Terms Of Service
The following Terms of Service, which include the guideline, policy or content displayed on the Website, are a legally binding contractual agreement between you and Zeepal. By visiting or using the services available from the domain and sub-domains of Zeepal, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Service. We reserve the right to revise these Terms of Service and all linked information from time to time in our sole discretion by updating this posting or any linked information. Unless otherwise provided in such revision, the revised terms will take effect when they are posted.
Zeepal is an online marketplace that allows to buyers and sellers to chat with each other. Zeepal enables buyers of professional services (“Employers”) to search for, enter into and manage transactions with providers of professional services. The Website contains features that enable Zeepals and Employers to do, among other things, the following:
Employers: Create profiles, post projects, search for Zeepals, communicate with Zeepals, negotiate with Zeepals, award projects to Zeepals, manage projects, leave feedback for Zeepals, and pay Zeepals.
Zeepals: Create profiles, advertise capabilities, submit quotes, negotiate with Employers, obtain project awards, invoice, obtain feedback from Employers, and receive payment from Employers.
We also provide Registered Users with certain services described in, and subject to, these Terms of Service (as further defined below, the “Services”). We may add, delete or modify some or all of such Services at any time at our sole discretion with reasonable notice posted in advance on the Website.
1. Eligibility. To access our services through our website, you must be a legal entity, or an individual of eighteen (18) years of age or older who can form legally binding contracts. To become a Registered User, you must accept all of the terms and conditions in, incorporated by reference in, and linked to, these Terms of Service. By becoming a Registered User, you agree to: (1) abide by the Terms of Service and the processes, procedures, and guidelines described throughout the Website; (2) be financially responsible for your use of the Website and the purchase or delivery of services.
2. Registration. To become a Registered User and to access Services you must register for an Account. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as prompted by the registration form and all forms you access on the Website, and to update this information to maintain its truthfulness, accuracy and completeness.
Zeepal.com reserves the right to terminate the participation of any User without reason but expressly including any User that Zeepal.com judges to be in violation of the User Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, Zeepal.com may terminate the participation of a User if we think that they are creating problems, legal liabilities, engaging in fraudulent, or for other similar reasons.
When you enter into a transaction, you create a legally binding contract with another User, unless the transaction is prohibited by law or by this User Agreement.
You are responsible for ensuring that you comply with your obligations to other Users. If you do not, you may become liable to that User(s). You must ensure that you are aware of any domestic laws, international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations relevant to you as an Employer or Zeepal, or in any other uses you make of the Site.
If another user breaches any obligation to you, you are solely responsible for enforcing any rights that you may have. For the avoidance of doubt, Zeepal.com has no responsibility for enforcing any User rights.
Zeepal offers a wide range of tools, content, products, services, benefits, and other resources on the Site of particular interest to Zeepals and to enable Zeepals to effectively maintain their professions, careers and businesses. All these Services are for use under a non-transferable, non-exclusive and non-assignable license under these terms and conditions of use. You have not the right to sell, copy or otherwise exploit for commercial purpose services access to this service.
Our Site acts as an online venue to allow users to offer and buy professional services. As a result you acknowledge and agree that Zeepal.com has no control over the quality or legality of the professional services provided by Users on our Site, or the ability of Zeepals to provide the services or the employers to pay for the services. We do not guarantee that a user will actually complete the professional services or act lawfully in using the Site.
Some of the content provided at the Site may relate to various subjects such as information pertaining to legal matters, financial matters, health matters, and other matters for which the content of is provided in an advisory nature. This information is provided solely for informational and general non-advisory purposes. If desired, Users should use their own efforts to confirm such information with a professional(s) in the pertinent field(s). All of the information that Zeepal.com provides should not be considered professional, medical, legal, technical, or any other discipline-specific advice.
All fees will be assessed in US dollars. Your Account and all transactions are made and displayed in US dollars unless otherwise specified.
Zeepal.com earns fees for creating, hosting, maintaining, and providing the Site, and for all Services delivered by Zeepal.com that are accessible through the Site and to cover expenses and fees Zeepal.com incurs to banks, credit card companies, PayPal, and payment processors. After deducting such amounts, Zeepal.com transfers the remaining payment amount to the Zeepal.
You are responsible for paying any taxes, including any goods and services or value added taxes, which may be applicable depending on the jurisdiction of the services provided by Zeepal.com. These taxes will be added to fees billed to you, if applicable.
You authorize Zeepal.com, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your identity in compliance with applicable legislation and regulation, as well as for our own anti-fraud measures. This may include asking you for further information, requiring you to provide your date of birth, a taxpayer identification number and other information that will allow us to reasonably identify you; requiring you to take steps to confirm ownership of your email address or financial instruments; ordering a credit report; or verifying your information against third party databases or through other sources. We may ask to see your driver’s license or other relevant identifying documents. In addition, in some circumstances we may ask you to provide photographic identification holding a sign with a code that we provide as an additional identity verification step.
NEGOTIATION OF FEE
You are strictly prohibited from attempting to negotiate the fee for a project with another user directly (outside of Zeepal.com) after that project has been created/opened and before that project has been closed. This also applies to any project that was closed without a Zeepal is being chosen, and then contacting them about the project anyway. Both parties are responsible for notifying Zeepal.com if the payment amount i ncreases (above the bid amount) after the project is closed.
PROVIDING CONTACT INFORMATION
You are prohibited from making direct contact with another user outside of Zeepal.com. This includes giving out your e-mail address, Skype ID, phone number, or any other method of contact outside of this site. Zeepal.com provides you with message boards, which should be sufficient for project planning and communication with other Users unless Zeepal.com intentionally provides such contact information through a feature or function.
FEEDBACK AND REVIEWS
By using the Site, you acknowledge that you transfer copyright of the feedback, reputation and reviews you leave (whether a 'Employer' or 'Zeepal'), consisting of comments and a multidimensional rating together with a composite rating by Zeepal.com ('Feedback' ). You acknowledge that this feedback belongs solely to us, notwithstanding that we permit you to use it on our Site while you remain a member. You may not use it or deal with it in any way inconsistent with Zeepal.com's policies as posted on the Site from time to time, without our prior written permission.
You may not do anything that may undermine the integrity of the Zeepal feedback system. We are entitled to suspend or terminate your membership at any time if we, in our sole and absolute discretion, are concerned by any feedback about you, or your feedback rating is considered to be problematic to Zeepal. Zeepal.com's feedback ratings belong to us and may not be used for any purpose other than facilitating the exchange of services between Users of the Site .
Users agree that:
- Users will not use any automated collection mechanism or any manual process to monitor or copy the web pages comprising the Site or the content contained therein without the prior written permission of Zeepal.com.
- Users can not distribute unsolicited commercial messages by user's Account.
- Users will not contact employers or Zeepals through the Site or through information gained from our Site with the intent of subverting them from using our Services.
- Users will not engage in personal attacks, negative or other unfair criticism or other forms of discourteous and unprofessional online conduct or practices.
- Users will not create multiple user Accounts for any reason, or under any circumstance.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall Zeepal.com, its affiliates or staff be liable, whether in contract, warranty, tort, or any other form of liability, for:
- any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages that may be incurred by you;
- any loss of income, business or profits (whether direct or indirect) that may be incurred by you;
- any claim, damage, or loss which may be incurred by you as a result of any of your transactions involving the Site.