Service Provider

The platform freelancebelize.com is owned and run by Roman Cuello doing business as Belize Freelance Market, of Suite 19, Northern Shops, 1 ½ Miles Philip Goldson Highway, Belize City, Belize (hereinafter referred to as “Freelance Belize”).

The service offered is effectively a platform that matches freelance service providers with customers seeking those services (“the Service”). Reference to platform includes reference to the Service being accessed via various channels, including the website/web platform, Whatsapp, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

These terms and conditions between Freelance Belize and the service provider govern the provision of this Service by Freelance Belize to the service provider and by accepting the terms and conditions when registering as a service provider on the platform, the service provider agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions. The terms and conditions are a legally binding document.

Freelance Belize may modify the terms and conditions periodically and the service provider will be notified of such modifications to the email address associated with the service provider’s registered account.

Service Provider Account

The service provider administrator will not create an account for an entity unless he/she is expressly authorized to do so on behalf of that entity. The service provider is responsible for ensuring that all information provided to Freelance Belize is accurate and current at all times. Freelance Belize will be entitled to call upon the Service provider to provide documentary evidence, and/or all other information which we reasonably require to verify the information provided when creating an account.

By registering for the Service, the service provider grants permission to Freelance Belize to collect, store and use information in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Payment of Fees

In consideration for the Services rendered, the service provider shall pay to Freelance Belize a fee as specified on the Freelance Belize platform or as otherwise agreed upon with a Freelance Belize representative and as quoted, within 30 (thirty) days of receipt of an invoice from Freelance Belize by way of electronic funds transfer into such bank account as Freelance Belize may elect from time to time.

Freelance Belize has the right to deny access to the Service should the service provider payment not be received within 15 (fifteen) days of it becoming due, in which event the service provider will be unable to access the Service until such time as the outstanding fees are paid.

Freelance Belize may change the fees charged for the Services at any time. Freelance Belize will provide the service provider with reasonable prior written notice of any change in fees.

Warranties and Limitations of Liability

Freelance Belize will not be responsible for any direct or incidental, indirect, special or consequential damages or loss of any nature whatsoever suffered by the service provider as a result of making use of the Service.

Furthermore, Freelance Belize does not guarantee that all files made available on the platform or delivered via email will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

Freelance Belize does not warrant that the Service will meet the service provider requirements, and, for this purpose, it is specifically recorded that the Service is provided “as is” and it is the service provider’s responsibility to satisfy itself that it meets the service provider requirements and is compatible with the service provider hardware and software prior to making use thereof.

Freelance Belize provides no warranty that the Service generally available through its platform shall remain uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the Service will be corrected.

Indemnification

The service provider agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Freelance Belize and its respective directors, officers, employees, agents or other representatives from and against all claims, liability and expenses, including all legal fees and costs arising from or relating to (a) breach by the service provider of these terms and conditions; and (b) unauthorized use or misuse of Services by the service provider. This provision shall survive the termination of the right of the service provider to make use of these Services.

Confidentiality

The service provider will not, during the currency of this Agreement and after the termination thereof, for its own benefit or for the benefit of any other person, use or derive any profit from:- 1) any informational knowledge in relation to the Services, acquired by reason of its engagement in terms of these terms and conditions; and 2) any confidential Information in general which relate to the business of Freelance Belize, including (but not limited to) suppliers contact information, intellectual property, financial methods, policies, marketing methods, processes, systems, business methods, business connections, internal control systems and other matters which relate to the business of Freelance Belize.

All information, presentations and ideas (electronic- or paper-based) devised by Freelance Belize and used by the service provider shall be secret and confidential to the service provider and its selected employees and shall remain at all times the exclusive property of Freelance Belize. If such information, presentations and ideas are furnished to the service provider, they shall remain in its possession and under its control until required to deliver same back to Freelance Belize which the service provider will be obliged to do on demand or on termination of these terms and conditions, whichever is the sooner.

The service provider furthermore undertakes to take all reasonable precautions against and use its best endeavors to prevent any of that information mentioned above being learned by unauthorized persons.

Similarly, Freelance Belize and its employees will keep confidential all customer data and take all reasonable precautions to prevent the customer data being accessed by unauthorized persons.

Intellectual Property

All Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, processes, manuals and other documentation connected with the Services and/or Freelance Belize shall remain at all times the sole property of Freelance Belize. Unless specifically authorized in these terms and conditions or in writing by Freelance Belize and then only to the extent so authorized, the service provider shall have no right to use Freelance Belize’s Intellectual Property in any manner whatsoever.

All content, trademarks and data on this platform, including but not limited to software, databases, text, graphics, icons, links, designs and agreements, are the property of or under license of Freelance Belize. As such they are protected by local and international legislation and agreements. Users may download, view and print content from this platform only for private and non-commercial ends.

Personal information and Privacy

Freelance Belize undertakes that it shall ensure that it is entitled to lawfully use, process and transfer the Personal Information of customers to the service provider in the course of providing the Services in terms of these terms and conditions.

Third party websites

Where links and pointers have been provided by Freelance Belize to other third party websites, these links are provided without endorsement by Freelance Belize. Freelance Belize is not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites and does not make any representations regarding the content and accuracy of materials on such websites. Linking to third party websites is solely at the users’ own risk.

Use of the website

Users are prohibited to attempt any violations to the security of Freelance Belize including, but not limited to an attempt to interfere with the host or network by submitting a virus to the platform, overloading or spamming, forging of TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting or by accessing information not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access.

Users are prohibited from posting any information onto the Freelance Belize platform that is obscene, offensive, vulgar, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, of a menacing character or embarrassing, or which may cause annoyance, anxiety or inconvenience to another user or any other person or entity; post a sexually-explicit image or statement; post advertisements or solicitations of business; post chain letters or pyramid schemes or that impersonates another person.

Arbitration

In the event of any dispute or difference arising between the Parties hereto relating to or arising out of this Agreement, including the implementation, execution, interpretation, rectification, termination or cancellation of this Agreement, the Parties shall forthwith meet to attempt to settle such dispute or difference, and failing such settlement within a period of sixty (60) days, the said dispute or difference may be submitted to arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Act of Belize, which arbitration proceedings shall be held in Belize City, Belize or such other place as the Parties may agree.

Notices

The service provider agrees that Freelance Belize may provide notice to the service provider by sending it to the email address associated with the service provider’s registered account. All notices to Freelance Belize must be sent to the following email address: services@freelancebelize.com.

Breach

Should any of the terms and conditions be breached by a service provider, Freelance Belize, at its sole discretion reserves the right to suspend, alter or terminate service provider registration and access to the platform and the Services.

General

Should any part of these terms and conditions be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remainder of the terms and conditions shall not be affected.

Service providers’ use of this platform is solely at Service providers’ own risk and subject to all applicable laws in Belize. Should service providers outside of this jurisdiction access the platform, they do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.

These terms and conditions constitute the whole agreement between the parties and no party shall be bound by any undertakings, representations, warranties, promises or the like not recorded herein. Any indulgence of whatsoever nature granted by Freelance Belize shall not be construed as a waiver or variation of any of our rights or remedies.

Freelance Belize reserves the right to reference the service provider in marketing materials, on websites, in discussions, case studies and white papers and this right will continue even after termination of this Agreement.

Freelance Belize appreciates hearing from our service providers and welcomes any comments regarding our Services and the Freelance Belize website. If you have questions or concerns regarding the terms and conditions, please contact our service provider support by email at services@freelancebelize.com.

Customers

The platform freelancebelize.com is owned and run by Roman Cuello doing business as Belize Freelance Market, of Suite 19, Northern Shops, 1 ½ Miles Philip Goldson Highway, Belize City, Belize (hereinafter referred to as “Freelance Belize”).

The service offered is effectively a platform that matches freelance service providers with customers seeking those services (“the Service”). Reference to platform includes reference to the Service being accessed via various channels, including the website/web platform, Whatsapp, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

These Terms and Conditions between Freelance Belize and the customer govern the provision of this Service by Freelance Belize to the customer and by accepting the Terms and Conditions when registering as a customer on the platform, the customer agrees to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

The Terms and Conditions is a legally binding document. Freelance Belize may modify the Terms and Conditions periodically and the customer will be notified of such modifications to the email address associated with the customer’s registered account.

Registration

The customer will be required to complete the Freelance Belize profile when registering.

The customer is responsible for ensuring that all information provided to Freelance Belize is accurate and complete at all times. If the customer is under the age of 18 years old, the job seeker may not register for the Service without consent and approval from the customer’s legal parent or guardian.

The customer agrees that the username and password used to log in is for personal use only and will not be passed on to any third party.

The use of the platform and the related Service by the customer is free of charge. The internet data and other charges incurred by the customer in this regard will, however, be for the account of the customer.

Limitation of liability

Usage of the Service offered on the platform is at the customer’s own risk and Freelance Belize may not be held liable for any direct or indirect special, consequential, or other damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising out of the customer’s access to or use of the Service on the platform.

The Service is provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis and Freelance Belize does not warrant that the Service will meet the customer’s specific requirements. Freelance Belize furthermore does not warrant that the Service will be compatible with any particular electronic devices, browsers or other software applications.

Freelance Belize provides no warranty that the Service generally available through its platform shall remain uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the Service will be corrected.

Furthermore, Freelance Belize does not guarantee that all files made available for download through the Service or delivered via email will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Customer are solely responsible for ensuring that sufficient measures are in place to offer relevant protection or to satisfy the accuracy of data input and output.

Freelance Belize does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of information posted by users. Customers acknowledge that any reliance on information posted by other users will be at their own risk.

Freelance Belize is not responsible or liable for the deletion or failure to store customer data or the loss thereof due to technical failure beyond the control of Freelance Belize.

Indemnity

The job seeker indemnifies Freelance Belize and holds it harmless against any loss, liability, damage or expense suffered or incurred by Freelance Belize (and all costs reasonably incurred in connection therewith, including attorneys’ legal fees) which arise out of or are connected in any manner whatsoever with use or misuse of, or access to, the platform, the Service, the content, or otherwise from user content, violation of these Terms and Conditions, or infringement by the user, or any third party using the user account or identity in the platform, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Third party websites

Where links and pointers have been provided by Freelance Belize to other third party websites, these links are provided without endorsement by Freelance Belize. Freelance Belize is not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites and does not make any representations regarding the content and accuracy of materials on such websites. Linking to third party websites is solely at the users own risk.

Use of the website

Customers are prohibited to attempt any violations to the security of Freelance Belize including, but not limited to an attempt to interfere with the host or network by submitting a virus to the platform, overloading or spamming, forging of TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting or by accessing information not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access.

Customers are prohibited from posting any information onto the Freelance Belize platform that is obscene, offensive, vulgar, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, of a menacing character or embarrassing, or which may cause annoyance, anxiety or inconvenience to another user or any other person or entity; post a sexually-explicit image or statement; post advertisements or solicitations of business; post chain letters or pyramid schemes or that impersonates another person.

Personal information and Privacy

Freelance Belize collects Personal Information from the customer when the customer voluntarily provides such information when completing the customer profile to access the Services, which includes the customer’s: (1) name; (2) surname; (3) identity number; (4) email address; (5) telephone number; (6) physical address; (7) gender; (8) nationality; (9) ethnicity; (10) disability type; (11) languages; (12) skills; (13) educational background; (14) experience; and (15) any other Personal Information which he/she provides to Freelance Belize in connection with the Service.[JA1]

By voluntarily providing us with access to Personal Information, the customer is consenting to our use of it in connection with the rendering of the Service.

The customer may email us at services@freelancebelize.com to request that we delete his/her Personal Information from our systems. Freelance Belize will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor the customer’s request. Freelance Belize may retain an archived copy of the customer’s records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (and if so, we will explain this to the customer at the time).

Freelance Belize shall reasonably endeavor to ensure that no customer data is accessed in an unauthorized manner for the duration of the agreement. Freelance Belize shall promptly inform the customer if any customer data has been accessed in an unauthorized manner or if Freelance Belize suspects that such access has occurred.

Freelance Belize, however, reserves the right to track trends based on the customer’s use of the Service for statistical purposes or to extend the Freelance Belize Service offering and may freely trade with such statistical data with other organizations, provided that such statistical data is anonymized and is not capable of identifying the customer as an individual.

Intellectual Property

All content, trademarks and data on this platform, including but not limited to software, databases, text, graphics, icons, links, designs and agreements, are the property of or under license of Freelance Belize. As such they are protected by local and international legislation and agreements. Customers may download, view and print content from this platform only for private and non-commercial ends.

All intellectual property rights in any data that has been successfully submitted to the Service by a customer, however, shall at all times remain the property of the customer and Freelance Belize shall acquire no rights in such material except the rights required to fulfill its obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

Breach

Should any of the Terms and Conditions be breached by a customer, Freelance Belize, at its sole discretion reserves the right to remove, without prior notification, any material from the platform or to suspend, alter or terminate customer registration and access to the Service.

General

Should any part of these terms and conditions be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remainder of the terms and conditions shall not be affected.

Customers’ use of the Service is solely at the customers’ own risk and subject to all applicable laws governed by Belize. Should users outside of this jurisdiction access the platform, they do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the whole agreement between the parties and no party shall be bound by any undertakings, representations, warranties, promises or the like not recorded herein.

Any indulgence of whatsoever nature granted by Freelance Belize shall not be construed as a waiver or variation of any of our rights or remedies.

Freelance Belize appreciates hearing from our users and welcomes any comments regarding our Service and the Freelance Belize platform. If you have questions or concerns regarding the Terms and Conditions, please contact our customer support by email at services@freelancebelize.com