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Terms and Conditions of Use

  1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of Use

    By using or accessing this website, you agree to the following terms of use. Please read this Agreement completely before using or continuing to use this site. Please also read our Privacy Policy, which is a part of this Agreement. These terms cannot be modified by any other than Help Around Town, Inc. ("Help Around Town"). If you disagree with any term in this Agreement or the Privacy Policy, discontinue use of this site. This Agreement is subject to revision at any time, without notice to Users and any changes will be effective at the time they are posted. Use of the website following any revision of this Agreement is an acceptance of any change.

  2. General

    Help Around Town is a communications platform that allows persons seeking services ("Buyers") to find persons willing to meet those needs ("Service Providers") (collectively "Users"). Help Around Town only facilitates the connection of Users and is not a party to any agreement between Users. Users understand that Help Around Town does not control and cannot provide any representations as to the truthfulness, quality, timing, responsibility, or legality of any posting, User information or actions, or agreement reached between Users. All Users expressly agree not to hold Help Around Town liable for any harm or damages relating to use of this site or services requested or performed. Help Around Town expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any damage, suits, claims, and/or controversies that have arisen or may arise, whether known or unknown.

  3. User Eligibility

    By registering as a Buyer of Service Provider, each User certifies that he or she meets and will continue to meet all eligibility requirements for use of this site, including:

    • The User is at least 14 years of age.
    • If the User is under 18 years of age, that the User's parent or legal guardian is aware of the User's registration and consents to the User's registration and use of the site, and
    • The User has not been convicted of any crime, including any felony or misdemeanor of any kind, and has not been convicted of or charged with any sexual offense.

    Users are responsible for providing accurate and complete information to Help Around Town in connection with their registration and use of the site. Users understand and agree that Help Around Town does not independently verify User's eligibility. Help Around Town may terminate at any time the registration of any User that Help Around Town, in its discretion, concludes has provided inaccurate or incomplete registration information or who does not meet the eligibility requirements, without notice or refund for any payments made.

  4. User Responsibilities

    Users of this site may enter into agreements between or among themselves. Help Around Town is not a party to any agreement between Users and is not responsible for the content of any agreement. Users must resolve any conflicts or disputes arising out of an agreement for services directly with the other User. Users are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to child labor and tax laws. Each User agrees to be the only user of his or her account and assumes full responsibility for any materials uploaded, posted, emailed, or distributed.

    Each User agrees that he or she will NOT use the website for any illegal or inappropriate purpose, and affirmatively agrees not to:

    • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
    • Upload, post, email, distribute, or transmit any material that is unlawful, harmful, abusive, threatening, harassing, tortious, defamatory, offensive, obscene, libelous, discriminatory, infringing, or invasive of another's privacy.
    • Harm minors in any way.
    • Impersonate another person or entity or allow any other person or entity to use the User's account.
    • Upload, post, email, distribute, or transmit any unauthorized material, including advertising, contest or promotional meterials, spam, or any material that contains any viruses or other computer code designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any software or hardware, or intercept or expropriate any data or personal information, or
    • Collect, disseminate, or store personal data about other Users for any purpose other than as authorized by this Agreement.
    • Users agree that it is the sole responsibility of the User to evaluate all material, including the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the material.
    • The User bears all risks of relying on any material uploaded, posted, emailed, or distributed, or the representations of any other User.
    • Users agree and are encouraged to make their own decisions and assessments before entering any agreement with another User.
    • Help Around Town has established a rating and comment system to assist Users in deciding whether to enter an agreement with another User, but Users understand and agree that Help Around Town does not control any User ratings and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of the information.
    • Users agree that when giving a reference about another user, they will give a fair and honest reference and not post anything slanderous or libelous or which breaches any other aspect of our content requirements as stated above. They also agree and irrevocably consent to other users posting a reference about them.
  5. Help Around Town Rights

    Help Around Town shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion to remove any materials or terminate the registration of any User for any reason, without notice. No refund of any payment made will be provided if the User has violated this Agreement in any way. Help Around Town is not responsible for the timeliness, deletion, technical failure, or improper delivery of any material.

    Help Around Town provides its services AS IS and may, at any time, modify or discontinue services offered and fees charged without notice or liability.

    By submitting materials to Help Around Town, you grant the site a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to sublicense, use, reproduce, modify, adapt, and publicly perform or display the materials and you represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights necessary to submit the materials and grant these rights.

  6. Privacy Policy

    Help Around Town's Privacy Policy is available on this website and may be changed at any time, without notice. The Privacy Policy is part of this Agreement. By using this site, Users agree that they have reviewed and agree to that policy.

  7. Indemnification

    You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Help Around Town, including all subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, and agents from any claim or demand, including costs or attorney's fees, that may be made by you or a third party, that is due to or arising out of your conduct or connection with this website or service, your provision of materials, your violation of this Agreement or any other violation of the rights of another person or party or any civil or criminal violation.

  8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

    HELP AROUND TOWN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER DEFECTS OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, HELP AROUND TOWN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.

    THE SITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. HELP AROUND TOWN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. HELP AROUND TOWN MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

    IN NO EVENT SHALL HELP AROUND TOWN, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES REFERENCED ON THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

  9. Notification of Copyright Infringement

    Please contact us at privacy@helparoundtown.com if you believe that your intellectual property has been used in any way that constitutes copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights.

  10. COPPA/CDA Compliance

    Help Around Town restricts User registration to persons over the age of 13. Help Around Town will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. You must identify your age during the registration process. Help Around Town has designed policies and procedures to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and all Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations, but does not assume responsibility for the misrepresentations of any User as to their age.

    Help Around Town does not believe that the website contains materials that would typically be the subject of filtering software and the website is not intended for children. Nevertheless and pursuant to the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Help Around Town informs all Users that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, and filtering services) are commercially available that may assist in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. A report detailing some of those protections can be found at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/ntiageneral/cipa2003/index.html (Children's Internet Protection Act: Report on the Effectiveness of Internet Protection Measures and Safety Policies).

  11. Applicable Law

    This Agreement and any use of this site or services is governed by and construed according to Massachusetts law, without regard to conflict of laws provisions. By registering or using this site you consent and agree to submit to personal jurisdiction and exclusive venue in the state and federal courts located in Boston, Massachusetts. The failure of Help Around Town to enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. In the event any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid, void, or illegal, the court will give effect to the parties' intentions to the extent possible and all other terms remain in full force and effect.