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How We Differ From Other Sites

The Stoicess’ Meditation method teaches you to control Anxiety, Stress:

Meditation is an ancient technique. My easy-to-learn method, The Stoicess’ Meditation, requires you to use reflection while writing five (5) S-T-O-I-C Storytelling® sentences based on Biblical and stoic principles. This five (5) sentence writing is Your Success Story for sharing with the community as we grow together. It’s mentally invigorating and constantly refreshing. It allows you to achieve the Spirituality you seek.

Receive the Exam Answers to Life:

Life is the most difficult exam. Ever take an exam where you had the old exams and answers to study from? When it comes to handling stress and anxiety, I have both for you. The Stoicess’ Helpline receives continual requests for help with stressful situations. Each day, I choose a situation for sharing with our community. Members respond with a “T-O-I-C” writing which allows them to infuse scripture into their minds. SO YOU HAVE THE EXAM AND MANY ANSWERS (provided in a quick-read format) to help you.

You engage:

Puzzle games, writings, and podcasts keep you focused and the “Beat the Professor” Challenge makes you think deeply.

You smile:

We have fun. For example, each week you can join others as we showcase our Stomaytes™ – our beloved companion animals — as they appear to teach us the Stoic virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. They’re dear to us and are an essential part of our relationships (Mayte means “lovable”). “Stomayte Storytelling” in the Stoic Storytelling fashion is used to tell the stories of our Stomaytes to all.

Hi Everyone,

I’m Lori Stith, The Stoicess® – Your CHRISTIAN LIFE COACH.

As CEO of Stoic Matchmaker, LLC, I welcome you to StoicMatchmaker.com.

We are a Biblical Meditation and Education Website where I teach THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION method. My community constantly trains to develop the mindset and skills to live a “good life” well-pleasing to God.

Your development in gaining the correct perspective on how to deal with a boss, friend, co-worker, or loved one is paramount to me as you gain more success with each situation faced.

I want You to Succeed!

“One Need, One Desire, One Hero, And One Guide Can Recast One’s Destiny.” The Stoicess

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Types Of Training Offered

TYPES OF TRAINING OFFERED

Online Interactive Activities

Puzzles, Writings, Podcasts, and Your S-T-O-I-C Success Stories are the cornerstone of my program.

TYPES OF TRAINING OFFERED

Webinars

Each Tuesday evening, the Beat the Professor Challenge and the Stoicess & Professor Weekly Update are held. Members are encouraged to join.

Benefits Of My Training Program

What games are you using for Training?

  • Word search puzzles or sentence scramble are used to communicate Apostle Paul’s teachings and the Stoic virtues.
  • An example is our weekly ‘Behavior-Response’ series.
  • The series addresses a behavior that needs overcoming along with a suggested response.
  • Another example is our ‘Leadership with Guiding Principles’ series where we integrate leadership with Guiding principles– Christianity and the four stoic virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The series is a captivating Empowerment approach I must say.

What Writings are you using for Training?

  • The Stoicess’ Helpline, a daily series, gives a “situation” that a colleague needs our help in addressing. Everyone is encouraged to respond with a “T-O-I-C” writing.
  • Teaching Quote Weekly Challenge, a weekly series, gives a “teaching quote” and members ponder and write the “S-O-I-C” about how the “picture plus teaching quote” applies to their life experience.
  • Leadership with Guiding Principles Weekly Challenge, a weekly series that gives 2 quotes for the “teaching” and members are asked to BLEND the 2 quotes together to address the “S” “O” “I” “C” as it applies to their life experience.
  • Behavior-Response Weekly Challenge, another weekly series that gives the “S-T” and asks members to address the “O” “I” “C” based on the Situation (behavior) and Teaching given.

Podcasts?

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CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY TEST

May This Test Assist You (As It Has Me) On Your Journey To Serve Our Lord.
Lori Stith, The StoicessTry it – It’s FREE

CLICK: Stoicess’ Christian Spirituality Test

Poems

In addition to my weekly “The Stoicess’ Secret” podcasts, members also have access to all my Storytelling Poems. By using Storytelling Poems, I cement the concepts in your mind.

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STOICESS & PROFESSOR WEEKLY TOUCH-BASE WEBINAR Tuesdays 6pm (EST)

Each week on Tuesday at 6pm (EST), I meet with our Professor to address his thoughts on the upcoming “Beat the Professor” challenge. The Weekly Touch-Base Meetings are hosted on Zoom Webinar and are FREE to the GENERAL PUBLIC (Note: Up to 500 attendees accepted per meeting). So, join me as we gain insight into each upcoming challenge.

Click The Following Link To Join EVERY Stoicess & Professor Weekly Touch-Base Tuesday Evening Webinar:

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Note: No meeting on Tuesday, April 16

Stoicess' Storytelling Weekly Podcasts

My weekly podcasts are based on situations received from the Stoicess’ helpline. Here are a few examples:

  • A coworker approached me with a situation in an aggressive manner.
  • Why do l feel like the person I have feelings for deserves a better person than me?
  • Worried if I am fired, or choose to leave my job, can I survive?
  • Why is it that when you don’t like someone, they’re the one who wants you, but the one you want, doesn’t even like you?

‘Beat The Professor’ Challenge

The “Beat the Professor” Challenge occurs each Tuesday evening. The meetings  occur via webinar.

An Expert’s Team will present their writing and storytelling. The Professor will present his writing and storytelling. Following the presentation, a discussion will occur regarding the situation addressed.

 

So my question to you IS: ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 4.0 Ph.D. Professor? I say ABSOLUTELY! Together, we can “Beat The Professor”.

...And we can do it every week!

What are My Success Stories?

It’s Your 5 (five) sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling® — it’s quick & easy to learn and helps you to recall quickly what to do when facing a stressful situation. It teaches you how to handle difficult life situations while remaining in control. Real-World problems are used to help you learn through practical application.

What’s the secret to these 5 (five) sentences?

Engagement, Engagement, Engagement.

You’ll use these 5 (five) sentences to tell the team how you applied a stoic or Bible saying to a situation you faced and overcame.

You’ll put into effect Apostle Paul’s teachings and the Stoic virtues in your life by Reminiscing about Your Achievements — how you overcame a stressful situation whether with a boss, friend, co-worker, or loved one.

Each time YOU face a problem and overcome, and share YOUR Success Story with Your community on our website, you become Stronger. This is a way for you to practice THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION.

Only 5 sentences?

You’ll learn how to write 5 sentences that have the Most Impact on Your Life.

How often should I write my 5-sentence Success Story?

One Success Story each DAY at a minimum, to gain maximum results, and share your Success Story with our community.

Why should I share my Success Stories with Our community?

To become what you write; it is a Testament To Your Actions. The process helps you to stop pretending to be someone you’re not. Instead, You Become That Person. As Socrates commented, “Be as you wish to seem”.

Are you going to help me with this?

To help you, I’ll place a picture each week on a Community Group (trust, belonging, happiness, SAFE, & values). You can look at the picture and:

  • Write Your 5 sentences in that Community Group about your accomplishment for sharing what you learned with our Community.
  • You’ll also receive the daily Stoicess’ Helpline request where you (along with our community) can respond to a colleague’s situation with a “T-O-I-C” writing.

As you know, the Greats wrote about what they learned. Reminiscing & Sharing Your Accomplishments is Exceedingly Powerful. Both You and Your colleagues grow stronger…. we grow as a Community.

My Training Program teaches you THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION so you can: REMAIN CALM, In a Sea of Craziness and BE A FORTRESS to Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Fear.

SHOWCASING OUR STOMAYTES™

Who’s the real Stoic in our households? Is it us or our lovable companions?

Whether a cat, dog, bird, guinea pig, rabbit, hamster, ferret (you name your beloved) have you ever watched them in amazement wondering if they’re ultimately more stoic than us humans?

I have and I’m apparently not the only one.

Visit our Community Group titled “SHOWCASING OUR STOMAYTES”. It’s a place where we share stories and links to pics & videos of our beloved animals while THEY appear to practice the Stoic virtues. We could probably learn a thing or two from them.

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In Closing

I know you’ll enjoy your time here at Stoic Matchmaker. Join us and become a part of THE TRAINING COMMUNITY that “Matches Your Mind to Apostle Paul and the stoic virtues to learn THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION”.

  • Learn at your own pace while interacting with others
  • You’ll grow stronger
  • We’ll grow stronger together

Are YOU ready to be AMONG the GREATS? Then write and share your accomplishments. It’s that simple. Our Training Program puts you on that path.

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It’s time to “CONTROL OUR MINDS”

Wishing You The Very Best In Life’s Journey,
Lori Stith

THE STOICESS' TEACHING METHOD

  • How Does My Teaching Method Differ From Others?
    • I teach Biblical Meditation.
    • Whereas most modern meditation practices are based on Eastern mediation which focuses on clearing the mind to reach enlightenment, Biblical Meditation is an active, problem-solving process.
    • Biblical Meditation aims to create time to contemplate scripture. Biblical meditation is a powerful tool for an intentional, deep, and personal connection with God.
    • When you use my S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Meditation method, you’ll connect with the divine, get in touch with God’s will and message, and improve your spiritual health.
  • I teach you a method that is unique and most effective in studying God’s word. There is plenty of literature that tells you to read a verse or passage of Scripture and meditate on its meaning. It’s a passive approach, likened to casually reading a passage from your vehicle’s owner’s manual when no problems exist.
  • My approach is an active approach. It’s situation driven. Life presents you with a situation that is burning inside of you for an answer. The training method teaches you how to search the Scripture to find immediate answers most applicable. Then, you apply the answers and remember the resolution for life. It’s like teaching you how to search your vehicle’s owner’s manual when a breakdown occurs to quickly find a needed solution. My method is learned through practice and shared learning with others. It’s an easy 5 sentence S-T-O-I-C meditation method that will draw you nearer to God’s word: (S)= Situation, (T)=Teaching, (O)=Outcome, (I)=Illumination and (C)=Character trait you improved.

 

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Empower Your Mind 10 Minutes at a Time. Stoic Storytelling — Your Personal Writings Matter !

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This Training Page was last revised on September 17, 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night...”
JOSHUA 1:8
We view meditation as a spiritual concept because it is focused on God. There are many different types of meditation, even some that don’t include any spiritual components. However, for those seeking to have their minds renewed through the Bible, it is an essential practice.
Meditation helps you grow in your walk with God because you’re pondering what the Bible says about certain situations you read about or encounter. Meditating on how Scripture deals with these can help you gain perspective and enlightenment. Through consistent practice, you will be changed into a person who has been shaped by the Bible.

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STOICMATCHMAKER PROVIDES THE SERVICES AND ITS CONTENT ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. STOICMATCHMAKER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, ERROR-FREE OR WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. STOICMATCHMAKER DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR, AND NO WARRANTY IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO, THE CONNECTIVITY AND AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. STOICMATCHMAKER MAKES NO GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES. THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STOICMATCHMAKER, ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS AND ATTORNEYS AND THEIR SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING EMOTIONAL DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM ANYONE’S USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OF ANY USER INTERACTIONS OCCURRING DURING EITHER ON OR OFF USE OF THE SERVICES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, STOICMATCHMAKER’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND IRRESPECTIVE OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO STOICMATCHMAKER IN SUBSCRIPTION FEES, IF ANY, FOR THE SERVICES IN THE PRECEDING TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD.

StoicMatchmaker reserves the right to modify, update, suspend, discontinue, or restrict the use of or access to the Services, or any portion of the Services, at any time and without notice or liability.

We make no representation that the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we are not liable for any interruptions or errors contained within.

You assume all risk when using the Services. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users during and following use of the Services. StoicMatchmaker does not perform background checks on or screen any individuals who use the Services. Stoicmatchmaker is not responsible for any conduct by any user (yourself or others) during use or following use of the Services. StoicMatchmaker makes no warranties or representations of the conduct of any user of the Services. By registering with the Services, you are agreeing that StoicMatchmaker is not liable for any damages, direct or indirect, that may in any way arise to you or against you out of your use of the Services. Therefore, in the event that you suffer damages of any kind through your use of the Services, you agree to release StoicMatchmaker from any liability with respect thereof.  

Despite users of the service agreeing to these Terms & Conditions, StoicMatchmaker cannot guarantee that each user is at least the required minimum age, nor does StoicMatchmaker accept any responsibility for any content or other use of the Services by anyone under the minimum age in direct violation of these Terms & Conditions. It is possible for other users (including unauthorized users or ‘hackers’) to gain access to personal information about you through your use of the Services and to use your personal information for purposes other than those intended by you when you signed up to the Services. StoicMatchmaker is not responsible for the use of any personal information that you disclose on use of the Services.

STOICMATCHMAKER DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF OTHER USERS (INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED USERS), WHETHER THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OCCUR DURING THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR OTHERWISE.

StoicMatchmaker is not responsible for any interruption, delay in operation or transmission, error, deletion, omission, communications failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to any user, member or subscriber communications. StoicMatchmaker is not responsible for any problems or technical errors of any telephone network, online service, servers or providers, software, computer equipment, email systems, technical problems or congestion or service interruptions on the internet or the Services or combination thereof.

ALL INFORMATION OR MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED VIA YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DISCRETION AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STOICMATCHMAKER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, MOBILE DEVICE, INTERNET ACCESS, OR ANY LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA THAT RESULTS OR MAY RESULT FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR MATERIALS. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR ACTIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE OF SUCH A NATURE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL FROM THE SERVICES.

Any advice or content posted with the Services is intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not designed to replace any form of professional advice. StoicMatchmaker makes no representations or warranties and hereby disclaims all liability for any actions or effects on any person following the information offered or provided with the Services.

StoicMatchmaker shall not be held responsible for any service interruption or performance failure caused by acts of God (or natural disasters), strikes, power outages, terrorism, embargoes, war, fires or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the affected party.

The Services may contain links to websites of third-parties, including without limitation, advertisers, which are not under the control of StoicMatchmaker, and StoicMatchmaker is not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website, or any changes or updates to such websites. StoicMatchmaker provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply that StoicMatchmaker endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content on such third-party websites. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or sweepstakes sponsors found on or through the Services (including payment and delivery of related goods or services, any personal information or opt-in contact information voluntarily given to advertisers and sweepstake sponsors, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings) are solely between you and such advertiser or sweepstakes sponsor. You agree that StoicMatchmaker will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings, including the sharing of the information you supply to StoicMatchmaker with advertisers or sweepstakes sponsors, or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Services. Please visit our Privacy Policy to learn more about how we use your information.

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Services, but not directly by StoicMatchmaker, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content.

STOICMATCHMAKER DOES NOT: (i) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED WITH THE SERVICES, OR (ii) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN STOICMATCHMAKER. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STOICMATCHMAKER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANYONE’S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICES, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY USERS.

Disputes Between Members

You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Services and that StoicMatchmaker shall have no responsibility concerning such interactions. StoicMatchmaker reserves the right, but is under no obligation, to monitor any disputes between you and other users.

Should you have any claim or action against another user you hereby agree to pursue said claim or action independently of StoicMatchmaker and you hereby release StoicMatchmaker from any claims, liability and damages associated with such a claim or action.

If you believe that your work has been infringed and posted with the Services, please contact us in writing with the following information:

  • a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • identification of the copyrighted work you believe has been copied or infringed;
  • a description of where the claimed copyrighted material is to be found with the Services (of sufficient detail to allow StoicMatchmaker to locate it);
  • a written statement by the complaining party that you have a good faith, belief that the disputed material is not authorized for use by the copyright owner;
  • a written statement by the complaining party, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in this notification is accurate and truthful and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; and
  • your contact details: name, address, telephone number and email address.

The above information must be submitted to the following address:

StoicMatchmaker, LLC
P.O. Box 1702;
10821 Red Run Blvd;
Attn: Copyright Agent
Owings Mills, MD 21117 USA

Please be aware that you might be liable for damages (including attorney’s fees and other costs) if you misrepresent any notification or claim that content is infringing upon your copyright.

Indemnity from Users:

User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless StoicMatchmaker, its officers, agents, employees, partners, affiliates, licensees and subsidiaries from any and all losses, claims, damages, expenses (including reasonable fees, disbursements, and other charges of Counsel), actions, proceedings, liabilities or investigations (whether formal or informal), or threats thereof, based upon, relating to, or arising in connection with any and all of the Services that StoicMatchmaker provides or claims to provide, as well as communications or meetings that you arrange on your own volition and on your own time with others who use the Services. You agree that you take sole and complete responsibility for any and all actions that might occur during any meeting, communication, or date.

You acknowledge and agree that you will indemnify and hold StoicMatchmaker, its owners, directors, shareholders, employees, affiliates, suppliers, agents and attorneys, and their successors and assigns, harmless from any and all liability, loss, demand or claim in connection with the content and all other information, material, messaging and communication you may receive from the Services and other users of the Service.

Limitation of Liability:

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL STOICMATCHMAKER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR PROGRAMS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, EVEN IF STOICMATCHMAKER KNOWS OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STOICMATCHMAKER’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY IN ANY FORM OF ACTION WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF THE SERVICES INCLUDING CLAIMS SEEKING INDEMNITY, OR FOR ANY RECOVERABLE LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, EXCEED THE TOTAL ANNUAL REGISTRATION PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR YOUR ACCOUNT DURING ITS THEN-CURRENT CONTRACT YEAR AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY. IF NO REGISTRATION PRICE WAS PAID TO STOICMATCHMAER, STOICMATCHMAKER DOES NOT RETAIN ANY LIABILITY.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL STOICMATCHMAKER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS OF THE SERVICES. THIS INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE CONDUCT OF USERS WHO HAVE REGISTERED UNDER FALSE PRETENSES OR WHO ATTEMPT TO DEFRAUD OR HARM YOU.

StoicMatchmaker and its contractors may use various ways of verifying information that users have provided. However, none of those ways are perfect, and you agree that StoicMatchmaker and its contractors will have no liability to you arising from any incorrectly verified information.

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless StoicMatchmaker, its subsidiary and parent companies, and each of their officers, directors, employees, agents and related third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any third party claim that (a) your use of or inability to use the Services, (b) any user postings made by you, (c) your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or (d) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. StoicMatchmaker reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with StoicMatchmaker in asserting any available defenses.

This indemnification also applies to group activities where we use software such as Zoom® and Skype® to record the activity for commercial purposes. You understand and agree that when software such as Zoom and/or Skype are used, that the activity is being recorded and by participating in the recorded activity, you agree to allow Stoic Matchmaker to use the recording for commercial purposes and for non-members (such as the member's family or friends who are shown or heard on the video momentarily), you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless StoicMatchmaker, its subsidiary and parent companies, and each of their officers, directors, employees, agents and related third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any third party claim that may ensue from our use of software such as Zoom® and Skype®.

Law and Jurisdiction: 

This Agreement and any dispute between you and StoicMatchmaker arising out of your use of the Services shall be governed by the laws of Maryland and no other laws and shall be exclusively settled by means of binding arbitration / mediation using a neutral arbitrator (not a judge or jury) as follows:

  • The appointed arbitration / mediation authority will be nominated by StoicMatchmaker;
  • The arbitration / mediation proceedings shall be held in Baltimore, MD;
  • The number of arbitrators / mediators shall be one;
  • The language used in the proceedings shall be English;
  • The applicable substantive law shall be Maryland;
  • Any award granted shall be final and binding and there shall be no appeal; and
  • By using the Services and legally entering into the terms of this Agreement you hereby agree, accept, understand and warrant that you:
    • Irrevocably consent to the above arbitration / mediation agreement as the exclusive means to settle any dispute resolution between you and StoicMatchmaker;
    • Waive any objection you have now or in the future to its location, jurisdiction and terms;
    • Acknowledge and agree to give up your right to go to court to assert any dispute or claim (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court); and
    • Acknowledge and agree to give up your right to join or participate in any litigation on a class action or representative basis in a private attorney general capacity (or other similarly situated persons) with respect to any claim.

Refusal of Service

Stoicmatchmaker reserves the right to refuse service to any person for any reason. StoicMatchmaker reserves the right to terminate or suspend your registration at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, including but not limited to breach of this Agreement. Cases of fraudulent or illegal activities may be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. After your Membership or Subscription is terminated for any reason, all terms of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

As a Member, you agree that at any time you delete your profile from the website, StoicMatchmaker is under no obligation to continue to provide services to you as a member for the remainder of the payment period for which you paid, and StoicMatchmaker also reserves the right, at it's sole discretion, to refuse to continue to provide, or provide in the future, any services to you.

Privacy:

StoicMatchmaker respects the privacy of its users and processes information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. By agreeing to the terms of this Agreement you give your consent to your information being processed according to our Privacy Policy and you warrant that the information you give is correct.

You understand and agree that although StoicMatchmaker endeavors to uphold the necessary safeguards concerning your personal data, StoicMatchmaker cannot ensure nor guarantee the safety, security or privacy of the information that you provide via the Internet or in email communications, and you hereby release us from any and all liability in connection with the use of this information by other parties.

Additional Information:

Please see our Privacy Policy page and Training Page for additional information.

Merger or Acquisition:

In order to ensure a smooth transition of the Services in the event of an acquisition, merger, reorganization, sale of any part of the Services owned by StoicMatchmaker, StoicMatchmaker may transfer your personally identifiable information to a third party as part of such acquisition, merger, reorganization or sale without notice to you, provided any such third party shall be liable to honor the terms of the Agreement.

Modifications to Service:

StoicMatchmaker will use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the full operation of the Services, however StoicMatchmaker reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the Services (or any part of the Services) with or without notice. You acknowledge and agree that StoicMatchmaker shall not be liable to you or any third party as a result of any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services that it makes.

Email Communications and Test Profiles:

By becoming a user of the Services, you hereby agree to receive email communications from StoicMatchmaker. The emails sent to you by StoicMatchmaker as part of the Services may be relationship or transactional in nature. These emails may include but are not limited to, user profile announcements, Service announcements, Service changes, administrative related communications, newsletters, or emails containing commercial offers or promotions from StoicMatchmaker as well as third parties. From time to time, StoicMatchmaker may create test dating profiles or test networking profiles for the purpose of checking and testing the functionality of our Services to improve the quality and user experience for its users.

Technical Support Policy:

StoicMatchmaker is under no obligation to provide technical support for users who do not pay for StoicMatchmaker's Services.

Data Retention Policy:

StoicMatchmaker’s Data Retention Policy is designed to help ensure compliance with legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information. Personal information that is processed by StoicMatchmaker for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary to provide the member with our Services.

As part of our commitment to keeping users safe, we have adapted our retention policy to privately retain information on deleted profiles for a reasonable length of time as may be required to comply with the appropriate law enforcement bodies in the event of cases of harassment, bullying or other criminal acts.

Pricing of Services:

We reserve the right to change the price of our services at any time; notification to you will be made by either email (example MailChimp), the homepage of the website, the Training page of the website, or this Terms & Conditions page. 
The pricing of our services is currently on a monthly basis where one month equals 30 days.

Buying Members' Writings: The "Get Paid To Date God" Campaign:

This campaign ended on September 19, 2023. It is no longer being offered.

Revision date:

This Terms & Conditions was last revised on September 25, 2023.

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