Terms of Use

Respecting Intellectual Property
Manufacturing Customers including Engineers, Sourcing Professionals and all others registering as Manufacturing Customers on MfgBid.com represent that they are the owners of the intellectual property placed on the MfgBid.com Website for sourcing or that they have the full authority to do so including to place drawings on the Website which are then disseminated to the Vendor community. MfgBid.com does not guarantee that quotes will be received by Manufacturing Customers sourcing RFQs.

Vendors and all others registering as Vendors and providing quotes on MfgBid.com further represent that they will respect the intellectual property of the Manufacturing Customers including abiding by the confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements specified by Manufacturing Customers.  Vendors also agree that they receive membership accounts in their own name or their company’s name and that these are single user accounts which may not to be used by multiple persons. Named companies may transfer accounts in the event that an employee originally assigned an account is no-longer in that position due to reassignment or no-longer works for the company. Unless both parties otherwise agree, Vendors are prohibited from increasing prices for supplemental fees for reasons such as the increase of raw materials costs, shipping fees, or increase in the amount of minimum order.  Further, Vendors shall not refuse to deliver any products or components based on these reasons.  Any breach of this clause will result in further action being taken by MfgBid.com including but not limited to supporting the Manufacturing Customer in any legal proceeding as a result of Vendors refusal to deliver products at the agreed upon pricing . 

Manufacturing Customers and Vendors are responsible for performing their own due diligence between one another prior to soliciting quotes or providing quotes or awarding work and transacting business. This due diligence may take forms not provided by the MfgBid.com Website.

The use of the MfgBid.com Website is voluntary and may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of the Internet and electronic communications (including but not limited to circumstances such as: acts of sabotage, hacking, embargo, war, closing by governmental authorities, strikes, interruptions of telecommunications, floods, lightning, fire, earthquakes, viruses or other electronic impediments, or intentional or accidental errors committed by Users). Users acknowledge that MfgBid.com is not responsible for any delays, failures or other damage resulting from such limitations and that while every effort is made to provide industry standard uptimes of its, this is not guaranteed and furthermore MfgBid.com reserves to the right to interrupt service for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance or to fix bugs and errors as they occur.
MfgBid.com does not warranty any work between contractor and customer.  The warranty of work is soley between the customer and vendor.  Customers will need to approve the work of the vendor they choose and follow up with them on details that need to be addressed during and after production.
User Submissions/ Messaging
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from these Website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, confidential or other material that would violate any law, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or any rights of third parties including any content that violates community standards. MfgBid.com may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on this Website where users transmit or post communications.  

Manufacturing Customers and Vendors agree not to communicate via the MfgBid.com messaging system by using their email address or other form of communication intended to take a transaction or other business that was initiated via the MfgBid.com sites to other channels outside of the MfgBid.com sites.  The supplier or buyer found to be initiating this type of messaging will be considered in breach of these Terms and further action may be taken by MfgBid.com.
MfgBid.com will have no liability for the content of any communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, trademark, trade secret, libel, privacy, obscenity or otherwise.
Manufacturing Customers and Vendors that login and / or use MfgBid.com website agree that any ratings received due to transactions on MfgBid.com will be posted on public domain and inside the Marketplace.  Manufacturing Customers and Vendors agree to release MfgBid.com of any liability for posted ratings from other Manufacturing Customers or Vendors that use the MfgBid.com Sites. MfgBid.com will not remove or modify any ratings except if both the Buyer and Supplier agree in writing and such removal and modification is in the best interest of the MfgBid.com Marketplace as determined solely by MfgBid.com.
MfgBid.com and its administrators and moderators reserve all rights to remove any information deemed off-topic, unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, confidential or other material that would violate any law, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or any rights of third parties including any content that violates community standards. MfgBid.com and its administrators and moderators also reserve all rights to block or otherwise expel any user or member of MfgBid.com or its Website who is deemed to have violated these terms including IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses at the discretion of MfgBid.com administrators and moderators. MfgBid.com may also prohibit users or members from utilizing these Website if these users or members are in certain jurisdictions that are considered state sponsors of terrorism.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall mfgbid.com, its officers, directors, employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the mfgbid.com website, with the delay or inability to use the mfgbid.com website or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if mfgbid.com   has been advised of the possibility of damages. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of a paid subscription membership, then in no event shall mfgbid.com's total cumulative liability exceed the paid membership fee during the twelve month period preceding the event.

Changes to these Terms of Use
MfgBid.com may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting and without directly informing you. You are bound by any such revisions. MfgBid.com reserves all rights pertaining to its Website. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms of Use may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the MfgBid.com website.
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