A Comprehensive Guide on Our Terms And Conditions
- Registration and Account Creation
To access the full range of features and opportunities on Skillsource Australia, users must create an account and provide accurate information during the registration process. It is essential to read and understand the terms and conditions before proceeding with the account creation process.
- User Responsibilities
a. Accurate Information: Users are responsible for providing accurate and up-to-date information during registration and maintaining the confidentiality of their login credentials. Any misuse or unauthorized access to an account must be reported immediately.
b. Compliance with Laws and Regulations: Users must comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws, regulations, and intellectual property rights when using the Skillsource Australia platform.
c. Professional Conduct: Users are expected to conduct themselves professionally, treating others with respect, fairness, and integrity. Any form of harassment, discrimination, or unethical behavior is strictly prohibited.
- Project Creation and Proposals
a. Project Listings: Clients can create detailed project listings, including project descriptions, requirements, budget, and deadlines. Clients must provide accurate and comprehensive information to attract suitable freelancers.
b. Proposal Submission: Freelancers can submit proposals for projects they are interested in, outlining their relevant skills, experience, and estimated fees. It is important to tailor proposals to individual projects and demonstrate a clear understanding of client requirements.
c. Acceptance and Agreement: Once a client accepts a freelancer's proposal, a legally binding agreement is established between the two parties. Both freelancers and clients are expected to honor the terms and conditions outlined in the project agreement.
- Payment and Escrow
b. Escrow System: Skillsource Australia provides an escrow system to protect both freelancers and clients. Clients deposit funds into an escrow account, which is released to the freelancer upon completion of the project and client approval.
c. Dispute Resolution: In case of any disagreements or disputes regarding payment or project deliverables, users are encouraged to follow the dispute resolution process outlined by Skillsource Australia. This may involve mediation, negotiation, or arbitration to reach a fair resolution.
- Intellectual Property Rights
a. Ownership and Usage: Clients retain ownership of intellectual property rights related to the project upon successful payment, unless otherwise agreed upon in the project agreement. Freelancers must respect the intellectual property rights of clients and may only use project-related materials as specified in the agreement.
b. Portfolio Display: Freelancers may showcase their work in their portfolios, subject to any non-disclosure agreements or copyright restrictions specified by the client.
- Ratings and Reviews
a. Feedback System: Skillsource Australia provides a rating and review system to help build trust and transparency within the platform. Both freelancers and clients are encouraged to provide honest and constructive feedback based on their experience.
b. Fair and Ethical Feedback: Users should refrain from submitting false or misleading feedback. Skillsource Australia reserves the right to moderate and removes any reviews that violate the platform's policies.
- Termination and Account Suspension
b. Consequences of Termination: Users should be aware of the potential consequences of account termination, including loss of access to ongoing projects, funds held in escrow, and reputation damage within the platform.