Terms and Conditions
 
General terms and conditions
 

By browsing our website, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions of use.

The terms “Johan Charlier“, “me”, “we” or “I” refers to the owner of the website. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Furthermore, the following applies with regards to this website:

  • The content on this website is for your general information and use and cannot be guaranteed by us or any third party to be up to date, timeless or fully accurate at any given point. We cannot be held liable should this occur and be within the limitations of local law and regulation and reserve the right to make amendments to the content of this website without prior notice.
     

  • Use of the information provided on this website is entirely at your own risk and discretion. It is your responsibility to ensure any products, services or information meet your requirements.
     

  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
     

  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
     

  • Unauthorised use of this website may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
     

  • Links to other websites are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
     

  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of South Africa.

Terms and conditions for editorial work
 
  • The Client is under no obligation to offer the Freelancer work; neither is the Freelancer under any obligation to accept work offered by the Client.
     

  • The Freelancer will provide service(s) as mutually agreed, confirmed in writing by the Client.
     

  • The work will be carried out unsupervised at such times and places as determined by the Freelancer, using her/his own equipment.
     

  • The Freelancer confirms that she/he is self-employed, is responsible for her/his own income tax and National Insurance contributions, and for paying VAT (where applicable) and will not claim benefits granted to the Client's employees.
     

  • The Freelancer agrees to attend the Client's or other premises for necessary meetings, the time spent and agreed reasonable expenses incurred to be reimbursed by the Client.
     

  • The Client will reimburse the Freelancer for agreed reasonable expenses over and above usual expenses incurred in the process of editorial work as agreed upon.
     

  • The Client will pay the Freelancer a fee per hour OR per printed page OR an agreed flat fee for the job, plus VAT where applicable.
     

  • The completed work will be delivered on or before the date agreed, for the agreed fee, which will be based on the description of the work required and the brief, both supplied by the Client.
     

  • If, however, on receipt of the item to be worked on or at an early stage, it becomes apparent that significantly more work is required than had been anticipated in the preliminary discussion/brief, the Freelancer may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
     

  • Similarly, if, during the term of the Freelancer’s work, additional tasks are requested by the Client, the Freelancer may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
     

  • If the project is lengthy, the Freelancer may invoice periodically for completed stages.
     

  • Any content created by the Freelancer as part of the copy-editing/proofreading/project management process will become the copyright of the Client unless otherwise agreed.
     

  • The nature and content of the work will be kept confidential and not made known to anyone other than the Client and its contractors without prior written permission.
     

  • The Freelancer guarantees that any work that she/he subcontracts on behalf of the Client will be completed to the same standard, schedule and budget and with the same conditions of confidentiality.
     

  • If the Freelancer’s work is unsatisfactory, the Freelancer will rectify it in her/his own time and at her/his own expense.
     

  • Unless agreed otherwise at the outset, payment will be made within 30 days of receipt of the Freelancer’s invoice.
     

  • the Client and the Freelancer may keep on record such information (e.g. contact details) as is necessary. Either may view the other's records to ensure that they are relevant, correct and up to date.
     

  • Either the Client or the Freelancer has the right to terminate a contract for services if there is a serious breach of its terms.
     

  • If the Freelancer has made a substantial contribution to the copy-editing/proofreading/project management of the work, she/he will be entitled to receive one free copy of the work.
     

  • The Freelancer may use the Client's name in her/his promotional material.
     

  • This agreement is subject to the laws of the Republic of South Africa Both Freelancer and Client agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the Republic of South Africa’s courts.

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