By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms and that you agree to comply with them and that these terms as modified from time to time form the basis of a contract between you and us and between you as a Client or Creative and any Creative or Client.
Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
Easle is a site operated by Easle Limited (We/us). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 09482126 and have our registered office at 3 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YZ. Our VAT number is GB280129125.
We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
Easle provides an online venue where businesses (Clients) who have registered to be a business user of our site and who want to commission one of our creators and creators who are operating in a business capacity and have registered to be an Easle creator (Creative) can connect with each other.
Clients and Creatives enter into a direct contract with each other in relation to a piece of work being commissioned (Piece) or freelance services (Services) being supplied in accordance with a brief posted by a Client (Brief) as modified and agreed including through the chat part of the site. Clients will in addition be able to post a project (Project) which may involve a number of separate commissions of Pieces and/or Services from one or more Creatives. We and our affiliates are not a party to that contract so are not responsible if Client or Creative does not do what they have said they will do, or if the Piece is not or the Services are not as anticipated.
By accessing this site, you consent to receiving messages via the site and calls and text messages from us to your mobile or other phone and to receive emails, if we consider this necessary for any purpose.
To register as a Creative you have to register and set up an account and providing your telephone and email address for our use and all other information which we believe to be necessary for the appropriate KYC checks to be undertaken. From time to time we may require you to provide other and/or further information in order to continue to be listed on our site as a Creative. By registering as a Creative, you confirm that you are operating as a business and that you understand these terms and conditions.
To register as a Client you have to register and set up an account by clicking here and providing your telephone and email address and other information which we believe to be necessary for our use. From time to time we may require you to provide other and/or further information in order to continue to be listed on our site as a Client. By registering as a Client, you confirm that you are operating as a business and that you understand these terms and conditions.
We have three levels of Client:
1. Individual. A Regular Client is one named individual user who is able to browse our site and to commission Creatives listed on our site. Each commission must be paid by credit card or direct debit.
2. Team. A Team Account will pay a monthly subscription of £199 + VAT. A Team Account will be able to register more than one named individual users (up to ten) who will be able to browse our site and to commission Creatives listed on our site. Each registered user will be able to access full details of the chats and contracts of each other registered user from that Team Account. Each Team Account will be able to set up a project with a budget visible to its registered users and to monitor and use other tools in delivering the same. Each Team Account will be able to post Projects and Briefs on our Site.
3. Enterprise. An Enterprise Account will pay a monthly or annual subscription agreed with us based on likely usage. An Enterprise Client will be able to register a number of individual users as agreed with us who will be able to browse our site and to commission Creatives listed on our site. Each registered user will be able to access full details of the chats and contracts of each other registered user from that Enterprise Account. Each Enterprise Account will be able to set up a project with a budget visible to its registered users and to monitor and use other tools in delivering the same. Each Enterprise Account will be able to post Projects and Briefs on our Site and invite Creatives to apply to work on the same.
Easle operates to curate Creatives and so reserves an absolute right to approve or reject any Creative or to delist any Creative already registered on the site for any reason whatsoever including in respect of performance of contracts or Services, or the failure to provide information or to comply with these terms.
Easle also reserves the right to vet Clients and so reserves an absolute right to approve or reject any Client or to delist or block any Client already registered on the site for any reason whatsoever including in respect of performance of contracts or the failure to provide information or to comply with these terms.
When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information.
Our site is made available to browse free of charge.
In consideration for providing access between Clients and Creatives, we receive a fee from Clients. We take a fee from each Client which will be subtracted from the payments made by that Client. The amount of that fee will depend on the subscription level of that Client.
Regular Client – 15% fee calculated on the total amount charged by the Creative excluding expenses
Premium Client – 12.5% fee calculated on the total amount charged by the Creative excluding expenses
Enterprise Client – 10% fee calculated on the total amount charged by the Creative excluding expenses.
(together our fees).
All of our fees quoted are exclusive of VAT.
Creatives who are listed with Easle can upload material. That material can be viewed without registration but if you are a Client who wants to engage a Creative or post a Brief you must first register with us and set up an account.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
Our site is run from the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our site or any service or product described on our site to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our site from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.
You agree that you will be solely responsible (to us, and to others) for all activity that occurs under your Easle account.
Our Creatives can do many tasks including:
Taking original photographs
Painting or drawing or other art works including portraits
Making films and videos
While we will try to assist in matching Clients to Creatives, we will not take part in the interaction between Clients and Creatives in relation to any Project, Piece or Services. We are not responsible for the performance of contracts by Creatives and have no control over the quality, timing, legality, failure to provide, or any other aspect whatsoever relating to the Piece commissioned, or Services provided or of any ratings provided by users of our site in respect of each other or of the price agreed to be paid by the Client for any specific Piece or Services.
We give no assurances about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, or accuracy of provision of any Piece or Services or as to the suitability of any Piece or Services in relation to any specific Project.
Clients and Creatives may be subject to an extensive vetting process before they can register and during their use of the Service, including but not limited to a verification of identity and a comprehensive criminal background check. Clients and Creatives hereby give consent to us to conduct background checks.
Although we may perform background checks, as outlined in more above, we cannot confirm that each Client and/or Creative is who they claim to be and therefore, cannot and do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of identity or background check information.
When interacting with people on our site or in real life you should exercise caution and common sense to protect your personal safety and property, just as you would when interacting with other persons whom you don’t know, for example, by arranging to meet each other at safe times of the day and in safe places.
We will not be liable for any false or misleading statements made by any Client or Creative.
In the event that prior to commissioning a Piece the Client wants a meeting with a Creative to discuss the commissioning of a Piece or the provision of Services, that meeting must take place in the offices or other business premises of the Client or in a public place agreed by the Creative.
The Creative shall be under no obligation to attend such a meeting. If the Creative agrees to attend, the Client shall pay to the Creative the reasonable expenses of the Creative in attending that meeting. Easle will take no fee on the payment of such expenses.
Pieces are commissioned in the following way once both Client and Creative are fully registered on the site.
In the event that we believe that you are in breach of any of our website or other rules we reserve the right to keep all sums due to be paid to you until the issue is resolved to our reasonable satisfaction.
Easle works with MangoPay as its integrated payment provider. MangoPay is a brand of the Leetchi Group part of Credit Mutuel Arkéa and has an E-Money Issuer licence which is valid in the 31 EEA countries.
If any of MangoPay, the Leetchi Group, Credit Mutuel Arkéa and/or any bank with which Easle has an account becomes insolvent, or is the subject of any insolvency, administration, moratorium or analogous proceedings, or if any other circumstances affect Easle’s ability to access or deal with funds, Easle will not be liable for any loss of the money held in any account or for any other loss or damage incurred or suffered by any Client or Creative as a result. In certain circumstances Easle may be able to make a claim under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in respect of money held in respect of these arrangements and each relevant Client and Creative agrees that Easle may disclose any necessary or relevant information to the FSCS in connection with any such claim.
In the event that within a period of twelve months after a Client last communicated with or commissioned a Creative who the Client first found on our site the Client or any associate of that client commissions that Creative again, the Client and the Creative must either deal with each other via the site and paying our fee as normal or notify us and the Client pay our fee direct to us.
In addition should the Client or any associate of the Client hire or employ a Creative within 12 months after the Client last communicated with or commissioned that Creative, the Client and the Creative shall notify Easle and the Client shall pay to Easle a finder’s fee of 15% of the annual sum to be paid to that Creative.
These provision apply whether or not at the time of the subsequent commission hiring or employment the Client or the Creative is registered on our site.
Each Client assumes all liability for the proper classification of any Creative who provides a commissioned Piece for or Services to that Client including where relevant as part of a Project as an independent contractor or an employee or agency worker based on applicable legal guidelines.
It is Easle’s intention and understanding that each Creative who is commissioned to create and/or deliver a Piece for a Client is an independent contractor operating a business or his or her or its own behalf.
It is Easle’s further intention and understanding that each Client is a business and not a consumer for the purposes of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.
It is Easle’s further intention and understanding that each Creative will have a contract with each relevant Client for whom they provide Services or supply a Piece whether or not as part of a Project by virtue of which the Creative is available to work for the Client which has the effect that the status of the Client is that of a client or customer of a profession or business undertaking carried on by the Creative and that consequently each Creative is not an “agency worker” for the purposes of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.
Each Client and each Creative acknowledges that Easle does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control a Creative’s work or the contents or appearance or any other aspect of a Piece or Services in any manner.
Easle does not set a Creative’s work hours or location of work. Easle will not provide any equipment, labour or materials needed.
Neither Easle nor the site is an employment service, employment business or employment agency and Easle is not the employer of any Creative.
Therefore, Easle is not liable for any tax or withholding, including but not limited to National Insurance, employer’s liability, social security, PAYE or other payroll withholding tax in connection with a Client’s commissioning of a Creative.
Each Client agrees to indemnify Easle from any and all claims, liabilities and reasonable costs arising from or in connection with:
Unless otherwise agreed between the Creative and the Client in respect of any specific Services or Project, the Creative shall be free to provide Services from any location that the Creative thinks fit and at any time of day that the Creative thinks fit.
The Creative shall be entitled to substitute another suitable Creative to provide all or part of the Services.
In the event that the Creative and Client agree that the Creative shall provide some of the Services at the Client’s premises, the Client shall ensure that the Creative is given access to any collective facilities and amenities which are available to the Client’s staff on no less favourable terms.
Each Client agrees with and undertakes to Easle and to each Creative that no Services shall be supplied to that Client on terms whereby the Creative receives net an amount for the work which the Creative does for that Client which is less that the amount of the National Living Wage for adults over the age of 25 in force from time to time. This provision overrides any provision to the contrary contained in any contract agreed between any Client and any Creative.
Unless otherwise specifically agreed in the contract between the Client and the Creative, the Creative retains copyright in all original Pieces produced by that Creative and of the output of any Services supplied but grants to Client from the later of (i) both the Client and the Creative confirming that the Piece has been completed or the Services supplied and (ii) the Price is paid in full a perpetual royalty free licence to use the same for all of the purposes agreed upon commissioning.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
The rights which you licence to us are specified under the heading “Rights you Licence” below.
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
Please note that in particular but without limitation, we will not be liable for:
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Whenever you make use of the feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to any open part of our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the Site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties as more specifically described below. The rights you license to us are described in the next paragraph (Rights you licence).
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our Site.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
When you upload or post content to any open part of our site, you grant the following licences:
The above licences granted by you are perpetual and irrevocable.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
These terms, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Nothing shall prevent us from bringing proceedings to protect our intellectual property rights before any competent court.
We will use the personal information you provide to us:
By registering as a Client you consent to us identifying your organisation as a client of Easle whether on our website or to our Creatives or otherwise.
These terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or us as set out below.
If you want to terminate your legal agreement with us, you may do so by (a) notifying us at any time and (b) closing your Easle account. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to 3 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YZ.
Such termination will not affect the payment of our fee in respect of any item of content which has been monetised by us or in respect of any Services, Piece or Project which you have commissioned or are working on or is in discussion at the time of termination.
We may at any time terminate our legal agreement with you if:
When these terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and we have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely (including without limitation licences which you provide), shall be unaffected by this cessation.
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