Terms & Privacy

By using this website you consent and agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. These terms and conditions ("Agreement") apply to use of the HandyTravelers website located at http://www.handytravelers.com (the "Site", "Website" or 'HandyTravelers'). By using HandyTravelers you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use HandyTravelers


Users must obtain appropriate visas for the country they are travelling to. HandyTravelers or any of its hosts cannot assist with your visa applications or contribute towards your travel expenses. HandyTravelers will not be held responsible for any issues arising from your failure to ensure that you have met any visa requirements or obligations for any country you visit whilst staying with hosts.

Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you have some kind of personal / travel insurance. You may wish to check your insurance policy to see what kind of cover they provide for working on a host's property. Some hosts may insist that you have insurance. HandyTravelers is not responsible for providing any insurance or guarantees for a user or host.


You are not permited to copy any part of the Website, in any form or way, without express written permission from HandyTravelers. Linking to the HandyTravelers site is permitted and no permission is required.


User accounts are non-transferable. HandyTravelers reserves the right to close accounts that have been transfered to another person. Users should promptly inform HandyTravelers of any apparent breach of security, such as theft of account, or unauthorized use of an account's login name and password.

Misuse of Account

User accounts should never be used for contacting other members on behalf of anyone else, or allowing anyone else to use the account for any purpose. HandyTravelers should never be used for promoting anything that does not directly related with the propous of the Site. If you cannot make an arranged stay then you must let the host know as soon as you realise you cannot fulfil the arrangement. If you fail to notify a host on more than one occasion, HandyTravelers may suspend or cancel your account.

Information Accuracy

While HandyTravelers takes reasonable steps to present correct and accurate information, we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of information provided by the users. Although every effort has been made to ensure the correctness of this information, HandyTravelers hereby disclaims any liability for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information, or any potential travel problem caused by information provided via HandyTravelers

Host listings are submitted and updated by or with the permission of hosts. Every effort has been made by HandyTravelers that hosts provide accurate and honest listings. HandyTravelers reserves the right to edit any listing and post a stock photo of the area if no photo has been uploaded.

It should be remembered that HandyTravelers only provides the contact information to enable cultural exchange rather like a classified listing and is not a travel agency or organised exchange program. All arrrangements are entirely between the host and the traveler.

By uploading an image or video onto your profile you  a) give us permission to publish it  on the HandyTravelers website and  and b) grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish it in any format including without limitation in print and electronic formats for the sole use of the HandyTravelers website promotion. Images and videos will not be redistributed or used by any third party.


No delay or failure to take action under these Terms of Use shall constitute any waiver by HandyTravelers of any provision of these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, it is, to that extent, deemed enforceable to the fullest extent possible (and severable in the event such provision is completely unenforceable) and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect HandyTravelers reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use before each use of HandyTravelers. Your continued use of HandyTravelers following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use and any such modifications, HandyTravelers grants you ("End User") a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub licensable, limited privilege to enter and use the HandyTravelers website.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless HandyTravelers from any claim or demand, including reasonable lawyers' fees, made by any third party arising out of or related to your violation of this Terms of Use, or your violation of any law, regulation or third-party right. HandyTravelers is a network which allows users to contact each other. HandyTravelers is not responsible for any actions of users.

Concern Procedure

If a registered user of HandyTravelers wishes to report a users for actions they deem 'inappropriate' or of a criminal nature, such concerns must be made through our 'Contact' links throughout the HandyTravelers website. Reporting a member should not form part of a review. We will record all such Concerns internally and monitor any further Concerns against a user that may be in violation of the Terms of Use of HandyTravelers. If a concern is believed by a user to be of a serious nature or considered a criminal act, this must be reported by the user concerned to the appropriate law enforcement agencies in the country in which the incident took place. HandyTravelers will only remove a member from this website if the result of a serious or criminal act has been referred in this manner. Users may be suspended from HandyTravelers temporarily or permanently where HandyTravelers deems it necessary whilst a serious and / or criminal investigation is ongoing. HandyTravelers cannot be held responsible for any acts or actions that occur between any user or any third party.

Cancelation of Account

HandyTravelers maintains the right to refuse or cancel a user account at any time. Any violation of the Terms of Use can also lead to the cancelation of the account. HandyTravelers reserves the right to cancel any user member without refund if the terms and conditions are not met . You cannot use our site to spam or promote any other site in anyway without permision. At our sole discretion we also reserve the right to cancel user account without refund, if in our sole opinion, hospitality or help offered by hosts or travelers is abused.

Reviews or References

Reviews placed by Users may be edited by moderation and administration staff if any content is deemed inappropriate or in breach or the Terms of Use. No review may contain any allegations of criminal activity, offensive comments or defamation of character though libel comments; serious allegations should be placed through our report system. Reviews and references should not include comments about previous reviews and references but should be based solely on the members own experiences. Reviews for hosts should not be written until after an exchange has finish and the volunnteer has left the hosts home to ensure that the review is more honest and not influenced by the host. HandyTravelers is not responsible for any content contained in reviews. References do not reflect the view or opinions of HandyTravelers.


You acknowledge that you have read and understood this Agreement and that this Agreement has the same force and effect as a signed agreement.


Handytravelers accepts no liability or will be held responsible in anyway for work or host related incidents under any circumstances. We highly recommend that all Handytravelers take out an adequate insurance policy and that all hosts also hold insurance to cover any work related incident.

HandyTravelers strives to ensure that all information displayed on this site is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible. All host listings and users profiles are provided and maintained by their owners. Although every effort has been made to ensure members provide only accurate and correct information, HandyTravelers hereby disclaims any liability for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or any potential travel problem caused by information displayed on this website. HandyTravelers accepts no liability for any User incidents. We recommend that all users take out an adequate insurance policy and that all hosts also hold insurance to cover any related incident. By registering you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept the terms and conditions and that they have an equal value to a signed agreement contract.



Handytravelers uses "cookies" to obtain information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g., your phone or your computer) for record-keeping purposes. For example, a cookie could allow the Site to recognize your browser, while another could store your preferences and other information.

Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies, such as declining all cookies or prompting you to decide whether to accept each cookie. But please note that some parts of the Site may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.

Handytravelers may place our cookies on your device. Accordingly, our Privacy Policy will apply to our treatment of the information we obtain via our cookies.

We may also allow our business partners to place cookies on your device. For example, we use Google Analytics for web analytics, and so Google may also set cookies on your device. As further explained below, third parties may also place cookies on your device for advertising purposes.

Session cookies will normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies will remain on your device after you close your browser, and can be used again the next time you access the Site.

The Site may also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as web beacons and tracking URLs to obtain Log Data about users. We may also use web beacons and tracking URLs in our messages to you to determine whether you have opened a certain message or accessed a certain link.

In addition, Facebook places a cookie via the Site that allows Facebook to obtain aggregated, non-Personal Information to optimize their services. For example, if a user clicks on an advertisement for the Handytravelers mobile app on Facebook and subsequently installs the app, this cookie will inform Facebook that a user (who is not personally identified) has installed the app after clicking on the advertisement. This cookie may also inform Facebook that a user is using the app, without identifying the specific actions taken by the user in the app.

We can change this Cookie Policy at any time. If we make material changes to the Cookie Policy, we will let you know either by posting the changed Cookie Policy on the Site or by sending you an email.