Terms and Policy
By using the Sites in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site, you (the "User" or "You") agree to be bound by this Agreement, including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. This Agreement applies to all users of the Sites, including without limitation users who are vendors, customers, merchants, contributors of content, information and other materials or services on the Site. As PinoyBay makes use of Google AP(s) in the provision of its Services, users of PinoyBay's' Sites and Services are also bound by Google's Terms of Service. Effective 19 May 2015 : the Agreement is between you and PinoyBay if you reside in United States; the Agreement is between you and PinoyBay, if you reside elsewhere. If you have any questions, please refer to the Help section of the Sites, or contact us at help@PinoyBay.com.
PinoyBay is a Venue
PinoyBay acts as a venue to allow users who comply with PinoyBay's policies to offer, sell and buy goods. PinoyBay is not directly involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, PinoyBay has no control over the quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the items listed, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to pay for items. PinoyBay does not pre-screen users or the content or information provided by users. PinoyBay cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. Consequently, PinoyBay does not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer. PinoyBay cannot guarantee the true identity, age, nationality, or sense of humor of a user. PinoyBay encourages you to communicate directly with potential transaction partners via the tools available on the Sites. You may also want to consider using a third-party escrow service or services that provide additional user verification. You agree that PinoyBay is a venue and as such is not responsible or liable for any content, for example, data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links posted by you, other users, or outside parties on PinoyBay. You use the PinoyBay service at your own risk.
Membership Eligibility Age
PinoyBay services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. PinoyBay may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer access to or use of the Sites to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Sites is revoked in such jurisdictions. Individuals under the age of 18 must at all times use PinoyBay services only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age. In this all cases, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities.
You agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You are responsible for all applicable taxes. In addition, you must abide by PinoyBay's policies as stated in the Agreement and the PinoyBay policy documents listed below (if applicable to your activities on or use of the Site) as well as all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by PinoyBay, each of which is incorporated herein by reference and each of which may be updated by PinoyBay from time to time without notice to you.
In addition, some services offered through the Sites may be subject to additional terms and conditions promulgated by PinoyBay from time to time; your use of such services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. Password: Keep your password secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify PinoyBay of any unauthorized use of your password or any breach of security. You also agree that PinoyBay cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure. You agree not to provide your username and password information in combination to any other party other than PinoyBay without PinoyBay's express written permission.
You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid email address. Account Transfer: You may not transfer or sell your PinoyBay account and User ID to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement. Right to Refuse Service: PinoyBay's services are not available to temporarily or indefinitely suspended PinoyBay members. PinoyBay reserves the right, in PinoyBay's sole discretion, to cancel unconfirmed or inactive accounts. PinoyBay reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
Fees and Services Joining
Setting up an account, making an offer on or listing an item for sale on PinoyBay is free.
Listing and Selling Listing Description
By listing an item on the Sites you warrant that you and all aspects of the item comply with PinoyBay's published policies. You also warrant that you may legally sell the item. You must accurately describe your item and all terms of sale in your PinoyBay profile. Your listings may only include text descriptions, graphics, pictures and other content relevant to the sale of that item. All items must be listed in an appropriate category. Each listing must accurately and completely describe the item/items for sale in that listing. Each unique item must have its own listing.
The price stated in each item listing description must be an accurate representation of the sale. Sellers may charge reasonable shipping and handling fees to cover the costs for packaging and mailing the items. Sellers may not charge excessive shipping fees or otherwise avoid fees. You may not alter the item's price after a sale, misrepresent the item's location and price or use another user's account without permission.
Prohibited, Questionable and Infringing Items and Activities
You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities on and regarding to PinoyBay and any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, "Content") that you submit, post, and display on PinoyBay.
By posting Content on PinoyBay, it is possible for an outside website or a third party to re-post that Content. You agree to hold PinoyBay harmless for any dispute concerning this use. If you choose to display your own PinoyBay-hosted image on another website, the image must provide a link back to its listing page on PinoyBay.
PinoyBay considers any unsolicited suggestions, ideas, proposals or other material submitted to it by users via the Site or otherwise (other than the Content and the tangible items sold on the Site by users) (collectively, the "Material") to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and PinoyBay shall not be liable for the disclosure or use of such Material. If, at PinoyBay's request, any member sends Material to improve the site (for example to customer support), PinoyBay will also consider that Material to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and PinoyBay will not be liable for use or disclosure of the Material. Any communication by you to PinoyBay is subject to this Agreement. You hereby grant and agree to grant PinoyBay, under all of your rights in the Material, a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, sublicensable and transferable right and license to incorporate, use, publish and exploit such Material for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including but not limited to incorporating it in the API, documentation, or any product or service, without compensation or accounting to you and without further recourse by you.
PinoyBay does not control the Content provided by users that is made available on PinoyBay and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You may find some Content to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense. You acknowledge that PinoyBay may or may not pre-screen Content, but that PinoyBay and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, delete or move any Content that is available on the Sites. Without limiting the foregoing, PinoyBay and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content (i) that violates these Terms of Service; (ii) if we receive a complaint from another User; (iii) if we receive a notice of intellectual property infringement or other legal instruction for removal; or (iv) if such Content is otherwise objectionable. We may also block delivery of a communication (including, without limitation, feedback, postings, messages and/or chats) to or from the Services as part of our effort to protect the Services or our Users, or otherwise enforce the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge, and consent to and agree that PinoyBay may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or pursuant to an order of a court or by any governmental or regulatory authority having jurisdiction over PinoyBay or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of PinoyBay, its users and/or the public. Additionally, there may also be risks dealing with international trade and foreign nationals. By using PinoyBay, you agree to accept such risks and that to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, PinoyBay (and PinoyBay's officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, creators and employees), under no circumstances, will be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, or reliance on, any Content posted, emailed transmitted or otherwise made available on the Sites, or any acts or omissions of users on PinoyBay. Please use caution, common sense, and practice safe buying and selling when using PinoyBay.
PinoyBay is not responsible for the availability of outside websites or resources linked to or referenced on the Site. PinoyBay does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that PinoyBay shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or resources. Meetings Users may arrange and attend online virtual meetings or in-person meetings ("Meetings") with one or more individuals. Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users must comply with PinoyBay's policies and acknowledge and agree to comply with the laws of the city, county and country in which the Meeting occurs. Additional eligibility requirements for a particular group or Meeting may be set by the group's contact person. PinoyBay is not involved with user generated groups, the groups' requirements, or the Meetings. PinoyBay does not supervise or control the Meetings, user-initiated online or offline gatherings, or the interactions among and between users and other persons or companies. Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users understand that PinoyBay does not in any way screen its users. All users agree to exercise caution and good judgment in all interactions with others, particularly if meeting offline or in person.
Resolution of Disputes and Release Disputes with PinoyBay
In the event a dispute arises between you and PinoyBay, please contact PinoyBay. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration in United States, using the English language. Use of the Site is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Agreement, including without limitation, this section. You and PinoyBay agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Site (including, but not limited to, any services provided or made available therein) or this Agreement must commence within 14 days after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
Disputes with Users or Third Parties
In the event a dispute arises between you and another, PinoyBay encourages you to contact the user or third party to resolve the dispute amicably. Should you be unable to resolve a dispute between you and another arising from a transaction on PinoyBay, please contact PinoyBay at support@PinoyBay.com. PinoyBay, for the benefit of users, may try to help users resolve disputes. PinoyBay does so in PinoyBay's sole discretion, and PinoyBay has no obligation to resolve disputes between users or between users and outside parties. To the extent that PinoyBay attempts to resolve a dispute, PinoyBay will do so in good faith based solely on PinoyBay's policies. PinoyBay will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims. Should you have a dispute with one or more users, or an outside party, you release PinoyBay (and PinoyBay's officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, creators and employees) from any and all 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 such disputes. PinoyBay encourages users to report user-to-user disputes to your local law enforcement, postmaster general, or a certified mediation or arbitration entity, as applicable. PinoyBay's Intellectual Property PinoyBay, and other PinoyBay graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of PinoyBay in United States and/or other countries. PinoyBay's trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names or email addresses, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.
Access and Interference
PinoyBay may contain robot exclusion headers which contain internal rules for software usage. Much of the information on PinoyBay is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to PinoyBay by PinoyBay's users or third-parties. You agree that you will not engage in Automated Data Collection for any purpose whatsoever without PinoyBay's prior express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in PinoyBay's sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on PinoyBay's infrastructure Copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any user Content (except for your Content) or other allowed uses of PinoyBay from the Site except with prior express written permission of PinoyBay and the appropriate third party, as applicable; Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; and Bypass PinoyBay's robot exclusion headers or other measures PinoyBay may use to prevent or restrict access to PinoyBay.
PINOYBAY, PINOYBAY'S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CREATORS, EMPLOYEES, AND PINOYBAY'S SUPPLIERS PROVIDE PINIYBAY'S WEB SITE AND SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. PINOYBAY, PINOYBAY'S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CREATORS, EMPLOYEES AND PINOYBAY'S SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM PINOYBAY SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES REMAINS WITH YOU TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
IN NO EVENT SHALL PINOYBAY, AND (AS APPLICABLE) PINOYBAY'S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR PINOYBAY'S SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, PINOYBAY'S SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR ONLY RIHGT WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROBLEMS OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICES IS TO REQUEST FOR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT AND/OR DISCONTINUE ANY USE OF THE SERVICES. IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PREVIOUS SECTIONS, PINOYBAY IS FOUND BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE LIABLE (INCLUDING FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE), THEN, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PINOYBAY'S LIABILITY, AND (AS APPLICABLE) THE LIABILITY OF PINOYBAY'S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CREATORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IS LIMITED TO $1.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD PINOYBAY AND (AS APPLICABLE) PINOYBAY'S PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, CREATORS AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE SOLICITORS' FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.
PinoyBay does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside PinoyBay's control. Legal Compliance; Taxes You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Sites and any PinoyBay service and, if applicable, your listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items. In addition, you shall be responsible for paying any and all taxes applicable to any purchases or sales of items you make on the Sites (excluding any taxes on PinoyBay's net income).
If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intention. All remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. No Agency You and PinoyBay are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
** Effective Date: January 23, 2017. Updated: August 14, 2017.
PINOYBAY reserves the right to alter these policies at any time. Your continued use of the Sites and Services after such changes have been posted shall constitute your acceptance of such revised Terms of Service.