2.1 RELATIONSHIP WITH TROOD CONTRACTS
Trood Contracts merely makes the Site and Site Services available to enable Specialists and Businesses to find and transact directly with each other. Trood Contracts does not introduce Specialists to Businesses, select Tasks for Specialists, or select Specialists for Businesses. Through the Site and Site Services, Specialists may be notified of Businesses that may be seeking the services they offer, and Businesses may be notified of Specialists that may offer the services they seek; at all times, however, Users are responsible for evaluating and determining the suitability of any Task, Businesses or Specialists on their own. If Users decide to enter into a Service Contract, the Service Contract is directly between the Users and Trood Contracts is not a party to that Service Contract.
You acknowledge, agree, and understand that Trood Contracts is not a party to the relationship or any dealings between Specialists and Businesses. Without limitation, Users are solely responsible for: (a) ensuring the accuracy and legality of any User Content; (b) determining the suitability of other Users for a Service Contract (such as any interviews, vetting, background checks, or similar actions); (c) negotiating, agreeing to, and executing any terms or conditions of Service Contracts; (d) performing Specialists Services; and/or (e) paying for Specialists Services. You further acknowledge, agree, and understand that you are solely responsible for assessing whether to enter into a Service Contract with another User and for verifying any information about another User. Trood Contracts does not make any representations about or guarantee the truth or accuracy of any Specialist's or Business' listings or other User Content on the Site; does not verify any feedback or information provided by Users about Specialists or Businesses; and does not perform background checks on or guarantee the work of Specialists or Businesses. You acknowledge, agree, and understand that Trood Contracts does not, in any way, supervise, direct, control, or evaluate Freelancers or their work and is not responsible for any Tasks, Task terms or Work Product. Trood Contracts makes no representations about and does not guarantee, and you agree not to hold Trood Contracts responsible for, the quality, safety, or legality of Specialist Services; the qualifications, background, or identities of Users; the ability of Specialists to deliver Specialist Services; the ability of Businesses to pay for Specialist Services; User Content and statements or posts made by Users; or the ability or willingness of a Business or Specialist to actually complete a transaction. While Trood Contracts may provide certain badges on Specialist or Businesses profiles, such badges are not a guarantee or warranty of quality or ability or willingness of the badged Specialist or Businesses to complete a Service Contract and is not a guarantee of any kind, including, the quality of Specialist Services or Businesses Tasks.
You also acknowledge, agree, and understand that Specialists are solely responsible for determining, and have the sole right to determine, which Tasks to accept; the time, place, manner, and means of providing any Specialist Services; the type of services they provide; and the price they charge for their services or how that pricing is determined or set. You further acknowledge, agree, and understand that: (i) you are not an employee of Trood Contracts, and you are not eligible for any of the rights or benefits of employment (including unemployment and/or workers compensation insurance); (ii) Trood Contracts will not have any liability or obligations, including under or related to Service Contracts and/or Specialist Services for any acts or omissions by you or other Users; (iii) Trood Contracts does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control any Specialist or Specialist Services; does not impose quality standards or a deadline for completion of any Specialist Services; and does not dictate the performance, methods or process Specialist uses to perform services; (iv) Specialist is free to determine when and if to perform Specialist Services, including the days worked and time periods of work, and Trood Contracts does not set or have any control over Specialist's pricing, work hours, work schedules, or work location, nor is Trood Contracts involved in any other way in determining the nature and amount of any compensation that may be charged by or paid to Specialist for a Task; (v) Specialist will be paid at such times and amounts as agreed with a Business in a given Service Contract, and Trood Contracts does not, in any way, provide or guarantee Specialist a regular salary or any minimum, regular payment; (vi) Trood Contracts does not provide Specialist with training or any equipment, labor, tools, or materials related to any Service Contract; (vii) Trood Contracts does not provide the premises at which Specialist will perform the work; (viii) unless otherwise agreed with their Client, Freelancers may use subcontractors or employees to perform Specialist Services by delegating work on fixed-price contracts or by agreeing with their Business to have hourly contracts for Freelancer's subcontractor(s) or employee(s); and (ix) Trood Contracts does not provide shipping services for any physical Work Product. If a Specialist uses subcontractors or employees, Specialist further agrees and acknowledges that this Section applies to Trood Contracts's relationship, if any, with Specialist's subcontractors and employees as well and Specialist is solely responsible for Specialist's subcontractors and employees.
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to prohibit or discourage (nor should be construed as prohibiting or discouraging) any User from engaging in any other business activities or providing any services through any other channels they choose, provided, if applicable. Users are free at all times to engage in such other business activities and services and are encouraged to do so.