Editor Agreement

Last updated November 2013

This Agreement is made between you and Unbabel, Inc. a US company, in this agreement referred to by its brand name “Unbabel”. You must agree to the following terms before you may work as an Unbabel Editor. (*1)

1. You agree to the terms of the Unbabel Editor NDA

By agreeing to this Editor Agreement, you are also bound by, and accept the terms of the Unbabel Editor NDA. Our NDA requires, among other things, that you do not reproduce or otherwise distribute customer content. You agree to treat all customer translation texts in confidence; any use of customer information, or mention or discussion of customer content outside of direct communication with the customer within the Unbabel comment system or with a Unbabel staff member, is strictly prohibited.

For example, you may not communicate the content or customer of any tasks you work on with other translators, editors, customers, family members, friends, and colleagues (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, your blog).

You may not copy the content from the Unbabel platform onto other tools. All tasks should be performed within the Unbabel editing software. Customer Content is the property of the customer; by copying it onto your computer, mobile phone or tablet you would be violating this Agreement. You may not keep your translation of the Customer Content, for any use including using it publicly – as a translation sample or otherwise.

2. You agree to provide quality editing

For each task you work on, you must consistently meet Unbabel’s quality standards. We routinely conduct quality assessments and if your editing fails to meet our quality standards, we may remove one or more levels of qualification or terminate this Agreement. To restore a revoked qualification you must retake and pass that qualification’s test again.

3. You agree to use careful judgment and work in the best interest of Unbabel

a) Flag tasks that have problemsIf you notice problems with any translation task, please be proactive and help the community. Flag the task using the “Flag problems with this task” form in a task’s comments section, and if necessary, post a support ticket. Possible “problems” in a task include:

  • The wrong language pair was ordered
  • The word-count is wrong

b) Do not lock off tasksOnly start an editing task if you are going to work on it straight away. Customers want translations delivered quickly, and when you start a task no other editor can see or work on it. By starting and not working on an editing task, you will be holding up the system. Alternatively, skip the task quickly.

4. Compensation and time commitment

You will be informed of the compensation rate on each task, on the editing tool.

5. You agree to be paid by PayPal

You agree that any reward balance you accrue by working on editing tasks will be made via Paypal in Dollars. We will not make wire transfers or use another method of payment. We will not process payments to you without a request from you. You agree to create a PayPal account when prompted to do so. We pay Editors immediately upon request.

6. You agree to Unbabel’s copyright policy

You agree that all right, title, and interest in any copyrightable material, including but not limited to all written text we receive from you (e.g., localization for, translations for email notifications and web orders), solely or in collaboration with others, and arising out of, or in connection with, performing the services for Unbabel are the sole property of Unbabel.

7. You are classified as an independent contractor

You will perform the services of Editor as an independent contractor to the Company. Nothing in this Agreement shall in any way be construed to classify you as an agent, employee or representative of the Company. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you are not authorized to bind the Company to any liability or obligation or to represent that you have any such authority. You agree to furnish (or reimburse the Company for) all tools and materials necessary to accomplish the duties of Editor and shall incur all expenses associated with these duties. You acknowledge and agree that you are obligated to report as income all compensation received by you pursuant to this Agreement. You agree and acknowledge the obligation to pay all self-employment and other taxes on such income.

You understand that you will receive no company-sponsored benefits from Unbabel where benefits include, but are not limited to, paid vacation, sick leave, medical insurance and retirement or pension participation.

8. You agree to indemnify Unbabel

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Unbabel and its affiliates and their directors, officers and employees from and against all taxes, losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees and other legal expenses, arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with (i) your negligent, reckless or intentionally wrongful acts, (ii) a determination by a court or agency that you are not an independent contractor, (iii) your breach of any of the covenants contained in this Agreement and corresponding Unbabel Editor NDA, (iv) your failure to perform the duties of Editor in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, or (v) any violation or claimed violation of a third party’s rights resulting in whole or in part from the Unbabel’s use of any of your deliverables under this Agreement.

9. Term and termination

Your relationship with Unbabel begins on the date on which you accept and agree to this Agreement, and continues until your resignation or termination by Unbabel. These offenses are grounds for immediate termination:

  • Violation of this Editor Agreement
  • Violation of the Unbabel Editor NDA
  • Cheating, attempting to cheat, or aiding others in cheating on Unbabel tests
  • Failure to follow instructions given to you by a Unbabel staff member or Senior Editor
  • Failure to communicate in a professional and courteous manner to our customers, other editors, or Unbabel staff
  • Careless behavior that causes disruption to our service or system

10. Legal Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Portugal, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. To the extent that any lawsuit is permitted under this Agreement, the Parties hereby expressly consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts located in Lisbon.

(*1) This Editor Agreement is updated periodically, and unless you tell Unbabel otherwise, your acceptance of this Agreement means you agree to be bound by any changes to or future versions of this Agreement.

Editor NDA

Last updated November 2013

This Nondisclosure Agreement (this “Agreement”), effective upon the date of electronic acceptance (“Effective Date”), is entered into by and between Unbabel, Inc. a US company, with offices in 301 Howard Street, Suite 830 San Francisco, CA 94105 (”Company”), in this agreement referred to by its brand name “Unbabel”, and the Editor (“Recipient”) (each herein referred to individually as a “Party”, or collectively as the “Parties”). In consideration of the covenants and conditions contained herein, the Parties hereby agree to the following:


The Company wishes to retain the Recipient as an independent contractor for editing services (the “Opportunity”), and in connection with the Opportunity, Company has disclosed, and may further disclose to Recipient certain confidential technical and business information that Company desires Recipient to treat as confidential.

Confidential Information

A. Definition. “Confidential Information” means any information disclosed by Company to Recipient either directly or indirectly in writing, orally or by inspection of tangible objects (including, without limitation, research, product plans, products, services, equipment, customers, markets, software, inventions, processes, designs, drawings, hardware configuration information, marketing and finance documents, prototypes, samples, data sets, and Company’s plant and equipment), whether or not designated as “confidential” at the time of disclosure. Confidential Information may also include information of a third party that is in Company’s possession and is disclosed to Recipient under this Agreement.

B. Exceptions. Confidential Information shall not, however, include any information that Recipient can establish (i) was publicly known or made generally available without a duty of confidentiality prior to the time of disclosure to Recipient by Company; (ii) becomes publicly known or made generally available without a duty of confidentiality after disclosure to Recipient by Company through no action or inaction of Recipient; or (iii) is in the rightful possession of Recipient without confidentiality obligations at the time of disclosure by Company to Recipient as shown by Recipient’s then-contemporaneous written files and records kept in the ordinary course of business.

C. Compelled Disclosure. If Recipient becomes legally compelled to disclose any Confidential Information, other than pursuant to a confidentiality agreement, Recipient will provide Company prompt written notice of such disclosure and will assist Company in seeking a protective order or another appropriate remedy. If Company waives Recipient’s compliance with this Agreement or fails to obtain a protective order or other appropriate remedy, Recipient will furnish only that portion of the Confidential Information that is legally required to be disclosed, provided that any Confidential Information so disclosed shall maintain its confidentiality protection for all purposes other than such legally compelled disclosure.

Nonuse and Nondisclosure

Recipient shall not use any Confidential Information for any purpose except to evaluate and engage in the performance of services related to the Opportunity. Recipient shall not disclose any Confidential Information or permit any Confidential Information to be disclosed, either directly or indirectly, to any third party without Company’s prior written consent. Recipient shall not disclose Confidential Information or permit the disclosure of Confidential Information to its employees, except that, subject to Section 3 below, Recipient may disclose Confidential Information to those employees or professionals and consultants such as lawyers, accountants retained by Recipient who are required to have the information in order for Recipient to evaluate or engage in the performance of services related to the Opportunity, provided that such employee has signed a nonuse and nondisclosure agreement in content at least as protective as the provisions hereof, prior to any disclosure of Confidential Information to such employee. Recipient shall not reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile any prototypes, software, samples, or other tangible objects that embody the Confidential Information. Recipient shall not file any patent application(s) containing or based on, in whole or in part, any of Company’s Confidential Information.

Maintenance of Confidentiality

Recipient shall take reasonable measures to protect the secrecy of and avoid disclosure and unauthorized use of the Confidential Information. Without limiting the foregoing, Recipient shall take at least those measures it employs to protect its own most highly confidential information. Recipient shall not make any copies of the Confidential Information unless the same are previously approved in writing by Company. Recipient shall reproduce Company’s proprietary rights notices on any such authorized copies, in the same manner in which such notices were set forth in or on the original. Recipient shall immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use or disclosure, or suspected unauthorized use or disclosure, of Confidential Information.

No Obligation

Nothing in this Agreement shall obligate either Party to proceed with any transaction between them, and each Party reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the discussions or the engagement of services contemplated by this Agreement concerning the Opportunity. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to restrict Company’s use or disclosure of its own Confidential Information.

No Warranty

All confidential information is provided “as is”. Company makes no warranties, express, implied or otherwise, regarding the accuracy, completeness or performance of any confidential information, or with respect to non-infringement or other violation of any intellectual property rights of a third party or of recipient.

Return of Materials

All documents and other tangible objects containing or representing Confidential Information and all copies or extracts thereof or notes derived therefrom that are in the possession or control of Recipient shall be and remain the property of Company and shall be promptly returned to Company or destroyed (with proof of such destruction), each upon Company’s request.

No License

Nothing in this Agreement is intended to grant any rights to Recipient under any intellectual property right of Company, nor shall this Agreement grant Recipient any rights in or to the Confidential Information except as expressly set forth in this Agreement.


The obligations of Recipient under this Agreement shall survive until the earlier of: i) two years following the date that Recipient discontinues the performance of services related to the Opportunity; or ii) until such time as all Confidential Information disclosed hereunder qualifies as any of the exceptions to Confidential Information set forth in Section 2.B through no action or inaction of Recipient.


Recipient agrees that any violation or threatened violation of this Agreement will cause irreparable injury to Company, entitling Company to obtain injunctive relief in addition to all legal remedies without showing or proving any actual damage and without any bond required to be posted.

Recipient Information

Company does not wish to receive any confidential information from Recipient, and Company assumes no obligation, either expressed or implied, with respect to any information disclosed by Recipient to Company. Any ideas, suggestions, guidance or other information disclosed by Recipient related to the Confidential Information and any intellectual property rights relating to the foregoing shall be collectively deemed “Feedback”. Recipient agrees to grant and hereby grants to Company a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide license (with the right to grant and authorize sublicenses) to make, have made, use, import, offer for sale, sell, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, display, perform and otherwise exploit such Feedback without restriction.


This Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns; except that Recipient may not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without written consent of Company. Any assignment or transfer of this Agreement in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. This Agreement will be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of Portugal, without regard to conflict of law principles. Recipient hereby represents and warrants that the persons executing this Agreement on its behalf have express authority to do so, and, in so doing, to bind the Party thereto. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to the Opportunity and supersedes all prior written and oral agreements between the Parties regarding the Opportunity. If a court or other body of competent jurisdiction finds, or the Parties mutually believe, any provision of this Agreement, or portion thereof, to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Parties, and the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. No provision of this Agreement may be waived except by a writing executed by the Party against whom the waiver is to be effective. A Party’s failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall neither be construed as a waiver of the provision nor prevent the Party from enforcing any other provision of this Agreement. No provision of this Agreement may be amended or otherwise modified except by a writing signed by the Parties to this Agreement. The Parties may execute this Agreement in counterparts, each of which is deemed an original, but all of which together constitute one and the same agreement. This Agreement may be delivered by facsimile transmission, and facsimile copies of executed signature pages shall be binding as originals.

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