Terms of Service

 

The goal of Skilled.co is to help users find suitable web developers for their online business or project. To that end this website provides reviews and information about such professional services, so you can make an informed decision. We also provide a platform for developers and related companies to promote their services. Henceforth, the use of words like “we”, “us”, “our”, “service” and “this website” refer to Skilled.co and its owners. The words “you”, “users”, and “visitors” refer to anyone who loads Skilled.co and consumes the information provided. They might also interact with the website and click through to third party web developers and service providers. The words “developers”, “agencies”, “companies”, “service providers” and similar, refer to the professionals reviewed on the website.

 

BEFORE USING SKILLED.CO IT IS IMPORTANT TO CAREFULLY READ THIS TERMS OF SERVICE (“TERMS”). THIS IS THE AGREEMENT THAT GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING FUTURE CHANGES, UPDATES AND NEW SERVICES. BY ACCESSING ANY PAGE AT SKILLED.CO, REGISTERING AN ACCOUNT, USING ANY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, INTERACTING WITH THE SITE, CONTACTING US, PROVIDING US WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, SHARING YOUR OWN CONTENT, OR ANY OTHER ACTION THAT DIRECTLY RELATES TO THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OR PRIVACY POLICY YOU SHOULD DISCONTINUE THE USE OF THIS SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.

 

If you are visiting this website on behalf of somebody else, a company, organization or other legal entity, you agree that you have the authority and rights to represent them under these Terms. In this scenario any use of the term “you”, “users”, and “visitors” etc, refers to the entity of which you legally represent. If you do not have such authority or rights, you should discontinue the use of this service immediately.

 

We reserve the right to review and update the Terms of Skilled.co at any time without prior warning. It is the responsibility of the user to regularly check this page for changes. Your continued access of the site constitutes your agreement to the current Terms.

 

We reserve the right to deny the service to anyone at anytime, at our sole discretion, including but not limited to the violation or rejection of these Terms.

 

Eligibility

 

In order to use our service you must be at least 18 years old. This includes using the information found on the website, registering a user account, or interacting with the website in any way, including but not limited to making comments, submitting User Content (see below), or purchasing a sponsorship.

 

Account Registration

 

As part of your visit to this website you may be given the chance to register a user account with Skilled.co. It is your responsibility to register and maintain at all times, complete, accurate and up to date personal information, as outlined in the registration form. We reserve the right to reject your registration or remove a registered account for any reason, at our sole discretion, and deny the service to you. Furthermore the confidentiality of your login information (username and password) is your responsibility, and  Skilled.co are not responsible or liable for the breaching of your account based on your failure to keep said information confidential, and any loss or damaging arising from this. You also agree to immediately notify us of  any unauthorized use of your account.

 

By using this Service, you agree to:

 

Comply with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, privacy laws, copyright and intellectual property laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements.

 

User Content

 

At various times Skilled.co may allow you to provide, submit, post, upload, or otherwise make available (“User Content”), that is accessible to us and users of the website. This may include but is not limited to, you own reviews, comments, messages and images.

 

Upon submitting user content you agree that you have all the applicable rights to use or disseminate such content without violating any laws or third party rights, and that this content is your sole responsibility.

 

Skilled.co is not responsible or liable for any content you submit, and you agree to  indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Skilled.co for all claims stemming from content you have submitted, including but not limited to copyright infringement, defamation, hate speech and harassment. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of such disputes, and in any event, you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

 

Furthermore you agree that we reserve the right to reject or remove any content you submit, for any reason, at our sole discretion.    

 

You also accept that we do not necessarily endorse any User Content and do not make any assurances regarding the quality, accuracy, or reliability of it.  Upon visiting the website you acknowledge that you might view User Content that you may disagree with or find in some way objectionable.

 

Although Skilled.co may periodically call on users to submit User Content, and may provide incentives to do so, we do not enforce any editorial control over your opinion (such as encouraging a positive or negative review).

 

User Content License

 

By making any User Content available through Skilled.co you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Service and Content to other users of the website.

 

We may publicly display adverts and other information beside or within your Content (for example, a banner advertisement may be featured next to your review or comment).  You are not entitled to any compensation for the use of such adverts. The format and amount of such advertising is subject to change without prior notice to you or any other users.

 

Restrictions

 

You agree not to, and will not assist, encourage, or enable others to use the Site to:

 

Violate our Content Guidelines, for example, by writing a false or defamatory review, review trading with other businesses, or paying someone or being paid yourself to write or remove a review. This includes blackmailing, or threatening to leave negative reviews unless certain demands are met;

 

Post  content or initiate communications which are unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable;

 

Upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

 

Violate or infringe the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights;

 

Send any unsolicited or unauthorized electronic mail, advertising messages, promotional materials, junk mail, chain letters or other form of solicitation;

 

Send viruses or any other damaging computer code, files or programs designed to disrupt, take offline, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications related to Skilled.co.

 

Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on Skilled.co unless permitted in these Terms, or as expressly authorized by us;

 

Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Website or any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Service;

 

Utilize or copy  information, content or any data you view on or obtain from Skilled.co to provide any service that is competitive, in our sole discretion, with Skilled.co or to create a public database of our content;

 

Gather, download, process, or send data or information, including, but not limited to, user information from Skilled.co unless explicitly allowed in these Terms or as the producer of such User Content has granted;

 

Use any kind of program or script, or manually attempt to collect or index pages from the website, storing them locally or online for any purpose;  

 

Embedding, framing, copying or in any way reproducing the look, content or function of Skilled.co, unless explicitly allowed by us in these Terms or in writing;

 

Using hacking, stolen passwords, or any other method to gain unauthorized access to Skilled.co, its server or user accounts;

 

Undertake any action that deliberately or accidentally uses up all of the resources of our server, causing Skilled.co to go offline or load excessively slowly.

 

Submit User Content that reviews services offers by your current or previous employer, direct competitor, or any other person or entity for which you have a positive or negative bias or conflict of interest;

 

Deliberately use a false identity in the process of misleading, threatening, harming or harassing other users.

 

Intellectual Property and Rights

 

You are the copyright owner of the legal User Content that you submit to Skilled.co, as per the agreement outlined above. All other content found on Skilled.co is owned and copyright to us, as per national and international laws and regulations. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying this website.

 

All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of Skilled.co used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skilled.co and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission from us. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the website are the property of their respective owners.

 

Copyright

 

Skilled.co takes the copyrights of other sites and services very seriously, and will respond to any claims of infringement as soon as possible. If you have evidence that any User Content found on Skilled.co has been stolen from elsewhere, or you yourself are the copyright holder please provide us with the following information in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) 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 us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have 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; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

 

As part of this process the user who is alleged to be in violation of copyright will be duly contacted with a copy of the above notice. However we also reserve the right to remove violating User Content without prior notice to said user.

 

Sponsors and Sponsored Reviews

 

Skilled.co reserves the right to publish sponsored listings, where web development companies pay to have their profile featured prominently on the website listings. Sponsored companies are clearly designated as such and must go through a vetting process before being accepted, as sponsorship is not intended to mislead users.

 

Sponsored reviews are reviews where the company has offered a discounted or free service in exchange for the review. It is Skilled.co’s policy to provide an honest review in this scenario. We don’t accept payment for positive or negative reviews. We will also disclose if said review has been sponsored and the terms of the sponsorship, so as not to mislead users in anyway.  

 

Payment Policy

 

If you buy a sponsorship or any other paid service available at Skilled.co, as both a single purchase or ongoing subscription, you agree to pay the full price as stated at the time of purchase, up front or on the dates or intervals stated at the time of purchase and on any related bill or invoice. Payment for any subscription service will be due until such a time that you cancel the subscription or your payment method fails and you are unable to continue making payment. In this scenario your subscription will be cancelled and you are responsible for any remaining charges as billed.

 

You have the right to change your payment method to another accepted method by doing so within your online account or contacting us.  

 

SKilled.co reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to the Services or subscription at any time without prior notification or liability, with or without cause including (without limitation) due to: (1) your breach of the Terms; or (2) failure to pay applicable fees.

 

Disclaimer

 

WE PROVIDE THIS WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITH ALL FAULTS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. YOUR USE THIS WEBSITE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

 

SKILLED.CO MAKES NO CLAIMS WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD PARTY, SUCH AS THE COMPANIES REVIEWED ON THE WEBSITE.  SKILLED.CO DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY COMPANY, SERVICE PROVIDER OR PRODUCT DEPICTED ON THE SITE AND DOES NOT ADVISE USERS TO SELECT ANY PARTICULAR COMPANY ON THE BASIS OF ITS REVIEWS OR RATINGS. REVIEWS ON THE WEBSITE CONSIST OF THE OPINIONS OF THE REVIEWERS AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS STATEMENTS OF FACT. WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF USER CONTENT. YOUR PURCHSE OR USE OF, AND THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF, ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THIRD PARTIES REVIEWED ON THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.

 

SKILLED.CO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE SERVICES MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SERVICES OR IN THE INFORMATION IN OR DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPANY PROFILES, PORTFOIO IMAGES AND DESCRIPTIONS, REVIEWS, DIRECTORY AND RESEARCH DATA). SKILLED.CO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY INFORMATION ABOUT A PRODUCT OR SERVICE OR COMPANY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

 

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED OR HARMED BY SKILLED.CO OR ANYTHING RELATED TO THE WEBSITE, YOU MAY CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, STOP USING THE SERVICE, AND TERMINATE THESE TERMS AND SUCH TERMINATION SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

 

WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. IN PARTICULAR, THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE MAY BE INTERRUPTED DUE TO MAINTENANCE, UPDATES, OR SYSTEM OR NETWORK FAILURES. SKILLED.CO DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY SUCH INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. FURTHERMORE, WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONING, IMPOSSIBILITY OF ACCESS, OR POOR USE CONDITIONS OF THE SERVICES DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, DISTURBANCES RELATED TO INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, TO THE SATURATION OF THE INTERNET NETWORK, AND FOR ANY OTHER REASON.

 

IF APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES ANY WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST USE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

Limitation of Liability

 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE FOLLOWING LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO YOU

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW:

 

IN NO EVENT SHALL SKILLED.CO BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER OR DEVICE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, EVEN IF SKILLED.CO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE OR COMPUTER SYSTEM, OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING THEREFROM.

 

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY EXCEPTION WITHIN THESE TERMS, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS (FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION), WILL FOREVER BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM IN THE CALENDAR YEAR IN WHICH SUCH CLAIM AROSE. THE EXISTENCE OF MORE THAN ONE CLAIM WILL NOT ENLARGE THIS LIMIT.

 

Indemnification

 

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Skilled.co, and their directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns from and against all liabilities, losses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (collectively, “Losses”) they may suffer as the result of Third Party claims, demands, actions, suits or judgments against them resulting from or arising out of: (1) your non-compliance to these terms, including, without limitation, your submission of User Content or (2) your use of the Website or any other activity related to your visit to Skilled.co.

 

Outbound Links

 

During your visit to Skilled.co you will come across outbound links (i.e. links that go to third party websites). It is your sole responsibility to decide whether to follow these links. Skilled.co is not responsible for the terms and privacy policies of these third party websites, and is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any linked websites. You click any link to a third party website at your own risk. Out Terms do not in any way cover your use of the third party websites linked to from this website. Skilled.co does not necessarily endorse any website that it links to.