Definitions 

Account – the account provided by TEAMS to each user of our website/platform.

Assignment – one or more part-time, full-time, temporary or freelance jobs, projects or tasks posted by a Hirer and/or completed by Collaborators via our platform and through the TEAMS Workstreams. 

Bid - Bid is an offer of a price and proposal of services that Collaborators can submit to the Hirer.

Collaborator – (also Freelancer) one or more individuals who make their professional skills available to Hirers and complete different Assignments for Hirers who need these skills for completion of their Assignments.

Escrow account – TEAMS as a third party holds and regulates payments of the funds required for Collaborators and Hirers involved in an Assignment. The money deposited by the Hirer will remain in the Escrow account until the Assignments has been completed and delivered by the Collaborator to the Hirer based on their agreements. On completion of the Assignment, the Collaborator will raise an invoice and if the Hirer is satisfied with the completed work done according to the Assignment, will authorise the release of payment from the Escrow account.

Hirer – one or more individuals or companies posting, proposing, or awarding Assignment(s) on the TEAMS platform who wish to hire and utilise Collaborators’ skills and abilities for the completion of those Assignments.

Inactive Account – a User Account that has not been used to edit materials/profile, post new materials/projects, communicate with other Users or Us, or otherwise logged into, for a period of 12 months.

Job(s) – One or more full-time, part-prime or contract work posted/commissioned by the Hirer(s) and undertaken by the collaborators

Payment system – means the set of financial management tools provided to both Collaborators and Hirers to deposit, withdraw, convert and transfer funds from bank accounts to a TEAMS Escrow account or vice versa.

TEAMS Office – TEAMS Office, a package primarily offered to Hirers who require an expert freelancer on a continuous contract. A dedicated TEAMS Officer will be core to the Office offering, the Officer will support the Hirer throughout the contract period.  All payments are secured by TEAMS Escrow.

TEAMS Officer - A dedicated account manager who acts as a key liaison between the Hirer and Collaborator. The main responsibilities of the Officer include screening, conducting technical /psychometric tests, conducting interviews and shortlisting candidates for selection. The Officer is central to TEAMS Outsource Pro, Recruit Pro and TEAMS Office. 

TEAMS Outsource – This is a primary offering to Hirers with pre-defined project scope and would require an expert freelancer to work on a component of the project. The contract length is limited by the length of the project. All payments are secured by TEAMS Escrow.

TEAMS Recruit – A TEAMS service offered to local, country-specific employers who wish to recruit candidates on full-time or part-time basis. Contracts and Payments are agreed directly between employer/Hirer and Freelancer/employee

User, You or Your – individuals who visit or use our Platform or services.

User – Collaborators and Hirers. Under the terms of this Agreement, a User may be both a Hirer and a Collaborator at the same time.

User Contracts – means this User Agreement, Copyright Agreement, the Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy or any other contractual provisions accepted by the Users of our Platform and any other materials we refer to from time to time.

Verified User – means a user whose details and profile have been verified by TEAMS.

We, Our, Company, Us, The Company, TEAMS, Teams Network – means Teams Network Limited.

Website/Site/Service/Platform – means any websites and services operated by Teams Network Limited, including subdomains, tools and applications, as well as web and mobile applications.

Workstreams - collaborative workspace and project management system.

1. Overview

By accessing our Platform, you agree to the following User Terms.

TEAMS is an online platform for Collaborators and Hirers to work together to complete different Assignments and Job(s) including but not limited to Software engineering, Software development and Advanced Programming

Teams Network offer three ways to hire freelancers – Outsource, Office and Recruitment. 

TEAMS Outsource is primarily offered to Hirers who have a pre-defined project scope for which they require an expert collaborator to work on a component of the project. A Hirer can choose between a Free or Pro package. In the Outsource Free package, the Hirer will have access to TEAMS online database of collaborators, their detailed profiles, and filters to make their selection.
For the Outsource Pro package (recommended), in addition to the Free package, the Hirers will be offered a dedicated account manager, TEAMS Officer, who will support the Hirers throughout the selection process. The TEAMS Officer will screen, interview and shortlist 1-2 candidates for the Hirer to review and make a final selection.

In summary, Hirers post their Assignments and their requirements on the Platform for the purposes of hiring Collaborators to complete these Assignments.

Collaborators with the required skill set Bid for these Assignments and Hirers review and select the Collaborator proposals that best match their Assignment requirements. Alternatively, Hirers can search, review and invite Collaborators to work on their Assignments. When a Collaborator receives the invitation, they can either accept or decline it.

Hirers and Collaborators communicate with each other and once they are agreed on the proposal, the Hirer accepts the proposal of the Collaborator, and awards the Assignment. The Hirer then deposits the agreed required amount of payment into the Escrow account. The Project/Assignment is ready to Start.

To avoid fraud and ensure security of the payments, Collaborators must always ask for the total agreed amount to be deposited on the Escrow account before working on and delivering the completed Assignment to the Hirer. Also, all the communications and project management should be recorded through the Workstreams on TEAMS Platform. 

Once the collaborator completes and delivers the Assignment, the Hirer will review the completed Assignment. On approval of the Assignment, the Collaborator will raise an invoice and the Hirer will release the funds and the Collaborator can withdraw the funds. All submissions and payments are solely made via our platform. 

TEAMS Office is geared towards scale-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who require an additional expert resource on a continuous/rolling basis. This is usually not a project-specific contract. With TEAMS Office, scale-up and SMEs can contract technical experts and right team-fit candidates from across the globe. A TEAMS Officer is central to the Office Package, upon a summary role description from the Hirer, the Officer will screen, conduct technical/psychometric tests, conduct initial interviews and shortlist 1-2 candidates for Hirer's selection. The Hirer will have a choice to take both candidates for 16 hours no-obligation risk-free trial. After the trial, the Hirer can go-ahead with the candidate who is most suited for the team/job. In line to our Fair Fee policy, the trial hours of the selected candidate will be added to the Hirer’s invoice, however, the unselected candidate will be compensated by TEAMS (with no cost to the Hirer) 

TEAMS Recruit is aimed to local, country-specific employers/hirers who are looking for employees (full-time or part-time) with flexible place of work. TEAMS recruit is offered in both Free and Pro packages. With Free package, the employer will have access to the talent database, profiles and filters to make own selections. With the Recruit Pro package (recommended), the Hirer will be supported by a TEAMS Officer who will screen, test, interview and shortlist potential candidates for review. Once Hirer reviews and makes the selection, the contracts can be drawn and employment can be commenced on a mutually agreed date. The  selected candidate will be on the Employer’s payroll.

Please note that from time to time, we may make amendments to the terms of this Agreement without prior notice to you. It is therefore important that you check this Agreement from time to time to ensure you stay up to date with our User Terms.

We may also make some changes to our Platform or our services at any time. These may result in some errors appearing on our Platform, including, but not limited to errors in the information provided on our Platform. By using our services, you agree that TEAMS is not liable for any mistakes appearing on our Platform resulting from these changes

2. Scope 

Prior to using our Platform and services, you must carefully read and fully agree to our User Agreement, our Privacy Policy, Copyright documents and any other terms and policies linked in our Platform.

By using our services and Platform, you fully consent to the terms of this Agreement and their application to you, as and when you use any of our services.

3. Responsibility of Platform Visitors

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all the material, including assignments and proposals, posted to the Platform, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the platform, we do not represent or imply that we endorse the material posted, or that we believe such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Platform may contain typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Platform may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. 

We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Platform, or from downloading of materials posted by the users.

4. Eligibility 

A User shall not use, and shall not allow any person to use, the Platform or Services in any way that violates a local or international law, regulation, or ordinance, or for any disruptive, tortious, or illegal purpose, including but not limited to harassment, slander, defamation, data theft or inappropriate dissemination, or improper surveillance of any person.

The User represents and warrants that:

  • User will use the Services only as provided in these Terms;
  • User is at least 18 years old and has all right, authority, and capacity to agree to these Terms;
  • User will provide accurate, complete, and current information to the Platform and its owner(s);
  • User will notify the Platform and its owner(s) regarding any material change to information the User provides, either by updating and correcting the information, or by alerting the Platform and its owner(s) via the functions of the Platform or by the email address security@teams.network

5. Using TEAMS

At TEAMS, we greatly value the safety and security of our Users and our Platform, as well as the professionalism of our services and the content of our service. You therefore agree that by using our services, you will not do any of the following:

  • Fail to deliver pre-agreed assignments;
  • Fail to deliver pre-agreed payments;
  • Post false or misleading content;
  • Transfer your Account username, password and other details to other third parties without our prior written consent;
  • Post inappropriate materials, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, viruses or other malicious technology that may harm TEAMS and/or its Users;
  • Post unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar and/or profane materials on our Platform, including communications with other users of the Platform via messaging features of the site;
  • Modify, edit, or reverse-engineer any software used in our Platform;
  • Manipulate our payment system;
  • Copy, modify or distribute rights or content from our Platform;
  • Collect and/or share information about other Users, including contact details, without their prior consent;
  • Infringe any laws or our Policies as set in our Privacy Policy;
  • Download or display content from our Platform to other third-party sites without our prior written consent.

6. Intellectual Property Rights Infringement

The Platform grants Users a revocable, non-transferable, and non-exclusive license to use the site solely in connection with the site and the services, under these Terms.

Copyright in all content and works of authorship included in the Platform are the property of the Platform or its licensors. Apart from links which lead to the Site, accurately attributed social media references, and de minimis text excerpts with links returning to the Platform, no text, images, video or audio recording, or any other content from the Platform shall be copied without explicit and detailed, written permission from Us. User shall not sub-license or otherwise transfer any rights or access to the Platform or related Services to any other person.

The names and logos used by the Platform, and all other trademarks, service marks, and trade names used in connection with the Services are owned by the Platform or its licensors and may not be used by User without written consent of the rights owners. Use of the Site does not in itself give any user any license, consent, or permission, unless and then only to the extent granted explicitly in these Terms.

All rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved by the Platform.

7. Service Fee

TEAMS Service fee charges are based on the total amount Collaborator(s) withdrawn from Hirer every month.  The Service Fee rates decrease as the total fees withdrawn from Hirer meet the following thresholds:

Total Amount Service Fee 

Withdrawn amount £600.00 per month or below: 10% Fixed

Withdrawn amount £600.01– £6,000.00 per month: 10% for first £600.00  + 6% for the remaining £5,400.00 

Withdrawn amount £6,000.01 or more per month: 10% for first £600.00 + 6% of £5,400.00 + 5% for the remaining 

All the service charges are excluding VAT and payment processing fees.

This commission will only be deducted from the total amount that transfers from Hirer’s escrow account into Collaborator’s account upon completion and approval of the Assignment.

We will not charge any other fees for opening an Account with us, using our Platform to change/edit your profile, using our Platform to post/edit materials, Posting and Assignment, bidding on Assignments, or for fulfilling other account-related activities.

8. Additional Services Fee

TEAMS Users can optionally purchase additional services such as Bid upgrades, Highlight Bid and Urgent Assignments. Each Additional service has a different price and Users will be charged at the time of purchase. All the fees are Inclusive of VAT but a Payment Processing Fee may apply.

Service Fee 

Urgent Assignment Receive a faster response from collaborators. £3.00 

Highlight bid - Highlight bids visually stand out to the Employer from other bidders.  £1.00 

Bid Upgrades - Users can buy additional bids if they run out of bids on the allowance of a selected package.
5 bids for £3.99, 15 bids for £6.99, 50 bids for £9.99 and 100 bids for £16.99

9. Flat Fee and Commission Charges

Teams Network charges a Flat Fee of £199 (plus VAT) and 12% Commission from Hirers on Pro packages of TEAMS Outsource and TEAMS Recruit. For Freelancers / Contractors, please see Service Charges section above.

Hirers/SME’s contracting via TEAMS Office will be charged a flat-fee of £199 (plus VAT) and Commission towards the role and support of TEAMS Officer. The actual commission will be based on the total value and length of the contract.

10. Payment Processing Fee

TEAMS will charge Users a payment processing and administration fee of the total amount of each payment made for the Platform services as following:

Transaction Fee 

Local Bank Deposit Free 

Transaction fees incurred for using Credit Card or PayPal.  £3.00 or 3% whichever in lower 

International Wire Transfer (10% for first £600.00) + (6% of £5,400.00) + 5% for the remaining 

 

11. Taxes

All Collaborators are responsible for paying any taxes in accordance with the Laws in your current country of residence from which you are conducting your business through our Platform.

 

12. Promotion

From time to time, we may display your company/business name, logo, images and other media as part of our marketing materials relating to our website and services. If you do not wish for us to use this information, you must explicitly request that we do not do this, following which we must agree to this in writing.

We may also use the content of your profile information on our Platform for marketing purposes. Similar to the above point, if you do not wish for us to use this information, you must explicitly request that we do not do this, following which we must agree to this in writing.

13. Content

By using our services, you fully guarantee and agree that your content follows all the protocols listed below:

  • Does not include inaccurate or misleading information about any User or other individuals;
  • Does not contain viruses or other malicious technology and computer programs intended to damage or interfere with our systems, or other third-party systems;
  • Does not violate any Laws and regulations, worldwide;
  • Does not contain obscene or child pornography;
  • Does not infringe any copyrighted materials, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other intellectual property rights or rights and privacy of any third parties;
  • Does not contain design, manufacturing or production details of missiles or other weaponry, including chemical, biological and/or nuclear weapons.

14. Feedback and Reviews

You may choose to use our feedback system to leave feedback, reviews or ratings about the services provided by other Users or by us.

You agree that by leaving feedback, reviews or ratings on our Platform, you transfer all the copyright of such material to us, meaning that this material will belong solely to Teams Network Limited. You agree that you will not use any of this information without our prior written consent.

You also fully agree that you will not attempt to damage the integrity of our feedback system.

You acknowledge and agree that our feedback system is our property solely and may not be used for purposes other than helping us and other Users to improve the provision of services on our Platform. You agree that you will not use our feedback system for other purposes including, but not limited to marketing your services on other third-party websites, without our prior written consent.

15. Advertising

You agree that you will not advertise an external website or service on our Platform. Any links to external websites posted on our site must be solely related to a project. Doing otherwise may result in the removal of your content and suspension of your User Account.

16. Communication with other Users

Communication on our Platform must be fulfilled using the text messaging functionality in your User Account, as well as message boards, public communication boards, and any other communication channels provided by Us on our Platform.

You must not post your email address, phone number and other personal contact details on the Platform, except for the purposes of signing up to our Platform services, or at our request.

For the purposes of User and website security, Dispute resolutions or for fraud investigation and other related legal purposes, we may access and read all correspondence posted on our Platform, including messages posted between Hirers and Collaborators. We may also access, download or test all the uploaded materials on our Platform.

17. User Verification

You agree that we may undertake certain steps for verification of your identity. These may include asking you for proof of identification document (such as copies of your Passport or Driver’s Licence) and other photographic forms of identification. This is to ensure the safety and security of our service Users as well as the safety and security of our systems and Platform. 

To become a verified user, please read and provide the required documentation according to our Verification Policy.

18. User Services

By using our Platform, you acknowledge and agree that all the Users of our services are regarded as independent contractors and that there are no binding partnership, employment or other business relationships between our Users and between Users and TEAMS.

You also agree that by awarding an Assignment to a Collaborator and upon acceptance of that Assignment by the Collaborator, the Hirer and the Collaborator enter into a User Contract under which the Hirer agrees to purchase the services of the Collaborator and pay them the pre-agreed amount of money/funds upon completion of the project or agreed milestone. The Collaborator also agrees to deliver the Assignment as agreed previously with the Hirer. Both parties (i.e. Hirer and Collaborator) agree not to infringe this User Agreement and follow all the terms and protocols as set out in this Agreement.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for ensuring the fulfilment of your obligations to other Users with whom you enter the User Contract. Failure in fulfilling your obligations means that you have infringed this User Agreement and that you are liable to that User and will be penalised in accordance with this Agreement and the local/regional and/or International Laws applicable to your specific situation.

19. Funds

When a Collaborator bids for an Assignment, they must ask the Hirer for at least 50% of the total payment required to carry out the Assignment. The deposited amount will be secured in the Escrow account. Once the amount is secured in the Escrow account, neither the Collaborator nor the Hirer are able to withdraw the deposited amount without the fulfilment of the agreed Assignment and approval of both parties.

The Collaborator is able to ask for 100% of the payment required to carry out the Assignment before delivering the final Assignment to the Hirer. This is to protect payments and avoid frauds between Collaborators and Hirers.

On completion of the Assignment, the Collaborator should raise an invoice for the total agreed amount that is available in the Escrow account. The Hirer will review the Assignment work delivered by the Collaborator and would approve the invoice.

Once the invoice has been approved by the Hirer, the funds will be transferred from the Escrow account into the Collaborator’s account. The Collaborator can then withdraw the available funds.

If the Hirer fails to release the invoice submitted by the Collaborator, they will receive several warning notifications from TEAMS. Failure to respond to these notifications may result in downgrading their ranking on the TEAMS or Account Suspension.

If the Hirer fails to respond and/or release the funds for the received invoice, the funds will automatically be released into the Collaborator’s Account after a 14 day period.

TEAMS will charge a fixed 10% commission (Excluding VAT and transaction charges) from the total value of the Assignment. This commission will be deducted when an Assignment is completed and the Hirer releases the payment to the Collaborator’s account. The rest of the funds will subsequently be credited to the Collaborator’s Account.

You agree that you will only use the payment system on our Platform for paying funds into your Account or paying other Users (i.e. Collaborators) when they fulfil an Assignment, and will not use any other systems or services for payment to Collaborators.

Additionally, all Users fully acknowledge and accept that we are not a Financial or Banking institution and as such, we will not provide any interest on your funds or any other financial benefits provided by Financial and Banking Institutions. 

20. Limits and Fraud Prevention

A collaborator can only start working on an Assignment after the Hirer deposits the required funds into their Escrow account. 

To ensure that both the Collaborator and Hirer are treated fairly and payments are protected, the funds will be locked in the Escrow account and cannot be taken out until the Assignment has been delivered and marked as complete by Hirer.

If the Hirer fails to pay the Collaborator, the funds will automatically be released from the Escrow account after a 14-day period. If the Hirer not satisfied with the quality of the material posted by the Collaborator, the Hirer must open a dispute by using our Dispute Policy, as laid out in this Agreement.

If we feel that fraud may be involved, we may delay payments to your Account for up to 21 days. This is to allow time for investigation into the situation and resolving the issue.

21. Refunds

The Collaborator is required to work with the Hirer and deliver the Assignment as per their agreed contract. If a Collaborator fails to deliver the Assignment or if the Hirer is not happy with the delivered Assignment, the Hirer can ask for a refund. The Hirer must not release any payment for the raised invoices by the Collaborator if they are not satisfied with the delivered assignment.

We recommend that both the Hirer and Collaborator to resolve any conflicts amongst themselves but if they require further assistance, they can open a Dispute ticket and our Dispute Resolution Team will resolve the issue. Alternatively, users can contact our customer service team on services@teams.network or liaise with TEAMS Officer (if part of TEAMS Office) to report any refunds or issues that they may have.

If we agree to the refund, the money will be paid back into the user Account within 72 hours via our payment system.

Please note that if we notice that you have made an unreasonable or excessive number of requests for refunds or there several disputes raised on your Account between Hirers and Collaborators, we may launch a thorough investigation into your Account and accordingly, we may suspend or close your Account. 

Please note – A dispute may also affect your ranking on the site.

22. Withdrawals

There is no minimum withdrawal amount for the money that you earn. However, the maximum amount of funds you can withdraw each month is £10,000.00, unless otherwise agreed with us in writing.

For the purposes of security, we may delay larger payments for up to 21 days. This is to assist us with fraud prevention and/or with investigation into fraudulent cases.

23. Inactive Accounts

We incur costs for maintaining, managing and administering Accounts on our system. This includes the costs of maintenance and storage for those Accounts that have not been active for longer period. As such, all User Accounts that have not been logged into for a period of 12 months will be automatically terminated.

24. Rights to Refuse Service

You acknowledge that Teams Network Limited is the sole owner of this website and as such, we reserve all the rights to the services provided by this Platform.

By using our services, you agree not to breach, infringe or attempt to manipulate the terms set in this User Agreement.

We may suspend or close your Account at any time and without prior notice if we determine that you have infringed any of the terms of this Agreement.

We may also refuse our services to any party that we determine is a potential threat to our Users or our Platform security and services.

25. Disputes with other Users

You understand and agree that all the project-related disputes between you and other Users of our services (including the quality of the materials posted, deadlines, amount of funds, payments, etc.), must first be attempted to be resolved between you prior to raising the issue with our Customer Services or Dispute Resolution Team.

If you are unable to resolve the issue or if the issues persist, you can go to the Disputes section and create a new Dispute ticket. Our Disputes Resolution Team will work on the issue as soon as possible.

For any other enquiries about Disputes, you can contact our Disputes Resolution Team via email on disputes@teams.network

In relation to all the issues arising between you and other Users, you agree that TEAMS will not be held liable for any claims, losses or damages of any nature resulting from your dispute and/or the dispute resolution process.

If any of the Users involved in the dispute are found to be in breach of these User Agreement terms, their Account may subsequently be suspended or closed. Please note – Raising unrealistic disputes may also downgrade your ranking on the Platform.

26. Currencies

Our services and Platform are available globally and as such, our Users are based in a variety of different countries. Because of this, all the payments made through our Platform will be in local currencies (depending on where the Users are based).

Our payment system automatically converts the funds to local currencies using the latest exchange rates available.

27. Terminating your Account

You may choose to terminate your Account with us at any time. 

This option is accessible through your User Account Settings.

Prior to closing your Account, you must ensure that you:

  • Have no outstanding payments in your Account.
  • Have no outstanding assignments listings on our Platform.
  • Have no outstanding matters such as disputes or suspensions placed on your Account by us.

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may not be granted permission to terminate your Account until all the matters set above are resolved.

Please note that closing your Account does not remove all the personal information you have provided us, as we may retain some of your personal information on our system for regulatory obligations and requirements.

We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Platform at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Platform. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

28. Privacy

Your information will be used in accordance to our Privacy Policy which governs our collection and use of User information. The User understands that through his or her use of the Platform and its Services, the User consents to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of the information, including the transfer of this information to the government of United Kingdom and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by the Platform. The Platform may make certain communications to some or all Users, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and a User’s account with the Platform, and Users are not able to opt out of all of them.

If you object to your information being used as set out in our policy, you must avoid using our site and services.

29. Indemnity

If your activity or any activity on your behalf creates a potential or actual liability for us, or for any of our users, partners, or contributors, you agree to indemnify and hold us and any such user, partner, contributor, or any agent harmless from and against all claims, costs of defence and judgment, liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions arising out of or relating to your use of the Platform, or any breach by you of these Terms of Service.

30. Security

If you have discovered a security breach or threat in our Platform or your personal Account, you must notify us immediately by contacting our Systems Security Team via email on security@teams.network

For the purposes of the security of your personal information and the security of other Users and our Platform, you must keep your User Account details safe and must not share this details with any third party.

You agree that Teams Network Limited holds no liability for any damages or losses resulting from you sharing your Account information with third parties.

31. Fair Fee Policy

Fair Fee policy applies to Collaborators undertaking risk-free trial via Recruit Pro and TEAMS Office. 

TEAMS will endeavour wherever possible to offer, compensate and charge fair fee. TEAMS estimate its fair fee based on existing market rates and local/national minimum wage structure (where applicable). In countries without national minimum wage brackets, TEAMS will use a flat hourly rate to calculate the total compensation amount.

For instance, as part of the TEAMS Office contract, the unselected candidate will be wholly compensated by TEAMS. The compensation will be calculated based on the national minimum wage in the registered country of the freelancer and/or their hourly rate, whichever is lower.

32. Usernames, Passwords, and Profiles

If prompted, Users must provide a valid email address to the Platform, at which email address the User can receive messages. A User must also update the Platform if that email address changes. The Platform reserves the right to terminate any User account and/or User access to the Platform if a valid email is requested but is not provided by the User.

If the Platform prompts or allows a User to create a username or profile, Users agree not to pick a username or provide any profile information that would impersonate someone else or that is likely to cause confusion with any other person or entity. The Platform reserves the right to cancel a User account or to change a username or profile data at any time. Similarly, if the Platform allows comments or user input or prompts or allows a User to create an avatar or upload a picture, User agrees not to use any image that impersonates some other person or entity, or that is otherwise likely to cause confusion.

You are responsible for protecting your username and password on the Platform, and you agree not to disclose it to any third party. We recommend that you use a password that is more than eight characters long. You are responsible for all activity on your account, whether or not you authorised it. You acknowledge that if you wish to protect your interactions with the Platform, it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection, virtual private network (VPN), or other appropriate measures. The Platform’s own security measures are reasonable in terms of their level of protection, but are not helpful if the interactions of you or any other User with the Platform are not secure or private.

33. Liability is Limited

The Platform shall not be liable for indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages of any kind, including but not limited to lost profits (regardless of whether we have been notified that such loss may occur) or exposure to any third-party claims by reason of any act or omission. The Platform shall not be liable for any act or omission of any third party involved with the services, Platform offers, or any act by Platform users. The Platform shall not be liable for any damages that result from any service provided by, or product or device manufactured by, third parties.

Notwithstanding any damages that a user may suffer for any reason, the entire liability of the site in connection with the site or services, and any party’s exclusive remedy, shall be limited to the amount, if any, actually paid by the user to the site owner during the 12 months prior to the event that the user claims caused the damages.

The Platform shall not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of any loss, disclosure, or third-party use of information, regardless of whether such disclosure or use is with or without User’s knowledge or consent. The Platform shall have no liability for any damages related to: User’s actions or failures to act, the acts or omissions of any third party, including but not limited to any telecommunications service provider, or events or causes beyond the Platform’s reasonable control. The Platform has no obligations whatever, and shall have no liability to, any third party who is not a User bound by these Terms. Limitations, exclusions, and disclaimers in these Terms shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy fails its essential purpose.

34. Disclaimer of Warranties

To the maximum extent permitted by law, the site provides the services “as is,” with all faults. The site does not warrant uninterrupted use or operation of the services, or that any data will be transmitted in a manner that is timely, uncorrupted, free of interference, or secure. The site disclaims representations, warranties, and conditions of any kind, whether express, implied, written, oral, contractual, common law, or statutory, including but not limited to any warranties, duties, or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, or that may arise from a course of dealing or usage of trade.

35. Communications

You agree that from time to time your User Account and contact details will be used to receive notices and information from us regarding our Services/Platform via electronic communication. You may withdraw from this feature by going to your Account Settings. 

Please note that in some cases, this may result in suspension or termination of your User Account.

36. Additional Terms

It is very important that you read and understand all our terms and policies prior to giving your consent and using our services. For this reason, we encourage you to read the following documents carefully and contact us if you have any queries regarding any of our terms and policies:

Privacy Policy

Copyright Infringement Policy

Codes of Conduct

Dispute Resolution Policy

Please note that from time to time, these policies may be updated and you may receive an email regarding any changes and how these will apply to you. In this case, we encourage you to read carefully the updated versions of these policies and contact us if you have any questions on customers@teams.network

 

37. General

Teams Network Limited registered office is located at 2 Minton Place, Victoria Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6QB, United Kingdom.

These Terms, including the incorporated Privacy Policy, supersede all oral or written communications and understandings between User and the Platform.

Any cause of action a User may have relating to the Platform or the Services must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. 

Both parties waive the right to a jury trial in any dispute relating to the Terms, the Platform, or the Services.

If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any aspect of the Terms to be unenforceable, the Terms shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, to give effect to the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.

User may not assign his or her rights or delegate his or her responsibilities under these Terms or otherwise relating to the Platform or its Services.

There shall be no third-party beneficiaries under these Terms, except for the Platform’s affiliates, suppliers, and licensors, or as required by law. 

Use of the Platform and its Services is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation this paragraph.

The failure of the Platform to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between this Platform and you concerning the subject matter hereof and may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorised executive of this Platform, or by the posting by this Platform of a revised version.

Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Platform will be governed by our laws, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the civil and criminal courts.

 Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with The Arbitration Act 1996 of Her Majesty’s Courts of Justice (HMCJ).

 The arbitration shall take place in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorney’s fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the party’s original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect.

 A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; we may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition.

 This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

38. Abusing TEAMS

We have a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of abusive behaviour on our Platform and as such, we reserve the full rights to suspend or terminate the Account of anyone who is found to be involved in such behaviour. Examples of abusive behaviour include, but are not limited to:

  • Abusing the Terms of this Agreement;
  • Abusing other Users;
  • Abusing members of staff at TEAMS:
  • Inappropriate communications with other Users or with TEAMS staff.

39. Feedback

For any queries regarding this User Agreement or to report a breach of this Agreement, please email us on admin@teams.network

Last Updated

These terms were last updated on 10 February 2019.

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