Business Beware is the voice for all small business owners where they can forewarn each other about unruly customers and collect money they're owed. Save your business time, money and headaches when dealing with customers who have become a problem.
Quick Overview: This web site was conceived with one purpose in mind. To give an avenue for the many businesses that have honestly tried to perform services for individuals or other businesses that just cannot be satisfied! It is a forum for businesses to be able to state their complaints and concerns about such customers with the opportunity for that customer to refute the businesses complaints. It is intended to be a forum for one business to be able to “warn” other businesses of the complications they had. There have been many instances I have been “warned” about local customers or businesses that were hard to deal with or who would not pay their bills. Hopefully this site will enable most businesses to be able to avoid these “hard to please” customers. This is the same approach as the Better Business Bureau but more of a gateway for Businesses and/or Contractors.
Hopefully this will start a discussion between the parties involved and result in a mutual agreement on the differences they have. This site is to benefit businesses to learn from the personal experiences of other businesses.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
You understand that all postings, messages, text, files, or other materials ("Content") posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Service, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, you are entirely responsible for each individual item ("Item") of Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Service. You acknowledge that BusinessBeware.biz does have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the Agreement or for any other reason.
3. THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES, AND SERVICES
4. NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, BusinessBeware.biz designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement.
By Email: Ashley@businessbeware.biz
5. PRIVACY AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:
a) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory,
libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;
b) that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or
group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation,
race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
c) that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a
BusinessBeware.biz employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity (this provision does not apply to Content that constitutes lawful non-deceptiveparody of public figures.);
d) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
e) that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or constitutes "bait and switch";
f) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
g) that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement;
h) that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if: posted in areas of the BusinessBeware.biz site which are not designated for such purposes; or emailed to BusinessBeware.biz users who have not indicated in writing that it is ok to contact them about other services, products or commercial interests.
i) that includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as allowed in "services";
j) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
k) that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of Content (flooding attack) to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Service; or
l) that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Service.
Additionally, you agree not to:
m) contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted, or make unsolicited contact with anyone for any commercial purpose;
n) "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;
o) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;
p) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Service - unless expressly permitted by BusinessBeware.biz;
q) post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
r) attempt to gain unauthorized access to BusienssBeware.biz's computer systems
or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Service or the BusinessBeware.biz
s) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the
submission of postings on BusinessBeware.biz without each posting being manually
entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"), including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals.
7. ACCESS TO THE SERVICE
BusinessBeware.biz grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access the Service for your own personal use. This license does not include: (a) access to the Service by Posting Agents; or (b) any collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the Service nor any use of data mining, robots, spiders, or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by BusinessBeware.biz A limited exception to (b) is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to the Service, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent and comply with our robots.txt file.
BusinessBeware.biz permits you to display on your website, or create a hyperlink on your website to, individual postings on the Service so long as such use is for noncommercial and/or news reporting purposes only (e.g., for use in personal web blogs or personal online media). If the total number of such postings displayed or linked to on your website exceeds one hundred (100) postings, your use will be presumed to be in violation of the Agreement, absent express permission granted by craigslist to do so. You may also create a hyperlink to the home page of the BusinessBeware.biz site so long as the link does not portray BusinessBeware.biz, its employees, or its affiliates in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.
BusinessBeware.biz offers various parts of the Service in RSS format so that users can embed individual feeds into a personal website or blog, or view postings through third party software news aggregators. BusinessBeware.biz permits you to display, excerpt from, and link to the RSS feeds on your personal website or personal web blog, provided that (a) your use of the RSS feed is for personal, non-commercial purposes only, (b) each title is correctly linked back to the original post on the Service and redirects the user to the post when the user clicks on it, (c) you provide, adjacent to the RSS feed, proper attribution to 'BusinessBeware.biz' as the source, (d) your use or display does not suggest that BusinessBeware.biz promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, (e) you do not redistribute the RSS feed, and (f) your use does not overburden BusinessBeware.biz’s systems. BusinessBeware.biz reserves all rights in the content of the RSS feeds and may terminate any RSS feed at any time.
Use of the Service beyond the scope of authorized access granted to you by BusinessBeware.biz immediately terminates said permission or license. In order to collect, aggregate, copy, duplicate, display or make derivative use of the the Service or any Content made available via the Service for other purposes (including commercial purposes) not stated herein, you must first obtain a license from BusinessBeware.biz
8. TERMINATION OF SERVICE
You agree that BusinessBeware.biz, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Service (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if BusinessBeware.biz believes that you have acted inconsistently with the Agreement. Further, you agree that BusinessBeware.biz shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Service after said termination.
9. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
Content displayed on or through the Service is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the site or the collective work, and/or copying or reproducing the sites or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of BusinessBeware.biz You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Content from the Service without the express written consent of BusinessBeware.biz, and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on the Service. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Service. BusinessBeware.biz is a registered mark in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Although BusinessBeware.biz does not claim ownership of content that its users post, by posting Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to BusinessBeware.biz an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. Furthermore, by posting Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant BusinessBeware.biz all rights necessary to prohibit any subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction, or exploitation of the Content on the Service by any party for any purpose
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The BusinessBeware.biz website and the Service are provided by BusinessBeware.biz on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, BusinessBeware.biz makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of the BusinessBeware.biz website in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability or otherwise. BusinessBeware.biz shall have no liability for any interruptions in the use of the BusinessBeware.biz website. BusinessBeware.biz disclaims all liability and warranties with regard to the information provided, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and of non-infringement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties; therefore the some portions of foregoing disclaimer and limitation may be inapplicable.
11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
BUSINESSBEWARE.BIZ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, AND IN PARTICULAR BUSINESSBEWARE.BIZ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR LOSS OF USE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE OR THE BUSINESSBEWARE.BIZ WEBSITE, OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BUSINESSBEWARE.BIZ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THEREFORE PORTIONS OF THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATIONS MAY BE INAPPLICABLE.
You agree to indemnify and hold BusinessBeware.biz, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your violation of the Agreement, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or your violation of any rights of another.
Effective Date: This Privacy Statement was last updated on December 20, 2009 and is effective as of that date.
1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS.
BusinessBeware.biz (hereinafter “BusinessBeware.biz”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement (“Statement”) sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with the BusinessBeware.biz website. By accessing the BusinessBeware.biz website, you acknowledge that you fully understand this Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Statement.
2. PARTICIPATING MERCHANT POLICIES.
Related services and offerings with links from the BusinessBeware.biz website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who access the BusinessBeware.biz website are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since BusinessBeware.biz does not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites, BusinessBeware.biz recommends and encourages that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT.
BusinessBeware.biz collects certain information from and about its users in the following three ways: (1) directly from our Web Server logs; (2) from the user; and (3) with Cookies.
a. Web Server Logs.
When you visit the BusinessBeware.biz website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include, but are not limited to:
• Your Internet protocol address.
• The kind of browser or computer you use.
• The number of links you click within the site.
• The state or country from which you accessed the site.
• The date and time of your visit.
• The name of your Internet service provider.
• The web page you linked to our site from.
• The pages you viewed on the site.
• Any content transmitted through our mail servers.
One of the primary purposes of Cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a Cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.
BusinessBeware.biz reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place Cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into DiggersList.com a site that relies on third-party Cookies).
You have the ability to accept or decline Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline Cookies. If you reject Cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on the BusinessBeware.biz website.
c. Personal Information Users
Visitors to the BusinessBeware.biz website can register to use and/or purchase services. When you register, we will request some personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number, account number and other relevant information. If you are purchasing a service, we will request financial information. Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the services you purchased. If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. For other types of registrations, we will ask for relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.
We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission, except to the extent necessary, including, without limitation:
• To fulfill your service requests for services.
• To protect ourselves from liability.
• To respond to legal process or comply with law.
• In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
4. USE OF WEB BEACONS OR GIF FILES.
The BusinessBeware.biz website and web pages may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons – sometimes also called single-pixel gifs – that allow BusinessBeware.biz to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. BusinessBeware.biz may include Web Beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these Web Beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These Web Beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent Cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site. BusinessBeware.biz prohibits Web Beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.
5. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT.
BusinessBeware.biz has the discretion to occasionally update this Statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Statement. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the BusinessBeware.biz website and service constitutes your agreement to this Statement and any updates. Except as provided in this paragraph, this Statement may not be modified or amended.
6. CONTACTING US.
If you have questions regarding this Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Statement and/or our general practices, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BusinessBeware.biz will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.