BY ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHICH CONTAIN A TERMS OF SALE AGREEMENT, AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, A WAIVER OF CLASS-ACTION RIGHTS, AND LIABLIITY LIMITATIONS.
If you do not agree to these Terms and to follow all applicable laws, then please cease access or use of the Site and Services immediately.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you access any Freeglance Site on a social media network (such as, without limitation, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest), you also consent to and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of that social media network.
- “Client” means any authorized User utilizing the Site or Site Services, to seek and/or obtain Freelancer Services, including from another User.
- “Freelancer” means any authorized User utilizing the Site or Site Services to advertise or provide Freelancer Services to Clients.
- “Freelancer Services” means all services performed for or delivered to Clients by Freelancers.
- “Project” means an engagement for Freelancer Services that a Freelancer provides to a Client under a Service Contract on the Site.
- “Service Contract” means the contractual provisions between a Client and a Freelancer governing the Freelancer Services to be performed by a Freelancer for Client for a Project
- “User Content” means any comments, remarks, data, feedback, content, text, photographs, images, video, music, or other content or information that you or any Site Visitor or User post to any part of the Site or provide to Upwork, including such content or information that is posted as a result of questions.
- “Work Product” means any tangible or intangible results or deliverables that Freelancer agrees to create for, or actually delivers to, Client as a result of performing the Freelancer Services, including, but not limited to, configurations, computer programs, or other information, or customized hardware, and any intellectual property developed in connection therewith.
Account Eligibility. Freeglance offers the Site and Site Services for your business purposes only and not for personal, household, or consumer use. To register for an Account or use the Site and Site Services, you must, and hereby represent that you: (a) are an employee or agent of and authorized to act for and bind an independent business (whether it be as a self-employed individual/sole proprietor or as a corporation, limited liability company, or other entity); (b) will use the Site and Site Services for business purposes only; (c) will comply with any licensing, registration, or other requirements with respect to your business, or the business for which you are acting, and the provision of Freelancer Services; and (d) are either a legal entity or an individual who is 18 years or older (or have otherwise reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you conduct business) in each case who can form legally binding contracts.
Account Profile. To register for an Account to join the Site, you must complete a User profile (“Profile”), which you consent to be shown to other Users and, unless you change your privacy settings, to be shown to the public. You agree to provide true, accurate, and complete information on your Profile and all registration and other forms you access on the Site or provide to us and to update your information to maintain its truthfulness, accuracy, and completeness. You agree not to provide any false or misleading information about your identity or location, your business, your skills, or the services your business provides and to correct any such information that is or becomes false or misleading.
Identity and Location Verification. When you register for an Account and from time to time thereafter, your Account will be subject to verification, including, but not limited to, validation against third-party databases or the verification of one or more official government or legal documents that confirm your identity, your location, and your ability to act on behalf of your business on Freeglance. You authorize Freeglance, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries necessary to validate your identity, your location, and confirm your ownership of your email address or financial accounts, subject to applicable law. When requested, you must timely provide us with complete information about yourself and your business, which includes, but is not limited to, providing official government or legal documents. During verification some Account features may be temporarily limited. When a verification is successfully completed, Account features will be restored.
Usernames and Passwords. Each person who uses the Site must register for their own Account. When you register for an Account, you will be asked to choose a username and password for the Account. You are entirely responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. You agree not to share your username or password with any person, and, if you are a legal entity who is not a natural person, to only share your username and password with a person who is authorized to use your Account. You authorize Freeglance to assume that any person using the Site with your username and password, either is you or is authorized to act for you. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect or become aware of any unauthorized use of your Account or any unauthorized access to the password for any Account. You further agree not to use the Account or log in with the username and password of another User of the Site if (a) you are not authorized to use both or (b) the use would violate the Terms of Service.
PURPOSE OF FREEGLANCE
The Site is a marketplace where Clients and Freelancers can identify each other and advertise, buy, and sell Freelancer Services online, and access helpful resources and information, including courses, advisors, and events. Subject to the Terms of Service, Freeglance provides the Site Services to Users, including hosting and maintaining the Site.
Relationship with Freeglance. Freeglance merely makes the Site and Site Services available to enable Freelancers and Clients to find and transact directly with each other. Freeglance does not introduce Freelancers to Clients, find Projects for Freelancers, or find Freelancers for Clients. Through the Site and Site Services, Freelancers may be notified of Clients that may be seeking the services they offer, and Clients may be notified of Freelancers that may offer the services they seek; at all times, however, Users are responsible for evaluating and determining the suitability of any Project, Client or Freelancer on their own. If Users decide to enter into a Service Contract, the Service Contract is directly between the Users and Freeglance is not a party to that Service Contract.
You acknowledge, agree, and understand that Freeglance is not a party to the relationship or any dealings between Client and Freelancer. Without limitation, Users are solely responsible for: (a) ensuring the accuracy and legality of any User Content; (b) determining the suitability of other Users for a Service Contract (such as any interviews, vetting, background checks, or similar actions); (c) negotiating, agreeing to, and executing any terms or conditions of Service Contracts; (d) performing Freelancer Services; and/or (e) paying for Freelancer Services. You further acknowledge, agree, and understand that you are solely responsible for assessing whether to enter into a Service Contract with another User and for verifying any information about another User.
Freeglance does not make any representations about or guarantee the truth or accuracy of any Freelancer’s or Client’s listings or other User Content on the Site; does not verify any feedback or information provided by Users about Freelancers or Clients; and does not perform background checks on or guarantee the work of Freelancers or Clients. You acknowledge, agree, and understand that Freeglance does not, in any way, supervise, direct, control, or evaluate Freelancers or their work and is not responsible for any Project, Project terms or Work Product. Freeglance makes no representations about and does not guarantee, and you agree not to hold Freeglance responsible for, the quality, safety, or legality of Freelancer Services; the qualifications, background, or identities of Users; the ability of Freelancers to deliver Freelancer Services; the ability of Clients to pay for Freelancer Services; User Content and statements or posts made by Users; or the ability or willingness of a Client or Freelancer to actually complete a transaction. While Freeglance may provide certain badges on Freelancer or Client profiles, such badges are not a guarantee or warranty of quality or ability or willingness of the badged Freelancer or Client to complete a Service Contract and is not a guarantee of any kind, including, the quality of Freelancer Services or Client Project.
You also acknowledge, agree, and understand that Freelancers are solely responsible for determining, and have the sole right to determine, which Projects to accept; the time, place, manner, and means of providing any Freelancer Services; the type of services they provide; and the price they charge for their services or how that pricing is determined or set. You further acknowledge, agree, and understand that: (i) you are not an employee of Freeglance, and you are not eligible for any of the rights or benefits of employment (including unemployment and/or workers compensation insurance); (ii) Freeglance will not have any liability or obligations, including under or related to Service Contracts and/or Freelancer Services for any acts or omissions by you or other Users; (iii) Freeglance does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control any Freelancer or Freelancer Services; does not impose quality standards or a deadline for completion of any Freelancer Services; and does not dictate the performance, methods or process Freelancer uses to perform services; (iv) Freelancer is free to determine when and if to perform Freelancer Services, including the days worked and time periods of work, and Freeglance does not set or have any control over Freelancer’s pricing, work hours, work schedules, or work location, nor is Freeglance involved in any other way in determining the nature and amount of any compensation that may be charged by or paid to Freelancer for a Project; (v) Freelancer will be paid at such times and amounts as agreed with a Client in a given Service Contract, and Freeglance does not, in any way, provide or guarantee Freelancer a regular salary or any minimum, regular payment; (vi) Freeglance does not provide Freelancers with training or any equipment, labor, tools, or materials related to any Service Contract; (vii) Freeglance does not provide the premises at which Freelancers will perform the work. Freelancers are free to use subcontractors or employees to perform Freelancer Services and may delegate work on fixed-price contracts or by agreeing with their Clients to have hourly contracts for Freelancer’s subcontractor(s) or employee(s); and (viii) Freeglance does not provide shipping services for any physical Work Product. If a Freelancer uses subcontractors or employees, Freelancer further agrees and acknowledges that this Section applies to Freeglance’s relationship, if any, with Freelancer’s subcontractors and employees as well and Freelancer is solely responsible for Freelancer’s subcontractors and employees.
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to prohibit or discourage (nor should be construed as prohibiting or discouraging) any User from engaging in any other business activities or providing any services through any other channels they choose. Users are free at all times to engage in such other business activities and services and are encouraged to do so.
Taxes and Benefits. Freelancer acknowledges and agrees that Freelancer is solely responsible (a) for all tax liability associated with payments received from Freelancer’s Clients and through Freeglance, and that Freeglance will not withhold any taxes from payments to Freelancer; (b) to obtain any liability, health, workers’ compensation, disability, unemployment, or other insurance needed, desired, or required by law, and that Freelancer is not covered by or eligible for any insurance from Freeglance; (c) for determining whether Freelancer is required by applicable law to issue any particular invoices for the Freelancer Fees and for issuing any invoices so required; (d) for determining whether Freelancer is required by applicable law to remit to the appropriate authorities any value added tax or any other taxes or similar charges applicable to the Freelancer Fees and remitting any such taxes or charges to the appropriate authorities, as appropriate; and (e) if outside of the United States, for determining if Freeglance is required by applicable law to withhold any amount of the Freelancer Fees and for notifying Freeglance of any such requirement and indemnifying Freeglance for any requirement to pay any withholding amount to the appropriate authorities (including penalties and interest). In the event of an audit of Freeglance, Freelancer agrees to promptly cooperate with Freeglance and provide copies of Freelancer’s tax returns and other documents as may be reasonably requested for purposes of such audit, including but not limited to records showing Freelancer is engaging in an independent business as represented to Freeglance.
Contractual Relationships Between Client and Freelancer Service Contracts. If a Client and Freelancer decide to enter into a Service Contract, the Service Contract is a contractual relationship directly between the Client and Freelancer. Client and Freelancer have complete discretion both with regard to whether to enter into a Service Contract with each other and with regard to the terms of any Service Contract. You acknowledge, agree, and understand that Freeglance is not a party to any Service Contract, that the formation of a Service Contract between Users will not, under any circumstance, create an employment or other service relationship between Freeglance and any User or a partnership or joint venture between Freeglance and any User.
With respect to any Service Contract, Clients and Freelancers may enter into any written agreements that they deem appropriate (e.g., confidentiality agreements, invention assignment agreements, assignment of rights, etc.) provided that any such agreements do not conflict with, narrow, or expand Freeglance’s rights and obligations under the Terms of Service.
Worker Classifications. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or should be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, franchisor/franchisee or employer-employee relationship between Freeglance and a User.
Client is solely responsible for and has complete discretion with regard to selection of any Freelancer for any Project. Client is solely responsible for and assumes all liability for determining whether Freelancers should be engaged as independent contractors or employees of Client and engaging them accordingly. Client warrants its decisions regarding classification are correct and its manner of engaging Freelancers complies with applicable laws, regulations, and rules. Freeglance will have no input into, or involvement in, worker classification as between Client and Freelancer and Users agree that Freeglance has no involvement in and will have no liability arising from or relating to the classification of a Freelancer generally or with regard to a particular Project.
FREE ACCOUNT & AFFILIATE DISCLOSURES
Free Account. Your account and use of the Site is free. At this time we do not charge any fees for accounts, membership or viewing or posting Projects.
Affiliate Disclosure. Certain products and services listed on this site may be affiliate links to products sold by third-parties and we may earn a commission for any purchase you make at no additional cost to you (“Affiliate Products”). Affiliate Products may include listed courses, events, and advisors. All such Affiliate Products are subject to the terms of sale from the corresponding third-party affiliate provider, and pursuant to our “Warranties and Disclaimers” and other terms below, we have no responsibility for third-party services, products or materials.
No Fee for Introducing or Finding Projects. Freeglance does not introduce Clients to Freelancers and does not help Freelancers secure Projects. Freeglance merely makes the Site and Site Services available to enable Freelancers to do so themselves and may from time to time highlight Projects that may be of interest. Therefore, Freeglance does not charge a fee when a Freelancer finds a suitable Client or finds a Project. In addition, Freeglance does not charge any fee or dues for posting public feedback and composite or compiled feedback, including Composite Information.
CONTENT ON THE SITE
Intellectual Property Rights. You agree that the Site itself, as well as all content, photographs, sound or videos, media, images, formulas, graphics, webinars, training materials, products, podcasts, services and/or other information and materials, and selection and arrangements thereof is copyrighted work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of or licensed by Freeglance, made available on the Site or any information, materials, and content transferred via a downloadable file or link by us or other third parties (collectively the “Content”). All trademarks, service marks, and trade names (collectively, the “Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of and are proprietary to Freeglance or other respective owners that have granted Freeglance the right to use such Marks. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we hereby grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and non-sublicensable, and revocable right to access, view, and use the Site solely for your personal purposes and non-commercial use, and as we otherwise intend. Freeglance reserves the right to monitor the Services and Content for the purpose of determining that your usage complies with these Terms.
You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or Content on our Site in whole or in part, other that as necessary for your own personal non-commercial use, without our written consent. Modification of the Content or use of the Content for any other purpose is a violation of the copyright and other proprietary rights of Freeglance, as well as other authors who created the materials, and may be subject to monetary damages and penalties.
Third-Party Content. Our Site contains Content that we create and we may also include Content provided by third parties. For example, we list links to third-party resources such as courses, events, advisors, articles, videos, and other third-party resources. We do not monitor, we do not endorse, and we are not liable for any third-party content. There may be some inadvertent accuracies or errors in the content and we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, completeness or quality of the content on our Site or located at third party URLs that may be posted on our Site. Freeglance is not responsible or the content on any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. We do not endorse or accept responsibility for the content of such third-party sites, products or services.
We may invite certain Users to opt-in to be a part of our Business Directory (the “Business Directory”) which is a public directory of Freelancers intended to help market the services of certain Freelancers. Opting-in to the Business Directory is voluntary and you may request to be removed from the Business Directory at any time. By opting-in to the Business Directory, you authorize us to publish any and all information you share with us in the publicly listed Business Directory, and you acknowledge and agree that such information will be accessible to Site Users and other third-parties.
YOUR CONDUCT ON THE SITE
Eligibility. To use the Site, you must be, and represent and warrant that you are, of legal age (18 years of age or older) and competence. By using the Site on behalf of any third party, you are representing to us that you are an authorized representative of that third party and that your use of the Site constitutes that third party’s acceptance of these Terms. In addition, if you have been previously prohibited from accessing the Site or the website of any of our affiliates, you are not permitted to access the Site.
Notices. When you register with Freeglance and/or this Site, you expressly consent to receive any notices, announcements, agreements, disclosures, reports, documents, communications concerning new products or services, or other records or correspondence from Freeglance.
Feedback. If you send comments or suggestions about the Site to Freeglance, including, but not limited to, notes, text, drawings, images, designs or computer programs, such submissions shall become, and shall remain, the sole property of Freeglance. No submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Freeglance. Freeglance shall exclusively own all rights to (including intellectual property rights thereto), and shall be entitled to unrestricted use, publication, and dissemination as to all such submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise without any acknowledgment or compensation to you.
Prohibited Conduct. You agree not to copy or imitate the appearance, design or style of our Site or any Content. The technology and software underlying our Site and the Services are the property of Freeglance, our affiliates and/or our business partners. You agree that you will not use our Site or its Content to take any of the following actions:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of Freeglance or any other person or entity;
- Use the Service or Site or Products commercially;
- Reverse engineer, decompile, tamper with or disassemble the technology used to provide the Services or Site or Products (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by a non-waivable provision of applicable law);
- Interfere with or damage the Services, Site, Products, or underlying any technology;
- Impersonate or misrepresent your identity or affiliation;
- Attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Services or Site;
- Violate, misappropriate or infringe a third party’s intellectual property or other right, or any social media platform terms;
- Violate any law, rule, or regulation;
- Transmit executable programming or corrupted files of any kind, including viruses, spyware, trojan horses, Easter eggs or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person’s computer, our Site, software or hardware, third party websites or telecommunications equipment;
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or the source of software posted or contributed content or other material; or
- Engage in any illegal activities.
Use of our Site is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms will limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our Site.
DMCA COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND TAKE-DOWN POLICY
Infringement Notification. Freeglance respects the rights of others and we expect users of our Site and Services to do the same. These Terms prohibit the infringement of the copyrights of others, and it is also our policy that we may remove, suspend, terminate access, or take other appropriate action against repeat offenders. We may also remove content that in our sole discretion appears to infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
How to File an Infringement Notification. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that content residing on or accessible through our Site infringes a copyright which you own or for which you are a designated agent, please send a notice of infringement by email to Framework Law Group PC:
Email Address: email@example.com
Send such notice with the information that sets forth the items specified below:
- Identify the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, provide a representative list of such works.
- Identify the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. Include information reasonably sufficient to permit Freeglance to locate the material. Please provide a URL and screenshots for each item. Include the specific asset(s) or page(s) that you claim to be infringing. Say “entire work” ONLY if all assets/pages in a collection/document are infringing.
- Include details of your claim to the material, or your relationship to the material’s copyright holder.
- Provide your full name, address, and telephone number should we need to clarify your claim.
- Provide a working email address where we can contact you to confirm your claim.
- If true, include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
- If true, include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner to make this complaint.”
- Sign the document, physically or electronically.
ANY NOTICE THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF TITLE 17, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 512(c)(3) WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE. NOTHING IN THIS POLICY IS INTENDED TO EXPAND OR SUPPLEMENT THE LEGAL RIGHTS, PROCEDURES AND REMEDIES AUTHORIZED AND GRANTED UNDER THE DMCA. Please note that you may be liable for damages, including but not limited to costs and attorneys’ fees, under the DMCA if you knowingly materially misrepresent: (a) that material on the Site infringes upon your copyright; or (b) that material on the Site was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification. If a user is found to be an infringer of the copyright rights of others, Freeglance may terminate access to the user’s account.
Subject to applicable law, you and Freeglance agree that any dispute that has arisen or may arise between us relating in any way to your use of or access to the Services or Site, any breach, enforcement, or termination of these Terms, or otherwise relating to Freeglance in any way will be resolved in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Section.
Informal Resolution. If you have any dispute with us, you agree that before taking any formal action, you will contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , provide a brief, written description of the dispute and your contact information (including your username, if your dispute relates to an account) and allow sixty (60) days to pass, during which we will attempt to reach an amicable resolution of any issue.
Arbitration. These Terms and each of its parts evidence a transaction involving interstate commerce, and the Federal Arbitration Act applies in all cases and governs the interpretation and enforcement of the arbitration rules and arbitration proceedings. Any Covered Matters must be asserted individually in binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Terms and the AAA Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (including, without limitation, utilizing desk, phone or video conference proceedings where appropriate and permitted to mitigate costs of travel). The arbitrator shall not conduct any form of class or collective arbitration nor join or consolidate claims by or for individuals. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Terms, including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of these Terms is void or voidable or a particular claim is subject to arbitration. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Award. For matters where the relief sought is over $5,000, the arbitrator’s decision will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator based the award. The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims in accordance with applicable law, including recognized principles of equity, and will honor all claims of privilege recognized by law. The arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving different users but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same Freeglance user to the extent required by applicable law. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S). ANY RELIEF AWARDED CANNOT AFFECT OTHER USERS.
Exceptions. There are only two exceptions to this arbitration agreement:
First, if a party reasonably believes that the other party has in any manner infringed or threatened to infringe the intellectual property rights of the other party, the party who owns the intellectual property rights may seek injunctive or other appropriate interim relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Second, any claim of $500 or less may, at the option of the claiming party, be resolved in small claims court within the United States, if the claim and the parties are within the jurisdiction of the small claims court and so long as the matter remains in such court and advances only on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis.
Costs of Arbitration. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules, unless otherwise stated in this agreement to arbitrate. If the value of the relief sought is $5,000 or less, at your request, Freeglance will reimburse you for all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration following the earlier of the arbitrator’s decision or settlement. In the event the arbitrator determines the claim(s) you assert in the arbitration to be frivolous, Freeglance is relieved of its obligation to reimburse you for any fees associated with the arbitration.
Future Amendments to the Agreement to Arbitrate. Notwithstanding any provision in the Terms to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make any amendment to this agreement to arbitrate in the future, that amendment shall not apply to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against Freeglance prior to the effective date of the amendment. The amendment shall apply to all other disputes or claims governed by the agreement to arbitrate that have arisen or may arise between you and Freeglance. If you do not agree to these amended terms, you may close your account within thirty (30) days of the posting or notification and you will not be bound by the amended terms.
Judicial Forum for Legal Disputes. Unless you and we agree otherwise, in the event that the agreement to arbitrate above is found not to apply to you or to a particular claim or dispute, either as a result of your decision to opt out of the agreement to arbitrate, as a result of a decision by the arbitrator or a court order or because you have chosen to file an eligible lawsuit in small claims court, you agree that any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you and Freeglance must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in Los Angeles, California. You and Freeglance agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Los Angeles, California for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
OPT-OUT. IF YOU ARE A NEW Freeglance USER, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO REJECT THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE PROVISION (“OPT-OUT”) BY EMAILING US AN OPT-OUT NOTICE TO email@example.com (“OPT-OUT NOTICE”): Freeglance. THE OPT-OUT NOTICE MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF SERVICE FOR THE FIRST TIME. IF YOU ARE NOT A NEW Freeglance USER, YOU HAVE UNTIL THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE POSTING OF THE NEW TERMS OF SERVICE TO SUBMIT AN ARBITRATION OPT-OUT NOTICE.
Procedure. In order to opt-out, you must email your name, address (including street address, city, state, and zip code), and email address(es) associated with your Account(s) to which the opt-out applies and an unaltered digital image of a valid driver’s license which matches the name on your account to: firstname.lastname@example.org . This procedure is the only way you can opt out of the agreement to arbitrate. If you opt out of the agreement to arbitrate, all other parts of the agreement and its Disputes Section will continue to apply to you. Opting out of this agreement to arbitrate has no effect on any previous, other, or future arbitration agreements that you may have with us.
WAIVER. BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY HAVE TO A COURT TRIAL (OTHER THAN SMALL CLAIMS COURT AS PROVIDED BELOW) OR TO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, IN ANY LAWSUIT, ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING FILED AGAINST US AND/OR RELATED THIRD PARTIES.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold Freeglance and all of our officers, directors, mangers, members, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, partners, and licensors (“Freeglance Party,” or collectively, the “Freeglance Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, losses, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by any Freeglance Party arising from, related to, or in connection with (a) a violation of any provision of these Terms by you; or (b) arising from, related to, or connected with your violation of the rights of Freeglance or any other person or entity. We may, in our sole and absolute discretion, control the disposition of any such claim at your sole cost and expense. You may not settle any such claim without our express written consent. This defense and indemnification obligation is intended to extend to the fullest extent permitted by law and will survive these Terms and your use of the Site.
WARRANTIES & DISCLAIMERS
Service Outages and Force Majeure. Unless you have greater rights in a separate signed agreement with us, we disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law any service outages that are caused by our maintenance on the servers or the technology that underlies our Site, failures of our service providers (including telecommunications, hosting, and power providers), computer viruses, natural disasters or other destruction or damage of our facilities, acts of nature, war, civil disturbance, or any other cause beyond our reasonable control. Under no circumstances shall Freeglance or its licensor or service providers be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from an event beyond its reasonable control. This provision is not intended to disclaim liability that Freeglance may not disclaim under law.
USE OF SITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE CONTENT OR COURSES ON OUR SITE. OUR SITE, CONTENT AND SESSIONS ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR BUSINESS PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTY THAT (i) OUR SITE, SERVICES, OR COURSES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (ii) OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF OUR SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND (iv) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR BUSINESS PARTNERS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, TOOLS, PRODUCTS, COURSES, OR PROPERTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR SITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONTENT AND COURSES. Freeglance ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW FOR ANY SUCH INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. NEITHER WE NOR OUR AFFILIATES OR BUSINESS PARTNERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS PROVISION IS NOT INTENDED TO DISCLAIM LIABILITY THAT FREEGLANCE MAY NOT DISCLAIM UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS SERVICES AND MATERIALS. FREEGLANCE DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE FEATURED OR LINKED TO THROUGH THE SITE, AND FREEGLANCE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. FREEGLANCE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS. TO NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS, THE PROVISIONS ABOVE ARE INTENDED TO BE AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY ONLY.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NO CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT, AS PERMITTED BY THE FULLEST EXTENT OF APPLICABLE LAW, WILL FREEGLANCE, AND FREEGLANCE PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE PERFORMANCE, USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SERVICES, COURSES, PODCASTS, CONTENT OR PRODUCTS, EVEN IF FREEGLANCE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, VIOLATION OF STATUTE OR OTHERWISE. THIS PROVISION IS NOT INTENDED TO EXCLUDE LIABILITY THAT FREEGLANCE MAY NOT EXCLUDE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED. IN ANY EVENT, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS TO WHICH THE CLAIM RELATES OR, IF THE CLAIM DOES NOT RELATE TO A PRODUCT, $100. THIS PROVISION IS NOT INTENDED TO EXCLUDE LIABILITY THAT FREEGLANCE
MAY NOT EXCLUDE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS. TO NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH 9 ARE INTENDED TO BE AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY ONLY.
TERMINATION & SURVIVAL
Term. These Terms are effective unless and until terminated by us. We may, in our sole and absolute discretion and without any liability, modify, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, temporarily or permanently, at any time and without prior notice.
Suspension and Termination. We may deny you access to all or part of the Site at any time for any reason (including if you violate these Terms, as determined in our sole and absolute discretion) or no reason at all.
Survival. If we terminate your right to access the Site, these Terms will terminate and all rights you have to access the Site will immediately terminate. The following provisions will survive termination: Intellectual Property, Indemnification, Payment Obligations, Warranties and Disclaimers, Limitations of Liability, Dispute and any and all others that by their sense and context are intended to survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement shall survive.
No Waiver; Severability. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision, and our failure to exercise or enforce any right or remedy in these Terms does not waive that right or remedy. The provisions of these terms are intended to extend to the fullest extent permitted by law. No waiver of any term of these Terms will be binding unless in writing.
Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of our Site or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Applicable Law. These Terms will be construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and (to the extent not inconsistent with or preempted by federal law) the State of California, and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce these Terms before an arbitration panel or before a court of competent jurisdiction in California, California if seeking interim or preliminary relief or enforcement of an arbitration award.
If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect.
Headings. The provision titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. These Terms will not be construed against the drafter.
Notice. You hereby consent to receiving and transacting with us by electronic means. We may deliver notice to you by e-mail, posting a notice on the Site or any other method we choose and such notice will be effective on dispatch. If you give notice to us, it will be effective when received and you must use the following email address:
Entire Agreement. These Terms (and all terms and conditions incorporated herein) constitute the entire agreement between you and Freeglance and govern your use of the Site and Services and supersede any prior agreements between you and Freeglance on the subject matter. You may also be subject to additional terms when you use certain Freeglance third party software, content, links, or websites. These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted hereunder, may not be assigned or delegated by you. These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted hereunder, may be assigned or delegated by Freeglance without restriction. These Terms bind and inure to the benefit of each party and the party’s successors and permitted assigns. These Terms may not be modified by an oral statement by a representative of Freeglance. No agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by these Terms. You agree to comply with all applicable laws in your use of the Site and Services. You agree that any agreements made by and between you and us in electronic form are as legally binding as if made in physical written form.
Notice to California Users. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California website users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite S-202, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
Notice to Users Outside the United States of America. The Site is controlled and offered by Freeglance from the United States of America. Freeglance makes no representations that the Site is appropriate for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local law. You consent to the processing in the United States of America of information you provide to us.
Last Updated: October 09, 2020