Translators terms and Conditions

Freelancer terms and conditions

This agreement sets out the terms and conditions (‘Terms and Conditions’) applicable to members of the service operated by Koala International Services, Ltd. 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 Koala International Services, Ltd., Koala International Services, Ltd. 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 Koala International Services, Ltd..

Eligibility Requirements

Koala International Services, Ltd. shall have absolute discretion as to whether or not it accepts a particular applicant or site for participation in the service.

Removal from network

Koala International Services, Ltd. eserves the right to terminate the participation of any member or site without reason but expressly including any member site that Koala International Services, Ltd. judges to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions.
Members in violation of Koala International Services, Ltd’s Terms and Conditions will be immediately deactivated. Koala International Services, Ltd. may deactivate members with no prior notification. Members found in violation of the Terms and Conditions will not receive any credit or payment from Koala International Services, Ltd. Members that are terminated by Koala International Services, Ltd. on any basis other than violation of these Terms and Conditions will be entitled to receive any payment due from Koala International Services, Ltd.


Koala International Services, Ltd. will typically make payments within 30 days of their first project payment. As previously stated, any member site that Koala International Services, Ltd. removes from the service due to violation of the Terms and Conditions will receive no credit or payment.


Koala International Services, Ltd. 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 Koala International Services, Ltd. 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 Koala International Services, Ltd., and all information compiled by Koala International Services, Ltd. through operation of the affiliate program, is the proprietary information of Koala International Services, Ltd.. Personal information provided by members to Koala International Services, Ltd. will be kept confidential and will not be distributed to any third party.

E-mail addresses

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 Koala International Services, Ltd. at any other time. There should be no need to give anyone your e-mail address. It is automatically provided if you choose a translator (or you are the translator 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, ICQ, AIM, 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 translator) have been picked for, or you (a client) have picked a translator for. This includes giving out your e-mail address, ICQ number, phone number, or any other method of contact outside of this site. Koala International Services, Ltd. provides you with message boards, which should be sufficient for pre-project planning.

Avoiding commissions

You are strictly prohibited from attempting to negotiate the fee for a project with another member directly (outside of Koala International Services, Ltd.) 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 translator being chosen, and then contacting them about the project anyway. Both parties are responsible for notifying Koala International Services, Ltd. 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. 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 Koala International Services, Ltd..

Legal Issues

Members are responsible for legal issues related to the work product or process and any postings on Koala International Services, Ltd. This site is governed by the laws of the Hong-Kong. Any legal action against us shall take place in the courts of Hong-Kong.

And finally…

We thank you for choosing the Koala International Services, Ltd. service and we look forward to a mutually successful business relationship. And remeber that we’re offering nothing but the very best.

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