Based on past experience we believe this can be best achieved by focussing our efforts on identifying and producing guidance and good practice information that can be made available to all dating service providers, maximising its reach and value to users. We handle complaints against government agencies and undertake investigations and inspections. Read all the terms and conditions to make sure you know what you are signing up to and how much it will cost Ask your friends if they have used the site before and whether they had a positive experience Before signing check your options for cancelling the contract Set reminders in your phone or diary to cancel your subscription to avoid your subscription inadvertently rolling over for a further term Research and get to know the business: In the ACCC issued dating and romance voluntary guidelines that were developed collaboratively with an industry working group to help dating websites and their users respond to scams. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has joined an international initiative to protect vulnerable consumers by sweeping dating websites for misleading offers, unclear pricing policies or consumer contracts with unfair terms.
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The ODA is a trade association. We also have a range of templates for agencies dealing with requests for official information. This can be very useful for anyone having problems with overseas traders. Given the existing national frameworks of regulation and self-regulation we believe our focus is on maximising compliance and trust. Overtly sexual imagery and language should not be used in mediums likely to be seen by children.