Terms & Privacy
Grebids.com Terms of Service (TOS)
The terms, You, User, Users, Poster, Poster's, Posting, Posting's s refers to anyone using accessing our website or services. The terms, We, Us, Grebids and our, refer to Grebids.com. If this site is used by you in any way you automatically agree to our terms and services. We may update, change or modify our tos (terms of service) at anytime as we see fit, effective immediately when this updated document is posted. We advise that you do check the terms of service from time to time. Your use of the Grebids.com web site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, restrictions and notices. Users are classified as Posters of Projects, Products, Employment Opportunities, Freelancers, Employees or Advertisers. The terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Grebids.com. If you do not agree with the terms of services you must leave the site and cancel any services, products, or projects you have with Grebids.com.
We offer services to persons only of legal age (18 Years of Age) in the law’s eyes and as recognized in our required registration. All users must have a valid credit card to use www.grebids.com, so that payments for usage can be made. Laws may be different in other provinces so please review your local laws before using. If you are not of legal age please refrain from using our site and services. You agree to provide true and accurate information. Your password and user id are to be kept in confidentiality by you and you are responsible for any information or content posted using your account. Grebids may close your account if any illegal content is posted by you under your user id. Grebids is not responsible for the posting of any content by any user and does not condone or agree to any content posted by any users whatsoever. You acknowledge that Grebids may pre-screen at its own discretion your content posted and may remove any content without notice that it deems infringes on the terms of service and/or it deems inappropriate for grebids.com. You indemnify and hold grebids.com and its affiliates, officers or associations of any sort from any claim or demand or legal fees resulting from any content you submit or make available through your user account as a result of your violation of the TOS or other legalities.
This web site is operated by Grebids Inc. (the “Company”). The Company is committed to protecting your privacy, and supports a general policy of openness about how it collects, uses and discloses your personal information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Ontario).
When you visit certain areas of this web site you may be asked for personal information such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. The intended use of such information is specified at the portion of the site where the information is collected and shall be collected in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Ontario). However, no personal information about you shall be collected and used without your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and upon reasonable notice to the Company.
The Company also collects aggregated or non-personal information to track data such as the total number of visits to this web site or the number of visitors to each web page, the number of users and topics of discussion in the forums, the number of visitors to a particular advertisement or for any feature available at www.grebids.com. This information shall remain in aggregated form and may be used to understand how visitors use this web site and for market research. Grebids Inc. may set and access cookies on your computer or this may be done by some of our advertisers. When we receive requests for support from users, you give permission for grebids to contact you using to contact information you provided in your request or at the time of registration.
From time to time we may conduct voluntary customer service surveys. We use this information to improve our quality of service, to assist or advertisers or to assist another objective which we will make apparent to you when a survey is conducted in the fine print area. Other possible transfers of personal information without consent will be in the event that the is involved in a sale of its assets or a merger to another company and you agree to allow this exchange. This enables both grebids the ability to sell its assets at anytime while allowing you to seamlessly continue to use grebids.com without Interruption.
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Description of Services
Grebids.com connects Project, Product and Employment Posters with Freelancers globally. All users are granted access to the many features found at www.grebids.com, which include, but are not limited to, communication tools, forums, message boards, the ability to Post Projects, Products and Employment Opportunities, the ability to bid on Projects, Products and Employment opportunities, personalized content including portfolio areas and portfolio management options, newsletters, global news feeds, advertisements and numerous other features and services. Grebids may remove or add any additional features as it sees fit and as it seems appropriate to their business models without the consent of users at anytime. The main page also allows for up to 50 sponsored banner advertisements. Advertisements are necessary to reduce user fees and costs of service. You agree that grebids.com is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings with either advertisers, freelancers, or any user.
We reserve the right to decline memberships or ban members from our site if we feel they have violated any part of the terms of service. Members who are in violation of our the terms of service will be immediately deactivated.
Commissions & Fees
Commission composition can be found on the faqs page of the Grebids.com web site. You may not partner with any other Grebids.com user to share/transfer or avoid commissions. Such activities will result in the deactivation of your accounts and may include legal ramifications. Commission fees are preset as follows: A 5% fee will be charged to all freelancers for the total amount of the posting awarded as well as a $5 fee to freelancers for all Projects, Products or Employment Postings. All posters can post a standard listing free and will incur a $5 fee when selecting a bid. All Project and Product postings include a 28 day listing. All Employment Postings are $24.95 for a 90 day listing. Any other fees related reflect any additional services/features purchased at the time of posting.
You are strictly prohibited from attempting to discuss the fee for a project with another member directly, outside of Grebids.com, after that project has been created / opened, and before that project has been closed. This also applies to transactions that have been closed without choosing a bid and then contacting them anyway. Both parties are responsible for notifying Grebids.com if pricing changes after the completion or acceptance to a bid. This will be considered an attempt to avoid the commissions. We will absolutely not tolerate any of this activity on Grebids.com.
Grebids Contractual Relationship
Grebids.com is owned by Grebids Inc. Your account, money held and payments with Grebids.com are processed and managed by Grebids Inc. and via its secured TD CanadaTrust onlinemart.ca payment gateway that is powered by Beanstream and includes credit card verification.
If a user requests to withdraw funds, grebids.com charges a $5 processing fee. All payments will be mailed to the registered address at time of registration within 14 business days. Any money stated in this tos, and / or anywhere on the site will be charged in Canadian Dollars. Grebids.com reserves the right to cancel any payment of withdraws or payments made if fraudulent activities are or were suspected. Any money received from an account having made a fraudulent deposit will be reversed immediately. If in a fake payment situation a withdrawal has already been processed, you will be expected to return the money to your Grebids.com account or face account termination and any other remedies available to Grebids.com to recover its money.
Grebids.com requires you to make all payments to Grebids.com. You understand and agree that Grebids.com will not hold money delivered to Grebids.com from Users for the purchase and sale of Services in a separate account, but may commingle and deposit such money with other money to be paid to other Users and with money of Grebids.com in any account, at any institution, or in any other manner Grebids.com may decide in its sole discretion from time to time. In addition, you understand that such commingled money could be used to pay other Users and by Grebids.com for general corporate purposes or otherwise, provided that Grebids.com will remain contractually obligated to make payment to you, for any deposits balances you have as a user of Grebids.com.
You acknowledge that:
Grebids.com is not a financial institution in any way, shape, or form;
The amounts shown as on deposit, in a User account are not segregated into a separate account but represent unsecured, uninsured or guaranteed obligations of Grebids.com to the User with respect to the postings of Projects, Products and Employment through Grebids.com;
Grebids.com is not acting as a trustee or fiduciary with respect to these deposits;
Your non transferable deposit available balance can only be used for listing fees and commissions.
Payments between users for products, projects, employment, services or any other purpose are not guaranteed by grebids.com.
Taxes are applicable to listing fees and are included in quoted listing fees and commissions.
Grebids.com offers Dispute Resolution Services are offered to all registered users. You agree and acknowledge that:
Grebids.com is not providing legal services;
Grebids.com will not advise you regarding any legal matters.
If you desire to have legal counsel, you will seek independent legal counsel licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction and not rely on Grebids.com for any such counsel.
Grebids.com report violation system is designed to allow users to receive listing fees or commission refunds in the event a user does not follow through with a listing as agreed on by both parties. The resolution process is available to help recover listing fees or commissions paid only.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Grebids.com and any of our affiliates against any damages or liability you may suffer as a result of using our services.
Grebids recommends that users pay for bids using credit cards, escrow.com or any other such services where payments are more secure, but does not accept any responsibilities for any agreements regardless of payment methods used by either users. We recommend you take all precautions during the exchange of funds.
We are not involved in any transactions between you and any other users of Grebids.com. If you have a dispute with any other users of the Site, you hereby release Grebids.com from any and all claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, related to such a dispute.
Grebids.com's resolution process allows the Parties to settle disputes through the Grebids.com's Web Site software. The software compares the Parties' offers and demands. Each Party will have the opportunity to settle the dispute. If both parties agree, the sum is then refunded or the settlement is recognized. If they do not agree, you may escalate to have Grebids.com serve as your arbitrator. During this time, the Parties are encouraged to continue to negotiate an amicable settlement. In the event that the Parties reach a settlement, the Party which initiated the Dispute Resolution shall notify Grebids.com of such settlement, and Grebids.com shall terminate the dispute. You agree that the decision of Grebids.com, acting as an arbitrator during our rendering of the Dispute Resolution Services, shall be final and binding. Grebids.com offers the Resolution Services only relating to listings fees and commissions levied, not any fees or monies paid for a project, product, or employment.
If you are using our site you agree that you will not post your email to the site anywhere, except in the "e-mail" field of the signup form, or when asked by Grebids.com. There should be no need to give anyone your e-mail address. It is automatically provided if you choose a "Featured Posting". This does not only apply to e-mail addresses, but to all methods of communication, including phone, Skype, MSN Messenger, any other communication service or method outside of Grebids.com for the purposes of completing transactions or any other communication outside of Grebids.com
Contact Information Exchanges
You are prohibited from making direct contact with another member, unless it's for a featured posting of a project, employment or a product you have been awarded to, or you have chosen. This includes giving out your e-mail address, phone number, or any other method of contact outside of this site. Grebids.com provides you with message boards, which should be sufficient for all your communication needs. The only exception to this is on "Featured" postings. If a project has the "Featured" graphic on it, that means the Buyer has paid a flat fee in advance, and you ARE allowed to provide contact information in the message board.
NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IS TO BE POSTED AT WWW.GREBIDS.COM
Users Content & Usability
Users are solely responsible for content or any other information they post or make available at Grebids.com. Users understands and agree to the following:
Grebids.com is only acting as a venue for the online distribution and publication of User content. However, no warranties as to the actual distribution or publication of User content are made or implied.
Grebids.com has the right (but no obligation) to take any action deemed appropriate with respect to User content if it is believed that such content may create liability for Grebids.com, harm its business operation, services or reputation.
Users will not infringe upon or misappropriate any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right or proprietary right or right of publicity or privacy;
Will not violate any law or regulation;
Will not be defamatory;
Will not be obscene or contain child pornography;
Will not include incomplete, false or inaccurate information about User or any other individual;
Will not contain any viruses or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, secretly intercept or confiscate any system, data or personal information.
By submitting User content to Grebids.com, you hereby grant to Grebids.com a worldwide, continuous, binding, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify, display, and perform User content, under all User intellectual property and proprietary rights worldwide.
Users are prohibited from advertising their website on Grebids.com. Any URL posted in a bid, project description, or the message board, must relate to a project on Grebids.com.
Bids must equal the total amount to be charged or paid, or salary as per employment guidelines.
Agree to pay featured or other fees in the posting page should you have chosen to opt-in for additional features.
Compliance with all Grebids.com's policies and tos.
Grebids.com "Dont's" include:
Reorganize any of the content on Grebids.com.
False or Misleading Postings
Posting descriptions that, in the judgment and discretion of Grebids.com, are inappropriate to Grebids.com's audience, viewers, or visitors in the judgment and discretion of Grebids.com.
Redistribute any of the content on Grebids.com, or the reproduction of web pages and content.
Contact users to bypass fees from Grebids.com
Engage in personal attacks, defamation or unfair criticism.
Create multiple user accounts to avoid fees, suspension or bad ratings on Grebids.com.
At Grebids Inc. we take your privacy very serious and we undertake all measures possible to keep your information safe. We collect your personal information when you register to become a user or when you opt-in for contests, sweepstakes or newsletters or for any of our services. Your personal information will be processed by Grebids.com in order to fulfill the agreement with you, perform delivery of services and or products. Furthermore, we will process your personal information for marketing of campaigns, offers, new products or services. Your personal information may also be transferred between Grebids.com and any associated entity within the Grebids Inc.
Grebids Inc. collects information about transactions and user activities as we may use this data about your actions for advertising, to improve web platform, market research purposes or for other business, corporate and industry analysis, and may share this data with partners or other agencies. Should you choose to recall your consent, and such recall should make our performance or other obligations difficult, we reserve the right to immediately terminate the agreement. Grebids.com discloses sensitive personal information only if required to comply with legal obligations or with your consent. In the future, Grebids Inc, may collect other information as it relates to IP addresses and cookie information from a page that you may have requested. When information sharing is present it is only conducted between trusted parties that have agreed to confidentiality agreements and we take every step to ensure the security of your data and information. We may also share information about you if Grebids.com or Grebids Inc. is acquired or merged with another company. This will allow you to remain an active user seamlessly through such events.
Grebids.com and Grebids are trademarks of Grebids Inc.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER THE RELEVANT LAWS GREBIDS.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITIES FOR ANY LOSS, CLAIM, DAMAGE OR PENALTY A USER SUFFERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE GREBIDS.COM WEBSITE. GREBIDS.COM MAKES NO GUARANTEE, INDEMNITY OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN RESPECT TO THE USE OF THE GREBIDS.COM WEBSITE.
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these User Terms shall be governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada. You and Grebids.com irreversibly submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts. If any of the provisions of these terms and conditions of service are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision may be removed and the remaining provisions will be enforced.