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Handy.com Connects Handy Service Professionals and Handy Service Requesters
Handy.com is a communications platform for enabling the connection between individuals seeking to obtain services ("Handy Service Requesters") and/or individuals seeking to provide services ("Handy Service Professionals"). Handy Service Requesters and Handy Service Professionals together are hereinafter referred to as "Users." Those certain services requested by the Handy Service Requesters, which are to be completed by the Handy Service Professionals are hereinafter referred to as "Services."
Collection of your Personal Information
Handy.com is a communications platform for enabling connections between Users. Handy.com does not take part in the interaction between Users. Handy.com does not have control over the quality, timing, legality, failure to provide, or any other aspect whatsoever of any Services provided by Handy Service Requesters, nor of the integrity, responsibility or any of the actions or omissions whatsoever of any Users. Handy.com does not have control over the quality, timing or legality of Services delivered by its Handy Service Professionals. Handy.com makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, or accuracy of the Services requested and provided by Users identified through the Service whether in public, private, or offline interactions. Although Handy.com does perform background checks of Handy Service Professionals, Handy.com cannot confirm that each User is who they claim to be. Handy.com does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of this information or any information on the Service.
NEITHER HANDY.COM NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SERVICE. HANDY.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
Users of the Service contract for Services directly with other Users. Handy.com will not be a party to any contracts for Services or services.
Handy.com facilitates these contracts by supplying a medium for the exchange of money
Handy Service Requesters offer Service Payments for each requested service.
Three days after a service is scheduled, if there is no complaint by the Handy Service Requester, the service will be marked as closed by Handy, the agreed upon payment will be transferred to the Handy Service Professional's online account. The Service Payment must be paid through the Handy.com Web Service. Any Service Payments paid in cash outside of the Handy.com Web Service are NOT subject to refunds. Any reimbursement expenses that are incurred by a Handy in connection with the completion of a Service may, however, be paid in cash offline or through the Handy.com Web Service.
Handy.com expressly disclaims any liability that may arise between Users of its Service.
Handy.com is only a venue for connecting Users. Because Handy.com is not involved in the actual contact between Users or in the completion of the Service, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more Users, you release Handy.com (and our officers, directors, agents, investors, subsidiaries, and employees) from any and all claims, demands, or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Links to Other Web Sites
Links (such as hyperlinks) from Handy.com to other sites on the Web do not constitute the endorsement by Handy.com of those sites or their content. Such links are provided as an information service, for reference and convenience only. Handy.com does not control any such sites, and is not responsible for their content. The existence of links on the Service to such websites (including without limitation external websites that are framed by the Handy.com Service as well as any advertisements displayed in connection therewith) does not mean that Handy.com endorses any of the material on such websites, or has any association with their operators. It is your responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of the information obtained from other sites.
The Service may contain profiles, email systems, blogs, message boards, applications, job postings, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities ("Public Areas") that allow Users to communicate with other Users. You may only use such community areas to send and receive messages and material that are relevant and proper to the applicable forum. Without limitation, you may not:
Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted files, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer.
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as, but not limited to, rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Use the Service for any purpose which is in violation of local, state, national, or international law.
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Upload files that contain software or other material that violates the intellectual property rights (or rights of privacy or publicity) of any third party.
Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose on the Service which are not relevant to the services offered on the Service.
Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters.
Impersonate another person or allow any other person or entity to use your identification to post or view comments.
Post the same note repeatedly (referred to as 'spamming'). Spamming is strictly prohibited.
Download any file posted by another User that a User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed through the Service.
Restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying the Public Areas.
Imply or state that any statements you make are endorsed by Handy.com, without the prior written consent of Handy.com.
Use a robot, spider, manual and/or automatic processes or devices to data-mine, data-crawl, scrape or index Handy.com in any manner.
Hack or interfere with Handy.com, its servers or any connected networks.
Adapt, alter, license, sublicense or translate Handy.com for your own personal or commercial use.
Remove or alter, visually or otherwise, any copyrights, trademarks or proprietary marks and rights owned by Handy.com.
Upload content that is offensive and/or harmful, including, but not limited to, content that advocates, endorses, condones or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any individual or group of individuals.
Upload content that provides materials or access to materials that exploit people under the age of 18 in an abusive, violent or sexual manner.
All submissions made to Public Areas will be public, and Handy.com will not be responsible for the action of other Users with respect to any information or materials posted in Public Areas.
Account, Password and Security
You are the sole authorized user of your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password and account number provided by you or Handy.com for accessing the Service. You are solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. Handy.com has no control over the use of any User's account and expressly disclaims any liability derived therefrom. Should you suspect that any unauthorized party may be using your password or account or you suspect any other breach of security, you will contact Handy.com immediately.
No Commercial Use or Solicitation
The Service may be used for your personal, non-commercial use only; you may not use the Service in connection with any commercial endeavors whatsoever without the express prior written consent of Handy.com.
Without limitation, the Service may not be used to solicit for any other business, website or service. You may not solicit, advertise for, or contact in any form Users for employment, contracting, or any other purpose not related to Services facilitated through Handy.com without express written permission from Handy.com.
You may not use the Service to collect usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means without the express prior written consent of Handy.com.
"Your Information" is defined as any information and materials you provide to Handy.com or other Users in connection with your registration for and use of the Service, including without limitation that posted or transmitted for use in Public Areas. You are solely responsible for Your Information, and we act merely as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of Your Information. You hereby represent and warrant to Handy.com that Your Information (a) will not be false, inaccurate, incomplete or misleading; (b) will not be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (c) will not infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) will not violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); (e) will not be defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing; (f) will not be obscene or contain child pornography or be harmful to minors; (g) will not contain any viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; and (h) will not create liability for Handy.com or cause Handy.com to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other partners or suppliers.
Solely to enable Handy.com to use Your Information, so we are not violating any rights you might have in that information, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise all copyright, publicity rights, and any other rights you have in Your Information, in any media now known or not currently known.
Billing and Payment Policy
Handy Service Requesters are obligated to pay for the services of the Service, unless specifically notified otherwise. Handy Service Requesters can also pay at the end of a completed Service transaction. For all purchases and payments for reimbursement costs, fees or expenses associated with a Service, Handy.com will charge your credit card according to the amount agreed upon between you and Handy.com for the use of the services of the Service, and you hereby authorize us to charge your credit card for such amounts. Handy.com retains the right, in its sole discretion, to place a hold on any payment for a completed Service transaction.
No refunds or credits will be provided once the Handy Service Requester's credit card has been charged. At Handy.com's sole discretion, refunds or credits may be granted in extenuating circumstances, as a result of specific refund guarantee promotions, or to correct any errors made by Handy.com.
While Handy.com will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of all credit card and all other personal information, we expressly disclaim any liability for any damage that may result should any information be released to any third parties, and you agree to hold Handy.com harmless for any damages that may result therefrom. Handy.com will use third party services to process credit card information. For further information regarding that service, please contact Handy.com to request information about Handy.com's credit card processing providers.
You will be liable for all transaction taxes on the services provided under this Agreement (other than taxes based on Handy.com's income).
Handy provides a software platform which allows you to connect with independent Professionals. Handy is not the employer of any Professional. You acknowledge that we do not supervise, direct, or control a Professional’s work or Services performed in any manner. Professional provides services to you as an independent contractor, and is not an employee, joint venture, partner, agent, or franchisee of Handy for any purpose whatsoever.
Termination and Suspension
Without limitation, Handy.com may terminate or suspend your right to use the Service if you breach any term of this Agreement or any policy of Handy.com posted on the Service from time to time, or if Handy.com otherwise finds that you have engaged in inappropriate and/or offensive behavior. If Handy.com terminates or suspends your right to use the Service for any of these reasons, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused balance in your account. In addition to terminating or suspending your account, Handy.com reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
Handy.com may terminate or suspend your right to use the Service at anytime for any or no reason by providing you with written or email notice of such termination, and termination will be effective immediately upon delivery of such notice.
Even after your right to use the Service is terminated or suspended, this Agreement will remain enforceable against you.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time by ceasing all use of the Service. All sections which by their nature should survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect subsequent to and notwithstanding the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
Intellectual Property Rights
All text, graphics, editorial content, data, formatting, graphs, designs, HTML, look and feel, photographs, music, sounds, images, software, videos, designs, typefaces and other content (collectively "Proprietary Material") that users see or read on the Service is owned by Handy.com or are used by permission. Proprietary Material is protected in all forms, media and technologies now known or hereinafter developed. Handy.com owns all Proprietary Material as well as the coordination, selection, arrangement and enhancement of such Proprietary Materials as a Collective Work under the United States Copyright Act, as amended. The Proprietary Material protected by the domestic and international laws of copyright, patents, and other proprietary rights and laws. Users may not copy, download, use, redesign, reconfigure, or retransmit anything from the Service without Handy.com's express prior written consent. Any use of such Proprietary Material, other than as permitted therein, is expressly prohibited without the prior permission of Handy.com and/or the relevant right holder.
The service marks and trademarks of Handy.com, including without limitation Handy.com and the Handy.com logo are service marks owned by Handy.com. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing on the Service are the property of their respective owners. You may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the express prior written consent of the owner.
Copyright Complaints and Copyright Agent
Handy.com respects the intellectual property of others, and expects Users to do the same. If you believe, in good faith, that any materials on the Service infringe upon your copyrights, please send the following information to Handy, Inc., Apt 136, 1 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02163.
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (Internet address) or other specific location on the Service where the material you claim is infringed is located. Include enough information to allow Handy.com to locate the material, and explain why you think an infringement has taken place;
A description of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists -- for example, the URL (Internet address) where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
Modifications to the Service
Handy.com reserves the right in its sole discretion to review, improve, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service or any content or information on the Service with or without notice. Handy.com will not be liable to any party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service.
You acknowledge that Confidential Information (as hereinafter defined) is a valuable, special and unique asset of Handy.com and agree that you will not disclose, transfer, use (or seek to induce others to disclose, transfer or use) any Confidential Information for any purpose other than disclosure to your authorized employees and agents who are bound to maintain the confidentiality of Confidential Information. You shall promptly notify Handy.com in writing of any circumstances which may constitute unauthorized disclosure, transfer, or use of Confidential Information. You shall use best efforts to protect Confidential Information from unauthorized disclosure, transfer or use. You shall return all originals and any copies of any and all materials containing Confidential Information to Handy.com upon termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever. The term "Confidential Information" shall mean any and all of Handy.com's trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information and all other information and data of Handy.com that is not generally known to the public or other third parties who could derive value, economic or otherwise, from its use or disclosure. Confidential Information shall be deemed to include technical data, know-how, research, product plans, products, services, customers, markets, software, developments, inventions, processes, formulas, technology, designs, drawings, engineering, hardware configuration information, marketing, finances or other business information disclosed directly or indirectly in writing, orally or by drawings or observation.
Disclaimer of Warranties
USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER HANDY.COM NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE, OR AS TO THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR CONTENT OF ANY OR SERVICE, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE.
NEITHER HANDY.COM NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SERVICE.
NEITHER NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, BETWEEN HANDY HANDY SERVICE PROFESSIONALS.
NEITHER HANDY.COM NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE FROM VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
HANDY.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY YOU WILL NOT BE MISAPPROPRIATED, INTERCEPTED, DELETED, DESTROYED OR USED BY OTHERS.
YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD HANDY.COM, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES' AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND/OR CONTROVERSIES (COLLECTIVELY, "LIABILITIES") THAT HAVE ARISEN OR MAY ARISE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, RELATING TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITIES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONDUCT, ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY USER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION STALKING, HARASSMENTTHAT IS SEXUAL OR OTHERWISE, ACTS OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, AND DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY), ANY DISPUTE WITH ANY USER, ANY INSTRUCTION, ADVICE, ACT, OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY HANDY.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS AND ANY DESTRUCTION OF YOUR INFORMATION.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL HANDY.COM ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES' AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS, IT IS DETERMINED THAT HANDY.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES' AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS IS LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES PAID BY YOU TO HANDY.COM DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE TIME SUCH CLAIM AROSE.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Handy.com, its directors, officers, employees, agents, licensors, attorneys, independent contractors, providers, subsidiaries, and affiliates from and against any and all claim, loss, expense or demand of liability, including attorneys' fees and costs incurred, in connection with your use or inability to use the Service. Handy.com reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to your indemnification. You will not, in any event, settle any claim or matter without the written consent of Handy.com.
Dispute Resolution and Governing Law
Informal Negotiations. To expedite resolution and reduce the cost of any dispute, controversy or claim related to this Agreement ("Dispute"), you and Handy.com agree to first attempt to negotiate any Dispute (except those Disputes expressly excluded below) informally for at least thirty (30) days before initiating any arbitration or court proceeding. Such informal negotiations will commence upon written notice. Your address for such notices is your billing address, with an email copy to the email address you have provided to Handy.com. Handy.com's address for such notices is Handy, Inc., Apt 136, 1 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02163.
Binding Arbitration. If you and Handy.com are unable to resolve a Dispute through informal negotiations, either you or Handy.com may elect to have the Dispute (except those Disputes expressly excluded below) finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any election to arbitrate by one party will be final and binding on the other. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IF EITHER PARTY ELECTS TO ARBITRATE, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL. The arbitration will be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules (the "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") and, where appropriate, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes ("AAA Consumer Rules"), both of which are available at the AAA website www.adr.org. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation will be governed by the AAA Rules (and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules). If such costs are determined by the arbitrator to be excessive, Handy.com will pay all arbitration fees and expenses. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, you and Handy.com may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
Exceptions to Alternative Dispute Resolution. You and Handy.com agree that the following Disputes are not subject to the above provisions concerning informal negotiations and binding arbitration: (a) any Disputes seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any of your or Handy.com's intellectual property rights; (b) any Dispute related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy or unauthorized use; and (c) any claim for injunctive relief.
Restrictions. You and Handy.com agree that any arbitration will be limited to the Dispute between Handy.com and you individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (a) no arbitration will be joined with any other; (b) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (c) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons.
Location. Arbitration will take place at any reasonable location within the United States convenient for you.
Severability. You and Handy.com agree that if any portion of this section entitled "Dispute Resolution and Governing Law" is found illegal or unenforceable, that portion will be severed and the remainder of the section will be given full force and effect. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the subsection entitled "Exceptions to Alternative Dispute Resolution" is found to be illegal or unenforceable, neither you nor Handy.com will elect to arbitrate any Dispute falling within that portion of that subsection that is found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute will be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction and you and Handy.com agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.
Handy.com may from time to time provide certain promotional opportunities to Handy Service Requesters All promotions will be run at the sole discretion of Handy, Inc., and can be activated, modified or removed at anytime by Handy.com without advance notification.
In the event that you are given a code by or on behalf of Handy through which you may refer a friend to Handy in exchange for a referral credit, you shall not use any online marketing or advertising to promote such code or to artificially increase the amount of credits awarded. By way of example, you may not post, or cause, request or permit a third party to post any such code on a coupon website, nor use any paid search marketing, online advertising, forum posting, newsgroup posting or bulk email to disseminate such code. You may only share such code with your personal friends and acquaintances for legitimate referral purposes, as determined by Handy in its sole discretion. Without limiting Handy's other rights and remedies, Handy may terminate such code and/or your account for any breach of this Section.
No independent contractor, agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Failure by Handy.com to enforce any provision(s) of this User Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Handy.com with respect to its subject matter. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will be enforced to the fullest extent possible, and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of Handy.com, its successors and assigns.
Changes to this Agreement and the Service