Terms of Service
All content copyright © 1999 Contractor Websites™
All rights reserved
ATTENTION: This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the web site under the domain name ContractorWebsites.com (“Site”) and to any correspondence by e-mail between Contractor Websites and any User (as defined below). Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using the Site. Use of the Site indicates that you accept these terms and conditions regardless of whether you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use this Site.
The Site and all information contained within it is not intended to be used in place of legal advice. Furthermore, the site is not a “Referral” network, it is a Directory Listing. Users must use due-diligence when using and fully background check any persons or companies they are considering hiring or contacting.
These terms and conditions (“User Terms”) apply to all persons who access the Site (“User”). By accessing the Site, each User acknowledges acceptance of these terms and conditions. Contractor Websites (“Contractor Websites”) reserves the right to change these User Terms from time to time at its sole discretion without prior notification. Any change will be deemed to take effect twenty-four (24) hours after posting on the Site and will be deemed to be accepted by Users who continue to access the Site thereafter. In the case of any violation of these User Terms, Contractor Websites reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations.
- Ownership and Copyright.
2.1 All documents, information, or materials (“Information”) on the Site are protected by copyright and, unless indicated otherwise, always remain the property of Contractor Websites. Subject to paragraph 2.2 below, no portion of the Information on the Site may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from Contractor Websites. Visitors or users are not permitted to modify, distribute, publish, transmit or create derivative works of any material found on this site for any public or commercial purposes.
2.2 Users shall be permitted to reproduce the information on this Site (but not the computer source or object code or any part thereof, copy or use of which is strictly forbidden) for the purposes of the Users own personal research or private study.). This permission is granted on the basis that: –
(a) no text or related graphics are modified in any way;
(b) no graphics are used separately from the corresponding text; and
(c) All text and graphics are to be clearly and conspicuously marked with Contractor Websites copyright notice as follows: “Copyright © Contractor Websites. (https://ContractorWebsites.com)”
2.3 If any User breaches any term of this paragraph 2 his permission to use the Site automatically terminates and he must destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Site immediately.
2.4 Any rights not expressly granted in these User Terms are reserved.
3.1 The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of Contractor Websites or other third parties. Users are not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of Contractor Websites or such third party (as appropriate).
3.2 Any use by Contractor Websites of third-party Marks on the Site does not imply any sponsorship or endorsement on the part of Contractor Websites of the products and/or services to which those Marks relate. Such Marks are only used by Contractor Websites to identify the products and/or services of their respective owners.
- No Warranty.
Contractor Websites makes no warranty or representation as to the suitability of the Information contained or referred to in, or accessible from, the Site (“Site Information”), for any purpose. All Site Information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. The Site Information could include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein; these changes may be incorporated in new editions of the Site at any time without notice. Contractor Websites expressly disclaims liability for any errors or omissions in the Site Information contained or referred to in, or accessible from, the Site or any website linked to or from the Site.
- Disclosure; Forward-Looking Statements.
Some of the information on the Site may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Contractor Websites or companies which exhibit on the Site. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions, and that actual events or results may differ materially.
6. Links To and From Third Party Sites.
6.1 Links to third party websites on the Site are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Site. Contractor Websites has not reviewed all of these third-party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. Contractor Websites therefore do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
6.2 Any User may create links to the Site on the basis that he links to, but does not replicate, the home page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:
(a) he does not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the Contractor Websites logo;
(b) he does not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Site;
(c) he does not in any way imply that Contractor Websites is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
(d) he does not misrepresent his relationship with Contractor Websites nor present any other false information about Contractor Websites;
(e) he does not otherwise use any Contractor Websites trademarks displayed on the Site without express written permission from Contractor Websites;
(f) he does not link from a website that is not owned by him; and
(g) his website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
6.3 Contractor Websites expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in paragraph 6.2 for breach of the User Terms or of any other terms and conditions (including those relating to exhibitors) which govern a User, and to take any action it deems appropriate.
6.4 Each User shall fully indemnify Contractor Websites for any loss or damage suffered by Contractor Websites or any of its group companies for breach of paragraph 6.2.
7.1 Each registration is for a single User only. Contractor Websites does not permit Users to share their usernames or passwords with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.
7.2 It is the Users’ responsibility to keep their password and username secure and not to disclose them to third parties for any purpose. Contractor Websites accepts no responsibility for any actions caused by a User disclosing his password and/or usernames to third parties.
- Limitation of Liability
8.1 Contractor Websites and its officers, directors, shareholders or agents exclude any liability for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damage, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts or loss or damage arising from or connected in any way to business interruption and whether in tort, contract or otherwise) in connection with the use or inability to use or the results of use of the Site or any web site linked to or from the Site, including but not limited to viruses that may infect your computer hardware or software.
8.2 Nothing in these User Terms shall exclude or limit Contractor Websites’ liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, fraud or any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
- Service Access
9.1 While Contractor Websites endeavors to ensure that the Site is normally available 24 hours a day, Contractor Websites shall not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time for any period.
9.2 Access to the Site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of Contractor Websites.
- Visitor Material and Conduct
10.2 Users are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any material:
(a) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
(b) for which that User has not obtained all necessary licenses and/or approvals; or
(c) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
(d) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
10.3 No User may misuse the Site (including, without limitation, by hacking).
10.4 Contractor Websites will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Contractor Websites to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of paragraphs 10.2 or 10.3 above.
11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These User Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of United States and the parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Orange County, California Courts.
This legal notice applies to any person who purchases or wishes to purchase a Website, SEO or Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing, or any other service whether paid for free by us or any of our third-party services (“Purchaser”) which is available on the web site under the domain name ContractorWebsites.com (“Site”) and to any correspondence by e-mail, phone, Skype or any other form of communications, between Contractor Websites™ (“CW”) and any Purchaser. Please read these Purchaser Terms carefully before using the Site. Use of the Site as a Purchaser indicates that you accept these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these Purchaser Terms, Please do not use the Site as a Purchaser.
- PAYMENT TERMS FOR Website, SEO or any Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing, or any other service whether paid or free PURCHASES
2.1 Our services which are made available to all persons who access the Site (“Users”) (“Services”) can be ordered either by email, by telephone, or by forms on our website.
2.2 Payment for a Website, SEO, or any Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing, or any other service whether paid for free which is ordered via PayPal at the time the order is placed in real-time. Payment for a Website, SEO or any Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing or any other service whether paid for free shall be made via PayPal. Contractor Websites will not be obliged to provide a copy of any relevant Website, SEO or any Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing, or any other service whether paid for free until payment is received in full.
2.3 All fees quoted are exclusive to the USA.
2.4 In the event of non-payment for a Website, SEO, or any Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing, or any other service whether paid for free under any circumstances the User will be responsible for all costs incurred by Contractor Websites including without limitation any legal fees incurred. Invoices not paid within thirty days of the invoice date shall be subject to interest at 15% per annum above the USA base rate.
3.1 Services shall be delivered by via the Contractor Websites Website or any other venue we choose.
3.2 The date of delivery will be determined by Contractor Websites and will vary upon the scope of work and a timely response by the client/user to supply their content and info. Once User completes their tasks, the Website, SEO or any Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing, or any other service whether paid or free listing shall go live immediately and will be pending admin final approval.
- RETURNS & REFUNDS
4.1 We unfortunately cannot accept returns of products once they have been delivered. Refunds will not normally be offered; however, all refund requests will be judged on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the management. Please be sure to read all available information about a Website, SEO, or Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing, or any other service whether paid or free before you place your order. If you have any questions about a Website, SEO, any Marketing or Branding Service, Directory Listing or any other service whether paid for free coverage or relevance simply contact us for assistance.
5.1 No part of any publication may be reproduced, abstracted, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without written consent of the publisher.
5.2 The publication is provided ‘as is’. No actions including proposals to or agreements with other companies should be taken by any reader without obtaining specific business or legal advice. Neither the publisher nor the author accepts any liability for any actions or activities undertaken by any reader or other third party because of the review of any publication or for any errors or omissions therein. The client is fully responsible for the content they provide us and is published. This includes all stolen content from other websites.
5.3 Any failure by any party to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these Purchase Terms shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement of any such right.
5.4 These Purchase Terms represent the entire understanding between Contractor Websites and the User/client in relation to their subject matter and supersede all other agreements or representations made by either of us whether oral or written.
5.5 If any part of these Purchase Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
- LAW AND JURISDICTION
6.1 The parties agree that the Courts of Orange County, CA shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute that may arise out of or in connection with these terms.
WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT, HOSTING FEES & WEBSITE OWNERSHIP
- “Hosting Fee” – The hosting fee is the entire fee due per month to keep the website live. This fee includes at the minimum the following: (design and build of the website, hosting, site monitoring, up to 30 minutes or 1 incident per month of changes (not new pages or content).
7.1 Website Ownership | Contractor Websites owns the website (including all supplied content) as we build it for free (subscription payment to start building the website). The actual purchase price is listed on the pricing page if purchasing it is wanted by the client. If you should decide that you want to take the website to another host, we will release it once the purchase price is paid and cleared.
7.2 During the website development process the client must reply and supply fully in a timely manner in order to keep the process moving. A timely manner is interpreted as 24 hours. Partial replies are to be considered as “not replying at all”. If we encounter this, Contractor Websites would be forced to move on to other projects and return to this one when our workflow permits.
7.3 “Content” – The client is to provide Contractor Websites with all content unless other arrangements have been made. All conent must be unique and not copied, borrowed, or stolen from another website. All images must be owned by the client or purchased from a royalty-free third party. If we receive any copyright notifications regarding your content, it will be quickly dealt with and could mean taking the website offline until remedied. Furthermore, Google will penalize the website for “duplicate content” and your website will be hit with a penalty and will not rank in the search engines.
7.4 PAGE – The definition of a page is a standard-size web page, with text of 500 – 1500 words and two photos. We reserve the right to charge extra for larger pages.
By choosing to use our website, you agree to our purchase terms whether you purchase or not. If you do not agree with these terms, please leave the website and do not use them.