Terms Of Use



Introduction

By using or accessing Qahootz sites, tools, services or applications (collectively “Services”), you agree to the following terms, which essentially are meant to facilitate a safe, fair and productive experience.


Acceptance

The Services rendered at Qahootz are subject to all terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Use including the Privacy Policy and any other policies or procedures published throughout the site. We may modify or replace the Terms of Use at any time based on our sole discretion. The continued use of our services constitutes the acceptance of any such changes and the responsibility to periodically check for updated Terms of Use on the Qahootz site. The Terms of Use applies to all users of Qahootz including those that access content without registration. We reserve the right to change, suspend or discontinue any of the Services offered at Qahootz at any time without cause or notice.


General Conduct

As a Qahootz user, you will not:

  • use profane language, hate speech or threats in any area of the Qahootz site.
  • post fraudulent data, misrepresent facts or use inaccurate, misleading information.
  • designate projects with irrelevant company types or mischaracterize the type of business of registered companies.
  • submit third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material
  • post content in unintended areas.
  • send spam or unsolicited bulk messages through any means of communication provided by Qahootz or Qahootz members.
  • create a company profile if you are not a leader of the company with the authority to make the decision to represent the company on Qahootz or if you have not been given permission by an individual or group of individuals with such said authority.
  • impersonate any individual or entity
  • engage in any use of our Services if you are under the age of 18.
  • violate any laws, Qahootz policies or the rights of Qahootz members.
  • fail to completely deliver on an accepted bid unless the project creator has agreed to otherwise.
  • submit unclear, poorly produced, improper, incomplete, non-specific or grammatically incorrect projects or bids as solely determined by Qahootz.
  • circumvent or manipulate our fee structure or billing process or fail to pay fees due.
  • transfer a company profile to another company unless such companies have become one entity by means of an acquisition or merger.
  • manipulate our ratings system or implement any strategy to artificially raise endorsement counts.
  • distribute any technologies that will harm our Services or the interests or property of Qahootz members or users.
  • implement software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of Qahootz or any third party.
  • distributeunsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters.
  • runMaillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or "spam" on Qahootz.
  • take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Qahootz in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of Services or that of any our third parties.
  • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of Qahootz or any activities conducted on Qahootz.
  • bypass any measures Qahootzmay use to prevent or restrict access to our services.
  • use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any page of the Qahootz site.
  • decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of Qahootz.
  • modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of Qahootz.
  • copy, modify or distribute Qahootz content or content provided by Qahootz members or content provided by third parties.
  • collect or store information about Qahootz members without their consent.
  • copy, modify or distribute rights to Qahootz copyrights, patents and trademarks or those of Qahootz members.
  • infringe on the intellectual property of Qahootz or that of Qahootz members.


Protection

We reserve the right to take actions toward preventing and/or penalizing user misconduct or violations of the Terms of Use or any misuse as determined solely by Qahootz at any time. Such actions include but are not limited to deletion, editing, reformatting or translation of any content including user submitted projects, suspension or termination of company accounts or individual access, forfeiture of the ability to accept any number of bids, removal of bids, and/or adjustment of endorsements.


Content

The Qahootz site contains content provided by Qahootz, Qahootz users and Qahootz partners that may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other rights and laws. All users will abide by such protections. Qahootz grants each user worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use and reproduce content appearing on the Qahootz site, solely for personal, non-commercial use. Qahootz will not have any ownership rights over user submitted content. We want to be able to market our Services on behalf of all users to further improve the user experience. You grant us non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferrable use of all content posted in relation to your company for use in our Services or elsewhere for the purpose as determined solely by Qahootz of compelling additional individuals or companies to use Qahootz.You agree to allow Qahootz to edit, use, reproduce, excerpt, translate, reformat or modify any submitted content including trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos, and similar proprietary rights in order to perform any and all actions necessary for the purpose of marketing the services of Qahootz through any media. You shall pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity if you submit content that violates any third-party copyrighted material or proprietary right.


Receiving Bids

Joining Qahootz and browsing the site is free. However, we do charge for the ability to receive bids on projects. We reserve the right to permanently or temporarily change our pricing. All fees are shown and will be charged in US dollars and are subject to the addition of applicable taxes. All fees are non-refundable.


Liability

You will not hold Qahootz responsible for the actions or inactions of Qahootz users. Qahootz will not be responsible for errors, omissions,copyright compliance, falsehoods, decency, accuracy, legality or misrepresentations in any content on the site or linked through the site. While we encourage companies to be truthful and exercise proper business ethics and while we monitor the site to maintain responsible behavior, we cannot guarantee that all companies will follow the rules in this agreement. You accept that Qahootz is not required to take any action with reference to any of the following: who accesses Qahootz; what content is accessed through the site; the effects, provocations or interpretations of any content accessed through the site. You agree to not hold Qahootz liable for having or not having content on the site.Qahootz maintains no responsibility to monitor any activity on the site. Qahootz does not warrant that defects or errors will be corrected or that any content is free of harmful technologies. You understand that Qahootz cannot and does not guarantee confidentiality or privacy. Qahootz will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other content stored on Qahootz equipment or that of our partners, transmitted over networks accessed by the site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.


Indemnification

You shall indemnify and hold harmless Qahootz from all liabilities, claims and expenses that arise from your use or misuse of Qahootz in any way. Qahootz maintains the right to control how the company will defend against any such liability or claim and you will assist and support the company in doing so.