TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms" and/or "Terms and Conditions") carefully before submitting your registration form to participate in the academia-research.com's Freelance Writing Program ("Program"), because by using this Website You agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions.
Your use of the Website and entering into the Program are governed by the following Terms as applicable to the Website. These Terms are applied to all Writers (as this term defined hereunder), visitors, users and others who access and/or use this Website. If You transact on and/or use the Website, You shall be subject to this Terms. By using the Website, You agree that these Terms and Conditions constitute your binding obligations.
ACCESSING, BROWSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE WEBSITE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, SO IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THESE TERMS OR ANY PART OF IT THEN YOU MUST NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.
"Writer" and/or "You" mean the business, individual, entity, applicant, or end user accessing the Website, its contents, submitting the registration form, and participating in the Program, offered through the Website.
"Writer Fee" means your fee (Writer Total) for each purchase of Services by a Customer under and in accordance with these Terms.
"Customer" means a customer who uses and/or consumes the Services.
"Registration Form" means any and all order forms, registration forms, or other signup or acceptance forms (whether online, paper, fax, or otherwise), including any information in it, provided by You.
"Services" means academic writing services that Customer purchases through the Service Providers.
"Service Provider" means academia-research.com and/or academia-research.com' related parties and/or academia-research.com partners.
"Paper"/ "Work" / "Order" shall mean an original written academic writing work that is drafted by You in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, including, but not limited to, essay, term paper, research paper, dissertation review, book report, and/or other type of assignment written by You.
"We", "Our", "Us" and/or "Ourselves" mean academia-research.com.
Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
By participating in Program You (Writer) represent(s) and warrant(s) that
- all registration information You submit to Us is truthful and accurate;
- You have a duty to maintain the accuracy of such information;
- You have full legal capacity to enter into legally binding relations under this Terms;
- using this Website and participating in Program under these Terms does not and will not conflict with the current legislation and/or any prescriptions, provisions, regulations, licenses, permits, and registrations applicable to You;
- using this Website and participating in the Program does not and will not cause any violation and/or non-fulfillment of any agreement or other instrument to which You are a party, or the effect of which extends to You;
- does not and will not conflict with any provisions of your constituent documents (if any).
By participating in Program You agree that We reserve the right to delete your Writer’s Profile or terminate your cooperation with academia-research.com without warning, if We believe that information You provided to Us does not conform with the Terms` eligibility requirements and/or You do not fit the representations and warranties set forth in these Terms.
Enrollment in the Program
Your Writer`s Profile gives You access to the Program and functionality of the Website that We may establish and maintain from time to time and in our sole discretion. You are responsible for any and all occurring activities and/or downloaded Paper under your Writer`s Profile.
To begin the enrollment process, You must complete a Registration Form. The Registration Form can be found at: http://academia-research.com/profile/signup.
Upon completion of academia-research.com registration process, You will receive a password and a profile ("Writer's Profile") designation. You are fully responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and Writer`s Profile. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and/or your Writer`s Profile. You agree to (i) notify Us immediately about any unauthorized use of your password and/or Writer`s Profile or any other breach of security. (ii) You must ensure You exit from your Writer`s Profile at the end of each session. We will not be liable for any loss and/or damage arising from your failure to comply with these provisions.
To qualify as a Writer, You must also (1) pass our grammar test and (2) write a test essay that will be examined by our Quality Assurance Department within five (5) day term. If your grammar test or test essay is denied, You may apply again for Writer qualification in six (6) months.
By giving Us your email address, You grant us permission to send You communications from academia-research.com, such as Writer`s Profile creation confirmations, service announcements, administrative messages, and any of the opt-in academia-research.com newsletters. You may opt out of certain email communications from academia-research.com by following the instructions on your Writer`s Profile. You may not opt out of Program-related messages. If You do not want to receive Program-related messages from academia-research.com, You must terminate your cooperation with academia-research.com and cancel your Writer`s Profile.
In order to verify electronically your identity, We will ask You to provide your personal details (such as your name, address, date of birth, email, telephone number) and details of your identification documents.
You authorize academia-research.com directly or through third parties to make any inquiries, it is considered necessary to validate your Writer`s Profile and/or any other information, including financial, You provide Us while registration process. Essentially, the procedure involves, inter alia, validating your identity and confirming that information You have provided is truthful and accurate. In certain cases, We may request some additional documents to be submitted for verification with our Risk Department.
Please note that We use your phone number and/or your email to contact You and to verify your identity. Therefore it is vital to provide Us with your accurate and valid phone numbers and email.
You are responsible for informing academia-research.com about changes to your postal address, e-mail address, and phone numbers, as well as about any other changes to your name, tax identification number, contact information, payment information, or other personal information that will impact academia-research.com's ability to verify your identity and to issue a valid Writer`s Fee payment. Any information about changes in your personal details must be submitted at least fifteen (15) business days prior to the end of the calendar month in order to issue Writer`s Fee for that month.
Please note that You are required to pass additional verification procedure in case You change phone number and/or email address. You may not take/ receive any Order, until our Risk Department verifies You/ your new phone number and/or email address. If the verification procedure fails and you do not provide Us with the correct phone number and/or email address within fourteen (14) calendar days, your Writer`s Profile shall be deleted and your cooperation with academia-research.com shall be terminated.
Paper, Paper Instructions and Materials.
Subject to full compliance with the Terms, You/Writer undertake(s) to provide academia-research.com with Paper in accordance with the Customer`s instructions.
Your Paper must meet Customer`s confirmed instructions. Customer cannot change the initial instructions after the instructions have been confirmed. Any alterations to confirmed instructions are considered as additional instructions that should be paid additionally.
You must provide the Papers of the standard format (except as otherwise specified by the customer):
- 12 point Times New Roman;
- Bibliography/Reference list/Works Cited on a separate page;
- MS Word file;
- Not less than 250 words per page;
- One inch margin top, bottom, left, right;
- Title and Reference pages are free of charge;
- 1 slide = 1 page.
The standard Paper format includes a Title page, Outline page or Abstract (if needed), Body of the Paper and Reference page. Note that You are paid only for the main content of the Paper.
Unless the Customer indicates some specific sources to be used, You have the right to use any relevant materials available: books, journals, newspapers, interviews, online publications, and others.
If Customer specifies that certain sources/ material are required or are essential to the completion of the Paper: (1) You find one in your order instructions; (2) Customer provides them to You via Internet; or (3) Customer buys such sources/ material and provide it to You or reimburses your costs/ expenses incurred.
Please note that You are not responsible for any delays caused due to non-receipt of the Customer`s specific sources/ materials.
Restrictions and Prohibitions
In your use of the Program and this Website, You must abide by the following restrictions and prohibitions. As a Writer, You may not:
- Use in your Paper content that is pornographic, defamatory, libelous, tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of privacy, racially or ethnically objectionable, hateful, or promotes /provides instructional information about illegal activities, promotes any act of cruelty to animals, or is otherwise offensive.
- Use the Website and/or Program to violate any federal, state, local or international laws.
- Spam the Customer or mass email any Customer in an automated fashion.
- Collect personal identifiable information about Customers and sell or transfer that information.
Harass, threaten, or intimidate Customers or others who use the Services.
- Use automation tools to create Writer`s Profiles and/or Paper content.
- Disclose Customer`s confidential information.
- Use in your Paper content that is plagiarized, identical or substantially similar to any other copyright content, derived from other academic writing papers (yours or third parties`), and/or published elsewhere on the Web. This applies even if You are the owner of that content and/or have the rights to publish that content.
Payments and Payment Mechanisms
Our obligation to make a Writer Fee payment is subject to the condition precedent, including, without limitation:
- the Paper is submitted/ downloaded in the Paper Format set forth in these Terms;
- the Paper is submitted/ downloaded within the deadline and according to the Customer’s instructions;
- the Paper is not plagiarized;
- the Customer did not dispute a transaction and/or asked his/her credit card issuer to reverse the charge (“chargeback”);
- the Customer downloaded the Paper;
- the Writer`s representations and warranties in these Terms shall be true, accurate, and complete in all material respects on the date of the Payment.
academia-research.com reserves the right to suspend payment of Writer Fee(s) at any time and for an indefinite term, if it suspects fraud or other improper activity and/or a potential breach by the Writer of any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
academia-research.com, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to reduce, and/or to withhold indefinitely, and/or to reverse, and/or to deny, and/or to reject any Writer Fee, in following cases:
- if the Customer opens a dispute through certain online payment processor and/or called a chargeback on the Order that Writer was assigned for. Your Writer Fee for the particular order shall be recalculated, depending on your Order evaluation conducted by Quality Assurance Department. The final Writer Fee shall comprise up to 50% of the initial Order price.
- if Customer refuses to process the Order that Writer was assigned for and has not downloaded it, Service Providers make 100% refund to the Customer. In this case academia-research.com shall not be liable for any Writer Fee payment. If, however, the Writer has uploaded the Order before it has been cancelled or temporarily suspended by the Customer, Writer is entitled to receive Writer Fee in the amount of up to 50% of the initial Order price depending on the quality of the Order.
- if Customer asked for refund because of unsatisfying quality of the Order, final Writer Fee for a particular order shall be deducted by the amount of relevant refund.
The payment method shall be chosen by academia-research.com according to the Writer's location, availability, and convenience of certain payment method. academia-research.com in its sole discretion may grant the Writer a right to choose the payment method that academia-research.com will use for processing of all payments to Writer.
All payments shall be processed via worldwide online payments systems (including, but not limited to PayPal, Skrill, Payoneer) and/or via wire transfer. If the Writer wants to change his/her payment method and/or alter any payment information, he/she will have to pass the verification procedure and provide us with the official documents for security purposes.
Writers' salaries for completed works are paid twice per month, i.e. on the 10th and 25th ("Payment Date"). Works which are successfully completed between the 15th and 30th (31st) of the previous month are paid on the 10th of the current month. Works which are successfully completed between the 1st to the 15th of the current month are paid on the 25th of that current month. academia-research.com reserves a right to change the Payment Dates because of sudden/unexpected circumstances/ technical difficulties. In case of sudden/unexpected circumstances/ technical difficulties, Writers will be notified via Writer`s Profile and/or via emails.
Please note that your participation in the Program may be suspended or approval withheld until academia-research.com can validate that You have a valid Writer`s Profile with approved payment method.
By participating in the Program, You assume sole responsibility for any taxes owed, and You agree to pay all applicable taxes and/or charges imposed by any government entity in connection with your participation in the Program.
academia-research.com reserves a right to apply the following fines and measures, depending on the particular reasons, circumstances, and the amounts refunded back to the Customer:
- Plagiarism –penalty amounting from one hundred (100%) to three hundred(300%) percent of Order price will be imposed. More than one instance might result in your Writer`s Profile termination.
- Wrong or blank Paper uploaded by the Writer – penalty amounting fifty percent (50%) of Order price will be imposed.
- Missing the Order deadline - penalty amounting from five(5%) to fifteen (15%) percent of Order price will be imposed.
- Low/ bad quality (including but not limited to, false formatting, grammar errors, the Customer`s instructions were not followed etc.), – penalty amount depends on Paper quality and shall be determined by Quality Assurance Department. More than one instance might result in your Writer`s Profile termination.
- Refusal to process the Order that Writer was assigned for:
- If more than thirty percent(30%) of Orders deadline has passed, then penalty amounting from thirty(30%) to fifty(50%) percent of Order price will be imposed.
- If more than fifty percent (50%) of Orders deadline has passed, then penalty amounting from fifty (50%) to one hundred (100%) percent of Order price will be imposed.
Should the Paper fail to meet Customer`s instructions, Writer is obliged to provide free of charge Paper revision. Any Customer`s revision request or complaint in regards to a Paper shall be made within the revision period ("Revision Period").
Please note that no penalties for low quality of Paper shall be imposed if Writer provided Paper revision within Revision Period.
academia-research.com offers a 14-day Free Revision Period for Papers less than 20 pages, and a 30-day free revision period for Papers more than 20 pages. Free Revision Period begins on the date of Order deadline and expires on the last day of the Free Revision Period.
Customer is entitled to request as many revisions as may be required to make the Paper consistent and compliant with Customer`s instructions. During the Free Revision Period the request for revision may be made at any time.
Limitations of liability
academia-research.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. academia-research.com’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO A WRITER OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500).
We are committed to protecting your confidentiality. Authorized employees on a need to know basis only use any information collected from Writers. Writers` records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, but only if it is required by the legal authorities.
We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party, or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail.
Confidential information does not include information that: (a) was in the public domain at the time we received it; (b) comes into the public domain after we received it through no fault of ours; (c) we received from someone other than You without breach of our or their confidentiality obligations; or (d) we are required by law to disclose.
Any feedback/ testimonial You provide to this Website shall be deemed to be non-confidential. We shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis. Furthermore, by submitting the feedback/ testimonial, You represent and warrant that (i) Your feedback/ testimonial does not contain confidential or proprietary information of You or of third parties; (ii) we are not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the feedback/ testimonial; (iii) and (iv) You are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind for the feedback/ testimonial under any circumstances.
By agreeing to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions Writer hereby perpetually, irrevocably, and unconditionally assigns, transfers, and conveys to academia-research.com and its successors and assigns, all of Writer’s right, title, and interest in and to the all intellectual property (“Intellectual Property”) and intellectual property rights ("Intellectual Property Rights") forming a part of, embodied, in or necessary for use of the Paper. Writer further perpetually, irrevocably, and unconditionally assigns, transfers, and conveys to academia-research.com and its successors and assigns all claims for past, present and future infringement or misappropriation of the Intellectual Property Rights included in the assigned Paper, including all rights to sue for and to receive and recover all profits and damages accruing from an infringement misappropriation prior to the effective date of assignment as well as the right to grant releases for past infringements.
Transfer of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights by the Writer to the academia-research.com shall be deemed to come into effect, and the academia-research.com shall be deemed to have become the owner of the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights on the date of Paper is downloaded.
Writer hereby represents and warrants to academia-research.com that: Writer exclusively owns all right, title, and interest in and to the assigned Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights; Writer has not granted and will not grant any licenses or other rights to the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights to any third party; the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights are free of any liens, encumbrances, security interests, and restrictions on transfer; to Writer’s knowledge, the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights that is assigned do not infringe Intellectual Property Rights of any third party; and there are no legal actions, investigations, claims, or proceedings pending or threatened relating to the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights.
These Terms and Conditions shall remain in effect and binding for You for as long as You continue to participate in the Program ("Term"). Either of us may terminate these Terms at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party notice of such termination. No Writer`s Fee shall accrue or be earned by You after the Term.
Writer is only eligible to earn Writer`s Fee occurring during the Term, and fees earned through the date of termination will remain payable only if the related Orders are not canceled or returned.
The “Confidentiality” and “Copyright” obligations set forth herein shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions for any reason whatsoever.
THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE", WITH "ALL FAULTS", AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE PROGRAM MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. academia-research.com MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE PROGRAM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE PROGRAM AND THIS WEBSITE.
Notification of Changes
We expressly reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice to You. You acknowledge and agree that it is Your responsibility to review this Website and these Terms and Conditions from time to time and to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of the Website after such modifications will constitute acknowledgement of the modified Terms and Conditions and agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions.