» Terms and Conditions
This agreement sets out the terms and conditions ('Terms and Conditions')
applicable to members of the service operated by Webmaster Projects. Applicants
(referred to as 'members') must agree to the following Terms and Conditions.
In the event a member breaches or otherwise fails to comply with any provision
of these Terms and Conditions then in addition to any other remedy available
to Webmaster Projects, Webmaster Projects may terminate the participation of such member
in the service and/or may withhold any payments relating to participation
in the service due to such member from Webmaster Projects.
Webmaster Projects shall have absolute discretion as to whether or not
it accepts a particular applicant or site for participation in the service.
Removal from Network
Webmaster Projects reserves the right to terminate the participation of
any member or site without reason but expressly including any member site
that Webmaster Projects judges to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions.
Members in violation of Webmaster Projects's Terms and Conditions will be immediately
deactivated. Webmaster Projects may deactivate members with no prior notification.
Members found in violation of the Terms and Conditions will not receive
any credit or payment from Webmaster Projects. Members that are terminated by
Webmaster Projects on any basis other than violation of these Terms and Conditions
will be entitled to receive any payment due from Webmaster Projects.
The referral commission paid out will be the one listed on the Referrals
page (http://www.Webmaster Projects/referrals.shtml). If the commission rate
is changed, it will only affect referrals made after the new commission
was announced. You may not refer yourself, nor sign up for multiple accounts
to collect referral fees. You may also not partner with any other Webmaster Projects
user to share/transfer the commission made from your own account, or else
both parties will be kicked from the service without payment. Webmaster Projects
reserves the right to delay or cancel sending affiliate earnings if we
believe the referred user will not pay the fees they were charged, since
affiliate commissions are based on those fees.
Webmaster Projects will typically make payments/withdrawals if the member requests
it AND their account balance is equal to or greater than $30. All amounts
are stated in and all payments will be made in US funds. We verify all
deposits and might ask you to verify yours; If you refuse to send verification
information via E-mail, Fax or Phone, we reserve the right to refund the
deposit and terminate your account. New members cannot withdraw funds
within 30 days of their first project payment. Webmaster Projects reserves the
right to suspend a withdrawal if the source of the funds is suspected
to be fraudulent. Any funds received from an account having made a fraudulent
deposit (e.g. stolen credit card) will be reversed immediately. If in
a fraudulent payment situation a withdrawal has already been processed,
you will be expected to return the funds to your Webmaster Projects account or
face account termination. Webmaster Projects cannot be held liable for deposits
reversed without its authorization due to reasons, including, but not
limited to, fraud, chargebacks or complaints.
As previously stated, any member site that Webmaster Projects removes from the
service due to violation of the Terms and Conditions will receive no credit
Webmaster Projects provides escrow as a free, bonus, and automated service only
as a tool to help members transact more securely. We do not act as an
arbitrator between parties, should a dispute arise, except in limited
situations. Financial disputes should be resolved between members, or
via another third party, and without Webmaster Projects whenever possible. We
do, however, reserve the right to cancel an escrow payment, at any time,
if we believe we are left with no other option. We also reserve the right
to complete an escrow payment if no response is received from the payer,
after repeated attempts at contact, for 30 continuous days.
Members may not file a complaint with one of our payment processors,
including PayPal or 2checkout, regarding the funds deposited into their
account. Webmaster Projects staff will do its best to resolve any problem a member
may have. Refunds will be processed, if deemed necessary, at a time of
Webmaster Projects staff's choosing. Due to the incompatible communication systems
between our payment processors and Webmaster Projects staff members, payment
disputes logged directly with those processors cannot be properly managed
and will cause further delays. Due to this, members who make a complaint
to our payment processor will face account termination without notice.
No copyright material can be posted on Webmaster Projects. Only posting sections
of articles or scripts, as examples, will be permitted. A "section"
being no more than 10% of the contents. This is meant to protect the author's
rights. We also do not tolerate projects requesting unauthorized reproduction
of copyrighted or patented material.
Webmaster Projects reserves the right to change the member Terms and Conditions
at any time. It is the member's responsibility to check these Terms and
Conditions from time to time for such changes. In the event Webmaster Projects
offers any additional or replacement services then this agreement shall
apply to such services in the absence of any new agreement specific to
such services which is entered into between the parties.
Members agree that all information contained on a website operated by
Webmaster Projects, and all information compiled by Webmaster Projects through operation
of the affiliate program, is the proprietary information of Webmaster Projects.
Personal information provided by members to Webmaster Projects will be kept confidential
and will not be distributed to any third party.
Members agree not to post their e-mail address on the site, except in
the "e-mail" field of the signup form, or when asked by Webmaster Projects
at any other time. There should be no need to give anyone your e-mail
address. It is automatically provided if you choose a programmer (or you
are the programmer chosen for) a project, and before that time you can
use the message board to communicate. This does not only apply to e-mail
addresses, but to all methods of communication, including phone, ICQ,
AIM, MSN Messenger, etc... See "Avoiding Commissions" below
for the reason.
Providing Contact Information
You are prohibited from making direct contact with another member, unless
it's for a project you (a programmer) have been picked for, or you (a
webmaster) have picked a programmer for. This includes giving out your
e-mail address, ICQ number, phone number, or any other method of contact
outside of this site. Webmaster Projects provides you with message boards, which
should be sufficient for pre-project planning. The only exception to this
is on "Featured" projects. If a project has the "Featured"
graphic on it, that means the webmaster has paid a flat fee in advance,
and you ARE allowed to provide contact information in the message board.
Note that the Webmaster Projects system does not distinguish between featured
and non-featured message board posts, so you will still get a warning
when submitting an e-mail address, even if the project is featured.
You are strictly prohibited from attempting to negotiate the fee for
a project with another member directly (outside of Webmaster Projects) after
that project has been created/opened and before that project has been
closed (basically, during an ongoing project). But this also applies to
any project that was closed without a programmer being chosen, and then
contacting them about the project anyway. Both parties are responsible
for notifying Webmaster Projects if the payment amount increases (above the bid
amount) after the project is closed. Receiving a larger amount than the
original project bid, without notifying us, will be considered an attempt
to avoid the commissions. When a programmer requests a withdrawal, we
always review all payments received for each project to verify that they
match the bid. If at the time of a withdrawal request the programmer has
failed to notify Webmaster Projects staff of a payment received above the amount
of his bid (a total payment above US$100), Webmaster Projects reserves the right
to deduct double the fee for the amount that should have been reported.
We believe our commissions are very fair and justified for the service
we provide, therefore we will absolutely not tolerate any of this activity
on Webmaster Projects.
Programmers can only place bids that equal the total amount of money
they are requesting for the project. You cannot post an hourly bid or
any other abnormal type of bid. This applies to webmasters too. Webmasters
cannot create projects that directly or indirectly require programmers
to place hourly or other abnormal bids. The only exception, for both webmasters
and programmers, is when the project is featured. See featured project
information at http://www.Webmaster Projects/featured.shtml.
New users are limited to the posting of only 3 projects before being
asked to make a deposit. This is meant to protect other users and prevent
fraudulent activity. A user is required to deposit any amount of funds
before they gain the right to post unlimited projects. A user may request
higher posting limits, under special circumstances, by simply contacting
Webmaster Projects support.
You are prohibited from advertising your website on Webmaster Projects. Any
URL posted in a bid, project description, or the message board, must relate
to a project on Webmaster Projects. An example of a permissible URL: your portfolio
The Role of Webmaster Projects
Webmaster Projects functions as a venue to connect webmasters and programmers
in a virtual marketplace. As a neutral facilitator, Webmaster Projects is not
directly involved in the actual transactions between users of the Site.
As a result, Webmaster Projects has no control over the truth, accuracy, quality,
legality, or safety of postings made by users. Because verifying the identity
of a user on the Internet is difficult, Webmaster Projects cannot and does not
confirm the identity of users. Webmaster Projects also does not confirm nor verify
the qualifications, background, or abilities of users. Therefore, We recommend
that You be careful and exercise common sense and good judgment when dealing
with any member on the Site. You are enouraged to review our Project Guidlines
before taking part in a project. If you are unsatisifed with another member,
the most Webmaster Projects can do is refund the project commission you have
been charged by us. We cannot refund the money you have sent to someone,
we are not responsible for your transactions. Webmaster Projects is not responsible
for fraudulent payments made by users and cannot be held liable for financial
loss incurred from fraudulent transactions. It is the receiver's responsibility
to verify the identity and background of the sender.
Members are responsible for legal issues related to the work product
or process and any postings on Webmaster Projects. This site is governed by the
laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, excluding any conflicts of law
provisions and excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for
the International Sale of Goods . Any legal action against us shall take
place in the courts of the Province of Ontario. The parties attorn to
the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario.
We thank you for choosing the Webmaster Projects service and we look
forward to a mutually successful business relationship.