We, as well as other business entities that we control, control us, or with which we are under common control (our "Group") offer a dating, matchmaking and social discovery App. We offer our products and services, some free and some for a fee, through desktop computers, mobile devices and applications (the "Services").
Unless reserved for a certain category of users specifically requested during registration, our Services are open to all adults 18 years of age or older, provided they comply with the access requirements below. If you are under the age of 18, you are not authorized to access the Services and must immediately stop using the Services.
Safety tips for your appointments:
Meeting new people can be exciting, but you should always be cautious about interacting with someone you don't know. Always use your best judgment and, first and foremost, think about your safety, whether it's during the initial message exchange or when you decide to date in person. While you cannot control the actions of others, there are things you can do to protect your safety during your BreakingIce experience.
The fight against cyberbullying:
Cyberbullying leads to nothing. Much less to love.
At BreakingIce we talk about cyberbullying when a person sends messages to the same recipient repeatedly, despite getting no response.
These messages may violate the sensitivity and dignity of the other person by their repetitive nature and their content, if they are of an offensive, discriminatory and defamatory nature or of a sexual nature without consent.
In order to fight against this type of behavior, these are the rules we must respect:
Rule No. 1. Wait for the person to respond, or not, if he/she prefers not to.
Rule #2. Retry once is fine. Two, too, but three is too many.
Rule No. 3. Respect the person in all circumstances: no offensive or demeaning propositions or unsolicited inappropriate photos.
If you receive messages that are insistent or make you uncomfortable, here's what you can do to alert us and put an end to the situation immediately:
You can report or block a user from the profile, you can also dismiss them and report them from the chat. Each profile report is dealt with as quickly as possible and measures can range from sending a warning to permanent deletion of the profile.
Never send money, especially by wire transfer, even if the person claims to be in an emergency situation. Transferring money is like sending cash: it is almost impossible to cancel the transaction or to trace where the money has gone. Never share information that can be used to access your bank accounts. If another user asks you for money, report it immediately.
Never share personal information, such as your social security number, home or work address, or details about your daily routine (for example, that you go to a certain gym every Monday) with people you don't know. If you have children, limit the information you share about them in your profile and in your initial conversations. Avoid providing information such as your children's names, the school they attend or their age or gender.
Beware of scammers who claim to be from your country but are stuck somewhere else, especially if they ask for financial help to return home.
Be wary of anyone who doesn't want to meet you in person or talk to you by phone or video call; they may not be who they say they are.
The fact that someone avoids your questions or pressures you into a serious relationship without meeting you or going on a date with you first is a red flag.
You know when someone is out of line, and if someone is, we'd like to know about it. Block or report anyone who doesn't respect our terms and conditions. Here are some examples of violations:
You can raise concerns about any behavior you find suspicious from any profile page, messaging window or right here. For more information, please see our Community Guidelines.
Be sure to choose a strong password and be especially careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. BreakingIce will never send you emails requesting your username and password: if you receive an email requesting your account information, please report it immediately.
Take the time to get to know the person before agreeing to a date or talking outside of BreakingIce. Don't be afraid to ask questions looking for red flags or personal breakup reasons. A phone or video call can be a useful screening tool before you meet in person.
The first few times, meet the person in a public and inhabited place, never at your home, their home or any other private place. If the person pressures you to go to a private place, end the date.
Tell a friend or family member about your plans, including when and where you are going. Keep your cell phone charged and with you at all times.
We want you to be in control of how you get to and from your appointment location so you can leave whenever you want. If you drive, it's a good idea to have an alternate plan such as a carpool app or a friend who can come pick you up.
Be aware of the specific effects drugs or alcohol have on you: they can affect your judgment and alertness. If the person tries to pressure you to take drugs or drink more than you should, resist and end the date.
Pay attention to where your drink comes from and where it is at all times: accept only drinks poured or served directly by bartenders. Many substances that are put in drinks to facilitate sexual assault are odorless, colorless and tasteless. Also, keep your cell phone, purse, wallet and anything else that might contain personal information about you with you at all times.
It's okay to stop an appointment early if you feel uncomfortable. In fact, it's recommended. And if your instinct tells you something is wrong or you feel insecure, ask the waiters for help.
When used correctly and consistently, condoms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting and transmitting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV. But consider also STDs such as herpes or HPV that can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. The risk of contracting some STDs can be reduced by vaccination.
Not all STDs show symptoms and you don't want to be unaware of your status. Stay on top of your health and prevent the spread of STDs by getting tested regularly.
Communication is everything: before getting physically intimate with another person, talk about sexual health and STD testing. And remember, in some countries the deliberate transmission of an STD is considered a crime.
Every sexual relationship should begin with consent and should include ongoing checks with the other person. Verbal communication can be helpful for both you and the other person to make sure you are respecting each other's boundaries. Consent can be revoked at any time and sex should never be something you owe anyone. Do not proceed if the other person seems uncomfortable or unsure or if they are unable to give consent due to the effects of drugs or alcohol.
Remember: even if you follow these tips, no risk reduction method is perfect. If you have a negative experience, don't think of it as your fault and keep in mind that you can ask for help. Report any incidents here and consider contacting one of the resources listed below:
Planned Parenthood Federation
Tel.: 91 591 34 49 I http://fpfe.org/
National Human Trafficking Hotline
900 10 50 90 I https://www.policia.es/trata/
National LGBT Outreach Center
914 38 87 24 I http://www.felgtb.org/
Crime Victims' Resource Center
902-007-214 I https://www.mjusticia.gob.es