, WBU 's liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to WBU for the Service during your membership or use term.
If there is any dispute about or involving the Website and/or the Service, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of New York. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the courts of New York, NY, USA.
You agree to indemnify and hold WBU, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
WBU cannot guarantee that a particular client will succeed at finding a marriage partner, because success depends on factors beyond WBU's control. We offer a 14 day full refund policy, except in cases where clients have violated the terms of this Agency Agreement. Member shall notice WBU in writing if Member desires to cancel the membership within 14 days from the payment date of Initiation Fee of the Service.
18. Asking for Money or Loans
Under NO circumstances is one Member to ask another Member for money or loans in any form. Doing so will result in immediate termination of that Member's membership. WBU reserves the right to report violators to law enforcement authorities and pursue both criminal prosecution and civil redress to the fullest extent of the law. For international cases, Interpol as well as law enforcement in the Member's home country will be notified.
This Agreement, accepted upon becoming a Member of the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and WBU regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement.
Acknowledged and accepted by:
Name of Member (Type): _____________________________
Signature of Member: _____________________________ Date:
Address of Member: ＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿phone:____________________________
Appendix 1: Procedures, Fees and Precautions
1) Interview in NYC or via Skype
After contacting our New York staff, you are welcome to come to NYC and meet us in person. If you live in another country or are unable to come to NYC, we will arrange a Skype interview for you with our staff. If you decide to become a member, the fee is 3,000 USD payable by credit card or PayPal online.
2) Introducing Ladies
We begin introducing you to women one by one via email according to your preferences. We continue to do so until you find the woman you like. We will then ask her if she is interested in communicating with you.
3) Begin email communication
If the woman accepts your offer, you may start the correspondence with her by email (you must initiate the correspondence). Through these email exchanges, you and she will become better acquainted.
4) Setting up an Introductory Meeting
After four to six weeks of email correspondence, you and she will decide upon a meeting in person, including the meeting location.
There are two options for the Introductory Meeting.
Case 1. Introductory Visit Meeting：Meeting in the woman’s country
Case 2. Introductory Invitation Meeting：Meeting in the man’s country
Case 1: Introductory Visit Meeting (meeting in the woman’s country)
Introductory Visit Meeting fee (8,500 USD) must be paid by check before departure. We will then set up a meeting for you. We will also make a hotel reservation for you and make other arrangements, so please inform us about your availability for travel. After your arrival, our local staff will visit you at your hotel to talk about the upcoming meeting. After the Introductory Meeting, you are advised to arrange dates with her for three to five days. This period is necessary to get to know her and to determine whether romance can blossom. We will also support you to help ensure that your relationship will be successful. In case you and/or she does not wish to go further, then we will introduce another woman during your stay if there is time and availability. Our local staff attendance fee is 300 USD per day. It must be paid together with the Meeting Fee of 8,500 USD before your departure. Please note, all on-site expenses are your responsibility and must be paid by you at the site, including local staff accommodation and transportation; meals for the woman and our staff, etc. Our local staff member(s) shall serve as your concierge during your stay: making a reservation at the hotel where you would like to stay, arranging Introductory Meeting(s) with the women of your choice, etc.
●Case 1-a: After the first Introductory Visit Meeting (if successful) If the first meeting is successful and you decide to invite her to your country, you must pay an additional 8,500 USD by check.
●Case 1 – b: After the first Introductory Visit Meeting (if not successful)
If your first Introductory Meeting is not successful and you return home, and then wish to meet another woman and set up a meeting in her country, you must pay another 8,500 USD by check before you travel. Our local staff attendance fee of 300 USD per day will also apply.
●Case 1-c: After the second Introductory Visit Meeting (in case neither the first nor the second meeting is successful and you request a third Introductory Meeting.) For the third visit to a woman’s country, you must pay 1,000 USD before departure. Our local staff attendance fee of 300 USD per day is also applied.
●Case 2: Introductory Invitation Meeting (meeting in the man’s country)
If the woman agrees to come to your country, you must pay 17,000 USD by check for the Introductory Invitation Meeting fee. You then begin the visa application process for the woman. When her visa is issued, we will set up a meeting and purchase her flight ticket. The flight ticket will cover only the international flight segment from her country to the international airport near your location. If an additional domestic flight is required, the domestic ticket must be purchased by you. The Introductory Invitation Meeting fee of 17,000 USD includes the woman's expenses, such as her international flight and visa application costs, including accommodation for her visa interview, transportation etc. We will collaborate with you to coordinate the woman’s travel schedule. We usually arrange a stay of 10 to 14 days because working women, in general, are allowed to take a vacation for up to that period of time. However, if you both agree for her to extend her stay, you may arrange this. In this case, you are responsible for her return flight arrangements as well as payment of the airline’s handling charges and change fees. If the woman cannot visit your country by force majeure or for an unavoidable reason after purchasing the flight ticket, Meeting Fee 、any kind of related fee already payed is not refundable). Additional costs [case 1-c] will apply in this case. In case the woman’s visa is denied and the woman is unable to meet you, we will introduce other women to you (Meeting Fee, any kind of related fee already payed is not refundable). Additional costs [case 1-c]will apply in this case.
5)-1 Woman’s travel schedule and changes to her return ticket
We will collaborate with you to coordinate the woman’s travel schedule. We usually arrange a stay of 10 to 14 days because working women, in general, are allowed to take a vacation for up to that period of time. However, if you both agree for her to extend her stay, you may arrange this. In this case, you are responsible for her return flight arrangements as well as payment of the airline’s handling charges and change fees.
5)-2 In case the woman cannot travel to your country by force majeure or for unavoidable reasons after purchasing the flight ticket
If the woman cannot visit your country by force majeure or for an unavoidable reason (we will determine it) after purchasing the flight ticket, we will start to introduce other women. Additional costs [case 1-c] will apply in this case. Related fees of any kind that are already paid are not refundable.
5)-3 In case the woman’s visa is not issued
In case the woman’s visa is denied and the woman is unable to meet you, we will introduce other women to you. Please note we are not responsible for visa acquisition, since it is beyond our control. Information about visa denial is not shared with us. Meeting Fee and any other related fees already paid are not refundable. Additional costs [case 1-c] will apply in this case.
5)-4 Cooling off period
1.You are able to cancel the contract within 14 days after we receive the agreement or after the membership fee is paid (whichever happens earlier).
2.Termination of contract is effective only after notification by mail or email to us. The membership fee will be fully refunded within a month.
3.The membership and all other fees will not be refunded for any reason after the cooling off period. You may cancel the contract after the cooling off period but all paid fees are not refundable.
6) Important notice about Introductory Invitation Meeting
You must pick up the woman at the international airport because custom officers might suspect foreign travelers entering the country even with proper visas. In some cases, she could be deported back to her country if you are not there to meet her. Please bring a cell phone with you and wait for her in the proper waiting area. We will make sure that the woman will let the custom officer know that you are waiting for her at the airport. Usually, the woman does not bring a lot of money with her and it might be suspicious to the officer if she does. In this case, please explain to them that you will pay all of her expenses during her stay, which should resolve any problems. Please note, we bear no responsibility for Custom’s decision, even if she is deported. Meeting Fee and any other related fees already paid are not refundable.
7) Other expenses (Optional)
Expenses such as gifts for the woman, tuition fee of language classes and any other supporting expenses prior to marriage are not included in any of the above fees. If you wish to support her, you may do so. There is no refund under any circumstances if you pay for those fees through us,
8) In case the Woman has a child (children)
In case the woman has a child or children and you agree to bring them to your country along with her, you are responsible for all additional costs for her children, including airfare, visa application costs and any other associated expenses. These expenses are not included in the Introductory Meeting fee.
9) Another option for the Introductory Visit Meeting
If you wish to look for and meet a woman in her country instead of starting email correspondences, you may do so. You must pay all your travel expenses as well as our local staff attendance fee of 300 USD per day. It must be paid before your departure. Please note, all on-site expenses are your responsibility and must be paid by you at the site, including local staff accommodation and transportation; meals for the woman and our staff, etc. Our local staff member(s) shall serve as your concierge during your stay: making a reservation at the hotel where you would like to stay, arranging Introductory Meeting(s) with the women of your choice, etc.
10) Immunity from false information in women’s personal data
We will check woman’s passport and ask her to submit a document proving her single status as soon as the email correspondence starts, so we are fully aware of her date of birth and marital status in advance. However, we will not be able to clarify whether she has a child or children born outside of marriage if she chooses to hide it. We are not responsible in this situation, since it cannot be checked by any documents. Similarly, body tattoos can also not be verified. We can ask her but if she hides it, there is nothing more we can do. In case the woman looks different from her photo, it can be caused by perspective differences, and we are not responsible for it, either.
11) Other notes
Please do not show your valuable goods or luxury items to the woman at your introductory meeting. It has not yet happened but we bear no responsibility for any theft by women we introduce to you.