THIS AGREEMENT is made on the …………..day of………….20……., (hereinafter, “Effective Date”) entered into by the Company and the Contractor (Company and Contractor collectively referred to as the “Parties” or individually as the “Party”) and includes that Party’s successors and assigns.
In consideration of covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Parties agree to the following terms and conditions and to be bound thereby:
COMMENCEMENT AND DURATION
This Agreement shall be valid from the Effective Date for one (1) year.
The Contractor shall provide services to the Company involving the completion of homework assignments, hereinafter “Services”. The Contractor shall use reasonable good faith efforts in providing the services and adhere to industry standards.
The Contractor understands and agrees that the Company may use some of their information e.g., name, pictures, biography, email, for the Company’s business purposes e.g., marketing.
The Contractor shall inform the Company in advance and in writing on their availability to perform the Services, specifically, how many hours they are available to complete assignments each day. If the Contractor fails to adhere to the time periods specified, they shall not be entitled to receive the Contract Sum.
As consideration for the Services, the Company will pay the Contractor a minimum of $5.00 per assignment and a bonus amount based on the Company’s discretion based on the difficulty and details of each assignment.
This Contract sum shall be payable 7 days after the Contractor has submitted the completed work to the Company. This sum shall be payable to the Contractor’s PayPal account by the Contractor’s Agency where applicable, or the Company. The Contractor must however first send an invoice to the Agency or Company.
The Contractor shall not be entitled to payment if they fail to complete an assignment within twenty (24) hours.
For the duration of this Agreement, any subsequent agreement executed for the same or similar purpose, and after the termination of this Agreement, the Contractor shall not interfere with the Company’s relationship with, or endeavor to entice away from the Company, the Company’s Customers, any officer, director or employee or any person who had a material business relationship with the Company in the duration of this Agreement. If a customer asks the Contractor to work directly with them instead of through the Company, the Contractor must promptly inform the Company.
The Contractor shall not directly or indirectly work for any person (natural or legal) engaged in the businesses in which the Company engages in (completion of homework assignments) in the duration of this agreement
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will have full control over working time, methods, and decision-making in relation to the provision of the Services per the Agreement. The Contractor will work autonomously and not at the direction of the Company. However, the Contractor will be responsive to the reasonable needs and concerns of the Company and comply with all the Company rules.
The Contractor shall be responsible for all expenses related to providing the Services under this Agreement. This includes but is not limited to supplies, equipment, taxes, Social Security contributions/payments, unemployment taxes, and other costs.
The Contractor is solely responsible for maintaining relevant insurance coverage for themselves, their employees, or contract persons.
LICENSES, PERMITS, AND CERTIFICATES
The Contractor shall acquire and maintain all the relevant licenses, permits, and certificates necessary to perform the Services herein.
The Contractor agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Company and its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any action, claim, demand, or liability, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising from or relating to the Contractor’s acts or omissions under this Agreement. The Contractor agrees that the Company shall have the right to participate in and control the defense of any such claim through counsel of its choosing at the Contractor’s expense.
The relationship of the parties hereto is that of an independent contractor. Accordingly, the Parties hereto are not deemed agents, partners, or joint venturers of the others for any purpose due to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated thereby. The Company is not required to pay or make any contributions to any social security, local, state, or federal tax, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, insurance premium, profit-sharing, pension, or any other employee benefit for the Contractor during the term. The Contractor is responsible for paying and complying with reporting requirements for all local, state, and federal taxes related to payments made to the Contractor under this Agreement.
The Contractor hereby agrees that it will not represent to any third party that its engagement by the Company is in any capacity other than as an independent contractor. Neither the Contractor nor their personnel have any authority to create any contract or obligation, express or implied, on behalf of, in the name of, or binding upon the Company.
The Contractor agrees that any intellectual property and associated rights owned, discovered or developed by the Contractors, solely or jointly with others, in connection with the Services performed under this Agreement, shall constitute works for hire and shall automatically upon their creation or discovery become the exclusive property of the Company property.
The Company shall have the unfettered right to deal with the said intellectual property in any way it thinks fit. The Contractor irrevocably and unconditionally waives all rights relating to the said intellectual property to which he may now or in the future be entitled. The Contractor shall only use the intellectual property subject to the Company’s terms and consent.
The Contractor shall not transfer or assign this Agreement without the Company’s consent. However, the Company may transfer or assign this Agreement or subcontract its obligations hereunder at any time without the Contractor’s consent. If the Company does so, anyone to whom the Company transfers, assigns, or subcontracts any or all of its obligations will have all of the Company’s rights with respect to such obligations.
RETURN OF THE PROPERTY
Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement or demand by the Company, the Contractor shall return any of the Company’s property to the Company, including but not limited to; documentation, records, or confidential information. All property should be returned in the same condition at issuance failure to which damages shall become payable. Reasonable wear and tear will be allowed.
The Contractor shall reimburse Company for any Company property lost or damaged in an amount equal to the market price of such property.
Parties agree to settle disputes under this Agreement through (select one)
☐Negotiation ☐Mediation ☐Arbitration ☐Litigation
Either Party may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason upon Service of no less than ________days’ termination notice in writing. If a Party wishes to terminate the contract with less than these stated days, the other Party reserves the right to charge costs they have already paid in advance or incurred.
The termination of this Agreement shall not discharge the liabilities accumulated by either Party.
Any Clauses intended by the Parties or this Agreement to survive the termination of this Agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement by whatever cause.
All non-public, confidential or proprietary information of the Company, disclosed by the Company to the Contractor, whether disclosed orally or disclosed or accessed in written, electronic or other form or media, and whether or not marked, designated or otherwise identified as “confidential” in connection with this Agreement is confidential, solely for the use of performing this Agreement and may not be disclosed or copied unless authorized in advance by the Company in writing. Upon the Company’s request, the Contractor shall promptly return all documents and other confidential materials received from the Company. The Company shall be entitled to injunctive relief for any violation of this Section. This Section does not apply to information that is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known to the Contractor at the time of disclosure, or (c) rightfully obtained by the Contractor on a non-confidential basis from a third party. The Contractor must immediately notify the Company of any unlawful use or disclosure of confidential information and assist the Company in resolving the issue. In addition, this Agreement is confidential and cannot be divulged to third parties, unless as provided by law, without the written consent of the Company.
Specifically, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Contractor is barred from sharing the homework assignments.
For this Agreement, “Force Majeure” means an event which a diligent party could not have reasonably avoided in the circumstances, which is beyond the control of a party and includes, but is not limited to, war, riots, civil disorder, earthquake, storm, flood or adverse weather conditions, strikes, lockouts or other industrial action, terrorist acts, confiscation or any other action by government agencies. A Party’s failure to fulfill its obligations due to Force Majeure, shall not be considered a breach of this Agreement, provided that the Party has taken all reasonable precautions, due care, reasonable alternative measures, and minimal delay all to carry out the terms of this Agreement.
Each Party hereto agrees to perform any further acts and to execute and deliver any further documents that may be reasonably necessary to carry out the provisions of this Agreement.
CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT
Either Party may request changes to the Agreement, but they will only be effective if agreed in writing, signed by all Parties, and recorded. If any ambiguity is found in the Agreement or various documents forming this Agreement, the Parties shall issue any necessary clarification or instruction.
Failure by the Company to enforce any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement shall not be a waiver of its right to enforce the terms and conditions of this Agreement. No waiver by the Company of any breach of, or of compliance with, any condition or provision of this Agreement by the Contractor shall be considered a waiver of any other condition or provision or of the same condition or provision at another time.
The provisions of this Agreement are severable. If any provision is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one instrument.
This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties. It supersedes all prior oral or written agreements or understandings between the Parties concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. All documents annexed to this Agreement shall be subject to the terms under this Agreement, provided that the Parties append their signatures on the documents. The Parties will exercise utmost good faith in this Agreement.
The article and section headings in this Agreement are for convenience; they form in no part of this Agreement and shall not affect its interpretation.
All pronouns and any variations thereof shall be deemed to refer to the masculine, feminine, neuter, singular, or plural, as the identity of the person or entity may require. As used in this Agreement: words of the masculine gender shall mean and include corresponding neuter words or words of the feminine gender, and words in the singular shall mean and include the plural and vice versa.
Any notice required to be given between the Parties pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given at the time when actually received as a consequence of any effective method of delivery at the following addresses (including email) or such changed address as the Party shall have specified by written notice, provided that any notice of change of address shall be effective only upon actual receipt.
The Contractor acknowledges that they have been provided with the opportunity to negotiate this Agreement and to seek legal counsel before signing this Agreement. In addition, the Contractor acknowledges that the restrictions imposed are fair, reasonable, and necessary to protect the Company’s legitimate business interests and will not place an undue burden upon their livelihood in the event of enforcement of the restrictions. The Contractor also acknowledges that they have entered into this Agreement with the capacity and authority to contract freely and voluntarily.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York and its Courts without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the Parties has executed this Agreement, as of the day and year set forth below.
Signed by the duly authorized representative of the COMPANYSignature: ………………………………………………. Name: …………………………………………………… Designation: …………………………………………… Date:………………………………………………….
Signed by the CONTRACTORSignature : ……………………………………………… Name: …………………………………………………… Date:…………………………………………….……
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