GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TRANSLATORS (GTC TRANSLATORS)
- Instructions for Performance, Delivery, Review and Acceptance of Translations
- Rules for Complaints
- Turn-over of Rights to Use
- Infringement and Third Party Rights
- Compensation, Payment and Guarantee
- Data Security
- Noncompetition Clause
- Side Agreements
- Changes to Terms and Conditions
- Final Clause
TEXTKING offers an Internet platform through which the translator has the opportunity to translate texts and other documents for compensation.
After successful registration the email address provided by the translator must be verified. To accomplish this, an email will be sent to the provided address, which the translator will confirm by clicking on the appropriate link. Upon successful verification the translator will be cleared to use the service.
Each translator is responsible for the security of his/her personal login information (login name and password). In the event such information falls into the hands of an unauthorized third person, TEXTKING should be informed immediately. Admission to the service is not a matter of right. TEXTKING has the right to change or even discontinue the operation of its service at any time.
New users receive a confirmation email to confirm user name, and password. Every now and then users receive information about our products & services and our newsletter. Should you wish to no longer receive information or newsletters from us you may request that your name be removed from the mailing list by sending an email to ifno at textking dot com.
For quality assurance purposes, TEXTKING reserves the right to conduct a review of texts submitted by the translator. However, the translator has no right to have his/her submitted translations reviewed. The translator is fully responsible for the quality of the translation and for delivery thereof within the agreed time. TEXTKING may change translated texts without giving any reasons. If TEXTKING makes changes to translated texts, the translator is not responsible for the accuracy of the changed text passages. The translator herewith declares his/her agreement that TEXTKING and the client may make any changes to submitted translations.
The time provided for accomplishing a translation will vary from task to task. If a translator does not deliver the translation within the agreed time, TEXTKING will establish an appropriate extension of time for the translator. If the translator is unable to complete the translation within the extended time, TEXTKING has the right to withdraw from the contract and make a payment of actual damages. In this case, the translator has no claim for the payment of compensation.
The client correspondingly has the right to lodge a claim with TEXTKING within 14 days of the receipt of translated documents. In this case, the translator must make improvements according to the requirements of the client within the time established by TEXTKING. If this does not happen, the task will be withdrawn from the translator without compensation. If the text is not accepted by the client after improvements have been made, the translation will reviewed by TEXTKING with reference to the reasons given by the client. In such case TEXTKING will make the final decision, which is binding on both the client and the translator.
If a translation is refused, based on unfounded or insufficient reasons, TEXTKING has the right to reject the client’s refusal. In such case the translation will be deemed completed and the translator will be compensated. This result is not reversible.
Information which the translator receives from a client or TEXTKING in connection an assignment request and the subsequent translation, must be maintained by the translator in the strictest confidence. At no time may documents, reference texts and information be transmitted to others without the written consent of TEXTKING. Violation of this guideline will result in immediate lockout from the TEXTKING platform. TEXTKING reserves for itself the right to assert claims for damages.
The translator affirms that all copyrights to translated texts remain with the translator. Furthermore, the translator affirms that translations submitted by him/her are free of protected rights of third persons. The translator holds TEXTKING harmless from all claims by third persons and other losses, which could come into being from a demand arising out of damage due to defective or misleading text contents, damage to reputation, libel, invasion of the right to privacy and other protected rights of third persons (for instance copyright, trade name and trademark) which could arise from the delivery of translation results. The expenses of legal defense and legal representation are for the account of the translator.
The translator’s total pay will be transferred automatically to their account within 30 days, provided this reaches a minimum of 30 EUR. Payments can be made by PayPal or bank transfer. There are no transfer charges for PayPal payments and bank transfers. The translator shall be liable for bank charges applied by the translator's bank. The translator shall cover any transaction fees deducted by PayPal on the recipient's side.
The translator is obligated to enter his/her payment and account information into his/her user profile. Payment may be delayed if he/she does not fulfill this requirement.
TEXTKING explicitly points out that amounts taken in as income are liable to tax and, accordingly, are declared as taxable by the translator at his/her tax office.
For customers seeking a price reduction on the grounds of major or significant shortcomings in performance on the part of TEXTKING, TEXTKING has the right to reduce the compensation paid and demand compensation for damages to the extent it finds the customer’s claim to be valid. The amount of the deduction from the translator’s account is within the discretion of TEXTKING, and without prejudice tothe enforcement of other claims and/or demands.
With respect to cardinal responsibilities, these are treated the same as contractual responsibilities, where the orderly fulfillment of contracts is generally only possible when the client consistently has confidence and is entitled to have confidence. Furthermore, TEXTKING shall not be liable for ordinary negligence.
Specifically, TEXTKING gives no guarantee of the correctness of data made available to TEXTKING by third parties. TEXTKING shall have no liability for damages occurring due to technical failures or other technical shortcomings or acts of god. In particular, TEXTKING gives no guarantee of the correctness of data made available by third parties or texts, or of the established available and retrievable services of TEXTKING.
Likewise, TEXTKING has no liability for delays or lack of performance which occur because of unclear, incorrect or incomplete task transmission or task delivery, or through erroneous data entry. This especially applies in cases where third parties have acquired unauthorized access to TEXTKING services and have caused disruption to the company, irrespective of the type or scope thereof.
The foregoing limitation of liabilities applies to the owners of TEXTKING as well as its officers, directors, employees and agents.
At regular intervals, TEXTKING backs up the data stored in client accounts. In the event a loss of data occurs, TEXTKING will make every effort to recover the lost data as quickly as possible. With respect to translation work product, the translator carries the responsibility for his/her own data security.
In order to preserve a partnership-like and long term relationship, TEXTKING expects that its translators will not establish contact with clients in order to obtain tasks from them directly.
Oral side agreements are not valid. Changes and additions to these terms and conditions shall only be effective if in writing (letter, fax or email), and it is intended that these rules may only be waived in writing. Other terms and conditions shall have no validity.
TEXTKING has the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Translators will be notified in writing concerning any such change by letter, fax or email, and by updating the terms and conditions at http://www.TEXTKING.com. If the translator does not object or give notice of termination within a period of 10 days, his/her silence will be taken as acceptance of the new terms and conditions, effective as of the date established by TEXTKING.
The law of Germany shall apply to these terms and conditions. So long as legally permitted, the court in Berlin shall have jurisdiction over all disputes relating to the contract.
Transfer of venue with respect to rights and duties relating to the contract requires the written consent of TEXTKING to be effective.
Should any of these terms and conditions be or become ineffective, the effectiveness of the remaining terms and conditions shall not be affected. An ineffective or impracticable provision may be replaced by an effective or practicable one which will bring the provision as close as possible to the intended outcome.
The section titles are only provided for your convenience and do not have any legal effect. This translation is also only provided for your convenience. In case of doubt the Swiss conditions shall be applicable.
ALL THE FREEDOM OF AN INDEPENDENT TRANSLATOR
WITH ALL THE SECURITY OF AN AGENCY