Table of Contents

1.       Summary, Acceptance, and Modification of Agreement

a.       Description of Services

b.      Nonemployment/Noninvolvement Clause

2.       Eligibility

a.       Use of Site

b.      Voluntary Account Termination

c.       Assumption of Risk

d.      Privacy Overview

3.       User Content

a.       Privacy Overview

b.      Monitoring and Removal of Content

c.       Review Guidelines

4.       Background and Identity Verification Checks

a.       Fair Credit Reporting Act

5.       Payment/Subscription/Cancelation

a.       No Refunds

b.      Subscriptions Auto-Renew

c.       Promotions

6.       Property Rights

7.       Disclaimer and Liability Limitation

8.       General Provisions

a.       Indemnification

b.      Governing Law

c.       Nonemployment

d.      Severability


 

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to VerifiedSitter.com. These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the VerifiedSitter.com website (collectively, the "Site") and any service offered on the Site (the "Services"). This is a legal agreement between you and VerifiedSitter.com L.L.C. ("we", "us", or "VerifiedSitter.com").

By requesting to use, registering to use, or using the Site (a “User”), you agree that you have read, understand, and will be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree or are unable to agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, do not use the Site or the Services.

We may modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time. When changes are made, we will make the revised version available and will indicate the date the revisions were made. Your continued use of the Site or the Service after such posting will constitute acceptance of the revised terms and conditions by you.

1.       Description of Services

a.       VerifiedSitter.com offers various Services to help its users find, coordinate, and maintain quality care. The Services we offer include, among others;

                                                               i.      Enabling individuals seeking care services (such as child care, senior care, pet care, tutoring, and housekeeping services) ("Care Seekers") to post jobs on the Site, and enabling individuals who provide care services ("Care Providers") to post profiles on the Site and apply to jobs.

                                                             ii.      Operating a forum for Care Providers and Care Seekers to communicate regarding job opportunities.

                                                            iii.      Operating a platform for Care Seekers to provide reviews on the Care Providers they have worked with.

b.      VerifiedSitter.com provides a venue for people seeking such care services. The Site is not a referral service and does not provide, refer, place, offer, or seek to obtain employment for any of its Users.

                                                               i.      VerifiedSitter.com has no obligation to screen or verify the identity or background of any User. VerifiedSitter.com does not screen or verify the training or experience of any of the Users. VerifiedSitter.com has no control over the accuracy and completeness of user profiles, job postings, reviews, affiliations, or other content (collectively, “User Content”) submitted on the Site.

                                                             ii.      VerifiedSitter.com makes no representation about the Care Seekers or Care Providers. You should make your own assessments of any person(s) or company(ies)  you decide to interact with, engage, or provide services to.

c.       Transactions are solely between Care Seekers and Care Providers. We are not involved in such transactions. Users arrange for the services between themselves; VerifiedSitter.com is not a party to any of those arrangements. VerifiedSitter.com does not have control over, supervise, or provide any training or equipment to the Care Providers, and has no control over the quality of the services provided by the Care Providers. Because we are not involved in the User dealings or control the behavior of Users, the Users must resolve any issues, disputes, or concerns directly with each other, including any issues regarding payments to a Care Provider or services received by a Care Seeker.

VerifiedSitter.com is not an employment service and does not serve as an employer of any User. As such, Users are solely responsible for any tax, withholding, or reporting, including but not limited to, unemployment insurance, social security, or payroll withholding tax or income reporting in connection with any Services provided. You understand and agree that if VerifiedSitter.com is found liable for any tax, withholding tax, or reporting obligation in connection with any service provided or received by you, then you will immediately reimburse and indemnify VerifiedSitter.com for all costs, expenses and liabilities relating to the same.

If requested by VerifiedSitter.com, you agree to provide VerifiedSitter.com with such identification documents (including copies of passports and driver's licenses) or other information as may be needed or requested by VerifiedSitter.com.

2.       Eligibility to Use Site and Services

a.       By requesting to use, registering to use and or using the Site, you represent and  warrant that:

                                                               i.      If you are a Care Seeker:

1.       You are an individual at least 18 years of age; and

2.       You have never been arrested for, charged with, or the subject of a complaint, restraining order, or any other legal action involving violence, abuse, neglect, theft, larceny, fraud, endangerment of others, or drug use or drug possession.

3.       You have not been and are not currently required to register as a sex offender with any government entity.

                                                             ii.      If you are a Care Provider:

1.       You are an individual at least 18 years of age; and

2.       You have the legal right to work in the United States; and

3.       You have never been arrested for, charged with, or the subject of a complaint, restraining order, or any other legal action involving violence, abuse, neglect, theft, larceny, fraud, endangerment of others, or drug use or drug possession.

4.       You have not been and are not currently required to register as a sex offender with any government entity.

5.       You must obtain and have in effect all applicable licenses, permits, and certifications required by your city, county, state, or other governing body.

 

3.       Use of Site and Services

a.       You agree to use the Service in a manner that is lawful and proper. Any use of the Services that VerifiedSitter.com, in its sole discretion, finds inappropriate, offensive, or contrary to these Terms and Conditions may result in suspension or termination of your account with or without notice at any time for any reason. If suspension or termination does occur, you agree to discontinue use of the Service.

 

b.      Prohibited Uses

                                                               i.      By use of the Site or Services of VerifiedSitter.com, you agree that you will not under any circumstances:

1.       Use the Site, Services, or any information contained therein in any way that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable or offensive;

2.       Use the Site or Services for any purpose not expressly intended by VerifiedSitter.com;

3.       Attempt to harass, abuse, or harm another person or group;

4.       Use another User's account;

5.       Knowingly provide false or inaccurate information;

6.       Interfere with the proper functioning of the Services;

7.       Use communication systems provided for any commercial solicitation purposes;

8.       Publish or link to malicious content.

9.       Publish or link to any images or other media containing the likeness of any person under the age of 18.

 

c.       You agree to report to us promptly any violation of these Terms and Conditions.

 

d.      As a User, you may terminate your account at any time. You may re-register at any time, but your User Content may no longer be available. To terminate your account, please contact support.

 

e.      Your account is for your personal use, and you may not permit anyone else to use your account. Use of the Site for any purpose other than to help Care Seekers find, select, review, and connect with Care Providers is prohibited.

 

f.        You assume all risks when using the Site, including but not limited to, all risks associated with any online or offline interaction with others. You agree to take all necessary precautions when communicating with or meeting other Users.

 

g.       You agree that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy.

 

4.       User Content

a.       As a User of the Site, you will have the opportunity to post User Content such as profiles, job postings, reviews, and messages to other Users. You are solely responsible for User Content you post on the Site.   Please note that you are prohibited from posting images of anyone under the age of 18.

 

b.      When you register for the Site, you will be asked to verify your identity by providing us with certain information about yourself. Your information will be used in accordance with VerifiedSitter.com's Privacy Policy. You are responsible for providing accurate, current, and complete information in connection with your account registration.

 

VerifiedSitter.com may, either during or after the registration process, request further information from you and/or use third party services to verify your account or registration information.

 

It is your exclusive obligation to maintain and control passwords to your account. You are exclusively responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your user name and password. You agree to immediately notify VerifiedSitter.com of any unauthorized uses of your user name and password or any other breaches of security. VerifiedSitter.com will not be liable for any loss or damages of any kind, under any legal theory, caused by your failure to comply with the foregoing security obligations or caused by any person to whom you grant access to your account.

 

c.       We may, but have no obligation to, monitor User Content submitted on the Site. We may remove any such information and material that violates or may violate applicable law or the Terms and Conditions; might be offensive or illegal; might threaten the safety of others; or that might actually violate the safety of others.

 

d.      Care Seekers will have the opportunity to provide reviews about Care Providers they have used. Reviews should not include any personal information about a Care Provider that is not disclosed in the Care Provider's public profile. Reviews should be limited to your firsthand experience and should be factually accurate. You should avoid broad oversimplifications and exaggerations. If appropriate, you can update your reviews to reflect new experiences.

 

5.       Background and Identity Verification Checks

 

a.       VerifiedSitter.com may order a background check on Care Providers and Care Seekers from a third party verification service and use third party verification services to verify information about a User including, but not limited to, verification of your account or registration information or your compliance with these Terms and Conditions, each to the extent permitted by law. You understand that VerifiedSitter.com may take action with respect to your VerifiedSitter.com account based on the information provided by the third party verification service, including, but not limited to, terminating your account, regardless of whether incorrect or incomplete information provided by such third party verification service is subsequently corrected or completed. VerifiedSitter.com does not have any control over, or make any representations regarding the quality, accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information provided by the third party verification service. Any inaccuracies or disputes regarding information provided by a third party verification service must be addressed with the third party verification service that provided the information.

 

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you consent to VerifiedSitter.com performing background and/or verification checks on you. If you do not want these checks performed, do not use the Site or the Services.

 

b.      Pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the “FCRA”), we are notifying you that the third party verification service may be a consumer reporting agency subject to the FCRA and the reports issued by the third party verification service may be "consumer reports" subject to the FCRA. Consumer reports may contain information on your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, consumer credit, criminal history, workers' compensation, driving, employment, military, civil, and educational data and reports. If VerifiedSitter.com takes adverse action with respect to your account based on information contained in a consumer report, VerifiedSitter.com will notify you and provide you the name and contact information of the third party verification service that created the report. If such adverse action is taken, VerifiedSitter.com will provide the third party verification service’s contact information so you can request a copy of the report.

 

If you decide to access, use, or share information provided by a third party verification service with any other party (either through this Site or otherwise), you agree to do so in accordance with applicable law and to indemnify and hold harmless VerifiedSitter.com and its Affiliated Parties from any loss, liability, damage, or costs that may result from such access, use, or sharing of this information, regardless of the cause. VerifiedSitter.com does not assume and expressly disclaims any liability that may result from the use of information provided by a third party verification service.

 

6.       Payment, Subscription, Cancellation

a.       Where indicated on VerifiedSitter.com, fees are charged to access and use certain Services on the Site. Users may purchase a membership to use and access certain Services that are not available to Users who do not choose to purchase.

 

b.      Services and fees are subject to change from time to time without notice.

 

c.       If you sign up for a VerifiedSitter.com subscription, you agree to pay all subscription charges associated with the plan to which you subscribe.

 

d.      Users who use fee-based Services or subscriptions agree to pay VerifiedSitter.com the applicable fees then in effect. Users also authorize VerifiedSitter.com to charge their chosen payment provider for use of these Services. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits once your account has been billed.

 

e.      Subscriptions will continue until cancelled by the User. At the end of your Subscription period, your Subscription will automatically renew for the same Subscription period at the current Subscription rate for the applicable Subscription plan, unless you cancel your Subscription before it renews. For any automatic renewal, you authorize VerifiedSitter.com to charge your selected payment method the then-current applicable fee in accordance with the Subscription plan you selected.

 

To cancel your Subscription, complete the subscription cancellation form. The cancellation will be effective at the end of your current Subscription term. If you cancel your Subscription, you will continue to have access to your fee-based Services associated with your Subscription until the cancellation becomes effective. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits once your account has been billed, including if you cancel your Subscription and/or account. All fee-based Services cease when your Subscription’s cancellation becomes effective; your Subscription will not renew thereafter. Upon the effective cancellation of your Subscription, you will no longer have access to fee-based Services, but you will continue to have access to your account and portions of the Site and Services that are available to Users who do not have Subscriptions. Cancelling your Subscription will not delete your account. You can delete your account by contacting support.

 

f.        From time to time, at its sole discretion, VerifiedSitter.com may offer special promotions, credits, awards or discounts. All Promotions can be modified or terminated at any time by VerifiedSitter.com with or without advance notice. Promotions may be offered on a limited time basis and may be subject to certain restrictions, terms and conditions (which will be described at the time of the Promotion). As part of a Promotion, VerifiedSitter.com may offer fee or reward credits to its Users. Fee or reward credits are non-transferrable, not redeemable for cash, and may be subject to other terms and conditions.

 

7.       Property Rights

a.       All materials on the Site other than User Content are either owned by VerifiedSitter.com or are the property of VerifiedSitter.com's suppliers or licensors. You may not use these materials except as we give you written permission to do so.

 

b.      The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, "Marks") displayed on the Site are the property of VerifiedSitter.com and other parties. You are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose including, but not limited to use as metatags on other pages or sites on the World Wide Web without the written permission of VerifiedSitter.com or such third party which may own the Marks. All information and content located on the Site is protected by copyright. You are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any Content available on or through the Site for commercial or public purposes. Unauthorized use of the Site may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

 

 

8.       Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability

a.       All content, products and services on the Site, or obtained from a Site to which the Site is linked (a "linked Site") are provided to you "AS IS" without warranty of any kind either express or implied including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, security or accuracy. Your use of the site is at your own risk and discretion.

 

b.      VerifiedSitter.com does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any information and materials on the site or provided or obtained in connection therewith. VerifiedSitter.com does not warrant that your use of the Site or Services or that information on the Site will be secure, uninterrupted, error-free, available, accurate, or that any defects in the Site will be corrected. VerifiedSitter.com makes no warranties about the continued availability of the Site or Services.

 

c.       You agree that VerifiedSitter.com, Its affiliates and any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents will not be liable, whether in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, for any indirect, punitive, special, consequential, incidental or indirect damages arising out of or in connection with the delay or inability to use the Site, even if VerifiedSitter.com is made aware of the possibility of such damages. This limitation on liability includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any viruses which may infect your equipment, failure of mechanical or electronic equipment or communication lines, telephone or interconnect problems (e.g., you cannot access your internet service provider), unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, strikes or other labor problems or any Force Majeure. VerifiedSitter.com cannot and does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Site.

 

d.      Your only right and remedy in case of dissatisfaction with the Site or Service shall be your termination of your account and discontinuation of use of the Services.

 

e.      You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless VerifiedSitter.com and its Affiliated Parties from and against any and all claims, losses, expenses, demands or liability, including attorneys' fees and costs incurred by VerifiedSitter.com and its Affiliated Parties in connection with any claim by a third party (including an intellectual property claim) arising out of (i) your use or misuse of, or inability to use, the Site or Services, (ii) any materials and content you submit, post or transmit through the Site, (iii) your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of any rights of a third party, (iv) your interactions with or conduct towards any other Users, (v) your violation of any applicable law, rules or regulations or (vi) information contained in any background or verification report, regardless of whether ordered by a User or VerifiedSitter.com. You agree that you will cooperate as reasonably requested by VerifiedSitter.com in the defense of such claims. VerifiedSitter.com and its Affiliated Parties reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by Users.

 

9.       General Provisions

a.       Minnesota law governs these Terms and Conditions, as well as any claim, cause of action or dispute that might arise between you and VerifiedSitter.com, without regard to conflict of law provisions. For any such claim, cause of action or dispute, you agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts of the State of Minnesota.

b.      Nothing in these Terms and Conditions may be construed as making either party the partner, joint venturer, agent, legal representative, employer, contractor or employee of the other. VerifiedSitter.com is not an employment service or agency, and does not serve as an employer or referral source for any User.

c.       If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties’ intention and all remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

d.      These Terms and Conditions contain the entire agreement between you and VerifiedSitter.com regarding the use of the Site and Services, and supersede any prior agreement between you and us on such subject matter. The parties acknowledge that no reliance is placed on any representation made but not contained in these Terms and Conditions.

e.      If you have any questions or need further information as to the Site or the Services, or need to notify VerifiedSitter.com as to any matters relating to the Site or Services please contact support


VerifiedSitter.com
1160 Vierling Drive Suite 308
Shakopee, MN 55379

support@verifiedsitter.com

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