Terms and Conditions
Welcome to Assist 2 Develop – A Freelance Marketplace for Mechanical Engineering and Design.
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the https://assistdevelopment.com/ a marketplace (the “Service”) operated by Assist 2 Develop which is the DBA for Assisted Development, LLC (“us”, “we”, or “our”).
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service.
https://assistdevelopment.com/ is an online marketplace that enables buyers of professional services (“Clients”) to search for, enter into and manage transactions with providers of professional services (“Candidates”).
Our platform contains functionality that helps Candidates and Clients to do, among other things, the following: Clients: Create profiles, post jobs, post challenges, communicate with Candidates, negotiate with Candidates, award projects to Candidates, manage projects, leave feedback for Candidates, and pay Candidates.
Candidates: Create profiles, advertise capabilities, submit proposals, negotiate with Clients, obtain project awards, obtain feedback from Clients, and receive payment from Clients.
When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are above the age of 18, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Service.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Service or a thirdparty service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you, without appropriate authorization. You may not use as a username any name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
Client Conditions. When posting and administering a Challenge/Job, you agree to comply with our rules for listing and that:
You are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of the Challenge/Job.
You are solely responsible for ensuring that the Challenge/Job (including its rules, administration, and prizes) complies with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
You are solely responsible for preparing and posting clear rules of the Challenge/Job, including how the Challenge/Job will be judged and what prize will be offered.
You are solely responsible for judging the outcome of the Challenge/ Job but our platform can assist with the judging process
You are solely responsible for securing all necessary intellectual property rights in any materials submitted by Candidates in the Challenge/Job through your own Challenge/Job-Specific Terms.
You are solely responsible for procuring and delivering any prizes to be awarded in connection with the Challenge/Job unless agreed upon by the Client before the Challenge/Job is launched
Candidate Conditions. When participating in a Challenge or applying for a job, you agree to abide by the applicable Challenge/Job-Specific Terms. You further agree that:
You are responsible for reading the rules of the Challenge and any job descriptions and all other Challenge/Job-Specific Terms before deciding to apply, which may include the grant of intellectual property rights in any submission you may make for the Challenge/Job.
The Challenge/Job is governed by the Challenge/Job-Specific Terms entered into directly between you and the applicable Client, and you will contact the Client (and not Assist 2 Develop) regarding any complaint, dispute, or other issue regarding the Challenge/Job.
By creating an Account on our service, you agree to subscribe to newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information we may send. However, you may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post on or through the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
By posting Content on or through the Service, You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) and/or you have the right to use it and the right to grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) that the posting of your Content on or through the Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. We reserve the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be infringing on a copyright.
The Service and its original content (excluding Content provided by users), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Assist 2 Develop and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Assist 2 Develop.
Links To Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Assist 2 Develop.
Assist 2 Develop has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.
You acknowledge and agree that Assist 2 Develop shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.
As a marketplace, we do not facilitate the Challenges or jobs listed on the Platform or provide any prizes (unless explicitly outlined in the challenge details), so the Challenge or job (full-time or freelance) and it’s relationship is between the Users posting and administering Jobs or Challenges (“Clients”) and Users seeking to compete in such Challenges (“Candidates”).
Assist 2 Develop Only Provides a Platform for Jobs and/or Challenges. While Assist 2 Develop operates the Platform that provides useful tools for the administration of Jobs and/or Challenges, all Jobs and/or Challenges are created and administered by Clients. We do not take part in the interaction between Users. We do not have control over the quality, timing, legality, failure to provide, or any other stage of the Jobs and/or Challenges, over any materials provided by Clients or by Candidates, or over the integrity, responsibility, or any actions of any Users. Assist 2 Develop makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness or accuracy in public, private or offline interactions between Users.
ASSIST 2 DEVELOP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY CLIENT OR CANDIDATE, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM.
Third-Party Materials. As a part of the Platform, you may have access to materials that are hosted by another party. You agree that it is impossible for Assist 2 Develop to monitor such materials and that you access these materials at your own risk.
Payment Policy. For all purchases and payments for reimbursement costs, fees or expenses associated with a sale, Assist 2 Develop will charge your credit card for the posting of Challenges and/or Jobs, and you hereby authorize us to charge your credit card for such amounts. Assist 2 Develop retains the right, in its sole discretion, to place a hold on any payment for a completed transaction.
Refunds. Assist 2 Develop has no obligation to provide refunds or credits, but may grant them in extenuating circumstances, as a result of specific refund guarantee promotions, or to correct any errors made by Assist 2 Develop, in each case in Assist 2 Develop’s sole discretion.
Challenge Prizes & Job Payments. Candidates for each Challenge/Job contract directly with the Client for such Challenge/Job, including with respect to the award of prizes. Assist 2 Develop will not be a party to any contracts between Clients and Candidates (unless agreed upon by the Client before the challenge/job is launched), or otherwise between Users. If you have any dispute with any other User (whether a Client or a Candidate), you agree to directly resolve such dispute with such other User without the involvement of Assist 2 Develop.
Taxes. You will be liable for all transaction taxes on the Challenges/Jobs provided under this Agreement (other than taxes based on Assist 2 Develop’s income).
Release. Assist 2 Develop expressly disclaims any liability that may arise between Users. Because Assist 2 Develop is not involved in the actual contract between Users or in the administration of the Challenge/Job, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more Users, you release Assist 2 Develop (and our officers, directors, agents, investors, subsidiaries, and employees) from any and all claims, demands, or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”
Responsibility for Content
Types of Content. You acknowledge that all content displayed on the Platform (“Content”) is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not Assist 2 Develop, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available (“Post”) on the Platform (“Your Content”), and other Users of the Platform, and not Assist 2 Develop, are similarly responsible for all Content they Post on the Platform (“Other User Content”).
Assist 2 Develop Challenges/Jobs Hosting. Unless expressly agreed to by Assist 2 Develop in writing elsewhere, Assist 2 Develop has no obligation to store any of Your Content that you Post on the Platform. Assist 2 Develop has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or accuracy of any Content, including Your Content; the failure to store, transmit or receive transmission of Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of the Platform. If you delete your account, Your Content and personal information is entirely and permanently deleted.
The Platform. Except with respect to Your Content and Other User Content, you agree that Assist 2 Develop and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the Platform (including, but not limited to, any computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audiovisual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, and documentation). You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Platform. Except with respect to Your Content, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any Content that appears on or in The Platform.
Trademarks. Assist 2 Develop’s and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with the Platform are the trademarks of Assist 2 Develop and may not be used without permission in connection with any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Platform are the property of their respective owners.
Your Content. Assist 2 Develop does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, when you post or publish Your Content on or in the Platform, you represent that you own and/or have a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, and communicate to the public, perform and display Your Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/ or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any worldwide intellectual property right that may exist in Your Content. You hereby grant Assist 2 Develop a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display, Your Content (in whole or in part) for the purposes of operating and providing the Platform to you and to our other Users, and related marketing and promotional activities. You warrant that the holder of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, in Your Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. If you delete your account, Your Content and personal information is entirely and permanently deleted.
Username. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, by submitting Your Content to any forums, comments or any other area on the Platform, you hereby expressly permit Assist 2 Develop to identify you by your username (which may be a pseudonym) as the contributor of Your Content in any publication in any form, media or technology now known or later developed in connection with Your Content.
Your Account. For all of Your Content and personal information on the Assist 2 Develop Site, you have the rights to access, rectify, erase, restrict use, and object to the use. If you delete Your Account, all of Your Content and personal information is erased entirely and permanently. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to Assist 2 Develop through its suggestion, feedback, wiki, forum or similar pages (“Feedback”) is at your own risk and that Assist 2 Develop has no obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Feedback. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Feedback. You hereby grant to Assist 2 Develop a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Feedback, and to sublicense the foregoing rights, in connection with the operation and maintenance of the Platform.
User Conduct. While using or accessing the Platform you agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
Breach or circumvent any laws, third party rights or our systems, policies, or determinations of your Account status;
Interfere with or damage the Platform, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information, or similar methods or technology;
Interfere with the activities of other Users, including Candidates;
Post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory or libelous content;
Take any action that may undermine or circumvent the rules of a Job/ Challenge;
Transfer your Account and username to another party without our consent;
Bypass our robot exclusion headers, interfere with the working of the Platform, or impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
Use the Platform to collect, harvest, transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers; or
Post any Content that (i) is unlawful, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (iv) is violent or threatening, or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (v) promotes illegal or harmful activities.
Interactions with Other Users. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users of the Platform; provided, however, that Assist 2 Develop reserves the right, but has no obligation, to intercede in disputes between Users. The Platform may contain Other User Content, which is provided by other Users. Assist 2 Develop is not responsible for and does not control Other User Content. Assist 2 Develop has no obligation to review or monitor, and does not approve, endorse or make any representations or warranties with respect to Other User Content. You use all Other User Content and interact with other Users at your own risk.
Disclaimer of Warranties
AS-IS. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM AND/OR THE JOBS/CHALLENGES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THE PLATFORM AND JOBS/CHALLENGES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. THE ASSIST 2 DEVELOP PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE ASSIST 2 DEVELOP PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION THAT: (1) THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (4) ANY ERRORS IN THE PLATFORM WILL BE CORRECTED. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED THROUGH THE PLATFORM IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY OR PERSON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ANY DEVICE YOU USE TO ACCESS THE PLATFORM, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING SUCH CONTENT. ASSIST 2 DEVELOP MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION WITH RESPECT TO CHALLENGES/JOBS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS, REPUTATION AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF JOBS/ CHALLENGES, OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRIZES TO BE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY JOBS/CHALLENGES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM ASSIST 2 DEVELOP OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
No Liability for Conduct of Third Parties. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE ASSIST 2 DEVELOP PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD THE ASSIST 2 DEVELOP PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM SUCH THIRD PARTIES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
No Liability for Conduct of Other Users. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE PLATFORM. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE ASSIST 2 DEVELOP PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE PLATFORM. THE ASSIST 2 DEVELOP PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE PLATFORM. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE PLATFORM.
Limitation of Liability Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement. It is Assist 2 Develop’s policy to terminate membership privileges of any User who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to Assist 2 Develop by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of the location on the Platform of the material that you claim is infringing; (4) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (5) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Cap on Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE ASSIST 2 DEVELOP PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT RECEIVED BY ASSIST 2 DEVELOP AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID ASSIST 2 DEVELOP ANY AMOUNTS ASSIST 2 DEVELOP’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIFTY DOLLARS ($40).
Exclusion of Damages. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
User Content. THE ASSIST 2 DEVELOP PARTIES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR CONTENT AND USER CONTENT), USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS.
Basis of the Bargain. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN ASSIST 2 DEVELOP AND YOU.
Delete any of Your Content provided by you or your agent(s) to the Platform;
Discontinue your registration(s) with any of the Platform, including any Challenges/Jobs or any Assist 2 Develop community;
Notify and/or send Content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or
Pursue any other action which Assist 2 Develop deems to be appropriate.
Force Majeure. Assist 2 Develop shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
Questions, Complaints, Claims. If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Platform, please contact us at: email@example.com. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.
Export Control. You may not use, export, import, or transfer any items or information obtained through the Platform except as authorized by U.S. law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained access to the Platform, and any other applicable laws. In particular, but without limitation, such items or information may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any United States embargoed countries, or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Platform, you represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You also will not use the Platform for any purpose prohibited by U.S. law, including the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. You acknowledge and agree that products, services or technology provided by Assist 2 Develop are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States. You shall comply with these laws and regulations and shall not, without prior U.S. government authorization, export, re-export, or transfer Assist 2 Develop products, services or technology, either directly or indirectly, to any country in violation of such laws and regulations.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org