This agreement sets out the terms and conditions ('Terms and Conditions') applicable to members of the service operated by kuhustle.com. Applicants (referred to as 'members') must agree to the following Terms and Conditions. In the event a member breaches or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Terms and Conditions then in addition to any other remedy available to Kuhustle, Kuhustle may terminate the participation of such member in the service and/or may withhold any payments relating to participation in the service due to such member from Kuhustle.
kuhustle.com shall have absolute discretion as to whether or not it accepts a particular applicant or site for participation in the service.
The referral commission paid out will be the one listed on the Referrals page (coming soon) If the commission rate is changed, it will only affect referrals made after the new commission was announced. You may not refer yourself, nor sign up for multiple accounts to collect referral fees. You may also not partner with any other Kuhustle user to share/transfer the commission made from your own account, or else both parties will be kicked from the service without payment. Kuhustle reserves the right to delay or cancel sending affiliate earnings if we believe the referred user will not pay the fees they were charged, since affiliate commissions are based on those fees.
Kuhustle will typically mail cheques if the member requests it AND their account balance is equal to or greater than $50. This also applies to payments made through the online services. All amounts are stated in and all payments will be made in Kshs funds (other currencies coming soon). We verify all deposits and might ask you to verify yours; If you refuse to send verification information via E-mail, Fax or Phone, we reserve the right to refund the deposit and terminate your account. Kuhustle reserves the right to suspend a withdrawal if the source of the funds is suspected to be fraudulent. Any funds received from an account having made a fraudulent deposit (e.g. stolen credit card) will be reversed immediately. If in a fraudulent payment situation a withdrawal has already been processed, you will be expected to return the funds to your Kuhustle account or face account termination. As previously stated, any member site that Kuhustle removes from the service due to violation of the Terms and Conditions will receive no credit or payment.
No copyright material can be posted on Kuhustle. This includes scripts/code etc which are sold by the author. Only posting sections of these scripts, as examples, will be permitted. A "section" being no more than 10% of the script's contents. This is meant to protect the author's rights.
Kuhustle reserves the right to change the member Terms and Conditions at any time. It is the member's responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions from time to time for such changes. In the event Kuhustle offers any additional or replacement services then this agreement shall apply to such services in the absence of any new agreement specific to such services which is entered into between the parties.
Members agree that all information contained on a website operated by Kuhustle, and all information compiled by Kuhustle through operation of the affiliate program, is the proprietary information of Kuhustle. Personal information provided by members to Kuhustle will be kept confidential and will not be distributed to any third party.
Members agree not to post their e-mail address on the site, except in the "e-mail" field of the signup form, or when asked by Kuhustle at any other time. There should be no need to give anyone your e-mail address. It is automatically provided if you choose a bidder (or you are the bidder chosen for) a project, and before that time you can use the message board to communicate. This does not only apply to e-mail addresses, but to all methods of communication, including phone, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Gchat, Whatsapp, MSN Messenger, etc... See "Avoiding Commissions" below for the reason.
Providing Contact Information
You are prohibited from making direct contact with another member, unless it's for a project you (a bidder) have been picked for, or you (a employer) have picked a bidder for. This includes giving out your e-mail address, social media, phone number, or any other method of contact outside of this site. Kuhustle provides you with message boards, which should be sufficient for pre-project planning. The only exception to this is on "Featured" projects. If a project has the "Featured" graphic on it, that means the webmaster has paid a flat fee in advance, and you ARE allowed to provide contact information in the message board. Note that the Kuhustle system does not distinguish between featured and non-featured message board posts, so you will still get a warning when submitting an e-mail address, even if the project is featured.
If you share the contct information your account will be flagged for 3 months and you will have to get in touch with kuhustle operations team for them to give you permissions to work on the platform again.
You are strictly prohibited from attempting to negotiate the fee for a project with another member directly (outside of Kuhustle) after that project has been created/opened and before that project has been closed (basically, during an ongoing project). But this also applies to any project that was closed without a bidder being chosen, and then contacting them about the project anyway. Both parties are responsible for notifying Kuhustle if the payment amount increases (above the bid amount) after the project is closed. Receiving a larger amount than the original project bid, without notifying us, will be considered an attempt to avoid the commissions. When a bidder requests a withdrawal, we always review all payments received for each project to verify that they match the bid. If at the time of a withdrawal request the bidder has failed to notify Kuhustle staff of a payment received above the amount of his bid (a total payment above US$100), Kuhustle reserves the right to deduct double the fee for the amount that should have been reported. We believe our commissions are very fair and justified for the service we provide, therefore we will absolutely not tolerate any of this activity on Kuhustle.
Bidders can only place bids that equal the total amount of money they are requesting for the project. You cannot post an hourly bid or any other abnormal type of bid. This applies to Employers too. Employers cannot create projects that directly or indirectly require bidders to place hourly or other abnormal bids. The only exception, for both Employers and bidder s, is when the project is featured. (coming soon)
The following conditions are here to prevent abuse of the "Featured project" feature on Kuhustle. The maximum amount of money a bidder can receive for a Featured project, through the Kuhustle system, without being charged a fee, is $150. Any amount received above $150 will be subject to the regular fee of 5%. Note that this condition only applies to money received with the Kuhustle system; you can receive more than $150 for a single Featured project, without being charged a fee, if the payment is made outside of Kuhustle. If this condition applies to a payment you received on Kuhustle, you must notify us of the amount so that we can apply a 5% fee to the amount above $150. Failure to notify us could result in temporary account suspension.
You are prohibited from advertising your website on Kuhustle. Any URL posted in a bid, project description, or the message board, must relate to a project on Kuhustle. An example of a permissible URL: your profile/portfolio or resumé page.
The Role Of Kuhustle
Kuhustle functions as a venue to connect Employers and bidders in a virtual marketplace. As a neutral facilitator, Kuhustle is not directly involved in the actual transactions between users of the Site Unless on request (view project guidelines). As a result, Kuhustle has no control over the truth, accuracy, quality, legality, or safety of postings made by users. Because verifying the identity of a user on the Internet is difficult, Kuhustle cannot and does not confirm the identity of users. Kuhustle also does not confirm nor verify the qualifications, background, or abilities of users. Therefore, We recommend that You be careful and exercise common sense and good judgment when dealing with any member on the Site. You are encouraged to review our Project Guidelines before taking part in a project. If you are unsatisfied with another member, the most Kuhustle can do is refund the project commission you have been charged by us. We cannot refund the money you have sent to someone, we are not responsible for your transactions. Kuhustle is not responsible for fraudulent payments made by users and cannot be held liable for financial loss incurred from fraudulent transactions. It is the receiver's responsibility to verify the identity and background of the sender.
We thank you for choosing the kuhustle.com service and we look forward to a mutually successful business relationship.