Freelancer.com Code of Conduct

Freelancer.com has an obligation to conduct its business in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations and laws. We are committed to helping all Users act in a way that preserves trust and respect. This Code is meant as a guide to using our Site appropriately and must be followed at all times. Violations of this Code or any policies or procedures will result in disciplinary action, up to and including account termination. Any questions regarding this Code should be addressed to Freelancer.com Support where we can provide you with additional information regarding the correct procedure(s) to follow and address any concerns you may have.

Personal Behavior

I will:
  • act ethically and with integrity;
  • comply with all of Freelancer.com's policies
  • respect the rights of all Users;
  • not abuse confidential information, or participate in any other illegal practice;
  • have regard for Users' interests, rights and safety
  • not harass, bully or discriminate
  • not falsify my own or any other identity and I will provide true and correct information

User Content

I am responsible for the content I post on Freelancer.com and I will not post content that:
  • infringes upon any copyright or other intellectual property right
  • violates any law or regulation;
  • is defamatory;
  • is obscene or contains child pornography;
  • includes incomplete, false or inaccurate information about a any person
  • contains any viruses or programming routines intended to damage any system;
  • creates liability for Freelancer.com or harms its business operation or reputation

Confidentiality

I will:
  • respect confidentiality and privacy
  • not disclose information or documents acquired, other than as required by law or where authorization is given;

Contact

I will not:
  • ask employers for their contact details, or attempt to otherwise contact employers outside the system before being awarded a winning bid

Fraud

I will:
  • report any breaches
  • not engage in fraud
  • not create multiple accounts
  • not use the Site to transfer funds illegally
  • not use the Site to generate false feedback

Communication

I will:
  • avoid exaggeration, derogatory remarks, and inappropriate references
  • not engage in personal attacks, negative or other unfair criticism or other unprofessional conduct

Bidding

I will not:
  • underbid to avoid fees;
  • participate in illegal projects

Spam or Advertising

I will not:
  • spam or advertise my website or service unless otherwise allowed

Affiliates

I will not:
  • refer myself for the Affiliate Program
  • obtain names from mailing lists, group emails, etc to send unsolicited emails ("Spam")

Payments

I will not:
  • use Freelancer.com to facilitate money exchange