Introduction and Purpose
Global Virtual QA is a brand of Aberame Pty Ltd, an Australian based Crowd Testing company providing testing services to clients globally through an extensive network of expert testers distributed across the world.
In order to comply to these terms and access our website you agree to use your real and full name and provide accurate personal (and company) information. You agree you are accessing this website for the legitimate use for which it is designed, testing for testers and having your applications tested as a customer.
Please carefully read these terms before you sign up to our website as your access to Global Virtual QA website is granted based on your agreement and understanding of the terms contained within this document.
No warranties or guarantees are provided by Global Virtual QA as to the completeness, accuracy, timeliness or reliability of the information and resources included on this website. You agree and acknowledge that such resources and information may not always be accurate and may contain errors. We exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
1, Website – refers to the Global Virtual QA sales and application websites collectively contained within or accessible from www.globalvirtualqa.com. 2, Customer – Is an entity, business or individual registered on the website as a Customer. 3, Tester – is an individual registered on the website as a tester. 4, User – Is either a Customer or a Tester. 5, Test Artefacts – assets produced by the testing process and includes but is not limited to; test strategies, plans, scripts, defect logs, test evidence and test reports.
Related legal considerations
Additional and separate Terms and Conditions of purchase will apply to services purchased from us. These will would normally be included in proposals presented directly to and signed by customers or delivered online if the purchase has been made directly on line.
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with:
- site performance, use of or access to our website; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.
additionally, for customers, we will not be liable for:
- loss of; profits, savings, business opportunities, reputation, sales, goodwill, business, revenue or;
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage
Links to other websites and resources on our website are not controlled by Global Virtual QA and cannot be certified as correct or accurate. Your reliance on them is at your own risk.
By using the website, you hereby agree to fully indemnify Global Virtual QA from and against any third-party claims relating to alleged infringement by you of any third party’s intellectual property rights. Global Virtual QA makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the website and the website Content.
The published contents on this website are protected by copyright law both internationally and within Australia. Written permission is required from Global Virtual QA before any use of this copyrighted material is made outside this website. All such rights are reserved.
Access to our website is granted only on a provisional and temporary basis. We will not be liable to you or third parties if for any reason our website (or part thereof) is unavailable for any period. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice.
We do not guarantee that our website, or any resources or content on it, will be free from errors, omissions, viruses or malware. You are responsible for maintaining your own systems to protect yourself.
Should you register on our website, you are responsible for the confidentiality, security and safekeeping of your username and password. Do not provide login information to anyone else as you may become liable for actions others have taken with your login credentials.
Global Virtual QA has absolute discretion to permit or deny access to any user at any time. You cannot use any part of the content or functionality on our website for commercial purposes without express and written Global Virtual QA permission.
Users of this website are not allowed or permitted to post, upload or submit through the website or any of its associated communication tools, any documents or material that;
- infringes any patent, copyright or trademark or violates any other rights of any third party
- is defamatory, libelous, abusive, threatening, obscene, pornographic or unlawful
- include solicitation, advertising, promotional material or links to that material unless it is directly and demonstrably linked to a cycle.
- disclose or edit any interactive content
- post or publish any content that is likely to pose risk of injury or damage
- introduce any code, virus or program that causes or could cause damage to the website or data within the website.
- break the law in any way through use of this website
Global Virtual QA has the right to perform actions on the website and within user accounts to prevent the above contraventions from occurring. These actions may include monitoring, editing, removal of offending materials or user accounts. This may also include blocking users from creating new accounts on the website.
In order to comply to these terms and access our website you agree to use your real and full name and provide accurate personal information if requested, such as address and passport number. You acknowledge that Global Virtual QA may share some of your information with Customers registered on our website. This may include skills, devices, general location, name and other information. Global Virtual QA will not share your address or identification documents with Customers. Customers are bound by the terms of this agreement not to share your information with third parties.
If you are an Australian based tester you declare and warrant to us that you are not “carrying on a business” with regard to the paid testing activities performed on our website. If you have an Australian Business Number (ABN) then it is your responsibility to provide that number to us, so we can register it against your record in order to comply with Australian Tax Office (ATO) rules. If you are registered (or should be registered) for Goods and Services Tax (GST), then you need to provide us with a Tax Invoice for all payments you are due to receive.
If you are carrying on an enterprise, then you need to let us know and provide us with your ABN. This is your responsibility. You can provide us this information via the contact details below.
The protection of IP, new business ideas, business process flows and innovation is important to our customers. Therefore, before applying to work on a project or test cycle for one of customers, you MUST declare any conflict of interest. This includes any affiliation with any competitor (or potential competitor) of our customer for any particular project or test cycle. You can declare this through the contact details provided below.
You are responsible for paying your own country, territory/state, local and other taxes on payments received from Global Virtual QA. Global Virtual QA may determine that it is required by law to withhold tax. If you are resident in the USA, a Form W9 may be required to be completed and submitted.
By accepting these terms and registering as a Tester, you acknowledge and agree that you are an independent contractor and not an employee or contractor of Global Virtual QA and not entitled to participate in any employee benefits.
Global Virtual QA grants users access to this website under the strict basis of protecting the data and information users encounter on the website. Users are not permitted to share data, information, client names, project names, content or resources contained on the website, this includes all forms of communication including but not limited to social media, email or collaboration tools, etc.
You acknowledge that through your use of the website you will have access to confidential information, IP, new business ideas, information, business process flows and innovations related to Global Virtual QA customer projects. This applies to the business flow and IP contained in the operation of the website itself. You acknowledge that you have a duty of confidentiality to Global Virtual QA and our Customers regarding any IP or information you come into contact with on our website. You agree you will not attempt to copy or transfer any of this IP or information in any way whatsoever.
If a test cycle follows Pay per defect method, then you will be paid based on defects found within a test cycle but only if you are the first to find that particular defect. You will not be paid based on time spent in testing and searching for defects. Defects will be classified and assessed for payment in the sole and absolute discretion of Global Virtual QA.
If a test cycle follows Pay per hour, you will be paid for the agreed time spent to perform testing and complete the agreed tasks based on the evidence produced for time spent and acceptance of deliverables completed. Deliverables and other work products will be assessed for payment in the sole and absolute discretion of Global Virtual QA.
No guarantee is given by Global Virtual QA that; the website will be available, a minimum number of Testers will participate in any one cycle, full test coverage will be provided, that website access will be permitted and that an exhaustive software test will be performed.
Unless you explicitly notify Global Virtual QA in writing, Global Virtual QA may display your company name, logo and public description on the website or in other Global Virtual QA marketing materials.
Customers will protect the privacy and professional reputation of Testers registered on Global Virtual QA. Customers cannot share information about testers through social media or any other means nor can customers use any part of the website to comment on the performance of Testers. All feedback should be provided directly to Global Virtual QA through the contact channel below or using mechanisms specifically provided on the website for this purpose.
Global Virtual QA will not knowing share identified information with third parties not registered on the website. You agree that Global Virtual QA may use and share anonymous information from your projects or test cycles. This includes but is not limited to averages, maximums, minimums or other statistical analysis of; defects, test cases, defect resolutions, tester effectiveness, timing and other information entered onto the Global Virtual QA website.
Global Virtual QA will not be held liable for any customer damages related to simulated security attempts/attacks, vulnerability or penetration testing performed by our security testers or testers in our Global Virtual QA testing network.
The Customer is solely responsible for all systems and applications tested through Global Virtual QA, this includes environments, development, licensing, software support, and any damage or rights infringements caused to the Customer or any third parties through the testing activities.
Other information and contacts
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org