Terms of Service
The Global Penfriends service consists of the following, without limitation; An interactive and social platform for penfriends and penpals worldwide. A postal service to print, stamp and send postal mail. Global Penfriends may revise or add additional services at its discretion and this agreement will apply to additional services or revised services. Global Penfriends also reserves the right to cease offering of any services provided without notice.
This agreement is subject to change by Global Penfriends in its sole discretion at any time. Any such changes to the agreement will be updated on the site. Your continution of use of the site will mean your acceptance of the updated terms of service agreement. We invite users to frequently visit this page to see the last update of the agreement - the last modification date can be seen at the end of this page.
Who is Eligible ?
Global Penfriends is a global friendship club, people of all ages, interests and status are welcomed to join. To protect the younger members of our site, we do not accept registrations from individuals known to be in jail or convicted sex offenders. These individuals will be removed from the club and all members they have been in contact with will be notified for their protection. We do not accept users that are obviously looking for a romantic partner as our site is a friendship platform rather than a dating platform.
Use of Site and Services
No False Profile Information
Each user agrees to provide true information in their profile so as not to mislead other users of the site services. If any information you have provided to Global Penfriends ceases to become true - you will immediately notify Global Penfriends so that the misleading information can be modified or removed.
No Contact Information
Each user agrees to not post their personal contact details including but not limited to postal address, email, phone numbers, place of work, skype account, whatsapp details in the general description parts of the profile forms. Any such posting of contact details is a security breech and will be treated as a risk to club safety. Such users if identified, will be deleted from the site without notice or Global Penfriends retains the right to amend the profile to remove the insecure contact details. There are specific fields that are designed for personal contact details and these intended fields should be used where directed during profile completion.
Users agree that they will not advertise or solicit any user of the site to buy or sell products or services through Global Penfriends site services. If you send unsolicated mail through post, email, internal message system or any other platform of communication - you will acknowledge that significant harm to Global Penfriends has been caused (the exact level of harm is difficult to ascertain) and therefore you will be responsible to pay Global Penfriends $100 USD for each communication deemed unsolicated.
Keeping your Data accurate
To ensure your personal data is accurate, we promise to provide you the means to review your data and edit it as required.
Never use your Real Name
We always tell members when they register to use an alias for their profile name. By using your real name you may be searchable on search engines such as google when our site is indexed. Sometimes we receive requests to remove information from orphaned profiles - In these cases the profile owners have forgotten or lost access to the email address they used to register and have forgotten their login credentials. In these cases Global Penfriends must investigate and charge an administration fee to remove the profile.
Know your Rights
Each users can only register one profile with our site at any one time. Your account is for personal use only and only the profile owner should be using it to communicate with other on the site. The only exception to this is if you are a parent with children under 15 and wish to monitor your childs correpondence through the site or assist your child with corresponding with others on the site. You cannot transfer your account or profile to anyone else.
You are soley responsible for and assume all liability for the information you provide and contribute to the service. This includes all and any information you may add to your profile or interactions with the site and any information you exchange with other users of the service.
Assumption of Risk
You assume all the risk of using our services. This includes but not limited to all risk associated with interacting online or offline (through the post) or subsequent in person meetings. You must acknowledge that it is impossible for Global Penfriends to verify the validity of any information provided by the users of our service. You must agree to take all the necessary precautions as outlined in our Penpal Safety page which is provided to all users of our services to help provide a safe and secure family friendly platform for people all over the world.
Tone of Communications
All communication you have with members on the site through the internal messaging system should be on a friendly level that promotes friendship. As a user of our services, you will adjust your communciation with other users of the site and WILL NOT engage in any activities that:
• Have a dating nature or tone. Our services are intended as a platform for friends to meet, not for those looking for marriage, visas or casual flings.
• Promote hatred, racism, predudism, bigotry or physical harm.
• Promote bullying or communication intended to harass, annoy, threaten or intimidate
• Contain defamitory, inaccurate or harmful information about others
• Contain sexual related terms or information or images (including partial nudity)
• Contains obscene or explicit language
Contains images of other people without their prior consent
• Contains material written by other people without their prior consent.
• Promotes or distributes information designed to break or circumvent the law, including instructions related to how to buy or create illegal weapons or drugs, how to violate someones privacy and security and creation and distribution of computer viruses.
• Seek to scam, defraud or swindle other users of the service including 419 Nigerian letter scams, Identity theft, Advance fee schemes, Telemarketing fraud, Letter of credit fraud, Prime bank note fraud, Ponzi Schemes, Pyramid schemes, Market manipulation (pump and dump) fraud.
• Contains viruses, time bombs, trojan horses, cancelbots, worms or other harmful, or disruptive codes, components or devices
• Promotes involvement in or supports a political platform, religion, cult or sect
• Uses scripts, bots or other automated technology to access the Site or Service
• Is in any way used for or in connection with spamming, spimming, phishing, trolling, or similar activities.
• Solicits gambling or engages in any gambling or similar activity
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities
Global Penfriends does not warrant the accuracy of the content provided on the site or submitted to the site by its contractors or users for any particular purpose. We have an extremely talented team of individuals with unique skills that ensure the club runs smoothly and efficiently, however we can not make any promise that the information on our site is accurate, up to date, secure or error free. In the interest of protecting our company we cannot make any promises as far as warranties go. We will do our best to provide an interesting website with helpful and educational information and entertainment. All information on this site is to be used on a "As is, with all faults" basis.
To the fullest extent of the law, neither Global Penfriends or any of its contractors or affiliates will be liable for any loss, be it direct, indirect or incidental resulting from the use of our services or information that has been provided to you from our site.
To the fullest extent of the law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Global Penfriends, its employees, contractors and affiliates from and against any claim, liability, cost, damage or loss we may incur as a result of any violation by you of your obligations under these terms and conditions.
If any portion of these terms and conditions is not valid or deemed unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full effect.As we are located in Perth (Australia) These Terms and Conditions are governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Western Australia.
Third Party Content. Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Services, but not directly by Global Penfriends, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. GLOBAL PENFRIENDS DOES NOT: (i) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SERVICES, OR (ii) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN GLOBAL PENFRIENDS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GLOBAL PENFRIENDS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANYONE'S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICES, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY USERS.
Features Being tested. Global Penfriends may offer new beta features or functionality with which its users may experiment with. Such features or tools are offered solely for experimental purposes and without any warranty of any kind, and may be modified or discontinued at Global Penfriends sole discretion. The provisions of this Disclaimer of Warranty section apply with full force to such features or tools.