Terms of Service

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AND A CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS THE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF DISPUTES.

Last Updated: April 24, 2013

The following Terms of Service, which include any guideline, policy or content displayed on scoutzie.com, are a legally binding contractual agreement between you (“User, “you,” “your”) and Scoutzie, Inc. d/b/a Scoutzie.com (“Scoutzie.com,” “we,” “us”) (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Terms of Service”). By visiting or using the services available from the domain and sub-domains of www.scoutzie.com (the “Site”), 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.

1. Overview and Definitions

Scoutzie.com is an online Site that enables buyers of professional services (“Clients”) to search for, enter into and manage transactions with providers of professional services (“Providers” and, collectively with Clients, “Registered Users”). The Site contains features that enable Providers and Clients to do, among other things, the following:

Clients: Create profiles, search for Providers, communicate with Providers, request for projects, negotiate with Providers, commission projects with Providers, manage projects, leave feedback for Providers, and pay Providers.

Providers: Create profiles, advertise capabilities, communicate with Clients, submit proposals, negotiate with Clients, commit to projects, obtain feedback from Clients, and receive payment from Clients.

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 Site. Capitalized terms used in these Terms of Service have the following meanings:

1099 Service” means the service described in Section 7. “Account” means the account created by the Site upon registration. “Assumed Payment Liabilities” shall mean that portion of a Provider’s total service charges for a Project which Scoutzie.com agrees to assume in consideration of the Service Charges. “Dispute Resolution Service” means the service described in Section 6. “Client’s Acceptance of Services” shall mean the earlier to occur of the following: (a) Client and the Provider agree as to the rightful recipient of the funds or (b) Client and Provider have concluded the process comprising the Dispute Resolution Service. “Scoutzie Payment Service” means the service described in Section 5. “Service Charges” means, as applicable, the Project Fee, Client Payment Processing Fee, the Provider Transfer Method Fee and the Dispute Resolution Service Fee. “Services” means, collectively, the Scoutzie Payment Service, the Dispute Resolution Service and the 1099 Service. “Site” means the world wide web site operated by Scoutzie.com at https://scoutzie.com or any replacement URL.

2. Registration

2.1. Eligibility.

To access our Services through our Site, 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 Site; (2) be financially responsible for your use of the Site and the purchase or delivery of services; and (3) perform your obligations as specified by any Project Agreement that you accept, unless such obligations are prohibited by law or by the Terms of Service. Scoutzie.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse, suspend, or terminate Services to anyone.

2.2. 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 Site, and to update this information to maintain its truthfulness, accuracy and completeness.

2.3. Accounts and Profiles.

Once you have registered with the Site as a Registered User, the Site will create your Account with Scoutzie.com and associate it with an account number. You may only create one profile under your Account.

During registration, you will be asked to choose a username and password for the Account. As a Registered User, you agree and you are entirely responsible to safeguard and maintain the confidentiality of the username and password you use to access this Site. You authorize Scoutzie.com to assume that any person using the Site with your username and password is you or is authorized to act for you. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of the Account.

3. Relationships

3.1. Client and Provider.

Project Agreement. The engagement, contracting and management of a project are between a Client and a Provider. Upon acceptance of a Proposal, the Client agrees to purchase, and the Provider agrees to deliver, the services and related deliverables in accordance with the following agreements: (a) the agreement between Client and Provider including the Project Propsal, Project Description, and other terms and conditions as communicated between Client and Provider on the Site or otherwise, (b) these Terms of Service, and (c) any other content uploaded to the Site by Scoutzie.com (collectively, the “Project Agreement”). You agree not to enter into any contractual provisions in conflict with these Terms of Service. Any provision of a Project Agreement in conflict with these Terms of Service is void. Client is responsible for managing, inspecting, accepting and paying for satisfactory services and deliverables in accordance with the Project Agreement in a timely manner. Provider is responsible for the performance and quality of the services in accordance with the Project Agreement in a timely manner. Client and Provider each covenants and agrees to act with good faith and fair dealing in performance of the Project Agreement.

Independence. Client and Provider each acknowledges and agrees that their relationship is that of independent contractors. The Provider shall perform services as an independent contractor and nothing in these Terms of Service shall be deemed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or employer-employee relationship between Provider and Client or between Scoutzie.com and any Client or Provider.

3.2. Registered Users and Scoutzie.com

General. Scoutzie.com is not a party to the dealing, contracting and fulfillment of any Project between an Client and a Provider. Scoutzie.com has no control over and does not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of any services performed or deliverables created, advertised, the truth or accuracy of project listings, the qualifications, background, or abilities of Registered Users, the ability of Providers to perform services, the ability of Clients to pay for services, or that an Client or Provider can or will actually complete a Project. Scoutzie.com is not responsible for and will not control the manner in which a Provider operates and is not involved in the hiring, firing, discipline or working conditions of the Provider. All rights and obligations for the purchase and sale of services or other deliverables are solely between a Client and a Provider. Scoutzie.com will not provide any Provider with any materials or tools to complete any Project. Clients and Providers must look solely to the other for enforcement and performance of all the rights and obligations arising from Project Agreements and any other terms, conditions, representations, or warranties associated with such dealings.

Third-Party Beneficiary of Project Agreement. Client and Provider each acknowledges and agrees that the value, reputation, and goodwill of the Site depend on their performance of their covenants and agreements as set forth in their Project Agreement. Client and Provider therefore appoint Scoutzie.com as a third-party beneficiary of their Project Agreement for purposes of enforcing the obligations owed to, and the benefits conferred on, Scoutzie.com by these Terms of Service. Clients and Providers further agree that Scoutzie.com has the right to take such actions with respect to the Project Agreement or their Accounts, including without limitation, suspension, termination, or any other legal actions, as Scoutzie.com in its sole discretion deems necessary to protect the value, reputation, and goodwill of the Site.

Agency. These Terms of Service and any registration for or subsequent use of this Site by any user or Registered User will not be construed as creating or implying any relationship of agency, franchise, partnership or joint venture between you and Scoutzie.com, except and solely to the extent expressly stated.

Taxes. Registered Users are responsible for payment and reporting of any taxes. Other than in connection with the 1099 Service, Scoutzie.com is not obligated to determine the applicability of any taxes or to remit, collect or report any such applicable taxes, unless otherwise agreed to by both parties pursuant to the terms of any provision of tax services provided to you by Scoutzie.com. You agree that you will abide by any and all applicable state and federal tax statutes, regulations and common law. In the event Scoutzie.com receives a notice of non-compliance with any such statute, regulation or common law, including, without limitation, an Internal Revenue Service Levy, Scoutzie.com will deem such receipt a breach of this section and will suspend your Account until Scoutzie.com received an Internal Revenue Service Release.

4. Scoutzie.com Fees

4.1. Membership Fee.

Membership to Scoutzie is currently free. However, we reserve the right charge a membership fee in the future at our sole discretion upon reasonable notice posted in advance on the Site.

4.2. Services Fees.

Scoutzie.com deducts one or more of the following fees, as applicable, from payments made by Clients to Providers using the Scoutzie Payment Services.

Project Fee. Scoutzie.com charges all Clients a 9-18% Project Fee. The fee is deducted from the total amount paid by a Client for a Project.

Alternative Payout Method Fee. Scoutzie does not charge for payout via Paypal, however, PayPal may charge you an additional fee for receiving the payment. If, upon a Provider’s request, funds are to be disbursed via check or a wire transfer, Provider agrees to cover any additional payout transaction expenses incurred as Alternative Payout Method Fee to be deducted from the total amount paid by the Client before remittance.

Dispute Resolution Service Fee. For use of Dispute Resolution Service, irrespective of the nature of resolution and any resulting disbursements, Scoutzie.com charges a Dispute Resolution Service Fee, equal to the greater of one-hundred dollars ($100.00) or five percent (5%) of the total amount paid by an Client to Scoutzie.com for the applicable project to which such payment relates.

We reserve the right to change membership fees, service fees, processing fees or any other fee that may be charged by Scoutzie.com at any time, at the sole discretion of Scoutzie.com and upon reasonable notice posted in advance on the Site. No refunds of fees already paid will be given. If we exercise our right to cancel a membership as provided under these Terms of Service, at any time, we will not refund the membership fee already paid.

5. Scoutzie Payment Services

Upon payment to Scoutzie.com by Client for services to be rendered by a Provider, Scoutzie.com will assume responsibility for the payment for such Provider’s services (less applicable Fees). Scoutzie.com agrees not to pay Providers for services until after the occurrence of an Client’s Acceptance of Services. You acknowledge that such funds will belong to Scoutzie.com immediately upon such funds being transferred to Scoutzie.com by you. However, Scoutzie.com agrees to refund such funds to Client in the event that (y) a Provider agrees to a refund or (z) Client and Provider have concluded the process comprising the Dispute Resolution Service with a result indicating that Client is the rightful recipient of such funds. Scoutzie.com agrees to keep both Client and Provider informed as to the status of the Assumed Payment Liability and if, for any reason, a party requests Dispute Resolution Service regarding such status, will notify both parties that the matter will be addressed through the Dispute Resolution Service.

5.1. Disputes

If a Client or Provider reasonably disputes the quality or completion of services provided by such Provider, then both Client and Provider agree that Scoutzie.com shall have no payment obligations to any party related to relevant fees until such dispute is resolved in accordance with Section 6 below. Scoutzie.com’s obligation to pay any Payment (less applicable Service Charge) is expressly conditioned upon resolution of all outstanding disputes with respect to such Payment.

5.2. Funds Transfer

To receive funds due to you, you must request such funds and indicate your selection of the funds transfer methods available on the Site. Any such requests shall be subject to the conditions and restrictions contained on the Site and in these Terms of Service. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms of Service, if Scoutzie.com determines in its sole discretion that a Registered User has violated the conditions and restrictions of the Site or Terms of Service, Scoutzie.com has the right to refuse to process such request.

5.3. Hold on Transfers

Scoutzie.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to place a hold on requested transfers if Scoutzie.com suspects monies may be subject to charge back, bank reversal, failure to clear or fraud. Scoutzie.com will release a hold as soon as practical.

5.4. Legal Relationship

5.4.1. Scoutzie.com is not your agent with respect to any funds that have been transferred to Scoutzie.com for any Assumed Payment Liabilities.

5.4.2 Each Provider must properly discharge and credit Clients for all payments that Scoutzie.com makes to such Provider in respect of services provided to such Clients.

5.4.3. Scoutzie.com acts as a payment provider by creating, hosting, maintaining, and providing the Scoutzie Payment Services to you via the Internet. Scoutzie.com does not have any control over the services invoiced or paid for with the Scoutzie Payment Services. Additionally, Scoutzie.com does not control whether an Client or Provider will actually complete the underlying transaction. Scoutzie.com is not responsible in any way for the timeliness or accuracy of the invoices or the timeliness, accuracy, completion or workmanship of any work product produced by a Provider as a result of an awarded Project. Nothing in these Terms of Service will be deemed to constitute Scoutzie.com as your agent with respect to any service purchased and sold by Registered Users through the Site, or expand or modify any warranty, liability or indemnity stated in these Terms of Service.

5.4.4. By using the Scoutzie Payment Services, you expressly acknowledge that (a) Scoutzie.com is not acting as a trustee or a fiduciary of Clients or Providers and that the Scoutzie Payment Services are provided to Registered Users administratively; (b) Scoutzie.com is not a “financial institution” as defined under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and the Scoutzie Payment Services are payment services rather than a banking services; (c) SCOUTZIE.COM IS NOT A BANK AND ANY PAYMENTS TRANSFERRED THROUGH SCOUTZIE.COM ARE NOT INSURED DEPOSITS AND ARE SUBJECT TO DEFAULT, LOSS OR FORFEITURE.

5.5. Miscellaneous Payment Terms

Authorized Payments are Final. Your use of the Scoutzie Payment Services constitutes your agreement to pay for any amounts which you authorize us to retain from transactions and, as appropriate, charge to your credit card, bank account, or PayPal account. Such payments, once authorized, are final. When an Client’s Acceptance of Services has occurred, (i) Scoutzie.com shall have no further liability to any party with respect to Payment for such services, (ii) Client acknowledges that Scoutzie.com has provided a complete service in respect of the payment made by Client for the Assumed Payment Liability or Invoice, as applicable and (iii) Client hereby releases Scoutzie.com from any and all liability with respect to such Payment.

Fraudulent Transactions; Erroneous or Duplicate Transactions; Charge Backs. Scoutzie.com reserves the right to seek reimbursement from you, and you will reimburse Scoutzie.com, if Scoutzie.com discovers a fraudulent transaction, erroneous or duplicate transaction, or if Scoutzie.com receives a charge back or reversal from any Client’s credit card company, bank, or PayPal for any reason. You agree to and acknowledge Scoutzie.com’s right to investigate any and all transactions for fraud. Further, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests made by Scoutzie.com in an effort to investigate fraud. You agree that Scoutzie.com has the right to obtain such reimbursement by charging your Account, deducting amounts from future transfers, charging your credit card or any bank account associated with your Account, or obtaining reimbursement from you by any other lawful means, including using a third party collection agency. Failure to pay for reimbursements of a charge back or a reversal of payment is cause for termination of your Account.

Currency. The Scoutzie Payment Services operate in US Dollars and therefore Scoutzie.com is not responsible for currency fluctuations that occur when billing or crediting a credit or debit card denominated in a currency other than US Dollars, nor is Scoutzie.com responsible for currency fluctuations that occur when receiving or sending payment via wire transfer, check or automated clearinghouse to and from your bank account, credit card account or PayPal account.

Exclusivity and Non-Circumvention. Clients agree to use the Scoutzie Payment Services to make all payments to Providers, whether first-time, repeat, or follow-on. You also agree not to take any action directly or indirectly to circumvent the Scoutzie Payment Services or any associated fees. As a Provider, you agree to use Scoutzie Payment Services to receive all payments from Clients identified through the Site, whether first-time, repeat, or follow-on. Additionally, you agree not to circumvent the Scoutzie Payment Services or any associated fees.

Notification. As an Client, you agree to notify Scoutzie.com immediately if your Provider solicits payment from you outside the Site. As a Provider, you agree to notify Scoutzie.com immediately if your Client seeks to pay you outside the Site. If you are aware of a breach of the foregoing prohibitions, or any potential circumvention of the Scoutzie Payment Services, please submit a confidential report to Scoutzie.com by sending an email to support@scoutize.com.

Agreement to Pay. If, for any reason, Scoutzie.com does not receive payment for any amounts that you have authorized to be paid through your use of the Scoutzie Payment Services, you agree to pay such amount immediately upon demand by Scoutzie.com. You also agree to pay any interest charges, attorneys’ fees and other costs of collection incurred by Scoutzie.com in collecting from you the authorized but unpaid amount. In such case, Scoutzie.com may, at its option, stop processing any further payments made by you and apply any amounts then held by Scoutzie.com on your behalf toward any deficiencies, losses or costs that we have incurred as a result of your use of the Scoutzie Payment Services. We may also make appropriate reports to credit reporting agencies, financial institutions, tax agencies and law enforcement authorities, and cooperate with them in any resulting investigation or prosecution.

6. Dispute Services

6.1. Eligibility.

Scoutzie.com offers the Dispute Resolution Service to those Registered Users that have requested Scoutzie.com to assume all or a portion of the payment liability for services and who are engaged in a dispute over a Project that is (i) pursuant to a project posting by an Client through the Site, (ii) pursuant to a bid for by a Provider through the Site for such job posting and (iii) pursuant to an acceptance through the Site by the Client for such bid. Client and Provider agree and acknowledge that, with respect to Assumed Payment Liabilities, any and all disputes relating to the underlying fees shall be governed by the terms of this Section 6.

6.2. Process.

Mediation. In any dispute between Registered Users relating to a Project that is eligible for Dispute Resolution Service, you agree to mediate such dispute in good faith before Scoutzie.com for a period of ten (10) business days. Such ten business day period shall be deemed to have begun the day that either party requests Dispute Resolution Service through the Site. If the result of such mediation is acceptable to both parties in a dispute, you agree to indicate your approval of such mediation through the Site and Scoutzie.com will disburse funds in accordance with the results of such mediation. If you are dissatisfied with the progress, or if ten (10) business days have lapsed since you have notified Scoutzie.com of a dispute between you and a Provider, you agree to submit your dispute to binding arbitration as further set forth below.

Arbitration. In any dispute between an Client and a Provider which cannot be resolved through mediation, you expressly agree to and acknowledge that Scoutzie.com or a third party chosen by Scoutzie.com will arbitrate the dispute in accordance with these Terms of Service and the Site. (a) You acknowledge and agree that Scoutzie.com will construe any Project Agreement based on the transaction’s course of dealing and common industry practices. Specifically, in rendering its decision, the arbitrator shall only be obligated to consider the following: (i) the Project Agreement, (ii) the parties’ course of dealings, as evidenced by activity on or communications through the Site, (iii) the Project itself and (iv) any information or communication that the Client and the Provider agree should be considered. (b) Scoutzie.com shall render its decision within five (5) business days of a failed mediation. During this time, you are encouraged to continue to negotiate an amicable settlement with the Provider with which you are engaged in a dispute. (c) You agree that the decision of Scoutzie.com, acting as an arbitrator, shall be final, binding, and not subject to appeal. Accordingly, within a reasonable time after we have rendered a decision, we will transfer funds in accordance with the arbitrator’s decision. (d) In the event that you are the prevailing party in its arbitration decision, you agree that you shall have no right, title to, interest in or license to the Project that is the subject matter of the dispute. In such case, you agree to return any physical copies of such Project in your possession and destroy any electronic copies that you have.

Communication. You agree and acknowledge that (1) Scoutzie.com will use the e-mail address corresponding with your Account registered at the time a dispute arises to notify and communicate with you with regard to any dispute and (2) you are solely responsible for the receipt of any notification or communication sent by Scoutzie.com using the e-mail address corresponding with your Account registered at the time a dispute arises.

Acknowledgements. You agree and acknowledge that (1) Scoutzie.com is not providing legal services to you, (2) Scoutzie.com will not advise you regarding any legal matters and (3) if you desire to have legal counsel, you will seek independent legal counsel licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction and not rely on Scoutzie.com for any such counsel. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Scoutzie.com and any of our affiliates against any damages or liability you may suffer as a result of using the Dispute Resolution Service. If you do not agree to use this Dispute Resolution Service under these terms, you should not request Scoutzie.com to assume the Assumed Payment Liabilities.

7. 1099 Services

At the request of an Client, Scoutzie.com shall issue each individual Provider whom you have engaged through the Site a summary on Form 1099 reflecting Payments (less fees) paid to each Provider. You hereby acknowledge that, although Scoutzie.com may provide the 1099 Service to Clients, the Client’s Project Agreement to obtain services and make payments is an agreement between an Clients and a Provider.

8. Termination and Suspension

A. These Terms of Service shall become effective as your contractual agreement upon your use of the Site, and shall continue until your Account is terminated by you or Scoutzie.com as provided for under the terms of this section.

B. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing between the parties, either party may terminate the contractual agreement represented by these Terms of Service at any time upon notice to the other party. In such event, your Account is automatically terminated and (1) Scoutzie.com shall continue to perform those services necessary to complete any open transaction between you and another Registered User; and (2) you shall continue to be obligated to pay any amounts accrued but unpaid as of the date of termination to Scoutzie.com for any service and to any Provider for any services.

C. Any termination of an Account will automatically lead to the termination of all related profiles.

D. Without limiting our other remedies, we may issue a warning, or temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your Account or a Project, and refuse to provide any or all services to you if: (1) you breach the letter or spirit of any terms and conditions of these Terms of Service or the linked policies and information incorporated herein by reference, including our written policies and procedures posted on the Site; (2) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or (3) we believe in our sole discretion that your actions may cause legal liability for you, our Registered Users or for Scoutzie.com or are contrary to the interests of the Site. Once indefinitely suspended or terminated, you must not continue to use the Site under the same Account, a different Account, or register under a new Account.

E. In addition, violations of these Terms of Service may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and may result in additional penalties and sanctions.

F. Without limiting our other remedies, to the extent you engage in actions or activities which circumvent the Scoutzie Billing and Payment Services or otherwise reduce fees owed Scoutzie.com under these Terms of Service, you must pay Scoutzie.com for all fees owed to Scoutzie.com and reimburse Scoutzie.com for all losses and costs and reasonable expenses (including attorney fees) related to investigating such breach and collecting such fees.

G. When your Account is terminated for any reason, you may no longer have access to data, messages, files and other material you keep on the Site. The material may be deleted along with all your previous posts and proposals.

9. Privacy and Confidentiality.

Your use of the Site and the services provided therein and thereby is governed by the terms of these Terms of Service and the Scoutzie.com Privacy Policy. It is your responsibility to review the Scoutzie.com Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference, and we suggest that you review the Privacy Policy and print a copy for yourself. The Privacy Policy is posted on the Site and may be updated from time to time. Unfortunately, we cannot ensure that disclosure of your personal information will not occur in ways not described in the Privacy Policy. We may be required by law to disclose information to government authorities, law enforcement agencies or third parties upon subpoena, and you authorize us to disclose information as we believe, in our sole discretion, is necessary or appropriate.

10. Intellectual Property.

A. Scoutzie.com Content. Your use of the Site and the services provided therein and thereby is governed by the terms of these Terms of Service and the Scoutzie.com IP Policy. It is your responsibility to review the Scoutzie.com IP Policy, which is incorporated by reference, and we suggest that you review the IP Policy and print a copy for yourself. The IP Policy is posted on the Site and may be updated from time to time.

B. Registered User Content. 1. You are solely responsible for information posted on our Site, including but not limited to (a) any audio, video or photographic content (collectively, “Multimedia Content”), (b) any posting or listing made in any public message area, through any email feature or through Scoutzie.com’s feedback feature (collectively, ”Non-Multimedia Content”) and (c) any other content of a personal nature including but not limited to your resume, biography, work history and work product produced for another Registered User including Companies (“Personal Content”). You retain ownership of all Multimedia Content and Personal Content, subject to the licenses granted herein. 2. You hereby assign to Scoutzie.com your rights in any Non-Multimedia Content. You grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable right to exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to the Multimedia Content and to use such Multimedia Content for the purpose of advertising and publicizing Scoutzie.com products and services and you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable right to use the Personal Content for the purpose of providing Services. 3. Your information must not: (a) infringe any third party’s rights, including but not limited to intellectual property, publicity or privacy; (b) be defamatory, trade libelous, threatening or harassing; nor (c) be obscene, indecent or contain pornography. 4. We do not endorse any information posted by Registered Users and we are not liable for any such information posted on the Site, including but not limited to any information posted about you. We reserve the right to take any action, in our sole discretion, with respect to information posted on the Site which we believe is inappropriate, including but not limited to termination of your Account. However, we cannot, nor do we, control the information provided by you or other Registered Users or other content providers which is made available through our system.

C. Removal of Content for which Copyright Infringement Is Claimed. 1. Pursuant to 17 USC. § 512 as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Scoutzie.com has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements and for processing such claims in accordance with the Act. If you believe your copyrights are being infringed by a User of the Site, please fill out a Notice of Infringement form and fax it to Scoutzie.com Copyright Infringement Notices at 650.360.1109. 2. The information requested by the Notice of Infringement form substantively complies with the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 USC. § 512(c)(3)(A), which provides that a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent that includes substantially the following: (a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. (b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at such Site. (c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Provider to locate the material. (d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Provider to contact the complaining party such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted. (e) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law. (f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. (g) Notification from a copyright owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that fails to comply substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent. 3. Additionally, you are required to provide a Notice of Infringement form each time you wish to report alleged acts of infringement and fax it to the number provided above.

11. Representations, Disclaimers, Limitations and Exclusions.

A. Registered User Representations and Warranties. All Registered Users represent, warrant, and agree: 1. not to grant access to an Account only to users authorized to act on behalf of the Registered User and only in accordance with these Terms of Service. 2. to be fully responsible and liable for any action of any user who uses your Account. 3. not to use your Account, username, or password of another Registered User that you are not expressly authorized to use. 4. not to allow any third party who is not authorized to do so to use your Account at any time. 5. not to use any device, software or routine, including but not limited to any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, robots or denial-of-service attacks, intended to damage or interfere with the operation of the Site or any transaction being conducted through the Site. 6. not to intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information from the Site. 7. not to take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site infrastructure, including but not limited to “spam” or other such unsolicited mass emailing techniques. 8. that it has the right and authority to enter into the Terms of Service and to transact business hereunder. 9. that they are using the Site solely for the purpose of entering into a bona fide business transaction with other Registered Users. 10. that they will not use the Site or its services to defraud or mislead any person or entity, including without limitation Scoutzie.com or any Register User. 11. that they will not use the Site to violate any law or regulation of the United States of America or any international law or treaty. 12. that they are not a resident national of, or, an entity located in Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Burma (Myanmar), Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Korea, Syria or any other country subject to economic sanctions imposed by the government of the United States of America. 13. that they are not currently and have never been listed as a Specially Designated National by the United Stated Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). 14. that they will not use the Site in connection with any “prohibited transaction” as defined under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515; Iranian Transactions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 560; or Sudanese Sanction Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 538; Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 593; Burmese Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 537; Foreign Assets Control Regulations as they relate to North Korea, 31 C.F.R. Part 500; Executive Order 1338; or any other law, regulation or executive order of the United States of America.

B. Warranty Disclaimer. THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY SCOUTZIE.COM OR OUR THIRD-PARTY Providers ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AS AVAILABLE, AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OR TRADE). WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE QUALITY, IDENTITY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OF THE POSTINGS MADE ON THE Site BY ANY THIRD PARTY. SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR ALL THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO TO THAT EXTENT, IF ANY, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

C. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR THIRD-PARTY Providers BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER REGISTERED USER FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT WILL OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY ACTION OR CLAIM RELATED TO THE Site SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (A) $100 OR (B) THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF MONIES ACTUALLY COLLECTED BY US FROM YOU FOR THE SERVICES TO WHICH THE LIABILITY RELATES DURING THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DETERMINATION OF SUCH LIABILITY. SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR ALL THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO TO THAT EXTENT, IF ANY, SOME OR ALL OF THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

D. General Release. If you have a dispute with another Registered User, you release Scoutzie.com (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute.

E. State Specific Release. YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542 (AND ANY ANALOGOUS LAW IN ANY OTHER APPLICABLE JURISDICTION) WHICH SAYS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

F. Indemnity. You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify Scoutzie.com from and against any and all losses, costs, expenses, damages or other liabilities incurred by Scoutzie.com from and against any cost, liability, loss, damage, cause of action, claim, suit, proceeding, demand or action brought by a third party against Scoutzie.com: (1) in connection with your use of the Services including any payment obligations incurred through use of the Scoutzie Billing and Payment Services; or (2) resulting from: (a) your use of the Site (b) your decision to supply credit information via the Site, including personal financial information; (c) your decision to submit postings and accept offers from other Registered Users; (d) any breach of contract or other claims made by Registered Users with which you conducted business through the Site; (e) your breach of any provision of these Terms of Service; (f) any liability arising from the tax treatment of payments or any portion thereof; (g) any negligent or intentional wrongdoing by any Registered User; (h) any act or omission of yours with respect to the payment of fees to any Provider; (i) your dispute of or failure to pay any Invoice or any other Payment; or (j) your obligations to a Provider. Any such indemnification shall be conditioned on our: (i) notifying you in writing of any such claim, demand, action, cost, liability, loss or threat of any thereof; (ii) cooperating with you in the defense or settlement thereof; and (iii) allowing you to control such defense or settlement. We shall be entitled to participate in such defense through our own counsel at our own cost and expense. We reserve the right to report any wrongdoing of which we become aware to the applicable government agencies or otherwise.

G. Links. The Site may contain links to third-party web sites not under the control or operation of Scoutzie.com. When we provide links, we do so only as a convenience and do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.

H. Data. You are responsible for creation, storage, and backup of your business records. These Terms of Service and any registration for or subsequent use of this Site will not be construed as creating any responsibility on Scoutzie.com’s part to store, backup, retain, or grant access to any information or data for any period.

12. Payment and Cancellation Policy

Flexible Full refund of any amount not already credited to designer. (Designer is credited payment amount prorated by day throughout project duration as defined in project agreement).

Moderate Full refund up to 1 week prior to project start date. Thereafter, 50% refund of any amount not already credited to designer. (Designer is credited payment amount prorated by day throughout project duration as defined in project agreement).

Strict 50% refund up to 2 weeks prior to project start date. Thereafter, no refund.

Custom By invite only. Email support@scoutzie.com to request invite.

How this works:

Designer: When a client confirms a project, Scoutzie collects and holds 100% of payments due. The selected payment and cancellation policy will determine how you will be credited with project payments, and what refunds would be allowed when/if a client requests to cancel a project.

Client: When you confirm a project, Scoutzie collects and holds 100% of payments due for your service provider’s peace of mind. For your peace of mind, we strictly enforce the Payment and Cancellation Policy chosen for your Project Agreement.

13. Miscellaneous Terms and Conditions.

A. Compliance with Law. You are responsible for compliance with applicable U.S. state, U.S. federal and international laws, regulation and treaties, keeping in mind that access to the contents of this Site may not be legal for or by certain persons or in certain countries. B. Modification and Waiver. Scoutzie.com will not be considered to have modified or waived any of our rights or remedies under these Terms of Service unless the modification or waiver is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Scoutzie.com. No delay or omission by Scoutzie.com in exercising its rights or remedies will impair its rights or be construed as a waiver. Any single or partial exercise of a right or remedy will not preclude further exercise of any other right or remedy. C. Severability. If any part of these Terms of Service is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable part will be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full force and effect. D. Assignment or Transfer. You will not transfer, assign or delegate your rights or obligations (including your Account) under these Terms of Service to anyone without the express written permission of Scoutzie.com, and any attempt to do so will be null and void. Scoutzie.com may assign these Terms of Service in its sole discretion. E. State Specific Legal Notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3 and California Business and Professions Code Section 17538, residents of California are hereby advised of the following: Scoutzie.com, located in Palo Alto, California is the provider of the electronic commercial service on the Site. Registered Users are notified in advance regarding any applicable service charges. The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs in California may be contacted in writing at 400 R. Street, Suite 3090, Sacramento, CA 95814 or by calling 1-800-952-5210. Upon your request, you may have this Agreement sent to you by email. Please feel free to contact Scoutzie.com to resolve a complaint regarding any aspect of service relating to the Site by writing to the above address, or contact us at support@scoutzie.com. F. Force Majeure. Except for the payment of fees to Scoutzie.com, neither of the parties to these Terms of Service shall be responsible for the failure to perform or any delay in performance of any obligation hereunder due to labor disturbances, accidents, fires, floods, telecommunications or Internet failures, strikes, wars, riots, rebellions, blockades, acts of government, governmental requirements and regulations or restrictions imposed by law or any other similar conditions beyond the reasonable control of such party. The time for performance of such party shall be extended by the period of such delay. G. Notice. All notices required or permitted to be given under these Terms of Service, shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if delivered personally or sent by pre-paid telex, telefax or telegram, or mailed first-class, postage pre-paid, by registered or certified mail (notices sent by telex or telefax, or telegram, shall be deemed to have been given on the date sent; those mailed shall be deemed to have been given ten (10) business days after mailing) to the addresses set forth below or to such other address as any party shall designate by notice in writing.

If to Scoutzie.com:
Scoutzie, Inc.
PO Box 361
380 HAMILTON AVE
PALO ALTO, CA 94301
If to Registered User: To the address associated with Registered User’s access or login information. H. Headings and Labels. The boldface paragraph headings in these Terms of Service are included for ease of reference only and have no binding effect. I. Integration. These Terms of Service and all documents referenced in these Terms of Service (including the policies listed and available by hyperlink) comprise the entire agreement between you and Scoutzie.com with respect to the use of this Site and supersede all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein as well as any conflicting or inconsistent terms in any Site that link to or are linked from the Site. J. Survival. Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 will survive any termination of these Terms of Service for any reason.