Our Premium Agreement
The Premium Services
Subject to the terms of this Agreement, PenPal World will provide Services including posting your profile, posting your picture, and hosting your e-mail traffic communications.
Fees and Payment Policies
PenPal World, as for right now, only accepts payment via PayPal accounts, as well as mailed in personal checks (U.S. only) and certified bank checks or money orders (anywhere). All fees are payable in U.S. dollars to PenPalWorld.com, are non-transferable (e.g. to other PenPal World accounts), non-refundable and non-creditable.
PenPal World reserves the right to change its policies or fees at any time. Regardless of any changes in its fees, renewal payments are not changed for existing members ever (for example, if you paid $4.95 when you signed up and the price is later raised to $5.95 then you will keep paying $4.95 as long as you don't cancel your subscription).
Initial Payments and Renewal Payments
You must pay your first period's charges prior to PenPal World starting your Premium Services.
If you pay with PayPal eCheck then your PenPal World VIP account will not be activated until your eCheck clears at PayPal, which might take between 5 and 10 business days.
You will be billed on a periodic billing cycle (1, 6, or 12 months, as determined by you during registration for these Services). If you pay for your services using a PayPal account, PayPal will automatically bill your PayPal account on your billing date (your billing date is the periodic anniversary of the day your Premium Services started. For example, if your services started on the 15th day of a given month, you will have a billing date of the 15th in subsequent months).
If you pay for your services using a personal check, certified bank check or money order, you are responsible for ensuring that your renewal payment is received on or before each billing date. If your renewal payment is not received by your billing date, PenPal World will consider your services "cancelled" and immediately remove all premium services from your account.
It is your responsibility to report any accidental double-charges to PenPal World. PenPal World is not obligated to investigate if you have paid twice or more for the same billing cycle, nor to initiate any double-charge refunds. However, if you report any accidental double-charge and PenPal World approves that to be true then any overpaid amount will immediately be refunded back to your PayPal account.
PenPal World does not send invoices by either regular mail or e-mail.
Lifetime Premium Accounts
At PenPal World you can purchase a "Lifetime Premium Account". Lifetime Premium Accounts carry all of the same benefits and restrictions as normal Premium Accounts, except for the following:
- One Payment for Unlimited Months of PenPal World Premium - after initial payment to activate a Lifetime Account, no additional payments will be owed to maintain basic PenPal World Premium services on that account. (Optional additional payments may still be made for extra features added beyond the basic premium package limits. But no additional payments will be necessary to continue using the basic level of premium services.)
- Non-Refundable - Lifetime Premium Account purchases are not eligible for any kind of Money-Back Guarantee. If you are interested in trying PenPal World Premium, then we recommend you upgrade first to a 1, 6 or 12 months premium account.
- Pricing - pricing for Lifetime Premium Accounts may vary. If a price change occurs and it is less than what you've paid, you won't be able to request the difference.
Termination of Services
You may cancel your Premium Services at any time by cancelling your subscription directly within your PayPal account. To avoid automatic billing for a subsequent billing cycle, you must submit your online cancellation request at least 2 days prior to your billing date. Cancellation requests submitted fewer than 2 days prior to a billing date may result in automatic billing of your PayPal account for one (1) additional billing cycle.
You agree that you are responsible for all fees described in this Agreement from the start of your Premium Services to confirmed cancellation by PayPal.
PenPal World reserves the right to immediately terminate your Services and remove your profile or any of your materials from PenPal World's servers if PenPal World, in its sole discretion, concludes that you have violated or threatened to violate the terms of the Agreement. In the event that PenPal World terminates your Services in connection with this paragraph, you will not be entitled to a refund of any fees you have paid to PenPal World.
PenPal World also reserves the right to terminate your Services for any other cause, at its convenience. In the event that PenPal World terminates your Service at its convenience, PenPal World will refund to you a prorated amount of fees which you have pre-paid for the billing cycle in effect at the time of the termination. You agree that this refund shall be your only remedy for termination of service in connection with this paragraph.
You hereby certify to PenPal World that you are at least 14 years old. PenPal World is intended for people who are at least 14 years old. Children under 14 living in the USA are not permitted to join PenPal World or participate in the PenPal World Community as described in US online laws.
For purposes of identification, billing and marketing, you must provide PenPal World with accurate, complete, and updated information required by the registration to the PenPal World Premium Service, including a valid e-mail address and all applicable payment data. PenPal World may require a copy of a state issued form of identification before making changes to the billing information or registration data on a Customer's account.
PenPal World periodically makes full backups of the information stored on its servers. PenPal World makes no guarantees of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the integrity of these backups. Backups are made for server restoration purposes only.
PenPal World is not responsible for any of your content that resides on PenPal World servers. You are solely responsible for independent backup of data stored on PenPal World.
This Site is provided by PenPalWorld.com on an "as is" basis. PenPalWorld.com makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site, the information, content, materials, products, or Services included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, PenPalWorld.com disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. PenPalWorld.com will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental punitive and consequential damages.
The court of jurisdiction is located in Gamsen, Valais, Switzerland. As such, the laws of the City of Gamsen, Valais, Switzerland will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.
We reserve the right to make changes to our site and these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time.
This document was last modified on February 2, 2012