Updated: May 12, 2016
Hourly Stylist, Inc.
Terms of Service for Salon Owners and Stylists
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY. THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN Hourly Stylist AND YOU WHICH GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND AGREEMENT TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND YOUR REPRESENTATION THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. IF YOU OBJECT TO ANYTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THE SERVICES.
If you are accepting these Terms of Service and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant to the Company that you have full power and authority to do so.
The Services are protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the Services, or any portion of them, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law. The Services are licensed, not sold.
Hourly Stylist is a platform that connects Salon Owners and merchants renting out chairs by the hour in their business location (collectively or individually, “Salons Owners”, Merchants) with stylists looking to rent chairs by the hour for the purpose of providing hair, beauty and other health and wellness services. The Salon Owners and Stylists are both users of the Services provided by Hourly Stylist and are hereinafter referred to collectively as “Users.”
Hourly Stylist provides a platform and scheduling system for Salon Owners and Stylists to connect and book and schedule hourly chair rental. Each Stylist is solely responsible for selecting the Salon Owner’s business location. Any decision by a Stylist to book and rent a chair by the hour is a decision made in such person’s sole discretion and at their own risk. All Users understand and acknowledge that (i) the Company does not conduct background checks on Clients and (ii) any provision of Services in a private location inherently increases the risks involved for both Stylists, Salon Owners and any personnel of Salon Owners, as applicable. Each Merchant can decide whether a Stylist is suited to rent a chair by the hour in the Merchant’s business location after the first rental period is completed. Merchants and Stylists should exercise caution and common sense to protect their personal safety and property and personnel, as applicable, just as they would when interacting with anyone you don’t know. NEITHER COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SERVICES AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS FROM ANY LIABILITY RELATED THERETO. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
Hourly Stylist does not have control over the quality, suitability, reliability, timing, durability, legality, failure to provide, or any other aspect whatsoever of any Stylists or Salon Owners nor of the integrity, responsibility or any of the actions or omissions whatsoever of any Salon Owners or Stylists. Hourly Stylist makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to Styling Services, products, or facilities offered or provided by Salon Owners or requested by Stylists through use of the Services, whether in public, private, or offline interactions, or about the accreditation, registration or licensing of any Professional. You understand that Hourly Stylist does not routinely screen its Users, inquire into the background of its Users or attempt to verify information provided by any User. Hourly Stylist does not verify or confirm that any User is who they claim to be or is accurately representing themselves and does not verify or confirm any representations with respect to being qualified to perform Styling Services inside Merchant’s Location. Hourly Stylist does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of this information or any information provided through the Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Hourly Stylist may, but is not obligated to, check the background and experience of Salon Owners and Stylists via third-party background check services and first party interviews, including but not limited to a verification of identity and a comprehensive criminal background check and may terminate a Professional based on any information discovered during such background checks and first party interviews.
You agree and represent that you will honor the rental reservations made by Stylists through the Services, or will communicate with them in advance to resolve any scheduling conflicts to the Stylist’s and Hourly Stylist’s satisfaction.
Hourly Stylist cannot guarantee availability of the Services to any User.
Accounts/ Account Registration
By creating an account with Hourly Stylist (an “Account”), you (Stylists and Salon Owners) are granted a right to use the Services provided by Hourly Stylist subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Service and any other restrictions stipulated to you by us in writing. Our registration process will ask you for information including your name and other personal and business information (including information regarding any licensing and registration applicable to you where you provide the Services). Salon Owners must complete this and other processes to access any funds that you accept through the Services. In registering for an Account, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services’ registration process and as requested from time to time by Hourly Stylist (such information, “Registration Data”). You further agree that, in providing such Registration Data, you will not knowingly omit or misrepresent any material facts or information and that you will promptly enter corrected or updated Registration Data via the Services, or otherwise advise us promptly in writing of any changes or updates to your Registration Data. You further consent and authorize us to verify your Registration Data as required for your use of and access to the Services. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate the Account of any User who provides inaccurate, untrue, or incomplete information, or who fails to comply with the account registration requirements.
Once Salon Owners register for the Services, you shall receive a unique user identification and password in connection with your Account (collectively referred to herein as “Account IDs”). You must use your or your business’ true and accurate name when signing up for an Account. You are required to select an appropriate and non-offensive Account ID. Ideally, the Account ID you choose will be a reasonably descriptive name that clearly identifies you or your business. This name will appear on your credit or debit card statement for all payments you accept using the Services. We reserve the right to remove or reclaim any Account ID if we believe, in our sole discretion, the Account ID is inappropriate, offensive or confusing or potentially violates the rights of a third party (such as when a trademark owner provides notice that an Account ID is similar to the trademark and the Account ID does not closely relate to the User’s actual name or trademark rights).
By creating an Account as a Stylist or as a Salon Owner, you confirm that you are either a legal resident of the United States, a United States citizen, or a business entity authorized to conduct business by the state(s) in which you operate. The Services and your Account may only be used for business purposes in the fifty states of the United States of America and the District of Columbia. You may not export the Services directly or indirectly, and you acknowledge that the Services may be subject to export restrictions imposed by US law, including US Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Chapter VII).
By creating an Account as a Salon Owner, you certify that you are, or if you are a salon, merchant or other business entity, all of your employees, independent contractors or agents who are providing the Styling Services each are, a licensed professional and that your business information is correctly represented on Hourly Stylist. Hourly Stylist reserves the right to remove or hide any incorrect, out of date, or illegal information from profiles, as well as remove or hide the entire profile itself.
By creating an Account as a Salon Owner, you confirm that you will not accept payments from or in connection with the following businesses or business activities: (1) any illegal activity or goods, (2) buyers or membership clubs, including dues associated with such clubs, (3) credit counseling or credit repair agencies, (4) credit protection or identity theft protection services, (5) direct marketing or subscription offers or services, (6) infomercial sales, (7) internet/mail order/telephone order pharmacies or pharmacy referral services (where fulfillment of medication is performed with an internet or telephone consultation, absent a physical visit with a physician including re-importation of pharmaceuticals from foreign countries), (8) unauthorized multi-level marketing businesses, (9) inbound or outbound telemarketers, (10) prepaid phone cards or phone services, (11) rebate based businesses, (12) up-sell merchants, (13) bill payment services, (14) betting, including lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, off-track betting, and wagers at races, (15) manual or automated cash disbursements, (16) prepaid cards, checks, or other financial merchandise or services, (17) sales of money-orders or foreign currency, (18) wire transfer money orders, (19) high-risk products and services, including telemarketing sales, (20) service station merchants, (21) automated fuel dispensers, (22) adult entertainment oriented products or services (in any medium, including internet, telephone, or printed material), (23) sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury (24) internet/mail order/telephone order cigarette or tobacco sales, (25) drug paraphernalia, (26) occult materials, (27) hate or harmful products, (28) escort services, or (29) bankruptcy attorneys or collection agencies engaged in the collection of debt.
You agree to maintain your Account solely for your own use. You agree that you will not allow another person to use your Account IDs to access or use the Services under any circumstances. You are solely and entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account IDs and for any charges, damages, liabilities or losses incurred or suffered as a result of you failure to do so. We are not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft of your Account IDs, your disclosure of your Account IDs, or your authorization to allow another person to access or use the Services using your Account IDs. Furthermore, you are solely and entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your Account including any charges incurred relating to the Services. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security known to you. You acknowledge that the complete privacy of your data and messages transmitted while using the Services cannot be guaranteed.
Linking Your Account
As part of the functionality of the Services, you may link your Account with online accounts you may have with third party service providers (each such account, a “Third Party Account”) by either: (i) providing your Third Party Account login information through the Services; or (ii) allowing Hourly Stylist to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to Hourly Stylist and/or grant Hourly Stylist access to your Third Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating Hourly Stylist to pay any fees or making Hourly Stylist subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third party service providers. By granting Hourly Stylist access to any Third Party Accounts, you understand that (i) Hourly Stylist may access, make available and store (if applicable) any content that you have provided to and stored in your Third Party Account (the “SNS Content”) so that it is available on and through the Services via your Account, including without limitation any friend lists, and (ii) Hourly Stylist may submit and receive additional information to your Third Party Account to the extent you are notified when you link your Account with the Third Party Account. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms of Service, all SNS Content, if any, shall be considered to be Content (as defined below) for all purposes of these Terms of Service. Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third Party Accounts may be available on and through your Account on the Services. Please note that if a Third Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Hourly Stylist’s access to such Third Party Account is terminated by the third party service provider, then SNS Content may no longer be available on and through the Services. You will have the ability to disable the connection between your Account and your Third Party Accounts at any time. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. Hourly Stylist makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or non-infringement, and Hourly Stylist is not responsible for any SNS Content.
You acknowledge and agree that the Services may access your e-mail address book associated with a Third Party Account and your contacts list stored on your mobile device or tablet computer solely for the purposes of identifying and informing you of those contacts who have also registered to use the Services. At your request made via e-mail, Hourly Stylist will deactivate the connection between the Hourly Stylist Services and your Third Party Account any information stored on Hourly Stylist’s servers that was obtained through such Third Party Account will be hidden, except the username and profile picture associated with your Account.
The Services may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Hourly Stylist. Hourly Stylist has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, Hourly Stylist will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Services, you expressly relieve Hourly Stylist from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
Termination of Accounts/ Right to Terminate
Hourly Stylist reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your Account if you violate these Terms of Service, or for any reason or no reason at any time. We may also suspend your access to the Services and your Account (including the funds in your Account) if you (a) have violated the terms of these Terms of Service, any other agreement you have with Hourly Stylist, including without limitation the EULA, or Hourly Stylist’s policies, (b) pose an unacceptable credit or fraud risk to us, (c) provide any false, incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading information or otherwise engage in fraudulent or illegal conduct or (iv) for any other reason in Hourly Stylist’s sole discretion.
You may terminate these Terms of Service and/or the EULA by terminating your Account at any time. Upon closure of an Account, any pending transactions will be cancelled. Any funds that we are holding in custody for you at the time of closure, less any applicable Fees, will be paid out to you according to your payout schedule, assuming all payout-related authentication requirements have been fulfilled (for example, you may not close your Account as a means of evading your payout schedule). If an investigation is pending at the time you close your Account, we may hold your funds as described herein. If you are later determined to be entitled to some or all of the funds in dispute, we will release those funds to you.
If your Account is terminated or suspended for any reason or no reason, you agree: (a) to continue to be bound by these Terms of Service, (b) to immediately stop using the Services, (c) that any licenses grant to you under these Terms of Service shall end, (d) that we reserve the right (but have no obligation) to hide or delete all of your information and account data stored on our servers, and (e) that Hourly Stylist shall not be liable to you or any third party for termination or suspension of access to the Services or for deletion or hiding of your information or account data. You agree that Hourly Stylist may retain and use your information and account data as needed to comply with investigations and applicable law.
We will not be liable to you for compensation, reimbursement, or damages in connection with your use of the Services, or in connection with any termination or suspension of the Services. Any termination of these Terms of Service does not relieve you of any obligations to pay any Fees or costs accrued prior to the termination and any other amounts owed by you to us as provided in these Terms of Service.
Payment Processing Services/Hourly Stylist’s Role
The Services allow Stylists to pay for their hourly chair rental fee. The only payments that are accepted are Card-based payments initiated with Cards bearing the trademarks of MasterCard International Inc. and Visa Inc. (collectively, the “Networks”). We are not a bank and we do not offer banking services as defined by the United States Department of Treasury.
Hourly Stylist facilitates the processing of payments Salon Owners receive from Stylists. This means that we collect, analyze and relay information generated in connection with these payments.
Authorization and Payment Schedule
Salon Owners authorize us to accept, hold, process, receive, and disburse funds on your behalf. Payments will be disbursed electronically to the bank account provided by the Salon Owner on the 7th day of each month.
Third Party Payment Service Provider
Users will be required to provide their credit card or bank account details to the Company and the Payment Service Provider retained by Hourly Stylist (the “PSP”). As a condition of Hourly Stylist enabling payment processing services through the PSP, you agree to provide Hourly Stylist accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize Hourly Stylist to share it and transaction information related to your use of the PSP services.
Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion (but not the obligation), to (i) place on hold any payments from the Stylists for hourly chair rental and out of pocket expenses, or (ii) refund, provide credits or arrange for the PSP to do so.
Unauthorized or Illegal Use
We may decide not to authorize or settle any transaction that you submit to us if we believe in our sole discretion that the transaction is in violation of these Terms of Service or any other Hourly Stylist agreement, or that it exposes Salon Owners, other Hourly Stylist Users, the PSP or Hourly Stylist to harm. Harm includes fraud and other criminal acts as determined by Hourly Stylist in our sole discretion. If we reasonably suspect that your Account has been used for an unauthorized, illegal, or criminal purpose, you give us express authorization to share information about you, your Account, and any of your transactions with law enforcement.
Hourly Stylist works with any US-issued and most non-US issued credit, debit, prepaid, or gift cards (“Cards”) with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover logo. We may remove or add Cards that we accept at any time without prior notice. We will generally only process Cards that receive an authorization from the applicable Network and Card issuer. You understand that there may be times when the Client may not be the authorized user of the Card or that such Client may otherwise contest the transaction through the Chargeback process (described below). You agree to comply with the Chargeback process and to liability associated with such Chargebacks.
Network Rules that Apply
The Networks require that you and Hourly Stylist comply with all applicable bylaws, rules, and regulations (“Network Rules”). The Networks amend their rules and regulations from time to time. Hourly Stylist may be required to change these Terms of Service in connection with amendments to the Network Rules. Significant portions of the Network Rules are available to the public at www.visa.com, www.mastercard.com, and www.americanexpress.com.
Network Rules currently prohibit you from dispensing cash on any Card transaction. The Rules also restrict your ability to assess a surcharge or split a single transaction in to multiple transactions except in certain limited situations.
Your use of Network logos is governed by the Rules; you agree to familiarize yourself with and to comply with these requirements.
Hourly Stylist Fees
Each Stylist and Salon Owner authorizes us to confirm that the credit card account and banking account associated with their Account and used in connection with the Services is and remains in good standing with a financial institution as long as the Salon Owner is using the Services. Each Salon Owner authorizes us to obtain credit reports or other background inquiries from time to time to assess the Professional’s eligibility to continue use of the Services.
Users of the Service will be liable for any taxes (including VAT, if applicable) required to be paid on the Services provided under the Agreement (other than taxes on the Company’s income).
Access to Account Funds
Subject to the payout schedule identified below, we will deposit amounts received by us for transactions you submit through the Services (less any applicable Fees) to your verified bank account.
In the event the bank account you link to your Account is incorrect and Hourly Stylist is not able to debit or credit the bank account, the bank account will be de-linked from your Account.
In the event that you do not have an ACH-enabled bank account linked to your Account, you may request a physical check. Check requests may be subject to a processing fee and an identity verification process. It is your obligation to request a check or otherwise link an ACH-enabled bank account to your Account in order to receive your funds.
Funds for any given transaction will not be deposited until the transaction is deemed complete. Transactions will be deemed complete when we have received or sent the funds and when we or the designated financial institutions have accepted the transaction or funds.
Standard Schedule of Payouts
Once you validate your US bank account, Hourly Stylist will automatically initiate a payout to your bank account on the 7th of every month. You will receive 50% of the hourly rental rate in accordance with how many hours have been booked.
Availability of Funds
Should Hourly Stylist need to conduct an investigation or resolve any pending dispute related to your Account, we may defer payout or restrict access to your funds for the entire time it takes for us to do so. We also may defer payout or restrict access to your funds as necessary to comply with applicable law or court order, or if otherwise requested by law enforcement or governmental entity.
You are responsible for determining any and all taxes assessed, incurred, or required to be collected, paid, or withheld for any reason in connection your use of our software and services (“Taxes”). You also are solely responsible for collecting, withholding, reporting, and remitting correct Taxes to the appropriate tax authority. We are not obligated to, nor will we determine whether Taxes apply, or calculate, collect, report, or remit any Taxes to any tax authority arising from any transaction. Hourly Stylist specifically disclaims any liability for Taxes.
If in a given calendar year you receive (i) more than $20,000 in gross amount of payments and (ii) more than 200 payments, Hourly Stylist will report annually to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), as required by law, your name, address, Tax Identification Number (such as a Social Security Number (SSN), or Employer Identification Number (EIN)), the total dollar amount of the payments you receive in a calendar year, and the total dollar amount of the payments you receive for each month in a calendar year. Whether you reach $20,000 in payments or more than 200 payments will be determined by looking at the SSN associated with your Account.
Each Salon Owner and Stylists, as separate entities from Hourly Stylist, is solely responsible for all customer service issues relating to such Merchant’s goods or services. In performing customer service, Salon Owners must present themselves as a separate entity from Hourly Stylist. As between Salon Owners and Hourly Stylist, Hourly Stylist is solely responsible for customer service issues relating to any Account, payment, Card processing, debiting or crediting.
Liability for Chargebacks and Fraudulent Actions
The amount of a transaction may be reversed or charged back to your Account (a “Chargeback”) if the transaction (a) is disputed, (b) is reversed for any reason by the Network, our processor, or a Client or our financial institution, (c) was not authorized or we have any reason to believe that the transaction was not authorized, (d) is allegedly unlawful, suspicious, or in violation of the terms of these Terms of Service.
Hourly Stylist is not liable for any losses relating to Chargebacks, fraudulent charges, or other actions by any User that are deceptive, fraudulent or otherwise invalid as determined in Hourly Stylist’s sole discretion (“Fraudulent Actions”). By using the Services, you hereby release Hourly Stylist from any liability arising from Fraudulent Actions. You will also use best efforts to promptly notify Hourly Stylist of any Fraudulent Actions which may affect the Services. Hourly Stylist reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the account of any User that engages in, or enables any other User to engage in, Fraudulent Actions.
Hourly Stylist Collection Rights for Chargebacks
For any transaction that results in a Chargeback, we may withhold the Chargeback amount in a Reserve. We may debit the amount of any Chargeback and any associated Fees, fines, or penalties listed in the Fee Schedule or assessed by the Association or our processor from your Account (including without limitation any Reserve), any proceeds due to you, your bank account, or other payment instrument registered with us. If you have pending Chargebacks, we may delay payouts from your Account. Further, if we reasonably believe that a Chargeback is likely with respect to any transaction, we may withhold the amount of the potential Chargeback from payments otherwise due to you under these Terms of Service until such time that: (a) a Chargeback is assessed due to a Client’s complaint, in which case we will retain the funds; (b) the period of time under applicable law or regulation by which the Client may dispute that the transaction has expired; or (c) we determine that a Chargeback on the transaction will not occur. If we are unable to recover funds related to a Chargeback for which you are liable, you will pay us the full amount of the Chargeback immediately upon demand. You agree to pay all costs and expenses, including without limitation attorneys’ fees and other legal expenses, incurred by or on behalf of us in connection with the collection of all Account deficit balances unpaid by you.
If we determine that you are incurring an excessive amount of Chargebacks, we may establish controls or conditions governing your Account, including without limitation, by (a) establishing new processing fees, (b) creating a Reserve in an amount reasonably determined by us to cover anticipated Chargebacks and related fees, (c) delaying payouts, and (d) terminating or suspending the Services.
You agree to assist us when requested, at your expense, to investigate any of your transactions processed through the Services. To that end, you permit us to share information about a Chargeback with the Client, the Client’s financial institution, and your financial institution in order to investigate and/or mediate a Chargeback. We will request necessary information from you to contest the Chargeback. If the Chargeback is contested successfully, we will release the reserved funds to your Account. If a Chargeback dispute is not resolved in your favor by the Network or issuing bank or you choose not to contest the Chargeback, we may recover the Chargeback amount and any associated fees as described in these Terms of Service. You acknowledge that your failure to assist us in a timely manner when investigating a transaction, including providing necessary documentation within fifteen (15) days of our request, may result in an irreversible Chargeback. We reserve the right, upon notice to you, to charge a fee for mediating and/or investigating Chargeback disputes.
Hourly Stylist Set-off Rights
You grant us a security interest in, as well as a right of setoff against, and hereby assign, convey, deliver, pledge and transfer to us, as security for repayment of any obligations due under these Terms of Service, all of your right, title, and interest in and to all of your accounts with us. However, this grant will not apply to any accounts for which the grant of a security interest would be prohibited by law. You authorize us, without prior notice to you and irrespective of (i) whether we have made demand under these Terms of Service or any other related agreements; and (ii) whether the obligation is contingent, matured or unmatured, to the extent permitted by law, to collect, charge, and/or setoff all sums owing on the indebtedness against any and all such accounts and other obligations, and our option, to administratively freeze or direct any third party bank holding the account to freeze all such accounts to allow us to protect our security interest, collection, charge and setoff rights as provided for in this section.
To the extent permitted by law, we may set off against the balances for any obligation you owe us under these Terms of Service, including without limitation any Chargebacks. All Fees are charged at the time we process a transaction and are deducted first from the transferred or collected funds and thereafter from the balance in your Account. If you owe us an amount that exceeds your balance, we may charge or debit a payment instrument registered in your Account or any connected Account (as well as set off against any balance in any connected Account). Your failure to fully pay amounts that you owe us on demand will be a breach of these Terms of Service. You will be liable for our costs associated with collection in addition to the amount owed, including without limitation attorneys’ fees and expenses, collection agency fees, and any applicable interest.
If there is no activity in your Account (including access or payment transactions) for at least two years, consecutively, and you have a balance, we will notify you by sending an email to the email address associated with your Account and give you the option of keeping your Account open and maintaining the balance, withdrawing the balance, or requesting a check. If you do not respond to our notice within thirty days, we will automatically close your Account and escheat your funds in accordance with applicable law, and if permitted, to Hourly Stylist.
We will attempt to rectify processing errors that we discover. If the error resulted in your receipt of less than the amount to which you were entitled, Hourly Stylist will credit your Account for the difference. If the error results in your receipt of more than the amount to which you were entitled, Hourly Stylist will debit the extra funds from your Account. Hourly Stylist will only correct transactions that you process incorrectly if and when you notify us of such an error. Your failure to notify us of a processing error within thirty days of when it first appears on your electronic transaction history will be deemed a waiver of any right to amounts owed to you.
If any future changes to these Terms of Service are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance with these Terms of Service, you must terminate, and immediately stop using, the Services.
Use of the Services; Limitations and Changes to the Services.
We may change, modify, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Services at any time, with or without reason. You acknowledge that the operation of the Services may from time to time encounter technical or other problems and may not necessarily continue uninterrupted or without technical or other errors and Hourly Stylist shall not be responsible to you or others for any such interruptions, errors or problems or an outright discontinuance of the Services. Hourly Stylist has no obligation to maintain or update the Services or to continue producing or releasing new versions of the Services.
We will make reasonable efforts to keep the Services operational 24 hours a day/7 days a week, except for: (i) planned downtime (of which we will endeavor to provide at least 8 hours prior notice); or (ii) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, flood, fire, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labor problems or Internet service provider failures or delays.
As a User of the Services, you agree to follow all applicable rules and laws and take full responsibility for any promotion you offer via the Services.
When you publish content or information using the “public” setting, it means that everyone, including people outside of the Hourly Stylist community, will have access to that information and we may not have control over what they do with it.
We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about Hourly Stylist, but you understand that we may use them and you hereby grant us all rights to such suggestions without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).
We do our best to keep Hourly Stylist safe and spam free, but can’t guarantee it. In order to help us do so, you agree not to:
send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on the Services.
collect Users’ content or information, or otherwise access the Services, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission.
engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on the Services.
upload viruses or other malicious code.
solicit login information or Account IDs or access an account belonging to someone else.
bully, intimidate, or harass any User.
post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic, or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
develop, advertise or otherwise market alcohol-related or other mature content.
use Hourly Stylist to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working of Hourly Stylist or the Services, such as a denial of service attack.
facilitate or encourage any violations of these Terms of Service.
To make sure we are able to provide a service to our Users and customers, we need to make sure our pages are accurate and up-to-date. To help us do so, you agree to:
keep your Registration Data and contact information accurate and up-to-date.
keep your Account IDs and Account information confidential and to not share your login information or Account IDs, let anyone else access your Account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your Account.
You should not share any protected health information with service providers via the Service. The Services are not intended to be used to communicate protected health information, and it is not intended to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The term “protected health information” means any information that relates to the past, present or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual. If you do share any protected health information, you do so at your own risk.
The Services contains content and technology of the Company that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws. The Company owns intellectual property rights to any protectable part of the Services, including but not limited to the design, artwork, logos, functionality, and documentation (collectively, the “Company Property”). You may not copy, modify, or reverse engineer any part of the Services or the Company Property.
In order to operate the Services, the Company needs to make certain use of your publicly posted Content. Therefore, by posting, uploading or submitting to Hourly Stylist, or making available for inclusion in publicly accessible areas of Hourly Stylist, any text, images, photos, graphics, audio or video, including any content protected by intellectual property rights (collectively, “Content”), you represent that you have full authorization to do so. You also hereby grant Hourly Stylist a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display and make derivative works of such Content in connection with the Services and any services or products affiliated with the Services, regardless of the form of media used or of whether such services or products now exist or are developed in the future. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on Hourly Stylist and will terminate at the time such Content is removed from the Services by you or by Hourly Stylist; provided that the license will not terminate and will continue notwithstanding any removal of the Content or termination of your use of the Services to the extent, Hourly Stylist needs to use such Content in connection with any investigation or compliance with any laws.
You agree to not post any images containing written text or text overlays. Images may not have symbols or text-images anywhere in the photo, including but not limited to shapes, logos, or emoticons, etc… Hourly Stylist reserves the right to remove or hide or change any images without notice.
When you delete Content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed Content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, Company hereby grants each Salon Owner and Stylist a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to display the logos, trademarks or other design marks of the Company that were provided by the Company to Salon Owners and Stylists for use solely in connection with your use of the Services, promotion of Hourly Stylist Services or other uses expressly permitted by the Company in writing. Notwithstanding such permitted uses and license, you acknowledge that all derivative designs and artwork which utilize the Company’s logo or other Company Property (collectively, “Derivative Works”) are the sole property of the Company. No other rights are granted to you with respect to the Company Property other than those rights granted explicitly herein, including with respect to any Derivative Works.
Any Content posted by a Stylist belongs to the person that posted such Content, as well as to Hourly Stylist. You may use any Content posted by you in any way without restriction. You may only use Content posted by others in the ways described in these Terms of Service.
The Company reserves the right to remove or hide any Content from the Services, at its sole discretion.
The Company respects the intellectual property of others. It may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the Accounts of Users who the Company, in its determination, believes have repeatedly infringed others’ rights. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information to the Company’s copyright agent via email to email@example.com containing:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site, including a url link;
your address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized or consented to by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is completely accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
The Company reserves the right to send Salon Owners and Stylists a newsletter from time to time if they opt-in to receiving one. This communication will be highly targeted based on how each User uses Hourly Stylist and will be designed to inform Users of how to get more value from the Services.
As part of the Services, the Company may send SMS messages to Users using a short code text messaging service.
As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. You may receive messages including but not limited to requests for bookings, schedulings booked, reminders for bookings, tips, and payment receipts. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider. For all questions about the services provided by this short code, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ARE FULLY AND SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS AND YOU AGREE THAT IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL ACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER Salon Owners AND CLIENTS AND IN THE PROVISION OR RECEIPT OF STYLING SERVICES. Hourly Stylist IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SERVICES. Hourly Stylist IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO, AND DOES NOT ROUTINELY, SCREEN ITS USERS, INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ITS USERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ANY USER. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, BUT HAVE NO OBLIGATION, TO MONITOR DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER USERS. PLEASE CAREFULLY SELECT THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT YOU POST ON THE SERVICES OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR RELEASE TO OTHERS. WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS OR USERS.
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR OTHERS TO OBTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR STYLING SERVICES, AND THAT THE RECIPIENT MAY USE SUCH INFORMATION TO HARASS OR INJURE YOU. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU DISCLOSE ON THE SERVICES OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IN USING THE SERVICES, SENSITIVE INFORMATION WILL TRAVEL THROUGH THIRD-PARTY INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS NOT UNDER Hourly Stylist’S CONTROL (SUCH AS THIRD-PARTY SERVERS). Hourly Stylist MAKES NO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE SECURITY OF SUCH THIRD-PARTY INFRASTRUCTURE.
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. Hourly Stylist AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Hourly Stylist MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (II) THAT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, (III) THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (IV) THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVER THROUGH WHICH YOU ACCESS THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Hourly Stylist MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMING, DURABILITY, LEGALITY, OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF STYLING SERVICES OFFERED OR PROVIDED BY Salon Owners OR REQUESTED BY CLIENTS THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICES WHETHER IN PUBLIC, PRIVATE, OR OFFLINE INTERACTIONS OR ABOUT THE ACCREDITATION, REGISTRATION OR LICENSE OF ANY PROFESSIONAL.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Hourly Stylist OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.
Limitation of Liability and Release
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Hourly Stylist OR ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (II) STYLING SERVICES FACILITATED BY THE SERVICES OR ANY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN USERS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITIES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONDUCT, ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY USER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION STALKING, HARASSMENT THAT IS SEXUAL OR OTHERWISE, ACTS OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, AND DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY) OR ANY DISPUTE WITH ANY USER; (III) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; (IV) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF THE SERVICES OR YOUR DATA OR TRANSMISSIONS; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. 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.
Hourly Stylist EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN USERS RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES. BECAUSE Hourly Stylist IS NOT INVOLVED IN THE ACTUAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN Salon Owners AND CLIENTS OR IN THE PROVISION OF ANY STYLING SERVICES, YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE Hourly Stylist AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES (ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, CONTINGENT OR LIQUIDATED, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY DISPUTE OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER USER, WHETHER ONLINE OR IN PERSON, WHETHER RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF STYLING SERVICES OR OTHERWISE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, partners and licensors from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debt and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from or relating to: (i) your use of and access to the Services; (ii) Styling Services facilitated by the Services or any interaction between you and another user; (iii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iv) your violation of any rights of a third party, including without limitation any copyright, intellectual property, or privacy right; or (v) any third-party claims or damages relating to death, personal injury or emotional distress arising from or related to use of the Services. This defense and indemnification obligations will survive the termination of these Terms of Service and your use of the Services.
By using the Services, you may receive information about Clients or other third parties. You must keep such information confidential and only use it in connection with the Services. You may not disclose or distribute any such information to a third party or use the information for marketing purposes unless you receive the express consent of the Client or other third party.
We have implemented technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
These Terms of Service, including all referenced and/or incorporated exhibits, policies, programs and guidelines, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company concerning the subject matter herein and the use of the Services and supersede any and all previous agreements, written or oral, between you and the Company, including previous versions of these Terms of Service.
The Company reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add to, supplement or delete any of these Terms of Service and all referenced and/or incorporated exhibits, policies, programs and guidelines. The Company will endeavor to notify you of any material changes by email, but will not be liable for any failure to do so. If any future changes to these Terms of Service are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance with these Terms of Service, you must terminate, and immediately stop using, the Service. Your continued use of the Service following any revision to these Terms of Service constitutes your complete and irrevocable acceptance of any and all such changes.
The Company may assign these Terms of Service or any other agreement with you in whole or part at any time.
These Terms of Service and the relationship between you and the Company shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and the Company agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the City and County of San Francisco, California.
Any failure of the Company to enforce or exercise a right provided in these Terms of Service is not a waiver of that right.
Should any provision of these Terms of Service be found invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms shall still apply.
You and the Company both agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or these Terms of Service must be filed within ONE (1) YEAR after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.