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Can a client sue you if his IG get's banned?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by splittercore, Aug 6, 2016.

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    splittercore Newbie

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    Let's say I manage my clients IG account and under safe limits it gets banned. What problems can I get besides shitty reputation? Can I get a law suit for that? I think that in practice, not a lot of people would be so serious, but what if my client is like 'fucking serious'.

    Ig TOS:

    You are responsible for any activity that occurs through your account and you agree you will not sell, transfer, license or assign your account, followers, username, or any account rights. With the exception of people or businesses that are expressly authorized to create accounts on behalf of their employers or clients, Instagram prohibits the creation of and you agree that you will not create an account for anyone other than yourself.
     
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    In this day an age anyone can sue for just about anything.

    I cant really see someone doing it but I never thought mc Donald's would get sued over hot coffee but it did.
     
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    make a contract where you say thats a risk of getting banned and its his risk.
     
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    Depends on how secure/bulletproof (especially for you legally) is your freelance/whatever-capacity-contract with your to-be client. Also it needs to be ESIGN Act compliant if you both are in online buyer/seller relationship to save you legally (even if your contract is fully bulletproof otherwise, because the 'signature' of the client can be disputed by his lawyer successfully if it is not exactly complaint with internet whatever rules understood by the court in such cases) in case there is a conflict which is not resolvable fully amicably.

    Disclaimer: Am not a legal advisor, so please take a legal opinion on this issue.
     
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    Your contract should handle this.
     
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    As mentioned by others it sounds like you have no contract in place?

    Not only does this protect you but sends out a clear message you are professional and know what you are doing.

    Business 101...

    You can get various business contracts for free online. Just edit it for your needs...
     
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    Thank you everyone for answers and suggestions. I will search for some contracts. I really appreciate you help.
     
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    premade contracts are not a good choice.If one point of the contract is invalid it can make the whole contract invalid.
     
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    Actually also a contract where your client says that agree with your terms could be invalid.
    If the terms are in your favor he still can do something.

    The best way could be propose a refund or building a new account.