TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Last updated: 18 May 2019

Booking Service Terms

  1. 1. DEFINITIONS

    "Booking Services" means a software system you can use for reservation management. They allow tour and activity operators to accept bookings online/App and better manage their phone and in person bookings. But they also do so much more than that. "PHV" means private hire vehicle. "Transportation Provider" means a provider of transportation services, including any drivers licensed to carry out private hire bookings in accordance with the Legislation. "TAPPZ CARS" means the software application and related services provided by TAPPZ CARS LTD. to you pursuant to terms and conditions set forth in Part 2. "Website" shall mean www.tappzcars.taxi. .

  2. 2. PHV REGULATIONS

    Pursuant to the Private Hire Vehicles is Borough Tappz Cars operates and any regulations made pursuant to such Acts, and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (the "1976 Act") and any related local government regulations pertaining to the operation of private hire vehicles (all together, the "Legislation"), a booking made by you can only be accepted by a person that holds a relevant operator's licence.

  3. 3. THE PROVISION OF BOOKING SERVICES BY TAPPZ CARS LTD

    TAPPZ CARS LTD provides to you certain booking services (the "Booking Services"). The Booking Services include:
    1. Accepting bookings requested by you (which include bookings requested in advance by you using the “scheduled ride" function in the Tappz Cars app) in accordance with sub-paragraph 4 below, but without prejudice to TAPPZ CARS LTD rights at its sole and absolute discretion to decline any such request and/or cancel an accepted booking;
    2. Identifying suitable Transportation Providers;
    3. Keeping records of bookings;
    4. Remotely monitoring trips booked using the TAPPZ CARS App;
    5. Receiving and dealing with feedback, questions and complaints relating to bookings accepted by TAPPZ CARS LTD, which may be made by email: info@tappzcars.taxi You are encouraged to provide your feedback if any of the transportation services provided to you by a Transportation Provider do not conform to your expectations; and
    6. Managing any lost property queries relating to bookings accepted by TAPPZ CARS LTD each case in accordance with any relevant provisions of the Legislation.Pursuant to, and for the purposes of the Legislation, TAPPZ CARS LTD accepts bookings at its registered address and/or operating centres and is subject to all statutory and regulatory obligations and liabilities with respect to that activity.

  4. 4. YOUR TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT WITH A TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER.

    TAPPZ CARS LTD is not a Transportation Provider and does not provide transportation services. Transportation services are provided to you under a contract (the "Transportation Contract") between you and the Transportation Provider that is identified to you in the booking confirmation provided by TAPPZ CARS LTD. The Transportation Provider may be licensed in an area other than where the booking is requested or the transportation services are provided. TAPPZ CARS LTD is not a party to the Transportation Contract and acts as a disclosed agent for the Transportation Provider in communicating the Transportation Provider's agreement to enter into the Transportation Contract.

  5. 5. PAYMENT

    The Booking Services are provided by TAPPZ CARS LTD to you free of charge. TAPPZ CARS LTD reserves the right to introduce a fee for the provision of the Booking Services. If TAPPZ CARS LTD decides to introduce such a fee, it will inform you accordingly and allow you to either continue or terminate your access to the Booking Services through the TAPPZ CARS App at your option. The rates that apply for the transportation services provided by the Transportation Provider can be found on the Website and through the TAPPZ CARS App. These may be modified or updated from time to time. It is your responsibility to remain informed about the current rates for the transportation services.

  6. 6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

    To the extent permitted by applicable law, TAPPZ CARS will not be liable to you in any way (whether such liability arises in contract (by way of indemnity or otherwise), tort (including negligence) misrepresentation, breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise) for: any theft or loss of your or any other person's property in connection with the Booking Services or any booking is accepted by TAPPZ CARS LTD;
    a. any booking that has not been accepted;
    b. any loss, damage, costs, expenses or liability suffered by anyone other than you in connection with your use of the TAPPZ CARS App;
    c. any losses that could not reasonably be expected to result from our negligence or breach of these Terms and Conditions;
    d. any loss relating to your business or the business of your employer or any other person;
    e. any loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of opportunity, loss of business or employment (whether or not such loss could be reasonably expected to flow from our negligence or breach of these Terms and Conditions); or
    f. any other loss, damage, costs, expenses or liability that you suffer in connection with the Booking Services, save to the extent that TAPPZ CARS LTD fails to perform its obligations to you to the standard of a diligent and professional provider of the relevant services.
    g. If TAPPZ CARS LTD is liable to you in connection with the Booking Services, its liability will be limited to an amount equal to £50 in aggregate.Nothing in these Terms and Conditions will limit or exclude TAPPZ CARS LTD’s liability to you for personal injury or death caused directly by TAPPZ CARS LTD's negligence.

  7. 7. APPLICABLE LAW.

    The Booking Services and the Booking Service Terms set out in this Part 1, and all non-contractual obligations arising in any way whatsoever out of or in connection with the Booking Service Terms shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute, claim or matter of difference arising out of or relating to the Booking Services or Booking Service Terms is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

  8. Part 2 – Terms of Use

    These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to your visit to and your use of the Website and the TAPPZ CARS App as well as to all other information, recommendations and/or services provided to you on or through the Website and the TAPPZ CARS App, but for the avoidance of doubt these User Terms do not apply to the Booking Services defined and described in Part 1 above. However, defined terms used in this Part 2 shall have the meaning given in Part 1 unless otherwise specified.

  9. 1. Contractual Relationship

    PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES. Your access and use of the Services constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Terms, which establishes a contractual relationship between you and TAPPZ CARS. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access or use the Services. These Terms expressly supersede prior agreements or arrangements with you. TAPPZ CARS may terminate these Terms or any Services with respect to you, or generally cease offering or deny access to the Services or any portion thereof, at any time for any reason. TAPPZ CARS will provide you with as much notice as it reasonably can of such termination, cessation or denial, being at least 24 hours notice. However, TAPPZ CARS reserves the right to terminate these Terms or any Services with respect to you, or generally cease offering or deny access to the Services or any portion thereof, immediately at any time without notice if (i) you are in breach of these Terms, (ii) it is impractical to give such notice in the circumstances, or (iii) in TAPPZ CARS opinion, any delay in such termination would expose TAPPZ CARS or a third party to significant risk of harm or damage. Supplemental terms may apply to certain Services, such as policies for a particular event, activity or promotion, and such supplemental terms will be disclosed to you in connection with the applicable Services. Supplemental terms are in addition to, and shall be deemed a part of, the Terms for the purposes of the applicable Services. Supplemental terms shall prevail over these Terms in the event of a conflict with respect to the applicable Services. TAPPZ CARS may amend the Terms related to the Services from time to time. Amendments will be effective upon TAPPZ CARS’s posting of such updated Terms at this location or the amended policies or supplemental terms on the applicable Service. Your continued access or use of the Services after such posting constitutes your consent to be bound by the Terms, as amended. Our collection and use of personal information in connection with the Services is as provided in TAPPZ CARS’s Privacy and Cookie Policy located at https://tappzcars.taxi/privacy TAPPZ CARS may provide to a claims processor or an insurer any necessary information (including your contact information) if there is a complaint, dispute or conflict, which may include an accident, involving you and a Third Party Provider (including a Transportation Provider) and such information or data is necessary to resolve the complaint, dispute or conflict.

  10. 2. The Services

    The Services constitute a technology platform that enables users of TAPPZ CARS’s mobile applications or websites provided as part of the Services (each, an “Application”) to pre-book and schedule transportation, logistics, delivery, and/or vendor services with independent third party providers of such services, including independent third party transportation providers (including Transportation Providers as defined in Part 1), independent third party logistics and/or delivery providers under agreement with Tappz cars or certain of Tappz Cars’s affiliates, and/or independent vendors such as restaurants (“Third Party Providers”). Unless otherwise agreed by TAPPZ CARS in a separate written agreement with you, the Services are made available solely for your personal, non-commercial use. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT UBER DOES NOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS, DELIVERY OR VENDOR SERVICES OR FUNCTION AS A TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER OR CARRIER AND THAT ALL SUCH TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS, DELIVERY AND VENDOR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY CONTRACTORS WHO ARE NOT EMPLOYED BY UBER OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.
    License.
    Subject to your compliance with these Terms, TAPPZ CARS grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable, non-transferable license to: (i) access and use the Applications on your personal device solely in connection with your use of the Services; and (ii) access and use any content, information and related materials that may be made available through the Services, in each case solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by TAPPZ CARS and TAPPZ CARS’s licensors.Restrictions.
    You may not: (i) remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from any portion of the Services; (ii) reproduce, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, lease, sell, resell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Services except as expressly permitted by TAPPZ CARS; (iii) decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble the Services except as may be permitted by applicable law; (iv) link to, mirror or frame any portion of the Services; (v) cause or launch any programs or scripts for the purpose of scraping, indexing, surveying, or otherwise data mining any portion of the Services or unduly burdening or hindering the operation and/or functionality of any aspect of the Services; or (vi) attempt to gain unauthorized access to or impair any aspect of the Services or its related systems Ownership.
    The Services and all rights therein are and shall remain TAPPZ CARS’s property or the property of TAPPZ CARS’s licensors. Neither these Terms nor your use of the Services convey or grant to you any rights: (i) in or related to the Services except for the limited license granted above; or (ii) to use or reference in any manner Uber’s company names, logos, product and service names, trademarks or services marks or those of TAPPZ CARS’s licensors.

  11. 3. Your Use of the Services.


    User Accounts.
    In order to use most aspects of the Services, you must register for and maintain an active personal user Services account (“Account”). You must be at least 18 years of age, or the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction (if different than 18), to obtain an Account. Account registration requires you to submit to TAPPZ CARS certain personal information, such as your name, address, mobile phone number and age, as well as at least one valid payment method (either a credit card or accepted payment partner). You agree to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date information in your Account. Your failure to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date Account information, including having an invalid or expired payment method on file, may result in your inability to access and use the Services or TAPP cars’s termination of this Agreement with you. You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your Account, and you agree to maintain the security and secrecy of your Account username and password at all times. Unless otherwise permitted by Uber in writing, you may only possess one Account.
    User Requirements and Conduct.
    The Service is not available for use by persons under the age of 18. You may not authorize third parties to use your Account, and you may not allow persons under the age of 18 to receive transportation, logistics, delivery or vendor services from Third Party Providers unless they are accompanied by you. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your Account to any other person or entity. You agree to comply with all applicable laws when using the Services, and you may only use the Services for lawful purposes (e.g., no transport of unlawful or hazardous materials). You will not, in your use of the Services, cause nuisance, annoyance, inconvenience, or property damage, whether to the Third Party Provider or any other party. In certain instances you may be asked to provide proof of identity to access or use the Services, and you agree that you may be denied access to or use of the Services if you refuse to provide proof of identity.
    Text Messaging.
    By creating an Account, you agree that the Services may send you text (SMS) messages as part of the normal business operation of your use of the Services. You may opt-out of receiving text (SMS) messages from TAPPZ CARS at any time by email info@tappzcars.taxi. You acknowledge that opting out of receiving text (SMS) messages may impact your use of the Services.
    Promotional Codes.
    TAPPZ CARS may, in TAPPZ CARS’s sole discretion, create promotional codes that may be redeemed for Account credit, or other features or benefits related to the Services and/or a Third Party Provider’s services, subject to any additional terms that TAPPZ CARS establishes on a per promotional code basis (“ Promo Codes”). You agree that Promo Codes: (i) must be used for the intended audience and purpose, and in a lawful manner; (ii) may not be duplicated, sold or transferred in any manner, or made available to the general public (whether posted to a public forum or otherwise), unless expressly permitted by TAPPZ CARS; (iii) may be disabled by TAPPZ CARS at any time for any reason without liability to TAPPZ CARS; (iv) may only be used pursuant to the specific terms that TAPPZ CARS establishes for such Promo Code; (v) are not valid for cash; and (vi) may expire prior to your use. TAPPZ CARS reserves the right to withhold or deduct credits or other features or benefits obtained through the use of Promo Codes by you or any other user in the event that TAPPZ CARS determines or believes that the use or redemption of the Promo Code was in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of the applicable Promo Code terms or these Terms.
    User Provided Content.
    TAPPZ CARS may, in TAPPZ CARS’s sole discretion, permit you from time to time to submit, upload, publish or otherwise make available to TAPPZ CARS through the Services textual, audio, and/or visual content and information, including commentary and feedback related to the Services, initiation of support requests, and submission of entries for competitions and promotions (“User Content”). Any User Content provided by you remains your property. However, by providing User Content to TAPPZ CARS, you grant TAPPZ CARS a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, modify, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise exploit in any manner such User Content in all formats and distribution channels now known or hereafter devised (including in connection with the Services and TAPPZ CARS’s business and on third-party sites and services), without further notice to or consent from you, and without the requirement of payment to you or any other person or entity.
    You represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases necessary to grant TAPPZ CARS the license to the User Content as set forth above; and (ii) neither the User Content nor your submission, uploading, publishing or otherwise making available of such User Content nor TAPPZ CARS’s use of the User Content as permitted herein will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
    You agree to not provide User Content that is defamatory, libelous, hateful, violent, obscene, pornographic, unlawful, or otherwise offensive, as determined by TAPPZ CARS in its sole discretion, whether or not such material may be protected by law. TAPPZ CARS may, but shall not be obligated to, review, monitor, or remove User Content, at TAPPZ CARS’s sole discretion and at any time and for any reason, without notice to you. Network Access and Devices.
    You are responsible for obtaining the data network access necessary to use the Services. Your mobile network’s data and messaging rates and fees may apply if you access or use the Services from a wireless-enabled device and you shall be responsible for such rates and fees. You are responsible for acquiring and updating compatible hardware or devices necessary to access and use the Services and Applications and any updates thereto. TAPPZ CARS does not guarantee that the Services, or any portion thereof, will function on any particular hardware or devices. In addition, the Services may be subject to malfunctions and delays inherent in the use of the Internet and electronic communications.

Cookie Policy for Tappz Cars

This is the Cookie Policy for Tappz Cars, accessible from tappzcars.taxi

  1. What Are Cookies

    As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.
    For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

  2. How We Use Cookies

    We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

  3. Disabling Cookies

    You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

  4. The Cookies We Set

    • Account related cookies
    If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

    • Login related cookies
    We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

    • Orders processing related cookies
    This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

    • Forms related cookies
    When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

    • Site preferences cookies
    In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

  5. Third Party Cookies

    In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.
    • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
    • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
    • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
    • As we sell products it's important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
    • In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

  6. More Information

    Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the Generator of GDPR Cookies Policy Template and the GDPR Cookies Policy Template based on the Privacy Policy Generator from TermsFeed.
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  3. 3. Why do we use it?

    It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

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  1. 1. What is Lorem Ipsum?

    Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

  2. 2. Where does it come from?

    Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..", comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

    The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

  3. 3. Why do we use it?

    It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

  4. 4. Where can I get some?

    There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don't look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn't anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

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As of December 4, 2017

  1. 1. What is Lorem Ipsum?

    Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

  2. 2. Where does it come from?

    Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..", comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

    The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

  3. 3. Why do we use it?

    It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

  4. 4. Where can I get some?

    There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don't look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn't anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.