Client Agreement

This Agreement is a contract between Advisable Ltd. (“Advisable” or "Advisable.com") and an entity (the “Client”) using its Site (advisable.com) and Services (Project and Freelancer identification) to find a freelancer identified by Advisable (the “Freelancer” or "Specialist" and the “Project”).

As a prospective Client, you must read, agree to and accept all the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement in order to use our Site, Advisable.com, and Services.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS OF SERVICE IN ITS ENTIRETY, YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR THE SITE SERVICES AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE. IF YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH PROVIDING OR RECEIVING SERVICES ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY OR AGENCY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND THAT ENTITY OR AGENCY TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE. IN THAT EVENT, “YOU” AND “YOUR” WILL REFER AND APPLY TO THAT ENTITY OR AGENCY.

1. Responsibility for Performance: 

Advisable.com will identify and vet freelance specialists on behalf of Your Company. Your Company will then be responsible for interviewing and assessing the suitability of these candidates. Your Company is responsible for making any hiring decisions and Advisable.com will accept no responsibility for the performance of hired specialists.

2. Freelancer Payments: 

Advisable earns fees from our freelancers for finding them projects. If you hire one of Advisable’s freelancers, all payment to that freelancer must be made via the Advisable platform.Your Company will ensure that all payments between your Company and a specialist are made via Advisable.com and that Advisable.com is made aware of all transactions between your Company and this specialist in order for Advisable.com to accurately calculate and collect its fee. Payment terms will be agreed directly between your Company and Advisable.com

3. Refundable Deposit: 

To start the recruitment process, Advisable charges a $500 deposit that is 100% refundable should you decide not to hire a freelancer, or credited against their first payment if you do hire one. This is not a fee: we charge a deposit as we need to know you’re serious prior to commencing our highly customized and time intensive matching process. In the event of disengagement, please note that this deposit will be forfeit 6 months after the date of payment.

4. Engage with the process: 

Our freelancers are in high-demand. In submitting a project brief and accepting these terms, you commit to engaging with the recruitment process in a professional manner and adhering to the Client Professional Standards. This means providing prompt feedback to Advisable and our freelancers at every stage of the recruitment process. Penalties of up to $250 per item are in force should you disengage with the process without notifying Advisable.

5. Other Project Terms: 

All further agreements (i.e. on project pricing and deliverables) will be made directly between your Company and a specialist

6. Full-time Hire: 

If a specialist is subsequently hired by your Company in a full-time capacity, your Company agrees to pay Advisable.com a one-off recruitment fee of 10% of the year 1 salary upon commencement of this full-time employment

7. Payment terms:

Advisable typically works with the following payment terms. Custom terms may be provided in exceptional circumstances.

7.1 One-off & Trial Projects - Default Payment Terms

For one-off and trial projects less than $5,000:

  • Advisable issues an invoice of 100% of Project Fee payable on Project Start Date
  • Advisable will hold these funds in escrow and pay the Freelancer upon successful project completion

For one-off and trial projects greater than $5,000:

  • Advisable issues a first invoice of 50% of Project Fee payable on Project Start Date and a second invoice for the remaining 50% payable upon Project Completion Date.
  • Advisable pays the Freelancer 50% of Project Fee 30 days after Project Start Date and holds the remaining 50% in escrow until Project Completion Date

7.2 Monthly Recurring Project - Default Payment Terms

For monthly recurring projects, Advisable issues an invoice for payment monthly in advance, with the first payment being due on Project Start Date and subsequent payments due monthly thereafter. 

Advisable will hold these funds in escrow and release to the Freelancer monthly in arrears, with the first payment being made one month after Project Start Date and subsequent payments monthly thereafter. 

8. 3 day money back guarantee:

Notwithstanding the provisions of any of the previous terms, where a client deems a freelancer's performance to be unsatisfactory, Advisable will refund the client for payment for up to 3 days work (8 hours work in total). In order to take advantage of this guarantee, the client must inform Advisable within 3 days of the project commencement date.

7. Use of client name and project details:

Advisable may, from time to time, share the names and or project details of some of its clients for promotional use. You can opt-out of this clause by informing your account manager of your wish to do so at any time.

8. Dispute resolution:

This Agreement, the other Terms of Service, and any Claim will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ireland.

9. Contacting Advisable:

If you have questions, please visit advisable.com and contact us through the site.