2. Description of the Application
HOPLR offers a private social network platform for your local neighbourhood, focusing on social interaction and engagement between residents in a certain neighbourhood, and with limited access on such platform solely to the local neighbourhood relevant for you (the “Platform”) via the Application (“Services”). A User of the Application (“User”, “you”) may exchange goods or services with other Users, launch initiatives, announce events, submit reports or get to know other Users better by registering a personal account on the Application (the “Account”).
At HOPLR we offer you a safe & sound local network! HOPLR values efficiency, safety, high level of accessibility and the proper functioning of the Application, and shall undertake both technical as non-technical measures to uphold these principles.
HOPLR applies some simple, but important house rules to ensure that your HOPLR community will function properly:
Respect your neighbours
Do not use Hoplr to advertise
Keep the dialogue constructive
Use your true identity
Failure to comply with these house rules may result in the reporting of your message and/or profile by one of your fellow neighbours. Repeated reports may result in sanctions (as defined in Article 14) ("Infringement Policy").
3. User registration
In order to get access to your local private neighbourhood group on the Platform, we must verify your home address in order to ascertain that you actually live in that particular neighbourhood. Therefore, a one-time unique access code (“Access Code”) shall be sent to your home address through an invitation letter. Access to the closed group of your local neighbourhood on the Platform shall be solely granted:
after validation of your Access Code on the Application or;
after approval of your request by one of the neighbourhood ambassadors or;
after sending a letterhead that proves your address to email@example.com.
Please be aware that any Data provided by you on the Platform is also accessible and visible towards other Users in your neighbourhood.
Please note that HOPLR may in its sole discretion refuse new registrations, for example when the User entering in the registration is or has been previously banned from the Application or when the basis of the registration seems fraudulent.
Please take notice that you may only register as of the age of thirteen (13) years, and that it is the responsibility of every User to provide accurate Data upon registration, including age.
4. Use of the Account
You shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Account login information, such as your password (“Account Information”) and you shall be fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, regardless of whether you are responsible for such activity. You agree to immediately notify HOPLR of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account and/or the Platform, or any other breach of security and/or confidentiality.
HOPLR will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the requirements set out in this section 4.
5. Public Institutions
HOPLR is a clear private initiative and is not linked to any local and/or federal government (“Public Institution”).
HOPLR does however offer a separate platform to Public Institutions, to enable such Public Institutions to communicate to local neighbourhoods within their authority on the Platform. For the avoidance of doubt, the Public Institutions are only authorised to send messages and/or information to one or more local neighbourhoods on the Platform, and have access solely to comments of Users on such messages and/or information sent by the relevant Public Institution. A Public Institution shall never have access to any Data posted by Users within a closed group of a local neighbourhood on the Platform.
6. Intellectual Property Rights
We consider intellectual property rights and their derived rights as very important as it is all about a proper reward for those who made the effort, and quite honestly, who wouldn’t like to see its own efforts protected? As much as we care to protect our own achievements, we want to protect yours as well.
Whenever you believe to be confronted with a possible violation of your rights on the Application or Platform, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the statement of a well-reasoned and substantiated claim. In our sole discretion, we shall decide to either remove the infringing content and/or provide only limited access to the content.
7. Advertisement on the Platform
HOPLR has the intention and ambition to keep the Platform free of advertising and, as a consequence, not to admit third-party advertising on the Platform.
HOPLR shall not be liable for any unauthorized use of the Application or your Account.
HOPLR cannot be held responsible for any theft of an Account, for example due to phishing. HOPLR advises caution regarding any mail that seems to be sent by us. HOPLR will never ask for Personal Data, including username and password, via e-mail. In case Personal Data is required, the User will always be redirected to the Application. We recommend you to notify HOPLR in case of doubt.
Even though HOPLR shall reasonably take all technical measures necessary to ensure the good functioning of the Application, HOPLR may not be held liable in the event that any loss of Data would occur. The User is responsible to regularly take the necessary back-ups of the Data.
9. Warranties and disclaimers
HOPLR does not make any, whether explicit or implicit, warranties regarding the availability of the Application.
Use of the Application, the Services and the Account, as well as the downloading of any Data from our Application, is at your risk only, and everything provided on the Application is provided “as is”. HOPLR makes no (and hereby disclaims all) other warranties, covenants or representations, or conditions, whether written, oral, express or implied including, without limitation, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, course of dealing, trade usage or practice, merchantability, suitability, availability, title, non-infringement or fitness for a particular use or purpose, with respect to the use, misuse, or inability to use the Application, the Services and your Account or any other products or services provided to the User by HOPLR. HOPLR does not warrant that all errors can be corrected, or that access to or operation of the Application or your Account shall be uninterrupted, secure, or error-free. The User acknowledges and agrees that there are risks inherent to transmitting information over and storing information on the internet and that HOPLR is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any losses of your Data.
You represent and warrant to HOPLR that any Data provided by you is accurate and truthful and shall not (i) infringe any intellectual property rights of Third Parties, (ii) be deceptive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, (sexually) intimidating, or unlawful; (iii) contain any viruses, worms or other malicious computer programming codes intended to damage HOPLR’s system or data; (iv) burden or disturb the Application’s infrastructure and its proper functioning; (v) circumvent the business model of HOPLR; or (vi) otherwise violate the rights of a Third Party. The User acknowledges and agrees that HOPLR is not obligated to back up any information stored on your Account. You agree that any use of the Application, the Services or your Account contrary to or in violation of these representations and warranties shall constitute unauthorized and improper use of the Application, the Services or your Account for which HOPLR cannot be held liable.
11. Third Parties
12. What about my privacy?
13. Third Party websites or applications
14. Infringement policy
Temporary or perpetual suspension, modification or deletion of the Account;
Temporary or perpetual deletion of Data;
Inaccessibility of certain Data for the public;
Legal actions in the event of any illegal activities or unlawful use of the Account and/or
Any such amendments or changes made will be effective immediately upon us making such changes available on the Application or otherwise providing notice thereof. You agree that your continued use of the Application or your Account after such changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
Severability. The mere invalidity or unenforceability of one or more single clauses, in whole or in part, does not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.