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Serviceslane: Terms And Conditions

Terms And Conditions


 

These terms and conditions cover the rights and responsibilities between you, as a UK user, and Serviceslane Inc. Limited, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom under registration number 11145806 ("Serviceslane", "we" or "us") in respect of any services of selected third-party service providers (the "Professionals") offered for booking via our website serviceslane.com (the "Website"). We refer to the Website and as the "Serviceslane Platform". We recommend that you print, or otherwise retain, these terms and conditions for future reference.

Please read them carefully before you make a booking via the Serviceslane Platform, as they will apply to your booking. By making a booking via the Serviceslane Platform, you confirm that you accept these terms and conditions, and that you agree to comply with them. If there is anything you do not agree with, please do not make a booking. If there is anything you do not understand, please contact us at sericeslane.com/helpcenter

 

These Booking Terms and Conditions include your agreement that:

  • Any services ordered via the Serviceslane Platform are performed by the Professionals, under a separate contract with those Professionals;
  • We are not responsible for the performance of services by those Professionals except that in some cases, we may provide a refund for, or rearrange those services. You can find out more at Clause 7; Where you cancel the services on less than 24 hours' notice, Serviceslane may charge a cancellation fee in accordance with Clause 4;
  • We are responsible for loss or damage you suffer as a result of our negligence or breach of our obligations to you under these Booking Terms and Conditions up to certain limits which depend on the obligation breached or in relation to which we have been negligent, and provided that the loss or damage is foreseeable. You can find these limits at Clause 5.
  • We are not responsible for loss of income, revenue, business, profits, anticipated savings, data or waste of management or office time.
  • We may amend these Booking Terms and Conditions from time to time, and the Booking Terms and Conditions in force at the time a Booking is made will apply to that Booking;
  • Nothing in these Booking Terms and Conditions affects your legal rights as a consumer, or excludes or limits our liability if you suffer personal injury or death as a result of our negligence, or if you suffer loss or damage as a result of our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

  1. Summary

 

This is a summary of our key booking terms and conditions. This should not be a substitute for reading the full version below.

a. The services you can book via the Serviceslane Platform are sold by our Professionals and not us. We are only responsible for arranging your booking, and dealing with payment.

b. We are not responsible or liable for the services you receive from our Professionals, but let us know if you encounter a problem or the service you receive falls short of your expectation and we'll do our best to help out. Find out more at Clause 7.

c. Please check all details and any restrictions relating to a service thoroughly before booking.

d. If you want to cancel a booking, please read Clause 4.

e. If you want to contact us, please check our contact us page

 

2. Introduction

 

a. The Serviceslane Platform allows you to book and pay for a broad range of laundry, handyman and cleaning services from our Professionals ("Services"). The Services are provided by our Professionals, and not by us.

b. When you make a booking, you create two legal contracts:

(i) A contract with us, under which we have certain responsibilities to you in relation to the booking and payment process. That contract is made on these Booking Terms and Conditions.

We are responsible for taking your bookings and passing those on to the relevant Professionals, and for dealing with payments made by you in relation to those bookings.

(ii) A contract between the relevant Professional in respect of the provision of the Services which you book via the Serviceslane Platform. That contract may include terms which are notified to you prior to your making a booking on the Serviceslane Platform.

The Services which you book via the Serviceslane Platform are the responsibility of the Professional which provides them. We act as booking agent for Professionals, therefore we are not responsible or liable to you for the actual Services that are booked through the Serviceslane Platform.

b. Because these two contracts are separate, please do not rely on any promises or claims written or verbally made by a Professional to the extent that they purport to bind us to any additional or supplementary terms.

c. We may amend these Booking Terms and Conditions from time to time. You should check these Booking Terms and Conditions each time you wish to make a booking via the Serviceslane Platform, to make sure that you understand the terms which will apply at that time.

d. We and our Professionals are under a legal duty to provide the Services in conformity with the relevant contract. All Services shown on the Serviceslane Platform are subject to availability and the images and/or descriptions of the Services on the Serviceslane Platform are for illustrative purposes only – actual Services may vary from those images and/or descriptions, but we ask our Professionals to ensure that they provide the Services in accordance with those descriptions. It is each Professional's responsibility to ensure that he or she provides the Services in accordance with those descriptions.

e. We advise that you exercise caution and common sense to protect your personal safety and property, as you would when interacting with any person whom you do not know. We have undertaken the Basic Disclosure via Disclosure Scotland, an identity check based on identifying documents.

 

2. How to make a booking

 

a. You may only make a booking if you are aged over the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction. We may ask you to provide us with valid proof of identity in a form reasonably acceptable to us upon request.

b. You may only make a booking for your personal use, or for the use of a person, including a company or other organisation which you are authorised to represent. Likewise, you may only book Services with respect to a location where you are legally authorised to have services such as the Services performed.

c. You can select which Services you require, at what location, for how many hours and the time for those Services to be provided via the Serviceslane Platform. On selection of the relevant details, we will notify you of the cost of the Services based on those details. If you would like to go ahead, you may then submit the booking ("Book") to confirm your request.

d. When you submit your booking for Services, we will send you an email acknowledging receipt of that booking ("Booking Confirmation"). The Booking is subject to such confirmation, and the contract between you and the Professional will be formed only when you are sent the Booking Confirmation.

e. If you book a Service to repeat on a regular basis ("Recurrent Service"), for example, where you book a household cleaning to be performed every two weeks, we will automatically schedule that Recurrent Service to occur on future dates indefinitely at the frequency you have requested. We cannot guarantee that the same Professional will attend each Recurrent Service appointment or that Recurrent Service appointments will not be cancelled. See clause 4 for further information about your rights if we cancel.

f. You must treat Professionals courteously and lawfully, and ensure that the location in which they will be providing the Services is safe and appropriate working environment for the Professional, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

g. If you are a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Services that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizen's Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office. Nothing in these Booking Terms and Conditions will affect these legal rights.

 

3. Payment

 

a. The price of a Service will be as quoted on the Serviceslane Platform from time to time. Prices are subject to change at any time, but any such change will not affect Bookings in respect of which you have already been sent a Booking Confirmation prior to the date the change is published unless such Booking is for a Recurrent Service. If you have booked a Recurrent Service you will be notified of any price increase prior to any such price increase taking effect. If you do not agree to such a price increase, you may cancel the Recurrent Service without further liability to us provided you give us at least 24 hours' notice. If you do not cancel the Recurrent Service following such notification of any price increase, such action shall be deemed your acceptance of the increased price.

b. Prices are based on the specified hourly rate, which depends on factors such as location and how often the Service will recur (if at all). The same Service may cost more in a different location, or if the Service is ordered less frequently. There is a 3 hour minimum applicable to bookings for some Services. If you have booked unused time, contact us as soon as possible and we will arrange a refund of any unused hours beyond any minimum hours applicable to the Booking.

c. Prices include VAT where applicable unless it is stated otherwise on the relevant page in relation to the relevant Services on the Serviceslane Platform.

d. Any currency conversion costs or other charges incurred in making a payment will be borne by you in addition to the price due to us.

e. Payment for all Services must be made at the time of submitting your Booking in pounds sterling by credit or debit card, using our online payment facility. You will be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your username and any password or other security information used by you to access this payment facility and/or the Serviceslane Platform.

f. We take reasonable care to provide a functioning payment facility at all times, but cannot guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to such payment facility, nor can we guarantee that the facility is virus or error free. We also try to ensure that your payments are processed promptly, but it is often difficult to predict the amount of time needed to complete processing because it is dependent on many factors outside our control, such as delays in the banking system or in card networks. Access to our payment facility may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to provide reasonable notice of any scheduled interruptions and will do what we can to restore the facility as soon as reasonably possible.

g. By accepting this Agreement, you are giving Serviceslane (or a third-party payment processor on Serviceslane’s behalf) permission to charge your on-file credit card, debit card, or other approved methods of payment for fees that you owe Serviceslane. Depending on the transaction you selected or services requested, Serviceslane may charge you on a one-time or recurring basis. All information that you provide in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with the Services must be accurate, complete, and current. You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other payment method used in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with Serviceslane at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred.

 

4. Cancelling a booking

 

a. In addition to your other legal rights as a consumer, you have the right to cancel a Booking and receive a refund in accordance with the terms in this Clause 4.

b. If you wish to change the details of, or cancel, the Service you have booked after you have received the Booking Confirmation, please contact us immediately by calling us or by email at info@serviceslane.com.

(i) less than 2 hours in advance, we shall require full payment of the Service;

(ii) less than 24 hours in advance but more than 2 hours, you shall be entitled to a refund; and

(iii) on at least 24 hours in advance, you can get a refund of the applicable amount via the original method of payment (f) below.

d. Please note that no refund or credit note will be given where a cancellation is attempted when the Services are due to take place within 2 hours of the request to cancel.

e. If the Professional requests to change the details of, or cancel, the Services you have ordered after you have received the Booking Confirmation, we will seek to allocate another Professional to perform those Services for you in accordance with the original Booking. However, we cannot guarantee that this will be possible in every case.

 

5. Liability

 

The Services which you book via the Serviceslane Platform are the responsibility of the Professional who provides them. We are not responsible or liable to you for the actual Services provided by the Professional that are booked through the Serviceslane Platform to the fullest extent permissible by law.

a. Under these Booking Terms and Conditions, we have certain obligations to you. These responsibilities are set out below.

Where we have been negligent and/or breached those obligations to you, we will be responsible for any loss or damage you suffer as a result, as long as the loss and/or damage is reasonably foreseeable. Loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our negligence or breach of contract, or would have been considered by you and us to be a likely consequence of it at the time you received the Booking Confirmation.

(i) We are responsible for taking your bookings and passing those on to the relevant Professionals. Where we have been negligent and/or breached this obligation to you, for example if we have failed to pass on your booking after you have received your Booking Confirmation, we will be liable for any reasonably foreseeable loss or damage you suffer as a result, up to a maximum amount of 125% of the fees you have paid under the applicable Booking.

(ii) We are also responsible for dealing with payments made by you in relation to your bookings. Where we have been negligent and/or breached this obligation to you, for example if we have failed to pass on your payment to the relevant Professional, we will be liable for any loss or damage you suffer as a result, up to a maximum amount of 100% of the fees you have paid under the applicable Booking.

(iii) We are responsible for requiring our Professionals to agree by contract that they have appropriate professional insurance and ensuring that they have passed a Basic Disclosure check from Disclosure Scotland (for more information, see http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/disclosureinformation/index.htm), an identity check based on identifying documents. Where we have been negligent and/or breached this obligation to you, we will be liable for any loss or damage you suffer as a result, up to a maximum amount of 125% of the fees you have paid under the applicable Booking.

b. Our liability won't include any losses relating to your business, even if those losses are reasonably foreseeable. These types of losses include (for example) loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; or waste of management or office time.

c. We do not exclude or limit our liability:

  • if we are negligent and that negligence causes death or personal injury;
  • for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation
  • for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

6. Our right to vary these Booking Terms and Conditions

 

a. We may revise these Booking Terms and Conditions from time to time in the following circumstances:

(i) If we change the process for accepting payment from you;

(ii) If there are changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;

(iii) If there are any other changes to our business that reasonably means we need to amend these Booking Terms and Conditions

b. Every time you make a Booking via the Serviceslane Platform, the Booking Terms and Conditions in force at that time will apply to the Booking between you and us.

c. Whenever we revise these Booking Terms and Conditions in accordance with this Clause 6, we will keep you informed and give you notice of this by stating that these Booking Terms and Conditions have been amended and the relevant date at the top of this page.

 

7. Resolving Issues

 

a. If you would like to make a complaint or provide any feedback about one of our Professionals or their Services, please contact us as soon as possible. We'll then contact the Professional and try to resolve any issues on your behalf.

b. If we're unable to resolve the issue following contact with the Professional, you may choose whether you would like us to:

(i) Give you a refund for the disputed / complained about amount of your Booking 

(ii) Give you a credit note for the disputed / complained about amount of your Order

(iii) Arrange for the re-performance of the disputed / complained about Services, at no additional cost to you.

c. Further or alternatively, if you are unhappy with the Services received from a Professional pursuant to an Booking, you can also speak to the Professional yourself to try to resolve the issue.

d. Serviceslane Guarantee.

i. Although we are not liable for the quality of the Services, if you are not satisfied with the quality of the initial Service requested and paid for through the Serviceslane Platform, Serviceslane will send another Professional to re-perform the Service ordered at no additional charge.

ii. The Serviceslane Guarantee also provides certain limited additional protections. Pursuant to the Serviceslane Guarantee and subject to the below conditions and limitations, Serviceslane may compensate Requesters:  (a) up to £10,000 per occurrence for losses arising from property damage as a direct result of negligence of a Professional during performance of a Service; or (b) Requesters up to £2,500 for losses arising from theft of a Requester’s property by a Professional during performance of a Service.  The Service Requester is eligible for the Serviceslane Guarantee provided that the Requester reports the issue within seventy-two (72) hours of the Service appointment to our Requester service by calling us.   For Recurring Services, each Professional Service is treated as a separate occurrence.

iii Guarantee - Conditions & Exclusions; Your Primary Insurance. If you carry insurance that would cover you in the event of a claim, such as renter’s insurance, homeowner’s insurance, automobile insurance or an umbrella policy (“Personal Insurance”), you agree that your Personal Insurance is primary and the Serviceslane Guarantee is secondary. The Serviceslane Guarantee will only compensate for losses to the extent not otherwise covered by Your Personal Insurance.

iv. Coverage Under the Serviceslane Guarantee. You will be covered under the Serviceslane Guarantee, subject to the exclusions below, provided:

  • The Service is agreed to between you and the Professional through the Serviceslane Platform, performed by the Professional hired by you and paid for in full through the Serviceslane Platform;
  • Your Booking does not violate Serviceslane’s Terms & Conditions
  • You have reported the claim within 72 hours of the Service; and
  • Your Serviceslane account is in good standing with no outstanding balances owed to Serviceslane or Professionals.

v. What is excluded from the Serviceslane Guarantee? We will not be obliged to honour the “Serviceslane Guarantee” where the Professional was unable to perform the Services for reasons outside of its reasonable control including in the following circumstances:

  • losses arising out of acts of nature, including, but not limited to, pollution, earthquakes and weather related events such as hurricanes and tornadoes;
  • losses arising out of interruption of business, loss of market, loss of income and/or loss of use;
  • losses for property damage and theft exceeding the original value and/or replacement value for such property, less any standard depreciation;
  • losses arising from negligence of a Requester or third party;
  • losses arising from a manufacturer’s or a product’s defects;
  • losses from pre-existing damages or conditions of the item or property;
  • losses arising from items supplied by the Requester or due to Requester recommendations (e.g., if a manufacturer recommends affixing furniture to a wall and a Requester declines to have furniture affixed, etc);
  • losses arising from flooding and/or water damage including mold, fungi or bacteria;
  • losses arising from products containing hazardous or harmful materials, acts of terrorism, product liability, or pollution;
  • losses of cash, third party gift cards and securities;
  • losses as a result of theft of property in excess of £5,000 or any other intentional wrongful act by a Professional;
  • losses arising from normal wear and tear;
  • losses for items that retain their functionality;
  • losses based on sentimental and/or undocumented intangible value;
  • losses related to repairs outside of the area where the Professional Services were performed;
  • losses of pets, personal liability or damage to shared or common areas;
  • losses arising from shipping costs and/or shipping of replacement items and/or taxes incurred in purchasing the original and/or replacement items;
  • losses of theft without a valid police report, if requested by Serviceslane; and
  • losses with insufficient documentation.

vi. How do I submit a Claim? First report of a claim must be made 72 after booking occurs.  After first report, you will be asked to complete the full claim form within 7 days of receipt. We urge you to read through these terms and conditions prior to submitting a claim.  All claims will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. During Serviceslane’s claims assessment process, you may be required to provide written detailed: (1) proof of ownership of damaged/missing item (2) proof of value of damaged/missing item and (3) proof of damage or loss. If such information is requested, you will have 30 days from the date of the request to send Serviceslane the requested information. If you fail to provide the requested information within the 30-day time period and/or fail to contact Serviceslane to arrange for an extension of time, your claim will be considered closed. You also agree to: (a) protect and preserve any damaged property that is the basis of a claim from further damage, (b) assist and allow Handy or its insurers access to inspect and make copies, photographs and recordings of anything relating to the claim, (c) accept repairs and/or remediation by a Professional, (d) accept a replacement only if repairs are proven not to be an option, (e) submit requested materials by the dates outlined by the Serviceslane resolutions team, and (f) accept a replacement item subject to the standard depreciation of that item.

If any part of your claim is approved, then as a condition to any payment to you under the Serviceslane Guarantee, you will be required to execute and deliver to Serviceslane a release agreement and assign to Serviceslane or its insurer any rights and remedies you may have to recover amounts paid to you with respect to an approved claim from any party that is financially responsible for the approve claims and any rights in any property that is recovered.

 

8. General

 

a. All communications and notices from you must be sent to us at info@serviceslane.com. We may communicate and give notice to you via post, email or by post.

b. Please note our customer support hours in the United Kingdom are: 8am-8pm.

c. If any of these Booking Terms and Conditions are determined by a competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

d. These Booking Terms and conditions are governed by English law.

e. We will try and solve any disagreements between us in relation to these Booking Terms and Conditions quickly and efficiently. If you are not happy with the way we deal with any such disagreement and you want to take court proceedings, you must do this in the United Kingdom.