Terms of Service
By using penpals.phk.at
you agree to the following terms:
You may only utilise this site for its intended purpose
- You may only use this site to find a penpal, chat partner or similar individual-to-individual interaction.
- You may especially not use this site for: buying, selling or advertising something, business proposals, begging, trying to get a visa, charity promotion, proselytizing or spam of any other kind.
Be considerate of other users
- Your ads and replies must not be racist, sexist, harassing or offensive.
- You must honour the age and gender requirements specified in ads
- You must also honour all textual requirements specified in an ad's text.
- Everything you post must be suitable for minors
Don't flood the site
- You may not send (semi-)identical replies to multiple recipients over a short period of time.
- You may not create more than one account a month.
- You may not have more than two ads active at any one time.
Don't impersonate someone else
- You may not assume the identity of another specific and/or existing person.
(Pretending to be an obviously fictional person is admissible)
You may especially not use someone else's
- contact data
Post only what is really necessary
- Only enter what is sensible and necessary to find a penpal.
- Don't post anything in your ad you don't want to be public.
- You may especially not include any of the following in your ad (as part of description, name, email address, ...):
- your full real name
- your full street address
- your telephone number
- any other data that makes you easily and uniquely identifyable
- You recognize the ad you post can and likely will be indexed and archived by others and might stay online forever - even if removed here.
- You recognize we are not responsible for what third parties do with the information you posted.
- You may not include any sensitive data in your messages.
Content on this site is not verified.
- You acknowledge that the content on this site is not filtered prior to being published and that even though we try to keep abuse low, you will encounter ads or replies violating these terms.
- We can not guarantee the accuracy or validity of anything users post on the site.
- We are not responsible for the content of ads or the content they link to in any way.
We don't guarantee anything
- The service is provided "AS IS" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
- In no event shall the copyright owner or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this website, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.
- We reserve the right to remove, withhold or delay ads or replies (e.g. for not conforming with these terms) and if deemed necessary ban addresses temporarily or permanently.
- In case of serious abuse/violation of these terms we further reserve the right to forward all data associated with your account (network addresses, timestamps, message content, ...) to authorities as deemed necessary.
Change of ownership
If this website or a portion of it is involved in a merger, acquisition or sale, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your account data, and choices you may have regarding that data (you will always be able to remove your data).
We will provide prominent notice of any (non-cosmetic) changes to these terms of service.