Dating website in california
It also punts on the Article III standing issue, given that it dismissed for failure to allege statutory standing. __ Wow, the California legislature gets in the weeds.
That California regulates dating service contracts specifically came as news to me, as well as I’m guessing to others.
The terms are part of a final court judgment negotiated with a task force of local prosecutors that also included the district attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.
The task force learned that Spark’s dating sites were automatically renewing customer payments, without their express prior consent as required by federal and state law, among other alleged violations of law.
I disagree a little with Venkat about the likelihood Grindr was blindsided by this law. Nordstrom California Supreme Court: Retail Privacy Statute Doesn’t Apply to Download Transactions – Apple v Superior Court (Krescent) CA Court Confirms that Pineda v Williams-Sonoma (the Zip-Code-as-PII Case) Applies Retrospectively — Dardarian v.
“Cooling off” laws are well-known in the dating industry and pretty well-known outside of it, so I expect (or, at least, hope) Grindr had some clue.
Companies must advise clients of this and provide a cancellation mechanism and a full refund.Grindr, an online dating app, allegedly failed to address this in its terms of service.A plaintiff signed up for Grindr Xtra (the monthly fee-based version of its site), cancelled and did not receive a full refund (for the remainder of the month).“This joint effort is an important victory to ensure that consumers will not be subject to recurring charges without their clear consent." The judgment was filed today in Santa Monica Superior Court. Some renewals come after “free trials,” where consumers need to cancel in time to avoid the charges.Online “subscriptions” and other automatically recurring charges have proliferated in the U. Federal and state law requires businesses to make these auto-renewals clear to consumers, and to get their “express, affirmative consent” – before they collect any money.