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jobipedia℠ (the "Website" or "jobipedia.org") is owned, operated and controlled by HR Policy Association (collectively "Association", "we," "our", or "us"). jobipedia℠ is an interactive website that seeks to connect job seekers with professional job recruiters and human resource department professionals (collectively "Job Advisors") of major employers. The terms "user(s)", "you", "your", and "yours" refer to anyone accessing, viewing, browsing, visiting or using the Website including the users seeking career, recruiting, and job search related advice.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS (THESE "TERMS" or "AGREEMENT") CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT WHICH GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING, VIEWING, BROWSING, VISITING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY FEATURE OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. WE MAY, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, MODIFY OR REVISE THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME BY UPDATING THIS POSTING. YOU ARE BOUND BY ANY SUCH MODIFICATION OR REVISION AND SHOULD THEREFORE VISIT THIS PAGE PERIODICALLY TO REVIEW THESE TERMS. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR SOLE REMEDY AND RECOURSE IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

Registration

You are not required to register in order to access the Website. However, if you would like to ask questions or use certain features or services offered through this Website, you will have to register and create a unique, password-protected account ("Account"). Once this is implemented, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information as prompted by the registration form; and (b) maintain and update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete at all times. We reserve the right to delete your Account without warning if you are found to have misrepresented any of the registration information submitted. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and e-mail address. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You will be solely responsible for safeguarding your password and also for any actions under your password and Account, whether authorized by you or not.

Authorized Use

Subject to these Terms, we authorize you to view and download the information and other materials at or through this Website only for your informational personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials or any copies of the materials.

Authorized User Policy

Subject to your acceptance and compliance with these Terms and compliance with all applicable laws, statues, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Website, we hereby grant you the aforesaid license to access and use the Website, provided that you shall not (and not allow third party to):

  • download, modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Website;
  • use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of the Website;
  • collect or harvest any information about Job Advisors, other users or members (including usernames and/or email addresses) for any purpose;
  • reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Website;
  • create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses;
  • create or transmit unwanted electronic communications such as "spam" to other users or members of the Website or otherwise interfere with other users’ or members’ enjoyment of the Website;
  • transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature; (ix) use the Website to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material, including any material that may be deemed threatening or obscene;
  • copy or store any Website content for other than your own personal, non-commercial use that includes a prohibition on any collection and use of any listings, descriptions, or profiles;
  • use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website, or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website;
  • take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our IT infrastructure;
  • use the Website, intentionally or unintentionally, to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
  • collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited activities described in this paragraph; or
  • transmit to us or any user any information or materials of any kind which (a) violate or infringe the intellectual property or contractual rights of any third party; or (b) are libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or abusive.

We reserve the right to prohibit conduct that we deem in our sole discretion to be unlawful or harmful to the Website, other users, our rights or that of any third party. Further, you acknowledge that through your use of jobipedia℠, you do not acquire any ownership interest in the Website.

Your Content

You represent and warrant that the content you provide us, post or publish on the Website (collectively, "Your Content"):

  • does not and will not, directly or indirectly, violate, infringe or breach any duty towards or rights of any person or entity, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret, other intellectual property, publicity or privacy right;
  • does not contain any material that is sexual, pornographic, erotic, obscene, indecent or profane in its use of sexual language or description or depictions of sexual acts;
  • is not false, inaccurate, fraudulent, misleading, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, abusive, violent, threatening, profane, vulgar or obscene;
  • does not harass or bully others, promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any individual or group, promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or age, or otherwise interfere with another party’s use of the Website;
  • does not promote illegal or harmful activities or substances or provide instructional information about activities such as making or buying illegal weapons or substances;
  • is not illegal, unlawful or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state or country where, as applicable, your submissions are created, displayed or accessed;
  • does not contain any adware, malware, spyware, computer programming routines, software or viruses that are intended to damage, interfere with or in any way limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, intercept or expropriate any system data or personal information, permit unauthorized access to the Service or any part thereof or disable, damage or erase any portion of the content or advertisements processed or stored therein; and
  • does not constitute unsolicited bulk email, junk mail, spam or chain letters.

We will not be liable for any use or disclosures of any of Your Content. Additionally, Job Advisors shall be solely responsible to ensure that any information or advertisements they post on the Website (including without limitation their profiles, educational background), and any communications they have with Website users fully comply with all applicable rules.

You hereby grant jobipedia℠ a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sub-licensable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, store, host, index, cache, distribute (through multiple tiers and websites), publicly perform, publicly display, (each of the foregoing in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed), modify and adapt including without limitation the right to adapt for streaming, downloading, broadcasting, distribution, publicly displaying, publicly performing (each of the foregoing in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed), create derivative works from, and exercise all aforesaid rights with respect to such derivative works, and otherwise exploit in any manner, Your Content or any part thereof. You hereby expressly waive any and all so-called moral rights you may have in Your Content. Subject to the licenses you are granting hereunder, you retain all right, title and interest, including without limitation all worldwide intellectual property rights, in and to Your Content. We shall not acquire any right, title or interest in or to Your Content, except as provided herein. THE ABOVE LICENSES ARE PERPETUAL AND IRREVOCABLE AND SHALL SURVIVE EVEN AFTER YOU HAVE DISCONTINUED USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, FOR ANY REASON OR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT.

As part of the Website, we may provide bulletin boards, blogs, instant messaging, wikis and the like for posting user feedback, comments or other inputs, including but not limited to, with respect to the Website ("Your Feedback"). You understand and acknowledge that, subject and pursuant to the licenses set forth hereunder, we may display Your Feedback on the Website and use it for other marketing and business activities. In addition, we may, in our sole discretion, decide not to use Your Feedback, delete it from the Website, and even edit Your Feedback for both content and format. You hereby expressly waive any and all so-called moral rights you may have in Your Feedback.

Free Inquiries and Answers

This Website allows users ask questions of Job Advisors generally and through Website messaging concerning the all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process ("User Inquiries", or "Inquiry"). By submitting questions, you understand and agree that your question or answer will become part of our database. Without limiting the license granted to use Your Content, you agree that, as to all User Inquiries and any answers, without any compensation to you (other than allowing you to use the Website), we will have the unrestricted right to use, reproduce, edit, modify, sell, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the submitted content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in the content.

After an Inquiry is answered, the Inquiry and its answer are automatically posted to the publicly accessible areas of the Website. The contents of these Inquiries and their answers are visible to all users of the Website and to Job Advisors. Thus, User Inquiries and answers to them are neither confidential nor privileged in any way. In addition to the visibility of content of the User Inquiries and their answers, the user name of the user who submitted the Inquiry as well as the name and identifying information of the Job Advisor will be visible to other users of the Website. However, you must understand and hereby acknowledge that, because the Inquiry and answers are publicly accessible, you will lose some privacy by posting User Inquiries or their corresponding answers.

Not An Endorsement

You acknowledge and agree that the corporate professionals who participate or advertise through the Website (the "Job Advisors") are not affiliated with, employed by or agents of jobipedia.org. We require Job Advisors to provide information about themselves (for example, who they work for, where they work, their knowledge and background in the job recruitment/hiring process, as well as any knowledge in workforce development), and although we rely upon and pass on this information to users for their use, we do not separately verify this information and make no representations as to the qualifications of any Job Advisors. No listing of any Job Advisor on the Website, and no information of any kind or answers provided by any Job Advisor, constitutes an endorsement, recommendation or referral of any Job Advisor by us.

Content Disclaimer

We are neither a publisher nor a distributor of any content of any kind posted on this Website by its users including the Job Advisors ("User Content"). We have not reviewed, and cannot review, User Content, and cannot therefore be responsible for that content, its use or effects. By operating this Website, we do not represent or imply that we endorse any User Content, or that we believe such User Content to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. The views expressed therein are those of the posting users and Job Advisors and do not necessarily reflect our views. We assume no responsibility for the posts or the information contained therein, nor do we make any claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, suitability, competence or completeness of any of the information or advice in the posts.

This Website may contain User Content that is wrong, incorrect, offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable, as well as content that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the proprietary rights, of third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we retain the right, in our sole discretion, but not the obligation, to monitor and/or delete any User Content (a) that we believe to be in violation of these Terms, (b) about which we have received complaints, or (c) which we find to be objectionable for any reason, with or without notice to you. In addition, we have no control over, and shall have no legal liability for, any damages resulting from the use, including republication, or misuse, by any third party, of User Content.

Forums

The Forums are designed to help our visitors and you obtain career and company information and discuss ways to make career decisions. The responses to individual forum posts may be provided by Job Advisors. You should be aware that people may occasionally post messages or make statements in the Forums that are misleading, deceptive, wrong or otherwise objectionable. They may do this unintentionally, or even intentionally. Therefore, treat the other users of the Forums in the same way you would treat anyone you had met for the first time, because anyone can post to our Forums - no invitation is required.

jobipedia℠ is not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the companies described or mentioned in the Forums. The opinions expressed in the Forums reflect solely the opinion(s) of the participants - our visitors and Members - and may not reflect the opinion(s) of jobipedia℠. You acknowledge and agree that we have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Site and the Forums and the materials you and other visitors may transmit or post. We also have the right, but not the obligation, to alter or remove any such materials (including, without limitation, any posting to a Forum), or to delete portions of or entire posts which violate the above rules, messages or topics that are unrelated to the specific message board on which they are posted, and advertisements, recruiting or other commercial messages, and to disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to third parties in order to operate the Site properly; to protect ourselves, our sponsors, and our Members and visitors, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. We may also impose limits on certain features of the Forums or restrict your access to part or all of the Forums without notice or penalty if we believe you are in breach of the guidelines set forth in this section, any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, any applicable law, or for any other reason without notice of liability.

Release

jobipedia.org provides the technical foundations or forum where Website Users can discuss and receive information about the hiring and recruitment process from major employers. jobipedia℠ functions as a conduit of this type of information; the Website is not involved with any correspondence between any Job Advisor and you. You hereby acknowledge the above facts and unconditionally and irrevocably remise, release, and forever discharge jobipedia.org, of and from all, and all manner of, actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, debts, dues, contracts, judgments, damages, claims, and demands whatsoever in law or equity, which you ever had, now have, or shall, or may have for or by reason of any matter, cause, or thing whatsoever arising out of the use of the Website or the relationship between you and any Job Advisor introduced to you through this Website.

Privacy

We respect your privacy and strive to protect your personal information that we may collect through this Website. Please read our Privacy Policy by clicking here, which is incorporated herein by reference and describes our privacy practices relative to information collected when you visit this Website or otherwise disclose your personal information to us.

Ownership

You acknowledge and agree that the Website and the services offered through the Website use and contain proprietary and confidential technology and information owned by or licensed to jobipedia.org, and protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and international treaties. The content displayed on, or through, the Website, including without limitation all information, data, text, software, graphics, messages, tags, or other materials whether posted by us or our users including Job Advisors (collectively "Website Content") is copyrighted by us or our licensors under United States and international copyright laws. Other than with respect to your submissions, and as expressly set forth in these Terms, the Website Content displayed on, or through, this Website may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, or redistributed in any way without our prior written permission. jobipedia℠, jobipedia.org and other marks and logos displayed on the Website, constitute trademarks, trade names, or service marks ("Marks") of jobipedia.org or other entities. You are not authorized to use any such Marks. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated there with remains with jobipedia.org or those other entities.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless jobipedia.org, its affiliates, independent contractors, Job Advisors, service providers and consultants, and each of their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Website or your use of or inability to use the Website, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim arising out of or relating to the your content, your conduct, your violation of these Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.

Disclaimer of Warranties

ALL WEBSITE CONTENT OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY WEBSITE CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS DONE SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, QUALITY, ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, RELIABILITY, OPERABILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION, CONTENT AND OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE. THIS WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL IN RESPECT OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE USE THEREOF. IF YOU ARE IN A STATE THAT DOES NOT ALLOW A DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER OR A PORTION OF IT MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION JOB ADVISOR PROFILE INFORMATION, LEGAL INFORMATION, YOUR CONTENT, YOUR FEEDBACK AND/OR USER CONTENT.

Limitation of Liability

jobipedia.org SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, THE WEBSITE CONTENT, ANY FACTS OR OPINIONS APPEARING ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR ANY THIRD PARTY COMMUNICATIONS. jobipedia.org SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS' FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, THE CONTENT OR ANY THIRD PARTY COMMUNICATIONS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Copyright Policy

We respect the rights of copyright owners to control the uses of their intellectual property, and require our users to do the same. You are responsible for complying with all copyright laws while using this Website. You agree that you will not use this Website to infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others in any way, including but not limited to, copying or distributing copyrighted works. We shall: (i) block access to, or remove material that it believes in good faith infringes copyright of a third party; and (ii) remove and discontinue service to repeat infringers. Without limiting the foregoing, your use of this Website is subject to the terms of this copyright policy.

Copyright owners or any agents thereof who believe that any Website Content infringes upon their copyrights may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;

A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Such written notice should be sent to our webmaster at webmaster@jobipedia.org . Due to security concerns, please do not send an email with attachments. Any notification of infringement emails sent with an attachment will not be received or processed.

Please also note that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Third-Party Websites

At times, this Website may have links to websites hosted by other parties, including, without limitation, Facebook.com, Twitter.com, and other social networking websites and/or platform applications ("Third-Party Websites"), or such Third-Party Websites may have links to this Website. Third-Party Websites are maintained by their respective organizations, and those organizations are solely responsible for the content and services on such websites. jobipedia.org does not verify nor make any warranty or representation about the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, warranties, products or services, intellectual property compliance, or links of such Third-Party Websites. You should read the privacy policies and terms of use of all Third-Party Websites before using such websites.

Third-Party Access

Many of our users "follow us" on certain Third-Party Websites. You may choose to access this Website through Third-Party Websites and in doing so you grant jobipedia.org access to, subject to the settings that govern visibility of your personal data, and use of, subject to the limitations of our Privacy Policy, any of your personal data or personal content displayed on or through such Third-Party Websites. Any links to our Website and/or access to our Website provided by or from Third-Party Websites do not imply any endorsement by jobipedia.org of such Third-Party Websites or the content, products, or services available from such Third-Party Websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of Third-Party Websites.

Conversely, if you allow Third-Party Websites to authenticate to or connect with your Account, those Third-Party Websites may be able to access any information you provide in your Account. If you allow such Third-Party Website access to your Account, jobipedia.org shall not be responsible for the subsequent use of your information by the Third-Party Websites.

Jurisdictional Issues

This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. You agree to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located the District of Columbia, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. In this Agreement references to applicable law are to mandatory law only. This is the entire Agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes and any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral Agreements between us. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with jobipedia’s prior written consent. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Nothing in this Agreement shall confer or create any rights or benefits enforceable by any person who is not a party to this Agreement. Any heading, caption or section title contained in this Agreement is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. To the extent you have statutory rights as a consumer, nothing in this Agreement shall affect such rights.