This agreement sets out the terms and conditions applicable to members of the service operated by Rent-Acoder (Rent A Coder, We, Us, dot com systems). Applicants (referred to as 'members','clients','users') must agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If a member breaches or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Terms and Conditions then in addition to any other remedy available to Rent-Acoder, We may terminate the participation of such member in the service and/or may withhold any payments relating to participation in the service due to such member from Rent-Acoder.
Rent-Acoder shall have absolute discretion as to whether or not it accepts a particular applicant of site for participation in the service.
Posting projects is free of cost. However, buyers have the option to mark the project as featured or as urgent extra cost.
PICKING A WINNER FOR A PROJECT
At the moment you select one or more applicants, on your project, as winners, We charge you a fee of €4.99 per winner. You shall discuss the project details and settle on a contract with the freelancer / company, on the project message board, before you award the project. At the moment You already selected one or more winners the project is closed from Our point of view.
Only members with a paid membership can place bids on the website. Placing bids is free and the number of bids is unlimited.
MEMBERSHIP RECURRING PAYMENTS / SUBSCRIPTION
An already processed payment will be not reversed/refunded. In example, if you subscribed for a 30 days paid membership, have paid the amount and after a period not higher than the minimum recurring period (30 days) you want a refund, we will not process it. It means a payment is final. If you wish to stop/downgrade your membership and avoid future recurring membership payments, either contact us, either cancel your subscription at the payment engine you opted to choose for the recurring payment.
REMOVAL FROM NETWORK
Rent-Acoder reserves the right to terminate the participation of any member or site without reason but expressly including any member site that Rent-Acoder judges to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions. Members in violation of Rent-Acoder's Terms and Conditions will be immediately deactivated. Rent-Acoder may deactivate members with no prior notification. Members found in violation of the Terms and Conditions will not receive any credit or payment from Rent-Acoder. Members that are terminated by Rent-Acoder on any basis other than violation of these Terms and Conditions will be entitled to receive any payment due from Rent-Acoder.
DEPOSITS / PAYMENTS
All payments towards US will be made in EUROS ( € ). We verify all deposits and might ask you to verify yours; If you refuse to send verification information via E-mail, Fax or Phone, we reserve the right to refund the deposit and terminate your account. Any funds received from an account having made a fraudulent deposit (e.g. stolen credit card) will be reversed immediately. Rent-Acoder cannot be held liable for deposits reversed without its authorization due to reasons, including, but not limited to, fraud, chargebacks or complaints. Rent-ACoder reserves the right to earn interest from its service provider banks or others arising from the processing of payments. Rent-ACoder is prohibited by law from paying interest to members in respect of any balance held in member's account.
Project budgets and bids are in US dollars ( $ ).
Members may not file a complaint with one of our payment processors, PayPal, regarding the funds deposited into their account. Rent-Acoder staff will do its best to resolve any problem a member may have. Refunds will be processed, if deemed necessary, at a time of Rent-Acoder staff's choosing. Due to the incompatible communication systems between our payment processors and Rent-Acoder staff members, payment disputes logged directly with those processors cannot be properly managed and will cause further delays. Due to this, members who make a complaint to our payment processor will face account termination without notice. For any dispute you will email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request mediation by staff.
No copyright material can be posted on Rent-Acoder. Only posting sections of articles or scripts, as examples, will be permitted. A "section" being no more than 10% of the contents. This is meant to protect the author's rights. We also do not tolerate projects that are clearly requesting unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted or patented material. Rent-ACoder canot held responsible for any copyright issues between the members.
Rent-Acoder reserves the right to change the member Terms and Conditions at any time. It is the member's responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions from time to time for such changes. In the event Rent-Acoder offers any additional or replacement services then this agreement shall apply to such services in the absence of any new agreement specific to such services which is entered into between the parties.
Members agree that all information contained on a website operated by Rent-Acoder, and all information compiled by Rent-Acoder through operation of the affiliate program, is the proprietary information of Rent-Acoder. Personal information provided by members to Rent-Acoder will be kept confidential and will not be distributed to any third party.
Members agree not to post their e-mail address on the site, except in the "e-mail" field of the signup form, or when asked by Rent-Acoder at any other time. There should be no need to give anyone your e-mail address. Contact details are automatically provided if you choose a Premium freelancer (or you are the programmer chosen for ) a project, and before that time you can use the message board to communicate. This does not only apply to e-mail addresses, but to all methods of communication, including phone, ICQ, AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Gtalk, etc...
PROVIDING CONTACT INFORMATION
You are prohibited from making direct contact with another member, unless it's for a project you (a programmer) have been picked for, or you (a buyer) have picked a programmer for. This includes giving out your e-mail address, instant messenger, phone number, or any other method of contact outside of this site. Website addresses which display or directly link to a members contact info are also not permitted. Rent-Acoder provides you with message boards, which should be sufficient for pre-project planning.
Premium members are allowed to share contact details on the bid, on the message board and on the profile resume section.
Programmers can only place bids that equal the total amount of money they are requesting for the project. You cannot post an hourly bid or any other abnormal type of bid. This applies to buyers too. Buyers cannot create projects that directly or indirectly require programmers to place hourly or other abnormal bids.
You are prohibited from advertising your website on Rent-Acoder. Any URL posted in a bid, project description, or the message board, must relate to a project on Rent-Acoder. An example of a permissible URL: your portfolio or resumé page, without any contact information.
An individual may not possess more than one account, unless they have contacted and received authorization from Rent-Acoder staff. Users found with unauthorized multiple accounts, or found to be using multiple accounts to avoid bad reviews, fees, suspensions or other limitations, will face suspension of all their accounts. It is prohibited under all circumstances to transfer ownership of an account, without authorization from Rent-Acoder staff. Accounts that are inactive (have no login activity) for more than 12 months will be deactivated and have their remaining funds deducted by Rent-Acoder.
THE ROLE OF RENT-ACODER
Rent-Acoder functions as a venue to connect buyers and programmers in a virtual marketplace. As a neutral facilitator, Rent-Acoder is not directly involved in the actual transactions between users of the Site. As a result, Rent-Acoder has no control over the truth, accuracy, quality, legality, or safety of postings made by his members. Because verifying the identity of a user on the Internet is difficult, Rent-Acoder cannot and does not confirm the identity of users. Rent-Acoder also does not confirm nor verify the qualifications, background, or abilities of users. Therefore, We recommend that You be careful and exercise common sense and good judgment when dealing with any member on the Site. If you are unsatisfied with another member, the most Rent-Acoder can do is refund the project commission you have been charged by us. We cannot refund the money you have sent to someone, we are not responsible for your transactions. Rent-Acoder is not responsible for fraudulent payments made by users and cannot be held liable for financial loss incurred from fraudulent transactions. It is the receiver's responsibility to verify the identity and background of the sender.
Members are responsible for legal issues related to the work product or process and any postings on Rent-Acoder. This site is governed by the laws of Worms, Germany. Any legal action against us shall take place in the courts of Worms. The parties attorn to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Worms. The Terms and Conditions page was last edited on 08 Feb. 2014.