By purchase services you agree to the following:
The Parties agree and acknowledge that Independent Contractor is an independent contractor and is not, for any purpose, an employee of Client. Independent Contractor does not have any authority to enter into agreements or contracts on behalf of Client, and shall not represent that it possesses any such authority. Independent Contractor shall not be entitled to any of Client’s benefits, including, but not limited to, coverage under medical, dental, retirement or other plans. Client shall not be obligated to pay worker's compensation insurance, unemployment compensation, social security tax, withholding tax or other taxes or withholdings for or on behalf of the Independent Contractor in connection with the performance of the Services under this Agreement. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed or construed by the Parties to create the relationship of a partnership, a joint venture or any other fiduciary relationship.
Independent Contractor will be exposed to confidential information.
a. Confidential and Proprietary Information. In the course of performing the Services, Independent Contractor will be exposed to confidential and proprietary information of Client. “Confidential Information” shall mean any data or information that is competitively sensitive material and not generally known to the public, including, but not limited to, information relating to development and plans, marketing strategies, finance, operations, systems, proprietary concepts, documentation, reports, data, specifications, computer software, source code, object code, flow charts, data, databases, inventions, know-how, trade secrets, customer lists, customer relationships, customer profiles, supplier lists, supplier relationships, supplier profiles, pricing, sales estimates, business plans and internal performance results relating to the past, present or future business activities, technical information, designs, processes, procedures, formulas or improvements, which Client considers confidential and proprietary. Independent Contractor acknowledges and agrees that the Confidential Information is valuable property of Client, developed over a long period of time at substantial expense and that it is worthy of protection.
b. Confidentiality Obligations. Except as otherwise expressly permitted in this Agreement, Independent Contractor shall not disclose or use in any manner, directly or indirectly, any Confidential Information either during the term of this Agreement or at any time thereafter, except as required to perform the Services or with Client’s prior written consent.
c. Rights in Confidential Information. All Confidential Information disclosed to Independent Contractor by Client (i) is and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Client, and (ii) is disclosed or permitted to be acquired by Independent Contractor solely in reliance on Independent Contractor’s agreement to maintain the Confidential Information in confidence and not to use or disclose the Confidential Information to any other person. Except as expressly provided herein, this Agreement does not confer any right, license, ownership or other interest in or title to the Confidential Information to Independent Contractor.
d. Irreparable Harm. Independent Contractor acknowledges that use or disclosure of any Confidential Information in a manner inconsistent with this Agreement will give rise to irreparable injury for which damages would not be an adequate remedy. Accordingly, in addition to any other legal remedies which may be available at law or in equity, Client shall be entitled to equitable or injunctive relief against the unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information. Client shall be entitled to pursue any other legally permissible remedy available as a result of such breach, including but not limited to, damages, both direct and consequential. In any action brought by Client under this Section, Client shall be entitled to recover its attorney’s fees and costs from Independent Contractor.
Ownership of Work Product.
The Parties agree that all work product, information or other materials paid for and developed by Independent Contractor in connection with the performance of the Services under this Agreement and any resulting intellectual property rights (collectively, the “Work Product”) are the sole and exclusive property of:
The Parties acknowledge that the Work Product shall, to the extent permitted by law, be considered a “work made for hire” within the definition of Section 101 of the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, (the “Copyright Act”) and that Client is deemed to be the author and is the owner of all copyright and all other rights therein. If the work product is not deemed to be a “work made for hire” under the Copyright Act, then Independent Contractor hereby assigns to Client all of Independent Contractor’s rights, title and interest in and to the Work Product, including but not limited to all copyrights, publishing rights and rights to use, reproduce and otherwise exploit the Work Product in any and all formats, media, or all channels, whether now known or hereafter created. This is only on the Work Product paid for and does not extend to any other work of the Independent Contractor.
Independent Contractor Representation and Warranties.
Independent Contractor represents and warrants that it has all the necessary licenses, permits and registrations, if any, required to perform the Services under this Agreement in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and that it will perform the Services according to the Client’s guidelines and specifications and with the standard of care prevailing in the industry.
The opinions and advice expressed within the content and while performing Freelance Services are solely the Independent Contractor and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the website or its affiliates. Any advice taken or not is at the sole discretion of the Client. No legal action may be taken based on the Clients action.
Security Deposit are final and non-refundable. All payments will be made before work is complete or delivered.
The terms of this Agreement and the rights of the Parties hereto shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Mississippi, without regarding its conflicts of law provisions.
No supplement, modification or amendment of this Agreement will be binding unless executed in writing by both of the Parties.
Any use of content outside of permissions stated within will be prosecute per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act including all costs associated with the needed legal actions.
No tax information, 1099, W2, or other legal documents will be exchanged.
No personal information including, but not limited to, emails, private links, IDs, and passwords will be shared by either party nor to outside parties.
Last Updated January 1st 2022
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