Terms of Service
Open Courier Terms of Service
October 7th, 2015
THIS FOLLOWING USER AGREEMENT DESCRIBES THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON WHICH OPEN CAR LLC AKA OPEN COURIER OFFERS YOU ACCESS TO THE OPEN COURIER PLATFORM.
These terms of service constitute a legally binding agreement (the “Agreement”) between you (“you,” or “your”) and Open Car LLC aka Open Courier (“Open Courier,”, “Open Courier Mobile App”, “Open Courier App”, “we,” “us” or “our”), an Ohio company, governing your use of the Open Courier application, website, and technology platform (collectively, the “Open Courier Platform”).
The Open Courier Platform provides a marketplace where persons who seek transportation for Goods (“Deliveries”) can be matched with persons driving to or through those destinations (“Drivers”). Drivers and Goods are collectively referred to herein as “Users” and each User shall create a User account that enables such User to access the Open Courier Platform. For purposes of this Agreement, the driving services provided by Drivers to Users that are matched through the Platform shall be referred to collectively as the “Services”.
OPEN COURIER DOES NOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, AND OPEN COURIER IS NOT A TRANSPORTATION CARRIER. IT IS UP TO THE DRIVER TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO OFFER A DELIVERY TO A USER CONTACTED THROUGH THE OPEN COURIER PLATFORM, AND IT IS UP TO THE USER TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO ACCEPT A GOODS DELIVERY FROM ANY DRIVER CONTACTED THROUGH THE OPEN COURIER PLATFORM. ANY DECISION BY A USER TO OFFER OR ACCEPT SERVICES ONCE SUCH USER IS MATCHED THROUGH THE OPEN COURIER PLATFORM IS A DECISION MADE IN SUCH USER’S SOLE DISCRETION. EACH TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PROVIDED BY A DRIVER TO A USER SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SUCH PERSONS.
By creating your User account and using the Open Courier Platform, you expressly acknowledge that you understand this Agreement and accept all of its terms. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE OPEN COURIER PLATFORM OR THE SERVICES.
Modification to the Agreement
We reserve the right to modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time, effective upon posting the amended terms on this site. If we make changes, we will notify you by, at a minimum, revising the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Agreement. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement. Continued use of the Open Courier Platform or Services after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. If you do not agree to any such changes you may not use or access the Open Courier Platform or the Services.
The Open Courier Platform is available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, the Open Courier Platform is not available to children (persons under the age of 18) or Users who have had their User account temporarily or permanently deactivated. By becoming a User, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into and abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
As a User, you agree that any amounts charged following a delivery (a “Charge”) are mandatory and due and payable immediately upon completion of the ride. Charges include Delivery Fees and other applicable fees, tolls, surcharges, and taxes plus any tips to the Driver that you elect to pay.
Delivery Fees. Delivery Fees consist of a base price and incremental charges based on the duration and distance of your delivery. For particularly short deliveries, minimum Delivery Fees may apply.
Cancellation Fee. In the event that you cancel a delivery request on the Open Courier Platform more than 5 minutes after such request is made, make repeated or frequent cancellations, or fail to show up for your delivery driver in a timely manner, you agree to pay a “Cancellation Fee”. We may also assess a Cancellation Fee against you if we suspect that you have intentionally cancelled deliveries to disrupt the Open Courier Platform or the provision of Services.
Other Charges. Other fees, tolls, and surcharges may apply to your trip, including: actual or anticipated airport fees, state or local fees, tolls (and return tolls in select instances), and processing fees for split payments. In addition, where required by law Open Courier will collect applicable taxes.
Facilitation of Payments. All Charges are facilitated through a third-party payment processing service (e.g., Stripe, Inc., or Braintree, a division of PayPal, Inc.). Open Courier may replace its third-party payment processing services without notice to you. Charges shall only be made through the Open Courier Platform. Cash payments are strictly prohibited.
No Refunds. Charges are assessed immediately following completion of the ride to your authorized payment method. All Charges are non-refundable. This no-refund policy shall apply at all times regardless of your decision to terminate usage of the Open Courier Platform, any disruption to the Open Courier Platform or Services, or any other reason whatsoever.
Promotions. Open Courier, at its sole discretion, may make available promotions with different features to any of our Drivers or prospective Users. These promotions, unless made to you, shall have no bearing whatsoever on your Agreement or relationship with Open Courier.
Credit Card Authorization. Upon addition of a new payment method or each delivery request, Open Courier may seek authorization of your selected payment method to verify your payment method, ensure the ride cost will be covered, and protect against unauthorized behavior. The authorization is not a charge, however, it may reduce your available credit by the authorization amount until your bank’s next processing cycle. Should the amount of our authorization exceed the total funds on deposit in your account, you may be subject to overdraft of NSF charges by the bank issuing your debit or check card. We cannot be held responsible for these charges and are unable to assist you in recovering them from your issuing bank.
As a Driver, you will receive applicable Delivery Fees (net of Open Courier’s Administrative Fee, as discussed below) and any tips provided by Users to you for the Services you provide. Open Courier will process all payments due to you through its third party payments processor. You acknowledge and agree that such amounts shall not include any interest and will be net of any amounts that we are required to withhold by law. You expressly authorize Open Courier to set the prices on your behalf for all Charges that apply to the provision of Services. Open Courier reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of User Fees if it believes that you have attempted to defraud or abuse Open Courier or Open Courier’s payment systems.
In exchange for permitting you to offer your Services through the Open Courier Platform and marketplace as a Driver, you agree to pay Open Courier (and permit Open Courier to retain) a fee of up to 20% (the “Administrative Fee”) of the Delivery Fees paid by Users for such Services. The amount of the applicable Administrative Fee will be communicated to you in writing but is subject to change on a prospective basis at Open Courier’s discretion. You understand and agree that the Trust & Safety Fee, airport fees, processing fees for split payments, or any taxes or state or local fees imposed on and collected by Open Courier shall be retained solely by Open Courier.
Open Courier, at its sole discretion, may make available promotions with different features to any Drivers or prospective Drivers. These promotions, unless made to you, shall have no bearing whatsoever on your Agreement or relationship with Open Courier.
You are solely responsible for your Information and your interactions with other members of the public, and we act only as a passive conduit for your online posting of your Information. You agree to provide and maintain accurate, current and complete information and that we and other members of the public may rely on your Information as accurate, current and complete.
You warrant and represent to us that you are the sole author of your Information. To enable the Open Courier Platform to use your Information, you grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights you have in your Information, and to use, copy, perform, display and distribute such Information to prepare derivative works, or incorporate into other works, such Information, in any media now known or not currently known. Open Courier does not assert any ownership over your Information; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in this Agreement, you retain full ownership of all of your Information and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your Information.
You are the sole authorized user of your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password provided by you or Open Courier for accessing the Open Courier Platform. You are solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your User account, and Open Courier expressly disclaims any liability arising from the unauthorized use of your User account. Should you suspect that any unauthorized party may be using your User account or you suspect any other breach of security, you agree to notify us immediately.
Social Networking Sites
As part of the functionality of the Open Courier Platform, you may be able to create or login to your User account through online accounts you may have with third party social networking sites (each such account, an “SNS Account aka Social Networking Service Account”) by either providing your SNS Account login information through the Open Courier Platform or allowing Open Courier to access your SNS Account. By granting Open Courier access to any SNS Accounts, you understand that Open Courier may access, make available and store any content that you have provided to and stored in your SNS Account including without limitation any friend, mutual friends, contacts or following/followed lists (the “SNS Content”) so that it is available on and through the Open Courier Platform to other Users. Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, all SNS Content, if any, shall be considered to be your Information. Depending on the privacy settings that you have set in such SNS Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your SNS Accounts may be available on and through the Open Courier Platform.
Open Courier Communications
By becoming a User, you expressly consent and agree to accept and receive communications from us, including via e-mail, text message, calls, and push notifications to the cellular telephone number you provided to us. By consenting to being contacted by Open Courier, you understand and agree that you may receive communications generated by automatic telephone dialing systems and/or which will deliver prerecorded messages sent by or on behalf of Open Courier, its affiliated companies and/or Drivers, including but not limited to: operational communications concerning your User account or use of the Open Courier Platform or Services, updates concerning new and existing features on the Open Courier Platform, communications concerning promotions run by us or our third party partners, and news concerning Open Courier and industry developments. IF YOU WISH TO OPT-OUT OF PROMOTIONAL EMAILS, TEXT MESSAGES, OR OTHER COMMUNICATIONS, YOU MAY OPT-OUT BY FOLLOWING THE UNSUBSCRIBE OPTIONS PROVIDED TO YOU. Standard text messaging charges applied by your cell phone carrier will apply to text messages we send. You acknowledge that you are not required to consent to receive promotional messages as a condition of using the Open Courier Platform or the Services. However, you acknowledge that opting out of receiving text messages or other communications may impact your use of the Open Courier Platform or the Services.
With respect to your use of the Open Courier Platform and your participation in the Services, you agree that you will not:
impersonate any person or entity;
stalk, threaten, or otherwise harass any person, or carry any weapons;
violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
interfere with or disrupt the Services or the Open Courier Platform or the servers or networks connected to the Open Courier Platform;
post Information or interact on the Open Courier Platform or Services in a manner which is false, inaccurate, misleading (directly or by omission or failure to update information), defamatory, libelous, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, or illegal;
use the Open Courier Platform in any way that infringes any third party’s rights, including but not limited to: intellectual property rights, copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
post, email or otherwise transmit any malicious code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted through the Open Courier Platform;
“frame” or “mirror” any part of the Open Courier Platform, without our prior written authorization or use meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to us in order to direct any person to any other web site for any purpose; or
modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Open Courier Platform or any software used on or for the Open Courier Platform;
rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute, license or sublicense the Open Courier Platform or access to any portion of the Open Courier Platform;
use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, scrape, “data mine”, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Open Courier Platform or its contents;
create liability for us or cause us to become subject to regulation as a transportation carrier or provider of taxi service;
link directly or indirectly to any other web sites;
transfer or sell your User account, password and/or identification to any other party; or
cause any third party to engage in the restricted activities above.
We reserve the right, but we have no obligation, to suspend or deactivate your User account if you do not comply with these prohibitions.
Driver Representations and Warranties
By providing Services as a Driver on the Open Courier Platform, you represent, warrant, and agree that:
You possess a valid driver’s license and are authorized and medically fit to operate a motor vehicle and have all appropriate licenses, approvals and authority to provide transportation to Riders in all jurisdictions in which you provide Services.
You own, or have the legal right to operate, the vehicle you use when providing Services, and such vehicle is in good operating condition and meets the industry safety standards and all applicable statutory and state department of motor vehicle requirements for a vehicle of its kind.
You will only provide Services using the vehicle that has been reported to and for which a photograph has been provided to Open Courier, and you will not transport more passengers than can securely be seated in such vehicle (and no more than seven (7) passengers in any instance).
You have a valid policy of liability insurance (in coverage amounts consistent with all applicable legal requirements) that names or schedules you for the operation of the vehicle you use to provide Services.
You will be solely responsible for any and all liability that results from or is alleged as a result of your provision of Services, including, but not limited to personal injuries, death and property damages.
In the event of a motor vehicle accident you will be solely responsible for compliance with any applicable statutory or department of motor vehicles requirements, for reporting the accident to Open Courier and your insurer in a timely manner, and for all necessary contacts with your insurance carrier.
You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations while providing Services, and you will be solely responsible for any violations of such provisions.
You will pay all applicable federal, state and local taxes based on your provision of Services and any payments received by you.
You will not make any misrepresentation regarding Open Courier, the Open Courier Platform, the Services or your status as a Driver, or, while providing the Services, operate as a public carrier or taxi service, accept street hails, charge for rides (except as expressly provided in this Agreement), or engage in any other activity in a manner that is inconsistent with your obligations under this Agreement.
You will not attempt to defraud Open Courier or Riders in connection with your provision of Services. If we suspect that you have engaged in fraudulent activity we may withhold applicable Ride Fees or other payments for the ride(s) in question.
You will not discriminate or harass anyone on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age or sexual orientation. You will make reasonable accommodation for service animals.
You agree that we may obtain information about you, including your criminal and driving records, and you agree to provide any further necessary authorizations to facilitate our access to such records during the term of the Agreement.
Proprietary Rights and Trademark License
All intellectual property rights in the Open Courier Platform shall be owned by us absolutely and in their entirety. These rights include and are not limited to database rights, copyright, design rights (whether registered or unregistered), trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) and other similar rights wherever existing in the world together with the right to apply for protection of the same. All other trademarks, logos, service marks, company or product names set forth in the Open Courier Platform are the property of their respective owners. You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information (“Submissions”) provided by you to us are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Open Courier. Open Courier shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
OPEN COURIER and other Open Courier logos, designs, graphics, icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Open Courier in the United States and/or other countries (collectively, the “Open Courier Marks”). If you provide Services as a Driver, Open Courier grants to you, during the term of this Agreement, and subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, a limited, revocable, non-exclusive license to display and use the Open Courier Marks solely in connection with providing the Services through the Open Courier Platform (“License”). The License is non-transferable and non-assignable, and you shall not grant to any third party any right, permission, license or sublicense with respect to any of the rights granted hereunder without Open Courier’s prior written permission, which it may withhold in its sole discretion. The Open Courier Marks may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.
You acknowledge that Open Courier is the owner and licensor of the Open Courier Marks, and that your use of the Open Courier Marks will confer no additional interest in or ownership of the Open Courier Marks in you but rather inures to the benefit of Open Courier. You agree to use the Open Courier Marks strictly in accordance with Open Courier’s Trademark Usage Guidelines, as may be provided to you and revised from time to time, and to immediately cease any use that Open Courier determines to nonconforming or otherwise unacceptable.
You agree that you will not:
create any materials that incorporate the Open Courier Marks or any derivatives of the Open Courier Marks other than as expressly approved by Open Courier in writing;
use the Open Courier Marks in any way that tends to impair their validity as proprietary trademarks, service marks, trade names or trade dress, or use the Open Courier Marks other than in accordance with the terms, conditions and restrictions herein;
take any other action that would jeopardize or impair Open Courier’s rights as owner of the Open Courier Marks or the legality and/or enforceability of the Open Courier Marks, including, without limitation, challenging or opposing Open Courier’s ownership in the Open Courier Marks;
apply for trademark registration or renewal of trademark registration of any of the Open Courier Marks, any derivative of the Open Courier Marks, any combination of the Open Courier Marks and any other name, or any trademark, service mark, trade name, symbol or word which is similar to the Open Courier Marks;
use the Open Courier Marks on or in connection with any product, service or activity that is in violation of any law, statute, government regulation or standard.
Violation of any provision of this License may result in immediate termination of the License, in Open Courier’s sole discretion. If you create any materials bearing the Open Courier Marks (in violation of this Agreement or otherwise), you agree that upon their creation Open Courier exclusively owns all right, title and interest in and to such materials, including without limitation any modifications to the Open Courier Marks or derivative works based on the Open Courier Marks. You further agree to assign any interest or right you may have in such materials to Open Courier, and to provide information and execute any documents as reasonably requested by Open Courier to enable Open Courier to formalize such assignment.
Copyright Complaints and Copyright Agent
Open Courier respects the intellectual property of others, and expects Users to do the same. If you believe, in good faith, that any materials on the Services infringe upon your copyrights, please send the following information to Open Courier’s Copyright Agent at
201 East 5th Street 1900-1047
Cincinnati, OH 45202
a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including specific location on the Open Courier Platform where the material you claim is infringed is located. Include enough information to allow Open Courier to locate the material, and explain why you think an infringement has taken place;
a description of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists – for example, the URL (Internet address) where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published;
your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and
an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
The following disclaimers are made on behalf of Open Courier, our affiliates, and each of our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders and suppliers.
The Open Courier Platform is provided on an “as is” basis and without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory. We do not guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of the Open Courier Platform and/or the Services, including the ability to provide or receive Services at any given location or time.
We specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights that vary from state to state.
We do not warrant that your use of the Open Courier Platform or Services will be accurate, complete, reliable, current, secure, uninterrupted, always available, or error-free, or will meet your requirements, that any defects in the Open Courier Platform will be corrected, or that the Open Courier Platform is free of viruses or other harmful components. We disclaim liability for, and no warranty is made with respect to, connectivity and availability of the Open Courier Platform or Services.
We have no control over the quality or safety of the transportation that occurs as a result of the Services. We cannot ensure that a Driver or Rider will complete an arranged transportation service.
We cannot guarantee that each User is who he or she claims to be. Please use common sense when using the Open Courier Platform and Services. Please note that there are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense, and we do not accept responsibility or liability for any content, communication or other use or access of the Open Courier Platform by persons under the age of 18 in violation of this Agreement. We encourage you to communicate directly with each potential Driver or Rider prior to engaging in an arranged transportation service.
Open Courier is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Open Courier Platform or Services. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. We do not procure insurance for, nor are we responsible for, personal belongings left in the car by Drivers or Riders. By using the Open Courier Platform and participating in the Services, you agree to accept such risks and agree that Open Courier is not responsible for the acts or omissions of Users on the Open Courier Platform or participating in the Services.
It is possible for others to obtain information about you that you provide, publish or post to or through the Open Courier Platform (including any profile information you provide), send to other Users, or share during the Services, and to use such information to harass or harm you. We are not responsible for the use of any personal information that you disclose to other Users on the Open Courier Platform or through the Services. Please carefully select the type of information that you post on the Open Courier Platform 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 Users (including unauthorized users, or “hackers”).
Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Open Courier Platform, but not directly by us, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on information or other content posted on the Open Courier Platform or otherwise disseminated by third parties. We reserve the right, but we have no obligation, to monitor the materials posted in the public areas of the Open Courier Platform and remove any such material that in our sole opinion violates, or is alleged to violate, the law or this agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Users or others.
The Open Courier Platform contains (or you may be sent through the Open Courier Platform) links to other web sites owned and operated by third parties (“Third Party Sites”), as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third Party Content”). Such Third Party Sites and Third Party Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites or Third Party Content accessed through the Open Courier Platform.
Location data provided by the Open Courier Platform is for basic location purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon in situations where precise location information is needed or where erroneous, inaccurate or incomplete location data may lead to death, personal injury, property or environmental damage. Neither Open Courier, nor any of its content providers, guarantees the availability, accuracy, completeness, reliability, or timeliness of location data displayed by the Open Courier Platform. Any of your Information, including geolocational data, you upload, provide, or post on the Open Courier Platform may be accessible to Open Courier and certain Users of the Open Courier Platform.
This paragraph applies to any version of the Open Courier Platform that you acquire from the Apple App Store. This Agreement is entered into between you and Open Courier. Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) is not a party to this Agreement and shall have no obligations with respect to the Open Courier Platform. Open Courier, not Apple, is solely responsible for the Open Courier Platform and the content thereof as set forth hereunder. However, Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement. Upon your acceptance of this Agreement, Apple shall have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as a third party beneficiary thereof. This Agreement incorporates by reference the Licensed Application End User License Agreement published by Apple at http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/appstore/dev/stdeula/, for purposes of which, you are “the end-user.” In the event of a conflict in the terms of the Licensed Application End User License Agreement and this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control.
You will defend, indemnify, and hold us and our affiliates and each of our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders and suppliers harmless from any claims, actions, suits, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of the Open Courier Platform and participation in the Services, including:
your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference;
your violation of any law or the rights of a third party, including, without limitation, Drivers, Riders, other motorists, and pedestrians, as a result of your own interaction with such third party;
any allegation that any materials that you submit to us or transmit through the Open Courier Platform or to us infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party;
your ownership, use or operation of a motor vehicle or passenger vehicle, including your provision of Services as a Driver; and/or
any other activities in connection with the Services. This indemnity shall be applicable without regard to the negligence of any party, including any indemnified person.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OR EACH OF OUR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR DELETION, CORRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROGRAMS, FAILURE TO STORE ANY INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY THE OPEN COURIER PLATFORM, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPEN COURIER PLATFORM, THE SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, HOWEVER ARISING INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, EVEN IF WE OR OUR AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES KNOW OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES (PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT LIMIT THE SCOPE OF OPEN COURIER’S INSURANCE POLICIES REFERENCED AT WWW.OPEN COURIER.COM/SAFETY). WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO PHYSICAL DAMAGES, BODILY INJURY, DEATH AND/OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND DISCOMFORT) ARISING OUT OF YOUR COMMUNICATING WITH OR MEETING OTHER USERS OF THE OPEN COURIER PLATFORM OR SERVICES, EVEN IF WE OR OUR AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES KNOW OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
In the event that you have a dispute with one or more Users, you agree to release Open Courier (including our affiliates and each of our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, and suppliers) from claims, demands and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected to such disputes with other Users or to your use of the Open Courier Platform or participation in the Services.
Term and Termination
This Agreement is effective upon your creation of a User account, as amended by any modifications made pursuant to Section 1. You may discontinue your use of the Open Courier Platform or participation in the Services at any time, for any reason. We may suspend or deactivate your User account (either as a Rider and/or Driver), or revoke your permission to access the Open Courier Platform, at any time, for any reason, upon notice to you. We reserve the right to refuse access to the Open Courier Platform to any User for any reason not prohibited by law. Either party may terminate the Agreement for any reason upon written notice to the other party. Sections 1, 4 (with respect to the license), 6-11 and 13-21 shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Agreement to Arbitrate All Disputes and Legal Claims
You and We agree that any legal disputes or claims arising out of or related to the Agreement (including but not limited to the use of the Open Courier Platform and/or the Services, or the interpretation, enforceability, revocability, or validity of the Agreement, or the arbitrability of any dispute), that cannot be resolved informally shall be submitted to binding arbitration in the state in which the Agreement was performed. The arbitration shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, or as otherwise mutually agreed by you and we. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Claims shall be brought within the time required by applicable law. You and we agree that any claim, action or proceeding arising out of or related to the Agreement must be brought in your individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, collective, or representative proceeding. The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative, collective, or class proceeding.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU AND OPEN COURIER ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
You agree not to use any technical, financial, strategic and other proprietary and confidential information relating to Open Courier’s business, operations and properties, including User information (“Confidential Information”) disclosed to you by Open Courier for your own use or for any purpose other than as contemplated herein. You shall not disclose or permit disclosure of any Confidential Information to third parties. You agree to take all reasonable measures to protect the secrecy of and avoid disclosure or use of Confidential Information of Open Courier in order to prevent it from falling into the public domain. Notwithstanding the above, you shall not have liability to Open Courier with regard to any Confidential Information which you can prove: was in the public domain at the time it was disclosed by Open Courier or has entered the public domain through no fault of yours; was known to you, without restriction, at the time of disclosure, as demonstrated by files in existence at the time of disclosure; is disclosed with the prior written approval of Open Courier; becomes known to you, without restriction, from a source other than Open Courier without breach of this Agreement by you and otherwise not in violation of Open Courier’s rights; or is disclosed pursuant to the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body; provided, however, that You shall provide prompt notice of such court order or requirement to Open Courier to enable Open Courier to seek a protective order or otherwise prevent or restrict such disclosure.
You and Open Courier are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices to Open Courier shall be given by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested to:
201 East 5th Street 1900-1047
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Such notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. Any notices to you shall be provided to you through the Open Courier Platform or given to you via the email address you provide to Open Courier during the registration process, and such notice shall be deemed given immediately upon sending. Alternatively, we may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to Open Courier during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given 3 days after the date of mailing.
To resolve a complaint regarding the Open Courier Platform, you should first contact our Customer Service Department through our support center at http://OpenCourierApp.com/contactus/
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to choice of law principles. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by Open Courier, in our sole discretion in accordance with the “Notices” section of this Agreement. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. A party’s failure to act with respect to a breach by the other party does not constitute a waiver of the party’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and Open Courier with respect to the subject matter hereof.
Data We Collect From You
In order to operate the Open Courier Platform and to provide You with information about products or services that may be of interest to You, We may collect “personal information” (i.e. information that could be used to contact You directly (without using the Open Courier Platform) such as full name, postal address, phone number, credit/debit card information, or email address) or “demographic information” (i.e. information that You submit, or that We collect, that is not personal information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, hometown, gender, username, age/birth date, browsing history information, searching history information, and registration history information). We will also collect the contact information of your friends, if you choose to connect your contacts and address book information with Open Courier and your login credentials to Your social network accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, if You choose to connect those accounts with your Open Courier account. You represent and warrant that you have the authority to provide us with any such contact information. Demographic information is divided into two categories:
“non-public information”, which consists of ride transaction information and one-on-one communications between You and other users of the Open Courier Platform; and
“public information”, which consists of all other demographic information.
Please note that nowhere on the Open Courier Platform do We knowingly collect, keep or maintain personal information from children under the age of 18, as We require that all users represent to Us that they are at least 18 years old.
How We Use Personal Information
We use your email address and your other personal information to help us efficiently operate the Open Courier Platform, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the Open Courier Platform (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails, or important news that could affect your relationship with Open Courier), to forward trip information to you from other Users, to forward trip information from you to other Users, and to contact you and others to suggest potential matches. We use your contact information to find and connect with your friends (when instructed by you). These types of communications are known as “Operational Communications.” In some cases, Operational Communications may also contain commercial messages, such as banner ads and special offers.
To operate the Open Courier Platform, including processing your transactions and supporting Your activities on the Open Courier Platform, We may share Your personal information with Our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide Us with support services such as email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, and order fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services offered or sponsored by third parties on the Open Courier Platform, or electing to receive communications (such as emails or material by mail) or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs (such as discount or rewards programs), offered or sponsored by third parties on the Open Courier Platform, You consent to Our providing Your personal information to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of Your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which We are entitled to use and disclose any other information You submit to Us.
Any third party with whom We are allowed to share Your personal information is authorized to use Your personal information in accordance with Our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which We have no control, and You agree that We are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by You regarding Your preferences for the use of Your personal information by them.
How We Use Demographic Data
How to Edit Your Information
Open Courier provides you with the ability to access and edit your personal information. To update your personal info, click Settings in the Open Courier menu. There you can view, update and correct your account information.
So that we can protect the integrity of sensitive data, there are certain pieces of information, such as your age, that you cannot alter yourself.
Our databases automatically update any personal information you edit in Your profile, or that You request We edit. Information transmitted through boards, chats, polls or through any other means remain in Our databases and become the property of Open Courier upon submission. Keep this in mind if you decide to communicate personal information through any of these applications.
Open Courier provides Users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. Open Courier gives Users the option to remove their information from our database, to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.
Special Cases in Which We Share Personal Information
Our Security Precautions
Your Open Courier Profile is password-protected so that only you and authorized Open Courier employees have access to your account information. If you have registered for Open Courier using Facebook Connect, then your login and password shall be the same as Your Facebook login and password. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. Open Courier staff will never proactively reach out to you and ask for any personal account information, including your password. If you share a computer, you should sign out of Your Open Courier account and close the browser window before someone else logs on. This will help protect your information entered on public terminals from disclosure to third parties.
Open Courier has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which You reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in Your country or jurisdiction.
Contacting Open Courier
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of Open Courier, or your dealings with Open Courier, you may contact Us at our support center.