DISCLOSURE BY PROVIDER THAT DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.
(a) An online dating service provider that offers services to residents of this state and conducts a criminal background check on each member before permitting a Texas member to communicate through the provider with another member shall clearly and conspicuously disclose to all Texas members that the provider conducts a criminal background check, as described by Section 106.003, on each member before permitting a Texas member to communicate through the provider with another member.(b) An online dating service provider that offers services to residents of this state and conducts a criminal background check on each member shall include on the provider's Internet website:(1) a statement of whether the provider excludes from its online dating service all persons identified as having been convicted of:(A) a felony offense;(B) an offense the conviction or adjudication of which requires registration as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; or(C) an offense for which an affirmative finding of family violence was made under Article 42.013, Code of Criminal Procedure;(2) a statement of the number of years of a member's criminal history that is included in a criminal background check; and(3) a statement that:(A) criminal background checks are not foolproof;(B) criminal background checks may give members a false sense of security;(C) criminal background checks are not a perfect safety solution;(D) criminals may circumvent even the most sophisticated search technology;(E) not all criminal records are public in all states and not all databases are up to date;(F) only publicly available convictions are included in the criminal background check; and(G) the criminal background check does not cover other types of convictions than convictions for offenses described by Section 106.003(a) or any convictions from foreign countries.(c) A disclosure required by Subsection (a) must be stated in bold, capital letters in at least 12-point type on the online dating service provider's Internet website.
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Examples of the safety awareness notification include the following statements or substantially similar statements:(1) "Anyone who is able to commit identity theft can also falsify a dating profile.";(2) "There is no substitute for acting with caution when communicating with any stranger who wants to meet you.";(3) "Never include your last name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, place of work, or any other identifying information in your Internet profile or initial e-mail messages.
An online dating service provider that offers services to residents of this state shall clearly and conspicuously provide a safety awareness notification on the provider's Internet website that includes a list and description of safety measures reasonably designed to increase awareness of safer online dating practices.
You’ll have access to the same potential dates as the biggest of the biggest dating sites, but by finding them via Act For Love.org, you’ll be helping helping do some good while you search for love. There really are great people out there — why not take a minute and take a peek? DISCLOSURES BY PROVIDER THAT CONDUCTS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it."; and(4) "If you choose to have a face-to-face meeting with another member, always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return. Always provide your own transportation to and from your date and meet in a public place with many people around." Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R. CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois now has a new law to keep you safe when you date online. “With online dating becoming increasingly popular in the 21st century, it is important to make sure its participants are safe and aware of potential risks,” Gov. “This new law will help keep Illinois citizens both financially and physically safe from predators they may unknowingly encounter when using an Internet dating service.” The new legislation, sponsored by state Sen.As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, the new law, called Internet Dating Safety Act, was signed into law Friday by Gov. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) requires Internet dating services to tell all users upfront whether they do or do NOT conduct criminal background checks. (a) For purposes of this chapter, an online dating service provider conducts a criminal background check on a person if the provider initiates a name search for the person's convictions for any:(1) felony offense;(2) offense the conviction or adjudication of which requires registration as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; and(3) offense for which an affirmative finding of family violence was made under Article 42.013, Code of Criminal Procedure.(b) The name search described by Subsection (a) must be conducted by searching:(1) available and regularly updated government public record databases for criminal conviction records described by Subsections (a)(1)-(3) that in the aggregate provide substantially national coverage of those records; or(2) regularly updated databases that contain at least the same or substantially similar coverage as would be accessible through searching databases described by Subdivision (1).