We provide a technology vehicle for you to connect with people claiming various areas of expertise. You acknowledge and agree that the quality and quantity of advice you are given by the professionals with whom you choose to connect are not the responsibility of BC. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that, (i) we do not verify expertise outside of confirming professional accreditations, when available, (ii) following confirmation of professional accreditations we do not investigate continued accreditation or memberships, and (iii) we do not investigate claimed specialties, sub-specialties, employment history, educational history, years of work, or similar matters. You acknowledge and agree that you are the one deciding to use our platform, choosing your professional, and accepting or rejecting advice you get. You acknowledge and agree that We are not experts, We do not practice medicine, law, accounting, consultancy, or any other profession, and that We are not skilled or knowledgeable in any field, business, practice, expertise, or profession (other than making really useful Apps).
Questions, advice, and requests are non-transferable. You cannot sell or give away advice you receive but you are free to buy advice for your friends, family and loved ones. Your BC account is also non-transferable. That means if one person signs up, you cannot transfer ownership of that account to another person.
Any agreement or attempted agreement between you and an expert requiring that payment be made outside of BC shall constitute a material breach of this agreement and be subject to cancellation without refund.
If you ever feel like our Site could be better please let us know how.
If you are a Professional offering expertise on our Site you agree to (i) honestly describe your expertise both on our site and individually to our users, (ii) keep current in your expertise, (iii) maintain at all times all professional accreditations necessary for you to practice your expertise, (iv) not practice your expertise in any jurisdiction where you are not properly licensed to practice your expertise, (v) ask our users whatever questions are appropriate for you to give them the benefit of your expertise, (vi) not use our Site for anything other than responding to our users query’s through our Site, and (vii) give our users your best advice in response to what they ask of you. You also agree to always be professional, honest, and trustworthy, and you authorize us to make whatever investigations into your background and expertise as we feel are appropriate.
As a professional you agree to link your account to your bank account so that we or our users may send you payments, and you agree to give us or our users sufficient information including, without limitation, your individual social security number so that we can send you appropriate tax forms such as 1099’s as and when required of us.
Professionals understand and agree that our users will be able to rate you.
When you sign up on our site we may ask you for a valid credit or debit card or other payment method acceptable to us and will keep such card active and updated at all times. You agree (i) that we may begin charging you as soon as you begin accessing a service for which there is a charge, and (ii) to pay for all expert and other services received through our Site, whether or not satisfied therewith. You acknowledge and agree that no charges by us are refundable to you. All non-public pricing terms are confidential, and you agree not to disclose them to any third party. You agree to provide Us with complete and accurate billing and contact information, and to update such information within 10 days of any change.
If you are a child under the age of 13 and want to use our Site, please have your parent or legal guardian create your account and identify themselves as your parent or legal guardian.
There is no warranty on any of the information or advice any expert gives you. What we will promise is that we’ll do our best to provide the best platform for you to find and connect to professionals of your choice. If you are given information or advice that is wrong, although we’ll be deeply sorry, you agree that you can’t hold us liable for it (or the results) legally or morally. All users will be able to rate our professionals, but we warn users that ratings may be based on any number of factors, possibly not related to that person’s actual expertise.
WE PROVIDE THE SITE, ITS CONTENT AND OUR SERVICES “AS IS”, WHERE IS, AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE ALSO DO NOT GUARANTEE ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN YOU BY PROFESSIONALS ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITE, OR THE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THIS SITE OR OUR SERVICES, AND OPERATION OF THE SITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL. YOU USE OUR SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You acknowledge that we are not and cannot be involved in transactions and communications between you and any third parties. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more third parties including, without limitation, professionals accessed through our Site, you release us and hereby hold us (and our agents, directors, officers, employees and content providers) harmless from any and all claims, demands, and damages (actual, consequential and punitive) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, whether or not suit is instituted, arising out of or in any way connected with the Site, or your use hereof or activities hereon (the “Released Claims”). You waive the provisions of any state law limiting or prohibiting a general release and acknowledge that you have read and understand, and expressly waive the benefits of, Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California which provides that A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party. You agree that we have no liability, whatsoever, for the unavailability of the Site caused by failure on or concerning the site or lack of maintenance or other work to keep the Site operable. We will also not have any liability for any loss of data or transactions resulting from delays or service interruptions caused by us, any third party acts or any other web host provider or the Internet infrastructure and network internal or external to the Site.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BC BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE GREATER OF (i) U.S. $1,000 AND (ii) THE AMOUNTS WHICH YOU HAVE ACTUALLY PAID TO US IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES OR CERTAIN STATES.
You may save the advice you get, or invite others to listen in. We give you certain tools to do this but you will not be able to save or record your work on Our website. The advice you get is all yours. And if your advice is from an expert with whom you have a relationship of confidence, privilege, and trust (such as doctor/patient or lawyer/client) We will not take any action to violate that relationship, confidence, trust, and privilege. Someone may try to compel us by law to do so but, since we do not save any of your professional contact we will not be able to do so. If someone does try to compel us by law, we will try to alert you of such as soon as reasonable.
If a BC professional creates anything original for you, such as research projects, reports, templates, spreadsheets, forms, etc. ownership of such items is to be negotiated between you and that professional. To avoid doubt, you retain sole ownership of your confidential information and your intellectual property.
If you leave us, we'll miss you dearly but we won’t hold you back. To cancel, just email our Client Happiness team at: hello@BrightChats.com and ask us to cancel your membership. We may cancel your membership for any or no reason immediately upon notice to you. We may also cancel the membership of any of our professionals but, if it is a professional whom you have used, we will try to inform you that we have taken that action.
You acknowledge that BC may have made some effort or investment in recruiting a professional and has a legitimate interest in earning a reasonable return on that investment. You also acknowledge that BC has agreements with BC professionals that protect this interest by requiring that BC professionals obtain BC’S prior written consent before accepting any direct engagement with the BC member who selects them. Accordingly, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you agree that during your membership and for a period of twelve (12) months immediately following the termination of your membership with BC for any reason, whether voluntary or involuntary, with or without cause, you shall not directly or indirectly solicit any BC professional who you met through or using BC. If you are a user and you try to have one or more of our professionals provide expertise outside of our Site, you agree to pay to us, without demand, the greater of (i) the amount that you pay to the professional during the two years following your first such breach, and (ii) two thousand dollars. In using our site you agree that figuring out the amount of damages in advance of such a breach would be extremely hard to do, especially since high paying professions will be offering services on our site and long term relationships may result in very high professional fees, and since driving traffic away from our site may damage us in ways that cannot be accurately calculated and, consequently, you agree that that this is a good faith estimate of what actual damages might be in advance of such breach and that this is not intended to be, and is not, a penalty. In the event that you want one or more of our professionals to provide services to you outside use of our Site, you are invited to contact us and we may (or may not) be able to come to an agreement.
We are based in the United States of America, and make no claims that We, professionals you access through our Site, or our content is appropriate or may be legally accessed, used, or downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access our Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.