Rules, Policies, Terms & Conditions
Ignorance of the rules does not
make you immune from them! By using this website you accept these
- This website is best viewed over a broadband internet
connection, with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
- When you register you are required to give a small amount of
information, much of which is optional. Anything you do give must
be considered as becoming public information.
- You agree not to use this forum to post any material which is
vulgar, defamatory, inaccurate, harassing, hateful, threatening,
invading of others privacy, sexually oriented, or violates any laws.
You also agree that you will not post any copyrighted material that
is not owned by yourself or the owners of this website. This
includes Private Messages received may not be forwarded on to
another person or site, nor posted on a thread.
- Members are not permitted to include personal information (such as email addresses, phone numbers
or other website references) when posting on Biker Match (this includes profiles, forum messages, private messages, events or anywhere else). This is to protect our members from abuse by
individuals maliciously collecting such data for unsolicited
purposes. It is of course out of our control if you exchange personal information privately at one of our events, but you remain personally responsible for this and Biker Match take no responsibility for what happens to your personal data.
You may exchange phone numbers via Private Message when you feel
that you can trust the recipient, but Biker Match does not take
responsibility for any actions taken offline nor how the recipient
uses your phone number. Email addresses are NEVER permitted
however, as they are almost only ever given out by spammers looking
to entice people into giving away their own email address.
- You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages
and profile, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this
website and their agents with respect to any claim based upon any
data you submit. We also reserve the right to reveal whatever
information we know about you in the event of a complaint or legal
action arising from any data posted by yourself.
- Although data submitted to this site are not the responsibility
of this site and we are not responsible for the content or accuracy
of any of this data, we reserve the right to delete any data for any
or no reason whatsoever. If you do find any information that is
objectionable then please contact the site immediately. We
cannot be held responsible for the dynamic content submitted into
the Biker Match database, although we do make every effort to ensure
malicious, discriminatory or prejudiced content is removed
- The Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) requires that Web Sites are to obtain
parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal
information from children under 13.
BikeChat.Net and BikerMatch.co.uk asks that nobody below the age of
18 (Eighteen) registers on this site as children's privacy and
protection is of our utmost interest. If you are below 18 then you
can NOT use this website. Do NOT register if you are below the age
- By registering on this website, you meet the above criteria and
agree to abide by all of the above rules and policies. You confirm
you are over the age of 18 (Eighteen)
All rights are reserved on this website's content and design. No
part of it may be copied in any way.
- Unless otherwise stated, all information collected by this
website, either through the individual filling in forms on the site
or in emails sent to the site, will not be passed onto third parties
unless for legal reasons. Some information submitted to this website will be used to gauge
the use of the services to help with the development and update of
future services from us.
- Viewing pages on this site will not cause private information
about you to be recorded. This site does not use "cookies" to track
where you go or what you do. We do maintain statistics, which are
collected to provide statistical information about server usage, and
to plan for future capacity and to ascertain which parts of the site
people use. This information is never provided to third parties and
does not contain any personal information about the user.
This website is fun, interactive, safe and anonymous. Please enjoy
it whilst knowing that your private information is being held
- You do not use this website or our events to advertise your own business,
unless you have specific arrangements with us. Neither Matt,
MD Web Designs nor BikerMatch.co.uk can be held
responsible for the content of sites which have advertisements or
links on this site. Spam links (other site's advertisements)
are NOT allowed, report members who are trying to spam while
- Offensive or vulgar language will not be tolerated, a constant disregard of this
rule will result in a ban (temporary or permanent). Racial,
sexual, religious, ethnic or other slurs are PROHIBITED. Be
polite and respectful of other members of this community at all
- Subscribed users who break the rules will also be dismissed from
the site, and will not be entitled any refund.
- No links to other sites are permitted without prior permission
from BikerMatch staff. Adding links to your profile to other
websites may result in a permanent ban.
- We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you
visit our website. These companies may use information (not
including your name, address, email address or telephone number)
about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide
advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you
would like more information about this practice and would like to
know your options in relation to not having this information used by
these companies, please contact us.
- All mailing list options are opt-in and you may opt-out at any
time. Simply use the link at the bottom of the email you
receive, or edit your account preferences
- BikeChat/BikerMatch subscription payments will not be refunded
if you have used your account for more than 10% of the subscribed
period. For example, if you upgrade your account for 30 days
we will only refund your subscription within the first 3 days of
payment being made. Therefore if you forget to cancel your
subscription before the next payment is sent, we will return your
payment as a gesture of good faith.
- BikeChat/BikerMatch do not store any banking information
provided by you during upgrade. Your credit and debit card
details are never stored on our servers for security reasons. All card payment information
is passed securely to Paypal who process payments on our behalf.
If you wish to discuss privacy issues further, please
email us and we will get in touch.
- Sensitive information such as your password is encrypted before
being stored on our servers. This data is secure and cannot be
compromised. In case of our database being hijacked, your data
will still be safe and secure using the latest high-security
- All data within our database can be updated or removed at
anytime simply by logging into your account and following the
appropriate links. If you are unsuccessful with logging in,
you may write to us using the contact page
and we will be happy to assist.
- Profile photos must be in accordance with the following rules.
Failure to cooperate will result in your photos being remove or your
- Your "Main Profile Photo" must show
your face clearly. If you are using a picture which has
your partner in it also, please make it clear which one is you,
as some site names do not give a clue to gender. It should also
be as recent as possible.
- Miscellaneous photos such as bikes, cars,
kitchens, fish, sheep(!), etc can be uploaded in addition to
your Main Pic. We have no problem with you uploading jokes which
add humour to the site... but your main pic has to show your
- Photos solely of other people - If you are
uploading pictures of other people, please bear in mind that
some folk do not like having their photos taken and you wouldn't
want people putting your worst picture on THEIR profile would
you? If in doubt ask them first.
- Photos of children are explicitly not
allowed! Unless: it is photos of yourself with your own
children. You must have at least one other photo which clearly
identifies you. This policy is so that we adhere to the
Children's Protection Act 1989.
- Weapons/Guns being held by a person will
not be allowed in profile photos. Neither will photos
representing gangs or other threatening
behaviour be allowed.
- 'Suggestive' photos will not be allowed. It
goes without saying that 'nude' photos aren't allowed, but
neither are those that are too suggestive and of an adult
nature. It's at a moderator's discretion whether to allow your
photo or not.
- Photos that are so small and pixelated
where it's impossible to make out any details will be removed.
These photos frustrate other members (who think that the site is
at fault and end up reporting the photo to us).
- Photos including personal contact information
put you at risk, and so will be removed. You will only be given
1 warning, the 2nd time you upload a photo with your contact
details in you will be banned from the site (Permanently &
without exception, subscribed member or not).
- Number plates of vehicles should be
removed, but we do not enforce this. You put yourself at risk if
you include your number plate in photos, from those who copy
plates to those who want to find you. You should edit your
photo(s) before uploading. Please be aware of other people's
number plates as well as your own.
- You may not promote any other website on your profile. Do not post links to your business or Facebook
without our explicit permission. Paid advertising on Biker
Match is always possible, please contact us for more information.
- Neither BikerMatch nor MD Web Designs can be held responsible for
any actions taken offline. We are not responsible or liable
for any injuries, accidents or mishaps at any event, whether
organised by individual members of the website or BikerMatch staff.
All riders participating in ride outs and other events are to ensure
their vehicles are adequately insured and tested for all trips.
Members hosting their own events (like BBQs at home, etc) are to
ensure they have appropriate liability insurance where necessary.
BikerMatch will not be liable for what happens at these events.
- By uploading photos to Biker Match you agree that you own the
copyright to the photographs. In addition you license Biker Match to
use your photographs, in whole or in part for promotion in print and
digitally including but not limited to social networking sites and
external websites where Biker Match has a presence. If you choose to
leave Biker Match in the future Biker Match will not remove your
photographs from any print or digital service where they are already
in use. No fees will be paid to the copyright owner for the license
to use any photographs uploaded to Biker Match. If you upload
photographs which you do not own copyright on you will be liable for
any costs incurred by Biker Match for their removal including any
subsequent costs brought against Biker Match by any third parties.
- Each person may only hold one current account on Biker Match.
It is not allowed to create 2nd or duplicate accounts in any way or
for any reason.
- Your account may only be of yourself. You cannot create an
account for groups, businesses, animals or your bike. The main
photo on your profile must be a true likeness of yourself and not
distorted or edited in order to hide your true identity.
- Accounts which do not conform to our rules may be immediately
removed without notice and without refund of any fees paid.
- Inappropriate behaviour on BikerMatch will result in your
account being suspended or banned completely. Keep the
chatroom and forums clean and friendly. Talking filth and
dragging the chatroom to gutter level will have your account
suspended at the very least. All chatroom data is logged for 2
weeks. We encourage you to be responsible and to respect our
community as well as others participating within the community. Your
conduct should be guided by common sense and basic "netiquette".
- All whispers and private messages are recorded. These messages
can be used as evidence during an investigation follow allegations
of misconduct. Contact us for further information about
- Nothing of a sexual or suggestive nature is allowed on this
site. Profile photos and chatroom/forum messages are covered
by this rule. Text can include, but is not limited to: 'sexy', 'hot',
'cyber' etc when it can be interpreted to refer to cybersex for
- Usernames/Names which can be considered to be impersonating an
admin are prohibited. Admin is defined as a Site Administrator,
Moderator or other Staff / Volunteer.
- Do not provoke or harass admins or other members, doing so will
result in your account being suspended or deleted.
- Anybody with a sexual or violent criminal conviction must
disclose it to the Accounts team via the Contact page BEFORE joining
BikerMatch. It is at our discretion whether we allow you to
join or not.
- It is not permitted within your profile to request other members
to contact you via private message soley because you are a standard
- Photographic equipment may be used at our events. The
photos from these events may be used on BikerMatch or other
digital/printed media (such as Facebook, magazines, Google, etc).
By attending our events you give permission to use photos of you
online and offline indefinitely. We will not remove photos of
you should you choose to leave the website (nor if you are banned).
We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time or
to remove any photo without reason pending investigation. Every
decision is up to the individual moderator checking your
profile. Where a moderator wants a second opinion, your profile
will be added to a "holding area" until another moderator makes
a decision. Any questions should be directed to the moderators
via the contact page
Your account may be deleted by staff and your IP address blocked at any
time if you break the above rules or we believe you are not here for
We reserve the right to delete any account as necessary without reason,
whether or not the rules have been broken.
BY JOINING THE WEBSITE, YOU
AGREE TO ALL THE ABOVE. YOU ALSO AGREE TO
HOLD BIKERMATCH RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTIONS MADE BY OR AGAINST YOU AT ANY
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