Welcome to www.happyhippo.ca (“Happyhippo”). Thank you for your interest in our Ontario Home Improvement website. These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, the Mobile Devices Terms and all policies posted on our site set out the terms on which we offer you access to and use of our site, services, applications and tools (collectively “Services”). You can find an overview of our policies here. All policies, the Mobile Devices Terms, and the Privacy Policy are incorporated into these Terms of Use. By accessing or using our Services you will be agreeing to all the terms of use listed.

By using this site, Happyhippo.ca, you are agreeing to the following terms, which are designed to make sure that Happyhippo works for everyone. Happyhippo is provided to you by and registered in the province of Ontario, Happyhippo, business, #260174024.This policy is effective January 1, 2016.

Your Account. In order to access and use some or any portion of the Services, you may be required to register with us and set up an account with your email address and a password (your “Account”). The email address you provide will be your email address, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. Therefore, you should protect your password and make your password difficult for others to guess.

Users must be 18 years of age or older to post a listing. If you do not meet the age requirement please leave the site, do not post a listing, and have your parents post one for you. Anyone found to be under the age limit will have their listing removed without notice with no refund of payment. By Agreeing to terms and conditions you have acknowledged and agreed that you are indeed 18 or over.

You may connect to the Services with a third-party service (e.g., Facebook) and you give us permission to access, store, and use your information from that service as permitted by that service and as may be described in our Privacy Policy.
If you believe your Account may have been compromised or misused, contact us immediately at Happyhippo Contact page.

Using Happy hippo Services. You will post in the appropriate category or area and will not do any of the following bad things:

•    be false or misleading;

          • infringe any third-party right;

          • distribute or contain spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;

Abusing Happyhippo Services. Please use our Contact page to tell us about any problems or offensive content so that together we can keep the Services site working properly. We may limit or terminate our Services, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off Happyhippo if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content or keep a user off Happyhippo or not, we do not accept any liability for monitoring Happyhippo or for unauthorized or unlawful content on Happyhippo or use of Happyhippo by users.
Global Marketplace. Some of Happyhippo’s features may display your ad on other sites that are part of the global internet community, like on google, eBay, yahoo or on other classifieds sites. By using Happyhippo Services, you agree that your ads can be displayed on these other sites. The terms for our other sites are similar to these terms, but you may be subject to additional laws or other restrictions in the countries where your ad is posted. When you choose to post your ad to another site, you may be responsible for ensuring that it does not violate our other site policies. We may remove your ad if it is flagged on any of our sites, or if we believe it causes problems or violates any law or policy.
Fees and Services. Using Happyhippo Services to find homeimprovement professionals ans products is free. We may charge fees for certain Services. If the service you use charges a fee, you will be able to review and accept that charge. Our fees are quoted in Canadian Dollars, and we may change them from time to time. We will notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on the site. We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective when we announce the promotional event or new service. Our fees are non-refundable, and you are responsible for paying them when they’re due. If you don’t, we may limit your ability to use the Services. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms (for accounts over 180 days past due, we may deduct the amount owed from your PayPal account balance).
Content. Happyhippo Services contains stuff from us, you, and other users. You agree not to copy, modify, or distribute Happyhippo Services, our copyrights or trademarks without our permission. The content you give us, you are grantinging as a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights to that content. If you believe that your rights have been violated, please notify our designated copyright agent at Happyhippo Content Manager and we will investigate the matter. We reserve the right to remove content where we have grounds for suspecting the violation of these terms or the rights of any other party.
Reporting Intellectual Property Infringements (Verified Rights Owners – VeRO). Do not post content that infringes the rights of third parties. This includes, but is not limited to, content that infringes on intellectual property rights such as copyright and trademark (e.g. offering counterfeit items for sale). We reserve the right to remove content where we have grounds for suspecting the violation of these terms, our policies or of any party’s rights. The following steps are for reporting a listing to Happyhippo that you believe to be infringing on your intellectual property rights. Only the intellectual property rights owner can report of potentially infringing items or listings through Happyhippo’s Contact Page.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability. The Happyhippo Services are provided “as is” and “as available”. You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do. As most of the ads on the Happyhippo site comes from other users, we do not guarantee the accuracy of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what is offered. We also cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our Services. Notification functionality in our Services may not occur in real time. Such functionality is subject to delays beyond our control, including without limitation, delays or latency due to your physical location or your wireless data service provider’s network. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute. We are not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit), goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of Happyhippo, even if you advise us or we could reasonably foresee the possibility of any such damage occurring. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
Despite the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or any third party (whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability in tort, by statute or otherwise) is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you pay to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to liability, and (b) 100 Canadian Dollars.

Indemnification. You will indemnify and hold harmless Happyhippo and its affiliates and our and their respective officers, directors, agents and employees (each an “Indemnified Party”), from any claim made by any third party, together with any amounts payable to the third party whether in settlement or as may otherwise be awarded, and reasonable legal costs incurred by any of the Indemnified Parties, arising from or relating to your use of the Happyhippo Services, any alleged violation by you of the applicable terms, and any alleged violation by you of any applicable law or regulation. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, but doing so will not excuse your indemnity obligations.
Personal Information. By using Happyhippo Services, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your personal information by Happyhippo, an Ontario registered business, #260174024.
General. These terms and the other policies posted on Happyhippo Services constitute the entire agreement between Happyhippo, an Ontario registered business, #260174024
and you, superseding any prior agreements. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Canada. We both submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hamilton, Ontario Canada. This will not affect your statutory rights if you are a consumer and applicable consumer law requires application of another law (such as the law of your country of residence) for certain topics. If we don’t enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down any of these terms, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole discretion in accordance with the notice provision below. Except for notices relating to illegal or infringing content, your notices to us must be sent by registered mail to:
Happy hippo.ca
135 Broadway, Hamilton Ontario
L8s 2w2
Re: Happyhippo, an Ontario registered business, #260174024 : User Inquiries
We will send notices to you via the email address you provide, or by registered mail. Notices sent by registered mail will be deemed received five days following the date of mailing. We may update this agreement at any time, with updates taking effect when you next use the site or after 30 days, whichever is sooner. No other amendment to this agreement will be effective unless made in writing, signed by users and by us. Send questions, comments or complaints to Happy Hippo Contact us.

Mobile Devices Terms
If you’re accessing Happyhippo Services from a mobile device using a Happyhippo Mobile Application (the “Application”), the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) apply to you in addition to the applicable Mobile Privacy and Legal Notice or End User License Agreement, as the case may be.Your use of the Application confirms your agreement to these Terms of Use.

Application Use. Happyhippo grants you the right to use the Application only for your personal use. You must comply with all applicable laws and third party terms of agreement when using the Application (e.g. your wireless data service agreement). The Application may not contain the same functionality available on the www.happyhippo.ca website. You download and use of the Application is at your own discretion and risk, and you are solely responsible for any damages to your hardware device(s) or loss of data that results from the download or use of the Application.

Intellectual Property – Applications. Happyhippo owns, or is the licensee to, all right, title, and interest in and to its Applications, including all rights under patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and any and all other proprietary rights, including all applications, renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof. You will not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any Application and you will not remove, obscure, or alter Happyhippo’s copyright notice, trademarks or other proprietary rights notices affixed to, contained within, or accessed in conjunction with or by any Happyhippo Application.

Prohibited Countries Policy and Foreign Trade Regulation – Applications. Happyhippo Applications or their underlying technology may not be downloaded to or exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a resident or national of) Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or any other country subject to United States embargo; (b) to anyone on the Canadian Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or on the CDN Commerce Department’s Denied Party or Entity List; and (c) to any prohibited country, person, end-user, or entity specified by CDN Export Laws. When using a Happyhippo Application, you are responsible for complying with trade regulations and both foreign and domestic laws (e.g., you are not located in a country that is subject to a CDN Government embargo, or that has been designated by the CDN Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and you are not listed on any CDN Government list of prohibited or restricted parties).