Connect with Muslimah Solo Travelers

Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2024

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully, as by joining and using our Facebook Group ‘Connect with Muslimah Solo Travelers’, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all of these terms, we expect you will not join the group or utilize the group.

These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) apply to your access and continued use of the Facebook Group ‘Connect with Muslimah Solo Travelers’ (the “Facebook Group”), a subgroup of the parent group ‘Muslimah Solo Travelers Community‘. Failure to use our Services in accordance with these Terms may result in termination of your membership within the Group.

These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the Administrators of the Facebook Group. By accessing and/or using the Facebook Group, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms. If you have any questions about these terms and conditions you may contact us via email at community@muslimsolotravel.com

1. Definitions

Capitalized terms have the following meanings in these terms and conditions:

  • “Administrators”: Any person who has stepped into the role of an official moderator of the group.
  • “Content”: Any information, communication, or expression, of whatever medium, published, stored, or sent, on or in connection with our Facebook Group, including but not limited to, written discussion, photographs, video, and information publicly listed on member Facebook profiles used within the Group.
  • “Facebook Group”: The Facebook Group at the address https://www.facebook.com/groups/mstconnection
  • “Guests”: Members in their capacity of staying at other members property, whether by invitation to be hosted, or swap homes.
  • “Hosting”: A cultural exchange where one member invites another member to stay for free in their home, while they are home.
  • “Meet up”: Meeting up with another member, somewhere around the world, to hang out for a short period of time, without having exchanged accommodation.
  • “Owners” or “Hosts”: Members who are property owners or legal tenants, in their capacity of making their properties available for another member to host, or home exchange.
  • “Property” or “Accommodation”: The property offered for swapping and/or hosting.
  • “Rules”:The Group Rules as outlined in the “About” section of the Facebook Group, duplicated here for convenience, under section 5. These rules govern how you may post content and interact with other members within the group.
  • “Services”: Any services provided by the Facebook Group, as defined under section 4 of these Terms.
  • “Swap”: An agreement where-by one property owner or legal tenant swaps their home with another property owner, both of whom are members of the group, without monetary exchange.
  • “Terms”: The legally binding agreement between you and the Administrators of the Facebook Group
  • “Member”: Any person who successfully joins and participates within our Facebook Group.

2. Changes to These Terms

We reserve the right to make changes or modifications to these Terms, or any policy or guideline of our Facebook Group, at any time and at our sole discretion. If we make changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of such changes with the Facebook Group, as well as by revising the date at the top of this page. Your continued use of our Facebook Group following the publication of changes or modifications will constitute your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Should you not agree to new Terms it is expected you will remove yourself from the Facebook Group immediately. Accordingly, you should frequently review these Terms and applicable policies and guidelines to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Services and should always do so before posting or replying to a post within the group.

3. Eligibility

3.1 You must be at least 18 years old and identify yourself as female to access or use this Facebook group. By applying to join, and using our Services, you represent that you are at least 18 years old, are a member of the parent Muslimah Solo Travelers Community Facebook Group and are genuinely interested in hosting, being hosted, meeting up or coordinating a home swap with fellow Muslimah Solo Travelers.

3.2 You are ineligible to join this group if you have been convicted of any offence, or subject to any court order, relating to assault, violence, sexual misconduct, harassment or involving dishonesty. In joining this group you assert that you are free of any such conviction or court order.

3.3 You must not use the Services on behalf of another person or entity. When you join the group you do so under your own identity, and not as a representative of any other person.

4. Services

4.1 Our Facebook Group is a neutral platform whereby members can connect with other Muslimah Solo Travelers willing to privately arrange home swaps, hosting, or meetups, with other members. Our Services provide a platform for members to learn about one another, communicate with one another, and then independently connect to reach a private agreement on accommodation or connect to hang out, meet up or travel together.

The Facebook Group, and its Administrators, are not a party to, have no involvement or interest in, make no representations or warranties as to, and have no responsibility or liability with respect to any communications, interactions, disputes or any relations whatsoever between you and any other member. Services of the Facebook Group are strictly limited, and do not exceed the scope of the following. You may use the Facebook Group to:

4.1.1 Offer a place to sleep which may be your couch, a space on the floor, an inflatable mattress or a spare bedroom to another Muslimah Solo Traveler

4.1.2 Find a fellow member who is willing to host you during your travels

4.1.3 Find a willing member to swap your home or vacation residence

4.1.4 Connect with locals to meet up

4.1.5 Find someone to travel with

You are solely responsible for your interactions and agreements with other members of our Services. We are not a party to the private agreement to host / meet up / travel together / swap a home itself. We are not involved in the substance of the relationship between the members, we merely exist as an avenue from which they may connect.

5. Rules

We ONLY accept the following types of posts, all the rest will be rejected:

  1. HOST, Offer a place to sleep which may be your couch, a space on the floor, an inflatable mattress or a spare bedroom to another Muslimah Solo Traveler
  2. Look for a STAY another member during your travels
  3. SWAP your home or vacation residence, simultaneously or not, with another member
  4. Connect with locals to MEETUP
  5. Looking for a TRAVEL BUDDY to go visit or explore a place together

In order to make this group useful for everyone, please make sure your post follows these rules – everything else will be rejected:

  • Where: Name of city, country
  • What: HOST / STAY / SWAP / MEETUP / TRAVEL BUDDIES
  • Who: Whether it is you alone or with other Muslim women, only Muslim women are allowed in the group
  • When: Specific dates, down to the day. If open ended hosting offer say “From xxx indefinitely”
  • Details: If you are looking for a place to stay tell us more about you and what you are looking for. If you are offering to host, tell us what your home looks like, how far it is from a city/airport, how connected it is, if anyone else lives there, if there are pets, how long you can host, what you are offering or looking for, etc. If you are looking to swap, tell us what the home looks like, if anyone else lives there, how well connected the house is, what facilities there are, how long you can swap it for, etc. If you are looking to meetup, tell us what you like and what you are looking for, eg. a day trip somewhere, a drink/meal, etc.
  • Photos: add photos of the home, couch, spare room, yourself, your pets or other flatmates

6. Interactions With Other Members

6.1 Compensation: Our Facebook Group may only be used in connection with genuine home swaps, meet ups, travel buddies, or hosted stays of members within the group, and must not be used in connection with a business. Asking other members for money is strictly prohibited. This Facebook Group was created to be a free platform to facilitate cultural exchange, and members may not request nor discuss monetary compensation, or any other form of compensation, in exchange for being hosted or arranging a home sit / exchange / meetup.

6.2 Interacting Within the Facebook Group: You must comply with any instructions or guidelines of official Administrators within the Facebook Group. Acting against the direct instruction of an Administrator, or continually breaching the rules of the group as set out in the Group Description may result in termination of your membership within the Group.

In your capacity as an owner or host, you promise that any representation of your property, including photos, will be accurate of the property, and that you have not left out any important features or other information about the property or area which Guests would reasonably expect to be told about, ie if you share a property with others who will remain during the stay. Additionally, you guarantee that your Property is in safe and habitable condition.

6.3 Liability: Our Facebook Group is a neutral platform whereby members can connect with other Muslimah Solo Travelers willing to privately arrange home swaps, hosting, travel together, or meetups, with other members in destinations around the world, or at their properties. Our Services provide a platform for members to learn about one another, communicate with one another, and then independently connect to reach a private agreement on accommodation.

The Facebook Group, and its Administrators, are not a party to, have no involvement or interest in, make no representations or warranties as to, and have no responsibility or liability with respect to any communications, interactions, disputes or any relations whatsoever between you and any other member. You are solely responsible for your interactions and agreements with other members of our Services. We are not a party to the private agreement to host / meet up / travel together / swap a home itself. We are not involved in the substance of the relationship between the members, we merely exist as an avenue from which they may connect.

You acknowledge that any legal recourse arising from breach of the Agreement (e.g., inaccurate descriptions or conditions of a property, damage to a property, or being stranded without Accommodation) or otherwise in relation to the Agreement, is against the other party to the Agreement and not against the Facebook Group or its Administrators. By joining the group you accept full and total responsibility for any agreement which is formed from connections made within the Facebook Group, and will not hold the Facebook Group or its Administrators accountable or liable in any way whatsoever.

6.4 Identity Verification: Administrators cannot and do not confirm the identity of each Group member. We provide guidance within the Facebook Group intended to assist you with your own methods of identity verification, however you are solely responsible for verifying the identity of members with whom you interact / reach an agreement with / deal with at your own risk. We do not investigate or verify any member’s reputation, conduct, morality, criminal background, or any information members may submit to the Services. We accept no legal responsibility for the accuracy of, or otherwise in relation to, information provided to you by other members in the course of reaching an agreement, or content / information / assertions they publish within the group. It is your responsibility to carry out careful and thorough investigations before dealing with other members.

We encourage you to take precautions when interacting with other members, particularly when meeting a stranger in person for the first time. We have safety resources within the Facebook Group, however do not represent or warrant that our resources and advice are sufficient to determine whether it is appropriate for you to interact with another member, and expect you to take our guidance as recommendations and suggestions, not as expert advice.

We cannot guarantee that other members will comply with these Terms.

6.5 Compliance: You are solely responsible for compliance with any and all laws, rules, regulations and tax obligations that may apply to your private agreement to Host / Home Swap / Meet up / Travel Together with another Member.  Remember, the Facebook Group is just a platform that enables you to connect and interact with other Muslimah Solo Travelers from around the world. We cannot be held responsible for the interactions that you have with other members.

6.6 Behavior: You agree that you will not, in connection with the Facebook Group, act in a way that breaches any applicable laws or regulations; sell access to the Facebook Group; use the Facebook Group to facilitate connections between members and non members; act in any way which disrupts the Facebook Group, or negatively affects other members experience using the Facebook Group; or offer Accommodation that you yourself do not own or have permission to make available.

You agree that you will not publish content which is defamatory, threatening, harassing, invasive of privacy, offensive, vulgar, racist, hateful, discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually suggestive, promoting of self-harm, misleading, abusive or deceptive, or anything that may infringe upon the intellectual property or rights of other users. You will not use the Facebook Group for any other purpose than that which is expressly permitted by the Group Rules, and these Terms, or in a way which falsely implies Administrator endorsement, partnership, or otherwise misleads others as to your affiliation with the Facebook Group.

In your capacity as a guest at someone’s property, you promise that you will comply with all reasonable rules or regulations that apply to the property which are brought to your attention, for example relating to smoking or pets or family boundaries. You promise that you will treat the property with reasonable care and consideration and will not engage in any illegal, disruptive or unreasonable behaviour including acting in a way that would be a nuisance to neighbours, such as hosting parties or acting disorderly.

Any attempt or encouragement to assist others in any of the above amounts to just as significant a breach as if you had acted in this way yourself. We reserve the right, without notice, to remove any member from the group.

6.7 Disputes Between Members: As outlined under (6.3), any disputes that arise between members are a private matter, and Facebook Group Administrators will not become involved, nor be held responsible. Conflict resolution is not available under our Services, and we will not adjudicate any disputes that arise between the parties of a private Host / Home Swap / Travel Together / Meet Up.

We strongly advise all members to ensure they have the appropriate travel insurance and homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies to protect themselves against any unforeseen circumstances or disputes, including but not limited to, coverage for damage, loss, theft or cancellations.

6.8 Indemnification: You agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold the Facebook Group and its Administrators harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your breach of these Terms or our other Policies; (iii) your interaction with any member, stay at an accommodation, including but not limited to any injuries, losses, theft or damages (whether compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of such interaction or stay; or (iv) your breach of any laws, regulations or third party rights.

7. Privacy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information about how we collect, uses and disclose information about our members. In addition, by accessing or using our Services, you agree to adhere to the Community Guidelines as set out within the Facebook Group description.

You are expected to respect other members privacy at all times, and may not contact another member outside of the Facebook Group unless you have been explicitly invited to do so and only for the purpose which has been discussed within the group.

You may not copy, store, distribute, or otherwise use any content or information published within the Facebook Group, including personally identifiable information about other members. Within the group, you may not publish any content which violates the privacy or reveals any personal data or information about another person, whether or not they are a Facebook Group member.

8. Disclaimer

In joining our Facebook Group you have ticked a box which confirms you have read, fully understood, and agree to all of the above Terms and Conditions. If you choose to use our Services, you do so voluntarily and at your sole risk. You agree that you have had fair and reasonable opportunity to read and consider these Terms and Conditions, and have been given the opportunity to contact us with any questions regarding these Terms.

9. Contact Us

Please Contact Us with any questions regarding these Terms. We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to our Facebook Group. You may submit this feedback by emailing us via the address listed below. Any feedback you submit to us will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. By submitting feedback to us you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use and publish those ideas and materials for any purpose, without compensation to you.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions you may contact us via email at community@muslimsolotravel.com

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