Code of Conduct
Initiated by crowdtesting provider Testbirds, the Code of Conduct at hand is a self-imposed guideline for prominent crowdsourcing platforms and is continuously developed and improved.
It aims to establish general guidelines on how to conduct crowdwork and create a basis for a trusting and fair cooperation between crowdsourcing platforms, their clients, and crowdworkers, complementing existing legislation. There are still uncertainties regarding the specific form of cooperation, particularly concerning legal aspects and the crowdsourcing platforms' corporate responsibility towards crowdworkers. Crowdworking is typically subject to the same legal regulations as freelancing or self-employment and does not constitute long-term insurable employment.
This Code of Conduct serves as a guide for crowdsourcing in its role as a modern method of work. It also aims to contribute to a win-win situation for all parties involved, unlocking the full potential of this new form of work. Unlike unpaid crowdsourcing, where volunteers complete tasks without payment, this Code of Conduct focuses on providing principles for paid crowdworking.