Terms & Conditions

Last update: 23.05.2018

1. General information

1.1 The following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use") govern the relationship between Slock.it GmbH, Markt 16, 09648 Mittweida, Germany ("Slock.it") and you as user, provider or both of the Slock.it services ("User", "Provider", "You", "You" or "yours") - hereinafter: "User Agreement".

1.2 Any terms and conditions of the user contrary to these are hereby formally rejected.

2. Subject of performance

2.1 Slock.it provides an electronic market platform via which providers can offer physical objects, services, rights and the like ("services") to users for temporary use for a fee within the scope of what is legally permissible ("platform"). Alternatively, the user can access the platform via the Slock.it app, which is available for iOS and Android operating systems ("App").

2.2 Users who wish to offer other users one or more services ("Provider") may advertise these on the Platform. By clicking the corresponding button, the provider makes a binding offer to conclude a rental agreement for the respective service ("offer").

2.3 If a user wishes to rent the service offered by a provider under the conditions described in the respective listing, he/she may do so by pressing the corresponding button. By clicking this button, a binding rental agreement is concluded with the provider of the relevant service under the conditions described in the respective listing ("rental agreement").

2.4 Slock.it does not offer users services for temporary transfer via the platform, nor does Slock.it rent services from users via the platform. Corresponding rental contracts are concluded exclusively between the respective users and the providers of the platform.

2.5 The Slock.it app, which was released in February 2018, is in the alpha phase. Accordingly, every user and provider has hereby acknowledged that it can be assumed that the app still has errors and does not always fulfil the intended functions in the case of use. At this time, no real values are used for payment ("Test-Ether" on the Kovan-Testnet).

3. Use of platform and app

3.1 Slock.it grants the User a simple, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right, limited to the term of this User Agreement and irrevocable for this period, to use the Platform and the App to place services on the Platform and to conclude rental agreements for services advertised on the Platform in the manner and to the extent described in these Terms of Use.

3.2 The User shall keep the data of its Wallet secret and protect it from unauthorised access, in particular by not making it available to third parties.

3.4 The provider must place listings seriously and to the best of his/her knowledge. The listings must clearly describe the service, the conditions of the rental and the price of the temporary rental ("rental").

3.5 The provider shall ensure that listings placed by him/her comply with the applicable consumer protection regulations and do not infringe the rights of third parties.

3.6 Users and providers release Slock.it including the representatives, employees and vicarious agents of Slock.it against all third-party claims raised by third parties against Slock.it or against representatives, employees or vicarious agents of Slock.it due to the unlawful use of the platform and/or app or due to the placement of listings which violate these Terms of Use or applicable legal regulations.

4. Cooperation obligations of the user and provider

For the use of the platform and app, the user and/or the provider renders the following cooperation obligations at their own expense:

  • PC or mobile device with Internet access and standard browser, or iOS device, or Android device (each with Internet access)
  • For providers: IoT device (Internet of Things) supported by Slock.it services.

5. Data protection

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please contact us:

Slock.it GmbH
Benjamin Jentzsch
Market 16
09648 Mittweida
E-mail: [email protected]

Slock.it does not receive, store and/or process any data on the servers itself. It is not necessary for users and/or providers to disclose personal data in order to use the platform or app. Personal data is information about your identity. This includes, for example, information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address. Please note that the platform is currently a trial version. Users and providers of the platform should use pseudo information and bear in mind that the platform is based on Blockchain technology. Data once in the blockchain is unchangeable and can no longer be manipulated and deleted.

Slock.it automatically receives and stores certain types of technical and non-personal information during interaction on our platform. This helps Slock.it to improve the user/provider experience. However, this information does not personally identify either the user or the provider - they remain anonymous.

Slock.it may use a variety of methods to collect this information, including cookies, pixel tags or other methods, but cookies are not used to create a unique profile of the user/provider or to collect personal information. Slock.it does not track information via the Internet.

6 Liability limitations

6.1 In the event of negligent injury to life, body or health, the existence of a guarantee, fraudulent intent or in cases of liability under the Product Liability Act, Slock.it shall be liable in accordance with the statutory regulations.

6.2 Slock.it is also liable according to the legal regulations for damages which are based on intent or gross negligence, including intent or gross negligence of the representatives or vicarious agents of Slock.it.

6.3 In the event of a slightly negligent breach of a major contractual obligation, of which the performance is essential for the proper performance of the contract, of which the breach jeopardizes the achievement of the purpose of the contract and of which the user may regularly rely, Slock.it shall be liable in accordance with the statutory provisions, but limited to compensation for the typically foreseeable damage.

6.4 All other liability of Slock.it is excluded. This applies in particular to a liability from § 536a Abs.1, 1.Alt. BGB.

6.5 The above provisions shall also apply in favour of Slock.it's vicarious agents.

7. Final clauses

7.1 These Terms of Use are subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 11.4.1980.

7.2 The user is not entitled to assign rights from the user contract without the prior written consent of Slock.it.

7.3 Changes and/or amendments to these Terms of Use must be made in writing to be effective. This also applies to the change of the requirement of written form itself.

7.4 If the user is a merchant, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from or in connection with this contract of use, including its validity, is Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany. The same applies to persons who do not have a general place of jurisdiction in the Federal Republic of Germany or persons who move their domicile or usual place of residence outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany after conclusion of this contract of use or whose domicile or usual place of residence is not known at the time the action is filed.

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Markt 16, 09648 Mittweida, Germany (+49) 3727 6596470 [email protected] slock.it