Rentbid was founded for the last minute traveler, deal searcher or person looking for a last minute get away in a home away from home. The founder is an avid traveler with a family of 6 (soon to be 7) who waits till the last minute to book vacations. She also was a homeowner who had a beach home in Long Beach NY.
Rentbid provides a new and unique way to book and get great deals on last minute vacation rentals. Travelers will list preferences, such as location amenities and budget. Rentbid will curate a list of properties from our channel partners, Homeaway and VRBO that are available. The traveler will then generate offers based on your recommended offers for properties that meet your needs and are still available for rental. With just two clicks you can create and offer and we will notify the homeowner or property manager of the offer as well as your contact info. You then will be contacted by the homeowner to close the deal and finalize booking.
RentBid is a last minute online vacation rental that was founded in Columbus Ohio. The founder, Pattiann McAdams has over 20 years of digital senior level experience and the website is called Rentbid.com. The vacation rental market generates 85 billion annually and is growing at an accelerated pace. Even with the growth the property owner is challenged with high vacancy rates (38 % in season) and has a willingness to discount and partner with a website that will target last minute travelers. Today there is no way to effectively discount without devaluing the retail price.
Rentbid targets last minute travelers looking for vacation rentals and offers and facilitates a recommended bid to send over to the property owner and manager. Rentbid has secured a strategic partnership with Homeaway/VRBO and Flipkey to gain access to over 1mm vacation rental homes worldwide. Rentbid's mission is to deliver an interactive offer engine platform for last minute travelers to create offers on interested vacation properties, enabling owners to drive down vacancy rates.
Welcome to RentBid! The following terms and conditions govern your use of the web sites, content, services of RentBid and its affiliates.
Your act of registering for or using RentBid.com including but not limited to participating in a rental transaction as an "owner" or as a "renter" (as defined below), or any of our affiliated service signifies that you agree to the following terms and conditions (“Agreement” or “Terms”). You also agree that:
You may not use RentBid.com unless you agree to abide by these Terms.
In this Agreement, we use the following definitions:
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE ARE NOT A PARTY TO ANY RENTAL TRANSACTION . We do not own nor can we contract for any vacation rental property listed on the Site. Instead, the Site acts as a venue to allow a property owner (“owner”) to offer for rent, in a variety of pricing formats, a specific vacation rental property to potential renters (each, a “ renter” and, collectively with an owner, the “ users ”). We facilitate the actual transaction between travelers and owners. As a result, the quality, safety or legality of the properties advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings (including the content thereof or any property or guest book review), the ability of owners to rent vacation property or the ability of renters to pay for vacation rental properties are solely the responsibility of each user.
You understand and agree that RentBid.com serves as a marketplace only to allow users to interact regarding Vacation Property. We are not a sales or rental service. You understand and agree that the submission and confirmation of orders are transactions that occur between Owners and Renters only. The fulfillment of confirmed rental orders, including delivery and Vacation Property reservation confirmations, is the responsibility of the Owner. You release RentBid.com and all affiliated companies, officers, directors, agents, parents, subsidiaries, legal representatives and employees from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute that you may have with any Renter or Owner. You acknowledge that California Civil Code Section 1542 provides: "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." If you are a resident of California, you agree to waive California Civil Code Section 1542. If you are a resident of any other state or foreign country, you agree to waive in advance any similar laws of such other jurisdiction.
You understand and agree that we may provide the name of a Renter and any information on your reservation confirmation to the Owner for the sole purpose of providing confirmation of the specifically rented Vacation Property. This information may not be used by you or any other Owner or Renter for any other purpose, either in connection with such confirmation(s) or separately from such confirmation(s). If you are a Owner, you agree not to include in your confirmation to the Renter any promotional or other commercial material that is not provided or approved by RentBid.com. This includes, without limitation, material that announces a website or invites the Renter to visit a website other than RentBid.com, catalogs, business cards, business reply cards, bookmarks, coupons, flyers, solicitations or other marketing or advertising material. You agree not to separately contact the Renter at any time for any reason.
You must have a personal computer, with Windows or Mac OS, with a modem connected to a communications source (telephone, wireless or broadband) to access Notices from us. You will need a printer attached to your personal computer to print any Notices. You can retrieve an electronic copy and a printable version of these terms by clicking on the “Terms of Service” link at www.RentBid.com.com.
The delivery of any Notice from us is effective when sent by us, regardless of whether you read the communication or when you receive it.
You may withdraw your consent to receive notices electronically by emailing us at support@RentBid.com, Your withdrawal of any consent to receive notices electronically shall apply effective on the date that we receive notice of your election and will not apply retroactively. However, if you choose to withdraw consent, we may terminate your Account and access to RentBid.com.
Last Updated: 01 February, 2015
In order to better provide you with our numerous services, we collect information from our users. We collect Personally Identifiable Information, which is information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. Below we describe this information in more detail.
When you engage in certain activities with RentBid.com, such as registering for a membership, ordering a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, entering a contest or sweepstakes, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. Providing information is purely optional on your part; however, not all features and services (such as, responding to your inquiries) would be available to you if you elect not to provide information.
For a simple inquiry or offer we ask for your email address.
We may collect information about the way you interact with our sites, services, content and advertising, transact with us including (i) computer, browser and connection information, (i) statistics on page views, traffic to and from our sites, ad data, IP address and standard web log information, (ii) your transactions with us, such as, when you make a purchase, submit a form and download applications from us; and (iv) when you contact us for help.
We may obtain information from or about you in other ways. For example, we may verify user information with a service provider or combine your information with information we collect from other companies. Also, you may send us correspondence, testimonials, photos, blogs, writings, customer satisfaction surveys or customer service communications.
We may also collect, or our third-party ad server and/or content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our Site, and to gather demographic information. Our third-party ad servers will also provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon at our Site.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, efficient and customized experience. We may use the information we collect to:
We do not sell, rental, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We rely on affiliates and certain third party services under contract with us to help us provide certain RentBid.com services to you. Our service partners and we use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our sites and to deliver their services. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products and services purchased on this Site; release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us provide customer service.
Occasionally, we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
You understand and consent that we must share information between our customers that allow them to complete a rental. RentBid.com only shares name and a registration confirmation that each rental provides. As such, RentBid.com does not control what is contained within the registration confirmation so it may contain information such as name, like name, shipping address and other information.
You can access and change your account information in My Account www.RentBid.com/login.
We may communicate with you at various times, with administrative emails or phone calls, about transactions and service announcements, customer service responses, and promotional emails like special offers, newsletters and updates. You can choose to stop receiving promotional emails at any time simply by changing your preferences, unsubscribing on the website, or using an email's unsubscribe function. You may not opt out of receiving administrative messages or customer service responses..
Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this Site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us at:
Last Updated: 01 February 1, 2015
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