Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Global Knanaya Matrimony

Last Updated: 01.02.2024

Welcome to Global Knanaya Matrimony, a matrimonial platform managed by the United Kingdom Knanaya Catholic Association (UKKCA). By accessing and using our website, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully before using our services.

1. Eligibility:

You must be at least 18 years old and have the legal capacity to enter into a contract to use Global Knanaya Matrimony. By registering on our platform, you affirm that you meet these eligibility criteria.

2. Registration and User Account:

a. To access certain features of Global Knanaya Matrimony, you must register and create a user account. The information provided during registration must be accurate, current, and complete.

b. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account credentials and for all activities that occur under your account. Notify us immediately of any unauthorized use or security breaches.

3. User Conduct:

a. You agree to use Global Knanaya Matrimony for lawful purposes only. You must not engage in any activity that violates applicable laws or infringes upon the rights of others.

b. Harassment, discrimination, and any form of offensive behavior towards other users are strictly prohibited. Global Knanaya Matrimony reserves the right to take appropriate action, including the suspension or termination of accounts, in response to such behavior.

4. Content and Intellectual Property:

a. Users retain ownership of their content, including profile information and uploaded media. By submitting content, you grant Global Knanaya Matrimony a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, display, and distribute the content for the purposes of providing our services.

b. All trademarks, logos, and intellectual property on the website are the property of Global Knanaya Matrimony or its licensors. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

5. Termination of Services:

Global Knanaya Matrimony reserves the right to suspend or terminate services to any user at our discretion, with or without cause. Users may also terminate their account at any time by following the provided procedures.

6. Privacy:

Our Privacy Policy governs the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. By using Global Knanaya Matrimony, you agree to the terms outlined in the Privacy Policy.

7. Disclaimer of Warranty:

Global Knanaya Matrimony provides services "as is" without any warranty or guarantee. We do not warrant that our services will be uninterrupted, secure, or error-free.

8. Limitation of Liability:

Global Knanaya Matrimony shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with the use of our services.

9. Governing Law:

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. Any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the United Kingdom.

10. Changes to Terms and Conditions:

Global Knanaya Matrimony reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time. Users will be notified of significant changes, and continued use of the website constitutes acceptance of the updated terms.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these terms and conditions, please contact us at matrimony@ukkca.com

By using Global Knanaya Matrimony, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to the terms and conditions outlined herein.

The Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:
  • used fairly, lawfully and transparently
  • used for specified, explicit purposes
  • used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to only what is necessary
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
  • kept for no longer than is necessary
  • handled in a way that ensures appropriate security, including protection against unlawful or unauthorized processing, access, loss, destruction or damage

There is stronger legal protection for more sensitive information, such as:

  • race
  • ethnic background
  • political opinions
  • religious beliefs
  • trade union membership
  • genetics
  • bio metrics (where used for identification)
  • health
  • sex life or orientation
There are separate safeguards for personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences. 

Your rights

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to find out what information the government and other organisations store about you. These include the right to: 

  • be informed about how your data is being used
  • access personal data
  • have incorrect data updated
  • have data erased
  • stop or restrict the processing of your data
  • data portability (allowing you to get and reuse your data for different services)
  • object to how your data is processed in certain circumstances

You also have rights when an organisation is using your personal data for:

  • automated decision-making processes (without human involvement)
  • profiling, for example to predict your behavior or interests

Find out what data an organisation has about you

Write to an organisation to ask for a copy of the information they hold about you.

If it’s a public organisation, write to their Data Protection Officer (DPO). Their details should be on the organisation’s privacy notice.

If the organisation has no DPO, or you do not know who to write to, address your letter to the company secretary.

How long it should take

The organisation must give you a copy of the data they hold about you as soon as possible, and within 1 month at most.

In certain circumstances, for example particularly complex or multiple requests, the organisation can take a further 2 months to provide data. In this case, they must tell you:

  • within 1 month of your request
  • why there’s a delay

When information can be withheld

There are some situations when organisations are allowed to withhold information, for example if the information is about:

  • the prevention, detection or investigation of a crime
  • national security or the armed forces
  • the assessment or collection of tax
  • judicial or ministerial appointments

An organisation does not have to say why they’re withholding information.

How much it costs

Requests for information are usually free. However, organisations can charge an administrative cost in some circumstances, for example if:

  • you’re asking for a large amount of information
  • your request will take a lot of time and effort to process

Make a complaint

If you think your data has been misused or that the organisation holding it has not kept it secure, you should contact them and tell them.

If you’re unhappy with their response or if you need any advice you should contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Textphone: 01625 545860
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm
Find out about call charges

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane

The ICO can investigate your claim and take action against anyone who’s misused personal data.

You can also visit their website for information on how to make a data protection complaint.

If anyone got engaged, who are registered in this matrimony service will be removed their names by the admin or the concerned persons should delete their names themselves asap.