Terms of Service

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:

  • these terms have the same effect as an agreement in writing and
  • any disputes regarding RentBid.com or these Terms will be resolved by binding arbitration (See Section 2(f) below).

You may not use RentBid.com unless you agree to abide by these Terms.

In this Agreement, we use the following definitions:

  • “Owner” means any registered user (including you), who provides a rental listing for a vacation property on the Services or accepts a rental transaction;
  • “Listing(s)” means a vacation property listed for rent by you or any other user;
  • “Renter(s)” means qualified registered users who initiate a rental transaction on the Services.

1. About RentBid.com.

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.

  1. The Services. RentBid.com is designed to provide users with an online platform in which they can rent vacation properties (“Vacation Property”) from Property Owners.
  2. Change or Suspension of RentBid.com. We may at any time modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any feature of RentBid.com with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of RentBid.com or any services under this Agreement, for any reason. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our service. You agree that we shall not be responsible for any Vacation Property that fails to rent during an outage. As we will discuss below, you are solely responsible for confirming any rentals you make.
  3. Regular Maintenance. RentBid.com may be unavailable from 3am-6am Eastern time each morning while it is being updated and modified. During this time, RentBid.com may be temporarily unavailable.

2. About this Agreement.

  1. Agreement. This Agreement is a contract transacted electronically between you and us. These terms, along with any supplemental terms, FAQs, and policies (a) posted at registration, (b) posted on RentBid.com or (c) posted at the time you rent a property or other transaction collectively govern your use of RentBid.com. You may not use RentBid.com unless you abide by this Agreement.
  2. Supplemental terms. You acknowledge that you may need to agree to supplemental terms for certain rentals or transactions, including terms related to pricing, fees, locations, dates, times, usage restrictions, terms required by our vendors, and terms related to certain Vacation Property. You will have an opportunity to review and agree to those supplemental terms before you use such Services or conclude a rent or transactions. You also agree that use of certain Vacation Property will be subject to rules related to usage and check-in times.
  3. By agreeing to these terms, you agree and consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information by us (including our affiliates) in accordance with our Privacy Policy [http://www.RentBid.com.com/page/privacy_policy].
  4. We may modify these Terms. We may modify this Agreement at any time in our discretion. If we change this Agreement, we will post a revised version of this Agreement at the “Terms of Service” link located at www.RentBid.com.com. You agree that we may notify you of material changes to the Agreement by posting such notice on RentBid.com or by sending you an e-mail. Your continued use of RentBid.com after we post or provide notice of the changes will constitute your acceptance of the revised Agreement. If you do not agree with the terms of this Agreement or any revised version of this Agreement, you must discontinue your use of the Services before the changes take effect.
  5. Governing Law; Arbitration. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, U.S.A., without regard to its provisions governing conflicts of law. Except for allegations that you have infringed or have threatened to infringe our intellectual property rights, you and we agree that any dispute or controversy between us, or arising under or concerning performance or breach of this Agreement, shall be settled by one arbitrator in binding arbitration, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., under the then-current rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. If we allege that you have infringed or threatened to infringe our intellectual property rights, then, in addition to any other rights and remedies we may have, we may seek any preliminary or permanent injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction. For such actions, you consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts in and for Columbus, Franklin County, U.S.A.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU ARE: (1) WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN; (2) IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF, AND VENUE IN, STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN THE STATE OF OHIO OVER ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS YOU HAVE WITH US; AND (3) SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF COURTS LOCATED IN THE STATE OF OHIO FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.

3. Registration.

  1. You will need to register with us in order to conduct rentals on RentBid. You will need to provide us with a valid email address to request a rental, and we will send you a password which must be used when you access the account we will create for you that will be associated with your user ID. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your user ID and password and for all activity that occurs under your Account. You should not disclose your password to any other person.
  2. Requirements. You must register in your own name, provide true, accurate and correct information to us, and keep such information up to date. You may only use RentBid.com if you are able to form legally binding contracts, are over the age of 18, and are not temporarily or indefinitely suspended from RentBid.com.

4. Transacting on RentBid.com.

  1. Process for Initiating a Transaction. You can submit non-binding offers to Property Owners which we facilitate via our partner(s). Owners will then communicate directly to you at the email you have provided. Any consummated transaction will be between you and the owner and RentBid will not be a party to said transaction.
  2. US Operation. RentBid.com is controlled and operated within the United States. You understand and agree that RentBid.com (i) is not designed or customized for distribution for any specific country or jurisdiction (“Territory”); (ii) is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any Territory where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation; (iii) may not be appropriate or available for access or use in any particular Territory; and (iv) is provided without any content filtering or rating mechanism. You are solely responsible for compliance with local laws applicable to Your use of the Services.

5. Release.

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.

6. Bad Weather and Force Majeure.

  1. Bad Weather. We make no guarantees and we are not responsible if your rental for any Vacation Property is affected by bad weather or other forces beyond our control or the control of any Owner.

7. Your relationship with us.

  1. grant of license. you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free right to exercise publicity, database, trademark and copyright rights, including the right to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, make a compilation of, promote, syndicate and display on the site and on the sites of our partners and affiliated companies, any content you may provide to rentbid.com in connection with your use of rentbid.com and its services.
  2. your responsibilities. you agree that you will
    • follow all applicable laws and regulations;
    • abide by these terms;
    • protect your account and keep the password for your account secret;
    • abide by all applicable laws and regulations; and
    • agree not to disclose any personal information about yourself, including address and other personal contact information, on areas of rentbid.com(i.e., forums, posting comments for others to see, etc.) that can be accessed by other users.
  3. regarding your account and your use of rentbid.com, you agree you shall not to
    • participate in, facilitate or further illegal activities;
    • use rentbid.com in a way that harms us or our customers, advertisers, affiliates, vendors, or anyone else;
    • contact other rentbid.com users directly;
    • use information from rentbid.com to solicit trades or rentals of the vacation property outside of rentbid.com;
    • send any e-mail or instant message or use any other communication tool to send any unsolicited bulk communication;
    • use any automated process to access or use rentbid.com, including but not limited to scripts, spiders, or bots;
    • use any process, whether automated or manual, to capture data or content from rentbid.com, including but not limited to screen-scraping;
    • use rentbid.com to damage, disable, impair, or otherwise attack our services or the networks connected to the services;
    • interfere with anyone's use and enjoyment of the services;
    • violate the rights of others, including without limitation, violate the privacy, copyrights, or trademarks of others; or
    • resell or redistribute any services offered through rentbid.com.
  4. when you rent a property using rentbid.com, you are responsible to abide by the rules and regulations of the vacation property at which you are staying and are responsible for any damages ;
  5. rentbid.com is not responsible for damages or liability of any type that you may incur if you directly contact other rentbid.com users outside the service or if you conduct a transaction outside of rentbid.com.

10. Information.

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.

11. Violations.

  1. Investigations. We may investigate complaints and violations of our policies. You agree to cooperate fully with such investigations, including without limitation, providing us specific information regarding your right to a Vacation Property, the source of a Vacation Property, your acquisition of a Vacation Property, and the price you paid for a Vacation Property.
  2. Violations, Termination and Suspension. We may take any action that we deem appropriate in our sole discretion (including without limitation issuing a warning, suspending or terminating service, denying access, removing a listing or recommending you edit a listing) if: (a) you breach this Agreement; (b) you are unwilling to cooperate with our investigation of a complaint or reported violation; (c) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide; or (d) we believe your conduct may cause legal liability for you, for other users, or for RentBid.com. You agree that any payments that may be owed to your Account for rentals made through RentBid.com may be suspended or delayed pending our investigation. RentBid.com may set off any amounts that may be owed to your Account if we have a good faith basis to believe such rentals were unlawful or otherwise made in material violation of this agreement.
  3. Disclosure of Information. You agree that RentBid.com may report any activity that it suspects violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other relevant third parties. RentBid.com will cooperate to ensure that violators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

12. Your warranties to us.

  1. Additional Warranties. You represent and warrant that (a) any information you provide to us, to other users, or to visitors is not false, inaccurate, misleading, obscene or defamatory, (b) any information you provide does not violate the rights of others or violates application law; (c) you will abide by all terms of this Agreement, (d) you will comply with all applicable laws regarding your use of RentBid.com and all transactions your perform on RentBid.com; (e) you are legally competent to enter into this Agreement and to engage in any transaction through RentBid.com.
  2. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold us and (if applicable) any parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, attorneys, agents and employees, harmless against any claim or demand and all liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred by us and (if applicable) any parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, attorneys and employees that arise out of any claim asserted by a third party that involves, relates to or concerns any of your actions or omissions on RentBid.com, including but not limited to your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

13. Limited Warranty.

  1. Limited Warranty. We offer the RentBid.com Guarantee [http://www.RentBid.com.com/page/guarantee] for any claim that a Renter may have with a Vacation Property rented and confirmed through RentBid.com. You agree that the RentBid.com Guarantee is your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute, claim or dissatisfaction you may have with the Vacation Property you rented on RentBid.com.
  2. No Warranty. Except for the express terms stated in the RentBid.com Guarantee, we provide RentBid.com on an "as is" basis and "as available" basis without any warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. We make no warranties with respect to RentBid.com, any information provided on RentBid.com or any Vacation Property, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability, title, accuracy, non-infringement of third party rights or fitness for a particular purpose. This warranty disclaimer affects your legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

14. Limitation of liability.

  1. Waiver of Consequential Damages; Liability Limit. YOU EXPRESS AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR any lost profits or special, consequential, incidental, or exemplary damages (including without limitation indirect and special damages) that may result from the services or the site, or the suspension, termination or malfunction of the services or the site. RentBid.com's liability to you or anyone else in any circumstance is limited to the total dollar amount of a Vacation Property and other Vacation Properties you rented via RentBid.com in the 12 months prior to the action allegedly giving rise to liability. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
  2. Allocation of Risk. You acknowledge and agree that the foregoing disclaimers and limitations of liability represent bargained for allocations of risk, and that the pricing and other terms and conditions of this agreement reflect such allocations of risk.
  3. Tax Indemnity. You agree that we are not responsible in any way for the accuracy or suitability of any payment of taxes to any entity on your behalf. You shall indemnify and hold us and (if applicable) any parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees harmless against all liabilities, costs, interest and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred by us that arise out of any third party or governmental claim that involves, relates to or concerns (i) any federal, state or county tax obligation or amounts due or owing under any tax regulation, law, order or decree or (ii) any dispute concerning the tax status of RentBid.com.

15. We own the intellectual property rights to our Site and Service.

  1. You acknowledge and agree that (i) our patents, trademarks, trade names, service marks, copyrights and other intellectual property (collectively, "Intellectual Property") are and shall remain our sole property, and (ii) nothing in this agreement shall confer in you any right of ownership or license rights in our Intellectual Property. In addition, you shall not now or in the future contest the validity of RentBid.com's Intellectual Property. All text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, audio clips, and computer programs, are the property of RentBid.com or its suppliers, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and other laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on RentBid.com is owned by us. Any unauthorized reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance of the software or the content on the Site is strictly prohibited.
  2. License. We grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, personal, non-sublicensable and non-transferable right to access and use RentBid.com subject to the terms of this Agreement and for the sole purpose of providing Listings and making rentals of Vacation Properties. You grant us an irrevocable right and license to copy, display, modify, redistribute, perform, post, share, and transmit any content and information you provide to us to rent a Vacation Property; provided however, we will not publicly display any payment information.

16. Additional terms.

  1. No Agency. You and we are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
  2. Our notices to you. You consent to receive required notices, terms and other information concerning RentBid.com electronically, by e-mail, You can withdraw consent by discontinuing your use of RentBid.com. You must check your e-mail regularly for Notices from us. We will send important Notices about your Account, including any Notices concerning violations to your e-mail address provided by you at registration. All registrations, agreements, and terms will be completed electronically and will be deemed for all legal purposes to be in writing and legally enforceable as a signed writing.
  3. 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.

  4. Our Notices to you. Except as expressly stated otherwise, all notices to RentBid.com shall be sent to the email addresses provided on the Site (e.g., support@RentBid.com). Except as expressly stated otherwise, all notices to you shall be sent to the email address you provided to us during the registration process. Such notice shall be deemed given one business day after the email is sent.
  5. Entire Agreement. These Terms supersede all representations, agreements and other communications regarding your Account. Only we can amend these Terms by posting the changes on the Services.
  6. Severability. If any term of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the term shall be considered to be stricken from this Agreement as if it had not been included from the beginning and the remainder of this Agreement enforced according to its terms.
  7. No Rights Conferred on Third-Parties. You also agree that these Terms are not intended to confer, and do not confer, any rights or remedies upon any person except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
  8. Assignment. We may assign this contract at any time without notice to you. You may not assign this contact to anyone else.
  9. Terms that Survive. You agree that Sections 2(f), 4(h), 6, 12-14, 15(a) and 16 shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
  10. Last Updated: 01 February, 2015

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