Terms & Conditions for Contractors

This agreement is between Topcontent.com (Sigyn LTD, Company Registration Number C-52232, Malta), hereinafter the "Company", and the freelancing individual, hereinafter the "Contractor". 

The Contractor agrees to write and/or translate the assignments according to given instructions and release all intellectual property rights to the Company. 

Topcontent.com (Sigyn LTD) agrees to pay the agreed upon compensation for every successfully performed Service. 

Warranties

The Contractor warrants that:

A) The services delivered will not infringe any copyright, patent, trade secret or other proprietary right held by any third party.

B) The services provided by the Contractor shall be performed in a professional manner, and shall be of a high grade, nature, and quality. The services shall be performed in a timely manner and shall meet any and all deadlines agreed between the Contractor and the Company.

C) The Contractor is above 18 years of age.

Relationship of parties

The Contractor is an independent contractor of the Company. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating an employer-employee relationship, as a guarantee of future employment or engagement, or as a limitation upon the Company's sole discretion to terminate this Agreement at any time without cause. The Contractor further agrees to be responsible for all of the Contractor's taxes, fees, duties and similar government charges imposed by any taxing authority of any country including, but not limited to, withholding tax, social security, insurance and other benefits. 

Intellectual Property Rights

The Contractor acknowledges that any and all works, projects and intangibles arising out of or in connection with this agreement are the exclusive property of the Company. To the extent any intellectual property rights become the property of the Contractor, the Contractor hereby assigns to the Company all existing and future intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, patents, copyright and related rights) and inventions arising from the Services for the Company. 

The Contractor hereby irrevocably waives all moral rights and all similar rights in any jurisdiction which the Contractor has or will have in any existing or future works. 

All documents, magnetically, electronically or optically encoded media, and other tangible materials created by Contractor as part of its Services under this Agreement shall be owned by the Company.

Non Disclosure Agreement

The Contractor will never share any confidential information such as names, websites, resources or any form of information that could disclose the identity of the clients for whom content is being written for.

The Contractor can disclose the fact that they provide freelancers services with Topcontent, however the Contractor understands that any information relating to the clients or tasks of Topcontent can never be disclosed with anyone. The Contractor agrees to never show any tasks, writing or any work done by them to anyone. For more information about how the NDA works, please click here.

General Rules

You must only accept tasks that you can work on immediately. Our clients need their tasks delivered within a quick turnaround time and once a task is accepted, no other contributor is able to take this task. If you engage in any of the following actions, this will be considered as going against our terms and conditions and your account will be removed:
  • Letting tasks expire (auto-dropped) 
  • Dropping a task after a considerable amount of time has passed
  • Submitting incomplete tasks, and editing them later
When accepting a task, please make sure you have the time, knowledge and skills to complete it within the deadline. Do not take a task if you cannot finish it on time. In circumstances where you cannot complete a task, you must make every effort to drop it immediately.
 
When you accept a task, you will have two hours to start working on it. If no work has been done within two hours, this will be considered that you do not intend to finish this task within the deadline and it will be auto-dropped and sent back to the Task Board. The reason for this auto-drop is to eliminate the risk of the task not being completed within the deadline. This two-hour rule also applies when a task has been returned to you.
 
Multiple accounts and fraud

It is forbidden for a Contractor to have more than one account. It's also forbidden to operate or login on another contractors account. If it is discovered that a contractor is using more than one account that will be considered a breach of this contract. In such case the Company reserves the right not to pay the Contractor. Not paying the Contractor shall not be seen as a limiting factor for the Company to pursue further legal actions against the Contractor. 

Compensation

The contractor agrees that payment will take place once a month and will be paid for the tasks that have delivered from the 11th of the preceding month until the 10th. The contractor agrees that the outstanding balance will be paid out monthly and that only balances of 10 euro or more will be paid out. If the contractor has accumulated less than 10 euro, the balance will remain in the contractor's account until a total of 10 euro is accumulated.

The contractor also agrees that if their account is closed down by the company, and they have accumulated less than 10 euros, this balance will not be paid out and the contractor forfeits their right to claim this outstanding balance.

Governing law and dispute resolution

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantial laws of Malta without regard to conflict of law principles. 

The Parties will use their best efforts to resolve amicably any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, or the breach termination or invalidity thereof. Any such dispute, controversy or claim shall be finally settled by the courts of Malta. 

Data Protection and how we handle personal data.

The data we collect about you as a freelancer are the ones you can see under “My Profile” in your login. To be able to pay for tasks done we also save your activity in the system. For example (and not limited to) which tasks you have done and when you did them. To prevent fraud and to be able to improve the system we also store technical data. For example (and not limited to) which ip used on login and which browser you are using.