Terms And Conditions Of Use

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This user agreement ("Agreement") is entered into by TheHomeMag. TheHomeMag and you as a user of the website ("You"), and You acknowledge and agree that the following terms and conditions, including the Privacy Policy posted on this website, shall govern your use of each and every page of this website and the provision of both free and subscription-only information to you by or through the website (the "Service"). TheHomeMag reserves the right to revise this Agreement and/or the contents of this website at any time for any reason without notice. You further acknowledge and agree that you will be bound by any such revisions to the Agreement. For this reason, TheHomeMag encourages you to periodically visit the website and review the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

TheHomeMag reserves all rights afforded by the laws of the United States, and specifically reserves its rights, claims, and defenses for any omission from the contents of this notice to users of the TheHomeMag website.

TheHomeMag accepts payment for the Service by credit only. You must provide TheHomeMag with current, valid credit account information at the time that You first subscribe to the Service. TheHomeMag will then bill your credit the total due for the current period, and then bill you at the expiration of each term thereafter on your renewal date. Cancellation of the Service during the Initial Period is non-refundable.

Unless the Service is terminated by You or TheHomeMag as further provided in this Agreement, You agree to pay and authorize TheHomeMag to charge the credit. You provided in the amount of the then-current term of your subscription cost for the Service on the renewal date of every period following the Initial Period. All Term Accounts renew at the end of their 12-month term.

All information and content contained on or in any of the TheHomeMag websites, including but not limited to text, images, video, audio and data are owned by and proprietary to TheHomeMag, its vendors and/or licensors and are protected by applicable copyright, trademark and trade secret laws. All rights not expressly granted by this Agreement are reserved solely to TheHomeMag, its vendors and/or licensors. Except as otherwise specifically stated in this Agreement, You may not duplicate, display, distribute, sell, resell, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, make derivative works, or other use the information or content of this website. Any unauthorized use by you may subject you to penalties or damages. TheHomeMag will enforce its intellectual property rights to the full extent of the law. Your subscription to the Service is for your own use, and any sharing of your account information, login, passwords, or the information, content and data provided by the Service, with any other person, firm or entity is strictly prohibited.

A user may not use TheHomeMag for any purpose that is prohibited by any law or regulation, or to facilitate the violation of any law or regulation. You may not use the TheHomeMag web sites or any of its content for competitive reasons nor may you resell or redistribute TheHomeMag content without prior express written consent of management at TheHomeMag. The user of the TheHomeMag websites may not attempt to use any "deep-link," "scraper," "robot," "bot," "spider," "data mining," "computer code" or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process or methodology or manual process having similar processes or functionality, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the TheHomeMag web sites, any data or content found on or accessed through the TheHomeMag web sites without prior express written consent of management at TheHomeMag. You may not use the TheHomeMag web sites to obtain or attempt to obtain through any means any materials or information on the TheHomeMag web sites that has not been intentionally made publicly available either by public display on the TheHomeMag web sites or through accessibility by a visible link on the TheHomeMag web sites. You may not use the TheHomeMag web sites in a manner that would violate the security of the TheHomeMag web sites or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the TheHomeMag web sites, data, materials, information, computer systems or networks connected to any server associated with the TheHomeMag web sites, through hacking, password mining or any other means. The user of the TheHomeMag web sites may not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise represent an affiliation with a person or entity. The user of the TheHomeMag web sites may not interfere with, attempt to interfere with or otherwise disrupt the proper working of the TheHomeMag web sites, any activities conducted on or through the TheHomeMag web sites or any servers or networks connected to the TheHomeMag web sites, including accessing any data, content or other information prior to the time that it is intended to be available to the public on the TheHomeMag web sites. TheHomeMag reserves the right to limit the number of projects, contacts and companies that can be viewed during any given time period. TheHomeMag reserves the right to validate business authenticity as needed or required to support proper use of the TheHomeMag product.

If you believe that information or content contained on this website infringes on your copyright, please notify the copyright agent.

What is a cookie? A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Using TheHomeMag In order to access TheHomeMag websites successfully, your browser must be set to "accept all cookies." If you set your browser to "not accept" any cookies, you will not be able to use TheHomeMag websites to their fullest extent. A subscriber is limited to (2) two cookies per user account and thus may use TheHomeMag on two (2) devices such as a home computer and a computer at the office. This feature is not for sharing your account but is for your convenience. Please see the Intellectual Property section in our Terms of Service for policies concerning the sharing of account information. Why do we use cookies?

Some of the pages requiring information are certified as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) pages as designated. TheHomeMag appreciates the importance of providing a secure environment on its website for the purpose of providing credit information to process orders and applications, and will take all reasonable and customary steps to protect the information You provide. Please use all means to protect your personal information, particularly if you are using a shared computer. Supporting documents and disclaimers necessary for submission of applications which appear on this site may be supported by other documents requiring a signature. In such event, the signed document shall prevail, and the documents and disclaimers appearing on the website shall be incorporated into the signed document. In the event there is any contradiction in terms between the online document and the subsequent signed document, the conflicting term(s) shall be resolved by relying on the document which is actually signed. Applications submitted on this website are considered "pending acceptance and approval" and are not complete until a confirmation of approval and acceptance has been sent by TheHomeMag. In the event an application cannot be accepted, any payment made shall be refunded or credited to the credit account within a reasonable period.

You acknowledge and agree that your use of the website and of the Service is at your own risk and that neither TheHomeMag nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website, including the content and information contained in this website, is liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, or any losses, costs or expenses of any kind (including attorney's fees, and/or other fees or expenses ) which may arise, directly or indirectly, through the access to, the use of, or the browsing in this site or through your downloading of any materials, text, data, images, video or audio from this website, including but not limited to anything caused by any viruses, bugs, human action or inaction of any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or any other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections, or the failure of any Internet service provider.

You acknowledge and agree that while TheHomeMag will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the content and information provided by the Service is correct and that even though the schedules, times, locations, and other information contained in the TheHomeMag websites are based upon current information, TheHomeMag cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy of the information and makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. ALL CONTENT AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE AND/OR PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS", WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OF ANY QUALITY, NOR THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER US NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF SUCH ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT OUR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TheHomeMag, its officers, directors, agents, franchisees and employees against any asserted claims or suits made by any third party for any and all damages, losses, judgments or liabilities (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to: (i) any actual or alleged breach of this Agreement by You (ii) any content, data or material that you submit, post or otherwise provide to TheHomeMag or on this website.

You acknowledge and agree that you will not post or transmit to this website any pornographic, obscene, profane, defamatory, libelous, threatening, unlawful or other materials which could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law or regulation. Notwithstanding the fact that TheHomeMag or other parties may be involved in creating, producing or delivering this website, may monitor or review transmissions, postings, or discussions, TheHomeMag assumes no responsibility or liability which may arise from such content, including but not limited to claims for defamation, libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, profanity or misrepresentation.

You acknowledge and agree that although this website may be linked to other websites, TheHomeMag neither directly nor indirectly expresses or implies any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with the linked website, unless otherwise specifically stated in this website. TheHomeMag has not reviewed all websites linked to this website, is not responsible for the content of any other website linked to this website, and makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the content or information contained on such websites. Any use of links by You to any other websites is at your own risk.

You acknowledge and agree that although the information and materials on the TheHomeMag websites may be read throughout the world, this website is designed and intended for use in the United States and use of this website by You will be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States. If You access this website from another country, You are responsible for compliance with any and all applicable local laws. If the information and materials in the website do not conform to the laws of the country where You access the website, the information is not meant for You. TheHomeMag makes no representation that the information and materials contained in this website are appropriate outside the United States. You agree that in the event that any dispute arises under this Agreement or your other use of this website or the Service, the laws of the State of Florida in Lee County shall apply without resort to its choice of law provisions or rules. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Florida and further agree that the courts of Lee County, Florida shall be the exclusive venue for the resolution of any dispute between TheHomeMag and You.

This Agreement is the entire agreement and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements and communications relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.

No failure to exercise, and no delay in exercising, on the part of either party, any privilege, any power or any rights hereunder will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right or power hereunder preclude further exercise of any other right hereunder. No waivers or amendments shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of TheHomeMag.

If any part of this Agreement shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment will not affect or nullify the remainder of this Agreement

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about these Legal Notices, please email us at [email protected].

TheHomeMag.com provides consumers with listings, descriptions and ways to access reliable, reputable providers of services and products. This service is free to consumers.

TheHomeMag.com provides suppliers of services and goods with opportunities to place their businesses before many consumers. Providers of goods and services are charged fees, at any of three membership levels, for the services of TheHomeMag.com.

It is the mission of TheHomeMag.com to protect consumers and to promote the most honest and capable suppliers of consumer goods and services in the United States.

We accept applications for membership from providers who are dedicated to integrity, reliability and quality. Providers can be distributors, dealers, chain, franchise and independent retailers of home improvement products and services. We also accept free memberships of consumers who wish to leave comments or reviews of a particular provider.

TheHomeMag.com membership requirements are planned to give consumers the highest possible level of confidence and comfort in the providers they choose to supply services and products across a broad range of categories.

Prospective members must be able to present to TheHomeMag.com proof of their business experience and expertise, in the way of licenses, bonding, insurance, certifications and/or other documentation appropriate to their business categories. Members must agree to be rated by consumers and to the publication of all ratings.

In return, TheHomeMag.com agrees to issue a membership to a prospective member who satisfies the above requirements, providing the provider operates within accepted categories and documentation can be verified by the TheHomeMag.com team.

TheHomeMag.com agrees to represent each member in a manner consistent with its membership level and to the best of its ability. TheHomeMag.com will represent the member in a fair and reasonable way when dealing with consumer complaints and disputes and will explain the member’s position to the consumer accurately and fairly as part of these processes. While TheHomeMag.com will not replace the member’s own marketing and sales efforts and its complaints and dispute resolution processes, it will provide each member with a superlative level of credibility inTheHomeMag.com – supporting the integrity, reliability and expertise of your industry and your company in your local marketplace.

TheHomeMag.com maintains a rating system for service and product suppliers. TheHomeMag accepts complaints from consumers and attempts to rectify claimed product and service deficiencies through contacts with its listing members. TheHomeMag maintains a dispute resolution practice which is free to consumers and suppliers.

Ratings

Consumers of services and products which appear on the TheHomeMag.com web site are invited to rate suppliers.

Ratings are: Excellent; Good; Adequate; Unsatisfactory; Poor.

 

To merit an Excellent rating, the supplier will have delivered:

Reliability: the supplier came to the project on time and completed stages and the project as per schedule, allowing for unpredictable delays such as weather, specification changes, etc. The supplier was properly insurance, bonded and licensed to do all the work contracted.

Quality: the supplier delivered work of or above the quality promised or anticipated by the consumer.

Integrity: the supplier carried out the service or delivered goods in keeping with claimed skill and experience levels as well as the project budget, and received all mandated permits, permissions and inspections consistent with the scope of the work and all applicable laws.

Personal touch: the supplier was easy to work with, open to suggestion and instruction, fair and reasonable in work, clean and orderly, and, in general delivered a pleasant and productive experience to the consumer.

 

To merit a Poor rating, the supplier will have delivered:

Reliability: the supplier came to the project late and departed from the project’s schedule during stages and completion, allowing for unpredictable delays such as weather, specification changes, etc. The supplier was not properly insurance, bonded and licensed to do all the work contracted.

Quality: the supplier delivered work vastly inferior to the quality promised or anticipated by the consumer.

Integrity: the supplier carried out the service or delivered goods with considerable or complete disregard of claimed skill and experience levels and went considerably above the project budget. The supplier failed to or refused to receive all mandated permits, permissions and inspections consistent with the scope of the work and all applicable laws.

Personal touch: the supplier was difficult or impossible to work with, refused or ignored suggestion and instruction, was consistently unfair and unreasonable in work, untidy and disorganized, and, in general delivered a poor and unproductive experience to the consumer.

 

Complaints

TheHomeMag.com will accept complaints from any site visitor who has used or attempted to use produces and/or services from any supplier mentioned in any way on the TheHomeMag.com web site.

TheHomeMag will contact the listing member and request rectification of the complaint or an explanation of the action that caused the complaint to be lodged. TheHomeMag may accept the explanation of the supplier as being fair and reasonable. TheHomeMag will not inform the complainant of the actions taken by TheHomeMag on his or her behalf. Instead, TheHomeMag will require that the complainant and the listing member rectify the matter and/or complaint with each other.

TheHomeMag.com lists and describes service and product providers to potential customers of these providers.

TheHomeMag.com does not monitor, oversee, approve, certify or otherwise warrant the performance, work, schedules, budgets, compliance with legal requirements or other elements of the deliverables of any provider. TheHomeMag.com is not responsible for the return of monies or other valuables or for any other restitution claimed by or promised by a provider to a consumer.

TheHomeMag.com is not responsible for the costs of any action taken by a consumer against a provider or a provider against a consumer or for any legally required payment or other liability owed by any provider or consumer as a result of a transaction influenced by content on the TheHomeMag.com web site. TheHomeMag.com maintains the right to contract with and terminate obligations to any service or good provider without reservation and to identify any service or goods provider as having been terminated from the TheHomeMag.com web site.

TheHomeMag.com will maintain and protect the security of all transactions and personal data in compliance with existing laws in jurisdictions in which it has members or in which consumers reside who use the services of the TheHomeMag.com web site.

TheHomeMag.com fights for a secure and fair marketplace that benefits consumers and suppliers.

We celebrate keen, open, honest competition. It enables consumers to get the best in services and products at reasonable prices. It builds a healthier marketplace where consumer needs and desires are top priorities and their delivery the major engine of success for suppliers.

TheHomeMag defends integrity in the marketplace, where all transactions are made in an atmosphere of competence with respect and courtesy from both suppliers and consumers. Products and services must be advertised clearly and promoted without any attempt to mislead. Promises made about performance and quality must be promises kept. Contracts must be written in clear, direct language with no unreasonable or unfair restrictions that attempt to avoid responsibility.

TheHomeMag is a highly focused and niched product connecting local home improvement companies with single family homeowners. To do so without prejudice, we are firm in our conviction that we refrain from promoting religious and political statements and beliefs within our client's advertisements. In a large distribution such as ours, the opportunity to offend or alienate a segment of homeowners increases. And in doing so, we are not being who we set out to be on behalf of our clients.

For this reason, and without regard to our individual and/or mutual political and religious beliefs, we've made a commitment to refrain from promoting political and religious statements and views.

We hope you will understand that TheHomeMag considers itself neutral in such areas of discussion and in that regard, different from newspapers and magazines that choose to express opinions publicly from time to time.

BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE NOT TO:
  1. Use any false or inaccurate information for purposes of registering as a user of this website;
  2. Delete or revise any material or other information of any other user, advertiser, or TheHomeMag;
  3. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
  4. Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this website’s infrastructure or server;
  5. Use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website or any activity being conducted on this site;
  6. Use any engine, software, tool, agent or other mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this website other than (i) the search agents available from TheHomeMag and (ii) generally available third party web browsers.
  7. Allow any other person or entity to use your username or password for posting or viewing comments or sending or receiving materials;
  8. or Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of this website.
YOU FURTHER AGREE NOT TO VIOLATE OR ATTEMPT TO VIOLATE THE SECURITY OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTIONS SUCH AS:
  1. Accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account that you are not authorized to access;
  2. Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper
  3. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by way of submitting a virus to, or overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mailbombing," or "crashing," this website;
  4. Sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services;
  5. or Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting.
TheHomeMag.com will maintain and protect the security of all transactions and personal data in compliance with existing laws in jurisdictions in which it has members or in which consumers reside who use the services of the TheHomeMag.com web site.