Terms of Use

WELCOME TO Contractor’s Co-op. We (Contractor’s Co-op, LLC) hope you find it useful. By accessing or otherwise interacting with our servers, services, websites, or any associated content/postings (together, “The Co-op”), you agree to these Terms of Use (“TOU”) (last updated May 30th, 2019). You acknowledge and agree theworktool.com is a private site owned and operated by Contractor’s Co-op, LLC. If you are accessing or using The Co-op on behalf of a business, that business agrees to the TOU. If you do not agree to the TOU, you are not authorized to use The Co-op. We may modify the TOU at any time in our sole discretion. You are responsible for periodically checking for changes and are bound by them if you continue to use The Co-op. Our privacy policy, prohibited items policy and all other policies, site rules, and agreements referenced below or on The Co-op, are fully incorporated into this TOU, and you agree to them as well.

LICENSE. If you agree to the TOU and (1) are of sufficient age (sufficient age to use our site and become a member of Contractor’s Co-op is 18 and capacity to use The Co-op and be bound by the TOU, or (2) use The Co-op on behalf of a business, thereby binding that business to the TOU, we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable license to use The Co-op in compliance with the TOU; unlicensed use is unauthorized. You agree not to display, “frame,” make derivative works, distribute, license, or sell, content from The Co-op, excluding postings you create. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide, fully paid/sublicensable license to use, copy, display, distribute, and make derivative works from content you post.

USE. Unless licensed by us in a written agreement, you agree not to use or provide software (except general purpose web browsers and email clients) or services that interact or inter operate with The Co-op, e.g. for downloading, uploading, creating/accessing/using an account, posting, flagging, emailing, searching, or mobile use. You agree not to copy/collect The Co-op content via robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, or any automated or manual equivalent (e.g., by hand). Misleading, unsolicited, and/or unlawful postings/communications/accounts are prohibited, as is buying or selling accounts. You agree not to post content that is prohibited by any of The Co-op’s policies or rules referenced above (“Prohibited Content”). See List of Prohibited Items Here. You agree not to abuse The Co-op’s flagging or reporting processes. You agree not to collect The Co-op’s user information or interfere with The Co-op. You agree we may moderate The Co-op access/use in our sole discretion, e.g., by blocking, filtering, re-categorizing, re-ranking, deleting, delaying, holding, omitting, verifying, or terminating your access/license/account. You agree (1) not to bypass said moderation, (2) we are not liable for moderating or not moderating, and (3) nothing we say or do waives our right to moderate, or not.

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES. You further agree that if you violate the USE section, or you encourage, support, benefit from, or induce others to do so, you will be jointly and severally liable to us for liquidated damages as follows for: (A) collecting/harvesting The Co-op’s users’ information, including personal or identifying information – $1000 per violation; (B) publishing/misusing personal or identifying information of a third party in connection with your use of The Co-op without that party’s express written consent – $1,000 per violation; (C) misrepresenting your identity or affiliation to anyone in connection with your use of The Co-op – $1,000 per violation; (D) posting or attempting to post Prohibited Content – $1000 per violation; (E) posting or attempting to post Prohibited Content in any paid section of The Co-op – $1000 per violation; (F) sending an unauthorized/unsolicited email to an email address obtained from The Co-op – $25 per violation; (G) using The Co-op user information to make/send an unauthorized/unsolicited text message, call, or communication to a The Co-op user – $1000 per text/call/communication; (H) creating a misleading or unlawful The Co-op account or buying/selling a The Co-op account – $10000 per violation; (I) abusing or attempting to abuse The Co-op’s flagging or reporting processes – $1000 per violation; (J) distributing any software to facilitate violations of the USE Section – $1,000 per violation; (K) aggregating, displaying, copying, duplicating, reproducing, distributing, or exploiting The Co-op’s content for any purpose without our express written consent – $3,000 for each day you engage in such violations; (L) bypassing or attempting to bypass our moderation efforts – $1000 per violation. You agree that these amounts are (1) a reasonable estimate of our damages (as actual damages are often difficult to calculate), (2) not a penalty, and (3) not otherwise limiting on our ability to recover under any legal theory or claim, including statutory damages and other equitable relief (e.g., for spam, we can elect between the above liquidated damages or statutory damages under the anti-spam statute). You further agree that repeated violations of the USE section will irreparably harm and entitle us to injunctive or equitable relief, in addition to monetary damages.

FEES. You authorize us to charge your account for any Co-op fees in paid areas. Any tax is additional. Fees are non-refundable, even for listings we remove, delay, omit, re-categorize, re-rank, or otherwise moderate. We may refuse any listing.

DISCLAIMER & LIABILITY. To the full extent permitted by law, Contractor’s Co-op, LLC, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, affiliates, successors in interest (“Contractor’s Co-op, LLC”) (1) make no promises, warranties, or representations as to The Co-op, including its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, propriety, security or reliability; (2) provide The Co-op on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis and any risk of using The Co-op is assumed by you; (3) disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including as to accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement; and (4) disclaim any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct of you or any party in connection with The Co-op. Contractor’s Co-op Entities are NOT liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or other losses, including lost profits, revenues, data, goodwill, etc., arising from or related to The Co-op, and in no event shall such liability exceed $100 or the amount you paid us in the year preceding such loss. Some jurisdictions restrict or alter these disclaimers and limits, so some may not apply to you.

CLAIMS & INDEMNITY. Any claim, cause of action, demand, or dispute arising from or related to The Co-op (“Claims”) will be governed by the internal laws of Georgia, without regard to conflict of law provisions, except to the extent governed by US federal law. Any Claims will be exclusively resolved by courts in Walton County, GA (except we may seek preliminary or injunctive relief anywhere). You agree to (1) submit to the personal jurisdiction of courts in Walton County, GA; (2) indemnify and hold Contractor’s Co-op Entities harmless from any Claims, losses, liability, or expenses (including attorneys’ fees) that arise from a third party and relate to your use of The Co-op; and (3) be liable and responsible for any Claims we may have against your officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, or any other party, directly or indirectly, paid, directed or controlled by you, or acting for your benefit.

MISC. Users complying with prior written licenses may access The Co-op thereby until authorization is terminated. Otherwise this is the exclusive and entire agreement between us and you, and our actions or silence toward you or anyone else does not waive, modify, or limit the TOU or our ability to enforce it. The USE, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, and CLAIMS & INDEMNITY sections survive termination of the TOU, and you will remain bound by those sections. If a TOU term is unenforceable, it shall be limited to the least extent possible and supplemented with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of the parties. The English version of the TOU controls over any translations. If you reasonably believe content infringes your IP rights or have questions? Email Home.contractorscoop@gmail.com

Social media, email, or website referral requests forms: If you submit a request form inquiring about getting a quote or help with a project through the Contractor’s Co-op website you are agreeing to be placed in the mailing and email list of the Co-op which you can opt out of from any email sent out. We will not sell your information to 3rd parties.

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://coopcontractors.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Prohibited Items

WELCOME TO Contractor’s Co-op. 

Below is a list of prohibited items. If an item that is not included in the list is illegal, offensive, or endangers any person or organization that item is prohibited.

Users must comply with all applicable laws, the Contractor’s Co-op Terms of Use and all posted site rules.

Please don’t use Contractor’s Co-op for these purposes, and submit through the messaging system on the home page anyone else you see doing so.

Thanks for helping keep Contractor’s Co-op safe and useful for everyone.

No advertisements for services of any kind. Contractor’s Co-op’s purpose is to offer the services of business members through the provided channels. 

  • No over posted listings or items. The limit for listing each business is 1. If a group of companies/items are the same they need to listed in 1 listing not individually. No photos, videos, references, offers, comments, or any other uploaded material regarding the following items:

  • weapons; firearms/guns and components; BB/pellet, stun, and spear guns; etc

  • ammunition, clips, cartridges, reloading materials, gunpowder, fireworks, explosives.

  • offers, solicitation, or facilitation of sex trades.

  • exploitation or endangerment of minors

  • recalled items or hazardous materials; body parts/fluids; unsanitized bedding/clothing

  • prescription drugs, medical devices; controlled substances and related items

  • alcohol or tobacco; unpackaged or food or drinks of any kind

  • pet sales (re-homing with small adoption fee ok), animal parts, stud service

  • endangered, imperiled and/or protected species and any parts thereof, e.g. ivory

  • false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent content; spam of any kind

  • offensive, obscene, defamatory, threatening, or malicious postings or email

  • anyone’s personal, identifying, confidential or proprietary information

  • food stamps, WIC vouchers, SNAP or WIC goods, governmental assistance

  • stolen property, property with serial number removed/altered, burglary tools, etc

  • ID cards, licenses, police insignia, government documents, birth certificates, etc

  • US military items not demilitarized in accord with Defense Department policy

  • counterfeit, replica, or pirated items; tickets or gift cards that restrict transfer

  • lottery or raffle tickets, sweepstakes entries, slot machines, gambling items

  • spam; miscategorized, over-posted, cross-posted, or nonlocal content

  • postings or email the primary purpose of which is to drive traffic to a website

  • postings or email offering, promoting, or linking to any outside services, websites, or internet pages of any kind unless approved by The Co-op

  • affiliate marketing; network, or multi-level marketing; pyramid schemes

  • any good, service, or content that violates the law or legal rights of others