THIS AGREEMENT is made on the …………..day of……….20……., 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 _________________________until ___________________________.
The Contractor shall create recipe instruction videos for the Company per their profession as a chef at a contract sum (term defined below). The Contractor shall use reasonable good faith efforts in providing the services. The services will also include any other tasks which may be agreed on by the Parties.
In exchange for the services, the Company shall pay the Contractor $________________which shall be due on ____________________________.
CONTRACTOR’S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
The Contractor represents and warrants to the Company the following: There is no contractual obligation to which the Contractor is subject, which prevents the Contractor from entering into this contract or performing the Contractor’s duties entirely under this contract.
AUTONOMY (pick one)
Except as otherwise provided in this agreement;
☐ The Contractor will work at the Company’s direction.
☐ 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.
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 Clients or any person who had a material business relationship with the Company in the duration of this agreement.
For the duration of this agreement, any subsequent agreement executed for the same or similar purpose, and (2) years after the termination of this agreement, the Contractor shall not directly or indirectly engage in the businesses in which the Company engages in or in which the Company has an actual intention to engage in, within any geographic area in which the Company is then conducting such business.
EQUIPMENT (select one)
Except as otherwise provided in this agreement,
☐ The Contractor will provide any resources necessary to deliver the services per the agreement at the Contractor’s own expense.
☐ The Company will provide any resources necessary to deliver the Contractor’s services per the agreement at the Company’s own 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.
The Contractor agrees that any intellectual property and associated rights owned, discovered, or developed by them, solely or jointly with others, in connection with their 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.
This shall include the recipe instruction videos created under this agreement.
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.
EXCLUSIVITY (select one)
☐ This agreement is nonexclusive, and the Company may retain the services of other Contractors, and the Contractor may also offer the services to other persons.
☐ This agreement is exclusive, and the Company may not retain the services of other Contractors, and the Contractors may also not offer the services to other persons.
RETURN OF THE PROPERTY
Upon the expiration or termination of this agreement or request by the Company, the Contractor will return to the Company any property, documentation, records, or confidential information that is the Company’s property.
If a dispute arises under this agreement, the Parties hereby agree to settle the dispute through Arbitration.
A Party may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice due to breach of the agreement or if the other Party consents to the termination in writing.
Otherwise than for breach or consent, a Party may terminate this agreement upon giving the other Party no less than ________days’ notice in writing. If the Party wishes to terminate the contract with less than these stated days, the other Party reserves the right to charge costs that 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.
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.
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.
The Contractor shall not at any time disclose, directly or indirectly to any other person any information concerning this agreement or any additional information of any nature whatsoever concerning the Company, whether such information or matter is stated to be confidential or not, without the express written permission of the Company.
The Contractor shall not, without the prior written approval of the Company, use for Contractor’s benefit, or permit the use by others for their benefit or to the detriment of the Company, any information concerning this agreement or any additional information of any nature whatsoever concerning the Company, whether such information or matter is stated to be confidential or not.
The Contractor shall only use any information concerning this agreement or any additional information of any nature whatsoever concerning the Company, whether such information or matter is stated to be confidential for fulfilling their obligations under this agreement.
Failure by either Party to enforce any of the terms or conditions of this agreement shall not be a waiver of their right to enforce the terms and conditions of this agreement.
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.
The Parties shall be served through the following addresses (including email), and either Party may change the below addressees by reasonable notice in writing given to the other Party.
THE COMPANY: ___________________________________________
THE CONTRACTOR: ___________________________________________
The Contractor acknowledges that they have been provided with the opportunity to negotiate this agreement and to seek legal counsel before signing this agreement. 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. In addition, the Contractor acknowledges that they have the capacity to contract and enter into this agreement and that further, they have entered into this agreement freely and voluntarily.
This agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Colorado State.
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 COMPANY Signature: Name: Designation: Date:…………………………………………………..
Signed by the CONTRACTOR
Signature : Name: Date:…………………………………………….……
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