The following describes the terms on which NyooBid offers you access to our services.
Welcome to NyooBid. By using NyooBid (including NyooBid.com and its related sites, services and tools), you agree to the following terms with NyooBid LLC and the general principles for the websites of our subsidiaries and international affiliates. If you reside outside of the United States, you are contracting with one of our international NyooBid companies: In countries within the European Union, your contract is with NyooBid Europe S.à r.l.; in all other countries, your contract is with NyooBid International AG. If you have any questions, please refer to our help section.
This Agreement is effective on January 01, 2010, for current users, and upon acceptance for new users.
While using NyooBid sites, services and tools, you will not:
post content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on our sites and services;
violate any laws, third party rights or our policies, such as the prohibited and restricted items policies;
use our sites, services, or tools if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from using our sites, services, or tools;
fail to deliver payment for items purchased by you, unless the seller has materially changed the item's description after you bid, a clear typographical error is made, or you cannot authenticate the seller's identity;
fail to deliver items purchased from you, unless the buyer fails to meet the posted terms, or you cannot authenticate the buyer's identity;
manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other users' listings;
circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to NyooBid;
post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information);
take any action that may undermine the Feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting Feedback information off of the sites or using it for purposes unrelated to NyooBid);
transfer your NyooBid account (including Feedback) and user ID to another party without our consent;
distribute or post spam, unsolicited, or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm NyooBid, or the interests or property of NyooBid users;
export or re-export any NyooBid tools except in compliance with the export control laws of any relevant jurisdictions;
copy, modify, or distribute rights or content from the NyooBid sites, service, or tools or NyooBid's copyrights and trademarks; or
harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
NyooBid and the Community work together to keep our sites and services working properly and the Community safe. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations to us.
NyooBid's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) program works to ensure that listed items do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of third parties. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please notify our VeRO team through our Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program and we will investigate.
Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our sites and their content, services, and tools, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the sites if we think that they are creating problems or possible legal liabilities, infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time, or to modify or discontinue NyooBid sites, services, or tools.
Buyers and sellers share the responsibility for making sure purchases facilitated by NyooBid are exciting, rewarding, and hassle-free. We strongly encourage buyers to work with sellers before opening a claim relating to a purchase. Buyers and sellers agree to follow the requirements of the NyooBid Buyer Protection Policy with respect to claims. NyooBid Buyer Protection covers only claims filed in accordance with the NyooBid Buyer Protection Policy, not claims filed with PayPal. We may suspend the NyooBid Buyer Protection Policy without notice if we suspect abuse or interference with the proper working of the program.
We require NyooBid sellers to comply with our resolution process. Sellers permit us to make a final decision, in our sole discretion, on any claim that a buyer files with NyooBid under the NyooBid Buyer Protection Policy. If we resolve a dispute in the buyer's favor, we will refund the buyer for the cost of the item and the original shipping, and we will require the seller to reimburse us for the refund. Without limiting the foregoing, sellers may not have to pay a reimbursement for an NyooBid claim if they provide the documentation (for example, delivery confirmation or proof that the item was as described) indicated in the NyooBid Buyer Protection Policy.
Sellers must have a reimbursement method on file with NyooBid.
For transactions paid with PayPal, sellers agree to allow us to remove funds from their PayPal accounts to reimburse buyers. Sellers may change this reimbursement method by contacting NyooBid.
When there are insufficient funds in PayPal accounts, transactions are not paid with PayPal, or when PayPal is not the reimbursement method of a seller, we will require another reimbursement method.
For future claims where the seller is found at fault, we will notify the seller and continue to charge the sellers preferred method for any reimbursements made under the NyooBid Buyer Protection Policy. Changing a reimbursement method will not affect NyooBid's use of a payment method on file for other purposes (such as payment of your NyooBid fees). If sellers do not provide NyooBid with a valid reimbursement method, we may collect amounts owed using other collection mechanisms, including retaining collection agencies. We may also suspend or restrict sellers from trading on our sites until payment is made.
Joining NyooBid and bidding on listed items is free. We do charge fees for using other services, such as listing items. When you list an item or use a service that has a fee, you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged based on our Fees schedule, which we may change from time to time. Changes to that schedule are effective after we provide you with at least 14 days' notice by posting the changes on the NyooBid site. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events (for example, free listing days) or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on the sites.
Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with our sites and services in a timely manner with a valid payment method. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. (This includes charging other payment methods on file with us, retaining collection agencies and legal counsel, and for accounts over 180 days past due, deducting the amount owed from your PayPal account balance.)
When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.
For the convenience of sellers, we may offer catalogs of stock images, descriptions, and product specifications that are provided by third parties (including NyooBid users). You may use catalog content solely in connection with your NyooBid listings during the time your listings are on NyooBid's sites.
While we try to offer reliable data, we cannot promise that the catalogs will always be accurate and up-to-date, and you agree not to hold our catalog content providers or us responsible for inaccuracies in catalogs. If you choose to include catalog content in your listings, you continue to be fully responsible for your listings and for ensuring that your listings are accurate, do not include misleading information, and comply with this User Agreement and all NyooBid policies. The catalogs may include copyrighted, trademarked, or other proprietary materials. You agree not to remove any copyright, proprietary, or identification markings included with the catalogs or create any derivative works based on catalog content (other than by including them in your listings).
If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and employees) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
The sites contain robot exclusion headers. Much of the information on the sites is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to NyooBid by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the sites for any purpose without our express handwritten permission.
Additionally, you agree that you will not:
take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for your information) from the sites without the prior express written permission of NyooBid and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the sites, services, or tools, or any activities conducted on or with the sites, services, or tools; or
bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the sites.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on NyooBid's national registered agent (in the case of NyooBid) or to the email address you provide to NyooBid during the registration process (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
If a dispute arises between you and NyooBid, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and NyooBid agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services (a "Claim") in accordance with one of the subsections below or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to the Contacting Customer Support help page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.
Law and Forum for Disputes - This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against NyooBid must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in Santa Clara County, California, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Santa Clara County, California for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
Arbitration Option - For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Improperly Filed Claims - All claims you bring against NyooBid must be resolved in accordance with this Resolution of Disputes Section. All claims filed or brought contrary to the Resolution of Disputes Section shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a claim contrary to the Resolution of Disputes Section, NyooBid may recover attorneys' fees and costs up to $1000, provided that NyooBid has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.
The following policies, including all policies referenced in them, are part of this Agreement and provide additional terms and conditions related to specific services offered on our sites:
Outage policy - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/everyone-outage.html
Prohibited and restricted items policy - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/items-ov.html
Discussion Boards usage policy - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/everyone-boards.html
Listing policy - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/listing-ov.html
Real Estate policy - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/real-estate.html
Community content policy (covers Reviews, Guides, Blog Entries, Wiki Articles and Member-Created Product Descriptions) - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/member-created-content-ov.html
NyooBid Groups guidelines - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/group-guidelines.html
Rules about intellectual property - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/intellectual-property.html
NyooBid Buyer Protection Policy - http://www.NyooBid.com/policies/buyer-protection.html
Each of these policies may be changed from time to time. Changes take effect when we post them on the NyooBid site. When using particular services on our sites, you are subject to any posted policies or rules applicable to services you use through the sites, which may be posted from time to time. All such policies or rules are hereby incorporated into this User Agreement.
NyooBid Inc. is located at 2145 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95125. Europe S.à r.l. is located at 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. NyooBid International AG is located at Helvetiastrasse 15/17, 3005, Bern, Switzerland. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. In our sole discretion, we may assign this Agreement in accordance with the Notices Section. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others doesn't waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of this Agreement.
We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. Except as stated elsewhere, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted. Additionally, we will notify you through the NyooBid Message Center. This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing hand signed by you and us. For purposes of this provision, a “writing” doesn't include an email message and a signature doesn't include an electronic signature.
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The following Sections survive any termination of this Agreement: Fees and Services (with respect to fees owed for our services), Release, Content, Liability, Indemnity and Resolution of Disputes.
In accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 554 Lassen Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, or by telephone.