Terms of Service
This agreement sets out the terms and conditions ('Terms and Conditions') applicable to members of the service operated by FreelancerJobs.net. Applicants (referred to as 'members') must agree to the following Terms and Conditions. In the event a member breaches or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Terms and Conditions then in addition to any other remedy available to FreelancerJobs, FreelancerJobs may terminate the participation of such member in the service and/or may withhold any payments relating to participation in the service due to such member from FreelancerJobs.
FreelancerJobs.net shall have absolute discretion with respect to accepting or declining a particular applicant or site for participation in the service.
REMOVAL FROM FREELANCERJOBS.NET
FreelancerJobs.net reserves the right to terminate the participation of any member or site without reason, expressly including any member or site FreelancerJobs judges to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions.
Members found to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions will be deactivated.
FreelancerJobs may deactivate members without prior notification.
Members found to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions will not receive any credit or payment from FreelancerJobs.
Members that are terminated by FreelancerJobs on any basis other than violation of these Terms and Conditions will be entitled to receive any payment due from FreelancerJobs.
FreelancerJobs will typically print and mail checks if a member requests it and their account balance is equal to or greater than $30.00. This also applies to payments made through the PayPal service. All amounts are stated in US funds and all payments will be made in US funds.
We verify all deposits and we reserve the right to ask you to verify your deposits. If you refuse to send verification information via e-mail, fax or phone, we reserve the right to refund the deposit and terminate your account. FreelancerJobs reserves the right to suspend a withdrawal if the source of the funds is suspected to be fraudulent. Any funds received from an account having made a fraudulent deposit (e.g. stolen credit card) will be reversed immediately. If in a fraudulent payment situation a withdrawal has already been processed, you will be expected to return the funds to your FreelancerJobs account or your account will be terminated.
No copyright material can be posted on FreelancerJobs which violates the material's copyright or FreelancerJobs terms for the posting of such copyrighted materials. This includes scripts which are sold by the author, whether or not the author is a member of FreelancerJobs. When not in violation of a material's copyright, it is permissible to post up to 10% of the material's content as an example.
FreelancerJobs reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is the member's responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions periodically for such changes. In the event FreelancerJobs offers any additional or replacement services, this agreement shall apply to such services in the absence of any new agreement specific to such services which is entered into between the parties.
Members agree that all information contained on the FreelancerJobs web site and all information compiled by the FreelancerJobs service is the proprietary information of FreelancerJobs. Personal information provided by members to FreelancerJobs will be kept confidential and will not be distributed to any third party at any time.
Members agree not to post their e-mail address on the FreelancerJobs site, except in the "e-mail" field of the signup form, or when asked by FreelancerJobs at any other time. Members also agree not to post any other method of communication on the FreelancerJobs site, including phone numbers, AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, etc. See "Avoiding Commissions" below.
Your e-mail address is automatically provided when you choose a developer (or you are the developer chosen) for a project.
Before being selected for a project, members agree to limit their communications to the FreelancerJobs message board.
PROVIDING CONTACT INFORMATION
You are prohibited from making direct contact with another member, unless it's for a project you (a developer)
have been picked for, or you (a webmaster) have picked a developer for.
This includes giving out your e-mail address, ICQ number, phone number, or any other method of contact outside
of this site. FreelancerJobs provides you with message boards, which is sufficient for pre-project planning.
The only exception to this is on "Featured" projects. If a project has the "Featured" graphic on it,
the webmaster has paid a flat fee in advance, and you are allowed to provide contact information in the
message board. The FreelancerJobs system does not distinguish between featured and non-featured message
board posts, so you will still get a warning when submitting an e-mail address, even if the project is featured.
You are strictly prohibited from attempting to negotiate the fee for a project with another member directly (outside of FreelancerJobs) at any time after a project has been created or opened and before a project has been closed. This applies to any project that was closed without the selection of a developer. If you negotiate a fee for a previously posted project outside of FreelancerJobs, it is the responsibility of both parties to notify us of the agreed payment amount for the purpose of commission payment to FreelancerJobs.
Receiving a larger amount than the original project bid, without notifying us, will be considered an attempt to avoid commission payment. When a developer requests a withdrawal, we will review all payments received for each project to verify that they match the bid. If at the time of a withdrawal request the developer has failed to notify FreelancerJobs of a payment received above the amount of his bid (a total payment above $100.00), FreelancerJobs reserves the right to deduct double the fee for the amount that should have been reported. Our commissions are fair and justified for the service we provide. We will not tolerate this type of activity at FreelancerJobs.
Developers can only place bids that equal the total amount of money they are requesting for the project. Developers and webmasters can not post an hourly bid or any other abnormal type of bid. Webmasters can not create projects that directly or indirectly require developers to place hourly or other abnormal bids.
The only exception for both webmasters and developers is bidding on featured project. See featured project information at http://www.freelancerjobs.net/featured.html.
The maximum amount of money a developer can receive for a Featured project payed through the FreelancerJobs system without being charged a percentage commission rate is $2,000. Any amount received above $2,000 will be subject to the FreelancerJobs 5% commission rate. You must notify us of the amount so we can apply a 5% fee to the amount above $2,000. Failure to notify us could result in temporary account suspension.
This condition only applies to money received with the FreelancerJobs system. You can receive more than $2,000 for a single Featured project without being charged a fee if the payment is made outside of FreelancerJobs.
You are prohibited from advertising your web site on FreelancerJobs. Any URL posted in a bid, project description, or the message board must relate to a project on FreelancerJobs. An example of a permissible URL might be your portfolio or resume page.
THE ROLE OF FREELANCERJOBS.NET
FreelancerJobs provides a service which connects webmasters and developers in a virtual marketplace.
FreelancerJobs is not directly involved in the actual transactions between members of the site.
FreelancerJobs has no control over the truth, accuracy, legality, quality, or safety of postings made by members.
Because verifying the identity of a user on the Internet is difficult, FreelancerJobs can not and does not confirm the identity of members.
FreelancerJobs also does not confirm nor verify the qualifications, background, or abilities of members.
We recommend you exercise common sense and good judgment when dealing with any member on the site.
If you are unsatisifed with another member, the most FreelancerJobs can do is refund the project commission you have been charged by us.
FreelancerJobs can not refund the money you have sent to other members as we are not responsible for your transactions.
FreelancerJobs is not responsible for fraudulent payments made by members and can not be held liable for financial loss incurred from fraudulent transactions.
It is the receiver's responsibility to verify the identity and background of the sender.
Thank you for choosing the FreelancerJobs.net service. We look forward to a mutually successful business relationship.
Click here to report term violations.