HireBid is a marketplace that allows service providers (sometimes also referred to on the website as professionals) to connect with service buyers (sometimes also referred to on the website as clients or consumers). HireBid has no control over the contents of service provider profiles, time blocks, projects, or any of the other content generated by users (including service providers and service buyers) on our website. In that respect, HireBid does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the information on the website. In addition, HireBid has no control over and assumes no liability for the actions of individuals who are connected to one another through the HireBid website. For example, HireBid has no control over and assumes no liability for the performance of services by service providers on projects or the actions or inactions of service buyers on projects. Users of the website should do their own due diligence prior to bidding on a service provider's time blocks, accepting bids/projects, or hiring service providers for a project. In addition, HireBid does not guarantee the reliability of aggregated data (such as average ratings) as a predictor of the level of service rendered on a particular project.
Any agreement between a service provider and a service buyer for services to be rendered on a project is a contract or agreement between the service provider and the service buyer, and HireBid is not a party to such contract or agreement.
For completed hours, HireBid deducts a 20% commission from the payment made by the service buyer for the time block. The service provider receives the equivalent of 80% of the payment that was paid in by the service buyer, paid out in Bitcoin after each hour worked. All fees, including fees charged by Stripe, our payment processor for the payments made in by the service provider, and Block.io, our payment processor for the Bitcoin payments paid out (which are on-chain Bitcoin transaction fees), are paid by HireBid.
For any hours that are terminated by either party (which can only be done for hours after the first hour of a block and only for hours that begin at least an hour after a user implements the termination), 95% of the fee paid will be refunded by HireBid via Stripe to the payment method used by the service buyer. The service provider is not paid for canceled hours.
HireBid's unique system allows service buyers to receive a 95% refund for any hours that are terminated. The first hour of an engagement cannot be terminated. In addition, only hours that begin at least an hour after the termination can be canceled. As a result, service buyers do not have any right to otherwise request a refund or chargeback of amounts paid through their credit card company or otherwise, such as through Stripe. Service buyers should do their own due diligence prior to hiring a service provider using HireBid.
Once a bid has been accepted,the parties to the agreement (service buyer and service provider) have a legally binding contract to fulfill the obligations under that agreement.
HireBid does not directly process payments or have access to confidential payment information, such as credit card information for the payments made in by the service buyer. These are directly processed via a secure connection by Stripe, using Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). With respect to the payments out via Bitcoin, HireBid sends the payment to the Bitcoin address entered by the service provider and assumes no responsibility for the address being entered by the service provider. In addition, HireBid assumes no responsibility for any third-party wallet provider selected by the service provider to which payments are to be sent. Users are advised to do their own due diligence to ensure the Bitcoin address is legitimate and is that of a trusted wallet provider. Once the Bitcoin payment has been sent, HireBid has no way to reverse the transaction.
You agree to the following:
That all information that you post (including information on your service provider profile, time blocks, and/or project information) is true and accurate.
That you will use the website solely for its intended purpose, facilitating the connection of service providers and service buyers.
Not to post or upload inappropriate content or items, such as, for example, items containing irrelevant, profane, offensive, or vulgar language or content.
Not to use the HireBid website to engage in illegal activities.
Not to post false, misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, or libelous content.
As a service buyer, to provide accurate ratings of as to your opinion of service provider performance.
Not to use the HireBid website to post spam, unsolicited communications, distribute viruses, or take any other actions to harm HireBid or our users.
Not to violate HireBid's intellectual property rights, including our patent rights, and our rights in our copyrights and trademarks, and not to violate any other third party's intellectual property rights.
That, by placing a bid on a time block, you have entered an offer for a time block that, if accepted, will result in a binding agreement to pay the agreed-upon price.
That, by accepting a bid for your time on the HireBid website, you have entered into a binding agreement to provide the services as specified in the bid that was accepted at the time of the time block.
As a service provider, you consent to having a service buyer rate your performance on a time block procured through the marketplace.
To permit HireBid to use your profile data in promotional materials.
That, by using the HireBid website, including posting or editing your service provider profile, your time blocks for bidding, or a project, you grant HireBid the right to request additional information from you and/or contact third parties, in order to verify the accuracy and truthfulness of any and all information you have posted on the HireBid website.
That, by posting or editing information on your service provider profile, your time blocks for bidding, or projects, you agree to provide HireBid a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable right in all such content. All other content posted on the website (including ratings data) is the exclusive property of HireBid.
HireBid reserves the right to take any lawful action to correct a violation of the User Agreement, including, but not limited to, terminating the account(s) of a user who violates the User Agreement and/or removing or revising content (such as service provider profiles, time blocks, profile pictures, or project information), in whole or in part, that violates the User Agreement or for which the veracity of the content posted cannot easily and readily be verified.
More generally, HireBid reserves the right to remove any content, including content with respect to projects or user profiles, and to bar individuals from using the HireBid website, for any reason that HireBid, in its sole discretion, deems is improper or otherwise inconsistent with the functions of the HireBid website or detrimental to other users.
In addition, HireBid reserves the right to delete and/or remove any profiles or other content that is inconsistent with the purpose of this website, misleading, or inappropriate or offensive.
We cannot guarantee the continuous operation of our website, or that all website functions are operating properly at any given time. As such, you agree that you are using the HireBid website at your own risk. We disclaim all express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
We are not liable for any damages or losses resulting from your use of our services or from the actions or inactions of third parties who you were connected with through the HireBid website (including service providers and service buyers that you were connected with on a project through HireBid).
By using the HireBid website and related services, you expressly consent to our use, collection, disclosure, and retention of any and all personal information that you disclose on the website or that is collected via our servers as a result of your visiting the website, as well as any and all information provided by third parties on the website as to you (such as, for example, ratings data).
Our primary purpose in collecting data from users of the HireBid website is to provide our users with access to our website, in order to facilitate the connections of service providers with service buyers on projects.
We do not sell any data, including the non-publicly accessible data we collect from our users, to third parties.
The HireBid website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from users in this age group.