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RenovateQC Website Policies

REVISED June 21, 2012

Policies

All users must login if they wish to leave a contractor recommendation or comment, submit Showcase, Calendar or Renovation Tips items or participate in the Discussion Forum. All comments must pass through the webmaster before posting (no direct posts) and will be dated. Comments may be edited for length, grammar and readability by the moderator. Your name will not be utilized in the Contractor Recommendations section, but we will retain your name for our records. RenovateQC will not share your email address with any outside entities for any purpose.

The following rules would be followed for the contractor recommendations and comments section:

  • Contractor must be willing to work in Quad Cities (local focus);
  • Any contractor with a client who sends in a recommendation can be listed;
  • Only positive reviews will be posted;
  • If there are repeated negative reviews, a committee will consider positive and negative comments, and the contractor will possibly be removed from the listing;
  • No fees are paid by contractors to be part of list;
  • All comments must pass through webmaster before posting (no direct posts) and will be dated.
  • Comments may be edited for length, language, grammar and readability by moderator.
  • Information on contractor phone numbers, emails and websites will be verified annually;
  • Specialty contractors that do renovation not respectful of historic structures (i.e. a vinyl window replacement contractor) will not be placed on the website;
  • General contractors that do considerable non-historic renovation may be tagged in only specific categories (i.e. under the item for which they were recommended, such as a roof replacement); and
  • Contractors can be tagged for single or multiple categories.

Links from outside websites are welcomed on RenovateQC.

By accessing content on RenovateQC.org you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Content

All content on RenovateQC.org is the opinion of the author and shall be used for general information purposes only. Text descriptions may include errors and/or omissions of information that are critical to a safe, complete, and successful project. RenovateQC.org and its partners provide this web site as a service to building owners and renovation professionals. The web site is dedicated to providing an opportunity for users to exchange ideas, provide information, and facilitate general dialogue and opinions. Accordingly, any content appearing on the RenovateQC.org website does not necessarily reflect the views of RenovateQC.org, its partners, their members, or volunteers. RenovateQC.org, its partners, their members, or volunteers do not assume responsibility or liability for the materials found on the RenovateQC.org website, nor for any claims, damages or losses resulting from any use of this service or the materials contained therein.

Copyright

Comments, articles, photos, and contractor referrals posted to RenovateQC.org remain the intellectual property and responsibility of the author. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting RenovateQC.org permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of the website including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. RenovateQC.org is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in RenovateQC.org’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions. If you believe content on RenovateQC.org violates a copyright you hold, please contact the site administrator.

Renovation Safety and Outcomes

Knowledgeable people often disagree on the "best" way to perform even the most mundane of renovation tasks. Renovation is a complex process - owners and contractors should always refer to multiple sources of information before undertaking any activity at which they are inexperienced. Failure to follow generally accepted construction safety practices, even if not explicitly stated on this web site, may result in serious injury, death and/or damage to property. By using or following advice on this web site, the user warrants that he or she understands the inherent risks in renovation, and assumes all liability for injury, death, or damage to property incurred as a result of explicit or implicit advice on this web
site. That said, there are many activities that even an inexperienced renovator can undertake safely and effectively. As you decide which tasks to take on, carefully judge your skill, available time, and patience level. Overestimating your ability to tackle a new and difficult task can have a lasting negative impact on your project and your overall satisfaction with the renovation process. Even when there are tasks you cannot perform yourself, take the opportunity to learn from your contractors. Ask them to explain the whys and hows so you can better understand the way your house is put together.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indenmify, and hold RenovateQC.org, Rock Island Preservation Society, Rock Island Preservation Commission, City of Rock Island, its partners, their members, and volunteers harmless, from and against any claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including all costs of legal proceedings and attorneys' fees, arising in connection with use of RenovateQc.org by you or by anyone using your password, or in connection with a violation or breach of this agreement by you or by anyone using your password, including without limitation: (1) claims based on defamation or other conduct by you in using RenovateQC.org, or (2) your violation of any intellectual property laws including without limitation those relating to copyright, trademarks or trade secrets.

Advertising and Privacy

RenovateQC.org respects the privacy of its users. Users may register with RenovateQC.org to access additional features - a valid e-mail address is required to verify user identity and limit SPAM comments. This e-mail address is provided to RenovateQC.org at registration and may be used for infrequent announcements; however, it will never be sold or given to an unrelated organization or business. RenovateQC.org does reserve the right to utilize the e-mail address database for its own use and use of related organizations including, but not limited to, the Rock Island Preservation Commission and Rock Island Preservation Society and other future named partners as the website may expand to Quad City preservation organization sponsorship.

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We welcome feedback and participation on this website.

Registered users can recommend contractors, suggest renovation tips, submit events, participate in the forum, and other benefits!

our mission

RenovateQC promotes neighborhood revitalization and restoration of historic building stock in the Quad Cities area of western Illinois and eastern Iowa by informing, educating, inspiring, and supporting property owners with appropriate maintenance and rehabilitation techniques.

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