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BrandBuddies is a Platform offering a variety of growth and marketing opportunities to Brands and opinions leaders/content creators.

We made sure this Platform is a welcoming place. However, if you are new to the Platform, you probably have some questions. And you know what? There is a good chance that you will find the answers here! :)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


BrandBuddies is a self-service platform with social elements expediting the cooperation between companies (Brands) and opinion leaders (Buddies).

BrandBuddies is a user-fiendly platform. It doesn't matter whether you run a local business or international corporation. It doesn't matter whether you have 100000 or 1000 followers. Every company can use the assistance of opinion leaders (buddies) to promote their business effectively and within the limits of their abilities. Everyone existing in the Web (having an account on any social network, blog, website or YouTube channel) can be an opinion leader (buddy).

Registration on BrandBuddies is entirely free.

To verify the account, go to Settings. Click Edit profile and choose Verification. Next follow the instructions provided. Remember, if you want to gain access to the pralform's entire range of features, you must confirm the email address and gain at least one verification.

Part of the platform's functions is free, e.g. having a profile. Some parts are paid. Whenever the given function is paid, you are clearly informed before using it.

Helpie is a useful Brand's text directed to its Buddies.

Tokens are achievements and collectible graphic elements. You can gain a token: A) by taking part in a task in which token is selected as a reward from brand B) by completing some permanent, objective criteria (e.g. by taking part in a commission/task for the first time or by creating the first commission/task).

Brands and Buddies can rate the cooperation for a particular commission/task. During the commission/task implementation process (after the recruitment process) and later every company and opiniond leader has the opportunity to rate (1-5) and write an opinion. You can answer the opinion. All rates and opinions are displayed in activities on Brands and Buddies' profiles. Average rating is visible under the profile cover.

Commission is an agreement between an opinion leader (Buddy) and a company (Brand), providing for buddy's renumeration in the form of money in return for completing a specific goal or criteria. Commission's agreement is put into effect when company makes a choice of a buddy in recruitment process and buddy confirms cooperation.

Task is an agreement between an opinion leader (Buddy) and a company (Brand), providing for buddy's renumeration in the nonmonetary form in return for completing a specific goal or criteria. The nonmonetary renumeration for a buddy can be in a form of: A) a token purchased by the company on the BrandBuddies Store B) a gift from the company (eg. gym membership card), a gadget from the company C) a gadget from the BrandBuddies Store. The agreement will enter into force in a moment when the company chooses the buddy in a recruitment phase and buddy confirms cooperation.

There is one fundamental difference between a commission and a task. In regard to a commission, a company has to pay a certain amount of money to an opinion leader (buddy). But in regard to a task, a company has to pay in a nonmonetary form to a buddy, eg. send a prize, gadget or token from the BrandBuddies Store. In short: in a commission, buddy receives a renumeration in a form of money. In a task, buddy receives a nonmonetary renumeration. There are different costs when a company displays a commission or a task. Also the cost of taking part in a commission and task recruitment is different (different number of Brofists - the virtual currency).

Charity task is a special type of a task. Their goals are noble, so the participation in the recruitment is free. Displaying of the charity task is also free. BrandBuddies do not charge the companies displaying the charity tasks. Charity task is the only type of task on our platform, where the renumeration for a buddy does not have to be provided. However, sometimes there are provided some prizes, eg. a special token or a certain number of the virtual currency - Brofists.

The commission/task criteria are the objective conditions that buddy has to fulfill to consider the commission/task as the properly done and so he can be provided with the renumeration.

You can give a rating and opinion concerning the commission/task cooperation in the tasks/commissions section in COMPLETED phase by clicking LEAVE FEEDBACK.

BrandBuddies Store is the place where all payable options on BrandBuddies platform are concentrated. You can buy gadgets, digital gifts, tokens (Brands can buy them for Buddies as a prize for a completed task) and virtual currency - Brofists (available only for buddies). The stock of the store is different for Brands and Buddies. Brands pay in a form of money. Buddies pay in the form of virtual currency - Brofists (except the Brofist Exchange, where buddies can exchange money for Brofists).

BrandBuddies Agency is a creative agency specialised in campaign creation involving opinion leaders. If you plan a big campaign, do not know how to organise it and need a support, we are here to assist you :). Contact us through BrandBuddies Agency page (see the footer).

Payments on BrandBuddies can be made by credit card, bank transfer or virtual currency - Brofists (only Buddies can pay by Brofists). All payments are realised with PayLane.

Helpie is a useful Brand's text directed to its Buddies. Every company registered on BrandBuddies can create Helpies for its Buddies using the Helpie creator.

The commission/task criteria are the objective conditions that buddy has to fulfill to consider the commission/task as the properly done and so he can be provided with the renumeration.

The parties of the agreement are a Brand, which created a particular task/commission, and all Buddies, which take part in it. BrandBuddies is NOT a party of the agreement.

This is a legally binding agreement between Brand and Buddy concluded at the moment when a Buddy is selected by a Brand to realise the task/commission and confirms the willingness to execute the project. No signatures are required. Everything happens online. This agreement can be treated as contract to perform a specific task or mandate contract depending on description and task/commission criteria.

BrandBuddies’ Terms of use assume that you have to receive the remuneration from the brand within 45 days from the realization date specified in in the task/commission agreement. When you participate in tasks/commissions, you conclude legally binding electronic agreements and brands are required to fulfil its obligations. In case of difficulties with receiving remuneration, please let us know.

On BrandBuddies, you settle up directly with brands. After accepting the terms of cooperation, brand receives all the accounting data necessary for the settlement. All dates and conditions of receiving the remuneration can be found in the electronic agreement available within the commission/task in which you participate. BrandBuddies is not a party of the agreement and do not pay remuneration, unless it represents the brand on the platform. You are ALWAYS informed who is a party of your agreement before accepting the recruitment conditions.

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"Invite to cooperation" button is used to invite the chosen buddies to a commission/task. This option is available only when you are logged in as a company and have the active commission or task.

To create and display a commission/task you have to log in as a company (Brand) and use the commission/task creator, which will guide you step-by-step through the whole process.

The charge for displaying the task depends on the size of the company. You can verify it by creating a commission/task in the commission/task creator. See step 4 - you will find a summary of all financial issues there. You will not be charged, untill you move to the next step. You can also see the price list.

The commission/task displaying charge is not returnable.

The charge on commission budget depends on the size of the commission's bugdet. You can verify it by creating a commission/task in the commission/task creator. See step 4 - you will find a summary of all financial issues there. You will not be charged, untill you move to the next step. You can see the pricelist also.

Only in certain special cases specified in Terms of Service and Rules.

Yes, you can cancel a commission/task afer displaying it at any time. However, the commission/task displaying charge is not returnable and certain consequences can affect you, eg: A) warning from BrandBuddies B) account lockout on BrandBuddies C) negative rating and opinion from a buddy (in a situation when the commission/task was canceled in the moment you have already chosen a buddy). To cancel a commission/task contact us and please inform us about the reason of your decision.

Yes, you can edit a commission/task afetr displaying it, but only until you select a buddy in the recruitment process. Later, you will not be able to edit the name, description and commission/task criteria. You will still be able to edit a budget, ie. you will have the possibility to raise it.

You can invite to cooperation only these creators who are promoted on the homepage or the ones that are your buddies. Therefore, it is important to collect as many buddies as possible by promoting your profile and commissions/tasks on the platform. In each commission/task manager, there is an INVITE TO COOPERATION button that takes you to the list of all your buddies. You can invite the selected buddies to cooperation. The INVITE TO COOPERATION button is also available on your buddies’ profiles. When clicked, you can select a commission/task to which you may invite a Buddy. Select one and click INVITE. Then Buddy will receive a notification of an invitation to the cooperation.

To accept a buddy's realisation, go to this particular commission/task and open the communication window with the selected buddy. Then click the green ACCEPT REALISATION button. You will see prompt asking for the confirmation. Click ACCEPT REALISATION, if he fulfilled the commission/task criteria.

As BrandBuddies is not the party of the agreement (parties are Brand, which created a particular task/commission, and all Buddies, which take part in it), the tax settlement is a responsibility of Brand and Buddies. In each commission/task, agreements with creators (Buddies) and with Brands are generated. You account for them with the Revenue, just like in case a traditional contract to perform a specific task or mandate contract (if the characteristics of the commission indicate the mandate contract).

Yes, you gain a so-called nonexclusive license to the works created by Buddies within the particular task/commission. It gives you almost as much as a standard transfer of copyrights (you can use these works in your social media, websites, advertising media etc). However, if the nonexclusive license is not enough and you want to transfer the copyrights, you have to conclude a separate written agreement with the creator/creators.

On BrandBuddies, you settle up with creators on your own. When your task/commission is in a “Realization” stage, you are able to download the electronic agreements concluded with the creators selected for its implementation. There you will find all the accounting data necessary to settle up the agreement, such as the address, date of birth and account number. BrandBuddies is not a party of the concluded agreement.

BrandBuddies offers a service of coordinating your contacts with creators. Thanks to this service you will not be a party of the agreement and avoid the formalities. You will receive an invoice for the service. To use the service, contact us before creating a task/commission. Some creators also offers a settlement based on the invoice. You can find this information on their profiles. If you choose this kind of Buddies, you do not need to be represented by BrandBuddies.

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If you click the "Be Buddy" button, you will express your sympathy to the particular company. From now on, you will be its buddy. It gives you the following benefits: A) you can take part in this brand's commissions and tasks B) you gain access to helpies - useful articles from the Brand C) you are informed about new commissions, tasks and helpies which the brand displays (you can deactivate this function in the settings).

Brofists are the virtual currency for buddies on BrandBudies platform. After the registration, each buddy receives a staring number of brofists. Brofists can be gained in a variety of ways, such as: A) taking part in the BrandBuddies tasks (see the active commissions and tasks from BrandBudies), B) taking part in the tasks from Brands, where the Brofist Pack is a reward, C) registrations of new users on BrandBuddies platform from your referral link, D) gaining tokens (tokens are great - they decorate your Wall of Fame and give you Brofists!). Also, Brofists can be purchased in the Brofist Exchange.

Brofists can be spent on: A) participation in a commission recruitment B) participation in a task recruitment C) promoting your profile in the search results D) promoting your profile on the main page E) goods from BrandBuddies Store.

To search for companies (brands), check the main page and brands promoted there or click the loupe icon in your management panel and you will be relocated to the search engine.

To search for commissions/tasks, click the loupe icon in your management panel and you will be relocated to the search engine. Then click the green square COMMISSIONS/TASKS and you will see all the tasks and commissions on the platform. Use the filter to narrow down the results according to your needs.

To take part in a particular commission or task, look for the one that you are interested in, using the search engine or browsing the lists of commissions/tasks on brands' profiles. Then, visit the page of the commission/task, that you are interested in, and click the APPLY button. You will see the information how many brofists (virtual currency) are required to participate in the recruitment process. To confirm that you want to take part in the recruitment, accept the terms of use and click the APPLY button again. Type the message to the company and your remuneration proposal. You can attach a photo if you want to. Finally click the SEND button. Congratulations - you are participating in the recruitment. If a particular company will select you in a recruitment process, you will the notification. Then, you will have to once more confirm the terms of cooperation to take part in a commission/task. I you do that, you will be obliged to realise the commission/task in a given date.

Yes, you can cancel your participation until Brand chooses you and you confirm the cooperation. After the cooperation confirmation you can't withdraw.

After applying for the commission/task you have to wait for the affirmative decision from the brand. The more attractive is your profile on BrandBuddies (take care of your portfolio!), the better your reputation. The more attractive is your renumeration offer, the bigger the chance of being selected. Good luck! If you are selected, you will receive a notification and have to once more confirm the terms of cooperation to be hired. Good luck!

Take part in a commission/task recruitment and the chat with brand will be activated. Remember that application to recruitment do not put you under any obligation. Only when you were selected by the brand and clicked the CONFIRM TERMS AND CONDITIONS button, you will be obliged to realise a commission/task.

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