1. Purpose of TaQadam
TaQadam provides a gamified mobile and web platform on which an individual (“Data trainer”) can choose to perform data labeling posted to the TaQadam mobile app and web. TaQadam invites Data trainers to perform data labeling exercise in exchange for rewards provided by TaQadam in line with Reward schedule documented at section 12.
2. Legal agreement
TaQadam PBC, a Delaware public benefit corporation (“Company”), pursuant to Section 228 of the Delaware General Corporation Law with the principle offices at 246 E106, 4W, New York, New York, USA, 10029, as the owner of TAQADAM platform, through sub-contracting agreement with TAQADAM S.A.R.L registered in Lebanon (“Sub-contractor”), enters into this agreement with a Data Trainer (“Agreement”) to conduct the services in Lebanon.
To use our gamified platform TaQadam you must be at least 18 years old and capable of entering into legally binding contracts on the territory of Lebanon either as resident national or non-resident possessing a valid ID whether *national ID in Lebanon, *ID of our country of origin or a barcoded card received upon registration for the basic assistance with UNHCR.
3. Profile and Password
Upon registering with TaQadam you will be asked to create a profile and password. You alone are responsible for ensuring and maintaining the security of your account, passwords, and any authentication keys associated with your account, and you are responsible for any use of or action taken through use of that information on TaQadam. You must notify TaQadam immediately if you suspect that your account information has been stolen or used by someone else.
4. Your Privacy
5. Acceptable Behavior
You are encouraged to interact with other users on the TaQadam discussion board or established channels such as messaging, chat, and other social media channels controlled by TaQadam, but if you do so you must comply with our Code of Conduct.
6. Misuse, Abuse, and Misrepresentation
You WILL NOT:
register for more than one TaQadam account;
perform any task with the use of bots, web robots, bots, scripts, or any other form of artificial intelligence or otherwise attempt to obtain rewards from TaQadam without completing tasks as they are described;
provide any false information while using TaQadam;
access or attempt to access our website through any proxy web server or other device designed to obfuscate your true location or identity or by any means other than the interface provided;
use the TaQadam for any illegal activity, or for any purpose other than the purpose for which it was made available;
engage in activity that interferes with or disrupts the functioning of the TaQadam mobile app;
insert, upload, or attach malicious or unknown external links or files, or upload any content that contains a virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb, or other harmful computer code;
engage in spamming or post any kind of publicity, attempt to get referrals, mass communication, money offers or requests, solicitation of services, nonsense messages, duplicated topics, illegal content, social website links, e-mail addresses, or instant messenger IDs unless required by the task; or
insert external links that offer goods or services unless required by the task.
7. Verifying your Identity
TaQadam may verify your identity. This may include comparing your personal information against partner databases or official legal documents. You authorize us to make any inquiries necessary to confirm your identity, your ownership of your email address, and your ownership of your financial accounts. You agree to provide information about you to assist us in verifying your identity.
8. Compliance with the Law
You alone are responsible for complying with national laws regarding your use of our TaQadam. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless for any claims against us because you failed to comply with any law or violated any third-party rights.
9. Data trainer Taxes
If you are a Data trainer located in the jurisdiction of Lebanon, Power Pack S.A.R.L. will withhold appropriate tax from the reward in compliance with the legislation of Lebanon on Withholding Tax for non-residents or non-registered with the fiscal tax department Lebanese nations providing services in the amount of 7.5%.
10. Violation of These Terms of Service
We may suspend, limit, or cancel your access to the TaQadam at any time for any reason because: (a) we believe you have violated these Terms of Service; (b) we believe you have violated our rights; (c) we are unable to verify or authenticate information you have provided to us; or (d) we believe your actions may create liabilities for you, us, or a third party.
If we suspend or terminate your account, you will no longer have access to any parts of the TaQadam platform, including data, messages, files, and other material you keep on the site. You may NOT continue to use our mobile app under a different or new account name.
11. Data trainer’s Role and Relationship with TaQadam
If you are a Data trainer, TaQadam retains the authority to decide which and how many data labeling activities you complete based on historical performance, need for a separate non-disclosure policies or specified training for the use case, and when and where you complete them. You are free to spend as much or as little time completing the data labeling services. At no time are you under any obligation to complete such service.
Neither your use of our TaQadam platform nor anything in this agreement creates an employment, partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, or sales representative relationship between you and TaQadam. We do not provide you with any equipment or tools to complete data labeling services. We do not provide you any benefits, workers’ compensation, or insurance coverage. We are not responsible for any expenses you incur in using our TaQadam mobile app. You do not have the authority to enter into any contract, written or oral, on behalf of TaQadam.
12. Reward schedule and Data trainer performance
If you are a Data trainer, TaQadam will reward you for acceptable completion of certain services that is calculated based on both set reward per unit specified for each use case. You will be rewarded as:
Calculated as either per unit submitted correctly based on the internally calculated agreement level of workers, or per hour spent with the performance level calculated at the quiz mode, provided that you will maintain similar performance throughout the duration of completion of each specified data labeling services.
If you are a Data trainer, Taqadam will provide additional reward and access to more complex and with the higher reward data labeling services determined by internally calculated performance levels. Subject to change the clarification of your level as a Data trainer and a schedule for achieving the levels will be provided to you in TaQadam mobile app or web.
13. Unacceptable Completion of data labeling
If, for any reason, TaQadam does not accept performance of data labeling you completed, you as a Data trainer will not be entitled to any reward for this data labeling.
14. Data trainer Qualifications and Skills
By performing tasks on our Mobile app and web you may accrue qualifications and skills, which we will grant in our discretion. We reserve the right to create, edit, or revoke your qualifications and skills at any time, for any reason or no reason at all. Because we do not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by law, you will have the same opportunity as any other Data trainer to achieve access to tasks as your qualifications and skills accumulate. As a Data trainer, if you believe that problematic test questions have affected your qualifications, skills, or rewards, you may provide well-supported contentions describing problematic test questions via the task interface or via a ticket in our support system.
15. Intellectual Property and Proprietary Rights
You do not have any intellectual property or proprietary right, nor any other right, title, or interest, in our website, our software, our trademarks, logos, domain names, or other brand features, or any other related information or materials, all of which remain ours. No one may use our website except as authorized by us. We reserve the right to withdraw, expand, reduce, or otherwise change the website at any time in our sole discretion. No one shall be entitled to create any links to our website, or frame or mirror any content contained on or accessible through our website.
If you are a Data trainer, TaQadam, and not you, has proprietary rights in any work you produce as part of completing data labeling. By accepting the terms of this Agreement you agree to transfer possession, ownership, and title to your work to us. To ensure that we are able to acquire, perfect, and use such rights, you further agree to (i) sign any documents to assist in the documentation, perfection and enforcement of our rights; and (ii) provide reasonable access to information for recording, perfecting, securing, defending, and enforcing such proprietary rights in any and all countries. Your obligations under this section will continue even after you deregister from or cease use of TaQadam. You appoint us as your attorney-in-fact to execute documents on your behalf for the purposes set forth in this section.
17. Copyright and Take Down
TaQadam respects the intellectual property of others and we reserve the right to remove from our site any material that we believe may violate the intellectual rights of any third party. If you believe that your own work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on this website, please contact TaQadam at [email protected].
As a Data trainer, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs), arising from or relating to your performance of data labeling or your use of our TaQadam mobile app.
19. Disputes with Other TaQadam Users;
TaQadam is not a party to any dispute between you and another TaQadam user. You release TaQadam and its affiliates from any and all claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or connected with any dispute between you and another user.
20. Confidential Information You Receive
Confidential information is any information that is marked as confidential or proprietary, or which should reasonably be understood by the receiving party to be confidential or proprietary. This does not include any information that is (1) publicly available, (2) already in the possession of, developed independently by, or already known to the receiving party, or (3) has been disclosed by court order or as otherwise required by law.
If you are a Data trainer provided with confidential information from anyone on our Mobile app, you agree to protect the secrecy of the confidential information with the same degree of care you use to protect your own confidential information, but in no event with less than due care. You may not disclose or publish any such confidential or proprietary information, except as may be necessary for performance of a task. All information within a use case at TaQadam platform should be considered as confidential even if the information is not expressly designated as confidential.
If and when you no longer need the confidential information you received, you must promptly return or destroy (as requested by whoever disclosed the information) all copies of the information that exist on the premises, systems, or other equipment you control.
Because disclosing confidential information may cause irreparable harm, the disclosing party is entitled to seek injunctive relief for any breach or threatened breach of this term.
21. Changes to These Terms of Service
We may amend these terms at any time by posting a revised version of them on our website, and you are responsible for checking our website regularly for any such changes. In the event of any such change, you may continue to access or use our site after the revisions become effective, in which case you agree to be bound by the revised Agreement. If you do not agree to any new terms we introduce, please stop using our Mobile app.
22. TaQadam Mobile App Modifications
We may improve or modify our mobile app without notice to you.
23. Disclaimer of Warranty
OUR MOBILE APP IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS ” BASIS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, WITH REGARD TO ACCESSIBILITY, FITNESS, LAWFULNESS, AVAILABILITY, OR FUNCTIONALITY OF OUR WEBSITE, SOFTWARE, THE TASKS, OR ANY ACTIVITIES OR ITEMS RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TAQADAM DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST TAQADAM WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECTS, NON-CONFORMANCES, OR DISSATISFACTION IS TO CEASE USE OF OUR WEBSITE. We will have no responsibility for any harm to your computer system, loss or corruption of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the website or TaQadam software. Scheduled and unscheduled interruptions may occur, and we do not warrant uninterrupted availability of our Mobile app.
24. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR INDIRECT COSTS OR DAMAGES, LITIGATION COSTS, INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL COSTS, OR LOSS OF DATA, PRODUCTION OR PROFIT. THE LIABILITY OF TAQADAM FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (A) U.S. $2,500; AND (B) ANY TAQADAM FEES RETAINED BY TAQADAM WITH RESPECT TO DATA POSTED DURING THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO ANY LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY CAUSE OF ACTION WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH COSTS OR DAMAGES AND EVEN IF THE LIMITED REMEDIES PROVIDED HEREIN FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
26. Applicable Law
The laws of Lebanon govern these Terms of Service and any controversy, dispute, or claim arising from them.
You may choose at any time to cease using our Mobile App TaQadam or web, provided that you must abide by all applicable TaQadam policies. We may, in our sole discretion, terminate this agreement, suspend access to our website, or remove any services immediately without notice for any reason.
28. General Terms
Entire Agreement. These Terms of Service and any policies, procedures, or terms referenced in this agreement constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter, and supersede and cancel all prior and contemporaneous related agreements, claims, representations, and understandings of the parties.
No Waiver. We will not be considered to have waived any portion of our rights or remedies unless the waiver is in writing and signed by us. If we delay enforcing or fail to enforce our rights under any provision of this agreement, that will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any part of this agreement.
Assignability. You may not assign these Terms of Service without our prior written consent. We may assign these Terms of Service at any time, without notice. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms of Service will be binding on each party’s successors and permitted assigns.
Severability. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found invalid or unenforceable for any reason, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Notice. All notices related to these Terms of Service will be sent by e-mail or posted on our website. You must send notices to us at [email protected] E-mail notices are deemed written notices for all purposes for which written notices may be required. E-mail notices are deemed received the business day after transmission of properly addressed to the intended recipient.
Amendments. No modification or amendment to these Terms of Service by anyone other than TaQadam shall be binding upon TaQadam unless in a written instrument signed by a duly authorized representative of TaQadam.
Prevailing Language. The English language version of these Terms of Service will control in all respects and will prevail in case of any inconsistencies with translated versions, if any.
Voluntary Agreement. All parties to these Terms of Service represent and agree that each has reviewed all aspects of this agreement, has carefully read and fully understands all its provisions, and is voluntarily entering into this agreement.