Bridge To Biz User Agreement
This User Agreement sets forth the terms of the contract that you enter into with Bridge To Biz (“we” or “us”) when you use our BridgetoBiz.com website or our mobile application (if any) (collectively, the “Service”). You agree that by clicking registering, accessing or using our services), you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with Bridge To Biz. If you are using our services on behalf of a company or other business organization, that company or business organization is bound by this User Agreement as well. If you do not agree to this contract (“User Agreement”), do not register and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services. If you wish to terminate this contract, at any time you can do so by closing your account and no longer accessing or using our Services.
This Contract applies to BridgetoBiz.com, and mobile application that Bridge To Biz may make available, and to any plugins that Bridge To Biz offers on other websites.
2. Categories of Users and Members
This Agreement refers to registered users of our Service as “Members” and unregistered users as “Visitors.”
You become a “Member” of Bridge To Biz when you register to join and use our Service. Members may be natural persons or companies.
Bridge To Biz offers several categories and levels of Memberships. The prices and particular benefits of each level are as posted on BridgetoBiz.com from time to time.
Standard Members may create personal profiles and have access to the features of our website. They may also send a number of private messages, limited to the number that Bridge To Biz may set from time to time.
Premium Members have additional benefits, available at the price then in effect, which would allow Member to have additional benefits. Bridge To Biz may make available both Individual and company premium Memberships. These benefits may include the ability to post job wanted listings or to send a larger number of messages per month via the Bridge To Biz messaging feature.
Recruiter Members have the ability to post job listings and may have access to features beyond those available to Premium Members. No one may post a job listing without first registering as a Recruiter Member.
If you have not chosen to register, you are a “Visitor.” Visitors may not create profiles and have access limited to certain features of the website.
Our Privacy Statement, found here, explains how we collect, use and share information about you. By using the Bridge To Biz website, you accept our Privacy Statement.
3. Changes to User Agreement
4. Member Requirements and Responsibilities
Minimum Age: Natural persons must be at least 18 years old to use our Service. However, if applicable law requires that you must be older in order for us to lawfully provide the Services to you without parental consent (including using of your personal data) then the Minimum Age is such older age.
Control of Account: Your account belongs to you, even if you operate the account on behalf of your employer or business entity. However, if your employer or other business entity pays for your registration, that party has the right to control access to and get reports on your use of the Service; however, they do not have rights to your personal account.
Member Responsibilities: By becoming a Member of Bridge To Biz, you agree to:
a. Use your real name on your profile; and
b. Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, and community standards;
c. Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
d. Be responsible for anything that is posted by your account;
e. Select and use a strong and secure password, and maintain its confidentiality;
f. Use the Services in a professional manner;
g. Not create a false identity on Bridge To Biz or misrepresent your identity, or to create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself; and
h. To notify Bridge To Biz immediately if you become aware of misuse of your account; and
i. To indemnify, defend, and hold Bridge To Biz harmless from and against any ad all third-party claims, demands, liabilities, cots or expenses, including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from or related to: (i) any breach by you of this User Agreement or (ii) your use of any data, information, material or features available on the BridgetoBiz.com website or Bridge To Biz mobile application.
By becoming a Member of Bridge To Biz, you agree that you will not:
a. Develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology) to scrape the Bridge To Biz website or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Bridge To Biz website;
b. Copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Bridge To Biz website, whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines), without our consent;
c. Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others, including your employer);
d. Violate the intellectual property rights of Bridge To Biz or of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights;
e. Upload to the Bridge To Biz website anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code, or post any content that is defamatory or offensive, as determined in Bridge To Biz’s sole discretion;
f. Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Bridge To Biz website or any related technology that is not open source;
g. Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell or re-sell the Bridge To Biz website or related data or access to the same, without our consent;
h. Use bots or other automated methods to access the Bridge To Biz website, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
i. Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Bridge To Biz website;
j. Overlay or otherwise modify the Bridge To Biz website or its appearance; and/or
k. Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Bridge To Biz website.
l. Upload or disseminate information to the Bridge To Biz website anything that contains political, religious or that promotes “hate,” as determined in Bridge To Biz sole discretion.
5. Intellectual Property License and Use
The Bridge To Biz website and its contents are protected by U.S. and international intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, and trade secrets laws. These proprietary rights are owned by, controlled or licensed by or to Bridge To Biz or its licensors, and that these worldwide rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now and hereinafter developed. No portion of our website may be reproduced in any form, electronic or otherwise, for any purpose other than internal use within your organization, without the prior written permission of Bridge To Biz.
By providing content and personal information to us you thereby automatically grant us a non-exclusive worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services and the services of others, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others.
You agree to only provide content or information that you have the right to share, and that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights). We may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.
6. Use of Information that You Share with Bridge To Biz
The Bridge To Biz website enables you to post or communicate information in a variety of ways, including posting and messaging. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members and/or Visitors. You may have ability to indicate, through settings, what categories of users can view your information.
We have the right to remove any information posted or published on the Bridge To Biz website, in our sole discretion, with or without cause, and with or without notice.
Bridge To Biz will apply automated processing on the information and data that you provide and that we have about Members to make recommendations for connections, content and features that may be of interest to you. For example, we use data and information about you to recommend jobs to you and you to recruiters.
To keep listings current, job postings and similar recruiting information may be removed by Bridge To Biz after the period of time then in effect as indicated in the “Jobs” portion of the Bridge To Biz website and/or mobile app.
7. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. Bridge To Biz generally does not review content provided by our Members or others. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including other Members’) content or information.
THE BRIDGE TO BIZ WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BRIDGE TO BIZ MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITES AND THEIR CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR MALWARE.
BRIDGE TO BIZ MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY CONTENT, MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS USED AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH CONTENT, MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitations on Liability
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, BRIDGE TO BIZ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OF, OR CHANGES TO, YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF BRIDGE TO BIZ AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND THOSE THAT BRIDGE TO BIZ WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESSER OF (A) FIVE TIMES THE MOST RECENT MONTHLY OR YEARLY FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE, IF ANY, OR (B) US $1,000.
THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND BRIDGE TO BIZ AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF BRIDGE TO BIZ OR ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Bridge To Biz may contain links to other Internet websites or applications operated by other parties. Bridge To Biz provides such links as a convenience to you, and is not responsible for the information, products or services described thereon, or for the content of any such website or application.
8. Service Availability
We may change, suspend or discontinue any of our Service. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.
Both you and Bridge To Biz may terminate this Contract at any time with notice to the other. You may delete your account via the settings page. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:
• Our rights to use and disclose your feedback; • Members and/or Visitors’ rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination; • Sections 4, 6, 7, and 8.2 of this Contract; • Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
Bridge To Biz reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. Bridge To Biz reserves the right to limit, restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if Bridge To Biz believes that you may be in breach of this User Agreement or law.
For any payments that you make on the Bridge To Biz website, you agree to pay us the then-applicable fees and taxes and to any additional terms specific to such service. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your access to the Bridge To Biz website.
We process payments through a third-party payments processor, such as Stripe.
Also, you agree that our payments processor may store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your Member account.
11. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
This User Agreement shall be governed in all respects under the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of law provisions. In any claim or action by you directly or indirectly arising under these Terms or related to the Websites, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the District of Columbia. You waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to any of these courts that may have jurisdiction.
12. Notices and Messages
You agree that we will provide notices and messages to you:
• Within Bridge To Biz; or • By sending to the contact information that you provided to us, which you agree to maintain current and accurate. To send us notices or service of process, please contact us at:
7406 Alban Station Court, Suite B201
Springfield, VA 22150
13. Survivor Clause
If a court finds any part of this User Agreement to be invalid, you and we nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the User Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
If we don’t act to enforce a breach of this Contract, that does not mean that Bridge To Biz has waived its right to enforce this Contract. You may not assign or transfer this Contract (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that Bridge To Biz may assign this Contract to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Contract.
You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
14. Copyright Infringement Process
Bridge To Biz has registered a Copyright Agent with the United States Copyright Office, which limits our liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please provide the following information in writing and signed electronically to our Copyright Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7406 Alban Station Court, Suite B201
Springfield, VA 22150
(see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) for further detail):
1. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.
2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
3. a description of the material that you claim 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 sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
4. information so that we can contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
5. 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.
6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed.
If you believe that any Content you posted, uploaded or submitted to the Sites and that were subsequently removed from the Sites, or to which access was disabled, were improperly removed or disabled, please provide the following Counter-Notification to our Copyright Agent (see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g) for further detail):
1. your physical or electronic signature.
2. a description of the materials that have been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
3. a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
4. your name, address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
Although U.S. law does not provide for a similar procedure for trademark infringement, we recommend that you send us similar information to that above in regards to any allegation of trademark infringement, and we will address it as soon as practicable.