1.1. General. ShipCurve, Inc. helps to connect Shippers and Carriers for the shipment of freight and cargo by providing a platform whereby Shippers can post details of desired shipment requests and Carriers can accept such shipment requests. “User” means any user of the Service, and may be a Carrier or a Shipper. To the extent you are a Carrier, the provisions in this Agreement regarding Carriers apply to you. To the extent you are a Shipper, the provisions in this Agreement regarding Shippers apply to you. To the extent you are a User, the provisions in this Agreement regarding Users apply to you. For the avoidance of doubt, ShipCurve, Inc. provides the platform for posting and accepting Shipments and the billing service described in Section 5. Please carefully read the disclaimer in Section 11 for more information about your responsibilities.
1.2. Shipment Requests. Shipper may post a request for a shipment (“Shipment”) through the Service. Without limitation, Shipper will provide origin and destination addresses, the requested date and pick up time of the Shipment, a description of the items being shipped (including weight) and any other relevant information about the Shipment. ShipCurve, Inc. is not responsible for any Shipment terms. Once the Shipment is accepted for posting by ShipCurve, Inc., the details of the Shipment are posted to the Service. After a certain period of time, the Shipment will be viewable to all Carriers in the immediate area, though ShipCurve, Inc. may from time to time, and in order to meet Shippers’ specific needs, release shipments to certain carriers before posting it to the Service. Shippers may cancel a Shipment at any time prior to it being accepted by a Carrier. Carriers may view available Shipments in their immediate area at any time and accept a Shipment through the Service. The first Carrier to accept a Shipment will be assigned the Shipment. Once accepted by a Carrier, ShipCurve, Inc. will notify Shipper that the Shipment has been accepted. Shipper and Carrier will receive each other’s phone number. Each Shipper and Carrier is responsible for providing their own phones for use with the Service. ShipCurve, Inc. may also, from time to time as the circumstances require, connect Shippers and Carriers outside of the Mobile App. ShipCurve, Inc. does not guarantee that a Shipment will be accepted by a Carrier. If a Shipment is not accepted by a Carrier, ShipCurve, Inc. will notify the Shipper that no Carrier is available and that the Shipper should try posting the Shipment again. 1.3. Completing the Shipment. Shipper must issue and provide, either from within the Mobile App or by hard copy, the Carrier a bill of lading (“Bill of Lading”) for each Shipment. The Bill of Lading must contain, at minimum, the names and addresses of the Carrier and the Shipper, the origin and destination addresses, the requested pick up and delivery dates and times, description of the items being shipped (including weight) and other relevant terms and conditions. Once the Shipment has been completed, Carrier will promptly collect the authorized recipient's signature in the Mobile App or email to the Service a picture of a hard copy proof of delivery signed by the authorized recipient (“Proof of Delivery”) and send the original to ShipCurve, Inc. via postal mail. Routing instructions are for informational purposes only.