Gov. Jerry Brown Inks AB 314 to Update the Dating Service Contract Act

Governor Jerry BrownAB 314 to Update the Dating Service Contract Act
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California Governor Jerry Brown signed a legislation that would update the state’s Dating Service Contract Act on Sunday.

The newly-enacted AB 314 will amend several provisions of the Dating Service Contract Act. It will cover online dating services such as and E-harmony.  Assemblyman Kevin Mullin of South San Francisco introduced the legislation.

Under the amended law, a customer has the right to cancel a dating service by midnight of the third business day after a day of purchasing the service. The customer has the option to cancel the service via mail, telegram, or delivery. The cancellation is effective on the date the customer mailed the notice with proper address and postage.

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In the case of online dating service, a customer may cancel via e-mail. Dating service providers must provide customers access to the electronic copies of their contracts.

Additionally, dating service providers must issue a full refund to customers within ten days of receipt of the cancellation notice.