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Terms of Use

This document is published in accordance with the provisions of Rule 3 (1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 that require publishing the rules and regulations, privacy policy and the terms and conditions for access or usage of www.rustagisamaj.com

ACCESSING, BROWSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE WEBSITE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS herein, SO PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING.If you do not want to be bound by the Terms and Conditions, you must not use the Rustagi Samaj (Website) Services.This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms for your use of the Site and membership, which may be modified by www.RustagiSamaj.com from time to time

RustagiSamaj.com is a unit of Hello42 India Pvt. Ltd. with registered office in New Delhi, India. In these Terms, references to "You" or "User" or "RS member" shall mean the end user accessing the Website services or its contents. "RS Services" or "Site" means a collective reference to the Website service provided by www.RustagiSamaj.com. "Hello42 India Pvt. Ltd." or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the website.


Welcome to RustagiSamaj[RS], your one stop for all community based services along with personal matchmaking platform. User can register and access website for free. However, we offer Premium Memberships for matrimonial members through which he/she can promote his/her Profile.

If you wish to use the "Site" or "RS Services"users need to register as member. These services will enable you to build your community easily along with assistance in promoting and making your profile visible to other Members in order to connect with relevant members.

1. Eligibility:

A. Membership and rights of admission is reserved solely for:
I. Indian Nationals & Citizens.
II. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO).
III. Non-Resident Indians (NRI).
IV. Persons of Indian Descent or Indian Heritage
V. Persons who intend to marry persons of Indian Origin.

B. In order to use this Site for matrimonial purpose
I. You must be of legal marriageable age as per the laws of India (currently, 18 years or over for females and 21 years or over for males).
II. Legally competent to marry as per the law applicable to you (however you may register on our website by stating "Awaiting Divorce")
C. The Rustagisamaj.com site is only to facilitate personal advertisement for lawful members who are legally competent to enter into agreement under the laws to which they are subject. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and legal capacity to enter into this Agreement and that you are not prohibited or prevented by any applicable law for the time being in force or any order or decree or injunction from any court, tribunal or any such competent authority restraining you from entering into Agreement.

2. Registration:

A. To find effective and efficient match making process through our automated system we expect that you would complete the online registration process with fairness and honesty while furnishing your personal information to us. We expect you to read the relevant column before keying in the details or selecting the option available or uploading the photo. You are requested not to key in details of the profile in field other than the applicable field or repeating your details in another fields, after filling them once in the relevant fields or others photographs. You further undertake that you alone shall be responsible or liable for any information provided to us. In order to serve you better if we require additional details you agree to provide it. You may also give a missed call to any of our phone number for us to call you back and assist you in getting your profile registered on our website. Further you may fill in your email id and phone number in any of our registration campaigns appearing in various websites as part of our advertisements, basis which you may receive call from our Customer Service Center and assist you in getting your profile registered on our website.

B.If at any stage we come to know that any information provided by you for registration (including photos) or otherwise is found to be untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete then we have full right to suspend or terminate (without any notice) your membership and forfeit any amount paid by you towards RS membership fee and refuse to provide RS service to you thereafter.

C. You hereby confirm that as on date of this registration, you do not have any objection to receiving emails, messages and calls from RustagiSamaj.com and members of RustagiSamaj.com as long as you are a registered member. This consent shall supersede any preferences set by you with or registration done with the Do Not Disturb (DND Register)/ National Customer Preference Register (NCPR). This consent extends to emails, messages or calls relating but not limited to phone number verification, the provision of matchmaking advertising service, matchmaking enquiries and promotions.

D. Matrimonial members are expected to disclose their health records during registration, which includes any pre-existing illness, physical disability etc. Non- disclosure at the time of enrollment shall be treated as violation of the agreement and we reserve right for termination in such case.

3. Term

You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason by writing to www.RustagiSamaj.com. In the event you terminate your membership, you will not be entitled to a refund of any unutilized subscription fees, if any, paid by you, except where otherwise stated in writing. If we terminate your membership for breach of terms of this Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of any unused Subscription fees, if any, paid by you. Rustagisamaj.com may terminate your access to the Site and/or your membership for any reason effective upon sending notice to you at the email address as provided you in your application for membership or such other email address as you may later provided to Rustagisamaj.com. If we terminates your membership for breach of terms of this Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of any unused Subscription fees, if any, paid by you. Term for the paid Membership would be in accordance with the type of membership undertaken.

4. Non-Commercial Use by Members.

Membership is restricted strictly to the registered individual member only. Organizations, companies, businesses and/or individuals carrying on similar or competitive business cannot become Members and use the RS Service or RS member data for any commercial purpose. This includes providing links to other web sites, whether deemed competitive or otherwise. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, including unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken.

5. Other Terms of Use by Members

A. To protect your broader interest and increase the efficiency, we request members to keep their username and password safe and confidential for using our services.

B. Multiple profiles of the same person are not allowed on RustagiSamaj.com. We reserve the right to deactivate all multiple profiles without any refund of subscription fees.

C. In case partner preference is modified by the member, then the automated system generated prospect search results in website may also undergone corresponding changes.

D.RustagiSamaj Members are expected to verify the credentials of the prospect such as family status, marital status, educational qualifications, financial status, occupation, character, health status, etc. Members are requested to exercise extra caution while short-listing the prospect. We shall not be liable for shortcoming due to any misrepresentations made by any of its members.

E. To receive maximum proposals, you are expected to provide latest photographs, which should not be more than 3 months old. Providing old photographs/ photographs of others, inaccurate / false information shall be treated as violation of terms and conditions and we shall retain their right under clause 2(b) of thisagreement..

F. Members are expected to refrain from:
1. Entering into any financial transactions with prospects.
2. Sharing of confidential and personal data with each other but not limited to sharing of bank details, etc.
3. Violating any law for the time being in force from mentioning details of other matrimonial services while sending personalized messages.

G. Members are expected to be cautious of prospects who ask for favors, money etc or call from multiple phone numbers, only interact over phone, doesn't come forward for face to face meeting (physically or through video calls) and don't involve family and friends in match making. Beware of suspended profiles status before you finalize an alliance with the prospect.

H. The RS members agrees that for getting effective search results of prospects on Website, you will regularly log in to the profile maintained in the Website and send expression of interest which is an automated messages to prospects as a free member, and in the event you have availed paid package, you can send personalized messages to prospects to show your expression of interest/replies. RS member also may review the expression of interest sent to you / read the messages sent to you by prospects and may respond suitably.

I. RS member shall not assign or transfer your RS membership to any other person or entity, and such an act shall be treated as violation of terms and conditions and we shall retain their right under clause 2 (b) of this terms and conditions.

6. Proprietary Rights in the Content on Rustagisamaj.com

We owns and retains all proprietary rights in the www.Rustagisamaj.com Site and the Service. The Site contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Rustagisamaj.com, and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain such as member profile or for which permission has been obtained from the user otherwise you cannot copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute or sell any such proprietary information. Any such act or an attempted act on your part shall constitute a violation of this Agreement and your membership is liable to be terminated forthwith byRustagisamaj.com without refund of any of your unused Subscription fees. We also reserve our right to take legal action (civil and/or criminal) wherever applicable for any violations.

7. Content Posted on the Site

A) www.rustagisamaj.com is a domains registered in the name of Hello42 India Pvt. Limited. You agree that all content of site belong to Hello42 India Pvt. Ltd. excluding your or third party content including advertisement on the Website for which we has requisite license/right in terms hereof to display the same on our Website.

B) You acknowledge that you are responsible for the content (mandatory or optional content you provided on our website) and information including the profile details, photograph and other content(s) in the relevant field of the Website at the time of the creation of the member profile or subsequently modified by you and also for all the post and communication (including personalized messages sent by RS paid members) with other member(s).

C) You hereby represent and warrant that you own all rights, title and interest in your content/information or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to provide the said content/information. However, by submitting the content/information to RS, you hereby grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, publish, communicate to the public, law enforcement agencies, courts, and the RS's business and services, including without limitation for promoting, communicating to the public and redistributing part or all of the content/information (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

D) We reserve the right to block the registration of your profile on website, if any, in the case of your contact details/links being entered in irrelevant fields or if there are errors in data entered by the members in their profile.

E) You understand and agree that Rustagisamaj.com may delete any listing, content, communication, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of Rustagisamaj.comthat may violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of either Rustagisamaj.com and/or its Members.

F) While we do not accept any obligation to monitor the content/information, if the content/information is found not to be in compliance with these Terms, then we may delete the content/information and / or terminate or suspend your registration or (without a refund of any subscription paid by you in terms of clause 2 (b) of these terms and conditions). You agree that if the situation warrants Rustagisamaj.com may at its sole discretion put restriction on any member to other member's communications on the Website

G) We reserves the right to suspend/ Delete the profile of the users who appropriate the name, likeness, email address, contact no or other personally identifiable information of another individual and RS also reserves its right to initiate appropriate legal action against such individual/organization, as and when RS get the knowledge of the same.

H) Matrimonial members shall use the Services only to market and promote your profile and to reach out to other Members for the purpose of driving an Accept from relevant matches. Under no circumstances will Rustagisamaj.com or owner & its subsidiaries and affiliates be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service. We reserve the right to verify the authenticity of Content posted on the Site. In exercising this right, we may ask you to provide any documentary or other form of evidence supporting the Content you post on the Site. If you fail to produce such evidence we may, in its sole discretion, terminate your Membership without a refund.

I) The following is an indicative list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Site. Rustagisamaj.com will investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this Agreement, including without limitation, removing the offending communication / Content from the Service and terminating the Membership of such violators without a refund.

Illegal and prohibitive Content includes Content which:
• Is blatantly offensive to the community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

• Harasses or advocates harassment of another person;

• Involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";

• Promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;

• Promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;

• Contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page) ;

• Displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind;

• Provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;

• Provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;

• Solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; and

• Engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.

8. Third Party website

A) RS member understand and agree that we may allow third parties to put up advertisements on our Website/ Application, and we do not control the contents of such third party advertisement on the ourWebsite/ Application.

B) Third party websites to which links are given on Website are not governed by these Terms and conditions and all such third party websites are governed by their own terms and conditions for use and privacy policy, and in case of conflict the terms and conditions of the third party website shall prevail. Hello42 India Pvt. Ltd. does not in any manner whatsoever authenticate, endorse, verify or certify these third party websites or any contents therein.

C) Please note that a user shall click on links to third party websites at his / her sole risk and responsibility.

D) The members agrees and understands that we may also allow third parties to provide RS members services on the website like horoscope matching etc., and we may also collect the payment for such third party services to you, and RS in this regard can have revenue sharing arrangement with the such third party, however in no event shall RS be liable to you for such third party services.

E) We reserve the right to Add/ Delete/ Alter/ Modify/ Suspend any or all the RS Services at any time as it may deem fit, without notice. The RS members are expected to see the change on the Website.

9. Copyright Policy.

You cannot post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on theRustagisamaj.com service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:

• An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

• A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

• A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the our Site;

• Your address, telephone number, and email address;

• A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

• A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

10. General

A) The Rustagisamaj.com website shall be deemed to be used by you when it is loaded and/or continues to be loaded in temporary or permanent memory of your mobile phone, computer or any other device or in the internet browser thereof.

B) Rustagisamaj.com website act's as an intermediary as defined under sub-clause (w) of Section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

C) In the event you file a false complaint against another prospect on our Website and consequently we have suspended/deleted that prospects profile based on your complaint, then we reserve our right to initiate appropriate legal (Civil/Criminal) action against you and claim any and all costs expenses from you, for such Irresponsible/ Misrepresentation/ Illegal/ Unlawful action. We also reserve our right to suspend your profile and forfeit any and all amounts paid by you for the services as per clause 2 (b) of these terms and conditions.

D) Notwithstanding anything contained herein, RS reserves the absolute right to delete, in any manner as it deems fit, any content of any profile listing placed on RS (once such instance come to RS notice) in order to ensure compliance with the rules of such placement, prima facie accuracy and the prevailing laws in force for the time being, especially those relating to providing any obscene, libelous, blasphemous, slanderous, defamatory or invasive of another person's (deceased or alive) right of privacy or publicity, or that may reasonably be deemed to be harmful, vulgar, pornographic, abusive, harassing, threatening, hateful, objectionable with respect to race, religion, creed, nationality, gender or otherwise unfit for reproduction; or suggests or encourages unfair or illegal /indecent, unlawful activity. RS also reserves the right to block/ delete / suspend the profile which might be offensive, illegal or that might violate the rights, harm or threaten the safety of our office bearers/employees (including undue communication with any employee) and/or other registered prospects.

E) The Grievance Officer shall handle complaints in relation to the following violation by the User of computer resource as the User is not entitled to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information on the Website that -
• Belongs to another person and to which the User does not have any right to;

• Is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;

• Harm minors in any way;

• Infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights;

• Violates any law for the time being in force;

• Deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;

• Impersonate another person;

• Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;

• Threatens the unity, integrity, defense, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.

Any and all complaints to the Grievance Officer shall be in writing and in the event of any complaint through email, the said complaint shall be digitally signed. For Grievance Officer related information please see clause 9 of this terms and conditions
F) After the expiry of the Rustagisamaj.com paid package, the member's profiles shall remain on Rustagisamaj.com, until the member intimate the finalization of his/her marriage/existence of the Website and intimates the website for removal/deletion of once profile

11. Limitation of liability

A) RS likes to inform you that the exchange of profile(s) through or by RS should not in any way be construed as a matrimonial offer and/or recommendation and / or advice or guarantee given to the RS member, from/ or by RS.

B) RS or its Office bearers shall under no circumstances be liable or responsible to the RS member or his/her authorized Representative or Guardian or any third party for any direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages of any character including, without limitation, damages resulting from the use of our Website/Third Party Website/RS services.

C) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, RS's/Website liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to RS, for any specific RS paid package, and no further.

D) RS will not be liable in case of any wrong match made due to any available data/profiles from the Website RS's consortium of websites.

E) RS or its office bearers shall under no circumstances be liable, if any, RS member enter into financial transaction with any prospect or third party.

F) RS/Website or its office bearers shall under no circumstances be liable, if any RS member's approaching other RS members for the matrimonial alliance, is not Responded/ Reciprocated by the other registered RS member(s).

12. Member Disputes.

You are solely responsible for your advertisement/communications with other Rustagisamaj.com Members. Rustagisamaj.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members. We also reserve’s the right to take appropriate action against errant members. However, Rustagisamaj.com is not obliged to share such action with other members, including complainants. Rustagisamaj.com expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any transactions or interactions between the members inter-se.

13. Disclaimer

A) Your access to and use of the RS Services or any content is at your own risk. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE RS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, RS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.RS does not warrant that the Website, its servers, or e-mail sent from RS are free of viruses or other harmful components. RS will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this RS Website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

B) RS does not give any implied or explicit guarantee or warranty of marriage or alliance by you choosing to register on our Website and using RS services (both paid and free).

C) Notwithstanding anything contrary contained anywhere, under no circumstances, RS shall be held responsible or liable whatsoever or howsoever, arising out of, relating to or connected with:

1. Any act or commission not done by RS/ Payment gateway/ Alliance partner etc.;
2. Any untrue or incorrect information submitted by you or on your behalf;
3. Any decision taken by you or on your behalf or any consequences thereof, based on any information provided by any other user (including suspension/deletion of the profile from RS);
4. Any unauthorized or illegal act done by any third party relating to or connected with any information submitted by you or on your behalf;
5. Any cybercrime attempted or committed by anyone and any incident of force majeure or 'act of god'.
6. Any issue already stated in these terms and conditions including limitation of liability clause of these terms and conditions.
7. Any link to the social media provided through Trust Badge. You also understand and agree that RS is not counterchecking or authenticating the veracity of the data/photocopies of documents provided by any RS member while giving Trust Badge. RS Members are expected to counter check the veracity of the documents submitted by the prospects while shortlisting the prospect and satisfy themselves before making a choice of your match through adequate efforts, initiatives and due diligence. RS do not claim the authenticity or ownership of the home or office address scheduled for an appointment as being the member's actual or legal place of residence or employment respectively. RS Members are requested to exercise due care and caution while shortlisting the prospect and satisfy themselves before making a choice of your match through adequate efforts, initiatives and due diligence. RS will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
8. Using/availing of third party services namely horoscope matching services etc. and for paying them through the Website.
9. RS shall not be liable for the outcome of during any interaction in a meeting, call, sms, chat, email or social media posts at any point of time

D) You expressly agree that your use of this Website is at your sole risk.

14. Indemnity

By using our RS services you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless RS, its subsidiaries, affiliates, Directors, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, fully indemnified and harmless from any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any person through improper use of the service provided by RS. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive in perpetuity.

15. Breach

You agree that if we receive feedback/ complaints against your profile in relation to the facts that you are seeking physical / financial favors from our other registered members or have provided incorrect information on our website or committed any unlawful/illegal activities through the use of our Website or created a profile on our Website by impersonation/ fake/ bogus/ false/ misrepresentation/ without consent of the person who's profile is being registered or use only part information including using photo of third parties without the permission of such third parties or act with other members/employees in indecent/improper manner, then we/ RS in good faith reserve our right to suspend/delete your profile at our sole discretion without any notice to you, we also reserve to stop all RS services to you and take any action as mentioned in clause 2 (b) of the Terms and Conditions.

RS reserves the right to forthwith terminate your RS membership, block/delete your profile and forfeit entire amount paid as membership fee; if at any time RS, in its sole discretion, is of the opinion or has any reason to believe that, you have violated these Terms and conditions of use. We also reserve our right to file appropriate police complaint against you, if the breach of these terms and conditions is/are criminal in nature.

16. Termination

A. Unless otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions, RS membership may be terminated by RS /Website / you without assigning any reasons by serving 7 days written notice on the other, all amount paid till date by you to RS shall be forfeited.

B. Upon termination / suspension of RS membership, your right to use or access the RS Website/ RS services will cease immediately. All provisions of this terms and conditions that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, disclaimers, and limitations of liability. Termination of your access to and use of the RS Services shall not relieve you of any obligations arising or accruing prior to such termination

Online Safety Measures:

www.rustagisamaj.com aims to provide you with a safe & secure environment in which you search and find your life partner.

In ensuring your safety & privacy, we're limited to actions that are within our control. Therefore, it is necessary for you to exercise some simple precautions for your privacy & for a safe and secure experience.

Here are some simple guidelines YOU can follow to protect your privacy. 1. Guard your anonymity
Our system of anonymous contacting (expressing interest, accepting/declining), and private messaging (Communicate section) is to ensure that your identity is protected until YOU decide to reveal it.


• Remember that you are in control of your online experience at all times. You can remain completely anonymous until YOU choose not to.


• Don't include your personal contact information like name, email address, home address, telephone numbers, place of work or any other identifying information in your initial messages.

• Don't send contact information until your instincts tell you that this is someone you can trust. It's okay to take your time.

2. Start slow - Use emails initially

Set up a separate email account for communicating. Trust your instincts and start by sharing only your email address and communicating solely via email.

Do • Look for odd behavior or inconsistencies. Serious people will respect your space and allow you to take your time.

• Ask a friend to read the emails you receive - an unbiased observer can spot warning signs you missed.

• Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it. Don't
• Don't use signature lines in your emails that include your phone numbers and addresses.

• Don't use your regular or official email id for communicating with a person you don't know well.

3. Request for a photo

A photo will give you a good idea of the person's appearance, which may prove helpful in achieving a gut feeling.

• You can use the Photo Request option on www.rustagisamaj.com. Since Rustagisamaj- offers free scanning & upload services to its members, there's no reason someone shouldn't be able to provide you a photo.

• In fact, it's best to view several images of someone in various settings: casual, formal, indoor and outdoors. If all you hear are excuses about why you can't see a photo, consider that he or she has something to hide.

4. Chat on the phone

A phone call can reveal much about a person's communication and social skills. Consider your security and do not reveal your personal phone number to a stranger.

Do • Use a pre paid mobile phone number or use local telephone blocking techniques to prevent your phone number from appearing in Caller ID. Only furnish your phone number when you feel completely comfortable and have some background information on the other person.

• If someone gives you a phone number with a strange area code, check it out to make sure it's not a charge number before you make the call.

5. Meet when YOU are ready

The beauty of meeting online is that you can collect information gradually, later choosing whether to pursue the relationship in the offline world. You never are obligated to meet anyone. Go at your own pace!

Do • Remember that you are in control when it comes to taking an online relationship offline.

• Even if you decide to arrange a meeting, you always have the right to change your mind. It's possible that your decision to keep the relationship at the anonymous level is based on a hunch that you can't logically explain. Trust yourself. Go with your instincts.

6. Meet in a safe place

When you choose to meet offline it is a good idea to try and include either or both of your families. But if you trust the person enough to meet alone always tell a friend or your family where you are going and when you will return.

• When you decide to meet face to face with someone for the first time, choose a public place (such as a restaurant / cafe) at a time when many people are around and ensure your own transportation to and fro.

• For the first meeting it is always good not to meet the other person alone. Take a friend or relative along and ask him/her to do the same.

• In case you do decide to meet him/her alone leave the name, address and telephone number of the person you are going to meet with your friend or family member. Take a cellular phone along with you.

• Never arrange for your prospective match to pick you up or drop you at home.

• Do not go to a secluded place or a movie alone at the first meeting.

7. Watch for warning signs

Watching for warning signs and acting upon it is the surest way to avoid an uncomfortable situation.

• Ask a lot of questions and watch for inconsistencies. This will help you detect liars & cons, and it will help you find out if you're compatible.

• Pay attention to displays of anger, intense frustration or attempts to pressure or control you. Acting in a resentful manner, making demeaning or disrespectful comments, or any physically inappropriate behavior are all warning signs.

• Involve your family or your close friends in your search for a life partner and do not take a decision unilaterally.

• Don't ignore the following behavior specially if it is without an acceptable explanation:

• Provides inconsistent information about age, interests, appearance, marital status, profession, employment, etc.

• Fails to provide direct answers to direct questions

• Appears significantly different in person from his or her online persona

• Never introduces you to friends, professional associates or family members

8. Beware of money scams

Watch out for money scams. There are just too many con artists and scam artists around the world, and they are everywhere.

Do • Be wary of those who try to ask money from you for whatever reason. But it would be safer to cut off the communication. Remember a genuine person will not ask you for money in any circumstance. If someone asks you for money, use common sense and never give in to such requests.

• In case someone asks you for money report the situation to us.

Don't • Take all the time you need to decide on a trustworthy person and pay careful attention along the way. Be responsible about romance, and don't fall for the oldest con tricks of people who shower love and affection at the first instance and disappear later. Don't become prematurely close to someone, even if that intimacy only occurs online.

Using your own good judgment is your best bet because ultimately you are responsible for your personal experience. Trust your instincts and then move ahead with the right person!

If you do have an unpleasant experience you can always report it to the authorities.

Grievance Redressal

In case of any concern regarding a possible misuse, you may follow the below mentioned steps to register a complaint:
• Go to the concerned profile and report misuse against the profile.

• The complaint would be acted upon by our Safety Desk