Website Terms | WiseCrowd Website Terms

These website terms of access (Website Terms), together with our privacy policy, cookie policy and (where you are a Member) the Terms of Use, govern your access of (Site). Defined terms used within our Terms of Use, privacy policy, cookie policy or Website Terms appear in bold and apply equally to each and every document.

WiseCrowd Limited (WiseCrowd, us, we, our) is a limited company registered in the United Kingdom. Its company number is 09714895.

The Service which WiseCrowd provides using the Site is to enable organisations (Clients) to publish their requirements (Jobs) for freelance governance, risk and compliance consultants (Freelancers), and for Freelancers to apply for, negotiate and agree temporary Jobs with Clients (Engagements), and then record timesheets and invoice Clients in relation to those Engagements. WiseCrowd acts solely to provide the Service and is not a party to Engagements.

1. These terms of use

1.1. By using the Site you are a User and you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

1.2. We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at the relevant time.

2. Access to the Site and the Service

2.1. WiseCrowd reserves the right to provide different levels of access to the Site to the following different categories of User:

2.1.1. Users that access the Site but do not register to use the Service;

2.1.2. Users that access the Site and register to use the Service but which have not been authenticated by WiseCrowd; and

2.1.3. Users that access the Site and register to use the Service but which have been authenticated by WiseCrowd (Members).

2.2. We reserve the right, at our absolute discretion and for any reason, to refuse authentication of any User and to revoke the account of any Member.

3. Your account

3.1. You are responsible for any activity which occurs through your account. You must not permit other people to use your personal details (including log in details for the Site) and you are responsible for preventing use of the Site or the Service by any person other than yourself.

4. The Site

4.1. We provide the Site and the Service on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and make no representation, warranty or undertaking that the Site or the Service will be uninterrupted, free from errors or secure. All use of the Site and the Service is at your own risk.

4.2. The Site is subject to changing at our discretion and without notice to you.

4.3. You shall back up and protect any data on your device or equipment, and to protect your device or equipment from viruses, trojan horses, malware and other threats to your property.

5. Liability

5.1. Nothing in these Website Terms will limit our liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence, for fraud or for any other liability the exclusion or limitation of which is not permitted by applicable law or regulation.

5.2. Our liability to you shall not exceed the greater of £500 or to the value of Our Fees that have been paid in connection with the relevant Engagement for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of:

5.2.1. any breach of these Website Terms by us; and

5.2.2. negligence or wilful default or fraud by us or our employees.

5.3. Save as provided in clause 5.1, we will not be liable to you for:

5.3.1. unforeseeable, indirect or consequential loss or damage;

5.3.2. loss of profit; or

5.3.3. loss of business.

5.4. Save as provided in clause 5.1, we will not be liable for any loss of data.

5.5. We exclude all liability in connection with any Engagement or agreement between any Client and Freelancer.

6. Indemnity

6.1. You shall indemnify us against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs and all other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us arising out of or in connection with any breach of these Website Terms by you.

7. Non-reliance

7.1. The content on the 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 taking, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

7.2. Unless expressly stated as such and to the extent permitted by law, the Site and Website Terms make no express or implied warranty or representation.

8. User content

8.1. The Site may contain User profiles, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with Users, the public at large, or a group (together Communication Services).

8.2. You agree to use Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

8.2.1. defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

8.2.2. publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;

8.2.3. publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;

8.2.4. upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;

8.2.5. advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages;

8.2.6. conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters;

8.2.7. download any file posted using the Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;

8.2.8. falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;

8.2.9. restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying the Communication Services;

8.2.10. violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service;

8.2.11. harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; or

8.2.12. violate any applicable laws or regulations.

8.3. We have no obligation to monitor the Communication Services, but we reserve the right to review and remove any materials posted to the Communication Services at our sole discretion, and to terminate your access to the Site at any time without notice and for any reason whatsoever.

8.4. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.

9. Intellectual property

9.1. We own all of the intellectual property rights relating to the Site, including the designs, text, database, graphics and layouts, and you agree not to use or copy any part thereof without our express permission. We grant each User a royalty-free, revocable, non-exclusive licence to use the Site solely for the purpose of using the Site and/or the Service in accordance with these terms.

9.2. Where you upload content as a User, you grant us a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use or adapt for use such content on the Site.

10. Notices

10.1. All notice given by you to us must be by email to Contact Us.

10.2. All notice given by us to you may be by email or post, to the contact details updated by you from time to time in your account details.

11. General

11.1. These Website Terms, the Terms of Use (for Members), our privacy policy and our cookie policy constitute the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede and extinguish all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between us, whether written or oral.

11.2. These Website Terms are between you and us. No other party shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

11.3. These Website Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

11.4. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these Website Terms and its subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims).