Intellectual Property. All images, text, graphics, video, multimedia files, programs, listings and other materials (the "Content") found and published on this Website are protected by all applicable U.S. and international intellectual property laws, including copyright and trademark laws, and are owned by EM or the entity which provided the Content. All rights in the Content are expressly reserved by the applicable owner. Any reproduction, distribution, modification, or publication of the Content found and published on this Website is prohibited without the express written consent of EM or the Content owner.
Content Submission. Any information, communications, images or materials you submit to the Website, by email or otherwise, are deemed non-confidential, and EM is free to use and reproduce such information freely and for any purpose. You agree that EM is free to use any ideas or concepts contained in any such communication for any purpose whatsoever, including developing, promoting, or discussing this Website. Any such use is without compensation to you, and you give up any claim that any use of such material violates any of your rights including moral rights, privacy rights, proprietary or other property rights, publicity rights, rights to credit for material or ideas, or any other right, including the right to approve the way EM uses such material.
By providing your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of our services and special offers. If you have consented to receive email job alerts, we will send you job alerts until you opt-out of such alerts. By applying to a job listing on the Website, you give us permission to store your information and to share your information (including your resume) with the entities that posted the job listing. By connecting to the Website using a third-party service (such as through a social networking site), you give us permission to access, reproduce, store and use your information from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your log-in credentials for that service. You acknowledge and agree that EM may use third parties to provide services listed on the Website, and that EM may share your personal information with such third parties.
Furthermore, by submitting your resume, you expressly consent that EM and any third party of EM’s choice, including but not limited to The Degree Source, may contact you about the services listed on the Website, including information about educational opportunities, via pre-recorded messages, e-mail, text or phone, including any mobile phone (if provided above), and by an automated dialer(s). Message and data rates may apply. You are not required to provide this consent as a requirement for any purchase or use of the website. You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing email@example.com.
The Website may provide access to content provided by third parties, such as job listings, company information, resumes and job application information. EM makes no representations, warranties or guarantees regarding any such content. EM acts as a passive conduit for the distribution, provision and publication of such content, and has no obligation to screen or verify the accuracy, legality, legitimacy or completeness of such content. You acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, incomplete, illegal, misleading, false, offensive, constitutes spam, or is otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you accept that it is your responsibility to verify the quality, accuracy, truthfulness, legality or reliability of any such content. Your reliance on any such content is at your own risk.
User Responsibility. You assume all responsibility for your use of the Website. You waive all claims against EM and EM's respective officers, directors, employees, suppliers, and programmers that may arise from the use of the Website. You acknowledge and agree that your use of this Website or the services or products available through this Website:
Account. In order to access some or all of the Content, materials and services available through this Website, you may be required to create an account for the Website. When creating such an account, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (the "Account Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Account Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your access to or use of this Website and any services or products offered through this Website.
Should you choose to create an account with this Website, you will be required to choose account login information, such as a password and username, and you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account login information. The Account holder is solely responsible for all activities that occur under the account, whether authorized or not. You agree to immediately notify EM of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. EM will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your account login information. You have no ownership rights in any account of the Website, and in the event your account is terminated for any reason, the contents of your account may not be available to you. EM reserves the right to delete or terminate any account at EM’s sole discretion for any reason.
Links to Website. You may not link to this Website from your own website in any manner that suggests EM has any relationship or affiliation with your website or endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products, services, or content on your website. EM will not permit links from any obscene, scandalous, profane, defamatory, or unlawful website, or any website that may adversely affect the name, reputation and goodwill of EM and its products and services. EM reserves the right to cancel permission to link at any time, for any reason.
Limitation of Liability. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY EM ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY. EM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE USABILITY, CONDITION OR OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE, OR THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS WEBSITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPARABILITY, SECURITY AND ACCURACY. YOU AGREE THAT EM IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.
Indemnity. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless EM and its subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, board members, employees, agents, successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to all legal fees and expenses) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Website, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement and any other agreement that you have with EM, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein; (iii) your violation of any third-party rights, including without limitation any right of privacy or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) any claims or damages that arise as a result of content; you submitted, viewed or used; (vi) any other party's access and use of the services with your account or log-in information; and/or (vii) your intentional or willful misconduct, or negligence.
Reservation of Rights. EM expressly reserves the right to deny, reject, delete, cancel, terminate, suspend, lock, discontinue or modify access to or control of (or otherwise instruct such actions) any account or services or products available through this Website (including any content) for any reason (as determined by EM in its sole and absolute discretion), including but not limited to the following: (i) to correct mistakes made by EM or other Content provider in offering or delivering any services, (ii) to assist with our fraud and abuse detection and prevention efforts, (iii) to comply with court orders against you and/or applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, (iv) to comply with requests of law enforcement, including subpoena requests, (v) to comply with any dispute resolution process, (vi) to defend any legal action or threatened legal action without consideration for whether such legal action or threatened legal action is eventually determined to be with or without merit, (vii) to avoid any civil or criminal liability, or (viii) in the event of your breach of this Agreement. Any decision by EM to remove or reject any content from the Website does not by itself amount to participation in the creation of such content and, accordingly, does not constitute a waiver of any immunity afforded EM under Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act.
Website Availability. From time to time, this Website may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including but not limited to equipment malfunction or periodic maintenance. You acknowledge and agree that EM has no control over the availability of this Website or any services or products available through this Website on a continuous or uninterrupted basis, and EM assumes no liability to you or any other party with regard thereto.
Third-party Websites. This Website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties other than EM. These links are provided as a convenience to access the information contained therein. EM does not endorse or approve of such websites and is not a sponsor, partner, promoter, or publisher of such websites. EM expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for the content of any other website and does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any goods or services that may be obtained from such third party websites. These websites usually have their own terms and conditions, including privacy policies, over which EM has no control and which will govern your rights and obligations with respect to those websites.
Governing Law. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Ohio, as if these Terms and Conditions of Use were a contract wholly entered into and wholly performed within the State of Ohio, and without giving effect to any choice of law rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the internal laws of the State of Ohio to the rights and duties of the parties. Any action relating to these Terms and Conditions of Use may be brought exclusively only in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Eastern Division) or in the state courts of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and each party to this agreement expressly and irrevocably consents and submits to the jurisdiction and venue of such Courts, and courts of appeal therefrom, in connection with any such legal proceeding.
Changes. EM reserves the right to change, modify, or amend these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time without notice or liability. Any such change, modification or amendment shall become effective upon posting to the Website. Your use of the Website following any such change, modification or amendment shall be conclusively deemed to be your acceptance thereof. Please check the Website periodically for updated Terms and Conditions of Use.
DMCA. EM complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). EM's designated copyright agent for notices under the DMCA is:
If you believe your copyrighted work has been infringed by copying, posting, storing, or transmission through the Website, you may submit to EM a written notification containing the following information:
Upon receipt of an appropriate written notification from a complaining party containing the above information, EM will remove or disable access to the material that is claimed to be infringing. EM will forward the complaining party's written notification to the alleged infringer and will take reasonable steps to promptly notify the alleged infringer that EM has removed or disabled access to the allegedly infringing material.
The alleged infringer may submit to EM a counter notification by providing a written notification to EM's designated copyright agent that includes the following:
EM will promptly provide the complaining party with a copy of the counter notification and inform the complaining party that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten (10) business days. EM shall replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it not less than ten (10), nor more than fourteen (14) business days following its receipt of the counter notification, unless EM's designated copyright agent receives first notice from the complaining party that it has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material available through the Website.
Contact Information. If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions of Use, you can contact EM at: firstname.lastname@example.org.