What is the responsibility on Upwork? Is there a danger to descend on claims for damages?

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Good afternoon.

Tell me, please. Upwork in a User agreement, which stipulates seems to be quite a considerable responsibility of the freelancer. It expressly States: "You must pay for all damage cases ...." Here is the text:
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19. INDEMNIFICATION
You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Upwork, our Affiliates, and our respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents (each an “Indemnified Party”) from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, losses, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and all related costs and expenses) arising from or relating to any claim, suit, proceeding, demand, or action brought by you or a third party or other User against an Indemnified Party relating to: (a) use of the Site and the Site Services by you or your agents, including any payment obligations incurred through use of the Site Services; (b) any Service Contract entered into by you or your agents, including, but not limited to, the classification of a Freelancer as an independent contractor; the classification of Upwork as an employer or joint employer of Freelancer; any employment-related claims, such as those relating to employment termination, employment discrimination, harassment, or retaliation; and any claims for unpaid wages or other compensation, overtime pay, sick leave, holiday or vacation pay, retirement benefits, worker's compensation benefits, unemployment benefits, or any other employee benefits; (c) failure to comply with the Terms of Service by you or your agents; (d) failure to comply with applicable law by you or your agents; (e) negligence, willful misconduct, or fraud by you or your agents; and (f) defamation, libel, violation of privacy rights, unfair competition, or infringement of Intellectual Property Rights or allegations thereof to the extent caused by you or your agents.
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maybe will require, but again because of the border it's unlikely to sue
and so the garbage issue, because the appropriate people there to think about, what exceptions it makes no sense to consider it as every day to think what will happen if a brick falls on his head
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To apply to the Russian court from abroad is very tedious and costly, so if you have contracts in the hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars, it is unlikely that someone will become such a bother.
Quite another thing is that the customer can win money from Upwork, or even stupid to make a refund through the Bank. In this situation Upwork simply shifts all the costs on the freelancer. Here is described a case in https://m.pikabu.ru/story/kak_ya_popal_na_50_tyisy...
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the risks are minimal.
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As I understand it, the responsibility the PI is not much different from that of the physical person. The most obvious difference is that the tax could take the money from the account UI without trial. Well, if the SP did something with a defect and it brought consequential loss the client is potentially easier to extend (for invoice/contract/payment with his name). But I'm not a lawyer, maybe there is someone that add.

In the offer Upwork for this reason, incidentally, is a luxury item:
Upon Freelancer's receipt of full payment from Client, the Work Product, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights in the Work Product, will be the sole and exclusive property of Client, and Client will be deemed to be the author thereof.

Ie, as I understand it, the client will be very weak position in court during the proof of the damage put to him by the intangible product if he has already agreed to consider himself its author (even if the court does not recognize him actually copyright). In General, Upwork importantly don't screw it up before you paid, then you can already quieter to sleep.

PS I Remember another difference of individual from SP. Phys. the face of the LLC member is not liable for commercial loans. And the SP is responsible in this case personal property. Apparently, the loss of goods received for implementation is also considered for bad credit, so historically notorious SP and arose.
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As for me, the damage caused only if you break the project on the live server, so tip: always make backups before commencing work. And preferably operate on a local/test server.
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What Apwork has no standard formal replies "we will never meet, but if the law in your country still makes us responsible, liability is limited to the amount of $ 100"?
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