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Hello and welcome to VeriTES!

In 4 easy steps, you will be joining thousands of other independent contractors who have taken this same step to sign up with our company to be considered for income-earning opportunities in market research and mystery shopping.

Here, you will be able to tell us about yourself, your prior experience, the types of assignments you are interested in and how best to contact you.

Once you complete your online registration and agree to the our ICA (Independent Contractor Agreement), you have three easy ways to send us a copy of your ICA:

Toll-free fax: 1-800-443-6093
Email: Scan & email to info@verites.com
Snail Mail: VeriTES, 3400-B Cahuenga Blvd W., Los Angeles, CA 90068 USA.

Why do we ask for such a variety of information? Our clients often have specific requirements for their research projects. The more you share with us, the better able we are to match you to the earning opportunities and assignments you want to take!

Checker Sign Up : Step 1 - 4

 


 

 


 
 

 
 
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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT FOR CHECKERS
THIS AGREEMENT is entered into this Sunday, July 23, 2017 by and between VeriTES aka Theatrical Entertainment Services (hereinafter “VeriTES”) and (hereinafter “Independent Contractor”). RECITALS

A. WHEREAS, VeriTES is engaged in the business of providing reports to customers and clients regarding the results of checking services performed by independent contractors, including, without limitation, theater open checking, theater blind checking, sneak preview and trailer monitoring, customer service evaluations and quality control evaluations (hereinafter “Checking Services”).

B. WHEREAS, VeriTES is desirous of obtaining the services of Independent Contractor to perform Checking Services from time to time.

C. WHEREAS, Independent Contractor is willing to provide Checking Services to VeriTES in accordance with the terms of the Agreement from time to time.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE PARTIES AGREE AS FOLLOWS:

1. INCORPORATION OF RECITALS

The statements set forth in paragraphs A, B and C above are incorporated by this reference.

2. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR SERVICES.

2.1 Since VeriTES is not in the business of providing Checking Services, from time to time VeriTES shall contact Independent Contractor to solicit an offer from Independent Contractor for the performance of Checking Services. VeriTES’s solicitation shall indicate to Independent Contractor the Checking Services to be performed, and provide other information that may assist Independent Contractor in the performance of his/her services. In each instance when Independent Contractor accepts an offer, the specifications for the engagement will be set forth in a work order (“Work Order”).

2.2 At all times, Independent Contractor shall have the right to accept or refuse to make an offer in response to VeriTES’s solicitation, and Independent Contractor shall not be penalized for refusing to make such an offer.

3. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES.

3.1 Independent Contractor, in his/her sole discretion, shall determine the method, details and means of performing the Checking Services required by this Agreement. Such method, details and means shall only be subject to any specifications provided by a customer and/or client to VeriTES. VeriTES shall not have any right to control the means, manner or method of accomplishing the Checking Services to be provided by Independent Contractor.

3.2 Independent Contractor, in his/her sole discretion, may retain or employ employees, assistants or agents to perform the Checking Services under this Agreement. VeriTES shall not have the right to control, direct or supervise any employees, assistants or assigns retained by Independent Contractor to perform such Checking Services.

3.3 Because VeriTES is retained by its clients to provide reports containing information that is both location and time specific, Independent Contractor shall perform the Checking Services under this Agreement at such locations and at such times as dictated by VeriTES’s clients. Independent Contractor shall not be required to furnish a record of his/her time to VeriTES.

3.4 Independent Contractor shall provide his/her own supplies, tools, transportation, equipment and other materials as may be necessary to complete the Checking Services under this Agreement. Independent Contractor shall not be required to purchase or rent any supplies, tools, equipment or other materials from VeriTES. If Independent Contractor, and/or his/her employees, assistants, agents or assigns uses a motor vehicle in performing his/her services under this Agreement, Independent Contractor shall cause the motor vehicle to be insured. Independent Contractor hereby agrees that VeriTES shall not be liable to Independent Contractor, and hereby waives any claim against VeriTES, for any damages, injuries and liability arising out of Independent Contractor’s use of such motor vehicle.

3.5 Independent Contractor shall be free to perform, and this Agreement does not restrict him/her from performing, the same or similar Checking Services for any third parties during the term of this Agreement.

3.6 Independent Contractor shall assume full and complete responsibility for (a) the payment of all compensation and expenses of any employees, assistants or agents retained by Independent Contractor to perform the Checking Services, (b) all costs and expenses incurred by Independent Contractor in connection with the performance of this Agreement, including, without limitation, costs of equipment, fees, fines, licenses, bonds and/or taxes required of, or imposed against, Independent Contractor and all local, state and federal income taxes, unemployment insurance, social security, disability insurance, workers’ compensation and other applicable withholdings.

3.7 Independent Contractor shall obtain and maintain workers’ compensation insurance and property liability insurance covering his/her employees, assigns, assistants, agents and/or equipment and any other insurance required by law or necessary to perform the Checking Services under this Agreement.

3.8 VeriTES shall not (a) withhold any local, state or federal income taxes from any payments to Independent Contractor, (b) withhold any FICA (Social Security) taxes from any payments to Independent Contractor, (c) make any state or federal unemployment insurance contributions on behalf of Independent Contractor, (d) make any disability insurance contributions on behalf of Independent Contractor, (e) obtain any workers’ compensation insurance on behalf of Independent Contractor or (f) pay any costs or expenses incurred by Independent Contractor in connection with this Agreement. However, if VeriTES pays Independent Contractor more than $600.00 in any year, VeriTES will report those earnings to the Internal Revenue Service on a Form 1099.

4. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FEES.

VeriTES shall pay Independent Contractor on a per-job basis. Upon receipt by VeriTES of Independent Contractor’s written report and invoice for Checking Services performed under this Agreement, VeriTES shall pay Independent Contractor for such services by check in not less than ten (10) but not more than sixty (60) business days. Independent Contractor shall not be entitled to any pension, bonus, paid vacation or sick pay. Independent Contractor will not be compensated for Checking Services unless he/she satisfactorily completes the Checking Services in accordance with the applicable Word Order.

5. TERM.

This Agreement shall remain in force until and unless terminated by either party; provided that Independent Contractor may not terminate this Agreement without having completed all Work Orders that he/she has agreed to complete. The provisions of Sections 10-24 of this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

6. AUTOMATIC TERMINATION.

This Agreement shall terminate automatically upon the occurrence of either of the following events: (1) the bankruptcy or insolvency of either party or (2) the death of Independent Contractor (if sole proprietorship).

7. EFFECT OF TERMINATION ON COMPENSATION.

In the event of the termination of this Agreement, Independent Contractor shall be entitled to any independent contractor fees or compensation due to him/her prior to the date of termination as provided in this Agreement. Independent Contractor shall be entitled to no further compensation or fees as of the date of termination.

8. REPRESENTATIONS BY INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.

8.1 Independent Contractor hereby represents warrants and agrees that he/she has specific experience in the field of Checking Services.

8.2 Independent Contractor hereby represents, warrants and agrees that (a) this Agreement is not an employment agreement, (b) this Agreement shall not entitle Independent Contractor to be an employee, joint venture or partner of VeriTES and he/she is not an employee, joint venture or partner of VeriTES, (c) he/she shall perform his/her obligations under this Agreement as an independent contractor and not as the agent or employee of VeriTES and (d) he/she shall have no right, power or authority, express or implied, to obligate or bind VeriTES to any contract, obligation or undertaking whatsoever.

8.3 Independent Contractor hereby represents warrants and agrees that he/she shall not hold himself/herself out to anyone as an employee of VeriTES, including, without limitation, local, state or federal entities.

8.4 Independent Contractor hereby represents, warrants and agrees that he/she (a) is the proprietor of an independently-established field research and information gathering/polling business that provides services to customers such as VeriTES and has recurring business liabilities and obligations, (b) independently has taken and/or will take any and all steps consistent with, and necessary to maintain, that status, including, without limitation, obtaining business cards and/or obtaining a business license, if necessary, and (c) will file a business or self-employment income tax return (i.e., an IRS Form Schedule “C”) with the Internal Revenue Service and/or the equivalent with his/her State Franchise Tax Board.

8.5 Independent Contractor hereby represents warrants and agrees that the execution of this Agreement and the performance of the terms and conditions hereof does not and shall not violate any other contract or commitment, express or implied, of Independent Contractor to any third party.

8.6 Independent Contractor hereby represents, warrants and agrees that he/she is at least sixteen (16) years of age.

8.7 In reliance upon the foregoing representations and warranties, VeriTES is willing to retain Independent Contractor to perform the Checking Services required under this Agreement.

9. REPORTING OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

Due to IRS Form 1099 reporting requirements, Independent Contractor hereby agrees to (a) complete accurately the attached IRS Form W-9, (b) state on the Form W-9 his/her Social Security Number or Federal Identification Number, and mail promptly to VeriTES the Form W-9 with a legible photocopy of one of the following: (1) Social Security Card, (2) Medicare/Medical Card, (3) W-2 Form issued by a former employer, (4) current or prior Federal Income Tax Return (first page only) or (5) Social Security Benefits Statement (first page only).

10. INDEMNIFICATION.

Independent Contractor shall indemnify and hold VeriTES harmless from any and all claims, damages, injuries and liability arising out of, caused by or connected with the performance of this Agreement by Independent Contractor, or any of his/her employees, agents, assistants or assigns, including, without limitation, any costs or attorney’s fees incurred by VeriTES.

11. RIGHT TO PROPRIETARY INFORMATION.

11.1 All documents, materials and information provided by VeriTES to Independent Contractor, or prepared or developed by Independent Contractor under this Agreement, including without limitation VeriTES’s forms, processes, client lists, Work Order specifications provided by VeriTES, and the data gathered by Independent Contractor to fulfill the Work Orders (hereinafter collectively the “Proprietary Information”), shall be or become the property of VeriTES without restriction or limitation as to their use by VeriTES, and shall be made available to VeriTES upon request at any time.

11.2 Independent Contractor understands and agrees that all Proprietary Information has been, is and shall be divulged to Independent Contractor or gathered by Independent Contractor for VeriTES’s benefit, and that Independent Contractor will keep such information secret and confidential for the benefit of VeriTES; provided, however, that Independent Contractor may disclose such information to his/her employees, agents, assistants and assigns but only to the extent necessary for such employees, agents, assistants and assigns to perform the Checking Services. In the event Independent Contractor provides such information to his/her employees, agents, assistants or assigns, he/she shall (a) inform such employees, agents, assistants and assigns, as the case may be, of the terms of Section 11 of this Agreement and (b) be responsible for any breach of such terms by such employees, agents, assistants and assigns. Independent Contractor further understands and agrees that at all times, he/she shall not disclose or communicate any Proprietary Information of any type to any competitor of VeriTES. Independent Contractor agrees not to make any use of such information on his/her own behalf or on behalf of any other person, except in the course and scope of his/her Checking Services for and on behalf of VeriTES. Independent Contractor agrees to utilize and/or disclose the Proprietary Information solely for VeriTES’s benefit and not to utilize or disclose such Proprietary Information for any other purpose whatsoever without the written consent of VeriTES.

11.3 Independent Contractor agrees to return to VeriTES any and all information, materials, products, and other property containing or related to the Proprietary Information or which belong to or were developed by Independent Contractor or others for or on behalf of VeriTES which is written, recorded, or in other tangible form and in the possession of Independent Contractor, and/or his/her employees, assistants, agents or assigns, on the earlier of the date of termination of this Agreement or within seven (7) days of written demand by VeriTES.

12. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

12.1 In view of the nature of Independent Contractor’s services and the Proprietary Information which Independent Contractor has received and/or developed, or will receive and develop in the course of this Agreement, Independent Contractor agrees that VeriTES will be irreparably harmed and injured by any violation, or threatened violation, of this Agreement by Independent Contractor and, therefore, that VeriTES shall be entitled to an injunction prohibiting Independent Contractor from any violation or threatened violation of the terms of this Agreement.

12.2 If there is a breach or threatened breach by Independent Contractor of any provision of this Agreement, VeriTES shall be entitled to an injunction restraining Independent Contractor from such breach and such other remedies to which VeriTES may be entitled in law and/or equity.

13. NOTICE.

All notices, requests, demands and other communications required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if personally delivered or sent by prepaid telegram, telecopy, or first class mail, postage prepaid, registered or certified, as follows:

TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR:

Independent Contractor’s street address, city and state as provided on the signature page.

TO VeriTES:

VeriTES 3500 West Olive Ave, Suite 700 Burbank, California 91505

Either party may change the address to which such communications are to be directed by giving written notice to the other party in the manner provided in this Section 13. Any notice given by mail as provided in this Section shall be deemed given on the third (3rd) business day following such mailing, and any notice given by telegram or telecopy as provided herein shall be deemed delivered on the business day following the delivery of such notice to the telegraph company for transmission or the next calendar day after written receipt of confirmation of the transmission of the telecopy.

14. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.

This Agreement contains all of the terms and conditions agreed upon by the parties hereto with reference to the subject matter hereof. No officers, employees or agents of any party hereto have any authority to make any representation or promise not contained in this Agreement, and each of the parties hereto agrees that it has not executed this Agreement in reliance upon any such representation or promise.

15. CAPTIONS.

All section headings are inserted for convenience only and shall not be used in any way to modify, limit, construe or otherwise affect this Agreement.

16. COUNTERPARTS.

This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

17. MODIFICATION.

This Agreement may not be otherwise modified except by a writing signed by all parties hereto.

18. WAIVER.

No action taken pursuant to this Agreement, including, without limitation, any investigation by or on behalf of either party, shall be deemed to constitute a waiver by the party taking such action of the complete compliance with representations, warranties, covenants or agreements contained herein. No waiver shall be binding unless in writing and signed by the party making the waiver. A waiver by either party hereto of a breach of any provision of this Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach.

19. ARBITRATION.

All claims, disputes, disagreements, causes of action, and controversies between the parties arising out of, caused by or connected with the performance or interpretation of this Agreement shall be resolved through binding arbitration by the American Arbitration Association at its New York, New York office. Any judgment upon the award rendered by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The Arbitrator(s) shall have the authority to make any award which could be made in a court of law. Each of the parties reserves the right to file with a court of competent jurisdiction an application for temporary or preliminary injunction relief, or temporary protective order on the grounds that the arbitration award to which the applicant may be entitled may be rendered ineffectual in the absence of such relief. The arbitration award shall be in writing and specify the factual and legal bases for the award.

20. APPLICABLE LAW.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made in that State without regard to conflicts of laws.

21. PARTIAL INVALIDITY.

If any term(s) or provision(s) of this Agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstances shall to any extent be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement or the application of such term(s) or provision(s) to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid or unenforceable shall, at the option of the party affected thereby, not be affected thereby. Each and every term of this Agreement shall be valid and enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.

22. INTERPRETATION.

This Agreement is to be deemed to have been prepared jointly by the parties hereto, and if any inconsistencies or ambiguities exist herein, they shall not be interpreted or construed against either party as the drafter.

23. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.

This Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the successors, assigns, personal representatives, heirs and legatees of the respective parties hereto; provided that Independent Contractor may not assign this Agreement to any person or company that is not currently on VeriTES’s approved list of independent contractors that perform Checking Services.

DATED: Sunday, July 23, 2017 “VeriTES” VeriTES By: _____________________________________

I acknowledge that I have read all of the above information in full and fully understand all terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

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