Terms of Service

Welcome to Hoppin! The Hoppin website and services are provided by Hoppin, Inc. (“Hoppin,” “we” or “us”). These terms of service (“Terms of Service”) govern your (you, together with the entity you represent, if applicable, “You” or “Your”) access to and use of the services and features available on Hoppin’s website located at www.gohoppin.com and all related sub-domains, tools and services or through downloadable mobile or other applications that Hoppin makes available to You (“Website”), including without limitation Hoppin’s platform for connecting Visitors (as defined below) and Hosts (as defined below) and enabling direct communications and connections between Visitors and Hosts (collectively, “Services”). These Terms of Service incorporate by reference the Hoppin Privacy Policy, as referenced in the Website. Access to the Website and use of the Services are subject to these Terms of Service and the Hoppin Privacy Policy.


BEFORE YOU CLICK ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, CAREFULLY READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, AS THEY CREATE A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND HOPPIN. BY CLICKING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON OR USING THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, YOU, AND THE BUSINESS ENTITY THAT YOU REPRESENT (IF APPLICABLE), ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE BUSINESS ENTITY YOU REPRESENT, AS APPLICABLE. 


FURTHER, THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH REQUIRES THAT YOU AND HOPPIN ARBITRATE CERTAIN CLAIMS BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF GOING TO COURT AND LIMITS CLASS ACTION CLAIMS UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AS DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION (SEE SECTION 20 “AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE”).


1. Overview


Hoppin is an online platform to enable connections between (i) a User (as defined below) accessing the Website and creating a profile to search for or offer to purchase temporary job shadowing experiences for experiential learning, entertainment or similar purposes (a “Visitor”) and (ii) a User accessing the Website to publish opportunities to shadow on a short-term, temporary basis such User and/or others at such User’s organization (each, an “Experience”), communicate with Visitors seeking to participate in an Experience with such User or utilize the Services for certain other purposes related to connecting with Visitors seeking Experiences (a “Host”). If You represent a Host, then Your authorization level on the Website may be as an administrator User or a regular User, as may be established by the Host on the Website from time to time. A “User” means any individual or entity that uses any aspect of the Website or Services. Hoppin does not guarantee or suggest that (i) any Visitor will be accepted to any given Experience, (ii) the quality of any Experience posted by a Host will meet a Visitor’ expectations or (iii) a Visitor will be given any opportunity to apply for or be offered a job, independent contractor relationship or any other form of permanent or temporary employment with a Host as a result of an Experience. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NO EMPLOYMENT OR SIMILAR RELATIONSHIP SHALL EXIST BETWEEN THE VISITOR AND HOST AS A RESULT OF ANY EXPERIENCE OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.


2. Acceptance of Terms


These Terms of Service are effective as of the date You first agree to or accept these Terms of Service, or that You otherwise first access and use the Website or Services following the date these Terms of Service are first made available on the Website (“Effective Date”). Your use of the Website after the Effective Date constitutes Your unconditional agreement to the Terms of Service and Hoppin’s Privacy Policy regarding the Services provided by Hoppin and use of the Website. Hoppin reserves the right to update or modify these Terms of Service at any time by providing notice on the Website, and Your use of this Website following any such change constitutes Your agreement to the revised Terms of Service from and after that date. You agree and acknowledge that these Terms of Service do not create any offer for employment. All decisions regarding whether to invite or accept a Visitor to an Experience are made solely by the applicable third party Hosts.


3. Scope of Services


Hoppin maintains the Website as a service to its Users, subject to these Terms of Service. You are responsible for obtaining any equipment and Internet service necessary to access the Website and for paying any fees for the equipment and services You select. Hoppin may alter, suspend or discontinue this Website or the Services provided herein, in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without providing notice to You. The Website may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for other reasons. Hoppin may provide access to third party services and products, or to Hoppin’s products or services, from time to time, through the Website. You acknowledge that the Website is evolving and that the form and nature of the Website, including the Services accessible via the Website, may change from time to time without notice to You.


4. Access and Use Terms


a. Personally Identifiable Information

You may use this Website as a member of the general public that is not a Visitor or a Host without volunteering personally identifiable information. If You are a Visitor or a Host, You are required to disclose certain personally identifiable information in order to register with Hoppin. The information that You must disclose in order to register may include, without limitation, Your name and address, e-mail address, telephone number, and such other information as determined by Hoppin from time to time (“User Information”), which will be stored under Your account page (“Account”). The Website also permits Visitors to create individual profiles, that contain personally identifiable information (“Profile”) which will be made available to all Hosts, or otherwise offer to purchase the applicable Experience. The Website permits Hosts to create subdomains and pages to feature Experiences (an “Experience Listing”) that contains information about the Experience, which will be made available to all Users on the Website. You agree and acknowledge that You will provide accurate, complete, and up to date information as requested on the screens that collect information from You. You further agree and acknowledge that Your submission of personally identifiable information or other information that may be sensitive or confidential in nature to Hoppin is voluntary and entirely at Your own risk. You agree and acknowledge that your User Information may be disclosed to any Host or Visitor, as applicable, using the Website or Services. Please refer to Hoppin’s Privacy Policy for additional information on Hoppin’s practices for handling personally identifiable information.


b. Login Credentials

You, or an administrator User of the Host that You represent (if applicable), may establish login credentials for access to the Hoppin Website and Services (“Login Credentials”) based on the type of access applicable to Your use of the Website (namely, whether You are a Visitor or an Host). If You are a member of the general public that is not a Visitor or a Host, Hoppin may grant You a non-exclusive, revocable and limited right to use the functionality or review the Content (as defined below) that is publicly available on the Website, solely for Your personal use and subject to these Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy referenced herein. You agree that You are solely responsible for protecting Your Login Credentials from unauthorized use, maintaining the confidentiality of Your Account and password and You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under Your Login Credentials. You agree to notify us immediately if You believe that any of Your Login Credentials has been or may be used without Your permission so that appropriate action may be taken. You may not (i) create more than one account to access the Website, (ii) share Your Login Credentials with any third party other than the administrator User of the Host You represent, if applicable or (iii) transfer Your account to any third party.

Hoppin is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by, or expense incurred by You, as a result of Your failure to safeguard Your Login Credentials. You agree that You shall not rent, resell or remarket the Services or provide access to the Website to any third party. Hoppin reserves the right to delist any Visitors, Experiences or Hosts from the Website, at any time and in Hoppin’s sole discretion. Hoppin may terminate Your Account at any time at Hoppin’s sole discretion and with no liability to You. For example, but without limitation, Hoppin may terminate Your Account if You violate these Terms of Service or Hoppin’s policies, or otherwise harm Hoppin’s business interests. You may not be entitled to create a new Account to access the Website if Hoppin has terminated Your prior Login Credentials. Hoppin may also prohibit certain Users from re-registering with the Website, at Hoppin’s sole discretion.


c. Privacy; Rights in Your Data

You hereby represent and warrant to Hoppin that (i) any User Information or other information relating to offering or seeking Experiences (including any information contained in Your Profile, if applicable), as submitted to Hoppin or the Website (collectively, “Your Information”), is true, correct and complete and (ii) You have the right to provide any and all of Your Information for the purposes of these Terms of Service. You hereby grant to Hoppin a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to copy, display, make derivative works of and otherwise use Your Information for any purpose, subject in all respects to Hoppin’s Privacy Policy. If You object to Your Information being used in a manner permitted by these Terms of Service or the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website or our Services. Upon termination of Your Account or Your Login Credentials for any reason, You may no longer have access to any of Your Information that You provided to the Website.


d. Usage by Minors

Hoppin’s Services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law (“applicable law” as used herein shall mean any and all federal, state, local and/or international laws, statutes, regulations and ordinances that may apply to a User). It is solely each User’s obligation to determine what law may be applicable to such User. Individuals under the age of 18 can use its Services only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. In such a case, the adult is the User and is responsible for any and all activities of the minor.


5. Fees


a. Payments

If You participate in any Experience, post an Experience Listing or otherwise buy any of our paid services (“Paid Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes and to any additional terms specific to the Paid Services provided to you at the time of your purchase. Unless otherwise set forth on the Website from time to time, it is anticipated that Hosts will not pay any fees hereunder and that all Visitors will be required to pay fees based on their purchase of Experiences. Your payments for Paid Services may be processed by third parties such as Stripe or Paypal. If your payments are processed by third parties, additional terms and conditions may apply to you.


b. Failure to Pay

Failure to pay the Paid Services fees will result in the termination of Your use of the Services. Also, you agree that:

We may change, remove or add services and features to the Paid Services from time to time;  

We may store your payment method (e.g., credit card);

You authorize us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for your credit or debit card as provided by your credit or debit card issuer;

The terms of your payment will be based on your payment method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen payment method; and

We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.


c. Refunds for Paid Services

Generally, all charges for purchases on the Website are nonrefundable, and there are no refunds or credits for Experiences that do not meet Your expectations or in which You do not participate after You purchase such Experience. We may also change our fees for Paid Services from time to time. You acknowledge our right to make such changes and agree that such changes do not entitle You to a refund of the fees paid for the Paid Services. We may make exceptions to our refund policies and refund You all or a portion of Your payment on a case-by-case basis in our sole discretion or as required by applicable law. If you sign up for Paid Services and would like to request a refund, you must make your request by contacting Hoppin customer support via e-mail at support@gohoppin.com with the subject “Refund Request”, clearly stating your booking and payment reference, and the reason for the refund request in the body of the e-mail.


d. Payments to Hosts

The Host and Hoppin will agree, through the Website or in a separate written agreement, to the share of the Paid Services fees for such Host’s Experiences that will be retained by Hoppin. Hoppin will pay the Host’s share of such Paid Services fees after the applicable Experience occurs and the Host provides Hoppin with payment instructions.


6. Hoppin is Only a Platform for Connecting Visitors and Hosts


Hoppin disclaims any responsibility for any Visitor’s selection of, communication with or subsequent relationship with, any Host(s), and for any Host’s selection of, communication with or subsequent relationship with Visitor(s). The decision of a Host whether a Visitor does or does not participate in an Experience, or the decision of a Visitor to participate or not participate in any Experience by sponsored by a Host, is solely a decision of such Host or Visitor, as applicable. Hoppin disclaims all responsibility for (i) the accuracy of any User Information, or any other information listed in a Visitor’s Profile, or for a Host’s reliance on such information in offering such Visitor participation in an Experience; (ii) the accuracy of any Experience listed or described on the Website, or any other information provided by a Host; or (iii) for an Visitor’s reliance on information provided by a Host in participating in an Experience sponsored by a Host. While Hoppin may assist a Host in drafting the description of an Experience offered on the Website from time to time, each Host remains solely responsible for the contents of each Experience Listing. While Hoppin may enable video, written and/or audio communication between a Host and a Visitor from time to time, such communication services are provided “AS IS” without any guarantee of availability or quality. All Users agree and acknowledge that a Host has no obligation to offer an Experience to a Visitor or accept any Visitor’s request to participate in an Experience. All Users further agree that a Host’s decision to offer participation in an Experience to a Visitor, and a Visitor’s decision to participate in such Experience, is solely at such Host’s and Visitor’s own risk.

Except to the extent that Hoppin serves as a platform enabling Hosts and Visitors to connect or offers any other Services to Hosts, Hoppin does not take part in the interaction between Hosts and Visitors. Hoppin does not have control over the quality, timing, legality, or any other aspect whatsoever of (i) any behaviors of Visitors before, during or after the Experience, nor of the integrity, responsibility or any of the actions or omissions whatsoever of any Visitors or (ii) any behaviors of Hosts before, during or after the Experience, nor of the integrity, responsibility or any of the actions or omissions whatsoever of any Hosts. Hoppin cannot confirm that Users are who they claim to be. Hoppin does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of this information or any information exchanged between Users through the Website.

Hoppin cannot provide any assurances regarding the trustworthiness or skill of Visitors or Hosts and the information they provide via the Website. When interacting with other Users You should exercise caution and common sense to protect Your property and intellectual property, just as You would when interacting with other persons whom You do not know. None of Hoppin or Hoppin’s affiliates, agents, directors, employees, investors, suppliers or licensors is responsible for the conduct, whether online of offline, of any User of the Services. Neither Hoppin nor any of Hoppin’s affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers, investors or licensors will be liable for any claim, injury or damage arising in connection with Your use of the Website or Services or hosting or participation in Experiences.


7. Intellectual Property Rights; Restrictions


a. Website Content

All of the content on this Website, including without limitation the images, graphics, information, text, data, links, as well as the underlying software, networks and systems that support this Website and other material accessible through the Website or Services, whether created by Hoppin, provided by You or provided by a third party, for display on the Website or through the Services (collectively, “Content”) is owned by Hoppin, Hoppin’s affiliates or Hoppin’s licensors and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. Users have a non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, revocable and limited right to access and use the Website and its Content solely for their internal business purposes or personal use, subject to these Terms of Service. 

The Content may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent errors or inaccuracies. Hoppin reserves the right to make changes to document names and content, descriptions or specifications or other information, without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.

You may view, copy, download and print Content that is available on this Website or through the Services, subject to the following conditions:

i. You shall only use the Content for internal informational purposes in compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to You. You may not reproduce or transmit any part of this Website or its Content in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording for any other purpose. 

ii. You shall not modify, alter or prepare derivative works based on the Content, or distribute copies of or publicly perform or display the Content, including without limitation by posting the Content on any network computer or distributing the Content on or in any media.

iii. You shall not remove copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from the Content.

Nothing contained within this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use this Website or any Content displayed on this Website, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service; or (b) with Hoppin’s prior written permission or the permission of the third party that owns the trademark or copyright of the Content displayed on this Website.


b. User Content

Hoppin does not claim ownership of any Content submitted by Users, including content embodied in Profiles associated with a Visitor or Host, User Information, Experience Listings and any other content posted by a User to the Website; all such content (“User Content”) shall belong to the User which created such content. By submitting such Content to Hoppin, however, You hereby grant Hoppin a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publicly perform and/or display such Content. This license shall remain in effect until Hoppin deletes the Content from Hoppin’s systems.


c. Copyright Infringement; Notice and Take Down Procedures

If You believe that any Content on this Website infringes Your copyright, You may request that such Content be removed. This request must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright holder or an authorized representative and must include the following information:

i. identification of the copyrighted work that You believe to be infringed, including a description of the work and, where possible, a copy or the location of an authorized version of the work;

ii. identification of the Content that You believe to be infringing and its location, including a description of the Content, and its Website location or other pertinent information that will help Hoppin to locate such Content;

iii. Your name, address, telephone number and email address;

iv. a statement that You have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;

v. a statement that the information in Your claim is accurate; and

vi. a statement that “under penalty of perjury,” You declare that You are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.

Hoppin’s agent for copyright issues relating to this Website is: Copyright Agent, Hoppin, Inc., 641 5th Avenue, Olympic Tower 35D, New York, New York 10022 and at support@gohoppin.com. In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Hoppin maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of Users of this Website who are repeat infringers.


8. Prohibited Conduct

a. No Interference with the Website

You shall not disturb or interfere with the operation of the Website in any manner including without limitation by imposing an unreasonable or disproportionate burden on the network, software or hardware infrastructure of the Website.

b. No Manipulation

You are prohibited from manipulating, by any means, the information available through the Website and Services (including without limitation through the use of an alias or decoys or by placing false qualifications or offers). Furthermore, You shall not disrupt or otherwise interfere in any way with another User’s participation on the Website.

c. No Unauthorized Conduct

By accessing the Website, Your Account or any other Service provided through the Website, You shall abide by the following standards of conduct. You shall not, and shall not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person to, use the Website, any videoconferencing service or other Service to:

i. Transmit any Content (including resumes, job postings, emails and cover letters) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Hoppin;

ii. Provide information which is incorrect or misleading;

iii. Use a name or language that Hoppin, in its sole discretion, deems offensive;

iv. Post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory or libelous Content (including without limitation personal information);

v. Post hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable Content;

vi. Post Content which infringes another’s copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights or other rights of any entity or person;

vii. Post unsolicited advertising, unlawfully promote products or services, solicit funds or sponsors or use the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes;

viii. Copy, collect, interfere with, distribute or disclose any part of the Website or Services or User Information, including through any automated or non-automated “scraping” whether by robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers or any other automated or manual equivalent; 

ix. Use or provide software (except general purpose web browsers and email clients) or services that interact or interoperate with Hoppin for downloading, uploading, creating an Account, accessing an Account, using an Account, posting, searching or mobile use; 

x. Post or submit any Content that contains inaccurate personal information or misrepresents Your identity or past experience or is otherwise incomplete or false;

xi. Harass, threaten or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another User;

xii. Impersonate another User, post any User Content or offer to purchase an Experience on behalf of another party, misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity, conduct fraud or hide or attempt to hide Your identity;

xiii. Exploit children under 18 years of age;

xiv. Engage in disruptive activity such as transmitting spam, chain letters or other unsolicited emails;

xv. Introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or harmful code into the Website;

xvi. Obtain unauthorized access to any computer system or Confidential Information (as defined below) through the Website;

xvii. Transfer or share Your Account and Login Credentials with another party without Hoppin’s consent;

xviii. Harvest or otherwise collect information about Users, including personal information, without their consent;

xix. Invade the privacy of any person, including without limitation posting personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent’s consent in the case of a child under 18 years of age);

xx. Solicit personal information from children under 18 years of age or solicit passwords from other Users;

xxi. Violate any federal, state, local or international law or regulation, including, without limitation, those relating to labor and employment, equal employment opportunity and work authorization, if and to the extent applicable; or

xxii. Encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense.


9. Confidentiality


a. Confidential Information

Host, Visitor and Hoppin (each a “Party,” and collectively, “Parties”) agree and acknowledge that each Party shall keep strictly confidential any information that a Party (“Recipient”) accesses on the Website or is otherwise made available to the Party by another Party (“Disclosing Party”), including without limitation information concerning any aspect of the Services, any User Content, any Experience sought or offered through Hoppin, as well as any information regarding the identity, business, operations, trade secrets or other proprietary information of any Party (“Confidential Information”), using at least the same degree of care that such Party would use to protect his, her or its own confidential or proprietary information of a similar nature but in no event less than reasonable care. Each Party agrees to not use the Confidential Information except for the purposes set forth in these Terms of Service, including for the purposes of any relationship between Host and Visitor and to not disclose or disseminate any Confidential Information to any person at any time, except to those of such Party’s directors, officers, employees, accountants, attorneys, advisers and agents whose duties reasonably require them to have access to such Confidential Information and are bound by obligations of confidentiality at least as stringent as those herein.

 

b. Limitations on Obligations

Notwithstanding Section 9(a), “Confidential Information” shall not include any information: (a) that is generally available to the public or becomes generally available without the Recipient or Recipient’s representatives violating these Terms of Service; (b) which is lawfully received by Recipient on a nonconfidential basis from a third party that is not itself under any obligation of confidentiality or nondisclosure; (c) that can be shown to have been independently developed by Recipient without reference to the Confidential Information of any other Party; or (d) that is in Recipient’s possession at the time of disclosure by the Disclosing Party, unless such information was previously disclosed pursuant to a confidentiality obligation or hereunder.


c. Separate Agreement

Prior to participating in any Experience, the You agree to enter into a standard non-disclosure agreement with a Host, as may be requested by that Host. Additionally, Hoppin may require You to agree to a non-disclosure agreement prior to sharing certain other information with You. Any such non-disclosure agreement between You and Hoppin shall apply to information shared in connection with the Website or Services, unless otherwise provided in such non-disclosure agreement. The provisions of any such non-disclosure agreement shall override Sections 9(a) and 9(b), as between those the applicable Parties, unless stated otherwise in such agreement.


10. Relationships Among Visitor, Host and Hoppin


To the extent that a Host offers Experiences to a Visitor through the Website, it is Host’s sole responsibility to determine the appropriate work classification status of such Visitor under applicable law, whether such Visitor is eligible and/or authorized under applicable law to participate in the Experience, and whether such Visitor would be eligible for or entitled to any rights or benefits from the Host under applicable law. Hoppin shall not be involved in any such determinations and disclaims any responsibility for doing so. In the event that a dispute arises between a Host and Visitor about any such determination(s), Host and Visitor are solely responsible for resolving such dispute between themselves and Hoppin shall not be liable for any claims related to such dispute.


11. Specific Provisions 


a. Provisions Specific to Visitors

As a Visitor, You can use Hoppin to search for Experiences, offer to purchase specific Experiences posted by Hosts and, to the extent enabled by Hoppin from time to time, share Your Profile with other Users. 

If and to the extent that You utilize the Website as a Visitor:

i. You represent and warrant to Hoppin that any information You provide in Your Profile or in any other manner through the Website is complete and accurate and will be updated from time to time to remain complete and accurate while You are a User of the Website;  

ii. You represent and warrant to Hoppin that, for each Experience to which You participate, You have the right under applicable law to participate in the Experience for the purposes of these Terms of Service;

iii. You acknowledge and agree that You are solely responsible for any interactions with Hosts that You contact, or that contact You. You understand that there are risks inherent in dealing with unknown people or entities who may be acting under false pretenses, and that to mitigate such risks, You should only list the personal information that You are comfortable disclosing to Hosts and other Users;  

iv. You acknowledge and agree that you are transmitting, displaying and sharing Your personal information at Your own risk, and that Hoppin cannot guarantee that any information You display through the Website or otherwise share with a Host will be held in confidence or used for its proper purpose. 

v. You acknowledge and agree that Hoppin is not responsible for the conduct of any Host; and 

vi. You acknowledge and agree that Hoppin may display advertisements on the Website or in connection with Your Account without any payment obligation to You.


b. Provisions Specific to Hosts

As a Host, You can use Hoppin to publish an Experience Listing targeted at Visitors and contact Visitors for the purposes of deciding whether to allow them to participate in an Experience. If and to the extent You utilize the Website as a Host:

i. You represent and warrant to Hoppin that You will not use the Website or Services to post or promote any Experience that contains inaccurate, false or misleading information or includes any screening criteria, requirements or experiences that violates applicable law; 

ii. You represent and warrant to Hoppin that Your Use of the Website or Services will comply with applicable law;

iii. You represent and warrant to Hoppin that You are authorized to offer Experiences on behalf of Yourself or for the person or entity You represent, and that You will only publish an Experience Listing or communicate with or solicit the participation of Visitors to the extent You are authorized or have been authorized by such person or entity; 

iv. You acknowledge and agree that Hoppin may remove any Experience Listing or other Content that Hoppin determines, in its sole discretion, violates or may violate these Terms of Service or applicable law, or that may adversely affect Hoppin or any other User; 

v. You agree to implement appropriate physical, technical and other measures to protect any Confidential Information of a Visitor from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction; 

vi. You acknowledge and agree that You are responsible for all acts or omissions of any of Your personnel that have an Account to use Hoppin, You agree to ensure that such personnel comply with these Terms of Service and applicable law, and You agree to promptly notify Hoppin of any actual or suspected violation of these Terms of Service, including security breaches, and to cooperate with Hoppin in subsequent investigations of such personnel; 

vii. You acknowledge and agree that any payments collected by Hoppin for the Paid Services are the sole property of Hoppin and You shall not be entitled to such payments or a portion thereof, except as otherwise expressly agreed between you and Hoppin through the Website or in writing; and

viii. You acknowledge and agree that Hoppin may display advertisements on the Website or in connection with Your Account without any payment obligation to You.


12. Release


The Website is only a venue for connecting Users, and except to the extent, if any, that Hoppin serves as a communications platform enabling Visitors and Hosts to connect or offers any other Services to Hosts or Visitors, Hoppin does not take part in any interaction between Hosts and Visitors. As a result of Hoppin’s limited involvement in the contact between Hosts and Visitors, in the event that You have a dispute of any kind with one or more Users, You hereby release Hoppin and Hoppin’s affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, investors, suppliers and licensors 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 dispute.

Hoppin expressly disclaims any liability or claims that may arise between Users of its Website or Services.

If You are a California resident, You hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”


13. Disclaimer of Warranty


Hoppin disclaims all liability in connection with any interactions, correspondences, transactions and other dealings that You have with any third parties, including. without limitation, Hosts or Visitors found on or through the Website (including on or via linked websites or advertisements). Any such interactions, correspondences, transactions and other dealings are solely between You and the third party (including without limitation issues related to the content of third party advertisements, payments, Services, warranties, which include product warranties, privacy and data security and the like). Under no circumstances will Hoppin be liable for any loss or damage caused by Your reliance on information in any Content on this Website. It is Your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through this Website. You are responsible for seeking the advice of legal, financial or other professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other Content.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE WEBSITE AND ALL SERVICES, TEXT, IMAGES AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ARE BASED IN PART ON USER CONTENT PROVIDED BY HOSTS AND VISITORS, WHICH IS NOT VERIFIED BY HOPPIN, AND THAT PARTICIPATION IN ANY EXPERIENCE OFFERED OR ORGANIZED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES IS UNDERTAKEN AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND DISCRETION. HOPPIN AND HOPPIN’S AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, INVESTORS, SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULT GENERATED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 13, HOPPIN PROVIDES NO OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, NONE OF HOPPIN OR HOPPIN’S AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, INVESTORS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT: (I) THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS FREE OF ERRORS; (II) THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MECHANISMS FOR THE DOWNLOADING AND UPLOADING OF CONTENT) PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR FREE OF ERRORS; (III) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (IV) THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NONE OF HOPPIN OR HOPPIN’S AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, INVESTORS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, OR AS TO THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR CONTENT OF ANY SERVICES, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES.

None of Hoppin or Hoppin’s affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, investors, suppliers or licensors is responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, between Hosts and Visitors.

None of Hoppin or Hoppin’s affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, investors, suppliers or licensors guarantee that any of Your personal information, including without limitation User Information provided by You, whether accurate or not, will not be misappropriated, intercepted, deleted, destroyed or used by others.


14. Indemnification


By using this Website or any of our Services, You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and, at Hoppin’s option, defend Hoppin from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by another User or any third party that arises in connection with Your use of this Website or Services, Your offer, provision or performance of work to or for another User or Your acts or omissions in connection with any arrangement between You and another User.


15. Limitation of Liability


Hoppin will make commercially reasonable efforts to secure its Website, understanding, however, that Hoppin may rely on information provided to it by Users and contained in their Profiles, and that mistakes and security breaches such as hacking can nonetheless occur. User acknowledges and agrees that Hoppin will bear no liability to User for any matter or claim arising from the foregoing.

IN NO EVENT SHALL HOPPIN BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OF THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREON, WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HOPPIN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HOPPIN’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT OR SERVICES OR WORK REQUESTED OR RENDERED BETWEEN HOST AND VISITOR, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED $10 IN THE AGGREGATE. 


16. Exclusions


SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


17. Third-Party Websites, Products, or Services


a. Links to Third Party Websites

This Website may contain links to non-Hoppin websites that are provided to You as a convenience. Any outside website accessed from the Website is independent from Hoppin, and Hoppin has no control over the content of such websites. Hoppin is not responsible for the content of any linked website or for any loss or damage incurred in connection with Your use of such links or dealings with the operators of such non-Hoppin websites.

b. No Implied Endorsements

In no event shall any reference to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by Hoppin of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party. Likewise, a link to a non-Hoppin website does not imply that Hoppin endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such website. Hoppin does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered by any third party through an online messaging service or link accessible through this Website and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction involving any third party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, You are responsible for exercising appropriate judgment and caution.


18. Termination


a. Termination by Hoppin

Hoppin may terminate any User’s access to the Website, in Hoppin’s sole discretion, for any reason and at any time, with or without prior notice. It is Hoppin’s policy to terminate Users who violate these Terms of Service, as deemed appropriate in Hoppin’s sole discretion, but Hoppin may also terminate access as provided for in the preceding sentence. Hoppin may terminate Your access to the Website and/or the Services if You do not use Your Account for a lengthy period, as determined by Hoppin from time to time in its sole discretion. You agree that Hoppin is not liable to You or any third party for any termination of Your access to the Website or the Services. You may not be entitled to create a new Account to access the Website if Hoppin has terminated Your prior Account. Hoppin may also prohibit certain Users from re-registering with the Website, at Hoppin’s sole discretion.


b. Termination by You

You may terminate Your Account at any time by following terminating your Account on our Website. Please note that after deleting Your Account, Your Profile, other User Content and other personal information will no longer be visible to other Users; however, if any User Content was previously accessed by other Users, we are unable to delete such information from their systems.


c. Reactivation

Provided that You deleted Your Account, You may reactivate Your Account by following the process set forth by Hoppin from time to time, during a time period established by Hoppin from time to time, following the deletion or deactivation of Your Account. If Your Account may no longer be reactivated, Hoppin may, in its discretion, permit You to create a new account.


d. Survival

In addition to accrued obligations, the following sections will survive the termination or expiration of these Terms of Service: Sections 5 (Fees), 7(a) (Website Content), 7(b) (User Content), 9 (Confidentiality), 12 (Release), 13 (Disclaimer of Warranty), 14 (Indemnification), 15 (Limitation of Liability), 16 (Exclusions), 18(d) (Survival), 19 (Governing Law), 20 (Agreement to Arbitrate) and 21 (Miscellaneous).


19. Governing Law


These Terms of Service shall be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, excluding its conflicts of laws principles. Unless You and we agree otherwise, in the event that Section 20 is found not to apply to You or to a particular claim or dispute, either as a result of Your decision to opt-out of the Arbitration Procedures (as defined below) or as a result of a decision by the arbitrator or a court order, You agree that any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between You and us must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in the City of New York, except that You or we are permitted (1) to bring small claims actions in state court in the county in which you reside if such court has a small claims procedure; (2) to bring claims for injunctive relief in any court having jurisdiction over the parties; or (3) to seek enforcement of a judgment in any court having jurisdiction over the parties. To the extent permitted by law, You and we agree to waive trial by jury in any court proceeding.


20. Agreement to Arbitrate


Except if You opt-out or You agree that all disputes between You and Hoppin (whether or not such dispute involves a third party) arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service, the Website, the Services and/or the Privacy Policy, including the arbitrability of the applicable dispute, shall be finally resolved by arbitration before a single arbitrator conducted in the English language in the City of New York, New York, U.S.A. (or, if You request, and if permitted by the AAA, by teleconference) under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and You and Hoppin hereby expressly waive trial by jury. You and Hoppin shall appoint as sole arbitrator a person mutually agreed by You and Hoppin or, if You and Hoppin cannot agree within thirty (30) days of either party’s request for arbitration, such single arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA upon the request of either party. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration. All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding this, application may be made to any court for a judicial acceptance of the award or order of enforcement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, security or other equitable remedies from any court of competent jurisdiction. Under no circumstances shall the arbitrator be authorized to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms of Service or to award punitive damages, including but not limited to pursuant to federal or state statutes permitting multiple or punitive awards.

You may opt out of this Agreement To Arbitrate. If you do so, neither You nor we can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, You must notify us in writing within thirty (30) days of the date that You first became subject to this arbitration provision. The opt-out notice must state that You do not agree to the Agreement To Arbitrate and must include Your name, address, phone number, Your Hoppin account to which the opt-out applies and a clear statement that You want to opt out of this Agreement To Arbitrate. You must sign the opt-out notice for it to be effective. This procedure is the only way you can opt out of the Agreement To Arbitrate. You must use this address to opt out: 

Hoppin

ATTN: Arbitration Opt-out

641 5th Avenue, Olympic Tower 35D

New York, New York 10022

Any claims brought by You or Hoppin must be brought in that party’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. Neither You nor Hoppin will participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by these Terms of Service. You hereby waive any and all rights to bring any claims related to these Terms of Service and Privacy Policy as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. You may bring claims only on Your own behalf. 

This Arbitration section will survive the termination of Your relationship with Hoppin.


21. Miscellaneous


a. Jurisdictional Issues

Hoppin makes no representations that information on this Website or through the Services is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If You choose to access this Website or the Services from outside the United States, You do so on Your own initiative and at Your own risk and You agree and acknowledge that You are responsible for complying with all applicable United States laws as well as Your local laws and regulations. If You transact business through this Website or the Services with a party that is located outside the United States, You agree and acknowledge that You do so voluntarily, that You are responsible for complying with all applicable United States laws as well as any local laws and regulations that may impact Your transaction and You understand that Hoppin disclaims all responsibility related to such transaction.


b. Severability

If any part of these Terms of Service is held to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.


c. Entire Agreement

These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between, or, as appropriate, among, the Parties relating to the subject matter herein. Hoppin may, at Hoppin’s sole discretion, revise these Terms of Service at any time by updating this posting and providing reasonable notice to You.


d. Assignment; Relationship

You may not assign or delegate any of Your rights or obligations hereunder without Hoppin’s prior written consent, and any such attempt is void. Hoppin may freely assign or delegate its rights and obligations hereunder without notice to You. Additionally, Hoppin may assign any agreement between You and Hoppin to any related Hoppin entity by informing you of such assignment. Hoppin and You are independent contractors, not legal partners or agents.


e. Additional Information

If You have any questions about these Terms of Service or our Website or Services, please contact us at support@gohoppin.com.

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