Terms and rules

Terms and Rules

This page outlines the Terms of Service (hereafter the "Agreement") under which the FreelanceGem (“FreelanceGem”) services (hereafter the "Services") and https://freelancegem.com website (hereinafter the “Site”) are provided to you.

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND TO ALL THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND OUR WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, EXIT THIS PAGE AND DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.

By entering into this Agreement you further acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of FreelanceGem’s information gathering, use and dissemination practices as outlined in our Privacy Policy.

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts. Content submitted express the views of their author only.

This Service is only available to users who are at least 18 years old. If you are younger than this, please do not register for this Service. If you register for this Service, you represent that you are this age or older.

Please note that FreelanceGem may revise the Policy at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the Policy, as your continued use of the Site after an update shall be considered an acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, any changes.

Platform

FreelanceGem offers a platform for Freelancers to promote themselves and Clients to list job postings. Clients can submit job postings onto the platform, and hire one at their own discretion. Freelancers can submit listings of themselves in order to promote and secure contract work.

FreelanceGem is not a party to or directly involved in the dealings of Freelancers and Clients. FreelanceGem merely provides a website that allow for Freelancers and Clients to connect and begin working together.

FreelanceGem also offers a unique forum for Freelancers and Clients to interact socially. Freelancers and Clients will have the option of adding other members as contacts and sharing/viewing their profiles.

This feature is intended to allow both Freelancers and Clients access to a larger network and to facilitate the sharing of information and work samples. These work samples can include, but are not limited to, photographs, images, patterns, designs and other graphic media, published articles, books, magazines and other written media, as well as all other work product.

By uploading work samples to FrelanceGem you are agreeing that FreelanceGem will have a non-exclusive right to reproduce said work samples on its current website as well as any future platforms. By uploading work samples you are furthering agreeing that you are the owners of said samples and will not post any work samples that would infringe on any copyright laws or any other applicable privacy laws.

Intellectual Property Rights

Our Site (including but not limited to text, graphics, images, logos, buttons, icons, software and other materials, not including the specific downloadable audio content, hereafter "Content") is the sole property of FreelanceGem, and is protected by U.S. copyright and international treaties. Unauthorized use of any FreelanceGem Content may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. You may not reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the Content, or use it in any other way for public or commercial purpose. This includes copying or adapting the HTML code used to generate Web pages on the Site. Additionally attempting to decipher, recompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site or service is expressly prohibited.

All Site designs, copy, graphics and logos and certain other names or logos are service marks or trademarks of FreelanceGem. In addition, the "look" and "feel" of the Site (including color combinations, button shapes, layout, design and all other graphical elements) are also protected by FreelanceGem’s trademarks, service marks and copyrights.

Username and Password

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information, username and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify FreelanceGem of any unauthorized use of your registration, information, username or password.

General Content Rules and Guidelines

All content you submit, upload, or otherwise make available to the Service ("Content") may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws. You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct.

We may remove or modify any Content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

Community Rules

• Play Nice

- No public attacking or insulting other users.

- Users are asked to resolve any dispute between themselves prior to FreelanceGem involvement.

• No Adult Content

- Adult content is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate suspension of user account and potential criminal action.

- No profanity, vulgarities, or any other inappropriate language.

- FreelanceGem, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to block or remove any content it believes to be unlawful, obscene, pornographic, and/or harmful.

• No Spamming or Advertising

- Advertising or spamming in any form is prohibited and will result in an immediate and permanent ban. FreelanceGem Administrators reseve the right to issue bans at their own discretion.

Payments and Transactions

All users (Freelancers and Clients) are responsible for their own transactions. FreelanceGem has no involvement in any form.

FreelanceGem is NOT responsible for any transactions, payments, or losses incurred as a result of being connected on FreelanceGem.

Acceptable Use of the Site

The Site and its Services are intended solely for individuals that desire to use the service offered on the site.

As one of the conditions of your use of the Site and Service, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not use (or plan, encourage or help others to use) the Site for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by this Agreement or by applicable law. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Site complies with this Agreement.

Security Rules

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation: accessing data not intended for such user or logging into an account which the user is not authorized to access; attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, "flooding", "mail bombing" or "crashing"; sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services.

Violations of these Security Rules may result in civil or criminal liability. FreelanceGem will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Site Availability

FreelanceGem is currently available only to users in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Warranty Disclaimer

FreelanceGem makes no representations or warranties regarding the service you will receive from any Freelancers on the site, the availability of the site on an uninterrupted basis, the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site and its associated sites.

Indemnification

By using the Services you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless FreelanceGem from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from this Agreement, your breach of this Agreement, your conduct or your use of the Site and Services.

Release and Limitations of Liability

You further agree to release FreelanceGem from any claims, demands and damages (actual, consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of FreelanceGem or relating to this Agreement.

Termination and Account Cancellation

FreelanceGem reserves the right to suspend or disable user accounts if they terminate the Agreement, at our sole discretion and without notice. We also reserve the right to suspend or disable user accounts in the event a user violates any terms of this Agreement.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use the Service. Use of the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.

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