General Terms and Conditions of Service for Authors
Key Content, LP, incorporated in Canada, whose registered office is situated at
40 University Ave. 904, and holder of the Canadian Business Identity Number
290218924 (“Key Content”) provides through www.morethanwriters.com (the
“Website”) an online service platform that offers writers, translators, editors and
other related professionals (individually, “Author”) opportunities to write,
translate, edit, create and/or produce, as applicable, texts (“Written Content”) on
the subject and in the manner requested by Key Content by means of an Order (as
defined below) based on the requests of its clients (“Clients”), in return for a fee
whenever such Written Content is accepted by Key Content subject to the prior
acceptance of the same by its Clients.
Key Content is fully authorized to manage and use the Website with no limitations.
Any provision, representation or obligation regarding these terms and conditions
shall only and solely apply to Key Content. Author’s commercial relationship is only
with and strictly limited to Key Content. Author waives any right to any claim to
any third party.
These terms and conditions (“Ts&Cs”), as updated, shall apply to any agreement
between Key Content and Author for the supply by Author to Key Content of
Written Content upon Author’s express or implied acceptance of an Order. These
Ts&Cs shall not need to be expressly referenced in the Order. Author shall be
bound by these Ts&Cs from the moment he/she agrees to them upon his/her
registration as an Author in the Website.
Except for mutually agreed upon technical and commercial terms that are specific
to each particular Order, no inconsistent, conflicting or additional term or
condition in any document shall be applicable to any relationship between Key
Content and Author and these Ts&Cs shall exclusively govern.
Author is an independent contractor that whenever engaged by Key Content for
the supply of any particular Written Content will be compensated by Key Content
for its work in accordance with these Ts&Cs. Key Content may then license the
Written Content to its Client or any other third party under its sole discretion.
Author agrees and acknowledges it shall not have any use or exploitation rights
(including publication rights) in relation with supplied Written Content. Key
Content and/or its Client or any third party to which the supplied Written Content
was licensed by Key Content under these Ts&Cs may freely decide not to publish
the supplied Written Content without stating the reasons for such decision, and if
published, they reserve the right to cancel such publishing at any time.
Author agrees and acknowledges that further to the General Terms and Conditions
for Clients set forth in the Website, in certain cases Clients may have the right to
reject Written Content requested to Key Content. Consequently, Key Content
reserves the right to reject any Written Content supplied by Author. The nonacceptance
of Written Content by a Client or Key Content will result in Author’s
forfeit of his/her right to payment.
Author has no right to disclose, publish or distribute in any way the instructions or
specifications set forth in an Order without the prior written authorization of Key
Content, and agrees to keep in strict confidence all information contained in an
Order, including without limitation the identity and related request of any Client.
To serve as an Author to Key Content, access the Website as such, view certain
contents, participate in the work offers and/or eventually obtain Orders for the
supply of Written Content, Author must register through the Website [or another
method provided for by Key Content] and apply for an Author’s account
(“Account”). To register, Author must complete the online form set forth therein
for that purpose, providing information such as name, address, e-mail address,
payment information, Pay-Pal account address, among other. By registering,
Author accepts all Key Content’s General Terms and Conditions of Service for
Authors in force at the moment of registration. Author represents and warrants
that all provided information is accurate, current, valid, complete and true. Author
agrees to keep such information up-to-date.
The registration process shall be complete upon (i) Key Content’s verification of
the e-mail address provided by Author, and (ii) a satisfactory qualification of
Author’s writing skills discretionally determined by Key Content based on an
evaluation of Author’s writing abilities. For such purpose, Author shall be
requested to undergo a quality test, which may consist in the creation of new and
original pieces of written content related to one or several topics as discretionally
determined by Key Content.
The performance of such test by Author does not entitle Author to any payment
by Key Content in relation with produced written content, and tacitly authorizes
Key Content to use the same for the purposes of the registration process. Unless
otherwise indicated, Key Content shall use such material solely for the purposes of
the registration process and not for publication or sale to Clients, in which case
Author must be previously informed and these Ts&Cs shall apply.
Upon completion of the registration process, Key Content may open an Account
for Author on the Website.
Author may modify its registration information at any time, as necessary.
Author’s Account, which enables Author’s to receive work offers and access to the
online service platform and related opportunities, shall have an indeterminate
duration and both Author and Key Content may cancel it in accordance with the
provisions set forth in paragraph 11 of these Ts&Cs.
Author agrees and acknowledges it has no right to be registered with the Website,
and/or granted with an Account. Key Content reserves the irrevocable right to
discretionally accept or reject any Author registration request, suspend
(temporarily or permanently) or cancel an Author’s Account at any time and
without prior notice or any liability whatsoever towards respective Author.
Orders and Ordering Process
Whenever a Client submits a request to Key Content for the production of a given
text and/or any content, Key Content may assign the production of all or part of
such content to one or more Authors, indistinctly, or to whomever at Key
Content’s entire discretion appears to be most qualified for the performance of
the requested work.
Key Content will inform of such request for the supply of Written Content to (i) all
Authors (“Open Orders”), (ii) a specific group of Authors (“Group Orders”), or (iii) a
selected Author (“Direct Order”), through e-mail or any means available on the
Website. Upon such informing of the request, Key Content will specify the
requirements for such content, including without limitation: its theme, length,
style, keywords, language, desired level of quality, estimated fee,
deadline/timeframe for delivery and any relevant Client information, specific
instruction or condition, if applicable (“Order”).
Authors shall have a maximum timeframe to accept a Direct or a Group Order,
after which if not accepted, Key Content may re-submit it to another Author or
Authors. Key Content may withdraw the Order until its acceptance by an Author.
Authors are required to confirm acceptance of a placed Order in writing [through
the same means by which the Order was published by Key Content], as applicable.
For clarity it should be noted that there is no direct contract formed between the
Client and Author.
Quality and Timely Delivery of Written Content
Once an Order has been accepted by Author, Author should proceed to produce
the Written Content according to the specifications provided in such Order. The
produced Written Content shall be submitted to Key Content for its approval by
the means indicated in the Order, such as e-mail or a Website messaging system.
Author shall submit the corresponding Written Content for approval on or before the deadline indicated in the Order.
The supplied Written Content shall comply in full with the specifications of the Order.
Failure to deliver the requested Written Content in due time or in accordance with
the specifications of the Order for any cause attributable to Author shall be
considered a breach of its obligations under these Ts&Cs and its commercial
relationship with Key Content, and passible of the consequences indicated
therefor by applicable law. Such failure shall mean Author forfeits its right to
payment for the supply of the requested Written Content. Author shall be fully
liable for any damages incurred by and any claims from Clients to Key Content
consequent of his/her untimely or unsatisfactory delivery of Written Content to
In the event that difficulties are encountered or envisaged by Author for the
proper and/or timely delivery of the requested Written Content, Author is obliged
to immediately contact Key Content and report the respective situation.
Upon a Client’s request, Key Content may change the specifications and guidelines
set forth in the Order, provided that such modification is requested by Key Content
to Author during the first half of the total time initially agreed for delivery of the
requested Written Content. Any request for modifications which surpasses such
timeframe shall tacitly extend the delivery deadline by a period equal to the time
which has elapsed since the initial request was made. Author’s refusal to comply
with such modifications shall mean Author forfeits his/her right to payment for the
supply of the requested Written Content.
Author may not submit any Written Content which: is harmful to minors; advises,
advocates, incites, instructs, contributes to or otherwise foments violence or any
other illegal activity; infringes or violates the copyrights, patents, trademarks,
service marks, names or trade secrets, or any other intellectual property rights or
rights to privacy or publicity held by third parties or Key Content; seeks to confuse,
is essentially false, misleading or inaccurate; promotes, engenders or comprises
inappropriate, harassing, abusive, immoral, defamatory, libelous, threatening,
aberrant, obscene, indecent, vulgar, pornographic or otherwise unacceptable or
illegal activity or content.
Author agrees to submit only their own, carefully written, texts for which they
hold all rights of use and exploitation. The use of text generators or automatic
translation tools is not permitted.
In case of any breach of the obligations under this paragraph 5, the provisions set
forth in paragraph 7.2 shall apply.
Use and Exploitation Rights’ Transfer
Property rights on Written Content shall be transferred from the Author to Key
Content upon the former´s submittal or delivery of such Written Content
(regardless if completed or parts) to the latter. Key Content accepts and shall own
all rights relating to the Written Content, including but not limited to the sole and
exclusive rights of reproduction, distribution, rental, exhibition, publication,
presentation, communication, storage, transmission, processing, transformation,
modification, creation, creation of derivative works, inclusion, editing, adaptation,
and licensing, in all their forms and, in general, any kind of exploitation thereof
which may take place by any means known or unknown, upon the Author’s
submittal or delivery to it. Key Content reserves the exclusive right to register
copyright of such Written Content in the name of Key Content or any Client and/or
licensee of Key Content.
The production and delivery of the Written Content shall also tacitly waive any
right, including without limitation any moral or personal right, held by Author to
be cited as author of the respective text.
The transfer of rights shall apply regardless of whether any third parties – in
particular Key Content Clients – are permitted to use the Written Content for their
benefit in return for payment or free of charge.
Entitlement to Transfer Rights
Author guarantees that he/she is the sole owner of the rights of intellectual
property, use and exploitation of the concerned Written Content and that,
consequently, he/she is fully entitled to transfer to Key Content all rights under
paragraph 6 of these Ts&Cs. Author also represents and guarantees that the
supplied Written Content does not infringe the rights of any third parties.
Failure to comply with the foregoing paragraph on the part of Author gives Key
Content the right, at any time, even after having approved and accepted the
Written Content or paid Author, to reject the Written Content, to demand
corrections and to enforce any rights and claims applicable against Author by
virtue of these Ts&Cs and applicable law. Any payment made by Key Content to
the Author in virtue of the defective Written Content, shall be immediately fully
reimbursed to Key Content plus applicable default interest. Furthermore, Author
shall fully indemnify Key Content against any claims and expenses which may be
incurred thereby due to any breach by Author.
Written Content Acceptance; Corrections
Key Content shall only deem to accept the Written Content if so notified in writing
by it to the Author.
Should the Written Content supplied by Author not conform to the specifications
of the Order, be defective, untimely or inaccurate in any way, Key Content
reserves the right to (i) request Author to carry out corrections within the
timescale it stipulates therefor, (ii) carry out the corrections at the expense of
Author, or (iii) reject the Written Content, rescind the Order and terminate the
related commercial relationship with Author. Key Content holds full discretion on
the acceptance or rejection of any Written Content. Author agrees and
acknowledges that final acceptance by Key Content of the Written Content is
subject to Client’s acceptance of the same, and that Client may also request Key
Content to request revisions or modifications to the Written Content. Final
acceptance or not by Key Content of any submitted Written Content or revision of
the same shall be communicated to Author.
Author agrees and acknowledges Key Content’s lack of obligation to accept his/her
Written Content and that he/she does not hold any right to demand acceptance of
its Written Content.
Author shall be informed of the reasons for rejection of the Written Content.
After rescinding the Order, Key Content may reassign the same to another Author.
Compensation and Payment
Author shall be entitled to receive the compensation agreed upon in the Order
upon completion of the Order, delivery of the Written Content and acceptance of
such by Key Content (and its respective Client, if applicable).
Author’s compensation shall be solely as set forth in the Order.
Compensation set forth in an Order may be determined by Key Content by: (i) a
fixed amount, or (ii) a fixed amount per word, multiplied by the number of words
in the accepted text with a certain word/amount limit.
Author shall bear responsibility for any taxes arising from payments in relation
with any service provided under these Ts&Cs.
Payments of agreed compensation shall be made on the timescale provided for in
the following paragraph, once Key Content has confirmed acceptance of the
Written Content [and upon Key Content’s receipt of payment by the Client for such
Payment shall only be due upon presentation of the corresponding invoice by
Payments shall be made through the method specified in the Order, or any other
agreed upon in writing by Key Content and Author, including, bank transfers, PayPal
or any available Website payment system, among other.
Author shall provide Key Content with a valid bank or Pay-Pal account information
in the name of Author into which to make the transfer. Failure to provide such
information may result in delay or forfeiture of payment.
As a general rule, transfers of the invoiced amount shall be made at Key Content’s
option to any of the indicated accounts, in euros on the last day of the month
following the month of receipt of Author´s receipt. If such date is a holiday, the
transfer shall be made on the following business day. The time of receipt into the
account specified by Author is subject to the conditions of the accounts
concerned. Key Content reserves the right to make payment at a later date if there
is good reason or in an event of force majeure. Author or receiver, if different,
shall bear all fees and costs arising out the funds’ transfer.
Cancellation of Author’s Account
Both Author and Key Content may cancel Author’s Account at any time without
Any breach of these Ts&Cs or of applicable law by Author shall give rise to the
immediate cancellation of Author’s Account, and, upon Key Content´s sole
discretion, suspension or termination of any ongoing Order and ban of Author
from the Website’s platform.
Upon cancellation of an Author’s account, Key Content shall notify the Author of
such cancellation via e-mail, remove all login details and other personal
information corresponding to Author.
As regards third parties, Author shall treat as confidential any information to which
they have access through their relation with Key Content and undertakes to:
Use this information in a confidential manner.
Never disclose or communicate the information provided.
Prevent copying or disclosure of this information to others.
Restrict their employees’ and subcontractors’ access to the information, to
the extent reasonably necessary for fulfilment of the agreed tasks.
Never use the information or parts thereof for purposes other than the
performance of services agreed upon with Key Content.
Author shall be liable for any breach of this obligation, either by them or
their employees or subcontractors.
Author agrees and acknowledges that attempting to establish a business
relationship independently of Key Content with any Client thereof is prohibited,
and that Author has no right to directly or indirectly contact Clients other than
through Key Content.
Any attempt by Author to contact a Client, shall result in the cancellation of
Author’s Account, and, upon Key Content´s sole discretion, suspension or
termination of any ongoing Order and ban of Author from the Website’s platform.
Author will be obliged to pay to Key Content a €5,000.00 (five thousand euros)
penalty fee for any and each attempt to contact a Client, in addition to any further
compensation owed for damages and loss of profits and goodwill to Key Content.
This provision shall apply during the period Author remains registered as such on
the Website until a minimum period of two years after termination of such
registration, regardless of the cause of the same.
Updates and Modifications to these General Terms and Conditions
Key Content reserves the right to update and amend these Ts&Cs at any time at its
own discretion by posting the updated Ts&Cs on its Website, and informing
registered Authors of such update by e-mail to Author’s e-mail address listed in
the respective Author’s registration Account or by the Website messaging system,
The updated Ts&Cs will be effective upon posting such updates on the Website,
and in relation with registered Authors, if Author has raised no objection in writing
or de-registered from the Website as an Author within [seven calendar days] after
receipt of the update notice, it shall be deemed that Author accepts the new
Ts&Cs, which shall be deemed effective as of the date indicated by Key Content in
the updated Ts&Cs and applicable to any ongoing Order. In the event Author
objects to accept the updated Ts&Cs, Key Content shall be entitled to terminate
any relationship between the parties with immediate effect and de-register Author
from the Website, without any liability whatsoever towards. Orders accepted
before the change in the Ts&Cs shall be governed by the Ts&Cs in effect at the
time of acceptance and Author shall be obliged to comply with the Order as
Username and Password
Authors agrees and acknowledges that if Key Content by means of its Website
provides Author any login/user name and password, such information shall remain
the sole and exclusive property of Key Content and will only been provided to
Author as a revocable license. Author shall keep the same confidential.
The services of the online platform made available by the Website, the use of the
online platform and all opportunities offered by Key Content contained therein are
provided on an ‘as is, as available’ basis without warranty of any kind, either
express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness
for a particular purpose, quality, suitability, truth, accuracy or completeness, title,
or non-infringement other than those which are implied by and incapable of
exclusion, restriction or modification under applicable law.
Author expressly agrees that use of the Website, its online platform or any of the
services contained therein or related service is at Author’s discretion and at its
own and sole risk. No oral or written information or advice given by Key Content,
or the employees or affiliates of Key Content shall create or imply a warranty or in
any way increase the scope of liability of Key Content. Key Content is not
responsible to Author for any transmission problems of downloaded or otherwise
used content of the Website or any form of Website downtime. Key Content does
not warrant that the online platform service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure,
or error-free or that defects in or on the same will be corrected. Author also
acknowledges and agrees that it will be solely responsible for any damage to its
computer system or loss of data that results from the download or use of material
or data which you may find in or on the Website’s online platform.
In no event will Key Content or its members, managers, officers, employees,
agents affiliates, and assigns of same be liable to Author, or any other third party
for- any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential, damages, including,
without limitation, damages for loss of profits or goodwill, business interruption,
loss of programs or information, and the like, arising out of the use of or inability
to use the website, its online platform, the services or any information, or
transactions provided or offered on this website or downloaded from the same,
whether such liability is asserted on the basis of contract, tort or otherwise, even if
Key Content or its authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility
of such damages, or- any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other
inaccuracies in or on this website and/or online platform, the services and/or
listings or information downloaded, provided, or offered through this website
and/or online platform.
This website is only a platform. Each registered Author on or with this website is
solely responsible for its own account, profile and content. Also, each Author is
solely responsible for the quality, accuracy and legality of its Written Content.
Key Content, its members, managers, officers, employees, agents’ affiliates, and
assigns of same are in no way responsible for any of Author’s Written Content sent
or submitted through the Website. This website is in no way responsible for any
consequence(s) if any of Author’s Written Content are rejected or denied
according to this website’s standards or discretions or if Author’s texts or articles
are not published later.
Author agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Key Content, its officers,
directors, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, telecommunication
providers, and agents, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and other
costs, including, without limitation, reasonable legal, attorneys’ and accounting
fees, reasonably incurred in the defense of any claim or suit arising out of or
otherwise related to these Ts&Cs, including, without limitation, any breach by
Author of these Ts&Cs. Key Content will promptly notify Author by e-mail of any
such claim or suit, and cooperate fully, at your expense, in the defense of such
claim or suit. Key Content may participate in the defense of such claim or defense
at its own expense, and choose its own attorney or other legal counsel, but is not
forced or obligated to do so.
The location for the performance of all obligations arising from these Ts&Cs shall
be the registered office of Key Content.
This Agreement shall be governed by and applicable law shall be Spanish law.
For any present or future litigation resulting from the relationship between Key
Content and Author, the parties shall submit their claims to the Courts of Bilbao,
Spain. Key Content shall also be entitled to make claims in the jurisdiction of the
domicile of Author.
Should one or more of the provisions hereof become, now or in the future,
ineffective or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining
provisions of these Ts&Cs.
The language of these Ts&Cs is English.
Any notice required to be given under these Ts&Cs to Author may be provided by
e-mail to the e-mail address informed by Author upon registration, by a general
posting by Key Content on the Website or by the Website’s messaging system.
Any notice required to be given under these Ts&Cs to Key Content may be
provided by e-mail to the e-mail address indicated by Key Content herein:
These Ts&Cs constitute the entire agreement between Key Content and Author
with respect to Author’s registration Author’s Account, offers of Orders and the
supply of Written Content, and supersedes and replaces all prior or
contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such
subject matters. No amendment to or modification of these Ts&Cs shall be binding
unless in writing and signed by both parties. You acknowledge, represent and
warrant that you have read these Ts&Cs and agree to be bound by them as part of
and in consideration of using this Website and, if you have registered, of your
registration as an Author on this Website.
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This document was last updated on September 09, 2019