a. In these terms and conditions, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:
i. The Business: Edge Interns, a company incorporated in Oakland, CA with the Employer ID number 46-0628509.
ii. Applicant: a person seeking a position with a Client as an intern or job-seeker;
iii. Client: the person or company or organization who has agreed to engage the Applicant's services through the Business and who has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions;
iv. Commencement Date: the date agreed between the Client and the Business for the Applicant to start work for the Client pursuant to the Engagement;
v. Engagement: the placing of an Applicant introduced by the Business with a Client through:
1. an interview; or
2. employment or use; or
3. a contract of service or for services; or
4. in a personal or corporate capacity as agent or distributor for the Client,
5. within 18 months from the date of Introduction. This applies notwithstanding whether the Client knew of the Applicant previously or the Client knew the Applicant prior to introduction.
vi. Fee: the fee payable by the Client to the Business upon the placement of an Applicant by the Business with the Client.
2. Internship & permanent placement fees:
a. The following fee is payable in respect of each internship engagement:
i. $500 per month for a three-month placement during the internship period.
ii. 12.5% of the Applicant's first-year salary should the Client engage the applicant on a permanent basis upon completion of the internship period.
iii. 15% of the Applicant's first-year salary should the Client engage the applicant on a permanent basis during or before the completion of the internship period.
iv. $300 per month should Client wish to take on the Applicant on a part-time basis after the initial placement.
b. The following fee is payable in respect of each permanent placement with no internship period:
i. 15% of the applicant's first-year salary should the client wish to engage the applicant on a permanent basis.
a. The Fee is payable within 14 days of the date of invoice.
b. The Client is responsible for notifying the Business in the case of an Applicant being engaged on a permanent basis and must do so within 7 days from the end date of the internship period. The Business reserves the right to charge a nominal fee of $2,500 should the Client not notify the Business within this time.
i. Save as expressly set out in these terms and conditions, the Fee is non-refundable.
ii. Should the Client not be satisfied with the Applicant it must notify the Business immediately. The Business will then endeavor to find an immediate replacement at no extra cost.
iii. If, during this time, the Client makes alternative arrangements or requests not to have a replacement or otherwise, the Business will provide a refund on a pro rata basis in accordance with the length of time the Applicant has been hosted by the Client.
b. Permanent placements
i. Subject to these terms and conditions, We offer the industry standard 30/60/90 day pro-rated refund policy if the Applicant resigns or is terminated with cause during the first 90 days of their employment. We shall undertake to replace the Applicant at no extra charge or offer a pro-rated refund. We offer a free consultation during this trial period to ensure a smooth transition.
a. The Client agrees to notify the Business immediately once an Applicant is engaged.
b. The Client agrees to supply copies of all correspondence to any Applicant introduced to the Client by the Business upon request of the Business.
c. Where such arrangements are concluded otherwise than in the presence of a representative of the Business, the Client agrees to notify the Business immediately where an Engagement has been accepted by an Applicant and to supply details to the Business of the proposed Commencement Date and the proposed duration of the Engagement and the agreed wages.
d. The Business acts as an agent. It does not directly or indirectly employ the Applicant.
e. All correspondence and records shall be confidential and is accepted by the Client on the condition that such information will not be disclosed to third parties directly or indirectly.
f. Should the Client effect any form of introduction, direct or indirect, of an Applicant to a third party, or pass on any details resulting in any form of engagement or similar arrangement within 12 months of the initial engagement, the Client shall become liable to pay the Fee to the Business.
g. The Business will use reasonable skill and care in providing the Client with Applicants as well suited as possible, and to this end will seek to furnish the Client with all relevant information concerning the Applicant and to check details, documentation, and references. However, the final responsibility for any decision to engage the Applicant rests with the Client who is therefore strongly advised to check details, documentation, and references personally. The Business does not offer any representation or warranty as to the suitability, honesty, character or capability of any Applicant.
h. It is the sole responsibility of the Client to ensure that all applicable legislation has been complied with in connection with an Engagement including, without limitation, all employment laws and regulations. Neither the Business nor any of its officers, directors or employees shall be responsible for, nor do any of them accept any responsibility for, any breaches of such laws or regulations nor do any of the aforementioned make any representations as to whether or not the Engagement complies with such laws or regulations.
i. The Business accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage of any kind arising directly or indirectly from any act or omission of any Applicant introduced by the Business even if such act or omission is negligent, fraudulent or reveals dishonesty. For the avoidance of doubt, in no circumstances shall either party’s total liability to the other, whether in respect of goods or services and whether based in negligence, breach of contract, misrepresentation or otherwise, exceed the fee paid by the Client.
j. The Client is responsible for employing the Applicant and for paying the Applicant's wages and expenses where and if applicable. This should include at least lunch allowance and travel expenses for interns if and whenever possible.
k. The Client is responsible for all tax and national insurance matters, where applicable.
l. The Client must ensure that the place of work complies with health and safety regulations during the internship.
m. The Business cannot guarantee that the Applicant will complete his or her proposed length of stay or engagement and likewise does not guarantee to the Applicant that the Client will retain and pay the Applicant for the entire period requested.
n. The Business' selection of applicants will be based on information supplied by the Client to the Business. The Business shall not be responsible for any loss or damage or liability suffered by the Client as a result of any inaccuracy in any such information and the Client shall indemnify the Business against all expenses or liability suffered by the Business as a result of the inaccuracy of any such information.
o. The Business assesses all potential applicants on the basis of information provided by the Applicants themselves. The Business gives no warranty as to the suitability or their ability or willingness to fulfill their responsibilities in terms of any agreement which the Applicant may reach with the Client to which the Business is not a party.
p. These terms and conditions supersede any other previous terms of business or any other agreed terms.