A "Creator" is a professional who creates and publishes content on social media sites against payment.
The following terms and conditions (the "Terms") shall govern Creators' use of INZPIRE.ME's software application (the "Service").
The Service is delivered by the Norwegian company INZPIRE.ME AS, with company registration number 916 778 465, having its registered address at Universitetsgata 2, 0164 Oslo, Norway. All references to "we", "us" and "our" in the following refer to INZPIRE.ME AS.
You (hereinafter referred to as "you" or "Creator") are required to accept these Terms in order to use the Service. The Terms are accepted by explicitly clicking "I accept" when requested to do so upon registering your Account.
Please note that in order to use our Service, you must also accept to use MangoPay or GigaPay as your payment service provider for the payment and receipt of any remuneration due under booking agreements arranged through the use of the Service. The terms and conditions for MangoPay and GigaPay's services are available here and here.
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time if you have any questions about these Terms.
"Creator": a professional who creates and publishes content on social media sites for payment or product. Also known as influencers.
"Talent Agencies": agencies who handle booking agreements on behalf of the profiles/influencers they manage. Often included as "creator" in this Agreement.
"Client": any legal person who wishes to subscribe to the Service given by Inzpire.me, also referred to as the customer/buyer of the services provided.
"Advertisers": a company who buys advertising and promotional services.
"Agencies" (digital/PR/media): agencies who handle booking agreements on behalf of the advertisers.
"Booking Agreement": is the agreement between the Creator and the Client, based on a booking request as described in section 4.
"Self-service Agreement" and "Full-service Agreement": is the agreement between the user and INZPIRE.ME.
"Accounts": is the user account where the collaborations take place.
"Users": a user can have access to one or more Accounts.
2. About the Service
The Service is a cloud-based software application and collaboration platform that
- allows you to create a Creator profile on the platform and make your profile available to brands, advertisers, media agencies and others ("Clients")
- allows Clients to browse Creators' profiles and send booking requests
- provides booking services and facilitates the formation of booking agreements between Creators and Clients
- facilitates payment of fees as agreed under a booking agreement from Clients to Creators, through the payment service provider MangoPay or GigaPay, after approval by INZPIRE.ME
3. Accessing the Service – approving your Account registration
To register for the Service, you must complete the registration process on the platform. You are required and obligated to: (a) be 18+ years old (unless you are represented by a Talent Agency or parent), (b) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about the legal person you represent as prompted by the Service's registration form, and (c) maintain and promptly update the registered data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete.
After registering your Account and before you gain full access to our Service, we will evaluate your social media profiles to determine whether it meets our Platform Guidelines.
INZPIRE.ME shall, at its sole discretion, decide whether such Platform Guidelines are met, and we reserve the right to refuse or cancel the registration of your Account without providing any explanation as to the reason for refusal.
4. Formation of Booking Agreements and performance thereunder
Any Client may send any Creator a booking request. The booking request shall contain the terms and conditions for the booking in a brief, including the remuneration to be paid from Client to Creator. The Creator will receive an e-mail notification about the booking request and can choose to accept or decline it.
If the booking request is accepted, a binding booking agreement has been formed between Creator and Client.
When Creator has completed the terms of the booking agreement, proof of the completed work and results shall be submitted on the INZPIRE.ME platform. The Client will receive an e-mail notification stating that the Creator has completed the performance under the booking, providing the Client with a link to review the proof of the completed work and results.
If Client is satisfied that Creator has completed the work in accordance with the booking agreement, Client must accept the work by marking the booking agreement as "Completed" on the INZPIRE.ME platform.
INZPIRE.ME is not a party to any booking agreements between Creator and Client, and we disclaim any responsibility or liability arising from or related to any such agreements.
5. Release of Remuneration
All payments for services provided under a booking agreement shall be handled by the payment service provider MangoPay or GigaPay. You may review terms and conditions for the payment services provided by MangoPay or GigaPay, including information about applicable fees for the use of their services, here and here.
When Client has marked a booking agreement as "Completed", the agreed remuneration less applicable service fees to INZPIRE.ME (cf. section 8) and MangoPay or GigaPay will be released and paid out to Creator (the "Pay-out"), except when ongoing payment has been agreed. They will be released continuously in accordance with the Booking Agreement.
6. Non-performance by Creator
When the Creator accepts a booking agreement, the Creator shall review the campaign brief from the Brand, for which the Creator is liable. The review shall have the objective of uncovering matters that may disrupt the Creator's performance of the work pursuant to the booking agreement, such as product shipping.
If the Brand's outputs are delayed or incomplete, the Creator must notify the Client without undue delay. If this matter becomes a dispute between the Client and the Creator, it will be resolved using the process described in cf. Resolution of Disputes between Creator and Client, section 7.
The Creator must notify the Client if he/she is in need of a deadline extension or an adjustment of the amount payable as a result of the circumstances causing the delay or disruption of the Creator's performance.
When the Client receives a request for a deadline extension with specified number of days for which the deadline is to be extended, he/she shall respond without undue delay. If the Client demands an adjustment of the amount payable, he/she shall make a specified offer relating to adjustment of the amount payable.
If the Creator fails to perform by not providing or not posting content as determined in the booking agreement, or if Creator fails to be present at an activity or event specified in the booking agreement, the Client may refuse to mark the booking agreement as "Completed".
In such cases, the Creator risks not being paid.
If an accepted booking agreement is not completed, the Creator will receive an automatic review on their profile.
The Creator and Client must adhere to our Community Standards.
7. Resolution of Disputes between Creator and Client
Creator and Client agree to attempt to initially solve all disputes between themselves. If the parties are unable to settle the matter, it can be resolved by INZPIRE.ME, whether the case is conducive to it.
Disputes regarding the release of remuneration payment to Creator or a refund of the same to Client, shall be resolved through INZPIRE.ME.
You have up to 20 days after the delivery date set out in the booking agreement to submit a cancellation request on the INZPIRE.ME platform. You can ask the INZPIRE.ME platform to make the final decision 14 days after the request was opened.
When you contact the INZPIRE.ME platform, a dedicated team member will be assigned to your case. They'll review the information provided by both parties before making a final decision. In some cases, they may need to contact you to gather additional information before making a decision.
8. Restrictions and Creator Responsibilities
8.1. Your responsibilities
You represent, covenant, and warrant that you will use the Service only in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and in a way that will not harm the Service or anyone else's use of it.
You are solely and fully responsible for
- any content you choose to share through the Service or in your performance for a Client
- having the necessary rights to any material (including but not limited to text, photos, sound, music) you make available through the Service or in your performance for a Client
- your performance under any booking agreement between you and a Client
- any comments or ratings you provide through the feedback functionality, cf. section 9
- any messages you share through the Service
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account, passwords and files, and for all uses of your Account with or without your knowledge or consent. If you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or other security breach related to your Account, you must immediately notify us in writing.
You may not use the Service to promote campaigns or ads containing (i) content that is an invasion of privacy, degrading, defamatory, libellous, 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 a third party's intellectual property rights; (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.
You may not, directly or indirectly: reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code or underlying structure, ideas, know-how or algorithms relevant to the Service or any software, documentation or data related to the Service ("Software"); modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Service or Software or use the Service or Software for the benefit of a third party.
9. Fee for the Service
As consideration for Creator's access to the Service, INZPIRE.ME shall be entitled to a fee (the "Service Fee") equivalent to 10% of the agreed remuneration for any and all booking agreements Creator has entered into through the use of our Service.
INZPIRE.ME's Service Fee shall be deducted before Pay-out is made to Creator.
INZPIRE.ME reserves the right to modify the Service Fee by providing Creator with thirty (30) days prior notice. Such notice may be sent by e-mail or on https://inzpire.me/.
10. Feedback Functionality
We encourage Creators and Clients to leave objective and balanced feedback about the parties with whom they have entered into booking agreements with. You acknowledge that such feedback, including composite feedback based on individual ratings, will be made available to other Creators and Clients through the Service.
INZPIRE.ME does not monitor or censor these opinions, nor do we investigate any remarks posted by Users for accuracy or reliability. However, we may do so upon request. 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 our sole judgment, violates these Terms or negatively affects our Service or operations.
11. Suspension or Termination of your Account and/or Access to the Service
You may end your legal agreement with INZPIRE.ME at any time by deactivating your Account. If you wish to deactivate your Account, please notify us by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or notify us through our chat function on https://inzpire.me/.
INZPIRE.ME may suspend or terminate your Account or cease providing you with all or part of the Service at any time for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated these Terms; (ii) you have attempted to acquire or have any fake followers, likes, shares, views and comments in any channel; (iii) you join a follower or engagement pod, (iv) you have repeatedly failed to perform in accordance with booking agreements you are a party to; (v) you create risk or possible legal exposure for us; (vi) you use information obtained through the use of the Service to harass, abuse or harm another person or business; (vii) you are attempting to solicit business away from the platform that was initially offered to you via INZPIRE:ME; (viii) your use of the Service may harm INZPIRE.ME's business; or (ix) your Account should be removed due to unlawful conduct.
Your Account may be suspended or terminated without notice.
If the Agreement is terminated, or if INZPIRE.ME suspends your access to the Service, INZPIRE.ME shall not have any liability or responsibility to you.
Upon termination of your Account, you lose all rights granted under these Terms.
12. Intellectual Property Rights and License Grant
INZPIRE.ME owns and retains all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, whether registered or not, in and to the Service and all technologies related thereto, including any and all algorithms or processes developed by INZPIRE.ME, and all derivatives, modifications, or improvements of or to any of the foregoing made by or for INZPIRE.ME, whether or not created or developed in connection with the Service.
INZPIRE.ME hereby grants to Creator a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-assignable access to use the Service solely for Creator's internal business operations in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
Creator owns and retains all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to any data that has been entrusted to INZPIRE.ME for processing.
Creator agrees that INZPIRE.ME may use or refer to content created under booking agreements entered into through the use of our Service, for the purpose of marketing our Service, unless otherwise agreed.
Creator hereby grants to INZPIRE.ME a non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, and irrevocable right and license to use data derived from analysis of Creator's data in aggregated or de-identified form, for the purposes of providing and improving INZPIRE.ME's products and services.
13. Modification of the Service and amendments to these Terms
We reserve the right to modify these Terms. The most current version of these Terms will be posted at https://inzpire.me/. If we make material changes to these Terms, we will notify you via your email or https://inzpire.me/. If you do not accept these changes, you must stop using your Account or request deletion at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your continued use of INZPIRE.ME after we publish our changes to these Terms means that you consent to the updated Terms.
14. Personal Data
INZPIRE.ME agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Creator harmless from and against any claims made from a third party that the Service infringes a third party's intellectual property rights. INZPIRE.ME's obligation shall not apply to claims or awards based on: (i) Creator data or services or materials provided by or made available by Creator; (ii) the combination of the Service and Creator data or Creator products or services; (iii) Creator's use of the Service after having received notification to stop due to a third-party claim; or (iv) other circumstances that Creator is responsible for.
Creator agrees to indemnify, defend and hold INZPIRE.ME harmless from and against any claims from a third party for damages, losses, liabilities, settlements and expenses (including without limitation costs and attorneys' fees) arising from an alleged violation of section 7 or otherwise from Creator's use of the Service.
The parties shall notify each other without undue delay of any claims under this section.
The responsible party shall handle and cover all costs associated with such a claim, provided the other party has given the responsible party control over the case. The other party shall, in return for reasonable remuneration, assist the responsible party in the defense of such claim. Disputes between the Parties relating to liability for infringement of a third party's intellectual property rights shall be resolved in accordance with section 20.
16. Limitation of Liability
INZPIRE.ME's liability pursuant to this Agreement shall not exceed the amount paid by Creator to INZPIRE.ME under this Agreement in the preceding 6 months prior to the act that gave rise to the liability, excluding VAT.
Neither party shall be liable to the other party for any special, incidental, indirect, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, which may arise out of or in connection with this Agreement, regardless of whether either party has been apprised of the possibility or likelihood of such damages occurring, or whether claims are based on remedies are sought in contract or tort or otherwise.
Neither party shall be liable for any force majeure matter, cf. section 19.2.
The above limitations shall not apply if the party in question has acted willfully or with gross negligence, nor if a party has violated the other party's intellectual property rights or section 18 of this Agreement.
17. No Warranty & Disclaimer
In the event of a conflict between this Agreement and any information provided by a representative of INZPIRE.ME, or INZPIRE.ME's website, this Agreement shall prevail.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. INZPIRE.ME DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL FULFIL ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSES OR NEEDS, NOR THAT IT IS PROVIDED WITHOUT FAULTS. INZPIRE.ME DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY INZPIRE.ME OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
INZPIRE.ME is not a party to any booking agreement between Creators and Clients. INZPIRE.ME only acts as a facilitator for interaction on the platform.
Creators and Clients are not representatives nor employees of INZPIRE.ME. Creator and Client shall act exclusively on their own behalf and for their own benefit, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of INZPIRE.ME. INZPIRE.ME does not in any way supervise, direct or control Creator's services. We assume no liability for any contents created by Creator under a booking agreement with a Client.
INZPIRE.ME shall under no circumstance be held liable for any acts or omissions of either Creator or Client, including but not limited to infringements of third parties' intellectual property rights or claims arisen by Creator or Client failing to comply with their contractual obligations under the booking agreement.
Further, INZPIRE.ME cannot be held liable for any acts or omissions of MangoPay or GigaPay, and explicitly disclaims any responsibility or liability related to MangoPay or GigaPay's provision of payment services.
The above disclaimer shall not apply in the event that Inzpire.me provides assistance as part of its Professional services. The assistance is regulated in the Full-service Agreement.
For the purposes of this Agreement, "Confidential Information" means any information, whether or not developed by a party, including but not limited to pre-existing or new information which relates to all ideas, designs, methods, discoveries, improvements, products, software, trade secrets, product data and specifications, proprietary rights, business affairs, product developments, customer information or employee information, techniques, models, inventions, data, databases, proprietary code, know-how, pricing terms, business forecast, sales and marketing plans and reports provided to either party under this Agreement.
During the term of the Agreement and indefinitely thereafter, each party will keep and maintain the other party's Confidential Information in the strictest of confidence and will not otherwise make the other party's Confidential Information available in any form, to any third party, or use the other party's Confidential Information for any purpose other than the performance of its obligations in the Agreement.
Each party shall be responsible for ensuring that their respective officers, agents and employees do not disclose, use or distribute the other party's Confidential Information in violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Each party will make commercially reasonable efforts to protect the other party's Confidential Information.
19. General provisions
In the event that either party becomes insolvent or enters into insolvency proceedings, the other party is entitled to terminate the Agreement with immediate effect.
19.2. Force majeure
If circumstances beyond the parties' control, which is classified as force majeure pursuant to Norwegian law, significantly complicate the implementation of the Agreement, the parties' obligations are suspended to the extent the circumstance is relevant and for as long as the circumstance lasts.
If force majeure shall be invoked, the afflicted party must notify the other party. The duty to notify also applies upon the end of the force majeure.
During force majeure, the parties have a mutual duty to inform of circumstances that may be of significance to the other party. The information must be given within a reasonable time.
Each of the parties may terminate the Agreement with thirty (30) days' notice if force majeure makes it especially burdensome to uphold the Agreement. If the Agreement is terminated as a result of force majeure, each of the parties shall carry their own costs related to the termination.
20. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
All disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be finally settled under the laws of Norway. If a dispute is not resolved by negotiation or mediation, either party may require that the dispute be resolved with final effect before the Norwegian courts of law.
Both parties' consent to Oslo District Court as the legal venue.