Business Service Finder’s (“BSF”) goal is to help you the consumer (“Consumer”), as well as businesses and professionals to pinpoint the best service providers and businesses in their local area based on what matters to them and criteria they choose, including from services, to client experience, to industry expertise. BSF’s website (the “Website”) is the first and only place where Consumers can find every type of business or service they need – from legal and financial to IT, marketing and more – and get real, verified ratings to help Consumers choose the specialists that are the best match for Consumer’s personal or business needs.
How Consumers Should Use this Website and its Information
Please consider the Content Services provided on the Website as informational in nature and a starting point to gather information about a company, service provider, or a professional who may or may not be suitable for Consumer’s business or personal needs. Under no circumstances, however, should Consumer rely solely on this Website or Content Services or any information on the Website in deciding whether to hire any given company, service provider, professional, as well as taking or refrain from taking any action or exercising any right that may be available to Consumer.
Agreement to Grant BSF a Limited License to Your Submitted Content and Contributions
If you submit, send, or otherwise make available any information, including images, statements, questions, or other material to BSF, BSF’s Website, or in relation to any Services (collectively “Submitted Content”), you understand and agree that you are granting BSF a license a royalty free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, and revocable, nonexclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such Submitted Content (in whole or part) worldwide as well as incorporating it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed and warrant that the Submitted Content is original to you, that you have all necessary rights to submit, send, or otherwise make available the Submitted Content and grant such rights and license to BSF. You also warrant that any "moral rights" you have in such content have been waived (collectively all rights within this paragraph will be referred to as the “License”). You also agree that by submitting to BSF the Submitted Content that such submission will constitute an electronic signature of the Consumer as the copyright owner. Consumer further agrees that this signature will be deemed to have been executed as of the date the submission.
We intend to use any Submitted Content in a positive manner for the benefit of BSF, its customers, and other Consumers. If, however, at any point you disagree with BSF’s use of your Submitted Content, please contact BSF at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss the issue and endeavor to work with you to resolve it to your satisfaction.
Further, you are not obligated or required to provide any Submitted Content to otherwise interact with BSF’s Website. Any decision to do either is solely at Consumer’s discretion.
BSF is not Responsible for Screening or Approving Information on the Website.
BSF does not as a matter of course select, screen, approve, endorse or limit who can post any Content Services, as well as those who contribute (“Contributor”) responses to any question or answer in any Website forums or interactive pages, guides, or articles (collectively included in the prior definition of “Content Services”). Designation as a Contributor in any respect is based solely on that Contributor’s following the applicable submission guidelines or having a BSF account, and does not reflect any endorsement or approval by BSF. Accordingly, BSF expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability of any kind for any Contributor or Content Services made available or found on its Website, and any decision Consumer makes as to whether to hire any given company, service provider, professional, as well as Consumer taking or refrain from taking any action or exercising any right that may be available to Consumer based on any information found on the Website.
BSF Does Impose Strict Obligations and Requirements on Service Providers and Companies Who Use BSF’s Website.
While BSF does not routinely screen, monitor, or review any Submitted Content or Content Services from or about service providers and businesses on the BSF Website, it does take certain reasonable steps to verify certain information provided by companies and service providers, as well as to specifically restrict and prohibit companies and service providers from self-reporting or manufacturing false, misleading, inaccurate feedback and reviews for the purpose of “gaming” their ranking or otherwise how they may appear on the Website. Further, service providers and companies on BSF’s Website must strictly comply with applicable state and federal regulations that require the use of truthful and accurate endorsements and testimonials when it comes to their services and products offered or discussed on the Website. Please see our terms and conditions that businesses and service providers must agree to follow for more information.
Limitations on BSF’s Screening, Review, and Approval of Company or Individual Profiles
The Consumer acknowledges and agrees that any ratings or any information contained in a company’s or service provider’s profile, such as descriptions of a company or provider’s expertise, accomplishments, areas of practice, any certifications, and other data, summaries or descriptions on the Website are based on information provided by the actual company, service provider or other third party sources, all of which may mean a company or provider’s profile may be incomplete or inaccurate.
BSF does not Endorse or Guarantee any Results, Products or Services of any Company or Service Provider.
Neither BSF’s ratings or any of the other information contained on the Website or provided through the Services should be considered (i) An endorsement of any particular company or professional; (ii) A guarantee of a company or professional's quality, competency, qualifications, experience, resources, character, honesty, integrity, responsiveness or other personal and professional characteristics; (iii) A predictor of a future outcome of any matter in which such professional is involved; or (iv) A guarantee of a particular result or outcome.
No Guarantee to Access and Right to Change or Remove Any Content on the Website
BSF reserves the right to change all Content Services contained on the Website and any Services offered through the Website at any time without notice. BSF does not and cannot guarantee its Website and Services will function without interruption or in an error-free manner (collectively “Interruptions”). Such Interruptions may occur due to routine maintenance, updates, or system or network failures. To the extent reasonably possible, BSF will endeavor to provide advance notice of any Interruption within its control and to reasonably identify and resolve any unscheduled Interruption as quickly as is reasonably possible, as solely determined by BSF. However, Consumer agrees that under no circumstances and regardless of the legal theory or whether BSF had been informed of the possibility of such damage or damages, BSF not be liable for:
Further, BSF disclaims all liability for any and all damages caused by any Interruption, as well as any liability for slow, malfunctioning, inconsistent, or impossible access conditions of BSF’s Website, Services, and Content Services for any reason.
Unique Issues Concerning Professional Relationships.
BSF provides a platform for various professional service providers to post, submit or otherwise provide information of a professional nature (“Professional Information”). These professionals and the Professional Information they may provide is often subject to or otherwise governed by professional standards, regulations, and ethical requirements (collectively “Professional Standards”). It is up to each professional service provider to comply with all Professional Standards applicable to that provider’s services.
Any use or reliance on any Professional Information, advice, recommendations, actions or inactions provided by the applicable professional service provider is done solely at Consumer’s discretion and BSF specifically disclaims any liability of any kind for any decision to hire any given company, service provider, or professional, as well as taking or refrain from taking any action or exercising any right that may be available to Consumer based on any information that may be found on the Website.
1. No Attorney-Client Relationship or Legal Advice.
By using BSF’s Website in any way, including by providing any Submitted Content and interacting with the Website in any way, including by submitting questions, information responses, comments, opinions, or related content should not be considered an intention to create or the actual creation of an attorney-client relationship or the rendering of any legal advice to Consumer from an attorney or law firm (collectively “Legal Service Provider”). Instead, it is up to Consumer and the Legal Service Provider to determine how and when an attorney-client relationship is created, as well as the scope of the legal services to be provided pursuant to such relationship. Until such a time, Consumer should assume that any legal information Consumer believes is provided or made available on the Website is intended only for general informational purposes. It should not be considered to be a substitute for an actual consultation with a Legal Service Provider licensed to practice in Consumer’s jurisdiction and competent to address Consumer’s specific legal issue. Consumer should also not rely upon any legal information Consumer believe is provided or made available on the Website until after Consumer has consulted with such a Legal Service Provider about Consumer’s specific facts and circumstances and how the applicable law applies to both.
Please also understand that questions and answers or other postings Consumer provides or post to the Website are not confidential and are not subject to attorney-client privilege or confidentiality.
2. No Patient-Doctor Relationship and Medical Advice.
By using BSF’s Website in any way, including by providing any Submitted Content and interacting with the Website in any way, including by submitting questions, information responses, comments, opinions, or related content should not be considered an intention to create or the actual creation of a patient-doctor relationship or the rendering of medical advice to Consumer from a medical doctor or other healthcare professional (collectively “Health Care Provider”). Instead, it is up to Consumer and the Health Care Provider to determine how and when a patient-doctor relationship is created, as well as the scope of the medical services to be provided pursuant to such relationship. Until such a time, Consumer should assume that any health information Consumer believes is provided or made available on the Website is intended only for general informational purposes. It should not be considered to be a substitute for an actual consultation with a Health Care Provider licensed to practice in Consumer’s jurisdiction and competent to address Consumer’s specific health care issue. Consumer should also not rely upon any health care information Consumer believes is provided or made available on the Website until after Consumer has consulted with such a Health Care Provider about Consumer’s specific facts and circumstances.
Please also understand that questions and answers or other postings Consumer provide or post to the Website are not confidential and are not subject to patient-doctor privilege or confidential.
3. No Accountant/CPA Relationship and Tax or Financial Advice.
By using BSF’s Website in any way, including by providing any Submitted Content and interacting with the Website in any way, including by submitting questions, information responses, comments, opinions, or related content should not be considered an intention to create or the actual creation of an accountant/CPA relationship or the rendering of financial or tax advice to Consumer from an accountant/CPA or financial advisor or any other tax advisor (collectively “Financial Professional”). Instead, it is up to Consumer and the Financial Professional to determine how and when a professional relationship is created, as well as the scope of the services to be provided pursuant to such relationship. Until such a time, Consumer should assume that any financial or tax information that Consumer believes is provided or made available on the Website is intended only for general informational purposes. It should not be considered to be a substitute for an actual consultation with a Financial Professional licensed to practice in Consumer’s jurisdiction and competent to address Consumer’s specific financial or tax issue. Consumer should also not rely upon any financial or tax information Consumer believes is provided or made available on the Website until after Consumer has consulted with such a Financial Professional about Consumer’s specific facts and circumstances.
Please also understand that questions and answers or other postings Consumer provides or post to the Website are not confidential and are not subject to confidentiality or any applicable privileges.
Limitation as to Screening and Accuracy of Credentials, Qualifications, and Related
BSF certainly endeavors to provide and to allow others to provide useful, accurate, and truthful information regarding companies, service providers, including Professional Service Providers, and their products, and services, licensing, accomplishments, credentials, endorsements, testimonials, experience, expertise, and any other information pertaining to all such providers and companies. But BSF is to some degree reliant upon third party data, contributions, and information provided to it there are certain inherent limitations to the accuracy or currency of such information such that a profile for a company, service provider, professional service provider, and other information may be incomplete, may contain inaccuracies, outdated information, contain errors, or misinterpretations of information.
Accordingly, BSF expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability of any kind for any contributor, Submitted Content, or Professional Information made available or found on its Website. Further, to the extent Consumer choose to enter into any business relationship with any company, service provider or professional service provider found on the Website, Consumer does so solely in Consumer’s discretion.
Further, Consumer should independently verify the accuracy of any information Consumer obtains on the Website before using it as well as personally interviewing all such companies and service providers before agreeing to enter into any sort of business relationship or relying upon any advice, recommendations, or information provided by any company or service provider found on the Website.
If Consumer believes any material on the Website, either posted by BSF, our users or any other party, is infringing, please contact BSF at the address below. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, BSF has a designated agent to receive copyright infringement claims.
The agent designated to receive and act on copyright violations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is:
Jason Shinn, Esq.; Shinn Legal, PLC
4301 Orchard Lake, Rd.; Suite 180, No. 188
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
P: 248-850-2290; F: 248-850-2212
In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we are a general audience site and do not intend to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from children under 13 years of age, unless we believe such collection to be permitted by law. BSF’s Website audience is intended to be over the age of 18 and some content may not be appropriate for all ages. Parental supervision is recommended. If Consumer is the parent or guardian of a child under 13 and believe that he or she has disclosed PII to us, please contact our attorneys (Jason M. Shinn) at www.shinnlegal.com or through the contact information on file for Jason M. Shinn with the State Bar of Michigan. Upon request, the parent or guardian of a child under 13 may review and request the deletion of such child's PII, as well as refuse to permit the further collection or use of such PII.
By using this Website, as well as any information found on this Website, Consumer expressly understands and agrees to the following: