Terms of Service
These Terms of Service (this “Agreement”) is a contract between you (“you”) and
Kloudkode, LLC. Aka DecisionHawk, a Nevada corporation (“DecisionHawk”, “we” or “us”). You must read,
agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement in order
to use our website located at www.DecisionHawk.io (/) (the “Site”) and related software
and services (collectively, the “DecisionHawk Platform”). DecisionHawk may amend this
Agreement at any time with thirty (30) days written notice to you. Your continued use of
the DecisionHawk Platform after the effective date of a revised version of this Agreement
constitutes your acceptance of its terms.
This Agreement includes and hereby incorporates by reference the agreements and
Contract Policy, as such agreements and policies may be modified by DecisionHawk from
time to time in its sole discretion. In the event of a conflict between such policies and
agreements and this Agreement, this Agreement controls.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY CHECKING THE BOX AND CLICKING THE “SUBMIT”
BUTTON, OR BY USING THE DECISIONHAWK PLATFORM, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE
BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS
ENTIRETY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE DECISIONHAWK PLATFORM. IF YOU
AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND
WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND THAT ENTITY TO THIS
AGREEMENT. IN THAT EVENT, “YOU” AND “YOUR” WILL REFER AND APPLY TO THAT
1. THE DECISIONHAWK PLATFORM.
1.1 Purpose of the DecisionHawk Platform.
The DecisionHawk Platform has been created to offer a number of web-based services to
users requesting services to be performed (each, and you in such capacity, a “Client”, and
such services, the “Services”) and individuals having obtained the
conditions required by the site (each, and you in such capacity, a “Contractor”). Under this
Agreement, DecisionHawk provides services to you in your capacity as either a Client or
Contractor. For clarity, the term “you”, as used in this Agreement, may mean “Client”
and/or “Contractor”. Our services include curating Clients and Contractors, facilitating the
formation of contracts between Clients and Contractors and managing disputes related to
those contracts. Clients post jobs and invite Contractors to apply. Contractors, in turn, post
profiles and bid on jobs. If a Client and Contractor agree on terms, a contract is formed
directly between such Client and Contractor subject to the provisions set forth in the
Service Contract Policy (each such contract, a “Service Contract”). DecisionHawk collects
payment from Clients in connection with their acceptance of a Contractor bid through the
DecisionHawk platform. DecisionHawk then pays Contractors on behalf of Clients in connection
with their delivery of services through the DecisionHawk Platform once the Work Product (as
defined below) is accepted by Client.
The DecisionHawk platform is available only to legal entities and persons who are at least eighteen (18) years old
and are otherwise capable of forming legally binding contracts under applicable law. You
represent, warrant and covenant that you are not
- (a) a citizen or resident of a country in
which use or participation in the DecisionHawk Platform is prohibited by law, decree,
regulation, treaty or administrative act;
- (b) a citizen or resident of, or located in, a country
or region that is subject to U.S. or other sovereign country sanctions or embargoes; or
an individual or an individual employed by or associated with an entity identified on the
U.S. Department of Commerceʼs Denied Persons or Entity List, the U.S. Department of
Treasuryʼs Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons Lists, or the Department of
Stateʼs Debarred Parties List or otherwise ineligible to receive items subject to U.S. export
control laws and regulations, or other economic sanction rules of any sovereign nation.
2. DECISIONHAWK GENERAL POLICIES.
2.1 User Content Transmitted Through the DecisionHawk Platform.
With respect to the content or other materials (including without limitation code, video, images,
information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics or messages) you upload, post, publish
or display through the DecisionHawk Platform or share with or email, communicate or otherwise distribute to
other users or recipients in connection with your use of the DecisionHawk Platform or otherwise provide to
DecisionHawk (collectively, such actions, “transmit”), including without limitation the Work Product (collectively,
such content and materials, “User Content”), you represent and warrant that you own all right, title and
interest in and to such User Content, including, without limitation, all copyright and rights of publicity
contained therein. By transmitting any User Content you hereby grant and will grant DecisionHawk and its
affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sub-licensable,
perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, upload, perform, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use
your User Content in connection with the operation of the DecisionHawk Platform or, with the exception of Work
Product, the promotion, advertising or marketing thereof, in any form, medium or technology now known or
(b) You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other
information about the DecisionHawk Platform provided by you to DecisionHawk are non-confidential and
DecisionHawk is entitled to their unrestricted use and dissemination for any purpose, commercial or otherwise,
without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
(c) You acknowledge and agree that DecisionHawk may preserve User Content and may also disclose User
Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is
reasonably necessary to:
- (i) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests;
- (ii) enforce this
- ( iii) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or
- (iv) protect the rights,
property, or personal safety of DecisionHawk, its users and the public. You understand that the technical
processing and transmission of the DecisionHawk Platform, including your content, may involve transmissions
over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or
(d) While DecisionHawk takes security and privacy very seriously, DecisionHawk is not a HIPAA Business Associate
and the DecisionHawk Platform is not HIPAA-compliant and should not be used to store any protected health
information (“PHI”). You agree that you will not upload or store any documents containing PHI. To do so
would be a violation of this Agreement.
You acknowledge and agree that a substantial portion of the compensation DecisionHawk
receives for making the Site available to you is collected as a deduction from the
Contractor Fee (as defined below). Therefore, for twenty four (24) months from the time
you identify or are identified by any party through the Site, you must use the Site as your
exclusive method to request work and make and receive all payments for work, directly or
indirectly, with that party or arising out of your relationship with that party.
(a) Unauthorized Actions. You will not access (or attempt to access) the Site by any means other than the
interface provided, and you will not use information from the Site for any purpose other than the purpose for
which it was made available. You are solely responsible for all User Content. DecisionHawk reserves the right to
investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in DecisionHawk’s sole discretion, violates this
provision. The following are examples of the kind of User Content and/or use that is illegal or prohibited by
DecisionHawk; you will not use the DecisionHawk Platform to:
(i) transmit any User Content that
- (A) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary or privacy rights of
- (B) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
- (C) constitutes material, non-public information about any company and/or constitutes information the
disclosure of which would be in violation of securities laws;
- (D) contains software viruses or any other computer
code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or
hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- (E) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales,
“junk mail,“ “spam,“ “chain letters,“ “pyramid schemes,“ “contests,“ “sweepstakes,“ or any other form of
- (G) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory,
vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise
- (H) that constitutes PHI that is subject to HIPAA; or
- (I) in the sole judgment of DecisionHawk, is
objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the DecisionHawk Platform,
or which may expose DecisionHawk or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
- interfere with or disrupt the DecisionHawk Platform or servers or networks connected to the DecisionHawk
Platform, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the
- iii) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
- (iv) disclose information that constitutes material, non-public information about any third party, information
that you have a duty or obligation to keep confidential (whether by agreement, law, rule, regulation, fiduciary
duty, or other similar obligation or restriction), information the disclosure of which would be in violation of
securities laws and/or information that is proprietary to a third party (including past or present employers or
companies for which you have consulted) and not owned solely by you;
- (v) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or
- (vi) solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
- (vii) harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the DecisionHawk
Platform by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited
- (viii) advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose that is not specifically
- (ix) further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal
- (x) disclose to any third party or use for any purpose other than the purpose for which it was made available
any information of DecisionHawk marked as “confidential” or “proprietary”, including without limitation the
- (xi) obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not
intentionally made available or provided for through the DecisionHawk Platform.
- (b) No Reverse Engineering. The technology and software underlying the DecisionHawk Platform or distributed
in connection therewith is the property of DecisionHawk, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You will
not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to
discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights
not expressly granted herein are reserved by DecisionHawk.
- (c) Enforcement of Agreement and Policies. DecisionHawk has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor your
use of the DecisionHawk Platform, any User Content that you transmit and the Services performed by the
Contractor to determine your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to suspend or
cancel your access to the DecisionHawk Platform if it believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with
the letter or spirit of this Agreement or violated our rights or those of another party. Without limiting
DecisionHawkʼs other remedies, we may suspend or terminate your account, use self-help in connection with our
rights to reclaim any available funds, and refuse to provide any further access to the DecisionHawk Platform to
- (a) you breach any terms and conditions of this Agreement or other written policies and procedures
posted on the Site;
- (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or
- (c) we
believe that your actions may cause legal liability for you, our other users or for DecisionHawk. Once suspended
or terminated, you MAY NOT continue to use the DecisionHawk Platform under a different account or reregister
under a new account. If you attempt to use the DecisionHawk Platform under a different account, we reserve the
right to reclaim available funds in that account and/or use an available payment method to pay for any
amounts outstanding. In addition, violations of this Agreement may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the
law and may result in additional penalties and sanctions. When your account is canceled, you may no longer
have access to any parts of the DecisionHawk Platform, including data, messages, files and other material you
keep on DecisionHawk.
- (d) Prior Agreements. With respect to any Service Contract, Contractor hereby covenants that, except as
Contractor fully discloses previously in writing to the applicable Client, Contractor is not bound by the terms
of any agreement with any other party to refrain from using or disclosing any trade secret or confidential or
proprietary information in the course of Contractorʼs engagement by the applicable Client or to refrain from
competing, directly or indirectly, with the business of such other party. Contractor further covenants that
Contractorʼs performance of all the terms of any Service Contract will not breach any agreement to keep in
confidence proprietary information, knowledge or data acquired by Contractor in confidence or in trust prior
to Contractorʼs engagement with the applicable Client. Contractor will not disclose to any Client or induce any
Client to use any confidential or proprietary information or material belonging to others.
3. PAYMENT TERMS, INVOICES AND PAYMENT METHODS.
3.1 DecisionHawk Fees.
DecisionHawk charges both Contractors and Clients a fee for the services of connecting the
two parties and for collecting the fixed fee agreed between a Client and a Contractor for
work prior to the commencement of a Services Contract (“Contractor Fee”). When a
Client releases escrow funds to a Contractor, DecisionHawk credits the Contractor account
and then deducts a service fee that DecisionHawk earns for creating, hosting, maintaining
and providing the Site as further described by the Fee Policy (such fee, the “Service Fee”).
All DecisionHawk Fees are non-refundable, whether or not Service Contracts were
3.2 Disbursements to Contractors.
DecisionHawk will automatically disburse funds to Contractors according to the payment
instructions on file with DecisionHawk within one (1) month after funds become payable.
Funds become payable to Contractors after Clients accept work submitted by a
Contractor. Contractors may ask DecisionHawk to expedite payments. DecisionHawk reserves
the right to refuse any such request and may assess a processing fee in connection with
such a request.
If Client fails to pay amounts due under this Agreement, whether by cancelling Clientʼs
credit card, initiating an improper chargeback or any other means, ClientʼsDecisionHawk
account will be suspended, no additional payments will be processed, and any work-inprogress
will be stopped. Without limiting other available remedies, Client must reimburse
DecisionHawk for amounts due upon demand, plus any applicable processing fees, charges
or penalties, plus interest at the lesser of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month or the
maximum allowed by law, plus attorneysʼ fees and other costs of collection as allowed by
law. In its discretion, DecisionHawk may setoff amounts due against other amounts received
from or held for Client, make appropriate reports to credit reporting agencies and law
enforcement authorities, and cooperate with them in any resulting investigation or
3.4 Hold on Funds.
In cases of fraud, abuse or violation of this Agreement, all monies due to Contractor may
be held and/or reclaimed, not just those from the Service Contract(s) under investigation.
Client will make all payments relating to, or in any way connected with, a Service Contract
through the DecisionHawk Platform. Any action that encourages or solicits complete or
partial payment outside of the DecisionHawk Platform is a violation of this Agreement.
Should a Client be found in violation of this Section 3.5, it will owe DecisionHawk an amount
with respect to each Service Contract equal to the greater of (a) US$2,500; or (b) the
applicable fees had the payments been processed through the DecisionHawk Platform, plus
For clarity, you are agreeing to not circumvent the payment methods offered by the Site.
By way of illustration and not in limitation of the foregoing, you must not:
- (a) Submit proposals to, solicit, contract, hire, manage or pay any parties identified through the Site other than
through DecisionHawk Platform.
- (b) Accept proposals from, contact, deliver services to, invoice or receive payments from parties identified
through the Site other than through the DecisionHawk Platform.
- (c) Invoice or report on the Site an invoice or payment amount lower than that actually agreed between Client
and Contractor through the DecisionHawk Platform.
YOU WILL NOTIFY DECISIONHAWK IMMEDIATELY IF ANOTHER PERSON IMPROPERLY
CONTACTS YOU OR SUGGESTS MAKING OR RECEIVING PAYMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE
If you are aware of a breach or potential breach of this non-circumvention policy,
please submit a confidential report to DecisionHawk by sending an email message to:
[email protected] (mailto:[email protected]).
3.6 Tax Reporting.
DecisionHawk is a third party processor, and pursuant to Section 6050W of the Internal
Revenue Code, DecisionHawk will provide a 1099-K form to the Internal Revenue Service for
any Contractor based in the United States who is paid over $20,000 through the
DecisionHawk Platform and participates in many Service Contracts in a single
- Except as provided for above, DecisionHawk will have no responsibility for determining the
necessity of or for issuing any tax forms, or for determining, remitting, or withholding any
taxes applicable to Contractor Fees and Contractor will be solely responsible for: (a)
determining whether Contractor is required by applicable law to file any tax forms or remit
to the appropriate authorities any taxes or similar charges applicable to the Contractor
Fees, and filing any such tax forms and remitting any such taxes or charges to the
appropriate authorities. DecisionHawk will have the right, but not the obligation, to audit and
monitor Contractorʼs compliance with applicable tax laws as required by this Section 3.6.
Further, in the event of an audit of DecisionHawk, Contractor agrees to promptly cooperate
with DecisionHawk and provide copies of Contractorʼs tax returns, and other documents as
may be reasonably requested for purposes of such audit.
3.7 Payment Methods.
Client hereby authorizes DecisionHawk to run, or have run, credit card authorizations on all
credit cards provided by Client, to store credit card details as Clientʼs method of payment
for Services, and to charge Clientʼs credit card (or any other form of payment authorized by
DecisionHawk or mutually agreed to between Client and DecisionHawk).
4. SERVICE CONTRACT TERMS BETWEEN CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR.
Unless otherwise agreed to in a writing signed by both Client and Contractor, the terms
and conditions of the Service Contract are as set forth in the Service Contract Policy. Client
and Contractor may not agree to any other terms and conditions that affect the rights or
responsibilities of DecisionHawk as described herein and therein. This Agreement anticipates
that Contractors will be classified as independent contractors of Client and you agree
that Client does not in any way supervise, direct, or control Contractorʼs work,
- (b) that
Client does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control Contractorʼs work hours and
location of work, and
- (c) Client does not provide Contractor with training or equipment
needed for any Contract. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement,
Client assumes all liability for proper classification of Contractors as independent
contractors or employees based on applicable legal guidelines.
5. YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DECISIONHAWK’S ROLE.
5.1 Service Contracts.
You expressly acknowledge, agree and understand that:
- (i) the DecisionHawk Platform is
merely a venue where users may act as either Clients or Contractors;
- (ii) DecisionHawk is not
a party to any Service Contracts between Clients and Contractors;
- (iii) you recognize,
acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee of DecisionHawk and that DecisionHawk
does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control your work or Services;
- (iv) DecisionHawk will
not have any liability or obligations under or related to Service Contracts or any acts or
omissions by you or other users;
- (v) DecisionHawk has no control over Contractors or over the
Services promised or rendered by Contractors; and,
- (vi) DecisionHawk makes no
representations as to the reliability, capability, or qualifications of any Contractor or the
quality, security or legality of any Services, and DecisionHawk disclaims any and all liability
- DecisionHawk does not introduce Contractors to Clients or help Contractors find their work,
however, DecisionHawk does provide search tools and automatic email notifications that may
facilitate such introductions. DecisionHawk merely makes the DecisionHawk Platform available
to enable Contractors to identify and determine the suitability of Clients for themselves,
and to enable Clients to identify and determine the suitability of Contractors for
themselves. DecisionHawk does not direct, has no control over, makes no representations,
and does not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of Services advertised, the truth or
accuracy of listings, the qualifications, background, or identities of users, the ability of
Contractors to deliver Services, the ability of Clients to pay for Services, or that a Client or
Contractor can or will actually complete a transaction.
5.2 No Background Checks.
DecisionHawk is not required to and does not verify any information given to us by
Contractors or Clients, nor does DecisionHawk perform background checks on Contractors or
Clients. DecisionHawk may provide information about a Contractor or Client, such as a
strength or risk score, geographical location or third party feedback, background check or
verification of identity or credentials. However, such information is based solely on data
that Contractor or Client submits. DecisionHawk provides such information solely for the
convenience of its users and is not an introduction, endorsement or recommendation by
5.3 DecisionHawk’s Proprietary Rights.
DecisionHawk and its licensors reserve all rights, title, ownership and interest in and to
copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade secrets, patents and any other
rights to intellectual property, recognized in any jurisdiction, whether or not perfected in
and to the DecisionHawk Platform. You may not use the DecisionHawk Platform except as
necessary for the purposes of discharging its obligations under this Agreement and any
Service Contract entered into pursuant to this Agreement. DecisionHawk reserves the right to
withdraw, expand and otherwise change the DecisionHawk Platform at any time in
DecisionHawkʼs sole discretion.
5.4 Third Party Websites.
The DecisionHawk Platform may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other access
to other sites and resources on the Internet. DecisionHawk has no control over such sites and
resources and DecisionHawk is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites and
resources. You further acknowledge and agree that DecisionHawk will 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 content, events, goods or services available on
or through any such site or resource. Any dealings you have with third parties found while
using the DecisionHawk Platform are between you and the third party, and you agree that
DecisionHawk is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third
5.5 Social Networking Services
You may enable access to various online third party services through the DecisionHawk
Platform, such as social media and social networking services like LinkedIn (“Social
Networking Services”). By logging in or directly integrating these Social Networking
Services into the DecisionHawk Platform, we make your online experiences richer and more
personalized. To take advantage of these features and capabilities, we may ask you to
authenticate, register for or log into Social Networking Services on the websites of their
respective providers. As part of such integration, the Social Networking Services will
provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to such Social
Networking Services, and we will use, store and disclose such information in accordance
Social Networking Services and DecisionHawkʼs use, storage and disclosure of information
related to you and your use of such services within DecisionHawk, please see our Privacy
Policy. However, please remember that the manner in which Social Networking Services
use, store and disclose your information is governed solely by the policies of such third
parties, and DecisionHawk will have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or
other actions of any third party site or service that may be enabled within the DecisionHawk
- In addition, DecisionHawk is not responsible for the accuracy, availability or reliability of any
information, content, goods, data, opinions, advice or statements made available in
connection with Social Networking Services. As such, DecisionHawk is not liable for any
damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance
on any such Social Networking Services. DecisionHawk enables these features merely as a
convenience and the integration or inclusion of such features does not imply an
endorsement or recommendation.
5.6 DecisionHawk as a Limited Agent.
This Agreement and any registration for or use of this Site will not be construed as creating
or implying any relationship of agency, franchise, partnership or joint venture between you
and DecisionHawk, except and solely to the extent expressly stated in this Agreement.
From time to time, a user may ask DecisionHawk to provide a physical or manually signed
copy of this Agreement, a Service Contract, or an ancillary document (for example, to
enable you to withdraw payments from your foreign bank account). You hereby appoints
DecisionHawk as its agent for the limited purpose of executing documents that confirm your
activities on the DecisionHawk Platform. DecisionHawk will act on your behalf and in a clerical
capacity, without in any way restricting DecisionHawkʼs rights or expanding DecisionHawkʼs
obligations under this Agreement or any Service Contract. You hereby appoint DecisionHawk
as your agent to execute an Act of Acceptance or equivalent instrument on your behalf
documenting payments made or to be made to Contractors or to DecisionHawk, if another
user so requests.
6. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER.
- DECISIONHAWK MAKES NO EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH
REGARD TO THE SERVICES, WORK PRODUCT, SITE, DECISIONHAWK PLATFORM OR ANY
ACTIVITIES OR ITEMS RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
PERMITTED BY LAW, DECISIONHAWK DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SECTION 9.2 below (TERMINATION) STATES YOUR SOLE
AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST DECISIONHAWK WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECTS,
NON-CONFORMANCES OR DISSATISFACTION.
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
- IN NO EVENT WILL DECISIONHAWK BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR INDIRECT COSTS OR DAMAGES, LITIGATION COSTS,
INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL COSTS OR LOSS OF DATA, PRODUCTION OR PROFIT.
THE LIABILITY OF DECISIONHAWK TO ANY USER FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR
IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF:
- (B) ANY DECISIONHAWK FEES RETAINED BY DECISIONHAWK WITH
RESPECT TO CONTRACTS ON WHICH YOU WERE INVOLVED AS CLIENT OR
CONTRACTOR DURING THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE
- THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO ANY LIABILITY, ARISING FROM ANY CAUSE
OF ACTION WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH COSTS OR DAMAGES AND EVEN IF THE LIMITED REMEDIES
PROVIDED HEREIN FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
- You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless DecisionHawk and its subsidiaries, affiliates,
officers, agents, employees, representatives and agents (each, an “Indemnified Party”)
from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including, but
not limited to, reasonable attorneysʼ fees and all related costs and expenses) arising from
or relating to your use of the DecisionHawk Platform, any Services or any Service Contract
entered into by you (including without limitation claims that Contractor was misclassified as
an independent contractor or that DecisionHawk was an employer or joint employer of
Contractor, as well as claims under any employment-related laws, such as those relating to
employment termination, employment discrimination, harassment or retaliation, as well as
any claims for overtime pay, sick leave, holiday or vacation pay, retirement benefits,
workerʼs compensation benefits, unemployment benefits, or any other employee benefits),
any User Content, your violation of these Terms of Service, your violation of any rights of
9 TERM AND TERMINATION.
The term of this Agreement commences on the date of acceptance of this Agreement and
continues in effect until terminated in accordance with Section 9.2 below.
Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, effective
immediately upon written notice to the other party (or by terminating or suspending your
account), provided, that any such termination for convenience will not affect the validity of
any Service Contracts that have been executed prior to termination and this Agreement
will continue to apply with respect to such Service Contracts.
9.3 Consequences of Termination.
Termination will not relieve Client of the requirement to pay for time spent and expenses
incurred prior to the effective date of the termination, which fees and expenses, together
with any applicable taxes, will be charged to Clientʼs credit card or other form of payment
pursuant to Section 3.7 above (Payment Methods). DecisionHawk will pay Contractor, in
accordance with the provisions of Section 3 above (Invoices and Payment Methods).
Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.4, 10, 11 and 12 of this Agreement will survive any termination
10.1 Entire Agreement.
This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding of the parties relating
to its subject matter and cancels and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous
discussions, agreements, representations, warranties, and other communications between
10.2 Side Agreements.
Section 10.1 above notwithstanding, Clients and Contractors may enter into any
supplemental or other written agreement that they deem appropriate (e.g., confidentiality
agreement, work for hire agreement, assignment of rights, etc.). The terms and conditions
of this Agreement, however, will govern and supersede any term or condition in a side
agreement that purports to expand DecisionHawkʼs obligations or restrict DecisionHawkʼs rights
under this Agreement.
You will not violate any laws or third party rights on or related to the DecisionHawk Platform.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree to comply with all applicable
import and export control laws and third partiesʼ Proprietary Rights. The Software and the
transmission of applicable data, if any, is subject to United States export controls. No
Software may be exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Using the
Software is at your sole risk. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to
comply with all local rules and laws regarding your use of the DecisionHawk Platform,
including as it concerns online conduct and acceptable content.
10.4 Notices; Consent to Electronic Notice.
You consent to the use of
- (a) electronic means to complete this Agreement and to deliver
any notices pursuant to this Agreement; and
(b) electronic records to store information
related to this Agreement or your use of the DecisionHawk Platform. Notices hereunder will
be invalid unless made in writing and given
- (a) by DecisionHawk via email (in each case to the
email address that you provide)
- (b) a posting on the DecisionHawk Site or
- (c) by you via
email to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) or to such other
addresses as DecisionHawk may specify in writing. The date of receipt will be deemed the
date on which such notice is transmitted.
No modification or amendment to this Agreement will be binding upon DecisionHawk unless
in a written instrument signed by a duly authorized representative of DecisionHawk. For the
purposes of this Section 10.5, a written instrument will expressly exclude electronic
communications such as email and electronic notices but will include facsimiles.
10.6 No Waiver.
The failure or delay of either party to exercise or enforce any right or claim does not
constitute a waiver of such right or claim and will in no way affect that partyʼs right to later
enforce or exercise it, unless such party issues an express written waiver, signed by a duly
authorized representative of each party.
You may not assign this Agreement, or any of its rights or obligations hereunder, without
DecisionHawkʼs prior written consent in the form of a written instrument signed by a duly
authorized representative of DecisionHawk (and, for the purposes of this Section 10.7, a
written instrument will expressly exclude electronic communications such as email and
electronic notices but will include facsimiles). DecisionHawk may freely assign this Agreement
without your consent. Any attempted assignment or transfer in violation of this Section will
be null and void. Subject to the foregoing restrictions, this Agreement will inure to the
benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of the parties.
If and to the extent any provision of this Agreement is held illegal, invalid, or
unenforceable in whole or in part under applicable law, such provision or such portion
thereof will be ineffective as to the jurisdiction in which it is illegal, invalid, or
unenforceable to the extent of its illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability, and will be
deemed modified to the extent necessary to conform to applicable law so as to give the
maximum effect to the intent of the parties. The illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability of
such provision in that jurisdiction will not in any way affect the legality, validity, or
enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction or of any other provision in any
10.9 Choice of Law.
This Agreement and any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this
Agreement, including but not limited to a Service Contract, will be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without
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In regard to its conflict of law provisions and excluding the United Nations Convention on
Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
10.10 Personal Jurisdiction and Venue.
You agree that any claim you may have against DecisionHawk must be resolved by the
Virginia state courts of Fairfax County (or, if there is exclusive federal jurisdiction,
the United States District Court for the District of Virginia). You hereby irrevocably
consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts.
10.11 Prevailing Language.
The English language version of this Agreement will be controlling in all respects and will
prevail in case of any inconsistencies with translated versions, if any.
11. YOUR PRIVACY.
- At DecisionHawk, we respect the privacy of our users. For details please see our Privacy
Policy. By using the DecisionHawk Platform, you consent to our collection and use of
personal data as outlined therein.
12. NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA USERS.
- Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, users of the DecisionHawk Platform from
California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint
Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of
Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112,
Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210. You may
contact us at DecisionHawk.