Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Terms & Conditions


Startwise (Pty) Ltd registered as a company. By using the Service in any way, you are agreeing to comply with the TOU, including giving your consent to have your personal information used towards the Service. In addition, when using particular Startwise services, you agree to abide by any applicable posted guidelines for all Startwise services, which may change from time to time. Should you object to any term or condition of the TOU, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Service. Consent to collect, process, store and distribute personal data related to the Ser-vice is contained at the end of these TOU.


  • a) Violate any local, state, provincial, national, or other law or regulation, or any order of a court, including, without limitation, zoning restrictions and Tax regulations;
  • b) Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, "scrape”, "crawl” or "spider” any web pages or other services contained in the Site, Application, Services or Content;
  • c) Use the Site, Application or Services for any commercial or other purposes that are not expressly permitted by these Terms; copy, store or otherwise access any information contained on the Site, Application, Services or Content for purposes not expressly permitted by these Terms;
  • d) Infringe the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation, their intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual rights;
  • e) Interfere with or damage our Site, Application or Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;
  • f) Use our Site, Application or Services to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers;
  • g) Use our Site, Application or Services in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email ("spam”) or advertisements unrelated to lodging in a private residence;
  • h) "Stalk” or harass any other user of our Site, Application, or Services or collect or store any personally identifiable information about any other user other than for purposes of transacting as a Startwise Member;
  • i) Register for more than one Startwise Account or register for a Startwise Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself;
  • j) Contact an Expert for any purpose other than asking a question related to the Services,
  • k) Contact a Seeker for any purpose other than asking a question related to the Services;
  • l) recruit or otherwise solicit any other Member to join third party services or websites that are competitive to Startwise, without Startwise's prior written approval;
  • m) Impersonate any person or entity, or falsify or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • n) Use automated scripts to collect information or otherwise interact with the Site, Application or Services;
  • o) Use the Site, Application and Services to find an Expert and then complete a transaction independent of the Site, Application or Services in order to circumvent the obligation to pay any fees related to Startwise's provision of the Services;
  • p) As an Expert, submit any Listing with a false or misleading information, or submit any Listing with a price that you do not intend to honour;
  • q) Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
  • r) Systematically retrieve data or other content from our Site, Application or Services to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of bots, crawlers, or spiders, or otherwise;
  • s) Use, display, mirror or frame the Site or Application, or any individual element within the Site, Services, or Application, Startwise's name, any Startwise trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Startwise's express written consent;
  • t) Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site or Application, Startwise's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Startwise's providers;
  • u) Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Startwise system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
  • v) Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Startwise or any of Startwise's providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content;
  • w) Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  • x) Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content; or
  • y) Advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing. Startwise will fully have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above of the law.