Privacy Policy

Updated 06/9/11

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Privacy Policy Summary:

We follow the CAN-SPAM Regulations of 2003 for commercial email.

Clients:
We will never supply your email to any outside third party. We do not send advertisements from third party vendors. For clients posting proejcts, we may occasionally send out newsletters, alerts, or survey request. You can unsubscribe from these with a single link in the email. You will receive several email notification if you post a project, these include notifications when a new designer asks a question about your project, when a designer has requested to send you a proposal, and when we are attempting to verify your account information.

Clients posting a project on Designquote are anonymous until they choose to accept a bid from a designer. Your personal contact information is only given to designers you specifically allow to see it.

DESIGNERS: We send out periodic emails regarding DesignQuote.net depending on the setting you choose in "My Alerts". We may post as many as 20 projects per day, if you opt to be notified immediately, you will receive 20 emails! you can change your settings anytime.

We follow the CAN-SPAM Regulations of 2003 for commercial email.

We will never supply your email to any outside party - we don't even let the public see your email address unless you have specifically added it to your public profile.

Terms Of Service Summary: Important Update: Please Read And Accept Terms To Continue Using DesignQuote Lead Return Policy:
A lead is deemed bogus only if one of the following criteria apply:
  1. The Phone number is incorrect or disconnected. (Since all US and Most EU numbers are checked this should not happen very often)
  2. The email address is incorrect. (We also verify every email address so this should not happen very often either.)
  3. The lead was from another design company in an effort to gain pricing comparrison. (we usually are good about filtering these out)
  4. The lead is from a job seeker or student doing research. (we usually are good about filtering these out)
A lead can NOT be returned for the following reasons:
  1. Being unable to contact the buyer is not a valid reason for a credit. It is very costly to obtain and qualify leads so we cannot give credits for circumstances beyond of our control
  2. A client closes a project immediately after acknowledging a bidder. -Please be aware: A client may accept 5 bidders then close the project because they do not want any more designers to bid - this does not mean they are not expecting you to bid on the project! They simply close the project because they feel they have enough designers quoting, you should still contact the client and give them your bid.
While some may feel that we have too strict a return policy, there are two very good reasons for this. The two main differences between DesignQuote and other lead services is are:
  1. DesignQuote does not force you to take every lead, we do not autoship, every lead is hand picked by you.
  2. DesignQuote employs a full-time staff who verifies every lead before posting. Other lead sites ship leads directly from their lead form, we filter out 90% of the junk before you even see the lead. Our customer service operators do the work for you, verifying that the phone number is good, and the email address as well as corresponding with the client via email and/or phone to ensure you aren't wasting your time.
Some things to keep in mind:

Being unable to contact the buyer is not a valid reason for a credit. Often, a client does not return messages after they select a designer. We have our clients acknowledge each vendor individually. A client is given the opportunity to close the project instead of acknowedging new designers so if they do not want a proposal they will reject your intent to bid and your credits are refunded automatically.

These terms of servce are an addendum to our existing Terms of Service which are still in effect and may be updated or modified in the future.
Updated 10/03/07

This service uses a patented system and by using it you agree not to copy, emulate, recreate or try to reverse engineer any technology used on the site.

This service is offered with no guarantees. If you list here you agree to hold harmless DesignQuote.net and any of its parent companies, owners or partners for any kind of liability you believe resulted in your association or participation with this site. We reserve the right to cancel, suspend, ban or otherwise remove any listing or member of this site without prior warning or reason. more...

To Unsubscribe: Login and click My Alerts to change your email alert settings.

To Cancel Your Account: Login and click My Account to cancel your account.

DesignQuote.net is run by Web Directories, Inc. a Georgia Corporation.
2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd 103-125 - Roswell, GA 30076
(404) 474-8237

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Introduction.

We take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using our web site. This Privacy Policy deals with personally identifiable information (referred to as "Data" below) that may be collected by us on our site. This Policy does not apply to other entities that we do not own or control or persons that are not our employees, agents or within our control. Please take time to read our Terms of Use.

1. Collection of Data.

Our registration process requires only a valid e-mail address, zip code and password. Providing us with other information is at your option. Please take note that your user name, e-mail address, or other submissions that you make on this site may contain your real name or other personally identifiable information and, as a result, may appear on this site. Like many web sites, we may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on this site (if at all) is set forth below.

2. Use of Data.

We may use Data to customize and improve your user experience on this site. Your Data will not be provided to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) we obtain your consent, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out to the sharing of Data; (iii) a service provided on our site requires the interaction with or is provided by a third party, by way of example an Application Service Provider; (iv) pursuant to legal process or law enforcement; (v) we find that your use of this site violates our this Policy, Terms of Service, other usage guidelines or as deemed reasonably necessary by us to protect our legal rights and/or property; (vi) or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party whereby that third party will be able to use the Data in the same manner as we can as set forth in this Policy. In the event you choose to use links that appear on our site to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies that appear on those sites.

3. Cookies.

Like many web sites, we set and use cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on our web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer and is subject to the privacy policy of those parties providing the advertisement. However, the companies serving the advertising do not have access to our cookies. These companies usually use non-personally identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to our site.

4. Children.

We do not allow persons who are ages thirteen or younger to become members of this site. For more information, please contact our webmaster.

5. Editing or Deleting Your Account Information.

We provide you with the ability to edit the information in your user account information that you provided to us in registration by using your personal page configuration area. You may request deletion of your user account by contacting our webmaster. Content or other data that you may have provided to us and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within our forums, may continue to remain on our site at our discretion even though your user account is deleted. Please see our Terms of Use for more information.

6. Changes to this Privacy Policy and or Terms of Service.

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of substantial changes to this Policy either by posting a prominent announcement on our site and/or by sending a message to the e-mail address you have provided to us that is contained within your user settings.

7. NO GUARANTEES.

While this Privacy Policy states our standards for maintenance of Data and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.

8. Contact Information.

If you have any questions about this Policy or our web site, please feel free to contact our webmaster.




Terms of Service:


Providers purchasing a lead are only purchasing a single instance of that information and may not redistribute, repost, publish, transmit or in any way share freely or sell the lead information acquired through the site. All projects and leads contained on this site are the copyrighted property of DesignQuote.net and may not be shared or distributed without or explicit written consent. Any provider that acquires a lead and then makes that information available to a third party either freely or by reselling the information will be subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law. Additionally said provider will forfeit all credits, purchases and leads purchased.

Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall DesignQuote.net or its licensors be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures,riots, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, insurrections,storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning, stock market crashes, infectious diseases, skin rashes, alien invasion, space-time distortions, database failures, blackouts, brownouts, whiteouts.

Disclaimer of Warranties

DesignQuote.net disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or material displayed in this website. DesignQuote.net disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material. DesignQuote.net disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Internet through the DesignQuote.net SERVICES.

THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES, AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. DesignQuote.net AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. DesignQuote.net AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES. DesignQuote.net AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES. DesignQuote.net AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED BY THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES, AS WELL AS FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIAL OR DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.

SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL DesignQuote.net OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER'S USE OR MISUSE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES. ARISING FROM ANY CLAIM RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, (EVEN IF DesignQuote.net OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES). THIS LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL FURTHER APPLY WITH RESPECT TO THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION OR MERCHANDISE THAT APPEARS ON, OR IS LINKED OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO, THE DesignQuote.net SERVICES. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Changes to Terms of Service.

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of substantial changes to this Policy either by posting a prominent announcement on our site and/or by sending a message to the e-mail address you have provided to us that is contained within your user settings. Any changes made are effective retroactively and immediately regardless of notification.

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