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Is it against Upwork's TOS to send a link to a client prior starting a contract?

I sent a link to a google Drive folder to a client prior to starting a contract. Am I at risk of getting suspended? Should I delete the message and inform the client that I made a mistake? or am I just overreacting? 


Btw, we have not started the contract yet


Hi Zuganov, 


Thank you for reaching out to us. Communication is important and many kinds of information can be helpful to share before a project begins. Project details, systems information, and relevant websites can all help freelancers and clients gather important information. Other types of information that can be shared include:


  • Portfolios and samples of past work
  • Website URLs that pertain to the project
  • Documents or files containing information about the project
  • Completed work from similar projects
  • Legal documents


All communications must take place on Upwork before a contract has started. If your portfolio or website contains contact information, you should advise your client or freelancer that they should only contact you through Upwork. You can find more information in this help article


~ Nikola
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