TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY


TERMS OF SERVICE

Catch22Dating.com is a service for young professionals and graduate students to meet each other online. Catch22Dating.com is operated by Catch22Dating, LLC ("Catch22Dating").

By selecting the "I Accept Terms of Service" button on application page, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service (this “Agreement”), whether or not you register as a paying member of Catch22Dating. Additionally, by selecting the “I Accept Terms of Service” button, you confirm that you understand Catch22Dating will verify your education using National Student Clearinghouse and check the information you provide Catch22Dating against the National Sex Offender Public Registry.1

1 Please note that information gaps and inaccuracies in the National Sex Offender Registry may exist and that Catch22Dating is limited to information members provide. Thus, while we wish we had a fool-proof way to check, Catch22Dating cannot guarantee that our members do not have records. Please remember to exercise caution both online and offline. Please see our Safety Tips for suggestions on how you can protect yourself. If you have any questions about our Screening processes or Safety Tips, please contact us at questions@catch22dating.com. We’d love to hear from you.

If you wish to become a Member and make use of the Catch22Dating service (the “Service”), please read the Terms of Service prior to submitting your application through the Catch22Dating Website (“the Website”). If you object to anything in this Agreement or in the Catch22Dating Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website or the Service.

Electronic Agreement This Agreement is an electronic contract that provides the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and your membership in our Service. This Agreement may be modified by Catch22Dating occasionally. Any changes made will be effective upon being posted by Catch22Dating on the Website. This Agreement includes Catch22Dating’s Privacy Policy, subscription policies and any notices regarding the Website. By accessing the Website or becoming a Member, you accept this Agreement and agree to all of the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced to within this document.

Eligibility

You must be at least twenty-two (22) years of age and single or separated from your spouse to register as a member of Catch22Dating or use the Website. Further, you must meet Catch22Dating’s eligibility criteria including that: you are no more than 40 years of age at the time of your application, you are attending and/or have graduated from one of the educational institutions approved and/or listed by Catch22Dating and do not have a criminal record. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement, are at least 22 years of age and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you become a Member, you represent and warrant that the information listed on your application is true, including schools attended, and that you have never been convicted of a felony and that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity.

Term of Service

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership and/or subscription at any time, for any reason, by accessing the Settings section in the top right hand corner of the screen once you log-in to your account and switching your Account Status to “Off”. If you turn off your Account Status, your subscription will remain active until the end of your then-current subscription period (that is, the subscription period through which you had paid prior to your termination). While your subscription is still active, you may turn your Account Status “On” at any time. While your Account Status is “Off” you may not search, you will not be searchable and you will not be automatically matched.

Catch22Dating may terminate your membership and/or subscription by sending notice to you at the email address you provide in your application for membership. If Catch22Dating terminates your membership in the Service because you have provided inaccurate information about yourself, including but not limited to schools that you have attended or graduated from, or breached this Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused subscription fees. All decisions regarding the termination of accounts shall be left to the sole discretion of Catch22Dating. Catch22Dating is not required to provide you notice prior to terminating your membership and/or subscription. Catch22Dating is not required, and may be prohibited, from disclosing a reason for the termination of your account. After your membership or subscription is terminated, all terms that by their nature may survive termination of this Agreement shall be deemed to survive such termination.

Non-commercial Use by Members

The Website is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members and should not use the Service or the Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website may be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

Account Security

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password that you designate during the Registration process, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to (a) immediately notify Catch22Dating of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Catch22Dating will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. If you share your computer with others, you may wish to consider disabling your auto-sign in feature if you have linked access to your Catch22Dating account.

Location The Site and Services are intended for use in the United States. You will only use the Services in a manner consistent with this Agreement and any and all applicable local and state laws and regulations. If Services are not legal in your jurisdiction, your use of the Services is at your own risk.

Modifications to Service Catch22Dating reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Catch22Dating shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

USE OF OUR SERVICE

All visitors to the Site, whether registered or not, are "Users." If you register with the Site and create an account you become a "Member" or a "Subscriber" and gain access to certain features. Catch22Dating grants you permission to use the Services as set forth in this Agreement, provided that:

  • (a) You will only use the Services for your sole, personal use and you will not authorize others to use the Services or otherwise transfer your right to use the Services to any other person or entity.
  • (b) You will only use the Services in a manner consistent with this Agreement and any and all applicable local and state laws and regulations.
  • (c) You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, “post”) on the Service, or transmit to other Members. You will not post on the Service, or transmit to other Members, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity).
  • (d) You will not provide inaccurate, misleading or false information to Catch22Dating or to any other Member. If information provided to Catch22Dating, or another Member, subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify Catch22Dating of such change.
  • (e) You will not post, copy, transfer, create any derivative works from, distribute, reproduce or show in any manner any copyrighted or trademarked or proprietary information or materials without the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
  • (f) By posting Content to any public area of Catch22Dating, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Catch22Dating an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You further represent and warrant that public posting and use of your content by Catch22Dating will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
  • (g) You may not include in your Member profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses.
  • (h) You will only create one unique profile for the Services provided.
  • (i) You acknowledge that Catch22Dating may charge a fee for the use of any Services. You agree to pay any fees incurred by you.
  • (j) You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members. This includes but is not limited to solicitation or advertising to buy or sell any products or services through the Service or to attend parties or other social functions or networking for commercial purposes. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. Although Catch22Dating cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent.
  • (k) You agree that Catch22Dating has the right to investigate, prosecute you individually and/or terminate your account and cancel your subscription and/or membership if you have violated the terms of this Agreement, misused the Services, or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate, unlawful, illegal or unsafe.

Your Interactions with Other Members.

1) YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT CATCH22DATING DOES NOT INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ALL OF ITS MEMBERS BEYOND EDUCATION AND VERIFYING AGAINST THE NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY. CATCH22DATING ALSO DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS MEMBERS. CATCH22DATING MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF MEMBERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE MEMBERS. CATCH22DATING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT ANY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OR OTHER SCREENINGS, AT ANY TIME AND USING AVAILABLE PUBLIC RECORDS.

2) IN NO EVENT SHALL CATCH22DATING BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS OF THIS SERVICE OR PERSONS YOU MEET THROUGH THIS SERVICE. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON. IN ADDITION, YOU AGREE TO REVIEW CATCH22DATING SAFETY TIPS PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT CATCH22DATING MAKES NO GUARANTEES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING YOUR ULTIMATE COMPATIBILITY WITH INDIVIDUALS YOU MEET THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU SHOULD NOT PROVIDE YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION (FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION) TO OTHER MEMBERS.

Member Disputes You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Catch22Dating Members. Catch22Dating reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

Privacy and Communications Use of the Website and/or the Service is also governed by our Privacy Policy. When you become a Member, you agree and consent to receive email messages from us. These emails may be transactional or relationship communications relating to the Service, such as administrative notices and service announcements or changes, or emails containing commercial offers, promotions or special offers from us. Please see the Catch22Dating Privacy Policy for more information regarding these communications.

Billing and Payment Catch22Dating bills you through an online account (your “Account”) for use of the Service. You agree to pay Catch22Dating all charges at the prices you agreed to for any use of the Service by you using your Account, and you authorize Catch22Dating to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”) for the Service. You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. Catch22Dating may correct any billing errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment.

Automatic Renewal Your subscription will continue indefinitely until cancelled by you. After your initial subscription commitment period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically continue for an additional equivalent period, at the price you agreed to when subscribing. You agree that your account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature. If you do not wish your account to renew automatically, or if you want to change or terminate your subscription, please log in and go to Settings page and turn Auto-Renewal to “Off”. If you cancel your subscription, 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. However, you won’t be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period. By subscribing, you authorize Catch22Dating to charge your Payment Method now and again at the beginning of any subsequent subscription period. You also authorize Catch22Dating to charge you for any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on your subscription payments. Upon the renewal of your subscription, if Catch22Dating does not receive payment from your Payment Method provider, (i) you agree to pay all amounts due on your Account upon demand, and/or (ii) you agree that Catch22Dating may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your Payment Method provider until payment is received (upon receipt of payment, your account will be activated and for purposes of automatic renewal, your new subscription commitment period will begin as of the day payment was received).

Current Information You must provide current, complete and accurate information in your application and for your Account. You must promptly update all information to keep your Account current, complete and accurate. You must let Catch22Dating know if you become aware of a potential breach of security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your name or password). If you become aware of an unintended disclosure of your password, you are required to change your password by visiting the Settings page in your account then clicking on ‘change password’. You are responsible for fees accrued under your Account and for paying for said fees with current payment information.

Reaffirmation of Authorization Your non-termination or continued use of the Service reaffirms that Catch22Dating is authorized to charge your Payment Method. Catch22Dating may submit those charges for payment and you will be responsible for such charges. This does not waive Catch22Dating’s right to seek payment directly from you.

CATCH22DATING RIGHTS

Catch22Dating's Content Review / No Duty to Monitor Although you understand and acknowledge that Catch22Dating has no duty to prescreen, control, monitor or edit the content posted by Users and is not liable for content that is provided by others, you agree and understand that Catch22Dating may, but is not required to, review, edit and delete any content, email, messages, photos or profiles that, in Catch22Dating's sole judgment, violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal, unsafe or that might violate the rights of other Users.

Proprietary Rights You acknowledge Catch22Dating and/or its licensors own and retain all proprietary rights in the Services and the Site. The Site and the Services contain the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Catch22Dating and its licensors. You understand that you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

Changes to Services You understand the Services provided by Catch22Dating are expected to change from time to time and you agree that Catch22Dating has the right to modify, change, suspend or discontinue temporarily or permanently any Service offered, the features or any part of any Service offered or its system without notice, including changes to access and use procedures. You understand Catch22Dating will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, change, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.

Blocking IP Addresses You understand that in order to protect the integrity of the Services, Catch22Dating reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to block members or subscribers from certain IP addresses from accessing the Services.

Informed Consent to Participation in Research By using the Services, you agree to allow Catch22Dating to anonymously use the information from you and your experiences through the Services to continue Catch22Dating's research.

Right to deny service to users You understand that Catch22Dating at its sole discretion reserves the right to block any user from using the services for any reason or no reason.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. CATCH22DATING PROVIDES THE SERVICES ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES OR THE SITE (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

CATCH22DATING DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, ERROR-FREE OR WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. CATCH22DATING DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR, AND NO WARRANTY IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO, THE CONNECTIVITY AND AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES.

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Services, but not directly by Catch22Dating, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content.

CATCH22DATING DOES NOT: (i) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION 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 CATCH22DATING. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CATCH22DATING 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.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL CATCH22DATING BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR PROGRAMS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, EVEN IF CATCH22DATING KNOWS OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CATCH22DATING'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY, IN ANY FORM OF ACTION WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITE, EXCEED THE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR YOUR ACCOUNT (IF ANY).

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL CATCH22DATING BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES.

DISPUTES AND INDEMNIFICATION

Disputes You agree that if there is any dispute about or involving the Services, by using the Services, the dispute will by governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey, United States of America.

Indemnity You agree to indemnify and hold Catch22Dating, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, managers, agents, and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising of your use of the Services in violation of this Agreement and/or any breach of any provision of this Agreement

LOTTERY TERMS & CONDITIONS

Apple Gift Card Lottery

Eligibility: In order to qualify for the Apple gift card promotional lottery run by Catch22Dating, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a fully approved Catch22 member subject to Catch22Dating’s eligibility requirements
  • Have a current Catch22 membership plan
  • Have an account status set to ‘ON’
  • Have completed your basic profile including ‘About Me’ and ‘Must Haves’ sections
  • Must not be an employee/affiliate of Catch22Dating or a family member of a Catch22Dating employee

Catch22Dating will at its sole discretion decide at what time to end the lottery and award the prize to be no later than the end of 2012.

Conditions: By participating in promotional lotteries run by Catch22Dating, you agree to allow Catch22Dating to post your first name, city of residence and educational/professional background to its website should you win a prize. Entrants must have valid e-mail address and it is the entrant's responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in e-mail address.

Prize: Catch22Dating will notify the winner via email and will mail a $250 Apple gift card to one (1) winner via the U.S. Postal Service.

Taxes: It is the winner’s sole responsibility to pay any and all appropriate taxes.

Modification/Notice: Catch22Dating may suspend, modify, or terminate this lottery, in whole or in part, for any reason

Decisions: Catch22Dating, at its sole discretion, may disqualify any Participant for any reason.

Friends & Family Apple iPad2 Lottery

Eligibility: In order to qualify for the Apple gift card promotional lottery run by Catch22Dating, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must complete the Catch22Dating referral survey located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/catch22 or use the ‘send invitations’ feature within the ‘My Account’ section of the Catch22Dating website.
  • The person you refer via either of the two methods above must become a fully approved Catch22Dating member.

Catch22Dating will at its sole discretion decide at what time to end the lottery and award the prize to be no later than the end of 2012.

Conditions: By participating in promotional lotteries run by Catch22Dating, you agree to allow Catch22Dating to post your first name, city of residence and educational/professional background to its website should you win a prize. Entrants must have valid e-mail address and it is the entrant's responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in e-mail address.

Prize: Catch22Dating will notify the winner via email and will mail an Apple iPad2 to one (1) winner via the U.S. Postal Service. Catch22Dating is not responsible for shipping delays, damage or theft. Catch22Dating may mail another model of the Apple iPad if the iPad2 is not available or a new version has been released, however, Catch22Dating is not required to provide the newest version.

Taxes: It is the winner’s sole responsibility to pay any and all appropriate taxes.

Modification/Notice: Catch22Dating may suspend, modify, or terminate this lottery, in whole or in part, for any reason

Decisions: Catch22Dating, at its sole discretion, may disqualify any Participant for any reason.


CATCH22DATING PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for entrusting us with your information. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to maintaining your privacy. Please read our Privacy Policy in its entirety so that you understand what will and will not be disclosed. By using our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

  • 1) Catch22Dating will keep your birth date, email address and phone number private from other Catch22 members. Your age, undergraduate school and closest city will be disclosed to other members.
  • 2) Catch22Dating will not share your birth date, email address, phone number, undergraduate school, graduate school or employer with third parties with the exception of our verification partners and the schools you list on your application.
  • 3) Catch22Dating will not share or sell your email address or contact information to advertisers.
  • 4) When you upload information to Catch22Dating through our website the information may be sent to servers located around the world. Catch22 is not responsible for mishandled server data.
  • 5) Catch22Dating will not be responsible for privacy breaches resulting as a result of information that members have disclosed on their profiles.
  • 6) Only approved Catch22 members will have access to your full profile. Approved but non-paying members will be able to see a select group of members’ limited information including preferred name, education, age and closest city, however, they will not be able to access any other profile information.
  • 7) Catch22Dating reserves the right to use member information to run and make improvements to the site. We may use common Internet technology, such as web beacons, to track site usage in order to maintain and improve our service offerings.
  • 8) Catch22 reserves the right to use site information and data that you submit for research purposes. If this research is made public, all of your responses will be anonymous. Further, we will not publish research containing any personal identifying information.
  • 9) Although the Privacy Tab can help keep members from being matched with colleagues or classmates, Catch22Dating is not liable for colleagues or members inadvertently being matched for a variety of possible causes including but not limited to misspelled or blank company names, mistaken or blank graduation years and email addresses not matching our records.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please email us at admin@catch22dating.com.

 

Opting-Out of Email Messages about our Service

You agree to the uses of both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information described in the Privacy Policy and in these Terms of Service. By providing Catch22Dating your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Services-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may opt out or change the frequency of many Services-related communications by adjusting your email notification settings. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, including, by way of example, changes to features of the Services and notices of promotions and special offers.

If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by adjusting your email notification settings or by sending an e-mail to us at questions@catch22dating.com. You understand that opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

 

Please email us at questions@catch22dating.com with any questions regarding this agreement. 

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.

 

CATCH22DATING SAFETY TIPS

The Catch22 team is committed to ensuring that you have a successful and safe dating experience on and off the site. Catch22 verifies the educational background of our members and performs a criminal background check on newly created accounts. However, it is always possible for someone to misrepresent themselves and our background checks are not a substitute for being smart about your interactions online and your instincts about matches. To help, we’ve compiled some tips to keep in mind. If you ever have concerns about another Catch22 member, please email us at admin@catch22dating.com.

1. Trust your own judgment and instincts

As with any personal interaction, it is always possible for someone to misrepresent themselves. Trust your instincts and don't ignore any facts that seem inconsistent or off. You have control over the situation and should end the conversation or date if anything does not feel right.

2. Do not share financial or certain personal information

Rest assured that Catch22 protects your personal information. We will never share your sensitive personal information, such as your full name, email address and birth date with anyone other than our verification partners. We will not share your company or graduate school information with third parties outside of Catch22 with the exception of our verification partners and will not share this information with other Catch22 members if you choose to not display this information in your profile. Please read our privacy policy for more details. In order to protect yourself, make sure to keep the following in mind.

  • Never give out your credit card number or bank information.
  • Never share your Social Security Number, mother's maiden name, or other private information that can be used to access your financial information.
  • Never send money to someone you meet online, especially by wire transfer, even if they claim to be having a personal crisis.
  • We strongly encourage you to be cautious when sharing other personal information. We recommend that you do not include your last name, email address, home address, telephone number, or any other identifying information in your profile or initial email messages.

3. Protect your Catch22 account

Use caution when accessing your Catch22 account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to see your password or other personal information. If you share your computer with others, consider disabling your auto-sign in or remember password feature. Be cautious about what internet links you click on when messaging with a match.

4. Take your time and move at your own pace

As with any relationship, it is very important for you to take your time getting to know your match. We encourage you to use Catch22’s messaging system to learn more about your match before sharing detailed personal information (such as your personal email address or phone number) and before meeting in person.

5. Meeting offline

  • Choose the time and place of your date wisely.
  • Meet in a public place at a decent hour during which lots of people will be around. Lunch and coffee meetings make for great first dates.
  • Do not leave personal items unattended such as purses or wallets or items that could reveal personal information about you such as a driver’s license.
  • Limit alcohol consumption or abstain until you know the person better.
  • Use your own transportation.
  • Never agree to be picked up at your home.
  • Try to avoid letting your date pick you up on your first date. It’s better not to enter someone's personal vehicle on a first date. Wherever possible, drive yourself or take a taxi.
  • Tell at least one friend or family member about your plans and when you will return. Arrange to check-in with them after each of the first few dates.
  • Carry a fully charged mobile phone with easily accessible emergency numbers.
  • If you are meeting non-locally, stay in your own hotel room and arrange for your own transportation. Be sure to tell a friend or family member about your plans and arrange to check-in with them.

6. Report concerns about a match to Catch22

The Catch22 team is committed to ensuring that the Catch22 community is as safe and trustworthy as possible. If you have any concerns about a match or member of the Catch 22 community, please email the Catch22 team at admin@catch22dating.com so that appropriate action can be taken.

Have fun, be safe and good luck!
The Catch22 Dating Team

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