Authorily’s Terms of Service
Welcome to Authorily.com!
Authorily.com is an online platform for services performed by its users.
The following terms and conditions (these “Terms of Service”) govern your access to and use of the Authorily website, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through Authorily.com (the “Site”), as applicable.
This Site is offered and available to users who are 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 you may not use this Site or the Authorily services. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Site.
Our Customer Support team is available 24/7 if you have any questions regarding the Site or Terms of Service. Contacting our Customer Support team can be performed by submitting a request here.
Services are the different jobs offered on Authorily.
Freelancers are users who offer and perform Services through Authorily.
Client are users who purchase Services on Authorily.
Freelancer’s Profile is where the Freelancer can describe his/her expertise, the Freelancer’s terms including the professional fee rate, and the Client can purchase the Service and create an order.
Custom Offers are exclusive proposals that Freelancers can create in response to specific requirements of a Client.
Custom Orders are requests made by a Client to receive a Custom Offer from a Freelancer.
Orders are the formal agreement between a Client and Freelancer after a purchase was made from the Freelancer’s Service Page.
Order Page is where Clients and Freelancers communicate with each other in connection with ordered Services.
Disputes are disagreements experienced during an Order between a Client and Freelancer on Authorily.
Revenue is the money Freelancers earn from completed orders.
Overview (Main terms, in a nutshell)
Services created on Authorily are User Generated Content.
Authorily is all about helping Freelancers leverage their skills. We seek to empower top performing Freelancer with helpful tools to grow their business. Freelancers who invest in self-promotion may achieve greater customer satisfaction. And, if they deliver on time and maintain high quality and ratings, Authorily may reward them with new statuses, special opportunities, benefits, and tools that come with it.
Authorily Freelancers have access to several exclusive features that help customize the way their Services can be offered.
Disputes and Cancellations
We encourage our Clients and Freelancers to try and settle conflicts amongst themselves. If for any reason this fails after using the Resolution Center or if you encounter non-permitted usage on the Site, users can contact Authorily’s Customer Support department for assistance here.
User Conduct And Protection
Authorily enables people around the world to create, share, sell and purchase nearly any service they need in the book publishing process at an unbeatable value. Services offered on Authorily reflect the diversity of an expanding Service economy. Members of the Authorily community communicate and engage through orders, social media, and on Authorily’s Community Forums.
Authorily maintains a friendly, community spirited, and professional environment. Users should keep to that spirit while participating in any activity or extensions of Authorily. This section relates to the expected conduct users should adhere to while interacting with each other on Authorily.
To report a violation of our Terms of Service, User Misconduct, or inquiries regarding your account, please contact our Customer Support team here.
Users may receive a warning to their account for violations of our Terms of Service or any user misconduct reported to our Trust and Safety team. A warning will be sent to the user’s email address and will be displayed for such user on the Site. Warnings do not limit account activity, but can lead to your account losing Freelancer statuses or becoming permanently disabled based on the severity of the violation.
Adult Services & Pornography – Authorily does not allow any exchange of adult oriented or pornographic materials and services.
Inappropriate Behavior & Language – Communication on Authorily should be friendly, constructive, and professional. Authorily condemns bullying, harassment, and hate speech towards others. We allow users a medium for which messages are exchanged between individuals, a system to rate orders, and to engage on larger platforms such as our Community Forum and Social Media pages.
Phishing and Spam – Authorily takes the matter its members’ security seriously. Any attempts to publish or send malicious content with the intent to compromise another member’s account or computer environment is strictly prohibited. Please respect our members privacy by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent.
Privacy & Identity – You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information. Any exchange of personal information required for the completion of a service must be provided in the order page. Freelancers further confirm that whatever information they receive from the Client, which is not public domain, shall not be used for any purpose whatsoever other than for the delivery of the work to the Client. Any users who engage and communicate off of Authorily will not be protected by our Terms of Service.
Intellectual Property Claims – Authorily will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright or trademark infringement, and/or violation of third party’s terms of service. Our Intellectual Property claims procedures can be reviewed here.
Fraud / Unlawful Use – You may not use Authorily for any unlawful purposes or to conduct illegal activities.
Abuse and Spam
Multiple Accounts – To prevent fraud and abuse, users are limited to one active account. Any additional account determined to be created to circumvent guidelines, promote competitive advantages, or mislead the Authorily community will be disabled. Mass account creation may result in disabling of all related accounts. Note: any violations to Authorily’s Terms of Service is cause for permanent suspension of all accounts.
Targeted Abuse – We do not tolerate users who engage in targeted abuse or harassment towards other users on Authorily. This includes creating new multiple accounts to harass members through our message or ordering system.
Selling Accounts – You may not buy or sell Authorily accounts.
User Generated Content
User Generated Content (“UGC”) refers to the content added by users as opposed to content created by the Site. All content uploaded to Authorily by our users (Clients and Freelancers) is User Generated Content. Authorily does not check user uploaded/created content for appropriateness, violations of copyright, trademarks, other rights or violations. We invite everyone to report violations together with proof of ownership as appropriate. Reported violating content may be removed or disabled.
Furthermore, Authorily is not responsible for the content, quality or the level of service provided by the Freelancers. We provide no warranty with respect to the Services, their delivery, and any communications between Clients and Freelancers. We encourage users to take advantage of our rating system, our community and common sense in choosing appropriate Services® service offers.
By offering a service, the Freelancer undertakes that he/she has sufficient permissions, rights and/or licenses to provide, sell or resell the service is offered on Authorily. Freelancers advertising their Service online must comply with laws and terms of service of the advertising platform or relevant website used to advertise. Failing to do so may result in removal of the Service and may lead to the suspension of Freelancer’s account.
For specific terms related to Intellectual Property rights and for reporting claims of copyright infringement (DMCA notices) or trademark infringement – please see our Intellectual Property Claims Policy which forms an integral part of these Terms of Service. Note that it is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
Ownership and limitations: Unless clearly stated otherwise on the Freelancer’s Service page/description, when the work is delivered, and subject to payment, the Client is granted all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights for the work delivered from the Freelancer, and the Freelancer waives any and all moral rights therein. The delivered work shall be considered work-for-hire under the U.S. Copyright Act. In the event the delivered work does not meet the requirements of work-for-hire or when US Copyright Act does not apply, the Freelancer expressly agrees to assign to Client the copyright in the delivered work. All transfer and assignment of intellectual property to Client shall be subject to full payment for the Service and the delivery may not be used if payment is cancelled for any reason. For removal of doubt, in custom created work (such as art work, design work, report generation etc.), the delivered work shall be the exclusive property of Client, and Freelancer assigns all rights, title and interest in the delivered work. Some Services (including for custom created work) charge additional payments (through Service Extras) for a Commercial Use License. This means that if you purchase the Service for personal use, you will own all rights you require for such use, and will not need the Commercial Use License. If you intend to use it for any charge or other consideration, or for any purpose that is directly or indirectly in connection with any business, or other undertaking intended for profit, you will need to buy the Commercial Use License through a Service Extra and will have broader rights that cover your business use.
Commercial Use License
By purchasing a “Commercial Use License” with your order, the Freelancer grants you a perpetual, exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the purchased delivery for Permitted Commercial Purposes. All intellectual property rights of the purchased delivery are hereby assigned to you. “Permitted Commercial Purposes” means any business related use, such as (by way of example) advertising, promotion, creating web pages, integration into product, software or other business related tools etc., and strictly excludes any illegal, immoral or defamatory purpose. This License is subject to Authorily’s Terms of Service. There is no warranty, express or implied, with the purchase of this delivery, including with respect to fitness for a particular purpose. Neither the Freelancer nor Authorily will be liable for any claims, or incidental, consequential or other damages arising out of this license, the delivery or your use of the delivery.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER Authorily NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH Authorily MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
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