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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTING AGREEMENT
NAME OF CONTRACTING PARTY, referred to as CONTRACTING PARTY,
and NAME OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, referred to as INDEPENDENT
CONTRACTOR, agree as follows:
1.

SCOPE AND DESCRIPTION:

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR shall perform the following services for


CONTRACTING PARTY: LIST SPECIFIC SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED
at the following rate of remuneration and under the following terms and conditions:
LIST IN DETAIL THE RATE OF RENUMERATION AND THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS.
2.

OWNERSHIP OF WORK CREATED BY INDEPENDENT

CONTRACTOR:
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR hereby agrees that CONTRACTING PARTY shall
retain full ownership of and rights to copyright any design, logo, trademark or similar work

produced by INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR for CONTRACTING PARTY during the term of


this agreement.
3.

RESTRICTIONS ON INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR:

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR hereby agrees not to contact any person they may
have had contact with in the course of their work for CONTRACTING PARTY at any time
during or after the term of this agreement for the purpose of attempting to solicit any business
from such person.
4.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY OF CONTRACTING PARTY:

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR hereby agrees that CONTRACTING PARTY shall not


be responsible for any claims that may be made by INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR to any
other person in the course of performing the services outlined in this agreement unless prior
written approval is given by CONTRACTING PARTY to INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
regarding any such claim.
5.

DURATION OF AGREEMENT:

This agreement shall begin on the date it is signed by both parties and shall continue until
either or both parties give notice of intent to terminate this agreement as specified in Section 6 of
this agreement.
6.

TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT:

Either party to this agreement may elect to terminate this agreement by giving written
notice to the other party not less than NUMBER calendar days prior to the date they wish the
agreement to terminate.

7.

STATUS OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR:

CONTRACTING PARTY and INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR agree that


INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR is not an employee of CONTRACTING PARTY
in any way, and further agree that this is an agreement for Independent Contracting Services. The
parties further agree that the CONTRACTING PARTY provides no Benefits such as
Unemployment Insurance, Health Insurance or Worker's Compensation Insurance to
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. CONTRACTING PARTY is only interested in the results
obtained by the INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR shall be
responsible for providing all tools and materials required for performance of the tasks agreed to.
The INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR is responsible for payment of
all Federal, State and Local Income or other Taxes resulting from any payments made to
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR by CONTRACTING PARTY.
8.

LEGAL ACTION:

If any of the Parties brings any legal action to enforce or interpret any of the terms of this
Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys fees from the
other party, in addition to any other relief that may be granted. However, at least 30 calendar
days before commencing any legal action to enforce or interpret any of the terms of this
Agreement, the party seeking enforcement or interpretation shall first contact the other party in
writing and demand the other party submit the dispute to mediation by a Mediator with
Arbitration and Mediation Services or another similar organization. If the other party fails to
submit the dispute to Mediation, or if any party fails to comply with this Mediation provision
that party shall NOT be entitled to recover any reasonable attorneys fees from the other party in

any legal proceeding, regardless of whether they are the prevailing party or not. This provision
applies to this entire Agreement.
9.

LAW GOVERNING AGREEMENT:

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of NAME OF STATE and
shall be construed in accordance therewith.
10.

NO WAIVER:

No provision of this Agreement may be waived except by an agreement in writing signed


by the waiving party. A waiver of any term or provision shall not be construed as a waiver of any
other term or provision.
11.

AMENDMENT OF AGREEMENT:

This Agreement may be amended, altered or revoked at any time, in whole or in part, by
filing with this agreement a written instrument setting forth such changes, signed by all the
parties.
12.

BINDING AGREEMENT:

This Agreement shall be binding upon the INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR and the
CONTRACTING PARTY, their successors, and assigns.
13.

TERMS:

Throughout this Agreement the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include
the singular, and masculine and neuter shall include the feminine, wherever the context so
requires.

14.

SEVERABILITY:

If any provision of this Agreement is declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to


be invalid for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions. On the
contrary, such remaining provisions shall be fully severable, and this Agreement shall be
construed and enforced as if such invalid provisions never had been inserted in the Agreement.

Dated: ____________________________

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CONTRACTING PARTY BY AN AUTHORIZED OFFICER
_________________________________________________
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR