The use of the Service, either by access to the Service by you or a representative of your company, or the process whereby a User registers on behalf of a company, shall be intended to also bind that company to these Terms, as though the company itself was also a User. For the purpose of the Terms, the registration of a company shall classify that company as a User and bind it to the terms referred to herein. An individual accessing the Service as a User shall also have the requisite authority to act on behalf of the company that it is registering on behalf of, and shall not continue any further on the Service should the individual not possess that requisite authority. The use of the term “You” or “Your” within these Terms and throughout the Service shall also apply to the company whom you are representing.
In using the Service, you agree that, in addition to these Terms, you will use the Service in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION. THESE TERMS CONTAIN A MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS.
Breef connects Clients and their work "Projects" with Agency Talent. A Project is either (i) a brief posted to the Service, or (ii) any work undertaken between a Client and Agency Talent following an "introduction" (defined herein). The Service requires approval to register and participate from our project managers. Projects are not automatically approved. Agency Talent must also apply to participate in the Service and cannot participate until approved by our project managers. When approved, Agency Talent will be eligible to be invited to provide "Proposals" to undertake work on Projects for Clients. There is no obligation upon a Client to accept a Proposal or to work with Agency Talent.
Among other items in these Terms, and the Required Terms (defined herein) we require that Agency Talent Users, and if you are an Agency Talent User, you agree to only:
In order to be eligible to use the Service, you:
Despite the foregoing, participation in the Service shall at all times be at the sole discretion of Breef. If you or your company’s User account was previously deactivated by Breef, you are no longer permitted to, and must not use the Service without the written authorization of Breef.
Breef reserves the right to validate your identity, eligibility and account information at any time. Failure to provide Breef with evidence to verify your account within a timeframe requested by Breef may result in the suspension or cancellation of your account.
By registering with the Service, you consent to us displaying your company’s details in the Service. You also consent to us displaying your company’s name, logo and other relevant information within the Service. The fact that your company is using the Service is not confidential information and you consent to it being disclosed to other Users, and in promotional materials advertising Breef and the Service, including the use of your company name and logo for these purposes. Breef shall not require additional consent to use your company name and logo for the purposes outlined above.
The relationship between Breef and User is that of independent contractor. Nothing in these terms shall construed as constituting a partnership or joint venture among the parties hereto, or an employee-employer or agency relationship. You agree and acknowledge that:
As an independent contractor, you acknowledge that neither you, employees, agents or anyone else at your company shall be entitled to participate in or receive any compensation or benefits from Breef whatsoever, including, without limitation, worker’s compensation insurance, health insurance or benefits, holiday pay, sick pay, bonuses, salary or any other similar compensation or benefits. Companies registered through the Service, as well as any Users, are responsible for the compensation arrangements for those who provide services to any User either by you, or on your behalf.
Additionally, you are responsible for reporting to all applicable government agencies, all amounts paid to employees and agents of your company, including, without limitation, payroll tax, unemployment insurance, Federal insurance Contributions Act and Federal Unemployment Tax Act. You are also responsible for compliance with all applicable laws relating to employment, agency, contracting etc., including those relating to workers’ compensation insurance, reporting of independent contractors, issuance of tax forms (including W-2 and 1099), the immigration Reform Control Act, and equal opportunity laws.
As a part of the Service, Breef manages all payments for Projects. In order to facilitate payments, and maintain the standard of the Service, Breef provides what we call a “Project Exhibit” which contains “Required Terms” terms that all Users must include any contract for a Project.
Those terms do not constitute legal advice. Breef recommends that Users obtain independent legal advice in drafting and negotiating your Project contracts.
You agree to:
Your continued access and use of the Service signifies your acceptance of these Terms, and shall continue through the maintenance of an account through the Breef website. Either Breef or a User may terminate the Terms at any time, for any reason, effective immediately, upon written notice to the other party, or by deactivating or suspending your account. Despite such termination, any agreements that exist between a Client and Agency Talent shall remain unaffected by your no longer maintaining an account on the Breef website.
Deactivation or suspension of your Breef account or notice of termination of the Terms shall not relieve you of your obligations with respect to non-circumvention of the Service and payment exclusivity obligations as set forth in these Terms, as well as any obligations that you owe to Breef which are intended to survive beyond termination of the Terms.
Clauses of the Terms which shall survive the termination of these Terms include: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 as well as any clauses by their nature are intended to survive beyond termination of the Terms.
Breef is free to join and access.
Breef’s “Fees” are charged on either a (i) Project basis or (ii) a “Placement” – when you hire someone to work for your company after they were introduced to you or your company through the Service.
As a part of the Service, you and your company agree to pay the Fees in accordance with the Terms, and agree that they are fair and reasonable. All fees are non-cancelable and non-refundable.
Under these Terms,
“Work Fees” refer to the total fees payable by a Client to Agency Talent for a Project, inclusive of bonuses or other incentive payments (i.e. the total amount).
“Initial Deposit” payments refer to the initial payment made by a Client prior to the commencement of a project, which shall total at least thirty percent (30%) of the Work Fees
For the purpose of these Terms, being “introduced” or an “introduction” shall include any circumstance under which a User becomes aware of another User through interaction with the Service.
Fees payable to Breef “Breef Fees” are as follows:
each being a “Breef Fee” depending on whether a Project or Placement is being undertaken.
Prior to the commencement of work on a Project, Client and Agency Talent must notify Breef of the key terms relating to the Project (including dates, milestones, fees payable to Agency Talent etc), and also provide Breef with any relevant and/or signed documentation (service agreements, contracts, statements of work etc). Client and Agency Talent shall negotiate and agree Work Fees.
The following Fees are payable to Breef per Project, comprising the “Project Fees”:
15% of the Work Fees shall be paid to Breef. This “Agency Talent Fee” shall be deducted from the initial deposit payment paid by a Client to Breef. The Agency Talent Fee is payable to Breef over the first twelve (12) months from the first project commencing between the Client and Agency Talent introduced through the Service. In the event that Work Fees are (a) payable on a monthly retainer, or (b) increase, the Agency Talent Fee shall be payable over the course of all work undertaken between the Client and Agency Talent.
A Fee is payable by the Client to Breef of 5% on top of the Work Fees “Client Fee”.
Breef Fees for a Project shall be payable irrespective of whether a Project is completed to the Client’s satisfaction.
You acknowledge, understand and agree that these Terms contain provisions which require that Breef Fees be paid for a period of time for all work undertaken by Agency Talent for Clients introduced through the Service, irrespective of whether those parties remain Users.
Breef shall be paid a Placement Fee equal to twenty percent (20%) of the first year’s salary (bonus and incentives inclusive) for each individual hire made by a company to whom an introduction was made through the Service.
For Projects, Users are required to process all Project payments (i.e. the payments from a Client to Agency Talent, the total of which comprise Work Fees) through the Service. Our project managers will assist in coordination of the payment process once Clients and Agency Talent have agreed terms for a Project. Breef will disburse Work Fees in accordance with the instructions of Clients (and, where applicable, Agency Talent). By using the Service, you authorize Breef to manage process Breef Fees by deducting amounts from Work Fee payments for your Project. You also authorize Breef to process payments for any work undertaken with parties to whom you were introduced through the Service. In cases of fraud, abuse or violation of these Terms, Breef reserves the right to setoff against any amounts due to you through the Service any damages or costs the Company incurs as a result of such fraud, abuse or violation.
In the case of a Placement, you will pay the hired worker(s) through your company, and any Placement Fees will be invoiced to your company by Breef and payable within fourteen (14) days of receipt of such invoice.
Please note the non-circumvention and disintermediation provisions in these Terms. Any violation of these Terms where you encourage or solicit any payments between Users outside of the Service is a breach of these Terms and will result in additional Fees being charged and liquidated damages being payable by the parties in breach.
Failure to pay Agency Talent through the Service in accordance with an agreed payment schedule may result in the offending User(s) being removed from the Service and additional enforcement proceedings.
We do not hold funds on a Client’s behalf for more than thirty (30) days. Any payments made to Breef which are not applied to a Project or released to a Client within ninety (90) days of being paid to Breef shall be considered abandoned “Abandoned Funds”. Abandoned funds shall become the property of Breef ninety (90) days after being paid to Breef, with no refunds permitted or other application to existing or future Projects or other Client spend through Breef under any circumstances. For the avoidance of doubt, Abandoned Funds are the property of Breef and cannot be used for future credit through Breef or any other purpose.
Breef is a third party processor. Pursuant to Section 6050W of the Internal Revenue Code, we will provide a 1099-K form to the Internal Revenue Service for any Agency Talent based in the United States who is paid over $20,000 through the Service and participates in over 200 Projects in a calendar year.
Other than as stated above, Breef has no responsibility for determining whether Users are required to submit tax forms. Breef will not (except as stated above) issue tax forms, and is not responsible for determining, remitting or withholding any taxes applicable to Work Fees and other Fees under the Service. You will be solely responsible for determining, remitting, or withholding any taxes applicable to Work Fees and other Fees under the Service, and you will be solely responsible for determining whether you are required by applicable law to file any tax forms or remit to the appropriate authorities any taxes or similar charges applicable. You are also responsible for the filing of any such tax forms and remitting any such taxes or charges to the appropriate authorities.
To ensure that the Service functions as intended, when Users are introduced to each other through the Service, they agree that they must follow our Project and payment procedures and terms.
From the moment you register as a User and for twelve (12) months after you terminate these Terms, or your account is suspended or deactivated, you agree not to:
without complying with the Project payment processes and procedures, payment of Breef Fees, and other applicable clauses of these Terms.
You agree to use the Service as your exclusive method to engage with other Users and parties to whom you were introduced through the Service, unless Breef agrees in writing.
You agree not to provide or receive services with or from other Users (or other parties to whom you were introduced through the Service) without processing all payments for work with those Users/parties and without engaging each other through the Service. We call this “disintermediation”. Not only can it result in you and your company being permanently banned from Breef, it means you are not protected by the Service’s features and will be liable to Breef for Fees, liquidated damages, and other enforcement action.
These obligations apply regardless of whether or not you and the other User(s) or parties had worked together previously or had any prior relationship.
Any action encouraging or soliciting payments outside of the Service is a violation of these Terms. You must notify us immediately if you are approached to perform or receive services outside of the Service. You also agree to accurately report all amounts paid between you and other parties introduced to you through the Service (whether Users or otherwise). Even if you have already engaged, contracted or retained a User or other such party outside of the Service, you must notify us in writing that this has occurred. You must also notify us if another User or party to whom you were introduced through the Service proposes making payments outside of the Service. Your failure to notify us may result in us enforcing our rights under these Terms, and you and your company being permanently banned from Breef.
You acknowledge that an important part of maintaining the integrity of the Service is ensuring that Breef can enforce its rights in relation to exclusivity and non-circumvention of the Service.
You agree to:
Furthermore, you agree (whether or not registered with the Service) to maintain such records for a period of three (3) years following termination of the Terms, or suspension or deactivation of your account.
Breef, and any third party engaged by Breef (inclusive of its advisors and agents) shall have the right to routinely, up to a maximum of three (3) occasions annually, audit a User’s operations and financial records to the extent required to confirm compliance with the Terms. Such audit rights extend to both Clients and Agency Talent, whether or not they continue to maintain a Breef account. Audit rights shall last for a period of three (3) years following the termination of the Terms, or suspension or deactivation of your Breef account.
Nothing in this clause should be construed as providing Breef with the right or obligation to supervise or monitor the activities of services performed by Users, or former “Users” of the Service, as the case may be.
You agree that if Breef discovers under an audit in accordance with clause 6.3 or other means, that you have breached the Fee payment obligations of these terms, and that we are owed Fees by you under these Terms, we shall invoice you, and you agree to pay, as liquidated damages in respect of such breach:
(constituting a “Fee Event”).
In addition, you agree that Breef shall be entitled to interest of ten percent (10%) per annum for all Fees owing under a Fee Event, or the maximum interest allowed under the applicable state law, calculated from the earlier of (i) the date any qualifying service commenced and (ii) the date of termination of the Terms or suspension or deactivation of your Breef account (if applicable).
You acknowledge and agree that amounts payable under a Fee Event are not a penalty, but rather a reasonable measure of damages payable to Breef. You agree that the foregoing is in addition to all other remedies Breef may have against you for any such breach, including remedies under law and equity.
Any parties subject to a Fee Event shall be permanently banned from the Service, unless otherwise agreed in writing by Breef. A Fee Event shall apply to all parties the subject of a transaction constituting a Fee Event, irrespective of whether they are, at that time, a User of the Service.
For the avoidance of doubt, in relation to this clause 6:
Breef facilitates the provision of options for Projects, Proposals, Clients and Agency Talent. Those options are by no means exhaustive as to what exists in the market that you operate within.
We provide access to technology, relationships and payment processing. The decisions relating to work, however, are solely up to you.
We do not:
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NOTHING IN THE SERVICE CONSTITUTES PROFESSIONAL OR OTHER ADVICE, NOR ADVICE IN RELATION TO THE SUITABILITY OF A CLIENT OR AGENCY TALENT OR ANOTHER PARTY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, Breef, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT WE WILL PRESERVE OR MAINTAIN USER INFORMATION WITHOUT LOSS; OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
BREEF DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A USER THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, AND BREEF WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY PROJECT OR OTHER WORK BETWEEN CLIENTS AND AGENCY TALENT OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, YOU MAY HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH USERS AND THIRD PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE AND/OR SERVICE TERMS, PAYMENT TERMS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, MAINTENANCE AND DELIVERY TERMS RELATING TO SUCH TRANSACTIONS, ARE AGREED TO SOLELY BETWEEN THE SELLER OR PURCHASER OF SUCH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND YOU. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY TRANSACTIONS EXECUTED THROUGH, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, WITH ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH TRANSACTIONS ARE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE FROM A USER OR THIRD PARTY IS PROVIDED SOLELY BY SUCH USER OR THIRD PARTY, AND NOT BY US OR ANY OTHER OF OUR AFFILIATES.
The Service is controlled and operated from facilities in the United States. Breef makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own discretion and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Service if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government.
The Service may be subject to delays, limitations and other problems relating to the use of internet and electronic communications. Breef is not responsible for any delays, delivery failure or other damages whatsoever resulting from such internet, technology or electronic communications problems.
The Service allows Users to post content such as profile information, comments, questions, and other content or information (any such materials a User submits, posts, displays, or otherwise makes available on the Service “User Content”). The User Content you create remains yours; however, by sharing User Content through the Service, you agree to allow others to view, edit, and/or share your User Content in accordance with your settings and this Agreement. Breef has the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to remove any User Content that is shared via the Service.
You agree not to post User Content that: (a) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (b) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (c) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; (d) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort; (e) contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable; (f) contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party’s trade secrets); (g) contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; or (h) contains any information or content that you know is not correct and current.
You also must not:
You agree that any User Content that you post does not and will not violate third party rights of any kind, including without limitation any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) or rights of privacy. Breef reserves the right, but is not obligated, to reject and/or remove any User Content that Breef believes, in its sole discretion, violates these provisions. You understand that publishing your User Content on the Service is not a substitute for registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office, the Writer’s Guild of America, or any other rights organization.
Breef does not, nor are we under any obligation or duty to you or anyone else, to review, consider, monitor, evaluate, censor or remove any User Content. Breef does not have (and expressly disclaims) any liability in connection with the User Content.
For the purposes of these Terms, “Intellectual Property Rights” means all patent rights, copyright rights, mask work rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction.
In connection with your User Content, you affirm, represent and warrant the following:
Breef reserves the right to keep User Content posted on the Service indefinitely unless otherwise removed by a User. You acknowledge and agree that Breef may preserve and/or disclose your User Content if required to do so by law, or if it believes in good faith that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with and/or enforcement of these Terms, or to comply with any applicable law or government request.
Breef is not responsible for any advice, opinions, statements or representations made by Clients (in relation to Projects) or Agency Talent in relation to their skill, quality of work or ability to complete a Project. Breef shall have no liability in relation to your communications and other interactions with any User. We do not endorse any User Content nor any communications or other interactions with or information provided by any other User.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR USER CONTENT. BREEF SHALL NOT HAVE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, ANY LIABILITY TO YOU IN RELATION TO ANY USER CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE. BREEF CAN NOT GUARANTEE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS IN RELATION TO, THE COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF ANY USER CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE.
IN RELATION TO YOUR USER CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USER CONTENT, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY BREEF, AND KEEP US INDEMNIFIED, FOR AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, COSTS, DAMAGE LOSS OR LIABILITY THAT MAY ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USER CONTENT. BREEF WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE DELETION, LOSS, OR MODIFICATION (WHETHER AUTHORIZED OR NOT) OF YOUR USER CONTENT. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE ANY USER CONTENT OR CONTENT OTHERWISE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN THE INTENDED USE OF THE SERVICE.
By posting any User Content on the Service, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant, to Breef a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service and Breef’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each User of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms.
Except for your User Content, the Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music, and User Content belonging to other Users (the “Breef Content”), and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Breef and its licensors (including other Users who post User Content to the Service). Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any Breef Content. Use of the Breef Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by these Terms is strictly prohibited.
The Breef Content may not be used to disparage Breef, any Users, any applicable third party or the Service, nor shall they be used in any manner that may damage any goodwill of the Breef Content. Use of any Breef Content as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless establishment of such link is approved in advance by Breef in writing.
You are not permitted to use or display any of the marks featured in the Service, whether trademarked or not, without first obtaining the express written consent of the owner of the marks. Breef is the owner of the ‘Breef’ logo, marks and brand.
You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Service, including without limitation about how to improve the Service or our products (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place Breef under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, Breef does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Breef, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.
You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as prompted by the registration form and all forms you access through the Service, and to update this information to maintain its truthfulness, accuracy and completeness. Breef makes no warranties about any of your information, either to you, Users or third parties. You cannot register for more than one User account without express written permission from Breef.
You must keep your User account username and password secure and not disclose your details to any other person. We encourage and may require you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. You must notify Breef immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account at firstname.lastname@example.org. You (and where relevant, your employer) are responsible for all activity that occurs in your account. Breef will not be liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
Your User account is for your individual use only. You may never use another User’s account, nor authorize others to use your account, nor assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account.
In the event you use your account as a company account, your employer will be responsible for the security of your password. All activities that occur in all accounts shall bind the company that you, as a User, represent. If you do not have this authority, do not use the Service.
By providing Breef your email address you consent to our using your email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of the Service and special promotions. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out or change your preferences by contacting us at email@example.com. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or special promotions. You cannot opt out of service related communications without deactivating your Breef account, and even then we may contact you for Service-related purposes. You may deactivate your Breef account at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
By submitting your telephone information, you consent to being contacted on the telephone by text message or calling at the number(s) that you have provided, irrespective of whether they appear on a ‘Do Not Call’ list.
In using the Service, you will be granted access to information belonging to Clients or Agency Talent which is confidential. “Confidential Information” shall include information relating to the Client and Agency Talent relationship, as well as information relating to the Breef Service, as identified below.
Information shared between the Users relating to:
shall be classified as “Confidential Information” and must remain confidential at all times unless otherwise provided for in these Terms or agreed between Users.
All information which you receive access to through the Service relating to the Breef Service, our business, personnel, activities, other Users, and any information marked as “confidential” or which in the ordinary course of your relationship with Breef would be considered confidential, shall be classified the “Confidential Information” of Breef and must remain confidential at all times unless otherwise provided for in these Terms.
The form that Confidential Information shall take includes (but is not limited to): documents, conversations, communications, online content and information created, received, produced or obtained through the Service or Client-Agency Talent relationship, including through any employees, contractors, agents and representatives of either party.
Information that you receive through the Service classified as Confidential Information shall be treated confidentially by all Users. You agree not to disclose or to attempt to personally benefit from nonpublic or proprietary information of any User. The use of any such Confidential Information shall be restricted in accordance with these Terms until it has become publicly available through no action of your own.
To the extent a User provides Confidential Information to another User, the recipient shall protect the Confidential Information with the same degree of care as it uses to protect its own confidential information, but in no event with less than due care.
Any use of Confidential Information relating to a User or a Project is a matter for Clients and Agency Talent to agree. We recommend the use of non-disclosure agreements to protect Confidential Information while communicating with Users through the Service and negotiating terms.
As a User of the Service, you agree that in relation to Confidential Information, you shall abide by your obligations to:
Breach of these obligations to protect Confidential Information may result in your immediate removal from the Service and may expose you to further action from Breef and/or other Users.
In the event of you becoming aware of a suspected or actual breach of the obligations in these Terms relating to Confidential Information, you agree to immediately notify Breef.
In circumstances where you choose to no longer to participate in the service, Breef is not responsible for the return of Confidential Information. Breef recommends that Users include terms in any agreement or during the Proposal process, requiring that Users protect Confidential Information and return it once no longer being used as intended by the disclosing party.
In circumstances where you are legally required to disclose Confidential Information, you shall, at first instance, inform the third party who disclosed and/or owns the Confidential Information of the requirement to disclose as soon as reasonably practicable and liaise with that party prior to disclosing any Confidential Information. Failure to do so shall be considered a breach of these Terms.
Breef takes no responsibility for the sharing and use of your Confidential Information as a part of the Service.
USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BREEF BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY IN RELATION TO, YOUR USE AND CONDUCT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S USE OR CONDUCT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL BREEF, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, CONTRACTS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SERVICE, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BREEF BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
FURTHER, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE PROJECTS OF CLIENTS OR THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY AGENCY TALENT, OR ANY THIRD PARTY GOODS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR IN CONNECTION WITH CONDUCTING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS THROUGH THE SERVICE. BREEF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE AS TO THE QUALITY OR CAPACITY OF CLIENTS OR AGENCY TALENT, ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF ANY REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY A USER OF THE SERVICE, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY USER OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A USER PROVIDING A PROPOSAL THROUGH THE SERVICE.
ANY DECISIONS YOU MAKE AS A USER OF THE SERVICE OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, WHETHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ARE SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. BREEF WILL NOT ASSESS THE SUITABILITY, LEGALITY OR ABILITY OF ANY USER, WHETHER CLIENT OR AGENCY TALENT OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY, AND YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELEASE BREEF FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN RELATION TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND ANY INTRODUCTIONS MADE BY BREEF. THE PERFORMANCE OF AGREEMENTS INITIATED AS A RESULT OF INTRODUCTIONS MADE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTIES THERETO, AND BY REGISTERING FOR THE SERVICE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BREEF HAS NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER IN RELATION TO THE PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE TO PERFORM UNDER ANY SUCH AGREEMENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BREEF ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF ANY CONTENT; (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVICE; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE; AND/OR (VII) USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BREEF, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT YOU MAY HAVE PAID TO BREEF HEREUNDER OR $100.00, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CLAUSE APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF BREEF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS WHICH, BUT FOR THESE TERMS, MIGHT APPLY IN RELATION TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Breef, its related entities and its affiliates, officers, 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 attorneys’ fees and all related costs and expenses) arising from or relating to:
If you are involved in a Project, you also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Indemnified Parties in relation to all claims, liabilities, losses, settlements, costs, taxes, levies, charges and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and all related costs and expenses) arising from or relating to payments made (or owed) between Clients and Agency Talent. For the avoidance of doubt, such obligations are a matter for those Users, and not Breef.
For any dispute with Breef, you agree to first contact us at email@example.com and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally.
In the unlikely event that Breef has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after attempting to do so informally, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any Breef claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) arising out of or in connection with or relating to these Terms, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims”), by binding arbitration by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the Commercial Arbitration Rules and Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes then in effect for the AAA, except as provided herein. Those rules can be found at www.adr.org
Nothing in this clause shall prevent either party from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of that party’s data security, Intellectual Property Rights, or other proprietary rights.
The arbitration will be conducted in New York County, New York, unless you and Breef agree otherwise. Each party will be responsible for paying any AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with AAA rules. The award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses, and any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
YOU AGREE THAT ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, AND, UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS. YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND BREEF ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
Any judgment on the award made by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall have no applicability.
In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction finds the above arbitration provisions invalid or inapplicable, you and Breef each agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal and State Courts located in New York, New York. You and Breef each agree to submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any applicable dispute or claim.
If you do not wish to arbitrate disputes with the Breef and you are an individual, you may opt out of your agreement to arbitrate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org within thirty (30) days of the first of the date you access or use the Service. This dispute resolution clause shall survive termination of the Terms and/or suspension or deactivation of your Breef account.
Breef may assign these Terms, any rights or obligations, and licenses granted hereunder without restriction. You may not transfer or assign these Terms, rights and licenses granted hereunder without the express written consent of Breef. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void. Subject to the foregoing restrictions, these Terms will inure to the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of the parties.
These Terms and any schedules or Policies incorporated herein constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to their subject matter and cancel and supersede any prior contemporaneous discussions and content of communication between us. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any representations by us entering this agreement, except those contained in these Terms.
Even if you are no longer using the Service or deactivate your account or if we terminate your account, these Terms will continue to apply as intended.
Client and Agency Talent Users may enter into additional, supplemental or other agreement they deem appropriate (for example, confidentiality agreements, contractor or work for hire agreements, assignment of rights, etc.) but under no circumstances will Breef be a party to those agreements, except executed in writing by an authorized representative of Breef. Furthermore, these Terms will govern and supersede any term or condition in an additional agreement between Users that seeks to expand or restrict Breef’s rights under this Agreement. Additionally, you are required to report to Breef any attempt by a User to contract outside these Terms.
The Service is based in the State of New York, USA. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York and any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of relating to these Terms will be governed by those laws of that state, without regard to its conflict of law provisions, and noting the dispute resolution procedure in clause 16 of these terms.
You hereby provide us with consent to use electronic means to deliver any notices pursuant to these Terms. Breef may provide notice by email (using the email address that you provide when registering your account); and/or by posting on the Breef website. You may provide notice to us only in writing, either delivered personally or sent by certified mail to:
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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 party’s right to later enforce or exercise it, unless such party issues an express written waiver, signed by a duly authorized representative of each party.
The use of any content scraping, crawling or spidering tools on the Service and any associated websites is prohibited, with the exception of by search engines for indexing purposes. Unauthorized links to Breef and the Service is strictly forbidden.
Any modification or amendment to these Terms shall not be binding unless approved and signed in writing by an authorized representative of Breef.
Any legislation (present or future) which operates to vary an obligation or right, power or remedy of a person in connection with these Terms shall be excluded to the extent permitted by law.
If any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms, which shall remain in full force to give maximum effect to the intent of the parties. The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of a provision of the Terms in a particular jurisdiction shall not in any way affect the legality, validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction or of any other provision in any jurisdiction.
The rights, powers and remedies provided to us in these Terms are cumulative and not exclusive of the rights, power or remedies provided by law independently of these Terms.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions regarding these Terms.
PLEASE PRINT AND RETAIN A COPY OF THESE TERMS FOR YOUR RECORDS.