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NOTE THAT SECTION 23 OF THESE TERMS CONTAINS A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND LIMITS THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF CERTAIN DISPUTES.
Also note that, notwithstanding any current or prior election to opt-in or opt-out of receiving telemarketing calls or SMS messages (including text messages) from us, our agents, representatives, affiliates, or anyone calling as a result of your use of the Services (collectively, “our representatives”), your use of the Services constitutes your express consent to be contacted by us or our representatives using SMS messages (including text messages), prerecorded messages or artificial voice, calls and messages delivered using an auto telephone dialling system or an automatic texting system for any and all purposes arising out of or relating to your use of the Services, at any telephone number, or physical or electronic address you provide or at which you may be reached. In addition, you consent to our transfer of your personal information to one or more third parties who we believe may have an interest in providing services to you based on the interest you express through your use of the Services, and you consent to be contacted by such third parties by the same means as us and our representatives. We, our representatives or such third parties may listen to and/or record phone calls between you and us or them without notice to you as permitted by applicable law. You acknowledge that your use of the Services constitutes your prior express consent to receive telephonic communications from us, our representatives and such third parties under 47 U.S.C. 227(b)(1)(A) and that your consent may be revoked at any time by contacting contact email@example.com.
We reserve the right to change or modify these Terms at any time and at our sole discretion. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the bottom of these Terms and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our website’s homepage or sending you a notification). By continuing to access or use the Services after the Terms have been revised, you confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms and all of the terms incorporated therein by reference. We encourage you to review the Terms frequently to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply when you access or use the Services. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, you may not access or use the Services.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about these Terms, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide a platform for individuals who access and use the Services (“Users”) to find and communicate with service professionals (“Experts”), including but not limited to contractors, landscapers, lawyers, photographers and others as permitted on the Services.
While we enable Users and Experts to search for information and communicate with one another, we are not responsible for monitoring such information and communications, and we are not a party to transactions that may occur between Users and Experts. in addition, We are not responsible for and we expressly disclaim all liability that may result from information made available by Users or Experts and the conduct of users and experts, whether online or offline. Rankmini.com does not sponsor, endorse, recommend or approve of any Expert, nor do we make any representations or warranties about the quality, timing or legality of the products or services they provide. Additionally, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that any Expert is licensed, qualified, bonded, insured or capable of performing any product or service, and we make no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability or accuracy of the products and services they provide.
Additional terms and policies (“Additional Terms”) may apply to specific portions of the Services. In the event Additional Terms apply to your use of the Services, we will provide notice of such terms and your continued use of the relevant portions of the Services will constitute your agreement to these Additional Terms. Unless indicated otherwise, if there is a conflict between these Terms and the Additional Terms, the Additional Terms will govern.
The Services are not targeted towards, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 18, or age of legal majority under applicable law, you may only use the Services under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you (a) are 13 years of age or older, (b) are a legal resident of the United States, (c) have not been previously suspended or removed from the Services, or engaged in any activity that could result in suspension or removal from the Services, (d) do not have more than one Rankmini.com account, and (e) have full power and authority to enter into these Terms and in so doing will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party.
In order to access and use certain areas or features of the Services, you will need to register for an Rankmini.com account. By creating an account, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete account information, (b) maintain and promptly update your account information as necessary, (c) maintain the security of your password and accept all risks of unauthorized access to your account and the information you provide to us, and (d) immediately notify us if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches related to the Services or your account.
Unless otherwise indicated by us, the Services and all content and other materials contained therein, including, without limitation, the Expertise logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, User Content (as defined in Section 10), other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Rankmini.com Content”) are the proprietary property of Rankmini.com, our licensors or users, as applicable, and are protected by the U.S. and international copyright laws. The term Rankmini.com Content, as used in these Terms, does not include third-party trademarks, intellectual property or other content or material owned by third parties and is not covered under a license with Rankmini.com or materials that are in the public domain.
You are hereby granted a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Services and Rankmini.com Content. However, such license is subject to these Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Services or the Rankmini.com Content therein; provided, however, that Experts are permitted to use the Services for commercial purposes; (b) the collection and use of any product or service listings, pictures, or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Rankmini.com Content; (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Services or the Rankmini.com Content or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Services, the Rankmini.com Content or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Services; and (g) any use of the Services or the Rankmini.com Content other than for their intended purposes. Any use of the Services or Rankmini.com Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated by us, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any right or license to any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of Rankmini.com or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, the Services and Rankmini.com Content may include software components provided by Rankmini.com or a third party that are subject to separate license terms, in which case those license terms will govern such software components.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable laws, we have adopted a policy of limiting access to the Services by or terminating the accounts of, individuals who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that anything on the Services infringes any copyright that you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our designated agent.
Please see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. You should also note that if you knowingly make any material misrepresentation in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
“Rankmini.com,” the Rankmini.com logo and any other Rankmini.com product or service names, logos or slogans that may appear on the Services are trademarks of Rankmini.com and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. You may not use any metatags or other “hidden text” utilizing “Rankmini.com” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Rankmini.com without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Services, including, without limitation, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, constitute the service mark, trademark or trade dress of Rankmini.com and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the Services are the property of their respective owners and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the permission of the applicable trademark holder. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information by name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Rankmini.com.
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable right to create a text hyperlink to the Services, provided that such link does not portray Rankmini.com or any of our Services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner, and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use an Rankmini.com logo or other proprietary graphic of Rankmini.com to link to the Services without our express written permission. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Rankmini.com trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found on the Services, the content of any text or the layout or design of any page, or form contained on a page, on the Services without our express written consent.
Rankmini.com makes no claim or representation regarding and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Services or of websites linking to the Services. Such sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our affiliation, endorsement or adoption of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Services, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Services.
Rankmini.com is an independent review site that is supported by advertising and affiliate links.
Our core business model revolves around helping guide consumers through complex technical decisions regarding finding the best local experts. To create the best resources, we focus on working with legitimate local experts which has a cost. To cover these costs we have affiliate relationships and advertising relationships to help us sustain and continue building this site.
What this means to you is that, if you click on some links on our site, we may receive a referral fee. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site, including, for example, the order in which they appear. These will be clearly labeled as either Sponsored or Featured sections. The majority of the experts we review and list don’t pay us anything. If we see an expert who may be interesting to you, we will let you know about it regardless of compensation. This is why we are considered a trusted source of local experts.
We may display content, including advertisements and promotions, from third parties through the Services or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services (collectively, “Third Party Content”). We do not control, endorse or adopt any Third Party Content, and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding such Third Party Content, including, without limitation, regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that your business dealings, correspondence with, or other interactions with third parties providing Third Party Content, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings and interactions are solely between you and such third parties. Rankmini.com is not responsible or liable in any manner for such dealings and interactions or Third Party Content, nor for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or interactions or as the result of the presence of Third Party Content on the Services.
The Services may include interactive features and areas that allow Experts and Users to create, post, share, upload to, transmit, distribute, store or otherwise publish content, including, but not limited to project descriptions, blog content, Reviews (defined in Section 14), photos, videos, music, sound, text, graphics, code, items or other materials (collectively, “User Content”). You understand that User Content is viewable by others using the Services. You agree that you are solely responsible for your User Content and for your use of such interactive features and areas of the Services and that you use them at your own risk.
By using the interactive features and areas of the Services, you further agree not to create, post, share, upload to, transmit, distribute, store or otherwise publish through the Services any of the following:
We do not approve, control or endorse User Content and we are not responsible or liable for any User Content on the Services. In addition to other disclaimers found in these Terms, we do not endorse or make any warranties or representations with respect to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any User Content posted on the Services. Although we have no obligation to screen, edit or monitor User Content, we reserve the right and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit User Content posted or stored on the Services at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Services at your sole cost and expense.
You retain all ownership rights in the User Content you submit to Rankmini.com. By submitting or posting User Content to the Services, or to our pages or feeds on third-party social media platforms (e.g., Rankmini.com’s Facebook page), you hereby grant Rankmini.com a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right and license to use the store, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and publicly display your User Content, in whole or in part, and your name, likeness, voice and persona in any manner or media and for any purpose whatsoever at our sole discretion, including, without limitation, for publicity, promotional, advertising, trade, business, illustration, artistic and other commercial and noncommercial purposes.
By uploading, posting or submitting User Content to Rankmini.com through the Services or through our pages or feeds on third-party social media platforms, you represent and warrant that (a) such User Content is non-confidential, (b) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content or you otherwise have all necessary rights to post such User Content, (c) you authorize Rankmini.com to use such User Content for the purposes described in these Terms, (d) the User Content is accurate and not misleading or harmful in any manner, and (e) the User Content, and your use and posting thereof, does not and will not violate these Terms or any applicable law, rule, regulation or third party right.
You agree that you will not violate any law, contract, intellectual property or other third party right or commit a tort, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct while accessing or using the Services. You agree that you will abide by these Terms and will not:
You acknowledge that we may sell “Featured” ads, “Sponsored” ads, or similar ads (collectively, “Premium Ads”) which may include, among other benefits, preferred advertising placement. You acknowledge and agree that, in such cases, Premium Ads may include products or services that are the same as, or similar to, your products or services, including competitive products and services, and that these ads will appear above, or otherwise prioritized over, any organic search results. We shall have no liability to you or any third party with respect to the placement of Premium Ads or the location at which your advertisements appear through the Service.
You may only post a review of an Expert (“Review”) if you have first-hand knowledge of the products and/or services provided by such an Expert. You may not post Reviews about an Expert or any of their products or services if you are (a) affiliated with or employed by the Expert (including but not limited to employers, employees and contractors of the Expert); (b) a competitor of the Expert; or (c) related to the Expert in any way. By posting a review, you acknowledge and agree that it is accurate, truthful and complete.
Separate and apart from User Content, you can submit questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials or other information about Rankmini.com and the Services (collectively, “Feedback”). Feedback, whether submitted through the Services or otherwise, is non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Rankmini.com. Rankmini.com shall own exclusive rights, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights, in and to such Feedback and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of this Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement or compensation to you.
In addition to the other provisions of these Terms, the following are additional provisions that apply specifically and solely to Experts.
17.1 Representations and Warranties
17.2 Independent Contractor
Rankmini.com may engage a third-party consumer reporting agency to use your personal information to run a background check on you for the legitimate business purpose of protecting the safety and integrity of our Services and our Users (“Background Checks”) and, if requested, your rights with respect to the background check are governed by this Section 17.
These Background Checks are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the “FCRA”), and the background reports resulting from these checks are considered “consumer reports” under the FCRA. Consumer reports may contain information on your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including but not limited to consumer credit, criminal history, workers’ compensation, driving, employment, military, civil, and educational data and reports.
You understand and agree that Rankmini.com may review the information provided by the third-party consumer reporting agency and that Rankmini.com retains the right to terminate your Rankmini.com account based on the information we receive from these checks, even if such information is subsequently dismissed. If Rankmini.com terminates your account or access to the Services on the basis of information in a background report, we will notify you and provide you with the name and contact information of the consumer reporting agency that created the report. We will also provide you with a copy of the report unless the consumer reporting agency has already provided you with a copy or access to it. You hereby represent, understand and expressly agree that Rankmini.com does not have control over or assume any responsibility for the quality, accuracy or reliability of the information included in these checks. Furthermore, any inaccuracies in the report must be addressed with the consumer reporting agency that issued it (and not Rankmini.com) within the time period specified in your notice.
The results of any Background Check you order that results in Rankmini.com suspending or terminating your account will not be shared with other users. If you have ordered a Background Check through Rankmini.com, we may indicate in your profile that you have completed that check. However, we will not share the results with any other User without your specific consent.
18.1 Release of Liability for Results of Background Checks
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Rankmini.com, and our partners, independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and our respective directors, officers, employees and agents (individually and collectively, the “Rankmini.com Parties”), from and against all claims, damages, awards, judgments, losses, costs, liabilities, obligations, penalties, interest, fees, expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or relating to (a) your use of the Services, (b) any User Content you create, post, share, upload to, transmit, distribute, store or otherwise publish on or through the Services, (c) any Feedback you provide, (d) your violation of these Terms, and (e) your violation of the rights of another.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY RANKMINI.COM, THE SERVICES AND THE RANKMINI.COM CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. RANKMINI.COM DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SERVICES AND RANKMINI.COM CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN. RANKMINI.COM DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT RANKMINI.COM CONTENT ON THE SERVICES IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. WHILE RANKMINI.COM ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES AND RANKMINI.COM CONTENT SAFE, RANKMINI.COM CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR OUR SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
RANKMINI.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE WITH RESPECT TO PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY EXPERTS, AND RANKMINI.COM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, SAFETY, LEGALITY OR OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, OR WITH RESPECT TO THE CONDUCT OF ANY EXPERT IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH SERVICES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED TERMS IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All third-party hardware and other products included or sold with an Expert’s services are provided solely according to the warranty and other terms specified by the manufacturer, who is solely responsible for service and support for its product. For service, support, or warranty assistance, you should contact the manufacturer directly. RANKMINI.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO SUCH THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL RANKMINI.COM BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR COVER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS OR ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT THAT GIVES RISE TO ANY CLAIM.
You assume all risk when using the Services, including but not limited to all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with Users and Experts.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL RANKMINI.COM OR THE RANKMINI.COM PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE RANKMINI.COM CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED through the Services OR FROM the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the services (including but not limited to bodily injury, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE), whether online or offline), MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO RANKMINI.COM’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF RANKMINI.COM OR THE EXPERTISE PARTIES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE, OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR TO THESE TERMS EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO RANKMINI.COM FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES, OR, IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID RANKMINI.COM FOR THE USE OF ANY SERVICES, THE AMOUNT OF $25.00.
We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any features or parts thereof) without prior notice. You agree that Rankmini.com will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services or any party thereof.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES WITH RANKMINI.COM AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
23.1 Binding Arbitration
23.2 No Class Arbitrations, Class Actions or Representative Actions
23.3 Federal Arbitration Act
23.4 Notice; Informal Dispute Resolution
23.6 Authority of Arbitrator
23.7 Rules of JAMS
24. Governing Law and Venue
Last updated: May 14th, 2022