Twothirty Media Inc. (“Paul Jarvis,” “me,” or “I”) welcomes you. I invite you to connect to and use this course website, including, without limitation, thecreativeclass.io and creativeclass.io (the “Websites”).

I provide visitors to our Websites (“Visitors”) access to the Websites subject to the following Terms of Use, which may be updated by me from time to time without notice to you. By browsing the public areas or by accessing and using the Websites, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference (collectively, this “Agreement”). If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Websites. It’s really that easy/simple.

Disclaimer

You alone are responsible for your actions and the results of your freelance business, which depend on personal factors including your skills, abilities, knowledge, connections, and financial situation, just to name a few. I offer no warranties or guarantees regarding results. When addressing financial matters, I’ve taken every effort to ensure I accurately represent the lessons and their ability to enhance your freelancing business. However, by purchasing this Program, you accept and agree that you are fully responsible for your progress and results (and those results will obviously vary). Any statements outlined are my opinion and thus are not guarantees or promises of actual performance. And if you have a question, ask it.

Restrictions

The Websites are only available for people aged 13 years or older. If you are 13 or older, but under the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you should review this Agreement with your parent or guardian to make sure that you and your parent or guardian understand it.


Code of Conduct for The Creative Class

MISSION: To foster the growth of every freelancer who joins the Creative Class in a safe and welcoming online space.

The Creative Class Community (TCCC) community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

This code of conduct applies to all TCCC spaces, including our slack channel, website comments, as well as any other spaces that TCCC hosts. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the TCCC administrators. If the complaint is against an administrator, that administrator will remove themselves from the discussion.

To Summarize

  • Be respectful of everyone
  • Be tolerant of everyone
  • Be a decent human being to everyone
  • Help other freelancers in their journey without pushing your own personal views

Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

Definitions

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, and employment (or self-employment)
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Threats of violence
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
  • Sustained disruption of discussion
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect other GF members or other vulnerable people from intentional abuse
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication

TCCC community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. TCCC will not act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’ (because these things don’t exist)
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
  • Refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

Reporting

If you are being harassed by a member of The Creative Class Community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact instructor@creativeclass.io. We will respond as promptly as we can.

This code of conduct applies to TCCC sponsored spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of the TCCC community outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by TCCC community members, especially bloggers, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time.The abuse team reserves the right to exclude people from the TCCC community based on their past behavior, including behavior outside TCCC spaces and behavior towards people who are not in the TCCC community.

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. We are not here to explain power differentials or other basic social justice concepts to you. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of TCCC members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.

Consequences

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, TCCC may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all TCCC spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other TCCC members or the general public.


NO WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE WEBSITES AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THAT THE WEBSITES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITES, THEIR SERVERS, OR THE CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS: (I) WE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE WEBSITE FROM WHATEVER CAUSE, AND YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE CONTENT AND THE WEBSITES AT YOUR OWN RISK; (II) WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE; (III) WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO ACCESS AND USE THE WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAWS.

THE WEBSITES MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH TYPOGRAPHICAL, TECHNICAL, OR PRICING ERRORS LISTED ON THE WEBSITES. THE WEBSITES MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, NOT ALL OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE IN EVERY LOCATION. A REFERENCE TO A PRODUCT OR SERVICE ON THE WEBSITES DOES NOT IMPLY THAT SUCH PRODUCT OR SERVICE IS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR LOCATION. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WEBSITES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.





With Creative Class Contract you will sleep well at night knowing that your agreement with your clients covers things like:

1. Exactly what service + deliverable your client is getting from you.

Client confusion about exactly what they are getting when they hire you is the #1 reason that freelancers suffer from ulcers. Just kidding, that’s totally not true. However, it is one of the top reasons that clients become disgruntled. And, disgruntled clients are no fun (especially when they demand refunds or start hiring lawyers). We want your clients to be very gruntled; ecstatic even, about the work that you’ve done for them. The Creative Class Contract will ensure that you and your clients are on the same page (pun intended) and are crystal clear about exactly what they are purchasing from you.

2. How and when you will get paid.

Studies show that getting paid is a very important part of being a successful freelancer, hence in Creative Class Contract we’ve given you all the language you need to ensure that you get paid the way you want to get paid and when you want to get paid. Whether you are paid on an hourly basis, according to a project fee, or on retainer, Creative Class Contract has the language you need to motivate your clients to pay on time. Late payments be gone! Oh, and working for free will become a thing of your past. Creative Class Contract addresses under exactly what limited circumstances you will (and you won’t) issue refunds and gives you the legal chutzpah required to confirm that your payment terms are respected.

3. Putting a stop to scope creep.

Everything’s all smiles and giggles until your client’s project is suddenly three times the size that they originally hired you for. Which would be fine if they were also willing to pay you three times the price (which, of course, they are not). This is why Creative Class Contract comes locked and loaded with all the language you need to set clear terms and parameters around the scope of client projects. With Creative Class Contract, you will get paid for all of the additional requests your client makes seamlessly and without making your client feel icky.

4. All in a simple, customizable package.

Not only will Creative Class Contract communicate all of the things your clients need to know (and agree to), it does so in a non-scary way that is easy to align with your brand. With cut and paste options, Creative Class Contract makes it easy to create a custom contract that establishes your chosen policies to protect your freelancing business and your relationships with your clients. Not only that, but Creative Class Contract is written in plain English and is as simple as a legal contract can get without removing the legal protection your business needs.

Legal stuff is hard. Contracts are boring. Roses are red, violets are blue. We get it. But, Creative Class Contract is different because it’s meant to save you time and money in your freelance business.

Buy the Creative Contract, $250

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We’ve put together a package that will help you put your contract into use lickety-split. When you purchase Creative Class Contract, here’s what you get:

  • The Contract. A beautiful MS Word version of the Creative Class Contract template that you can easily re-brand to match your business (although it looks so good, you might want to leave it as-is). This contract was developed with the insights of Paul Jarvis’ 20 year career as a freelancer and Rachel Rodgers’ 5+ years of experience solving (and preventing) legal problems for freelancers like yourself. Paul and Rachel worked together to create a contract that is simple, customizable and protects you from all of the common yet totally preventable nightmare client situations that freelancers experience.
  • Written Instructions. Creative Class Contract comes with written instructions that are simple and easy to understand. They even include visual cues to make it really easy to follow. The instructions also come with tips and insights from us to help guide you in finding the right answer to questions like “what should my refund policy look like?” With these beautiful-- at times hilarious-- and super straightforward instructions, you will be able to tailor the contract to your specific needs immediately.
  • Best Practices Instructional Videos. In these quick and engaging videos, Rachel shares her best tips for using Creative Class Contract in your freelancing business. After watching these videos you will have a better understanding of how Creative Class Contract can save you time and money in your freelancing business and how to make it really easy to make sure all of your clients sign your client agreement every single time.
  • Peace of Mind. The Creative Class Contract isn’t just for governing complaints from unreasonable clients. This powerful piece of paper also exists to inform your clients at the get-go of how your engagement will proceed, and what they should expect from the relationship. By having your own customized contract in place, your client has peace of mind in knowing when, how, and at what cost you will perform your services and deliver your product. Likewise, you have peace of mind knowing that you have a legal document to lean on if their payment is late, or you make a mistake, or a hacker crashes their site. Result: both you and your clients sleep better at night.
Buy the Creative Contract, $250

FAQs

Will this contract be valid in the country I live in?

You’re damn skippy! Most laws in the US are quite similar from state to state, and are often based on model statutes that are adopted by almost every state, which kind of makes sense because otherwise, resolving disputes could get mad complicated. If you’re outside the US, but in a common law country, like Canada, Australia or the UK, the template should also be in line with your country’s contract laws. These days “freedom of contract” reigns in the Western world, so it’s difficult to run afoul of basic contract law, unless you get crazy with some provisions (which we, of course, have not).

Can't I just use a statement of work?

No, you can’t, and don’t even joke about that. A Statement of Work is not a substitute for a contract and leaves out many, many important details. Relying on a Statement of Work alone leaves you open to liability and can be very costly. We could tell you a story or two about that…

I don't want to scare clients away with a legal contract

No, what you don’t have time to do is deal with hot messes brought on by clients who ask you a g’billion times to go through your fee, expand the services they want you to perform at random, ask for 42 extra rounds of edits/revisions, and then demand a refund because they thought the final product would be “you know, just a little different, somehow.” Getting a Creative Class Contract signed with every client will help you put an end to all this time-wasting nonsense not add to it. It’s simple math: contract > no contract.

What if I don't understand how to use the contract?

We know that contract language is not only nap-inducing but can be really tough to decipher (for those of you wise enough to pursue cool careers outside of the law). So, we’re giving you super clear, easy to understand instructions to walk you through every step of the contract, and a few lovely videos with Paul and Rachel to put it all in context. With this support, getting the contract to work for you will be no problem.

Our Guarantee

We do not offer refunds for digital products once they are downloaded or once access to the Rodgers Collective Membership Site has been granted. However, your satisfaction is our #1 priority, email us at info@rodgerscollective.com to let us know why you’re unsatisfied and we will jump through flaming hoops to meet your needs (unless you are one of those curmudgeonly people who just can’t be satisfied even with flaming hoops, if you’re one of those then you’re on your own).

Buy the Creative Contract, $250

 

Creative Class is not a law firm. If you need legal advice, you should hire an attorney. This contract is sold through Rodgers Collective and does not create an Attorney-Client relationship with them.

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