I and my brother worked online as the freelance developers through Fiverr.
I gave an interview to a client in November/December 2020 for my brother and myself in which I mentioned that we will both work for the client. Back then I was working on another job. I tried to work for the client but I could not work with him until April 2021 because I could not manage two jobs. Then, I decided all terms and conditions of my work with the client directly on whatsapp at the end of March.
Fiverr mentions in their terms and conditions that all communications and money should only go through their platform on which they charge around 20%. My mother said to get payments directly from the client from now on because the client is permanent now and we have already paid a lot of commission to Fiverr monthly so there is no need to pay anymore.
My question is that is it permissible if I get the payments directly from client instead of getting through Fiverr? I work for the client on monthly basis and do I have to keep paying a hefty amount to Fiverr each month? Fiverr's headquarters are also located in Israel so I don't want to do business with them. Can I close my account on Fiverr and get the money from the client directly because I would no longer be obliged to their terms and conditions?