Terms and Conditions
Last updated November 05, 2021
Hands In and "handsin.co.uk" ("site" or "website") is provided to you by Hands In Ltd, (“Hands In”) subject to this Agreement (“Agreement” or “Terms”). Hands In may modify this Terms and Conditions at any time without any prior notice to you and will post the revised Terms and Conditions on the Service. The revised Policy will be effective 30 days from when the revised Policy is posted in the Service and your continued access or use of the Service after such time will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions. We therefore recommend that you periodically review this page.
By using this website, or Hands In services, you affirmatively agree to accept this Agreement and any changes that Hands In makes to it, whether or not you have reviewed them. If these Terms are not agreeable to you, please do not use this site, or any other of Hands In services. This Agreement is non-negotiable, and your use acknowledges acceptance of Hands In’s Terms in their entirety.
Hands In’s Payments
Hands In provides software and technology to facilitate payments where more than one person (“Customer”) wishes to pay for or split the cost of a good and/or service together. Hands In (the “Service”) offers this software as a service directly to businesses (the "Merchants") , so they can make the Service available to their customers, and directly access Customer Data exclusively for personal use. We are the acting Data Processors of such Merchants.
Software as a service
Hands In‘s software is the core of its Service. Although Hands In’s Service may include payment processing, this is handled by a Third Party Processor ("Square Inc."), hence Hands In is not a bank or a money service business, and Hands In does not offer banking or money service business services as defined by the United States Department of Treasury.
By accepting these Terms, you authorize Hands In to hold, receive, and disburse funds on your behalf for and to a Merchant or another Customer as is appropriate to each instance of your use of the Service. In certain cases prior consent is requested for collections of funds to be automatically debited or credited to and from your authorised accounts. Your authorization permits us to generate a paper draft and electronic funds transfer to process each payment transaction that results from your use of Hands In as detailed below.
Registration and Use
A Customer can either create a purchase as an organizer, or become invited to join a group as an invitee. When a purchase is created, organizers invite other people via multiple avenues including email, social media, QR links, etc. to split the cost or join their group. Once a group purchase has been created, the members ("Members") will receive an email and/or notification to join and pay for their share of the group purchase via a link to a group checkout page, invitees can commit to pay their share and leave messages for the group or organizer on this.
First come, first serve
Groups that have a maximum number of invitees will fill on a first come, first serve basis. Groups will remain open until the targeted size or total cost is met. No additional invitees may join the purchase once the maximum number of invitees has been reached, as set by the organizer or limited by the Merchant. Once target size of the group purchase is captured the transaction will automatically complete, at this stage the neither the Organizer or Members can leave or join the group purchase.
Groups may be given an amount of time specified by the Organizer or Merchant to collect the total cost of the good or service. Hands In reserves the right to restrict the length of time the organizer may select at its sole discretion. The amount of time may also be constrained by the Merchant in the Merchant’s sole discretion.
Authorizations and transactions
When an organizer or invitee commits to pay their share of the purchase, the maximum possible cost of their share is first authorized when the Customer joins the group or when the group completes. This maximum cost of each share is equal to the cost of the purchase divided by the minimum number of invitees required by the Organizer to complete the purchase or equal to the specific amount the Customer agrees to contribute for their share. The full authorized amount or an amount less than the authorized amount is then transacted when the group reaches its target total cost. If the group does not reach its goal for total cost by the deadline set by the Organizer or Merchant, then any pending credit card authorizations will be voided.
If a group successfully reaches the target total cost for completion of the purchase, all Customer authorizations will be captured at the amount equal to or less than the amount originally authorized based on the final number of invitees that participate, and all parties to the transaction, including the Merchant, Hands In, organizer, and all committed invitees, will receive confirmation of the transaction success. The Organizer and Members will also receive a group receipt, which confirms the total amount paid through Hands In, the cost each individual contributed and any other details of the transaction provided by the Merchant.
Once the transaction has been successfully completed, the Organizer or Members may contact the Merchant with reference to the successful purchase and the details provided in the group receipt for any additional information needed that has not already been provided by the Merchant.
If some or all of the amount collected for the purchase is payable to the Organizer or another Customer for personal use, the Customers making such payments authorize the recipient of funds to use the funds as they see fit, in their sole discretion, with no responsibility for Hands In to ensure or guarantee any use of funds that may have been specified by the Organizer or recipient.
Terms of Sale
By clicking on the (“Accept payment” or "Pay my share") button, you affirmatively mark your acceptance and intent to make payment for the product or service as presented by the Organizer, either on behalf of the Merchant or for the Organizer’s personal use; furthermore, you agree to designate the Organizer as your agent in the transaction, either as the agent for the use of the funds or as the recipient of the funds. When you purchase one or more spots, you accept and confirm that you wish Hands In to authorize and capture the total amount entered on the payment info page to the credit card provided by you. You are responsible for all use and any purchases made with your account, whether or not you have authorized this use.
Hands In’s and Merchant's right to cancel
Hands In and Merchants reserves the right to cancel your purchase, and that of your group, for any reason, without limitation.
Cancellation of individual transaction
Committed Members can withdraw their commitment and leave a Group Purchase by using the link sent via email and going to the Group Checkout Page and clicking "leave" at any time before the purchase finalizes. After the purchase has been finalized, all of the committed Members have been charged, and no Customer or Member may withdraw, revoke, or cancel their participation in the purchase without the authorization of the recipient of funds and the return of funds deposited to the recipient of funds back to Hands In.
In the case where a Member would like to dispute a transaction, a link labelled "dispute" is sent in the Group Purchase Receipt to a form that can be filled out, however Hands In is not responsible and cannot assure guarantee of resolution, Hands In simply acts as a middle party between a Customer and recipient of funds. If you require additional assistance please contact Customer Support email@example.com if you need assistance.
Pending authorizations may remain on your credit card for a period of time (typically up to 7 working days) even after the purchase is voided or cancelled, or even if you modify or cancel your transaction, as determined by your individual credit card provider.
In the event that Hands In attempts to process an organizer or invitee’s card and that transaction results in a denial or error, the group will remain open for further invitees to commit. This error may be caused by an expired credit card, insufficient funds, a bank decline, or a change in your credit card information. If you receive notification of an error, you must correct and resubmit your credit card information to be included in the group. An invitee’s spot cannot be held unless the transaction is confirmed, and Hands In is not responsible for a Customer's lack of participation in a group purchase due to a failed payment.
No guarantee of purchase completion
Hands In does not guarantee that the group will reach the total purchase price or the minimum number of participants. You accept that even if your payment is processed and your card is authorized, this does not guarantee that your group will successfully complete the purchase.
By purchasing, you agree to the Merchant’s cancellation, refund or reservation policies as (possibly) displayed on their website. You also must agree to comply to any of the Merchant’s specified limitations as stated on the product's page and any terms and conditions presented by the Merchant during your use of the Hands In Service. By accepting these Terms, you by extension accept the terms of any Merchant from which you make a purchase using Hands In, as such terms and conditions are made available on the Hands In site or the Merchant site. Hands In will not waive or alter Merchant’s conditions, policies or limitations for an individual Organizer, Member, or Group.
You agree to allow Hands In assist the Merchant in holding you responsible for the Merchant’s terms and conditions, as you have agreed to them through your use of the Service. Such assistance may include, but is not limited to, the sharing of your personal information with the Merchant and the triggering of additional charges via the method you provided to Hands In, in order to ensure your compliance with the Merchant’s terms.
Availability of product or service
Hands In may not be able to hold or guarantee the availability of the item or service offered for by Merchant's whilst a Group Payment is incomplete. As a Customer, you must accept that the item or service that your group is aiming to purchase may become unavailable while your group is in the process of reaching the total cost and/or minimum number of participants. In the event that the item or service becomes unavailable while the group is in the process of completing, Hands In will inform your group (by greying out unavailable items/services), and the Organizer will have the option removing the item/service from the group payment or canceling the group payment altogether, thereby voiding all pending authorizations and reversing any captured charges, with the exception of any non-refundable deposit(s).
In the event that a dispute arises between you/a group and the Merchant or you/your group and the recipient of funds, and Merchant or recipient of funds does not resolve the problem to your satisfaction, please contact Hands In Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of the dispute and request resolution. Please note that Hands In is not responsible and cannot guarantee return/refund claims and all refunds must be issued by the Merchant or recipient of funds. Hands In will make every effort to resolve the dispute to your satisfaction and work with the Merchant to achieve that goal.
Hands In’s dispute policy helps you in the event that you encounter a problem with obtaining a refund from the Merchant:
You or your Group did not receive the item or service you paid for with Hands In.
The item or service was provided or received, but was not as described.
Hands In has no responsibility to issue and will not issue refunds in cases where Hands In is unable to recover the cost of the refund from the Merchant or recipient of funds, even in cases where Hands In sides with the Customer when a dispute arises.
Requests for documentation
During a dispute or in connection with a request for refund, Hands In may request certain documentation and evidence that could be instrumental in determining how the dispute should be resolved. You may be asked to provide emails, documents, receipts, photographs or other items at the request of Hands In.
In the event of unauthorized/fradulent use of your account, you agree to notify Hands In immediately upon discovery.
Non-conversion of credit
A sale or purchase through Hands In cannot be converted into credit with Merchant.
(Group) Purchases with specific dates which are designated to take place on a specific date or event date must be redeemed on that specific date, unless the Merchant is able and agrees with Hands In to accommodate the group on alternative dates.
No double recovery
You may not request a return from Hands In if you have already received a recovery directly from your card issuer unless you have reversed that recovery from your card issuer.
Waiver of liability
By purchasing an offer on this site, you affirmatively accept that you will not hold Hands In Ltd. responsible or liable in any way for any loss or damages or other claims that may arise out of your purchase, including any event or claim that may occur at Merchant’s place of business, on their premises, or during the use or redemption of any good or service purchased using Hands In.
Lost or stolen items
You will not hold Hands In Ltd. responsible in the case of lost or stolen items at Merchant’s place of business, on their premises, or during the use or redemption of any good or service purchased using Hands In.
Use of Hands In
By using the Hands In Service and site, you agree to provide true and accurate information about yourself as prompted for use, subscription, and purchasing on this site. If at any time, information provided by you is revealed to be untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, Hands In may terminate your account and refuse future use of Hands In’s site and Service at Hands In’s sole discretion and for any reason that Hands In deems necessary. If it is determined that you are impersonating another individual or using stolen or fraudulent information, Hands In has the right to and will report this activity and all information available to Hands In to the relevant governmental authorities for your prosecution. If you are receiving funds through the Service and are not registered as a Merchant, you agree that any funds received are solely for personal use and has no commercial or business use to you.
Abuse of purpose
As a Customer, you agree not to use the site for these purposes or any other negative purposes, without limitation:
Any activity that is beyond or contrary to the purpose and intent of this site
Use of this site or any materials from the site in a way that is unlawful or harmful to any person, being tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, fraudulent, deceptive, harmful, threatening, pertaining to sexual acts, disrespectful or unprofessional, or hateful;
Any use that harms minors, whether or not intentional
Any use that harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual in any way, whether or not intentional
Falsely representing who you are, and purposefully giving misinformation
Uploading or transmission of content that infringes on another person’s intellectual property, be it copyrighted, patented, trademarked or reserved
Uploading or transmission of any material that is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of this site or any of Hands In’s affiliated pages, or that inhibits or impacts any Customer's ability to utilize the site
Any attempts to intercept or extract any information, whether personal, sensitive or otherwise, from this site or its server
Any attempt to manipulate, or modify information and services which Hands In uses.
You agree that Hands In may send you email notifications from time to time as may pertain to your account in addition to information and notifications from the groups to which you have been invited or have joined. If Hands In sends you an email notification, that email will be considered to have been received by you within 24 hours from the time Hands In emails it to you. You may opt out of certain email correspondence with Hands In by changing your notification settings for each group purchase in which you participate. However, Hands In reserves the right always to send you important payment, security and account-related information.
Password and Account security
Termination of account
To close your account, please send an email to email@example.com with “Account Termination Request” in the subject line. The request must be received from the same email that Hands In has registered for your account and should specify the account email and the full name of the account holder. All pending authorizations, and/or group payments will need to be voided/cancelled before closing the account.
If you know or suspect a violation of any portion of this Agreement, you agree to immediately inform Hands In by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limitation of Liability
By using this site, you agree that you will not hold Hands In Ltd., its officers, employees, agents, sponsors, affiliates, successors or assigns liable to any party for any damages, whether direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or other, arising or deriving in any way from the use of this site or purchases facilitated by Hands In, even if Hands In is aware of the possibility of causing such damage, regardless of the form of action. To the extent that this limitation of liability may be limited by state law, liability shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
This site and the purchases facilitated by Hands In are provided "as is", "as available", with "limitations as posted", and "where is", without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
Hands In does not warranty, without limitation to the forgoing, Merchant's availability, pricing, condition, accuracy, usability, quality, appropriateness, reliability, timeliness, serviceability, warranty of title, non-infringement, merchant ability, legality, or fitness for particular purpose. Hands In does not warranty any activity or guarantee any use of funds collected from the group that are deposited to a Merchant or another Customer.
You agree that Hands In shall not be liable for any damages or injury caused by the site or your use of the site including, but not limited to, any error, omission, deletion, defect, or any failure to perform, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation, whatever the cause, theft or destruction or unauthorized access, breach of contract, tortuous act or claim, negligence, or any other cause of auction. Hands In does not warranty or guarantee protection from viruses or other computer system infections. Hands In does not claim or guarantee that the site will provide uninterrupted Service, or that it will be error free.
Third party payment services
The execution of payments with Hands In requires the utilization of services of third party payment services. These services, not provided by Hands In, are subject to the terms and conditions of the third party. Hands In is not responsible, and you agree not to hold Hands In liable for any actions or injuries caused by these third party services.
Copyrighted content and Claims to Intellectual Property
Intellectual property claims
Hands In is vigilant in the protection of its Intellectual Property rights and those of others. Hands In requires that any photographs or content that is posted on Hands In’s site be owned by the provider, or that the provider possess the rights to use that photograph or content in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Should a claim to protected intellectual property be made, Hands In asks the claimant to email email@example.com immediately. Hands In requires that the claimant document their claim to this intellectual property with all of the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including: their name; username on Hands In’s website (if applicable); mailing address; telephone number; e-mail address; a brief description of the copyrighted work that they claim has been infringed; a description of where the alleged infringing material was presented; a statement by them that they have a good faith belief that the use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and a statement by them that all of the information provided by claimant is accurate, that they are the copyright owner, or that they are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. These statements with regard to a claim for intellectual property will be held under penalty of perjury. If Hands In receives a claim to intellectual property, Hands In will promptly notify the relevant Merchant and deactivate the use of any material pertaining to the intellectual property pending disposition of the claim.
Hands In’s intellectual property rights
The trademarks, brands, service marks, logos and designs of Hands In and others companies serviced by Hands In are the property of Hands In or their respective owners. As a Customer of this site, you agree not to use, copy, reproduce, publish or borrow any other content or trademarked work without explicit permission from Hands In. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, re-transmission or publication of any copyrighted material or the trademarks is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the owner. You may request Hands In’s permission for use of intellectual property by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must receive Hands In’s express consent before using this content.
Content provided by Customer
As a User of this site, you agree that if you communicate or transmit content of any kind to Hands In, you affirmatively and freely grant us unrestricted use of said content, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable, with full license to use, distribute and display such content as Hands In in its sole discretion may choose, either in whole or in part, that it is copyright compliant, and that you have the right to authorize its use and distribution.
Indemnification of Hands In
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Hands In Ltd, its affiliates, officers, and employees harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use of Hands In or your purchase.
State law designation
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware.
Assignment of rights
You may not transfer, assign, sub-license, or pledge in any manner whatsoever any of your rights or obligations under these Terms. Hands In may transfer, assign, sub-license, or pledge in any manner whatsoever any of its rights and obligations under these Terms to any subsidiary, affiliate, or successor thereof or to any third party whatsoever, without notifying you or receiving your consent.
Consequences of Clauses
The Terms posted on this page, as amended, constitute the entire Agreement between you and Hands In. If any part of this Agreement is held by a court of law to be invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
We value our customers dearly and thank you for the continued use of our services. If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions or other technologies, please contact us via:
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