As part of our efforts to build a secure marketplace, Consultants 500 requires that Members must be who they say they are. To become a Member and access services through our Site you must register for an Account. You must provide true, accurate and complete information as prompted by the registration form and all forms you access on the Site, and to update this information to maintain its truthfulness, accuracy and completeness.

The following rules apply to all Members, and Consultants 500 reserves the right to ask for verification details.  If you do not comply with these rules, you may be subject to penalty up to and including termination of your account:

  • Members must use their own legal name on the Site.
  • Members must use their own contact information. Contact information must be accurate and may be subject to verification. For Consultants / Freelancers, the location information must identify where the work is done.  (If you are an American working in London, for example, your location must be “London.”)
  • You are not allowed to use another Member's name or logo in a way that misleads or falsely implies a relationship with that Member.
  • You may not display or link to portfolio examples that are not your own or which you do not have permission to display.

Who may use a Consultants 500 Account? 

To access Site Services through our Site, you must be a legal entity, or an individual in business 18 years or older who can form legally binding contracts. Users are prohibited from doing the following:

  • Individual accounts cannot be shared between Users.
  • Consultants 500 Accounts cannot be transferred or sold to other Users. 

Thumbnail Policy 

You may post a thumbnail image on the Site to accompany your profile. All thumbnails must follow these common guidelines: 

  • You must own the image or have a license to use the image.
  • The image must be appropriate for a professional community.
  • Only images in jpeg or png formats can be uploaded.
  • The thumbnail may be left blank. 

If you are an individual Member, then in addition to the common guidelines above, your thumbnail image also must follow these guidelines:

  • Must be a portrait image of you with a clear image of your face.
  • Do not use a group picture or a full body photo. The photo must be a head and shoulders photo showing only your face.
  • Very small images are not acceptable. You must be identifiable in the image.
  • Dark images are not allowed.
  • Blurry or digitized images are not allowed.
  • Long shot or side shot images are not allowed.
  • Only images in jpeg or png formats can be uploaded.

Consultants 500 reserves the right to ask for verification details at anytime.  If you are unable to provide the appropriate verification information, your Account can be subject to penalty up to and including termination.