TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE – B2BQUOTES.COM
This website is made available to you and its use is subject to the conditions of use that are described in this document (the “Conditions of use”). By accessing this Website, you agree to submit to the Conditions of use, to the instructions and to the rules that are mentioned in this agreement. If you do not wish to accept these conditions, do not use this Website.
This contract defines the conditions that apply to the act of using this website, completed by any potential user. By using this Website, the user pledges to respect all the aforementioned conditions. The right to use this Website is personal to each user and is not transferable to another person or entity. Each user is responsible for the protection of the confidentiality relating to the personal information that they provide to the Website. Each user recognizes that, although the internet is often a safe environment, service interruptions or events that are out of B2BQUOTES.COM’s control do happen and that B2BQUOTES.COM is not responsible for any data lost during the transmission of information over the Internet. Although the goal of B2BQUOTES.COM is that the website be available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the website may be unavailable at certain times, for any possible reason, including, but not limited to, routine maintenance. You understand and recognize that, owing to circumstances that are both within and out of the control of B2BQUOTES.COM, access to the Website could be interrupted, suspended or rescinded from time to time.
At any moment in time, B2BQUOTES.COM has the right to modify or interrupt any aspect or characteristic relating to the Website, including, but not limited to, the content, the hours of availability and the equipment used to access and use the Website. Moreover, B2BQUOTES.COM may interrupt the transmission of any part of the data.
In order to conclude an enforceable contract, you hereby declare that you are of required legal age. You must be at least 18 years old to have the right to use this Website. However, if you are at least 13 years old, but not 18 yet, you can use this website if accompanied by a parent or a tutor that accepts the present contract. Use of this Website is forbidden for people under 13 years old.
- Modified conditions
- Website conduct for users
This Website and all individual Websites or sites that are specific to service providers that are currently found or will hereafter be found on our Website (known as “Microsites” or that are available through external hyperlinks are all private properties. Each and every interaction on this Website and/or on the Microsites must conform to these Conditions of use. Although we accept and encourage user interactions on our Website, we require and insist that all users refrain from any activity that is related to the use of this Website and the Microsites, for legitimate and legal purposes only.
Through this Website, users must not publish or transmit any material that violates or infringes in any way or matter the rights of others or any material that is illegal, includes threatening speech or verbal abuse, that is libelous or disrespectful to the private life of a person or of any publicity rights, that is vulgar, obscene or otherwise reprehensible, that promotes a mode of conduct which would constitute a criminal infraction, which would give way to a civil liability or would otherwise violate a law or that, without the previous written consent of B2BQUOTES.COM, contains any form of publicity or any solicitation of products or services. Any conduct, on the part of the User, which, at the exclusive discretion of B2BQUOTES.COM, limits or blocks any other User from using or visiting the Website and/or the Microsites to advertise or make any commercial, religious, political or non-commercial solicitations, including, but not limited to, soliciting the users of this Website and/or the Microsites to become users of online or offline services which are directly or indirectly competing with B2BQUOTES.COM
- Disclaimer of Warranties
Any user accepts that using this Website and its Microsites is done at the sole risk of said user. Nor B2BQUOTES.COM, nor its affiliates, nor any of their leaders, directors, employees or respective agents will guarantee that the usage of this website will be done without any interruptions or errors; they make no guarantee concerning the (i) results that can be obtained by using this Website or any of its Microsites or (ii) the precision, reliability or the contents of the information or services provided by this Website or the Microsites.
This Website and the Microsites are offered, “As is” and according to their availability. B2BQUOTES.COM rejects all representations, guarantees and conditions, explicit or implicit, including, but not limited to, those relating to the titles, non-infringement, merchantability and adaptation to a particular usage.
- Limitation of responsibility
In no case can B2BQUOTES.COM be held responsible for damage that is incidental, consequential, special or punitive stemming from this contract. In no case can the responsibility of B2BQUOTES.COM, concerning a service request, exceed the amounts paid by the user to B2BQUOTES.COM for a service request coming from said user and the overall responsibility stemming from or related to this service request must not exceed the amounts paid to B2BQUOTES.COM by any user, during the six months preceding the moment when a complaint is filed.
In no case can B2BQUOTES.COM be held responsible for damage that is incidental, consequential, special or punitive, stemming from or related to services offered by a service provider who is a part of B2BQUOTES.COM’s network of service providers. Although we rigorously examine the professional title and general qualifications of all the service providers that are a part of our network, we make no representation and offer no guarantees concerning the qualifications and the service quality offered by service providers from our network, who you will hire following a service request. It is fully up to the Website user and the service provider (from our network) who you will hire to execute a service request, to write up a service contract and to agree on the terms and conditions of the project and its completion. In no case do we guarantee the service provider’s efficiency, nor the quality or the final result of the requested work, in accordance with the service offer.
B2BQUOTES.COM reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the usage of the Website and all the Microsites, at all moments in order to determine the conformity of this Contract and all the usage rules as established by B2BQUOTES.COM, as well as to satisfy any law, rule or authorized government request.
- License grant
By publishing communications on or by means of this Website or any Microsite, each user grants B2BQUOTES.COM a licence that is free, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive, which entails that B2BQUOTES.COM can use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit translate, distribute, execute and display the communication, alone or as part of other, work under any form, any media or any known technology that has been developed before, without territorial or time limitations, and to assign any such rights to several levels of license holders.
- Compensation/ Release
All users agree to defend, compensate and exonerate B2BQUOTES.COM, its affiliates and its administrators, leaders, employees and respective agents from any and all claims and expenses, including the legal fees resulting from or related to services offered by a service provider from B2BQUOTES.COM’s network following a service request on the Website by any user, in connection with the Website or the Microsites.
Each user is responsible for the interactions with the service providers that are a part of B2BQUOTES.COM’s network. To the extent that is permitted by current laws, each user releases B2BQUOTES.COM from any claim or responsibility related to any product or service offered by a Merchant, any action or inaction by a service provider from B2BQUOTES.COM’s network, including the inability on the Merchant’s part, to comply with legislation that is currently in effect and/or the inability to comply with the terms of a service offer.
As a part of the previous release, each user declines any provision in the Civil Code of Quebec that declines the generality of the exemption from liability, as stipulated in this article.
- Names and information
All the rights regarding the name of B2BQUOTES.COM are expressly reserved to SERVICES RÉSIDENCIA INC. Unless otherwise specified, all the names that appear on B2BQUOTES.COM are the property of their respective owners.
All the content and information that is put online on the B2BQUOTES.COM website, including, but not limited to, the service provider profiles, the information relating to their selection and the evaluations and comments concerning them (including the evaluations made by any user about our professionals, or any other content published on the Website by a user) is the exclusive property of B2BQUOTES.COM
Each user agrees that they will not reproduce, publish or use in any way or form the content, in any other way than for your personal, use pertaining to your service request. Moreover, each user recognizes that a failure to comply with the above may cause severe damages and, if such is the case, each user accepts to be held responsible and to compensate B2BQUOTES.COM for any loss and/or damage that B2BQUOTES.COM could sustain.
The permission to use documents (such as press releases, data sheets, content, elements of information and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) originating from B2BQUOTES.COM is granted to any user but only on the condition that (1) the copyright symbol of this notice appears on all the copies, that (2) the documents originating from the B2BQUOTES.COM Website be strictly intended for informational and personal use and not for commercial use and the content will not be copied or posted on other network computers or released in the media, and that (3) no modifications be brought to the documents.
Distribution of all the documents on the Website requires the express written permission on the part of B2BQUOTES.COM. B2BQUOTES.COM does not do any representations regarding the accuracy or the reliability of the information contained in the documents and graphs with which they are related, and published on this website.
All the documents and graphs that are associated with said documents are presented “As is” with no guarantees. All documents and graphs that are associated with said documents published on the B2BQUOTES.COM website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information contained in the documents in question. B2BQUOTES.COM or its suppliers may at any moment make improvements or changes on the products or services described above.
- Third-party content
B2BQUOTES.COM contains links towards third-party websites managed by suppliers that supply other content. These links are provided only as a matter of convenience for you and not as an approval on B2BQUOTES.COM’s part for the content of said third-party websites and B2BQUOTES.COM excludes any guarantee concerning the content or the accuracy of the material on these third-party websites. If the user decides to access these third-party websites, they do so at their own risk, Unless you have signed a written contract with B2BQUOTES.COM specifically allowing you to do so, you may not provide a hypertext link towards the Website or Microsites from other websites. At any moment, B2BQUOTES.COM reserves the right to revoke its consent to any link, at their own discretion.
This contract, including the sales conditions as stipulated below (which are incorporated in this agreement) and the operating rules of B2BQUOTES.COM as established by B2BQUOTES.COM make up the full contract between parties regarding the subjects covered in this document. If one of the parties hereafter forfeits to any violation or flaw, this does not constitute a renunciation to any breach or previous or subsequent defects. The titles used for the sections in this contract are for reference only and do not have any weight or legal effect. If one of the provisions in this contract is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, this decision must not affect the legal enforceability of any other provision contained in this Contract and the remaining portions of this Contract will remain fully in effect. If one of the parties fails to exercise their rights under the terms of this Contract, this cannot be considered as a renunciation or a forfeiture of said rights or any other right described below.
- Mediation and arbitration
By using this website, each user accepts that: (1) any claim, litigation or dispute that any user may have against B2BQUOTES.COM resulting from, concerning or relating in any way to this Contract, this Website or any Microsite where the service request must be settled exclusively in the following way:
- through mediation; in the absence of an agreement;
- The parties agree that any claim stemming from the aforementioned Contract that are the subject of a dispute or any disagreement concerning the execution or the interpretation of said clauses and provisions, excluding a claim qualifying as a “small claim” by virtue of the Code of Civil Procedure of Quebec (hereafter known as “legal dispute”) can, by virtue of the party having a legal dispute to assert and without possibility of contesting for the other party, be subjected to arbitration, this, excluding the ordinary courts, in accordance with the following procedure. The audition of the parties taking part in the legal dispute must be held in the sixty (60) days following the receipt of the notice of arbitration, in a place that is located inside the judicial district of Montreal. The arbitrator’s decision must be given in writing to the parties no later than twenty (20) days after the audition of the parties. Any decision thus delivered is final and indisputable and as soon as it is homologated by the court, enforceable towards the present parties. Arbitration costs will be borne by the unsuccessful party, unless the arbitrator decides otherwise. The parties hereto agree that the provisions that are currently in effect in articles 940 to 947.4 of the Code of Civil procedure of Quebec act as supplementary provisions for any arbitration that has to be held under the provisions of this section. If there is any contradiction between one or another of the provisions included in this section and the above-mentioned provisions stemming from the Code of Civil procedure of Quebec, the provisions that are described in this section take precedence. For the purposes of this arbitration, in compliance with this section of the contract, the sole arbitrator has all the powers of a common court, except those that are exclusively limited to this type of tribunal, including the powers prescribed in Article 241 of the Canada Business Corporations Act, regardless of the fact that the legal entity implicated in the situation be of federal or provincial jurisdiction.
Once you have filled in your personal information sheet and your service request, in which you describe the type of service you need, we will transmit this information to qualified service providers in your area, who are specialized in the type of work that you wish to carry out inside the country of Canada. Service providers that are interested, if applicable, will contact you directly to present theirs prices.
However, we cannot guarantee that you will find a service provider to carry out the type of project that you are considering or that the service providers who work in your area offer these services.
B2BQUOTES.COM does not recommend or prefer the services of any one of our service providers. We are only looking to offer a range of services in order to accommodate your specific needs. B2BQUOTES.COM does not work as a representative for these professionals.
- INFORMATION DISCLOSED DURING A SERVICE REQUEST
By using the services of B2BQUOTES.COM, during a service request, the user will have to share some personal information as well as information concerning their needs. All website users share this information with service providers that are a part of the network. Some of this information will be sent to the professionals, who will use it to contact the user and to offer a price, or to any other person or group that is connected with B2BQUOTES.COM in order to follow through with your service request. By sending us this information and your service request, any user formally consents to be contacted by B2BQUOTES.COM or by service providers in our network and this, by phone, by fax, by email, by mail or by any other reasonable means of communications, using the phone numbers and addresses that the user has provided in their service request. In doing so, we can offer a better follow-up for the services that we offer on our Website, tackle any question pertaining to your account or any other reasonable subject relating to your service request.
If the information submitted by the user, is fully or partly inaccurate, not up-to-date, false or incomplete or that B2BQUOTES.COM has any reasonable grounds to believe that said information is inaccurate, not up-to-date, false or incomplete, B2BQUOTES.COM reserves the right to refuse to follow through with the service request and to refuse website access, both at the present moment and in the future, as well as access to its services or parts of its services following this type of request as completed by any user. Each user is responsible for the use of B2BQUOTES.COM’s online services that they or any other person would intentionally make through their account.
- PERSONAL USE BY USERS
Each user recognizes and accepts that the services offered by B2BQUOTES.COM are exclusively dedicated to your personal use and that you cannot use them for commercial purposes.
- WEBSITE ACCESS SUSPENSION
B2BQUOTES.COM reserves the exclusive right to revoke access to the Website for any user, at any time. All information concerning the service providers that are a part of our network is confidential and intended only for personal use on the part of the user. B2BQUOTES.COM reserves the exclusive right to suspend Website access to any user, without prior notice.
- FALSE INFORMATION
Each user that provides information that is false, including name, phone number, address and email address, which end up causing losses and/or damages to B2BQUOTES.COM, to the service providers that are members of its network and to any other user, will be subject to legal action and damage claims on behalf of B2BQUOTES.COM.
No refunds will be allowed
- SERVICE PROVIDER SELECTION CRITERIA
B2BQUOTES.COM uses the following selection criteria when new service providers wish to become members of the B2BQUOTES.COM network:
B2BQUOTES.COM does not check insurance coverage for professionals that operate in fields which do not require this type of coverage, including but not limited to, building inspectors, appraisers, architects, engineers, consultants, fireplace maintenance workers, designers, manufactured cabinet makers, license issuers, disability insurance brokers, alarm system installers, toxic material inspectors.
Civil code violations – B2BQUOTES.COM does research to find out if any important civil actions have been taken against this company in the three years preceding their inscription to the B2BQUOTES.COM’s network and if they have lost their cases.
Service provider information: B2BQUOTES.COM engages no responsibility with regards to updating service provider profiles for service providers that are members of its network. B2BQUOTES.COM tries to keep the service provider information on the website up-to-date, following information requests, and to modify them if necessary. B2BQUOTES.COM suggests that each user check the information of the service provider that they choose before they sign a contract following a service request, in line with the present terms and conditions. B2BQUOTES.COM rejects any responsibility and makes no guarantees regarding the selection process, the selection criteria, the information that is received or presented during the selection process or the sharing of said information. B2BQUOTES.COM is also not responsible for making sure that the selection and verification process is sufficient or that the information received during the selection process and the verification is accurate, up-to-date and error-free.
Terms and conditions for service providers
B2BQuotes.com (hereafter “we”) offers a referencing service in the field of B2B. More specifically, we find potential clients which we refer to trustworthy service providers (“you”) that are a part of our network.
How the service works
- We determine if the project matches your criteria (based on the services you offer and the areas you cover);
- Each project is sent to an average of 3 service providers;
- Projects are referred according to an order that is based on priority. This priority is determined by a quality score which is attributed to each service provider. The score is based on several different factors such as customer satisfaction;
- If you are chosen for a project, we will send you an email which includes all the basic information relating to the project (a short description of the client’s need, the location of the client and the desired date);
- After you have opened and read this message, you are free to decide if the project suits you or not. Simply click “YES” or “NO” accordingly:
- If you click on “NO”, no fees will apply and the project will be sent to another service provider;
- If you click “YES”, the price that is indicated in the message will apply if you are one of the service providers that are selected. Shortly afterwards, you will get the client’s full coordinates;
- We contact our clients for follow-ups throughout the process to make sure that they are satisfied with the quotes and the completion of their project (when applicable).
Our pricing methodology works as follows: each project is assigned one specific value (i.e. $30) that will be clearly indicated in the email that contains the basic information about the project. When you click “YES”, this amount will be charged to your account.
To calculate the value of a project, we evaluate a wide array of factors including the size of the potential project. For example, a client that only wants help to setup their Adwords campaign will be less expensive than a someone who wants to build a $50 000 web site.
When you register, you will be assigned a limited amount to your account. This limit will allow you to accept clients on credit up until that limit is reached. Once the limit has been reached, you have to pay your account before you are able to accept other clients. Your account limit will be increased over time (provided you have a good history with us).
For example: Your account limit is $100, meaning that you can accept clients until that limit is reached. Once it has been hit, you can pay your account balance directly using a credit card and after the payment has gone through, you will be able to start accepting new clients. If you use the service on a regular basis, your account limit will probably be increased to make your life easier.
Ultimately, our service is based on the information sent to us by the client, for this reason we can never be 100% convinced of the seriousness of a project that a customer submits on the platform. Our team makes sure to ask the right questions, and will disqualify a project when it does not meet our qualification standards. This is a case-by-case aspect and if you are unable to send a quote for a project that you paid for, you have the option to apply for a credit on your supplier account. We will probably contact the client to make sure that the situation you have described is true, and in the case of a cancelled project, we will credit the value paid for this project. The credit can be approved within 7 days of your request and will be applied as a credit on your B2BQuotes account. No refunds are made on credit cards.
Here are the different methods you can use to pay your account:
- Credit Card
Our business model is based on a network of highly qualified service providers who we have selected for each category and region. Our main objective is to build “win-win” relationships with a limited number of service providers for each category.
To that end, here are our expectations towards the service providers with whom we build partnerships:
- Answering quickly to the projects that we send by saying either “YES” or “NO”;
- Follow-up promptly with potential clients through email and/or by phone;
We enjoy working with qualified service providers who give quick answers for the projects they receive, are good at following-up with clients rapidly, offer high quality customer service, are competitive in terms of prices and have earned good feedback from clients.
Regarding the privacy of these clients, you are not allowed to share the personal information of these clients to another person or company that is not a part of your company except in cases where the project is partly or completely carried out by a subcontractor.
Duration and cancellation
Our goal is to build a relationship that serves interests for both sides, thus meaning that there is no long term engagement. If at any moment you feel that our services are not reaping expected results, simply contact us and we will deactivate your profile. However, you will have to pay any unpaid bills before you are able to close your profile.