On the Terms of Service page it states that information about the user’s HIV and STD status might be shared with other sites in the group, which is the parent site of all the abovementioned properties.
The plaintiff in the case stated that few members would ever click on or read the terms.
Most of the sites appear to be affiliated sites and indeed, Positivesingles has 364 affiliated sites listed on their website.
On further investigation one discovers it's basically the same website with variations based on the site's niche.
Their needs, preferences and tastes are very different too.
Hope aims to provide unconditional support and a feature-packed STD dating platform for all these special people.” Using emotion-laden wording, romantic stock pictures of happy couples and a high number of 'success stories', these STD dating sites draw large numbers of subscribers looking for love. In 2014 the dating website was involved in a lawsuit when a user discovered his profile was also shared on other sites like AIDSDate, Herpesinmouth, Christian Safe Haven and Meet Black POZ when he was neither HIV positive, Christian or Black, and this despite the site promising a "confidential" service.If you do a simple search on the Millionaire Match website that you are a man looking for a man in Kwa Zulu-Natal, it shows that there are 300 profiles that match your search.It is estimated that there are 190 millionaires living in Kwa Zulu-Natal based on the South Africa 2015 Wealth Report by New World Wealth.By signing up, you essentially give permission that your information can be made available to any of the sites affiliated with Positive Singles.However, few people ever read the disclaimers and terms and conditions of signing up to a website, which may include clauses allowing the site to share information with other sites.It sounds like a reasonable idea as people who suffer from these diseases are often reluctant to disclose the infection to a new partner, and if you know your partner already has one too, there is less shame involved in the disclosure and the relationship can get off on a more equal footing.