That last bit is bugging me because section VIII. No Luring Away of Clients says:
"During the term of this Agreement and for two years after the expiration or termination of this Agreement, you agree you will not directly or indirectly solicit, or assist in any way in the solicitation of, business from any of the customers, either for your own benefit or the benefit of any third party, or provide any services or products to the customer other than through this Site, unless the business being solicited or services or products being provided is not competitive with or the same or similar to the business of, or services or products provided by Textbroker or its affiliates as determined by Textbroker in its sole discretion. ...No one knows what "indirectly" means and Textbroker is not defining it.
If you violate the terms of this Section, and you directly or indirectly provide services outside this Site, among other remedies, you shall pay Textbroker its 5-star OpenOrder client rate for each word written, in addition to a $500 administrative fee per article written and any of Textbroker's costs (including legal fees) to collect such payments."
As far as I can understand, I, and anyone else who writes through the site PLUS provides products or services through the site cannot offer those products or services outside of the site during the agreement's existence AND for two years after the agreement is terminated. -- Even if that client is unknown and accidentally encountered.
I guess I just wanted to warn people. Those who write through the site and those who make software or provide services that may "indirectly" lure an unknown (i.e. unidentified) client away from the site could be sued. Unfortunately, Textbroker clients are identified as numbers only -- so there's no way to know who the hell they are.