Terms of service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Introduction

 These terms and conditions govern your use of Verified contractor service hereafter “website”; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full.   If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website.  By using this website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

License to use Website

Unless otherwise stated, Verified Contractor Service and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);

 

  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

 

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way, which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Verified Contractor Service express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Verified Contractor Service express written consent.

 Restricted access

If Verified Contractor Service provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or Services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. 

Verified Contractor Service may disable your user ID and password in Verified Contractor Service sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to Verified Contractor Service a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media.  You also grant to Verified Contractor Service the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Verified Contractor Service or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). 

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

Verified Contractor Service reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on Verified Contractor Service servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding Verified Contractor Service rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, Verified Contractor Service does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Verified Contractor Service makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website. 

 

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Verified Contractor Service does not warrant that: this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

Limitations of liability

Verified Contractor Service will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;

for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Verified Contractor Service has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Verified Contractor Service’s liability in respect of any:

death or personal injury caused by Verified Contractor Service’s negligence;

fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Verified Contractor Service; or matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Verified Contractor Service to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

 Indemnity

You hereby indemnify Verified Contractor Service and undertake to keep Verified Contractor Service indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Verified Contractor Service to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Verified Contractor Service legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Verified Contractor Service arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to Verified Contractor Service’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Verified Contractor Service may take such action as Verified Contractor Service deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet Service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

revision of Terms and conditions

Verified Contractor Service may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

Verified Contractor Service may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Verified Contractor Service rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions. 

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Verified Contractor Service in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of CALIFORNIA RESIDENCE, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of California.

Verified Contractor Servicedetails

Verified Contractor Service registered address is 2810 South Bascom ave, San Jose, California 95124

You can contact Verified Contractor Service by email to support@verifiedContractorService.com.

Scope of Services Related to Contractor Search

This website allows a user to enter specific information to search for a Contractor certified through a 14 point certification process. We make no guarantees that we will be able to match your Service needs with a Service professional or that there are Service professionals in your area that are either capable or willing to complete your Service needs. Although Contractors screened we make no guarantees or representations regarding the skills or representations of said Contractors or the quality of the job that he or she may perform.

Quotes provided by Contractors via the website are not contractually binding offers and are for informational purposes only. As such, no contractual arrangement is created based upon the quotes provided to you from Contractors via the website and vice versa. Any contract between user and contractors must be conducted directly between the user and the Contractor outside the website.

Information You Provide to Us. 

By using our Service, you will be required to disclose certain information about yourself and/or your Service requirements. Some of this information will be sent to Contractors who will respond to you. Information provided by contractors will be provided to those requesting a service.  By providing information to us, and/or by submitting a Service request, you are requesting, and you expressly consent to being contacted by us and by Contractors listed on our website via phone, fax, email, mail or other reasonable means, at any of your contact numbers or addresses, even if you are listed on any federal, state, provincial or other applicable “Do Not Call” list, in order that we may provide the Services set forth on our site,

contrcator Pre Screening.

Every A+ Certified applicant must be a licensed Contractor with verified credentials in good standing.

The Contractor must have practiced the designated profession in his or her own state for minimum of 5 years.

Contractors apply for A+Certified status by providing the required licensing, insurance, and other background information including contact information for a minimum of 10 past and current customers.

Verified Contractor Service is an independent third party company that will review the background information for accuracy and then contact the Contractors customer and ask a series of questions that will determine if the Contractor will approve to become A+Certified.

 Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of all Warranties

VERIFIED CONTRACTOR SERVICEEXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED RELATING TO THE PRESCREENING PROCESS, CRITERIA, PROCEDURES, OR INFORMATION OBTAINED OR PRESENTED IN THE PRESCREENING PROCESS OR DISCLOSURES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, OR THAT THE SCREENING OR VERIFICATION PROCEDURES OR STANDARDS ARE SUFFICIENT OR THAT THE INFORMATION RECEIVED IN THESE SCREENING OR VERIFICATION PROCEDURES IS ACCURATE,

 

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL VERIFIED CONTRACTOR SERVICEBE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD-PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE APPLICATION), HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY) AND EVEN IF VERIFIED CONTRACTOR SERVICEHAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

 Ownership of copyright

The copyright in this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material on this website) is owned by Verified Contractor Service and its licensors.

Copyright license

Verified Contractor Service grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to:

view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;

copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and print pages from this website for your own personal and non-commercial use.

Verified Contractor Service does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website.   In other words, all other rights are reserved.

For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without Verified Contractor Service prior written permission.  

Data mining

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.

Permissions

You may request permission to use the copyright materials on this website by writing to support@verifiedContractorService.com.

Enforcement of copyright

Verified Contractor Service takes the protection of its copyright very seriously.

If Verified Contractor Service discovers that you have used its copyright materials in contravention of the license above, Verified Contractor Service may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials.  You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.

If you become aware of any use of Verified Contractor Service copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the license above, please report this by email to support@verifiedContractorService.com.

Infringing material

If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your or any other person’s copyright, please report this by email to support@verifiedContractorService.com.

 

   PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

Your privacy is important to Verified Contractor Service.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Verified Contractor Service collects, and the ways in which Verified Contractor Service uses that personal information.

Using personal information

Verified Contractor Service may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website Services;
  • publish information about you on the website;
  • send to you products that you purchase;
  • supply to you Services that you purchase;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

 

Where Verified Contractor Service discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-Contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-Contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, Verified Contractor Service may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

Verified Contractor Service will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Verified Contractor Service will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.

 Cross-border data transfers

Information that Verified Contractor Service collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which Verified Contractor Service operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

 Updating this statement

Verified Contractor Service may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

RETENTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION: 

Personally identifiable information will be stored on secured servers.

STATEMENT OF POSSIBLE TRANSFEREES: 

Information we collect about you will not be disclosed by us to any other party in a form that would identify you.

STATEMENT OF RIGHTS OF ACCESS AND CORRECTION: 

You have the right to request access to and correction of information about you held by us.

NOTICE OF CONTACT PERSON TO REQUEST ACCESS OR CORRECTION:

If you wish to access or correct your personal data held by us, please e-mail support@verifiedcontractor.com

ACCURACY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

You should include information on your policies on the retention of personally identifiable information. In particular, in general terms how long such information is retained. In addition, if you provide an on-line facility that allows a user to delete his or her personally identifiable information held by you, give details of this and how it is done.

SECURITY 

Verified Contractor Service takes all necessary reasonable steps to maintain the security, privacy and accuracy of all data we collect. Despite these steps we offer no warranty against third parties breaching security or any other unauthorised access to the data. Despite our efforts, no security measures are impenetrable. To assist with the integrity of data protection take steps to keep your password confidential and do not disclose it to any other person. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.
THIRD PARTY DISCLOSURE

Verified Contractor Service assumes no liability for the actions of Service Providers or other third parties. Any information provided directly to any other users or third parties is at your own risk. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third-parties without your consent.

Verified Contractor Service will not knowingly share the personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Service with third-parties, except as provided herein. We may share personally identifiable information as follows:

1.  With vendors, consultants, and other Service providers (“Service Providers”) working with us in connection with the operation of the Service;

2. With your explicit consent to share information with a Third Party;

3. In an aggregated or anonymized form;

4. When necessary comply with legal processes or to respond to lawful requests or legal authorities including, but not limited to, responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;

5. When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of VERIFIED CONTRACTOR SERVICE, our users, our employees, copyright owners, third-parties or the public including, but not limited to, protecting Verified Contractor Service or our users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful use of the Service;

6. To enforce or apply this Policy, the Terms, or our other policies or agreements; and

7. In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personally identifiable information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the business assets of VERIFIED CONTRACTOR SERVICE.

CONSENT

By using the Service, information you provide will be available to other users and in some cases may be publicly available (with the exception of personally identifiable information, which shall not become publicly available, unless such personally identifiable information is shared by you as part of a review, photo submission or other similar method)

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Links to other websites may be provided in conjunction with the Service. Any personally identifiable information divulged through those links to third-parties is subject to that third-party’s privacy policy. This Policy does not apply to such linked websites as such we are not responsible for the privacy and security practices these websites.

 OPT OUT

You may “opt out” of receiving marketing or promotional emails from us by request. To opt out follow the instructions within said emails or contact us at support@verifiedContractorService.com. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your account or our ongoing business relations.

Other websites

This website may contain links to other websites.

Verified Contractor Service is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Contact VERIFIED CONTRACTOR SERVICE

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or Verified Contractor Service treatment of your personal information, please write email support@verifiedcontractorservice.com.

 About cookies

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Verified Contractor Service use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

 Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.