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Thursday 18 Jan 2018
Terms and Conditions
This agreement sets out the "Terms and Conditions" applicable to users of the service operated by Space Master Interiors.
“This Site” refers to www.sminteriors.net operated by Space Master Interiors.
“You” refers to registered users of this site and “We” refers to Space Master Interiors.
Applicants (referred to as “members”) must agree to the following Terms and Conditions. In the event of a member breaching or failing to comply with any provision of these Terms and Conditions, in addition to any other remedy available to Space Master Interiors, we may terminate the participation in the service of such member and/or may withhold any payments relating to a member in violation of these Terms and Conditions.
Percentage of the total cost of the project
Based on the total area (footage)
This site functions as a venue to connect clients and designers in a virtual marketplace. Thus including but not limited to design of office or commercial space, consultations for furnishing of homes, visualizations etc. As a neutral facilitator, Space Master Interiors is not directly involved in the actual transactions between users of this Site. As a result, Space Master Interiors has no control over the legitimacy, accuracy, quality, legality, or safety of postings made by users. Space Master Interiors cannot and does not confirm the identity of users. Space Master Interiors does not confirm nor verify the qualifications, background, or abilities of users except for our Special Members. We therefore recommend users to be careful and exercise common sense and good judgment when dealing with any member on the Site. We charge commission for the service as posted on our Fees and Charges tables for Designers and Clients. You are encouraged to review our Project Guidelines before taking part in a project. If you are unsatisfied with another member, the most Space Master Interiors can do is to refund the project commission you have been charged by us. We cannot refund the money you have sent to someone else and we are not responsible for your transactions.
Architects, interior designers, technologists, technicians, engineers, consultants, artists and draftsmen with strong design skills and a commitment to high professional standards and customer satisfaction are welcome to participate in the service. Although we value and rely on our members’ professionalism, honesty and dignity please be prepared to provide copies of qualifications and proof of quality design services upon request. Only Special Members' credentials have been examined and verified. Space Master Interiors reserves the right to decide whether or not to accept a particular applicant or site for participation in the service.
A member shall comply with applicable international and local Ethics and Professional Conduct Codes. Intentional breach of the applicable codes and standards could lead to removal from the service.
Bids must represent the total amount of money requested for the project. You can adjust your bid at any time during the bidding process.
The design fee can be calculated one of the following ways:
Hourly bids or any other abnormal type of bids are NOT allowed.
This rule applies to both clients and designers and means that clients cannot create projects that directly or indirectly require designers to make hourly or other inappropriate bids.
The only exception to this rule that allows time based (hourly) bidding, is for featured projects.
Time and Date
We use the standard Greenwich Mean Time GMT 24-hour time format on our web site also known as UTC - Coordinated Universal Time (the one most often used by ordinary people).
Both ISO Metric system (millimeters) and Imperial system (inches) can be used on our site. Links to on-line conversion tools are for your convenience only and Space Master Interiors does not guarantee the correctness of conversions provided by third parties and takes no responsibility for conversion results.
We use the American Dollar - USD currency on our web site.
All prices published on our web site are denominated in American Dollars (US$).
The link from our web site to OANDA - Currency converter is provided as an on-line comparison tool only. Actual exchange rates may differ depending on transaction processors and financial institutions.
All payments are made in US funds - USD. We accept electronic money and Credit Card payments through popular and trusted providers as listed on our Frequently Asked Questions page or cash via Western Union global money transfer system. Space Master Interiors will typically print and mail cheques on the 15th of each month, if requested by a member and if the member’s account balance is equal to or greater than US$30.
Third parties transaction fees and charges apply.
No credit or payment will be made, to any member or site that is being removed from the service due to violation of our Terms and Conditions.
We pay a commission to members for referrals as listed on our Referrals page . If the commission rate is changed, it will only affect referrals made after the new commission was announced on our web site. You may not refer yourself, nor sign up for multiple accounts to collect referral fees. You may also not partner with any other Space Master Interiors user to share or transfer the commission made from your own account, or else both parties will be removed from the service without payment. Space Master Interiors 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.
No copyright materials can be posted on Space Master Interiors web site. This is meant to protect the author's rights.
Trademarks displayed on this site are property of their respective holders.
Members agree that all information contained on a web site operated by Space Master Interiors, and all information compiled by Space Master Interiors through operation of the affiliate program, is the property of Space Master Interiors. Personal information provided by members to Space Master Interiors will be kept confidential and will not be shared with or distributed to a third party.
Privacy and security
Members should follow the recommended methods for choosing a good password and should employ non-trivial passwords. A member shall take all reasonable care to keep his/her password confidential and to protect his/her account data from unauthorized access.
The system and the exchanges are being monitored for security reasons.
Providing Contact Information
You are prohibited from making direct contact with another member, unless it is for a project you (as a designer) have been picked for, or you (as a Client) have picked a designer for. This includes giving out your e-mail address, ICQ number, phone number, or any other method of contact outside of this site. Space Master Interiors provides you with Project Message Boards (private messages enabled), which should be sufficient for pre-project planning. System activities are constantly monitored, and you will get a warning if trying to submit an e-mail address.
Members agree not to post their e-mail address on the site, except in the "e-mail" field of the signup form. There should be no need to give anyone your e-mail address. Emails are automatically provided, when you choose a designer or you are a designer chosen for a project. Before that time you can use the Project 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.
You are strictly prohibited from attempting to negotiate the fee for a project with another member directly (outside of Space Master Interiors) after that project has been created/opened and before that project has been closed (while the project is ongoing). 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 Space Master Interiors if the payment amount increases above the bid amount after the project is closed. Receiving/paying a larger amount than the original project bid, without notifying us, will be considered an attempt to avoid commissions. Our commissions are just and are structured fairly and commensurately with the services we provide. We will not tolerate any attempts at commission circumvention.
Removal from the Network
Space Master Interiors reserves the right to terminate the participation of any member or site for reasonable cause but expressly including any member or site that Space Master Interiors finds to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions.
Members in violation of Space Master Interiors' Terms and Conditions will be immediately deactivated without warning and without prior notification. Members in violation of the Terms and Conditions will not receive any credit or payment from Space Master Interiors.
Users are prohibited from advertising on Space Master Interiors web site. If any URL is allowed to be posted in a bid, project description, or message board, it must relate to a project on Space Master Interiors web site.
Space Master Interiors reserves the right to modify, adjust and improve these Terms and Conditions at its discretion. It is the member's responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions from time to time for such changes. In the event that Space Master Interiors offers any additional or replacement services, 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.
If you have any questions or concerns about the practices of this site or to report a possible violation, please feel free to contact us.