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Terms and Agreements
This web site located at www.contractauction.com (this "Site") is provided by Haehl Inc. Your access to this Site is conditional on your acceptance of the terms of service of use set forth below (this "Terms of Service"). By browsing, accessing, linking, using and/or downloading information ("Access" or similar term) from this Site, you agree to accept and abide by these Terms of Service for each use and each visit of this Site. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you should not access this Site.
These Terms of Service are entered into between ContractAuction.com and you. If you are using the Services on behalf of another person, you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms of Service on that person's behalf. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, these Terms of Service will govern your use of any new features that augment or enhance the current services, including the release of new products or services.
In addition to the terms defined throughout this Terms of Service, the terms "you", "your" and "yours" refer to you, the User of this Site. The terms "we", "us" and "our" refer to ContractAuction.com.
To use the services of this Site, you must subscribe to this Site. This site has different types of subscriptions including free and paid. You can know more about the types of subscription by visiting the subscription page. Your membership type determines your use of this Site's various services.
If you fail to pay the subscription fees on the billing cycle due date, we will automatically cancel your subscription. We reserve the right to cancel your subscription if
We reasonably believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Terms of Service, or violated our rights or those of another user.
We are required by law to do so.
This Site acts as an online marketplace platform connecting employers and service providers in a virtual marketplace. This Site only provides the platform and is not directly involved in the actual transactions between Users of the Site. This Site is a neutral facilitator having no control over the authenticity of the postings made on the Site by Users nor does it vouch for the same. We have no control over any information posted by any User. We cannot and do not confirm the identification details of Users, except those details provided by the Users at the time of registration. We also do not confirm nor verify the qualifications, background, or abilities of Users. You should be careful and exercise common sense and good judgment when dealing with any User on the Site. You deal with the other Users at your own risk. Because we provide the platform connecting buyers and manufacturing/service providers enabling manufacturing/service providers to find buyers in need of services, we charge a transaction fee. It is the sole responsibility of Users to meet their payroll, tax and legal requirements and you agree not to hold us responsible for the same.
This Site acts merely as a venue for Users to list services or to bid on services. We are not involved in the actual completion or execution of the services. Therefore, we have and shall have no control over the quality, accuracy, suitability or legality of the listed and performed services and the suitability and ability of the User to perform the services. We shall take no part in the execution of any agreement between You and the other User in relation to the service or any other work and do not ensure in any way that a transaction between You and the other User(s) will actually be completed.
By accepting a bid, You agree to purchase the services. If your bid is chosen for a job, you agree to provide the services according to the terms of the chosen bid. Any increase in the bid price after the bid is chosen must be reported to us. You will not directly contact other Users who have posted their jobs on the Site and deal with them outside this Site for those jobs. You will conduct all transactions at the price agreed upon through this Site.
Changes to Terms of Service
We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, add to, delete from, alter, or update this Terms of Service ("Changes"), and you agree to be bound by such Changes. Changes shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means including, but not limited to posting on this Site or by electronic or conventional mail. You agree to regularly review this Terms of Service posted at this Site and to be aware of Changes. Your use of this Site following any Changes constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by this Terms of Service as changed.
Permitted and Prohibited Uses
This Site is intended for the lawful use of members of the general public. Subject to this Terms of Service, we grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and view this Site and the information thereon, including without limitation, all text, design, graphics, drawings, photographs, video clips and sounds, and all trade marks, service marks and trade names used at this Site and the selection and arrangements thereof (collectively, the "Content"), solely for your own personal use, provided, however, that you may not, nor may you allow others to, directly or indirectly:
- sell, license, rent, reproduce, modify or attempt to modify or create derivative works from the Content in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, transmit or distribute or otherwise use the Content for any public or commercial purpose, including without limitation use of the Content on any other website or in any environment of networked computers;
- transfer the Content to any other person without our prior written explicit consent;
- use this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair this Site;
- upload, post or otherwise transmit or distribute on this Site any items, including without limitation computer viruses, Trojan horses, worms, backdoor, shutdown mechanism or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or computer programs;
- interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, this Site or any Services, system resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or accessible through this Site or associated or linked sites;
- infringe on any patent, trade-mark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any person, or impersonate any person or entity;
- disrupt or interfere with any other person's use or enjoyment of this Site or associated or linked sites;
- use any automatic program or device, or manual process to monitor, copy, summarize, or otherwise extract information from this Site or the Content in whole or in part;
- use or attempt to use another's account, password, service, system or other information without our prior written consent, or create or use a false identity on this Site;
- transmit on, to or from this Site spam, chain letters, junk mail or any other type of unsolicited mass e-mail;
- upload to, distribute to, or otherwise disseminate through this Site any material or information of any kind that is threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, fraudulent, deceptive, abusive, or otherwise violates any law or infringes or violates any rights of any other person or entity, or contains a solicitation of funds, advertising, or a solicitation for goods or services; or
- attempt to obtain unauthorized access to this Site or portions of this Site which are restricted from general access.
You also agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted in the course of your usage of this Site, and that you will comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on this Site or in respect of the Content.
Copyright and Trademarks
Unless otherwise noted, all Content is subject to intellectual property rights including copyrights and trade marks held or licensed by us. Any reproduction or use without our express prior written is not permitted. Except as expressly provided herein, no license to use or reproduce the Content is given to you and all intellectual property rights therein are expressly reserved. Systematic retrieval of data or other Content from this Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without our express prior written permission is prohibited. We respect the intellectual property of others and ask you to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and in our sole discretion, terminate the accounts of users who infringe our intellectual property rights. We retain the right to initiate appropriate civil and criminal legal proceedings against the infringers of our intellectual property rights.
Submission of Information
Although we may provide certain security in an effort to protect the electronic transmission of certain information that you submit to us through this Site, we do not guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from this Site. Except for personal information about you, any information you do send to us through this Site will be deemed NOT to be confidential ("Non-Confidential Information"). For any Non-Confidential Information you do send, you hereby grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute and sublicense any and all material or information submitted by you to this Site and/or to incorporate it in other works regardless of form, medium or technology. Any information you post on the bulletin board/forum on the Site may at our sole discretion be opened to the public and we may at our sole discretion permit the public to use such information. You agree not to hold us liable for the misuse by public of the information you post on the bulletin board/forum of the site.
Posting of Information
This Site allows Users to post information and send messages to other Users in certain areas of the Site. You are responsible for the information and the contents of the messages which you post or send. We do not check the contents of such information and messages. Your use of such information and messages is at your entire risk. Please check on the authenticity of such information and messages.
Invoicing and Payments
Invoices for all jobs initiated through this Site must be sent through this Site only. You will not engage in any action or activities to circumvent our site or our stated fees.
You will not directly contact other Users who have posted their jobs on the Site and deal with them outside this Site for those jobs. You will conduct all transactions at the price agreed upon through this Site.
You can make payments directly to the service provider using the payment mechanism on this Site. You can also use the escrow facility provided by this Site for making payments.
All content and services provided on or through this site are provided "as is" and "as available" for your use. The content is provided without warranties or conditions of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non infringement. Your use of this site is solely at your risk. In no event shall we be liable to you for your accessing of this site or under or related to this agreement for any indirect, special, punitive, incidental, reliance, exemplary or consequential damages, loss of profits, loss of expected savings, or any other non-direct damages howsoever caused. We will not be liable to you for any dispute you may have with another party on account of your using this Site nor will we be a party to such disputes. If we are named a party to such disputes, the party naming us will be liable for our costs.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ContractAuction.com, its owner, officers, employees, representatives, contractors, affiliates, successors or assigns, including all third parties mentioned at this Site, from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of this Site and the Content or your breach of these Terms of Service or in connection with your use of the Site.
Choice of law
These Terms of Service shall be deemed to have been made and performed exclusively in Utah, USA and shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Utah and the laws of USA applicable therein without giving effect to its conflict of laws principles. You hereby submit to the exclusive forum, jurisdiction and venue of the courts of Utah, USA for any claim related hereto, arising from or in connection with this Terms of Service and agree not to bring any action, claim, suit or proceeding against ContractAuction.com or any officer, director, partner or employee thereof in any jurisdiction other than Utah, USA.
We are not responsible for the success or failure of your decisions relating to any information presented by us through the Site. The site should be carefully considered and evaluated, before reaching any decision, on whether to use the information and contents provided by us through the Site. There can be no assurance that any prior successes or past results can be used as an indication of your future success or results. Results are based on many factors. We have no way of knowing how well you will do, as we do not know you, your background, your work ethic, or your business skills or practices. Therefore we do not guarantee or imply that you will be successful. Use caution and seek the advice of qualified professionals. You agree that we are not responsible for any success or failure that you may experience as a result of using the site.
Your accessing this Site signifies your acceptance of this Terms of Service.