Warning: public matchmaker notes 15 November 2020 Reviewer: Shmuel Breban from Cedarhurst, NY
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On SawYouAtSinai, a matchmaker can leave notes about you which are viewable to hundreds of other matchmakers. I confirmed this with them, after multiple tries and threats. Do they tell you about this beforehand? Not really. I found on the SYAS Matchmaker User Agreement that the “private notes” of a matchmaker will be removed if he or she leaves SYAS. And although the agreement indemnifies SYAS from liability on matchmaker actions, I didn’t see anything on the document which states that SYAS will provide a forum for a matchmaker’s “private” notes to be viewable by other matchmakers. (That’s not even what the word means!) I also don’t see such a thing on the SYAS Member User Agreement.
SYAS told me that the notes are no longer viewable once a member leaves the site, but I found it hard to completely remove my profile, and a woman who wrote a piece on this claimed that notes on her “disabled” profile remained accessible to matchmakers. Let’s assume SYAS told me the complete truth on this one point, it still doesn’t cover the main issue.
Here’s the aforementioned article that a woman wrote about this: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-lashon-hara-of-saw-you-at-sinai-matchmaker-notes/
In summary, I would not recommend Saw You at Sinai to a friend.