Terms of Use

Effective Date: These Terms of Use were last updated and are effective October 26th 2023.

Obi is owned and operated by Bellhop Technologies Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Obi”, “we” or “us”). These Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”), which are effective as the date stated above, govern your access to and use of the website located at https://www.rideobi.com and any related Obi social media channel, website, application, feature, widget or other online service that is owned or controlled by Obi (and their mobile counterparts) that posts a link to and indicates that these Terms of Use govern (collectively, including our rideshare application (our “Application”), our “Services”) but expressly excluding any Obi Services that state that they are offered under different terms of use or service.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using the Services because they contain provisions that affect your rights and obligations, INCLUDING AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR MANDATORY ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION (see “ARBITRATION AGREEMENT” section below). By accessing or using the Services, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, found at https://www.rideobi.com/privacy (“Privacy Policy”), which are incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Services. Obi, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, reserves the right to make changes to the Services and to these Terms of Use from time to time.

When we make changes, we will post them here. You may wish to check this section from time to time, because by visiting the Services, you agree to accept any such changes.

By accessing or using the Services you acknowledge and confirm that (i) you have read and understand all of the terms, conditions, policies, provisions, disclosures and disclaimers contained herein, (ii) these Terms of Use have the same force and effect as a signed agreement, and (iii) you expressly accept and agree to be bound by the terms hereof.

The Services are offered and available to individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. By using the Services, you represent and warrant to Obi that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and are otherwise capable of forming a legally binding contract with Obi and that your use of the Services is consistent with our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and all applicable law. If you do not meet these requirements, you must not access or use the Services.

OBI DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES. A THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER PROVIDES ANY SERVICE IN RESPONSE TO ANY SERVICE REQUEST MADE THROUGH USE OF THE APPLICATION. OBI OFFERS INFORMATION AND A METHOD TO ENGAGE A THIRD PARTY FOR SUCH THIRD PARTY’S SERVICES BUT DOES NOT AND DOES NOT INTEND TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OR ACT IN ANY WAY AS A SERVICE PROVIDER OTHER THAN WITH RESPECT TO PROVIDING SUCH INFORMATION AND SUCH METHOD FOR ENGAGING A THIRD PARTY. OBI HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

Representations and Warranties

By using any of the Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your use of the Services is for your sole personal, non-commercial use. You may not authorize others to use your User status or credentials, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your User account to any other person or entity. When using the Services you agree to comply with all applicable laws from your home nation or the country, state and city in which you are present while using the Services. You may only access the Services
using authorized means. It is your responsibility to check to ensure you download the correct Application for your device. We are not liable if you do not have a compatible device or if you have downloaded the wrong version of the Application for your device. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement if you use the Services with an incompatible or unauthorized device.

In order to use certain features of the Services, including the Application, you must register for an account and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the account registration form. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You may delete your account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Application or other Services.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Obi is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.

By using the Application or other Services, you agree that:

  • You will only use the Services for lawful purposes; you will not use the Services for sending or storing any unlawful material or for fraudulent purposes.
  • You will not use the Services to cause nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience.
  • You will not take any action that impairs or could reasonably be expected to impair the proper operation of the Services.
  • You will not try to harm the Services in any way whatsoever, including by transmitting malware, software viruses, Trojan horses, worms or any other malicious application to or through the Services.
  • You will not copy or distribute the Services or other content without written permission from us.
  • You will only use the Services for your own use and will not resell it to a third party.
  • You will keep secure and confidential your account password or any identification or other credential we provide you which allows access to the Services.
  • You will provide us with any proof of identity we may reasonably request.
  • You will only use an access point or data account (AP) which you are authorized to use.
  • You are aware that when requesting services by SMS, standard messaging charges will apply.
  • You will not transfer or sell your User account, password and/or identification, or any other User’s Information to any other party.

Key Content-Related Terms

“Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software (excluding the Application), audio, video, information or other materials.

“Obi Content” means Content that Obi makes available through the Services, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding User Content.

“User” means a person who accesses or uses the Services.

“User Content” means Content that a User posts, uploads, publishes, submits or transmits to be made available through the Services.

“Collective Content” means, collectively, Obi Content and User Content.

License Grant, Restrictions and Copyright Policy Licenses Granted by Obi to Our Content and User Content

Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Obi grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license: (i) to view, download and print any Obi Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes; and (ii) to view any User Content to which you are permitted access solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You have no right to sublicense the license rights granted in this section.

You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Services or Collective Content, except as expressly permitted in this Agreement. You shall not access the Services to build a similar or competitive website, product, or service or for any commercial purpose. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Obi
or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in this Agreement.

License Granted by User

We may, in our sole discretion, permit Users to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit User Content. By making available any User Content on or through the Services, you hereby grant to Obi a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, view, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast and otherwise exploit such User Content through or by means of the Services. You agree and acknowledge that this license cannot be terminated without the express written consent of Obi once you have submitted User Content on, through or by means of the Services. Other than as provided herein Obi does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in this Agreement will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any of your User Content. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you make available through the Services. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content that you make available through the Services or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Obi and to the rights in such User Content, as contemplated under this Agreement; and (ii) neither the User Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the User Content or Obi’s use of the User Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation or our Terms of Use. Obi is not the publisher or speaker of User Content, or any other information on the Services provided by third party content providers, and Obi is not liable for any claims related to such information.

Copyright Policy

Obi respects the intellectual property of others and asks that Users do the same. In connection with our Services, we have adopted and implemented a policy respecting copyright law that provides for the removal of any infringing materials and for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of accounts of Users who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights, including copyrights. If you believe that one of our Users is, through the use the Services, unlawfully infringing the copyright(s) in a work, and wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to our designated Copyright Agent:

  1. your physical or electronic signature
  2. identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed
  3. identification of the material on our services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove
  4. sufficient information to permit us to locate such material
  5. your address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  6. a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the law
  7. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are either the owner of the copyright that has allegedly been infringed or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner

The designated Copyright Agent for Obi is:
Copyright Agent: Payam Safa
Address of Agent: 12422 Deerbrook Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
Telephone: 646-902-4096
Email: payam@rideobi.com

Application License

Subject to your compliance with this Agreement, Obi grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to download and install a copy of the Application on a single mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the Application solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. Furthermore, with respect to any Application accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store of the Google Play Store (“App Store Sourced Application”), you will use the App Store Sourced Application only: (i) on an Apple-branded product that runs iOS (Apple’s proprietary operating system software) or any Android-branded product that runs Android OS (Google’s proprietary mobile operating system software); and (ii) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in the Apple App Store and Google Play Terms of Service agreements. Obi reserves all rights in and to the Application not expressly granted to you under this Agreement. Without limiting any other terms of this Agreement, you must comply with all applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the App Store Sourced Application.

Acceptable Use Policy

You shall not (i) license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party the Services in any way; (ii) modify or make derivative works based upon the Services; (iii) create Internet “links” to the Service or “frame” or “mirror” any Service on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device; (iv) reverse engineer or access the Services in order to (a) build a competitive product or service, (b) build a product using similar ideas, features, functions or graphics of the
Services, or (c) copy any ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Services; or (v) launch an automated program or script, including, but not limited to, web spiders, web crawlers, web robots, web ants, web indexers, bots, viruses or worms, or any program which may make multiple server requests per second, or unduly burdens or hinders the operation and/or performance of the Services. You shall not: (i) send spam or otherwise duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable laws; (ii) send or store infringing, obscene, threatening, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, including material harmful to
children, that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or is otherwise objectionable or violative of third party privacy rights; (iii) send or store material containing software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents or programs; (iv) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Services or the data contained therein; (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or its related systems or networks; or (vi) use the Services to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other Users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.

Obi will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. Obi may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who violate this Agreement. You acknowledge that Obi has no obligation to monitor your or any User’s access to or use of the Application, other Services or Collective Content or to review or edit any Collective Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure your compliance with this Agreement, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. Obi reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Collective Content that Obi, at its sole discretion, considers to be in violation of this Agreement or otherwise harmful to the Services.

Payment Terms

Any fees that Obi may charge you for the Services are due immediately and are non-refundable. This no refund policy shall apply at all times regardless of your decision to terminate your usage, our decision to terminate your usage, disruption caused to our Services either planned, accidental or intentional, or any reason whatsoever. Obi reserves the right to determine final prevailing pricing – Please note the pricing information published on the Services may not reflect the prevailing pricing.

Obi, at its sole discretion, may make promotional offers with different features and different rates to any of our customers. These promotional offers, unless made to you, shall have no bearing whatsoever on your offer or contract. We may change the fees for our Services as we deem necessary for our business. We encourage you to check back at our Services periodically if you are interested about how we charge for our Services.

Third Party Terms and Cancellation Policies

Cancellation fees and applicable terms of service of individual ride companies can be found on their websites. Any rides booked through the Application are bound to the applicable ride company’s terms of service.

Intellectual Property Ownership

The Services and all past, present and future content

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