The following Employer Agreement is offered in conjunction with Rent a vWorker's Terms of Service. It is provided as an easy reading reference for employers that wish to outsource a project and hire someone to work online. This information should be used as a general guideline of the employer's requirements, though additional help, guides, how to's and tips for outsourcing a project and hiring a freelancer to work online can be found in our articles and CMS areas.
An "Employer" is the same as a "vEmployer" which is short for "Virtual Employer", a term that is commonplace in the industry. A "Worker" is the same as a "vWorker", short for "Virtual Worker", and is interchangeable with the terms "Freelancer", "Online Worker", "Coder" and "Online Contractor", also terms that are commonplace within the industry.
By use of the site you agree that you acknowledge and accept our Terms of Service and subsequent Agreements, that you are eighteen (18) years or older and authorized to post any bid requests on behalf of the company you are representing (if any).
Employers never pay a fee to post a project or hire a freelance vWorker. Rent a vWorker does not have any membership fees nor do we charge (or allow) job posting upgrades. The only possible fee that an employer may encounter is a 3.5% penalty/reimbursement fee that is charged if the employer is found at fault in arbitration and does not reuse the funds initially escrowed for another project. However, if the employer reuses the funds initially escrowed for the project that went into arbitration this fee will be waived. This is something you should open a support ticket for. This penalty fee is to offset the costs that we encounter to initially transfer your escrow when we refund the funds back to your method of payment, as the merchant does not refund their processing fees. Dispute resolution is free and available on all projects regardless of the size of the project, and disputes that are settled within the confines of simple mediation (without arbitration and cancellation of the job) have no cancellation fee.
Once you have selected a worker and clarified any necessary details with the freelancer that you have chosen for your project you are required to escrow the entire project amount to initiate the working contract. Our mandatory escrow is in place to protect both parties. Should the coder fail to provide deliveries as per your specifications you are covered by our money back guarantee.
Bids can only be accepted and funds escrowed once you have completed on-site identity verification. All site users must complete this verification; we recommend that you complete your verifications at the time of registration to prevent any unnecessary delays in getting your project started.
Posting projects asking for free work, barters, in exchange for other services or anything other than a set dollar amount (either pay-for-deliveries or an hourly pay) is strictly forbidden. Attempts to hire a vWorker outside of the site for work is also forbidden. Such jobs will be removed from the site and may result in the termination of your account. If your account is terminated due to circumvention of our this site policy any funds on-site will be forfeited.
Uploading malicious content (viruses, spyware and similar) is prohibited.
Job postings that are seeking work that contains mature content must be marked as such in the title of the project, and any links to your site must be obscured or placed within an image.
It is advisable to accept the winning bidder for your project as quickly as possible, as vWorkers normally bid on projects when they have time available. Waiting may cause delays or prompt the worker to invoke his 24-hour cancellation option. When you select a worker for your project he will receive an email that he must respond to before the contract is solidified.
You agree to post all project requests and communications in English. Other languages are not permitted on our site and will be removed.
Sharing your log in information with others is prohibited, and you are legally responsible for transactions on our site.
Our dispute resolution is free and you agree to cooperate with our mediators. Failure to respond to a dispute may result in losing the mediation and being charged a 3.5% penalty. If your project goes into a dispute status you are not able to leave feedback for the other party, RavW will leave feedback ranging from neutral to negative.
We strongly suggest that you test all deliveries before releasing payment and leaving feedback. However, we respectfully ask that you do this as quickly as possible - preferably within seven (7) business days. Your worker cannot withdraw the funds he earned on your project until you release them, at which point he can submit a request for withdrawal that will be processed on the 1st and 15th of the month. Milestone payments are permitted but not binding unless they are agreed upon during the bidding and job acceptance phases.
Once you release payment to the worker you hired for your project 100% of the delivery copyrights belong to you, until the full escrow amount (minus the site fees) is released the copyrights remain custody of the worker. Milestone payments do not release the worker's copyrights unless each milestone is for a specific piece of the project; please make sure to clarify any and all copyright transfers that are affiliate with a milestone release.
Payment(s) made to the freelance vWorker cannot be withdrawn or cancelled at any time for any reason. Please use caution when releasing any form of payment and make sure to fully inspect the deliveries.
You will have two weeks from the time a project closes to leave feedback for a worker that you hire. Your feedback will remain hidden from the worker (and vice versa) for a two week period. After this two week period no feedback is allowed. This is to prevent abuse of the feedback system. Once you have left feedback for a worker it cannot be changed or edited.
Your contract for hire is between you and the vWorker. Rent a vWorker's role is limited to providing a venue for you to find and hire online worker(s) and to oversee the escrow for each project.
Rent a vWorker will issue the appropriate tax forms to US vWorkers.
Rent a vWorker's principle business is located in Perry, MI USA, governed by US Law.
RavW reserves the right to alter, edit, amend or terminate its Employer Agreement as necessary. Such changes will be posted on www.rentavworkercms.com