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codydv_studio
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Can freelancers link to personal websites (with contact information) on their public profile?

As someone who has helped a few new web developers get started, this is a question I often see:

"Can freelancers link to personal websites (with contact information) on their public profile?"


After reading through several threads, and replying on this one ( https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/Personal-websites-in-proposals/td-p/821712 ), I thought I had a clear answer. No, it's not allowed.

However, it was just pointed out that the profile section of the TOS ( https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049608113-Sharing-Information-on-Upwork/#article-top... )  paraphrasing says Yes, it's allowed, just keep your communications on Upwork.

Continuing on in the TOS page, the "Contact Information" and "Terms of Service" sections ( https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049608113-Sharing-Information-on-Upwork/#article-to... ) say No, it's not allowed. I don't see any exceptions here.

Personal websites are a great way to show off a web developer's skills, and it's inconvenient to remove all traces of contact information. But it seems like I've misunderstood or misinterpreted the policy and moderator's responses here. So for everyone's future reference, could someone please clarify for me in a very direct way:

Assuming all pre-contract communications will stay on Upwork, can freelancers link to personal websites (with contact information) on their public profile?

Thank you 🙂

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759e32fa
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Moderator

Hi Cody,

 

Apologies for the delayed response and thank you for bringing this to our attention. To clear up any confusion, you can add links to your personal websites as long as the site does not contain any contact information. Please be reminded that our team actively checks these and should we find any violations to our ToS, we will get in touch with you directly.


~ AJ
Upwork

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codydv_studio
Community Member

Just following up here, in hopes of getting an answer. It looks like this question is getting buried into the 5th page without any replies yet.

 

759e32fa
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Cody,

 

Apologies for the delayed response and thank you for bringing this to our attention. To clear up any confusion, you can add links to your personal websites as long as the site does not contain any contact information. Please be reminded that our team actively checks these and should we find any violations to our ToS, we will get in touch with you directly.


~ AJ
Upwork
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