Terms of Service
These Terms of Service and the rules, policies, terms and conditions set forth in, referred to and/or linked herein, all of which are incorporated herein by reference, are, collectively, the "Agreement".
This Agreement constitutes a legal agreement between you ("you" or "User") and FELLOWS SERVICES LLC dba MOVING FELLOWS ("MOVING FELLOWS" or "us"). This Agreement governs your use of our services and platform that facilitates communications between Users offered through our website located at www.portlanstudentmovers.com, as it may be modified, relocated and/or redirected from time to time (the "Site") Our services, platform, Site and Apps are collectively referred to as the "MOVING FELLOWS Platform".
Your acknowledgment of and agreement to pay the Reservation Fee that will be applied to each appointment of a Service requested through the MOVING FELLOWS Platform.
Your acknowledgement and agreement to the MOVING FELLOWS Payments policies
Your acknowledgement and agreement to the MOVING FELLOWS Service Fees policies
Your acknowledgment of and agreement to MOVING FELLOWS Rescheduling policy
Your acknowledgment of and agreement to MOVING FELLOWS Cancelation policy
Your acknowledgment of and agreement to MOVING FELLOWS Refund policy
Your acknowledgment of and agreement that MOVING FELLOWS does not offer fixed-bid quotes, and that any cost figures obtained prior to booking are estimates.
Your agreement to indemnify MOVING FELLOWS from claims due to your use, misuse or inability to use the MOVING FELLOWS Platform, the Merchandise and/or Services, your violation of this Agreement, applicable laws or third party rights, and/or content or information submitted from your account to the MOVING FELLOWS Platform
Your agreement that either party may compel binding arbitration for most types of disputes, and your agreement to submit to an informal dispute resolution process for at least 30 days prior to the initiation of any claim.
Your agreement to release MOVING FELLOWS from liability based on claims relating to Services and otherwise and your agreement to the limitation of time within which a claim can be brought.
Your consent to any modifications or amendments to this Agreement.
Personal Information; User Accounts.
c. Proof of Identity. You will provide us with such proof of identity as we may reasonably request from time to time.
d. Text Messages and Phone Calls. By using the MOVING FELLOWS platform, you expressly consent and agree to accept and receive communications from us, including via text message, calls, and push notifications to the cellular telephone number you provided to us. Standard text messaging charges applied by your cell phone carrier will apply to text messages we send. By consenting to being contacted by MOVING FELLOWS, you understand and agree that you may receive communications, including marketing communications generated by automatic telephone dialing systems and/or which will deliver prerecorded messages, sent by or on behalf of MOVING FELLOWS, its affiliated companies and/or Users/Professionals, including but not limited to: operational communications concerning your account or use of the MOVING FELLOWS Platform or Services, updates concerning new and existing features on the MOVING FELLOWS Platform, communications concerning promotions run by us, and news concerning MOVING FELLOWS and industry developments. You acknowledge that you are not required to consent to receive promotional messages as a condition of using the MOVING FELLOWS Platform or the Services. If a contact number you have provided to us is no longer your number, you agree to notify us promptly that you can no longer be reached at that number. You represent that you have received, and are authorized to convey to us, the consent of any authorized users on your account to be contacted by us as described in this Section. You agree that all consents provided in this Section will survive cancellation of your account. You may opt-out of receiving promotional or marketing texts or calls from MOVING FELLOWS at any time. You may opt-out of receiving all text (SMS) messages from MOVING FELLOWS (including informational or transactional messages) by replying with the word “STOP” to a text message from us; however you acknowledge that opting out of receiving all texts may impact your use of the MOVING FELLOWS Platform or the Services. You also acknowledge that MOVING FELLOWS or its third party service providers may record customer service calls after notice to you and with your consent, in order to assist you when you contact our customer support services. You agree to MOVING FELLOWS use of a service provider to mask your telephone number when you call or exchange text (SMS) messages with a Service Professor or Service Requestor using a telephone number provided by MOVING FELLOWS. During this process, MOVING FELLOWS and its service provider will receive in real time and store call data, including the date and time of the call or text (SMS) message, the parties’ phone numbers, and the content of the text (SMS) messages. You agree to the masking process described above and to MOVING FELLOWS use and disclosure of this call data for its legitimate business purposes. You agree to MOVING FELLOWS use of a service provider to mask your telephone number when you call or exchange text (SMS) messages with a Service Professor or Service Requestor using a telephone number provided by MOVING FELLOWS. During this process, MOVING FELLOWS and its service provider will receive in real time and store call data, including the date and time of the call or text (SMS) message, the parties’ phone numbers, and the content of the text (SMS) messages. You agree to the masking process described above and to MOVING FELLOWS use and disclosure of this call data for its legitimate business purposes.
e. Emails. MOVING FELLOWS may send you confirmation and other transactional emails regarding the Services. MOVING FELLOWS and its affiliates may also send you emails about other services that we think might interest you ("Promotional Emails"). You can unsubscribe from Promotional Emails at any time by clicking unsubscribe in our email communications or contacting us.
The MOVING FELLOWS Platform facilitates Services by supplying a medium through which Customers can connect with MOVING FELLOWS, schedule services, and make payments for those services ("Payments"). Customers are obligated to pay in advance, either in full or partial, for the Services and/or Merchandise they order through the MOVING FELLOWS Platform. Prior to the scheduled Professional Service, MOVING FELLOWS will charge the Customer’s credit card according to the amount the Customer has agreed to on the MOVING FELLOWS Platform with respect to all Services and/or Merchandise, the Requester has ordered, and for all purchases as well as the Reservation Fee, and the Customer hereby authorizes us to charge the credit card on file in the Customer’s MOVING FELLOWS Platform account for such amounts.
We will use third party services to process credit card information. By accepting this Agreement, Customers are giving MOVING FELLOWS (or a third-party payment processor on MOVING FELLOWS behalf) permission to charge the on-file credit card, debit card, or other approved methods of payment for fees owed to MOVING FELLOWS. Depending on the service and/or merchandise a Customer selects, MOVING FELLOWS may charge the full or partial amount due in advance of fulfillment of services and/or delivery of merchandise.
All payment and personal information Customers provide in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with MOVING FELLOWS must be accurate, complete, valid and current. Customers agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other payment method used in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with MOVING FELLOWS at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. Customers agree to pay fees incurred for late payments, insufficient funds, invalid card, and all other circumstances where MOVING FELLOWS is unable to successfully process payments.
All Payments by Requesters must be made through the MOVING FELLOWS Platform. MOVING FELLOWS does not accept cash, checks or money orders.
Except for the MOVING FELLOWS Guarantee, and the Refund Policy, no refunds or credits will be provided once the Customer’s credit card has been charged, except that at our sole discretion, refunds or credits may be granted in extenuating circumstances, as a result of specific promotions, or to correct any errors we have made. While we will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of all credit card and all other personal information, we expressly disclaim any liability for any damage that may result should any information be released to any third parties, and you agree to hold us harmless for any damages that may result therefrom. Requesters will be liable for all transaction taxes on the Professional Service(s) provided (other than taxes based on MOVING FELLOWS income).
If we determine that your actions or performance may result in returns, chargebacks, claims, disputes, violations of our terms or policies, or other risks to MOVING FELLOWS or third parties, then MOVING FELLOWS may withhold any payments to you for as long as we determine any related risks to MOVING FELLOWS. For any amounts that we determine you owe us, we may (a) offset any amounts that are payable by you to us (in reimbursement or otherwise) against any payments we may make to you or amounts we may owe you; (b) invoice you for amounts due to us, in which case you will pay the invoiced amounts upon receipt; (c) reverse any credits to your bank account; or (d) collect payment or reimbursement from you by any other lawful means. If we determine that your account has been used to engage in deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or to repeatedly violate this Agreement, then we may in our sole discretion permanently withhold any payments to you.
The rate per hour for a Professional Service ("Hourly Rate") depends on factors, such as location and how frequently a Recurrent Service is ordered, and payment terms may increase. Therefore, the same Professional Service may cost more in a different location or if the Professional Service is ordered less frequently. However, you will be notified prior to any such payment increase with sufficient notice to enable you to cancel the Recurrent Service as set forth herein.
Our current rates are published here.
Labor & Driving Fees
MOVING FELLOWS charges for our services by the hour, and to the minute. We do not round up to the nearest 15, 30 or 60 minute increments. The total amount due is comprised of the cost of Drive Time and Labor Time.
MOVING FELLOWS falls under the jurisdiction of an Oregon Department of Transportation tariff that requires us to charge for drive time. Drive time is the time it takes our moving crew to drive to the customer’s starting address from our local terminal, and back to that same terminal from the customer’s ending location. Drive Time is predetermined and set using the Google Maps API.
Labor time is the total time it takes the moving crew to load, transport and unload the customer’s belongings. Labor time starts when the moving crew begins the parking process at the starting location. Labor time ends after job closing standard operating procedures are complete including site clean up and trash removal, securing moving equipment in truck bed, and folding moving blankets. Customer’s are required to approve labor start and end times on the Bill of Lading.
MOVING FELLOWS will assess an additional ‘Reservation Fee’ to support the costs related to background checks, insurance, customer support, and related quality assurance services provided to the customer. The Reservation Fee will be applied to each appointment of a Professional Service requested through the MOVING FELLOWS Platform (e.g., if you requested a Recurring Service, a Booking Fee may be assessed on each Recurrent Service appointment). The amount of the Booking Fee may vary but shall be retained by MOVING FELLOWS in its entirety.
Same Day / Next Day Rates
MOVING FELLOWS will apply our Same Day/Next Day Rates to each reservation where the Service Date occurs on the same day or next day from the date the booking was made. Our Same Day/Next Day rates are published here.
Late Payment Fee
MOVING FELLOWS will assess a Late Payment Fee equal to $50 for credit card payments that result in insufficient funds, invalid cards or other issues that result in non-payment.
MOVING FELLOWS will assess a Collections Fee equal to $100 for accounts with a balance due more than 14 days.
Estimates & Quotes
All time and cost figures communicated during the pre-sales process, whether over the phone, email, SMS, chat and all other forms of communication, are estimates based on historical similar moves. MOVING FELLOWS does not submit fixed-bid quotes. Customers will be charged according to actual service-related times.
MOVING FELLOWS maintains full discretion on when and if it will grant discounts and refunds for service-related issues. MOVING FELLOWS does not grant discounts or refunds for the following scenarios: actual arrival time outside original Estimated Arrival Times, damage or loss where non-MOVING FELLOWS employees participate in the load, unload, transport, or general handling of a customer’s belongings, same-day dispatch time changes, and rescheduled reservations due to schedule and service capacity changes. Exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis.
Estimated Arrival Times
All reservations are assigned Estimated Arrival Times (e.g. 9 am - 11 am) at the time of booking along with a scheduled Dispatch Time (e.g. 9 am). While MOVING FELLOWS makes every effort to arrive by the Dispatch Time, due to the fluid nature of delivering moving and logistics services the actual arrival time could vary from the Dispatch Time and occur outside the original Estimated Arrival Times. MOVING FELLOWS reserves the right to adjust Estimated Arrival Times at our discretion to any time within the same day as needed to fulfill our service schedules. MOVING FELLOWS provides customers SMS updates about schedule changes at the primary phone number on file. MOVING FELLOWS' customers are responsible for planning ahead for potential changes in the Estimated Arrival Times and actual arrival time of their moving crew.
MOVING FELLOWS makes every effort to avoid rescheduling customer appoints. Due to the dynamic and fluid nature of delivering moving and logistics services, there are times when emerging information about moving appointments, crew availability, truck and equipment availability that require us to reschedule an appointment. MOVING FELLOWS reserves the right to reschedule customer appointments as needed to meet the overall demands of our service schedules. MOVING FELLOWS will notify customers by SMS and/or phone when rescheduling a reservation is unavoidable. If rescheduling a reservation results in a rate increase, customers are charged the lesser rate. Customers unable to accommodate the rescheduled date/time are eligible for a full refund.
MOVING FELLOWS is not obligated to refund fees designated as non-refundable if a customer cancels a service appointment. Non-refundable fees include the Reservation Fee and any deposits designated as non-refundable.
Damage & Loss Claims
First report of a claim must be made within 24 hours from when the Service occurs. After the first report, you will be asked to complete the full claim form within 7 days of receipt. If you do not complete the claim form in its entirety within 7 days of receipt, your claim will no longer be eligible for compensation. We urge you to read through these terms and conditions prior to submitting a claim. All claims will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. During the Damage & Loss Claim assessment process, you may be required to provide written detailed: (1) proof of ownership of damaged/missing item (2) proof of value of damaged/missing item; and (3) proof of damage or loss. If such information is requested, you will have 10 days from the date of the request to send MOVING FELLOWS the requested information. If you fail to provide the requested information within the 10 day time period and/or fail to contact MOVING FELLOWS to arrange for an extension of time, Your claim will be considered closed and no longer eligible for compensation. You also agree to: (A) protect and preserve any damaged property that is the basis of a claim from further damage; (B) assist and allow MOVING FELLOWS or its insurers access to inspect and make copies, photographs and recordings of anything relating to the claim; (C) accept repairs and/or remediation by a Professional; (D) accept a replacement only if repairs are proven not to be an option; (E) submit requested materials by the dates outlined by the MOVING FELLOWS resolutions team; and (F) accept a replacement item subject to the standard depreciation of that item.
If any part of Your claim is approved, then as a condition to any payment to you under the Fellows Guarantee, You will be required to execute and deliver to MOVING FELLOWS the release agreement within 14 days of receipt of the release agreement from MOVING FELLOWS, and assign to MOVING FELLOWS or its insurer any rights and remedies you may have to recover amounts paid to you with respect to an approved claim from any party that is financially responsible for the approve claims and any rights in any property that is recovered. The release agreement shall be rescinded and considered null and void if not signed and returned to MOVING FELLOWS within 14 days of your receipt and the claim shall no longer shall be eligible for the Fellows Guarantee.
Changes to this Agreement
MOVING FELLOWS reserves the right, at our sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add to, supplement or delete any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time, effective with or without prior notice. If any future changes to this Agreement are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance with this Agreement, you must terminate, and immediately stop using, the MOVING FELLOWS Platform. Your continued use of the MOVING FELLOWS Platform following any revision to this Agreement constitutes your complete and irrevocable acceptance of any and all such changes.
Last updated: June 14, 2019
These Terms shall be deemed severable. In the event that any provision is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law, and such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.