Meetic® is a dating site accessible to Meetic Members via Internet, cellular phones (WAP, I-mode® or mobile applications) and fixed-line telephones. Some features of the Meetic services can be accessed free of charge. Other services are paid for by Members, who pay through subscription (1-month, 3-month, or 6-month Pass).
"Meetic" refers to the group of Services, the purpose of which is to facilitate online meetings between individuals, for personal, leisure and non-business purposes. Meetic is accessible from multiple platforms (Internet, text messages, MMS, WAT, etc.), with or without payment.
"Pass" refers to a paid fixed rate giving unlimited access to Meetic paid Services, as required, for a limited period that can be 1 month, 6 months and 1 year, renewable after the purchased period on a monthly basis where the Pass has been purchased using a bank card or any other method of payment allowing continuing debits to be made.
"Service(s)" refers to the entirety of the Services accessible to Meetic Members, whether paid or unpaid.
"Paid Services" refers to all Services accessible, at rates quoted, by Meetic Members with a valid Pass.
"Member(s)" refers to any or all valid registered users of the Meetic Service who have or have not paid to use Meetic.
The equipment (computer, software, telecommunications systems, etc.) used to allow access to Services shall be the responsibility of the Member, as shall the telecommunications costs incurred by its use.
To be a Meetic Member you must be at least 18 years of age and complete all compulsory fields appearing on the registration forms.
When the conditions required for registration are met, each Member will have one or more identifier(s) (usernames) and one or more password(s), according to the different Services with which the Member is registered (Internet, newsletters, telephone). These identifier(s) and password(s) are strictly private and confidential and must not be passed on or shared with any third parties.
If a Member disseminates or uses these elements in a manner deemed contrary to its original purpose, Meetic will terminate the Member's Account.
The Member shall be solely liable for the use of this identification information by third parties or for the actions or statements made through the Member's account, whether these be fraudulent or not. The Member holds Meetic harmless against all claims of this kind. In addition, as Meetic does not have the obligation or the technical means to check the identity of every person registered with its Services, Meetic is not liable in the event a Member's identity is used by someone else. If the Member has reason to believe that a person is using his or her Member identification information or account, he or she must inform Meetic immediately.
When a Member wishes to sponsor a friend and provides Meetic with the contact details of that friend, such Member must have obtained the prior consent of this friend for Meetic to process his or her data that will be used solely in order to address an electronic message informing him/her of Meetic and its Services. This message is addressed in the name and in the account of the Members having provided Meetic with their personal data. In such a case, the Member supplies such information freely and voluntarily and under his/her sole responsibility.
For security and quality purposes, Meetic will deactivate the accounts of Members who have not used the Service for a period of 6 months or more, and for whom no subscription remains valid. This six-month period referred to above shall begin on the date that the subscription term expires.
In addition, messages exchanged via the site and stored by Members are automatically deleted after one year. Results of the various lists (winks, visits, etc.) are deleted after six months.
In accordance with Article L. 121-21 of the French Consumer Code, the Member is informed that he/she enjoys a period of fourteen calendar days from the Services subscription ("the Cancellation period") to exercise her or his right of withdrawal, without penalty and without the need to provide any reason, by writing to Meetic CS 10002 - 75320 PARIS cedex 09 or by completing the contact form.
If the Member cancel its contract for the Services during the Cancellation Period, Meetic shall reimburse her of him for all payments received from the Member.
All reimbursements shall be made to the Member within 14 days and using the same means of payment as the Member used for the initial transactions, unless she or he has expressly agreed otherwise.
Meetic will remotely and by electronic means supply an online dating Service via Internet. Meetic's purpose is not to advise on or broker either marriage or long-term relationships. Meetic's activity does not include organizing offline meetings, supplying access to the Internet network, or providing an electronic communication Service to the public. Consequently, Meetic has no legal obligation to identify Members when they connect to the Meetic Internet site or to monitor content published by Members. Because Meetic is technically incapable of providing such Services, Meetic does not undertake contractually to identify Members or to moderate in respect of content which they publish under their own responsibility.
Meetic cannot be held liable for false declarations made by a Member. Therefore, it is imperative that Members take certain precautions when arranging to meet up with another Member. Meetic assumes no responsibility for meetings between Members of Meetic, on Meetic or during meetings between Members and/or non-Members as a consequence of the use of the Meetic site and Services. In addition, on a first date, it is recommended that you tell someone close to you and choose a public place (coffee place, pub, restaurant etc.).
In this respect, Meetic reminds its Members that they are prohibited from using Meetic Services to disclose information that allows them to be identified, such as last names, mailing/email addresses, or telephone numbers, to other Meetic members.
The provisions of this Article shall apply without prejudice to the Article "Termination".
The Member has the following General Obligations:
- To act fairly in respect of Meetic and other Members;
- To respect the intellectual property rights relating to content supplied by Meetic and by other Members;
- To understand that he/she alone defines the boundaries of his/her privacy and that it is his/her responsibility only to communicate to Meetic and to other Members such personal information the dissemination of which he/she considers cannot cause him/her any harm.
The Member has the following Essential Obligations:
- Not to use Meetic for professional or commercial purposes (canvassing, soliciting or prostitution) or for any non-private purposes.
- Not to post, disseminate, or broadcast in any form whatsoever inaccurate or false information or content.
- Not to make comments, propagate or disseminate in any form whatsoever content that contravenes the rights of others or that is defamatory, injurious, obscene, offensive, violent or inciting to violence, political, racist or xenophobic and, in general, any content that is contrary to the purpose of Meetic, current rules and laws in force or acceptable norms and standards. In particular, photographs, videos and any other information in terms of data or files supplied by a Member of Meetic must be decent and refer exclusively to the Member or to a third party from whom the Member has expressly obtained consent and are the sole responsibility of the Member concerned.
- Not to mention on the Meetic website any personal information provided by a Meetic Member (such as an email address, mailing address, telephone number, etc.) enabling a Member to contact another Member without using Meetic.
- Not to post, disseminate, or broadcast in any form whatsoever information or content that has the effect of diminishing, disorganizing or preventing normal usage of the Services, or of interrupting and/or slowing down normal circulation of communications between Members through the Services, such information comprising, for example, software, worms, viruses, software bombs, mass mailing, etc. Meetic reserves the right to delete messages sent in mass mailings by a Member in order to maintain the quality of use of the Services provided to its Members.
- Not to post, disseminate, or broadcast in any form whatsoever information or content that incorporates links to third-party websites that are illegal in character, contrary to what is generally acceptable and/or not in accordance with the principles of Meetic.
- To use his/her password and/or ID only for his/her purpose of authentication for the Services. In this regard, the Member must not, without limitation, communicate, disseminate, share or make accessible, in any way, his/her passwords and/or IDs to any third party.
- To ensure that the personal data of his/her entourage is communicated legally and without risk of harm. The Member must thus obtain the prior consent of Members of said entourage to receive, on the Member's behalf, an email from Meetic.
Failure to comply with the Essential Obligations as set out above shall constitute a serious breach by the Member of his/her obligations. Without prejudice to the provisions of the Article "Termination", Meetic shall, where the Member fails to comply with one or more of these Essential Obligations, be entitled to terminate the contract and will definitively delete the account of the Member concerned.
The use of the Paid Services assumes that the Member has a subscription. Members can acquire a subscription either by using credit card (on the Internet or by telephone), or while participating in games or Services proposed by Meetic through their Audiotel Services.
The prices and the terms of payment for the different Paid Services are displayed at all times on the Meetic website, including at the point when the member chooses to make a purchase.
To see details of all Meetic services, click here.
The activation of a Meetic subscription on a member's account occurs as soon as, or a few moments after a valid transaction has been completed (successful online transaction).
The Member can contact Meetic at any time to cancel their subscription. The cancellation will take effect from the expiry date given for the active pass, in accordance with Article 8, 'Termination', below.
Upon expiration of a subscription, such subscription shall, except where the Member notifies termination thereof to Meetic at least 48 hours before the subscription's expiration date, be renewed on the same subscription package. In such cases, the renewal shall be performed in accordance with the manner of payment originally chosen by the Member, at the price rate of the subscription to which the Member originally subscribed. For the avoidance of all doubt Members can avoid having their subscription auto-renewed if they contact Meetic 48 hours before their subscription expiration date to terminate their subscription.
The Member can cancel their subscription at any time, with termination taking effect from the end of the validity period covered by the last monthly payment made.
In the event that a member wishes to upgrade to a CONNECT PASS and/or SELECT PASS while they have a currently active Meetic-Pass, then the following conditions are observed:
If the Pass is upgraded during day 1-10 of the existing monthly period: the member will be charged immediately for the cost of the upgrade for the month or months remaining in the member's existing subscription period.
If the Pass is upgraded after day 10 of the existing monthly period: the member will be charged immediately for the cost of the upgrade starting from the beginning of the next monthly period. The remaining days of the current monthly period (a maximum of 20) are upgraded for free.
An upgrade to CONNECT PASS and/or SELECT PASS while the member already has an active Pass amounts to a new subscription, and as such automatically cancels and replaces the existing Pass under the following conditions:
When the upgrade is purchased in the final 20 (twenty) days of any monthly period of an existing pass; or during the final month of an existing pass; or if the existing pass is valid for 1 month only, then the new Pass purchased will be dated from beginning of the next monthly period of the existing Pass (or the date of expiry of the existing Pass if sooner), and will be renewed on a monthly basis from the expiry date of the upgrade purchased at the given price of the CONNECT PASS and/or SELECT PASS chosen.
When the upgrade is purchased in the first 10 (ten) days of any monthly period of an existing Pass (except during the last month, or if the existing Pass is valid for 1 month only), the new Pass purchased will be renewed on a monthly basis starting from the expiry date of the upgrade purchased, not the expiry date of the initial Pass, at the given price of the CONNECT PASS and/or SELECT PASS chosen.
Members can also subscribe to smartphone application. These applications can be provided by other service providers (such as iTunes or mobile services providers) and therefore may be subject to other payment terms and conditions than those used and available to Members on Meetic. Any such applicable terms will only be apply to one-off purchases and all relevant terms and conditions associated with these payments will be brought to the attention of the Member prior to purchase.
For the avoidance of all doubt, purchase of a subscription to smartphone application or other mobile service(s) will not enable the Member to use Paid Services on Meetic.
Meetic upholds the strictest of standards with respect to protection of privacy and of personal information, and has made a declaration to the French data protection authority (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés - CNIL), using number 796865, 802516 and 1107043.
Some information, comments or content (photographs or video) that the Member optionally provides may possibly, under the responsibility and on the initiative of the Member concerned, reveal the ethnic origin of the Member, his/her nationality, religion and/or sexual orientation. By providing such information, all optional, the Member concerned manifests his/her intention and, consequently, expressly consents to, and takes sole responsibility for, the processing of this "sensitive" data by Meetic and the companies from the Meetic Group, comprising of any and all companies within which the Meetic company holds a participation, as well as their service providers located within and outside of the European Union (herein, the "Meetic Group"), and freely takes the exclusive responsibility thereof.
Each Member can access or request access to information concerning him/her in order to have it modified, deleted or to forbid any use by Meetic of it. Members can submit such requests for access by mailing requests to the following address: Meetic CS 10002 - 75320 PARIS CEDEX 09, France, or by filling out the contact forms, and each Member shall carefully identify the sender's personal information. Similar rights granted by the other companies of the Meetic Group may be exercised through the "My account" section or by addressing directly to the relevant entity at its postal address.
With regards to the Meetic Affinity Test, the mandatory aspect of each answer will be specified for each each question. The very nature of the Meetic Affinity Service requires a majority of answers in order to be effective.
Each Member can, at the time of registration or at any time thereafter, request to receive and, subsequently, request without charge via Meetic to cease to receive, the Meetic newsletters and/or promotional offers sent to her/him by email or to cellular phone from the Meetic Group and/or its partners. The rights and warranties of Meetic Members notably comply with the French law on "information technology and civil liberties", no.78-17 dated 6 January 1978 .
The Member is asked to supply information about himself/herself when he/she registers with the Service, participates in a contest, responds to a survey, participates in a chat or acquires a Pass. Certain items of information are mandatory in order to gain access to Services.
Personal information gathered by Meetic can include your name, mailing and/or email address, fixed line and/or cellular telephone numbers, bank information, information about your physical appearance, photographs, voice recording, video, personal values, religion, interests, and your use of the Service.
Furthermore, certain non-personal information are also gathered, such as the version of the Member's and any other visitor's web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.), the operating system (Windows OS, Mac Os, etc.) and the IP address of the computer from which they are visiting.
The information gathered about you when you register with Meetic and subscribe to our Services is used to offer you our different Services. All precautions have been taken on our databases to archive your information in a secure environment. Only a small number of our employees have access to your information, which is only accessible in case of necessity. The personal information you provide at the time of registration which does not comprise your personal ad and your profile will not be accessible by third parties, nor passed on, sold or exchanged, except in the cases named below and subject to your prior information and agreement, or in assumption of your non opposition hereto. Processing implemented by other entities of the Meetic Group are subject to their specific privacy policies.
We may send you promotional offers from some of our partners, subject to your explicit and informed consent given during registration, unless you choose not to be contacted during your registration or unless you change your mind at any moment thereafter. If you do not wish to receive any special offers from Meetic or our partner companies, let us know when you subscribe, or alternatively at any time by going to "My Account" on the Meetic Group websites, or contact us by mail.
Meetic may occasionally share general socio-demographic information that does not include names with selected partners to allow them to target their announcements (by age category, gender, etc.). In this case, we will not send these partners any information that would allow them to identify you.
The information contained in your personal ad, your search criteria and your profile can be accessed on the Meetic Group websites, on the web, by email (newsletters), by cellular telephone or on Meetic's Audiotel Service (a value-added telephone Service). In addition, these information may be broadcasted directly by Meetic or via our partners to persons interested in the Meetic Group services, through newsletters or third-party websites, or by all other electronic (email, text messaging, etc.) or audiovisual (radio, television, etc.) communication tools, or by written press (newspapers, magazines, etc.), in order to increase your chances of meeting someone by promoting your person ads, search criteria and profile.
If you no longer wish for the Meetic Group or its partners to reproduce or broadcast the information comprised in your personal ad, your search criteria, or your profile, you can terminate your Meetic account following the conditions detailed in the Article "Termination". Since this information is comprised of your personal ad, your search criteria and your profile, the termination will only take effect upon the next update or version of these communications (printed, press, audiovisual, or electronic) containing your personal ad, your search criteria and your profile information.
The trademarks (including Meetic®, MeeticVideo, MeeticQuiz and ), logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and texts featuring on the Meetic site and in the Meetic Service are the intellectual property of Meetic or its partners and may not be reproduced, used or represented without the express permission of Meetic or its partners, under threat of legal action.
The rights of use accorded by Meetic to the Member are strictly limited to accessing, downloading, printing and reproduction on all media (hard disk, floppy disk, CD-ROM, etc.) and to use of these documents for private and personal purposes in the scope of and for the duration for of the Member's membership with Meetic. Any other use by the Member is prohibited without the authorization of Meetic.
In particular, the Member is prohibited from modifying, copying, reproducing, disseminating, transmitting, exploiting for commercial gain and/or distributing in any form whatsoever the Services, the Meetic site pages or software codes for elements comprising the Meetic Services and site.
The Member grants Meetic a licence to use the intellectual property rights attached to the content provided by the Member for the purpose of broadcasting on the Meetic Site.
This licence in particular incorporates the right for Meetic to reproduce, represent, adapt, translate, scan, use for publicity purposes, commercial or non-commercial, sub-licence or assign the content concerning the Member (information, images, videos, descriptions, search criteria, etc.) on all or part of the Meetic Services (on the Meetic site, by email, by Audiotel) and/or in mailings sent by Meetic and, in a general manner, on all distribution media, in particular electronic (email, text messaging, MMS, WAP, Internet, CD-Rom or DVD-Rom).
The Member expressly authorizes Meetic to modify this content in order to conform to the look and feel of the Meetic Services and/or other communications media above, and/or to make this content compatible with its technical processes or appropriate media formats. These rights are worldwide and exist for the entirety of the agreement set out in these terms and conditions between the member and Meetic. The Member is prohibited from copying, reproducing or otherwise using for any purpose the content relating to other Members, except for the explicit requirements for usage of the Services for the Member's own strictly personal and private use.
The Member must have the skills, hardware and software required to use the Internet or, as appropriate, Internet, telephone and Audiotel Services, and acknowledges that the characteristics and constraints of the Internet mean that the security, availability and integrity of Internet data transmissions cannot be guaranteed.
Meetic does not guarantee that the Services will function if the Member activates a popup killer tool. In this case, the function should be deactivated before using the Service.
Meetic does not guarantee that the Services will be usable if the Member's Internet Service provider is unable to provide its Service properly. Furthermore, smartphone applications are only available to Members in possession of the smartphone handset and internet access is required.
In this context, Meetic cannot be held responsible for the non-functioning, non-availability or adverse conditions of usage of the Meetic site resulting from incorrect hardware, problems experienced by the Member's Internet Service Provider or blockages on the Internet networks or for all other reasons outside the sphere of influence of Meetic. Moreover, due amongst other things to the specifics of their Internet browser, Members who are AOL users may encounter problems making Meetic function properly.
Under these conditions, Meetic does not guarantee that the Services shall function without interruption or error. In particular, the use of this Site may be interrupted at any time for the purposes of maintenance, updates or technical improvements, or to develop its content and/or presentation. Whenever possible, Meetic shall inform its Members prior to maintenance work or updates.
Apple Macintosh users must use Mozilla Firefox - Meetic does not guarantee optimal functioning of the site when using SAFARI or OPERA browsers.
Please note that up-to-date Adobe Flash software is required for this website to function properly (download from: www.adobe.com). Depending on your network configuration (if protected behind a firewall or proxy), connection to may not be possible.
Meetic cannot be held liable for (and the consequences of) the accuracy or inaccuracy of the information and content provided by other Members, site visitors and/or the Member himself/herself. Correspondingly, Meetic cannot be held responsible for content distributed by a Member that might contravene the rights of one or more other Members or third parties.
The quality demanded of the Meetic meeting Service by both Meetic and its Members necessitates compliance with certain ethical standards in Members' expression and behaviour, respect of third parties' rights, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In the scope of this requirement for quality, individual responsibility and ethics, Meetic allows Members to notify Meetic, on the Meetic website, of the data (photograph, text, video), behaviour, or words of a Member which seem to them to infringe applicable laws or regulations, the image or the purpose of the Meetic Service, the rights of any third party, or general good standards.
Finally, if during the scope of a search performed on the Meetic site where the result of this search would point the Member to access sites, pages or forums of which the content and/or purpose constitutes a violation of the French law, the Member is required to cease consultation of the site concerned in order to avoid being held responsible for such violation.
Meetic can be held responsible by a Member only where certain and definitive proof is adduced before the courts demonstrating a wrongful act committed by Meetic having caused that Member damage.
A Member may at any time and without the need to provide any reason end his/her registration with Meetic by requesting the closure of his/her account in the area of the Meetic website designated for such purposes. Such request shall be deemed effective from the first working day after receipt by Meetic of the request for closure of the account concerned. Such a request does not trigger reimbursement of, if appropriate, any time remaining on the Member's subscription.
Termination of a subscription, by a Member, shall be effective on the applicable subscription's expiration date provided; the Member has contacted Meetic at least 48 hours before their subscription expiration date in order to terminate the subscription.
Without prejudice to the other provisions hereof, where the Member commits a serious breach, Meetic will terminate the Member's account without prior notification or warning. Such termination shall have the same effects as a termination by the Member.
Such termination shall take effect without prejudice to any damages that Meetic might claim from the Member or his/her beneficiaries and legal representatives, in compensation of the harm suffered as a result of such breaches.
The Member will be informed by email of the termination, or the confirmation of the termination, of his/her account. Data relating to the Member will be destroyed at his/her request or upon expiration of the legal time period following the termination of the Member's account.
As noted in these Terms and Conditions, Members can also subscribe to smartphone applications. Smartphone applications can be provided by other service providers and therefore may be subject to other payment terms and conditions then those used and available on Meetic. Any such applicable terms will only be apply to one-off purchases and all relevant terms and conditions associated with this payment will be brought to the attention of the Member prior to purchase.
Otherwise, the member shall have several options:
Members are therefore invited to read the most recent version online on the Meetic Site.
Meetic and Meetic Affinity are a public limited Company (SA, with a share capital of 2 346 392,80 euros, registered in the Trade and Companies Register of Paris (France) under the number RCS 439 780 339 (Intra-Community VAT number : FR88439780339), with head offices located at: CS 10002 - 75320 PARIS cedex 09, France, represented by its Chief Executive Officer and Director of publication. The Meetic site is hosted on Meetic servers.
For any questions you may wish to ask, contact Meetic by completing the contact form.