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ContractorFinder™ Terms of Use

Revision 2017-12-01


PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY.

ServiceWhale, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("ServiceWhale", "we" or "us"), is the owner and operator of ContractorFinder™ platform (the “ContractorFinder”), which is an online platform designed and built for Service Providers (as defined below) offering home improvement services to create a profile and advertise various home improvement services (“Services”) to potential Service Consumers (as defined below).

  • ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE

    The terms and conditions set forth below ("Terms of Use") constitute a legally-binding agreement between ServiceWhale and you. These Terms of Use contain provisions that define your limits of use, legal rights and obligations with respect to your use of and access to ContractorFinder, including but not limited to, the classified advertisements, forums, various email functions and Internet links, and all content available through the domain and sub-domains of ContractorFinder.

    You acknowledge that ContractorFinder serves as a venue for the online distribution and publication of user-submitted information by users who offer Services (each a “Service Provider”) to users who procure services (each, a ”Service Consumer”), and by registering for (creating an account) and using ContractorFinder you hereby certify that: (1) you are either a Service Provider or a prospective Service Consumer, (2) you have the authority to enter into these Terms of Use, and (3) you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of these Terms of Use and any other documents incorporated by reference herein. Before completing your registration for ContractorFinder you will be asked to accept these Terms of Use by clicking to affirm your acceptance thereof. If you do not so agree to the foregoing, you are prohibited from accessing and using ContractorFinder and should NOT (i) click to affirm your acceptance of these Terms of Use, (ii) complete your registration or (iii) in any other way use ContractorFinder.

    All references to "you" or "your," as applicable, mean the person that accesses, uses and/or registers with ContractorFinder. If you register with ContractorFinder on behalf of a business, you hereby represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that business to these Terms of Use and your acceptance of the Terms of Use will be deemed an acceptance of these Terms of Use by the business.

  • FUTURE AMENDMENTS

    ServiceWhale reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, or otherwise amend these Terms of Use, and any other documents incorporated by reference herein, at any time. ServiceWhale will post notice of the changes and the amended Terms of Use at servicewhale.com website, and/or may communicate the amendments to you through any method of written contact that ServiceWhale has established with you. It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms of Use for any changes at the aforementioned website. Your use of and access to ContractorFinder following any amendment of the Terms of Use will signify your assent to and acceptance of any revised Terms of Use. If, at any time, you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, please discontinue your use of and access to the ContractorFinder and immediately deactivate/delete your ContractorFinder Account (as defined below).

  • COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

    When registering for ContractorFinder you will be asked to provide certain Personal Information (as defined below). In addition, as you continue to use ContractorFinder you may be asked to provide additional Personal Information.

    By registering for and using ContractorFinder you are consenting to our processing of your Personal Information as set forth herein. "Processing" means using cookies on a computer or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States (“U.S.”). If you reside outside of the U.S., your Personal Information will be transferred to the U.S., and processed and stored there pursuant to U.S. privacy standards. By registering for and using ContractorFinder you consent to such transfer and processing of your Personal Information.

    • PERSONAL INFORMATION

      Personal Information shall include, but not be limited to:

      • Information Collected Upon Visiting. When you visit and use ContractorFinder our servers automatically record information that your browser sends ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain, from which you are visiting, the web-pages you visit, the search terms you use, the interactions with ContractorFinder that you perform and links on which you click. For most users accessing the Internet from an Internet service provider the IP address will be different every time they log on. We use your Log Data to monitor your use of ContractorFinder and for technical administration of ContractorFinder.
      • Information Collected Upon Registration. When you register with and as you continue to use ContractorFinder or maintain an account/profile with ContractorFinder, you will be asked to submit certain Personal Information, including but not limited to, your first and last name, your street address, email addresses, telephone and mobile numbers, the legal name of the business you are representing, the address of such business, business logo or avatar, your professional credentials and qualifications, the year your business was establishment, links to your personal and/or business website and any photographs you may choose to upload or submit to ContractorFinder to be displayed on your Account. Service Whale reserves the right to supplement or modify any such information to conform to our editorial policies and/or to add to such submitted information any other information from your website, other materials that you supply to us, or any other publicly available information.
      • Survey. From time to time you may be contacted by ServiceWhale or any of its affiliates or partner companies to participate in surveys conducted by or on behalf of us, our affiliates or our partner companies, including but not limited to questionnaires, telephone interviews and/or discussion groups. Any information provided by you in connection with such surveys shall constitute Personal Information.
    • USE OF PERSONAL INFROMATION.

      As part of these Terms of Use, you grant us the right to use and to allow any of our affiliates or partner companies to use your Personal Information for the purpose of:

      • managing your Account and providing you with customer support;
      • performing research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others;
      • communicating with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices or sending newsletters about products or services that may be of interest to you;
      • developing and displaying content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites;
      • verifying your eligibility and delivering information and prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
      • enforcing these Terms of Use;
      • managing ContractorFinder; and
      • marketing to you, and providing you with information about, our products and services, including but not limited to our service. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ServiceWhale and its partner companies (e.g., Bradford White) will always retain the right to call a Service Provider for any purpose. Furthermore, certain communications are essential to the proper function of ContractorFinder (e.g., a notification to a Service Provider that a Service Consumer sent a message to such Service Provider) and users will not be able to unsubscribe from such communications.
    • CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

      We collect credit card information from our users only using secure and encrypted communication channels based on SSL technology. To ensure security of credit card information collected from our users, we do NOT store such information (or any parts thereof) on any of our computers or servers, including servers that we lease from hosting providers. In order to accept credit cards, we use Stripe.com payment gateway, a PCI Level 1 certified provider, which is the most stringent level of security certification available for payment gateways. In accordance with Stripe.com requirements, we only use secure and encrypted communication channels when transferring any credit card information to Stripe.com servers. See https://stripe.com/help/security for more information.

    • COOKIES

      Like many websites, we also use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve ContractorFinder and our service. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk or your mobile device’s permanent memory. We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information. When you visit ContractorFinder, we send one or more cookies - small file containing a string of characters - to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. ContractorFinder may use cookies to better understand how you interact with the platform, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the platform, and to improve the platform. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

    • INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

      We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on ContractorFinder. We do not share your Personal Information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your Personal Information shared. Under no circumstances, other than in the event of a Business Transfer (as discussed below) will ServiceWhale sell, rent or lease its Service Consumer lists (or the Service Consumer list of any individual Service Provider) to a third-party.

      Circumstance under which we may share your Personal Information:

      • To Provide Information to Service Providers. We may share your Personal Information with Service Providers registered with ContractorFinder that perform certain Services. The information we share is generally includes the first name and the last name of the Service Consumer, type of services the Service Consumer may be interested in, when and where the Service should be performed, a description of the Services needed, and other related information.
      • To Provide Information to Service Consumers. If you are a Service Provider, we may share your Personal Information with Service Consumers using ContractorFinder. Sharing this information with Service Consumers helps them to assess Service Provider quality and select the Service Provider to perform the service they need done. The information we share is generally the information in your Service Provider Profile.
      • To Facilitate ServiceWhale's Use of Third-Party Services. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, credit card payments and database storage and management. We will share your Personal Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.
      • To Comply with Laws and Law Enforcement. ServiceWhale cooperates with government and law enforcement bodies to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement bodies if, in our sole discretion, we believe such action to be necessary or appropriate in order to (i) respond to claims, legal processes (including subpoenas), (ii) protect the property and rights of ServiceWhale or a third party, (iii) ensure the safety of the public or any person, (iv) prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, (v) or to comply with the law.
      • In Connection with Business Transfers. ServiceWhale may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if the new entity's planned processing of your information differs materially from that set forth in these Terms of Use.
      • To Provide Information to ServiceWhale Affiliates or Partner Companies. We may share your Personal Information with our affiliates (companies controlled by, or under common control with, ServiceWhale) and with our partner companies (such as Bradford White) for any purpose permitted by these Terms of Use.
    • UPDATING OR DELETING INFORMATION

      If you created and continue to maintain a Profile with ContractorFinder, you may access and update the information provided in connection with your Profile by updating your settings and/or your Service Provider Profile. If you wish to delete your Profile, you must email support@servicewhale.com with your request, which will be acted upon within 21 days.

    • SECURITY

      ServiceWhale is very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, we cannot guarantee that hackers or unauthorized personnel will not gain access to your Personal Information despite our efforts. You should note that in using ContractorFinder your information will travel through networks and other third party infrastructures which are not under our control.

    • LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

      ContractorFinder may contain links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personally identifiable information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the terms of use, privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

  • ACCESS TO CONTRACTORFINDER AND GENERAL ELIGIBILITY
    • ACCESS LICENSE

      ServiceWhale hereby grants you a non-exclusive, revocable non-transferrable, without the right to sublicense, license to use ContractorFinder as set forth in these Terms of Use; provided, however, that (i) you will not copy, distribute, or make derivative works of ContractorFinder in any medium without ServiceWhale's prior written consent; (ii) you will not alter or modify any part of ContractorFinder other than as may be reasonably necessary to use ContractorFinder for its intended purposes; and (iii) you will otherwise act in accordance with the terms set forth in these Terms of Use and in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

    • GENERAL ELIGIBILITY RULES

      Use of ContractorFinder is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old and can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent, acknowledge and agree that you are at least 18 years of age, and that: (i) all registration information that you submit is truthful and accurate, (ii) you will maintain the accuracy of such information, and (iii) your use of ContractorFinder does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your ContractorFinder profile may be terminated without warning if we determine that you are under the age of 18, that you are not complying with any applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations or you are not complying or has violated any terms set forth in these Terms of Use.

      As a Service Provider, by requesting to use and registering for ContractorFinder, you represent and warrant that you have never been convicted of any felony, any criminal offense involving violence, abuse, neglect, fraud or larceny, or any offense that involves endangering the safety of others. Additionally, you represent and warrant that no employee of your company (business) who will be visiting homes of Service Consumers you connect with on ContractorFinder, has ever been convicted of any felony, any criminal offense involving violence, abuse, neglect, fraud or larceny, or any offense that involves endangering the safety of others. You hereby authorize ServiceWhale to verify your representations and warranties herein, and you acknowledge that ServiceWhale reserves the right, but not the obligation, to verify such representations and warranties and to take action it deems appropriate in its sole discretion. Should you or your company (business) no longer comply with provisions of this Section F in the future, you agree that you will discontinue using the Website and terminate your membership immediately.

      To register for ContractorFinder you will need to create a password-protected account profile ("Account" or “Profile”). To create a Profile, you must submit certain Personal Information during the registration process and create a password. You may also register for an Account using your existing Facebook account and log-in credentials (your "Third-Party Site Password").

      You are solely responsible for safeguarding your ServiceWhale password and, if applicable, your ThirdParty Site Password (collectively, "Passwords") at all times and should keep your Passwords secure at all times. You should not allow other persons access to and/or the use of your Account and you are solely responsible for all activity that occurs on your Account. You should notify ServiceWhale immediately of any breach of security or any unauthorized use of your Account. Similarly, you may never use another user's Account without permission. You agree that you will not misrepresent yourself or represent yourself as another user of ContractorFinder. You hereby acknowledge and agree that ServiceWhale will not be liable for your losses caused by an unauthorized use of your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be liable for the losses of ServiceWhale or others due to such unauthorized use.

      You acknowledge and agree that you should comply with the following policies (the "Account Policies"):

      • You will not copy or distribute any part of ContractorFinder in any medium without ServiceWhale's prior written authorization.
      • You will not alter or modify any part of ContractorFinder other than as may be reasonably necessary to use ContractorFinder for its intended purpose.
      • You will provide accurate and complete information when creating your Account.
      • You should not use any automated system, including but not limited to, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," "scrapers," etc., to access ContractorFinder for any purpose without ServiceWhale's prior written approval.
      • You should not in any manual or automated manner collect Service Providers or Service Consumers information, including but not limited to, names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses, copying copyrighted text, or otherwise misuse or misappropriate ContractorFinder information or content, including but not limited to, use on a "mirrored", competitive, or third-party site.
      • You should not use ContractorFinder in any way that transmits more request messages to the ServiceWhale servers, or any server of a ServiceWhale subsidiary or affiliate, in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser; provided, however, that the operators of public search engines may use spiders or robots to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such material. ServiceWhale reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
      • You should not take any action that (i) unreasonably encumbers or, in our sole discretion, may unreasonably encumber the ContractorFinder's infrastructure; (ii) interferes or attempts to interfere with the proper working of ContractorFinder or any third-party participation in ContractorFinder; or (iii) bypasses our measures that are used to prevent or restrict access to ContractorFinder.
      • You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable data, including without limitation, names or other Account information, from ContractorFinder, nor to use the communication systems provided by ContractorFinder for any commercial solicitation purposes.

      If you do not meet, or are unable to comply with, any of the above-referenced eligibility criteria or Account Policies, please immediately delete your Account and discontinue your use of ContractorFinder.

  • CONTENT SUBMITTED BY USERS
    • SERVICE PROVIDER PROFILES MUST BE ACCURATE

      Subject to any exceptions set forth in these Terms of Use, Service Providers may not: (a) misrepresent their qualifications, (b) mislead other users in any way, (c) include any inappropriate keywords in their Profile or any other title or description relating to a Service; (d) include any information in their Profile that is fraudulent.

    • SERVICE PROVIDER PROFILES MUST MEET SERVICEWHALE CRITERIA

      Subject to any exceptions set forth in these Terms of Use, Service Providers may not: (a) include links that do not conform to ServiceWhale's policies with respect to third-party links, (b) use certain types of HTML and JavaScript in Profile, (c) promote raffles, prizes, bonuses, games of chance, giveaways, or random drawings; or (d) use profanity in Profile or any communication through ContractorFinder.

      If a Service Provider violates any of the above-referenced rules in connection with its Profile or use of ContractorFinder, ServiceWhale, in its sole discretion, may take any or more of the following actions: (a) limit the Service Provider's Account privileges; (b) delete the Service Provider's Account; and/or (c) discontinue Service Provider's use of ContractorFinder.

    • RESTRICTIONS ON SUBMITTED CONTENT

      You should not upload, post, transmit, transfer, disseminate, distribute, or facilitate distribution of any content, including text, images, video, sound, data, information, or software, to any part of ContractorFinder or the posting of any opinions or reviews in connection with ContractorFinder, the Services, the Service Providers, or the Service Consumers (all of the foregoing content is sometimes collectively referred to herein as "Submitted Content") that:

      • misrepresents the source of anything you post, including impersonation of another individual or entity or any false or inaccurate biographical information for any Service Providers; provides or create links to external sites that violate the Terms of Use; is intended to harm or exploit any individual under the age of 18 ("Minor") in any way; is designed to solicit, or collect personally identifiable information of any Minor, including, but not limited to, name, email address, home address, phone number, or the name of his or her school;
      • invades anyone's privacy by attempting to harvest, collect, store, or publish private or personally identifiable information, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, passwords, account information, credit card numbers, home addresses, or other contact information without their knowledge and willing consent;
      • contains falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage ServiceWhale or any third party;
      • is pornographic, harassing, hateful, illegal, obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, threatening, discriminatory, racially, culturally or ethnically offensive; incites, advocates, or expresses pornography, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, hatred, bigotry, racism, or gratuitous violence; encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; promotes racism, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; contains nudity, violence or inappropriate subject matter; or is otherwise inappropriate;
      • is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third-party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the rightful owner to post the material and to grant ServiceWhale all of the license rights granted herein;
      • contains or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work or any other item the copy, display, use, performance, or distribution of which infringes on another's copyright, intellectual property right, or any other proprietary right;
      • is intended to threaten, stalk, defame, defraud, degrade, victimize, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals for any reason on the basis of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, or religion; or to incite or encourage anyone else to do so;
      • intends to harm or disrupt another user's computer or would allow others to illegally access software or bypass security on websites or servers, including but not limited, to spamming; impersonates, uses the identity of, or attempts to impersonate a ServiceWhale employee, agent, manager, host, another user, or any other person though any means;
      • advertises or solicits a business not related to or appropriate for ContractorFinder (as determined by ServiceWhale in its sole discretion);
      • contains or could be considered "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", "affiliate marketing", or unsolicited commercial advertisement;
      • contains advertising for Ponzi schemes, discount cards, credit counseling, online surveys or online contests;
      • distributes or contains viruses or any other technologies that may harm ServiceWhale, or the interests or property of ServiceWhale users;
      • contains links to commercial services or websites, except as allowed pursuant to these Terms of Use;
      • is non-local or irrelevant content;
      • contains identical content to other open postings you have already posted; or uses any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings without the express written consent of ServiceWhale.
    • CONFIDENTIALITY

      ServiceWhale may now or in the future permit publishing of your Profile. You agree that any content provided by you for which you authorize to be searchable by other user of ContractorFinder is provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis. You agree that ServiceWhale should be free to use or disseminate such freely searchable content on an unrestricted basis.

    • YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

      You are solely responsible for your own Submitted Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. In connection with Submitted Content, you affirm, represent, and warrant that: (a) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize ServiceWhale to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all Submitted Content to enable inclusion and use of the Submitted Content in the manner contemplated by ContractorFinder and these Terms of Use; and (b) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the Submitted Content to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the Submitted Content in the manner contemplated by ContractorFinder and these Terms of Use. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Submitted Content posted by you to and communicated by you through ContractorFinder.

    • YOUR OWNERSHIP RIGHTS AND LICENSE TO SERVICEWHALE

      You retain all of your ownership rights in your Submitted Content. However, by submitting any Submitted Content for posting on ContractorFinder, you hereby grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to ServiceWhale a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use all the Submitted Content in connection with ContractorFinder and ServiceWhale's (and its successor's) business operations.

      Additionally, by submitting Submitted Content for posting on ContractorFinder, you hereby grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to ServiceWhale a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to link to, reproduce, distribute, reformat, translate, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Submitted Content in connection with ContractorFinder and ServiceWhale's (and its successor's) business operations, including without limitation, for the promotion and redistribution of any part or all of ContractorFinder, and any derivative works thereof, in any media formats and through any media channels.

      You also hereby grant each user of ContractorFinder a non-exclusive license to access your Submitted Content through ContractorFinder, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such Submitted Content as permitted through the functionality of ContractorFinder and under these Terms of Use.

      You acknowledge and understand that the technical processing and transmission of Submitted Content to ContractorFinder may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

      You may remove your Submitted Content from ContractorFinder at any time. If you choose to remove your Submitted Content, the license granted above will automatically expire.

    • SERVICEWHALE'S DISCLAIMERS AND RIGHT TO REMOVE

      ServiceWhale does not endorse and/or guaranty any Submitted Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and ServiceWhale expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with all Submitted Content. ServiceWhale does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on ContractorFinder, and ServiceWhale will remove any Data (as defined below) or Submitted Content if properly notified, pursuant to the "take down" notification procedure described in Section F below, that such posting or Submitted Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. ServiceWhale reserves the right to remove any Data or Submitted Content without prior notice and to terminate user's access to ContractorFinder. ServiceWhale also reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to decide whether any Data or Submitted Content is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Use for all violations, in addition to copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, including, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. ServiceWhale may, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, remove such Submitted Content and/or terminate a user's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Use at any time.

      You acknowledge and understand that when using ContractorFinder, you will be exposed to Submitted Content from a variety of sources, and that ServiceWhale is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Submitted Content. You further acknowledge and understand that you may be exposed to Submitted Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against ServiceWhale with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold ServiceWhale, its owners, members, managers, operators, directors, officers, agents, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of and access to ContractorFinder.

      You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles and other content, including, without limitation, Submitted Content that you publish or display on or through ContractorFinder, or transmit to other ContractorFinder users. You understand and agree that ServiceWhale may, in its sole discretion and without incurring any liability, review and delete or remove any Submitted Content that violates these Terms of Use or which ServiceWhale, in its sole discretion, may find to be offensive, illegal, harmful, threatening to safety or in violation of the rights of other ContractorFinder users or any third party.

  • COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT

    Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA") and other federal and state laws, ServiceWhale has established policies for dealing with alleged and actual copyright and trademark infringement. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement, please send the following information to us: (i) identification of the copyrighted and/or trademarked work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (ii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled at the Website, and information reasonably sufficient to permit ServiceWhale to locate the material.; (iii) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright and/or trademark owner, its agent, or the law; (iv) information reasonably sufficient to permit ServiceWhale to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (v) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive interest that is allegedly infringed; and (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your report is accurate and that you are the owner of the exclusive right or authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of the exclusive right. A statement by you comprised of the foregoing points is referred to herein as the "Notice".

    Any communications regarding this matter should be directed to ServiceWhale customer service via e-mail at support@servicewhale.com.

    You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements, your Notice may not be valid. ServiceWhale will remove any infringing material, subject to the procedures outlined in the DMCA. Notwithstanding ServiceWhale's instructions above, you are solely responsible for ensuring that any Notice you provide to ServiceWhale complies with the provisions of the DMCA.

    Please also note that for copyright infringements under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

    Only the intellectual property rights owner is permitted to report potentially infringing items through ServiceWhale's reporting system set forth above. If you are not the intellectual property rights owner, you should contact the intellectual property rights owner and they can choose whether to use the procedures set forth in these Terms of Use.

  • VERIFICATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS

    ServiceWhale, voluntarily and at its sole discretion, may use a variety of tools in an effort to make ContractorFinder as safe as possible for Service Providers and Service Consumers. Among these tools may be searches in sex offender databases; name, address and social security number verifications, credit report verifications and criminal background checks, all using third-party verification tools and services.

    Do not register as a Service Provider on ServiceWhale if you do not authorize ServiceWhale to run the foregoing verifications and background checks on you.

    By registering as a Service Provider for ContractorFinder, you do hereby consent to allow ServiceWhale to perform the verifications using information you provide, and you understand that ServiceWhale may review the information provided by a third-party verification service and that ServiceWhale, after reviewing the results, may take whatever actions it deems necessary with respect to your Account.

    Furthermore, if you are registering as a Service Provider, then pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the "FCRA"), by this notice ServiceWhale notifies you that it may, as part of your use of a third-party verification service, obtain a consumer report about you from a consumer reporting agency. Consumer reports may contain information on your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including but not limited to consumer credit, criminal history, workers' compensation, driving, employment, military, civil, and educational data and reports. If you decide to use or access information provided by a third-party verification service offered through the Website, you warrant that you will comply with the FCRA, which can be found at http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcrajump.shtm, and all other applicable consumer reporting laws. If you decide to access, use, or share information provided by a third-party verification service offered through ContractorFinder with any other party (either through ContractorFinder or otherwise), you agree to do so in accordance with applicable law and to indemnify and hold ServiceWhale harmless from any loss, liability, damage, or costs that may result from such access, use, or sharing of this information regardless of the cause. ServiceWhale does not assume and expressly disclaims any liability that may result from the use of information provided by a third-party verification service.

    You hereby authorize ServiceWhale to verify your representations and warranties herein, and you acknowledge that ServiceWhale reserves the right, but not the obligation, to verify such representations and warranties and to take action it deems appropriate in its sole discretion. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ServiceWhale from any loss or liability that may result from such verifications.

    In addition, you do hereby represent, understand and expressly agree that ServiceWhale offers the third-party verification services as a convenience and does not have control over or assume any responsibility for the quality, accuracy, or reliability of the third-party verification services and/or the information provided by the third-party verification services. ServiceWhale retains the right to terminate your ServiceWhale membership based on the information provided by third party verification services.

    If you are registering as a Service Provider, then pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the "FCRA"), by this notice ServiceWhale, Inc. notifies you that it may, as part of your use of a third-party verification service, obtain a consumer report about you from a consumer reporting agency. Consumer reports may contain information on your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including but not limited to consumer credit, criminal history, workers' compensation, driving, employment, military, civil, and educational data and reports. If you decide to use or access information provided by a third-party verification service offered through the Website, you warrant that you will comply with the FCRA, which can be found at http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcrajump.shtm, and all other applicable consumer reporting laws. If you decide to access, use, or share information provided by a third-party verification service offered through the Website with any other party (either through this Website or otherwise), you agree to do so in accordance with applicable law and to indemnify and hold ServiceWhale harmless from any loss, liability, damage, or costs that may result from such access, use, or sharing of this information regardless of the cause. ServiceWhale does not assume and expressly disclaims any liability that may result from the use of information provided by a third-party verification service.

  • AGREEMENTS AND DISTPUTES BETWEEN USERS
    • SERVICEWHALE IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN USERS
      EACH USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT SERVICEWHALE IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY ARRANGEMENT, AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING, WHETHER VERBAL OR WRITTEN, REGARDING ANY PROVISION OF SERVICES BY A SERVICE PROVIDER TO A SERVICE CONSUMER. AS SUCH, SERVICEWHALE IS NOT SUBJECT TO ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF ANY SUCH ARRANGMENT, AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN OR AMONG USERS.
    • NO AGENCY OR PARTNERSHIP

      No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms of Use or your use of any part of ContractorFinder. You do not have any authority whatsoever to bind ServiceWhale in any respect. All Service Providers are independent contractors and are not engaged by ServiceWhale in any way. ServiceWhale does not direct or control the day-to-day activities of any Service Provider or create or assume any obligation on the behalf of such Service Provider.

    • DISPUTES BETWEEN USERS

      Your interactions with other users of ContractorFinder, including payment of and performance of any Service, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such transactions or dealings, are solely between you and such other user. You should take reasonable precautions and make whatever investigation or inquiries you deem necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any ContractorFinder user or any third party.

      You understand that deciding whether to use the Services of a Service Provider or provide Services to a Service Consumer or use any information contained in ContractorFinder is your personal decision for which you alone are responsible. You understand that ServiceWhale does not and cannot make representations as to the suitability of any user you may decide to interact with on or through ContractorFinder and/or the accuracy or suitability of any advice, information, or recommendations made by any user.

      It is the sole obligation of the Service Consumer to verify that any particular Service Provider holds all required licenses, certificates, insurance, bonds and other items required to deliver a particular Service in the jurisdiction where such Service will be delivered.

      YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT SERVICEWHALE SHOULD NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT WHATSOEVER INCURRED AS THE RESULT OF ANY TRANSACTION OR DEALINGS BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OTHER USER OF CONTRACTORFINDER OR ANY THIRD PARTY. IF THERE IS A DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND ANOTHER USER OF CONTRACTORFINDER OR A THIRD PARTY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SERVICEWHALE IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO BECOME INVOLVED. IN THE EVENT THAT A DISPUTE ARISES BETWEEN YOU AND ONE OR MORE OTHER USERS OR ANY THIRD PARTY YOU HEREBY RELEASE SERVICEWHALE, ITS OFFICERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, AGENTS, AND SUCCESSORS IN RIGHTS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND OR NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, DISCLOSED OR UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO SUCH DISPUTES.

  • ADVERTISEMENTS OF WEBSITE

    Aspects of ContractorFinder may be supported by advertising revenue. As such, ServiceWhale may display advertisements and promotions through ContractorFinder. The manner, mode and extent of advertising through ContractorFinder are subject to change and the appearance of advertisements on ContractorFinder does not necessarily imply endorsement by ServiceWhale of any advertised products or services. You agree that ServiceWhale should not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you as a result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers through ContractorFinder.

  • THIRD-PARTY LINKS, CONTACT FORMS AND PHONE NUMBERS

    ContractorFinder may provide, or third parties may provide, links, contact forms and/or phone numbers to other websites or resources, including, without limitation, social networking, blogging and similar websites through which you are able to log into ContractorFinder using your existing account and log-in credentials for such third-party websites. Certain areas of ContractorFinder may allow you to interact and/or conduct transactions with such third-party sites, and, if applicable, allow you to configure your privacy settings in your third-party site account to permit your activities on ContractorFinder to be shared with your contacts in your third-party site account. Because ServiceWhale has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that ServiceWhale is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, goods or services on or available from such websites or resources. Unless expressly stated on ContractorFinder, links to third-party sites should in no way be considered as or interpreted to be ServiceWhale's endorsement of such third-party sites or any product or service offered through them. You further acknowledge and agree that ServiceWhale should not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, advertising, product, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource. The third-party website may have different terms of use, privacy policies and business practices than ServiceWhale. In certain situations, you may be transferred to a third-party website through a link or connected to a third-party resource by a contact form or phone but it may appear that you are still on ContractorFinder or transacting with ServiceWhale. In these situations, you acknowledge and agree that the third-party website terms of use and privacy policy apply in this situation. Your dealings and communications through ContractorFinder with any party other than ServiceWhale are solely between you and such third party. Any complaints, concerns or questions you have relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the applicable third party.

  • DISCLAIMER

    YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF CONTRACTORFINDER SHOULD BE AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SERVICEWHALE AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH CONTRACTORFINDER, THE SERVICES OFFERED BY SERVICE PROVIDERS ON OR THROUGH CONTRACTORFINDER, ANY DATA, MATERIALS, SUBMITTED CONTENT, RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON CONTRACTORFINDER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE MATERIALS, DATA AND SUBMITTED CONTENT OF OTHER USERS OF THIS SITE OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES. UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CONTRACTORFINDER, DATA, MATERIALS, SUBMITTED CONTENT, AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON CONTRACTORFINDER IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WHEREIS" BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OF IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. SERVICEWHALE DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES AGAINST ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF DATA, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SUBSTANCE OF CONTRACTORFINDER OR SUBMITTED CONTENT, ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH CONTRACTORFINDER BY ANY THIRD PARTY, ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM CONTRACTORFINDER, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY DATA, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SUBSTANCE OF CONTRACTORFINDER OR SUBMITTED CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA CONTRACTORFINDER. SERVICEWHALE DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY ANY SERVICE PROVIDER OR THIRD PARTY THROUGH CONTRACTORFINDER OR ANY HYPERLINKED SITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISEMENT. SERVICEWHALE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY PARTY, INCLUDING OTHER USERS AND THIRD PARTIES. AS WITH THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, AND THE PUBLISHING OR POSTING OF ANY MATERIAL THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  • LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

    IN NO EVENT SHOULD SERVICEWHALE, OR ITS RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, ATTORNEYS OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ACCESS TO OR USE OF CONTRACTORFINDER (II) ANY SERVICES OFFERED BY ANY SERVICE PROVIDERS THROUGH CONTRACTORFINDER, (III) AGREEMENTS FORMED OR ARRANGMENTS MADE THROUGH CONTRACTORFINDER OR OUTSIDE OF CONTRACTORFINDER, (IV) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF DATA, MARKS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SUBSTANCE OF CONTRACTORFINDER OR SUBMITTED CONTENT; (V) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (VI) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH CONTRACTORFINDER BY ANY USER OR A THIRD PARTY; (VII) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM CONTRACTORFINDER; (VIII) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY DATA, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SUBSTANCE OF CONTRACTORFINDER OR SUBMITTED CONTENT; (IX) ANY FAILED NEGOTIATIONS FOR A SERVICE, ANY DISPUTES THAT ARISE DURING OR AFTER THE NEGOTIATION IN CONNACTION WITH A SERVICE OR THE FORMATION OF A CONTRACT FOR A SERVICE, OR ANY OTHER DISPUTE THAT ARISES BETWEEN USERS OF CONTRACTORFINDER; (X) ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY; OR (XI) ANY USE OF ANY DATA, MARKS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SUBSTANCE OF CONTRACTORFINDER OR SUBMITTED CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH CONTRACTORFINDER, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT SERVICEWHALE IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHOULD APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

    IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE TOTAL, AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SERVICEWHALE, OR ANY OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED RESPECTIVE PARTIES, ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO CONTRACTORFINDER, AND/OR SUBMITTED CONTENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES ACTUALLY PAID TO SERVICEWHALE BY YOU HEREUNDER.

    YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SERVICEWHALE SHOULD NOT BE LIABLE FOR SUBMITTED CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SERVICEWHALE SHOULD NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OTHER USER OR THIRD PARTY.

    CONTRACTORFINDER MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES THAT ARE NOT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY SERVICEWHALE. SERVICEWHALE DOES NOT HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER, AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, THE CONTENT, TERMS OF USE, PRIVACY POLICIES, OR PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. IN ADDITION, SERVICEWHALE WILL NOT AND CANNOT CENSOR OR EDIT THE CONTENT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU EXPRESSLY RELIEVE SERVICEWHALE FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE. ACCORDINGLY, PLEASE BE ADVISED TO READ THE TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY OF EACH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE THAT YOU VISIT, INCLUDING THOSE DIRECTED BY THE LINKS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE.

    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  • INDEMNTIFICATION AND RELEASE

    YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS SERVICEWHALE, AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND AGENTS, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, OBLIGATIONS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS OR DEBT, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATTORNEYS' FEES) ARISING FROM (I) YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO CONTRACTORFINDER; (II) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS OF USE; (III) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD-PARTY RIGHT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY COPYRIGHT, PROPERTY, PROPRIETARY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR PRIVACY RIGHT; (IV) OR ANY CLAIM THAT YOUR SUBMITTED CONTENT CAUSED DAMAGE TO A THIRD-PARTY. THIS DEFENSE AND INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATION WILL SURVIVE THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND YOUR USE OF CONTRACTORFINDER.

    IF YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ONE OR MORE CONTRACTORFINDER USERS, YOU FOREVER RELEASE SERVICEWHALE (AND ITS OFFICERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND EMPLOYEES) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF CONTRACTORFINDER, ANY SUBMITTED CONTENT, AND/OR SERVICES.

    THE TERMS OF USE, AND ANY RIGHTS AND LICENSES GRANTED HEREUNDER, MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED BY YOU, BUT MAY BE ASSIGNED BY SERVICEWHALE WITHOUT RESTRICTION.

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
    • LICENSES TO DATA AND MARKS

      The content on ContractorFinder (exclusive of all Submitted Content), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Data") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by ServiceWhale, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Other trademarks, names and logos on ContractorFinder are the property of their respective owners.

      Data on ContractorFinder is provided to you “AS IS” for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. ServiceWhale reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to ContractorFinder and the Data. You agree not to use, copy, or distribute, any of the Data other than as expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of Submitted Content obtained through ContractorFinder for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Data for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained thereon. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security features of ContractorFinder or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Data or enforce limitations on use of ContractorFinder or the Data therein.

    • SERVICEWHALE'S LICENSE TO YOU FOR DATA AND MARKS

      ContractorFinder contains ServiceWhale's Data and Marks, which are, or may become, protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and ServiceWhale owns and retains all rights in the ServiceWhale Data and Marks. Subject to these Terms of Use, ServiceWhale hereby grants you a limited, revocable, nontransferable, nonsublicensable license to reproduce and display the ServiceWhale Data (excluding any software source code) solely for your personal use in connection with your use of and access to ContractorFinder. ContractorFinder may also contain Data of other users or licensors, which you should not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell. ServiceWhale reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of ContractorFinder at any time.

    • SUGGESTIONS

      If you send or transmit any communications, comments, questions, suggestions, or related materials to ServiceWhale, whether by letter, email, telephone, or otherwise (collectively, "Suggestions"), suggesting or recommending changes to ContractorFinder, including, without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, all such Suggestions are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby assign all right, title, and interest in, and ServiceWhale is free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Suggestions, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Suggestions. You understand and agree that ServiceWhale is not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Suggestions, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution.

  • MODIFICATIONS AND TERMINATIONS
    • MODIFICATION OR DISCONTINUATION OF WEBSITE

      ServiceWhale reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, ContractorFinder (or any part thereof), including, but not limited to, any fees now or hereafter charged to Service Providers for the use of ContractorFinder, with or without notice and in its sole discretion. You agree that ServiceWhale should not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of ContractorFinder.

    • ACCOUNT TERMINATION BY SERVICEWHALE

      You hereby acknowledge and agree that ServiceWhale, in its sole and absolute discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete, terminate, or deactivate your Account, block your email or IP address, cancel or otherwise terminate your access to ContractorFinder (or any part thereof), or remove and discard any Submitted Content on ContractorFinder ("Termination of Service"), immediately and without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, Account inactivity or if ServiceWhale believes or has reason to believe that you have violated any laws or provision of these Terms of Use.

    • ACCOUNT TERMINATION BY YOU

      You may delete your ContractorFinder Account with or without cause at any time by sending us an email to support@servicewhale.com requesting that your Account is deleted.

    • EFFECTS OF TERMINATION

      Upon termination of your Account, your right to have access or use ContractorFinder will automatically terminate. In the event of termination of your Account, your Account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to your Account or any files or other data contained in your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, residual data may remain in the ServiceWhale system.

      Unless ServiceWhale has previously canceled or terminated your use of or access to ContractorFinder (in which case subsequent notice by ServiceWhale should not be required), if you provided a valid email address during registration, ServiceWhale will notify you via email of any such termination or cancellation, which should be effective immediately upon ServiceWhale's delivery of such notice.

      Upon termination of your Account, the following should occur: all licenses granted to you hereunder will immediately terminate; and you should promptly destroy all copies of ServiceWhale Data, Marks and other content in your possession or control. You further acknowledge and agree that ServiceWhale should not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your use of or access to ContractorFinder. Upon termination of your Account, ServiceWhale retains the right to use any data collected from your use of or access to ContractorFinder for internal analysis and archival purposes, and all related licenses you have granted ServiceWhale hereunder should remain in effect for the foregoing purpose. In no event is ServiceWhale obligated to return any Submitted Content to you.

      You agree to indemnify and hold ServiceWhale, and its shareholders, officers, managers, members, affiliates, successor, assigns, directors, agents, Service Providers, suppliers, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, made by any third-party due to or arising out of the termination of your Account.

      Section E, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7, Sections F through N and Section P should survive the deletion of your Account and the termination of your access to ContractorFinder.

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS
    • NOTICES

      You agree that ServiceWhale may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to these Terms of Use, by email, regular mail, or through ContractorFinder.

    • NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES

      You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms of Use, there should be no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms of Use.

    • FORCE MAJEURE

      Neither ServiceWhale nor you should be liable to the other for any delay or failure in performance under these Terms of Use, other than payment obligations, arising out of a cause beyond its control and without its fault or negligence. Such causes may include, but are not limited to fires, floods, earthquakes, strikes, unavailability of necessary utilities, blackouts, acts of God, acts of declared or undeclared war, acts of regulatory agencies, or national disasters.

    • ENTIRE TERMS OF USE

      These Terms of Use, including any future amendments, should constitute the entire agreement between you and ServiceWhale concerning ContractorFinder. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision should not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which should remain in full force and effect.

      No waiver of any provision of this these Terms of Use should be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and ServiceWhale's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use should not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

    • STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

      You agree that despite any law to the contrary, any cause of action arising out of or related to the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

    • SECTION HEADINGS

      The section headings in the Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

    • DISPUTE RESOLUTION

      If a dispute arises between you and ServiceWhale, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and ServiceWhale hereby agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of these Terms of Use or ContractorFinder in accordance with this Section or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to the filing of a formal lawsuit, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution via e-mail at support@servicewhale.com. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation

    • GOVERNING LAW

      These Terms of Use should be governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without reference to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against ServiceWhale must be resolved by and venued in a court located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the aforesaid courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.