Terms of Service
1. IMPORTANT NOTICES: NATURE OF THE HIREHOPPING SERVICE
1.1 HireHopping's role as an intermediary only
1.1.1 HireHopping makes available to you an online platform (the "HireHopping Service") through
which Renters may make available certain items for rental by Borrowers upon approval by the
1.1.2 You understand that HireHopping is acting as an intermediary only in respect of any
transactions entered into between Renters and Borrowers for the rental of items through the
HireHopping Service. Any agreement for the rental of any items through the HireHopping Service
is between the relevant Renter and Borrower.
1.1.3 While HireHopping endeavours to provide the HireHopping Service for the mutual benefit of
both Renters and Borrowers and have drawn up rules with that as its aim, HireHopping cannot be
held responsible for, and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, excludes liability for, the
conduct of users of the HireHopping Service.
1.1.4 You acknowledge that in its capacity as an operator of the HireHopping Service and an
intermediary in any transactions carried out through the HireHopping Service, HireHopping has the
discretion to cancel any listing posted by a Renter, any request to borrow an item submitted by a
Borrower, or any transaction, upon the provision of written notice to the parties involved, if it
reasonably believes such listing, request or transaction does not comply with these Terms, the
Borrowers' Rules or the Renters' Rules.
1.2 Using the HireHopping Service as a Renter
1.2.1 When you agree as a Renter to lend an item to a Borrower, you acknowledge that you are
entering into a separate contract with the Borrower and that such contract with the Borrower
includes a promise by you to comply with the Renters' Rules and these Terms.
1.2.2 You also acknowledge that the Borrower is in no way acting under the control, or on behalf of
HireHopping, that your agreement to lend any item to the Borrower is sole with the Borrower, and
you agree not to make any claim or assertion that HireHopping is in any way liable or responsible
for any loss or liability suffered by you in relation to any act or omission by the Borrower.
1.2.3 You agree that you are solely responsible for your compliance with the Renters' Rules, fully
liable for any non-compliance with the Renters' Rules and any compensation due to the Borrower
in respect of any such non-compliance, including ensuring that the item offered for rental matches
the description in your listing. You further acknowledge that HireHopping does not have: (i) any
responsibility for your compliance with the Renter's Rules; (ii) any obligation to underwrite any
liability you may have for non-compliance, or (iii) any obligation to compensate the Borrower for
any breach of your agreement with the Borrower in any way.
1.3 Using the HireHopping Service as a Borrower
1.3.1 When you agree as a Borrower to borrow an item from a Renter, you acknowledge that you
are entering into a separate contract with the Renter and that such contract with the Renter includes
a promise by you to comply with the Borrowers' Rules and these Terms.
1.3.2 You also acknowledge that the Renter is in no way acting under the control, or on behalf of
HireHopping, that your agreement to borrow any item from the Renter is solely with the Renter,
and you agree not to make any claim or assertion that is in any way liable or responsible for any
loss or liability suffered by you in relation to any act or omission by the Renter.
1.3.3 You agree that you are solely responsible for your compliance with the Borrowers' Rules, fully liable for any non-compliance with the Borrowers' Rules and any compensation due to the Renter in respect of any such non-compliance, including the loss or damage to the item which you have borrowed. You further acknowledge that HireHopping does not have: (i) any responsibility for your compliance with the Borrowers' Rules; (ii) any obligation to underwrite any liability you may have for non-compliance, or (iii) any obligation to compensate the Renter for any breach of your agreement with the Renter in any way.
2. CHANGES TO THE HIREHOPPING SERVICE AND CHANGE OF TERMS
2.1 HireHopping reserves the right to alter the HireHopping Service at any time, including adding, removing or changing features (which may advantage or disadvantage you). HireHopping will give you reasonable notice of any material changes to the HireHopping Service.
2.2 We may need to change these Terms for legal or business reasons, and we will give you notice by posting such changes on the [information pages of the HireHopping Service]. If we intend to make any material changes, we will notify you of these changes by email with reasonable prior notice.
2.3 If HireHopping changes the HireHopping Service or the Terms to your detriment, you can end your use of the HireHopping Service at any time. Please see section 11 for more details on ending your use of the HireHopping Service.
3. RIGHTS IN THE HIREHOPPING SERVICE
3.1 In consideration of you complying with the Terms, HireHopping grants you a revocable, nontransferable and non-exclusive license to access and use the HireHopping Service.
3.2 You acknowledge that your use of the HireHopping Service grants you no rights in or to the
HireHopping Service or any of the intellectual property rights (including any copyright, trademark
or patents) owned by HireHopping or its licensors, other than the right to use the HireHopping
Service in accordance with the Terms.
3.3 You agree not to copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, record, transmit,
commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way the services, web
pages or materials on the HireHopping Service or the computer codes of elements comprising the HireHopping Service is other than for your own personal use. Subject to the above, you may
download insubstantial excerpts of this content to your hard disk for the purpose of viewing it
provided that no more than one copy of any information is made.
4. CONTENT POSTED ON THE HIREHOPPING SERVICE
4.1 Your responsibility
4.1.1 You understand that you are solely responsible for any content that you post or otherwise
submit to the HireHopping Service ("Your Content"). You represent that you have all necessary
rights to Your Content and that publication of Your Content through the HireHopping Service will
not infringe the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any third party. You agree to
compensate HireHopping for any losses that HireHopping suffers as a result of any breach by you of any of the promises made by you in these Terms.
4.1.2 You acknowledge that HireHopping does not monitor or moderate Your Content. If
HireHopping becomes aware that any of Your Content does not, in our reasonable opinion, comply with the Terms, you acknowledge that HireHopping may remove it, without liability. Although HireHopping has rules for the posting and uploading of Your Content, the features of the HireHopping Service may be misused and sometimes Your Content can still be posted that is misleading or deceptive. You should not, therefore, rely on any other user's content ("User
Content") being accurate or complete. You accept that if you do rely on any User Content which has been posted or uploaded, you do so at your own risk.
4.2 Permission to use Your Content
4.2.1 When you post Your Content, you grant us and represent that you have the right to grant us, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, design, database and intellectual property rights to that content, in any media, whether now known or to be discovered in the future and on all other sites, services, applications and tools. In addition, you waive your right to be identified as the author of Your Content, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
4.3 HireHopping's use of third party information
4.3.1 We may at times use third-party data suppliers to provide additional content (including
descriptions, product specifications and other content) ("Third Party Material") to supplement Your Content. You may use such information solely in connection with Your Content during the time Your Content is displayed on the HireHopping Service (such permissions for use, being "Third Party Permissions"). Third Party Material may be subject to copyright, trademark and/or other protections. You agree not to remove any such protected information and/or create any derivative works based on the content of such Third Party Material (other than by including such Third Party Material in your listings). This permission is subject to modification or revocation at any time at our sole discretion, and we shall post on the HireHopping Service, any such modifications or revocations in respect of any Third Party Permissions.
4.4 Continuing obligations
4.4.1 You may not have the opportunity to review all of the Third Party Material before posting
Your Content. We are not responsible for the accuracy of such Third Party Material. If you notice
inaccuracies in this Third Party Material after Your Content appears on the on the HireHopping
Service please contact us at the following link: http://www.hirehopping.com/en/contact/new
4.5 Reporting abusive, threatening, or infringing content
4.5.1 If any of the content posted or submitted to the HireHopping Service by another user makes you feel threatened or abused, or if you believe any such is offensive or otherwise breaches the Terms, please contact HireHopping through the following link:
4.6 Rights of HireHopping to remove content from the HireHopping Service
4.6.1 Without limiting any other remedies, HireHopping may, without notice or delay: (i)
immediately remove (or instruct you to remove) content from the HireHopping Service; (ii)
temporarily or indefinitely prevent you from adding further content to the HireHopping Service;
(iii) cancel a request to borrow or an offer to lend a particular item; (iv) prohibit your access to the HireHopping Service permanently or temporarily if HireHopping reasonably believes that:
4.6.1 you have breached any of these Terms;
4.6.2 you are acting inconsistently with the spirit of the HireHopping Service or our policies
(including, without limitation, circumventing temporary or permanent suspensions or harassing the
HireHopping employees or other users);
4.6.3 you have engaged in improper or fraudulent activity or your actions may cause legal liability
or financial loss to HireHopping or users of the HireHopping Service;
4.6.4 items are listed against incorrect or inaccurate content;
4.6.5 you have been undertaking Fee Avoidance; or
4.6.6 it is required to do so by applicable law or to protect the interest of the other users of the
5. FEES AND COMMISSION
5.1 On each occasion that a transaction between a Borrower and Renter for the rental of an item made available through the HireHopping Service:
5.1.1 as a Renter, you agree to pay to HireHopping a commission of the Rental Fee ("Renter
Commission") as per the Fees Table; and
5.1.2 as a Borrower, you agree to pay to HireHopping a commission of the Rental Fee ("Borrower Commission"), (together, the "HireHopping Commission").
5.2 If, as a Borrower, you submit a request to borrow a particular item and that request is approved by the Renter, you will be charged the full Rental Fee PLUS the Borrower Commission. The "Rental Fee" means the daily rate you have agreed to pay to rent the item multiplied by the number of days that you have agreed to rent the item.
5.3 As a Renter, you will receive the Renter Fee upon return of the product.
The “Renter Fee” means the Rental Fee LESS the Renter Commission.
5.4a Payments made through the HireHopping Service are processed by PayPal. You can read their full terms and conditions here.
5.4b Payment processing services for Renters on HireHopping are provided by PayPal and are
subject to the PayPal Connected Account Agreement, which includes the PayPal Terms of Service (collectively, the "PayPal Services Agreement"). By agreeing to these terms or continuing to operate as a Renter on HireHopping, you agree to be bound by the PayPal Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by PayPal from time to time. As a condition of HireHopping enabling payment processing services through PayPal, you agree to provide HireHopping accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize HireHopping to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by PayPal.
5.5 You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for payment of applicable taxes (if any) owed by you pursuant to your use of the HireHopping Service.
5.6 Our fees are payable in US Dollar, and we may change them from time to time. We’ll notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on the HireHopping Service and will also send an email to the address registered to your account. We may also choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective when we announce the promotional event or new service. We shall give prior notice of these promotional events and new services by posting details on the HireHopping Service and will also send an email to the address registered to your account.
5.7 You also agree that where you have contacted a particular user through the HireHopping
Service, you shall not complete that transaction or any others otherwise than using the HireHopping Service or engage in any other practice which may avoid or lower the amount of HireHopping Commission that would otherwise have been payable had the transaction been completed using the HireHopping Service ("Fee Avoidance"). In the event of engagement by any user(s) in any Fee Avoidance, such user(s) shall indemnify and hold harmless HireHopping in respect of any losses suffered by HireHopping as a result of such Fee Avoidance. Or in the event that you attempt to engage a user, you met through the HireHopping service in a rental or transaction that does not use the HireHopping service, you are liable to pay a fine of up to $200 (US) as a penalty for doing so, regardless of whether your attempts are successful or not.
6. CANCELLATION OF LISTINGS AND TRANSACTIONS
6.1 If you, as Borrower, request to borrow an item, you may subsequently cancel your request to
borrow that item, without any charge or liability by notifying HireHopping, provided such
cancellation is affected:
6.1.1 at any time prior to that request being accepted by the Renter; or
6.1.2 subject to section 6.2 below, within 48 hours of submitting that request.
6.1.3 If you have prepaid any amounts in consideration for any transaction which you cancel within the terms of section
6.1, you will be entitled to a refund of such fees.
6.2 Notwithstanding section 6.1 above, if you, as a Borrower, cancel a request (which has been
approved by the Renter) you shall not receive a refund of the amounts otherwise charged (including both Rental Fee and Borrower Commission).
6.3 If you, as Renter, list an item for rental, you may subsequently cancel your listing of that item for rental, without any charge or liability:
6.3.1 at any time prior to approving a request from a Borrower to borrow an item; or
6.3.2 subject to section 6.4 below, within 48 hours of approving a request to borrow an item by the Renter.
6.4 Notwithstanding section 6.3 above, if you, as a Renter, cancel the listing of an item (in respect of which, you have accepted a request from any Borrower to borrow) for rental, or cancel any Acceptance of a request from a Borrower to borrow an item within the 48 hour period immediately prior to the scheduled start of the rental period for that item, you shall be liable to pay a cancellation charge to HireHopping, which is calculated as an amount equal to 30% of the Rental Fee.
6.5 In the event that the Renter pays a cancellation charge to HireHopping in respect of a particular cancelled the transaction, HireHopping may credit the account of the Borrower, as appropriate) an apportionment of any cancellation fee received, where HireHopping, at its sole discretion, deems this appropriate.
6.6 If HireHopping believes that you intend to cause harm to any items you rent through the
platform or believe you are Borrower with intent to steal; we reserve the right to cancel your rental
immediately and without warning, and charge you an appropriate sum. This sum will up to but not more than the total value of the items in question. It is at HireHopping’s discretion to determine what is an appropriate sum in each instance.
7. YOUR LIABILITY
7.1 Nothing in these Terms shall limit your liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from your negligence.
7.2 As a Renter, when listing an item for rental through the HireHopping Service, you must give
true and accurate details of the condition of the item and detail what is included or noticeably
7.3 As a Borrower, by requesting to rent an item through our Services, you are responsible for
having sufficient funds available to replace the item should you lose or damage the item. If you do not know how much the item is worth, please contact a member of the HireHopping team prior to submitting your request and we will assist you. If you do not have funds available for the
approximate value of the item, do not request to borrow the item.
7.4 We have the right to take money up to the Estimated Value of the item from your account
without seeking further permission from you if we reasonably believe you have caused damage to the item, or are unable to return it for any reason within 7 days of the return deadline.
7.5 You further acknowledge that as a Borrower, if you return the item after the Return Deadline (as defined in the Borrower's Rules), we are entitled to charge you up to twice the full Rental Fee and Borrower Commission for each additional day that the item is returned after the Return Deadline (for the avoidance of doubt, if the item is returned after the Return Deadline on the scheduled day of return, you shall be charged for a full additional day of rental). You further acknowledge that we may take the funds directly from your account to cover such charges, without seeking further permission from you. The Return Deadline is the time you agreed to return the item with the Renter, or 12 pm on the rental return date (whichever time is later).
7.6 In the event of a good faith dispute between the parties in relation to the Estimated Value of a particular item, HireHopping has the sole discretion to set an appropriate Estimated Value for that item, determined in good faith and taking into account the reasonable representations of the parties.
7.7 If you refuse to pay for any damage caused, or to pay any amount that you owe to HireHopping or a HireHopping user, for any reason, within the timeframe given to you by HireHopping, we will engage the services of debt collectors who will pursue this debt with you on our behalf. You agree that the charge for their services will be added to the debt they will be collecting from you.
8. OUR LIABILITY
8.1 Nothing in these Terms shall limit the liability of HireHopping for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence or the negligence of its agents or employees.
8.2 You have certain rights under the law. These include that we will provide the HireHopping
Service to you with reasonable skill and care. You have certain legal remedies if we breach any of these rights. Nothing in these Terms is intended to affect these legal rights or other rights which you may also be entitled, for example to damages or specific performance.
For more information about your legal rights contact your local Citizens Advice Service or Trading Standards Service.
8.3 Under no circumstances shall HireHopping be liable or responsible for the acts or omissions of any third party who uses the HireHopping Service (including any third party with whom you enter into a transaction through the HireHoppping Service). HireHopping is acting as an intermediary only in respect of any transaction concluded by parties introduced to each other through the HireHopping Service for the rental of any item listed on the HireHopping Service and accepts no liability for the performance of either party (i.e. Borrower or Renter) in relation to any such transaction.
8.4 Without prejudice to section 8.3 above, HireHopping is not responsible for
8.4.1 losses not caused by our breach;
8.4.2 indirect losses which are a side effect of the main loss or damage and which are not
reasonably foreseeable by at the time of entering into this agreement, (for example loss of profits or
loss of opportunity);
8.4.3 User Content to the extent that such content is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory,
obscene or indecent or otherwise violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person,
including, without limitation, any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would
constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law; or
8.4.4 failure to provide the HireHopping Service or to meet any of our obligations under this
agreement where such failure is due to Events Beyond Our Control.
8.4.5 For the purposes of section 10.4.4, "Events Beyond Our Control" means any cause beyond our
reasonable control which prevents us from providing the Service or fulfilling any of our other
obligations under this agreement and includes but is not limited to fire, flood, storm, riot, civil
disturbance, war, nuclear accident, terrorist activity and acts of God.
8.5 Other than for breaches of implied statutory terms described in paragraph 10.2 above,
HireHopping's total liability to you for any loss or damage arising in connection with your use of
the HireHopping Service shall be limited to one hundred US Dollar ($100).
8.6 You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee continuous, error-free or secure access to the
HireHopping Service or that defects in the HireHopping Service will be corrected. While we will
use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not
give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the operation and availability of
the HireHopping Service.
8.7 Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties,
representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability,
merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute.
9. ENDING YOUR USE OF THE HIREHOPPING SERVICE
9.1 You can simply choose to stop using the HireHopping Service at any time. In addition, you may
also contact HireHopping through the following link: http://www.hirehopping.com/en/contact/new
and request that we deactivate your account.
9.3 You acknowledge that your use of the HireHopping Service is subject to HireHopping's
discretion and HireHopping may, in the event of your breach of the Terms, at its sole discretion,
withdraw your rights to use the HireHopping Service on the provision of written notice with
10. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
10.1 A person who is not a party to this agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third
Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy
of a third party specified in this agreement or which exists or is available apart from that Act.
11. PERSONAL INFORMATION
11.1 By using HireHopping Services, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your
things, you agree that HireHopping may use the personal information that you submit to us: (i) to
verify your identity; (ii) for performing anti-money laundering checks; (iii) for conducting "know
your customer" (KYC) checks; and (iv) conducting "know your transaction" (KYT) checks.
11.2 You also agree to receive direct electronic messaging marketing communications from us
unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications.
12.1 Disputes between Users
12.1.1 If you have a dispute with one or more HireHopping users, you release us (and our officers,
directors, agents, and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and
consequential) of every kind and nature, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected
with such disputes.
12.1.2 Notwithstanding section
12.1.1, if a Borrower and Renter are unable to resolve a dispute,
HireHopping will use reasonable efforts to mediate in respect of such dispute and, without prejudice
to its rights set out under these Terms, may choose to deduct monies up to the estimated value of a particular item from the account of the Borrower to compensate the Renter following loss or
damage of a particular item that has been rented as part of the transaction. HireHopping will also charge a fee of 30% of the amount charged on top of any monies collected in order to cover the service of acting as a mediator.
12.2 Disputes between you and HireHopping
12.2.1 If the unlikely event of a dispute arises between you and HireHopping, we strongly
encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to the HireHopping Contact
page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute
resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.
12.2.2 If you wish to take court proceedings against us you must do so within South-Africa. If you reside elsewhere in the world, you still have the benefit of any applicable consumer protection rights under the laws of, and the right to bring an action before the courts of, the country where you live.
13.1 You acknowledge that HireHopping may transfer its rights under the Terms (and any related claims) to any third party without having to obtain your prior consent.
13.2 Nothing in the Terms is intended to or shall operate to create an employment, agency,
partnership or joint venture of any kind between HireHopping and any user.
13.3 If you breach the Terms and HireHopping takes no action against you, HireHoping reserves its
rights to take action against you at a later date.
13.4 The Terms constitute all terms agreed upon between you and us and supersede any prior
agreements in relation to the HireHopping Service. You represent that you have not accepted the
Terms in reliance on any oral or written representations made by us that are not contained in the
13.5 You acknowledge that your right to access and use the HireHopping Service is also subject to:
13.5.1 applicable law; and
13.5.2 any rules or policies applied by the relevant app store from which you access the
13.6 If any part of the Terms is disallowed or found to be ineffective by any court or regulator, the
other provisions shall continue to apply.
13.7 Except for notices relating to illegal or infringing content, your notices to us must be sent by
registered mail to HireHopping.com, 4 Tree Pippet ave, Rooihuiskraal, Centurion, Pretoria. We will
send notices to you via the email address you provide, or by registered mail. Notices sent by
registered mail will be deemed received five days following the date of mailing. Notices sent by
email will be deemed received the following working day after they were sent.
You should read these rules carefully before using the HireHopping Service to rent an item (and
therefore become a "Borrower"). By using the HireHopping Service as a Borrower, you are
agreeing to these rules (the "Borrowers' Rules") as well as the Terms (found here
14. HIREHOPPING'S ROLE
14.1 HireHopping is a platform for Borrowers to find items to rent from those who wish to lend
them ("Renters"). The HireHopping Service enables Borrowers to enter into transactions with
Renters to rent these items (the "Transaction"). HireHopping is not a party to this Transaction or in
any way responsible for the acts or omissions of either the Renter or Borrower in relation to the
14.2 By signing up to the HireHopping Service you are acknowledging that:
14.2.1 you are not Borrower from HireHopping but from another user of the HireHopping Service,
who has signed up as a Renter; and
14.2.2 HireHopping does not guarantee or endorse any items rented through the HireHopping
Service or any content posted by Renters (such as photographs, language, a description used in
15. COMMUNICATING WITH RenterS
15.1 You can communicate directly with Renters on the HireHopping Service by using the
"Messaging" feature. This is a good way to find out more information about the item you are
looking to rent. However, you may not use this feature for the following:
15.1.1 sending unsolicited advertising or promotions, requests for donations or spam;
15.1.2 contacting someone after they have requested you not to;
15.1.3 harassing or abusing another user; or
15.1.4 forming an agreement outside the HireHopping Service for the purpose of Fee Avoidance.
16. BORROWING AN ITEM
16.1 By requesting to borrow an item you agree and warrant that you:
16.1.1 have read and accepted the item description and the Terms before making a request to
borrow an item; and
16.1.2 have the funds available to (i) cover the required payments to rent the item and the
HireHopping Commission, and (ii) pay the full estimated value of the item in the case of loss or
damage. The estimated value is defined as a reasonable estimate determined by the Renter unless the
Borrower disagrees in which case HireHopping will determine the estimated value as per clause 9.6;
16.1.3 accept liability for the full Estimated Value of the item in case of loss or damage; and
16.1.4 will not engage in Fee Avoidance.
16.2 When borrowing an item, you agree that you will return the item to the Renter before 12 pm
(noon) on the scheduled date of the return (the "Return Deadline").
16.3 If you would like to extend the period for which you borrow an item, you may submit an
additional request to extend this period, for acceptance by the Renter, through the HireHopping
16.4 If you have failed to extend the rental period for a particular item through the HireHopping
Service and, consequently, return the item after the Return Deadline, you acknowledge that
HireHopping may charge you as set out in the ‘Your Liability’ section of the Terms [section 9].
17.1 As a Borrower, by requesting to rent an item through the HireHopping Service, you are
agreeing to that Estimated Value assigned by the Renter. If you do not agree with this Estimated
Value, do not request to borrow the item. If you do agree to this Estimated Value, you are agreeing
to be liable for up to the full Estimated Value of that item, in the case of loss or damage while you
are Borrower this item.
17.2 We have the right to take money up to the Estimated Value of the item from your account
without seeking further permission from you if we reasonably believe you have caused damage to
the item or lost it.
18. LEAVING A REVIEW
18.1 When you have a borrowed an item using the HireHopping Service, HireHopping encourages
you to leave a review, as it helps Renters build a good reputation, or warn other users about a poor
18.2 You can leave a review by choosing a one to a five-star rating.
18.3 By leaving a review you acknowledge that:
18.3.1 your review and profile information will be publicly displayed on the Renter's listing and
18.3.2 your review will not contain:
22.214.171.124 private information;
126.96.36.199 obscene, racist or harassing language or imagery;
188.8.131.52 advertising or spam; or
184.108.40.206 content that will undermine the integrity of the review system of HireHopping; and
18.3.3 any attempt to manipulate reviews through threats, intimidation or bribery is considered
extortion and is strictly prohibited on HireHopping.
18.4 Similarly, you accept that a Renter can leave you a review and you acknowledge that:
18.4.1 your review will be publicly displayed on your review page;
18.4.2 any attempt to manipulate reviews through threats, intimidation or bribery is considered
extortion and is strictly prohibited on the HireHopping Service.
18.5 HireHopping reserves the right to remove reviews that violate the Terms.
19. STORAGE SPACE
19.1 By requesting to borrow storage space from another user; which includes but is not limited to;
garages, lofts, attics, rooms, storage units, studios, driveways; you agree and warrant that:
19.1.1 you will not store anything that is hazardous to people, animals or the space around it;
19.1.2 the total value of the items you store will not exceed $50,000;
19.1.3 will only store items which would be permitted for rental through HireHopping. Items which
are prohibited for rental on HireHopping, are also prohibited for storage in spaces rented through
You should read these rules carefully before using the HireHopping Service to rent an item (and
therefore become a "Renter"). By using the HireHopping Service as a Borrower, you are agreeing
to these rules (the "Renters' Rules") as well as the Terms (found here
20. HIREHOPPING'S ROLE
20.1 HireHopping is a platform for Borrowers (a "Borrower") to find items to rent from Renters.
The HireHopping Service enables Borrowers to enter into transactions with Renters to rent these
items, but it is important to remember that HireHopping is not part of that transaction (the
20.2 By signing up to HireHopping you are acknowledging that:
20.2.1 you are not lending to HireHopping but to another user of the HireHopping Service, who has
signed up as a Borrower; and
20.2.2 HireHopping does not guarantee or endorse any Borrower or content or communication that
they post (such as photographs, language, a description used in listings).
21. COMMUNICATING WITH OTHER HIREHOPPING USERS
21.1 You can communicate directly with Borrowers on the HireHopping Service by using the
"Message User" feature. This is a good way to find out more information about the person who is
looking to rent your item. However, you may not use this feature for the following:
21.1.1 sending unsolicited advertising or promotions, requests for donations or spam;
21.1.2 sending unsolicited advertising or promotions, requests for donations or spam;
21.1.3 harassing or abusing another user; or
21.1.4 forming an agreement outside the Terms agreed with us for the purposes of Fee Avoidance.
22. LENDING AN ITEM
22.1 By offering to lend an item you agree and warrant that you:
22.1.1 have provided an honest, accurate description about your item, filling in all information
required as set out in the http://www.hirehopping.com/en/listing/new, including but not limited to,
accurate up to date photographs, and a reasonable Estimated Value;
22.1.2 provide honest, accurate information in your profile;
22.1.3 will not engage in Fee Avoidance; and
22.1.4 have the funds available to cover the applicable cancellation fee payable to HireHopping in
the case of a late cancellation.
23. WHAT CAN'T BE RENTED ON HIREHOPPING
23.1 Users come to HireHopping to find all sorts of items, and you are free to list almost anything.
However, for some reasons, we have to prohibit certain items from being rented through the
HireHopping Service. This may be for legal reasons, or to protect our users and the spirit of
HireHopping as a business.
23.2 The following types of items are prohibited or restricted on HireHopping:
23.2.1 alcohol, tobacco, drugs and drugs paraphernalia;
23.2.2 illegal items, items promoting illegal activity and highly regulated items
23.2.3 internationally regulated items;
23.2.4 pornography and mature content;
23.2.5 items that violate third party intellectual property rights; or
23.2.6 animal products.
23.3 Policy decisions are complex, and though we will try and avoid this as much as possible, we
reserve the right to remove any other items from the HireHopping Service if we feel that, for
whatever reason, it is inconsistent with our values.
24. STORAGE SPACE
24.1 By offering to lend out your storage space; which includes but is not limited to; garages, lofts,
attics, rooms, storage units, studios, driveways; you agree and warrant that you:
24.1.1 are entirely responsible for providing proper security for the items being stored in your
24.1.2 are responsible for maintaining the condition of the space, to at least the condition that it is in
when the Borrower agrees to leave their items in it;
24.1.3 are responsible for the care and protection of all items while they are in your space;
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25. USING THE HIREHOPPING SERVICE
25.1 You need to create an account to accept these Terms. To create an account you confirm that:
25.1.1 you are over 16;
25.1.2 all information and details provided by you to us (including on registration) are true, accurate
and up to date in all respects and at all times. You can update or correct your personal details at any
time by contacting us at any time. If you do not comply with this clause you will be fined up to
$100 (US) per piece of false information provided;
25.1.3 you will comply with the restrictions on your use of the HireHopping Service as set out in
these Terms; and
25.1.4 in relation to any material submitted to or posted to the HireHopping Service by you that you
have the right to do so and have obtained all necessary licences and or approvals.
25.2 As a condition of your use of the HireHopping Service, you agree that you will not:
25.2.1 breach any applicable laws;
25.2.2 breach any of the Terms;
25.2.3 breach the Renters' Rules, when acting as a Renter;
25.2.4 breach the Borrowers' Rules, when acting as a Borrower;
25.2.5 post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, inappropriate or indecent material;
25.2.6 post or otherwise communicate any false or misleading material or message of any kind;
25.2.7 use the HireHopping Service to intentionally deceive other users;
25.2.8 infringe the rights of any third-party;
25.2.9 disassemble, decompile, reverse-engineer or create derivative works based on the whole or
any part of the HireHopping Service;
25.2.10 distribute spam, chain letters, or promote pyramid schemes;
25.2.11 distribute any viruses or any other technologies that may harm HireHopping or the interests
or property of HireHopping users;
25.2.12 impose or contribute to imposing an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere
with the proper working of HireHopping;
25.2.13 copy, modify, or distribute any other person’s content without their consent;
25.2.14 use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access HireHopping and/or
collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
25.2.15 harvest or otherwise collect information about other users, including email addresses,
without their consent;
25.2.16 copy, modify or distribute rights or content from the HireHopping Service, services,
applications or tools or HireHopping’s copyrights and trademarks;
25.2.17 bypass security measures used to prevent or restrict access to HireHopping; or
25.2.18 sell any counterfeit items or otherwise infringe the copyright, trademark or other rights of
25.3 You agree to compensate and defend HireHopping against any claims or legal proceedings
brought against HireHopping by any other person as a result of your breach of these Terms.
25.4 Your account is personal to you and may not be transferred to or shared with others. You are
responsible for keeping your account and login details secure and are responsible for all activities
that are carried out under them. You should choose a strong, unique password, which you do not
disclose to anyone else or use with any other service. HireHopping will not be responsible for any
losses suffered by you in circumstances where your account is used by someone else unless this is
caused by HireHopping's negligence.
26. LEAVING A REVIEW
26.1 When you have lent an item using the HireHopping Service, HireHopping encourages you to
leave a review, as it helps Borrowers to build a good reputation, or warn other users about a poor
26.2 You can leave a review by choosing a one to five-star rating.
26.3 By leaving a review you acknowledge that:
26.3.1 your review and profile information will be publicly displayed on the Borrower's listing and
26.3.2 your review will not contain:
220.127.116.11 private information;
18.104.22.168 obscene, racist or harassing language or imagery;
22.214.171.124 advertising or spam; or
126.96.36.199 content that will undermine the integrity of the review system of HireHopping; and
26.4 Similarly, you accept that a Borrower can leave you a review and you acknowledge that:
26.4.1 your review will be publicly displayed on your review page;
26.4.2 any attempt to manipulate reviews through threats, intimidation or bribery is considered
extortion and is strictly prohibited on the HireHopping Service.
26.5 HireHopping reserves the right to remove reviews that violate the Terms.
27. LIABILITY PERTAINING TO PREMIUM USERS
27.1 Certain Users will be able to obtain “Premium” status which is afforded to users successfully
completing more than 12 transactions per month using the HireHopping Service, as a Premium User
you enjoy the following benefits;
27.2 Insurance coverage for up to half of the estimated value of the item or service rented
27.3 Extensive Usage statistics on your products and services
27.4 24 hour Telephonic technical Support
27.5 A special Profile Badge identifying you as a Premium User on the HireHopping Service
28. ACCEPTING THESE TERMS
28.1 These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and HireHopping (trading as
HireHopping, "we", "us" or "HireHopping" hereafter) in relation to our provision of the
HireHopping Service to you. Capitalised terms which are defined in either the Borrowers' Rules or
Renters' Rules and not defined in these Terms shall have the same meaning as set out in the relevant
28.2 HireHopping is a company registered in South Africa (under registration number 2017 /
265931 / 07) whose principal place of business is 4 Tree Pippet Ave, Rooihuiskraal, Centurion,
28.3 When you register for a HireHopping account (including when you register through a third
party application or service) or otherwise access or use the HireHopping Service including for the
purposes of posting an ad; you are accepting these Terms
28.4 When you agree to the Terms you agree that:
28.4.1 when using the HireHopping Service as a Borrower, you promise to us that you will comply
with the Borrowers' Rules; and
28.4.2 when using the HireHopping Service as a Renter, you promise to us that you will comply
with the Renters' Rules;
28.5 For any help with using the HireHopping Service please see the HireHopping Help page. If
you have any further questions, complaints or comments about the HireHopping Service, then
please contact HireHopping here: email@example.com