1. Agreement to Terms
By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by these Terms, do not use the Services. As used in these Terms, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Hive , and “you” and “your” refer to you as an individual. If you are accessing and using the Services on behalf of a company (such as your employer) or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms. In that case, “you” and “your” will refer to that company or other legal entity.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARBITRATION: WHEN YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS YOU ARE AGREEING (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND HIVE INC. THROUGH BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY SECTION 17 “DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR CONSUMERS” BELOW FOR DETAILS REGARDING ARBITRATION (INCLUDING THE PROCEDURE TO OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION).
3. Changes to Terms or Services
We may update the Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the updated Terms on the Site or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we update them, or you use the Services. If you continue to use the Services after we have posted updated Terms, you are agreeing to be bound by the updated Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the updated Terms, then, except as otherwise provided in Section 17(f) “Effect of Changes on Arbitration,” you may not use the Services anymore. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.
4.Scope of Hive Services
(a) Hive offers a technology service and platform via the Services that provides real estate agents and other real estate professionals (“Agents”) various functionalities to assist Agents with the listing, advertisement, sale and purchase of real estate properties. These functionalities may include the ability for Agents to store, manage and share real estate transaction documents through Hive’s online platform, connect with third-party service providers (“Outside Providers”) to perform peripheral services such as professional photography, brochure printing and home staging that Agents may require during the real estate transaction process (“Outside Services”), and a variety of other real estate brokerage services.
(b) As the provider of the platform and Services, Hive does not own, create, sell, resell, provide, control, manage, offer, deliver, or supply any Outside Services. Outside Providers alone are responsible for their Outside Services, and Hive does not endorse or otherwise verify the reliability of Outside Providers or Outside Services. Hive is not affiliated in any way with Outside Providers, and when you make or accept an engagement with an Outside Provider, you agree that Hive is not and does not become a party or participant in any contractual relationship between you and such Outsider Provider encountered through our Site and Services.
Hive has no control over and does not guarantee (i) the existence, quality, safety, suitability, or legality of any Outside Services, (ii) the truth or accuracy of the descriptions, ratings, or reviews of any Outside Services, or (iii) the performance or conduct of any Outside Providers. You agree that your use of Outside Services is at your own risk and that Hive has no and disclaims all liability with respect to Outside Services.
5. Who May Use the Services?
You may use the Services only if you are 18 years or older and capable of forming a binding contract with Hive and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law. You represent and warrant that, when you register with the Services as an Agent, you are a licensed real estate agent or otherwise authorized to act in such a capacity in the jurisdiction in which you intend to market and offer your services.
(b) Registration and Your Information.
(c) Accuracy of Account Information
It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Account and you agree to update such information to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account password to anyone and you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them
We welcome feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org You grant to us a exclusive, transferable, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
For purposes of these Terms: (i) “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided, or otherwise made available through the Services; and (ii) “User Content” means any Content that Account holders (including you) provide to be made available through the Services. Content includes without limitation User Content.
Hive does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, Hive and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United Arab Emirates and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content
(a) Rights in User Content Granted by You
By making any User Content available through the Services you hereby grant to Hive a exclusive, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, modify, [create derivative works based upon,] publicly display, publicly perform and distribute your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Services to you.
(b) Responsibility for User Content.
You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content, or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by Hive on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate, or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
(c) Removal of User Content.
You can remove your User Content by specifically deleting it. However, in certain instances, some of your User Content (such as posts or comments you make) may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Services. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.
(d) Rights in Content Granted by Hive
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Hive grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, with no right to sublicense, to access and view the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.
8. Rights and Terms for Apps
(a) Rights in App Granted by Hive
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Hiveg rants to you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable license, with no right to sublicense, to download and install a copy of the App on a mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for your own personal non-commercial purposes. You may not copy the App, except for making a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the App to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App; or (iv) make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means. Hive reserves all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to you under these Terms.
(b) Accessing App from App Store
The following terms apply to any App accessed through or downloaded from any app store or distribution platform (like the Apple App Store or Google Play) where the App may now or in the future be made available (each an “App Provider”). You acknowledge and agree that:
- These Terms are concluded between you and Hive , and not with the App Provider, and Hive(not the App Provider) is solely responsible for the App.
- The App Provider has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.
- In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify the App Provider, and the App Provider will refund the purchase price for the App to you (if applicable) and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the App Provider will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App. Any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of Hive.
- The App Provider is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the App or your possession and use of the App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
- In the event of any third-party claim that the App or your possession and use of that App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Hive will be solely responsible for the investigation, defence, settlement, and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by these Terms.
- The App Provider, and its subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms as related to your license to the App, and that, upon your acceptance of the Terms, the App Provider will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms as related to your license of the App against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
- You must also comply with all applicable third-party terms of service when using the App.
9. General Prohibitions and Hive ’s Enforcement Rights.
You agree not to do any of the following:
(a) Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances.
(b) Use, display, mirror or frame the Services or any individual element within the Services, Hive ’s name, any Hive trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Hive ’s express written consent;
(c) Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Hive ’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Hive ’s providers.
(d) Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Hive system or network or breach any security or authentication measures.
(e) Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Hive or any of Hive ’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or Content.
(f) Attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by Hiveor other generally available third-party web browsers;
(g) Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
(h) Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Hive trademark, logo URL or product name without Hive ’s express written consent;
(i) Use the Services or Content, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
(j) Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services or Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
(k) Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or Content;
(l) Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;
(m) Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
(n) Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
(o) Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
(p) Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
Although we’re not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or Content or to review or edit any Content, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.
Side respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Hive ’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances Account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see Hive for further information.
11.Links to Third Party Websites or Resources
The Services (including the App) may contain links to third-party websites or resources. We provide these links only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those websites or resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from, your use of any third-party websites or resources.
We may terminate your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. You may cancel your Account at any time by sending an email to us at email@example.com Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of Services or your Account, the following sections will survive: Section 6 (Feedback), Section 7 (Content), Section 12 (Termination), Section 13 (Warranty Disclaimers), Section 14 (Indemnity), Section 15 (Limitation of Liability), Section 16 (Governing Law and Forum Choice), Section 17 (Dispute Resolution for Consumers) and Section 18 (General Terms).
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND OUTSIDE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. The Services are provided “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We make no warranty that the Services or Outside Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness, or reliability of any Content. No advice or information obtained from Hive or elsewhere will create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms. Hive will have no liability for any claims, losses or damages caused by User Content or any results produced by the Services based upon User Content. You acknowledge and agree that there are risks inherent to transmitting information over and storing information on the internet and that we are not responsible for any losses of your data, confidentiality, or privacy in connection therewith.
You will indemnify and hold harmless Hive and its affiliates, officers, directors, employee, and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services, the Outside Services or Content, (ii) your User Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms.
15. Limitation of Liability
(a) Neither hive nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the services will be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages, or damages for lost profits, lost revenues, lost savings, lost business opportunity, loss of data or goodwill, service interruption, computer damage or system failure or the cost of substitute services of any kind arising out of or in connection with these terms or from the use of or inability to use the services or the outside services, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory, and whether or not hive. or any other party has been informed of the possibility of such damage, even if a limited remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
(b) The exclusions and limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between hive and you.
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the United Arab Emirates, without regard to its conflict of law’s provisions.
18. General Terms
(a) Entire Agreement
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Hive and you regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Hive and you regarding the Services and Content. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Hive ’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. Hive may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications provided by Hive under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
(c) Waiver of Rights
Hive’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Hive. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
19. Contact Information