Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms & Conditions below as this is a legally binding contract between you and Quotient Bridge. These Terms and Conditions govern your relationship with Quotient Bridge and its Clients.

Introduction : Quotient Bridge offers industry executives and professionals the opportunity to register as industry experts(“Experts”) and provide consulting services to Quotient Bridge and its Clients ("Clients," may include professional services firms, investment management firms, and corporations). These consulting services may include phone interviews, in person meetings, workshops, field visits, group/panel discussions, surveys, or other consulting engagements.

Participation : You may participate in these consulting engagements only if you are not restricted from doing so by contractual, fiduciary or other obligations. By joining Quotient Bridge’s global networkof experts, you are representing that you are not restricted from doing so. Your participation in these consulting engagements is in your personal capacity and not on behalf of any other entity, unless there is a written agreement between such entity and Quotient Bridge.

As a Quotient Bridge Expert : You are free to accept or decline any offer to provide consulting services in your sole discretion, provided, however, that you may accept only those consulting engagements (a) that do not present a conflict of interest; (b) that relate to matters that you are permitted to discuss under applicable law and subject to any obligations you may have (including contractual, employment, or otherwise) and (c) that relate to topics about which you are knowledgeable.

Payments : Once a consulting engagement is confirmed with you, please provide your Payment Profile to your point of contact at Quotient Bridge. Unless you have received prior authorization from Quotient Bridge, you will not be compensated for any time in preparation of, or in follow-up to consulting engagement. Clients cannot authorize such additional work. Quotient Bridge will compensate you only for consulting engagements that are arranged and/or pre-approved by Quotient Bridge.

Payments are processed automatically within 15 days from the date the consulting engagement is completed. You agree to deliver information that we may reasonably require to comply with tax reporting and withholding obligations (if applicable).

Compliance : As a guiding principle, Quotient Bridge expects that all Experts will act with the utmost professionalism and courtesy in their dealings with Quotient Bridge and its Clients. You must not disclose any information that is confidential, proprietary, material non-public, or covered by any nondisclosure agreementto which you are a party.

As a Quotient Bridge Expert, you also agree to the following:

  • You will not participate in any consulting engagements that are focusing on your current employer.
  • If you are an officer, director or employee of company that is (a) the subject of a tender offer or (b) making a tender offer for the securities of another entity, you cannot participate in any consulting engagements until the tender offer is complete.
  • If you are employed by a government (local, state, federal, or foreign), you agree not to participate in any consulting services about any industries or entities regulated by your employer.
  • If you are a healthcare professional and participating in any trials you must not discuss patient specific information or trial information not yet publicly available. Data Safety Monitoring Board Members, Scientific Advisory Board members, and trial sponsor employees are not permitted to participate in consulting engagements about ongoing trials or unpublished information.
  • If you are an attorney or auditor you shall not participate in any consulting engagements that are about current clients or any clients to whom you or your firm owes a duty of confidentiality.
  • You will not participate in any consulting engagements with direct competitors of your current employer.
  • You further agree not to provide any investment advice to Quotient Bridge or its Clients, including, without limitation, any ratings or securities recommendations.

Quotient Bridge will not knowingly recommend to you any consulting engagement which may pose a conflict of interest. Furthermore, if you determine at any time that your participation in any consulting engagement could result in a violation of any of the above terms & conditions or may otherwise present a conflict of interest, you must immediately terminate your participation in such consulting engagement and notify your point of contact at Quotient Bridge.

As a Quotient Bridge Expert, you are responsible for compliance with (a) all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and (b) any contractual relationships or fiduciary duties that are binding on you. Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge that laws generally prohibit the misappropriation, use, dissemination, and disclosure of confidential information.

You also agree that you will provide Quotient Bridge with accurate current and historical Personal Information (as defined herein) regarding your education, experience, employment and any contractual or other obligations you may be subject to..

You agree that you will not provide any false or misleading information of any kind to Quotient Bridge, its Clients, or during the provision of consulting engagement.

Quotient Bridge Proprietary Information: For purposes hereof, "Proprietary Information" means all information pertaining to Quotient Bridge, its business or its Clients, including, but not limited to, the names of such Clients and Client employees, the subject-matter of the consulting engagement, or your participation in consulting engagements for such Clients.

Proprietary Information shall not include information which (a) is or becomes publicly known without violation of this Agreement; (b) you show, through written records, was rightfully known by you without violation of any restriction; or (c) you are legally obligated to disclose. You shall hold all Proprietary Information in strict confidence and shall not disclose any Proprietary Information to any third party. The obligations of this Section with respect to Proprietary Information shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

Relationship : You acknowledge and agree that you will participate in consulting engagements as an independent contractor of Quotient Bridge and, as a result, you agree to comply with all applicable tax withholding and/or reporting obligations arising from payments made by Quotient Bridge to you. Except as expressly agreed in writing, you will not have any right or authority to negotiate any agreement or otherwise incur any obligation on behalf of Quotient Bridge or to make any representation or warranty on behalf of Quotient Bridge or any Client. Your status as a Quotient Bridge Expert does not create an employment, agency, partnership, joint venture or any other form of association, for tax purposes or otherwise, between you and Quotient Bridge or any Client. Additionally, you agree that you will not make any unauthorized use of Quotient Bridge's name.

You hereby acknowledge that any Client to whom you provide consulting services hereunder is an intended third party beneficiary of these Terms & Conditions and has the same rights and expectations as Quotient Bridge with respect to any breach by you of your representations, warranties and covenants hereunder.

You also agree that, at Quotient Bridge’s request, you will cooperate fully with Quotient Bridge and its affiliates in connection with any inquiry or investigation (whether formal or informal), and any defense or prosecution of any claims or actions.

Quotient Bridge or its Clients may record and/or transcribe the consulting services, and any such recording or transcript is included in Works as defined herein. In addition, your participation in consulting engagements may be monitored by Quotient Bridge and/or its Clients.

Use of Information Provided by You : To register as a Quotient Bridge Expert, you are required to provide us with certain personal information about yourself (“Personal Information”). We use the Personal Information that you provide us to match your expertise to the needs of our Clients. We will not sell your information to a third-party marketer.

You agree that Quotient Bridge can use your Personal Information to contact you (by phone, email or otherwise) about relevant consulting opportunities.Additionally, Quotient Bridge reserves the right to use your Personal Information for the purposes ofconfirming employment and academic information and performing background checks (including through the use of third parties).

Non-Solicitation : You acknowledge that Quotient Bridge's Clients are a valuable business asset to Quotient Bridge. Written approval from Quotient Bridge is required before you offer employment or an engagement for the services of, or otherwise hire, engage the services of, solicit from or propose any consulting relationship to Client of Quotient Bridge whom we have introduced you under this Agreement, for a period of six months following the consulting engagement with that Client.

Copyright : All materials set forth on Quotient Bridge's web sites, regardless of whether they are specifically marked, are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not use such materials, in any way other than for your personal use in connection with your services to Clients, without the express written permission of Quotient Bridge.

In addition to any other obligations you may have by law, contract or otherwise, in the event that you, as part of your participation in consulting engagements through Quotient Bridge, generate, author or contribute to any copyrightable work (collectively, “Works”), you acknowledge that such Works are the property of Quotient Bridge.

Responsibility : You agree to indemnify and hold harmless, and at Quotient Bridge's request defend, Quotient Bridge and its affiliates, successors and assigns (and its and their officers, directors, employees, sublicensees, customers and agents) from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, settlements, expenses and costs (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and court costs) which arise out of or relate to (a) your willful misconduct or gross negligence in your performance of consulting services hereunder or (b) your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

Miscellaneous : Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the interpretation and performance of this Agreement shall be solely and finally settled by binding arbitration under the rules of the Indian Council of Arbitration, and judgment on the award rendered in the arbitration may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.The arbitrator shall be authorized to apportion fees and expenses (including counsel fees and expenses), as the arbitrator shall deem appropriate.

Entire Agreement. This constitutes the entire Agreement between Quotient Bridge and Quotient Bridge Experts.