Issue: Open Source software problem or bug posted on a public website. Offer: Amount of money a user contributes toward fixing an issue Ask: Amount of money a user requests to fix and issue Bid: The combination of a Offer and Ask made by a user Claim: Assertion by a user that an issue has been fixed. Payout: Money sent to user with an approved claim.
How the codesy.io Application Process Works
codesy.io is an Application that matches users asking for money with users offering money for fixing open source software issues. The process follows these steps:
codesy.io is not obligated to provide refunds under any circumstance. Askers are responsible for producing the work on an Issue they offer. codesy.io does not hold funds on behalf of Offeror(s), and does not warrant or guarantee that Askers(s) will provide the Services they promise.
Users use the codesy.io Application at their own risk.
codesy.io reserves the right to eject, suspend, or remove a(n) Ask/Offer/Bid/Issue at any time, and for any reason.
Offerors are not permitted to create issues for illegal activities, to cause harm to people or property, or to scam others. If the Issue and bid is claiming to do the impossible or it's deceiving, do not post it. Users must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Bidders shall not make any false or misleading statements in connection with their Issues, bids, Services or Claims.
License to Use Application
Copyright (C) 2015 codesy.io LLC Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/
You must not use this Application in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Application or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Application; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use this Application to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
You must not use this Application to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, worm, keystroke logger, Trojan horse, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this Application without codesy.io’s express written consent.
You must not use this Application for any purposes related to marketing without codesy.io’s express written consent.
Access to certain areas of this Application may be restricted. codesy.io reserves the right to restrict access to other areas of this Application, or indeed this entire Application, at codesy.io’s discretion.
If codesy.io provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this Application or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.
codesy.io may disable your user ID and password in codesy.io’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.
Fees and Taxes
codesy.io charges a two and one half-percent (2.5%) fee (subject to change) for offers made by users. Charges for credit card processing fees are split between Offerors and claimants. codesy.io. charges two and one half-percent (2.5%) fee for payouts (subject to change). User(s) receive the face value of the payout, minus the codesy fees and any transaction fees charge by payout providers.
Non-U.S. banks may assess foreign exchange and/or other fees.
You are responsible for paying any third-party fees associated with your use of the Service, such as credit card and bank fees.
You are responsible for paying any taxes and withholdings associated with your use of the Application. Bidders, and not codesy.io, are responsible for compliance with all laws, as well as any taxes and withholding requirements, applicable to payments made to Users, including without limitation payroll tax, unemployment insurance, and worker compensation insurance payments. Bidders are also responsible for providing any required tax and other documentation to employees, independent contractors, tax authorities, or any other person.
You grant to codesy.io a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to codesy.io the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or codesy.io or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
You must not submit any user content to the Application that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
codesy.io reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this Application, or stored on codesy.io’s servers, or hosted or published upon this Application.
You retain your rights to any content you provide through the Application. When you provide content through the Application, you grant to codesy.io a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, license (including the right to sublicense) to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display, perform, distribute, transmit, adapt, and modify the content, in all media now known or later developed.
This license permits codesy.io to operate, promote, and improve the Application, and to develop a new Application. It also permits the Application to provide, publish, or syndicate the content to third parties, for example by providing for the embedding of content on other services. Any User of the Application represents and warrants that he/she has all necessary rights and authority to grant this license to codesy.io. With respect to any third-party content that the User submit, you represent and warrant that you have a license to provide any and all content according to these Terms, or that your use is otherwise permissible, for example as fair use.
Non-Profit Use of Application
If any User is associated with a non-profit organization, soliciting payments on codesy.io may subject you to certain state laws regarding charitable solicitations, including various registration, reporting, and audit requirements. You are solely responsible for compliance with these and any other applicable law or regulation.
codesy.io makes no warranty or representation regarding the tax-exempt status of any Offeror or Fixer, or the tax-deductible status of any payment made via the Application. If use of this Application takes away or distinguishes the tax-exempt status of any organization, then codesy.io is not responsible for that event.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS APPLICATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. CODESY.IO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES IN RELATION TO THIS APPLICATION OR THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS APPLICATION.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, codesy.io does not warrant that:
1. This Application will be constantly available, or available at all; or 2. The information on this Application is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading. 3. Any of the “claims” that codesy.io provides shall work.
Nothing on this Application constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.
Payment processing services for claimants on codesy.io are provided by Stripe and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). By agreeing to these terms or continuing to operate as a user on codesy.io, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of codesy.io enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide codesy.io accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize codesy.io to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.
codesy.io Copyright Policy
Please note that whether or not we disable access to or remove content, codesy.io will may make a good faith attempt to forward the written notification, including the complainant’s contact information, to the User who posted the content and/or take other reasonable steps to notify the User that codesy.io has received notice of an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or other content violation. It is also our policy, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of any Users, or groups as the case may be, who infringe or repeatedly infringe the rights of others or otherwise post unlawful content.
Please note that any notice or counter-notice you submit must be truthful and must be submitted under penalty of perjury. A false notice or counter-notice may give rise to personal liability. You may therefore want to seek the advice of legal counsel before submitting a notice or a counter-notice.
1. Notice of Copyright Infringement:
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), codesy.io has implemented procedures for receiving notification of claimed infringements. codesy.io has also designated an agent, through email, to receive notices of claimed copyright infringement. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may contact codesy.io at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us these things: (1) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) A description specifying the location on our website of the material that you claim is infringing; (4) Your email address and your mailing address and/or telephone number; (5) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (6) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
2. Counter-Notice of Copyright Infringement:
If you believe that a notice of copyright infringement has been improperly submitted against you, you may submit a Counter-Notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You may provide an email communication to codesy.io which contains: (1) Your physical or electronic signature; (2) Identification of the material removed or to which access has been disabled; (3) A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that removal or disablement of the material was a mistake or that the material was misidentified; (4) Your full name, your email address, your mailing address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District court (i) in the judicial district where your address is located if the address is in the United States, or (ii) located in the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County), if your address is located outside the United States, and that you will accept service of process from the Complainant submitting the notice or his/her authorized agent.
3. Removal and Termination for Infringement:
codesy.io will permanently end, under appropriate situations, the accounts of Users who repeatedly use the Application to infringe copyrights. codesy.io also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove allegedly or apparently infringing content without notice to you.
Limitations of Liability
CODESY.IO (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUBCONTRACTORS OR LICENSORS) IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR, IN ANY EVENT, FOR DAMAGES EXCEEDING THE LESSER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00) OR THE FEES PAID TO CODESY.IO FOR THE TRANSACTION FROM WHICH THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF CODESY.IO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
FOR JURISDICTIONS THAT DO NOT ALLOW CODESY.IO TO LIMIT ITS LIABILITY: NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE TERMS, FOR USERS IN A JURISDICTION THAT HAS PROVISIONS SPECIFIC TO WAIVER OR LIABILITY THAT CONFLICT WITH THE FOREGOING, THEN CODESY.IO'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE SMALLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW. SPECIFICALLY, IN THOSE JURISDICTIONS NOT ALLOWED, CODESY.IO DOES NOT DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR: (A) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY ITS NEGLIGENCE OR THAT OF ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS; OR (B) FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT; OR (C) ANY LIABILITY WHICH IT IS NOT LAWFUL TO EXCLUDE EITHER NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.
CODESY.IO WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY USER, INDIVIDUAL, OR ORGANIZATION (WHETHER UNDER THE LAW OF CONTACT, THE LAW OF TORTS OR OTHERWISE) IN RELATION TO THE CONTENTS OF, OR USE OF, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH, THIS APPLICATION:
1. TO THE EXTENT THAT THE APPLICATION IS PROVIDED FREE-OF-CHARGE, FOR ANY DIRECT LOSS; 2. FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS; OR 3. FOR ANY BUSINESS LOSSES, LOSS OF REVENUE, INCOME, PROFITS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF CONTRACTS OR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS, LOSS OF REPUTATION OR GOODWILL, OR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF INFORMATION OR DATA; 4. FOR ANY CONTRIBUTION TO A CLAIM THAT GOES UNFUNDED; 5. ANY PROGRAM OR PROGRAMS THAT ARE CREATED THROUGH THE USE OF THE APPLICATION, 6. YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE APPLICATION; 7. ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE APPLICATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS OR THIRD PARTIES; 8. ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE APPLICATION; OR (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT.
By using this Application, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this Application disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this Application.
You accept that, as a limited liability entity, codesy.io has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against codesy.io’s officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the Application.
Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this Application disclaimer will protect codesy.io’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as codesy.io.
Users agree to comply with all laws, restrictions and regulations relating to the export of products and information. For purposes of the U.S. Export Administration Act ("Export Laws"), each User states that such User is: (a) not a citizen, or otherwise located within, an embargoed nation (including without limitation the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") comprehensively embargoed countries of Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and Sudan and certain Specially Designated Nationals listed by OFAC as updated from time to time and (b) not otherwise prohibited under the Export Laws from receiving such products and information. Funds may be frozen and/or turned over to the applicable governmental enforcement agency if an Issue/Bid is deemed to be in violation of Export Laws.
Changes to Terms
codesy.io may alter the Term of Use at any time, so please review them frequently. If a material change is made, codesy.io may notify Users in the Application, by email or other electronic communication, by means of a notice on the Application, or other places we think appropriate. A "material change" will be determined at codesy.io's sole discretion, in good faith, and using common sense and reasonable judgment.
Law and Jurisdiction
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, through the application, or any other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to fulfill the purpose of the application.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number, or any other contact information given on our application and/or website:
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the application and/or website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
In order to use this application and/or website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
We may use "cookies" on our website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We may use an outside company to complete orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.