Thank you for visiting SpermDonorHub.com. The online connection service is owned and operated by SDH PARTNERS LIMITED (Company number 11583630, a UK registered company). Business Address: Advantage Business Centre, 132-134 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 6DE, United Kingdom.
The purpose of the Website is to help singles and/or couples become parents by helping people find a co-parent, sperm donor or sperm recipient.
We do not carry out background checks on members or screen members for their health or fertility. We rely solely on the accuracy of member submitted information. SDH Partners Ltd strongly recommend that members take every precaution to assess any user whom they are corresponding with. The Website tries to maintain the integrity and accuracy of any information provided in terms of guidance and user submitted information however we can make no guarantees as to its accuracy. Users are solely responsible for the legal accuracy of the material they provide and are in turn liable for false information.
1.1) SDH Partners Ltd bears no responsibility for checking the identities of Members, for confirming that they are healthy and free of transmissible and genetic diseases or for guaranteeing their legal status in relation to any child. Liability for any medical problems or legal disputes which arise directly or indirectly out of the Member’s use of the Website are excluded.
1.2) SDH Partners Ltd will not be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damages or any special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with any Member’s access to, or use of the Website, any Material or any goods, materials or services available there from, whether based in contract, tort and whether negligent or otherwise, even if the Website Owner has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In the event that this exclusion of liability is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, but that liability may be lawfully limited, the Website Owner’s aggregate total liability to any Member for all such damages and losses shall be limited to the fees for subscription to the Website paid by the Member suffering loss during the twelve months preceding the event giving rise to liability.
1.3) Nothing in this Code excludes or limits the liability of SDH Partners Ltd:
(a) for death or personal injury caused by the Website Owner’s negligence; or
(b) for any matter which it would be illegal for the Website Owner to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability; or
(c) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
2) Objectionable Content
The Website will in no way accept objectionable or crude content. Members who add this type of material will be rejected immediately.
2 a) As a member of The Website you are not permitted to advertise for natural insemination. We recommend artificial insemination through a clinic as the safest method of getting pregnant with donor sperm. Home insemination kits are also available for members who choose this method. Home insemination carries a risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection and can enable the donor to gain legal rights as the father.
3) Intellectual Property
This is to acknowledge that all images downloaded and used on this site have been legally purchased through authorised means from official photographic sites. SDH Partners Ltd has purchased these images through authorised means and holds an appropriate licence to the purchasing of such images in the use of its website. SDH Partners Ltd stipulates that such images are copyright of these official sites and shall not be used, or copied in any form for other use outside of this site. If any users are found to be breaching this copyright SDH Partners Ltd will report this activity to the associated licensing site and the user will be immediately removed from the website.
Please note that SDH Partners Ltd does not allow personal email addresses to be added in your personal profile section. You can be contacted through our messaging service. SDH Partners Ltd stipulate that any photographs that are uploaded under your personal profile area do not breach copyright laws and that uploaded photographs are your own original prints, and have not been downloaded from an alternative source/website.
SDH Partners Ltd co-operate fully with all relevant law enforcement and regulatory governing bodies such as the HFEA as well as third party agents, every effort is made to preserve members privacy and keep your data from being passed on to third parties. We may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with judicial proceedings, a court order or legal process served on our website. We may allow access to your personal data by third parties who supply us with a service – for the purpose of their service only. We may disclose personal data so far as reasonably necessary whereby we feel a breach in our intellectual property rights and infringements have taken place, investigations of fraud and any others matters pertaining to or in connection with abuse of the site.
4) Use of The Website
4 a) As a member of The Website you agree to conduct yourself in an appropriate and lawful manner when corresponding with other members and carrying out donation procedures. Objectionable, crude, aggressive, obscene, forceful or illegal behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in members being removed from the site and where applicable reported to the appropriate bodies.
4 b) Users are not permitted to request money for sperm donations. Where agreed it is acceptable for a donor and recipient to arrange the reimbursement for travel expenses. Members found to be contravening this term will be removed from the site and reported to the appropriate bodies.
4 d) SDH Partners Ltd will not be held responsible for any repercussions resulting from posting or responding to an advert on this site. The Website reserves the right to reject any advert if it is deemed to be inappropriate or be used for malicious purposes other than what the website is intended for. Members should place accurate personal information within their profile as to present a genuine reflection of themselves.
4 f) SDH Partners will place links to different member profiles on social media. No private data is shared, only a link to the public profile will be listed.
Payments for upgraded membership are processed through Stripe.
You can find information about payments on the Website in the How it Works section, the FAQ’s, your account Payments page, your Billing page and in your paypal agreement. Stripe also issue an email before each subscription is taken detailing how to cancel. Stripe will automatically renew your subscription and deduct payments if you do not cancel your existing subscription.
By setting up a subscription you authorise paypal to auto renew your subscription. You can stop your auto renewal at any time to prevent future billing. You can contact us at any time to request billing cancellation.
How do I stop my subscription or delete my account?
It is the user’s responsibility to cancel their own subscription to prevent any further payments being taken.
A subscription can be cancelled up until the day before the next scheduled payment in order for you not to be charged.
7) Account De-Activation
Members may delete their own profile by logging into the edit profile section and selecting the delete option at the bottom of the page. SDH Partners Ltd reserves the right to de-activate any account.
8) Legal Facts for Users
SDH Partners Ltd offers a comprehensive Legal Facts section which we recommend all users read before you begin your search for a match. The Legal Facts section is solely for information purposes and does not act as legal advice. In summary, if you are thinking of becoming a sperm donor and you wish to conceive outside of a fertility clinic then it is very likely that you will become the child’s legal parent with all of the associated rights and responsibilities that come with this. In accepting these terms you acknowledge that by conceiving outside of a fertility clinic you will become the child’s legal parent. Legal facts for donors and recipients vary greatly depending on individual circumstance. All members agreeing to these terms acknowledge that SDH Partners Ltd does not accept any liability for pregnancy or births that occur as a result of its matching service.
8 a) Disputes
9) Donor Insemination
There are several ways in which donor insemination can take place ranging from Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), Intra Vitro Fertilization (IVF), vaginal insemination and sexual intercourse – depending on the process you choose these procedures will be carried out within a clinic. The most important advice that should be considered first in donor insemination is that appropriate health screening tests have been carried out to establish that the co-parent /donor is in good health before undertaking this process.
IUI and IVF will require a referral from your GP and a considerable health testing process for the donor and recipient. If you decide to use a donor outside of a regulated fertility clinic we recommend you ensure your donor provides you with authentic proof of identification and up-to-date health screening results including STIs and genetic testing such as chromosome analysis, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease.
Tests can also be carried out through your GP that will look at family health history such as diabetes, high cholesterol and history of depression. If your donor refuses to provide you with such documents we recommend you do not pursue your agreement with this individual.
Donors should carry out all relevant health screening so to be sure not to put yourself at risk. Upon request donors must agree to provide the recipient with authentic health screening results. Upon request you agree to undertake rigorous health screening checks with your potential match before entering into an agreement.
Testing for general sexual health and HIV can be carried out free at your local Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic or seek advice through your GP or nearest fertility clinic on what tests to undertake. We have listed some tests that we would recommend you consider and would also suggest that you undertake professional advice from your local GP /health clinic on additional tests that may be required as part of the screening process:
HIV Antibody (AIDS test)
A HIV test may not prove positive until three months after infection therefore following an initial test you may choose to have another test further down the line to identify whether your match has put themselves at risk within this time.
By choosing to take the fertility clinic route you will ensure that all relevant health screening and fertility testing is done vigorously for both donor and recipient. Pursuing this option will of course have implications for the donor with regards to parental rights.
By choosing a licensed clinic the donor will have no legal obligation to the child and will not be named as the legal parent on the birth certificate. Sperm donated outside of a licensed clinic would result in the donor becoming the child’s legal father thus giving them all rights and responsibilities that it would involve.
Donors on The Website must agree to only donate with the recipients up to a maximum of 10 successful pregnancies; donors must not exceed this as it will be deemed as irresponsible resulting in donors being removed from this site.
We highly recommend that you consult with your doctor regarding any pre insemination screening tests and that you discuss/obtain information relating to health screening tests for yourself and/or the recipient prior to undertaking home insemination. When carrying out home insemination please ensure that you either gain medical advice from a professional or you clearly follow any health & safety guidelines regarding this procedure. SDH Partners Ltd will not be held liable for any health or medical complications that may occur.
By accepting these terms you acknowledge that you have responsibility to ensure full health and fertility testing will be undertaken for both donor and recipient.
Surrogacy is not permitted to be advertised – The Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985 forbids any form of advertising within the UK. If members are wishing to seek such advertisements from overseas through this website we would recommend you seek /contact a lawyer before any form of correspondence / arrangements are agreed to. SDH Partners Ltd will not be held responsible or accountable for any such actions that arise from surrogacy arrangements.
Whilst surrogacy is not illegal to undertake within the United Kingdom, you are able to receive reasonable expenses, no professional or commercial fees can be paid out in relation to surrogacy law. Under the terms of the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985, strict guidelines need to be followed in relation to surrogacy, within the United Kingdom it is a criminal offence to advertise for a surrogate mother, for a surrogate to advertise themselves, or to state that you require payment of fees that are above and beyond what is classed as reasonable expenses. Any members found to be advertising or breaching this legislation will be immediately removed from the website resulting in all future memberships being revoked due to contravening our terms and conditions and breach of legislation.
11) Personal Information
Should you wish to give out any personal contact details to your potential match you do so at your own discretion however personal contact information is not permitted to be advertised within the personal profile section.
Personal contact information is only allowed to be shared within the internal messaging system only. Should members be found to be breaching these Terms and Conditions the moderators will inform the member of such, whereby continuation to breach these Terms and Conditions will resulting the members profile being deleted without notice.
The Website uses the internal messaging system to ensure that members have a safe online email system to communicate/network together. SDH Partners Ltd will not be held accountable should any consequences arise from this as a result of the member not using the internal messaging system.
SDH Partners Ltd recommends that our members be vigilant to scammers that may falsely advertise on this site for their own purposes. Members are not permitted to solicit products or websites using the internal messaging system. Members are also advised not to send money to other members, or make monetary agreements between other members. Please notify us immediately if you feel that you have been inappropriately approached. Any such adverts will be removed immediately from this site and may be reported to the relevant governing body.
Your SpermDonorHub.com profile will be public. Members do not have to be logged in to SpermDonorHub.com to view your public profile. Your public profile may also be shared through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Your private information such as name, D.O.B, address, email, payment details will NEVER be shared.
If you have a complaint to make regarding this site please email us. All complaints will be responded to.
Anyone wishing to advertise their business on this site should email us first to obtain permission. Please use the contact us form.
If you have any recommendations to improve this website please contact us. Any suggestions are welcome.
15) Signing Provisions
By continuing to use the website you acknowledge that you understood the terms and conditions and are bound by the terms and conditions.