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contrat à distance

English translation: telecommuting contract; online contract

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00:24 Feb 8, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: contrat à distance
This means a contract over the internet therefore not one signed by the hand of the two parties. I thought of "telecontract" but am not happy with it. Any suggestions???
Thanks
Andrew Spraggins
Local time: 21:26
English translation:telecommuting contract; online contract
Explanation:
I use that exact word for my online translation services, and 'telecommute', 'telecommuting' is in fact quite a new word for services through the Internet.

Telecommuting service, online service

I don't know what other experts might suggest to you, but does not necessarily need be 'legal' terminology.

Susan Levy Riches
ProZ profile: slriches
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xxxGTE
Grading comment
thank you for suggesting online contract. You were very helpful
(thanks to all the other replies too)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nainternet agreement or online contract
Janet Kemp
nae-agreementSébastien St-François
nae-commerce agreementAlison Gaunt
naarm's length contractAnthony Saulter
natelecommuting contract; online contractxxxGTE


  

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40 mins
telecommuting contract; online contract


Explanation:
I use that exact word for my online translation services, and 'telecommute', 'telecommuting' is in fact quite a new word for services through the Internet.

Telecommuting service, online service

I don't know what other experts might suggest to you, but does not necessarily need be 'legal' terminology.

Susan Levy Riches
ProZ profile: slriches


xxxGTE
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
thank you for suggesting online contract. You were very helpful
(thanks to all the other replies too)
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1 hr
arm's length contract


Explanation:
Contract negotiated between two parties excluding favoritism and irregularity.

Anthony Saulter
PRO pts in pair: 4
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3 hrs
e-commerce agreement


Explanation:
The buzz-word for buying and selling on the Internet is "e-commerce", so assuming the contract is for goods and services, perhaps e-commerce agreement? (though Susan's "online contract" sounds a lot neater).

Alison Gaunt
Local time: 20:26
PRO pts in pair: 32
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3 hrs
e-agreement


Explanation:
I like online contract, I find e-commerce agreement a little lengthy, so why not e-agreement? It's short, punchy and e- is an "in" term. I saw e-fulfillment on the Net the other day.

Sébastien St-François
Local time: 14:26
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4 hrs
internet agreement or online contract


Explanation:
I like e-agreement, also. Whichever term you choose will depend on the tone of the rest of the document. If it's formal, I would use online contract; if it's semi-formal, internet agreement; if it's somewhat informal, e-agreement would be a good word to coin.

Janet Kemp
United States
Local time: 15:26
PRO pts in pair: 39
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