Welcome to HomeAdvisor! This Agreement ("Agreement") governs your relationship with HomeAdvisor, Inc. In this Agreement, we will refer to you, the member Service Professional, and all of your d/b/a's, affiliates, agents, employees, representatives and subcontractors as "you," "SP," "Service Professional" or "member" and to HomeAdvisor, Inc. and its employees and agents as "we" or "us" or "HomeAdvisor." Other Service Professionals who have joined HomeAdvisor's network are referred to in this Agreement as "Service Professionals," "SPs," or "members." Unless otherwise stated, all terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement that apply generally to Service Professionals also apply to and bind you. References herein to the HomeAdvisor "Website" include any and all websites now, or hereafter, owned or operated by HomeAdvisor. These Terms & Conditions were last updated on October 1st, 2018. Updated material terms are bolded and underlined.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN THE ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER SECTION BELOW. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
What We Agree.
With Respect to Lead Purchasing Members.
HomeAdvisor receives requests from homeowners, consumers, property managers, individuals and other persons ("customers") expressing interest in certain services relating to home improvement, repair, maintenance and other types of tasks and projects ("service requests"). These service requests from customers may be submitted directly or indirectly to HomeAdvisor by customers via the HomeAdvisor Website, telephone calls, third party websites or other means. In turn, HomeAdvisor may send you a communication about a customer's service request that contains information about what service has been requested and the customer's contact information (a "Lead"). We may also send your contact information to the customer. The information we provide about you will be based on the information you submit during the Company Profile Interview (which you may amend from time to time) and Customer Ratings & Reviews, and may be amended by HomeAdvisor from time to time. Leads may also be sent to other member service professionals based on the category of the service request.
We limit the number of Service Professionals that are matched to a customer. We do not guarantee to provide you any specific number of Leads, nor do we make guarantees, representations or warranties regarding a customer's level of interest, their desire to have work completed, their ability to pay you, the accuracy of the information provided by the customers, or that any customers will hire you to perform services, nor do we guarantee that you will successfully contact each customer. We are not involved in, nor do we have any responsibility for your contracts with customers, their creditworthiness, or any payments to you or any disputes they may have with you or you may have with them. HomeAdvisor is free to contract with other Service Professionals as this is not an exclusive contract.
We provide customers with the ability to rate their experience working with you via Customer Ratings & Reviews. You will also have the ability to solicit and collect ratings and reviews from any of your customers, which may or may not be displayed in LiveDirectory (defined below), in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion.
For Service Professionals using HomeAdvisor's Exact Match Services (not available in Canada), HomeAdvisor shall endeavor to generate click-throughs to the SP's listing and online profile page and calls to the Exact Match Numbers (defined below), based upon the profile information supplied by SP. HomeAdvisor shall provide for the hosting of the SP online profile page (which may appear in the HomeAdvisor LiveDirectory (defined below) and elsewhere on the Internet, however, SP is solely responsible for all content provided by SP that appears on SP's online profile page. HomeAdvisor shall provide the telephone numbers unique to SP's online profile page ("Exact Match Numbers"). In addition, customers will be able to complete a service request on the SP online profile page. A submission of a service request by a customer on SP's online profile page, or via a telephone call to SP's Exact Match Number shall constitute an "Exact Match Lead." In addition, a lead will be deemed to be an Exact Match Lead anytime a customer is presented with your information and indicates that they desire to be connected with you (whether by clicking on "Request a Quote", indicating to a HomeAdvisor representative that they would like to be connected to you, or otherwise indicating that they desire to contact you).
If your HomeAdvisor rating drops to two (2) stars or below, you will no longer be permitted to purchase leads from HomeAdvisor until you raise your rating above two (2) stars (although your directory listing will remain active). You will have the ability to improve your rating by acquiring additional positive reviews to lift the rating. However, you will not be able to use references from non-HomeAdvisor consumers to increase your rating, you must obtain additional consumer reviews submitted through the HomeAdvisor platform. Once your rating is greater than two stars, you will regain your eligibility to purchase leads.
With Respect to Subscription Members:
You may purchase a subscription to receive services including: Placement in HomeAdvisor's directory product which is displayed on the HomeAdvisor Website ("LiveDirectory") and Customer Ratings and Reviews solicitation. You may be displayed among service professionals who are members of HomeAdvisor affiliate companies, including Angie's List, some of whom may have been subject to different screening criteria than the screening you are required to undergo.
In the event you purchase a subscription and elect to appear in the LiveDirectory, your business listing may appear on the Pro Reviews section of the HomeAdvisor Website, in response to requests from customers for contractors in the project categories that you have indicated to us that you perform, in geographic locations where you have told us your perform services. HomeAdvisor does not make any representations or warranties regarding how often your listing and/or profile (including any ratings or reviews) will appear or be viewed, or where or on what page of the Pro Reviews tab your listing will appear, or your conversion rate for impressions or views of your profile page. You will also have the ability to solicit and collect ratings and reviews from any of your customers, which may or may not be displayed in LiveDirectory, in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion. In addition, the telephone number displayed with your listing shall be your actual telephone number that you provide to HomeAdvisor (unless your listing is appearing as an Exact Match listing).
You agree to all terms and conditions of this Agreement and represent, on behalf of you, your company (including any predecessor entities of your company), employees, subcontractors, and any individuals performing work on your behalf, at the time you become a HomeAdvisor SP, and thereafter while this Agreement remains in effect, as follows:
Membership in the HomeAdvisor network is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old and can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By applying to join HomeAdvisor, you represent and warrant that you are eligible.
You are qualified and capable of performing the services, trade, or tasks you selected on the Service Professional Enrollment Form or during your Company Profile Interview, and any subsequent amendments you make to your Customer Profile.
You are, and at all times will be, properly and fully licensed*, bonded and insured (at levels in accordance with applicable industry standards) under all applicable laws and trade regulations (and upon request will produce documentation to verify this), and further, that you have not been turned down for insurance coverage related to your provision of services. You will notify us promptly of any such changes to your licensing, bonding or insured status. *If you or your company is operating under a license with special restrictions you agree and represent that you will at all times operate within the guidelines as specified by such restrictions.
You will comply with the HomeAdvisor membership requirements as specified from time to time. If these requirements are amended, you will be advised and must comply with any changes immediately upon notification if no action is required on your part or within thirty (30) days if affirmative action is required of you.
You hereby represent that you, any predecessor entities of your company, any other majority shareholders, partners or members, and your company, are free from any (i) bankruptcies, civil legal judgments within the last 3 years, and (ii) felony criminal convictions. If at any time during your membership with HomeAdvisor you, any predecessor entities of your company, any other majority shareholders, partners or members or your company, should file for bankruptcy or be involved in bankruptcy proceedings, have a civil legal judgment entered against such party or a felony conviction entered against such party, you will promptly notify HomeAdvisor. You further represent that you have not been sanctioned or penalized by any governmental authorities in connection with your provision of services to any of your customers, and that you have not been denied membership to (or had your membership revoked from) any professional industry associations. You authorize HomeAdvisor to verify that all of the above representations are truthful and accurate at any time while this Agreement remains in effect.
You agree to abide by and to follow the terms of the HomeAdvisor Resolution Process, as amended from time to time and appearing on our Website. You will cooperate with us if we attempt to facilitate the resolution of any customer complaints between you and your customers; however we are not liable to you or any customer if such matters cannot be resolved. We reserve the right to charge you for any amounts paid to a customer by HomeAdvisor in connection with a dispute between you and a customer, or based upon your performance of or failure to perform services for a customer, and you agree to reimburse us for any such payments and for any costs, expenses or attorneys' fees incurred by HomeAdvisor in connection with the dispute. You agree that we shall have the right to disclose any information we have regarding you and your company to any authorities requesting information from us regarding any work or services you have performed.
If you provide any quotes to customers via the HomeAdvisor Website, such quotes are provided for informational purposes only. A customer cannot contract with you via the HomeAdvisor Website. In the event a customer selects you on our Website in response to a quote you provide (or schedules and appointment), such selection (or appointment) is merely an indication of the customer's interest in contacting or being contacted by you.
If you provide written comments or testimonials about our service or activities, you agree that we shall have sole ownership of any and all intellectual property rights in such comments or testimonials, and that we may post and publish your comments or portions thereof at our sole discretion on our Website or in marketing materials including your name and company or agency, and that you shall not be entitled to any payments associated with our use of the foregoing. You hereby authorize us to use your name, company name, and franchise name, as applicable, and any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos, content including photographs, in the form or format that you supply to us or that you upload to our Website, for use and posting on our Website and for use in marketing materials to be presented to customers or prospective SPs in online postings, via emails or otherwise to help promote you or your services, and that you shall not be entitled to any payments associated with our use of the foregoing. HomeAdvisor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to review, reject and remove any content that you upload to the HomeAdvisor Website or your company profile. You further represent that you have all necessary rights to display any of the logos, service marks, trademarks, and any other content that you upload to our Website, and you represent that your uploading for display of any such content, and the use by HomeAdvisor of such content as contemplated by this Agreement, shall not violate any third party's intellectual property rights. If there are any limitations or restrictions pertaining to the use or presentation of such logos, trade or service marks, it shall be your responsibility to provide us in writing with any such restrictions or limitations of use. If expressly authorized by us in writing in advance, you may be authorized during the term of this Agreement to use certain marks of HomeAdvisor as necessary to promote your business. You are expressly prohibited from registering any trademarks or domain names of HomeAdvisor.
By posting or providing any content on the HomeAdvisor Website, including but not limited to photographs ("Content"), you represent and warrant to HomeAdvisor that you own or have all necessary rights to use the Content, and grant to HomeAdvisor the rights granted below. The forgoing representation includes, but is not limited to a representation and warranty that you have own or have the necessary rights (including any necessary releases) to grant all rights granted below in relation to any persons, places or intellectual property pictured in any photographic Content that you provide. In addition, if you post or otherwise provide any Content that is protected by copyright, you represent that you have obtained any necessary permissions or releases from the applicable copyright owner. You hereby grant HomeAdvisor and its users a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, assignable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, modify, edit, abridge, crop, create derivative works, perform, distribute, and place advertising near and adjacent to your Content on the HomeAdvisor Website, and on any other websites owned or operated by HomeAdvisor. Nothing in this Agreement shall restrict other legal rights HomeAdvisor may have to the Content, for example under other licenses. HomeAdvisor reserves the right to remove or modify Content for any reason, including Content that HomeAdvisor believes violates this Agreement or our policies. You further authorize us and our affiliates, licensees, sublicensees, and users, without compensation to you or others, to reproduce, print, publish and disseminate in any format or media (whether now know or hereafter created) the Content, including, if submitted, your name, voice and likeness throughout the world, and such permission shall be perpetual and cannot be revoked for any reason. In the event your HomeAdvisor account is terminated, or if you remove any Content from your HomeAdvisor account, HomeAdvisor and its users may retain your Content and may continue to use any of your Content (pursuant to the license granted above). You acknowledge and agree that any Content you post or provide may be viewed by the general public and will not be treated as private, proprietary or confidential. Further, to the extent permitted under applicable law, you waive and release and covenant not to assert any moral rights that you may have in any Content posted or provided by you.
You acknowledge and agree that all of the content and information posted on the HomeAdvisor Website, including but not limited to Service Professional profiles, screening information, and Customer Ratings & Reviews for all HomeAdvisor Service Professional members (excluding any logos or trademarked materials, or other intellectual property of Service Professionals provided by Service Professionals), is the sole and exclusive property of HomeAdvisor. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to reproduce, post, publish, display or otherwise use any Customer Ratings & Reviews (including those relating to you and your business), or any other content posted on the HomeAdvisor Website, other than content provided directly by you. You represent and warrant that all of the information you provide to HomeAdvisor, including any and all information you include on your profile page, is true and accurate. You acknowledge that a violation of any of the foregoing could result in significant damages, and you agree that you are liable to HomeAdvisor for any such damages, and will indemnify HomeAdvisor in the event of any third party claims against HomeAdvisor based on or arising from your violation of the foregoing. You acknowledge and agree that HomeAdvisor has the right, in its sole discretion, to contact customers about services you provide to gain their feedback and rating of you, and to display such Customer Ratings and Reviews on our Website. HomeAdvisor is not responsible or liable to you for any comments, ratings or communications of any kind from customers that we choose to post on our Website.
You acknowledge and agree that in certain areas of the HomeAdvisor Website or its affiliates' sites, including the Angie's List Website, the "star" rating that you have received from customers may be converted to a "letter" rating, in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion. If you are an Angie's List service professional, HomeAdvisor may convert your "letter" rating into a "star" rating for display on the HomeAdvisor site, in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion.
You will not engage in any illegal acts or acts of wrongdoing, dishonesty or unethical business practices with HomeAdvisor, any customer or other third party, including, but not limited to, disclosing any user personal information to any third party. You will at all times be in full compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Provincial, local and other laws and regulations that apply to your activities. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TO KNOWINGLY SHARE, DISTRIBUTE, TRANSFER, OR SELL A HOMEADVISOR SERVICE REQUEST, OR LEAD (OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN) OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, IS A VERY SERIOUS BREACH OF CONTRACT AND FRAUDULENT MATTER THAT COULD RESULT IN INVASION OF PRIVACY RIGHTS OR OTHERS, SIGNIFICANT COSTS AND DAMAGES TO OTHERS AND TO HOMEADVISOR AND OTHER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS. RESPONDING TO SUCH A VIOLATION WOULD ALSO RESULT IN THE LOSS OF TIME AND EFFORT ON THE PART OF HOMEADVISOR. THERE ALSO MAY BE REGULATORY FINES AND PENALTIES IMPOSED FOR CONTACTING CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES IN A MANNER NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FEDERAL STATE AND PROVINCIAL DO-NOT-CALL REGULATIONS AND FEDERAL STATE AND PROVINCIAL ANTI-SPAM REGULATIONS. ACCORDINGLY, IF YOU KNOWINGLY SHARE, DISTRIBUTE, TRANSFER, OR SELL A SERVICE REQUEST, OR LEAD (OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN) OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AGREE TO FULLY INDEMNIFY AND BE LIABLE TO HOMEADVISOR, AS SET FORTH IN SECTION IV BELOW, FOR ALL THE DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL, AND ANY REGULATORY OR JUDICIAL FINES OR PENALTIES OR ATTORNEYS' FEES THAT MAY ARISE FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
You agree to allow only employees of your company or independent contractors performing services directly on behalf of your business to contact or provide any service to customers you learn of via a Lead. To the extent you use any such subcontractors, you shall be responsible and liable for all acts and omissions of such subcontractors and for ensuring that such subcontractors comply with all the provisions of Section II of this Agreement. You agree not to sell, trade, gift, assign, or otherwise transfer any Service Requests, or Leads provided by HomeAdvisor to any other party, including any other HomeAdvisor Service Professionals.
In addition to all of the other terms and conditions herein, SPs using HomeAdvisor's Exact Match services (not available in Canada) also agree to the following: (i) SP hereby represents and warrants that the information provided by SP in the SP profile on the SP's online profile page is, and shall at all times be, maintained in an accurate, up-to-date and professional manner, and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; (ii) SP hereby agrees that it hereby has automatically pre-accepted any Exact Match Leads provided to it by HomeAdvisor; (iii) SP hereby agrees to pay for any and all Exact Match Leads, in accordance with the then current HomeAdvisor fee schedule; (iv) HomeAdvisor may provide SP's phone number to any individual calling the Exact Match Numbers; (v) SP acknowledges and agrees that not all consumers calling the SP's Exact Match Number or visiting the SP's online profile page will be directed to SP for reasons including, but not limited to the Exact Match consumer's request not matching the SP's profile, SP's account being on hold or no longer being a member of the HomeAdvisor network, or the SP not having any available spend target. In such event, HomeAdvisor may direct consumers from the SP's online profile page to the HomeAdvisor Website; (vi) SP hereby authorizes HomeAdvisor to take any and all actions necessary to generate click-throughs to SP's online profile page and telephone calls to Exact Match Numbers, including contracting with search engines, Internet directories, and other online and offline advertising sources and making the representations herein on behalf of SP to such third parties, and (vii) SP authorizes HomeAdvisor to use, copy, reproduce, and sublicense SP's contact information, SP's profile, and any content on the SP's online profile page in furtherance of the foregoing. You further acknowledge, that in the event you are using HomeAdvisor's Exact Match services, and you are also a LiveDirectory subscription member, you may appear in the LiveDirectory at different times as an Exact Match listing, or a LiveDirectory subscription member listing, but will only be charged Lead Fees when you receive a service request generated from your listing appearing as an Exact Match listing.
In the event you participate in any promotion whereby HomeAdvisor promotes an offer or discount related to your services, whether on the HomeAdvisor Website, via direct mail, or otherwise, you agree to abide by the terms of such offer or discount.
By enrolling in the HomeAdvisor network or otherwise becoming a member of HomeAdvisor, and/or by inquiring about membership in the HomeAdvisor network or other HomeAdvisor products or services, you are requesting, and you expressly consent to being contacted by us and by our agents and representatives via phone, fax, email, mail or other reasonable means, at any of your contact numbers or addresses, even if you are listed on any federal, state, provincial or other applicable "Do Not Call" list, and even if you have previously opted-out from receiving marketing emails from HomeAdvisor, in order that we may provide the services set forth on our site, to service your account, to reasonably address matters pertaining to your account or for other purposes reasonably related to our business, including marketing related emails. You agree to sign up for at least two methods of lead notification (for example SMS and email), and acknowledge that if you do not sign up for at least two methods of lead notification, HomeAdvisor is not responsible for any delayed or undelivered leads.
HomeAdvisor's mobile applications may implement location features that, if you consent, result in automatic collection of your geolocation information, in which case our mobile application may use such information to allow HomeAdvisor and customers to view and track your location. We may also use this location information for our internal business purposes, and for providing and enhancing our products and services and advertising. IF YOU WANT TO STOP THE AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF YOUR LOCATION INFORMATION, YOU MAY DO SO BY USING THE PRIVACY SETTINGS ON YOUR DEVICE, OR BY UNINSTALLING OUR MOBILE APPLICATION. CERTAIN FEATURES, SUCH AS SAME DAY SERVICE, WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IF YOU OPT OUT OF LOCATION COLLECTION.
You agree to be bound by the then applicable pricing plan provisions (all fees are stated and payable in US dollars) for any and all Leads presented to you (as further described in Attachment A for lead purchasing service professionals), or for any inclusion in our LiveDirectory service or any other subscription offering. You will pay HomeAdvisor applicable non-refundable fees which may include: (i) an Enrollment/Screening Fee; (ii) Lead Fees, as set forth in the Lead Fee Schedule, for customer Leads accepted by you; (iii) HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval License Fees at the then current standard Seal of Approval license fee rates, (iv) Membership Fees; (v) Administrative Fees; (vi) Website development and hosting fees, if you have elected to have HomeAdvisor develop and host your company Website; (vii) Subscription Fees and (viii) any other applicable fees such as Custom URL Fees or e-mail account fees as applicable. HomeAdvisor reserves the right to charge your credit card for any fees immediately upon receipt of your credit card information by you or your representatives.
Lead Fees. You agree that payment for Lead Fees will be made by HomeAdvisor initiating an ACH transfer or processing your credit card (for Canadian SP's, credit card only) each week for the previous week's activity. You may view a statement of your monthly lead activity on your HomeAdvisor account, at pro.HomeAdvisor.com. We may, in our sole discretion and in accordance with our then-existing Lead credit policies, issue you a credit ("Credit") for any Lead Fees that you dispute (by contacting HomeAdvisor via our Website, the HomeAdvisor Pro app, or by telephone), provided, however, that any and all requests for Credits must be received by HomeAdvisor within 30 days of the date that the Lead Fee charge was incurred. Credits that are issued to a Service Professional's account will be issued as store credits, which will be applied toward future charges to your account. Credits will expire, if not used, eighteen months after the date the Credit was issued. All Lead Fees constitute advertising fees paid by you to HomeAdvisor and are in no way, referral commissions based upon your successful completion of services.
Subscription Fees; License Fees; Other Recurring Fees.
For purchases of a subscription membership (monthly, quarterly, or annually), you shall pay such fees on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, as applicable. You agree that payments will be made by HomeAdvisor initiating an ACH transfer or processing your credit card, in advance, on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, as applicable.
AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF SUBSCRIPTION; After your initial subscription period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically continue for an additional equivalent period (each a "Renewal Term"), at the renewal price communicated to you at the time your purchased your initial subscription ("Renewal Price"), unless HomeAdvisor provides you with at least thirty (30) advance notice of a change in your Renewal Price. You agree that your account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature. If you want to change or terminate your subscription, you may do so solely by contacting HomeAdvisor Customer Care at (877) 947-3676. If you cancel your subscription, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current subscription term; your subscription will not be renewed after your then-current term expires, and you won't be eligible for any refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period. By subscribing, you authorize HomeAdvisor to charge your provided payment method now and again at the beginning of any Renewal Term. You also authorize HomeAdvisor to charge you for any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on your subscription payments. Upon the renewal of your subscription, if HomeAdvisor does not receive payment from your payment method or payment method provider, (i) you agree to pay all amounts due on your account upon demand, and/or (ii) you agree that HomeAdvisor may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your payment method until payment is received.
Free Trials and Other Promotions. Any free trial or other promotion that provides a subscription to the HomeAdvisor services automatically renews in the same manner as set forth above under the section titled "Automatic Renewal", provided, however, that the Renewal Price for any Renewal Terms will be higher than during the free trial or promotion initial term. You must cancel your subscription before the end of the trial period in order to avoid being charged the Renewal Price.
Discounts. When you purchase multiple product, you may be eligible for certain discounts, as set forth on the then-current pricing plan, provided, however, that cancellation of a product/service for which you have received a discount, may result in the discount being rescinded retroactively for the remaining products/services, and an immediate additional payment to be charged to your method of payment. Purchases of prepaid lead bundles are nonrefundable, even after cancellation of membership.
You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure that the communication methods that you have selected in your HomeAdvisor profile, and all contact and billing information, are kept up-to-date and accurate. HomeAdvisor is not responsible, or liable, for undelivered customer notifications. You agree to promptly notify HomeAdvisor if your payment method is canceled (including if you lose your card or it is stolen), or if you become aware of a potential breach of security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your payment method). In addition, you authorize us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for you credit or debit card as provided by your credit or debit card issuer.
You acknowledge that you will not receive a detailed account statement unless you provide HomeAdvisor with a valid email address or fax number. Your account balance is also available by calling (877) 947-3676 or via the Account tab of the Pro.HomeAdvisor.com Website. HomeAdvisor will process your balance due at the end of your billing period via your selected payment method. Past due balances will be subject to a late charge equal to the lesser of 1.5% per month or the maximum amount allowed by applicable law. In addition, any returned payments will incur a $20 fee per transaction.
Any disputes about charges to your account must be submitted to HomeAdvisor in writing within 30 days of the date such charges are incurred. You agree to waive all disputes not made within the 30 day period, and all such charges will be final and not subject to challenge.
Past due accounts may be turned over to a third-party collection agency and reported to a credit rating agency and we may bill you for, and you agree to pay for any and all collection and related litigation fees.
No fee is due or payable to the extent such fee is in violation of any applicable law.
HomeAdvisor is not obligated to refund to you any amounts of prepaid Lead Fees or other prepaid fees such as subscription fees, except solely in the event you rescind or terminate your subscription within the seventy two (72) hour period following your agreement to purchase a subscription.
You authorize HomeAdvisor to charge you for any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on your subscription payments, lead fees, or any other fees charged by HomeAdvisor.
HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval. License. While this Agreement remains in effect, and while you remain in full compliance with all terms set forth herein, HomeAdvisor hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicenseable, license to use and display the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval in connection with marketing your business. You agree that any use or display of the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval must comply with all standards and guidelines of HomeAdvisor adopted from time to time with respect to the proper use and display of the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval.
Restrictions. You may only use the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval in the event you pass HomeAdvisor's pre-screening criteria initially and annually thereafter, which shall be determined in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion. HomeAdvisor may also re-screen your business at any time in its sole discretion, and may terminate this Agreement in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion. Further, you agree that you will use and display the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval solely in connection with the tasks for which HomeAdvisor pre-screens you. For example, if you are pre-screened as a plumber, you may not use the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval to advertise your business for any services other than plumbing services. Further, you may only use the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval in the state or states for which you have been pre-screened by HomeAdvisor. You may only use the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval for its intended use, and you may not misrepresent HomeAdvisor, HomeAdvisor's products or Services, your affiliation with HomeAdvisor, or the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval. If at any time any of your screening status should change (i.e. state-level license terminated; fall out of good standing in your state of incorporation), you must immediately report such change to HomeAdvisor, and if such change causes your business to fail HomeAdvisor's screening criteria, in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion, then your license to use the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval is immediately suspended, and if not remedied to HomeAdvisor's satisfaction within thirty days of notification, this Agreement shall automatically terminate. You also hereby agree to be re-screened by HomeAdvisor annually, and at any other time as desired by HomeAdvisor, and failure to allow such rescreening, or failing the re-screening, in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion, shall result in the immediate and automatic termination of this Agreement. The license granted hereunder is solely for the use of the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval, and you do not have any right to use the HomeAdvisor name or logo separately or apart from the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval.
Accessing the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval. You agree that you shall access the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval solely via the following methods: (a) via a code snippet provided to you by HomeAdvisor for use online on your website, or (b) any other method generally offered by HomeAdvisor. You may not make any changes or modifications to the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval (including the code snippet), and shall only use the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval in the exact form and format in which it is provided to you by HomeAdvisor.
Review Magic. If you purchase a Professional Website, you will have the ability, via our "Review Magic" functionality, to select certain of your HomeAdvisor consumer Ratings & Reviews from your HomeAdvisor profile page, to be displayed on your Professional Website. HomeAdvisor authorizes you to use the Review Magic functionality, and display such Ratings & Reviews on your Professional Website solely while you remain an active member, in good standing, of the HomeAdvisor network. If at any time your membership in the HomeAdvisor network is terminated, by either you or HomeAdvisor, you shall no longer be authorized to display such Ratings & Reviews on your Professional Website, and you agree to remove all such Ratings & Reviews immediately.
Programs Where You May Receive Leads Over and Above Your Spend Target
Instant Booking. Unless you expressly opt-out, HomeAdvisor may send you booked leads under HomeAdvisor's Instant Booking program ("Instant Booking"), which allows consumers to book appointments with you, on a calendar set up for you on the HomeAdvisor Website ("Booked Appointments"). You may choose to sync your own online calendar with the HomeAdvisor Instant Booking calendar so that these bookings will show up in real-time on your own calendar. We will notify you and attempt to confirm these bookings with you, so if you choose not to sync with the HomeAdvisor calendar, we recommend that you log in to your HomeAdvisor account and update the HomeAdvisor calendar to block out dates and times when you are not available or do not wish to book appointments. As part of Instant Booking, you agree to the following: (i) you shall update, maintain, and keep current your schedule in the HomeAdvisor Online Calendar (or any other calendar with which HomeAdvisor has integrated), (ii) you will confirm every Booked Appointment, provided, however, that you shall be charged for all Booked Appointments, regardless of whether you confirm them or not, (iii) you shall honor every Booked Appointment, show up on time for all such appointments, and honor any quotes or estimates you provide to consumers, (iv) you shall pay a premium lead fee for Booked Appointments (v) you understand and agree that Booked Appointments are not guaranteed jobs, but merely consumer leads, and that you are obligated to pay the applicable lead fees regardless of whether the consumer hires you, or even shows up for, or cancels, the booked appointment, (vi) lead fees for Booked Appointments are in addition to, and do not count toward, your spend targets for Leads, and therefore, if you have reached your spend target, you would still be charged for any Booked Appointments received thereafter. HomeAdvisor reserves the right to terminate your participation in Instant Booking at any time, for any reason or no reason.
Instant Connect. HomeAdvisor may offer you the opportunity to participate in HomeAdvisor's Instant Connect program ("Instant Connect"), which allows consumers to request to be connected to you directly via telephone. If you participate in Instant Connect, you agree to the following: (i) you shall pay a premium lead fee for Instant Connect leads, (ii) you understand and agree that Instant Connect leads are not guaranteed jobs, but merely consumer leads, and that you are obligated to pay the applicable lead fees regardless of whether the consumer hires you, (iii) lead fees for Instant Connect are in addition to, and do not count toward, your spend targets for Leads, and therefore, if you have reached your spend target, you would still be charged for any Instant Connect leads received thereafter. HomeAdvisor reserves the right to terminate your participation in Instant Connect at any time, for any reason or no reason.
Job Opportunities Program. HomeAdvisor may offer you the opportunity to participate in HomeAdvisor's Job Opportunities Program, which allows you to view and select additional job opportunities (consumer leads) submitted by consumers that may be outside of your selected zip codes. If you accept a Job Opportunities lead, you agree to the following: (i) you shall pay a premium lead fee for Job Opportunities leads, (ii) you understand and agree that Job Opportunities leads are not guaranteed jobs, but merely consumer leads, and that you are obligated to pay the applicable lead fees regardless of whether the consumer hires you, (iii) lead fees for Job Opportunities are in addition to, and do not count toward, your spend targets for Leads, and therefore, if you have reached your spend target, you would still be charged for any Job Opportunities leads you have accepted thereafter, (iv) you must have the latest version of the HomeAdvisor mobile application to receive Job Opportunities leads, (v) even if you have turned your leads off, if you select a Job Opportunities lead, you will be charged for that lead, and (vi) you understand that Job Opportunities leads are not exclusive to you and may also be sent to other service professionals. Elite 360 members and/or members enrolled in HomeAdvisor under a corporate membership account are not eligible to participate in the Job Opportunities program.
Miscellaneous. If you pause or turn off your leads, when you turn them back on, a new monthly spend target cycle will be created, such that it is possible your monthly spend target could be exceeded in less than one calendar month. Additionally, your exact spend target may be exceeded in the normal course of events by a Lead or two because our matching algorithm will send a Lead up until the precise point your spend target is exceeded (i.e. if your spend target is $500, and you are currently at $480, you may still receive at Lead valued at $40, at which point you would not receive any more leads as you would have exceeded $500).
Unless you opt out during enrollment in the HomeAdvisor network, your annual Membership Fee paid to HomeAdvisor will include a one-month subscription with mHelpDesk, a field solutions software. After the first month of your subscription with mHelpDesk, unless you cancel, you will automatically be subscribed on a month-to-month basis thereafter, and charged a monthly subscription fee for your continuing mHelpDesk subscription. For more information on mHelpDesk, please see the User Agreement located at www.mhelpdesk.com/user-agreement. You may opt out of an initial or continuing subscription with mHelpDesk by making a request to a HomeAdvisor Sales or Customer Care representative at the time of your enrollment with HomeAdvisor, or by contacting mHelpDesk in accordance with the mHelpDesk User Agreement.
Indemnification; Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties.
Indemnification. You shall fully protect, indemnify and defend HomeAdvisor and all of its agents, officers, directors, shareholders, suppliers, partners, employees and each of their successors and assigns ("Indemnified Parties") and hold each of them harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liens, damages, causes of action, liabilities of any and every nature whatsoever, including but not limited to personal injury, intellectual property infringement, fraud, deceptive advertising, violation of any state, provincial or federal laws or regulations, property damage, attorneys' fees and court costs, arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with or in the course of or incidental to (i) any of your work for or dealings with any customers, (ii) your advertising, or (iii) your services, representations, or obligations (including but not limited to your obligation to maintain the confidentiality of user personal information) set forth in this Agreement, including any extra work you perform for a customer for which HomeAdvisor has not matched you, and in connection with your use of the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE OR OF ANY FAULT OR NEGLIGENCE OF HOMEADVISOR OR THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES AND WITHOUT REGARD TO CAUSE OR TO ANY CONCURRENT OR CONTRIBUTING FAULT, STRING LIABILITY OR NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER SOLE, JOINT OR CONCURRENT, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE BY HOMEADVISOR OR THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES.
Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT ARE WE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST REVENUE, LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF GOODWILL. IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF HomeAdvisor TO YOU EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO HomeAdvisor DURING THE PRECEEDING 12 MONTHS, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS OR FORM OF CLAIM
Disclaimer of Warranties. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE HOMEADVISOR SERVICES AND HOMEADVISOR SEAL OF APPROVAL ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND HOMEADVISOR DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW
AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE ALL DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW.
The exclusive means of resolving any dispute between you and HomeAdvisor or any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to or that have arisen based on use of this Website and/or HomeAdvisor's services (including any alleged breach of these Terms and Conditions) shall be BINDING ARBITRATION administered by the American Arbitration Association, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL OR STATE LAW. You may not under any circumstances commence, participate in or maintain against HomeAdvisor any class action, class arbitration, or other representative action or proceeding.
*NOTICE OF RIGHTS*
By using the Website and/or HomeAdvisor's services in any manner, you agree to the above arbitration agreement. In doing so, YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend any claims between you and HomeAdvisor. YOU ALSO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR OTHER CLASS PROCEEDING. Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR, NOT A JUDGE OR JURY. You are entitled to a fair hearing before the arbitrator. The arbitrator can grant any relief that a court can, but you should note that arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.
Any proceeding to enforce this arbitration agreement, including any proceeding to confirm, modify, or vacate an arbitration award, may be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event that this arbitration agreement is for any reason held to be unenforceable, any litigation against HomeAdvisor may be commenced only in the federal or state courts located in Denver County, Colorado. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of those courts for such purposes.
These Terms and Conditions, and any dispute between you and HomeAdvisor, shall be governed by the laws of the state of Colorado without regard to principles of conflicts of law, provided that this arbitration agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
This Agreement, and the HomeAdvisor Fee Schedule, including Lead prices, may be changed from time to time. By continuing to use any HomeAdvisor services you are agreeing to be bound by any such non-material changes. Material changes to this Agreement or to the HomeAdvisor Fee Schedule will be posted on the HomeAdvisor Website at pro.homeadvisor.com/terms/terms-conditions/ and periodically communicated to you by email, text, the HomeAdvisor Pro app or other reasonable means. By continuing to use any HomeAdvisor services after receiving any such notice of changes from HomeAdvisor, you are agreeing to all such changes.
You may terminate this Agreement upon our receipt of your written notice during normal business hours (such termination to be effective upon the close of business on the day properly delivered and received), but you shall be obligated to pay for any Leads or services delivered to you prior to us receiving your termination during normal business hours.
HomeAdvisor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend your rights under this Agreement or terminate this Agreement and your membership in the HomeAdvisor network immediately at any time for any reason or no reason at all.
If this Agreement is terminated or expires, your agreements and obligations under this Agreement shall continue; and any Leads provided to you during the term of this Agreement and relationships you enter into or create from those Leads will continue to be governed by this Agreement including but not limited to with respect to any disputes that may arise or claims that may be made against us and any indemnification of us by you for such claims. Further, in the event this Agreement is terminated or expires, (i) all licenses granted to you under this Agreement shall immediately terminate, and you shall have no further right to access, use or display the any HomeAdvisor content, including but not limited to the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval in any manner, and (ii) you agree to destroy any materials containing the HomeAdvisor Seal of Approval. Upon any termination of this Agreement, you will no longer have access to your HomeAdvisor account.
If it is determined or suspected by HomeAdvisor in its sole discretion that you are misusing or attempting to misuse or circumvent the HomeAdvisor services or system or any customer data, or are using or attempting to use it for any inappropriate, illegal, harmful, or anti-competitive, purposes, including but not limited to activities such as hacking, infiltrating, fraud, advertising, jamming or spamming, or any activities inconsistent with the services proposed to be offered by HomeAdvisor, in addition to our right to immediately terminate this Agreement, HomeAdvisor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to instigate, without notice, appropriate legal actions or proceedings to seek appropriate remedies and/or damages, including but not limited to lost revenue, repairs, legal fees, costs and expenses, and to seek injunctions or other equitable remedies.
In the event of termination of this Agreement, you shall not be entitled to any refund of any fees paid to us, including any prepayments.
You will be liable for any attorneys' fees and costs if we have to take any legal action (including the retention of a lawyer) to enforce this Agreement. The laws of the State of Colorado (excluding the laws and principles with respect to conflicts of law) govern this Agreement. You hereby consent and agree that the state or federal courts in Denver Colorado are the exclusive forum for litigation of any claim by you arising under this Agreement or your use of the HomeAdvisor Website and/or Services, and you submit to sole and exclusive jurisdiction in the state of Colorado, and hereby irrevocably waive and relinquish any right to bring, or cause to be brought, any such action, or to have any such action brought, in any judicial or administrative forum outside of such forum.
You understand and agree that you are an independent contractor of HomeAdvisor, and are not a HomeAdvisor employee, joint venturer, partner, or agent. You acknowledge that you set or confirm your own prices, provide your own equipment, and determine your own work schedule. HomeAdvisor does not control, and has no right to control, the services you provide (including how you provide such services) if you are engaged by a consumer, except as specifically noted herein.
If any provision of this Agreement is held by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or in conflict with any applicable state or federal law or regulation, such law or regulation shall control, to the extent of such conflict, without affecting the remainder of this Agreement.
Wireless data usage is subject to the fees and terms of your wireless subscriber agreement or data service plan with your provider, and you may incur charges from your telephone service provider for text messages, phone calls, email communications and data transferred.
HomeAdvisor and its affiliates may view, store, access and disclose messages exchanged between you and consumers transmitted via HomeAdvisor's messaging platform.
You agree not to copy/collect HomeAdvisor content via robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, or any automated or manual equivalent (e.g., by hand).
Handyman and Maid Service Programs.
Handyman/Maid Service Fees. Upon your approval into the Handyman Program or the Maid Service Program, your method of payment will be charged a subscription fee ("Subscription Fee") per month in advance. This Subscription Fee is subject to change in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion with advance notice to you. You will also receive unlimited Handyman Leads or Maid Service Leads at no cost to you.
Per Lead Fees for Non-Handyman/Maid Service Leads. If you choose to expand your tasks beyond those included in the Handyman category or the Maid Service category, as applicable, you will be responsible for paying the then-current Lead Fee for each Lead you receive in those additional categories, in addition to your monthly Handyman or Maid Service Subscription Fee.
Term. HomeAdvisor may terminate the Handyman Program and/or the Maid Service Program at any time in its sole discretion. If HomeAdvisor terminates the Handyman Program or the Maid Service Program in the middle of a month, you will receive a pro-rated refund of your Subscription Fee. You may cancel your subscription at any time, but HomeAdvisor is not obligated to refund to you any Subscription Fees, except solely in the event you rescind or terminate your subscription within the seventy-two (72) hour period following your agreement to purchase a subscription.
Job Opportunities Leads (as set forth in section VI.c.) are not included in the unlimited leads provided under the Handyman Program or the Maid Service Program. Job Opportunities Leads will be charged at the rates presented at the time you elect to purchase such leads.
Appliances Program Fees. Upon your approval into the Appliances Program, your method of payment will be charged a subscription fee ("Appliances Subscription Fee") per month in advance. This Appliances Subscription Fee is subject to change in HomeAdvisor's sole discretion with advance notice to you. This Appliances Subscription Fee covers your placement in HomeAdvisor's directory product which is displayed on the HomeAdvisor website ("LiveDirectory"). Additionally, you will receive unlimited Appliances Leads at no cost to you for the first three (3) months from the date of your enrollment in the Appliances Program. After this three (3) month period, you may (i) continue to pay only the Appliances Subscription Fee and remain listed in the LiveDirectory, but you will not receive any additional Appliances Leads, or you may (ii) choose to additionally opt-in to receiving Appliances Leads at the then-current Lead Fees. Receipt of Appliances Leads will be subject to all applicable provisions of this Agreement with respect to Lead-purchasing members.
Lead Fees for Non-Appliance Category Leads. If you choose to expand your tasks beyond those included in the Appliances Category, you will be responsible for paying the then-current Lead Fee for each Lead you receive in those additional categories, in addition to your monthly Appliances Subscription Fee.
Term. HomeAdvisor may terminate the Appliances Program at any time in its sole discretion. If HomeAdvisor terminates the Appliances Program in the middle of a month, you will receive a pro-rated refund of your Appliances Subscription Fee. You may cancel your subscription at any time, but HomeAdvisor is not obligated to refund to you any Appliances Subscription Fees, except in the event you rescind or terminate your subscription within the seventy-two (72) hour period following your agreement to purchase a subscription.
Gig Economy Program.
Gig Economy Fees and Payments. HomeAdvisor will set prices for jobs in its sole discretion, and if you accept and complete a job, you will receive a pre-assigned take-home amount per job. This take-home amount will be displayed prior to your accepting a job. In order to participate in the Gig Economy Program, you are required to sign up for Easy Pay, and agree to the Easy Pay terms and conditions, as all payments from consumers will be processed and distributed to you via Easy Pay.
You authorize HomeAdvisor to send you SMS messages, which may include marketing messages. You also authorize HomeAdvisor to send you marketing emails from time to time.
You are required to download and use the HomeAdvisor Pro mobile application in order to participate in the Gig Economy Program.
You agree to honor the price that you accepted for the job during all business hours and as required by applicable law.
You are responsible for scheduling the work according to your availability;
You agree to use your best efforts to provide the best quality services or goods subject to the job;
You agree to pay any and all state sales, use, or other tax due or imposed by any governmental authority with respect to the job.
Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that you have all requisite power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to sell the goods or provide the services which are the subject of the job; where applicable, you are legally and properly licensed to and possesses all requisite licenses and permits to complete the job in the geographic areas in which the job is located, and you are registered for sales, use, and other tax collection purposes in all states which you provide goods and services. You represent and warrant that you will not charge or attempt to charge a consumer a price other than the price HomeAdvisor has set for the job you have accepted, or refuse to complete a job in an effort to obtain a higher price.
Term. HomeAdvisor may terminate the Gig Economy Program at any time in its sole discretion.
Miscellaneous. HomeAdvisor is in no case liable to you for payment for a job you have accepted, all liability with respect to payment lies with the consumer.