Terms and Conditions
Last Updated February 10, 2010
Welcome to the Half Our Deen Muslim Matrimonial website. Half Our
Deen is not a dating website but rather a site made specifically for serious Muslims
who are looking to get married. We strongly advise our members to follow the rules
of Islam (Shariah) when interacting with one another. If you, a brother, are interested
in speaking to a Muslim sister, we advise contacting her Wali and asking permission
first. We also advise Muslim parents to sign up on behalf of their sons or daughters,
so they can work together in finding the best suitable match. By agreeing to the
Terms and Conditions, you agree to follow the rules of Islam when dealing with the
opposite gender. We are doing our best to make sure we can provide a halal environment
for Muslim men and women to find potential spouses. For this reason, we do not have
chat rooms where people can publicly socialize about topics not related to marriage,
nor do we have options of "sending flirts" like other Muslim Marriage sites. As
a reminder to all of us, Allah (swt) is watching all our actions online and offline.
By accessing and using the Half Our Deen website ("Website"), you are agreeing to
the terms and conditions stated in this legal notice. If you do not agree to these
terms, do not access or use the Website. We encourage you to review the Terms of
from time to time, in our discretion, we also encourage you to check back periodically
to familiarize yourself with any changes. If we make any changes or modifications,
become effective immediately at the time of posting. Remember that this Terms of
Use applies only to the Website and does not apply to the content of third parties.
We advise you to be well read on all the terms listed on this page.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations
regarding your use of the Website. You must be at least 18 years old
to use the Website. By accepting these terms through the use of this site, you are
certifying that you are at least 18 years of age. All registration information provided
by you must be truthful and complete.
Members are granted permission to visit this Web site and use the tools and services
provided only if such usage is for personal, non-commercial use, that our copyright
and other intellectual property rights are not violated by member, and that member
does not violate the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
While operators of public search engineers have permission to use spiders to copy
materials from this site for the sole purpose of creating publicly and freely available
searchable indices of the materials published on this site, capturing of data, text,
graphics and other materials published herein may not be captured or copied for
the purpose of creating private caches or archives of our published material. Otherwise
any usage of robots, spiders and other automated tools that use more than 1/10000th
of our bandwidth are forbidden. Personally identifiable information of any nature
may not be harvested from our site and no member or third party may use our system
for the purpose of sending commercial message to members of our user base.
If you have any questions regarding the use of this Muslim Marriage Website please
1. SUBSCRIPTIONS: CHARGES ON YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT AND REFUNDS
A. REFUNDS: NEW MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FULL REFUND WITHIN 48HRS
OF REGISTERING (CONFIRMED BY SUBMITTING A TICKET ON OUR HELP/SUPPORT PAGE)
WITH HALFOURDEEN.COM. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO REFUND REQUESTS AFTER THE 48HR
DEADLINE FROM THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. HALFOURDEEN.COM MAY TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS
TO THE SITE AND/OR YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR ANY REASON EFFECTIVE UPON SENDING THE REFUND
REQUEST TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU PROVIDE IN YOUR APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OR SUCH
OTHER EMAIL ADDRESS AS YOU MAY LATER PROVIDE TO HALFOURDEEN.COM. IF HALFOURDEEN.COM
TERMINATES YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE HALFOURDEEN.COM SERVICE BECAUSE YOU HAVE BREACHED
THE AGREEMENT, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REFUND OF ANY UNUSED SUBSCRIPTION
B. General. HalfOurDeen.com bills you through an online account
for use of the Service. You agree to pay HalfOurDeen.com all charges at the prices
then in effect for any use of the Service by you or other persons (including your
agents) using your Billing Account, and you authorize HalfOurDeen.com to charge
your chosen payment provider (your "Payment Method") for the Service. You agree
to make payment using that selected Payment Method. HalfOurDeen.com reserves the
right to correct any errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested
or received payment.
C. Recurring Billing. Both subscription plans to the Service consist
of an initial charge, followed by recurring period charges as agreed to by you.
By entering into this Agreement, you acknowledge that your subscription has a recurring
payment feature and you accept responsibility for all recurring charges prior to
cancellation. HALFOURDEEN.COM WILL SUBMIT PERIODIC CHARGES (E.G., MONTHLY/ANNUALLY)
WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM YOU, UNTIL YOU PROVIDE PRIOR NOTICE (CONFIRMED
BY CANCELLING "MY ACCOUNT > SETTINGS > CANCEL" UPON REQUEST BY HALFOURDEEN.COM)
THAT YOU HAVE TERMINATED THIS AUTHORIZATION OR WISH TO CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD.
SUCH NOTICE WILL NOT AFFECT CHARGES SUBMITTED BEFORE HALFOURDEEN.COM REASONABLY
COULD ACT. TO TERMINATE YOUR AUTHORIZATION OR CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD, GO TO
MY ACCOUNT > SETTINGS.
D. Current Information Required. YOU MUST PROVIDE CURRENT, COMPLETE
AND ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT. YOU MUST PROMPTLY UPDATE ALL
INFORMATION TO KEEP YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT CURRENT, COMPLETE AND ACCURATE (SUCH AS
A CHANGE IN BILLING ADDRESS, CREDIT CARD NUMBER, OR CREDIT CARD EXPIRATION DATE),
AND YOU MUST PROMPTLY NOTIFY HALFOURDEEN.COM IF YOUR PAYMENT METHOD IS CANCELED
(E.G., FOR LOSS OR THEFT) OR IF YOU BECOME AWARE OF A POTENTIAL BREACH OF SECURITY,
SUCH AS THE UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR USE OF YOUR USER NAME OR PASSWORD. CHANGES
TO SUCH INFORMATION CAN BE MADE AT ACCOUNT > SETTINGS. IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE HALFOURDEEN.COM
ANY OF THE FOREGOING INFORMATION, YOU AGREE THAT HALFOURDEEN.COM MAY CONTINUE CHARGING
YOU FOR ANY USE OF THE SERVICE UNDER YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT UNLESS YOU HAVE TERMINATED
YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE SERVICE (CONFIRMED BY CANCELLING "MY ACCOUNT > SETTINGS
> CANCEL" UPON REQUEST BY HALFOURDEEN.COM).
E. Payment Method. The terms of your payment will be based on your
Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial
institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method
(the "Payment Method Provider"). If HalfOurDeen.com does not receive payment from
your Payment Method Provider, you agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account
F. Change in Amount Authorized. If the amount to be charged to
your Billing Account varies from the amount you preauthorized (other than due to
the imposition or change in the amount of state sales taxes), you have the right
to receive, and HalfOurDeen.com shall provide, notice of the amount to be charged
and the date of the charge at least 10 days before the scheduled date of the transaction.
Any agreement you have with your Payment Method Provider will govern your use of
your Payment Method. You agree that HalfOurDeen.com may accumulate charges incurred
and submit them as one or more aggregate charges during or at the end of each billing
G. Auto-renewal. Your HalfOurDeen.com subscription will be automatically
extended for successive renewal periods of the same duration as the subscription
term originally selected, at the then-current non-promotional subscription rate.
If you would like to deactivate or cancel your subscription you may do so (by going
to MY ACCOUNT > SETTINGS > CANCEL ACCOUNT) within 28 days of your next recurring
billing cycle, or you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current
subscription term; your subscription will not be renewed after your then-current
term expires (provided you cancelled your account by going to MY ACCOUNT > SETTINGS
> CANCEL ACCOUNT) However, you won't be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion
of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period.
H. Reaffirmation of Authorization. Your non-termination or continued
use of the Service reaffirms that HalfOurDeen.com is authorized to charge your Payment
Method. HalfOurDeen.com may submit those charges for payment and you will be responsible
for such charges. This does not waive HalfOurDeen.com's right to seek payment directly
from you. Your charges may be payable in advance, in arrears, per usage, or as otherwise
described when you initially subscribed to the Service.
I. Free Trials and Other Promotions. Any free trial or other promotion
that provides member-level access to the Service must be used within the specified
time of the trial. You must cancel your subscription before the end of the trial
period in order to avoid being charged a subscription fee. If you cancel prior to
the end of the trial period and are inadvertently charged for a subscription, please
contact us by visiting our Help/Support page and submitting a ticket, to have the
2. ACCESSING AND REGISTERING ON OUR WEBSITE
A. Cost. There is a cost to register and use our Muslims Marriage
Website and our services. If you are browsing through the site and have not yet
registered to become a member, your use of the Website is still subject to the Terms
register with us we consider you a "member" of the Half Our Deen Muslim Matrimonial
service. You must pay our fees as per our posted fee schedule(s). You may select
the particular membership plan that pleases you.
B. Your Information. When you register on the Website we may ask
you to provide us with certain personal information about yourself including, without
limitation, your name, email and zip code. We encourage you to review our Privacy
Policy for clarification on how we may use your information and other information
that you may provide or submit while using the Website. You agree that all your
information that you provide to us or post on the Website is complete, accurate
and up to date. You will notify us of any changes to your information.
C. Passwords. During the registration process we will ask you to
create a password. Because any activities that occur under your password are your
responsibility it is important for you to keep your password secure. Notify us immediately
if you believe that someone has used your password without your authorization.
D. Photos Please keep in mind that although this is a Muslim Matrimonial
website, we would like to forewarn you that some users may have pictures where they
may not be wearing Hijab or proper Hijab. We understand that some women choose not
to wear Hijab. Although we highly recommend all of our users to follow Islam and
dress accordingly in any of the pictures they post, we cannot force them to wear
Hijab for their pictures because we feel that it would be deceiving to our other
members. With that being said, we advise both men and women who are serious about
finding their other half, to keep their pictures and content Islamically appropriate.
As a reminder to all of us, Allah (swt) is watching all of our actions (online &
offline), so please behave accordingly. Half Our Deen reserves the right, to delete
any picture or content, at its own discretion, without the approval or consent of
3. MEMBER CONDUCT
A. The Website contains areas that enable members to communicate, share information
and interact with other members through posting or sharing of content. When you
use any part of our website you may have the opportunity to disclose or post to
publicly accessible portions of the Website, or share with other members, information
and other content. Information you post on the Website and that you provide to other
members will not be considered within our control. By accessing our website you
agree: 1. Not to impersonate anyone else or misrepresent your affiliation
with a person or entity 2. Not to provide any content that encourages a criminal
offense or violates the rights of any party 3. Not to participate in any
unauthorized or unsolicited promotions, advertising or otherwise use the website
for commercial purpose 4. Not to violate any applicable local, state, national
and international law 5. Not to interfere with, interrupt, destroy or limit
the functionality of the Website 6. Not to use other member's personal data
for purposes other than establishing expected contact 7. Not to try to gain
unauthorized access to the Website, other member's accounts, or computers connected
to the Website 8. Not to post telephone numbers, URLs, email addresses and
sexually explicit/obscene/indecent content in content that is publicly accessible
on the Website
B. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available.
We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies,
and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates
our policies or the law. This does not necessarily mean that we review all content.
We take no responsibility, nor do we expressly or implicitly endorse, and we do
not assume any liability for any content on this website or within the messages
sent by members to each other.
4. PROPERTY RIGHTS The Website (and all of the material that it
contains) is owned by Half Our Deen or its third party licensors and is protected
by intellectual property and other laws throughout the world. Nothing found on the
Website may be copied, reproduced, republished, distributed, sold, licensed, transferred
or modified without the express written permission of Half Our Deen. In addition,
the trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the website are the property
of Half Our Deen or its licensors. UNAUTHORIZED USE, COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION,
REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, DISTRIBUTING OR DUPLICATING
OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE IS PROHIBITED. Nothing contained
by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any material
in any manner without the prior written consent of Half Our Deen or such third party
that may own the material or intellectual property displayed on this Website. In
addition, use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted
5. AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES
Half Our Deen has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or storage of
any messages and other communications maintained or transmitted by or through our
Website. We reserve the right to change our practices, services, tools and policies
at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you.
6. SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP RULES
As stated herein, you must be at least 18 years of age to use our
site or become a Member of our site. Parents may register on behalf of their children.
All members must be Muslims (مسلم), that is, faithful adherents to the religion
of Islam. All members seeking to meet other members for the purpose of considering
marriage must be single; they cannot be married or separated. Even though Islam
does allow polygamy, Hal Our Deen doesn't allow polygamy or seeking of a 2nd,
3rd or 4th wife, due to the laws of the land the business
is established in. Parents may register their single children for purpose of seeking
appropriate mates for their children. No member may have a criminal record that
consists of any felony conviction or crime of moral turpitude, or are may be someone
who has been required to register as a sex offender. While we do not regularly conduct
criminal background checks on our members by reviewing public records, we reserve
the right to do so without providing any prior notification to you or any other
7. MEMBER PROFILE REQUIREMENTS
The member profile must be accurate and up to date. Any photographs posted must
have been taken within the last 12 months and must accurately reflect the member.
All member profile information must be clearly stated, completely accurate and free
of any information or statements that are false or misleading in nature. Parents
who are representing one or more of their children by creating profiles for their
children must also adhere to these requirements. Only one profile/membership per
person is allowed and as such, all profiles must be unique in nature. Members may
enroll ONLY if they are seeking potential marriage partners in good faith and for
no other reason.
8. LINKING TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE
You cannot link to our Website without our prior written consent. While our Website
may have links to the websites of other companies and parties, Half Our Deen has
no control over those websites. Half Our Deen is not responsible or liable for any
content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from
those websites. Half Our Deen is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly,
for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use
of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, services or other materials
on those websites.
You may terminate your registration/membership at any time by (MY ACCOUNT > SETTINGS
> CANCEL ACCOUNT). The cancellation of your membership or ceasing all use
of our Website is your only remedy with respect to any such dispute that you may
have with us. We will attempt to process all cancellation requests within a reasonable
time frame. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you are not in compliance
usage of our site. We do not issue refunds for cancelled memberships.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
OUR WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND
"AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. HALF OUR DEEN DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE
BY LAW, AND YOU WAIVE, ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR
STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS
AND CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE
OR ERROR-FREE, AND HALF OUR DEEN MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE
WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT OR RELIABLE OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES, PRODUCTS,
INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL
MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. HALF OUR DEEN DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION,
FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL.
YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF LOSS AND DAMAGE DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIRS OR CORRECTIONS TO YOUR HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE
SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR SOLE RISK. HALF OUR DEEN AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES,
AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS,
AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS
OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT,
TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, WHICH YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF HALF OUR DEEN HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE
SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You shall indemnify and hold harmless, and at Half Our Deen's request defend, Half
Our Deen, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as their respective directors,
officers, shareholders, employees, agents and owners (each, an "Indemnified Party")
from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities,
losses, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees, an allocation
for in-house counsel, and other legal costs) arising out of your acts or omissions,
including claims resulting from your use of the Website, your submission, posting
or transmission of information or Content, or any breach of your obligations set
forth in this agreement. You shall reimburse each Indemnified Party on demand for
any costs, expenses and liabilities incurred by such Indemnified Party to which
this indemnity relates.
13. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement
Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, HalfOurDeen.com designates the following individual
as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement.
support @ halfourdeen.zendesk.com
To be effective, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication
provided to the designated agent of a service provider that includes substantially
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of
the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or,
if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification,
a representative list of such works at that site.
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the
subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to
be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider
to locate the material.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact
the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available,
an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the
material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its
agent, or the law.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under
penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of
the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
14. CHOICE OF LAW & VENUE
between you and Half Our Deen is governed by the laws of the State of California,
without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions. Half Our Deen and you both
agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the
State of California. You are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to
the extent local laws are applicable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Half Our Deen
shall have the right to commence and prosecute any legal or equitable action or
proceeding before any United States or non-United States court of competent jurisdiction
to obtain injunctive or other relief in Half Our Deen's sole discretion. Regardless
of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action by you arising
one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
We appreciate your loyalty and hope you enjoy the Half Our Deen website. Please
or your use of the Website.
Half Our Deen prohibits the sending of junk e-mail or spam. Unsolicited commercial
advertisements and/or the request of sending money are not allowed in e-mail, and
will result in account suspension or cancellation. Any member that
is caught in doing so will be subject to pay a fee of $100 per spam message sent.
By agreeing to these terms and agreement, you give Half Our Deen the right to charge
your account $100 for each violation. We reserve the right to refuse service
to anyone, for any length of time.
FINAL THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Our goal with Half Our Deen is to do everything Islamically, and if anything good
is gained from this Muslim Matrimonial site then it is only by the mercy of Allah
(swt), and if there are any shortcomings, then it is from us. As human beings, we
are not perfect and by accepting these terms and conditions, you agree not to hold
us accountable on the Day of Judgment for any of our mistakes or shortcomings.
May Allah (swt) forgive us all, guide us to the straight path, and put barakah in
our projects and actions InshAllah. JazakAllah khair and may Allah (swt) make it
easy for you to find you other half.