Provider Agreement for Virtual Environments

[Disclaimer: This is a sample contract for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace professional legal advice.]

This Provider Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made as of _________________________ (date) by and between:

Client

Name: _________________________

Address: _________________________

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_________________________

Telephone: _________________________

Email: _________________________

Provider:

Name: _________________________

Address: _________________________

_________________________
_________________________

Telephone: _________________________

Email: _________________________

The Client and Provider agree as follows:

1. Provider agrees to deliver the following work:

_ Content: _________________________

_ Services: _________________________

_ Training: _________________________

_ Support: _________________________

_ Other: _________________________

2. Provider agrees to deliver the above work according to the following schedule:

_ Immediately upon signing this agreement.

_ By a deadline: _________________________

_ In phases:

_________________________

_________________________

_________________________

_________________________

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3. Provider offers the following guarantees:

_ Provider indemnifies Client against plagiarism and intellectual property theft and guarantees that the work will not infringe upon or violate any intellectual property right of any third party.

-and-

_ All work is original.

_ Or: all work is either original or the Provider has agreements in hand confirming appropriate rights to all intellectual property involved.

4. Provider agrees that the Client acquires the following rights (choose one option):

_ The work is a work for hire in jurisdictions where applicable. In all other jurisdictions the Client acquires all rights to the work. Client may use, modify, distribute, resell and adapt the work in any medium, in any geographical location, in perpetuity

_ Client acquires the right to use the work, in perpetuity, in a single location, by a single individual, and may not copy, modify, or redistribute the work. Client may not transfer the license if Client‘s company or part of company is acquired.

Location: _________________________

User: _________________________

_ Client acquires the right to use the work, in perpetuity, throughout the company, the company’s grid, or other site, and may copy, modify, or redistribute the work within that site to any individuals located there, both company employees and visitors, as long as the work does not leave the site. Client may transfer the license if Client‘s company or part of company is acquired.

Site: _________________________

_ Client acquires partial rights to use the work as follows:

Site: _________________________

Users: _________________________

Time limits: _________________________

Modify: _________________________

Copy: _________________________

Transfer: _________________________

5. In addition to the above rights, Client and Provider also agree to the following (choose all that apply):

_ Client receives exclusive rights to the use of the work and any derivative works.

_ Client agrees to attribute the work to the Provider, either maintaining the original “creator” name of objects, keeping the Provider‘s name in the description of the object, retaining the branding of the objects, or by crediting the work in a location visible to end users of that work.

_ Client agrees that Provider may use the work in a virtual portfolio.

_ Client agrees that Provider may use the Client‘s name in promotional materials.

_ Client agrees that Provider may reuse the work or part of the work for other clients.

6. Client and Provider agree to the following compensation:

_ Hourly rate for duration of project:

_ Total fee for entire project:

_ Other, as described below:

7. Client and Provider agree to the following payment schedule:

_ Immediately upon signing this agreement.

_ By a deadline: _________________________

_ In phases:

_________________________

_________________________

_________________________

_________________________

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8. Client and Provider agree to the following payment method:

_ Via in-world currency: _________________________

_ According to separate invoicing.

_ To PayPal account: _________________________

_ By check or wire transfer to the following location:

_________________________

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_________________________

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9. Provider will perform the work as an independent contractor. Provider will not be deemed to be an employee of Client. Provider will not be entitled to any employee benefits. Provider will be responsible for any and all taxes and other payments due on payments received under this agreement. If Provider and Client are based in the same country, they will provide all necessary tax documents to one another.

10. Provider will indemnify Client from all claims, losses, and damages that may arise from the breach of any of Provider‘s obligations under this agreement.

12. Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This contract will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the following country or jurisdiction:

Jurisdiction: _________________________

12. Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. In any dispute concerning or arising under this Agreement or any transaction relating hereto, the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, including, without limitation, costs and fees incurred on appeal or in a bankruptcy or similar action.

13. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between the parties with regard to the matters set forth herein, and it supersedes all other agreements, proposals, and representations, oral or written, express or implied, with regard thereto.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the day and year set forth above.

Client

Signature: _________________________

Name: _________________________

Title: _________________________

Provider:

Signature: _________________________

Name: _________________________

Title: _________________________

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • Thank You Maria! I plan to use this as a reference to make a form on the new Content Creators Union domain. I am also including 4 licensing examples. Going back through your articles (and others blogs) is helping alot