Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: June 1, 2016

LocalBini is Ltd., St. Gallen Branch, registered in the commercial registry of St. Gallen, Switzerland, under the number CHE-441.479.866.
LocalBini Ltd., St. Gallen Branch and the brand LocalBini are interchangeably hereafter referred as to "LocalBini", "Company", "we", "us" or "our".

1. About locabini

LocalBini is an experience marketplace ( that allows travellers to get experiences such as access to unique and hidden places in a city, sport activities or thematic tours by locals. LocalBini operates supplementary websites such as the BiniBlog to provide Users with inspirational content.

We define that:

  1. any person that offers experiences on the LocalBini experience marketplace is called "Local".
  2. the experience offered by the Local is referred to as "Offer"
  3. any person who requests or books an experience is called "Traveller".
  4. if referred to both Local and Traveller or any User of the LocalBini websites, the terms "User" and "Users" , "you", "yours" are used.
  5. the website referred to as "Site" and the mobile application referred to as "Application" are tools provided by LocalBini to access the LocalBini marketplace also referred to as "platform".

Any person can be a Local and/or a Traveller on our platform.
The Users of the LocalBini marketplace must comply with all local laws, such as declare income generated on LocalBini and comply with local tax laws. We reserve our right to request Users to provide proof of paying taxes.
To participate in experiences on the LocalBini marketplace involving alcoholic beverages in the United States, the User must be over 21 years of age.
By using the Site, Application or Services, the Users agrees to comply with and be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service ("Terms"), whether or not the User becomes a registered User of the Services. These Terms govern the User's access to and use of the Site, Application and Services and all Collective Content (defined below), and constitute a binding legal agreement between the User and LocalBini. Please also read our Privacy Policy carefully.

2. Eligibility

LocalBini reserves the right to reject access to its LocalBini marketplace and its websites such as the BiniBlog. Any User must be minimum 18 years old.
We may request ID verification from any User.

3. Account

In order to access certain features of the Site and Application, and to book an offer on the LocalBini experience marketplace or to create an offer, Users must register to create an account and become an authenticated User.
Locals that wish to create experiences must submit an application to "Become a Guide" over the website.
Travellers can create an account both on the website or on the application.
Users can also register or sign in in the platform using third-party identity provider including but not limited to Facebook Login and the Google Identity Platform. Users agree that LocalBini may use the data that is provided by the Third Party Identity Provider.
Users agree to grant use of all informations and data provided by the Third Party Identity Provider to LocalBini without breach by the User of any of the terms and conditions that govern the User's use of the applicable Third Party Identity Provider and without obligating LocalBini to pay any fees or making LocalBini subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third-party service providers.
By using a Third Party Identity Provider, and allowing LocalBini access to Content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), the User specifically gives LocalBini the following permission, subject to the User's privacy and application settings: the User grants LocalBini a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that the User posts on or in connection with Third Party Identity Providers.
LocalBini may store, access and use such Content worldwide so that the Content is available through the Site, Services and Application.
Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all SNS Content, if any, will be considered to be User Content for all purposes of these Terms. Depending on the Third Party Identity Provider, the Users choose and subject to the privacy settings that the Users have set in such Third Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that the Users post to their Third Party Accounts may be available on and through the User's LocalBini Account on the Site, Services and Application. If a Third Party Identity Provider becomes unavailable or the Users agree that in case a Third Party Identity Provider Account is terminated by the Third Party Identity Provider, the User will no longer be able to access the LocalBini Site, Services and Application.

The User's LocalBini Account and the User's LocalBini Account profile page will be created for the User's use of the Site and Application based upon the personal information the User provides to us or that we obtain via a Third Party Identity Provider as described above. The User may not have more than one (1) LocalBini Account.
The User agrees to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. LocalBini reserves the right to suspend or terminate the User's LocalBini Account and the User's access to the Site, Application and Services if the User creates more than one (1) LocalBini Account, or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, fraudulent, not current, incomplete, or otherwise in violation of these Terms of Service.

We make no effort to review any Content provided to us via the User's Third Party Identity Provider for any purpose, including but not limited to accuracy, legality or non-infringement and LocalBini is not responsible for any Content.

The Users agrees to inform LocalBini immediately should any unauthorized use of the User's LocalBini Account happen. The Users are fully responsible for safeguarding their password, and agree that they will not disclose their password to any third party and that they will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under their LocalBini Account, whether or not they have authorized such activities or actions. Users will immediately notify LocalBini of any unauthorized use of their LocalBini Account.

4. Service fee

The registration on the LocalBini marketplace and the BiniBlog is free for all Users.
The Local who offers experiences over the LocaBini marketplace is charged a 19% service fee on the transaction amount, which includes already Value Added Tax (VAT).

5. Currency

The User understands and acknowledges that all experience listings are denominated and charged in the currency EURO.
LocalBini, in its sole discretion, rounds up or rounds down amounts that are payable from or to Locals or Travellers to the nearest whole functional base unit in which the currency is denominated.

6. Donations

Some Locals may pledge to donate a portion of the funds they receive from their income generated via the Site, Application and Services to a particular cause or charity. LocalBini does not take any responsibility or liability for whether the Local does in fact make the donation he or she pledged to make. In such cases, the Local in question is responsible for his or her own compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to such pledges and/or fund-raising.

7. Payments & withdrawals

Travellers can pay for experiences with their credit card or debit card. The charge is executed 24 hours after the end of the experience.
Locals will be credited their earnings to their LocalBini User Balance 24 hours after the end of the experience. If the balance is positive, at any time, the User can request a withdrawal to the User's personal bank account, which has to be provided on the LocalBini marketplace. The bank account has to be located in the Single Euro Payments Area.
All withdrawal requests are currently manually executed on the 25th of each month and must be submitted by latest the 18th of each month at 23:59 GMT+1. It may take up to 7 working days until the withdrawal is booked on the User's personal bank account.
The service fee can be modified at LocalBini's sole discretion. Locals will be notified on any such modification in advance before LocalBini updates these terms.

8. Responsibility of localbini marketplace

LocalBini with its LocalBini marketplace is purely a technical counterparty that allows the Traveller to request an experience from a Local. The Local has the sole power of control to accept or reject the booking request from the Traveller. If the Local accepts the request of the Traveller, a contract is established exclusively between the Local and the Traveller.
In order to give the Local the chance to get organized, the LocalBini marketplace provides organization tools such as a digital timetable to set availability on the marketplace. This tool is without obligation to be used. LocalBini is not an employer, work agent nor indirect employer. Locals can use the marketplace any time and are not bound to any work-restrictions from LocalBini.

LocalBini is charging its fee to provide the marketplace interface and to act as a payment collection agent for the limited purpose of accepting payments from the marketplace's Travellers on behalf of the Locals.

9. Quality of services

LocalBini marketplace is selective which Locals it accepts on the marketplace, but LocalBini has no influence on the content of the experience, as it is purely a technical counterparty and is not part in any transaction between the Traveller and the Local.

10. No endorsement

We do not endorse any User or any Offer. The User understands that Images are intended only to indicate a photographic representation of the tour at the time the photograph was taken. Verified Images are therefore not an endorsement by LocalBini of any User or any Offer. Users are required by these Terms to provide accurate information, and although LocalBini may undertake additional checks and processes designed to help verify or check the identities or backgrounds of Users, LocalBini does not make any representations about, confirm, or endorse any User or Users' purported identity or background.

11. User conduct

LocalBini's vision is to be a marketplace, which reflects standards. By using this marketplace, the Users agree to:

  • always provide accurate information to Users.
  • fully educate and inform each other about anything they may need to know to safely participate in experiences.
  • not violate any local, state, provincial, national, or other law or regulation, or any order of a court.
  • not violate or infringe anyone's else's rights or otherwise cause harm to anyone.
  • not breach any agreement Users may have with any third party.
  • refrains from insults and/or exposure of personal information
  • not make derogatory comments or demean another person's race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, sexual, orientation, or other status.

If a User uses LocalBini marketplace and LocalBini's websites, such as the BiniBlog, in a way that LocalBini thinks may be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise violates these terms, LocalBini may suspend the User's use of the marketplace and LocalBini's websites such as BiniBlog, and may take appropriate legal action.

12. Liability

LocalBini is not liability for false information provided by any User, nor is LocalBini liable for any legal, tax or administrative issues arising on any User's side.
Users agree that to the maximum extent permitted by law, the entire risk arising out of the Users' access and usage of the LocalBini marketplace remains with the USER.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, LocalBini will not be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages or injury, including lost profits, loss of data, or loss of goodwill, service interruption, computer or mobile device damage or system failure or the cost of substitute products or services, or any damages for personal or bodily injury or emotional distress arising out of or in connection with these terms, from the use of or inability to use the LocalBini marketplace, the User's use of the experiences or posting of experience listings, any communication, interactions or meetings with other Users of the Localbini marketplace, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory, and whether or not Localbini has been informed of the possibility of such damage, even if a limited remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

13. Booking cancellation

We understand that certain circumstances can lead to bookings need to be cancelled by Users. By using LocalBini's platform and services, Users agree to the cancellation and refund policy.

We kindly ask the User to respect all the User's bookings and booking requests at all times.

14. Disclaimers

Users agree to use LocalBini experience marketplace at their sole risk. It is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind. The Users are exclusively responsible for all communication and interactions on the LocalBini experience marketplace.
LocalBini does not make any attempt to verify statements of Users and has no obligation to review and experience listings.
LocalBini does not make any representations or warranties as to the conduct of User or quality and safety of experiences available on the marketplace.
Notwithstanding LocalBini's appointment as the collection agents of the Local for the limited purpose of accepting payment from Travellers on behalf of Locals, LocalBini explicitly disclaims all liability for any act or omission of any User or related to any experience listing.
Users acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Users assume the entire risk arising from the access and the use of LocalBini marketplace, the User's participation in experiences on the LocalBini marketplace, and any contact among Counterparties whether in person or online.
LocalBini marketplace or the User participation in any experience, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory.

15. Additional provisions for biniblog

BiniBlog is an additional website to the LocalBini marketplace that provides inspirational content for Users. LocalBini does not guarantee that the information provided on the BiniBlog is to date and correct, also no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the BiniBlog or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the BiniBlog for any purpose.

Any reliance the User's places on such information is therefore strictly at the User's own risk.
In no event is LocalBini liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this BiniBlog. LocalBini strongly recommends having a backup of photos and written content prior to uploading it onto the BiniBlog. Material or comments may be moderated or removed for foul language and commercialized
promotional posts. Links to adult content, pages with links to adult content, counterfeit documents or material describing anything against internationally accepted laws will be removed as soon as appropriate.
Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters, and/or data mentioned on the BiniBlog are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product, or event.

16. Indemnification

The User agrees to release, defend, indemnify, and hold LocalBini and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with the User's access to or use of LocalBini experience marketplaces, User's violation of these terms, or User's listing or booking of any experience.

17. Severability

If any provisions in these terms are held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, such provision (or the part of it that is making it invalid, void or unenforceable) will be struck and not affect the validity of and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

18. Links to third-party sites

The LocalBini marketplace and LocalBini's websites such as the BiniBlog may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than the LocalBini marketplace. Such hyperlinks are provided for the User's reference only. LocalBini does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to the User to take precautions to ensure that whatever links the User selects or software the User downloads (whether from LocalBini Website or other websites) is free of items such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. LocalBini's inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. In some case, Users may be asked by a third party site to link their profile on LocalBini to a profile on another third party site. Choosing to do so is purely optional, and the decision to allow this information to be linked can be disabled (with the third party site) at any time.

19. Rights to use material

LocalBini reserves the rights to use the written and visual content provided by Users on the LocalBini marketplace and on LocalBini's websites such as BiniBlog for commercial purposes without any territorial constraint. This may include the experience listings, and its details including visual content of the experience listing.
For further information on data and the usage, please refer to LocalBini's privacy policy.

20. Updates to these terms

LocalBini can update these terms at any time without prior notice. If these terms are modified, an email will be circulated to all Users registered on the LocalBini platform. By continuing to access or use LocalBini after LocalBini has posted a modification, Users are indicating that they agree to be bound by the updated terms. If the modified terms are not acceptable to the User, the User's only recourse is to stop using LocalBini.
The User ensures that the provided email address on the marketplace is accurate. LocalBini is not liability if the User provides an invalid email address.

For all inquiries regarding the terms set above, you may reach us during office hours at our Head Office in St. Gallen, Switzerland. (Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm CET) under following email address: [email protected]

21. Invalidity of a provision & headings

If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions in these Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect.
The descriptive headings of the sections and subsections of this agreement are for convenience only, and do not affect this agreement's construction or interpretation.

22. Governing law

All these Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of St. Gallen, Switzerland. The User hereby consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in St. Gallen, Switzerland and stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceedings in such courts for all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of LocalBini marketplace and its websites, such as the BiniBlog. The User agrees that all claims against LocalBini or arising from or relating to LocalBini marketplace must be heard and resolved in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction located in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
The use of the LocalBini marketplace and its websites, such as the BiniBlog, is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, to this paragraph.