Last update: 25 August, 2016
Mylittlejob GmbH (hereafter “Mylittlejob”) is the operator of the website mylittlejob.com (hereafter “website”), and offers its customers (hereafter “customer”) the option of commissioning Mylittlejob with certain jobs (hereafter “jobs”), which are then managed by the company.
The jobs will not be completed by Mylittlejob, but will be given to students registered with Mylittlejob (hereafter “students”). Once completed, the results (hereafter “result”) will be made available for download by the customer from the website.
These general terms and conditions for students (referred to as “GTC”) are the basis for all legal relations between Mylittlejob and the students.
Students are natural persons and do not act as consumers.
Differing terms and conditions for students do not apply.
To be able to view and process jobs on the website the student has to register on the website via the registration form.
To register successfully the student has to be enrolled at a university.
Mylittlejob verifies the enrolment of the student through the e-mail address. Thus, the student is obliged to use an e-mail address provided by the university. In case of doubts, Mylittlejob is entitled to ask for an enrolment certificate.
The student is to make sure that all data asked in the registration form is correct, complete and truthful. The student agrees to keep the data up to date. For this purpose, the student can display his or her personal data at any time on the website.
Upon registering, the student receives a user name and a personal password.
When the student registers, Mylittlejob creates a user profile and a user account.
The registration and the user account are not transferable.
Students are allowed to register only once at Mylittlejob.
During registration, the student has to indicate whether he or she is considered as an entrepreneur and is thus obliged to pay value added tax (VAT). In this case, the student has to indicate their VAT identification number. The student has to notify Mylittlejob immediately in case of a change to his or her status as an entrepreneur.
Mylittlejob will assign every student one of five quality levels.
“5 star” is the highest quality level and “1 star” is the lowest. A more detailed description regarding the levels of quality and the mechanisms of awarding them can be found on the website.
During registration, students will be assigned to the lowest quality level “1 star”. Students have the opportunity to reach quality level “2 stars” through successful completion of test during the registration.
Further assignment of quality levels will take place through an evaluation by the client after receiving the finished result.
Students can move up into higher quality levels as well as move down into lower ones. More detailed information can be found on the website.
If the student does not fulfil the task within the time set by the client and did not contact the client because of the task, he or she will be set back automatically to quality level “1 star” if a higher quality level has already been achieved.
When placing the job, the client can indicate which quality level is necessary to be able to work on the job.
Every student can see all jobs on the website for which the client prescribed the same or a lower quality level.
Mylittlejob offers every student to take over visible jobs. The first student who accepts the job will be assigned it by Mylittlejob.
Once the job has been assigned to a student, the student receives information provided by the client as well as guidelines how completing the job. The student carries out the job according to the client’s expectations.
The student transfers the finished result to Mylittlejob by the deadline at the latest. The transfer takes place via upload on the website.
If the student realizes that the job cannot be fulfilled within the deadline, he or she can contact the client through the comment box on the website and clarify uncertainties or ask to extend the deadline.
The implementation of jobs, the result or the provision of the result must not violate the law or third-party rights. Nevertheless, if Mylittlejob deems this to be the case, the result will be initially removed from the website. The student will then be given the opportunity to eliminate the violation within one week. If the student fails to achieve this, the result will be permanently deleted.
The student is aware of the fact that the loss of data on the Mylittlejob server cannot be excluded entirely. The student is obliged to keep a backup copy of the uploaded results. Notwithstanding, Mylittlejob performs data backups regularly and therefore seeks to keep an eventual loss of data as to a minimum.
All information the student receives with the commissioning and processing of a job is, provided the information (i) is not public knowledge at the time placing the order, (ii) has become subsequently public knowledge without being the student’s fault, (iii) is unknown to the student at the time placing the order lawfully or (iv) has been introduced lawfully by third parties to the student (referred to as “information”), to be kept secret. In particular, all information received within commissioning including – but not restricted to – any data of the client as well as their guidelines, has to be kept in confidence.
Without a previous written agreement of Mylittlejob, it is not allowed to reproduce or use such information. On request of Mylittlejob, all information (including copies and records) has to be returned to Mylittlejob or destroyed immediately and completely.
As far as rights for the student’s results are concerned, especially copy-, name or industrial property rights, the student grants the client a temporally and spatially unlimited, exclusive, transferable and sub-licensable right to process and use the result for all known and unknown types of use.
In particular, Mylittlejob is entitled to forward results to the client and to transfer all rights to that person.
The right to reproduce, distribute, issue, perform, save, transfer and process the results in any way is particularly compromised.
Mylittlejob is free to decide whether the results will be utilised against payment or free of charge.
The student abstains from being named when the results are published.
As far as the student’s entitlement in this section on designated rights and rights of review is concerned, especially in accordance with § 41 UrhG, he or she abstains from exercising them for the duration of five years after the creation the right of review. In case of review, Mylittlejob remains a simple user right concerning the section of the text involved. The exclusion of the right of review due to other reasons remains unaffected.
The student assures to grant all aforementioned rights to Mylittlejob.
Further the student assures that results or their transfers do not violate rights, especially copy-, name-, industrial property or third-party rights.
The student releases Mylittlejob from all claims that can be caused against Mylittlejob due to violation against this section.
When the student fulfils a task properly, Mylittlejob pays the student the net remuneration that is indicated in the description of the task. When the student is considered as an entrepreneur obliged to pay value added tax, Mylittlejob disburses legal added tax in addition.
Mylittlejob receives a commission from the client on top of the net remuneration. The level of commission is determined by the respective list of commission rates which can be found on the website.
Therefore, the task description that the client set up does not include the respective net remuneration but the net remuneration, minus the net commission of Mylittlejob.
Through acceptance of the result, Mylittlejob credits the net amount earned by the student, including possible value added tax, to his or her user account.
The holder of the user account will not receive any interest.
The student can ask to withdraw the balance of the user account to a respective bank account at any time in written form.
Possible costs and fees involved for a bank transfer to an account outside Germany is to be paid by the student.
Withdrawals are to be made within two weeks after receiving the demand of withdraw.
If the student does not request a withdrawal, the amount credited to the user account will be transferred to the registered bank account two weeks after receiving the credit.
Mylittlejob transfers a credit for every amount paid out and includes possible value added tax.
Mylittlejob is entitled to compensation and to withhold funds.
Over the course of the business relations with Mylittlejob, the student is responsible for fulfilling the social security and tax regulations in the student’s place of residence.
Mylittlejob is only responsible for damages when they are at fault. Claims for damages – regardless of the legal cause – by the student for damages caused due to slight negligence are excluded. This does not apply when a duty has been breached which is of great importance for achieving the contractual purpose.
The liability of Mylittlejob for violating a contractual obligation is limited to the extent of damage which was typically foreseeable when the job was set up because of circumstances that were recognisable at the time.
Mylittlejob remains unaffected by claims for damages regarding the product liability law by reason of violation of life, body, health or because of a warranty promise, and claims for damages due to gross negligence or malicious conduct.
Mylittlejob does not assume liability for the continuous availability or functional capabilities of the website and for the services offered on the website.
Mylittlejob does not assume liability if jobs, their fulfilment, results or the transfer of resulting violate the law or third-party rights. The student is obliged to keep Mylittlejob entirely free from liability in case Mylittlejob is taken up on this by third parties.
This contract can be terminated by both parties within one month to the end of the month.
The termination without notice for exceptional reasons remains unaffected.
Terminations have to be submitted in writing.
Jobs which have already been assigned to students at the point of termination, but are not yet finished, are not affected by the termination.
In case of termination, existing credit on the user account will be paid to the student. Interest will not be paid.
At termination of the contract, Mylittlejob removes all access data as well as personal data.
The student can only determine with undisputed or legal binding claims against claims of Mylittlejob or assert a withholding right. The student remains legal assertion of his or her claims unaffected.
Whilst the job is being worked on, all parties agree that Mylittlejob has to transmit personal data of the student to the client.
The data protection agreement of Mylittlejob can be found on the website.
Changes and further amendments to that contract need to be made in writing (electronic form (§ 126 a BGB) or in the form of text (§ 126 b BGB) are sufficient), in order to be valid. This also applies to the cancellation of the written form requirement.
The business relationship plus any agreements concerning the jobs between Mylittlejob and the customer are subject to the material German law, with the exception of the regulations of the international private law. The application of the regulations of the UN sales law (CISG) is excluded.
The place of performance and the place of jurisdiction for any arguments in connection with the relationship of business and the agreements, which are based on the jobs, between Mylittlejob and the customer, are located in Hamburg. However, Mylittlejob can take legal proceedings against the customers at their residence.
In case particular regulations of this contract are entirely or partly invalid, void or impracticable, the validation of other regulations is not affected. The invalid, void or impracticable regulation is replaced by a regulation, which is similar to the economical intention of the contracting parties at the conclusion of contract. The above applies as a precedent for contractual loopholes.