Terms of use

Last updated: June 3, 2020


inzpire.me is a marketplace platform that allows Brands and Creators to identify each other, enable them to send and accept Booking requests, and enter into Booking Agreements. inzpire.me provides services to both Brand and Creator, including facilitating the formation of Booking Agreements between Brands and Creators and facilitating payments. Creators create profiles and make them available to Brands. Brands browse Creators and send them Booking requests. If a Brand and Creator agree on terms, an agreement is formed directly between the Brand and Creator. inzpire.me collects payment from the Brand through a Payment Service Provider, Mangopay. Funds are held in an Escrow Account and released to the Creator in connection with their delivery of services.

If Creators receive Booking requests from inzpire.me, inzpire.me will pay Creators directly in connection with their delivery of services.

The following terms and conditions (these "Terms of Use"), govern your access to and use of the inzpire.me website, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through https://inzpire.me (the "Site"), by inzpire.me AS, with company registration number 916 778 465, having its registered address at Storgata 32, 0184 Oslo, Norway.

Please read the terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”) carefully before using inzpire.me AS (“inzpire.me") platform, including any services, features, content, and applications software programming and interfaces provided through the platform (collectively, the “platform”). By creating a user account and/or by using the platform and underlying services (the “services”), you are accepting and agreeing to these terms of use provided by inzpire.me AS and/or any of its subsidiaries and affiliates. If you are not willing to be bound by these terms, you should not create a user account or make any use of the platform.

Please be aware that by accepting the Terms of Use of inzpire.me, you are also accepting the terms and conditions of our Payment Service Provider, MangoPay, as stated under Section 5 below. You can see the Terms of Service from MangoPay here.

1. General terms

1.1 Subject to your approval of these Terms of Use, you will become a User of inzpire.me when you create a user account on the Site. By giving such approval, you accept these Terms of Use. You also approve the processing of personal data, which is made in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which is part of the Terms of Use.

1.2 Registering a User 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.

2. Key terms

“Account” shall mean the profile, and all underlying data, communication, and content, created and managed by a User.

“Booking” shall mean the request to perform a service sent from Brand to Creator.

“Booking Agreement” shall mean a Booking between Brand and Creator in which the terms for the Booking are specified and agreed upon.

“Brand” shall mean a User who is buying services on the Site.

“Channel” shall mean the respective social media site or website(s) where the Creator distributes content.

“Collaboration” shall mean the process from when a Booking Agreement is agreed upon by Brand and Creator to when a Booking is completed.

“Disputes” shall mean disagreements experienced during a Booking between a Brand and a Creator on inzpire.me.

“Escrow Account” shall mean an account held by the Payment Service Provider where any funds are being held before such funds shall be paid to the Creator or repaid to the Brand.

“Creator” shall mean a User who is selling services on the Site.

“Creator Fee” is the fee the Creator and Brand agree upon in the Booking Agreement.

“Pay-in” shall mean the Creator Fee plus the fees and charges imposed by inzpire.me.

“Pay-out” shall mean the Creator Fee the Creator and Brand agree upon in the Booking Agreement, minus the fees and charges imposed by inzpire.me, and minus any applicable Taxes.

“Payment Method” means a payment method that you have added to your inzpire.me Account, such as a credit card or debit card.

“Payment Service Provider” shall mean the payment service provider used by inzpire.me.

“Referral Reward” shall mean the reward a Creator receives for referring a person to register on the Site as a Creator.

“Service Fee” shall mean the fee charged by inzpire.me to Users for the use of the Site.

“User” shall mean a registered Brand or Creator.

“Verified Payment” shall mean a successful payment to Payment Services Provider’s Escrow Account.

3. Acknowledgments by User of inzpire.me’s Role

3.1 A Booking Agreement is between Brand and Creator, and inzpire.me only acts as a facilitator for the parties’ interaction on the Site. inzpire.me is not a party to any Booking Agreement between Brand and Creator.

3.2 Creators are not employees of inzpire.me, and inzpire.me does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control Creator services.

3.3 inzpire.me assumes no liability for content on any Creator profiles in their respective channels. The User is solely responsible for all aspects of any materials created, delivered, or managed through their Account (“Materials”). The User will conduct all marketing, business, and other activities related to Materials and use of the Platform in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations applicable to User’s business.

3.4 Under all circumstances, inzpire.me cannot be held liable for any acts and/or omissions of either Creator or Brand These include, but are not limited to, infringements of third party rights, including intellectual property rights, or claims arisen as a result of either party’s failure to comply with obligations in the parties’ contractual relationship.

3.5 If Brand or Creator chooses to use the inzpire.me platform, they are not an employee, joint venturer, or partner of inzpire.me for any reason, and they act exclusively on their own behalf and for their own benefit, and not on behalf, or for the benefit, of inzpire.me.

4. Collaborations

4.1 Any Brand may send any Creator on the Platform a Booking request (“Booking”).

4.2 When a Brand requests a Booking, the Creator is notified by email and may accept or decline the booking request.

4.3 When a Booking is accepted, the funds (“Pay-in”) are withdrawn from the Brand’s added Payment Method and placed in an Escrow Account. An accepted Booking is considered a binding agreement.

4.4 When the Creator accepts a Booking, the Creator is required to follow the specifications and requirements of the Booking Agreement. This includes leaving a sponsored post up on a social media channel for a given amount of time, meeting the delivery date specified in the Booking Agreement, etc.

4.5 The Creator is required to provide proof of work in the Booking Agreement and should mark the Booking as Delivered upon delivery.

4.6 The Brand must mark the booking as completed when the Creator has completed the collaboration according to the Booking Agreement. The funds (Pay-out) will then be released from the Escrow Account to the Creator’s wallet.

If the Booking was sent from inzpire.me, inzpire.me will pay the Creator directly when the Creator has completed the collaboration according to the Booking Agreement.

5. Accountability

5.1 Users are solely responsible and liable for activity that occurs while using their Account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their password. Users are required to immediately notify inzpire.me in writing of any change in authorization, any unauthorized use of their Account, or other accounts related security breach of which they are aware.

6. Creator Eligibility

6.1 inzpire.me reserves the right to refuse or cancel registration of an Account for any reason in its sole discretion.

6.2 To fully access the Platform, Creators must first undergo a review process, where their social media profiles will be evaluated to determine whether they meet our Platform guidelines, some of which include: (1) Having a minimum of 1,000 followers, fans, subscribers, and readers on their social media channels, (2) Having a quality audience, and more.

7. Creator’s Responsibility

7.1 Fake followers, likes, shares, views, and comments lead to low engagement and loss of integrity and reputation. inzpire.me strictly prohibits participation in any 'like,' 'share,' 'comment,' 'follower' exchange program (ie. follow-for-follow, follow loop, etc.) and the use of third-party services or applications (paid or unpaid) to boost engagement levels. Any attempt to acquire fake followers, likes, shares, views, and comments in any Channel is considered a violation of these Terms of Service, and in such cases, inzpire.me reserves the right to remove the Creator’s account, stop payments, and/or demand a refund, without notice.

8. Free Trials

8.1 A Brand's account on the Platform will start with a free trial of the Essential Plan. The free trial period of the Essential Plan lasts for 14 days, or as otherwise specified during sign-up and it is intended to allow new Brands to try the service.

8.2 Free trial eligibility is determined by inzpire.me at its sole discretion and we may limit eligibility to prevent free trial abuse. We reserve the right to revoke the free trial at any time.

9. Invoices and Payments

9.1 inzpire.me shall have no responsibility for determining the necessity of issuing any formal invoice. inzpire.me creates a sample invoice at Verified Payment issued by the Creator to the Brand. This is a service provided by inzpire.me and the Creator may choose not to use the sample invoice and provide the Brand with other documentation.

If the Creator has received a Booking directly from inzpire.me, they may provide inzpire.me with the other documentation.

Brands may have an agreement with inzpire.me to receive invoices. In these cases, inzpire.me will pay Creators for Bookings directly. Brands will then receive an invoice which will include the monthly subscription fee, as well as the fees that are paid to Creators for Bookings that month. An invoice will be sent to Brands monthly.

9.2 The Brands, not inzpire.me, are solely responsible for honoring any confirmed Bookings. If a Creator chooses to enter into a transaction with a Brand for a Booking, the Creator agrees and understands that they will be required to enter into an agreement with the Brand and they agree to accept any terms, conditions, rules and restrictions associated with such Booking imposed by the Brand. The Creators acknowledge and agree that they, not inzpire.me, will be responsible for performing the obligations of any such agreements, that inzpire.me is not a party to such agreements, and that inzpire.me (inclusive of all subsidiaries) disclaims all liability arising from or related to any such agreements.

9.3 Users shall be solely responsible for determining what is required by applicable law to enter into agreements, use the Site, and act as required. This includes, but is not limited to, paying any applicable taxes and issuance of formal invoices.

9.4 inzpire.me charges Brands, on the Free Plan, and Creators a Service Fee for the use of the Site. The Brand’s Service Fee is an added 5% on Pay-in if the Brand is on the Free Plan. Creators’ Service Fee is 10% deducted on Pay-out. inzpire.me reserves the right to change the Service Fee at any time, and adequate notice will be provided to the Brand and Creator before changes to the Service Fee come into effect.

9.5 inzpire.me charges Brands who subscribe to the Essential plan before the free trial is over on a monthly basis to the Brand's Payment Method when their free trial ends. inzpire.me charges Brands who subscribe to the Essential plan after the free trial is over on a monthly basis to the Brand's Payment Method on the day they subscribe. Brands can cancel their subscription to the Essential Plan at any time, and Brands will continue to have access to the Essential Plan through the end of the Brands' billing period. We do not provide refunds or credits for any partial-month subscription periods. To cancel a subscription to the Essential Plan, go to 'Settings' and downgrade to the Free Plan.

9.6 We may change our subscription plans and the price of our service from time to time; however, any price changes or changes to our service plans will apply following notice to you.

9.7 Users agree to use the Payment Service Provider as decided by inzpire.me. This is provided from the website for the transfer of funds between Users. By accepting these terms of service, Users also accept MangoPay's terms and conditions or the user terms provided by another Payment Service Provider. The Payment Service Provider may charge fees for the use of their payment services, which Users agree to pay.

9.8 Under all circumstances, inzpire.me cannot be held liable for any acts and/or omissions of either the Brand or the Payment Service Provider, including but not limited to the correctness of any payment made through the use of the Payment Service Provider and infringements of third party rights or claims arisen as a result of either party’s failure to comply with obligations in the parties’ contractual relationship.

9.9 Incomplete Collaborations are limited to cases where the Creator undeniably has failed to deliver by not providing or posting the content, or omitted from being present at an activity or event specified in the Booking Agreement, within a reasonable timeframe. In such cases, the Brand should not mark the booking as completed so they can receive a refund. The funds will be returned to the Brand’s added Payment Method.

For Brands who have an agreement with inzpire.me to be invoiced: If a Creator does not deliver the Booking as specified in the Booking Agreement, Brands will be refunded the Creator’s fee. The subscription fee will not be refunded.

10. Know Your Customer (KYC)

10.1 Know your customer (KYC) is a process used by banks to authenticate the identity of its clients. This procedure is used to ensure bank services are not being misused and to prevent identity theft, financial fraud, money laundering, and the financing of terrorism. This is required by our payment provider: MangoPay.

Before a Creator withdraws their fee, they first need to undergo the KYC process. Once approved, they can withdraw their funds from inzpire.me. If the Creator does not go through the KYC process, the funds will remain safe in escrow until they complete the process and are approved.

11. Currency

11.1 Users may select US Dollars or Euro as their currency of choice. The exchange rate will be based on the data provided by Yahoo Currency Converter. The rate will be updated every day, but it may differ slightly from the real-time market rate.

11.2 If a Creator’s currency is different from the currency the Brand is paying in, the payment will be automatically charged in the Creator's currency.

11.3 The payment will be displayed in both USD and EUR when funding the Booking. The payment will be approximate, as the exchange rate will not be locked in until the Creator accepts the booking request.

11.4 The conversion fee for exchanging currency will be dependent on the payment provider and/or Payment Method. Users may contact their payment provider (ie. credit card provider) to check what policies and fees may apply.

12. Marketplace Feedback

12.1 For the benefit of other Users, inzpire.me encourages you to leave objective balanced feedback about Users with whom you have transacted. You acknowledge and agree that feedback results will consist of comments, ratings, and other feedback left by other Users, and that inzpire.me will make this available to other marketplace Users, including composite feedback based on these individual ratings.

12.2 inzpire.me provides its public feedback system as a means through which Users can share their opinions publicly and inzpire.me does not monitor or censor these opinions. inzpire.me does not investigate any remarks posted by Users for accuracy or reliability but may do so upon request from Users.

12.3 Users may be held legally responsible for damages suffered by other Users or third parties as a result of your remarks if such remarks are legally actionable or defamatory.

12.4 inzpire.me is not legally responsible for any feedback or comments posted or made available on the Platform by any Users, even if that information is defamatory or otherwise legally actionable.

12.5 In order to protect the integrity of the feedback system and protect Users from abuse, inzpire.me reserves the right (but is under no obligation) to remove posted feedback or information that in inzpire.me's sole judgment violates the Terms of Service or negatively affects our marketplace community or operations.

13. Brand Marketplace Eligibility

13.1 At inzpire.me's sole discretion, the Brand's brand marketplace listing may be rejected if the brand, the brand's site, or the brand's product(s) fails to meet any of our applicable quality or eligibility criteria. Brand marketplace listings are evaluated and assessed during approval process by specific standards. Some of the standards are as follows: the Brand must have (a) a website URL; (b) a logo; (c) a working product or an app; (d) a compatibility with influencer marketing; and/or (e) not included any potentially illegal or offensive content.

14. Privacy Matters

14.1 You shall not use any information obtained from the Platform in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person. inzpire.me respects users’ privacy and is committed to establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards. Use of inzpire.me services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference. You are expected to review and agree to the Privacy Policy prior to accepting these Terms of Use. The Privacy Policy is available for review at https://inzpire.me/pages/privacy-policy.

15. Ending These Terms

15.1 Users may end their legal agreement with inzpire.me at any time by deactivating your accounts and discontinuing their use of inzpire.me’s services. If Users would like to deactivate their accounts, they can do so by contacting us hello@inzpire.me or sending us a chat on https://inzpire.me/.

15.2 inzpire.me may suspend or terminate an account or cease providing a User with all or part of inzpire.me’s services at any time for reasons, including, but not limited to, if inzpire.me reasonably believe: (a) a User have violated these Terms; (b) a User create risk or possible legal exposure for inzpire.me; or (c) an Account should be removed due to prolonged inactivity. inzpire.me will make reasonable efforts to notify the User of the email address associated with their account or the next time they attempt to access their account, depending on the circumstances. In all such cases, the Terms of Use shall terminate, including, without limitation, a User’s license to use inzpire.me’s services.

16. Referral Program

16.1 The inzpire.me Referral Program allows registered Creators to earn money by referring new Creators to inzpire.me. This is accomplished if a referred person clicks a referral link to create a new Creator Account.

16.2 The referring Creator (“Referrer”) will receive a Referring Reward of 10% of the referred Creator’s earnings the first 6 months. The 10% Referring Reward is equal to the 10% service fee deducted by inzpire.me from the Creator Fee and is collected by inzpire.me and paid out to the Referrer. The Referring Reward is paid out when the referred Creator completes a Booking Agreement.

16.3 A referred person may only use one referral link. If a referred person receives referral links from multiple Creators, only the corresponding Creator of the referral link used by the referred person will get the new Creator as a referral.

16.4 inzpire.me reserves the right to change the Referral Reward at any time without prior notice.

16.5 inzpire.me may suspend or terminate the Referral Program or a user’s ability to participate in the Referral Program at any time for any reason. inzpire.me reserve the right to remove earnings if we notice any activity that we believe is abusive or fraudulent. We reserve the right to review and investigate all referral activities and to suspend accounts or modify referrals as deemed fair and appropriate.

17. Resolution of Disputes

We encourage Brands and Creators to try and settle disputes amongst themselves. If for any reason this fails after using the Knowledge Center or if the User encounter non-permitted usage on the Site, inzpire.me’s Customer Support can be contacted for assistance.

17.1 inzpire.me will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims and all disputes related to financial transactions will ultimately be determined by Mangopay. inzpire.me will, in accordance with Mangopay’s terms and conditions, help facilitate transaction disputes.

17.2 inzpire.me, for the benefit of Users, may try to help Users resolve disputes. inzpire.me does so in its sole discretion, and it has no obligation to resolve disputes between Users or between Users and outside parties.

17.3 These Terms of Service and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with it shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with Norwegian laws without regard to its conflict of law rules.

18. Modifications

inzpire.me reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Site or to modify these Terms of Use, including the Service Fees, at any time and without prior notice. If inzpire.me modifies these Terms of Use, inzpire.me will either post the modification on the Site or otherwise provide Users with notice of the modification. inzpire.me will also update the "Last Edited Date" at the top of these Terms of Use. By continuing to access or use the Site after inzpire.me has posted a modification on the Site or has provided the User with notice of a modification, the User indicates that they agree to be bound by the modified Terms of Use. If the modified Terms of Use is not acceptable to the User, the only recourse is to cease using the Site.

19. Sharing Your Content and Information

19.1 For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with inzpire.me (IP License), for the purpose of marketing and promoting inzpire.me, without further notification to or consent of the user, or any compensation payable to the user.

In non-lawyerish terms, we love your the content you create, and we just want an opportunity to showcase it on our social media channels, website, and ads!

20. Intellectual Property Ownership and Rights Notices

20.1 The Site, services, application, and collective content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of Norway and foreign countries. You acknowledge and agree that the Site, services, applications, and collective content, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of inzpire.me and its licensors. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site, services, application, and collective content.

20.2 Trademarks, service marks, logos, trade name and any other proprietary designations of third parties used on or in connection with the Site, application, services, and inzpire.me content are used for identification purposes only and may be the property of their respective owners.

21. Additional Responsibilities

By accepting these Terms of Use, you undertake, warrant and agree as follows:

21.1 You agree not to use the Platform or Services in connection with, or to promote campaigns or ads containing: (i) content that is an invasion of privacy, degrading, defamatory, libelous, unlawful, profane, obscene, pornographic, hate material, or discriminatory; (ii) content that promotes any illegal activity including without limitation the promotion of gambling where prohibited, illegal substances, software piracy, or hacking; (iii) content that infringes on the personal rights, trademark, service mark, trade dress, trade name, logo, publicity right, copyright, patent rights, or any other intellectual property right of any third party; (iii) content that infringes on the personal rights, patent rights, or any other intellectual property right of any third party; (iv) content links or codes that promote or reference software piracy and/or activities generally understood as Internet abuse including but not limited to the sending of unsolicited bulk e-mail and the distribution or use of spyware, malware, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or similar software; or (v) content that you know to be false and misleading.

22. Disclaimer

22.1 The Platform, other content provided through the platform, and all technology, software, materials, data, or images provided or used by or on behalf of inzpire.me or its licensors in connection with the Platform (collectively the “Platform Offerings”) are provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. Except as expressly set forth in this agreement, inzpire.me makes no other representation or warranty of any kind, whether expressed, implied, statutory, or otherwise with respect to the Platform Offerings. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, inzpire.me disclaims all implied warranties with respect to the Platform Offerings, including any implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and quiet enjoyment, and any warranties arising out of any course of dealing, performance, or trade usage.

22.2 inzpire.me will not be held responsible for (a) any errors, inaccuracies, or service interruptions, including power outages or system failures; or (b) any unauthorized access to, use of, or alteration of, or deletion, destruction, damage, or loss of, company’s advertisement or any data, images, text, or other information or content.

22.3 inzpire.me may discontinue any aspect of the platform or any platform offering, or may change the nature, features, functions, scope, or operation of the platform or any platform offering, at any time.

22.4 inzpire.me does not warrant in any way that the platform or the platform offerings will be provided in an uninterrupted manner or that the related content will be error-free or free of harmful components. In addition, inzpire.me does not warrant that the platform will meet your requirements and expectations or that you will achieve any particular result from using the platform.

23. Limitations of Liability

23.1 To the extent permitted by law, in no event shall inzpire.me be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, including, without limitation any lost opportunity or profits, costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, loss of goodwill or any other intangible benefit, even if such damages are foreseeable and whether or not inzpire.me has been advised of the possibility thereof. In no event shall inzpire.me’s liability exceed the total amount paid to inzpire.me by you for services during the preceding six (6) months. The limitations of this subsection shall apply to any theory of liability, whether based on warranty, contract, statute, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, and whether or not the inzpire.me entities have been informed of the possibility of any such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

24. Abusing inzpire.me

24.1 inzpire.me reserves to the greatest extent possible all rights, without limiting any other remedies, to limit, suspend, or terminate our services and/or user accounts, suspend or ban access to our services, remove any content, and to take any and all technical or legal steps to ban users.

Without limiting the reasons for taking the aforementioned actions, conduct giving rise to this response could include: (1) Use of our services for any illegitimate or non bona fide purpose, (2) Creating problems with other users or potential legal liabilities, (3) Infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties, (4) Acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of any of our policies, (5) Abuse of any team members (ie: unreasonable or inappropriate communications), and (6) Any attempt to use inzpire.me's platform or services for any objectionable purpose.

25. Third Parties

25.1 inzpire.me uses a variety of API services, such as YouTube API Services, on the platform to execute our Platform Offerings. By creating an account, Users also agree to YouTube’s Terms of Service, which can be found here.

26. Contacting Us

If you have questions, please contact us at hello@inzpire.me.

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