Terms & Conditions

By registering and using the Ivory Towers website you indicate your acceptance of the following Terms & Conditions. These Terms & Conditions exist both for your protection and ours.

1. The Ivory Towers Web Site

1.1 By using the web site at ivorytowers.net (the "Web Site") you will be bound by these terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and the privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") (together "this Agreement"). As from July 2002, the definition of “Web Site” in these terms and conditions has been expanded to cover use of the associated Voice Mail service.

1.2 You should read carefully and understand this Agreement before clicking on the button at the end of these Terms and Conditions or registering with or using the Web Site. If you do not agree to this Agreement you must not use the Web Site.

1.3 You may only use this Web Site if you are over 18 years old and can form a legally binding contract under the laws of England and Wales.

1.4 This Web Site and any contract related to it is governed by the laws of England and Wales. However this does not prevent you from using or registering with us if you are based outside England and Wales provided that there is nothing in your local law that would override any of these terms.

1.5 You must not use the Web Site if you live outside the UK or Ireland.

1.6 Ivory Towers makes no representation, warranty, condition or other term, that the Web Site or any link, service or advertisement referred to in the Web Site are available for use outside England and Wales.

1.7 You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations in the use of the Web Site.

1.8 In the event of any inconsistency between this Agreement and any binding mandatory statutory consumer rights then the terms of those rights shall apply but only to the extent of that inconsistency.

1.9 This website contains a range of instructions, rules and explanations which can be found in different parts of the site and in standard emails sent to members. All members of Ivory Towers are expected to abide by them. Failure to do so, may result in suspension or termination of membership. Some of these can be found on the following links:

1.11 Ivory Towers reserve the right to change, amend and update these Terms and Conditions and other rules, guidelines and policies.

2. Charges for use of the Web Site

2.1 There is free access to parts of the site, but access to the matchmaking functions is subject to subscription charges, see clause 2.2 below.

2.2 Details of current charges for the website are listed on the Subscribe page.

2.3 Should you wish to use the pages listed in clause 2.2 you agree to complete the subscription form on these pages and make payment by cheque or credit card.

2.4 Membership fees are only refundable at the discretion of the company management.

2.5 Active accounts are categorized as either Trial, Profile or Full members. Full members pay subscription fees, which gives full access to the site. We may limit services to non-paying members, which are subject to change at any time. Compare membership types here.

3. Accurate User Information

3.1 You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself when you complete the registration and/or subscription form.

3.2 You agree to maintain and update this information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

3.3 If any information which you provide, including photographs, is untrue, inaccurate, obsolete, incomplete or misleading; or if your profile or communications are unintelligible, or of a poor standard of English; Ivory Towers has the right to terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Web Site.

4. Privacy of Information Provided

4.1 Ivory Towers will keep confidential all information given by or about you which is not considered public information, including but not limited to information provided during the registration process and e-mail communications transmitted through the Web Site.

4.2 Ivory Towers will not disclose such information to any third parties without your consent, except that you agree Ivory Towers may do so if such information is already in the public domain, is required to be disclosed by law, by a governmental agency or to protect the interests of Ivory Towers or its members or where there have been substantial and serious breaches of the terms and conditions.

4.3 Clauses 4.1 and 4.2 do not apply where you have given your consent for such information to be used by Ivory Towers for particular purposes. In such circumstances the information will only be used for those purposes for which your consent is given.

4.4 You understand and agree that Ivory Towers and its agents and contractors may access the content of your account in order to identify and resolve technical problems or service complaints.

4.5 Emails sent internally through the Ivory Towers website may be routinely monitored to ensure the service is being used in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

4.6 Ivory Towers works with agents, contractors and suppliers both in the UK and other countries to maintain and develop the site. We will oblige such third parties not to pass your personal data to any other party nor to use the data for any purpose except that specifically stated by Ivory Towers.

5. Changes To The Web Site And The Agreement

5.1 Ivory Towers may need to modify, discontinue or suspend temporarily or permanently, the Web Site without notice but shall where reasonably practicable, give reasonable notice of its intention to do so.

5.2 Your continued use of the Web Site after having received notice of changes to the Web Site will constitute your acceptance of any such changes.

5.3 Ivory Towers may need to amend and alter this Agreement for valid business and/or technical reasons. In such circumstances Ivory Towers will post the amended Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy on the Web Site and they will come into force immediately.

5.4 If you do not accept the amendments you have the right to terminate any agreement you may have with Ivory Towers and you should stop using the Web Site.

5.5 You may not alter this Agreement without the express written agreement of Ivory Towers.

6. User Undertakings

6.1 You agree:

  • (a) not to use the Web Site for unlawful purposes;
  • (b) not to interfere with or disrupt the Web Site or servers or networks connected to the Web Site;
  • (c) to comply with all requirements, procedures, policies and regulations of networks connected to the Web Site;
  • (d) not to publish, promote, link to, refer to, or send to any other member, any harassing, libellous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, tortuous, sexual, sexually suggestive, offensive, anatomical, racist, homophobic, overtly political, religiously intolerant or otherwise objectionable material, on, via, or in the course of using the Web Site;
  • (e) not to use the Web Site in a manner or for a purpose that violates the rights of another, including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of another;
  • (f) not to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to other computer systems or networks connected to the Web Site;
  • (g) not to use the Web Site in a manner that may transmit any matter containing a virus, corrupted file, "Trojan Horse" or other hostile program or software;
  • (h) not to transmit "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", or unsolicited mass distribution of marketing or other materials or communications including (without limitation) those connected to pyramid selling schemes; not to use the internal mailing system,the discussion boards or the profile forms or any other part of the site to promote events, charities, businesses, or services or to make financial requests;
  • (i) not to interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Web Site by other users; anybody who uses the internal mailing system in a way that is or could be construed as abusive or annoying to other members or sends out mails with the same or similar content to more than one person in quick succession or whose behaviour on or off the site has resulted in a complaint or a mail block, or might reasonably give rise to a complaint by another member may be removed from the site at the absolute discretion of Ivory Towers. Anybody giving cause for a complaint by any other member, or who has been blocked by another member, or whose behaviour might reasonably give rise to a complaint may be removed from the site;
  • (j) not to resell, rent or hire any content of the Web Site or use of or access to the Web Site;
  • (k) not to impersonate any other person, including but not limited to any other member of Ivory Towers or employee of Ivory Towers, while using the Web Site;
  • (l) not to attack or undermine the traditions or beliefs of any person via the Web Site, whether directly or indirectly;
  • (m) not to take out additional or duplicate memberships, whether Profile, Full or Trial. Trial members whose memberships have expired are not permitted to rejoin as Trial members;
  • (n) to reply promptly and courteously to mail received from other members;
  • (o) not to divulge any personal or confidential information about other members of the site, past or present;
  • (p) not to publish on or off the Web site, either in a Profile, or the Discussion Boards, Help System, or send an email, or letter, any abusive, offensive, libellous, threatening or otherwise objectionable messages to staff of Ivory Towers, or make libellous or offensive allegations about the site or its staff or other members, to other members or third parties.
  • (s) that your profile and all written communication must be solely in English.
  • (t) to never send or request money from someone you have met on Ivory Towers.

6.2 You agree not to include in your public profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, urls, e-mail addresses, any information that would enable people to contact you outside the site, offensive anatomical or sexual references or offensive sexually suggestive language.

Similarly, If you are a Trial member, you agree not to include any of the above contact information in any email to another member. If you are a Full member, you must not include the above details in the first email you write to another member. You may only include such information, if you have received a response from your first email from another member agreeing to further contact.

You also agree not to post any photos containing nudity or otherwise offensive material in any areas on the Web Site that are accessible to the public or Ivory Towers's membership. Ivory Towers reserves the right, but has no obligation, to reject or remove any profile or photo that does not comply with the letter or spirit of the Terms and Conditions.

6.3 You agree not to copy or reproduce in any form in whole or in part anything published on the Web Site.

6.4 Ivory Towers reserves the absolute discretion to moderate, amend, delete, or otherwise modify members' profile information, emails, board posts, and/or any other information or communication on the Web Site in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

7. Termination

7.1 Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason at all.

7.2 Without prejudice to any remedy that Ivory Towers may have against you, Ivory Towers may terminate or suspend (without liability to you) with immediate effect and without notice your access to, and use of the Web Site and delete files in your account if Ivory Towers:

  • (a) reasonably believes that you have breached any of the terms of this Agreement;
  • (b) is unable to determine the accuracy or validity of any information provided by you;
  • (c) suspects fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity;
  • (d) for any other business or technical reason.

7.3 If you breach any of these terms and conditions Ivory Towers may refuse you entry to the Web Site and terminate any account you have with Ivory Towers and reserves the right to keep any subscription fee you have paid.

7.4 Ivory Towers may also suspend or terminate your membership if it has been terminated or suspended by any other site owned or operated by Widernet Communications Ltd. Ivory Towers also reserves the right to terminate somebody who has breached terms and conditions of any other matchmaking website.

7.5 Should you object to any of the terms of this Agreement, or any subsequent changes to this Agreement or the Web Site, or become dissatisfied with the Web Site in any way, you may terminate this Agreement and notify Ivory Towers of termination by sending an e-mail via our help system.

8. Dealings With Third Parties

8.1 Ivory Towers is not an agent of any third party named or linked to the Web Site or any registered or non-registered user of the Web Site ("Third Party") and does not have authority to act for any Third Parties. You agree that Ivory Towers (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law) shall have no liability to you in relation to any dispute which you may have with a Third Party.

8.2 Ivory Towers does not control any information provided by Third Parties which is made available on the Web Site.

8.3 Your correspondence, transactions or other dealings with Third Parties available on or linked through the Web Site, including but not limited to payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such Third Parties.

8.4 Anything you publish on the Web Site, including but not limited to e-mails sent via the Web Site and photographs of you is done so at your own risk.

8.5 Ivory Towers does not monitor what Third Parties publish on the Web Site.

8.6 Ivory Towers does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such parties or resources.

8.7 You agree not to hold Ivory Towers liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of: the presence, availability or non-availability of the Third Parties on or through the Web Site; any dealings with such parties, including but not limited to attendance at events advertised; or purchase or use of goods or services offered on or through the Web Site.

9. Storage

Ivory Towers shall not be responsible for storing any information or materials on your behalf. You are advised to maintain any backup copies of all information that you wish to preserve.

10. Proprietary Rights

10.1 You acknowledge and agree that content and information, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, or other material contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you by Ivory Towers, its partners or advertisers, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws.

10.2 You acknowledge and agree that you are permitted to use this material and information for your personal, non-commercial use or as expressly authorised by Ivory Towers, its partners or advertisers, and may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorisation from its author.

10.3 You acknowledge and agree that any material you post on any area on the Web Site that is accessible to the public will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and Ivory Towers may use such material in any medium for any purpose, including but not limited to the reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting of such material in advertising and promotions.

10.4 Ivory Towers owns all copyright and other intellectual property rights of whatever nature in the Web Site.

10.5 You confirm that you are the author and copyright owner of any photographs you provide to Ivory Towers or you have permission from the copyright owner. You confirm that the author is happy to assign all copyright and other intellectual property rights of the photograph. You agree to indemnify Ivory Towers for any claim brought against Ivory Towers for intellectual property right infringement and/or passing off.

11. Warranties

11.1 Ivory Towers cannot guarantee the functionality of the Web Site or that the Web Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free and provides the Web Site on an 'as is' basis.

11.2 Ivory Towers makes no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Web Site, and as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Web Site.

12. Limitation Of Liability

12.1 Ivory Towers accepts unlimited liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by its negligence and such other liability which cannot be excluded by law.

12.2 Subject to clause 12.1 you agree that Ivory Towers shall not be liable for loss of profit, revenue or business or contracts or indirect or consequential loss however arising.

12.3 Subject to clause 12.1 and 12.2 above, the total aggregate liability arising out of any claim in contract, negligence, tort (or other legal liability) pursuant to these terms and conditions shall not in any circumstances exceed [£500].

12.4 The exclusions and limitations contained in clauses 11 and 12 shall each be construed separately. If any provision is found by a court to be unenforceable or void then the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

12.5 Ivory Towers has no control over third party content and information which can be accessed using the Website. Ivory Towers is excluded from all liability of any kind arising from such content or information. Except for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, Ivory Towers shall not be liable whatsoever for any loss or damage arising from use of the Website.

13. Indemnity

13.1 You agree to indemnify and hold Ivory Towers and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any loss, cost, damage, claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party or incurred or suffered by Ivory Towers or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees arising from a breach of this Agreement, the content you transmit to or through the Web Site, as well as your conduct on or arising from your use thereof.

13.2 In the event that Ivory Towers is entitled to be indemnified by you pursuant to clause 13.1 and/or you are in breach of this Agreement you agree that Ivory Towers may contact you through the information provided to Ivory Towers by you.

14. Notice

Any notice to Ivory Towers can be made via email via our help system. Further contact details are available on the contact page.

15. General

15.1 This Agreement and the relationship between you and Ivory Towers shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

15.2 If Ivory Towers fails to exercise or enforce a right under this Agreement, that failure shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

15.3 If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, that provision shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected. The parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the relevant provision.

15.4 Neither party shall be liable for any breach of this Agreement due to any cause beyond its reasonable control.

15.5 You must report any violations of this Agreement by any Third Party to Ivory Towers via the help system.

16. Cookies

16.1 We use a number of different cookies to make this site as useful as possible. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer to track usage of our site and remember some basic settings. They don't tell us who you are. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org.

16.2 Currently we operate an implied consent policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy then you should either discontinue use of this site, delete the cookies, or browse this site using your browser's anonymous usage mode (called Incognito in Chrome, InPrivate for Internet Explorer, Private Browsing in Firefox and Safari etc.)