Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions between

fourtytwosoft UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Kirchstraße 7

35418 Großen-Buseck


Handelsregistergericht Gießen HRB8408

VAT ID: DE298788068

and the users of HitchAHike, further refered as driver or passenger.

If you click the “Accept” button you agree upon following terms and conditions.


HitchAHike is a mobile chat application that serves as a platform
to connect service providers (drivers) with people who are looking for such
a service (passengers). Especially, owners of a car with free seats and the
willingness to share their car for a common destination with others. HitchAHike
is targeting commercial and non commercial users.

The service that is provided by HitchAHike is free of charge. To maintain the
required business we display advertisements. Users are free to get rid of those
for 0.99€/year or equivalent.

HitchAHike is the digitally reinvented “hitchhiking”. It is the easiest and fastest
way to connect people who are looking for a ride or offering a ride.

The business relation (contract) is established between driver and passenger. fourtytwosoft is not
responsible for the negotiated terms of the contract nor for the damage caused if one party fails
to fulfill their duties out of that contract.

HitchAHike doesn’t require an additional registration, your existing Google account is used.
Further a few personal data are required, name, mobile number etc. depending on the role.
After you entered those data, you can start by requesting a ride or reply to requests with
an offer.

Either private drivers or commercial drivers have to respect local laws and rules which
are relevant for people transportation. Commercial drivers need to comply to the
corresponding tax law if their prices exceeds the self invested money for the ride. It is
up to the user to make sure that he is compliant to the local rules where he/she offers
commercial rides.

If you use HitchAHike for setting up important rides, we recommend to you to confirm
the state by calling your operator (driver).

For passengers we raise awareness for the risks that can be exposed to you if you accept
a ride from a private person. Commercial drivers are trained, checked and monitored
for their physical and mental fitness for that job. We can assume that this statement
can’t be applied to all private drivers. Furthermore fourtytwosoft does not regulate
who can join in which role, so we recommend that you never hitch a hike as a single person
with a stranger.

HitchAHike uses an publicly available server therefore the availability of that service
will be only as good as the availability of that server. fourtytwosoft will migrate to an
own server structure if the number of users will allow us to do so.

User content

Your privacy matters. We do not give away your data unauthorized. Your required
personal data will be stored locally on the device. All personal data sent from
HitchAHike and details for the next ride will be sent encrypted. The data will
be decrypted on the device of the recipient for that message.

Limitations of liability

fourtytwosoft warrants that the software will perform substantially in
accordance to the described usage as explained in section “acceptable use”.

You agree that fourtytwosoft’s entire liability, and your exclusive remedy,
with respect to any services(s) provided under this Agreement and any
breach of this Agreement is solely limited to the amount you paid for
such service(s). fourtytwosoft shall not be liable for any direct, indirect,
incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or
inability to use any of its services or for the cost of procurement of
substitute services.

fourtytwosoft entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at
fourtytwosoft’s option, either
(a) return of the price paid or
(b) repair or replacement of the software.
This Limited Warranty is void if failure of the software has resulted
from abuse, or misapplication.


fourtytwosoft reserves the right to revise the terms and conditions of this
Agreement at any time. Any such revision will be binding and effective
immediately upon posting of the revised agreement with the application. Your
continued use of our application constitutes agreement to any revision of the
terms and conditions of this Agreement. fourtytwosoft will announce changes and require
your acceptance again.

Law and jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Germany.
Each of the parties irrevocably consents to the exclusive personal jurisdiction
of the federal and state courts located in Germany, as applicable, for
any matter arising out of or relating to this Agreement.

The english version is provided as convenience, the governing terms and
conditions are in German and available on our website.

Acceptable use

All users of this application agree upon following rules:

(a) to use the application only and only if you are willing
to use the service that is provided by the application

(b) to respond to requests only and only if you are willing
to enter an agreement with the requester

(c) to offer your service only to conditions that you are
willing to accept

(d) to agree upon an offer only and only if you are willing
to accept the conditions that were offered to you

(e) once both partners accepted, the negotiated terms are
binding for both sides

(f) if for some reasons the negotiated rules cannot be fulfilled,
the party which is not able to perform their duties need to take
actions to inform the partner and negotiate directly with the partner
the terms and conditions